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Gorilla Trekking

Tracking gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a highlight that you will remember forever while on your Ugandan gorilla safari. The landscape changes dramatically: Bwindi is a place of steep hillsides, dense jungle and towering trees, harboring more than a half of the world’s remaining population of Mountain Gorillas.

Tracking the Gorillas

Trekking gorillas can sometimes involve walking for long periods through often muddy conditions. The reward, however, is well worth the effort as you spend up to an hour watching these primates in their natural environment.

A professional, knowledgeable and experienced armed guide will lead you along, searching for these gentle giants. Once found, you are only allowed with one hour of close contact with them, observing their way of life, watching them feeding and playing among others.

Mountain Gorilla Behaviour

Their behaviour is so familiar that you may feel like you have known them all your life; it is an inspiring and privileged moment to see these highly endangered creatures in the wild, eating, grooming, playing or napping. Sometimes a curious youngster might approach you for a closer look or to tug at an item that attracts its attention, but on the whole you are ignored; most particularly by the dominant male, whose indifference borders on the disdainful.

Looking into their deep brown eyes, you feel recognition, a feeling of kinship in a gaze that spans the aeons between you and our common ancestors.

Not only will you watch these amazing gentle giants but also get the opportunity to spot hundreds of astonishing species of endemic birds, plants, insects and butterflies and to learn more about rural life in Uganda by visiting community centres and Batwa villages. Another unique experience and Perfect for the adventurous at heart.

Gorilla Habituation Experience

Another extra ordinary activity is the Gorilla Habituation Experience (GHEX). Unlike the classic Gorilla tracking experience, habituation gives you more time (4 hours) to enjoy the best of your time with these endangered primates.

The activity involves waking up early in the morning and head to the park headquarters to join other clients for briefing about dos and don’ts while with mountain gorillas on your habituation experience. After briefing, you will start your trek into the forest guided by researchers and guides.

During your trek, you may encounter several birds, other animals and primates in the forest and once you have found the gorillas you will spend four hours or a whole day with them.

You will have an opportunity to listen and observer researchers doing their work of habituating gorillas and if possible, you will be called upon to participate by collecting samples, naming of group members, making calls and so much more. This is rewarding activity and lasting memory once you get face to face with these gentle and amazing apes.

Where else to do Gorilla Trekking besides Bwindi Forest

In Uganda, Gorilla tracking can also be done in Mgahinga National Park, the country’s part of the Virunga Conservation Area, made up of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park. However unlike Bwindi Forest that has more than 18 gorilla families, Mgahinga currently has only one Gorilla Family, the Nyakagezi.

Gorilla tracking Fees

The classic Gorilla tracking permit in Uganda costs $600 per person while habituation is at $1500. However, starting 1st July 2020, the classic Gorilla permit will be costing $700 as according to the new conservation tariff by the Uganda Wildlife Authority.

In Rwanda, Gorilla tracking costs $1500 while in DR Congo, $400 per person.  Gorilla habituation is nowhere else besides Bwindi, in Uganda.

Gorilla Trekking Packages

3 days Gorilla trekking

Bwindi Forest Gorilla Habituation Experience

Gorilla <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/chimpanzee-habituation-kibale.html">Habituation Experience</a> at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park- Uganda. The majority of Gorillas that are common either in a zoo or sanctuary are the lowlands gorillas, the <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/4-days-gorilla-trekking-rwanda.html">mountain gorillas</a> are actually a subspecies known as Gorilla Beringei Beringei. These can only be found in the wilderness of the Virunga highlands of Rwanda within Volcano Park found in Rwanda, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park as well as Mgahinga <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/6-days-gorilla-chimpanzee-tracking-wildlife-tour.html">Gorilla</a> National Park in Uganda, and the Virunga National Park found in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Of the estimated 800 mountain gorillas remaining on earth, approximately 480 reside in Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park.
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8 days Exceptional Uganda Luxury Safari

