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Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Uganda, a landlocked country located in East Africa, is home to a diverse array of lush landscapes and captivating biodiversity, which ultimately sets the stage for an unforgettable gorilla trekking holiday.

Whether it's gorilla tracking in Bwindi or Mgahinga, exploring a Rhino Sanctuary and the Murchison Falls along the Nile's edge, partaking in chimp trekking in Kibale, witnessing tree-climbing lions in Ishasha or engaging in captivating game drives, Uganda is an unspoiled land perfect for an adventure traveller looking to catch a glimpse of some of the world's best wildlife. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is an experience that you never forget.

Highlights of Uganda

Undoubtedly a highlight of Uganda, and one of the main attractions that brings visitors to this beautiful country, is its population of gorillas. Home to over half the world's surviving mountain gorillas, Uganda provides the opportunity to catch a glimpse of these gentle giants. Encountering gorillas will truly captivate you, not least due to their remarkable resemblance to us and their complex social behaviours. The rarity of the experience will leave you with a memory that you will never forget. 

What to do in Uganda

Visit the Murchison Falls

Visiting the Murchison Falls National Park stands as a highlight of Uganda due to its breathtaking landscapes, abundant wildlife and the awe-inspiring spectacle of the Nile River cascading through a narrow gorge to form the powerful Murchison Falls.

This captivating natural wonder, coupled with diverse ecosystems, offers a unique opportunity to witness an array of animals and birdlife in their natural habitats, making it a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers.

More Information About Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

During a gorilla trek, you can get as close as 7 meters (about 23 feet) to the gorillas. However, trekkers are advised to maintain a respectful distance and follow the guidelines provided by guides.

What you can expect to witness whilst gorilla trekking in Uganda

Gorilla Behaviour

Gorilla trekking in Uganda offers a remarkable opportunity to witness the captivating behaviour of these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. You can observe family dynamics, grooming rituals, communication through vocalisations and gestures, and the dominant silverback's role in the group hierarchy. Young gorillas often engage in playful antics, displaying their energy and agility.

Lush Rainforest


Gorilla trekking takes you through lush and pristine rainforests within national parks like Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, where you'll immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the environment.

Scenic Landscapes

Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Uganda's highlands, with mist-covered hills, dense forests, and cascading waterfalls providing a stunning backdrop to your trek.

Rich Biodiversity

Encounter other wildlife species along the way, such as golden monkeys, various bird species, and forest elephants, making each trek a unique and diverse experience.






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