5-day Uganda Gorilla Trek

This 5-day / 4-night fly-in safari from Entebbe, visiting the Mountain Gorillas in Uganda and staying in our luxury lodge, Buhoma, perfectly positioned in Bwindi National Park right in Gorilla country! With arguably the best views of the forest in the area, the lodge is peaceful, and we often have gorillas and other primates visiting us IN the camp. An ideal package for those short on time and keen to experience one of the greatest wildlife encounters on earth.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked. This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes. There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.


  • Entebbe
  • Uganda
  • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Tour Summary

Full Day by Day Itinerary


Day 1 : Entebbe

On arrival into Entebbe International Airport you will be met and transferred to your accommodation.


Day 2 : Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Early morning collection from your Entebbe hotel for your flight on a light aircraft to Kihihi airstrip which takes just over an hour. Transfer through local villages and along mountain roads to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a World Heritage site (a drive of +- 90 mins). Overnight at Buhoma Lodge with all meals and local drinks included.


Day 3 : Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Few words can describe the thrill of today’s lifetime experience! Coming face to face with mountain gorillas is a rare wildlife encounter that is exhilarating, humbling and enthralling. Experienced guides and trackers will accompany your party on an early morning trek into the dense rain forest on the steep mountain slopes.  Please note that gorilla tracking is strenuous with treks ranging from 45 mins up to eight hours, at high altitudes in hot African conditions. The thrill of the hour you spend quietly observing these gentle giants once you find them is so worth the trek to get there! Although mountain gorillas are wild animals and sightings cannot be guaranteed, viewing success rates are over 95%.  Head back to Buhoma Lodge for a complimentary massage after your trek or explore the surrounding Bwindi community. Overnight at Buhoma Lodge with all meals and local drinks included.

* Please note that days 2 and 3 are interchangeable depending on when we can secure gorilla permits *


Day 4 : Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Those with a second Gorilla permit will depart for a second gorilla tracking experience. Guests not tracking have the day free to explore the Bwindi area – optional activities include forest walks, a visit to a local school/orphanage/hospital or Batwa pygmy village, and some local curio shopping.  Overnight at Buhoma Lodge with all meals and local drinks included.


Day 5 : Departure

Transfer to the airstrip for your return flight Kihihi to Entebbe. Continue onto the International Airport for your return flight home, or local hotel for overnight.  End of services.


Meet & greet service
Return airport transfers
Flight Entebbe – Kihihi – Entebbe
Transfer from airstrip to Buhoma / and return to Kihihi
3 nights’ accommodation at Buhoma Lodge including all meals and local drinks (not premium brands)
Transfer as required for gorilla trekking point*


Gorilla Permit(s)
All international flights and airport taxes
Personal expenses such as porters, drinks, tips, visas and travel insurance
Services/activities/meals not included above