Uganda gorilla safari takes you to the heart of Uganda, a wildlife lovers’ paradise though a dense African Bwindi jungle to see mountain gorillas, enjoy river cruises in beautiful national parks, and cycle through magnificent countryside. There’s a wealth of adventure to be had in Uganda. The memories will last a lifetime.
Uganda gorilla safari tour is therefore both a fascinating and truly unique experience in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
We organize mountain Uganda gorilla safaris to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga and Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. Our gorilla safaris in Uganda may are complimented with chimpanzee tracking adventures and Africa savanna game drives in the beautiful Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth NP, Kidepo Valley, Lake Mburo NP and Rwanda’s Akagera National Park.
Uganda gorilla safari trekking in Bwindi takes 2 to 8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. These primates roam the park freely and there is no way of telling where they will be for a particular day. On finding them, you will be allowed 1 hour to view and take photos of these gentle primates, enjoy your lunch packs and meet your driver / guide and transfer back to your lodge. You can however spend up to 4 hours with the Gorillas if you do the Gorilla habituation experience
The time after trekking with Gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi forest can be spent on a village tour or lazing off at the hotel as you savoir the memories of your Uganda gorilla safari in Bwindi and prepare for the next day
To enjoy the Uganda gorilla safaris, you need to prepare adequately starting with choice of gorilla tour operator to plan the entire safari, lodges and purchase of gorilla permits. The minimum age for Uganda gorilla tour is 15 years. You require to purchase your gorilla permit much earlier especially if you want a specific date because only 8 people can trek a gorilla family per day.
If you’re a budget traveler, don’t bounce off yet, our Mountain gorilla safari can be customized to suite your travel style too. Inquire with our team of experts to makes sure they get everything right including accommodation, transportation, meals and the gorilla permits.
Uganda Gorilla Safari Highlight
Day 1: Entebbe International Airport /Kampala City – Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Day 2: Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park – Morning Uganda gorilla safari – Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Day 3: Lake Bunyonyi – Drive to Kampala / Entebbe international airport
Early morning our representative and tour driver guide will meet you either at Entebbe international airport or your hotel in Kampala City for your tour briefings and then transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park across equator with an en-route stop for 30 minutes at Equator crossing center (Kayabwe) for water experiment and photography moments later continue with the drive through good landscapes of western region of Uganda with their incredible long curved horns cattle while seeing Ugandan’s way of life in their traditional homesteads and farms, have lunch from Mbarara town and continue with the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable national park a home to half of world’s remaining mountain Gorillas. Dinner and overnight
Accommodation; Gorilla Mist Camp (Budget option) Silverback Lodge (Mid-range option) Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (Luxury option)
Meal plan; Lunch/ Dinner.
Have breakfast and depart for morning pre gorilla tracking briefing at the park information center. Later go for your long time awaited activity “Gorilla trekking” the time taken while locking for gorillas is not known but it is expected to be between 2-8 hours depending on the movements of the Gorilla family you are allocated to. During the tracking expect to discover other primates such as Chimpanzees, black and white colombus monkey, vervet monkey, and many others. On encounter of mountain gorillas, you are allowed to spend an hour them and you are free to take as many questions as possible. After gorilla tracking, return to the park information center to pick your tracking certificate, enjoy your packed lunch and refreshments then transfer to Lake Bunyonyi where over 200 bird species have been recorded. “Bunyonyi” actually means “the place of many little birds” Lake Bunyonyi is one of the few African lakes completely safe for swimming and canoeing. This Lake is surrounded by steep mountains and dotted with small Islands.
You will spend your evening exploring Lake Bunyonyi while canoeing, bird watching and relaxing on the lake shores. Dinner and an overnight
Accommodation; Bunyonyi safari Resort (Budget option) Arcadia lodge Bunyonyi (Mid-range option) Bird nest resort (Luxury option)
Meal Plan; Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner.
After breakfast, drive back to Kampala with stop en-route for lunch at Mbarara town and then proceed to Kampala or Entebbe to meet your return flight.
Meal Plan; Breakfast / Lunch
The price includes;
* Ranger fees
* Canoeing on Bunyonyi
* 1 gorilla permit per person
* Pick up and drop off
* Services of our English speaking safari driver/ guide
* 2 Nights accommodation as stipulated on the itinerary
* Round trip transportation from Kampala to Lake Bunyonyi & Bwindi Forest and back to Entebbe international airport.
* En-route meals
*A stop over Equator crossing center
The price excludes;
* Local and international flights
*Personal Travel insurance,
*Souvenirs and any other items of personal nature