3 Days of Wonderful Experience in Uganda, Gorilla Trekking


This 3 Days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda offers the simplest short-lived safaris in Uganda having the scenic drive to Bwindi Impenetrable park southwestern Uganda and trekking the gorillas

The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in southwestern Uganda. The park is a component of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and is situated along with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) border next to the Virunga National Park and on the sting of the Albertine Rift.

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Gorilla tracking is the park’s main tourist attraction, and it generates much revenue for Uganda Wildlife Authority. Tourists wishing to track gorillas must first obtain a permit, and our company will obtain for you a tracking permit at no extra cost.

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National park
mountain gorilla

Selected gorilla families are habituated to human presence, and therefore the number of tourists is tightly controlled to stop risks to the gorillas and degradation of the habitat. Only 8 people can track a gaggle for a limited time of 1 hour. Therefore it’s essential to book your permit earlier, you can book two years prior.

“There are strict rules for tourists to reduce the chance of diseases passing from them to the gorillas”. 

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Guided Tours, Jungle, Trekking, Wildlife
  • Activity Level Challenging
  • Group Size Medium Group
All about the 3 Days of Wonderful Experience in Uganda, Gorilla Trekking.

The 3 days gorilla safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a short Uganda gorilla tour taking you 2 nights, 3 days. Your tour includes mountain gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi, Batwa visit, en-route visit to the Equator crossing and meals, beautiful countryside views.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a magical gorilla highland set in the Southwest and accessing it takes 8-9 hours. Gazetted in 1991, Bwindi is housed half of all the 1063 mountain gorillas that the world boasts of today-the rare species which only thrive in Uganda, Rwanda, and D.R. Congo. The 3 days gorilla safari Bwindi will start and end in Kampala or Entebbe in Uganda.


The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Travel in a 4×4 car
  • Professional guide in Uganda
  • Park fees
  • 2 nights’ accommodation and meals
  • All activities in the 3 days except optional ones
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Pre and post-tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala
  • International airfares
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Gorilla safari permits
  • Laundry
  • Tips
  • Shopping
  • Insurance
  1. Day 1 Transfer to Bwindi Forest

    Day one of the 3 days gorilla safari Bwindi begins with early breakfast and then drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. A leisurely lunch is served to you at Igongo Cultural Centre after a photography experience at Equator crossing. Drive straight afterward to check into the lodge you booked around Bwindi National Park for relaxation and a night stay.



    Luxury: Buhoma Lodge, Gorilla Forest Camp

    Midrange: Silverback Lodge, Engagi Lodge in Bwindi

    Budget/Basic: Ruhija Community Rest Camp

  2. Day 2 Gorilla trekking Tour

    An early morning breakfast, after, report to Bwindi headquarters at Buhoma sector to the North. You will be orientated about gorilla trekking regulations, assigned a gorilla family and the actual trek begins from 8:00 am. Trek through the dense rainforest, search for mountain gorillas with butterflies, other mammals, birds while on the way.


    Today’s experience will last 2-6 hours and after you have met a gorilla group, the park official will let you spend 1 hour with gorillas while maintaining a distance of about 10m. Retreat after observing mountain gorillas in the misty forest of Bwindi have lunch. Later, go learn, interact with the Batwa pygmies who are said to have spent 500,000 years, and explore different cultures, traditions, and lifestyles.



    Luxury: Buhoma Lodge, Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla

    Midrange: Silverback Lodge, Engagi Lodge in Bwindi

    Budget/Basic: Ruhija Community Rest Camp

  3. Day 3 Departure

    Check out of the lodge you slept in for the past 2 nights that is after breakfast and then drive back to Kampala via Mbarara, Masaka. This will mark the end of 3 days gorilla safari at Bwindi National Park in Southwestern Uganda.

Bwindi has a wide range of accommodations, to suit all categories and tastes, from luxury lodges, mid-range, low-range, rustic bush camps, guesthouses, campsites to community homesteads.

Buhoma lodge
Buhoma lodge

Buhoma Lodge commands spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to the endangered Mountain Gorilla. Situated on the edge of the National Park, a short distance from the meeting point for gorilla tracking.

  • Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
  • Lake Kitandara Bwindi Camp
  • Buhoma Lodge
  • Silverback Lodge
  • Mahogany springs camp

Drinking water, Packed Food, well grooved boots to overcome sliding while climbing the mountain, camera/phones, Rain coat and face mask to prevent  Covid infection to the gorillas.

Gorilla trekking  ranges from  3 hours to 8 hours depending on the locations where the gorillas slept the previous night.

A maximum of eight people per trek are allowed to visit a family of gorillas

Visitors must keep a distance not less than 10 meters from the gorillas family.

Around 9 hours and 17 minutes time.

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