• A rare mountain gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
  • Spot monkeys scampering through the rainforest canopy as you trek in the rainforest.
  • A rare mountain gorilla in Uganda

Gorilla Tracking Safari

Meet a rare mountain gorilla family in their rainforest home of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. One of Africa’s premier primate experiences! Trek on trails through a pristine rainforest to seek out a close knit family group and view their world as they forage, nurse and bond, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the rainforest! Later you’ll want to pamper yourselves at your upmarket lodge with a massage on the house because you’ve deserved it!

Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

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Itinerary - Gorilla Tracking Safari [TACP017]

Day One

The Kingdom of Gorillas

Drive from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable NP (Buhoma).
Estimated journey time: 10 hrs. 

Unwind in comfort at your upmarket lodge, with views towards the rainforest; a mosaic of farmland spreading out from the park boundaries. Take a stroll through the manicured tropical gardens to spot birds and monkeys, find a quiet spot to relax by the rushing river waters, enjoy a drink on the lodges terrace, or relax your body with a massage from the onsite qualified masseuse! The lodges attentive staff are on hand to ensure your stay is a relaxing one while you unwind in this tranquil spot.

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Haven Lodge, room.

Day Two

Mountain Gorilla Tracking

Experience Uganda’s greatest natural wonder, an intimate meeting with a mountain gorilla family in the misty rainforest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This rainforest is an incredibly important conservation site as it protects around 460 mountain gorillas, roughly half of the population left in the wild. Dating back over 25,000 years, Bwindi is one of Uganda’s most biologically diverse and most ancient rainforests, with an amazing 400 species of plants present and 350 species of birds, including 23 Rift Valley endemic species recorded. The rangers accompanying you will be able to identify the local plants and wildlife and give you further insight into the general ecosystem of the rainforest as you trek.
On the morning of tracking you will rise early and we advise a hearty breakfast, before you're escorted to the gorilla tracking trailhead into the rainforest. Here you’ll receive an orientation on tracking the gorillas from the Uganda Wildlife Authority rangers, who will then guide you through the dense forest. The trek length varies, depending on where the gorillas spent the night, ranging from thirty minutes to seven hours. Once you find these incredible creatures you will spend one hour with them. We think you’ll agree to experience this unique family feed, socialise, nurse their young, patrol and display their prowess is one the most magical experiences you can see in nature. After observing the mountain gorillas you will make the return trek to the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, where you’ll meet your driver.
Estimated excursion time: 2 - 8 hrs (including 1 hr viewing)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Haven Lodge, room.

Day Three

Journey Home

Drive from Bwindi Impenetrable NP (Buhoma) to Kampala or Entebbe.
Estimated journey time: 10 hrs.

Meals included: Breakfast, Packed Lunch.

Accommodation: Not included.