Rating in Ghana
$ 1820

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Trekking  +  walking
Trekking + walking
min $ 1820
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Entebbe, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 1820
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  • Overview
  • Itinerary

Overview

This is the simplest mountain gorilla trek option in East Central Africa. Discover more than just gorillas during this short stay in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Mountain gorilla trek in Uganda

This is the simplest mountain gorilla trek option in East Central Africa. Discover more than just gorillas during this short stay in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

The safari starts in Entebbe. Fly down to Kihihi airstrip, where you’ll be collected and transferred to a comfortable lodge within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. You’ll spend 4 days down in this fascinating area with one gorilla permit included in the price. There’s time for a second gorilla trek and a time to explore the forest and community. Fly back to Entebbe at the end.

  • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • 4 days/3 nights
  • Mountain gorilla trekking
  • Meet the local community

Our sighting success rate with these awesome apes in the Bwindi forest is high. In the unlikely event that you miss gorillas on the first day then you’ll still have another day to try again.

Highlights of the Mountain Gorilla Trek

  • Save time with a private charter flight from Entebbe to the Kihihi airstrip for our 3 night gorilla safari.
  • Hosting is warm and friendly; the guides are local experts.
  • The trek itself could take a full day. Everything comes down to the single hour that you’re permitted to stay with the gorilla group.
  • Take loads of photos but then put your camera down. Make sure you spend most of your time absorbing the full context of the gorilla experience.

When’s the best time to visit Bwindi?

  • Treks take place all year round but we recommend advance planning in the popular “high season” from May to September when permits and accommodation are at a premium or in short supply.
  • June to August are usually the driest months offering easier treks but you could have soft rain at any time.
  • Conditions can be tougher in the “wet seasons” during March/April and October/November.

Other gorilla trekking options

  • Combine a Uganda gorilla trek with our easy gorillas in Rwanda and climb the Rwandan slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes looking for mountain gorillas.
  • If you’re after more than just gorillas then think about our classic Uganda safari.
  • For unique and off beat travel try our Odzala Kokoua adventure in Congo Brazzaville. (Here we’re in search of western lowland gorillas – our success rate is 100%).
  • The eastern DRC is where we run our Virunga safari for mountain gorillas with an opportunity to hike and overnight on the rim of Nyiragongo volcano too.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Entebbe to BwindiRoad transfer from your Entebbe hotel to the airport for your flight (approx. 1.5 - 2 hours) to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and transfer by road to Buhoma Lodge.
Day 2 - Bwindi Impenetrable ForestWake up for an early breakfast. Start gorilla trekking. You could spend the whole day out, but most treks are around 3 to 4 hrs in length. You'll be accompanied by trackers, guides and porters.
Day 3 - 2nd optional gorilla trekkingYou could pre-book a second gorilla trek or go on one of the many forest walks to spot a few of the 346 bird species! The lodge is just 5 minutes from the start of the gorilla trekking point.
Day 4 - Leave BwindiRoad transfer to the airstrip and your scheduled flight back to Entebbe. (This trip is can be adapted for a longer stay or a simple extension into Ishasha and Queen Elizabeth National Park.)
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Zambezi
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