Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

February 20, 2024
News Journeys Uganda

The 3 day Gorilla Tracking is an experience you will never forget, as you witness the wonders of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This park is the habitat of almost half of the endangered mountain gorilla population, who live in the thickest and deepest misty jungles of the steep tropical rainforest. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is an enchanting destination, and nothing can prepare you for the experience you will have. The beauty of the park, the gorillas’ strong and soulful brown eyes, their surprisingly human-like expressions, and their incredibly gentle nature will leave you amazed. Spending just one hour with these adorable creatures is enough to profoundly impact your life.

Explore the endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda with our 3-day trekking tour! Uganda Journeys’ experts can assist in planning your trip with suitable accommodation, transportation, meals, and gorilla permits. Contact them now to book your safari package.

Gorilla permits’ availability determines trek location: Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga, or Nkuringo. “Your gorilla trekking destination will be confirmed based on the availability of permits at the time of booking

Highlights for 3-days gorilla tracking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

  • Pick-up is from Entebbe Airport
  •  An hour of interaction with the endangered mountain gorillas.
  • Tracking of different habituated gorilla families.
  • Additional costs can be arranged for extra accommodation. Extra costs can be arranged for additional accommodation.
  • The package includes a transfer to and from Entebbe Airport. is included.
  • During the trip, you will make a Stopover at the equator Kayabwe for refreshments and souvenirs.
  • You will enjoy Uganda’s serene and spectacular landscapes and travel through the country’s countryside in a 4×4 wheel drive safari vehicle.

Day 1: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for the 3-days Uganda Gorilla trekking tour.

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, one of our customer care representatives will welcome you and assign a safari guide to you. Then, you will be driven to your hotel in Entebbe town for breakfast. From there, a journey of 8-9 hours will start at 6:30 am, taking you through Kampala southwards to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park while you marvel at the breathtaking terraced landscapes en route. You will stop at the Equator for refreshments and photo sessions before proceeding to Mbarara for lunch. After lunch, you will continue your scenic drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Kabale town. Finally, you will spend the night at Gorilla Leisure Lodge, Icumbi Gorilla Lodge, or Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge in Rushaga.

Main destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Accommodation: Gorilla leisure lodge, Icumbi Gorilla lodge or Lake Mulehe Gorilla lodge.

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

 After breakfast, your guide will take you to Ruhija Park headquarters for a briefing session concerning rules and regulations before heading into the forest for a gorilla hike. This hike can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on the location of the habituated gorilla family Mountain gorillas are known to be quite mobile when searching for food. If you happen to come across these unique animals, you will have an incredible hour to observe their stunning and distinctive features, as well as their fascinating behaviors, while capturing photos to remember the experience. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate at the park headquarters to commemorate your gorilla tracking experience in Uganda. After tracking gorillas in Bwindi, you can either return to the lodge for a relaxing evening or take a nature walk or cultural tour to interact with the Batwa families on the forest’s outskirts. Gorilla Leisure Lodge offers overnight accommodations together with Icumbi Gorilla Lodge, or Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge.

 Main destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Accommodation: Gorilla leisure lodge, Icumbi Gorilla lodge or Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge.

Day 3: Travel back from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Kampala/Entebbe.

 After breakfast, you will be driven back to Kampala or Entebbe for your post-tour accommodation. Alternatively, you may choose to fly out of Uganda on the last day of your tour. On your way back, you will have another opportunity to stop at the Equator crossing to take photos, buy souvenirs, or simply relax before continuing your journey to Kampala/Entebbe.


The main destination of the tour is Entebbe, a city located on the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda. At the end of the tour, there will be no accommodation provided. However, breakfast and lunch will be served, along with mineral water for drinks. Please note that the tour does not include any other meals or beverages.

End of tour

We can make arrangements for extra accommodation at an additional cost. Furthermore, we will drop you off at either the airport or the hotel.

 Thank you for choosing this tour and we hope you enjoy your visit to Entebbe.

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