From Kampala: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest 3-Day Tour

From Kampala: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest 3-Day Tour

From $2,500 per person

Venture to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and witness mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Hike through the stunning forest on a 3-day adventure in southwestern Uganda.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Find and observe mountain gorillas up close in their natural environment
  • Hike in the stunning forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Enjoy transport in a 4WD Land Cruiser with a pop-up roof and comfortable window seat
  • Stay in the famous Gorilla Valley Lodge or Travellers Rest Hotel
Full description
Embark on an adventure from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on a 3-day tour with a professional guide. Spend time hiking through the montane forest to discover and observe mountain gorillas and other wildlife in nature.  Day 1: Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park After breakfast, at 7:00 AM, your driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Kampala and begin the journey to the southwest of Uganda. First you will travel through central Uganda. Stop for lunch in Mbarara at the famous Igongo Cultural Centre. From there, continue on through Rukungiri District, passing villages, cultivated farms, and hillsides before you reach the Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Check in at Gorilla Valley Lodge or Travellers Rest Hotel where you will stay for two nights. Enjoy dinner and rest before the next day’s adventure.  Driving time: approximately 9 hours Day 2: Gorilla Tracking Arrive at the starting point of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park at 7:45 AM for a briefing before your day of gorilla tracking. At 8:30 AM, begin the trek through the forest. After finding the gorillas, you will be able to spend up to 1 hour observing them. All visitors are expected back at the starting point by 7:00 PM. The walks can take 3-9 hours depending on where you find the gorillas. Keep in mind, this is real hiking and uneven terrain, so being physically fit is recommended. A special evening with the Batwa people is also included. Day 3: Return to Kampala After breakfast, the last part of the journey will bring you back to Kampala. Stop in Mbarara for lunch. After Masaka town, you’ll make a stop at the Uganda Equator for a tea/coffee break and the opportunity to buy souvenirs. You will be dropped off at the hotel of your choice in Kampala. If you are continuing your journey somewhere else or returning home, your driver will bring you to the airport for check-in. Driving time: approximately 9 hours
Includes
  • Gorilla trekking permit ($600)
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Overall rating

5 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5
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The trip to Bwindi was amazing! We really loved the whole area, we met Batwa Pygmies as well. We hiked for 3 hours and met the gorillas on the top of the moutain. We were super close to them. We loved our guide-Mark, he was amazing,really took care of us. The best tour guide!!!! Its definitely worth the trip.

December 27, 2020

We are a once in a life time trip with Mark to the Bwindi Forest. Not only was Mark a blast to chat with, he was also punctual, caring, and provided the upmost safety. What a great experience viewing the gorillas and having Mark there to guide our journey!

January 10, 2021

This excursion is not recommended, to go to the gorillas you spend 13 hours in the car and on top of that the last section are roads, both to go and to return, you lose two days to spend an hour seeing the gorillas.

December 13, 2020

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