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3 Day Gorilla Trekking Uganda

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Duration

3 days 2 nights

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

Unlimited

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Languages

English, Espanol, Francais

Overview

Bwindi is situated in the Southwestern part of Uganda, on the border of the Great Rift Valley. Bwindi is a habitat to more than 350 mountain gorillas which today are perhaps the most remarkable animals found on the African continent. In addition, the park has approximately 346 bird species and... More

Bwindi is situated in the Southwestern part of Uganda, on the border of the Great Rift Valley. Bwindi is a habitat to more than 350 mountain gorillas which today are perhaps the most remarkable animals found on the African continent. In addition, the park has approximately 346 bird species and more than 200 butterfly species. The main tourist activity within the Bwindi Forest is Gorilla trekking and there are 4 groups today available to be visited by tourists daily. The Mubare group has 10 members with 1 silverback and was opened in 1993 to tourism. The Habinyanja group has 8 members, 2 silverbacks and was opened for tourism in July 1998. The Rusheguru group with 10 members and 1 silverback was ready by July 2002, and on the other hand, the Nkuringo group with 19 members and 2 silverbacks was ready by April 2004. Tracking Gorillas in the Bwindi forest can be quite challenging and requires physical fitness to accomplish. Tracking begins early in the morning, about 8:30 a.m., and can go from 2 hours to the entire day basing on the gorilla’s movements.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Gorilla Permits
  • Variety of bird species

Itinerary

Included/Exclude

  • • Transportation by a 4 x 4 vehicle from Entebbe International airport and back
  • • En-route lunches
  • • Driver or guide’s subsistence allowance
  • • Park fees
  • • Gorilla Permits
  • • Ranger/guide fees
  • • Full Board (FB) accommodation as per each listed itinerary
  • Additional Services
  • Insurance
  • Drink
  • Tickets

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

FAQs

Where is Uganda?.
Uganda is located in East Africa, boarded by Congo to the west, Rwanda to the southwest, and Tanzania to the south, Kenya to east and south Sudan to the north. Uganda is known to many as a land gifted by nature, and over 80% of her attractions are nature-based, with a renowned population of endangered mountain gorillas, making it a prime attraction in this part of the world. Dubbed the “Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill, Uganda is truly a traveler’s haven, with a great deal of bird diversity, mountains, numerous waterfalls, stunning scenery, verdant forests, and many other attractions
Is Uganda safe?
Uganda is one of the safest and most welcoming countries in Africa especially for visitors to the country more so if visitors follow certain security and safety guidelines. Rarely do you hear about security risks for tourists or accidents. The Uganda government ensures maximum security for tourists in the country and also for its citizens, these ranging from traffic police to national park police for all national parks in the county. Uganda is safe, but just like any country, you need to keep away from trouble and keep your self safe.
Do I need a visa to come to Uganda?
Yes, you need a visa prior to entering Uganda for a tour. A Ugandan visa can be obtained from the Uganda missions/consulate abroad or use the new online visa application system at /immigration.go.ug/content/visas-and-passes
An ordinary single entry visa costs 50$ valid for 90 days, while an East African visa costs 100$, to access Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya, unfortunately, Tanzania is not yet part of the single east African visa arrangement.
Visas can be obtained upon arrival at all border posts in the country.
What’s the climate like in the Country
Uganda experiences an equatorial climate comprising of both dry and wet seasons through out the year. All travelers should be aware of the Climate Dynamics around the country to know when to travel to do a certain safari adventure and when not to. Due to the rains that fall almost anytime in the country, we advise travelers to carry essential gear like the Rain Jacket to enjoy the Best.
Where will we stay?
Accommodation facilities in Uganda are categorized in 3 major levels: – Luxury / high end, mid-range / standard and budget / basic accommodation.

Luxury lodges are somewhat expensive, and range between 400$ – 700$ per night/person

Mid-range / standard lodges are more suitable for medium-income earners, and range between 170$ – 350$ per person / night.

Budget / basic accommodation is specifically for price-sensitive travellers/backpackers. It is the modest category of lodging, providing very basic facilities.

All the categories above provide self-contained rooms, apart from some budget facilities which have shared facilities.
Which currency do I use while in Uganda?
Mostly USD, GBP, EUROS are some of the international currencies used in Uganda; and Uganda shillings are locally used. The exchange rates are usually inconsistent, and they can change any time without prior notice, so check well in advance to get the most current exchange rates at https://www.bou.or.ug/bou/home.html Note: Only USD notes printed in 2006 and later are accepted (as of 2017) and larger denomination bills attract a higher exchange rate.
Dressing code for gorilla tracking
Mountain gorilla trekking adventure can be wet and hot work. Hence the need to carry both a waterproof jackets and a backpack to hold essentials like binoculars and cameras. Trekking can some times be through thick vegetation with thorns and climbing steep terrain. It’s advised to have good hiking shoes, long trousers, long sleeved shirts, sun cream, sun glasses, gloves, walking stick and a hat.

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