4 Days Double Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi – Hail Tours Uganda
Spend unforgettable time with two habituated gorilla families in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on this 4 days Double Gorilla Trekking Trip in Uganda.
Walk through the mountain slopes of south-western Uganda and learn about different behavior and lifestyle of two gorilla families. Afterwards, visit the local community and also drive along the shores of Lake Bunyonyi with an open of canoe/boat ride.
From this trip, you will get to appreciate the country, dubbed the “Pearl of Africa” at its best by trekking the Giant Apes that live in the steep, misty and deeply forested mountain slopes to spend some time in their presence.
You will agree that few wildlife experiences on Earth can match up to the mountain gorilla trekking experiences which are only offered in Mgahinga Gorilla and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks of Uganda, Volcanoes National Park of Rwanda and Virunga National Park of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
On top of the double gorilla treks, also get a chance to savor on an experience of learning about the indigenous culture of the surrounding community.
Highlights of the 4 Days Double Gorilla Trekking
- Discover the behavior and lifestyle of two different habituated gorilla families in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
- Boat through Lake Bunyonyi to see some of the most popular Islands.
- Learn about Batwa’s rich and thrilling pre-historic culture.
- Come across lots of birds, especially the Albertine Rift endemics in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
4 Days Double Gorilla Trekking Brief Itinerary
- Day 1: Start the adventure in Kampala and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
- Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
- Day 3: Second gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
- Day 4: End the Double gorilla trekking adventure; drive to Kampala.
Detailed itinerary for the 4 Days Double Gorilla Trekking
Day 1: Start the adventure in Kampala and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Begin your double gorilla trekking adventure in Uganda with a drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park along the Kampala-Masaka-Mbarara-Kibale road. in An early morning breakfast and transfer from Kampala leads you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, in south-western Uganda.
Transverse different en-route Towns and tourist sites such as Uganda Equator where you will take a break from the journey for photography. Continue with the drive and take another break at Mbarara Town for Lunch, then arrive Bwindi in the evening where dinner will be served after check-in and settling in.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Leave your Lodge after a hefty breakfast and embark on a transfer to the Park Headquarters. Your first gorilla trek will be on one of the four sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, for an awakening and unforgettable encounter with one of the habituated gorilla families.
Briefing begins at 07h00 and is done by Park officials where you will be acquainted with the information on the Park, gorilla family to be trekked, trekking process, length of trekking and guidelines to be followed while trekking.
Actual gorilla treks last anywhere between 2 and 6 hours, with a climax being the magical one hour with the giant Apes as they go about their daily routine of eating, resting, mating, playing, grooming, nursing young ones, to mention but a few. A hot and delicious Lunch will be served at the Lodge.
Afterwards check-out of the Lodge for a transfer to another sector, where your second gorilla trek will take place. On arrival, relax at the Lodge with a glass of wine (at your own cost) or undertake guided leisure walk to experience culture of the Bakiga or Batwa communities.
Your tour will be climaxed by a dramatic cultural dance performance and dinner will be a mouth-watering local cuisine or International cuisines to satisfy your appetite after an adventurous and thrilling day in the jungles/with the community.
Day 3: Second gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Another phenomenal gorilla trekking experience awaits you on this day of your safari. Have an early breakfast and be driven or move to the sector’s briefing point for an orientation on what to expect as well as guidelines of trekking.
Follow the same routine of trekking mountain gorillas in this sector, while encountering other residents of the Park (other mammals, reptiles and birds) and take photos of the gorilla family. Having enjoyed your lunch and rested for a while, you will embark on a drive to Lake Bunyonyi for another opportunity of relaxing.
Depending on arrival time, you might opt for a boat ride through Lake Bunyonyi to explore the pristine and lush Islands on this beautiful Lake or simply relax at the comfort of the Resort that overlooks Africa’s second deepest Lake.
Observe and take photos of the surrounding rolling hills at the backdrop of the Lake and return back to the Lodge for slumber and dinner.
Day 4: End the Double gorilla trekking adventure; drive to Kampala.
Be served a lovely breakfast and say goodbye to the Lodge staff as you check-out for a transfer to Kampala. En-route Lunch in Mbarara Town and shopping for drums at the Mpambire Drum Makers before continuing with the journey until Kampala or the Airport in the evening.
End of the 4 days Double Gorilla Trekking adventure.
This 4 days double gorilla trekking package includes;
- Two gorilla trekking permits.
- Full board accommodation (3nights).
- Services of an experienced driver.
- Fuel fees.
- Water and some snacks in the vehicle.
- Bottled water.
- Cultural visit to the Batwa people.
- Park entry fees.
- A smooth transfer by a 4WD Vehicle.
This package excludes;
- Premium drinks at the Lodge.
- Souvenir shopping.
- Laundry fees.
- Telephone calls.
- Ugandan visa.
- Accommodation in Kampala.
- Travel and medical insurance.