TOURS - Uganda

"gorilla tracking" in "bwindi" np


There are only a few places where nowadays still live gorilla’s in the wild. In the region of east-Congo, north of Rwanda and the most south-western point of Uganda. It’s easiest to see those magnificent animals in the last mentioned country because this part is the safest and easiest reachable.  


If you want to see the gorillas, it is important to get a spot on the list as soon as possible. The list is short and the registrations are very limited so be on time. You can only register via "Uganda Wildlife Authority" (UWA) in Kampala (041-346291) or via the website / email address ( 



  • Entrance park: $ 15 (per day) - 2003; 
  • .Gorilla tracking: $ 250 (1 hour) - 2003

Information over the tour:

The Park headquarters of “Bwindi” is situated in the village of “Buhoma” on the north side of the park. This is also the place where the gorilla-tracking starts and where you can find different options of accommodation. Cars and jeeps can not go further than the headquarters in the park. 

  • Start: 08:30 gorilla tracking (08:00 report); 
  • Maximum: 6 people; 
  • Age: minimum 15 years; 
  • Safety: there is a tracker and two armed soldiers; 
  • Extra: if you are ill you are not allowed to join (you will get your money back). 

don't forget to take:

Take a lot of water with you because the tracking goes through tropical rainforest so it’s very hot, clammy and humid. You need to drink a lot. In addition, I would bring something of a rain gear - poncho and good (walking) shoes. And don’t forget mosquito spray, some money, a snack, camera, jacket and of course a cap and sunscreen.

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