3 Day Gorilla Trekking in Uganda Safari

Take part in a 3 days Uganda Gorilla Trek Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the home of the mighty mountain gorillas. This UNESCO World Heritage site covers 321 km2 in south-western Uganda at altitudes from 1160m to 2607m above sea level. The park is known to shelter more than half of the world’s mountain gorilla population.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park also offers opportunities for gorilla trekking with Nyakagezi gorilla family being the most tracked group. The park has three volcanoes namely; Mt Gahinga, Mt Sabyinyo and Mt Muhabura among which you may be able to hike during your visit there. A ranger guide will help you find them on this journey.

What we love about this safari:

Uganda Gorilla trekking

Photo session at the Equator


Day 1: Travel to Bwindi forest for Uganda gorilla trekking safari

After breakfast early morning start off for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest where gorillas are found. This drive takes you through rural and semi-urban Ugandan landscapes including fruit and vegetable markets, craft and drum makers before a stopover at Uganda Equator monument where you get an opportunity to cross into southern hemisphere as well as take some memorable photos.Based on preference, visitors can choose either flight option or road transfer with lunch enroute Mbarara town plus scenic view points along Masaka – Mbarara highway.

Drive time – 8 hours Or Scheduled Flight – 1 hour and 50 minutes L & D

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Uganda

Uganda Gorilla trekking safari begins with briefing from your driver guide who will pick from lodge after breakfast at around 7am. At this point, UWA rangers meet clients and give them seats to rest on while waiting for briefing time which is usually 8am.The driver guide registers visitors with the on duty ranger so that they can be allocated a gorilla family.

The ranger guide will also give a brief about the park and how to interact well with it plus community around there. So after this you are given a gorilla family to trek and then start walking into the forest. Depending on where gorillas are located, a drive might be made up to trail head.

It’s always good to hire porters who help carry day packs since sometimes gorillas may be far from where trekking starts. They also assist in navigating steep slopes which could be slippery due rain.

B, L & D

Day 3: Transfer to Entebbe

Today we drive back to Kampala. We shall have lunch at the equator and take photos both in northern and southern hemispheres signifying end of this wonderful Uganda safari holidays.

Drive time – 8 hours Or Scheduled Flight – 1 hour and 50 minutes B & L