3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari Tour

3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari Tour

The 3 days Bwindi Gorilla Safari tour is one of the short gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda organized for travellers on Uganda gorilla trekking safaris. The safari offers you ultimate gorilla trekking experiences which will stay in your memories for the rest of time on earth. Mountain gorillas are one of the most critically endangered species according to IUCN. Only 880 mountain gorillas are remaining in the whole world and none of them is in captivity. According to research survey, 400 of these stunning apes are housed in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda while the rest dwell in the famous Volcanoes national park in Rwanda. Thus, spending time to undertake a 3 Day Bwindi gorilla tour safari does not only offer you adventure experiences but it also contributes to the conservation of these world endangered species. Gorilla Trekking in Uganda through the dark impenetrable jungle forest of Bwindi with its rugged terrain, slippery trails, can be considered as tiresome but offers unique experience of its own.

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3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari Tour

Day 1 of the 3 days Bwindi Gorilla Safari Drive Transfer from Kampala- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Stopover at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe and a lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Center (drive distance of 527kms) Day 2 of 3 days Bwindi Gorilla Tour Safari Bwindi Impenetrable national Park (Do gorilla trekking 2-8hous and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for evening boat cruise and relaxation) Day 3 of the 3 days Bwindi Gorilla Safari; Lake Bunyonyi (Drive transfer from Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala, 8 – 9 hours’ drive)
Day 1 of the 3 days Bwindi Gorilla Safari Tour : Transfer from Kampala- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Drive distance of 527 km)
Early in the morning you will meet and greet our driver guide in your Kampala Hotel, home or any other meeting place and then he will brief you more about the safari. Immediately After the briefing and your early morning breakfast, you will embark on the 9 – 10 hour journey drive to the southwest of Uganda. After covering drive distance of 77km, you will make a stopover at the Equator crossing – Kayabwe for photo shooting and participating in the magnificent water experiments to evidence the separation of the northern and southern hemispheres. After the wonderful stop over at the Equator, you will return to your vehicle and continue with highly rewarding drive through the farmed hill sides and the urban environments of Masaka to Igongo. You will have stop at Igongo cultural center situated just 12km to Mbarara town for lunch. The delicious meal served at Kahwa Kanuzire restaurant in Igongo will give you a real taste of Ugandan traditional cuisine. After Lunch you will proceed with your drive through Mbarara Town to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will arrive in Bwindi in the evening and drive direct to your lodge for check in, relaxation, Dinner and overnight.
Accommodation:
Chameleon Hill Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp (Mid-range/Standard) or Broadbill Forest Camp (Budget/Basic).
Day 2 of 3 days Bwindi Gorilla  Safari Tour: : Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Do Gorilla trekking 2-8hous and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for evening boat cruise and relaxation)
On your second day, you will be required to wake up very early in the morning, take your breakfast, pack your lunch, water, cameras, and drive to the Park Headquarters for briefing from the park rangers about the code conduct of gorilla trekking activity. After the short briefing, you will be divided in groups of 8 individuals and UWA ranger guide will lead you to start the challenging but highly rewarding trek through the impenetrable jungle of Bwindi with its rugged landscape involving steep slopes, valleys, swamps, and rocky areas amidst amazing jungle melodies coming from different bird species which is an interesting experience of its own. After long distance walk of like 2-8hours, you will finally come across these endangered Mountain Gorillas thriving in their ancient natural habitat foraging in group. You will be given one hour to marvel at the stunning gorillas as they welcome you, interact, take photos of these apes, and finally say bye when your one hour with them is used up. After that life time experience, you will retreat from the activity to the park head Quarters and embark on drive transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening relational boat cruise exploring some of its stunning 29 islands.
Accommodation:
Birdnest @Lake Bunyonyi Resort (Luxury/Upmarket), Lake Bunyonyi Eco-Resort (Mid-Range/Standard) or Byoona Amagara Island Retreat (Budget/Basic).
Day 3 of 3 days Bwindi Gorilla  Safari Tour: Transfer Drive from Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala (Drive distance of 437kms)
Immediately after your early morning breakfast from your respective lodge, you will embark on transfer drive back to Kampala. The 8-9 hours’ drive will expose you to country side sceneries and economic activities that have sustained the lives of the Ugandan local communities living in the south western part of Uganda among which include extensive Banana plantations, cattle keeping. After drive distance of 170 kilometers, you will make a stopover for lunch at Igongo cultural center and also some 30 – 40 minutes’ tour in the historical endowed cultural museum
(Optional) 20USD pp.
Immediately after your stopover at Igongo, you will continue with your drive journey to Kampala to arrive in the evening. After arriving in Kampala, you will be driven back to your Kampala Lodge/hotel, home where the driver picked you from during the first day of the safari. Hence this will mark the End of the 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari.
End of safari of the 3 days Bwindi Gorilla Safari Tour in Uganda
General Safari Inclusions
  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)
General Safari Exclusions
  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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