This Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour is a budget safari that is designed to allow every traveler have a chance at spending time with the endangered mountain gorillas. If you’re a luxury traveler, don’t bounce off yet, this Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour can be tailor made to suite your style too. Inquire with our team of experts to make sure they get everything right, including accommodation, transportation, meals and the gorilla permits.
Sitting among a family of wild mountain gorillas in the deep misty jungle of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is utterly magical; nothing can ever prepare you for such an experience; their sheer beauty, brawn and soulful brown eyes, their astonishingly human-like expressions or their extraordinarily gentle demeanor. One hour with these gentle creatures; 60 minutes-is all it takes to change your whole life’s experience.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
After an early breakfast, your guide will transfer you to the airport at 6:00am and then catch you scheduled flight to Kisoro. You will be met by another guide at the airstrip who will then drive you to Lake Mulehe Gorilla lodge towards the Virunga Mountain Range. The Lodge is in the southern sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, approximately 1793m above sea level, and where the habituated Rushaga, and Nkuringo gorilla groups are to be found as well as Mount Mgahinga National Park.
With breathtaking views over Lake Mulehe there are many other activities on offer such as hiking in the Virungas, boat trips on Lake Mulehe or Lake Mutanda, village walks, forest walks and golden monkey trekking at Mgahinga NP. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is best known for its mountain gorillas as well as spectacular birds. There are 23 of the 24 Albertine Rift endemics including the African green broadbill, bar tailed trogon and other beautiful forest species.
Accommodation: Lake Mulehe Gorilla lodge. Full Board basis( breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Time to trek the gorillas. Set off to the departure point for a full briefing and to meet your gorilla trek guide. The guides will have been identifying the position of each gorilla group and know which is the closest departure point to trek from. The hiking is through thick, verdant rain-forest. With your guide and porter using a machete to clear a path and assist you up and down steep terrain, spend time with the gorillas in their natural habitat is an amazing and unforgettable experience.
The final trek times can vary enormously according to where the gorillas have moved to but most guests spend an hour with these amazing wild animals. If time permits, there are additional activities, unique to Bwindi, which you can participate in during the afternoon.
Accommodation on Full Board Basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Fly to Entebbe International Airport (1 hour 15 minutes flight) and end the safari here