The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a biodiverse, mountainous area in southwest Uganda. It’s home to many of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, who feed on roots, leaves and fruits from the park’s many tree and fern species. Restricted numbers of viewing permits help protect the endangered gorilla families. In the park, rough paths weave amid dense forests, which are home to many butterflies and birds.
Guide to Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park
Bwindi has various gorilla families in different locations, be careful not to select the accommodation not close to the briefing point.
Where To Stay ?
You can choose to take a charter flight from Entebbe or spend some hours on the road while enjoying the scenery. More information here.
Gorilla Trails within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, there are 4 different areas where you can track the mountain gorillas, and they include Buhoma, Ruhija,Rushaga and Nkuringo. Each of these areas has specialized accommodation close to the tracking area.
How To get a gorilla trekking permit?
Visiting the Gorillas of Uganda require that you get a tracking permit at a cost of $ 750. Here are some guidelines to follow
Which Uganda Safari Company To Use
Are you finding it hard to make up your mind on which tour company to book your safari with? Find our list of reliable agents.
How To Trek The Gorillas
Rules for gorilla tracking and more information.
What To Wear?
Gorilla Trekking gear guide, Good quality walking boots if trying any hikes or even climbs, warm layers of cloth for the cold evenings and clothing for wet weather remember it becomes cold and wet at this high altitude. However during the day, the sun is strong even when cloudy therefore always remember to carry and wear sunscreen as well as a sun hat. In addition, you may have to carry along waterproof bags to safeguard cameras and binoculars plus additional equipment for the hike. Water plus snacks are additional recommended items plus a packed lunch for people doing full-day expeditions.
A list of habituated gorilla groups and where they are located.
Where Else Can I see The Gorillas?
You can visit the mountain gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. See this link for Rwanda Gorilla Trekking
Nature Walks, Nature walks in Bwindi area, visit the Batwa, Munyangwa River and so much more.
The diverse habitats in Uganda’s most ancient forest imply that is the perfect habitat for a diversity of bird species, with about 350 recorded different species, with 23 endemics. More info about Birding in Bwindi.
THINGS TO SEE AND DO
Accommodations in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Information on where to stay in Bwindi before and after gorilla trekking in Uganda. The list below is for budget, midrange and luxury options. Buhoma is well known for its range of accommodation that favors both budget and up-market tourists. It’s always better to book in advance.
Up-market as well as Moderate locations
- Lake Kitandara Camp
- Gorilla Resort
- Gorilla Forest Camp
- Buhoma homestead
- Gorilla Homestead
- Bwindi Volcanoes Lodge
- Engangi Camp Uganda
- Nkuringo Gorilla Campsite
- Buhoma Community Bandas
- Mantana Tented Camp
Our best choice for budget accommodation is Bwindi Gorilla Conservation Camp
Other places to stay in include Bwindi view Canteen as well as Buhoma Community Campground.
Ruhija: its well known for its guesthouse can easily be booked through Uganda Wildlife Authority.