3 Days Uganda Gorilla safari tour- Bwindi Gorilla tracking Safari -Tour, Uganda Safaris, Uganda Gorilla Tours
Having 326 Gorillas, gorilla trekking tours & safaris form the major tourist activity/attraction in Bwindi. On daily basis more than two gorilla groups are usually available for tourists to trek. The Mubare group comprising of 16 gorillas with1 Silver back, this group was officially opened for tourism in 1993.The other group being the Habinyanja group which comprises of 23 gorillas with 2 silver backs and was readily opened in July 1998. The last and third group of gorillas comprising of 17 gorillas with 2 silver back, is yet to be open for tourism.
-All Uganda gorilla tracking safari permits are sold by Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) at the Headquarters in Kampala with only 8 gorilla permits per day being sold for each of the 2 Gorilla groups. Advance booking- at least 3 months in advance is recommended to prevent missing out.
– The Uganda Gorilla tracking activity starts at 8:30 am local time and lasts the whole day.
-Gorillas are supposed to be met for only an hour once they have been tracked.
– The Gorilla Tracking activity in Bwindi is tedious in this regard tourists are therefore urged to be physically fit and carry jungle boots and rain jackets along with them because the forest is always wet
Our 3 day Uganda gorilla safari in Bwindi offered at discounted rates staying in self contained and clean budget accommodations.
Day 1: Leave Kampala city to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking -Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Day 3: Vacate Bwindi back to Kampala
End of Safari
Day 1: Kampala to Bwindi Gorilla Forest
Have breakfast from your Kampala hotel, embark on your Uganda gorilla safari, drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla Forest park / Mgahinga national park depending on if gorilla permits are available at a particular time. You will spend your night at Gorilla Forest Camp or Buhoma Community Rest Camp.
Day 2: Trek Gorillas in Bwindi Forest National Park
After your breakfast you Uganda safari guide will drive you to the UWA offices, a game ranger will brief you then lead you, through the gorilla paths in the thick Bwindi rain forests searching for the giant mountain Gorillas/trekking the gorillas. Once tracked, you shall be given an hour to spend interacting with these beautiful primates and taking photographs. Get back your lodge for a late lunch but later take a community walk to visit the native Batwa community to have a cultural entertainment. You will have your second night at Buhoma Community Rest / Gorilla Forest Camp/ still.
Day 3: Leave Bwindi National Park for Kampala
Have breakfast early morning, after get briefed by your guide before driving heading to Kampala. You may have lunch en route in Mbarara or Masaka. You may have an optional stop over at the equator for a educative experiments, a photo shoot or to buy a souvenir.But you may stop at Mpabire and have a talk with the local drum makers. Arrive in Kampala late evening which marks the end of this Uganda gorilla trekking safari.
Your overnight shall be at The Lodge-Lweza for your quick and jam free air port transfer at your chosen time. N.B you may personally choose your accommodation if you desire.
Prime Uganda Safaris & Tours article 2013