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4 Day Gorilla Trek North Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

4 Days/3 Nights

Trek into the misty jungle of North Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in search of the endangered mountain gorilla. Quickly you will realise how privileged you are to be in their company. You will be delighted by their antics and you may be lucky enough to observe the silverback, the dominant male who leads the troop.

Budget Standard Luxury Campsite Permanent Campsite Lodge Hotel

Safari Highlights

  • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • Gorilla Trekking

Safari at a Glance

DayRegionAccommodation
1Arrival in KampalaCassia Lodge
2Entebbe to BuhomaBuhoma Lodge
3Bwindi Impenetrable ForestBuhoma Lodge
4Buhoma to Kampala
The Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kampala

Meals: None

You will be greeted at Entebbe Airport, Uganda and you will be transferred to Cassia Lodge where you can relax in preparation for the adventure that lay ahead. You may choose to explore the busy city of Kampala. Kampala is the largest city and capital of Uganda and many tours are available that showcase the history of this town.

Day 2: Entebbe to Buhoma

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early breakfast at your accommodation you will be picked up in our safari vehicle as we depart for the south west of Uganda. The first part of the journey takes us through central Uganda, and after a stop in Mbarara for lunch, we continue on the last stretch through a beautiful landscape also defined as the “Switzerland of Africa”: mountains, lakes, hills with cultivated terraces, tropical rainforest and bamboo forest. Arriving at Buhoma in the late afternoon where we will stay at Buhoma Lodge.

Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The day of gorilla tracking!

At 7:45am you will receive a briefing at the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park headquarters and at 8.30am you will start tracking the gorillas. Once you have found the gorillas, you will be able to spend up to one hour with them! You will be expected back at the starting point by 7.00pm at the latest. Being physically fit is recommended.

It is always best to hear from other visitors, and this is Stella and Trudy’s story:

“At a distance of about fifteen feet a mountain gorilla with her baby appears. She comes out of the bushes, looks at me and lies down. My presence does not seem to bother her. She just wants to rest, whether I am there or not. I can almost touch her. My heart dances with joy. I am in a good position to take pictures, so I let my camera do its work. It is the thrill of a lifetime. I cannot but agree with the American zoologist George Schaller, the first to study gorillas in the Virunga volcanoes, who once said: ‘No one who looks into the eyes of a gorilla, gentle and vulnerable, can remain unchanged.”

Dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma Lodge.

Day 4: Buhoma to Kampala

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Early in the morning after breakfast you will travel back to Kampala. On the way back to the city you will have lunch in Mbarara town, and after Masaka there will be an opportunity to a stop at the Equator for photo shoots and to buy souvenirs and have tea or coffee. We will then transfer you directly to Entebbe airport for an onwards flight. You may choose one of our optional activities or safaris as your next destination. Perhaps you would like to take a beach break in Zanzibar, or enjoy a safari in the Serengeti.

Cost and Availability

Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityPrice
01/01/201731/12/2017AvailableEnquire Now

What's Included?

  • Prices are in $USD
  • Prices based on twin share 
  • Single traveller supplement fees apply
  • 2 Nights lodge accommodation & 1 night hotel accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Bottled water
  • All meals while on safari
  • 4×4 safari vehicle with driver/guide throughout
  • National Park fees
  • Group prices & child rates (>12yrs only) available on request
Disclaimer: All prices are based on $USD and per person sharing. 

What's Not Included?

  • Gorilla pass ($600 per person)
  • Gratuities
  • International flights
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Entry visas
  • Last night accommodation in Kampala