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Uganda gorilla safaris/Gorilla trekking Uganda safari tours take you on a lifetime adventure to the world`s greatest Uganda gorilla tours destinations of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to spend time face to face with wild mountain gorillas, the largest and most powerful of the great apes.

For over 10yrs, Prime Uganda Safaris & Tours organizes amazing tailor-made Uganda gorilla safaris & tours tailored according to our clients` gorilla safari needs and budget, hence our Uganda Gorilla safari prices range from budget to luxury, catering for Budget gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda tours, the midrange group as well as the Luxury Uganda gorilla safari lovers.

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Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari to Bwindi 3 days uganda tours

3 Days Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda takes you mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda`s Bwindi Impenetrable, relaxing at Lake Bunyonyi (the lake of small birds) with 29 Islands then enjoy community tours..READ MORE

Bwindi gorilla trekking 4 days uganda tours

The 4 days Uganda gorilla tour is a 3 nights 4 day Uganda tour featuring Uganda wildlife safari game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Gorilla trekking in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Forest…READ MORE

Gorilla Trekking & Chimps Safari in Uganda 10 days uganda tour

Enjoy a 10 Days Uganda gorilla safari is a 9 nights 10 day Uganda safari featuring Gorilla trekking in Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable, Chimpanzee trekking & Uganda wildlife safari in Queen Elizabeth & Murchison Falls parks..READ MORE

4 day safari in Uganda

12 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari is an 11 nights/12 days safari in Uganda for those interested in seeing the breathtaking natural scenery, mountain ranges highly sought out for primates, wildlife, vibrant collection of tribes and cultures. READ MORE

Enjoy the best affordable  Uganda gorilla safari trips organized by us (the Uganda gorilla trekking safari expert company) as we take you on unique Mountain Gorilla safaris in Uganda to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mgahinga Gorilla Park for a priceless gorilla safari of lifetime memories. Uganda Gorilla tours form the greatest number of Uganda safaris. If you book Uganda Gorilla safaris with Prime Uganda Safaris & Tours, you are 100% guaranteed to go Gorilla trekking in Uganda and see Mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable OR Mgahinga Gorilla Parks of Uganda in Africa where they Live!

We craft our Uganda gorilla safari trips with our clients and incorporate ALL their possible needs/interests to make their gorilla Uganda tour a lifetime memory as witnessed by many of our satisfied clients on our Tripadvisor Uganda gorilla safari company reviews after their gorilla safaris combined with amazing wildlife Uganda safaris that include, game drives in major Uganda safari parks, bird watching, mountaineering, fishing, scenery viewing, culture visits, chimpanzee trekking, adventure safaris all that make a memorable Uganda safari.

Allow us to plan your gorilla safari in Uganda together with you, based on your wishes for the best African Uganda gorilla safari experience.

Below Are Sample Uganda Gorilla Safari Itineraries-Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Tours-Packages Taking You Gorilla Trekking In Uganda But These Can Be Customized To Your Needs!

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The 2 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari from Rwanda Gisenyi Lake Kivu starts from Gisenyi and ending from Kigali presents an exciting Mountain Gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park...READ MORE

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The 2 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari  Bwindi from Kigali Rwanda starts from Kigali and ending from Kigali presents an exciting Mountain Gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park…READ MORE

Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari to Bwindi 3 days uganda tours

3 Days Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda takes you mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda`s Bwindi Impenetrable by flight to and from Bwindi via Kisoro Airstrip, with a 1-hour drive to the Lodge.READ MORE

Gorilla Safari in Uganda 3 days uganda tours

Our 3 Days Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari is 2 nights 3 days Uganda gorilla safari from Kampala or Entebbe that takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable for a Gorilla trekking encounter & Lake Bunyonyi tour.READ MORE

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The 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari Bwindi Lake Mburo Uganda wildlife safari is an exciting safari package that combines both Gorilla trek and wild game viewing experience starting in Kampala Uganda and ending in Kigali Rwanda…READ MORE

3 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari From Kigali To Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

The 3 days Uganda gorilla safari Mgahinga is a 2 nights/3 days gorilla trekking Uganda tour in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park from Kampala/Kigali.  To start your 3 days Mgahinga Gorilla trek in Uganda, you will drive from Kampala..READ MORE

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3 days fly-in luxury gorilla Uganda tour Bwindi National Park is 2 nights, 3 days luxury  Uganda gorilla tour to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for a stunning gorilla trekking expedition, Uganda wildlife or game viewing safari in Lake Mburo..READ MORE

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3 Day Gorilla Trekking Uganda Safari from Kigali is a 2 nights 3 days Uganda gorilla safari starting and ending in Kigali Rwanda, featuring Gorilla trekking in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Lake Bunyonyi community tour. READ MORE

Bwindi gorilla trekking 4 days uganda tours

The 4 days Uganda gorilla tour is a 3 nights 4 day Uganda tour featuring Uganda wildlife safari game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Gorilla trekking in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Forest….READ MORE

Bwindi Gorilla Safari & Wildlife 4 days uganda tours

This 4 day Uganda safari is a 3 nights 4-day safari in Uganda featuring a combination of wild game, Mountain Gorillas, and recreation. This 4 days trip will take you up close to the endangered Mountain Gorillas that inhabit Bwindi Forest.READ MORE

4 Days Gorilla tour in Uganda - double tracking uganda tours

Our 4 days Uganda gorilla safari is a 3 nights/4 days Gorilla trekking Uganda tour that starts and ends in Kampala. This 4 days Uganda gorilla trekking adventure takes us on a magical journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park.READ MORE

MOUNTAIN GORILLAS IN UGANDA Tour

The 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour Bwindi Lake Bunyonyi Recreation is an incredible Uganda safari experience starting from Kampala/ Entebbe and ending in Kigali Rwanda but can as well end in Kampala / Entebbe….READ MORE

Gorilla Trekking as a Congo Safari Activity in Virunga National Park

This 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari  & Gorilla Habituation Experience Tour Bwindi From Kigali is meant for Gorilla enthusiasts and photographers who aim at undertaking both Gorilla tracking and Gorilla Habituation…READ MORE

16 Days Uganda Safari - Mgahinga National Park

4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour From Kigali Gorilla Trekking & Wildlife Viewing Tour. The 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari Bwindi Lake Mburo Uganda Wildlife Safari is a gorilla trekking in Uganda from Kigali Rwanda ending in Kigali City..READ MORE

