3 Days Gorilla Trekking Bwindi Uganda - Self Drive Tour.
Embark on a self-guided 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Bwindi with a self drive car following our detailed itinerary.
3 Days Gorilla Trekking Bwindi will guide you to Bwindi impenetrable national park located in south western Uganda and a home to half of the world’s mountain gorilla population.
Our Self-guided 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Bwindi will guide you through the various activities done in the park such as gorilla trekking, Batwa trail, nature walks as optional activities taken after trekking. – HIRE A CAR IN UGANDA
Detailed itinerary for the 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Bwindi Uganda;
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi.
We advise our esteemed clients on a Self-guided Uganda Gorilla Safari to start their 1st day early in the morning with a hefty breakfast before embarking on an 8 hour drive from Kampala or Entebbe to Bwindi forest.
You drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park, a domicile to half of the world’s mountain gorilla population through different towns, forests, swamps, mountains and different landscapes.
On arrival check into your booked lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Ideal Lodges in Bwindi; Chameleon hill lodge, Ichumbi gorilla lodge or The four gorillas lodge.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking and Batwa Tour.
On your second day of the 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Bwindi, you will have an early morning breakfast as you prepare to drive to the park headquarters for briefing by the park rangers.
You will proceed to the park for gorilla trekking accompanied by armed park rangers. It involves locating the gorillas by the help of trackers from where they were last spotted the previous day.
The time taken to locate these magnificent primates is not known so one is advised to pack some snacks and enough drinking water.
Only eight people are permitted to visit a gorilla group per day. When you find the gorillas, you are given 1 hour in their presence as you take pictures and watch them as they feed and play.
After gorilla trekking, you can head back to your lodge to refresh and relax though an optional visit to the Batwa can be done as your evening activity.
Dinner and overnight at your lodge that is either Chameleon hill lodge, Ichumbi gorilla lodge or The four gorillas lodge.
Day 3: Drive Back to Kampala/Entebbe.
Have a morning breakfast, checkout and then transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe for your return flight but you will have a stopover at the equator for photography as Uganda is one of the few countries crossed by this latitude.
You will get a chance to take a picture that you will show some of your friends when you return home. Then proceed to your hotel /airport for your return journey
End of the 3 Days Gorilla Safari Bwindi
Inclusions for your Self-Drive 3 Days Gorilla Safari Bwindi;
- Gorilla trekking permits
- knowledgeable driver/guide and fuel
- Bottled drinking water
- Accommodations with mentioned meals
Exclusions for your 3 Days Gorilla Safari Bwindi;
- All activities not mentioned in the Itinerary
- Flights and visa for Uganda
- All Meals and drinks not according to the itinerary
- Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communications
- Optional activities
What to Carry for on your 3 Days Gorilla Safari Bwindi;
- Hiking Boots
- Garden Gloves
- Rain Jacket
- Long Sleeved Shirts/Blouse
- Energy Giving snacks
- Cameras and extra batteries
- Hat and Sunglasses
- Pair of Binoculars
- Insect repellants
Before you set out;
- Don’t visit the gorillas if you have a cold or other infectious illness.
- Have a valid gorilla permit.
- Human waste should be obscured 30cm (12) deep
- Maximum number of visitors is eight people per gorilla group
- When you are with the gorillas, Maintain a 7m (21ft) distance from the gorilla
- Smoking, eating and drinking are not permitted on the tour.
- If you sneeze or cough, cover your face and turn away from the gorillas, as they can catch coughs and colds from humans.
- Visits are limited to one hour per gorilla group per day.
- Don’t use flash photography
It was gazette as a National Park in 1991 and declared a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in 1994.the first inhabitants in this impenetrable forest where the Batwa an indigenous tribe of pygmies found around the park.
They were displaced due to the need of conserving the endangered mountain gorilla that was on its way of extinction. Your visit to the park contributes to the conserving of these magnificent primates.
It can be accessed by,
Road from; Queen Elizabeth National Park to the north (2-3 hours), Kabale to the south (1-2 hours), or from Kampala via Mbarara (6-8 hours), The roads meet at Butogota, 17km from the Buhoma entrance gate.
A 4WD safari vehicle is necessary during the rainy season.
A daily bus service leaves Kampala for Butogota via Rukungiri and Kihiihi. A matatu (public minibus), hire car or boda-boda (motorcycle taxi) can be taken from Butogota to the park entrance gate at Buhoma.
Air from; Entebbe or Kampala (Kajjansi airfield) to the modern tarmac airstrip at Kisoro Planes can also be chartered to the grass Kayonza or Savannah airstrips.
Bwindi is well served by three airfields at Kayonza and Kihiihi for the northern sector and Nyakabande in Kisoro for those going to track gorillas in the southern sector (Nkuringo, Nshongi and Mishaya).