Bwindi Impenetrable Forest gorilla

Gorilla Trekking Uganda

from $3,350

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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Meet our local leaders

Simon leaping in air Uganda. Elena, Beatriz, Sophie photo

Gary Simon

Gary Simon (known as Simon!) was born in southwestern Uganda in a village called Kihihi, which is located between the famous Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest. From a young stage Simon loved driving long distances and was passionate about knowing his country of Uganda by travelling to different destinations. He enjoys taking people around his home country, and can't wait to meet you!

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Peter Nsubuga

Peter was born during the guerilla war period in a rural village adjacent to Mabira Forest – the biggest tropical rainforest in central Uganda. The future wildlife addict is one of 11 children born to a builder and a farm-loving mother. He worked as a teacher for 12 years, then became a trained tour guide. Peter spends his free time mountain biking, listening to music, going to concerts, watching wildlife, hiking and doing photography.

Gary Simon in boat with clients, Uganda

What others have to say

Joyce HumbertMar 2023
My husband and I chose Follow Alice's 9-day trip, Best of Uganda, for the variety: safaris through the savannah, hikes to see the Crater lakes, the mo...
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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
Amber JohnsonMar 2022
We recently took a trip to Uganda with Follow Alice and had the most wonderful adventure! From day 1 the communication from Michael was great and very...
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Gorilla Trekking Uganda - Best of 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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