Fiona Herring
Fiona Herring Travel Specialist
"You can’t do Uganda just once…it gets under your skin and draws you back again and again!"

Bwindi Holidays

On the eastern edge of the Albertine Rift Valley, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park holds half of the world’s remaining 600-odd mountain gorillas. The rest now find protection in the equally heavily guarded Parc National des Volcans in Rwanda. The rainforest in Bwindi is dense, with thick undergrowth, vines and over 200 species of tree. Aside from gorillas and chimpanzees, resident primates include black-and-white colobus and blue monkeys.  Other mammals such as elephant, leopard, bush pig, bushbuck and various species of duiker are present.

Colourful clouds of mixed butterfly species are often seen aggregating at bush-pig mud wallows. Among the 345+ birds recorded, are 23 sought-after Albertine Rift endemics. Many of these are easily spotted in the lower-lying sector, Buhoma, where the lodges are situated and where gorilla tracking takes place. 

Because the gorilla tracking experience is so intense and time allowed with these magnificent primates is strictly limited to an hour, we recommend you try to make two such excursions, despite the permits costing US$500 each. Please note that demand for gorilla permits usually exceeds availability, so it is advisable try to book gorilla tracking excursions as long in advance as possible.

Keen birders should extend their time in Bwindi to include two nights at the simple but well-tended accommodation in Ruhija, the higher-lying sector of Bwindi. Here, many rarer and more localised birds such as African green broadbill, can be sought.

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Gorilla Express Uganda
  • Safari
  • Wildlife
From £2199 per person
5 day holiday
Flights included
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Uganda
This individual tailor-made three night stay at Bwindi Forest Impenetrable Forest National Park to see the endangered Mountain gorillas is a perfect add-on to any Eastern Africa safari and/or beach holiday.
Simply Uganda Gorillas and Game
  • Safari
  • Wildlife
From £3285 per person
7 day holiday
Flights included
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Uganda
Two centre safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park and gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Forest Impenetrable Forest.
Uganda Gorillas & Zanzibar Beach Honeymoon
From £3575 per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Uganda     Zanzibar
Safari and gorilla trekking in Uganda with beach escape in Zanzibar
Uganda Gorilla & Game Safari - Group tour
  • Safari
  • Small Group Tours
  • Wildlife
From £4195 per person
9 day holiday
Flights included
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Uganda
This 9-day small group safari packs in many of Uganda's highlights - Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi or Parc National des Volcans National Park.
Essential Uganda: Chimps & Gorillas Private tour
  • Safari
  • Wildlife
From £5299 per person
11 day holiday
Flights included
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Uganda
This private tour includes all of Uganda's most well-known highlights - Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi, Kibale and Lake Mburo - with the services of a private driver-guide.
Exceptional Uganda Fly Around
  • Safari
  • Wildlife
From £9215 per person
12 day holiday
Flights included
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Uganda
Uganda fly- around safari to some unique and wild national parks, staying at intimate and very comfortable safari lodges, offering excellent guiding and service.
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