1. Uganda
  2. Central Region, Uganda
  3. Kampala
  4. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

From Kampala: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest 3-Day Tour

Product ID: 371660
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Venture to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and witness mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Hike through the stunning forest on a 3-day adventure in southwestern Uganda.
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Duration: 3 days
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Find and observe mountain gorillas up close in their natural environment
  • Hike in the stunning forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Enjoy transport in a 4WD Land Cruiser with a pop-up roof and comfortable window seat
  • Stay in the famous Gorilla Valley Lodge or Travellers Rest Hotel
Full description
Embark on an adventure from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on a 3-day tour with a professional guide. Spend time hiking through the montane forest to discover and observe mountain gorillas and other wildlife in nature. 

Day 1: Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After breakfast, at 7:00 AM, your driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Kampala and begin the journey to the southwest of Uganda. First you will travel through central Uganda. Stop for lunch in Mbarara at the famous Igongo Cultural Centre. From there, continue on through Rukungiri District, passing villages, cultivated farms, and hillsides before you reach the Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Check in at Gorilla Valley Lodge or Travellers Rest Hotel where you will stay for two nights. Enjoy dinner and rest before the next day’s adventure. 

Driving time: approximately 9 hours

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking
Arrive at the starting point of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park at 7:45 AM for a briefing before your day of gorilla tracking. At 8:30 AM, begin the trek through the forest. After finding the gorillas, you will be able to spend up to 1 hour observing them. All visitors are expected back at the starting point by 7:00 PM. The walks can take 3-9 hours depending on where you find the gorillas. Keep in mind, this is real hiking and uneven terrain, so being physically fit is recommended. A special evening with the Batwa people is also included.

Day 3: Return to Kampala
After breakfast, the last part of the journey will bring you back to Kampala. Stop in Mbarara for lunch. After Masaka town, you’ll make a stop at the Uganda Equator for a tea/coffee break and the opportunity to buy souvenirs. You will be dropped off at the hotel of your choice in Kampala. If you are continuing your journey somewhere else or returning home, your driver will bring you to the airport for check-in.

Driving time: approximately 9 hours
Includes
  • Gorilla trekking permit ($600)
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All transportation
  • Professional guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
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From US$ 1,500 US$ 1,200 per person