Uncover the Enchanting Secrets of Gorilla Trekking in Uganda with Kikwetu Cultural Adventures

Our carefully curated gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda offer an unparalleled opportunity to encounter the majestic mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. As you venture into the dense jungles and lush forests, guided by our knowledgeable trackers, be prepared for a truly immersive and breathtaking experience.

The thrill of coming face-to-face with these incredible creatures is indescribable and will leave an indelible mark on your soul.

Mountain Gorilla during gorilla trekking Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Baby gorilla during gorilla trekking Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

At Kikwetu Cultural Adventures, we are committed to providing you with an unforgettable gorilla trekking Uganda experience. Join us on a gorilla trekking Uganda tour and discover the hidden wonders of this beautiful country. Book your gorilla trekking Uganda tour with us today and prepare for an extraordinary experience that will leave you in awe of the natural wonders that Uganda has to offer.

Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour Tip Notes:

  • Tour Country: Uganda
  • Tour Style: Private Safari
  • Tour starts and ends: Entebbe or Kampala city but can be customized further
  • Tour Departs: Any day throughout the year
  • Tour Suitability: Suitable for everyone (Solo Traveler, Groups or Family)
  • Children: The minimum age for gorilla and chimpanzee trekking as recommended by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is 15 years
  • Accommodation: You will stay in Mid Range lodges/hotels but this can be upgraded to Luxury (5 star) accommodation at an extra cost or you can use budget accommodation at a reduced cost.
  • Pre & Post Safari Stay: Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
  • Activities Included: Mountain Gorilla Trekking and Photography
  • Transfer: Transfers from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Transportation: Transportation and game viewing are done using a 4×4 Landcruiser.

Unleash the Magic of Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari

Join us on a tailor-made gorilla trekking Uganda tour and embark on an unforgettable journey to discover the hidden wonders of this beautiful country. At Kikwetu Cultural Adventures, we specialize in providing exceptional experiences, and our reviews on TripAdvisor attest to the quality of our services.

Let our knowledgeable guides lead you through the lush rainforests of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, where you’ll have the rare opportunity to encounter majestic gorillas in their natural habitat. Book your Gorilla Trekking Uganda tour with us today and get ready for an extraordinary adventure that will leave you in awe of the natural wonders that Uganda has to offer.

Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safaris FAQs

The best time for gorilla trekking Uganda is during the dry seasons, which are from June to August and December to February. During these months, the weather is generally drier, and the trekking trails are more accessible. The dry season also offers clearer views and better photography opportunities.

However, it’s important to note that gorilla trekking is possible year-round in Uganda, and each season has its own unique advantages.

The permit fee to track gorillas in Uganda is currently set at $700 per person for foreign non-residents, $600 per person for foreign residents, and UGX 250,000 for East African citizens. This permit allows you to spend a designated amount of time with a gorilla group in their natural habitat.
Yes, gorilla trekking in Uganda is generally considered safe. The Ugandan government and wildlife authorities have put in place measures to ensure the safety and well-being of visitors during gorilla trekking experiences.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda can be physically demanding and strenuous, requiring a moderate level of fitness. The terrain in the gorilla habitats is often rugged, with dense vegetation and steep slopes, which can make the trek challenging.

The duration of the trek can vary depending on the location of the gorilla group and their movements. It can range from 1 to 8 hours or even longer in some cases. Trekking through the forests involves hiking, climbing, and sometimes navigating muddy and slippery paths

While gorilla trekking in Uganda provides a high chance of encountering gorillas, it is important to note that sightings cannot be guaranteed.

However, Uganda’s experienced trackers and guides have a good success rate in locating the gorilla groups. They use their knowledge of the gorillas’ behavior and movements, as well as information from previous days’ tracking, to increase the chances of finding them.


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Entebbe to Bwindi Forest National Park

Leave Entebbe after breakfast for a fascinating drive through the country side offering you with panoramic views. You will have a stop over for lunch. After lunch continue with your drive arriving at your lodge in Bwindi in good time for dinner and overnight.

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest

After your breakfast, you will be transferred to the gorilla tracking information office for a pre-gorilla tracking briefing by the park warden and rangers at 8am. After briefing, the rangers will then lead you into the forest to track these gentle giants (Mountain gorillas). The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. On your trek, you are likely to spot other primates, birds and rare tree species. You are advised to carry with you a packed lunch because the time spent tracking the gorillas varies from 1 to 8 hours. Once you find the gorillas, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them before trekking back to the Park headquarter. The thrill of spending time observing the gorillas as they interact with each other is a pleasing and unforgettable one. If time and energy allow, you may take the Batwa Cultural visit after the gorilla tracking or just have a relaxed afternoon. Enjoy your evening, dinner and overnight.

Bwindi to Kampala City

After breakfast, you will be transferred by road back to Kampala with lunch en-route. Upon arrival in the evening you will be transferred to your hotel or airport to catch your flight back home. This marks the end of this exciting 3 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari adventure with Kikwetu Cultural Adventures. You will then be transferred by road to Entebbe to catch a flight to your next destination.


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Children Rate (Below 12 Years)

  • 2 years and below stays free
  • 3 to 11 years sharing a room with adults pays half (50%) of adult’s rate.
  • 3 to 11 years sharing their own room pay 75% of the adult’s rate.

What is Included & Excluded

This African safari tour of Serengeti national park has been seamlessly packaged from start to finish to allow you have fun and enjoy the real African experience with our professional African safari guides. Below find what is included and excluded in the rates.

All accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
All meals as per the itinerary
All applicable park entrance fees
All activities as per the itinerary unless labeled optional
Professional driver/guide
Roundtrip airport transfers
All government taxes
Unlimited bottled drinking water during the safari
International flights from your home and back
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Tips and gratuity
Personal items
Government imposed increase of taxes including park fees
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