4 Days Double Gorilla Trekking in Uganda (Bwindi Forest)

Incredible 4 Days Double Gorilla Trekking in Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Itinerary Overview: Double Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest

4 Days Double Gorilla Trekking in Uganda isn’t only a short Uganda gorilla trekking safari but a double (2 times) Gorilla tracking experience. In this 4 Days Double Gorilla Trekking in Uganda to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park you trek 2 different Gorilla families in two days. 

This means the 4 Days Double Gorilla Trekking in Uganda is an opportunity to spend more time with the Gorillas and see more from Gorilla interactions since you trek 2 different Gorilla families. Tour starts and ends in Kampala and can start any time of the year. The Bwindi forest has half of the world’s remaining Mountain Gorillas and is a great destination to have a Gorilla safari. The hike in Bwindi is one that is challenging and offers a good amount of time walking in the jungle during the trek.

Note: Bwindi Gorilla trekking is either in Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo, or Rushaga sector depending on the availability of the Gorilla permit at the time of booking. Accommodation is also dependent on desired facilities or sectors with available permits.

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 Tour Summary

  • Safari starts with pick up and ends with drop off in Kampala
  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • A maximum 1 hour will be spent with the mountain gorillas
  • Transfers will be by a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Accommodation before and after trip can be arranged on request at an extra cost

Points to consider before booking this trip

  • Accommodation is provided as included
  • Pack the right Gorilla trekking clothes
  • Tour can start any time of the year
  • Minimum age for tour is 15 years
  • Gorilla permit is included in the cost

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Safari Highlights: 4 Days Double Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

  • Day #1: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with a stop at the equator
  • Day #2: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park
  • Day #3: Second Gorilla trek in Bwindi Forest National Park
  • Day #4: Return from Bwindi by a 4×4 safari vehicle to Kampala
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Detailed Itinerary: Double Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Day #1: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with a stop at the equator

Early morning, your safari guide from Kabira Gorilla safaris will pick you up for a transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The transfer is by a 4×4 safari vehicle.

Just about 80km from Kampala, you will stop at the equator line for photography.  You then continue with the drive to southwestern Uganda. Lunch is had at a good restaurant in Mbarara. After lunch, the drive continues to the park with your arrival in the evening. You check in, have dinner, and spend the night at a preferred accommodation facility. It can be budget, mid-range, or luxury at one of the 4 trekking sectors booked for trekking.

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner 

Day #2: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park

Early morning, you have breakfast and then head out for Gorilla trekking. It’s expected of you to be at the park headquarters by 8:00 am for a briefing from the park rangers. 

During the briefing, the park rangers inform trekkers of the dos and don’ts of Gorilla trekking. At this time, you are also allocated a gorilla family to trek. Each group is trekked by 8 people in most cases depending on the hiking ability. You get to the very dense tropical jungle of Bwindi forest for a lifetime adventure. You spend about 2-6 hours or more trekking. However, a maximum of 1 hour is spent in the presence of the Mountain Gorillas watching the family and taking pictures.

After 60 minutes of watching the Gorillas, you then walk back to the park headquarters. Here you receive a congratulatory Gorilla trekking certificate. Your guide drives you to your accommodation facility where you relax. Overnight at previous night accommodation.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day #3: Second Gorilla trek in Bwindi

On the 3rd day of your trip, you go for the second gorilla trekking experience. You still have to attend the briefing session and get allocated to trek with a different Gorilla family. The experience will probably be different from the previous one. After the trek, you are driven back to your desired accommodation facility where you relax from.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day #4: Return from Bwindi by a 4×4 safari vehicle to Kampala

On the last day of your 4 Days Double Gorilla Trekking in Uganda to Bwindi, you have breakfast and embark on the 8-9 hours drive back to Kampala. You have lunch en route. Arriving in the evening, your safari guide will ensure drop off at a preferred destination or hotel. Marking the end of the 4 Days Double Gorilla Trekking in Uganda.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch 

End of the 4 Days 4 Days Double Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Cost Inclusions

  • 2 Uganda Gorilla trekking permits
  • Accommodation & meals as indicated
  • 4×4 safari vehicle
  • A professional English speaking knowledgeable driver guide.
  • Bottled drinking water on board

Cost Exclusions 

  • International flights & Visas 
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Any changes to the itinerary 
  • Laundry

Transport 

  • 4×4 safari land cruiser for luxury travelers
  • 4×4 safari van for budget travelers

Safari Route: Double Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

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