Do you want to have a truly remarkable moment with the elusive mountain gorillas in their natural dwelling? Well, here is an amazing 3-day gorilla trekking safari that will give you ultimate memories of your gorilla tour Uganda in the incredible Bwindi impenetrable national park.
Have an insight of what awaits you on your Uganda gorilla trekking safari
Here is sneak pick of what awaits you on this incredible 3-day Uganda gorilla safari. While on this 3-day gorilla safari in Uganda you will have an enchanting encounter with man’s closest relatives in the wild the mountain gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to a population of over 400 of these elusive and shy mountain giants. These mountain gorillas can be found in the four sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and about 17 mountain gorilla families have been habituated for human presence and are definitely likely to give you an enchanting welcome when you finally get to meet them in their natural dwelling in case found in a very good and calm mood.
Meet the Bwindi Gorilla families
Each of the 4 sectors in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has a varying number of gorilla families and these sectors include Ruhija with 3 families which are; Orozogo, Bitukura and Kyaguliro. In Buhoma sector there are 4 families which are Habibanja, Rushegura, Mubare and Katwe. Rushaga sector has 6 families which are Nshongi, Bweza, Kahugye, Busigye, Mishaya and Bikiyingi. In Nkuringo sector there are 3 families which are Nkuringo family, Bishaho family and Christmas family.
Check out the other dwellers of Bwindi that you might encounter on this Uganda gorilla safari
Other inhabitants of this pristine jungle include primates like chimpanzees, monkeys like the black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, l’hoest monkeys, over 350 bird species can be found in the thick forests canopies of Bwindi which are were named impenetrable due to the thick undergrowth in these forests and these include 23 albertine rift endemics like the African green broadbill, northern double collared sunbird, shelly’s crimson wing grey crown crested crane, Rwenzori apalis, western green tinkerbird, cinnamon chested bee eater, crowned hornbill and many more. After an epic moment with the gentle and quite amazingly shy gorillas, brace yourself for a thrilling encounter with Bwindi impenetrable national park’s occupants in this most beautiful place on the planet for 2019 as voted by CNN an international news and travel satellite channel as you traverse it following one of the numerous nature trails here. In its submission, CNN said of Bwindi as “Dense, lush and otherworldly, Bwindi impenetrable forest is of the last redoubts of the mountain gorilla. Over 400 call this UNESCO-protected national park home, with the chance for visitors to trek to and meet habituated groups.” Then still at the same April 2019, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has been voted by CNN as “15 out of 23 places with the best hikes in the world”
Itinerary highlights of the 3-day Uganda gorilla trekking tour
This 3-days short Uganda safari kicks off with an incredible road adventure that see you drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park. The second day commences with an incredible Uganda gorilla tours experience as you go on a mountain gorilla trekking search for any one of the 17 gorilla families and when you finally get to meet them please savor the moment as you only got an hour with these magnificent being. After the epic encounter with the gorillas on a gorilla tour Uganda, you are in for a memorable leisure nature stroll as you explore this beautiful place in the world for 2019. The 3 days gorilla trekking tour Uganda draws to a close with a return leg trip to Kampala on the third day.
Detailed itinerary of a 3-days gorilla tour Uganda
Day 1 of the 3 days Uganda gorilla trekking tour
After a heart-warming early morning breakfast from your hotel, ready yourself for a pic up from the hotel in Entebbe or Kampala. Strap yourself in for an epic Uganda gorilla trekking safari road adventure journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park that’s located about 500km or a 10-hour drive away from Kampala city the capital of Uganda. Regardless of what is seemingly like a long journey, this Uganda safari or Uganda tour road adventure is loaded with a myriad of experiences that will definitely make it worth your while.
Be entertained by the numerous attractions on your Uganda gorilla trekking tour
The multitudes of various experiences begin with sight of the ever friendly warm hearted Ugandans who will take off a second to give you a genuine smile and wave on realizing a new visitor is passing by them, the ever friendly Ugandan kids will likely give you an emphatic welcome as they chant “bye muzungu” phrase. Then as you proceed you will meet the latitude 0o or what is commonly called the equator line in Kayabwe and while here you will be able to in 2 different halves of the world at the same time and place! You will be taken through the difference between water and wind movements in the 2 hemispheres of the world.
Take a leap of faith and enjoy a culinary tour while on a Uganda gorilla safari tour.