4 day safari in Uganda

4 Day Safari in Uganda, is a 3nights and 4 days Uganda gorilla safari trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Lake Bunyonyi tour with local community walks/visits. This 4-day safari in Uganda trip starts and ends in Kampala.READ MORE

 4 Days Uganda Luxury Safari Tour

This 4 days luxury Uganda safari tour is 3 nights, 4 day Luxury Uganda safari offering gorilla trekking & wildlife viewing safari game drives, suitable for clients who are interested in staying at lavish lodges in Bwindi and Lake Mburo parks. READ MORE

Gorillas & Wildlife Uganda Safari Tour 5 Days uganda tours

The 5 days Uganda tour is a 4 nights 5 days tour in Uganda safari that showcases some of the best experiences that Uganda has to offer. This safari takes you to the famous Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to enter the domain of the largest…READ MORE

5 Days Africa Gorilla tour in Uganda uganda tours

This 5 days Uganda gorilla safari gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & game viewing safari tour in Queen Elizabeth National Park is an amazing 4nights 5 day Uganda safari tour that will take you to see Gorillas in Bwindi. READ MORE

Gorilla Trekking as a Congo Safari Activity in Virunga National Park

5 Days gorilla safari in Uganda is a 4 nights 5 day safari to Uganda offering you gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and a wildlife viewing safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park was designed to offer value for money..READ MORE

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This 5 Days Uganda Primates Safari takes you gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Chimpanzee tracking Kibale National Park. It is a famous 4 nights and 5-day primate trekking safari Uganda tour that will give you.READ MORE

5 Days Safari Uganda Tour

The 5 Days Safari Uganda Tour is a 4nights/5days Safari to Uganda offering Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Chimpanzees tracking & wildlife safari in Uganda Queen Elizabeth Park…READ MORE

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Our 6 days Uganda tour is a 5 nights 6 days tour in Uganda that offers Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, a trek to see our closest living relatives (Chimpanzees) in Kibale Forest National Park & culture. READ MORE

Murchison Falls Safari Safari

This 6 days Uganda gorilla safari is 5 nights/6-day safari in Uganda offering a thrilling wildlife game viewing encounter in Queen Elizabeth Park and a life-changing Gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. READ MORE

Uganda Safaris - Gorillas, 6 Days Uganda Luxury Safari

This 6 Days Luxury Uganda safari takes you on an amazing safari 5 nights, 6 days luxury safari in Uganda experience where you will explore  Lake Mburo Park, Bwindi Park, and Queens’ Park staying in luxury Uganda safari lodges. READ MORE

MOUNTAIN GORILLAS IN UGANDA Tour

This is a 6 Days Uganda flying tour of Murchison Falls National Park and Semuliki National Park that enables you to experience the unmatched Uganda wildlife safari game drives to view in Murchison Falls National Park. READ MORE

6 Days Uganda Trip, Uganda Gorilla Safari & Wildlife

This 6 Days Uganda trip offers gorilla trekking in Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a Lake Bunyonyi community and adventure tour, and an amazing Uganda wildlife safari in Lake Mburo National Park. READ MORE

7 Days Gorilla, Chimpanzee & Wildlife Safari in Rwanda

This 7 Days Safari in Uganda Trip is a 6 nights 7 day safari to Uganda that gives you an insight into the best of gorilla trekking in Uganda, the unique community culture tours, amazing Uganda wildlife viewing, and the scenic landscape. READ MORE

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

This & 7 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari tour is one of the famous Uganda wildlife safaris and an exciting 7 day Uganda Safari adventure that begins and ends in Entebbe, offering Gorillas and Chimpanzee trekking plus wildlife viewing..READ MORE

7 Days Uganda Tour

This 7 days Safari Uganda tour offers Gorilla trekking in Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable Park, Chimpanzee tracking in Uganda Kibale National Park, and wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo Park. READ MORE

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This 8 days gorilla safari in Uganda is an 8 days safari in Uganda adventure offering gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking & wildlife game viewing, and a community tour that takes… READ MORE

6 Days Rwanda Primate Safari – Track Chimpanzees & Colobus monkeys in Nyungwe Forest National Park & Track gorillas & golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park

The 8 Days Uganda Safari, Chimpanzee habituation & Uganda Wildlife Safari takes you to Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, and Bwindi Impenetrable Park..READ MORE

10 Days Rwanda Safari Tour

This 8 Days Uganda Safari Gorilla trekking Uganda Wildlife Safari offers Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzees tracking and wildlife game drives, amazing  scenery- the highlight of… READ MORE

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This 8 Days Uganda Rwanda safari is a 7 nights and 8 day Rwanda Uganda safari offering gorilla trekking in Uganda & Rwanda in Bwindi & Volcanoes, cultural, community & game viewing…READ MORE

4 day safari in Uganda

The 8 Days Uganda Primate Safari encounter features Gorillas trekking, Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale, adventure hiking to the Rwenzori Mountains, game viewing in Queen Elizabeth Park.READ MORE

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Our 8 Days Gorilla safari in Uganda tour is one of the most essential Uganda gorilla safaris/Uganda tours that enable you to experience gorillas trekking in Uganda`s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.READ MORE

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This 8 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari & wildlife viewing safari in Uganda offers you gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest, Chimpanzees tracking in Kibale, and wildlife game drives in Murchison Falls Park.READ MORE

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The 9 days Uganda safari with double gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking & wildlife tour will give you the perfect Uganda Gorillas and wildlife safari as you explore the best of Uganda’s tourist sites READ MORE

Luxury Safari Uganda Tour

Our 9 Days Uganda Safari enables you to trek Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable, track chimpanzees in Kibale National Park, track white Rhinos in Ziwa, and see rare wildlife in Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth Parks. READ MORE

9 Days Rwanda Tour

Our 9 days Uganda gorilla trip is 8 nights 9 days wildlife safari in Uganda with Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee tracking, and wildlife viewing trip. This Uganda safari includes tracking Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary  White Rhinos..READ MORE

11 Days Gorilla, Chimpanzee and Wildlife Safari in Rwanda

Our 9 days safari in Uganda takes you to Bwindi, to trek Mountain Gorillas, Kalinzu Forest to trek Chimpanzees, Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth National Parks for wildlife, Lake Bunyonyi for community tours, scenic views,READ MORE

9 Days Uganda Tour

Our 9 Days Uganda Tour is 8 nights/9 days tour in Uganda offering Gorilla trekking in Bwindi, Chimpanzee in Kibale Forest, wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth & Lake Mburo Parks, Lake Bunyonyi community tours, and scenic views.. READ MORE

