Gorilla Trekking Safari 4 days

  • Private tour
  • Eco Aware

This amazing tour will take you to the Gorilla national park - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site and one of the richest biological and botanical regions in the world. Bwindi’s most-revered species are the approximately 350 wild Mountain Gorillas that make up just over half of the world population of these gentle apes. You will track the Gorillas and this experince you get from nowwhere else, and as you book this tour your indirectly contributing to the conservation of these endagered species.


Day 1 Entebbe

After arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by our representative after passing through immigration procedures. He/she will meet and greet you, then introduce you to your safari guide. The guide will drive you to your guest house which is about 15-20minutes drive. Overnight Lake Victoria View Guest House (BB)

Day 2 Entebbe - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Today wake up early morning, have breakfast and then your guide will be waiting for you at your hotel and will drive you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site and one of the richest biological and botanical regions in the world. The forest covers an area of 331 km² at the south-western edge of the western Rift Valley. Bwindi’s most-revered species are the approximately 350 wild Mountain Gorillas that make up just over half of the world population of these gentle apes. Bwindi bird watching is highly recommended by the African Bird Club. On arrival to Bwindi, check-in to your lodge and if time permits you can do some optional activities like (Batwa visit cultural) the Batwa “pygmy” tribe are the original inhabitants of the forest. Enjoy the ‘Batwa Experience’ and learn how this unique culture lived and hunted in the forest. You may even have a chance to try their bow and arrow. Or you can visit the changing life women local community project. Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla camp (HB)

Day 3 Gorilla Trekking - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

You will be up early on the morning of your Gorilla Tracking for a good breakfast in preparation for the day’s physical activity. You will report for registration at the Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger station by 8 AM. After a briefing by the rangers, your gorilla trek will start. The trek usually takes between three and six hours so a reasonable degree of fitness is required, as well as a strong pair of walking boots or shoes.

The rangers will guide you through the village gardens and into the jungle-like forest. They will escort you through the sometimes thick bush, occasionally hacking the dense undergrowth with a machete as you search to locate the gorillas. The mountain gorillas are under 24 hour monitoring for their own safety, so you’re almost guaranteed to see them. The rangers monitor each gorilla family by keeping in close radio contact.

In part due to gorilla tourism, the population of gorillas is slowly increasing but the species remains critically endangered. Gorillas and humans share almost identical genetic material and their health must not be compromised by coming into contact with human diseases (via our food, for example). To reduce transmission of disease from humans to gorillas, you will also be advised to keep a distance of 7 metres from the gorillas.

Once you have located the gorilla family, you will be asked to leave all your belongings to one side, and approach the gentle giants, just with your camera. The guides will interpret the animals’ behaviour and advise on what you are watching. Females and their young, young males and even a dominant Silverback may be seen: feeding, playing, interacting with each other, or just sleeping! You will never forget your encounter with the gorillas. They will be quite curious to see you! You are allowed exactly one hour with the gorillas before returning to base. After the tracking if time permits, you will visit the Batwa. The Batwa “pygmy” tribe are the original inhabitants of the forest. Overnight Rushaga Gorilla Camp (FB)

Day 4 Bwindi - Entebbe - Departure

After breakfast, your driver will pick you up and drive you from Bwindi to Entebbe, if time permits you will stop over at the Equator. You drive will drive you to Entebbe in due time for your out bound flight.

Airport

Please note that check-in for international flights should be done two hours prior to flight departure. The departures area of the airport has a small restaurant, several duty-free shops and a seating area.

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What's included

  • Accommodation
  • Guiding in selected language
  • Meals (full board)
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Park/ museum entrance fees
  • Taxes
  • Gorilla permit
  • 1 mineral water bottle
  • AMREF Evacuation insurance
  • 4x4 pop up roof tourist mini van

Available in

English, French, German, Italian


Available for

Adults, Seniors



Departure & Return

Start city: Entebbe , Uganda

Pick up times available: 7:30

Pick up location: Entebbe International Airport

Ends at: Entebbe International Airport

Nearest airport: Entebbe International Airport (EBB)



We are Eco Aware:

  • Education & exploration
    Education & exploration
    The product is educational rather than entertainment focused - it respects and gives insight into local traditions and/or environment
  • Interaction with locals or nature
    Interaction with locals or nature
    The major part of the tour is spent on interacting with local communities, their representative(s) (other than guides) or observing the nature or animals without disturbing their natural habitat and environment
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Local or indigenous tour guide(s)

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 7 days or more before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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from $1274 per person

* Minimum of 2 adults are required on this tour

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  • Bwindi
  • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Mountain Gorilla
  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Gorilla Tracking
  • Gorilla Safari
  • Gorillas
  • Batwa Tribe