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How To: Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Bwindi Lodge Gorilla Family

Luxury Travel Advisor, Melissa Klurman

Gorilla families often come over to the Volcanoes Safaris Bwindi Lodge to nibble on bamboo shoots and bark of eucalyptus trees.


The Lodge overlooks the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and provides views of the forest canopy.


The Bwindi Lodge’s recently refurbished dining area brings the feel of the forest into the interiors.


The lounge at the Bwindi Lodge opens to the forest, allowing guests to spot fauna hidden in the foliage.


Gorilla Permits are regulated to protect the endangered animal from exposure to humans.

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To protect gorillas from disease, no children under 15 years are allowed to go gorilla tracking. For guests booking a stay at Virunga Lodge, please note that the minimum age limit for children at Virunga Lodge is 12 years.

Safari Activities

Chimpanzee Tracking

Tracking chimpanzees in their natural habitat, as they swing from the branches in the canopy high above the forest floor is nothing short of exhilarating. The chimps effortlessly cross and scamper through the trees above the gorge, and visitors on the other hand must cross the river using natural bridges in order to keep up with the chimps. So although the walk usually lasts only 2–3 hours, descending the steep gorge and crossing the log bridges over the river requires some agility and fitness.

Chimpanzee tracking is also available in nearby Kalinzu, a forest reserve 30 minutes drive from Kyambura Gorge Lodge where there is a community of about 40 habituated chimpanzees.