3 Day Gorilla Trekking Adventure in Uganda

Take a 3 day gorilla trekking adventure in Uganda’s foggy mountains. The highlight of your trip will be meeting Uganda’s mountain gorillas. You will travel through the magnificent bush and spend an incredible hour with the mountain gorillas during your gorilla trekking adventure. After the hike, you will spend the second night on the outskirts of Queen Elizabeth National Park’s Ishasha sector before returning to Entebbe/Kampala the next day after your gorilla trekking safari.

Mountain Gorilla hiking is a bucket-list experience that draws many visitors to Uganda. Because these giant apes can only be found in the highlands of Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda, going on a journey to view them is a very unique experience. The trekking gorilla groups have become used to humans, and only eight tourists per day are permitted to visit each group.

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Lodge

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Easy

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Details Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Uganda

Our 3 Day Gorilla Trekking Adventure in Uganda starts with collection from your pre-tour hotel in Kampala at 7:30am.

Leaving Kampala we drive the 283 km’s to Mbarara, travelling via Masaka. We pause at the Equator to take photographs of the crossing, stretch our legs and enjoy some snacks. Then we continue to Igongo Cultural village where we visit the Ankole Museum. At Igongo we learn about the Bahima and Ankole cultures of Uganda, getting a glimpse into the history of these interesting people.

We break our journey for lunch in Mbarara and then head to Bwindi Forest. The dense rainforest of Bwindi, famous for its gorilla population, is one of the most fertile and rich in the world, being home to a variety of primates, animals, insects and exotic birds.

 

Day 2: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Gorilla Trekking – Uganda

Day two starts with an early morning breakfast and a trekking brief from the Uganda Wildlife Authority guide, before embarking on the once-in-a-lifetime experience of trekking mountain gorillas in the wild.

We head off into the lush vegetation of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for endangered gorilla trekking, the highlight of visiting Uganda, if not Africa. This gorilla walk can take up to six hours, so a reasonable degree of fitness and a sturdy pair of walking shoes are required. The thrill of encountering these gentle primates in the wild is well worth the sometimes challenging trek through the thick undergrowth.

Once we find the African Mountain Gorillas we spend some time watching them feed, groom and interact with each other. We get to hear the gorillas communicating with one another and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant adult male gorillas, called Silverbacks. Encountering these giant apes is one of Africa’s most poignant wildlife experiences. Each gorilla encounter is unique, offering its own rewards. We generally get up close to the adult gorillas to watch them feeding, grooming and resting, as well as witnessing the young gorillas at play.

In the afternoon we explore a local community on foot, to gain insight into the ways of the Ugandan people living near Bwindi Park. See what rural life is like in this part of Africa, meet the locals and support the Buhoma community in the process. After our walk in Buhoma village we return to the intimate lodge and have a drink together, recounting our unforgettable adventures with the African Mountain Gorillas.

 

Day 3: Bwindi Forest to Kampala or Entebbe – Uganda

After breakfast we leave the community lodge, returning to Kampala along the Kasese-Fort Portal road. We travel via the Queen Elizabeth National Park game viewing en route. Wildlife sightings in the national park include elephants, lions, buffalo, waterbucks, warthogs and various birds.

Our scenic drive takes us through the foothills of Mount Rwenzori towards Fort Portal, where we stop for lunch. From Fort Portal we continue to Kampala or Entebbe bringing this 3 Day Gorilla Trekking Adventure in Uganda to a close. Airport drop-off can be arranged free of charge, if you are flying out on the last day of the safari.

  • All transfers according to program
  • Safari costing Includes 18% VAT (Government Tax ) Value Added Tax
  • English speaking safari guide
  • All executions mentioned in this proposal
  • Entrance fees to all National Parks.
  • Bed Night Levy
  • Overnight all Hotels / Campsites according to program
  • FB during safari
  • Safari starts with lunch boxes and ends with lunch boxes on the last day of safari.
  • When Special Offer is given out (Dinner and Breakfast is included)
  • Check out time from any lodge is at 10.00 Am
  • 1.5 liters mineral water per person per day on safari; tea; coffee
  • Driver/guide and vehicle for Safaris without km limit
  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Drinks (if not mentioned above)
  • Tips
  • Expenses of personal nature (like souvenirs)
  • Excursions and trips not included in this program (e.g. Serengeti Balloon Safari),