9 DAYS UGANDAPRIMATE SAFARI

This 9 days Uganda primate safari is an 8 nights 9-day Uganda safari that offers Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable, Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest & a Chimp trek, and wildlife viewing safari in Queen Elizabeth Park. READ MORE

Chimpanzee trekking Safari in Uganda 5 Days

The 10 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari features Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Chimp tracking in Kibale Forest, Wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Bunyonyi & community visits, Kigali City tour. READ MORE

Gorilla Trekking & Chimps Safari in Uganda 10 days uganda tour

The 10 Days Uganda Safari Tour features Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Chimp tracking in Kibale,  wildlife safari in Uganda’s Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth & Lake Mburo National Parks, Lake Bunyonyi & Community tours..READ MORE

10 Days Uganda Luxury Safari

This 10 Days Uganda Luxury Safari double Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park, Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park, wildlife safari in Uganda‘s Queen Elizabeth & Lake Mburo National Park and Lake Bunyonyi community, and scenic views. READ MORE 

11 days Uganda Safari Tour

Our 11 days Uganda safari tour offers Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park, and wildlife viewing in Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth & Lake Mburo Parks & Lake Bunyonyi community tours. READ MORE

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11 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari is a Uganda and Rwanda tour offering Gorilla trekking in Bwindi & Volcanoes, Chimpanzee tracking in Queen & Nyungwe, wildlife safari in Queen, a Kigali City tour, scenery, and community tours.READ MORE

Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour 12 Days uganda tour

The 11 Days Uganda Tour Gorillas is a 10 nights 11 days Uganda safari that aims at giving you an insight into the best of Uganda. You will get to visit four of Uganda’s premier safari destinations – Lake Mburo, Bwindi..READ MORE

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Our 11 days Uganda wildlife safari offers Gorilla trekking in Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park, and wildlife viewing in Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth & Lake Mburo National Parks. READ MORE

6 Days Rwanda Safari

The 11 days Uganda Safari offers you Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable, Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest & wildlife viewing in Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth & Lake Mburo National Parks, a Lake Bunyonyi tour, and community visits. READ MORE

4 day safari in Uganda

12 Days Safari Uganda Tour offers Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable, Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale & Wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth, Mountain Rwenzori Hike, Lake Bunyonyi adventure, and community & scenery tours..READ MORE

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12 Days Uganda Safari Tour features Gorilla trekking in Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable, Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale & Uganda wildlife safari in Queen Elizabeth & Murchison Falls National Parks, Jinja City adventures, and community & scenery tours…READ MORE

Gorilla Safaris Uganda

This 12 Days Uganda safari includes Gorilla trekking in Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Chimpanzee tracking in Uganda Kibale National Park, and game viewing in Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, and Lake Mburo National Parks. READ MORE

Uganda & Rwanda Gorilla Safari - 13 Days uganda tour

This 13 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari gives you a double mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda Bwindi and Rwanda Volcanoes, game viewing in Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, and Lake Mburo National Parks, Rhino tracking in Ziwa, a Chimpanzee trek in Kibale Forest, and a Source of the Nile adventure in Jinja..READ MORE

7 Days Gorilla Safari Holiday in Rwanda

This 13 Days Uganda Rwanda Tour features gorilla trekking in Uganda Bwindi, a Bisoke Volcano hike, game viewing in Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, and Lake Mburo National Parks in Uganda, a Rhino trek in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a Chimpanzee trek in Kibale National Park Forest, community tours in Uganda and Rwanda..READ MORE

Uganda & Rwanda Safari 13 Days uganda tour

This 13 Days Uganda Safari Tour features mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, game viewing in Kidepo Valley, Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, and Lake Mburo National Parks, Rhino tracking in Ziwa, a Chimpanzee trek in Kibale Forest, beautiful scenery, and community tours. READ MORE

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Our 14 days Uganda safari enables you to do Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park, Wildlife Viewing in Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, and Lake Mburo parks, Lake Bunyonyi, unique community Uganda African culture tours  & Kampala City tour. READ MORE

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This 14 days Uganda tour takes you to prime Uganda safari destinations of Kidepo Valley, Murchison Falls Park, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lake Bunyonyi, and Lake Mburo National Park, and Community tours. READ MORE

3 Days Mountain Gorilla Trekking Safari in Congo

14 days Uganda safari offers Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park, unique Uganda wildlife viewing including tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Parks, birds, a trek of Rwenzori Mountains, Lake Bunyonyi. READ MORE

Uganda & Rwanda Safari 13 Days uganda tour

14 days Uganda safari tour is a 13 night/14-day safari in Uganda tour offering gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, searching for the rare tree-climbing lions, cruising on the Kazinga Channel, hiking the Rwenzori Mountains, cultural interactive tours, relaxing Lake Bunyonyi, and much more. READ MORE

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The 15 Days Uganda Safari Tour is a 14 nights/15 day safari in Uganda tour offering Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable, Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale, Rhinos, wildlife viewing & community tours, starting and ending in Kampala or Entebbe. READ MORE

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The 16 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari in the Equator Snow is one of the extensive Uganda safari packages that allow you to explore the areas along the Equator. Uganda is a gifted country..READ MORE

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The 16 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari & Wildlife Viewing Tour based on your budget for a safari in Uganda and it will take you to climb Mountain Rwenzori for three days exploring the magical Mahoma trail,.READ MORE

Gorilla Trekking Uganda Adventure Safari

This 16 days Uganda wildlife safari is a 15 nights/16 days wildlife safari in Uganda featuring gorilla trekking in Bwindi, chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest, game in Queen Elizabeth Park...READ MORE

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The 16 days Uganda camping safari tour is an authentic, affordable 15 nights/l6-day camping safari in Uganda that starts and ends in Kampala or Entebbe, offering Gorillas trekking, Chimpanzees, wildlife viewing, Rwenzori hiking, scenery viewing, community tours, Jinja city tour, and adventure in Uganda..READ MORE

18 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari

17 days Uganda Safari Tour is a 16 night/17-day safari Uganda tour that starts and ends in Kampala city. This great 17 days adventure sees you undertake a comprehensive journey through the Pearl of Africa. It begins in Jinja – the adventure capital of Uganda and East Africa.. READ MORE

5 Days Gorilla and Wildlife Safari in Rwanda

18 Days Uganda gorilla safari is an 18 Days Uganda tour offering you an extended safari in Uganda allowing you to explore a range of Uganda safari sites in detail. The 18 Days Safari commences and ends in Entebbe …READ  MORE

