3 Days Gorilla Trekking Tour

Experience a brief yet captivating trekking safari tailored for travellers with a keen interest in encountering mountain gorillas

3 Days Gorilla Trekking Tour

Tour Highlights

Main Activities: Gorilla Trekking

  • The awesome and exciting experience of spending time with the Gorillas and watching at close range as they feed, play and relax.
  • Enjoying the scenic allure of stunning hills and lush vegetation inhabited by the elusive primates and pygmies.
  • An encounter with the Batwa (former forest dwellers) for a demonstration of their former hunting and trapping techniques, and how they make ointments from native plants to cure all manner of ailments.
  • A visit to a Batwa home to see the traditional huts used for grinding millet, cooking over an open fire and distilling local potent gin (Waragi).
  • An opportunity to stand in two hemispheres at the Equator for memorable photos.
Uganda Gorilla Permits

Itinerary idea in detail

Day 1: Travel To Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

You will after breakfast set off for an 8-9 hour drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the southwestern part of the country. You will have a stopover at the Equator where you will have an opportunity to stand in 2 hemispheres at the same time and take some photos.

You will make another stopover for lunch en route before continuing with your Bwindi gorilla trekking tour route through one of the lushest highlands on the continent filled with primates, birds, and breathtaking scenery.

You will arrive at the lodge of your booking in the evening.

Accommodation options:

Up-market: Buhoma Lodge / Mahogany Lodge /Chameleon Hill Lodge / Trackers Lodge Buhoma
Midrange: Silverback Lodge / Nkuringo Gorilla Camp / Gorilla Mist Camp
Budget: Rushaga Gorilla Camp / Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp / Gorilla Valley Lodge / Buhoma Community Campground

Meal Plan: Lunch on the way and Dinner at the lodge of your booking.

Day 2: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Tour Activity

You will have an early breakfast and be driven to the Park Headquarters for a Uganda Wildlife Authority briefing about the rules of Bwindi Gorilla trekking at 7:30 am. After the briefing, you will set off for the Gorilla hunt in the thick jungle.

The jungle is very lively with rich forest sounds. The trek ranges between 2 – 8 hours, after you’ve found the gorillas you’ll be allowed one hour to observe, ask questions, and take photos and video of your encounter. There is no drinking or eating around the gorillas and flash photography is prohibited.

Gorillas share about 98% DNA with us and they are highly suspectable to human diseases so humans should not walk closer than seven meters from the gorillas which mountain gorillas may not adhere to.

The entire hour you won’t be able to take your eyes off the family. They each have their personality and demeanour that’s made for the most intimate wildlife encounter. When the gorillas look into your eyes it is humbling. One young female gorilla may run up to you to grab your arm out of playfulness and curiosity.

These gorilla groups are familiar to humans. We you’ll not once feel like you’re in danger with the mighty animals. You’ll just feel as if you have wandered into a foreign home and quietly observed the father, mothers, and children going about their daily lives.

After an hour and two minutes of your unforgettable Bwindi gorilla trekking tour, time is up and you’ll be asked to trek back down. Too much time with the gorillas could harm and make them agitated and uncomfortable. You’ll make the trek back through the forest and eat your packed lunch while reminiscing about your once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounter.

In the afternoon you can opt for a community walk among the Batwa people who used to live in the Bwindi forest before it was gazetted as a National Park and learn about their life and culture as a forest people. You will have dinner and overnight at your previous lodge.

Meal Plan: B, L, D

Day 3: Travel Back To Kampala

You will depart Bwindi after breakfast and travel back to Kampala with a stopover for lunch en route.

You will arrive in Kampala in the late afternoon.

Meal Plan: B

Price Includes:

  • Transportation by a 4 x 4 station wagon
  • Full board accommodation as per the above itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla Trekking Permit ($600) per person
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • En route Meals


  • International Flights & Air tickets,
  • Personal travel insurance,
  • Visa Fees
  • Drinks
  • Cigarettes
  • Tips

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