Detailed itinerary for the 3 days gorilla trekking safari tour to Bwindi

Day 1: To Bwindi impenetrable national park

This is the beginning of your magical 3 days gorilla trekking safari; our driver picks you up at your residence after breakfast preferably 6:30am.You start off early to avoid morning traffic and be able to catch up with the long journey to make good time for Bwindi impenetrable national park.

Drive via the Masaka Mbarara highway and expect a lunch stop at Agip Motel or Igongo cultural center in Mbarara; continue with your journey through the beautiful countryside and expect to arrive in Buhoma, Rushaga, Ruhija or Nkuringo sections of Bwindi at around 5:30pm. After arrival at the lodge, confortably settle in and have time to freshen up before enjoying a sumptuous dinner and retiring for the night.

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Gorilla trekking/ tracking day in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Wake up early for breakfast at around 6:00am in the morning and head to the park headquarters for orientations and dos and don’ts while trekking gorillas. This morning your allocated a group of 8 trekkers with a ranger guide and a habituated gorilla family you’re going to trek.

Then head into the impenetrable forest to find your gorilla family and have an hour interaction with it. The trek can take 30mins to a quarter a day depending on where the gorillas are. A team of trackers works ahead of you and are in constant communication with your ranger while aiding you to find the gorilla family.  Upon finding your allocated family, spend an hour with the gorilla family, and then come back to collect your gorilla trekking certificate for participation and support to the in gorilla trekking. This makes the end of the trek, head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Drive back to Kampala/ Entebbe from Bwindi impenetrable national park

This is the end of the 3 days gorilla trekking/ tracking safari. Drive back to Kampala/Entebbe, place of choice or a drop off at the airport. Have a stop at the Uganda equator to add onto your adventure experience. Take pictures and do experiments to see water rotations in the different hemispheres. Continue with your journey after there.  End of trip.

Meal plan; Breakfast and lunch

Lodge choices;

Buhoma region  :  Buhoma community haven lodge, Buhoma lodge

Rushaga region  :  Rushaga gorilla camp, Rushaga gorilla Havens lodge

Ruhija region      : Gorilla mist camp, Ruhija Gorilla safari lodge

Nkuringo region:  Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla  lodge, Silverback lodge


Package inclusions for this 3 days gorilla trekking/tracking safari tour to Bwindi

  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Bwindi
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Services of an English speaking driver/guide
  • Private 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Gas for the tour
  • Pick-ups and drop-offs to your place of choice
  • Meals as per the itinerary and lunch en-route
  • Bottled water
  • Park ranger fees

Package exclusions on the 3 days gorilla trekking/ tracking safari tour to Bwindi

  • International flights and Uganda visa
  • Laundry
  • Telephone calls
  • Luxurious drinks
  • Tips and gratitudes
  • Porter fees
  • Any personal interests and activities not mentioned on the itinerary