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3 Days Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Gorilla Trekking

Day 1: Pick up and set off for Bwindi Forest National Park

Following a very untimely breakfast you are to depart for the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to track these Mountain Gorillas. The trip is very intriguing with a lot to see in the verdant countryside and the beautiful hills that surround the area. The vehicle can be stopped at any given time for you to take photos. You are to have your lunch in Mbarara.

You will arrive in the late afternoon and check into your lodge among which are up-market, tented camps as well as budget. You will enjoy sounds of birds and primates in the night just before you finally get to sleep. Dine and get prepare for the amazing trekking experience the following day.


Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in the Rain Tropical Forest.

After you have had an early breakfast, you will then head to the park Headquarters for a briefing on gorillas trekking, meet with your guides and be distributed into different trekking groups basing on your permit. After which you are to head into the Impenetrable forest and there you will come across different primates, birds and colored butterflies adding to a range of plant species.

Gorilla trekking needs one to be physically fit especially because of the hiking and prolonged walks that are done before one can actually come into contact with these gorillas. It’s somewhat wearisome however it is all the more memorable especially when you finally come into contact with these incredibly calm and gigantic Mountain Gorillas. You can observe these primates from a 5 meter distance as they feed and the juveniles play. The walking may possibly take something like 2 to 8 hours depending on how far the gorillas have moved. Mountain Gorillas can never be found living in zoos however there are just a few still surviving in the world.  When gorilla tracking, you may decide on staying within the Bwindi area and get to meet the Batwa group of people or take a drive to the stunning Lake Bunyonyi found in Kabale and then unwind at the Arcadia Cottages or Heritage Lodge.

If you choose to stay around the Bwindi area, you will meet the Batwa people and see how they for even after a long time been able to depend and continue to exist entirely on the forest.  You will be captivated by their exceptional way of living and the way they locally make their beer. You will also be kept amused by their traditional songs and dances. The little children are wonderful and inclusive of all this, you will surely make your travel experience a very unforgettable one.

Day 3: Return to Kampala.

After breakfast you will check out and begin the drive back to Kampala, stopping in Mbarara for lunch and also at the equator to take some photographs as well as buy some souvenirs from the craft shop. Based on your departure time, you may have a tour of Kampala city before being transferred to the airport.

Uganda Gorilla Trekking Lodges

This country has various lodges and you will be spoilt by choice. They overlook the Impenetrable forest and offer stunning views.
Buhoma Lodge, Mahogany Springs, Gorilla Forest Camp and Silverback lodge are luxury accommodation. Expect to find the best services and staff at these lodges.
Moderate accommodation includes: Gorilla mist lodge, Lake Kitandara Lodge and Trekker’s Tavern lodge. Comfort is guarantee as you book these lodges.
Buhoma Community rest camp, Traveler’s Rest and Nshongi are budget accommodation but beautiful to stay in.

The Safari Inclusions;

  • A gorilla permit for each tracker.
  • Refreshments for all the days spent on tour.
  • A 4WD land cruiser and or van.
  • Accommodation.
  • Full time English speaking guide.

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