3 Days Gorilla Safari Bwindi Forest - Uganda safari holidays

This one of the bestselling Uganda safari package. Gorillas are the most interesting creatures to watch on an African safari, therefore Gorilla trekking marks the climax of your holiday in both Uganda and Rwanda. This three day tour will focus on Bwindi Forest and you will track the mountain Gorillas only.

Day 1 Entebbe Kampala; Bwindi Gorilla Tracking. Early arrival at Entebbe, you will be met by our driver/guide, transfer to Kampala to change some money then we depart to Bwindi, which is around a 10hour journey. With a stop at the craft village at the equator for pictures and shopping, we continue to Mbarara for lunch and later proceed through the beautiful evergreen mountain country referred to as the “Little Switzerland of Uganda”. Arrive Bwindi late evening for dinner and overnight at Buhoma Community Camp/Gorilla Resort Lodge or Bwindi view camp.

Day 2: Bwindi Gorilla Tracking. In the morning after breakfast, with your packed lunch go for a briefing at 8:30am before beginning the trek. Gorilla tracking is unpredictable, so it is difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike. It may take 2-6 hours, and you should be prepared to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. The ranger guide always briefs you on how to behave with these gentle giants. Later return for dinner and overnight at Buhoma community camp Bandas.

Day 3: Bwindi to Kampala Transfers to Mbarara for lunch later depart for Kampala, with your usual stops at the equator for photos and craft shop for shopping. Drive straight to your Hotel where the driver will drop you.

Where To See The Gorillas Of Rwanda

Bwindi impenetrable forest hosts almost half of the remaining mountain Gorillas with 9 groups. They reside on the higher altitudes simply because they need more oxygen regarding the size of their nostrils. This means that you have to hike in order to locate them.