Uganda Gorilla Short Break: Original

4 Days | Travel to Uganda on a quest to meet mountain gorillas

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EUR €2,620
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Travel to Uganda and embark on a journey to meet one of the world's most endangered species - the noble mountain gorilla. Encounter Uganda's birdlife, frogs and butterflies while hiking through the thick jungle with an experienced local tracker in search of these majestic creatures. The first glimpses of mountain gorillas will be sure to capture hearts and render most speechless - a just reward for the challenging trek. This Ugandan adventure is action packed and sure to satisfy.

Trip overview

Map of Uganda Gorilla Short Break: Original including Uganda
Kampala, Uganda
Kampala, Uganda
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 19.19 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Enjoy a game drive through Lake Mburo National Park
  • Trek through mountainous forest terrain in search of a gorilla family in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Gorilla permit is included).
  • Meet Uganda's majestic mountain gorillas for one breath taking hour.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Gorilla Doctors. Donations help them care for injured mountain and Grauer's gorillas – contributing to the long-term sustainability of gorilla populations.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Trekking to find the gorillas can be a challenging and long hike.
  • You will spend only one hour with the gorillas. There is an option to pre-purchase another gorilla permit to visit the gorillas for a second time on Day 3. However this will result in an altered itinerary. Lake Mburo will be replaced with an additional night in Bwindi.
  • Day 4 is a long travel day as you head back to Kampala.
  • This is one of our Short Breaks and is slightly different to our group tours. There is no group leader but rather a local guide with the idea being that you maintain a level of independence during down time. You'll most likely travel on a join-in basis, which means you may or may not be joined by others for activities and transportation, depending on demand.


Map of Uganda Gorilla Short Break: Original including Uganda



3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners


4x4 Safari Vehicle


Lodge (3 nights)

  • Lake Mburo National Park - 4x4 Game Drive
  • Bwindi National Park - Mountain Gorilla Permit & Trek
Add on activities
  • Rushaga - Village Visit - USD20
  • Rushaga - Waterfalls visit - Free

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Important notes

1.There is a minimum age of 15 years for the gorilla trekking.
2. This trip requires an additional non-refundable deposit (AUD 1000, USD 1000, EUR 800, NZD 1250, GBP 650, CAD 1000, ZAR 8000, CHF 900) in order to secure a gorilla permit. We also require a scanned copy of your passport at time of booking. Please see 'Passport and visa' section of the Essential Trip Information for more details.
3. This trip starts in Kampala/Lake Mburo on Day 1 at 9am. This allows time after the welcome meeting to explore Kampala/Lake Mburo. This trip finishes upon arrival in Kampala on Day 4. Please do not book any flights until after 9pm this evening.

Essential Trip Information

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Damian · Traveled July 2023
I got to see all aspects of Uganda from this tour, the views from the drive were amazing. Everywhere we stayed was clean and they looked after me. Sam the guide did an amazing job making it the perfect tour for a solo traveler. I hope to do a tour with him again!
Review submitted 06 Jul 2023
Uganda Gorilla Short Break: Original
EUR €2,620