3-Day Grand Gorilla Tour

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

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3-Day Grand Gorilla Tour in Bwindi

In Southwestern Uganda at the edge of the western Great Rift Valley, hugging the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo lies Bwindi Forest. Theatrical mountain formations are swathed in 331 square kilometres of the thick tropical forest that earned the name ‘Bwindi Impenetrable’. Every visitor to this secluded habitat describes the meeting as a moving, near-spiritual experience never to be forgotten!

Arrival for Bwindi tour

A transfer from the airport can be arranged for an extra cost.

Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.


Day 1

Into the Bwidi Impenetrable Forest

After your breakfast, you will be picked up to begin your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park by Nextgen Safaris driver guide. A brief stop at Uganda Equator gives us a chance to look through the many craft markets for a few souvenirs/gifts, and perhaps a cup of coffee as well as a picturesque moment at the equator. This is followed by another stop for lunch in Mbarara. We’ll traverse the rolling hills of the southwestern landscape on our way to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, where we’ll check into our booked lodge in time for dinner.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)
Accommodation: Ride 4 a Woman
Budget guest house located just outside Bwindi NP
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 2

Gorilla Tracking – Batwa Cultural Experience

After a briefing, we’ll venture into Bwindi Forest on foot and enter a world suspended outside of time. The undergrowth thrives with diverse plants, mammals, and birds. It may be minutes or hours before we come upon a gorilla family, but when we finally do, the encounter sweeps us into a timeless moment. We watch the juveniles play as the impressive adults groom and keep a sly but watchful eye on their human visitors. At this moment, a feeling of kinship rises to close the gap that grew between us and our primate relatives over millennia. We’ll descend, elated and arrested in a timeless moment to be told and retold for years to come. We’ll return to the lodge to catch our breath before our next hard adventure with the Batwa people, also known as the pygmies that originated from the Ituri forest of Congo.

Accommodation: Broadbill Forest Camp

Meal Plan: Full-Board.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)
Accommodation: Ride 4 a Woman
Budget guest house located just outside Bwindi NP
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Return to Entebbe/Kampala

We’ll exit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to begin our journey to Entebbe for our flight back home. We’ll stop for lunch in route at Igongo Cultural Center. As we cross the equator, back into the northern hemisphere, we’ll feel the distance of the Impenetrable forest, but our memories linger close by, accompanying us on our journey home.

Meal Plan: Half-Board.

Main Destination: Entebbe (City)
Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
Drinks not included

End of tour

Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

A transfer back to the airport can be arranged for an extra cost.


  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits(One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Car Parking
Laundry Service
Outdoor Seating
Smoking Allowed
Wireless Internet

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