Gorilla Tracking

This is a prime activity in Bwindi Impenetrable National park and here we can organise for you a gorilla tracking permit as well as transport and accomodation.

You can walk from the lodge and track Nkuringo Gorilla group and you easily drive to Rushaga which is the gorilla tracking starting point for 5 Gorilla groups of Nshongi, Mishaya, Kahungye, Bweza and Busingye. This activity is normally planned for a whole day because tracking gorillas can take from 30 minutes walk to 9 hours walk depending on movement of Gorillas.

Gorilla Groups that can be tracked easily from Bwindi Backpackers Lodge. The lodge is located on the southern Sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National park the home to 480 gorillas out of 880 gorillas according to 2011 gorilla census. It is close to Nkuringo and Rushaga Tourist zones (Gorilla tracking starting point for 6 gorilla groups)




1.Nkuringo Gorilla Group

Gorilla Closeup lodge shares the boundary with the Gorilla park and it is very close to the starting point of Nkuringo Gorilla group which is only 4 km only 10 minutes drive. In fact some times Nkuringo gorilla group is tracked within our lodge compound. From the lodge you can drive to Nkuringo UWA registration office and start of tracking or even you can decide to use a motocycle or even walk.


2. Rushaga Gorilla Groups

From our lodge, you can also track easily all the 6 gorilla groups including Mishaya,Nshongi,Bikingi,Kahungye,Busingye & Bweza.

It is also a base for gorilla habituation Experience where you can be able to be with mountain Gorillas for up to 4 hours enjoying and being part of the team habituation mountain gorillas in trying to make them accept human presence comfortably.

3. Nyakagezi Gorilla Group

From the lodge you can also track Nyakagezi Gorilla Group which is located in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Its only 45 km

Gorilla Permit Reservation

Gorilla permit fees with effect from January 2014 is $ 600 per person for foreign none residents, $500 for foreign residents holding work permits in East Africa while East African citizens is 250,000/=(Ugandan shillings). We organize and reserve gorilla permits for our clients who want to stay with us. Gorilla permits are always on a high demand so it is better to let us know if you are interested early enough in advance so that we book them for you. send us an email if you want more information on gorilla permits or any other tour information on our email: [email protected] or whats up +256772661854/+256752661854

Gorilla permits are normally on high Demand and so booked and paid for in advance. You can pay by card(Visa,Master card,American express,Union pay etc at no extra costs. You request for the card payment link. You can as well pay by bank transfer