Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a home to almost half of the world’s population of the endangered mountain gorillas – more than 400 individuals are found in the park. This 4 days safari is your ultimate opportunity to encounter these endangered primates. A gorilla trekking excursion is the ideal adventure designed for you to encounter a habituated family. Also, you can spend an entire day observing a gorilla family under habituation.
Departure & Return Location
Entebbe International Airport
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Gorilla Trekking Permit
3 Nights Full Board Accommodation
All transportation in destination location
Guide Service Fee
Air tickets & visa fees
Any Private Expenses
What to Expect
Your 4 days Bwindi Gorilla trekking safari will include;
Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Visit the equator en-route
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi
Batwa trail experience & community visit
Return to Kampala
Day 1Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Your Bwindi gorilla trekking safari will begin when you embark on a drive to south-western Uganda, to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – the home of almost half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas. You will briefly visit the equator monument in Kayabwe – Mpigi district, 72 km from Kampala – Uganda’s capital. You will enjoy a scenic drive through the lush greenery and rugged countryside, arriving at Bwindi in the early evening.
Day 2Gorilla trekking in Bwindi
The day’s major highlight will be a gorilla trekking excursion in one of Bwindi’s major regions. There are 12 habituated mountain gorilla families found in the vast Bwindi Impenetrable forest. Your guided trekking expedition will last between 2 – 8 hours. Once you encounter a gorilla family, you will spend an hour observing its members as they go about their day. After the excursion, you will embark on a hike back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3Batwa trail experience and community visit
After having breakfast, you will set out for the famous ‘Batwa trail experience’ – an encounter with the pygmy Batwa, a tribe of native forest dwellers. They will demonstrate their way of life through songs, drama and tales. You will also embark on a community tour and a guided nature walk through the vast Bwindi and nearing communities. As the dusk sets in, you will return to your lodge.
Day 4Return drive to Kampala – end of safari
On the last day of your gorilla trekking safari, you will embark on a return drive to Kampala. You will have lunch in Mbarara town and later visit Mbambire, a crafts centre where local drums are made. Once you reach the capital, your guide will drop you at your residence or drive you to the airport to catch your flight.