Uganda is home to more than half of the world's Mountain Gorillas and offers a lifetime chance to encounter with a Gorilla group in the forest

Gorilla trekking is a unique wildlife adventure that enables tourists to track habituated Gorillas in their natural habitat of montane rainforests and get within 7 meters of a Mountain Gorilla. It is by far the best nature encounter and a life changing experience! There are only 800 Mountain Gorillas left in the world and distributed between three neighboring countries of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Uganda accounts for the biggest population of the Gorillas found in the two parks Bwindi and Mgahinga. This tour takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the prime destination for Gorilla tours in Africa.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$1205 - $1788
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
3 days
Best months:
All year
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Parks visited:
Activity level:
Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
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Day 1: Kampala – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

You should be ready for pick-up by 7.00am and set off traveling to southwestern Uganda. You shall reach Mbarara town by lunch and accordingly stopover for a meal. After lunch, proceed to Bwindi. The landscape in Southwestern Uganda is made of rolling highlands that are covered with terraces, lush forests and greenery. You shall enjoy gazing at this wonderful landscape as you drive to the park. You shall arrive in Bwindi in the evening, transfer to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meal plan: Lunch, Dinner

Travel time: 7 hours

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Be up for breakfast by 6.30am, and prepare for the Gorilla trek. Pick packed lunch from the lodge, take enough drinking (minimum 1 liter) and a rain jacket, and transfer to the park offices by 7am. After assigning you a gorilla group, meet with the rangers and other trackers for the pre-trek briefing. By 8am you shall transfer to the trailhead for the start of the trek into the forest to find the Gorillas. The time it will take to locate them varies from a few minutes to several hours depending on their location and movements. Meanwhile you shall be treated to the natural ambience of the aptly named “impenetrable” forest that supports a remarkable diversity of wildlife. Observe rare plants, orchids, birds, butterflies, waterfalls, and monkeys! On finding the Gorillas you are allowed not more than hour to be with them. Return to the park offices briefly before transferring to your lodge.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Bwindi - Kampala

After breakfast, check out and leave for Kampala. You shall a lunch stop in Mbarara town, a stopover at the Uganda Equator and the local Royal Drum Makers. You are dropped off at the hotel.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Luxury: Buhoma Lodge, Chameleon Hill Lodge
  • Mid-range: Silverback Lodge

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Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
African buffalo
Baboon
Baboon
Bushbaby
Bushbaby
Chimpanzee
Chimpanzee
Elephant
Elephant
Mountain gorilla
Mountain gorilla
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Bird watching
Bird watching
Bush walks
Bush walks
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Game drives
Game drives
Photography
Photography
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Shopping/markets
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