3-Day gorilla trek in Bwindi impenetrable forest starting from Kampala Uganda or can start from Kigali crossing to Uganda to Bwindi. The Rwandan route to Uganda is a shorter distance.
Bwindi national park has the highest number of mountain gorillas as compared to other gorilla destination in the Virunga conservation region. Bwindi comprises of half the total gorilla population with 12 habituated mountain gorilla families, the park offers 96 gorilla permits on a single day for visitors to go trek Uganda gorillas.
Bwindi forest is a typical jungle forest offering travelers a real jungle adventure, which requires fitness and determination to hike and meet face to face with the majestic Giants.
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi National Park
Early breakfast at your hotel before your tour guide picks you up from your hotel. The tour should set off by 7:00 am for a 8 – 9 hours drive to Bwindi impenetrable forest situated south west of the country. You will have en route stop overs first at the Equator for a small tour & souvenir shopping, another stop in Mbarara at the Igongo cultural village for a cultural tour, later have lunch and continue with your journey to Bwindi gorilla park reaching late evening in time for your dinner and overnight at Mahogany Springs or Gorilla Forest Camp (Luxury)/ Silverback Lodge (Midrange)/Buhoma Community Bandas or wagtail eco safari camp (Budget)
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking
Today is your gorilla trekking day. Wake up early for breakfast and with a packed lunch at your hotel, set off with your guide to the park head offices where you will attend a briefing session from a head guide. Trekking for gorillas in Bwindi requires visitors to be physically fit as it involves hiking for long hours. Time taken to finally meet your group may last from 1 – 8 hours depending on the movement of your group. Once you meet the gorillas, only one hour is allowed during which you get to observe, take pictures, and study how they interact with one another.
Later return back to your lodge for relaxing and later head out for a cultural visit to the Batwa pygmies’ community. The Batwa were the original forest inhabitants before they were forced away from the forest to conserve home for the endangered mountain gorillas.
Day 3: Departure
After breakfast, you will transfer back to Kampala with en route stopover in Mbarara town for Lunch.
End of Tour