Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park can be done in any of its four trekking regions including Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo, where several gorilla families are habituated.
You will spend up to an hour with the gorilla family once you reach it, a perfect opportunity for taking up close photos. This is a once in a lifetime experience to get close to one of our closest animal relatives in the wild.Uganda is also home to a number of other amazing wild animals and beautiful places to visit, so why not combine your Gorilla Trekking experience with some of the other adventures Uganda has to offer?
Day 1: Kampala – Murchison falls
You will be picked up from your hotel and transfer to Uganda’s best savanna national park via Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for a short walk/safari to see the white Rhinos. Expect to have lunch en-route at Kabalega dinners and stop for a lot of photo sessions when necessary.
Day 2: Explore Murchison falls
After breakfast we shall go for a morning safari in Murchison falls national park where we expect to see a lot of wildlife such as lions, leopards, bufallos, elephants, antelopes, lots of birds and after noon boat trip on the Victoria Nile to the bottom of the world’s most powerful waterfall is a must do. An optional hike to the top of the falls is also possible that will reward you with amazing views of the Uhuru and Murchison falls.
Day 3: Transfer to Kibale national park
After breakfast we shall embark on our long drive to the primate capital of East Africa [Kibale Forest national park] via the Albert escarpment that will reward you with amazing views and a touch of the African village’s lookout. On a good day, if the weather is clear enough we expect to view the Blue Mountains in the DRC. En-route we shall have a stopover in Hoima central market for a walk around the market and buy some fruits for our en-route snacks. We shall also learn about the different organic Ugandan foods that will enlighten us on what the Ugandan delicacy looks like.
Day 4: Cimpanzee trekking and swamp walk
On this day we shall meet and greet the chimps that are close to the human race and view quite a number of other monkeys such as the red colobus, black and white colobus, mangabeys, blue monkeys and lots of birdlife. After the swamp walk we shall either decide to do a swamp walk in Bigodi or a community local food preparation and have a taste of the organic food delicacy.
Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable rain forest
Set off for a scenic drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park with lunch in Kabale and continue to the park. Arrive late evening for the batwe community experience, after which you will head back to the lunch for dinner and overnight
Day 6: Gorillas in the mist
The long awaited day is here when we shall encounter the Gorilla forest to meet and greet with the world’s most gentle primates in one of the dense tropical rainforests of the world that will reward you with once in a lifetime unending smiles and memories after setting eyes on the massive ‘Mountain Gorillas’. The trekking is never easy or hard, it’s always fun walking through the jungle and experiencing what life is like in the forest. The hike may be short or long depending on the Gorilla movements. We shall then drive to lake Bunyonyi after trekking. Arrive late for dinner at overnight.
Day 7: Lake Bunyonyi – Kampala / Entebbe international airport
Transfer to Entebbe international airport with a quick stop at lake mburo national park with some chances to see animals like Zebras, impalas, Elands among others