3 day Gorilla trekking Safari in Uganda

3 Days
From $1,465
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 Airport 

Itinerary

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

An AA Safaris guide will pick you up from your hotel after breakfast for the drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park so the tour has began. During the drive, there is a scenic view of the green countryside and the beautiful hills that surround the area so the vehicle can be stopped at any time if you want to take photos. Enjoy lunch in Mbarara. arrival at the park will be in the late afternoon and check in at your lodge where you will be able to hear the sounds of the birds and water flowing through the forest as you relax for the next day depending on the accommodation of your choice.

An early breakfast is recommended so that you are driven to the Bwindi park headquarters office for a briefing by the rangers as well as registration. The guides will then lead you to track the gorillas through the forest pushing your way through the undergrowth and the thick creepers. When the gorillas are sighted, you will be guided to within 6 meters of the gorillas and you will have a chance to sit around these great apes for a whole hour looking into their big eyes. These big giants are also powerful and can sometimes weigh over 250 kilograms. The visitors also require a reasonable degree of fitness as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes, since the trek can take from half an hour to 6 hours depending on the movement of these lovely primates. Because of the muddy and steep conditions of the terrain during the tracking, you can ask for a walking stick. Eat your packed lunch after the trek. Spend your late afternoon visiting the Batwa community where you can listen to their folk stories, learn their traditions, buy their locally made arts and crafts, be taught how to make some art pieces, dance to their folk music.

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

After a hot morning meal, prepare for a transfer from Bwindi impenetrable national park to Kampala having your lunch en-route. You can make a stopover at Mbambire drum makers point to buy drums then your tour guide will continue you to Kampala.

Meals included: No Meals
Accommodation: No accmmodation

Expectations

A 3 day gorilla trekking tour package by AA Safaris will take you on a memorable adventure to Bwindi impenetrable national park in western Uganda which is famous for being home to over 320 mountain gorillas which makes trekking gorillas in Bwindi national park an unforgettable experience you will ever have in your lifetime. The park now has 12 habituated gorilla families and the trekking lasts 2-8 hours. Hiking is possible for those who want to have a great time climbing up and about the rolling hills, and going through the lush vegetation

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, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 1,465
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 2,060
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