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Uganda Gorilla Safari with 2 gorilla tracking permits/ days- 4 Days

Gorillas and Wildlfe Safaris Hall of Fame Trip Advisor RecommendedMaximize your visit to Africa by tracking the mountain gorillas twice on your Uganda gorilla tour.  This is 4-days Uganda gorilla trekking safari offers you a chance to visit the mountain gorillas twice on your safari to Africa so that you have more time with them in their wild jungles.

We shall ensure you get booked on different gorilla families for your trek in advance so that every time you trek into the jungles to see the gorillas you have a uniquely different approach. The 4-day gorilla trek tour starts and ends in Kampala or Entebbe but we can also start/ end in Kigali if you let us know. Flights to/from Bwindi can also be arranged instead of driving. This is a private and partially group tour - the transfers are private but when hiking to see the gorillas in Bwindi you will be in a group of not more than 7 other persons. You could also choose to fly to Bwindi and back with our 4 Days Flying to the gorilla tour.  

Overview
Detailed Itinerary
2021 Tour Prices (High Season)
Overview

Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari (with 2 gorilla trek permits/ days) - 4 Days

  • Day 1: Meet in Entebbe or Kampala at 7 AM, start the gorilla safari with a drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Along the way, photographs of beautiful African tropical landscapes, the equator, Lake Mburo National Park among others. Lunch will be at a nice restaurant in Mbarara. This gorilla safari can also start/ end in Kigali upon request.  Spend the night in a pre-booked lodge of your choice in or near Bwindi. Dinner shall be at the lodge/ camp.
  • Day 2: Enjoy your first gorilla trekking experience in the jungles of in Bwindi, spend the night in a lodge/ camp near Bwindi. All meals shall be at the lodge/ camp but lunch is packed for you.
  • Day 3: Second of gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest. All meals shall be at the lodge/ camp but lunch is packed for you.
  • Day 4: Drive back to Kampala or Entebbe or Kigali. (There are also daily flights from Bwindi to Entebbe in case you prefer not to drive again. Entebbe-Bwindi flights cost range between $250-370 depending on the location of the gorilla trek.

Why do we think you should track the gorillas two times on 2 consecutive days on one visit in Uganda 

Normally, most visitors to Uganda or Rwanda will do one gorilla trek day and then proceed to another tour activity or just depart back home. Here is the reason why you should consider trekking the gorillas twice on your Uganda gorilla safari this time:

  1. The mountain gorillas, just like humans live in families while in the jungles. Each family, again just like us tends to behave differently in the presence of humans. When you visit the mountain gorillas twice, you have spread your opportunities to explore the different mountain gorilla traits that a person who treks only one day to the gorillas. If say you trekked a gorilla family with few members, on the second attempt we try to get you on a family with many gorillas.
  2. It might seem more costly but you could be saving money when you trek the gorillas twice in one visit to Africa. We have witnessed dozens of of repeat visits over the years - of people returning to have another experience different from the one they had first. If you can mobilize funds and have multiple gorilla treks in one visit, you not only save on flight fares, time, accommodations and all those other logistics involved in arranging a gorilla trekking tour to Uganda or Rwanda.
  3. Doing a second gorilla trek remedies you from the effects of bad weather, "bad" gorillas' behavior,  that could result from a single gorilla trek. Bwindi is an Afromontane rainforest with higher chances of rain all the time regardless of whether it is a dry or wet season. Your chances of having rain on you during your gorilla trek in Bwindi are just so unpredictable. Besides gorilla behave differently in both dry and dry weather. Wet weather could also affect the quality of your gorilla photographs. Having a second gorilla trek enhances your chances of getting totally different environments of gorilla photography.
Detailed Itinerary

Full Tour Itinerary for 4-day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari (2 gorilla treks) Bwindi

This 4 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari allows you to trek gorillas in Bwindi two times. The gorilla trek tour starts and ends in Kampala or Entebbe but we can also start/ end in Kigali if you let us know. Flights to/from Bwindi can also be arranged instead of driving. 

Day 1: Drive (from your hotel in) Kampala/ Entebbe to Bwindi (flight option available as well, let us know in case you need) 

We shall have your Uganda gorilla tour guide meet with you at your hotel (or any other place of stay) in Entebbe or Kampala at 7:00 AM to start the 4 days gorilla trekking safari. The guide will give a brief about the tour before setting off driving to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.  En route, there is a local community popular for making local drums and crafts and a fruit market. Stopover, admire and buy yourself souvenirs.  Proceed to the Equator line taken as one beautiful scenery in Africa - the pathway of the sun and take photographs. 

Our lunch break is planned at a restaurant in Mbarara city and should be about 1 hour. After this, we continue, passing by mountains, tropical rainforest and bamboo forest during the 7 - hour journey.

Your lodge/ camp for the night before the gorilla trek is located in the park of by the park boundary, convenient enough for you to reach the Bwindi park headquarters in a few minutes on the day you do your gorilla tracking. Dinner will be served there as well.

