Gorilla troop

Meet mountain gorillas

Trips/Gorilla Trekking Uganda

5 days

For those who want to see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, but don't have many days to spare, this is the perfect mini adventure for you! Meeting up in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, we head west to the mountains of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Here we trek with a guide through thick rainforest to see a gorilla troop and spend a special hour in their company!

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day

You're picked up by your local leader at Entebbe International Airport and driven to the southwest corner of Uganda. The journey is incredibly pretty, as this is a lush and hilly region. You get a real sense of the rural way of life here. You check into our lodge near Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. If there's time, we recommend a nature walk or a visit to a traditional Batwa village. We also recommend sundowners on your deck while listening to the chorus of the forest!

Ours. Red-tailed monkeys Kibale Forest Uganda

Day 2: Gorilla trekking

Today is the day you meet mountain gorillas! You meet your park ranger in the morning for a briefing. You then head into Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to find your gorilla troop. The hike is amazing, as the forest is home to many beautiful and rare plants, birds and animals. You spend a special hour in the presence of a gorilla troop, watching them quietly as they interact with one another, eat, and groom themselves. Amazing!! After a much-needed lunch, you transfer to Lake Bunyonyi and relax at the lodge whilst enjoying the beautiful view.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest gorilla

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Today you're off to Queen Elizabeth National Park, one of Uganda's most popular game reserves. It has extremely diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, humid forests, lakes, and wetlands. These habitats provide a home for classic big game (like lions, leopards and elephants), ten primate species (including chimpanzees), and over 600 bird species. You enjoy an evening game drive in the park.

Ours. Tree climbing lion in Ishasha, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Today you explore some more of Queen Elizabeth's volcanic terrain, which is a photographer's delight! You spend the day discovering all that this incredible park has to offer. Animals that live here include giraffes, leopards, lions, elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, Ugandan kobs, cheetahs, zebras, impalas and warthogs. Later in the day you go on an amazing boat safari on Kazinga Channel. You get to see water-loving creatures like Nile crocs and hippos up close, as well as many gorgeous waterbirds like storks and herons.

Elephants and hippos and buffaloes on Kazinga Channel

Day 5: Time to fly away

After a blissful adventure filled with all of the magic that Uganda has to offer, it's time to take you to the airport so that you can head home with memories that will last a lifetime! We hope you had an amazing time, and we can't wait to see you again soon.

Ours. Great Blue Turaco, Kibale Forest, Uganda

Inclusions

Price Includes

Gorilla trek permit ($700)

Airport transfers

All transport (in a safari car)

English-speaking guide and driver

Mid-range accommodation

All meals

Price Does Not Include

Airfares

Traveller’s insurance

Ugandan visa

Tips

Alcohol and soft drinks

Optional activities

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Gallery

Gorillas in Bwindi, Uganda
Bwindi in mist
Black-fronted duiker, Bwindi
Elephant in Queen Elizabeth NP
Ours. Yellow-billed Barbet. Kibale forest, Uganda
Wildebeests grazing in Maasai Mara, Kenya, with setting sun

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