3 days of Gorilla trekking in Uganda
3 days for a safari in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park seems to be few but expect to have a magical journey into a lush jungle. Spending sometime with the endangered species in this jungle is unbelievable feeling one shouldn’t miss. The sheer beauty, brawn and soulful brown eyes, their astonishingly human-like expressions or behaviours aatracts many visitors for 3 days safari. The magical 60 minutes(1 hour) spent with the gorillas will be a remarkable adventure of your whole life. This tour aims at allowing every traveller to have a chance to spend time with the world’s gigantic gorillas in Uganda. African Safari Journeys makes sure you get the best of all while in Uganda.
Arrived at Entebbe Airport on your first day in Uganda for the 3 Days of Gorilla Trekking in Uganda. The drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Southwestern Uganda the distance is quite long, between 8-9 hours but its worth because you have extra to explore. Appreciate the beauty scenic view of the country side while on your ride. In the outskirts of Kampala, you enjoy your movement on the reddish dusty roads with an African massage. Have photograph moments of the different landscapes ranging from plantations, hills, all the way to the borders. To have stopovers is possible to capture the beautiful moments that you will share back home.
Take time and have several stopover forinstance at the Equator crossing at Kayabwe for the photography. Embark on your journey to Mbarara town for Lunch. Several local dishes will be served which would include kalo, matooke,sweet potatoes, cassava and many more depending on your choice. After lunch, continue to Bwindi NP or Kabale for overnight.
After your early morning breakfast, your guide will drive you to Ruhija Park Headquarters for briefing of what to do and not to do while in the park. In this same hour of the briefing, all travelers to trek gorillas in the morning will be divided in to groups of about 8 people and assigned 2 armed park rangers for protection. This is an amazing experience to watch wild animals with human-like behaviors feed, play and doing their every ay activities. In some sections the guide helps you to identify these gorillas especially when the mother gorillas are carrying their babies or breastfeed them.
Trekking for gorillas takes about 5-7 hours depending on the location of mountain gorilla family on that particular day in the dense jungle. Once you identify the gorilla family, you will be allowed to spend one magical hour with them while observing their behavior. Take photographs before you return to the Park Headquarters from this rewarding tour. Spend an overnight at a nearby hotel or lodge which could be at Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tervan Lodge.
After your breakfast, you will be driven back to Kampala then connect to Entebbe. Check-out leaving the pearl of Africa behind and start your journey. Enjoy the rolling hills with terrances and then have lunch in the land of milk, Mbarara. You also decide your next stopover at Mbambire drum makers point. Its optional to buy a souvenir from Uganda though its advisable to have what to show from a unque country, Uganda. The guide will drop you off at the airport to catch your flight back home at that time you booked.