3-Day Gorilla Trekking Safari – Buhoma – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Posted by on December 13, 2018

Moderately Priced 3-Day Gorilla Trekking Safari – Buhoma

Private  Gorilla Trekking Safari in the Buhoma Area of Northern Bwindi Impenetrable Forest


This 3-Day Gorilla Trekking Safari is a Moderately Priced Gorilla Tracking Safari takes you to the Northern Area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It Begins in Entebbe or Kampala. Day or Arrival Lodging Arrangements can be made including airport pickup and  Hotel in either Entebbe or Kampala.

Fulfill your once in a Lifetime Dream, Tracking the Mountain Gorillas in Uganda. Instead of Gorilla Trekking which is one hour with the Gorillas you can choose the 3-day Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari which is an all-day trek and 4 hours with a gorilla family – permits 1500 USD and takes place in the Rushaga area of South Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Please Note:  Due to the Rwanda Gorilla Permit increase to 1,500 USD, 600 USD  Gorilla Permits are limited in number during the Peak Season Months of June through October and December through March.


 Day 1 – Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest:

 It is the Start of your once in a lifetime, Gorilla Trekking Safari.  We Depart Kampala at an early hour for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest beginning your 3-Day Gorilla Trekking Safari. There is bottled water in the vehicle.

Enjoy the journey which is quite scenic and varies in what you will see along the way especially as you get closer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the area there is often called the Switzerland of Africa with scenery that is different from anywhere else you might have been.

We have lunch on the road to Bwindi Forest in Mbarara arriving in Buhoma in the late afternoon

Lunch along the journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Arrive in the Buhoma Area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest where you will be gorilla trekking tomorrow.

Choose your moderately priced Lodge below, we have picked two lodges close to the Park Headquarters.

In case there are no gorilla permits available we will shift the gorilla trek to the Ruhija area of the park which is a 45-minute drive from Buhoma

Dinner

Meal Plan:  Lunch – Dinner

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 Haven Lodge – Buhoma:

The Haven Lodge is a small community mid-range lodge with private cottages including one family cottage overlooking Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.  It is one of the better mid-range lodges in the Buhoma Area of the park.

The added pluses are the rooms and menu offered to guests.  Our Clients who have used this lodge have enjoyed their stay here, the setting, the extra service and the closeness to the park.

The Haven Lodge is one of the best moderately priced lodges in the Buhoma area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.  If you are planning to come during Uganda’s peak seasons – June to October and December through March – book with us early. The lodge is in the higher range of mid-range Lodges when it comes to cost per night, but your comfort is well worth the Price.


Day 2 – Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest:

 Have an early breakfast and be at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Headquarters for the Mountain Gorilla Tracking (Trekking) orientation and meeting with guides and separation into groups depending on which group you will be tracking.

Things needed for your Gorilla Trek where you will find a downloadable List for Trekking: 

Packed Lunch from the Lodge, hiking boots, light rain jacket, daypack, 2 liters of water, some like to have gardening gloves to pull themselves up on vines and branches, long-trousers such as jeans, long-sleeved shirt to protect skin from getting scratched, hat, wide-brimmed is best, sunglasses, insect repellent mostly against flies.

We recommend that you hire a porter to carry your things and thereby support a family, you can also buy a walking stick.

Then it is off for your own Mountain Gorillas in the Mist experience. Hiking through this mysterious and magnificent forest where there is much to see on your way to your Mountain Gorilla Group.  The flora and fauna, the other primates, mammals, birds, butterflies will be most beautiful and only enhance this very special day.

The tracking (trekking) can involve some rigorous climbing and hiking but then you are face to face with these powerful, yet Gentle Giants of the Forest, observing them just a few meters from you, watching the group, mothers with a baby, the gorillas doing their daily routine and you are there to see them up-close.

Here is our response to those who may think that gorilla tracking may not be worth it, price, effort, time.

Afterward, it is a return to headquarters depending on time and your energy level a village walk is an option (not included in price), where you will see traditional ways, from the brewing of beer to remedies made from the forest.  There will be some dancing and entertainment as you see the ways of life for the surroundings.

Gorilla Habituation Experience Option:  Instead of spending one hour with a gorilla family – you can spend 4 hours in the Rushaga area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest on a Gorilla Habituation Experience Trek which is all day and includes 4 hours with a gorilla group.  Lodging would be different since you are in the Rushaga area of the park.  Go to the lodging area page and pick a lodge in the Rushaga, Nkuringo area of the Park.

Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner


Day Three – Return to Kampala – Entebbe:

All things come to an end and so does this 3-Day Mountain Gorilla Trekking Safari.  It is breakfast-Checkout and the journey back to Kampala, on the way we stop at Mbarara for lunch, then on to at the Equator for picture-taking, afterward we continue our drive to Kampala.


 Safari Price Includes: Transport including fuel and English Speaking tour guide – Water in Vehicle, all park fees, lodgings, sodas, beer, wine, tips are not included in the price at the lodge. Safari includes 600 USD gorilla permits.

Forego long drive-times from Entebbe of Kampala and fly into Kigali – Rwanda where it is a 3-hour drive to the Rushaga area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

 

This 3-day Gorilla Trekking Safari is for most a once in a Lifetime Experience.  You can extend your Safari to 5 days with Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tracking, Wildlife game drives and a boat Safari all at an affordable price.


If you are interested in this 3-Day Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda – Please Contact us