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Gorilla Trekking Uganda

from $3,095

Visit Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, where endangered mountain gorillas live in the high, misty mountains. A highlight of all of our itineraries is trekking into the mountains to spend precious time with a mountain gorilla troop. This is an experience few ever have the privilege to enjoy, and without fail trekkers come away with a sense of wonder and a heightened connection to both gorillas and the natural world.

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English, Luganda


Ugandan shilling (USh)


Entebbe International Airport (EBB) in Uganda, Kigali International Airport (KGL) in Rwanda


To avoid the rains, plan your gorilla trek for sometime between June and September, or between mid December and mid February. That said, know that you'll be trekking in a rainforest, where conditions are never exactly dry! To learn more, please read Best time of year for gorilla trekking.

Visa and Immigration
Visa and Immigration

You need to apply for and obtain a tourist visa online before heading to Uganda. Standard tourist visas last for three months. If you're also visiting another nearby country like Rwanda, you might like to obtain an East African visa instead.

Health and Safety
Health and Safety

It's recommended you have received all of the standard vaccinations before heading to Uganda. You should carry proof of a yellow fever vaccination if coming from a country with a known epidemic. And please ensure you check on the latest Covid-19 regulations for Uganda, as well as your airline of choice. East Africa is a malaria zone, so you may wish to consider taking anti-malaria medication. For the gorilla trek, wear long pants, a long-sleeved top and thick gloves, as discussed in Ultimate guide of what to pack for gorilla trekking.

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In the words of one of our clients: "Ibrah always has a smile on his face and stars in his eyes when he speaks of Uganda and its amazing wildlife. Trust him to infect you with his joy and wonder – while he tells you stories and facts about the people of his country and the animals roaming it."

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What others have to say

Scott LuckettDec 2022
What a trip! Peter our guide and the whole Follow Alice team did a fantastic job showing us the incredible sights of Uganda, organising all the trekk...
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Gorilla Trekking Uganda - Best of Uganda
Fernanda DominguezOct 2022
Uganda an immersive experience with nature!!! and Follow Alice made it possible! Uganda is an incredible country. The people are very nice. The lands...
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Gorilla Trekking Uganda - Best of Uganda
Chris and Manu
Chris & ManuJul 2022
We spent 14 wonderful days in Uganda together with our amazing guide Shafic. Thanks to the whole Follow Alice team for making such a memorable trip fo...
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Gorilla Trekking Uganda - Definitive Uganda
SerainaOct 2021
I did a trip with Follow Alice around Uganda and it was amazing. Michael did a great job putting together a nice route to all kinds of different spots...
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Gorilla Trekking Uganda - Definitive Uganda
SorenMar 2021
Absolutely incredible trip to Uganda which ranks among the top destinations I have visited. The nature is fit for a movie (in fact Black Panther was f...
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Gorilla Trekking Uganda - Meet mountain gorillas

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While you can go gorilla trekking throughout the year, the drier seasons offer better conditions. We discuss the different seasons and what to expect in terms of weather, hiking conditions, prices and busyness.

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