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Gorilla with a young one seem worried

4 Days Gorilla habituation & Chimpanzee Trek

Day 1: Pick up from Entebbe or Kampala and transfer to Bwindi National Park

Depart from Kampala/ Entebbe at 7:00am in the morning for Bwindi forest national park located in south western Uganda which is known to be the best gorilla habitat in the region of East Africa.

Have a brief stop at the Equator allows time for photographs and few minutes’ relaxation on the equator as your enjoying a simple drink (Juice).

On this transfer day you will sight the long horned Ankole cattle  near Lake Mburo National Park  and as well as the fascinating scenery of Kabale with rolling hills decorated with terraces.

You will arrive in  in the evening and check in at your booked accommodation.

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking / Gorilla Habituation in Bwindi National Park

After Early morning breakfast, you will report to the park headquarters with your packed lunch for briefing by UWA park rangers. Proceed to trek gorillas in the mist covered dense forest which is one of the oldest tropical forests of Bwindi.

Once you get sight of them, you have an hour to spend with them and  if you’re for gorilla trekking and four hours for gorilla habituation experience, admire and observe their behavior while taking photos, you will return to the lodge for relaxation, lunch dinnder and overnight.

Day 3: Transfer to Entebbe

After morning Breakfast at the lodge, you will depart for the 8-9 hours drive to Entebbe where you will spend an overnight with a lunch break in Mbarara and proceed after lunch to Entebbe in the evening hours and dinner and overnight at African Gorilla Guest House or Karibu Guest House.

Day 4: Transfer to Ngamba Island for Chimpanzee Viewing

You will be picked from your hotel in Entebbe after your breakfast and taken to Wildlife Education centre for a boat cruise to Ngamba Island chimpanzee sanctuary; home to the orphaned chimpanzees.

Arrive in time to catch up with their lunch hour as they respond to the call of the bell and gather near the fence to be fed on fruits. You will also take a walk to the laboratories as well as the theatres where the sick chimps are treated. After your lunch, return to the main land and relax in Entebbe beach waiting for the flight back home

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Frequently Asked Question

Qn. Whats the price of a Gorilla Permit?

Ans. It's USD 700 per person

Qn. When to go or the best time for Gorillas in Uganda?

Ans. The country experiences two dry and two wet seasons in a year. However a Uganda gorilla trekking experience is considered a year-round activity, most visitors prefer the drier months of June to September and December to February, when trekking conditions are more favourable.

And for budget travelers, you might consider traveling between March to May and October to November) since it's a low season and accommodation facilities tend to lower the prices.


Price includes

  • Bottled Drinking water

  • Accommodation

  • Meals

  • Guide fees

  • Transport

  • Chimpanzee Permit

  • Gorilla Permit

Price Excludes

  • Visa

  • Insurance

  • Personal Expense

  • Tips

  • Alcoholic Beverages

Packing list

  • Camera

  • Antimalarials

  • Warm light-weight clothes

  • Backpacker/ small bag to accommodate your rain gear, and drinking water.​

  • Trekking trousers

  • A torch/headlamp and batteries​

  • Closed trekking shoes

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