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Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

DURATION

9 days

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel/Lodge

Trip Difficulty
DIFFICULTY
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LOCATION

Africa, Uganda

MEETING POINT

Entebbe International Airport

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Welcome to our gorilla trekking in Uganda adventure, a thrilling and unforgettable journey that will take you deep into the heart of the African jungle to witness one of the world’s most incredible wildlife experiences.

Our Uganda gorilla trekking adventure takes you to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to over half of the world’s remaining population of endangered mountain gorillas. This is a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with these gentle giants in their natural habitat, and witness their daily routines and behavior in the wild.

Our experienced guides and trackers will lead you on a trek through the dense jungle, where you’ll encounter gorilla families in their natural habitat. You’ll be amazed by their sheer size and strength, but also their gentle and peaceful nature. Seeing these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will stay with you forever.

In addition to gorilla trekking, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the stunning Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, which is also home to a diverse array of other wildlife, including colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, and over 300 species of birds. You’ll also have the chance to visit nearby villages and learn about the local culture and traditions.

Our Uganda gorilla trekking adventure is an all-inclusive trip that includes comfortable accommodations, delicious meals, and transportation to and from the park. Our expert team will ensure that you have a safe and unforgettable journey, and we’ll take care of all the details so you can focus on enjoying this incredible experience.

Join us on this life-changing adventure and tick off one of the world’s ultimate bucket list experiences. Book your Uganda gorilla trekking adventure with the Bucket List Company today!

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What is 'Gorilla Trekking in Uganda' like?

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What's Included In Our Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

All Activities Mentioned In The Itinerary All Activities Mentioned In The Itinerary

Max 16 Travellers Per Group Max 16 Travellers Per Group

4* Hotels and Lodges (Twin Share) 4* Hotels and Lodges (Twin Share)

Private Transport Private Transport

8 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 8 Dinners 8 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 8 Dinners

Experienced Guides With You Throughout The Trip Experienced Guides With You Throughout The Trip

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda Itinerary

  • Day 1: ARRIVE IN ENTEBBE

    ARRIVE IN ENTEBBE You will meet your Bucket List Leaders at the airport and fly out as a group for Bucket Lister + Trips. If you have booked a Bucket Lister Trip we will see you in Uganda soon! If you have transfers with us we will take you to the hotel. For those making their own way, we will see you in Kampala.

  • Day 2: KAMPALA SIGHTSEEING TOUR

    KAMPALA SIGHTSEEING TOUR After breakfast, head out on a sightseeing tour of Kampala. Experience the hustle and bustle of the city of Kampala on a hair-raising walking and vehicle tour. Get to visit the oldest food market in the city, the bus terminal, the king’s palace, and other attractions in the city. Round off the tour with a taste of local cuisine at a restaurant downtown. In the afternoon, head to a slum and participate in a food pantry. The visit to the slums brings you up close to slum life and allows you to make a difference by serving food to street children. After that, head back to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

  • Day 3: TRAVEL TO FORT PORTAL

    TRAVEL TO FORT PORTAL Set off early morning and take a five-hour drive west of Kampala to the city of Fort Portal. Fort Portal is situated within close range of a host of attractions in the region, including Kibale National Park, the home of chimpanzees. Arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. Either spend the afternoon at leisure at the lodge or take an optional tour of a nearby village or surrounding crater lakes.

  • Day 4: CHIMPANZEE TRACKING AND SWAMP WALK

    CHIMPANZEE TRACKING AND SWAMP WALK After breakfast, head to Kibale National Park, home to one of the highest populations of chimpanzees globally, and one of the best places to encounter chimpanzees in the wild. The forest is also home to many other primates and wildlife species. Take a guided walk through the forest with the help of a ranger and track down one of the chimpanzee families. This four-hour adventure offers an exhilarating and insightful experience of chimpanzees in the wild. Head back for lunch and a leisurely afternoon at the lodge. Later in the afternoon, take a walk through the Bigodi swamp connected to Kibale Forest and witness various species of birds and monkeys. Return to the lodge for dinner and rest.

  • Day 5: TRAVEL TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

    TRAVEL TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK After breakfast, make your way down south and into the Rift Valley. The three-hour journey ends with arrival at your lodge, located in Queen Elizabeth National Park, in time for your lunch. After lunch, take a leisurely two-hour boat safari on the Kazinga channel, a water channel connecting two Rift Valley lakes; Lake George and Lake Edward. The channel is host to several wild animals, including hippos, Nile crocodiles, antelopes, and elephants. After that, head back to the lodge for dinner and an evening at leisure.

