4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari

4 Days, Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari

Highlight: This trip departs & ends in Kampala, Uganda, this an exciting 4 days Uganda Gorilla Safari. The Uganda gorilla trek takes us through the dense jungle to encounter the endangered mountain gorillas in the wild. Bwindi Forest is also known for its high biodiversity and excellent bird watching. Experience one of Africa's most magical wildlife encounters - seeing the rare mountain gorillas in the wild, as well as trekking chimpanzees, spotting other wild animals and gaining insight into the cultures of Uganda.

Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Kampala - Kibale National Park

Leaving Kampala we drive through the dense jungles and papyrus swamps of the Nile Delta. We pause for lunch en route to the Kibale National Park, near the Ruwenzori Mountains. In the afternoon we embark on a guided walk in the national park, exploring the crater lakes area and experiencing the local culture.

Meals and overnight at a scenically located camp overlooking the legendary Mountains of the Moon and one of the crater lakes.

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Kibale Chimpanzee Trek - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Our day starts early, with chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park, home to an impressive 500 chimpanzees. The dense jungles of Kibale Park are the best place to view chimpanzees in Africa.

The chimpanzees are commonly found feeding on fig tree fruits in the game park and have been habituated to humans.

Kibale National Park covers 795 km sq and consists mostly of a vast tract of equatorial rainforest. This national park is home to numerous forest wildlife species, boasting one of the highest concentrations of primates in the world. The 13 primate species include Black-and-White and Grey Cheeked Colobus, L'Hoest's monkeys and Galagos, with chimpanzees being the main attraction.

In the afternoon we travel south to the Queen Elizabeth National Park, taking in the sights and looking out for game as we drive.

Our next destination is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to the endangered African Mountain Gorillas, along with a rich diversity of wild animals and plants. Inhabitants include various other primate species, such as the blue and red tailed monkeys.

Dinner and overnight stay at a community rest camp.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Bwindi Forest

On day three we rise early for breakfast, before the gorilla trek briefing at 8:00am by rangers from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).

Gorilla trekking is the highlight of visiting Uganda. We embark on this once in a lifetime wildlife experience, encountering the endangered gorillas in the wild.


The guides lead you into the bush, pushing through the undergrowth to track the Bwindi mountain gorillas. This gorilla walk can take up to 6 hours, so a reasonable degree of fitness and a sturdy pair of walking shoes are a must.


After a rewarding trek through the jungle we sit in the forest among the mountain gorillas, listening to them communicating with one another. Marvel at the sheer size of the dominant adult male gorillas, called Silverbacks and experience one of Africa’s most poignant wildlife encounters. After lunch in the forest we take a well-deserved rest or enjoy some bird watching.

We return to the community run safari camp to relax and recuperate after our unforgettable gorilla trek in the Bwindi Forest of Uganda.

In the afternoon we take a guided walk in the Buhoma Village to gain insight into the lives of the local people, living in the area around the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The informative village walk starts from our camp and allows visitors to see how resourceful the local people are in their day-to-day lives.

Dinner and overnight stay at the Buhoma community camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - Kampala - Entebbe

On the final day of our Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari we have an early breakfast before making our way back to Kampala and Entebbe.

We travel via Mbarara and the Igongo Cultural Village where we encounter the Ankole and Bahima people. At the Igongo Center we get a glimpse of the culture and ways of these Ugandan people, learning a bit about their history.

Lunch is enjoyed en route and we pause at the Equator in Uganda to take photographs. We then continue to Entebbe in time for evening departures.

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(Cost depends on number of person travelling and travel time)


Cost Include:
 - All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary
- All ground transportation in a comfortable 4x4 safari vehicle
- Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide
- Gorilla Permit per Person US$500 per person
- Chimpanzee Tracking fee
- All airport pick ups and drops
- All activities at stipulated in the itinerary
- And all government taxes/levies
Cost Excluded:
- Bar Bills
- Tips to drivers and guides
- Phone calls
- Personal insurance
- Laundry
- International flights

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