Itinerary for 4-day gorilla trekking from Entebbe
Our Classic Gorilla Fly-In Safari and Luxury Gorilla Fly-in Safari are examples of 4-day gorilla treking itineraries in Uganda. Both trips begin and end at Entebbe International Airport, and they can be done as a standalone adventure or as part of a more extensive itinerary.
Although the structure of both trips is similar, the Luxury Gorilla Fly-in Safari allows you to travel in comfort and style. You will stay in luxury accommodation that will make your trip extra special.
Day 1 of both trips features your flight to Entebbe and an overnight stay in the city. Day 2 involves your internal flight to Western Uganda and your road transfer to Bwindi National Park. Day 3 is the big day, your gorilla trek. On day 4, you will return to Entebbe.
Trekking options by location
When planning a gorilla trek, you must consider your journey to Bwindi. Bwindi’s remote location in the far southwest of Uganda means that travel time must be built into your itinerary.
4-day gorilla trekking from Entebbe:
If you're coming from Entebbe, then it's possible to fly in to Bwindi for a gorilla trek, and then return to Entebbe shortly afterwards. A trip similar to our Classic Fly-in Safari, or Luxury Fly-in Safari, would work well if you've only got a handful of days to spend in the country.
The actual trekking itself is a one-day affair for most visitors, although you can do multiple treks in different parts of the park.
4-day gorilla trekking from Kampala:
If you're starting and ending in Kampala, 3-day and 4-day gorilla treks are possible.
4 day trekking from the south-west:
Although gorilla trekking can be done as a standalone adventure, it is usually combined with other safari experiences in the south-west, including chimp trekking in Kibale Forest, safaris at Queen Elizabeth National Park, and some R&R at lakes Mutanda and Bunyonyi.
If you're coming from these destinations, the gorilla trekking part of your trip is typically 2-4 days. The trekking itself is completed in one day, but you'll want a night at a good lodge before and after.
4 day trekking from Kigali:
4-day treks from Kigali are a great option for travellers who want to squeeze several adventures into a short itinerary. 3-day and 4-day treks from Kigali are possible for travellers who want to do more than one gorilla trek, or who want to pack in some time to relax. 1-day treks are possible from Kigali, but they involve a very early start at 3am.
Gorilla trekking at a glance
Deep in the south-west of Uganda, along the borders with DRC and Rwanda, mountain gorillas roam the dense forests.
Bwindi is home to over half the world's remaining mountain gorilla population, and gorilla trekking allows you to walk amongst these giants.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is, in our opinion, the most remarkable wildlife experience in the world.
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The tours below showcase just some of what is possible. Use these itineraries as starting points, or to draw inspiration. Then get in touch, and let our expert team help craft the perfect itinerary for you.
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