3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari

This Unique and short weekend jungle tour, 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari, offers a fantastic opportunity to spend unforgettable moments with the remarkable gentle giants of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the Eastern Africa country, Uganda. You’ll start from Entebbe and travel to the south western part of the country 465 kilometers (288 miles), mainly by road (8-9 hours drive) or by air (local small plane).

Highlights

  • Track Uganda’s mountain gorillas and spend an hour in their presence.
  • Watch them interact, play and groom one another, have enough time to capture the perfect photograph mountain gorillas
  • Sleep a night in one of the luxurious safari camps in Bwindi
  • Enjoy Uganda’s green countryside.

Trip Overview

Uganda hosts more than half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas and that’s one of the main reasons travelers flock this small country. Take this 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari and trek deep into the Eastern Africa jungle in search of these sociable creatures, led by highly trained trackers and guides. Pick up the trail of clues that they have left behind as they roam through the forest.

After a challenging trek through the green wilderness, eventually reach the family’s location. Approach cautiously, getting close to these powerful yet intelligent creatures. Using non-threatening body language and the knowledge of the guides, put the dominant silverback at ease and allow him to assert his dominance.

Spend at least an hour with a gorilla family, watching as they slowly relax to the presence of humans. You’ll be in the presence of a habituated gorilla family, it is only through this time-intensive approach of habituation that they eventually become fully comfortable in the company of humans.

With an hour to watch and listen to the gorillas as they eat, play and groom each other, this is a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in their world. Watch the intricacies of the social hierarchy unfold, see surprisingly human patterns of behaviour develop and observe the unending consumption of plant matter that is necessary to sustain these powerful creatures.

This 3 day Uganda gorilla trekking safari offers something far more immersive, complex and powerful. The unrushed nature of the tracking through the jungle allows for a far more relaxed appreciation of the everyday gorilla home that unfolds in jungle of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Trip Summery

Day 1: Arival at Entebbe
Day 2: Drive or Fly Entebbe – Kihihi – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Day of Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari
Day 4: Drive or Fly Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Entebbe, end!

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arival at Entebbe

Transfer to Papyrus Guest House

Day 2: Entebbe – Kisoro/Kihihi – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Start your 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari and travel from Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (By Air or Road Transfer Journey)

Covered in thick tropical rainforest and often shrouded in mist, Bwindi provides a perfect habitat for mountain gorillas. Spread over a series of steep ridges and valleys it looks the part and having survived the last ice age is considered one of the most diverse forests in Africa. The birding here is big and colourful, the forest dark and inviting and the sense of adventure palpable.

After arriving, relax at the lodge or take an afternoon stroll through the local community.

You will be staying at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, All inclusive

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable NP

Depart the lodge at 5:15am and drive/walk to the park headquarters for an introductory briefing. Afterwards, head into the forest jungle of Bwindi Forest, towards the area where the gorilla family were last seen.

Trek behind the rangers as they follow footprints, dung, chewed bamboo and abandoned nests in search of the family. Once the gorillas have been located, leave any bags with the porters and quietly approach the family.

Spend an hour with the gorillas, as they acknowledge your presence and go on by their business of the day. Observe as they go about their daily routine, almost oblivious to the presence of outsiders. Watch them eat, play, sleep and groom one another.

Witness the social hierarchy of the family and the complex interactions that take place throughout the day, whilst also having the time to get that perfect photograph.

You will be staying at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge, All inclusive

Day 4: Bwindi  – Entebbe

Fly/Drive from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Entebbe

End of the Uganda gorilla trekking safari

Accommodation

Entebbe — Papyrus Guest House — B&B

Bwindi — Nkuringi Bwindi Gorilla Lodge — Full Board

What is Included

  • Accommodation and full board basis
  • Internal local flights
  • Sightseeing with private guide as per the itinerary
  • Transfers as detailed
  • One gorilla permit per person

What is excluded

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa

Price — US $490 per person (For two people)

The price increases if you opt to travel as a solo traveler. Also, the price payable per person reduces from the stated amount when the tour is booked by more than two people.

Start date1 Pax2 Pax3 Pax4 Px5 Pax6 Pax
Any date$900$490$470$450$445$440

Single room Supplement is USD 45.00 per person willing to stay alone in a single room.

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