3 Days from$1150 p/p in USD
Experience amazing gorilla trekking in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which covers an area of 321 sq km and is over 25,000 years old. Gorilla trekking takes around 2 to 8 hours climbing up the rolling hills and going through the lush vegetation, to find the amazing gorillas, one of the 12 habituated mountain gorilla groups. Besides the gorillas, you will also have an opportunity to see other primates such as the red-tailed monkeys, chimpanzees, baboons, black and white colobus monkeys among others. This forest is also home to 120 mammals, 51 reptiles, 310 butterfly species, 27 species of frogs, geckos and chameleons, 163 tree species, 104 fern species, 1000 flowering plants, as well as over 350 species of birds such as the hornbills and the turacos!
Safari types:Gorilla Safari, Guided Safari, Trekking Safari
You will visit:Bwindi Impenetrable NP
Wildlife:Birds, Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Elephant, Red-tailed Monkey, Black & White Colobus, Olive Baboon
Getting around:4x4 Safari Vehicle
Start/end:Start in Entebbe, end in Entebbe
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 1,400 per person, two people travelling
- Accommodation & meals
- Return airport transfer
- Local transportation
- Professional Guide/Driver
- Gorilla permit(s)
- Park entries
- Flights & visas
- Personal expenditure
- Travel insurance
- Government imposed taxes
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Primate Experts Uganda‘
- All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
- Display price is usually based on two people sharing
- ‘Primate Experts Uganda‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
- All itineraries are subject to availability
Day by Day Overview
You will be picked up by our guide from the airport/your hotel in Entebbe/Kampala/Kigali after an early morning breakfast at 07:00 hrs. You will be briefed about your safari before you travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which is in the southwestern part of Uganda. Drive along the Masaka Road and along the way there is a local drum and craft making community so you will have a visit here. Also stopover at the Equator to take photos, feel free to buy some crafts and souvenirs as you head to Mbarara town where you will get your lunch. Thereafter, proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Naiotnal Park, arriving in the late afternoon. Check in at the lodge, relax in the evening and enjoy dinner.
After an early morning breakfast, drive to the park headquarters where you will be briefed by the park rangers about what to do and not do while in the park plus you will be divided into groups of eight. Afterwards start off on your gorilla adventure, trekking these gentle giants as directed by the rangers. This activity can take 2 hours or even up to 8 hours since its dependent on the location and movement of the gorillas. Expect to walk long distances in muddy and steep conditions – this will require you to have a walking stick. On finding the gorillas you will spend one hour with them – an amazing experience watching the mountain gorillas feed, play around and a do their day-to-day activities. Take photos of them as a reminder of this memorable day.
Later, return back to the lodge and in the evening you may choose to relax at the lodge or visit the Batwa community, which will expose you to their culture, see how they live and dance, hear stories about their culture, all an amazing experience. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Have an early breakfast, check-out and leave the “Switzerland of Uganda” behind as you start your journey back to Kampala passing through rolling hills with terraces. Enjoy great views of the lush vegetation of the different areas you go through. Have lunch in Mbarara and another stop will be at Mbambire drum makers point. After buying some of these drums if you wish, continue to Kampala, arriving late afternoon. The guide will drop you off to the hotel or at the airport to catch your flight back home.