Gorilla tracking in Uganda is done south west of Kampala-Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. The Park is about 475km from Kampala and about 170km from Kigali to the Nkuringo-Rushaga-Ruhija sectors. Bwindi National Park is famous with 4 gorilla tracking sections amongst of which all have 15 gorilla families. We have Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo.
Gorilla safari bookings and trekkers are advised to place their requests in advance at least 3 months for the low seasons and 6 months for the high season periods.
Permits now cost 600USD per person and 1500USD for those who want habituation. However, trekking permit fees will rise to 700USD from 1st July 2020 and the habituation cost she remain at 1500USD.
Transport or access to Bwindi.
The park can be accessed via road from all major towns and cities like from Kampala, Kigali, Kisoro, Kabale and finally to Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park. And by air from Entebbe/Kigali to Kisoro-Kihihi air fields.
Best time to track the mountain gorillas.
Tracking the gorillas is good throughout the year as the experience remains the same. Currently, i suggest that the best months to track these gentle giants are the low season months of March, April, May with October and November. Main reasons are. You can easily get the permits than the high season months where you need to book almost a year in advance. For those who want to travel during the dry months, December through March and June through October. However, this does not gurantee no rains then as Uganda has many rain forests including Bwindi forest.
Gorilla tracking safari packages.
Tracking of the mountain gorillas can be done in different day packages. For those who leave near the park in the towns of Kabale and Kisoro, they can easily access the park and travel to the park, do the trek and return to these towns. They can still do this package on a 2-days package including those from Kigali-Rwanda. While those in Kampala/Entebbe are advised to do a 3-days package due to the driving distance. We have some of these day packages on the links below.
- 1 Day Gorilla trek bwindi
- 2 Days Gorilla trek bwindi
- 3 Days Gorilla trek bwindi from kampala
- 3 Days Gorilla trek bwindi from Kigali-Rwanda
Accommodations in Bwindi. These range from Budget, Midrange to Luxury and you are advised to book way in advance with African Adventure Travellers.