Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari: 3 Days

3 Days
From $1,780
Activity Level
Light
Transport
4X4 Land Cruiser
Comfort Level
Luxury

Trip Overview

Day 1: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 2: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi forest

Day 3: Return travel to Kampala Entebbe International AirportĀ 

Itinerary

Day 1&2: Travel drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Gorilla trekking, Batwa community visit

On the first day of the tour, an AA Safaris guide will pick you up from your hotel after breakfast for the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the scenic view of the green countryside and beautiful hills that surround the area. You can also stop at any time to take photos. After enjoying lunch in Mbarara, you will arrive at the park in the late afternoon and check in at your lodge. Here, you can relax and listen to the sounds of the birds and water flowing through the forest, depending on the accommodation you have chosen.

On the second day, it is recommended to have an early breakfast before being driven to the Bwindi park headquarters office for a briefing and registration with the rangers. The guides will then lead you on a trek to track the gorillas through the forest, pushing through undergrowth and thick creepers. When the gorillas are sighted, you will be guided to within 6 meters of the apes and have the chance to sit and observe them for an hour, looking into their big eyes. These magnificent creatures can weigh over 250 kilograms and are powerful, so a reasonable level of fitness and sturdy walking shoes are required for the trek, which can take anywhere from half an hour to 6 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. You can also request a walking stick to assist with the muddy and steep conditions of the terrain. After the trek, you can enjoy a packed lunch before visiting the Batwa community in the late afternoon. Here, you can listen to folk stories, learn about their traditions, purchase locally made arts and crafts, be taught how to make art pieces, and dance to folk music.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Arcadia Cottages
Day 3: Departure

After a hot morning meal, you will begin your transfer from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Kampala, stopping for lunch along the way. You may also choose to make a stop at Mbambire drum makers to purchase drums. Your tour guide will then continue the journey to Kampala.

Meals included: No Meals
Accommodation: No accmmodation

Expectations

Join AA Safaris on a 3-day gorilla trekking tour in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, located in western Uganda. This park is home to over 320 mountain gorillas, making it a top destination for a once-in-a-lifetime trekking experience. Currently, the park has 12 habituated gorilla families, and the trek can last anywhere from 2-8 hours. If you enjoy hiking, you can also take the opportunity to climb the rolling hills and explore the lush vegetation of the park. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to encounter gorillas in their natural habitat.

Accomodations

Arcadia Cottages
Arcadia lodges currently has 2 locations Arcadia Lake Bunyonyi which is in Kabale over seeing the many different islands on Lake Bunyonyi and Arcadia Lake Mburo which is inside Mburo national park. Arcadia lodges were opened in 2004 and are a family run business.

Availability and Prices

Mar 6, 2020 - Jan 31, 2024
Double Occupancy
$ 1,350
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 1,780
Per Person
Included
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary
Excluded
  • All gratuities
  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Alcoholic beverages