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This rewarding 4 days gorilla trekking expedition will bring you in direct contact with the endangered mountain gorillas. An encounter that is very rare and even more rewarding to experience at a personal level.

From Entebbe, You will be flown directly to Southwestern Uganda, where you will land in Kihihi to meet your driver-guide. Then a short drive to your accommodation in Buhoma should have you settled in by the afternoon.

The next day of gorilla trekking will start early - at 7:30 am where you will be led to the briefing point before you commence your breathtaking hike through the thick rainforest.

Tour Days
4 Days
Tour Nights
3 Nights

Detailed Trip Plan

DAY 1: Arrival In Entebbe

Today, you will arrive at Entebbe airport and your safari guide will welcome you. Depending on your time of arrival, you may have an optional city tour of Entebbe town.

Entebbe was the colonialists’ administrative centre and has many buildings that date from over half a century ago. The name Entebbe means “the chair” in Luganda, which is the local language of the area.

You may also choose to visit Entebbe Botanical Gardens or the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre.

DAY 2: Fly To Kihihi, Drive To Bwindi Impenetrable NP

Early in the morning, you will be transferred to Entebbe airport where you will take a flight to Kihihi airstrip where you shall be received by your safari guide. You will drive through the beautiful Ugandan countryside to the ancient rainforests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

On the way to the mountainous southwestern region of Uganda, you will drive through terraced hillsides dotted with traditional settlements.

Expect to arrive at our picturesque accommodation on the edge of the forest before lunch. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a magnificent green swathe of dense rainforest and is one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth.

It is a habitat for nearly 350 bird species, 120 mammals, and hundreds of insect species. The park is home to the endangered mountain Gorillas.

In the surroundings of the park are also indigenous Batwa communities who used to live in the park as hunter-gatherers, not many decades ago.

DAY 3: Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi

Today is your day to meet the mountain gorillas - our evolutionary cousins in the forest. Gorilla trekking starts with a briefing by the UWA (Uganda Wildlife Authority) officials to give you a grounding about gorillas, the forests they live in, the conservation as well as the rules and guidelines you must follow on your trek.

You will then be led by experienced rangers who know the forest and your search for the gorillas will start. The hike is quite taxing, but once you spot the gorillas all that goes out of your mind. 

As a group, you will spend 1 hour with the gorillas, watching them go about their day with the silverback leading the family, the females taking care of the young ones as well as the young gorillas playing around with each other.

After your time with the gorillas, you will leave the forest taking with you memories that will last a lifetime. We'll then go back to the lodge for some relaxation- to let it all sink in.

The rest of the evening can be spent at leisure at the lodge, or you can go for a walk around the neighbourhood.

Day 4: Flight Back To Entebbe And Departure

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kihihi airstrip to catch your flight back to Entebbe Airport. In Entebbe, you will check in for your departure flight.

Trip Inclusions

  • Transportation in a 4WD safari car
  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
  • Park entrance fees.
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Local flights
  • Ranger guide allowance
  • Services on an English-speaking guide
  • Community walk in Bwindi
  • Enroute lunches

Trip Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Hire / purchase of Hiking Gear
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • Visa Fees
  • Drinks
  • Cigarettes
  • Tips
  • Souvenirs
  • Any other items of personal nature.


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