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Uganda Gorilla Trekking: Experience the Thrill of Uganda Gorilla Trekking with Intaresafaris

Are you ready for an extraordinary wildlife encounter in the heart of Uganda? Intaresafaris invites you to embark on a thrilling journey of Uganda gorilla trekking, where you’ll get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Our expertly crafted tours offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and its incredible gorilla population.

What to Expect on the Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tours

Are you eagerly anticipating your upcoming Uganda gorilla trekking tour? Let Intaresafaris guide you through the wonders and excitement that await you in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. As you embark on this extraordinary journey, here’s what you can expect on our Uganda gorilla trekking tours.

  1. Expert Guidance: Our knowledgeable guides ensure your safety and provide insights on gorillas and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
  2. Up-Close Gorilla Encounters: Witness the majestic gorillas in their natural habitat and observe their playful interactions.
  3. Pristine Beauty: Trek through dense rainforests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a breathtaking backdrop for your adventure.

Activities on the Uganda gorilla trekking Tours

On Uganda gorilla trekking tours with Intaresafaris, you can expect a range of thrilling activities and experiences, including:

Gorilla Trekking: Join guided treks through Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to observe mountain gorillas up close in their natural habitat.

Wildlife Encounters: Encounter other fascinating wildlife species such as golden monkeys, forest elephants, and diverse bird species during your trek.

Scenic Hiking: Enjoy picturesque landscapes as you hike through mist-covered mountains, lush rainforests, and rugged terrains.

Cultural Interactions: Engage with local communities, learn about their traditions, and immerse yourself in their way of life.

Nature Photography: Capture stunning moments and landscapes while encountering gorillas and exploring the pristine wilderness.

Conservation Awareness: Gain insights into gorilla conservation efforts and contribute to responsible tourism practices supporting gorilla conservation initiatives.

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Uganda has 2 sections for gorilla safaris namely, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. In total there are 18 gorilla groups or families and you can only track only one group a day.Bwindi Impenetrable Forest has 17 gorilla group making it the best place or park where you can see the gorillas in the wild. Bwindi tours gives you access to  90 mammal species, 11 primates including the black and white colobus monkey.The Uganda gorilla trekking tours with Intaresafaris provide the unforgettable experience of intimate gorilla encounters in the breathtaking scenery of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

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Gorilla Trekking in Mgahinga National Park 

Close to the border with Rwanda, Mgahinga National Park is a popular option for cross-over itineraries with Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. It’s also the only place in Uganda where you can trek Golden Monkeys. A popular option is to combine gorilla trekking in Nkuringo (Bwindi) with a gorilla trek at Mgahinga.
Mgahinga is more secluded than Bwindi and the treks are not as challenging. There are fewer permits available here. Although gorilla families constantly cross the border from Rwanda to Uganda, there is only one family habituated to make contact in Mgahinga. Called the Nyakagazi group, it has five silverbacks, two adult females and three young gorillas.
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Securing a Uganda Gorilla Trekking Permit

When it comes to Uganda gorilla trekking, securing a gorilla permit is essential. The current price for a gorilla permit is fixed at $700 USD per person. While there used to be discounts during the rainy season, it’s important to note that the permit prices remain the same throughout the year.

However, if you’re traveling during Uganda’s long rainy season (March to May) or the short rainy season (October to November), it may be easier to secure permits on short notice.

For peak travel months, such as January, February, June, July, and August, it’s crucial to plan well in advance as permits can sell out as early as a year before. The number of permits is strictly limited, so early planning is highly recommended to secure your spot.

Compared to neighboring Rwanda, Uganda offers a cost advantage with relatively cheaper permit prices. Currently, Rwanda’s gorilla permit prices stand at a staggering $1500 USD per person. This makes Uganda an appealing option for those seeking an incredible gorilla trekking experience without breaking the bank.

If you’re looking for a more immersive experience or have a keen interest in wildlife photography, you can consider joining the habituation team in the Rushaga section of southern Bwindi. This unique experience allows for up to four hours with the gorilla family, offering a chance to observe their behavior and interactions. However, please note that this experience comes at a higher cost of $1500 per person.

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Gorilla Habituation Experience

The Gorilla Habituation Experience in Uganda is a truly unique opportunity for gorilla enthusiasts. It allows you to spend an extended period, up to four hours, with a gorilla family, observing their behavior and interactions up close. This immersive encounter provides a deeper understanding of these magnificent creatures and their social dynamics.

Permits for the Gorilla Habituation Experience are limited and in high demand. It is recommended to secure your permit well in advance to ensure availability. This exclusive experience offers a more intimate and personalized encounter with gorillas, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Keep in mind that the Gorilla Habituation Experience comes with a higher cost compared to regular gorilla trekking permits. The increased price reflects the extended duration and the presence of researchers and trackers who guide you throughout the experience, sharing their knowledge and insights about gorilla behavior and conservation efforts.


Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Embark on an extraordinary adventure of gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Located in Uganda, this remarkable destination offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. With its dense rainforests, rugged terrain, and breathtaking scenery, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park provides a perfect backdrop for an unforgettable wildlife experience.

Accompanied by knowledgeable guides, you’ll trek through the park, immersing yourself in the beauty of the surroundings and eventually coming face to face with these magnificent creatures. Witness their captivating behavior, observe their social interactions, and gain a deep appreciation for the conservation efforts dedicated to protecting these endangered species.

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is an adventure that will leave you with lifelong memories and a profound connection to the natural world.


When is the best time to go trekking?

The Ethnographic Museum houses one of Africa’s finest ethnographic collections.

Seven galleries display historical, ethnographic, artistic and archaeological artefacts accompanied by visual aides, giving visitors a rich insight into the Rwandan culture.

The exhibits open with geographical and geological displays, moving on to items used in hunting, agriculture, animal husbandry, pottery, weaving and woodwork.

Traditional clothing and architectural methods are also illustrated, as well as the social importance of cattle. Descendants of the royal herd can be seen to this day at the King’s Palace in nearby Nyanza.

The final room reveals traditional customs and beliefs, history, culture, poetry and oral tradition and cosmology.

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How difficult is the trek itself?

You should be prepared to walk through a challenging terrain of steep ridges and valleys, following animal paths through tangled undergrowth for about 3 hours, although sometimes contact can be made after 45 minutes, and other times 6 hours.

During the rainy season, the trekking routes can become very slippery and much more challenging. The rains can sometimes bring the gorillas to lower ground which can shorten the length of the trek, but you should be prepared to trek for up to 6 hours in any case. 

The gorillas typically prefer the highlands, so the trek is made more challenging due to periods of steep gradients.

Agashya Gorilla Family

Frequently Asked Questions

To go gorilla trekking in Uganda, you must be at least 15 years old. This is to ensure that the gorillas are not exposed to any unnecessary risks, as well as to ensure the safety of the trekkers.

Gorilla trekking in Uganda is a unique wildlife experience that takes you into the heart of the jungle to observe endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Uganda is home to more than half of the world’s remaining mountain gorilla population, making it one of the top destinations for gorilla trekking.

The gorillas are found in two national parks in Uganda – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Both parks are located in the southwestern part of Uganda, near the border with Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

When gorilla trekking in Uganda, you will get within a few meters of the gorillas. However, it is important to respect their personal space and avoid touching or approaching them.

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