8 days Exceptional Uganda safari to Bwindi ‘the impenetrable forest’ home to one of the richest ecosystems in Africa. Mountain Gorillas are one of the world’s most endangered apes. It is estimated that there are only about 880 left throughout the world. Almost half of them can be found in Uganda, and populations can also be found in neighboring Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Kidepo Valley is possibly the only national park left in the whole continent where you can have the park all to yourself. This park teems with wildlife and must have been like safaris were in Kenya 35 years ago before the arrival of mass tourism! In fact, you are unlikely to meet more than a couple different cars on any given day of game driving. Kidepo is also home to almost all of the animal species present in the Uganda National Parks system, including lion, giraffe, elephant, buffalo, leopard, ostrich and cheetah. Kidepo is definitely the best kept secret in Uganda. Kidepo Valley N.P. was rated 3rd best National Park in Africa by CNN.
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7 days Uganda Primate Tour

This 7 days Uganda Primate tour combines the highlights of Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi Gorillas tracking. An ideal safari for those who do not have too much time for traveling.
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7 days Queen & Gorilla trekking Bwindi

7 days Queen and Gorilla trekking Bwindi adventure takes you on a journey through the primal forests of Uganda in search of primates, before visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park for a thrilling wildlife experience. Begin at Isunga Lodge , where walks into the lush forest bring you into contact with a variety of birds and primates. In addition, you visit the local community to discover more about people’s’ way of life in harmony with the forests. Tracking gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a highlight that you will remember forever. Continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park, where game drives and boat cruises deliver a variety of animals and birds in a wonderful wildlife experience. Perfect for the adventurous at heart, this journey delivers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, deep in the forests of Uganda.
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7 days Gorilla tracking Uganda & Rwanda

This 7 days <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/3-days-gorilla-trekking.html">Gorilla tracking</a> Uganda & Rwanda safari will provide you with the amazing experience of visiting and having a face to face interaction with the great Apes; The Mountain Gorillas of Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It is most notable for about a quarter of the world’s remaining population of the critically endangered mountain gorillas and this will be the highlight of our safari. Surely the three times of <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/6-days-gorilla-chimpanzee-tracking-wildlife-tour.html">Gorilla trekking</a> on this safari will bring everlasting memories and will give you ample time for taking some of the best photographs.You will also get to trek the Golden monkeys, which are some of the nicest looking primates in this part of the World. Welcome to Rwanda – The country of a thousand hills!
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6 days Gorilla, Chimpanzee tracking & Wildlife Tour

6 days Gorilla, Chimpanzee tracking & wildlife tour will provide you with the amazing experience of visiting and having a face to face interaction with the great Apes; The Mountain Gorillas of Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a world heritage site in Western Uganda. It is most notable for half of the world’s remaining population of the critically endangered mountain gorillas and this will be the highlight of our safari. Surely this safari will bring everlasting memories; see primates like the Chimpanzees and monkeys, not forgetting a variety of wildlife you will watch all on the same safari. On top of this, enjoy culture and beautiful scenery as you traverse the countryside.
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5 days Primate tracking Uganda & Rwanda

This 5 days Primate tracking Uganda and Rwanda safari will provide you with the amazing experience of visiting and having a face to face interaction with the great Apes; The <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/3-days-gorilla-trekking.html">Mountain Gorillas</a> of Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a world heritage site in Western Uganda. It is most notable for half of the world’s population of the critically endangered <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/3-days-gorilla-trekking-rwanda.html">mountain gorillas</a> and this will be the highlight of our safari. Surely this safari will bring everlasting memories; see primates like the <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/3-days-chimpanzee-tracking.html">Chimpanzees</a> and monkeys, not forgetting a variety of <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/7-days-uganda-safaris-wildlife-adventure.html">wildlife</a> you will watch all on the same safari. On top of this, enjoy culture and beautiful scenery as you traverse the countryside. Welcome to Uganda-Rwanda!
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4 days Gorilla trekking Rwanda

