Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park Tour
Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park Tour

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park Tour

4 days

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Spend 4 days trekking with a guide in Bwindi National Park in search of a gorilla encounter

Connect with the primates of Africa on the Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park Tour. Spend four days and three nights enjoying the natural beauty of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, covering over 330 sq km of protected forest in Uganda.

Set out to trek the steep ridges of the Albertine Rift Valley, which is home to the largest population of endangered mountain gorillas, to spot one of these friendly giants. The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is named a UNESCO World Heritage site and among the primates, it is also known for incredible endemic flora and fauna, set among the lush swathe of the rainforest.

Spend your evenings with your feet up at eco-conscious lodges and your days flying through the jungle in a 4x4 vehicle in search of adventure.

Highlights of the Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park Tour

Seek out the friendly gorillas in Bwindi National Park
Visit the ancient town of Mbarara, the capital of the Ankole region
Experience the natural beauty of the acacia savannah landscape
Sleep under the stars in cozy eco-conscious lodges

Prices

From $1,595USD
4 days
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Guided
Hotels, Lodges
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Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Entebbe

Land at Entebbe International Airport, where your local guide will greet you. Transfer to your hotel for the night and relax. (Please note, it is also possible to arrive at Kigali International Airport if more convenient)
Overnight Location: Hotel in Entebbe
Distance: None
Meals: None

Day 2 Visit the town of Mbarara and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Get an early start on the day, driving towards Bwindi National Park. Enjoy a quick stop at the Equator, before proceeding to the town of Mbarara—the capital of Ankole region. Pass beautiful rolling hills and acacia savannah, then kick back at the lodge.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Trek through a tropical rain forest for a gorilla tracking experience

Set out into the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park after briefing from the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Set out in search of the primates and observe them in their natural habitat. Come prepared with your packed lunch, drinking water and a rain jacket. Porters are available if your bag is on the heavier side. Spend the afternoon relaxing at the lodge.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Depart from Entebbe

After a leisurely breakfast, be transferred back to Entebbe International Airport for an evening flight.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park Tour Price and Dates

Pricing for this guided trekking tour to Uganda depends on whether you choose to join an existing group on a specific date or if you prefer a custom tour for your group only.

Prices below are per person:

Prices staying in Economy accommodation:

  • Guided Groups of 1: $2,500 USD
  • Guided Groups of 2: $1,960 USD
  • Guided Groups of 3: $1,725 USD
  • Guided Groups of 4-5: $1,650 USD
  • Guided Groups of 6: $1,595 USD

Prices staying in Comfort type accommodation:

  • Guided Groups of 1: $2,850 USD
  • Guided Groups of 2: $2,200 USD
  • Guided Groups of 3: $1,960 USD
  • Guided Groups of 4-5: $1,880 USD
  • Guided Groups of 6: $1,795 USD
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Accommodation on Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park tour

This tour is based in hotels and lodges. You can choose between two options: comfort and economy. Accommodations on this tour offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travelers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.
Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel or lodge. Please enquire to find out the pricing.

Hotels on Economy Package

2Friends Beach Hotel in Entebbe ★★★★

Located right on the beachfront of Lake Victoria, this tasteful hotel offers private terraces overlooking the water or comfy chairs to kick back on the pristine beach.

Ichumbi Lodge Bwindi Impenetrable National Park ★★★

Just a quick 10-minute walk from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, enjoy spectacular jungle views from the comfort of your room. Indulge in high-end comfort while surrounded by nature.

Hotels on Comfort Package

2Friends Beach Hotel in Entebbe ★★★★

Located right on the beachfront of Lake Victoria, this tasteful hotel offers private terraces overlooking the water or comfy chairs to kick back on the pristine beach.

Gorilla Safari Lodge in Bwindi

Tucked away on the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, this hotel offers luxe services from in-suite fireplaces, turn down service and home water bottles on chilly nights.

What’s included in the Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park tour?

Meals

3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 3 nights along the tour.

Transportation during the Tour

Transport for you and your luggage in a 4x4 Land Cruiser.

Also Included

  • English speaking Driver/Guide
  • Gorilla permit in Uganda
  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park
  • Entrance fees, taxes
  • Water on board

Not included

  • Flights to get in and out of Uganda
  • Entrance visas to Uganda
  • Tourist insurance/ local insurance
  • Tour guide gratuity
  • Drinks with meals

Optional Extras

  • Optional extensions:
    • 1-day/1 night extension to Lake Mburo National Park (if you are arriving and departing from Entebbe): starting from $265 USD per person
    • 2-day/1 night extension to Akagera National Park (if you are arriving and departing from Kigali): starting from $605 USD per person
  • Upgrading to upscale lodges

Frequently Asked Questions about Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park Tour

Destination Jungle is a tour operator in East Africa, focusing on trips that create connections between participants and the colourful culture, habitats, and species in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi. They offer sustainable tours that align with the World Tourism Organization of the United Nations, resulting in eco-friendly trips.

The tour guides for Destination Jungle provide a hospitable, welcoming environment, making it easy to start an exploration in a brand new country, but tough to leave. They lead you to wildlife viewings and other stunning attractions in an environmentally friendly way.

Destination Jungle recognizes the importance of clear communication with clients by providing detailed information before your trip, learning clients' needs, and implementing feedback into future endeavours.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 2 / 5. There is some trekking involved that can be challenging, but porters are available and most other days are spent in a 4X4 vehicle.

Local Guide

Dickson, Destination Jungle
Dickson
Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi

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