4 Days Uganda Gorilla safari SAFARI OVERVIEW4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari

Our 4 days Uganda gorilla safari is a 3 nights/4 days Gorilla trekking Uganda tour that starts and ends in Kampala. This 4 days Uganda gorilla trekking adventure takes us on a magical journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, the misty kingdom of the incredible Mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) for two days of gorilla trekking encounters on foot.

Covering 321km2, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest was gazetted a national park in 1991. As one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth, Bwindi was designated a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994. This ancient montane rainforest habours almost half of the world’s Mountain gorillas, of which 19 gorilla families have undergone an extremely delicate process that has gradually brought them to tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day and allow a few lucky visitors to interact with them in the wild. Alongside over 459 gorillas that live here, Bwindi protects 120 mammal species, 10 primate specie, 351 bird species, 200 butterfly species, reptiles, amphibians and plants, many of them endemic to this part of Africa.

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi takes place in the four gorilla trekking sectors including:-

  • Buhoma with habituated gorilla families such as Mubare, Rushegura, Habinyanja, Katwe;
  • Ruhija with gorilla families including Bitukura, Oruzogo, Kyaguliro, and Mukiza;
  • Rushaga with habituated families such as Nshongi, Mishaya, Mucunguzi, Bweza, Kahungye, Bushingye, Rwigi and Bikyingi;
  • Nkuringo with gorilla habituated including Nkuringo, Bushaho and Christmas.

This double gorilla trekking adventure is spiced by the cultural tours with the Batwa and Bakiga people along with the recreational boat cruise and magical sightseeing on Lake Bunyonyi and the Kigezi Highlands respectively.

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4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

  Two days of Gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

  Authentic cultural encounter with local Batwa/Bakiga people.

  Recreational boat cruise and magical sightseeing at Lake Bunyonyi.

  Experiencing the thrill of living in two different halves of the world as you visit the Equator.



  Day 1 & 2:  Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

  Day 3: Lake Bunyonyi

  Day 4: Transfer back to Kampala

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4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari SAFARI HIGHLIGHT

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Day 2: Do gorilla trekking, have an evening cultural performance of the Batwa at the lodge

Day 3: Do a second Moutain gorilla trekking and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Day 4: Transfer back to Kampala

4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1 Of The 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari: Transfer To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

After breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala, embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park departing at 6:30 am. We drive to the country’s southwest heading for 527km journey taking 9-10 hours’ drive. Driving through the lively traffic of Kampala, we will connect to Masaka road on smooth tarmac, driving for 77km to make a stop at the Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe where the world’s main latitude that partitions the world into the northern and the southern hemisphere can be encountered.

It is a unique geographical site where water experiments can be carried out to justify the geographical divide between the north and the southern hemispheres. You have an opportunity to take magical photos with one leg in the northern hemisphere and another one in the southern hemisphere. Retreat from the break and continue on the drive to Bwindi.

A traditional lunch stop can be made at Igongo Cultural Center 12km from Mbarara for a local cuisine prepared in modern setting and served in standard utensils. The food is organically grown and freshly served. Continue on the drive welcomed by the fascinating Kigezi Highlands arriving in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Highlight of the day: – The equator experience and a scenic drive through the fascinating landscape of Uganda country side.


Luxury/ Upmarket: – Gorilla Forest Camp/Chameleon Hill Lodge/ Buhoma Lodge

Mid-range/ Moderate: – Gorilla Mist Camp/Gorilla Valley Lodge/Haven Lodge Buhoma

Budget/ Basic: – Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge/Buhoma Community Rest Camp


Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & time: – Approx. 527km or 9-10 hours


Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Photo session at Uganda Equator


Day 2 Of The 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari: Do Gorilla Trekking And Have An Evening Performance Of The Batwa/Bakiga At The Lodge.

At around 6.00am, after a hearty breakfast and a short drive to the park headquarter, you will be met by your excellent local gorilla trekking ranger guides. They will give you a brief informative talk about the great apes you about to see and on the gorilla trekking rules. Top of the list: avoid getting too close to gorillas. Not only for your own safety, but also for theirs as our colds, viruses and diseases can easily spread to them due to shared DNA. From here, you head to the forest in the company of the armed ranger guides that will lead you up the gorillas.