4 days <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/3-days-gorilla-trekking-rwanda.html">Gorilla trekking Rwanda</a> safari will provide you with the amazing experience of visiting and having a face to face interaction with the great Apes; The <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/7-days-gorilla-tracking-uganda-rwanda.html">Mountain Gorillas</a> of Rwanda. <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volcanoes_National_Park">Volcanoes National Park</a> is a world heritage site in North-Western Rwanda. It is most notable for about a quarter of the world’s remaining population of the critically endangered mountain gorillas and this will be the highlight of our safari. Surely the three times of <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/3-days-gorilla-trekking.html">Gorilla trekking</a> on this safari will bring everlasting memories and will give you ample time for taking some of the best photographs.You will also get to trek the Golden monkeys, which are some of the nicest looking primates in this part of the World. Welcome to Rwanda – The country of a thousand hills
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4 Days Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest

<div id="sectionB" class="tab-pane fade active in"> <h3>Day 1: Airport Transfer to the Hotel in Entebbe</h3> The guide from our company will meet you on your arrival at the airport 22.00hrs he will drive you to Kampala for dinner and overnight. Accommodation: Boma guest house, Meals: Lunch and Dinner <h3>Day 2: Travel from Kampala to Bwindi. National Park</h3> After your early breakfast you will be picked from Kampala at around 7.00 am and proceed to the south western part of the country. Stop at The equator for landmark photo taking, then through Mbarara. Break for lunch on the way then proceed to Bwindi National Park the home of Mountain Gorillas. It is estimated to half of the world’s surviving population of mountain gorillas shared by Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. The drive is long but enjoyable. Proceed to Buhoma while viewing the terraced hills of Kigezi Highlands once known as Switzerland of Africa. Then arrive in lodge for your accommodation in the evening. Accommodation: Gorilla Safari Lodge, Meals: Dinner and lunch <h3>Day 3 : Gorilla Tracking Bwindi</h3> After breakfast with packed lunch, you will be escorted to the starting point for briefing UWA staff and your guide .The time taken and the terrain vary (1- 8 hours) this depends on the movement of these gentle giants.Don’t forget to carry rainy coats and the other items to protect your camera equipment. After the tracking, then we shall return to our accommodation places. Accommodation: Gorilla Safari Lodge. Meals: Lunch and Dinner <h3>Day 4 : Bwindi to Kampala- Entebbe</h3> After the well prepared breakfast, we drive back to Kampala through the vast rolling hills on to the long horned cattle farmlands with Lunch en-route and a stopover at the equator. The trip will end at the airport or to the destination of your choice. </div>
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4 days Gorilla Habituation & Lake Mburo

4 days <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/gorilla-habituation-experience-bwindi.html">Gorilla Habituation</a> and <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/2-days-lake-mburo-experience.html">Lake Mburo Safari</a>, You have always wished to trek gorillas but your budget and time have always limited you? This 4 day budget gorilla Habituation tour to Bwindi is the perfect for you. You will spend<a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/3-days-gorilla-trekking.html"> 3 days</a> in <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/5-days-primate-tracking-uganda-rwanda.html">Bwindi Impenetrable National Park</a> located in southwestern Uganda and home to half of the endangered mountain gorillas (approximately 400 individuals).. Depending on availability of gorilla permits at the time of confirmation, you may trek gorillas in Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga or Nkuringo.
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3 Days Gorilla trekking Rwanda

3 days <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/4-days-gorilla-trekking-rwanda.html">Gorilla trekking</a> Rwanda experience, the mountain hiking and visiting the local community. Tour of the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kigali">Kigali city</a> and the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murambi_Genocide_Memorial_Centre">genocide memorial center</a> and finally visit the Rwanda national Museum.
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4 Days Gorilla tracking Experience Rwanda

Our 4 days <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/4-days-gorilla-tracking-bwindi.html"><strong>Gorilla tracking</strong></a> Experience trip is a short trip to Rwanda that brings the <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/7-days-queen-gorilla-trekking-bwindi.html"><strong>Gorillas</strong></a> and nature trek to the Diana Fossey and the genocide memorial center in the Kigali city.
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12 days Ultimate Uganda, Gorilla and Chimpanzee tracking

