Mountain gorillas are amazing gifts of nature placed within the beautiful land of Bwindi impenetrable national park and the adjacent Virunga massif. There 16 habituated gorilla families within the park in 4 different regions of Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo and Rushaga. Bwindi impenetrable national park is the best park for gorilla trekking tours in Uganda because it hosts the biggest number of mountain gorillas. Richly blessed, the park is also home to 9 globally threatened species including the mountain gorillas, L’Hoest’s monkey, common chimpanzee, African giant swallowtail, Chaplin’s flycatcher, African green broadbill, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Cream-banded swallowtail and African Elephant. On 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park you get the opportunity to trek and meet mountain gorillas and do several other activities.
How to plan a 3 days Uganda gorilla safari in Bwindi impenetrable national park
Highlights of the 3 days Uganda gorilla Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 1: Arrival and transfer from Entebbe International Park to Bwindi impenetrable national park. Have a stop at the Equator in Kayabwe and lunch at Igongo cultural center.
Day 2: Do mountain gorilla trekking and have a Batwa cultural experience in the lodge at the evening.
Day 3: Transfer from Bwindi impenetrable national park to Entebbe International airport and depart.
Detailed itinerary of the 3 days Uganda gorilla Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day1: The driver guide picks you up from Entebbe International airport upon arrival and briefs you on your 3 days safari to Uganda in general. The drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park starts via the Kampala-Masaka-Mbarara route. 80km from Kampala, stop at the Equator photographs and a memorable experience as you cross to the southern hemisphere. Lunch is taken en route at Igongo cultural center in Mbarara. Expect to sight the rolling terraced hills of Ankole and the long-horned Ankole cattle. Arrive at your hotel either at Buhoma lodge and Buhoma camp late evening, have dinner and rest at your prior booked accommodation in Bwindi impenetrable national park.
Day 2: After an early morning breakfast, your driver will pick you up from the hotel and transfer to the park headquarters for briefing before 8:00am. 8 tourists can trek a specific group of mountain gorillas and the distribution is done in the morning during briefing. Walking sticks are provided at the start of the trek a gorilla trekking certificates are given to each tourist after the trek. In the evening, have an entertaining experience at your hotel with the Batwa pygmies who were the first inhabitants of the forest.
Day3: Drive back to Entebbe international airport from Bwindi impenetrable national park after having an early breakfast. Lunch is taken en-route and a stop can be done on any souvenir shop in case you need to purchase. Proceed to Entebbe international airport where the guide will drop you to the airport to board your flight back home or flight to your next destination.
Check list for the 3 days Uganda gorilla Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- A round hat
- Packed lunch and drinking water
- Comfortable boots or sturdy shoes
- Light rain jacket
- Insect repellent
- Hand gloves
Other activities that can be done in Bwindi impenetrable national park
- Batwa cultural experience
- Nature/forest walk
Many tourists plan to trek mountain gorillas each single year because the activity is one of a kind, discover the feeling for your own self by planning to safari the park.