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A budget gorilla tracking safari for 3-days will lead you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, which is located in the southwestern part of Uganda. It’s a tropical rainforest and home to mountain gorillas. Bwindi is the best destination for gorilla tracking and habituating with these endangered species, not forgetting the great Batwa cultural experience of the natives.

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Mountain Gorilla Trekking Experience

Detailed itinerary for 3-days Budget Gorilla Tracking Safari to Bwindi

Day 1: Journey from Kampala to the National Park of Bwindi Forest.

Have breakfast before 6:30 am, so that when your driver or guide pick you from the hotel or place of residence you’re ready to set off with the journey and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park, make a stopover at the Uganda equator for a cup of tea / coffee and photos, proceed to Mbarara pass via Lake Mburo National Park Gate make a stopover at the Igongo cultural Centre for lunch later on, continue to Bwindi National Park, check in at the Booked accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Destination and selection of lodging.

  • Main destination: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
  • Up market accommodation: Buhoma Lodge or Gorilla Leisure Lodge
  • Mid-range accommodation: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge or Gorilla Mist Lodge
  • Budget accommodation: Buhoma Community Rest Camp
  • Meal plan: full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 2: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi and the community walk in Batwa.

Have breakfast by 6:30 am and get your packed lunch as your waiting to be transferred to the park offices for briefing by the rangers and be assigned a gorilla group you shall track.  By 8:00 am you’ll transfer to the Forest to trek the Mountain gorillas. After about an hour, return to the lodge for a snack, refresh and then later visit the local Batwa community to see indigenous ways of living. After return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

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Batwa community experience

Destination and selection of lodging.

  • Main destination: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
  • Up market accommodation: Buhoma Lodge or Gorilla Leisure Lodge
  • Mid-range accommodation: Ichumbi Gorilla or Gorilla Mist Lodge
  • Budget accommodation: Buhoma Community Rest Camp
  • Meal plan: full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 3: Return to Kampala or Entebbe after visiting Bwindi Forest.

After having breakfast, check out and get ready for the journey. Lunch en-route in Mbarara, so that you can have another stop over at the equator for photos and purchasing some gifts, proceed to Kampala and drop off to your desired destination.

  • Main destination: Kampala or Entebbe
  • Meal plan: half board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Other activities that can be done in Bwindi.

3-days budget gorilla tracking Bwindi includes:

  • Airport transfers pick up and drop off at your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe
  • Gorilla tracking permit
  • Cultural entertainment
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Bwindi Forest
  • Park ranger fees
  • Private 4×4 safari vehicle
  • English-speaking driver or guide
  • En-route lunch
  • Pure bottled drinking water or Soda

However, 3-days budget gorilla trekking Bwindi excludes:

  • International flight
  • Ugandan Visa
  • Luxury drinks
  • Laundry
  • Gratitude to the local porter
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal shopping bills and cigarettes
  • Any other item not mentioned above
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