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Up-market: Mahogany Springs Lodge | Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge | Mt. Gahinga Lodge

Moderate: Silverback Lodge Bwindi or Engagi Lodge or Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

Low Budget: Gorilla Conservation Camp | Rushaga Gorilla Haven Lodge | Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Your first Gorilla Trekking Experience in Bwindi

You shall be your first visit to the legendary mountain gorillas of Bwindi today. As the gorilla trek briefing usually commences at 8 am, please plan to have your breakfast from the camp/ lodge early in time. Most of the lodges/camps require short drives to reach the park headquarters, going for about 10 minutes. Your driver shall be available to take you to the offices.

You will first be briefed about the ecology of the mountain gorillas and their conservation status in Uganda. Videos shall be played on large television screens a well, there is just lots of gorilla conservation information going to be shared here. A piece of traditional music and dance presentation is another pre-gorilla trekking experience to look out for.

The park officers shall then allocate you to the gorilla tracking group/ gorilla family you are to visit. The gorilla tracking group you are allocated shall also depend on your request sometimes, your physical health condition among other considerations. From the park office, you will need to drive for about 20 minutes to reach most of the gorilla trek trailheads. A group or two don't require this driving but the walking is often longer. 

The gorillas you will track belong to one of 19 habituated gorilla family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. Your trek will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorilla’s habitat. En route, your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots.

The time taken to track the gorillas can take as little as 2 hours to as much as 7 hours before one returns! Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist'.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees - the only forest in Africa which can make this claim in fact. It also hosts five other species of primate, 113 species of mammal, over 200 butterflies and 360 birds.

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Up-market: Mahogany Springs Lodge | Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge | Mt. Gahinga Lodge

Moderate: Silverback Lodge Bwindi or Engagi Lodge or Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

Low Budget: Gorilla Conservation Camp | Rushaga Gorilla Haven Lodge | Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro

Meal plan: Breakfast, boxed lunch and dinner

Day 3: Second Gorilla Trek in Bwindi

After breakfast, you will go for the second gorilla trek but in another group returning in the afternoon. Time permitting, spend the afternoon on a community foot safari to explore the lifestyle of the people living and surrounding the park.

Doing a second gorilla trek in Bwindi is very rewarding. Seeing a different gorilla family brings out lots of unique differences in gorillas that you wouldn't necessarily experience if you track the gorillas once.

Our team will ensure that on your second gorilla trek you are allocated a different gorilla group to maximize the benefit of your Uganda gorilla tour. Please note that you will need a separate gorilla permit for every time of trekking the gorillas.

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Up-market: Mahogany Springs Lodge | Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge | Mt. Gahinga Lodge

Moderate: Silverback Lodge Bwindi or Engagi Lodge or Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

Low Budget: Gorilla Conservation Camp | Rushaga Gorilla Haven Lodge | Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro

Meal plan: Breakfast, boxed lunch and dinner

Day 4: Departure to Kampala/Kigali/Entebbe (flight option available as well, let us know in case you need) 

Early breakfast before embarking on our return to Kampala, driving down the grassed and terraced escarpments of southwestern Uganda while taking in the breathtaking sights of the hills of the region dubbed ‘the little Switzerland of Africa’.

This area is a highly fertile, mountainous region with steep-sided hills covered from top to bottom in neatly terraced cultivated rows. Not to miss as we traverse Mbarara are the impressing longhorn Ankole cattle. A remarkable highlight of this journey is the Equator line and surely you will cross it as we have a brief stop here.

We will be in Kampala in the evening (about 18:00) before for your flight back home.

2021 Tour Prices (High Season)

2021 Tour Prices for the 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari (with 2 gorilla trek permits/ days) 

Solo travelers are welcome, they only pay the cost of 1 person. All the other tour prices are based on 2 or 3 people sharing a room. You can pay the extra single room supplement if you prefer not to share a room.

If you are traveling in March, April, May, October, or November, please mention it to access special season offers. 

 

 

Lower Budget

Midrange

Upscale

Upper Luxury

1 person

 USD2,544

 USD2,931

 USD 3,350

 USD 4,995

2 persons

 USD1,973

 USD2,183

 USD 2,586

 USD 3,844

3 persons

 USD1,874

 USD2,083

 USD 2,487

 USD 3,744

4 persons

 USD1,824

 USD2,034

 USD 2,437

 USD 3,695

5 persons

 USD1,794

 USD2,004

 USD 2,407

 USD 3,665

6 persons

 USD1,760

 USD1,984

 USD 2,387

 USD 3,645

7 persons

 USD1,774

 USD1,970

 USD 2,373

 USD 3,631

Single Room Supplement

 USD60

 USD 225

 USD240

 USD  600

Included in the Prices for the 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari

  • 2 gorilla tracking permits in Bwindi (for two consecutive gorilla trek days) in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • All ground transport using a 4x4 safari vehicle
  • Services of our professional & accredited Tour Guide cum driver   
  • All accommodation for the gorilla trek while on tour (3 nights)  
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Bottled drinking water available on the vehicle
  • 2 x park entrance fees to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Other sightseeing along the way

Excluded

  • International flight (can be arranged if required)
  • Visa and personal insurance
  • Potters for gorilla tracking
  • Drinks, tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses (laundry, souvenirs, etc.)
  • Any item or activity not mentioned in the tour package

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