Few wildlife experiences can compare to gorilla trekking. Just over 600 of these beautiful endangered animals now survive in the wild, making the chance to see them living and playing together all the more special. Of course, spotting animals in the wild is unlike seeing them at a zoo or a wildlife park, where you can simply stroll up and take a peek. Before you can encounter them, you need to venture into their habitat - and with gorillas, this means trekking through the rainforest, with Uganda being the best place to do so.
Offering you a slice of luxury in the untamed wilderness, the camp provides the perfect base for rewarding gorilla treks. Blending in seamlessly with the natural environment, it consists of eight double tents located on raised wooden platforms, with a host of luxurious extras - think wooden verandas with glorious views and bathtubs overlooking the wilderness.
And the base is more than just luxurious. Staying here can offer you the chance to hear more about the amazing gorillas from an expert, with lectures often being held around traditional African campfires in the evening - a magical experience.
Gorilla tracking typically begins first thing in the morning, following a briefing from your guide. Tracking a family group, you will make your way through the beautiful wilderness landscape with experienced guides. Then, you will be able to sit and watch as a gorilla family goes about its usual activities, such as eating and playing.
Wonderful for seeing the so-called Big Five (elephants, buffalos, lions, leopards and rhinos), this reserve is deservedly one of the most well-regarded on the planet. As well as the big five, more than 300 bird species call the park home. See hippos snorting in the river, and herds of wildebeest grazing in the sun.
It's worth remembering that there are a host of activities you can book to make your time here all the more unforgettable, such as balloon rides over the plains.
Below we have included a range of itinerary ideas and hotel suggestions designed to be customised to fit your requirements. Prices are intended as a guide and can often be reduced when part of a wider itinerary.
Please see our list of suggested Gorilla Trek ideas below and contact us for a tailor-made itinerary. - It's what we do best!
Gorilla Forest Camp is a permanent luxury tented camp nestled in the mist-swathed rain forests of a mountainside in the heart of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The exclusive location – the sole property within the park’s boundaries - afford Gorilla Forest Camp the status of being the ideal base for gorilla tracking, primate viewing and birding excursions in the park.