The 3 days Bwindi gorilla tour in Uganda ushers you into the scenic Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Kigezi region, Southwestern Uganda. This package lets you enjoy thrilling gorilla trekking experiences in the untouched Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and also visit the Batwa pygmies for authentic cultural experiences.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is blessed with diversity of wildlife including an estimate of 459 mountain gorillas, 360 bird species, 310 butterfly species, 51 reptiles, 200 tree species, 88 moth species plus other primates like L’Hoest’s monkeys, chimpanzees and blue monkeys. Your gorilla tour to Bwindi begins and ends in Kampala/Entebbe.
Detailed itinerary of the 3 days Bwindi gorilla tour in Uganda
Day 1: Pick up and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Have breakfast early and meet the gorilla tour guide/driver for pick up. Drive along Kampala-Masaka-Mbarara-Kabale route taking you approximately 8 to 9 hours’ drive to Southwestern Uganda where Bwindi is perched.
Enjoy enroute experiences especially while on a visit at the Equator crossing and lunch break at Igongo cultural centre. Get to your lodge in Bwindi National Park early to chill, dine and have a comfortable overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 2: Mountain gorilla trekking adventure
Briefing about rules and regulations for gorilla trekking in Bwindi begins at 7:00am and this is led by the park official. Ensure you have reported early to your respective trail (there are 4 trailheads in Bwindi National Park; Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo and Rushaga). Different groups of 8 tourists will be assigned to only 1 habituated gorilla family and park guide.
Bwindi accounts for 20 habituated gorilla families and each gorilla sector has its own amazing gorilla groups. At 8:00am, set off with the park guide to view gorillas. This may take 2-6 hours and because it is lengthy trek, don’t leave behind your bottled drinking plus some snacks. After long hours of search, finally, you will have 1 hour to learn more about mountain gorillas, their behaviors and taking photos.
Retreat thereafter to have some relaxation, lunch then in the evening, embark on Batwa community visit. Get back to the lodge after enjoyable dances, lively performances and exploring more about Batwa pygmies’ traditions, lifestyles, cultures and interacting with them.
Day 3: From Bwindi, drive back to Kampala/Entebbe
Wake up early to have a hefty breakfast. Later, begin your 8-9 hours’ journey back to Kampala/Entebbe, via the equator for souvenir shopping and sumptuous lunch.