A short Trip to Uganda - Gorilla Trekking Done in 3 Days

Author: Srikanth Krishna on Dec 10,2018

Uganda is a home to the imperious mountain gorillas. Gorilla Trekking in Uganda is one of the best things you can marvel at. If running short on time, this Uganda Safari itinerary will show the best things you can do with Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour.

Trip At A Glance:

Day 1: A Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Day 2: Getting Face to Face with the Moutain Gorillas of Uganda

Day 3: Return to Kampala

Trip Highlights:

  • On the way to the home of mountain gorillas - enjoy the hours-long drive that will take you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

  • Spotting the mountain gorillas on a walking Uganda Safari.

  • Admiring the gorillas playing, feeding, and relaxing

  • A delightful departure to Kampala

Tour Price

Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: A Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Since you have opted for a short Gorilla Trekking Tour in Uganda, you will be driven to the deep forests of Bwindi on the very first day of your Uganda Safari. As soon as you touch down the majestic city of Kampala, your guide will escort you to your hotel. After reaching the hotel, you may either opt to stay overnight or backpack to be on an hours-long drive to Bwindi. In either case, you will be on the verge to meet the mountain gorillas who reside in the lush green forests of Bwindi National Park.

It will take around 7-8 hours to reach the incredible Bwindi National Park. However, you may cut down this time to a few hours by skipping the basic taxi. You may rather book a short flight to Bwindi using which you can reach Bwindi in 2-3 hours. The choice is all yours.

You will arrive Bwindi in the late evening, so book your day for relaxing at your lodge. Enjoy the local cuisines followed by a good night’s sleep.

Day 2: Getting Face to Face with the Moutain Gorillas of Uganda

Uganda is known for the imperious Gorillas who roam freely in the lush green forest of Bwindi National Park. Today, on day second of your Gorilla Trekking, Uganda, you will encounter the mountain gorillas for the very first time. To utilize your day better, wake up early in the morning. Meet your guide and depart for the park. You will need to reach the Park’s headquarter before 7:00 A.M, so plan accordingly. The staff will guide you about the pros and cons of the park. They will instruct you about everything that happens inside the park. Do listen to them carefully to avoid any blunder. Once instructed, you can enter the park along with your guide.

At the beginning of your Gorilla Trekking, Uganda, you will be fascinated by the strange forest sounds. The sound of the birds flying above in groups, the sound of the vivid creatures crawling just beneath you, and the sound of the mountain gorillas communicating with their groups will double your excitement levels. You will have 2-8 hours to spot the gorillas and once spotted, you will have only an hour to stay with them. So, plan your gorilla trekking accordingly.

The forest of Bwindi is too thick to be explored. You will hardly see a person walking at a distance of more than 5 meters. So, try to be as close as you can to your group. Once you spot the giants, do not offer any food to them. You are there to gaze and experience one of the marvelous creatures of the planet earth. So, simply admire them. Watch them playing, relaxing, and feeding with their groups.

While returning back, you may also plan to spend some time with the forest people. These are the people who used to live in this forest before it was labeled as “National”. Meet them and you will get to hear some interesting stories about their past.

Day 3: Return to Kampala

After spending a full day with the mountain gorillas, it’s time to return to the city of Kampala. Again the hours-long journey is to be traveled to reach your hotel. You will arrive in the late evening, hence the leftover day can be utilized for relaxing around the hotel. Enjoy your dinner and have a good night’s sleep. Next day, with lots of special memories in your heart, you will transfer to the airport for a happy return. Do not miss to enjoy your farewell breakfast in the hotel before the exit formalities. You will love the sweet gesture shown by the hotel staff.

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