After a learning encounter at the equator, you will have another stopover in Mbarara for an African lunch at Igongo culture center. If you have room for a diversity in food cuisines, then try out a delicacy in that part of Uganda called “eshabwe” and I promise you this delicacy is “finger licking good!” Then enjoy the rest of the journey as you view the rolling Kigezi hills as draw closer to your final destination Bwindi impenetrable forest.
A pool of lodging facilities to choose from while on a safari Uganda
Depending on the budget size of your tour, you are definitely catered for as Bwindi Impenetrable National Park comes with a wide range of lodging options to fit any budget size which include luxury/ up market budget size, mid-range budget size and low budget size.
Treat yourself to luxury from a variety of luxury lodges In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
A traveler on an up-market budget size should find comfort inn lodging in some of Bwindi’s finest luxury accommodation facilities Like
Mahongany Springs: offers you super and presidential suites that come with twin or double and triple beds to cater for a large family. To crown it up, the lodge has double glass windows to increase your view of the natural wonder and this also comes along with a private terrace for you and mosquito nets to keep these disturbing insects away from you. Come and enjoy a relaxed million-dollar view of this pristine jungle.
Gorilla Forest Camp: This lodge is equipped with 8 chalets that come with big queen size beds, a big bath tub and a private veranda. The camp also provides a lounge area for all guests to mingle. It has a dining area that comes with silver service and a small spar and bar.
Buhoma Lodge: This lodge is located in the Buhoma sector, this lodge has 10 luxury chalets with en suite bathrooms with both hot and cold water and flushing toilets, an elevated lounge area, bar, dining facilities, free Wi-Fi, recharging facilities 3 pin UK plugs in the lounge area and mosquito nets to keep the bugs away.
Chameleon Hill Lodge: Located on the shores of lake Mutandara, Chameleon Hill Lodge comes with 10 private cottages that can accommodate 20 people, with 5 twin rooms. Each of these private cottages has distinct color to represent the surrounding background that truly reflects its name as a chameleon keeps on changing its colours to fit in its ever change surrounding.
Clouds Mountain Lodge: Clouds Mountain Lodge is found in the Nkuringo sector and this lodge offers you a one of a kind views of the 8 Virunga volcanoes while in Bwindi impenetrable forest which comes with 10 cottages, restaurant, bar lounging area and reading room.
Gorilla Safaris Lodge: This comes along with 16 en-suite cottages that are fully self-contained with both hot and cold running water, flushing toilets and solar lights and a private terrace. The cottage has a well-stocked bar and restaurant.
All these luxury lodges have mastered the art of availing high-quality services that come in luxurious cottages with unsuite facilities, private terraces, free wi-fii, lounge area, fire place, on-site dining areas, well trained and groomed staff that will always be at your service with a genuine and heartwarming smile.
Mid-range accommodation on a gorilla safari Uganda
There are also many mid-range facilities that will give equally high-quality services but at a relatively cheaper price than the luxury lodging options, these include
Gorilla Mist Camp: This is found in the Ruhija region which has 3 gorilla families, gorilla mist camp gives you a home away from home feeling given their ultimate care attended to their guests in their uniquely nestled lodge with impressive views of the wild jungle.
Icumbi Gorilla Lodge: The lodge offers 9 en suite cottages that are spacious hence giving you a lot of comfort as you settle in. Icumbi gorilla lodge offers a well-stocked bar, restaurant and dining services, evening camp fire, laundry services.
Nkuringo Gorilla Camp: Located in the heart of the Nkuringo local community, Nkuringo gorilla camp is a warm place to stay while on on your visit to Bwindi Impenetrable national park Uganda visit. The lodge offers 18 cottages that are fully self-contained and have been perfectly situated to give you the best view of the stunning Bwindi forest canopy
Bakiga Lodge: Located within the Ruhija sector. Bakiga lodge comes with 8 spectacularly crafted cottages with en suites services and private terraces with spectacular views of the Bwindi jungles. Bakiga lodge has a great restaurant with delicious African foods that have been prepared with an exotic touch to meet the tastes of its esteemed guests. Other services here include solar power, bar services, lounge area and fire place.
