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Gorilla Encounter

  • 5 Days
  • Min Age : 15+
  • Pickup: Entebbe International Airport

Embark on an exhilarating Gorilla Encounter safari, immersing yourself in the lush wilderness of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This captivating journey offers a rare opportunity to witness the majestic mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Led by experienced guides, trek through dense foliage, traversing rugged terrain as you search for these remarkable creatures. As you draw closer to the gorilla families, feel the excitement build, knowing that you’re about to witness one of nature’s most awe-inspiring spectacles.

Once you encounter the gorillas, marvel at their sheer size and gentle demeanor, observing their intricate social interactions and behaviors up close. Spend precious moments in their presence, capturing memories through photographs and forging a profound connection with these endangered primates. This unforgettable safari promises not only thrilling wildlife encounters but also a deeper appreciation for the importance of conservation efforts in preserving the habitats of these iconic animals.

Departure & Return Location

Entebbe International Airport (Google Map)

Price Includes

  • Arrival transfer
  • Departure transfer
  • Shared airstrip transfers
  • Flights: Entebbe to Kihihi & Return
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Buhoma trekking transfers

Price Excludes

  • Gorilla Permit per person: USD800.00
  • Items of personal nature
  • Visa
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch/dinner and drinks at Protea Hotel
  • Gratuities


  • The Africa Safari Co. Cap
  • The Africa Safari Co. Backpack
  • Travel Kit and documentation
What to Expect

A transformative 5-day Gorilla Encounter safari, venturing deep into the heart of Uganda’s wilderness to witness the remarkable mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Your journey begins in Entebbe, where you’ll settle into your accommodation before an early morning flight to Kihihi. From there, you’ll be transported to the renowned Buhoma Lodge, your basecamp for exploration. Over the next two days, brace yourself for an unforgettable gorilla trek through the dense Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, guided by seasoned experts who’ll lead you to the habitat of these gentle giants. A trek promises an intimate encounter with a gorilla family, granting you a rare glimpse into their daily lives and behaviors. After an exhilarating trek, retreat to the comfort of Buhoma Lodge, where you’ll unwind amidst breathtaking vistas and relive the day’s adventures over sumptuous meals.

Beyond the gorilla encounters, your safari is enriched with cultural experiences and scenic transfers, offering a holistic immersion into Uganda’s diverse landscapes and communities. Explore the vibrant town of Entebbe, savoring its rich culture and flavors, before bidding farewell to this captivating land from the bustling Entebbe International Airport. With memories etched in your heart and a newfound appreciation for conservation, your 5-day Gorilla Encounter safari promises an unforgettable blend of adventure, discovery, and awe-inspiring wildlife encounters.


Day 1:Entebbe

Upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you’ll be warmly welcomed by our representative who will assist you with the transfer to your accommodation in Entebbe town. Check into the comfortable Protea Hotel where you can unwind and rest after your journey. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure, perhaps taking a stroll along the shores of Lake Victoria or exploring the vibrant streets of Entebbe. In the evening, savor a delicious dinner at the hotel restaurant before retiring to your room for a peaceful night’s sleep, ready to embark on your gorilla encounter adventure tomorrow.
Overnight: Protea Hotel BB (deluxe room)

Day 2:Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Early in the morning, after breakfast, you will be transferred to Entebbe Airport for your domestic flight to Kihihi. Departure is scheduled for 07:00, with an estimated arrival time of 08:45. Upon landing in Kihihi, you will be met by our team and transferred to the picturesque Buhoma Lodge, located in the heart of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Settle into your luxurious accommodation and take in the breathtaking surroundings. Buhoma Lodge offers a fully inclusive experience, ensuring your comfort and relaxation throughout your stay. Enjoy a delicious lunch upon arrival, followed by some leisure time to explore the lodge’s surroundings or simply relax amidst the natural beauty of the area. In the evening, gather for a sumptuous dinner, sharing stories and excitement for the upcoming gorilla trekking adventure. Rest well tonight, as tomorrow will be an exhilarating day in the forest.
Overnight: Buhoma Lodge FI (includes all meals and selected drinks)

Day 3:Bwindi Impenetrable Forest / Gorilla Trek

Today is the day you’ve been eagerly anticipating – the unforgettable gorilla trekking experience. After an early breakfast, you’ll meet your experienced guide at Buhoma Lodge and receive a briefing on the trek ahead. Equipped with sturdy boots, packed lunches, and plenty of drinking water, you’ll embark on an exhilarating journey into the dense Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in search of the majestic mountain gorillas.

The trekking duration can vary depending on the location of the gorilla families, but the thrill of encountering these incredible creatures in their natural habitat makes every step worthwhile. As you venture through the forest, your guide will share insights into the flora and fauna of the area, enhancing your appreciation for this unique ecosystem.

Upon locating the gorilla family, you’ll have the opportunity to spend a magical hour observing their behavior, taking photographs, and immersing yourself in this extraordinary wildlife encounter. The close proximity to these gentle giants is an experience that will stay with you forever.

After the gorilla trek, return to Buhoma Lodge for a well-deserved rest and to relive the incredible moments of the day. Enjoy a delicious dinner at the lodge’s restaurant, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the forest. As night falls, listen to the symphony of the jungle and reflect on the awe-inspiring adventure you’ve had. Retreat to your comfortable accommodation for a peaceful night’s sleep, cherishing the memories of your gorilla encounter.

Day 4:Entebbe

After breakfast at Buhoma Lodge, bid farewell to the captivating Bwindi Impenetrable Forest as you prepare for your departure. You’ll be transferred to Kihihi for your domestic flight. Take in the scenic views during the journey back to Kihihi, reflecting on the incredible experiences of the past few days.

Upon arrival at Kihihi Airstrip, our team will be there to assist you with the transfer to the airport. Board your flight with cherished memories of your gorilla trekking adventure and the beauty of Uganda’s wilderness.

Upon landing at your destination, you’ll be greeted and transferred to the comfortable Protea Hotel, where you can unwind and relax after your journey. Enjoy a delicious dinner (own account) at the hotel restaurant and take some time to rest and rejuvenate, reflecting on the unforgettable experiences of your gorilla encounter. Rest well tonight, as tomorrow marks the end of your remarkable journey through Uganda’s natural wonders.

Day 5:Departure

As your unforgettable journey through Uganda comes to a close, enjoy a leisurely breakfast at Protea Hotel before preparing for your departure. After checkout, you’ll be transferred to Entebbe International Airport for your onward flight.


Protea Hotel by Marriott Entebbe

Buhoma Lodge


I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

Yes. Single Supplement = $995

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

– South Africa – Rand (ZAR)
– US – Dollar (USD)

What is cancellation policy?

As per the terms and conditions of our Booking Form and Privacy Policy.

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