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3 Day Gorila Trekking Tours

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DAY 01: To Bwindi NP for your Budget gorilla trekking tour

Depart Entebbe\Kampala for your first day of Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour; An 8-9 road transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park located in South western Uganda. Quite a long drive but worth it because you get to enjoy the countryside scenery, some of the most beautiful nature’s images all the way to the Virunga massive. Keep your cameras near you and our driver will definitely stop if you need him to so that you cam capture that beautiful moment.

You will have an en route stopover at the Equator crossing for photographic and simple experiment before continuing to Mbarara town for Lunch. After lunch, you will embark on your scenic drive to Bwindi NP or Kabale for overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tavern Lodge.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner (Breakfast Not Included)

DAY 02: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park

After an early morning breakfast, you will drive to the Park headquarters for registration and joining others for a gorilla trekking briefing about the dos and the don’ts during your Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour. Once this is done, you will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you from half an hour to three quarters of the day.

The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. On your trek, you are likely to spot other primates, birds and rare tree species. After finding the gorillas, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them before trekking back to the Park headquarter.

This is indeed an extraordinary feeling being with these beautiful yet endangered Creatures. You will be awarded a certificate for participating in gorilla trekking and thus contributing to the conservation of mountain gorillas.

Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tavern Lodge.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge.

Meals: All Meals Included

DAY 03: Drive to Entebbe/Kampala or Entebbe Airport

After your breakfast, you will be driven to Kampala or Entebbe for your post tour accommodation or you may choose to fly out of Uganda today. You will use the same Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour route as when you came, enabling you to enjoy that countryside air one more time.

Main Destination: Entebbe

Accommodation: None

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

End of Tour
• Additional accommodation can be arranged for extra cost
• You’ll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel)
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Important Information
Departure Point
Pick up will be at the location given to us by the client from either Entebbe or Kampala areas. Areas outside these locations are subject to additional costs that will be predetermined based on millage.
Departure Time
7am, 8am, 9am Monday to Sunday
Duration
3 days
Inclusions
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • USD600.00 Gorilla Permit per person per trek
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Professional guide
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Exclusions
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala
  • International airfares
  • Uganda Visa (USD50.00 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
  • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 20 August 2019

This was one of the best organized tours I have done from start to finish. Communication with the company was excellent and Patrick's replies were always prompt and to the point. Our guide Azariah was wonderful and had great knowledge of the local flora and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank helibg
Reviewed 2 August 2019 via mobile

We did the three day gorilla tour in Mgahinga Gorilla park and had an incredible experience!! We stayed at Lake Chahafi Resort which was about 45 min from the park. The resort was amazing and we got to see all 8 gorillas in the family...More

Thank Bjsmart26
Reviewed 30 July 2019

From initial correspondence with Chris and Patrick through the very simple booking process to the trip itself everything went extremely smoothly and exceeded expectations. Or guide Alex was excellent throughout and went above and beyond to make sure our trip went to plan. He was...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Mark N
Reviewed 20 June 2019

The booking process was excellent and all of our queries were responded to punctually. We were picked up by our guide Martin at Kampala bus station and proceeded to Bwindi. Unfortunately our vehicle broke on the way (quite close to Kabale), however Martin was extremely...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Lizzie R
Reviewed 11 June 2019

We had a very nice gorilla trekking with Encounter Africa safaris, which provided us very good acommodation, transportation, food and a very helpful guide (Alex). Certainly a lifetime time experience. Very recommendable!!!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Leandrorezende2015
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  • Encounter Africa Safaris
  • Duration: 3 days
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  • Languages Offered: English
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