- 3 Days from$1700 p/p in USD
- DeparturesYear Round
Guided, Large Group, Small Group
In Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which covers an area of 321 sq km and is among the oldest forests at 25,000 years old, experience the amazing adventure of trekking to find one of the 12 habituated mountain gorilla groups. You will also have an opportunity to see other primates such as red-tailed monkeys, chimpanzees, baboons, black and white colobus monkeys among others. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to 120 mammals, 51 reptiles, 310 butterfly species, 27 species of frogs, geckos, chameleons, 163 tree species, 104 fern species, 1,000 flowering plants, as well as over 350 species of birds such as the hornbills and the turaco.
- Safari types:Gorilla Safari, Guided Safari, Trekking Safari
- You will visit:Bwindi Impenetrable NP
- Wildlife:Birds, Mountain Gorilla, Red-tailed Monkey
- Getting around:4x4 Safari Vehicle
- Start/end:Start in Kampala, end in Kampala
- Minimum age:15
GORILLA TRACKING DOs & DON'Ts
Water: Gorilla trekking can be very tiresome and you need to refill your tank as the trek goes on. It is advisable to pack a few water filtrations tablets before you come for the trek.
Boots: You will need good waterproof and comfortable shoes. Sometimes it rains during the trek, so skid-proof shoes can come in handy.
Rain Jacket: You are advised to carry a rain jacket because it rains very often in Bwindi’s Impenetrable Forest.
Snack: Carry a light snack to give you some energy during the walk in the forest.
Trouser and Shirts: Bwindi Forest is covered with thick undergrowth, therefore light trousers and long-sleeved shirts are advised.
Socks: You will have to tuck the trousers into the socks to avoid insects crawling inside.
Gloves: You will need Gardening gloves because you will be grabbing tree branches and leaves, which can be thorny.
Camera: Carry a good camera (no flash) to capture this lifetime experience.
WHEN WITH THE GORILLAS
Maintain a 7m (21ft) distance from the gorilla.
Smoking, eating, and drinking are not permitted on the tour.
If you must sneeze or cough, cover your face and turn away from the gorillas, as they can catch coughs and colds from humans.
Visits are limited to one hour per group per day
Price Per Person – USD
- From USD 2,200 for 1 person
- From USD 1,700 per person for 2 people traveling
- From USD 1,600 per person for 3 or more people traveling
- 2 nights full board accommodation
- English speaking guide
- Gorilla tracking permit
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Flights & visas
- Airport drop off (unless asked for)
- Tips for the guides
- Personal health/third party/travel insurance
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Dark Hills Uganda‘
- All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
- Display price is usually based on two people sharing
- ‘Dark Hills Uganda‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
- All itineraries are subject to availability
Day by Day Overview
In the morning after breakfast, our guide will pick you up and start your journey to Bwindi National Park, which is a sanctuary for colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, and many birds such as hornbills and turacos. It is most notable for the 400 Bwindi gorillas, half of the world’s population of endangered mountain gorillas. You will have an opportunity to have a stop at the equator thereafter proceed to Bwindi. If you get there early but there are optional activities to do like community visits.
After an early breakfast, the guide will pick you up and take you to the starting point for gorilla tracking. There will be a briefing as you’re given groups/tracking team. Gorilla tracking might take up to 8 hours so you will be provided packed lunch. Afterward, the guide will be waiting to take you back to the hotel to freshen and get some rest.
Since this is quite a long drive, you will have an early breakfast so that you set off early, you will be transferred to Kampala but on the way, you will have an opportunity to have a stopover at the Equator for the second time, which not only serves as a great spot for photos but an opportunity for a quick stretch. Afterward, continue to the airport/Kampala.