3 days bwindi gorilla tracking Safari is an exciting Uganda gorilla Safari that takes your sight to dozens of Bwindi Impenetrable forest Mountain Gorillas, as you stand eye to eye with these magnificent habituated gorillas in the tropics of Africa, moist and densely compacted with canopy tree structures that form an all night darkness, patching to clothes that make you feel the jungle is never a place to be for human life but only for these Bwindi Gorillas on your Gorilla trekking Safari.
3 days bwindi Gorilla Tracking package is full of enticing features, one of the oldest national parks in Uganda which dates over 25,000 years ago. Explore Uganda Gorilla habitats whith over 400 mountain Gorillas and 150 mammals including primates like baboon, chimpanzee, the white colobus monkeys, elephants, antelopes, among others. Bwindi impenetrable national park is the best destination to stand in awe and see a mountain Gorilla eye to eye, I’ts located in the southwest of Uganda at the edge of a rift valley. It’s one of the oldest national parks in Uganda which dates over 25,000 years ago. The word Bwindi is derived from a Runyatara language meaning Impenetrable.
This forest is mist covered and most biologically diverse rain forest, it’s a habitat which protects over 400 mountain Gorillas and 150 mammals including primates like baboon, chimpanzee, the white colobus monkeys, elephants, antelopes, among others. The forest, hosts over 250 bird species, 350 plant species, 200 species of butterflies, 100 species of ferns, chameleons including 23 Albertine rift endemics.
Interestingly, in our 3 days gorilla package, you can also have an opportunity to discover the local Bakiga and the Batwa culture, they are believed to be the first people to live in the forest. Participate in the cultural dance performances, listen to their stories abou the way of life in the life way back then. Bwindi forest is also a dynamic centre for Bird-watching Safaris, Birding Uganda Safari Can also be done concurrently with Bwindi Gorilla trekking tour
Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable forest
Accommodation: Bwindi Impenetrable forest lodges, Gorilla Safari Lodge – Nkuringo section, Buhoma Community Rest Camp – Buhoma section, Nkuringo Gorilla Camp – Nkuringo Section, Silverback lodge – Buhoma section
Meals: Lunch & Dinner (Breakfast Not Included)
Drinks: Drinking Water
Well, the main activity in Bwindi is Gorilla tracking
A Gorilla permit can be booked in advance before your day of tracking Gorillas, and enjoy other activities like bird watching, Batwa trail, the forest trails, that can lead to falls trail, river trail, and swamps trail.
Itinerary of our 3 Days Bwindi Gorillas tracking, where can you see Gorillas?
The 3 days Gorilla trekking tour Uganda Africa equips you about the mountain gorilla facts, mountain gorilla diet, their habituation, how they locomote, admnister leadership in families, lay their nests and many more, as well enjoying the Bwindi Expeditions, not forgetting the stunning Mountainous nature full of life as you trek through the drizzling rain droplets, get patched with the Bwindi humidity, the Culture encounters around Bwindi with their un ending cultural games for you to watch and feel the harmony behind the local traditions/Villages in Africa.
3 days bwindi Gorilla Tracking package is full of enticing features, Have you ever thought of plucking a leaf on your forest trek in one of the oldest national parks in Uganda, dating over 25,000 years ago. The authentic nature of Bwindi is a tranquility of floating memories, Remember that Bwindi, still feeds the first man to live in the forest, Explore Uganda Gorilla habitats whith over 400 mountain Gorillas and 150 mammals including primates like baboon, chimpanzee, the white colobus monkeys, elephants, antelopes, among others.
Day 1: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable forest
Wake up very early in the morning at 6am, have a heavy breakfast. Then, our driver/guide briefs you about the whole trip to Bwindi forest. After, Drive to southwest to cover up the 9 hour drive this early morning. The morning early drive enables us not to encounter with the traffic jam in Kampala City and also enable us to reach on time to catch up with the Bwindi activities.
Have your first stop over at the Equator where you have a chance to take pictures and have an amazing scenery of the imaginary line, the north and South Pole at path way of the sun in Africa. There is a craft shop around the equator where you may buy a souvenir and then proceed to Mbarara as you path through the cultivated lands.
