4 Days Gorilla Trekking & Volcano Hike Safari

Uganda gorilla trekking safari - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Gorilla Trekking Safari

Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Volcano Hike Safari in Mgahinga

Destinations

Overview

The Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Volcano Hike Safari takes you to the misty Bwindi Impenetrable forest, which is home to more than half the population of the remaining 720 Mountain Gorillas.  Bwindi Impenetrable forest offers a unique birding opportunity, cultural experiences, a scenic allure of stunning hills and lush vegetation inhabited by the elusive primates and pygmies.  Gorilla tracking is the most enchanting experience in this forest. Uganda Gorilla trekking adventure offers an experience of a life time watching at close range these majestic apes as feed, play, relax and bond with the young.

You will have an opportunity to hike the volcanoes or to trek the Golden monkeys in Mgahinga National Park on this Uganda Gorilla Trekking & Volcano Hike Safari and then later crown your safari with an experience at the Equator. 

Activity Schedule

Day 1: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP
Day 2: Uganda Gorilla trekking in Bwindi
Day 3: Hiking / Trekking / Canoe ride / Local coffee preparation experience
Day 4: Travel back to Kampala

Safari Highlights

  • Western Uganda Road Trip Experience
  • Uganda Equator line experience
  • Uganda Gorilla trekking jungle safari
  • Volcano hike in Mgahinga National Park
  • Bwindi Native Batwa Community trail

DETAILED ITINEARARY 

Day 1: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Gorilla Trekking & Volcano Hike Safari - Misty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Jungles in Uganda

We start off  the 4 Days Gorilla Trekking & Volcano Hike Safari adventure early and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, 8-9 hours away. This route is well endowed with remarkable tourist attractions including the Equator line, savannah plains, the rolling hills and rich cultural backdrop. Lunch is at one of the many stopover points on the way.

  • Lower Budget: Buhoma community Rest camp / Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp / Travellers Rest Hotel Kisolo  / Gorilla Valley Lodge
  • Moderate: Gorilla Resort Bwindi /Gorilla Safari Lodge / Silver Back Lodge / Lake Kitandara Camp / Chameleon Hill Lodge / Lake Mutanda Resort.
  • Up market: Mahogany Springs Lodge / Buhoma Lodge / Rushanga Gorilla Satari Lodge.
  • Meal plan: Dinner

Day 2: The Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Activity

uganda gorilla trekking - mother gorilla

You will have an early breakfast and be driven to the Park Headquarters for a briefing on the rules of Uganda gorilla trekking. After the briefing, you will set off for the gorilla trekking in very thick vegetation. Gorilla Trekking takes between 2 – 8 hours and you will have one hour to stay with these intelligent, majestic, and gentle giants that share over 90% of their genetic material with humans. In the afternoon you will drive to Kisoro town near the border with Rwanda and Congo. The drive will be through a beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’ because of its unique cool weather despite being near the Equator. You will see a great country-side, bamboo forests and have great views of the Virunga Mountains.

Dinner and overnight will be at the gorilla safari lodge of your booking.

  • Lower Budget: Buhoma community Rest camp / Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp / Travellers Rest Hotel Kisolo  / Gorilla Valley Lodge
  • Moderate: Gorilla Resort Bwindi /Gorilla Safari Lodge / Silver Back Lodge / Lake Kitandara Camp / Chameleon Hill Lodge / Lake Mutanda Resort.
  • Up market: Mahogany Springs Lodge / Buhoma Lodge / Rushanga Gorilla Satari Lodge.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Hiking / Trekking / Canoe ride / Local coffee preparation experience

Canoe ride on a Uganda gorilla trekking safari

On the third day of the Gorilla Trekking & Volcano Hike Safari adventure we choose one of the four complimentary tour that can be undertaken in this place. You will either go for Volcano hiking, Golden monkey trekking, Canoe ride on Lake Mutanda or be taken through the process of how coffee is raised in the garden and locally processed for drinking.

You will return to your gorilla safari lodge for a late lunch and spend the rest of the day resting till dinner time and overnight.

  • Lower Budget: Buhoma community Rest camp / Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp / Travellers Rest Hotel Kisolo  / Gorilla Valley Lodge
  • Moderate: Gorilla Resort Bwindi /Gorilla Safari Lodge / Silver Back Lodge / Lake Kitandara Camp / Chameleon Hill Lodge / Lake Mutanda Resort.
  • Up market: Mahogany Springs Lodge / Buhoma Lodge / Rushanga Gorilla Satari Lodge.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Travel back to Kampala

Drive from Bwindi to Kampala

You will depart Bwindi after breakfast and travel back to Kampala with a stopover for lunch in Mbarara town. You will continue the journey and make another stopover at the Equator where you will have an opportunity to stand in two hemispheres at the same time and take some photos arriving in Kampala in the late afternoon.


Requirements for this Safari:

  • A Visa – you can apply for the visa online or very easily get one at the point of entry into the country (airport)
  • Yellow fever vaccination card.
  • Uganda Gorilla trekking permit – You can apply and secure these on line but experience has shown that it is better coordinated when you send money to the tour firm to handle it for you at no extra cost to the standard fee (USD600)
  • Travel & Health insurance – This should be arranged by you in your home country before you travel.
  • Physical fitness

This safari package includes;

  • Transportation (type of car ) 4WD min van with pop up roof for excellence safari view.
  • Mountain Gorilla Trekking permit – $600 per person.
  • All fuel for the trip.
  • Driver / guide.
  • Guide ranger fees.
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary.
  • All activities are described in the itinerary.
  • Park fee is according to the program.
  • Meals are according to the program.

However, the package excludes:  Personal Expenses like:, tobacco, telephone, drinks, laundry, porter fee, personal insurance, Visa , and tips to guides

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Quick Safari Details

Number of people: 2+

Leaves When: Any Day

Start/End: Entebbe, Uganda

Activities: Road Drive/Local Flight, Gorilla Trekking, Jungle Trek, Bird Watching

Destinations: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest & Mgahinga Gorilla N.P

Price: From $1650 per person

Best time to go: June to September and December up to February.

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SAFARI ITINERARY
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