Safari Overview

This 3 days Uganda Primate Gorilla Safari offers you an opportunity to explore the impenetrable jungles of Bwindi National Park home of the mountain gorillas found in the southwestern part of Uganda. This is among the very few remaining natural habitats where the close to extinction mountain gorillas can be seen. This park has the largest number out of the 1000 gorillas remaining in the world. Besides gorilla trekking other activities include bird watching, cultural tours and nature walks.

Day 1: Travel from Kampala to Bwindi Gorilla Park

Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest

Day 3: Return to Kampala, end of Safari

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Travel from Kampala to Bwindi Gorilla Park

Very early in the morning a safari guide from Travel Gorge Tours will pick you up from your hotel by 7:00am and then transfer you to Bwindi National Park found in southwestern Uganda. Along the lengthy drive, you will stopover at the Uganda Equator for photographs and souvenir shopping at the crafts hop. You will have lunch in Mbarara town and later in the evening arrive at your accommodation for dinner and the night’s rest.

Meal plan: lunch and dinner

Accommodation options: Ruhija Gorilla Lodge. FB

Day 2: Trekking Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi NP

Following an early breakfast, head to the park headquarters where you will be met by the park warden who will brief about this amazing activity. You will be separated in groups of eight people and led by a guide and park rangers start traversing the thick forests in search for the hairy mountain gorillas. The trek take any thins between 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on their movements. You will traverse the muddy slippery trails so you are recommended to carry enough drinking water and wear strong hiking boots with good ankle support. When you find them, you will be allowed one hour to take photographs with the gorillas and observe them go about their day to day activities. Later return to your accommodation for dinner and the overnight.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Accommodation options: Ruhija Gorilla Lodge. FB

Day 3: Return to Kampala, end of Safari

Enjoy a final breakfast in the Bwindi before beginning the long drive back to the capital where our safari will end. You will have lunch en route and make a number of stops if time allows to sites like the mpambire drum makers. Once in Kampala the driver guide will transfer you either to your hotel of preference or to the airport for your departure flight where he will bid you farewell

Tour includes

  • Full board accommodation for two nights
  • Service of an English-speaking driver guide
  • Ground transport in a 4WD safari Vehicle
  • Bottled water in the car
  • Gorilla trekking permit

Tour excludes

  • Personal expenses on drinks, telephone, laundry etc
  • Tips to porters and driver/ guide
  • Insurance
  • International flight tickets
  • Visas
  • Covid tests
  • Costs at stopover sites



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