3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour
Uganda Gorilla Tour – Thanks to the tireless conservation efforts toward saving Eastern Mountain Gorillas. Now we can proudly say that we have numbers of over one thousand individuals from just above six hundred individuals less than thirty years ago.
Travellers like you have made this possible and continue to do magic through purchasing gorilla trekking expeditions like this one or even more days numbered ones.
This tour is designed for travellers who do not have plenty of time to spend on a journey; otherwise, an average Uganda safari lasts fourteen days. We do quite lengthy whole drives to get the tracking stations, and this is for the one and the last day. The spices on these drives are a well-trained WILD INTENSE guide and the incredible panoramic scenery views that Uganda is blessed with.
Day 1 Uganda Gorilla Tour: Transfer to Ruhija of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
We start early for a lengthy drive to the south-western part of Uganda. We do not intend to do several activities. Still, we shall stop for experience by the Equator which should comprise of an informative talk as well as a photographic opportunity and the experience in both hemispheres. We drive through beautiful scenery, especially at the sighting of the incredible Kigezi highland terraces.
Day 2 Uganda Gorilla Tour: Gorilla Trekking Adventure
There are five famous Eastern gorilla trekking stations in Uganda. Four of them are in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and one is at Mghahinga Gorilla National Park.
The trekking experiences can be unpredictable; therefore, we do not want to act smart and tell you one place is the best. Every day’s adventure depends on the behaviour of the animals. They go where they want every day. But, we have been observing individual families for a long time, and we can rely on the joy our previous travellers have had then add that to other factors like logistics and then make recommendations that influence decisions about where to track.
For this particular tour, we track Ruhija which is within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
This tour is customisable to choose a preferred tracking destination.
This morning we will go to the information centre for a briefing before being split into groups of eight. After group allocation, our adventure continues to the jungle for the once-in-a-lifetime experience. Once the activity starts, it should take anywhere from two to seven hours. Like mentioned earlier, the gentle giants that we are here to see determine the trails and the pace to consider. We have the professional game rangers of Uganda Wildlife Authority to thank for smartly handling this activity. They are knowledgeable, extremely patient and walk as first as the slowest person in the group and we believe that that will not be you.
If the trekking is done in good time and the team is still in good shape, there are a few activities that can be enjoyed at Bwindi. Forests walk, cultural dances and village experience to the localised Batwa communities. The Batwa are the tribe of people that was moved out of the forests to start the protection and later for Eastern gorilla trekking. Not until after 1992, the Batwa never new life outside the forests. So much fun and knowledge should be gathered during these optional activities.
Day 3 Uganda Gorilla Tour: Transfer to Entebbe to End the Tour
We do our last but only the second drive of the tour. We will have lunch along the way, and if the flights depart on this day, WILD INTENSE will secure a day room to change before going to the airport.
- Transport in a 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser with a pop-up roof and clear sliding windows
- All vehicle fuel for the tour
- One Eastern Gorilla Trekking Permit per person
- English speaking Ugandan driver/guide
- Accommodation and three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) through the tour. Or as agreed at booking
- Park Entrance/Conservation fees according to the program
- All activities described in the itinerary
- International air fares and entry visa
- Meals that are not part of your accommodation
- A porter during the gorilla trekking (Optional Community support staff who carries your day pack)
- Personal (medical/travel) insurance
- Government tax or park fees increase
- Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc
- All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)