Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a verdant magnificent swathe of rain forest across the steep ridges of the Albertine Rift Valley. This ancient rain forest is one of the few on the African continent to have flourished and a home to half of the world’s endangered population of Mountain Gorillas.

Apart from gorilla tracking, the park boasts 90 mammal species, including 11 primates and prominent bird species. This treasure trove of flora and fauna is home to over 370 Mountain Gorillas, accommodating almost a half of the world’s population of Mountain Gorillas.

A tour to this park enables you to get up close and personal with these rare Great Apes. American zoologist George Schaller, one of the first people to study gorillas in the wild, once said: "No one who looks into the eyes of a Gorilla, gentle and vulnerable, can remain unchanged."

  • Gorilla Tracking

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda
Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP
Day 3: Go for Gorilla tracking & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Day 4: Transfer back to Entebbe & Departure

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

You will be met on arrival at the airport by driver/guide from StarMount Safaris. You will be transferred to Imperial Resort Hotel for your over night stay. You will be picked up early in the morning for you second day's activities.

Accommodation: Imperial Resort Hotel

Meal plan: Breakfast

Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel to commence your transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You can make a stop at the Equator Crossing at Kayabwe for some fun pictures, refreshment or ignore that for when you return. You will continue your journey with a stop in Mbarara for your quick lunch at Igongo Cultural Centre. After lunch, you will continue onto Kisoro via Kabale. Once in Kisoro, you will continue on to the Rushaga area. On arrival, you will check-in at the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch en-route, Dinner

Day 3: Gorilla tracking & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Get up at 6.00am for a quick breakfast and transfer to the Rushaga gate of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park – which is 25 kilometres (1 hour drive) away. With packed lunch in your carry-on, your guide will deliver you to the Rushaga tracking point before 8:00 am for registration and a briefing on what to expect before commencing your tracking.

The guides will then take you through the bush, pushing your way through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. (Tracking can take from half an hour to 5 hours – a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes).

When you finally locate the family that you are tracking, sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them grumble to each other and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male; the silverback.

It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rain forest in the knowledge you are in the presence of the few remaining Mountain Gorillas in the wild. After the mandatory 1 hour is up, the rangers and guides will lead you back to the starting point where your guide will be waiting for you.

Your guide will then transfer you to Lake Bunyonyi for overnight stay. You can relax as you wait for dinner to be served.  

Accommodation: Arcadia Cottages

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Transfer to Kampala & Departure

This morning, after your breakfast, options to choose from include a canoe, a motorized boat tour of some of the 25 islands of Lake Bunyonyi and transfer back to Kampala with various stops including one at the Igongo Cultural Centre and Museum for your lunch. After lunch, you will continue on to Kampala where your guide will drop you off at Entebbe International Airport in time to check-in for your flight home.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch en-route

No. of Person Rate per person
2 USD 2,089
4 USD 1,799
6 USD 1,702
8 USD 1,653

Tour Includes

  • Accommodation in standard rooms as described above (or similar) according to the option chosen
  • On the ground transport in 7-seater Safari Mini Vans
  • Game drives, excursions and sight-seeing activities (if any) as described above
  • Activities (if any) as outlined in detailed itinerary
  • Transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Services of an English-speaking driver guide
  • Gorilla Permits
  • Bottled water whilst on safari (2 half-litre bottles per person per day)

Tour Excludes

  • Personal expenses such travel and medical insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including water, soft drinks, luxury champagne, spirits or meals not included in the itinerary
  • Gratuity for porterage/ waiters at hotels, camps and airports
  • Gratuity for your professional driver guide
  • Cost of obtaining Visas ($50)
  • Any optional tours and excursions not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • International + Airfare

Courtesy reminder

  • The above rates are based on contract rates of the current period. A final quote will be provided upon confirmation
  • The rates quoted are non commissionable
  • The above is a tentative quote, confirmation of rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Reservation request on hold will be considered as confirmed booking
  • Quotes may change without prior notice, whether there is any fluctuation in prices
  • Transfers and tours will be according to the itinerary provided at the time of booking.