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Gorilla permit promotion

Did you know …? April and May are two of the best months to visit the gorillas in Uganda.


Because during these months, the Uganda Wildlife Authority reduces the price of a gorilla tracking permit from $600 per person to just $450 per person. For East African residents with a work permit, the cost of a gorilla permit is reduced from $500 per person to $400.

Mountain Gorilla family in rain
Their beautiful thick long hair protects the Mountain Gorillas from the daily rainfall in the rainforest

Have you ever dreamed of meeting Uganda’s mountain gorillas?

Well now is your chance!

All gorilla tracking permits must be purchased in advance. Christmas and mid-summer months can get booked up many months in advance but during the low season months of April, May and November, permits are easier to buy - and are discounted.

baby Mountain Gorilla
Aren't baby gorillas the cutest? Baby Mountain Gorilla

Volcanoes Safaris’ Bwindi Lodge is a perfect base for your Uganda gorilla tracking adventure.

Bwindi Lodge banda bedroom interior and veranda
At Bwindi Lodge, each privately situated banda looks directly into Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi Lodge receives such positive feedback that even the gorillas drop by occasionally too!

Mountain Gorillas visit Bwindi Lodge
Mountain Gorillas visit Bwindi Lodge. We can never guarantee who will come visit when you're staying with us - but it does show you just how close Bwindi Lodge is to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, the gorillas' habitat

Take advantage of the discounted gorilla permits and let Volcanoes Safaris help you plan your once-in-a-lifetime gorilla tracking Bwindi adventure. The April / May Uganda gorilla permit promotion is valid until 31st May 2016.

For more information, please contact our Uganda sales team.

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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.