Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park Tour

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park Tour

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park Tour

Prices

From $1,595USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels, Lodges

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Highlights

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

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

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.

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

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: $2,525USD
  • Guided Groups of 2: $1,975USD
  • Guided Groups of 3: $1,725USD
  • Guided Groups of 4-5: $1,650USD
  • Guided Groups of 6: $1,595USD

Prices staying in Comfort type accommodation:

  • Guided Groups of 1: $2,850USD
  • Guided Groups of 2: $2,225USD
  • Guided Groups of 3: $1,975USD
  • Guided Groups of 4-5: $1,895USD
  • Guided Groups of 6: $1,795USD
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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.

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 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.

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.

Hotels on Comfort Package

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 $275USD per person
    • 2-day/1 night extension to Akagera National Park (if you are arriving and departing from Kigali): starting from $625USD per person
  • Upgrading to upscale lodges

Frequenty Asked Questions about Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park Tour

How hard is the Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park Tour?

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.

Do I need a Visa to travel to Uganda?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government. Please note, that if you have chosen to start and end your tour at Kigali, you are entering Rwanda as well, therefore you should check entry requirements for both countries.

Are meals included on the Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park Tour?

3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have Health and Medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Entebbe to start this tour?

You can fly into Entebbe International Airport through most major airlines. Please note there is also the option to fly into Kigali International Airport if more convenient.

Is the Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park Tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English speaking.

Where does the Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park Tour end?

The tour ends in Entebbe, you’ll depart via the Entebbe International Airport. Or, if you flew into Kigali International Airport, you’ll depart from the same airport.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Uganda?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Uganda?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Uganda for this tour?

The best time to travel to Uganda for this Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park tour is during June and July.

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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Prices

From $1,595USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels, Lodges

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

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.


Read about our scale for Tour Difficulty Ratings.

Local guide

Dickson

Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi

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+1 (587) 327-9828

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