Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park

Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level: Beginner
  • Spoken languages: Swahili, English
  • Fitness level: Beginner
  • Minimum age: minimum 10 y/o
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Cancellation policy: 
    strict1) Cancellation 30 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 30 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 10 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, are considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Accommodation transfers included - alternatively, please meet at Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) City Hall, Plot 1-3, Apollo Kaggwa Road PO BOX 7010 Kampala - Uganda
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Witness mountain gorillas in their natural habitat on this jungle trek in Bwindi National Park.

A reflection of Africa’s raw beauty and fragile nature, head deep into the rainforest of Uganda’s National Park on the search for the endangered mountain gorilla. Follow in the footsteps wildlife pioneer Diane Fossey and learn more about the importance of this UNESCO-protected habitat -  observing the majestic silverback up close…

Location
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is located in south-western Uganda on the edge of the western rift valley covering 331 sq. km. This tour includes accommodation or airport transfers to Bwindi from Kampala.

Activity
An adventure where getting there is half the fun, this three-day gorilla safari travels from Uganda’s capital city into the heart of Bwindi National Park – tracking gorillas with an experienced local guide. Home to an estimated 600 mountain gorillas, the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park supports a large number of plants and animals unique to the forest – including 9 other species of primate.

Day 1: Leave Kampala at sunrise and travel through the Ugandan countryside to the ancient rainforests of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – arriving at your picturesque jungle lodge on the edge of the forest in the late afternoon. 

Day 2: Begin your gorilla trek in the early morning – setting off through the mist-shrouded lowland forest with a team of experienced trackers. The search for the majestic mountain gorilla goes through the thick untamed rainforest, where you’ll be scrambling over mossy rocks and through deep undergrowth. Following the signs of a troop, tread lightly as you observe gorillas in their natural habitat – spending up to an hour witnessing their interactions from a safe and respectful distance. Heading back to the camp, your guide will help you spot and identify other flora & fauna – including rare species of bird & butterfly.

Day 3: Departing early in the morning, start your journey back to Kampala stopping for lunch en route. Expect to arrive back in the city in the early evening.

Conditions
Operating throughout the year, moderate temperatures fluctuate between 7⁰C and 20⁰C. The best time of the year to visit is June-September. Please pack appropriately with hiking boots, long sleeves & warm layers

Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala - Bwindi National Park
Overnight at Buhoma Lodge

Day 2: Gorilla Jungle Trek
Overnight at Buhoma Lodge

Day 3: Bwindi National Park - Kampala

Special terms

Please note that whilst sightings are frequent, they cannot be guaranteed.

Included
  • Gorilla permits & Park Fees
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off in Kampala
  • 2-Nights Accommodation @ Buhoma Lodge
  • Trekking Guide & Equipment
  • All Meals & Refreshments
Do not forget to bring
  • Hiking Boots
  • Long Sleeved Clothing
  • Warm Layers
  • DEET/Suncream
  • GoPro/Camera
Meeting point
Accommodation transfers included - alternatively, please meet at Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) City Hall, Plot 1-3, Apollo Kaggwa Road PO BOX 7010 Kampala - Uganda Get directions

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