It is hard to describe the rush of emotions when you see your first mountain gorilla face to face. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest protects just over 300 (half of the current population) of these magnificent animals who live in family groups amongst the lush backdrop of emerald green rainforest.
A good level of fitness is required to visit the gorillas. Your trek may be short, or long as you make your way through dense rainforest accompanied by expert guides and trackers to locate the family group allotted to your permits.
Success rates in locating the gorillas is over 95% and you will have up to 1 hour to observe them before returning to base. For those wanting to include a second trek this can be requested when you book your tour (all permits must be pre-booked and paid).
This small group tour includes your domestic flights to avoid long travelling days. Beyond the Gorillas and Chimp Trekking in Chamburu (Kyambura Gorge) you will have ample opportunity to see some of the local culture and beautiful forests. You will enjoy multiple game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park with its amazing selection of wildlife, including the tree climbing lions.
For those wishing to spend more time chimp trekking with the inclusion of Kibale, please see our 10day option.
Tour Name: Gorillas, Chimps & Game
Duration: 8 Days
Touring Style: Small Group
Grade: Accommodated - Comfort
Local Payment? None
Starts: Entebbe, Uganda
Ends: Entebbe, Uganda
Includes: Entrance Fees, Accommodation & Meals as per itinerary, Transport, Professional Guides
High Season 2018
From NZ$5,987 per person twin share + permits
Single Supplement NZ$1,004
Low Season 2018 (Apr, May, Nov)
From NZ$5,533 per person twin share + permits
Single Supplement NZ$1,303
High Season 2019
From NZ$6,499 per person twin share + permits
Single Supplement NZ$1,162
Low Season 2019 (Apr, May, Nov)
From NZ5,753 per person twin share + permits
Single Supplement NZ$891
Gorilla Permits: USD600 pp for the first trek, USD670 pp for optional second trek (includes trek transfer & facilitation fee). Chamburu (Kyamburu Gorge) chimpanzee permits USD 50 each. Permits must be prepaid at the time of booking.
Departure Dates 2018 - Guaranteed Min 2 people
|2018 Scheduled Dates||2019 Scheduled Dates|
|14 September 2018||4 January 2019|
|26 September 2018||16 January 2019|
|12 October 2018||09 February 2019|
|29 October 2018||22 February 2019|
|9 November 2018 – LOW SEASON||15 March 2019|
|20 December 2018 – Christmas in Uganda||29 March 2019|
|20 April 2019 (Easter)|
|22 May 2019|
|02 June 2019|
|21 June 2019|
|05 July 2019|
|19 July 2019|
|02 August 2019|
|30 August 2019|
|20 September 2019|
|27 September 2019|
|18 October 2019v|
|25 October 2019|
|08 November 2019|
|20 December 2019|