Budget Gorilla Trekking 4-day option
The mountain gorilla is the world’s most endangered ape and is only found in small areas of mountain rainforest in south-western Uganda, north-western Rwanda and the east of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This short itinerary is the most cost-effective way to visit this remote area and is the most affordable way to see the gorillas.
We will meet you at the airport and drive you to The Sojovalo hotel in Kampala (1 ½ hrs). This is a Ugandan-owned and operated hotel with a solid reputation.
Overnight in city hotel. B&B
After breakfast, set off in a westerly direction for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The drive crosses the Equator where there will be an opportunity to stop and explore. Proceed to your overnight accommodation. The exact selection of lodge will depend upon which family of gorillas we are going to visit. Gorilla permits are restricted and the choice of family will dictate the lodge we use, depending on availability on the day you book. B&B.
After breakfast drive to the road-head where there will be a briefing on Gorilla etiquette before setting off on the trek.
The bamboo forest that you trek through is laden with moisture and everything is lush and green The first sound you hear is the snapping of bamboo signaling the gorilla family is near. You then come face to face with one of the most delightful and fascinating creatures in the world. After an hour’s viewing you make the trek back to the lodge. B&B
After breakfast we retrace our steps back across the Equator to Kampala and/or Entebbe for your onward travel.
Click to learn more about the Gorilla families in Uganda
To find out more about Gorilla conservation click here
What to bring
Gorilla tracking can be a long and arduous walk, so go prepared.
Wear shoes with good tread, suitable for steep, muddy slopes.
Carry rain gear, sunscreen and a hat, as the weather is unpredictable.
Carry enough water and a snack.
When taking photos, remember your subjects are black animals in dim light and flash is not allowed. Use a fast film setting (400-800 ASA) on your digital camera. A monopod can also be very helpful because shutter speeds can be slow in the dim light.
Return road transport to Bwindi.
1 night B&B in Kampala
2 nights accommodation at Bwindi
Private use of 4×4
Private guide throughout.
Park entrance fee
Visa for Uganda (Obtain at airport upon arrival)
I day gorilla tracking permit (2013 rate currently $520)
Meals not detailed above.
Please help the gorillas www.friendagorilla.org
If you would like to visit these extraordinary animals in their natural habitat then either contact us call on 01837 559 07
Price: £548 per person (based on 2 persons, twin share.)
Single supplement: £75
Up-grade to full board £28 per person per day.
Departs ANY day.
Significant discounts (15%) for groups of 4 or more travelling together.