Discount on gorilla tracking permits and other park and activity fees

In order to encourage the recovery of the country's tourist industry, the Uganda Wildlife Authority is offering a substantial discount on gorilla tracking permits and other park and activity fees from 1 December 2020 to 31 March 2021. These discounts are as follows: 50% discount on entrance fees for all national parks, including Murchison Falls, … Continue reading Discount on gorilla tracking permits and other park and activity fees

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Detailed August 2019 trip report

Carrie writes: I just finished an incredible month-long backpacking trip around Uganda. Your guide was invaluable for figuring out how to do things independently - thank you! Just have a few updates and report backs to share: - Bwindi: I tracked gorillas at Ruhija. As far as I could tell it’s virtually impossible to get … Continue reading Detailed August 2019 trip report

Broadbill Forest Camp, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Richard Johnson writes: Thank you for recommending the Broadbill Forest Camp in Ruhija. I stayed there for 3 days in early February 2019 and was very pleased. As noted, the view from the tent was spectacular as well as very peaceful. I was surprised by how good the food was, I'm a vegetarian and they … Continue reading Broadbill Forest Camp, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Karungi Camp, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Yoly Phillips, co-founder of the new Karungi Camp, writes: Karungi Camp is conveniently situated on the edge of Rubuguri town 15 mins from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park's Rushaga Gate, and 30 mins from Nkuringo Gate. At Karungi, we believe that travel should be an escape from the ordinary and an opportunity to truly connect with the … Continue reading Karungi Camp, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

2014 trip report

Goran writes: Route travelled: Entebbe-Kampala-Fort Portal-Kasese-Kampala-Mbale-Sipi-Kampala-Murchison Falls NP-Kampala-Kabale-Kisoro-Buhoma-Butotoga-Kanunga-Kabale-Katuna-Kigali(Rwanda) Places visited: Entebbe, Fort Portal, Crater Lake Valley, Kibale NP, Rwenzori NP, Kampala, Sipi Falls, Mount Elgon NP, Murchinson Falls NP, Lake Bunyoni, Lake Chahafi, Mgahinga NP, Lake Mutanda and Bwindi NP   NB: some practical info may be outdated as the report is more than a … Continue reading 2014 trip report

Gorilla habituation experience at Bwindi

Tolber Gumisiriza writes: Uganda Wildlife Authority has introduced gorilla habituation experience in Rushaga region of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Tourists can now move with researchers to experience how mountain gorillas are habituated. Apparently this experience is still at a mock stage and can be booked by contacting the Warden in Rushaga. The price for mountain … Continue reading Gorilla habituation experience at Bwindi

Wild Olives Lodge, Bwindi

Richard, owner of Wild Olives Lodge, writes: Wild Olives Lodge is in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and is located in Rubuguri town. It has 9 self contained rooms, they serve clients doing gorilla trekking to the Nkuringo and Rushaga gorilla families, and the current gorilla habituation experience in Rushaga. The lodge has restaurant and bar. It … Continue reading Wild Olives Lodge, Bwindi