GRAND GORILLA TOUR

Gorilla Safaris Tours, Gorilla Tracking Uganda & Uganda Gorilla Tours

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 kilometers of the thick tropical forest that earned the name ‘Bwindi Impenetrable.’ Deep in the undergrowth, we encounter families of mountain gorillas in the intimacy of their own home. Almost every visitor of this secluded habitat describes the meeting as a moving, near-spiritual experience never to be forgotten. Having served in the tourism industry for many years, Bushman Safaris has built a reputation of offering not only amazing gorilla watching holidays but also give travel tips on the best way to enjoy Uganda Gorilla Tours.

3 DAYS | 2 NIGHTS

Safari Highlights

  • Gorilla Tracking
  • Batwa Cultural encounter
  • Equator Experience

Itinerary

Day 1: Into the Impenetrable Forest

After your breakfast, you will be picked up to begin your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park. 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. This is followed by another stop for Lunch in Mbarara. We traverse the rolling hills of the southwestern landscape on our way to Bwindi Forest National Park, where we check into our booked Lodge in time for dinner.

Accommodation: Ride 4 A Woman Lodge

Meal Plan: Half-Board

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking Uganda – Batwa Cultural Experience

After a briefing, we 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. In this moment, a feeling of kinship rises to close the gap that grew between us and our primate relatives over millennia. We descend, elated and arrested in a timeless moment to be told and retold for years to come. We 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: Ride 4 A Woman Lodge

Meal Plan: Full-Board

Day 3: Return to Entebbe/Kampala

We exit Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to begin our journey to Kampala with lunch en-route at Igongo Cultural Center. As we cross the equator, back into the northern hemisphere, we feel the distance of the Impenetrable forest, but our memories linger close by, accompanying us on our journey home.

Meal Plan: Half-Board

Inclusive

  • All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle
  • Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla permit ($600 permit)
  • Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide
  • Water while on safari
  • All airport pick-ups and drops
  • All activities as stipulated in the itinerary
  • And all government taxes/levies.
  • A pair of Binoculars

Exclusive

  • Phone calls and bar bills
  • Personal insurance
  • Air fare
  • All other services of a personal nature
  • Driver guide’s gratuity
  • No accommodation on day 3 though it can be arranged at an extra cost
  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary

Customer Experiences

Customer Testimonials

“Great company, Top notch experience”

From beginning to end we had a wonderful safari experience. Kate Okellele at Bushman was our main contact and organizer for our 18-day tour covering much of Uganda, including Mabamba Swamp for shoebill viewing, Sipi Falls, …”

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Mark Newman from United States 

 

“worriless wandering”

“For the time we spent in Queen Elizabeth and Lake Bunyonyi, Bushman safaris booked our accommodation and made sure our days were filled with safaris, lake cruises, comfort and a hot spring…”

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Jolien from Belgium 

 

“Made my time and experiences exceptional”

I travelled for 11 days pearls of Africa deluxe safari with Bushman safaris and it went beyond my expectation. The tour guide was knowledgeable, kind, patient, and fun. From my first interaction with bushman safaris… ” 

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Samuel from United States

“UWEC Behind the Scenes”

“This was an excellent experience – once in a lifetime! The zookeeper was incredibly knowledgable and passionate, and he made me feel safe while interacting with the animals… ” 

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Samuel from the United States

“Amazing Uganda because of Bushman Safaris “

“Bushman Safaris Kampala Uganda Our fantastic trips in Uganda with Bushman Safaris: Trip 1 Day trip to jinja and chocolate  Factory so interesting thank you Michael our great guide. The Start of the #Nile #JinjaUganda #Monkeys.. “

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Lynne S from United Kingdom 

 

“Great Safari”

“Overall we had a fantastic time. The northern half of  Murchison Falls National Park is beautiful, with all the wildlife we were hoping for Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and Budonho Chimp Tracking are…”

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Matt from Canada 

 

“Great 18 day Uganda Safari”

“We arranged a terrific camping safari for 16 days with Bushman Safaris, a local tour operator based in Kampala. The dates were Feb 7-22,2019. The trip coordinator, Kate Okellele, was incredibly helpful in helping… ” 

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Mark Newman from United States

“Uganda Behind the Scenes Zoo tour”

“Bushman Safaris arranged for my son and I to have a Behind the Scenes tour at the Uganda Zoo. It was an amazing experience that I would highly recommend. Bushman Safaris was great to work wit…”

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Judd W from Russia

 

 

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