Location Covered: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park,

On this 3 Day Bwindi Gorilla Tracking Tour in Uganda you will visit Bwindi Forest National Park. Trek through thick untouched forest rich with rare wildlife and get up close with the endangered Mountain Gorillas. Coming face to face with a silverback Gorilla is one of the most intimate wildlife experiences.

Bwindi Forest National Park harbors nearly half of the remaining Mountain Gorillas and has 14 habituated groups which are available for the Gorilla Trek Safari in Uganda.

We give you a range of accommodations to choose from, ranging from budget, moderate to luxury.

Day 1

Transfer from Kampala/Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

  • Journey time: 9 - 10 hours
  • Accommodation: Clouds Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Bwindi Lodge, Buhoma Lodge or Mahogany Springs (Luxury), Chameleon Hill Lodge (Upmarket), Rushaga Gorilla Camp or Ichumbi Lodge (Midrange), Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Budget)
  • Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner

  • Have early breakfast and depart for Bwindi National Park at 7.00 am, driving southwards for at least 9 hours before arriving at your accommodation which is situated just outside of the park on the southern side. We will have lunch en-route in Mbarara town at Ajip Motel. Relax in the evening whilst enjoying the magnificent vistas of the beautiful landscape. Have dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 2

Gorilla Tracking

Leisure Time

Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest & Rest of the Day at Leisure at the Lodge

  • Accommodation: Clouds Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Bwindi Lodge, Buhoma Lodge or Mahogany Springs (Luxury), Chameleon Hill Lodge (Upmarket), Rushaga Gorilla Camp or Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge (Midrange), Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Budget)
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Today we will have the amazing opportunity to observe the gorgeous scenery of Uganda’s tropical rainforest and experience a breathtaking encounter with the endangered mountain gorillas. Todays schedule will take us through the impenetrable Jungle of Bwindi National Park, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. Bwindi Impenetrable NP occupies the size of about 321 sq km and it's the home of the endangered mountain gorillas. The park is divided into 4 gorilla tracking sectors including Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors. Have early breakfast, pick your packed lunch from the lodge, carry enough drinking water and transfer to the briefing point by 7.30am. You will be assigned a gorilla group, meet the ranger guide for briefing and start the trek into the forest. The gorillas are located in different places across the forest and therefore the time taken to find one group varies and can not be estimated before. Once you reached them, you are allowed to stay for one hour to observe these gentle giants, after which you return to meet the driver guide and transfer back to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Day 3

Uganda Equator

Transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe with a Stopover at the Equator Line

  • Journey time: 9 - 10 hours
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

  • It is time to leave Bwindi Impenetrable NP and tranfer back to Kampala/Entebbe. It is a long but very interesting drive back to the central of Uganda, passing through many towns and villages. We will stopover at the Equator Line, where we have enough time to have our packed lunch, take some photos and do some souvenir shopping.

General Tips:

  • Please note the age limit of 15 years and above for gorilla tracking.
  • Book your permits well in advance as only 8 permits are issued per gorilla group in a day. There are 14 habituated gorilla groups in Bwindi.
  • You should be free from infectious diseases such as Flue which can be passed to the gorillas since humans share 98% DNA with gorillas. If you are found to carry an infectious disease you will not be allowed to track.
  • Every participant has the chance to hire a trekking assistance (porter) who will help carring the bags and support whenever it is needed. For the trekking assitant an additional fee of US$ 15 is charged.

What to bring:

  • Bring proper walking boots, long trousers and rain gears as you will be hiking through Bwindi Forest.
  • Insect repellant is recommended.
  • At least 1-2 liters of drinking water per person during the trekking.