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For those short on time and eager for a glimpse of the mountain gorillas plus a bird’s eye view of the southwest parts of Uganda, we offer the chance of a lifetime on this 3 Day Gorilla Tracking Safari.

Safari Overview

  • Transfers from Entebbe and back to Entebbe.
  • Gorilla permit Uganda included.
  • Stunning views from the lodge.

3 Day Gorilla Tracking SafariDay 1: Start of the 3 Day Gorilla Tracking Safari.

Our representative will pick from Entebbe Airport or from your hotel, He/ she is holding a placard with your name on, From there he will transfer you to the Bwindi impenetrable national park to your preferred hotel. From here you will depart tomorrow for the gorilla tracking!

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking

Today is the big day… prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants: the rare Mountain Gorilla. For most people this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda. A representative from the lodge will drop you at the starting point of the gorilla tracking and will bring you back to the lodge after your tracking.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts both Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees – the only forest in Africa which can make this claim, in fact. It also hosts eleven other species of the primate of the 13, 113 species of mammals, over 200 butterflies and 360 birds. The gorillas you track belong to one of the seventeen habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day.

En route to the gorillas, your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. Your gorilla tracking will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorilla family.

The time taken to track the gorillas can be as few as 2 hrs to as many as 7 hrs. Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’. After you will be transferred back  to your preferred hotel.

Day 3: Return to Entebbe/Kampala

After breakfast, you drive back to Entebbe Airport making sure you check in 3 hours before departure time.

Please make sure your international flight back home departure time is not before 4 pm. If your flight is earlier we will book an extra night in Entebbe for you at a cost.

End of the 3 Day Gorilla Tracking Safari.

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Transfers

Your transfers are provided by a vehicle from the company. This can be either a 4wd Landcruiser or a 4wd mini bus depending on the amount of people and availability.

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers on first and last day.
  • Gorilla permit.
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle.
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide.
  • Fuel for the whole trip.
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary.
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle.

Cost excludes

  • 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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