Observe gorillas! Bwindi is home to around 340 highly endangered mountain gorillas, more than half of the world’s population. Sitting face to face with a 160kg silverback in the impenetrable rainforest is a one of a lifetime experience and is the highlight of every trip to Uganda. A group of trackers and a ranger will guide you up and down the steep, with rainforest covered slopes of the national park. Depending on the movements of the gorillas, you will spend three to nine hours in the forest.
Close Encounters with Gorillas
Impenetrable Rainforest Trekking
Recommended Uganda Tours
Places: Kampala (1 day) → Jinja & Nile (2) → Murchison Falls (3) → Lake Albert (1) → Kibale (2) → Queen Elizabeth (2) → Queen Elizabeth (1) → Bwindi (2) → Lake Mburo (2) → Entebbe (1)
Tour Highlights: Boat Ride and Mountain Biking, Clifftop Bungee Jumping, Craft Markets, Source of the Nile, Village Life...
Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, is set near the mountain gorilla region of Uganda’s mysterious cloud forests, overlooked by verdant volcanic mountains. Stay in a pleasantly decorated cottage, which offers the best views of the surrounding landscape.