See the Ankole longed horned cattle’s grazing as you proceed to the western region, you will have a stopover in Mbarara for lunch at Agip motel (optional). After that, proceed to Bwindi forest, go through Kabale the land of hills and the Rugged roads, enjoy the beautiful scenery and continue driving as you will arrive at Bwindi. Later, check in at your Lodge ,refresh and enjoy your dinner. Accommodation (option) dinner and breakfast: (Buhoma community lodge, Gorilla safari Lodge, Bwindi lodge, Nkuringo Gorilla camp, Gorilla forest camp, Bwindi view rest camp)
Day: Gorilla Tracking Bwindi Impenetrable forest
wake up early morning for a heavy breakfast and prepare yourself. Our driver/guide will drive you to the park headquarters at 7am, be briefed about the whole tracking and proceed to the park on foot with the an armed game ranger and the guide.
Remember to exercise a day before your Gorilla trekking Uganda safari because the forest is quite challenging with steep slopes and needs more energy to go through in search for the Gorillas. Later, we shall go through the forest as you view different tree species, plants, you might spot out some bird species, the white colobus monkeys and elephants. During your Tracking, finding the Gorillas will depend on how faster you are and where the Gorillas last feed the previous day. When we find them, your only allowed to have 1 hour with the wild apes see how they feed, groom their members and experience their day to day activities.
This is an amazing experience you will never forget in the wilderness at a stand of 7meters away from the Gorillas, Take videos and photographs but you’re not allowed to use flash cameras or make noise during the trekking. Here then, spend 1 hour in the wildness and enjoy your packed lunch in case the trekking takes long and you are late to have lunch at the lodge.
Finally, head back to the pack headquarters for a Gorilla ceremony, and as usual, be awarded a certificate of participating Gorilla Trekking in Uganda Africa. Later, Go back to your lodge/Hotel, refresh and prepare for other activities at the park. We shall later go for the Batwa trail, the first people to who lived in the rock caves of the forest. And then, have a community walk as you enjoy the experience of the local people. Visit the traditional doctor in the area and head back for dinner at the lodge after your joyful day full of memories that are un forgettable in the wild. Accommodation (option) breakfast, lunch and dinner:
Day 3: Retreat back to Kampala City/ Entebbe Airport/ Area of Pickup
Wake up early morning for heavy breakfast and prepare for your journey back to Kampala before 6pm. Have lunch in Mbarara at Agip motel and a stopover at igongo culture centre, our guide will give you full information about the culture. And also you might admire and buy yourself a souvenir at the centre and continue your journey to Kampala back to your hotel or airport for departure.
Some of the Gorilla tracking Guidelines to consider before you Visit Gorillas
- Do not get so close to the gorillas more than 7 metres.
- A maximum number of 8 visitors is allowed to visit a group of the habituated mountain gorillas in a day.
- You are advised to stay in your group whey you are near the gorillas.
- Keep your voices down at all times. However, it is okay to ask the guide questions
- You are not allowed to smoke, drink or eat when you are near the gorillas. Eating or drinking inevitably can increase the risk of food/drink morsels/droplets falling, which could increase the risk of transmission of diseases.
- No one with any sort of disease or communicable disease (e.g Flu, Diarrhea) is allowed to enter the park for tracking.
- Flash photography is not permitted! When taking pictures move slowly and carefully.
- Do not touch the gorillas. Have it in mind that these are wild animals
- Keep your voices down at all times. However, it is okay to ask the guide questions.
- You are only allowed to spend 1 hour with the Gorillas, however, if the gorillas become agitated or nervous, the guide will finish the visit early.
What you need to Carry on your Gorilla tracking Safari
- Remember to put on comfortable hiking shoes suitable for steep muddy slopes, if you don’t have time for this, you can still buy when you arrive for your safari.
- Put on ear plugs for those who feel uncomfortable with the jungle sounds.
- You might need to carry enough packed water, our guide will take you through this
- Carry a rain gear, or an umbrella, sunscreen lotion, a hat/Cap (as the weather is unpredictable) and insect repellent.
- Bring a photo of film camera to take hundreds of captions. Using flashlight is not permitted so we recommend using films of 400-800 ASA.
- For more tips about Gorilla trekking, we shall guide you what you need to carry before you arrive for your Safari