This 12 days Ultimate Uganda Discovery exceptional safari showcases the natural wonders of the Pearl of Africa. You will encounter the world’s most powerful Falls in <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/3-days-murchison-falls-safari.html">Murchison Falls National Park</a>. Hike through mahogany forests in Kibale National Park, home to <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/3-days-chimpanzee-tracking.html">chimpanzees</a>, over 250 butterfly species, and more than 360 bird species. Witness the rare tree-climbing lions of the Ishasha sector in renowned <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/3-days-queen-elizabeth-safari.html">Queen Elizabeth</a> National Park and experience the intimate encounters with mountain gorillas in their natural habitat; a profound experience you are sure to never forget!
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3 Days Gorilla trekking Bwindi Uganda

This 3 days gorilla trekking Bwindi Experience in <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/tours/gorilla-habituation-experience-in-bwndi-forest/">Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park</a>, Depart in the morning after a warm breakfast and our driver will pick you from your accommodation and then drive to the South West of Uganda. The drive takes you through central Uganda. Have an en-route lunch at the Igongo Cultural Center and from there you will continue the drive through farmlands on to the rolling hills of Kabale and villages, before reaching in Rushaga in Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park. <img title="3 Days Gorilla trekking Bwindi" src="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/3-days-Gorilla-tracking.jpg" alt="3 Days gorilla trekking bwindi, Uganda gorilla safari in Bwindi forest park" /> <table class="table table-bordered table-dark"> <thead> <tr> <th scope="col-sm-4 col-md-4">1 person</th> <th scope="col-sm-4 col-md-4">2 people</th> <th scope="col-sm-4 col-md-4">3 people</th> <th scope="col-sm-4 col-md-4">4 people</th> <th scope="col-sm-4 col-md-4">5 people</th> <th scope="col-sm-4 col-md-4">6 people</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td>US$ 800</td> <td>US$ 430 pp</td> <td>US$ 350 pp</td> <td>US$ 300 pp</td> <td>US$ 265 pp</td> <td>US$ 250 pp</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2>Programme for the 3 days gorilla trekking Bwindi tour</h2> <h3>Day 1 : Travel To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park</h3> Depart in the morning after a warm breakfast and our driver will pick you from your accommodation and then drive to the South West of Uganda. The drive takes you through central Uganda. Have an en-route lunch at the Igongo Cultural Center and from there you will continue the drive through farmlands on to the rolling hills of Kabale and villages, before reaching in Rushaga in Bwindi Forest. Overnight of day 1-2: Gorilla Valley Lodge or Bwindi Jungle Lodge <h3 style="display: none;">3 Days gorilla trekking bwindi, Uganda gorilla safari in Bwindi forest park</h3> <h3>Day 2 : Tracking Gorilla Experience in Bwindi forest</h3> Gorilla tracking experience, After an early breakfast, you drive to the briefing point for pre-briefing and thereafter start trekking with the guide to the allocated Gorilla group. We are proud to inform you that we organised a memorable <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/tours/4-days-gorilla-habituation-lake-mburo/">Gorilla Habituation experience</a>. On reaching the <a href="https://www.rangelandsafaris.com/tours/7-days-gorilla-tracking-uganda-rwanda/">gorillas</a>, the guide will allow you spend from 1 hour with the mighty creature. The guidelines on how to behave while with the gorillas is given by the guide. The trek can take 3-9 hours depending on area where you find the gorillas. It is a real hiking and being physically fit is recommended. <h3>Day 3 : Travel back from Bwindi Forest to Entebbe</h3> After breakfast, you shall drive to <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kampala">Kampala</a>. Our guide will make a stopover in Mbarara for lunch and then continue to have a stop at the Equator for souvenirs. The guide will then bring you back to starting point or direct to the airport if your flight is late in the evening. <h3 style="display: none;">3 Days gorilla trekking bwindi, Uganda gorilla safari in Bwindi forest park</h3> <h3>Gorilla Permits Advance booking</h3> Range Land Safaris will book your permit and have it available for your Gorilla experience
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