3 Days Bwindi Budget Gorilla Trekking Safari
3 Days Bwindi Budget Gorilla Trekking Safari: Trekking the rare mountain gorillas on a fixed budget might seem quite impossible, but it isn’t the case! You can now embark on a 3 days budget gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda.
Highlights for 3 Days Bwindi Budget Gorilla Trekking Safari.
- Day 1: Pick up & Transfer to Bwindi
- Day 2: Gorilla Trekking & Batwa Trail Experience
- Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala & Departure
Detailed Itinerary for 3 Days Bwindi Budget Gorilla Trekking Safari.
Day 1: Pickup & Transfer to Bwindi.
Pickup & Transfer to Bwindi: On Day 1 of your 3 Days Bwindi Budget Gorilla Trekking Safari, our guide will pick you up from your hotel in Kampala city. You will then embark on a 6 to 8 hour road trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will have a stopover at the equator monuments in Kayabwe and later in Mbarara city for lunch. Proceed with your drive to Bwindi where upon your arrival in the park, you will check into your accommodation for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking & Batwa Trail Experience.
Gorilla Trekking: Have breakfast very early at you lodge as your guide will pick you up at 6am. You will embark on a short journey to the Parks headquarters in Buhoma or the southern part of the park depending on which gorilla group you are going to track. You are supposed to be at Buhoma at exactly 7am for a briefing by the park’s head ranger which will begin at 8am and then you will be put in groups of 8 individuals per group depending on the gorilla group you are going to track. Tracking begins at exactly 8:30 am hence endeavor to always keep time.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has a total of 15 habituated gorilla groups that are tracked from four trailheads. Of these 15 habituated gorilla groups, 3 are found in Buhoma area in the northwest part of the park; while 4 gorilla groups are situated in Ruhija in the eastern part of Bwindi and 8 gorilla groups in Nkuringo and Rushaga respectively, located south of Bwindi.
Each tracking group consists of strictly eight individuals with each group having a park guide and ranger. Tracking can take about 1- 8 hours or more depending how easily and quick the gorillas are spotted. Once you have located a gorilla group, you will be given exactly an hour with them. After your gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Forest, you will be given time to have your packed lunch in case your carried some from your lodge.
Batwa Trail Experience: The Batwa trail experience is one of the most interesting and adventurous activities that are conducted in the park. This hiking experience is conducted by local Batwa guides in Bwindi impenetrable forest. You will get to learn a lot including how to hunt using tradition hunting tools and methods, how to use herbs to medicinal purposes and so much more. You will have an opportunity to interact with some of the Batwa local, who are also referred to as Pygmies.
Head back to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala & Departure.
Transfer back to Kampala & Departure: On the last day of your 3 days Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Safari, you will check out of your lodge and meet up with your guide. You will then embark on your journey back to Kampala city with a stopover at Igongo Cultural Center for lunch. Proceed with your transfer back to Kampala where upon your arrival in the city, your guide/driver will drop you off at a hotel of your choice or directly at Entebbe airport in time for you to check-in and board your flight back home. End of Uganda Safari Tour.