  • Day 6: LION TRACKING AND GAME DRIVES

    LION TRACKING AND GAME DRIVES Start your day at 5 am and head out for an experiential learning tour with a lion conservation researcher. With the help of GPS, track down collared lions and learn about lion conservation and behavior. After that, continue on a two-hour game drive for sightings of other wildlife. Queen Elizabeth is home to various mammals, including the Big Four, but it’s most famous for its herds of elephants and tree-climbing lions. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Spend the afternoon at leisure at the lodge. Later in the evening, head back for a second game drive; with the help of your guide, scout for more wildlife that you may not have seen in the morning. Return to the lodge for dinner and rest.

  • Day 7: TRAVEL TO BWINDI

    TRAVEL TO BWINDI Set off at 7 am and head south to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The six-hour journey is a scenic drive up and down rolling hills through lush gardens, quaint towns, and villages. Arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon, take a walk through a nearby village. Get to engage with locals in the community, and learn about their traditions and way of life. Spend the evening at leisure at the lodge.

  • Day 8: GORILLA TREKKING

    GORILLA TREKKING Have breakfast at 7 am, then head to the Bwindi forest park headquarters for a briefing from the head ranger before starting your gorilla trekking expedition. The trek takes anywhere between two and eight hours, depending on where the gorillas are on a particular day. Bwindi is at a high altitude, averaging 2000m above sea level, with a rugged terrain of steep slopes and narrow ridges. Hence why the forest is commonly dubbed “impenetrable.” The hike is physically challenging, but with the forest being home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, it’s also gratifying. Get to immerse in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest, alive with colourful bird calls. Upon sighting the gorillas, spend a full hour with them as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, and raising their young. Coming face to face with these magnificent creatures is one of wildlife’s greatest fairy tale moments.

  • Day 9: TRAVEL TO KIGALI AND FLY HOME

    TRAVEL TO KIGALI AND FLY HOME This marks the end of our Ugandan adventure.

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    Hotel Africana
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  • Day 2

    Hotel Africana
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  • Day 3

    Turaco Treetops
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  • Day 4

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  • Day 5

    Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge
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  • Day 6

    Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge
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  • Day 7

    Rushaga Gorilla Camp
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  • Day 8

    Rushaga Gorilla Camp
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  • Day 9

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Gorilla Trekking in Uganda Dates & Availability

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Our Bucket Lister Trips

Bucketlister trips are our standard for all our incredible trips. When you book a Bucketlister trip we will organise everything for you from the first to the last location on your adventure and you’ll have a local guide with you every step of the way. All you’ll need to organise is your own flights and transfers. (Additional Options for Land Only Transfers)

Bucketlister trips are our standard for all our incredible trips. When you book a Bucketlister trip we will organise everything for you from the first to the last location on your adventure and you’ll have a local guide with you every step of the way. All you’ll need to organise is your own flights and transfers. (Additional Options for Land Only Transfers)

Our Bucket Lister+ Trips

Bucketlister+ trips are a done-for-you service from start to finish. We organise everything for you. You’ll have a UK Guide with you every step of the way and the additional option to book UK Group Flights & Transfers through us. All you’ll have to do is pack your bag.

Bucketlister+ trips are a done-for-you service from start to finish. We organise everything for you. You’ll have a UK Guide with you every step of the way and the additional option to book UK Group Flights & Transfers through us. All you’ll have to do is pack your bag.

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Gorilla Trekking in Uganda Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is gorilla trekking?

    Gorilla trekking is an activity that involves hiking through the jungle to observe gorillas in their natural habitat. It is a unique and unforgettable wildlife experience that allows you to get up close and personal with these incredible creatures.


  • Where is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park?

    Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in southwestern Uganda, near the border with Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to over half of the world’s remaining population of endangered mountain gorillas.


  • How difficult is the trek to see the gorillas?

    The trek to see the gorillas can be challenging, as it involves hiking through dense jungle and steep terrain. However, the level of difficulty can vary depending on the location of the gorillas and the weather conditions on the day of the trek. Our experienced guides and trackers will ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable trek.


  • How long does the gorilla trekking experience last?

    The length of the gorilla trekking experience can vary depending on the location of the gorillas and the pace of the trek. It can range from 2 to 8 hours, with a maximum of one hour spent in the presence of the gorillas.


  • Is gorilla trekking safe?

    Yes, gorilla trekking is generally safe as long as you follow the rules and regulations set out by the park authorities. Our expert guides and trackers will ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable trek.


  • What should I bring on the gorilla trekking trip?

    We recommend bringing comfortable hiking shoes, long pants and long-sleeved shirts, a waterproof jacket, a hat and sunscreen, insect repellent, and a small backpack to carry water and snacks. You should also bring a camera to capture the incredible wildlife experience.


  • What is included in the gorilla trekking trip with the Bucket List Company?

    Our gorilla trekking trip to Uganda is all-inclusive and includes comfortable accommodations, delicious meals, transportation to and from the park, and the gorilla trekking permit. Our expert team will take care of all the details so you can focus on enjoying this incredible experience.


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