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3 days gorilla trekking Bwindi

A 3 days gorilla trekking Bwindi safari offers visitors a chance to explore the mighty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park to take part in the famous Gorilla trekking. This trip leads you to the amazing Lake Bunyonyi blessed with a stunning beauty. While at Bunyonyi, you will get a chance to experience the traditional Canoe ride interacting with local people and spotting many bird species.

Safari Highlights

Day1: Transfer from Kampala/Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day2: Gorilla trekking and Batwa cultural visit

Day3: Canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi and transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe

Detailed 3 days Gorilla Trekking Bwindi itinerary

Day1: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park

Immediately after an early breakfast, you will meet our driver/guide. He will start by briefing you about your gorilla tour to Bwindi. After the briefing, you will set off for an 8-9 hour journey to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Western Uganda.

This park is best known for its huge number of Mountain Gorillas and it offers the best gorilla safari experience in the whole world. During your road trip, you will branch off several places such as the Equator at Kayabwe.

Lunch will be taken at Agip Motel in Mbarara after which you will continue to Bwindi forest. Upon arrival in the park, you will check in at your lodge for dinner and overnight.


Budget: Trekkers Tavern Cottages

Midrange: Gorilla Mist Camp

Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge

Day 2: Gorilla trekking experience and afternoon transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

On this 2nd day of your 3 days Gorilla trekking Bwindi, you will wake up very early for a delicious breakfast, then transfer to park headquarters for briefing. You will be grouped and assigned ranger guides according to different Gorilla families.

At around 8:00 am, you will be transferred to the starting point where you will begin your trek. While hiking through the wilderness in search for a habituated gorilla family, expect to encounter different bird and insect species. Once you find a gorilla family, you will be allowed to spend only one hour with it. You are free to take photos, record videos as you learn more about their interesting life in jungles.

After this memorable session with the gorillas, you will return to your lodge for lunch and refreshments. During the afternoon, you will head out for the Batwa community walk & learn more about the unique culture of these people. From there, you will be transferred to Lake Bunyonyi one of Uganda’s most beautiful lakes with numerous islands. On arrival you will check in at your lodge for dinner and an overnight.


Budget: Crater Bay Cottages

Midrange: Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Luxury: Bird Nest Bunyonyi

Day 3:  Traditional Canoe ride and Transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe

Your 3rd day will begin with a quick breakfast after which you will head for a canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi. During the boat canoe, you will get a chance to spot as many birds as you can. The canoe ride gives you a chance to explore all the 29 islands on this beautiful lake. After, you will return to the lodge, check out and embark on your journey back to Kampala. Lunch will be at Igongo cultural Centre. Upon arrival in Kampala or Entebbe, our driver will take you to your lodge and this will mark the end of your 3 days gorilla trekking Bwindi safari.

Safari includes;

Gorilla trekking permit

Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle

Bottled drinking water

Full board accommodation

Fluent English speaking Driver/guide


Park entry fees

Safari excludes;

Visa fees

Personal insurance





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