3 days mountain gorilla tracking safari Uganda

Visit the mountain gorillas on a 3days gorilla tracking safari

Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga, Nkuringo, Mgahinga

3 days gorilla tracking safari

Day 1 travel from Kampala to Kisoro or Bwindi

6:30 am we pick you from your address in Entebbe or Kampala at 7:00 we set off for a 3days gorilla tracking safari heading South West of Uganda driving along the Kampala to Masaka high-way. The first part takes us through central Uganda, with a brief stop at the imaginary equator line. You will have Lunch in Mbarara at the famous Igongo Culture Centre and from here we continue on the last stretch through a beautiful landscape also defined as the "Switzerland of Africa": mountains, lakes, hills with cultivated terraces, tropical rainforest and bamboo forest. On the last hill the landscape unfolds beneath us, taking in the vast planes between Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo, with the Virunga volcanoes dominating the view. We will reach Bwindi/Kisoro later in the evening. Dinner and overnight at your booked lodge/hotel.

Driving time: ± 9 hours
Budget Accommodation: - Gorilla Valley Lodge or Traveler’s Rest Hotel
Luxury Accommodation: - Mahagony Springs or Buhoma Lodge or Gorilla Mist Lodge
Meal Plan: - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 The day of 3days gorilla tracking safari!

6:00 am You will travel by car from Travellers Rest Hotel in Kisoro to Nkuringo, in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP (1hr). On arrival, you will attend a briefing (7:30 am) and at 8.30 am you will start the tracking by way of walking into the forest. We can not determine how long the walk will be since it depends entirely on the way the gorillas will move looking for food. Once you have found the gorillas, you will be able to spend up to one hour with them! You will be expected back to the starting point by 7:00 pm at the latest. Being physically fit is recommended.

It is always best to hear from other visitors, and this is Janet and Sarah's story:

"At a distance of about fifteen feet, a mountain gorilla with her baby appears. She comes out of the bushes, looks at me and lies down. My presence does not seem to bother her. She just wants to rest, whether I am there or not. I can almost touch her. My heart dances with joy. I am in a good position to take pictures, so I let my camera do its work. It is the thrill of a lifetime. I cannot but agree with the American zoologist George Schaller, the first to study gorillas in the Virunga volcanoes, who once said: ‘No one who looks into the eyes of a gorilla, gentle and vulnerable, can remain unchanged."

Budget Accommodation: - Gorilla Valley Lodge or Traveler’s Rest Hotel
Luxury Accommodation: - Mahagony Springs or Buhoma Lodge or Gorilla Mist Lodge
Meal Plan: - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 travel back to Kampala or Entebbe

Early in the morning after breakfast, you will travel back to Kampala. On the way back to the city you will have lunch in Mbarara town, and after Masaka, there will be an opportunity to stop at the Equator for photo shoots and buying souvenirs and have tea or coffee.

We will then bring you to a guesthouse, campsite or hotel of your choice in Kampala or Entebbe - or, if you continue your holiday somewhere else or back home, we will bring you directly to Entebbe airport for an onward flight ending the 3Days Gorilla Tracking Safari.

Driving time: ± 9 hours
Meal Plan: - Breakfast, Lunch

Gorilla Permit Guarantee
We sell our tours with gorilla tracking permits. If no permits are available for a tour, canceling is free of charge and any money paid in advance will be refunded.

Included in the price for this trip
* Guides
* Vehicle
* Fuel
* English speaking driver
* Park entrance
* Accommodation
* Meals
* Bottled water
* Gorilla Permits

Not included in the price for this trip
* Drinks
* Tips
* Porters
* Laundry services
* Travel Insurance
* Visa (Uganda/Rwanda)
* Any other personal interests
* The first and last night in Uganda

4WD Toyota Land Cruiser (1-4 persons.)
4WD Toyota Land Cruiser Extended (4-8 persons.)
4WD Toyota Hiace (4-8 persons.)
4WD Overland Truck (7-12 persons.)

The cars are well maintained and our drivers are experienced and English speaking Ugandans. If necessary we can also hire other vehicles.

  • Budget
  • $ 1,767
    per person (2 people)
  • Mid-range
  • $1,907
    per Person (2 people)
  • Luxury
  • $2,205
    per Person (2 people)
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