Exciting 3 Days Bwindi Gorillas and Cultural Tour Experience

3 days Bwindi gorillas and cultural tour is an exciting gorilla tour experience that will take place in Bwindi national park during the safari you will also enjoy different experiences including trying out the local food of the Ankole people, driving through scenic hills, gorilla trekking and a cultural experience involving visiting a local brew or the local farm and another alternative is visiting the gold mine.

You will also have a stop at Jumbo junior school in Mbarara and also at Kayabwe where you will visit the equator.

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park

Detailed Itinerary:  Bwindi Gorilla Trekking & Cultural Tour

Day 1; pick up and drive to Bwindi national park

Your safari will begin with pick up from the hotel in Kampala or Entebbe airport and your guide will welcome you. You will drive to Mbarara which is home to the Ankole people and along the way you will spot some long-horned cattle grazing in the field. Your lunch will be in Mbarara and you will try out Eshabwe which is a form of local mayonnaise or any other local food depending on your preference.

After lunch in Mbarara, you will have a scenic drive to Bwindi national park and enjoy views of terraced hills as you drive through the towns to Bwindi national park to check in and stay at the lodge relaxing in the surroundings of the impenetrable forest.

Accommodation; Four gorillas lodge

Day 2; gorilla trekking and optional cultural tour

After a cup of locally brewed coffee or tea at the lodge you will proceed to the park headquarters about 10 minutes from the lodge for a briefing on gorilla trekking. You will be divided into groups of 8 to trek with a gorilla family and with your ranger guide, you will proceed to trek into Bwindi forest to search for the gorillas. You will move through the tall trees and see different bird species and when you encounter the gorillas you will spend one hour with them recording videos and taking pictures. After the 1 hour with the gorillas, you will trek back to the park headquarters to receive certificates.

You will also have an optional cultural tour and experience how to make waragi which involves a local distillation method. The fermented banana brew is distilled to make waragi which is a local form of gin and you will visit the only community which makes this local brew around Bwindi and also taste the local brew. You will take a boda-boda ride to where the local community is to engage in the activity and you will later return to the lodge.

Other optional activities to do include gold mining with the Batwa and also visiting the local farm.

Accommodation; Four gorillas lodge

Day 3; drive to Kampala with a stop at Jumbo junior school

On the 3rd day of your tour, you will have breakfast at the lodge and start your journey back to Kampala with a stop at Jumbo junior school in Mbarara. 10% of the proceed from Jewel safaris goes towards managing the school. You will get an experience of the education system in Uganda and also interact with the pupils at Jumbo junior school.

After visiting the school, you will be driven to the equator where you will take photos standing in the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere and also visit the craft shops managed by the locals. Your guide will drive you to Kampala and drop you at your hotel or at Entebbe airport which will bring the tour to an end

  • PRICE FOR 2 PEOPLE; 1655 USD per person
  • PRICE FOR 4 PEOPLE; 1455 USD per person
  • PRICE FOR 6 PEOPLE; 1380 USD per person

Price includes

  • Safari vehicle
  • Professional guide fees
  • Gorilla permits
  • Accommodation and meals during the safari
  • Activities during the safari

Price excludes

  • Visas
  • Optional Activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Flights
  • Anything else not mentioned in the itinerary
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