Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Gorilla trekking is one of the most unique and thrilling wildlife adventures on the African continent. More than half the remaining Mountain Gorillas are found in Uganda, of which up to 13 families have been habituated for the ultimate gorilla experience.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$1266
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
3 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Active - Hiking, horse riding
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This package focuses on the thrilling gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. Note that there is a limited number of visitors allowed to track gorillas in a single day, that is, not more than 8 people per a single gorilla family. For that matter, Gorilla trekking slots get sold out several months in advance. Endeavor to book your Mountain Gorilla experience with us as early as possible so that we can secure your gorilla trekking permit soon enough! As of October 2014, a gorilla trekking permit goes for USD600 (six hundred US dollars). Permits are issued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority.

Our package is categorized into budget, mid-range & luxury depending on the level of accommodation, hence endeavor to specify this whilst booking for your tour.

Day 1: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Your driver picks you up from your hotel/residence at 7.00am and embark on the 8-hour drive to southwestern Uganda. After almost 4 hours of drive, you make a stopover in Mbarara town for a lunch break at Agip Motel. Thereafter proceed and get to Bwindi, with incredible views of the spectacular mountain scenery of the rolling Kgezi Highlands. Check in at your accommodation, have dinner and rest the night.

* Accommodation options include:

Budget: Buhome Community Rest Camp

Midrange: Silverback Lodge

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge

* Meal plan: Half board (Lunch, Dinner)

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Experience, Optional transfer to Lake Bunyonyi after trekking.

Wake up to an early cup of coffee/tea, ready yourself in the trekking attire, pick parked lunch from the lodge and transfer to the meeting point for Gorilla trekking. It is here that you are asigned rangers by the park authority. The rangers brief you about everything you need to know about gorilla trekking in Bwindi, and especially empasize the DOs and DON'Ts whilst trekking and when around the gorillas. You are assigned a gorilla group you will trek. Note that not more 8 people can be assigned a single group. Currently bwindi harbors 12 habituated gorilla families which are available for tracking. After briefing and assigning of a famil, you transfer to the starting point of the trek into the jungles to locate the Mountain Gorillas. Note that these massive apes cover large distances whilst they feed, hence the time taken to locate them highly depends on where they could have spent the night. You could take from a few minutes to several hours while trekking before you find them. When you finally locate them, you are allowed not more an hour around. Return from the jungles to meet your driver, transfer to the briefing point one more time for final communication from the rangers, and thereafter to your accommodation for relaxt, have dinner and rest the night. 

Alternately, after trekking you could opt to transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, located 1 to 2 hours of drive from Bwindi. It is perfect place to refresh and relax in the cool soothing atmospher, moreover with such wonderful scenery of the terraces and highlands.

* Meal plan: Full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3: Travel back to Kampala

After breakfast, check out and embark on the return journey to Kampala. Lunch en-route in Mbarara town at Agip Motel. The drive through Lake Mburo National Park after Mbarara exposes you a some wildlife of the park, such as Zebras and Impalas.  Another stopover is made at the Uganda Equator for some picture moments. Proceed to Kampala and drop-off to your hotel/residence.

* Meal plan: Half board (Breakfast, Lunch)

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

  • Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp
  • Midrange: Silverback Lodge
  • Luxury: Buhoma Lodge

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Simba Africa Expeditions Ltd

- We offer private/custom safaris
- We offer group tours/safaris
- Our main focus is: Mid-level safaris
- We book pre/post-safari attractions
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Since: Oct 2012

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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Activities you can do

Bird watching
Bird watching
Bush walks
Bush walks
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Game drives
Game drives
Photography
Photography
Shopping/markets
Shopping/markets
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