How many days do you need for gorilla trekking? A gorilla trekking safari takes a minimum of 3 days with day 1 travel to Bwindi National Park and day 2 gorilla tracking and day 3 drive back to Entebbe /Kigali from Bwindi. More about, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is popularly known as the best destination for gorilla trekking safari.

The length of gorilla trekking safari depends on several factors and it’s the reason we are not specific but we give you a time frame to considered since trekking experience cannot be done at night. However, mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable live in the high altitudes ranging between 2000 to 3000, meaning when you making a choice of gorilla family to trek always consider the fitness, terrain or rather choose a gorilla family which is not far away from the starting point.

Note, Mountain gorillas live in the wild and they are always on the move looking for food, however, you might find a group when it has moved from a close distance. Those who are to do double trek are given different gorilla families each day, so they can tell if the first trek was long or the last one.

Gorilla trekking duration; This refers to the time you spend on a gorilla trek that very day of the activity and the activity starts in the morning with a short briefing and after be accompanied into the forest to start your hike in search of the endangered mountain gorillas.

Gorilla trekking starts early in the morning have breakfast and transfer to the park offices for the briefing normally starts at 7:30 and by 8:00am, you will be grouped in a group of 8 people. You will be lead to park trekking trails by park rangers and while on your trek in the forest trails, you will be able to meet up with the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

Once you find them, one hour is given to use to watch these mountain gorillas, learn how they fights, feed, hunt, breastfeed among others. It also allows you to enjoy spectacular photography.

Gorilla trekking in the world can be done in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. The best destination to track gorillas is Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park renown as the biggest national park that harbors half remaining mountain gorillas in the world. The park covers an area of about 331 square kilometers and of the oldest National Park in the world.

How Many Days Do You Need for Gorilla Trekking?
Gorilla Trekking

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site, located in the southwestern part of Uganda and it is famous destination to spot mountain gorillas.  More so, the park harbors about 650 individuals out of the total mountain gorillas of around 1065 mountain gorillas and also inhabits other primate’s species, birds, tree and antelope species among more.

The park is also home to 22 habituated mountain gorilla groups, primate such as baboons, white and black colobus monkey, mammal, reptiles, butterflies, flogs, bird among others. The best highlight to do in Bwindi include; Birding, Gorilla trekking, Visit the Batwa community, Photography and scenic drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

In Rwanda gorillas can be found in Volcanoes National Park and Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo.

How many days do you need for Gorilla trekking –Uganda, Rwanda or Congo

The best days you need for gorilla trekking ;3 Days Gorilla Safari

3 Days Gorilla Safaris

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pickup from Entebbe –Kampala and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National

Depending on your location, our driver guide will pick you up and drives you to southwestern part of Uganda, along the way you will be able to have a chance to stop at the equator for photography and stretching, enjoy the stand between the imaginary lines crossing through the world, visit the souvenir shops around the area. Proceed to Mbarara town as you drive through grassland, see long horned cattle’s grazing along the road side.

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Gorilla trekking

After early morning breakfast, you will be driven to the park headquarters for briefing at 7:30 am about the dos and don’ts about the gorilla trekking. You will meet the game ranger to allocate you to the assigned gorilla family. Then the park ranger will guide you, lead you to the forest trails to search for gorillas. The activity can be done between 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on their movements.

As you trek, expect to sight see different forest species such as birds and primates like black and white colobus monkeys, mammals among others. Be ready to hike into muddy steps however we advise you to always go with a walking stick and must have a minimum level of fitness in order to have your trek successful.

Once you meet them, you will be given one hour to observe them, take photography as you listen to sweet melodies of birds.

Day 3: Departure Entebbe /Kampala

After breakfast, drive back to Kampala to drop you to your hotel or Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight back home.

End of 3 Days Gorilla Safari Uganda from Kampala /Entebbe to Bwindi

Gorilla trekking in each country goes with gorilla permits for Uganda cost USD700 per person, Rwanda gorilla permit cost USD1,500 per person and Congo gorilla permits costs USD400 per person per trek.

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