3 Days Gorilla Tracking Safari in Uganda

  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kanungu District, Western Region, Uganda

Guided Uganda Safari

Witness the mountain gorillas in Uganda with this safari! Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a habitat of close to half of the remaining gorillas in the whole world. That is why the government of Uganda saw it fit to habituate these endangered species to prevent their extinction. Gorilla tracking was introduced to facilitate, support, and protect these gentle giants.

Highlights

  • Gorilla tracking
  • 1 visit to Uganda Equator
  • English-speaking driver guide
  • Includes park entrance fees and gorilla permit
  • Daily meals and drinking water
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • 2 activity days
  • English
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During the safari, you will be staying in an accommodation provided by Simba Africa Expeditions. The options are:

  • Upmarket: Buhoma Lodge / Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
  • Mid-range: Silverback Lodge
  • Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp

Day 1: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

As per briefing on the day before the safari, you will be picked from the hotel / place of residence at exactly 06:30 after breakfast to avoid the early morning traffic jam in the city. You will travel south-westwards through the districts of Wakiso, Mpigi, and Masaka while viewing the local livelihoods of the communities in the central region of Uganda.

Then, you will connect to Mbarara where you make a stopover for lunch at Agip Motel / Igongo Cultural Centre. After lunch, you will proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through Bushenyi District, part of Kasese, through the southern section of Queen Elizabeth National Park. If you're lucky, you could see the tree climbing lions and other big games such as elephants, topis, and buffaloes.

You will continue to see the magnificent greenery and rolling hills of Kigezi and Kanungu districts which connect to Buhoma and parts of the Bwindi Forest. You will arrive in Bwindi at around 17:30 to have dinner and stay overnight.

  • Meals: lunch and dinner

Day 2: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

You will wake up very early in the morning at 06:00 for breakfast. Then, you will proceed to the gorilla tracking briefing point to be briefed about the safety guidelines and be allocated to your guides and groups for the gorilla tracking. Setting off at exactly 08:00, the guide will make sure you have packed lunch and enough drinking water.

Day 3: Kampala / Entebbe

After having breakfast, you will embark on the return trip back to Kampala / Entebbe. You will have lunch en-route at Agip Motel / Igongo Cultural Centre. Then, you will have a second stop over at the Uganda Equator where you can buy souvenirs, stretch your leg, and know a few facts about the equator. Finally, you will enjoy dinner with the office tour manager before proceeding to the final leg of the trip and be dropped off at Entebbe International Airport (EBB) for your return flight.

On this safari, you will visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. Uganda accounts for more than half of the remaining mountain gorillas. The only other two countries that are still the home for these great apes are the neighboring Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

In Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has up to 12 groups / families of habituated mountain gorillas that are available for gorilla trekking expeditions. It lies in Southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Great Rift Valley.

Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, and pure bottled drinking water will be served for you during the safari. The foods that are served are normal meat and fish. For any special dietary requirements, please communicate it early with Simba Africa Expeditions while you are making a reservation.

You can enjoy Kampala city tour at your spare time.

  • 1 visit to Uganda Equator
  • 2 nights’ accommodation
  • Airport transfers or pickup and drop-off at your hotel in Kampala / Entebbe
  • Driver allowances
  • English-speaking driver guide
  • En-route lunch
  • Gorilla permit
  • Gorilla tracking
  • Meals per itinerary
  • Park entry fees
  • Park ranger fees
  • Pure bottled drinking water or soda
  • Airfares
  • Laundry
  • Luxury drinks
  • Personal expenses (shopping and cigarettes)
  • Personal insurance
  • Porter fee while tracking
  • Uganda visa

Please book your flight and arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Simba Africa Expeditions' driver will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 14 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by a traveler from Porto, Portugal
    10 out of 10

    "I experienced an excellent 5 days safari at Queen Elizabeth National Park with a bónus at the end, a visit to Curatic Botanic Gardens and a zoo in Entebbe. Many thanks to Moses and all your team including Hajarah and the fantastic driver and guide, Paul. He never leaves a stone unattended and is the best birds' expert I have ever known. Many thanks to you all. I will recommend Simba Africa Expeditions to all of the people I know who maybe interested in making safaris in Uganda or Rwanda. I hope to return soon."

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  • Review by Brandon S. from Costa Mesa, USA
    10 out of 10

    "A couple times per year we bring a large group of people from the US to Uganda. For 10 years we'd been working with Simba's owner Moses and his drivers. They handle all of our transportation needs on the ground in Uganda. Our trips usually start off with traveling from Kampala to Gulu and some remote villages - all of which is no problem for Simba's drivers. Plus Simba has both large Rosa Buses down to smaller vans or SUVs. His team can easily handle our group of more than 50 people down to small groups of just 2 or 3 people. All of his drivers are very safe, always so kind, and trustworthy. You can feel safe knowing they are all well trained, have years of experience, and there is no funny business (such a drinking). At the end of our trips Moses and his team also coordinate and amazing safari for our team to Para Lodge - truly an incredible way to finish our travels. Again I can't speak more highly of this company, the owner, and his team. Even after driving with them for so many years we've seen it all on the crazy roads on Uganda and they always take good care of our safety."

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  • Review by a traveler from Bonheiden, Belgium
    10 out of 10

    "Great tour, beautiful country, well organised. Overwhelming nature, great lodges, very good driver and guide."

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  • Review by Edgar Williams from Jinja, Uganda
    10 out of 10

    "What a wonderful experience!"

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  • Review by Kristen Pancoast Benton
    10 out of 10

    "Twa did an amazing job on our Murchison Falls National Park safari! We saw lions, leopards, and all of the usual animals. Thank you for the great experience!"

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "We went on a 7days wildlife, chimpanzee and gorilla safari with Simba Africa Expeditions and everything as planned in the emails with Hajara worked out perfectly during the safari. Our tour driver Moses was very patient with all of our questions and came up with the perfect trip for us. Moses was exceptional and had an amazing knowledge about his country, culture and almost knew everyone in all the parks we visited. He answered all our questions and was also good in spotting some birds. The food was nice and the local people were friendly plus the kids who often called us mzungu. The lodges were carefully selected and matched our imaginations. I recommend anyone wishing to travel to Uganda to use this Agency."

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Central Region, Uganda

Simba Africa Expeditions is an indigenous owned and run tour operator based in Kampala, Uganda, offering authentic exciting Rwanda and Uganda safaris.

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