Uganda Gorilla Safari
Coming face to face with a gorilla is everyone’s dream. The 3 days Uganda gorilla safari lets you fulfil that dream. This is 3 days African safari tour experience in Uganda like no other.
About the 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Safari
Uganda Gorilla Safari is a 3 days safari in Uganda. The 3 days Uganda gorilla safari starts and ends in Kampala. This Uganda Gorilla safari takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable Rain forest. This is home to more than half the world’s mountain gorilla population.
Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda is the pinnacle of Uganda tourism. This 3 days Uganda gorilla safari enables you to coming face to face with the gentle giants. These primates share about 95% genetic makeup with human beings.
The 3 days Uganda Gorilla safari is recommended for people on short stay in Uganda. These are those few days and have n time for an elaborate African safari in Uganda. The main highlight of this Uganda Gorilla safari is trekking the Mountain gorilla.
3 Day Uganda Gorilla Safari Highlight
- Mountain Gorilla trekking in Uganda
- Great scenery and landscape
- Forest Walk
- Nature walk
- Village tour
3 Day Uganda Gorilla Safari Itinerary
Day 1: KAMPALA- BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
You will be met by our Uganda safari rep at your Kampala hotel. This will be followed by a briefing on the 3 days Uganda Gorilla safari. Depart from Kampala early morning and drive south-west. You will have a stopover at the Equator for some photo moments. Another stop for lunch will be in Mbarara town.
Proceed through savannah grasslands seeing banana plantations and herds of Ankole cattle. The cattle are famous for their incredibly long curving horns. An ascent into the Kigezi highlands will take you to the “Switzerland of Africa”. They are called so as a result of the terraced farming doen here.
You will have time to enjoy the mountain scenery to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Your arrival will be in time for dinner and overnight at Nshongi Gorilla Resort.
About Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in southwestern Uganda in East Africa. The park is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and is situated along the Democratic Republic of Congo border next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the western Great Rift Valley.
This Uganda national park comprises 331 square kilometers (128 sq mi) of jungle forests and contains both montane and lowland forest and is accessible only on foot. Bwindi was gazetted as a national park in 1991 and declared a Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO in December 1994.
The forest is one of the richest ecosystems in Africa, and the diversity of species is a feature of the park. The park provides habitat for some 120 species of mammals, 348 species of birds, 220 species of butterflies, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos and many endangered species.
Floristically Bwindi is amongst the most diverse forests in East Africa, with more than 1,000 flowering plant species including 163 species of trees and 104 species of ferns. The northern (low altitude) sector is rich in species of the Guineo-Congolian flora.
These include two species internationally recognized as endangered, Brown mahogany (Lovoa swynnertonii) and Brazzeia longipedicellata. In particular the area shares in the high levels of endemisms of the Albertine Rift.
Day 2: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
Start your day on Uganda gorilla safari with an early breakfast. You will be transferred to the park headquarters. This will be at 0800hrs in time for briefing on the gorilla trekking. Later with an armed ranger, a guide and porters, embark on the trek.
Trekking gorillas will have you walk up steeply in the dense rain forest. You will go through different animals’ trails allowing access to tourists. Mountain Gorilla trekking is an inspiring and wonderful adventure which one can’t miss. The giant apes are shy and peaceful animals.
An encounter with the gentle apes or the mountain gorillas is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph. Later you will have the afternoon at leisure. Your dinner and overnight will be at Nshongi Gorilla Resort.
Day 3: BWINDI NATIONAL PARK – KAMPALA
Start the last day of Uganda gorilla safari with an early breakfast. After checking out of the lodge you will depart. The drive back to Kampala will be characterized by a stopover for lunch en-route. You will be dropped off at your hotel in Kampala upon arrival.
End of 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Safari
3 Day Uganda Gorilla Safari Costs
The 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Safari cost includes
- Accommodation with meals as per program
- Bottled water
- Customized safari-vehicle
- An English speaking guide
- 1 X Uganda gorilla permit
- Government taxes
- Lots of fun and African sunshine
The 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Safari cost does not include
- Items of personal use
- All drinks, beverages and alcohol other than what is served at breakfast
- Deviation from the Itinerary
- Tips and porterage
What you carry for your 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Safari:
- Sun glasses
- Camera gear
- Heavy and light clothes
- Sturdy hiking boots