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