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CM Travels | Uganda | Young Gorilla

3 Day Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

An affordable 3-day gorilla trekking adventure into the heart of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The highlight of this trip is the encounter with mountain gorillas. A truly unique and unforgettable experience.

Day 1:

Our 3-Day Gorilla Trekking Adventure in Uganda starts with a collection from your pre-tour hotel in Kampala at 7:30 am.

Leaving Kampala we drive the 283km’s to Mbarara, traveling via Masaka. We pause at the Equator to take photographs of the crossing, stretch our legs, and enjoy some snacks. Then we continue to Igongo Cultural village where we visit the Ankole museum. At Igongo we learn about the Bahima and Ankole cultures of Uganda, getting a glimpse into the history of these interesting people.

We break our journey for lunch along the way and then head to Bwindi Forest. The dense rainforest of Bwindi, famous for its gorilla population, is one of the most fertile and rich in the world, being home to a variety of primates, animals, insects, and birds. 

Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Conservation Camp.

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Day 2: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking

Day two starts with an early morning breakfast and a trekking brief from the Uganda Wildlife Authority guide, before embarking on the once-in-a-lifetime experience of trekking mountain gorillas in the wild.

This gorilla walk can take up to six hours, so a reasonable degree of fitness and a sturdy pair of walking shoes are required. The thrill of encountering these gentle primates in the wild is well worth the sometimes challenging trek through the thick undergrowth.

This rewarding trek through the jungle takes you in search of a group of gorillas. Once found you spend time watching them feed and interact with each other. You may hear the gorillas communicating with one another and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant adult male gorillas, called Silverbacks. Encountering these giant apes is one of Africa’s most fascinating wildlife experiences.  

Each gorilla encounter is unique and offers its own rewards. We generally get up close to the adult gorillas to watch them feeding, grooming, and resting, as well as witness the young gorillas at play.

In the afternoon we explore a local community on foot, to gain insight into the ways of the Ugandan people living near Bwindi National Park. After our village walk, we return to the camp and enjoy recounting our unforgettable adventures with the African Mountain Gorillas.

Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 3: Bwindi to Kampala or Entebbe – Uganda

After breakfast we leave the lodge, returning to Kampala along the Kasese-Fort Portal road. We travel via the Queen Elizabeth National Park game viewing en route. Wildlife sightings include elephants, lions, buffalo, waterbucks, warthogs, and various birds. 

Our scenic drive takes us through the foothills of Mount Rwenzori towards Fort Portal, where we stop for lunch. From Fort Portal, we continue to Kampala or Entebbe bringing this 3-Day Gorilla Trekking Adventure in Uganda to a close.

Meal Plan: Breakfast 

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Price: Please enquire about the latest prices. Private quote for two people. Enquire if you wish to join a larger group. The largest group is 4 people. 


Gorilla Trekking Permit – Worth $750

A Comfortable 4×4 Vehicle

English speaking driver who is also your guide throughout your stay

Agreed upon meals set by the itinerary

Park entry and vehicle fees

Prices exclude

Airport Transfers ($40 one way)

Airfares to Uganda

Entry visas and airport taxes

All personal expenditures such as laundry and drinks are excluded.

We recommend an extension for this itinerary to include Kibale Chimps and/or Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Despite the highest probability, there is no guarantee of a sighting of the gorillas. Thanks to the experience of the guides and GPS support, the success rate is over 90%. The maximum size per group is 8 participants.

CM Travels reserves the right to change the prices. Due to currency fluctuations and supplier charges.

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