The 4 Days Uganda gorilla tracking trip is a tribute to the mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. We take you on a wonderful journey to a country known as the “Pearl of Africa” to show you its tops most tourist attraction, the mountain gorillas. Half the population of Mountain gorillas are found in UGANDA.
Day 1: Arrival Entebbe International Airport
Meet, greet, assist and transfer to hotel within Kampala
among the options are Sheraton Kampala Hotel
(luxury) or Cassia lodge
/ Hotel Africana
(Midrange) or Namirembe guest house
(Budget) Meals: Bed & Breakfast
Day 2: By road from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Embark on a 9 hours journey by to Bwindi impenetrable National Park for 4 Days Uganda gorilla tracking trip with stopovers breaks at the Equator, Mbarara at Igongo cultural village. You could visit the Ankole museum as an option for you which will enrich your awareness of the History of Ankole region. After lunch continue towards Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and you will either choose to spend a night at Buhoma Lodge (luxury) or Silverback / Gorilla safari lodge Ruhija (Mid-range) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 3: Bwindi forest Gorilla Tracking
6:00 am wakeup
6:30 am to 07:10 am breakfast
7:20 am drive to back headquarter
7:30 am to 8:30 am attend briefing, be assigned a gorilla family track, get a support person to help carry your back-pack, start the tracking adventure.
The tracking is tough on any given day mainly because of the topography of the region which is hilly with altitudes of 1,300meters above sea level. It might rain during your tracking experience which makes the trekking even tougher. During the trekking you will be led by a to ranger to the gorilla family feeding spot. You spend up to 1 hour with the mountain gorillas when you find them.
2:00 pm you will be expected back to the starting point where we meet with you and bring you to the lodge for rest.
Buhoma Lodge (luxury) or Silverback / Gorilla safari lodge Ruhija (Mid-range) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 4: Depart for Kampala or Entebbe international airport
Ending the 4 days Uganda gorilla tracking trip we drive back to Kampala
or Entebbe International airport for your departure flight back home.
• Airport transfers,
• 4 WD safari van, Jeep for Luxury
• 3 nights’ Accommodation,
• English speaking driver/guide,
• Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
• Park entrance fees,
• One gorilla permit per person,
• Community visit Ranger fees,
• Local and international flights,
• Personal Travel insurance,
• Visa Fees of $50,
• Meals not mentioned
• Staff tips,
Terms and conditions
1. At the moment of booking a deposit of the 40% of the total amount is due.
2. Bookings must be made at least 60 days before the date of departure.
3. Steady Safaris Ltd reserves the right to not accept bookings made less than 60 days prior the date of departure.
4. Full payment has to be made not less than 30 days before the departing date of the tour.
5. If the full amount is not paid in due time, Steady Safaris Ltd reserves the right to treat the booking as cancelled.
6. Cancellations: 60 days prior to departure date of the tour, full refund of deposit; between 60 and 30 days, refund of 50% of deposit; less than 30 days, no refund.
7. Gorilla permits are non-refundable.
GORILLA TRACKING RULES
1). 8 visitors may visit a group of habituated gorillas in a day this controls behaviour disturbance to the gorillas.
2). Wash hands prior to tracking.
3). Do not litter take back with you what you brought.
4). Tracking starts from last known GPRS.
5). Listen to the trekking leader of the day at all times please.
6). Maintain a distance of 7meters between you and the gorillas.
7). Stay in tight group while observing the gorillas.
8). Keep you voices down and low at all times. Its okay to ask the guide questions.
9). DO NOT eat or drink while your are with the Gorillas
10). DO NOT look the Silverback in the eye. DO NOT run should the gorilla charge. Crouch down slowly should the gorilla charge. Follow the lead of the Leader.
11). Turn the flash of your camera
12). DO NOT TOUCH THE GORILLAS.
13). You are allowed 1 hour with the gorillas maximum
14). Respect the 1 hour limited with the gorillas please.
15). If you are ill and we realize it we will not allow you to track and we will not refund even before the UWA stops you we will take it upon our selves to stop you as Affordable Uganda Safaris Limited.
16). If nature call, toilet call or want to go to the birthroom as the trekking leader he will freely dig you a hole BUT ensure you cover up the hole when done.
Best months to go (JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN )
Good months to go (JUL AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC)
4 Days Uganda gorilla tracking trip Route Map