5-Day Gorilla Trekking Tour in Uganda

The 4-night/5-day Classic Gorilla Trekking Tour takes you to the famous Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in south-western Uganda.

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  • Duration: 5 Days
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What’s included

  • Transfer to/from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • 4 nights accommodation (budget or luxury option)
  • English-speaking driver/safari guide 
  • Guided gorilla trekking tour in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (excludes cost of permit) 
  • Meals as per itinerary 
  • Still water/ tea or coffee on gorilla trekking tour  

Description

The park is home to many of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas as well as an outstanding array of fauna and flora. Uganda is renowned for its incredible biodiversity. The scenery is spectacular, birds and wildlife sightings are outstanding and of course, the opportunity to spend precious time with the gentle giants of Uganda makes this a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  

Highlights

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park  

  • Gorilla trekking 
  • Visit the Equator for a photograph  

Accommodation  

Biraj International Hotel

Budget accommodation in Kampala

94 rooms, sleeping up to 200 guests

Biraj International Hotel is situated close to the centre of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. It’s within easy walking distance of good restaurants, shopping centres and the main transport routes. The hotel’s rooftop restaurant/bar is a popular spot for sundowners, with a panoramic view of the city. 

Each ensuite room is air-conditioned and fully-equipped for your comfort and convenience. This includes tea/coffee-making facilities, TV with satellite channels and access to Wi-Fi. The apartment units have a small kitchenette, suitable for self-catering accommodation in Kampala. 

Méstil Hotel

Luxury accommodation in Kampala

98 suites, sleeping up to 200 guests

Méstil Hotel & Residences offers business people and travellers state-of-the-art accommodation on the outskirts of Kampala. Located on Nsambya
Hill, guests stay in stylish suites with a panoramic view of the city skyline and the historic sites of Kampala. 

Each ensuite suite is air-conditioned and stylishly decorated in a unique African/Moroccan theme. The apartments have a fully-equipped kitchenette for self-catering accommodation in Kampala as well as an elegant lounge and dining area. 

Méstil Hotel & Residences is well-known for its restaurants and bars which includes Amber Restaurant, the Times Bar and the Blend Coffee Shop. Facilities include an outside pool, fitness centre and spa treatment centre. 24/7 room service, security guarding and complimentary airport shuttle makes Méstil Hotel & Residences one of the most popular places to stay in Kampala.   

Buhoma Community Rest Camp

Budget accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

11 units plus 6-bed dormitory, sleeping up to 30 adult guests

Buhoma Community Rest Camp offers travellers affordable accommodation that’s clean and comfortable. It’s an excellent place to stay if you’ve travelled to Uganda for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. 

Accommodation ranges from thatched-roof huts, safari tents, dormitory-style lodgings and levelled terraces for camping. The open-fronted restaurant and bar on the property is renowned for its outstanding views of the gorgeous forest surrounds.  

Did you know?

Buhoma Community Rest Camp was established as part of an initiative to generate much-needed income for the BMCDA. The Buhoma Mukono Community Development Association (BMCDA) has brought together over 7 000 community members for the benefit of development, improved livelihoods and conservation of natural resources. BMCDA assists local people to obtain gainful employment and empowers them with the necessary skills required for their jobs. 

Revenue earned from our guests transfers to BMCDA and is then dispersed to local community projects. The following are some of those projects: Buhoma Community Primary School, Buhoma Community High School, Buhoma Gravity Water Flow Scheme, Rainwater Harvesting, Pineapple and Vegetable
Growing Project, Buhoma Cooperative Savings and Credit Society. 

Buhoma Lodge

Luxury accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park   

10 chalets, sleeping up to 20 adult guests

Buhoma Lodge offers discerning travellers luxury accommodation in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It’s one of only two lodges located within the national park and the ideal place to stay if you’re travelling to Uganda for gorilla trekking. 

The elevated main lodge offers guests panoramic views of the gorgeous forest surrounds and a cosy place to relax after an exciting day on a gorilla safari tour. Each ensuite chalet is fully-equipped for your comfort and convenience, with its own private deck.  

Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala

Guests collected at an agreed destination; either Entebbe International Airport or a hotel/guest house within the city precinct. Overnight at Biraj Hotel (budget accommodation) or Mestil Hotel (luxury accommodation) in Kampala. Dinner served in the lodge restaurant. 

Includes: Dinner 

Day 2: Kampala - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (474 Kilometers)

Early wake up and breakfast at hotel restaurant. Transfer in air-conditioned vehicle to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The trip is broken for pitstop for photographs at the Equator and lunch at Mbarara. Arrive early evening at Buhoma Community Camp (budget accommodation) or Buhoma Lodge (luxury accommodation) in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. 

Includes: Breakfast and dinner  

Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Early wake-up (6h00) for breakfast. Depart for gorilla trekking excursion in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Return to hotel for lunch. The afternoon is spent on a visit to
the Buhoma local village and community centre. 

Overnight at Buhoma Community Rest Camp or Buhoma Lodge. Dinner in hotel restaurant. 

Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner  

Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Kampala (456 Kilometers)

Early wake-up for breakfast and then check out of the hotel. Your trip back to Kampala includes lunch in Mbarara. Overnight at Biraj Hotel or Mestil Hotel. Dinner in the
hotel restaurant.

Included: Breakfast and dinner  

Day 5: Kampala

Your last day is spent exploring Kampala, the capital city of Uganda and its historical sites on a guided tour; depending on your departure flight. Transfer to Entebbe Airport
for scheduled flight. 

Included: Breakfast  

What’s excluded

  • Scheduled flights to/from Kampala  
  • Other domestic airfares 
  • Permit for gorilla trekking 
  • All purchases of a personal nature 
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary  
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks 
  • Laundry services 
  • Phone call and Wi-Fi charges 
  • Extra activities/day excursions not included in itinerary 
  • Gratuities 
  • Visa fees if required  

Important information

Gorilla trekking is dependent on the availability of permits. They are in high demand and it’s recommended that you book your gorilla trekking holiday to Uganda as early as possible. If a gorilla trekking permit is not available for Buhoma at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, it is possible to go trekking on the other side of the rainforest at Rushaaga or across the border in Rwanda.  

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