Uganda - Focus Mountain Gorillas

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East Africa
4 Days/3 Nights
Jan-Mar & Jun-Sept
From $2,900 USD/PER PERSON
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Uganda - Focus Mountain Gorillas

4 Days/3 Nights

One of the most awe-inspiring experiences in Africa is visiting with the Mountain Gorillas. On a Born Free Gorilla Safari, you will travel into the heart of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park to view a gorilla family at close range. Watch as the Silverbacks play with their teenagers and babies cling to their mothers. You will amaze how very much like us they are. It is the one species that you will feel a real connection. 

Request full quotation for your choice of primate experience.

STANDARD GORILLA TREK - Set off early this morning to the base of your trek. Park rangers will discuss the procedures and rules in the viewing. Walk can be from one to four hours and at altitudes over 7500 feet above sea level. Once the family is located, observe them for approximately one hour then trek back down to base camp after one of the most fascinating days of your life!

Permit $700

Current permit costs are not included in price shown and subject to change.

HABITUATION GORILLA TREK - The habituation visit is for the traveler who would like a learning experience not just a viewing. Throughout the trek the ranger will share knowledge about the project. There maybe times where the guests may even participate in data collection. Once the gorillas are located - you will be able to observe them from one to four hours. The gorillas move and the experience may vary from day to day.

Habituation Permit $1,500 

Current permit costs are not included in price shown and subject to change.

Featured Inclusions: Flight Entebbe to base of trek return Entebbe, all meals at trek base, accommodations, general park fees are included. Trek with other guests and park ranger.  Private porters, 24/7 Emergency US & Africa Contacts, East Africa Medical Evacuation Limited Membership, Pre-Journey Briefing Booklet, Born Free Customized Backpack, Luggage tags, Personalized Bound Final Itinerary.

Full list of inclusions and tariff details will be sent upon inquiry.

Born Free Exclusive Option: All Private Guide Gratuities can be included.

Journey Priced From: $3230 per person, double occupancy plus your choice of permits. 

Rates are in US dollars, including current taxes, park, fuel fees.

Rates do not include international airfare or gorilla/chimp permits.

Request rate if you would like a single room

Is this your dream trip?

Have you ever dreamed of coming face to face with the Silverback gorillas? Uganda can provide you with one of the world’s last great adventures – a Gorilla Trek!  You can expect a wildlife interaction with no comparison. You must be able to walk long distances (possibly 2-3 miles one way) at altitude. Depending upon what gorilla family you trek will depend on your physical ability. If you can walk and hike a few miles, then trekking a family in the lower mountain areas is for you. Or, if you are physically fit, you might want to choose a trek where you hike for a few hours to reach the gorilla family.  If you feel you can take this on - it will be well-worth the efforts. Looking deep into the expressive brown eyes of these gentle giants is an extremely special privilege and an encounter unparalleled in most likely the whole of Africa. 

Permits are purchased upon deposit. No reservations are made without knowing that permits are available.

Tailor-Made Itinerary: All Uganda itineraries are personalized. We highly recommend adding a Kenya or Tanzania big game safari if you are hoping to see the "Big Five" in addition to the primates. All Born Free Safaris are geared around maximizing the wildlife experience. Your research has led you to Born Free Safaris, now let our Specialists tailor your journey the way you want to experience it.


  • Customized Journey
  • Your choice of Accommodations
  • Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Private English speaking guide
  • 4 x 4 Safari Vehicle
  • Personal porter on gorilla trek
  • Guaranteed Departure with 1 Guest
  • Permit fees go towards the care and conservation of the Gorillas/Chimps
  • Select Standard or Habituation Trek with the Gorillas (permit not included in land cost)

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Available accommodation levels

Africa offers a wide array of fabulous accommodations - from luxurious hotels to premium camps to rustic hideaways. The accommodation can be as much a part of the experience as the destination. Born Free selects hotels and lodges based on their proximity to the best wildlife viewing sites, and also considers the property's views, compatibility with the natural surroundings, friendliness of the staff, travelers' needs, food quality and cleanliness. A trip can combine many types of properties depending on your comfort level, itinerary and budget.