Magic of the Mountains
Start your adventure in Kampala, Uganda's capital city, then continue to the west of the country in search of the mountain gorilla in the forests of Bwindi.
Travel to the far west of the country in search of the mountain gorilla in the forests of Bwindi, known as Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Bwindi was named the Impenetrable Forest due to the dense growth of herbs, vines and shrubs that covers the valley floors, making it the ideal habitat for the mountain gorilla.
What To Expect
5 Days / 4 Nights
This is the prefect itinerary for adventure and wildlife enthusiasts. You will have the unforgettable opportunity to view the mountain gorilla in its natural habitat at Bwindi Impenatrable Forest National Park.
DAY 1: Entebbe/Kampala
Upon arrival at Entebbe Airport you will be met by an &Beyond representative and transferred by road to Lake Victoria Serena.
Uganda’s steady economic growth is visible on the modern streets of Kampala, the country’s eclectic capital, with its melting-pot of restaurants, entertainment venues and upmarket hotels. Located on the wetlands that once made up the favourite hunting grounds of King Mutesa I, the city is famed for its seven beautiful hills. It is also home to the palace of the King of the 13th century kingdom of Buganda, as well as magnificent tombs, mosques and cathedrals.
Spend 1 night at the Lake Victoria Serena Resort. Your stay includes breakfast.
DAY 2-4: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your scheduled charter flight to Bwindi.
An ancient rain forest, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest extends over a series of steep ridges in the Virunga Volcanoes mountain range. Its impenetrable nature, which is due to the dense growth of herbs, vines and shrubs that covers the valley floors, makes it the ideal habitat for the mountain gorilla. Declared a World Heritage Site due to its ecological uniqueness and natural beauty, the forest is home to roughly half of the world’s total gorilla population. With terrain that varies from swamp and bamboo forest to dense thicket, this beautiful area poses both challenges and rewards for anyone interested in an intimate glimpse of the life of these fascinating primates.
Tuck in to a hearty breakfast overlooking the majestic mist-covered slope of the mountain. Soak up the anticipation as the guide briefs and the trekkers get ready then follow in the light steps of your nimble porter as the rainforest folds in around you. Stop and take it all in; the sounds, the smells and the astonishing scenery. Feel the rush of excitement as those dim shapes and faint sounds become actual living, breathing, free gorillas. Savour every moment of your exhilarating encounter with the great apes. Walk tired and exhilarated back to the lodge for a hero’s welcome and a soothing massage. Sink into a comfortable seat in front of a crackling fireplace and recount every highlight of the experience with your companions. As eyelids grow heavy, update your bucket list and sleep like a baby.
Spend 3 nights at your chosen lodge. Your stay incudes all meals and selected local drinks.
DAY 5: Entebbe/Kampala
After a scrumptious breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Entebbe. Upon arrival in Entebbe you will be transferred to your international flight.
Rates & Terms
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
1 June - 31 October 2014 4 866 USD per person sharing
1 November - 15 December 2014 4 461 USD per person sharing
16 December - 31 December 2014 4 866 USD per person sharing
1 January - 31 March 2015 4 285 USD per person sharing
1 April - 20 June 2015 3 945 USD per person sharing
21 June - 31 October 2015 4 762 USD per person sharing
1 November - 15 December 2015 3 945 USD per person sharing
16 December - 31 December 2015 4 672 USD per person sharing
Clouds Mountain Lodge
1 June - 31 October 2014 5 632 USD per person sharing
1 November - 15 December 2014 5 632 USD per person sharing
16 December - 31 December 2014 5 632 USD per person sharing
1 January - 31 March 2015 5 790 USD per person sharing
1 April - 20 June 2015 4 976 USD per person sharing
21 June - 31 October 2015 5 790 USD per person sharing
1 November - 15 December 2015 4 976 USD per person sharing
16 December - 31 December 2015 5 790 USD per person sharing
- Meet and Greet at Entebbe International Airport
- Accommodation inclusions as per itinerary above
- All scheduled transfers:
- Entebbe international airport/Gorilla Forest Camp/Entebbe International airport
- Uganda park fees
- Emergency medical evacuation insurance
2014 RATE CONDITIONS
- Rates subject to a minimum of two (2) guests travelling
- Massages at additional cost
- Single supplement only refers to the single room supplement. Single traveller supplement will be quoted on request
- Gorilla Permits are not included in above costing
- Gorilla Trekking subject to availability of permits at time of booking – payment of permit price may be required to secure permit
- Validity periods are as specified above - should a booking fall over two rate periods the rate will change and we reserve the right to re-quote
- The rates quoted are subject to change without prior warning if there are any increases in bed levies, park fees, fuel, sales tax or VAT, third-party services or any other circumstances beyond our control in the countries featured in this quote
- &Beyond Trading Terms apply
- WildlifeMountain gorilla
- Travelling with ChildrenNot suitable for children
- Don't Leave withoutPhotos of your gorilla encounter
Where to Stay
We have many activities to keep you busy during your stay. See our destination pages for more information.
Enhance Your Experience With
- Gorilla Tracking
- Kampala City Tour
Ready to start planning your adventure?
Your adventure starts in Uganda tracking the rare mountain gorilla, then continues on to Rwanda with further opportunities to visit the gorillas.
Explore the Virungas volcanoes in search of mountain gorillas, roughly half of the world’s wild population of mountain gorillas reside in this area