Uganda Gorillas Safari

Visit Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to spend time observing mountain gorillas in the wild, a truly profound wildlife experience.

Around 340 mountain gorillas reside in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, whose thick undergrowth and undulating terrain offer challenging trekking opportunities. Once you and your guide have located one of the nine troops that have been habituated to humans, you can spend up to one hour watching and photographing them – a truly profound wildlife experience. Bwindi is easily accessible from the country’s capital, Entebbe. However, only 77 gorilla permits are available per day, so bookings need to be made well in advance.

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2 or more nights
Departs daily ex Entebbe

Highlights:

  • Encounter wild mountain gorillas, a profound wildlife viewing experience
  • Trek through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Sample Itinerary

Uganda Gorillas Safari

2 nights or more

Day 1

Gorilla Lodge

Depart Entebbe airport and transfer to your lodge.

Day 2

Gorilla Lodge

Early departure for the start of your gorilla trek which may be for as little as half an hour or up to 3 hours depending on where your gorilla family might be located. Once found, a maximum of one hour can be spent with them. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 3

Tour ends, or Gorilla Lodge

The 3-day itinerary ends today with a flight back to Entebbe. The 4 day tour includes a second day of gorilla trekking and overnight at your lodge.

Day 4

Tour ends Entebbe

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Entebbe where the tour ends.

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Itineraries

Best of Uganda

Discover the Best of Uganda on this 8 day safari from mountain gorilla trekking to searching for the famous tree-climbing lions of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

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Uganda Overview

Why should I travel to Uganda? Uganda offers a wide variety of experiences, from classic big game viewing in the Queen Elizabeth National Park to mountain gorilla and chimpanzee trekking. There are many pristine rainforests with unique fauna and flora including within the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kibale Forest and the Rwenzori National Park. Uganda also has a rich culture with over 30 languages spoken by many different tribes, ranging from the regal Buganda and Bunyoro to forest-dwelling Batwa pygmies.

When is the best time to see Gorillas in Uganda? Gorilla trekking can take place at any time of year with April/May and November being wetter. However, be aware that rain occurs all year round. For general game viewing safaris, the best time to go is during the dry season (between June and September).

What is the climate in Uganda? Although Uganda is on the Equator, much of the country is at relatively high altitude and temperatures are very pleasant (25°-28°C). The mountain areas where gorillas are found can be cool to cold. Rain falls throughout the year but is heaviest between Mar-May and Oct-Nov.

What can I combine Uganda with? Uganda can be combined with neighbouring Kenya or Tanzania and we highly recommend including renowned game parks such as the Masai Mara or the Serengeti into your itinerary.

How to get to Uganda? The Ugandan capital of Entebbe can be reached by air from Nairobi in Kenya, Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, with Emirates from Dubai and with SAA from Johannesburg.

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