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How to plan your 3 Day Gorilla Trekking Budget Safari in Uganda

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How to plan your 3 Day Gorilla Trekking Budget Safari in Uganda

Uganda is home to around half of the world’s mountain gorillas, and encountering these gentle giants in their natural habitat ranks as one of the most extraordinary wildlife experiences on earth. If you’re planning a trip to Uganda and are interested in embarking on a gorilla trekking adventure, then the 3 Day Gorilla Trekking Budget Safari offered on Viator might be the perfect tour for you. Here are the details on how to plan your budget safari to Uganda and what to expect on this tour.

Overview of the Tour

The 3 Day Gorilla Trekking Budget Safari in Uganda is an exciting adventure that takes place in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The tour includes a hike to see gorillas in the wild, as well as lodging, food, and logistics. The safari starts and ends in Kampala or Entebbe, with pickup in either an airport or city center location.

What’s Included?

The Gorilla Trekking Budget Safari is a budget tour that aims to provide a fantastic gorilla trekking experience with limited expense. Below are the things that are included in the tour package:

  • Gorilla permit fees and park entry fees:
  • These fees are paid in advance to allow you to trek the gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

  • Transfers:
  • Transfers to and from the park and your accommodation are included to ensure that you have hassle-free logistics during the tour.

  • Meals:
  • Simple meals are included in the tour price, two breakfasts and two dinners will be provided during the tour. Please note that while vegetarian options are available, specific dietary requirements and allergens can’t always be accommodated.

What’s Not Included?

While the tour takes care of all major expenses, you will need to budget extra for some things such as:

  • Travel insurance:
  • Although it’s not required, having travel insurance that covers medical expenses and evacuation is always wise.

  • Flights:
  • Your international flights to and from Uganda are not included in this tour package.

  • Tips and porter fees:
  • Tips for guides and porters are customary and not included in the tour fee. In many cases, porters are essential for carrying supplies and for support during the trek.

  • Covid-19 PCR test fees:
  • Before leaving Uganda or Uganda’s entrance, a negative Covid-19 PCR test result is mandatory, and the cost of the PCR test is not included in the tour price.

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points and details for the tour include:

  • Pickup points:
  • The available pickup points are listed below:

    • Entebbe International Airport
    • Kampala City
    • Entebbe Hotels and Guest Houses
  • Select a pickup point:
  • At the time of booking the safari, you need to select a pickup point that’s convenient for you. You can choose from any one of the available pickup points mentioned earlier.

  • Pickup Details:
  • Before the tour, you will receive an email with detailed information about your pickup. If you have any questions, you can contact the tour company through the contact details provided at the time of booking

What to Expect On The Tour

The 3 Day Gorilla Trekking Budget Safari is a thrilling adventure that you’re sure to remember for a lifetime. The tour lasts for three days, and here’s what you can expect on each day:

Day 1: Kampala/Entebbe – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

On the first day of the tour, you will leave Kampala/Entebbe for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. After arriving at Bwindi, you will check into a comfortable and clean budget accommodation provided by the tour company.

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Day

On the second day of the tour, you’ll wake up early, enjoy breakfast, and be taken to the park’s headquarters. Here, you will receive a briefing about the gorilla trek and the rules of the park. Then, you will be assigned to a gorilla group to visit.

Gorilla trekking can be physically challenging, and you’ll be hiking on steep and uneven terrain. The trek can last anywhere from 3-7 hours, depending on where the gorilla group is located. Bear in mind that the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a thick and dense jungle, and the undergrowth can be challenging to walk through.

Finally, when you encounter the gorillas, you’ll be able to observe them in their natural habitat for up to one hour. Make sure to take advantage of the opportunity to take some photos and videos.

After trekking the gorillas, you will return to the accommodation for dinner and relaxation.

Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Kampala/Entebbe

On the final day of the tour, you’ll enjoy an early breakfast, then head back to Kampala/ Entebbe. Expect to arrive in Kampala/Entebbe by the early evening.

Additional Info

Before booking the tour, there are a few things to bear in mind:

  • Participants must be moderately fit to undertake gorilla trekking safely. The minimum age for gorilla trekking is 15 years.
  • Confirmation of the tour must be received upon booking, and you will be asked to provide the names of all people traveling.
  • Please dress appropriately for the trek, with waterproof boots, long-sleeved shirts, and trousers essential. Additionally, carry a daypack with water, insect repellent, and sunscreen.
  • The group size is limited to six people, making this a more intimate and personalized gorilla trekking experience.
  • The tour is subject to availability, and it’s recommended to book ahead of time as permits for gorilla trekking are limited.
  • Finally, the tour has a strict no-refund policy. If you cancel or request an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

Book the Tour Here

To book your 3 Day Gorilla Trekking Budget Safari in Uganda, click the link below:

Book the Tour Here

Don’t forget to verify availability for the dates when you plan to visit Uganda’s Bwindi National Park.

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How to plan your 3 Day Gorilla Trekking Budget Safari in Uganda

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