3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour

3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour

Highlights of Uganda Safari

Join the adventure of a lifetime with our 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the country’s southwestern region. This incredible journey offers an unforgettable encounter with mountain gorillas. It includes accommodation at an eco-friendly lodge situated just 10 minutes from the park entrance, dedicated to uplifting the local community.

Our 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour is designed to support sustainable and responsible efforts aimed at promoting conservation and community empowerment in the Gorilla Highlands Region.

Habitat Protection

– Revenue Reinvestment: Proceeds from gorilla trekking permits are reinvested in protecting and preserving the gorillas’ natural habitat. This includes anti-poaching efforts, habitat restoration, and gorilla population monitoring. This approach ensures ongoing funding for conservation and community projects, supporting long-term sustainability.

– Gorilla Health and Research: Funds from gorilla trekking also contribute to research and veterinary care, enabling the maintenance of healthy gorilla populations and enhancing our understanding of these endangered animals.

Local Community Development

– Economic Benefits: Gorilla trekking provides direct financial benefits to local communities through employment opportunities as guides, porters, and lodge and tourism facility staff.

– Revenue Sharing Programs: A portion of the revenue from trekking permits is allocated to community development projects, such as constructing schools, healthcare facilities, and clean water initiatives, thereby improving the quality of life for residents.

– Community Involvement: Local communities actively participate in decision-making processes related to tourism and conservation efforts, addressing their needs and concerns and fostering a sense of ownership and responsibility toward gorilla conservation.

– Economic Incentive: The financial benefits from tourism create a strong economic incentive for local communities and the government to prioritize conservation over potentially harmful activities like logging or agricultural expansion.

Environmental Sustainability

– Regulated Trekking: Gorilla trekking in Uganda is highly regulated to minimize environmental impact. The number of visitors per gorilla group is limited to eight people, and strict guidelines are enforced to reduce human-wildlife conflict and environmental degradation.

– Eco-friendly Accommodations: Lodges around the national parks embrace eco-friendly practices, such as using renewable energy sources, reducing waste, and promoting sustainable resource use, further minimizing the ecological footprint of the 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour.

Highlights of the 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour

Highlights of the 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour in Southwestern Uganda, starting and ending in Entebbe:

  • Explore Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home to the majestic mountain gorillas.
  • Gorilla Trekking experience, spending an unforgettable hour with a selected gorilla family.
  • Enjoy scenic countryside drives in both open-sided and pop-up roof 4×4 vehicles, offering optimal wildlife viewing opportunities.
  • Airport or hotel transfers are provided at the beginning and end of the tour for your convenience.
  • Optional additional accommodation can be arranged at an extra cost before the tour begins and on the last day, ensuring a seamless and comfortable experience.

Itinerary for the 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour

Day 1: Kampala – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Your adventure begins as your safari guide greets you with a warm Ugandan welcome at either the airport or your hotel. Set off for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Our first stop is the iconic Equator crossing point. Here, you can watch the demonstration of the Northern Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere.

Next, we journey to the Igongo Cultural Centre for a delightful lunch with local cuisine. It’s a cultural immersion, giving you a taste of Uganda’s rich heritage. After that, continue the drive through picturesque farmlands and the Gorilla Highlands, where rolling hills and lush landscapes set the stage for the adventures ahead.

As evening falls, arrive in Bwindi  Region and settle into your lodgings taking in the serene surroundings on this 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour. Tomorrow, the real adventure begins.

Accommodation at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

Munyanga-Waterfall Trail

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Experience in Bwindi

Start your day with breakfast, as today promises the highlight of your safari: an extraordinary encounter with the Gentle Giants of Bwindi Forest! After breakfast, we’ll head to the national park offices where you’ll be grouped into parties of eight and assigned a gorilla family to track. Each group will be led by an experienced ranger guide who will enrich your experience with insights about the gorillas and the forest.

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure as you begin your gorilla trekking journey. The trek can vary in duration from two to eight hours, depending on the location of the gorilla family allocated to your group. You’ll hike through dense forest paths, ascend steep slopes, and sometimes encounter slippery terrain, especially if it rains. This challenging yet rewarding journey through the natural habitat of these magnificent mountain gorillas offers a unique opportunity to observe them in their environment.

The Gorilla Trekking Experience

After spotting the gorillas, you will spend a magical hour observing these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, witnessing their feeding rituals, playful interactions, graceful movements, and grooming sessions.

Following this unforgettable encounter, you’ll trek back to the trailhead and then transfer you back to Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge. Here, amidst the tranquil surroundings, you can relax and contemplate the extraordinary experiences of the day. Immerse yourself in the comfort of the lodge, sharing stories and memories of your close encounter with mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest.

How To Obtain a Gorilla Trekking Permit

Day 3: Travel back to Entebbe or Kigali in Rwanda for departure

After completing your incredible 3 day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour, you will have the option to return to Entebbe or Kigali, Rwanda by either enjoying a picturesque drive or taking a convenient flight. As you travel, we will make a stop for lunch along the route, allowing you to unwind and reminisce about the unforgettable moments you experienced. Upon arriving at your chosen destination, our guide will ensure you are safely dropped off, marking the end of this truly remarkable adventure with us.

Included in the 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour

Ground transportation in a safari customized 4WD Toyota Landcruiser with gasoline/fuel, Mineral water, Gorilla permit ( USD 800 per person), English-speaking Driver/guide, primate permits, Accommodation and Meals, Park Entrance Fees, Statutory Taxes where applicable   

Excluded in the 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour

International Airfares; Excess baggage charges; Ugandan Entry Visa Fees USD 50 per person; Room service, Alcoholic drinks, and Beverages, Laundry, etc; Tips and Gratuities,  International Airport Departure Taxes, Optional activities unless specified as included, Any other services not expressly shown in the itinerary or indicated as included.  

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