Gorilla Trekking Uganda Adventure Safari

The 18 days Uganda Tour is an 18 days tour in Uganda that starts and ends in Kampala, offering amazing outdoor adventures in Uganda, gorilla trekking, wildlife safaris, chimpanzees, community tours, and scenery viewing.READ MORE

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour & Dian Fossey – 3 Days

18 days Uganda Rwanda safari is a 17 nights 18 day Rwanda Uganda safari tour that is perfect for wildlife lovers with a serious sense of adventure. Starting in Entebbe Uganda and ending Kigali Rwanda…. READ MORE

5 Days Gorilla and Wildlife Safari in Rwanda

18 days Uganda camping safari tour is a 17 nights/18 days camping safari in Uganda that packs the very best of Uganda. Your tour begins in Kampala before you head east to Jinja where the thrills of whitewater rafting at the source of the world’s longest river await…READ  MORE

19 Days In Uganda Safari Tour is an exciting, extensive 18 night/19 days Uganda tour that starts and ends in Entebbe/Kampala. This 19 days safari in Uganda adventure allows you to see the two iconic primates – Gorillas and Chimps – the Big Five, abundant wildlife, and epic landscapes, whilst providing an insight into the unique local culture and Ugandan life. READ MORE

20 Days Best Uganda Safari Holiday Vacation is a 19 night/20-day safari in Uganda tour that starts and ends in Kampala. This 20 Days Best Uganda Safari Holiday trip Gorillas & Chimpanzee Tracking, Wildlife Seeing, Community/Culture Tours, Beautiful Scenery Viewing, Source Of The Nile Tour & Sipi Falls Adventures. READ MORE

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The 20 Days Uganda safari is an extensive 19nights/20days Uganda tour package that takes you to an adventurous safari in Uganda as you enjoy game viewing drives in her popular safari parks, gorilla trekking,..READ MORE

21 Days Safari to Uganda Tour starts and ends in Entebbe/Kampala. This Uganda safari allows you to see the iconic wildlife of Uganda -Gorillas, Chimpanzees, the Big 5, tree-climbing lions – and climb the Rwenzori Mountains – Africa’s tallest mountain range at 5109m. READ MORE

Your 21 days Uganda safari starts and ends in Kampala. This three-week adventure-filled safari begins with an eastern Uganda tour, including visits to Ssezibwa Falls, Mabira Forest, the source of the Nile, and Sipi Falls on Mt Elgon. From the east, you continue northeast for a classic safari in the remote, unspoiled wildernesses of Kidepo Valley National Park….READ  MORE

16 days Uganda safari holiday is a relaxed, amazing 15 nights/16-day Uganda holiday tour that starts and ends in Entebbe/Kampala to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls Park, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lake Bunyonyi, and Lake Mburo National Park. READ MORE

13 days Best Of Uganda safari vacation is a 13 days Uganda vacation tour that starts and ends in Entebbe/Kampala to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Lake Mburo National Parks plus Lake Bunyonyi.READ MORE

The 12 Days Wildlife Safari In Uganda Trip is 11 night/12-day Uganda wildlife safari tour that starts and ends in Entebbe/ Kampala, featuring Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable Lake Mburo National Parks, Lake Bunyonyi, Bigodi & Ruboni Community tours.. READ MORE

Your 10 days Uganda group tour is a 9 nights-10-day scheduled Uganda group safari that starts and ends in Kampala. This Uganda group trip is an affordable option to discover Uganda’s wildlife-rich safari destinations, beautiful landscapes, and exciting safari experiences…READ  MORE

Important Uganda Gorilla Safari Information

For Those Interested In Undertaking Gorilla Trekking Safaris In Uganda To Bwindi National Park Or Mgahinga National Park, The Following Information Is A MUST READ To Get The Best Information That You Need To Prepare For An Amazing Gorilla Safari In Uganda.

About Mountain Gorillas In Uganda

About Mountain Gorillas in Uganda

Uganda’s endangered Mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) are so rare and can’t survive in captivity. In 1981, environmentalists estimated there were only 254 mountain gorillas left on Earth. Currently, their population is about 1063 individuals with about 500 living in Uganda, 360 in Congo and the rest in Rwanda. The survival of mountain gorillas is one of the greatest conservation success stories, and gorilla trekking tourism has played its role in this.

Gorilla Trekking In Uganda

Gorilla Trekking In Uganda

Gorilla trekking in Uganda involves hours of hiking on steep, narrow footpaths, through the dense misty jungle in search of habituated mountain gorilla families.

It involves waking up very early in the morning and you drive to the park headquarters. Here, you wash your hands/sanitize, and have your body temperature taken as per 2021 COVID-19 Uganda gorilla trekking protocols. You then register, be divided into groups of 8, and are allocated a gorilla family to trek. After a briefing on gorilla trekking rules and safety, you will transfer to the start of the trail to begin your search for gorillas.

You trek behind an expert range guide who slashes a path through the foliage with a machete. Treks often take 2-8 hours depending on gorillas’ movement. A certain level of fitness is required to traverse the tricky trials. Upon finding the gorillas, you spend 1 hour quietly photographing and observing them from a respectful distance as they groom, feed, play, and communicate with each other. This is a thrill of a lifetime Uganda can offer you.

After this life-changing experience, return to the starting point to receive your gorilla trekking certificates as you reflect on your encounters with our closest mammalian cousins.

Uganda Gorilla Safari Destinations

Uganda Gorilla Safari Destinations

Where to See Gorillas in Uganda? There are Uganda national parks – destinations for gorilla trekking tours in Uganda: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park which are all situated in the south-western region of Uganda.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Composed of 321 km2 of both montane and lowland rainforest, and accessible only on foot due to the improbable steepness, Bwindi was gazetted as a national park in 1991. Due to its incredible biodiversity, it was declared a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in 1994. In the local language, Bwindi means a ‘Place of Darkness’. Of course, most famously, Bwindi is home to almost half of the world’s Mountain Gorillas, about 459 individuals at last count. It is undeniably Uganda’s greatest attraction, and rightly so.

Uganda Gorilla Habituation Experience

Uganda Gorilla habituation Experience offers visitors on Uganda gorilla safaris a great opportunity to take part in the gorilla habituation process of training wild gorillas to get used to the presence of humans. It involves 4 visitors accompanying researchers, conservation, and rangers into the forest in search of a semi-habituated gorilla family and spending 4 hours with them – not 1 like on standard Uganda gorilla safari trekking trips.

On this thrilling adventure, you track the gorillas from where they were last seen the day before. You move with trackers, learning the tell-tale that leads to the gorilla’ nests like knuckle prints in the mud, broken and twisted vegetation. Habituation is intended to find wild gorillas and stay in their vision as they move, eventually getting closer to reach that magical 7m distance.

