5 Days Budget Gorilla Trekking Tour and safari exposes you to a unique Gorilla Tracking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National park. The Park is best known for its superb gorilla trekking, and it is also a home to elephants, chimpanzees, monkeys and various small antelope, as well as more than 20 bird species restricted to the Albertine Rift.
Note: Please note that gorilla trekking is dependent on the availability of tracking permits at the time of your booking. Gorilla permits in all parks are always on very high demand and we advise that you book them as early as possible. However, should permits not be readily available for Buhoma Bwindi,Ruhijah, it is possible to track on the other side of the rain forest, at Rushaaga, which is about only 7 kms from Kisoro town in Nkuringo, or in Rwanda across Uganda, Rwanda border.
Day 1: Arrival At Entebbe Airport - Uganda
Your arrival will be a warm welcome by our company representative then taken for refreshments and depending on time of arrival, you will check in at your hotel then acclimatize. There is an option of going for a city tour or staying behind to relax while recovering jet lag. Briefing about your safari is also done today and final payments if any. Overnight at your hotel (Biraj Hotel for Budget or Mystil Hotel for luxury - BB).
Day 2: Drive To Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National
Get an early start for Bwindi which is about 8 hours journey from Kampala or more. You will get a stopover at the Uganda Equator which not only helps you to stretch but also to watch the Uganda Equator water experiment and also shop for souvenir then continue to lunch en route and drive through the Switzerland of Africa, with the road winding through many hills and valleys, with distant views of the volcanoes. Arrive late afternoon with and check in. Time permitting; go for a guided nature walk in the thick forest rich in birds, butterflies and monkeys. Alternatively go for a short stroll around the Lodge. Overnight at Buhoma Community Camp if Budget or Buhoma Lodge if luxury (FB).
Day 3: Mountain Gorilla Trekking Day
Go gorilla tracking (subject to permit availability at time of booking), walking up steep densely forested hills before finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation. An inspiring moment! Tracking in Bwindi requires stamina and can often take most of the day. Overnight at Buhoma Community Camp if Budget or Buhoma Lodge if luxury (FB).
The airport transfer of today will be given to you by our friendly drivers at the time of your flight. If the airport transfer is late, then we shall also offer a city tour around Kampala’s famous and historical sites then drop you off to the airport in time for your flight and see you off.