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Uganda gorilla trekking


We offer gorilla trekking safaris in both Rwanda and Uganda. On this short safari, you will spend one hour on two different days with a family of gorillas.

A new gorilla trekking experience has recently been added. You can spend four hours with a gorilla family! This safari is limited to four participants.

Given that gorilla trekking is normally an add-on to a Kenya and/or Tanzania safari, and given that air schedules change, the first night of this safari is spent in Entebbe.

Maximum Participants: 4 or 6

YOur Itinerary

Day 1
Entebbe - Lake Victoria
You arrive today in Entebbe, Uganda where you are met and transferred to your hotel on the shore of Lake Victoria.
Lake Victoria Hotel (B)

Day 2
This morning, your drive/guide drives to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, passing through the scenic area known as The Switzerland of East Africa on an approximately 8-hour drive. While on your drive you pass by villages and may stop at a market. You arrive at your luxury camp in time to rest before dinner.
Gorilla Forest Camp (BLD)

Day 3
After breakfast, we take a short drive to Park Headquarters and meet with excellent local guides and trackers who will give a talk on the ethics of Gorilla trekking. Then we hike into the forest to where the Gorillas were seen the night before, from which point they are tracked. The trek can take from 1 to 6 hours to altitudes in excess of 7,500 feet over rough and at times muddy terrain. Although the hike can be physically demanding, the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery make the trek worthwhile. Once the Gorillas are located all fatigue is forgotten, as the experience is often described as being the most profound natural history experience in the world. Picnic lunches are provided and it is important to take plenty of water. Cameras and plenty of fast speed film are recommended. It can rain at a few minutes notice; hence waterproof clothing is a good idea, and also zip lock bags for cameras and film.

Gorilla Forest Camp (BLD)

Day 4
GORILLA TREK Today, we get the chance to trek the gorilla’s for a second time. Please note that Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is "A World Heritage Site".
Gorilla Forest Camp (BLD)

Day 5
BWINDI – Entebbe
Today, we to Entebbe where we connect with our flight.

Photographic Expedition Price
(Per Person, Double Occupancy)

Retail Price: $2,995 per person

Photographer's Price: $2,495

Non-Photographer Traveling with a Photographer: $2,495 per person

Gorilla Trekking Permits for two days: $1,200 (non-refundable)

Single Room Supplement: $990

Deposit to Secure Booking: $600 + $1,200 for Gorilla Trekking Permits (non-refundable)

Optional Intensive Family Gorilla Experience

$1,500 for one four-hour visit with a gorilla family

Safari Price Includes:
  • Accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary.
  • Transport in custom built safari minivan.
  • Services of English-speaking safari driver/guide.
  • Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as per itinerary.
  • All Government taxes and levies.
  • All meals on safari as indicated.
  • Mineral water during game drives.
  • Internal flight as indicated in the itinerary
  • Predeparture preparation
Not included:
Not included are international airfare and personal expenses such as personal insurance; excess baggage fees; phone calls; gratuities to camp staff, porters, rangers, and driver/guides; airport departure taxes; passport and visa fees, and beverages, and any additional nights in Africa, which are not noted in itinerary.

International Air Transportation:

You are responsible to secure your international air transportation. David Anderson Safaris can recommend a professional travel agent to assist you.



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