Unlike fully habituated groups, these gorillas move fast to feed, dashing through dense rainforest, storming up and down slippery slopes, and crawling on knuckles through bushes, with you and the tracker team in hot pursuit. It’s not for the unfit or fainthearted. When they’re still, you stay still, mimicking their behavior to make them feel at ease. You crouch down when they do, copy them picking up grass pretending to eat it, and talk to them in gorilla language, a series of vocalizations that have specific meanings.

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi gorilla trekking Uganda tours offer you a superb encounter with one of the park’s 19 habituated gorilla families. Gorilla families in Bwindi can be accessed from 4 sectors/trailheads below:

  • Buhoma with 4 gorilla families including Mubare, Habinyanja, Rushegura, and Katwe
  • Ruhija with 4 gorilla families including Bitukura, Oruzugo, Kyaguriro A family and Kyaguriro B (Mukiza)
  • Rushaga with 8 gorilla families including Nshongi, Mishaya, Kahungye, Bushingye, Bweza, Mucunguzi, Rwigi, and Kutu
  • Nkuringo with 3 gorilla family groups including Nkuringo, Christmas, Bushaho family

As you are planning a Uganda gorilla trip, please note that each gorilla trekking sector has its characteristics, levels of difficulty, and safari accommodation.

Other Things To See In Bwindi

Other Things To See In Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Other than being home to around 459 mountain gorillas, Bwindi hosts 120 mammal species including the rare L’hoest’s monkeys, Olive baboons, Black and white colobus monkeys, Forest duikers, and Forest elephants, as well as 220 species of butterfly and 351 bird species including 23 of the 24 Albertine Rift endemic species.

Gorilla Habituation Experience in Bwindi

Gorilla Habituation Experience in Bwindi National Park

The Gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi is currently done in Rushaga Sector. Currently, Bwindi has only one group for the habituation experience called Bikyingi which contains 12 members including 2 Silverbacks, 1 black back, 4 adult females, and 5 infants.

Mgahinga National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

One of Uganda’s most scenic parks, Mgahinga National Park also offers gorilla trekking. Covering just 33.7km2, this Uganda’s smallest park occupies the southwest corner of the country where the borders of Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) meet in the peaks and valleys of the scenic Virunga volcanoes. The park is home to one cross-border, habituated gorilla family called Nyakagezi Gorilla Family.

Also, Mgahinga is the only National Park in Uganda where you can track and see the endangered and beautiful Golden monkeys. Three conical, extinct volcanoes dominate the park’s scenery offering amazing volcano hiking adventures while forest walks led by local Twa pygmies give an insight into the lives of an indigenous tribe that has survived as hunter-gatherers in this forest for over 1000 years.

Gorilla Trekking Difficulty

Uganda Gorilla Trekking Difficulty

Gorilla trekking in Uganda is relatively difficult, requiring you to be fairly fit to enhance your overall enjoyment of the experience. Your trek through thick forests, valleys, hills, and swamps. However, the hike is always at a slow pace, with time for breaks if needed.

Also, trekkers are divided into groups of similar age and fitness levels, and the oldest and least fit people are generally be allocated a family that is nearest the starting point. And the fastest walkers will have to slow down to the pace of the slowest so that the group stays together safely.

If planning your Uganda gorilla safaris and tours, the best time is the dry season. In the wet season, the trek can be tough as mud can make trails slippery.

Uganda Gorilla Trekking Rules & Regulations

Uganda Gorilla Trekking Rules

If planning a gorilla tour in Uganda, you must read about the Uganda gorilla trekking rules and regulations. These are intended to protect the endangered mountain gorillas and conserve them sustainably. Knowing these rules also helps you stay safe on your Uganda gorilla trek. Below are gorilla trekking rules and regulations in Uganda;

Uganda Gorilla Trekking Rules Before You Visit The Gorillas

  • If you have a cold or any contagious disease, do not visit the gorillas. This is because gorillas are susceptible to several human diseases, and researchers have long feared that one sick visitor may infect a gorilla, resulting in the death of the entire gorilla family.
  • The maximum number of visitors is 8 persons per gorilla group per day to void behavioral disturbances to the gorillas.
  • The minimum age for tracking gorillas is 15 years. This is because anyone below this age is considered a young and vulnerable person and therefore not fit to trek the gorillas. In most cases, persons below 15 have unpredictable characteristics that may lead to changes in the primates’ behaviors.

Gorilla Trekking Rules On The Way To The Gorillas

  • Please always speak in a low voice in the forest. This will also enable you to observe other natural treasures in the forest such as birds and monkeys.
  • Don’t throw away garbage in the forest. Whatever you enter into the forest with, must be brought back out when you are living in the forest.
  • Keep your voices low and listen to the guide’s instructions
  • Human waste should be buried 30 cm deep.

Gorilla Trekking Rules When You Are With Gorillas

  • Maintain a 10-meter distance from the gorilla. This rule is often contravened by curious youngsters and sometimes adults approaching their human visitor. In this case, you will need to slowly and calmly move backward to regain the 10 meters distance.
  • Do not use flash photography. They may cause the gorilla to charge at you.
  • It is forbidden to eat, drink, smoke in the vicinity of the gorillas.
  • Sometimes the gorillas charge. Follow the instructions of the guide. Don’t run away, it will increase the risk of gorilla chasing you.
  • If you must sneeze or cough cover your face and turn away from the gorillas, as they can catch coughs and colds from humans
  • Visits are limited to 1 hour per gorilla group per day. However, if the gorillas become agitated or nervous, the guide will finish the visit early.
  • Don touch the gorillas.
  • Don’t feed the gorillas
  • Keep your voices low at all times.

Chances Of Seeing Gorillas In Uganda

Chances of Seeing Gorillas on a Uganda Gorilla Trek

Your chances of seeing gorillas on a Uganda gorilla trek is 99%.  In fact, in recent years, the success rate has been 100%.

Mountain gorillas are so closely monitored and trackers are in touch with them every day. Of course, there are no guarantees with wild animals and an overnight thunderstorm or an unexpected encounter with a predator may cause a troop to move unexpectedly in a completely different direction, but scouts will pick up their trail again soon. This doesn’t only facilitate smooth gorilla trekking, but it also helps to safeguard these endangered primates from poachers.

