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Gorilla Trekking

You have an opportunity to trekk Gorilla here.

This exciting 4-day primate-watching tour takes you from Kampala, the bustling capital of Uganda, to the lush tangled forests and dramatic peaks in the southwestern part of the country. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to around 400 highly-endangered mountain gorillas and you will have the privilege of going on a one-hour guided gorilla-tracking excursion.Seeing the gorillas in their natural habitat of dense undergrowth and enormous trees is rightly rated as one of Africa’s top wildlife encounters.We also go to Kibale National Park, which contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. Again we explore on foot, and along with superb bird watching, the guided chimpanzee-tracking excursion at Kibale is a primate encounter that is second only to meeting the gorillas.These two extensive rain-forests are beautiful, and the drives from Kampala to and between Bwindi and Kabale are truly spectacular—you will see rolling hills of pretty terraced farms and ever-present views of the misty towering volcanoes and mountains along Uganda’s western borders.

Included in your Gorilla trekking tour:


  • All transfers
  • All accommodation during the tour
  • All meals and drinking water during the tour
  • Flying Doctors medical, emergency, and rescue cover
  • All game drives as noted in the itinerary
  • Transport in a private 4 x 4 Safari Land Cruiser
  • English speaking tour guide/driver
  • All applicable government taxes, levies and gorilla permit
  • Personalized private service

Not included in your Gorilla trekking tour:


  • International flights and taxes
  • Passports and visa applications and processing
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities for drivers/guides
  • Personal laundry
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Entrance fee for activities noted as optional
Price Information & Seasons

Prices are Per Person Sharing. Travelling is in a pop-up safari vehicle, and accommodation is in a Double/Twin Room/Tent.

Display Rates In USD EUR GBP
Standard
High Season
July 01- October 31 | Dec 23 – Jan 2
Mid Season
Jan 02- March 31 | April 18- Apri 21
Jun 16- June 31 | Nov 01- Dec 22
Low Season
April 01- June 15
1 peopleUS$ 2940US$ 2940US$ 2850
2 peopleUS$ 2065US$ 2065US$ 1985
4 peopleUS$ 1850US$ 1850US$ 1780
6 peopleUS$ 1730US$ 1730US$ 1640
From

US$1460.00

per person sharing
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   All rates are in US Dollars  per person
  Children 15 – 17 years pay 85% of the adult rate
  Children Below 15 are NOT allowed
  Kindly request rates for 1 person, in own room or travelling alone!

STANDARD

Date1 people2-3 people4-5 people6+ people
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2021

USD 2,940 per person

USD 2,065 per person

USD 1,850 per person

USD 1,730 per person

Apr 1 - May 31, 2021

USD 2,850 per person

USD 1,985 per person

USD 1,780 per person

USD 1,640 per person

Jun 1 - Dec 31, 2021

USD 2,940 per person

USD 2,065 per person

USD 1,850 per person

USD 1,730 per person

Itinerary

Day 1 Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (475 km – 7 to 8 hours)

After your early morning breakfast, depart Kampala and drive southwest towards Bwindi Impenetrable National Park—the fabled home to the rare mountain gorilla. The largest living primate and the rarest of all the apes, an estimated population of only 1000 live in tropical rain forest in the border area of Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo in equatorial East Africa. Along the way you will have expansive and ever-changing views as the landscape changes from flat bush and farmland to richly green rolling steep hills of the Kigezi highlands—it really is a breath-taking journey and you’ll also pass through animated and colourful market towns and villages.We stop and have lunch in the town of Mbarara and later proceed to Bwindi arriving in the late afternoon. Check in at your preferred lodge close to one of the gates of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park from where you begin your gorilla-tracking the next morning. Whichever lodge you choose, you will experience the sights and sounds of the ‘impenetrable forest’, so-called because of the dense and tangled foliage and towering trees. Enjoy your dinner and prepare for the once-in-a-lifetime experience of meeting the mountain gorillas.

  • Overnight in Bwindi National Park
  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Lunch and dinner included
  • Drinking water is provided. All other drinks are extra.

Day 2 Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest

You will wake early for breakfast and be taken to the park headquarters where you will have a briefing from your gorilla-tracking team at 8 am about the rules of the park, and what to do and what not to do when you meet up with the gorillas. Then head off with your group through the foothills and higher-altitude forest—ensure you have strong shoes, wet-weather gear and a stout walking stick. As the gorilla family sleeps in a different place every night and travels through the day, pausing occasionally to eat and rest, you’ll have several guides and trackers to find their location and tracking takes between 2 and 8 hours. But once your group catches up with the mountain gorilla family, all fatigue is immediately forgotten when you discover that you are sitting only a few metres from the gorillas in the undergrowth. You are allotted one hour to observe them, and will perhaps see the babies scrambling up trees, juveniles playing, females grooming each other or feeding their young, or even a giant silverback (dominant male) pounding his chest. The gorillas are just as interested in their human visitors and will stare curiously back and it is a spine-tingling hour. Afterwards the guide will lead you gently away for the long but exhilarated walk back, and later head back to your lodge and rest. In the evening you can choose to relax at the lodge or take an evening interactive walk with the local Batwa people—the original hunter-gatherer community of the forest and you will have the opportunity to learn how they live and also watch them perform traditional singing and dancing.

  • Overnight in Bwindi National Park
  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Drinking water is provided. All other drinks are extra.

Day 3 Bwindi National Park to Kibale Forest National Park (235 km – 4 to 5 hours)

After a tasty breakfast, check-out from the lodge and start your journey from Bwindi northwards to Kibale National Park. The beautiful Kibale Forest lies in the pretty crater lake region around the town of Fort Portal which has a backdrop of the magnificent Rwenzori Mountains. Kibale’s varied altitude supports different types of habitat, from wet tropical forest on the plateau to woodland and savanna on the floor of the Rift Valley. Check-in at your comfortable lodge and enjoy dinner and the surrounding brilliantly-green trees and foliage. Depending on the accommodation facility you are using, you could opt for an evening forest walk where you might spot nocturnal bush babies.

  • Overnight in Kibale National Park
  • Accommodation at your camp or lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Drinking water is provided. All other drinks are extra.

Day 4 Kibale National Park (Chimp Trekking) – Kampala (305 km – 5 to 6 hours)

After an early morning breakfast, proceed to the park headquarters and gate for the chimpanzee-tracking excursion. In much the same way as you go gorilla-tracking, a team of guides and trackers will escort you through the forest looking for a family of chimpanzees to observe them in their natural habitat. The walk lasts between 2 and 5 hours, and the chances of locating them are excellent (over 90%). This is also an opportunity to see beautiful birds and the forest is home to over 375 species, and other primates such as black-and-white and L’Hoest’s monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys and olive baboons. When locating the chimpanzees, it’s an amazing experience to watch them jump through the high branches, watch them feed and play, and see their nests in which they rest/sleep.Later return back to the lodge for lunch, check-out and get back on the road for the drive to Kampala. This exciting 4-day tour ends at you hotel or at Entebbe International Airport for your onward flight.

  • Accommodation: No accommodation
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the local and most awarded carbon project developer, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in our developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognized standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Total: $1,460 From $1,460 /person
× $1,460 = $1,460
DAYS
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PRICE FROM (USD)
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