Rushaga Gorilla Camp: Located in the Rushaga sector, This camp comes with 14 luxury tents and 12 standard cabins that have been exceptionally perched on a hill to give you that unique and amazing view of the Bwindi jungle as it sprawls from one hill to another. All these guest rooms come with en suite facilities and private terraces for you to sit on and marvel at this uniquely poised piece of nature’s work.
Volcanoes Bwindi lodge: This lodge has 8 bandas with each banda giving you a spectacular view of the magnificent Bwindi forest canopy. This still provides you with en suite bathrooms to each of the banda and also a private terrace for to sit on and wonder and this incredibly beautiful work of nature. Enjoy a nice meal from the on site restaurant
For those on a budget travel you still covered as you can lodge in facilities like Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Icumbi Gorilla Lodge and Rushaga Gorilla Camp in their standard rooms that are priced competitively to meet your budget size.
Seat back and enjoy a relaxed evening
After this comfortably settling in and freshening up, take time off to sit and relax in the lodge’s well-manicured lawns or at your already secured mini paradise of a private terrace and marvel at this pristine work of nature as you feel the gentle breeze blowing all your troubles away, hear numerous birds as they glorious sing as if they have realized your presence amidst them then engage with other fellow lodgers about the highlights of this memorable visit to Bwindi as you wait for dinner to be served at 20:00hrs then relax in the warm and cozy lounge as you get to chit chat with other lodgers present, when you feel tired of the conversations retreat to your premium bed and get comfortable for a relaxed night.
Day 2 of the 3-day Uganda gorilla trekking tour
The second day of this Uganda gorilla safari tour begins with early morning sounds composed by the sweet melodramatic chirps and twittering made by some of the 350bird species that are the official residents of this tropical paradise as they sing their hearts off to the new day break coupled with short interludes of interjections made by other mammals that call this natural paradise home. Have an early morning breakfast at 06:30hrs then depart with a packed lunch box as you transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing about the entire Uganda gorilla trekking tour process which will only take 30 minutes. During the briefing you will be grouped into small groups of not more 8 individuals and each group will be assigned to track a specific gorilla family and guide to lead you on this Uganda gorilla tour tracking expedition.
Embark on a once in a life time Uganda gorilla safari tour
After the briefing, you will embark on a gorilla tracking expedition into the Bwindi jungle, on locating the gorilla family you have been tracking, immerse yourself in observing our closest relatives as they go about their daily rounds such as feeding, nurturing their young ones, if you are lucky enough and find them in a jovial mood, the young ones might even break some of the rules like maintaining a 7- meter distance between themselves and you and might get close to you in order to incorporate you in their plays. Please come along with a good camera so that you can have some of these magical moments immortalized forever to act as a reminiscent about the fun you had while here. At the end of your contact hour with the gorillas, the guide will call off the re union between you and gorillas and you will now track back to the park center where you will be rewarded for your efforts with a tracking certificate.
A memorable evening nature walk.
Now it’s time to have your packed lunch with a bush vibe after which take time off to have the sumptuous meal settle properly in your belly. After a lunch break, set off to the next step in your expedition in Bwindi impenetrable national park which is to traverse the Bwindi jungle in an leisure nature walk, get armed with your binoculars as they will come in handy as you get to zoom in on some of the inhabitants of this jungle that might be a bit far away from your eye, and if you’re a birding enthusiast don’t forget the birds list for the bird species here to help you tick off some of the birds you will encounter while strolling this magical paradise. This nature stroll will give you ample time to get immersed in this tropical paradise and discover why it has been voted “the world’s most beautiful place for 2019” by one of the world’s leading cable news and travel television CNN. The end of this nature leisure stroll culminates into the end of your days activity hence you retreat back to the lodge to freshen up in en suite bathrooms with warm water aimed at giving you a relaxed bush shower then make your way to the cozy and warm lounge area and get to chat with other lodgers here as you get to share some of the highlights of your days engagements as you wait for dinner to served after which you can choose to continue fraternizing with the people you with or retire to your bed and rest from the exciting day you have just concluded.
Day 3 of the 3-day Uganda gorilla trekking tour
This day draws your wild gorilla trekking safari Uganda experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to a dramatic closure. Wake up at 07:00 hrs and take a warm typical English breakfast then check out of the lodge and jump into the safari van for a return trip back to Kampala or Entebbe for an on-ward flight back to home or you can choose to stay and experience of more this beautiful part of the African continent.
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