3 Days Uganda Gorilla safari
Having some extra time off? How about you full fill once in a life time dream and visit the misty Bwindi Impenetrable national park home of half of the remaining majestic mountain gorillas in the world,an experience like no other. Enjoy a scenic allure of stunning hills and lush vegetation not to mention a cultural experience with the Batwa people the last group of short stature d people also known as the ‘pygmy’ people or locally known as ‘The keepers of the forest.’
This tour is a budget safari that is designed to allow every traveler to have a chance at spending time with the brown eyed sheer beauties of Bwindi.
The trip can still be tailored for our luxury travelers to suit their style too. Kindly inquire with us so that we can make sure we get everything right including accommodation, transportation, meals and gorilla permits.
However, depending on availability of the gorilla permits at the time of confirmation you may have to trek the gorillas in Buhoma, Rushaga, Ruhija, Nkuringo.
Main 3 Days gorilla tours in Uganda
For one to visit the gorillas , in this exceptionally short planned 3 day safari tour you are subject to availability of permits at time of booking. Please check with us for availability before you travel. Uganda’s main international gateway is the Entebbe International Airport but getting to the park is either by air transport or Road depending on your choice.
Tour outline: Gorilla Safari tour in Bwindi national park coupled with spending time with the most ancient people the Batwa
1st Day: Kampala to Bwindi National Park
2nd Day: Gorilla Safari tour in Bwindi and a visit to the Batwa
3rd Day: Return to Kampala or Entebbe
Day 1:Embark on the Journey to the home of the mountain gorillas
Pickup is done from either Entebbe or hotel at the time agreed upon in the itinerary preferably after breakfast and the 8 to 9 hour drive to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National park in the southwestern part of Uganda. You will have a stopover at the Uganda Equator to have the opportunity to stand in 2 hemispheres at the same time and take photos then en-route to Mbarara town for lunch at Agip hotel or any hotel agreed to in the itinerary. After lunch embark on a scenic drive through Bushenyi, Ishaka,kabale enjoying the scenic allure of stunning hills and vegetation and then later arrive late evening at the lodge/hotel of your budget for refreshment and relaxation as you wait for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: The gorilla trekking day
Bwindi National Park is a home to over 350 endangered Mountain Gorillas too inspiring and awesome. After briefing by the UWA officials,together with the park rangers find your way through the lush forest in search of the gorillas. Once found you will spend some magical moments in the presence of these amazing creatures and watch from a close distance as they eat, play and rest.However, tracking is unpredictable though seeing the Gorillas is at least 98 percent.
After lunch if time permits, pay a visit to the Batwa pygmies, an animist community in both Bwindi and Mgahinga. you will see the forest as a larder, pharmacy, builder’s yard, tool kit and above all, a home. In addition to that, you will fire a bow and arrow, check hives for wild honey, help repair a Batwa shelter, harvest plants for medicine and food, light a fire without matches, listen to legends and learn about Batwa traditions. You can also support the Batwa community as well by buying some of the souvenirs made with there community. Then retire for the dinner at a lodge of your choice.
Day 3: Transfer Back to Kampala / Entebbe
After all is done, this day you will realize that you need more time to discover more and enjoy the national beauty of the park. Sadly right after breakfast we set of for Kampala with a stopover for lunch in Mbarara then later arriving late evening with a drop off at your hotel or airport.
Things to Note:
- Safari starts and ends in Entebbe
- travelers should be ages 15 and above
- safari takes place in Western Uganda
- One hour is spent with the selected gorilla family
- Tour can be customized to ones needs
- Solo travelers as well can join
- Group safaris are arranged
- Accommodation, meals together with transportation are included in safari budget.
- Additional accommodation, meals and transportation at tour departure, during or at the last day of the tour can be arranged at an extra cost.
This safari covers;
- gorilla permits
- pack ranger fees
- All relevant government taxes such as VAT
- full time driver/guide as well as a 4×4 fully fueled vehicle
Safari does not cover;
- Air fares
- visa fees
- personal insurance
- personal expenses such as tips, laundry costs as well as drinks and meals not included in the itinerary.
Requirements for the tracking;
- skid boots
- long sleeved shits and trousers
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