Gorilla Trekking
Meet Mountain Gorillas

From $1,840
4 day adventure
#outdoor#active#wildlife

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! We start with a night of exploration in Kigali, before heading north to Uganda's misty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Here we trek with a guide through thick and tangled montane forest to see a gorilla troop and spend a special hour in their company!

Highlights

See rare mountain gorillas!

See rare mountain gorillas!

Spend time up close and personal with an endangered mountain gorilla troop in its natural forest habitat.

Hike in an ancient forest

Hike in an ancient forest

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a gorgeous place of snow-capped mountains, tangled rainforest, thick mist and birdsong.

Meet a Batwa community

Meet a Batwa community

Visit a traditional Batwa village to learn about their way of life, including honey harvesting, burial rites and tribal dances.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 | Arrival day

    Arrival day

    We meet you at Kigali International Airport in Rwanda and drive you to the hotel. Depending when you arrive, there could be time to explore a bit of the city. Or if you've had a long journey, simply relax, have dinner with us, and then hit the sack!

  • Day 2 | Drive to Bwindi

    Drive to Bwindi

    Today we drive north into 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. We check into our lodge near Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. There's time for a nature walk or we could visit a traditional Batwa village. We also recommend sundowners on the deck to the accompaniment of birdsong.

  • Day 3 | Gorilla trek

    Gorilla trek

    Today is the day we meet mountain gorillas! We meet our park ranger in the morning for a briefing. We then head into Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to find our gorilla troop. The hike is amazing, as the forest is home to many beautiful and rare plants, birds and animals. We spend a special hour in the presence of our gorilla troop, watching them quietly as they interact with one another, eat and groom themselves. Amazing!!

  • Day 4 | Departure Day

    Departure Day

    Having travelled back to Kigali yesterday afternoon, there may be time before your departure (it just depends on your flight) for us to explore some of the highlights of Kigali together. We could visit a market to taste the local fare and pick up some gifts, visit one of the moving genocide memorials, or see the exhibits of Inema Arts Centre – all activities that are very much worth your time.

Meet our Local Leaders

Dan Kabagoza

Dan Kabagoza

Dan is a proud Ugandan, which is why we call him UganDan! He knows his country like the back of his hand, so can be trusted to show you the very best sides of the Pearl of Africa. He's also a great character, so don't be surprised if you fall in love with him and claim him as your new best friend!

Ibrahim

Ibrahim

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."

Uganda Travel Guide

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Gorilla Trekking travel brochure

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