Gorilla trekking can be conducted all year around in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. The best time to go gorilla trekking is December to February and between June and August.

Bwindi is Uganda’s main gorilla trekking destination. Here, habituated families can be accessed from four trail heads: . Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo.

The 3 days will include picking you from Entebbe or Kampala, driving you to Bwindi for Gorilla trekking, Meals, accommodation and return to Entebbe airport.

For Gorilla permits needs a special arrangement, you may need to book for the certificate before you travel to inconvenience .

START TIME Please arrive by 6:30 AM.
END TIME Approximately 7:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
Guild Meals
Gorilla Lessons Meals
Air ticket

The 3 days experience shall only include gorilla tracking, but you can arrange for other interesting experiences earlier.


Day 1: Heading to Bwindi

Depart Entebbe or our office for your first day. The drive time from place to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park located in Southwestern Uganda is between 10-11 hours driving at normal speed. Although it may seem quite a long drive, it is worth it because you get to enjoy the countryside scenery with some of the most beautiful landscapes ranging from plantations, hills.

As we journey to the west, we shall have a stopover at the Equator for the photography and a simple experiment before we continue to Mbarara town for Lunch. After lunch, we will embark on jouney to Bwindi NP or Kabale for overnight at any of the chosen lodges.


DAY 2: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi National Park

Starting the day off with an early morning breakfast, we will have a guide along with us to drive us to Ruhija Park Headquarters for briefing and joining others before heading into the forest for your gorilla trekking. The trekking can last for between 30 minutes to 7 hours depending on the location of mountain gorilla family on that particular day.

Once we find the gorillas, we shall be allowed to spend one hour with them while observing their behavior, taking photographs before our return to the Park Headquarters for your certificate that confirms that you have tracked gorillas in Uganda.

You will have an overnight stay at any of the chosen lodges or the lodge you spent your night.

Available accommodation: Gorilla Mist Lodge Buhoma, Buhoma Community lodge, Haven Lodge, Buhoma Community Rest Camp.


End of Safari and Return to Kampala or Entebbe Airport

After your breakfast, you will be driven back to Kampala or to our office in Namugongo. From our office, you may decide to come visit Simuka Stitching Children Ministry and interact with the children, for this we have free accommodation and meals during your stay with children. or you can decide to be dropped at the airport to catch your flight back.

Accommodation: End of Tour, No accommodation

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Drinks: Mineral Water

End of Tour

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for extra cost unless when you are staying with us at the children ministry as detailed above.
  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel)

Destination: Bwindi

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