Gorilla trekking adventure can take between 2 and 8 hours depending on the location of the gorilla family. The trek is beyond the ordinary as it involves traversing the dense jungles and mist-swathed valleys, echoing with the haunting calls of exotic birds and monkeys. You will hike through challenging landscapes some of which are steep, rough, muddy and slippery at times under the canopy of the mature forest which forms darkness even during the day. When you have made the effort to negotiate enough of the terrain to find yourself in the presence of a 500-pound adult male mountain gorilla and his family, all fatigue is forgotten, and the elation and wonderment take over.

Your mountain gorilla family is likely to be chilled out as they go about daily life – eating wild celery, indulging in some blissful grooming, or simply enjoying social activities with their family members. After a blissful hour with these gentle giants, you will return to the starting point and connect to the lodge for relaxation. In the evening, chilling at the lodge grounds you will be treated to a traditional thrill performance of the local Batwa/Bakiga that lives around the park. They have magical songs and dancing styles which definitely make your evening colourful.

Highlight of the day: – A face to face encounter with one of the surviving families of mountain gorillas who roam Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.


Luxury/ Upmarket: – Gorilla Forest Camp/Chameleon Hill Lodge/Buhoma Lodge

Mid-range/ Moderate: – Gorilla Mist Camp/Gorilla Valley Lodge/Haven Lodge Buhoma

Budget/ Basic: – Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge/Buhoma Community Rest Camp


Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services:-

  • Transfer to the park headquarter
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Evening cultural performance by Batwa/ Bakiga people


Day 3 Of The 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari: Second Gorilla Trekking Encounter And Transfer To Lake Bunyonyi For Evening Relaxation And Overnight.

This morning, after breakfast at around 6.00am, we will enjoy a second day of gorilla trekking encounter, setting out once more to the briefing point after an early breakfast. You will have the option of trekking a different gorilla family and gain a different encounter than you had on the previous day. Once the gorillas are located, our small group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Gorilla trekking is one of the world’s truly memorable wildlife experiences – a look into one of these magnificent creature’s eyes brings home the bond that exists between them and us.

You retreat from the activity and on a drive to Lake Bunyonyi for evening boat cruise gaining the magical views of the 29 Islands surrounded by the beautiful Kigezi Highlands dubbed the Switzerland of Africa before retiring to relax at the lodge and have dinner and overnight.

Highlight of the day: – Another chance to witness incredible Moutain gorillas, some of the closest relatives to humans.


Luxury/ Upmarket: – Birdnest @Bunyonyi Resort

Mid-range/ Moderate: – Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort/Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort

Budget/ Basic: – Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort


Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 55-85 km or 2-3 hours


Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
  • Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi


Day 4 Of The 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari: Transfer Back To Kampala.

After a relaxed breakfast at around 7.30 am, embark on the drive back to Kampala 437km for about 7 hours. You make a stop at Igongo Cultural Center 12km past Mbarara town for lunch and then continue to arrive in Kampala in the afternoon.


Meal Plan: – Breakfast & Lunch

Drive distance & time: – Approx. 437km or 7 hours


Activities & Services of the day:-

  • Transfer back to Kampala

End of the 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari 4 Day Gorilla Trekking Uganda Tour

4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari: – SAFARI INCLUSIONS

  Full time English professional safari driver guide

  4×4 safari van/ 4×4 Safari land cruiser with poop up roof for game viewing with functional A/C

  Full board accommodation

  Gorilla trekking permit fees

  Boat cruise fees

  Wi-Fi Internet on board the safari vehicle

  Bottled water

4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari:SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

  International &domestic flight fees

  Visa fees

  Laundry services

  Items of personal nature

  Gratuities and tips

  Other beverages/ drinks

  Other extras not mentioned in the itinerary above

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4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari:-GORILLA TREKKING TIPS

  • Drink plenty of water and carry some quick calories (the trek typically take 2-8 hours)
  • Put on your sturdiest walking shoes for the trek
  • Wear thick trouser, long sleeved shirt/t-shirt, and gardening gloves for protection against stinging plants.
  • It is often cold at the outset, so bring a sweater or jersey
  • Bwindi being a tropical forest, it can rain anytime so we encourage you to carry a rain poncho
  • Having poncho or raincoat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat are a good idea at any time of the day.

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