3 Days Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Canva - Mountain gorilla (Gorilla gorilla berengeii) eating leaves, Park du Volcanes, Rwanda (1)


This 3-day gorilla tracking safari takes you to Bwindi impenetrable Forest National Park, home to endangered mountain gorillas. The safari is perfect for travelers who want to track gorillas but are in Uganda for a short time or are only interested in Mountain gorillas. It is also perfect for travelers who first go to Kenya and Tanzania for a wildlife safari and do the tracking as an extension safari before going flying back home.

Day 1: Pick up from Kampala or Entebbe and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National park for gorilla tracking

Today after early breakfast, at 6 am, your safari guide from Peak Cruise Safaris will come to pick you from your hotel or at the airport and head to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park in South Western Uganda. You will have a stopover at the equator for a photo moment and a break before you proceed to Bwindi Forest. You will have en route lunch in Mbarara

Bwindi impenetrable Forest National Park is famous for gorilla tracking of the endangered mountain gorillas. There are about 880 mountain gorillas a live in the whole world and half of them call Uganda home. Mountain gorillas cannot live in a zoo and the only chance you have to see them is by signing up for this safari or other Uganda wildlife safaris.

Coming up close and personal with the gentle giant mountain gorillas is a breath-taking experience, a once in a while experience

You will get at the lodge in time for dinner and overnight.


Ihamba Residence Bwindi (Budget)
Journey Time: 9 hours from Entebbe, 8 hours from Kampala (Time excludes stopovers and lunch breaks)
Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: The Day of Gorilla Tracking.

Today is the day you have been waiting for. You will wake up early, have your good breakfast. Your guide will then transfer you to the park offices where you will be briefed about the dos and don’ts of gorilla tracking and what to expect on your gorilla tracking adventure

After the briefing, with ranger guides from Uganda wildlife Authority, you will begin your trek into the Impenetrable Forest. You will learn about the forest, the different wildlife and bird life of the forest and of course about the mountain gorillas and how they are conserved.

Gorilla tracking can take place from 1 hour to 8 hours depending on where they nested the previous night. Coming face to face with the kingdom of mountain gorillas is very exciting, and experience like no other. Spending one hour with the gorillas will be life changing, an adventure you will never forget. We advise you to take as many photos as you can, but to also spare a moment to just take in the moments. You will only be with the gorillas for one hour, at a distance of 7 metres to avoid contact.

After your trek, you will have lunch in the forest, return to the park offices for a ‘small ceremony’

Your guide will be waiting to transfer you to the lodge for dinner and overnight

Ihamba Resindence Bwindi (Budget)
Meal plan: Breakfast, water, packed lunch and dinner

Day 3: Transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe

Today you will say goodbye to the forest, hoping you enjoyed your gorilla tracking experience

You will be transferred back to Kampala or Entebbe with en route lunch in Mbarara. You will stopover at the equator for a photo shoot and buy some souvenirs.

If you are planning to fly out today, make sure your flight leaves at least at 10pm or later and in case you want us to book for your accommodation for tonight, please let us know since accommodation tonight is not included

Please Note:

  • Accommodation depend on availability we will only reserve it only after booking the safari
  • Gorilla tracking permits cannot be reserved, so we will only reserve them after your down payment
  • In case the accommodations mentioned are not available, alternative accommodations with the same standard will be reserved after consulting you.
  • We use 4 x 4-wheel safari vans for this safari.
  • Gorilla tracking can also be done in Mgahinga Gorilla National park if permits are not available in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Cost includes

  • Gorilla tracking permit
  • Pick up and transfer
  • 4 x 4 WD safari Vehicle
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Professional English-Speaking safari guide
  • All fuel

Cost excludes

  • International airfare
  • Optional activities
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Laundry
  • Tips
  • Visa fees

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