The only reason you may not succeed is if you are not physically up to it and decide to turn back. However, if are reasonably fit will have higher chances of making it. Also, guides and porters will make every effort to get you there. To increase your chances, be well prepared with a walking stick, drinking water, and a rain jacket. It is also important to wear good hiking shoes.

Uganda Gorilla Trekking Covid SOPs

Uganda Gorilla Trekking Covid SOPs

There has always been one golden rule when it comes to gorilla trekking: don’t go if you’re sick. Gorillas’ DNA is so similar to ours that they can catch our illnesses. Covid-19 transmission from humans to gorillas was only a hypothesis until recently. In January 2021, eight gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park tested positive for Covid-19. On a gorilla safari in Uganda, the Uganda Gorilla Trekking Covid SOPs are as follows:

  • Don’t go if you feel ill.
  • Sanitize/wash your hands thoroughly before trekking and have your body temperature taken.
  • Bring face masks and wear them properly. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) strongly recommends wearing an N95 mask.
  • Take distancing seriously- stay at least 10m away from gorillas.
  • Turn away from the gorillas if you need to cough or sneeze.

Uganda Gorilla Safari Permit Booking

Uganda Gorilla Permit & Booking Policies

Uganda Gorilla Permit is an official document or card issued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority that allows any traveler above the age of 15 to visit gorillas in  Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park.

It includes the Uganda gorilla trekking permit which offers you a 1-hour encounter with gorillas and the Uganda gorilla habituation experience permit which offers 4 hours of viewing these great apes.

The gorilla permit includes two armed rangers for your jungle security and a knowledgeable tracking guide that leads you to the gorillas. The Uganda gorilla permit allows the country to control the number of people visiting the gorilla families. It also allows national parks to raise the money necessary to protect these endangered primates.

Is Gorilla Trekking Safe?

Are Gorilla Treks in Uganda Safe?

Gorilla trekking in Uganda is safe.

Mountain gorillas are not at all aggressive and are fully habituated to visitors. In fact, they are often referred to as gentle giants. Their massive size would make them too dangerous to be close to if they were aggressive. The only reason they can be approached closely on foot is that they lack aggression.

Before gorilla trekking, you are briefed about the safety precautions. You should listen to the instructions given by your guide and follow them. You are supposed to observe a minimum distance of 10 meters for your safety. Gorillas, of course, don’t observe rules and might well approach you and come much closer. In most cases, your guide will tell you to back off. Sometimes this isn’t possible, due to dense vegetation, for example. In that instance, you’ll be told to crouch down and divert your gaze until the gorilla has passed.

There is the presence of armed rangers for your gorilla trek. These are highly motivated, adequately equipped, and trained to ensure a safe gorilla trekking encounter.

Uganda has the added presence of the Tourism Police which provide another layer of safety and security for the visitor on Uganda gorilla safaris.

Note: The biggest danger on a gorilla trek is perhaps twisting an ankle on the slippery slopes. Make sure you wear good hiking boots that have been worn in before the day of the gorilla trek.

Best Uganda Gorilla Safari Lodges In Bwindi & Mgahinga Parks

Best Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Lodges/ Accommodation

There are a variety of Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Lodges/accommodations where you can stay on your Bwindi gorilla safari or a Uganda gorilla tour to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Uganda gorilla safari accommodation range budget, midrange to luxurious options.

Accommodation in Bwindi National Park/Lodges in Bwindi Impenetrable National  Park

When you are choosing accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, it is important to understand there are 4 different gorilla trekking sectors/trailheads in the park: Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga, and Nkuringo. These 4 sectors/trailheads act as centers from which the trekking in search of different gorilla families begins.

When booking a Uganda gorilla permit, you book for a specific gorilla trekking sector. It is, therefore, crucial to select a lodge in the sector where you will be trekking the gorillas due to the long travel distance from one sector to another.

Keeping location in mind, there are several accommodation options to choose from ranging from budget, mid-range to luxury eco-lodges, and tented safari camps. Some of the lodges are out in the villages and some border the national park. Below are some of the best places to stay in Bwindi;

Bwindi Lodges/Accommodation In Buhoma sector

  • Gorilla Forest Camp – Luxury
  • Buhoma Lodge – Luxury
  • Mahogany Springs – Luxury
  • Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge– Luxury
  • Haven Lodge Buhoma – Midrange
  • Silverback Lodge – Midrange
  • Buhoma Community Rest Camp – Budget

Bwindi Accommodation/Lodges In Ruhija Sector

  • Gorilla Mist Camp – Midrange
  • Agandi Lodge – Midrange
  • Bakiga Lodge – Midrange
  • Trekker’s Tavern Cottages – Budget

Bwindi Lodges/Accommodation In Rushaga & Nkuringo Sectors

  • Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge – Luxury
  • Chameleon Hill Lodge – Luxury
  • Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge – Luxury
  • Mulehe Gorilla Safari Lodge – Midrange
  • Gorilla Valley Lodge – Midrange
  • Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge – Midrange/Budget

Mgahinga Gorilla Park Lodges/Accommodation In Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Accommodation in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park ranges from Budget, Midrange to Luxury options. Below are the best places to stay on your Uganda gorilla tour to Mgahinga.

  • Mount Gahinga Lodge – Luxury
  • Lake Chahafi Resort – Midrange
  • Traveller’s Rest Kisoro – Midrange

Uganda Gorilla Permit Price

Uganda Gorilla Trekking Permit Price

The Uganda Gorilla Trekking Permit Cost;

  • USD 700 Per person per trek for foreign non-resident visitors
  • USD 600 Per person per trek for foreign resident visitors (with work permits)
  • UGX 250,000 for East African Citizens

Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Permit Availability

Uganda Gorilla Trekking Permit Availability

Currently, 160 gorilla permits are available in Uganda per day.  These are split between the habituated gorilla families in Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

There are 19 habituated gorilla families in Bwindi and 1 habituated family in Mgahinga. Only 8 tourists can trek a single gorilla group per day, which means 8 gorilla permits are available for purchase for each gorilla group per day.

