3-Day gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi


Embark on an unforgettable 3-Day gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. This adventure takes you deep into the heart of one of the most biologically diverse rainforests in the world, home to nearly half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. This safari offers a unique opportunity to observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, while also experiencing the rich biodiversity and stunning landscapes of Bwindi. Your journey will include comfortable midrange accommodations, guided treks, and a chance to immerse yourself in the local culture.

3-day gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi
3-Day gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe – Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Your adventure begins with your arrival at Entebbe International Airport. Upon arrival, you will be met by our professional driver-guide who will brief you on the safari ahead. From Entebbe, you will embark on a scenic drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a journey that takes approximately 8-10 hours. The drive, although long, is incredibly picturesque, passing through beautiful landscapes, rolling hills, and lush greenery. You will have several stops along the way to stretch your legs, take photos, and also enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located in southwestern Uganda. The park is renowned for its population of mountain gorillas and its dense, ancient forest that has been described as “impenetrable.” Upon arrival in Bwindi, you will check in to your midrange accommodation. Options include Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Silverback Lodge, and Buhoma Haven Lodge, all offering comfortable lodging, excellent service, and breathtaking views of the surrounding forest.

After checking in and freshening up, you will have the evening to relax and enjoy the serene environment of Bwindi. Dinner will be served at your lodge, where you can savor delicious local and international cuisine prepared by skilled chefs. If you arrive early enough, you may take a short guided nature walk around the lodge to get acquainted with the local flora and also fauna.

Accommodation Options:

Buhoma Gorilla Camp

Gorilla Mist Camp

Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The second day of your safari is the highlight of the trip – the gorilla trekking experience. After an early breakfast, you will head to the park headquarters for a briefing by the Uganda Wildlife Authority rangers. During the briefing, you will learn about the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking, the history of the gorilla families, and what to expect during the trek.

Gorilla trekking can be a physically demanding activity, as it involves hiking through dense forest, steep slopes, and potentially muddy terrain. However, the effort is well worth it once you encounter a family of mountain gorillas. The trek can last anywhere from 2 to 6 hours, depending on the location of the gorillas. Along the way, your guides will also point out various flora and fauna, as well as other wildlife such as monkeys, birds, and butterflies.

When you finally reach the gorillas, you will spend a magical hour observing them as they go about their daily lives. Watching these gentle giants interact with each other, play, feed, and care for their young is a truly humbling and awe-inspiring experience. Photography is allowed, but remember to turn off your flash to avoid disturbing the gorillas.

After the trek, you will return to the park headquarters to receive a certificate of participation. You will then head back to your lodge for a well-deserved rest. In the afternoon, you have the option to participate in additional activities, such as a community walk to visit the Batwa pygmy community. Also, cultural experience that offers insight into the traditional lifestyle of the Batwa people. Alternatively, you can also take a guided forest walk or simply relax at your lodge.

Dinner will be served at your lodge, where you can share stories of your gorilla trekking experience with fellow travelers.

Accommodation Options:

Buhoma Gorilla Camp

Gorilla Mist Camp

Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Return to Entebbe

On the final day of your safari, you will enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your lodge before starting your journey back to Entebbe. Depending on your departure time, you may have the opportunity to take a short nature walk or visit a local craft market to purchase souvenirs.

The drive back to Entebbe offers more chances to appreciate the stunning landscapes of Uganda. You will pass through small towns and villages, giving you a glimpse of everyday life in rural Uganda. Lunch will be enjoyed en route at a local restaurant.

Upon arrival in Entebbe, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight, marking the end of your incredible 3-day gorilla trekking safari. If you have an evening flight, you may have time to visit the Entebbe Botanical Gardens or also the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre.

 Inclusions and Exclusions


– Gorilla trekking permit
– Park entry fees
– Professional English-speaking driver-guide
– Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
– Accommodation as per itinerary
– All meals as specified in the itinerary
– Bottled water in the safari vehicle
– Community visit (optional)
– Certificate of gorilla trekkin


– International flights
– Visa fees
– Travel insurance
– Personal expenses (e.g., tips, souvenirs, laundry)
– Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (unless specified)
– Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary

How to Get There

By Air:

The most convenient way to start your gorilla trekking safari is to fly into Entebbe International Airport (EBB), located near Uganda’s capital, Kampala. Entebbe is well connected to major international cities. From Entebbe, you have two main options to reach Bwindi Impenetrable National Park:

1. Charter Flight: You can take a charter flight from Entebbe to Kihihi or Kisoro airstrip, which are the nearest airstrips to Bwindi. The flight takes about 1-2 hours, and from the airstrip, it is a 1-2 hour drive to the park.

2. Road Transfer: Alternatively, you can take a road transfer from Entebbe or Kampala to Bwindi. The drive takes approximately 8-10 hours and offers scenic views of the Ugandan countryside. Our safari vehicle will be comfortable and well-equipped for the long journey.

By Road:

If you prefer a road transfer, we will arrange for a 4×4 safari vehicle to pick you up from Entebbe or Kampala. The drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park takes you through beautiful landscapes, including rolling hills, lush greenery, and also traditional villages. You will have several stops along the way for rest, refreshments, and photography.

Tips for the Journey:

– Carry light snacks and water for the road trip.
– Wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for long drives and trekking.
– Bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen for protection against the sun.
– Have a rain jacket or poncho in case of rain.
– Ensure your camera and phone are fully charged, and carry extra batteries if possible.


A 3-day gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park offers an unparalleled wildlife experience. From the moment you set foot in the dense, ancient forest of Bwindi, you will be captivated by its beauty and the incredible biodiversity it harbors. The highlight of the trip – the gorilla trekking – is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. With comfortable midrange accommodations, expert guides, and well-planned logistics, this safari ensures an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Uganda’s wilderness.

Whether you are a seasoned traveler or embarking on your first safari, this itinerary is designed to provide a seamless and enriching experience. The combination of breathtaking landscapes, close encounters with mountain gorillas, and cultural interactions makes this trip a truly unique and memorable journey. We look forward to welcoming you to Uganda and making your gorilla trekking safari a reality.

For any further information or to book your safari, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to assist you in planning the perfect adventure and ensuring that every detail is taken care of. Thank you for choosing Pamoja Tours and Travel for your Ugandan safari experience.

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