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Based on 17 reviews
Susana
Susana
2022-08-22
Una experiencia genial. A fantastic safari Hemos estado con MAASAI AFRICAN GUIDES & DMC Ltd. y con Wild Untouched Adventure por Tanzania y ha sido una experiencia fantástica. 13 días con Ronnie y Cosbi con safaris (Serengeti, Sinya, el paso del río Mara, Tarangire, Ngorongoro, lago Manyara, lago Natron...) y otras experiencias inolvidables como la visita a los bosquimanos, los Masai, el mercado local, excursiones en bici y por el río, etc. Ronnie y Cosbi son unos guías geniales que nos han hecho sentir como en casa. Sin duda los recomiendo a todo los que quieran viajar por Tanzania. Nosotros ya tenemos ganas de repetir.
Orit Kraitsman
Orit Kraitsman
2022-08-12
Safari trip with Charles We had great five days with Charles and his team - Goji and Denise. Charles helped us to arrange the tour and booked all the hotels. Everything was great, we saw a lot of animals and had a lot of fun. Charles was always available and responsive, before and during the trip. I highly recommend.
ofer Segal
ofer Segal
2022-07-23
Only Charles 8 days Safari with Charles. The best guide we could have asked for.Born as a proud Maasai, Charles knows the wildlife of Tanzania like his own hands. He spotted a Chita where all others missed, minded for us and all our needs and wants.Highly recommend!!!!
Eva-Maria W
Eva-Maria W
2022-05-26
Great Safari with Joel We had Joel as our guide, and he really made sure we had a great experience during our safari. We visited the Ngorogoro crater & Serengeti and were lucky to even catch a lion with her cubs. Unique experience with a great guide that always made us feel safe and answered happily a lot of questions about all the animals, Tanzania and the massai. Highly recommended! Asante sana!
מוטי י
מוטי י
2022-04-10
Charles is the most good guide For the start, only charles.. And now we can continue. He is so professional, so nice, he know everything on the country, trees, animals... I dont think there is question that he dont have a good answer. He makes our honeymoon the base holiday! He is loyal and make feeling a lot of confidence in country in afrika. It feels like im in germany with the conference! If you ask me? Only charles!
Kristoffer B
Kristoffer B
2022-03-07
Highly recommended! I had the pleasure of spending a week on Kilimanjaro with the most friendly, supportive and welcoming team imaginable. From arrival to departure, we felt very well taken care of by both the trekking team led by guide Shambani and Charles’ team in Arusha. I highly recommend Maasai African Guides to anyone interested in taking up the challenge of climbing Kilimanjaro or looking to explore the Arusha area.
Thomas A
Thomas A
2021-10-09
3 days safari going to Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater It was a fantastic experience in these exceptional natural environments, Charles was a very attentive, knowledgeable and friendly guide, he answered all my many questions and we saw a lot of wildlife
Ron
Ron
2021-10-01
Charles is the best guide to explorer the safari parks in Tanzania We just return from 8 days adventure in Tanzania, and Charles was our guide. He was incredible, reliable, professional, with fluque English and we enjoyed with him a lot. He did a lot to make us satisfied. In the parks he was amazing find us many amazing animals that we couldn't see without he shows us. As a Massay he leave and breath and respect the wild animals and the nature in Tanzania. Most recommended to visit only with a guide like him that knows every rode every trail, and each creature...
katarina v
katarina v
2021-09-18
Tarangire Serengeti Ngoro Ngoro safari I had Charles as a guide during a 4 day safari to Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngoro Ngoro and it was the most beautiful experience.Charles has an incredible knowledge about the animals, the nature, the country... He knows the animals so well that we saw all of them, even the Chita who's so difficult to spot sometimes. He not only knows them but he loves them and is very respectful of the surroundings and nature in general.I highly recommend Charles for his kindness, his amazing knowledge, his humour and his patience with the group. Really a wonderful experience!
Arik M
Arik M
2021-09-15
Charles - amazing guide and person Charles was our driver and guide at our 30th anniversary 10 days trip to Tanzania. He is experienced, reliable, knowledgeable, a pleasant-mannered person, great to have conversations with. A rare combination of a field man and a certified tour guide. Took care of us from the moment we arrived until returning to the airport at the end of the trip. Patiently answered all our questions (and we had a lot...). Charles was highly motivated to find animals and bring us to them up close, to arrive at the right moment to the great Gnu crossing the Mara River and in general to respond to every request we had. Highly recommended😁

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