What Things To Pack For A Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari

List Of Essential Things To Pack For Your  Uganda Gorilla Tour

  • PCR Covid-test certificate
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Face Mask- N95
  • Long-sleeved shirts and a pair of trouser
  • Rain Jacket / Poncho
  • A warm sweater
  • Greens, browns, and khaki-colored clothing are advisable for Uganda gorilla safaris
  • Pair of waterproof hiking shoes
  • A Longer pair of socks.
  • A pair of gaiters
  • Energy giving snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Camera with extra batteries & memory cards
  • Light waterproof daypack
  • Strong gardening gloves
  • Sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat, and a pair of sunglasses.
  • Insect repellant.
  • Any of your regular medication.
  • A waterproof day pack

Bwindi Gorilla Habituation Experience Permit Price

Uganda Gorilla Habituation Experience In Bwindi Permit Price

The Uganda gorilla habituation experience safari is more expensive than the standard Uganda gorilla trekking and the permit cost;

  • USD 1,500 Per person per trek for foreign non-resident visitors
  • USD 1000 Per person per trek for foreign resident visitors (with work permits)
  • UGX 750,000 for East African Citizens

It is possible to book a Uganda gorilla permit directly from Uganda Wildlife Authority, but the most convenient way is to use a reliable tour operator. Most tour operators include a gorilla permit as part of the overall cost of a Uganda gorilla safari tour package.

You are advised to book your Uganda gorilla trekking permit 3-12 months ahead of travel to ensure availability. There are more visitors than available gorilla permits, especially during the high season months of June, July, August, September, December, and February.

How To Get To Bwindi National Park

Getting To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Flights to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The fastest way of getting to Bwindi is by air, and there are several flights to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park each day.

Most visitors arrive in Uganda at Entebbe Airport, which is roughly 40km from Uganda’s capital Kampala. From here, and from Kampala’s Kajjansi Airfield, many domestic flights are connecting to Bwindi. It is also possible to book chartered flights to Bwindi.

For visitors traveling to the Buhoma or Ruhija trailheads in the north of the park, the closest airport is Kihihi. There is also the option of chartering a flight to the Kayonza airstrip. Alternatively, if traveling to the southern trailheads of Rushaga and Nkuringo then Kisoro is the best place to fly to.

The total flight times are generally around 2 hours, which are then followed by a short drive of around 1.5-2 hours.

Road Trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The road trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is much longer than flying, but it offers you a wonderful opportunity to encounter the fantastic scenery along the way. Driving through Uganda often gives you a much better impression and understanding of the country than flying ever could.

Several routes can take you by road, depending on how much time you want to spend on your Uganda gorilla safari and other attractions you want to see. All the routes to Bwindi converge at the town of Butogota, which is then just 16km from the entrance gate at Buhoma.

If coming straight from Entebbe or Kampala, the drive distance is approximately 530km and the time is roughly 8/9 hours. For visitors who are already in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi is very easy to reach by a 2/3 hours  ( about 218km) drive south. You can drive through Ishasha on this route to see the famous tree-climbing lions before arriving.

If you’re coming up from Lake Mburo National Park, the drive time is approximately 5-6 hours.

How Best To Visit Uganda Gorilla Trekking Destinations

Best Ways To Visit Uganda Gorilla Safari Destinations

The quickest and easiest way to visit Uganda gorilla safari destinations of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is by scheduled flight from Entebbe International Aiport or Kajjansi Airstrip, but many people find the road trip to be the best way to visit Uganda gorilla safari destinations.

Other Uganda Safari Attractions and Activities

Other Uganda Safari Attractions And Activities To Combine With Your Uganda Gorilla Safari Tour

Some travelers visit Uganda only to view the country’s famous mountain gorillas or sometimes as an add-on to a Tanzania safari or Kenya safari, which is a pity because there is much more to see on a safari vacation in Uganda. With 10 national parks, 12 wildlife reserves, forest reserves, sanctuaries, spectacular mountain scenery, and lakes, Uganda has a wealth of wildlife game viewing experiences  and adventure activities worth adding to your Uganda gorilla safari tour;

Kibale National Park

As the best place to see wild chimpanzees in Africa, Kibale Forest National Park is a superb addition to your Uganda gorilla safari itinerary. This 795km2 park is home to the highest density and diversity of primates in Africa ranging from the rare L’Hoest’s monkeys, Black-and-white colobus, red colobus, red-tailed monkeys to amazing Chimps.

While the park’s plethora of primates is undoubtedly its main draw, Kibale is also home to other 70 elusive mammal species and 220 species of colorful butterflies. Here you can venture into the forest and go chimpanzee tracking and habituation experiences or undertake day and nocturnal nature walks. Birders will be mesmerized by the park’s 375 recorded bird species. You can even take a swamp walk in the nearby community-run Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Uganda’s best-loved park, Queen Elizabeth Park was founded in 1952 as Kazinga National Park but was renamed 2 years later to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth II. This 1978km2 is home to tree-climbing lions, 610 bird species, 95 mammal species, and a magnificent landscape of rolling savannah grasslands, tropical rainforests, freshwater lakes, fertile wetlands, and saline crater lakes. The lakeshore is dotted with pink-backed pelicans, Nile crocodiles, and wallowing buffaloes, while elephants and leopards wander along the forest grassland.

Game drives and scenic nature walks are the order of the day, while the Kazinga Channel boat cruise offers an opportunity to view some of the world’s densest hippo concentrations. Queen is often paired with the gorilla safari parks. You can even pair a game drive or boat safari in Queen with chimp trekking in the gorgeous Kyambura Gorge or in the nearby Kalinzu Forest.

Murchison Falls National Park

Uganda’s largest National park, the 3,840km2 Murchison Falls National Park is also a great addition to any gorilla trekking tour in Uganda. Four of the Big 5 roam about the edge of the historic Nile River whose waters eventually burst through a 7 wide cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment before dropping 45 meters below creating the world’s most powerful waterfall.

Cruising along the Nile River to the bottom of falls is the highlight of the trip. Whether seen from the top of the falls or the Devil’s Cauldron, its intimidating base, Murchison Falls promises striking vistas from whichever vantage point. The park’s 451 bird species including the pre-historic Shoebills and plethora of wildlife including huge Nile crocodiles, Hippos, Rothschild’s giraffes can be spotted on hikes, Nile cruises, and game drives.

Lake Mburo National Park

Halfway between Kampala and the Uganda gorilla trekking destinations of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla Park lies Lake Mburo National Park, a perfect overnight stop-over for travelers making their way between the two destinations.

Although the heavyweights such as elephants are missing, the great mix of wetland and woodland habitats makes for a wide range of birds and mammals such as Zebra, giraffes, Impala, Eland, Buffalo, Oribi, Waterbuck, Hippos, Hyaena, Topi, and Reedbuck. Mburo’s tranquil atmosphere and soothing views provide welcome relief after a tough journey. It also offers one of the most interesting game walks in Uganda.

Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Before your Uganda gorilla trek, you can go hike or climb the mythical Mountains of the Moon, officially known as the Rwenzori Mountains National Park. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this park incorporates the third-tallest peak in Africa (5109m) with alpine habitat complete with snow-capped mountains, glaciers, and lakes that exist within a few miles of the equator.

An abundance of endemic alpine flora, including prehistoric-looking giant heather and lobelias, adds to the region’s surreal beauty.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

The 70km2 Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary offers an up-close encounter to Uganda’s only wild rhinos on foot. Watching these prehistoric-looking heavyweights on foot is a thrilling experience. And since proceeds go toward breeding and ultimately reintroducing Rhino into Uganda’s parks, visiting this popular destination on your gorilla tour in Uganda is a must.

Lake Bunyonyi

When considering things to add to your gorilla safari in Uganda, don’t forget the magical Lake Bunyonyi – Africa’s second deepest lake dotted with 29 spectacular islands.  If you want to chill for a couple of days before or after a gorilla trek, Bunyonyi is the perfect place to do it. If you do get restless, however, there is plenty of opportunity for hiking, swimming, boating, island hopping, chatting to the villagers, and even paddling a dugout canoe.

Uganda Equator Crossing Kayabwe

The Uganda Equator Crossing Kayabwe offers a memorable stop on your trip to Uganda gorilla trekking safari destinations or on the way back to Kampala/Entebbe after the gorilla trek. Here you can stand with one leg in the Northern hemisphere while the other remains in the Southern! It makes for great photographs and memories. It is also an impressive site for purchasing memorabilia to take back home as a memento of the incredible Uganda gorilla tour.

Jinja – Source of the Nile River

Jinja source of the Nile is one of the most iconic places in Africa – the point at which the world’s longest river exits the world’s second-largest lake to commence an epic 6650km long journey through the deserts of Sudan and Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea. Are you a thrill-seeker? If so, there’s plenty to get your adrenaline pumping, from white water rafting, kayaking,  jet boating to bungee jumping. For those less eager, a sunset cruise, quad bike safari or simply lounging on at the stunning Wildwaters Lodge with rooms featuring outdoor claw-foot baths on the balconies overlooking the legendary Nile River.

Kampala – the Capital City of Uganda

Before or after partaking in your gorilla trekking tour, you may take off some time to explore Kampala,  Uganda’s commercial, political and logistical hub.  If you are interested in culture, you can visit Kasubi Royal Tombs, Lubiri ceremonial palace, Mengo which is the Parliament of Buganda Kingdom.

Entebbe City

You spend a day in Entebbe before and after journeying to the home of endangered mountain gorillas. This modern and picturesque city is home to the country’s international airport and is sprawled across the banks of Africa’s largest lake, the magnificent Lake Victoria and is the very gateway to all that Uganda has to offer. You can visit Mabamba Swamps one of the most convenient sites to see the iconic shoebill birds, spend a day in the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, relax in the Entebbe Botanical Gardens, undertake an afternoon fishing on Lake Victoria or cruise to nearby Ngamba Island to view orphaned and rehabilitated chimpanzees.

Best Time To Go Gorilla Trekking In Uganda

Best Time To Go On A Gorilla Tour In Uganda

The best time to go on a Gorilla tour is in Uganda is during the dry season, though the gorilla trekking in Uganda can be done at any time of the year.

Dry Season Uganda Gorilla Safaris

Uganda has two dry seasons.  The first runs from December to February and the second June to early September. The dry seasons are more comfortable for gorilla trekking in Uganda and there is less rainfall.  However, I cannot give you the guarantee that there will be no rainfall during the dry season. Sometimes there could be some rainy conditions unexpectedly due to changes in climatic conditions as the result of global warming. So it is better to come well prepared.

Also during the dry months, there is high demand for gorilla permits, so you are advised to book at least 6 months in advance.

Wet Season Uganda Gorilla Tours

In the wet season, the mud can make trails slippery and the trek tougher.  As gorilla trekking is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, it could be disappointing if it rained on the day. Primates may also seek refuge from the rain in nests or trees, making them harder to find and see. Also, not all gorilla families will be lolling around, munching leaves, and basking in the sunshine – some will be on the move. And they’re a lot better adapted to moving through their rainforest home than we are, so you’ll need to be able to keep up!

However, don’t be completely put off by the rains of November and March-May, as you will have the forests and mountains to yourself, the guides, and the gorillas.

Gorilla Trekking In Uganda Via Kigali

Uganda Gorilla safari from Kigali, Rwanda

Uganda gorilla safari from Kigali is meant for those people interested in gorilla trekking in  Uganda but prefer to or are staying in Rwanda. It is also meant for those who would love to trek Uganda gorillas but prefer a shorter drive time. The drive time from Kigali to Ruhija where you will trek gorillas is only between 4-5 hours as opposed to the 8-9 hours drive from Entebbe to Bwindi. So, you can fly into Kigali Rwanda to meet your guide instead of flying into Entebbe International Airport. By tracking gorillas in Uganda, you will be saving $ 900.00 off each person as opposed to tracking gorillas in Rwanda.

How To Get To Mgahinga National Park

Getting To Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga is 14km on rough roads from the town of Kisoro, the entry point to southern Bwindi. Kisoro is best accessed using a scheduled light aircraft flight from Entebbe. Daily departures take about 90 minutes.  Alternatively, Kisoro can be reached by road from Entebbe/Kampala – a long day drive of 10 hours or 5/6 hours from Lake Mburo National Park.

Conclussion

Conclusion

Ready to start planning Your Uganda Gorilla safari? Mountain gorillas are endangered and the trek to see them is carefully regulated in Uganda gorilla trekking safari destinations of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. To get a gorilla trekking permit in Uganda, you must book in advance and it cannot be held on a provisional basis.

Also, Uganda gorilla safaris parks are situated in remote areas, and to ensure the best chances for a successful Uganda gorilla trek, you require the kind of direct experience and local knowledge that you get from our safari experts. Please contact us to plan your amazing Uganda gorilla safari of a lifetime at an affordable price.

Other Africa Uganda Safari Experiences You Can Do After Gorilla Trekking

Combining Your Uganda Gorilla Trip With Other Bucket-List Africa Uganda Safari Experiences

It’s easy to combine your gorilla and chimpanzee trekking experience with visits to other African destinations. If you’re coming all the way, you might as well experience everything that has Africa to offer!

One of our most popular options is to combine your gorilla trekking experience with a Great Migration safari in East Africa or you can experience the best of both Rwanda and Congo in our primate expedition tour.  Finally, get the best of Africa by combining your gorilla trekking with a beach getaway in Zanzibar.

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