Wagtail Eco safari camp is one of the most affordable Uganda safari camps in southern Bwindi National Park, a home to mountain gorillas in Uganda. Wagtail Eco camp offers accommodation in cottages and tents.
Our cottages and tents are all self-contained with ensuite bathrooms and toilets. We also have hot running water in our showers. The cottages are built using natural fabrics to blend with the environment!
Wagtail eco camp offers a perfect start point for gorilla tracking in Bwindi national park. The camp is located just a few minute’s drives (5-10minutes) to the briefing point for all gorilla groups in southern Bwindi National Park. Accommodation at this camp is very affordable at USD90 per night for a single room, and USD120 per night for a double room on a full board basis. The rates can change without notice depending on the season.
Below is a day by day itinerary for a 3 day Uganda gorilla safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with 2 nights at Wagtail Eco Camp.
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi National Park – Wagtail Eco Camp
Breakfast followed by a scenic drive to Bwindi impenetrable National Park. This is an 8 to 10hours journey, going through small villages/trading centers and some big towns such as Masaka town, Lyantonde town, Mbarara town where we normally stop for lunch at Agip Motel and Kabale town. Arrive at Wagtail Eco Camp by late afternoon or early evening, dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Lifetime event / Community walk
Heavy breakfast at Wagtail Eco camp and drive to the park headquarters for a briefing about mountain gorilla tracking in southern Bwindi national park. The gorilla groups are available on this site includes Kahungye, Businjye, Mishaya, Nshongi group, and others. The trek is quite strenuous and time taken depends on the movement of gorillas. It is unpredictable because these gorillas are on free movement in their natural environment. You will be allowed to stay with gorillas for 60 minutes maximum, take photos and videos, etc. Always keep a distance of 7 meters. However, some times a gorilla may come close to you. Do not shout at them. Silence is very important. Return to your Wagtail Eco camp for lunch, time permitting, you can take a forest walk in the evening to see more birds, or take a community walk through Nkuringo or Rushaga areas, dinner, and overnight stay at Wagtail Eco safari camp.
Day 3: Reserved for departure
Heavy breakfast at wagtail Eco camp, followed by transfer to back to Kampala, en-route lunch in Mbarara town at Agip Motel, another stopover at the Equator for photographs, arrive in Kampala by early evening. Depending on your arrangements, we can drop you to your pre-booked hotel around Kampala, or transfer you to Entebbe International Airport for your scheduled departure flight. This marks the end of your 3 days gorilla safari adventure in Uganda to Bwindi national park with 2 nights at Wagtail Eco camp.
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The price quoted will include a gorilla permit per person, private transport from Kampala and back in a 4WD safari vehicle, en route meals and bottled mineral water for refreshment, 2-night accommodation at wagtail eco-camp on Full board, all tour activities as per the itinerary, services of a professional English speaking driver/tour guide.