Gorilla Trekking & Rwenzori Mountain Hiking tour

Duration: 12 days
Trails: T4 trails
Distance: 10 - 15 km per day
Ascent per day: 500 - 1000 m ascent per day

> Go Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Forest national park
> Conquer Mount Stanley's summit, the highest peak in Uganda
>Queen Elizabeth National Park and look for the tree-climbing lions

If you are looking for a combined gorilla trekking tour & Rwenzori Mountains Hiking tour, look no further. This 12-day Rwenzori & Gorilla expedition will lead you to either Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park or Mgahinga National Park for Gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest national park , wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth national park to spot the tree-climbing lions and hike the Rwenzori Mountains up to the top of Margherita Peak, the highest point in Uganda.

Book our 12-Day Gorilla Watching & Rwenzori Mountaineering tour for an ultimate trekking experience in the wilderness of Rwenzori mountains National Park. Our expert guides will make sure you have a great time!



Kampala/Entebbe to Bwindi national park

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed by our guide or else he will pick you from your hotel in Entebbe and then transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park. The drive to Bwindi will take 7-8 hours. You will have a stopover at the equator for breakfast (and also take photos) and a lunch stopover in Mbarara town. As you drive, you will be able to see Uganda’s countryside and the beautiful views of the Kigezi highlands. Dinner and overnight at gorilla mist camp or Rushaga Gorilla Camp.

Gorilla Mist Camp

Gorilla Mist Camp

Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Forest national park

Have early morning breakfast at the lodge and then drive to the park headquarters to have a short briefing about the gorilla trekking rules and regulations, and later enter into the jungle to start the search for the endangered species (Mountain Gorilla Trekking). Gorilla Trekking in the jungle will take you around 4 hours or more and you will be allowed to spend an hour with the gorillas. You will then return to the park headquarters for the gorilla trekking certificate. Then you will be driven to Lake Bunyonyi to relax at Bunyonyi Overland Resort.

Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Transfer to Kasese-Nyakalengija

After Early morning breakfast, you will drive to Rwenzori National Park passing through the Queen Elizabeth national park for short game drive to search for the tee climbing lions, buffalos, warthogs, elephants, and different antelopes like waterbucks, kobs, and topi among others. You will then proceed to Nyakalengija. Check-in at Mihunga lodge

Mihunga lodge

Mihunga lodge
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  • Transfers

    All necessary transfers (bus, taxi, private transport, etc.) as described in the itinerary are included.

  • Refuges, hotels & camping sites

    During the trek, you will spend your nights in refuges, hotels and camping sites.

  • Meals

    This trek includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Professional guide

    During your trek, you will at all times be accompanied by an English speaking guide.

  • Permits

    The cost of permits to enter the national park during your trek is included in the price.

  • Porters

    Porters will be there to assist with carrying all camping and other necessary equipment during your trek.

  • Hiking Equipment

    Hiking equipment such as crampons harness, helmet, and ropes are included in the trek.


  • Traveling to and from

    This trip does not include costs for transportation (flights, bus travel, etc.) to your destination.

  • Sleeping bag

    You must bring your own sleeping bag with you. You can rent a sleeping bag from your trekking company.

  • Tipping

    Gratuities for the guide are not covered by the trek's price. The amount to tip is at your discretion, yet if you've received excellent service from your guide, considering a generous tip is appreciated.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Accommodation before and after the trek

    Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

  • Personal expenses

    Personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks at the bar and other similar expenses are your own responsibility.


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