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Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

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Address: Buhoma | Kanungu, Kabale, Uganda
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+256 41 4355000
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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Gorrila Trek of a Lifetime

This National Park is one of the finest of all Uganda., The gorilla trek was very well organized. Staff was excellent. Our guide, Obed was wonderful. Highly recommend this... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2016
Spokane, WA
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Spokane, WA
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

This National Park is one of the finest of all Uganda., The gorilla trek was very well organized. Staff was excellent. Our guide, Obed was wonderful. Highly recommend this Park.

2 Thank PatandDiSpokane
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This was a dream of mine since i was 8yrs old..n it way surpassed all expectations!! Gorilla trek-this is by no means easy. Our group who consisted ofMy husband who is fit as hell one ex army guy n 2 swiss hockey players..n me..all struggled!but the sweat, the falls,trips are all worth it when u get your time with the... More 

1 Thank sonia8587
Sunnyvale, CA
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Uganda isn't usually one of the first countries people choose to visit in Africa but it should be. Seeing the gorillas in the wild is a life-changing experience. It's a rigorous climb but the four of us are all in our 70's and we made it. (The porters help.) A definite must!

Thank Beverly F
Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

First of all, the drive up to the gate of the park is amazing. The mountainsides are dotted with fields that are steeply sloped. The people have to walk uphill for a long distance to work in their fields. The lodge was located high in the mountains which gave us a spectacular view of the area. The room was spacious... More 

Thank Deborah A
Bottmingen, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Everything is well organized in the place. The registration at the reception, the briefing of the rangers, the walk through the jungle, except for meeting the Gorillas. Luckily the park staff let the Gorillas go where they want and they do permantly watch or monitor them. So you need some luck and a good tracker to meet the Gorillas quickly.... More 

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great conservation park to see the Gorilas! It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life ! Makes you feel Free, and uplifted Bering around this unbelievable raw nature with so many gorillas! Great guides and porters ! Hard road and bad drive to get there but it's worth to get to paradise!

Thank Vivraquel100
Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

We had an amazing time in Bwindi. After a 12-hour drive from Kampala to Bwindi, crossing the equator and seeing a lot on the way, we were happy and tired - ready to go to bed at the Silverback Lodge (see separate review). The next day we visited the Habinyanja group, and had a lucky day as we only needed... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

Seeing the gorillas close up (close enough to make me nervous) was a lifetime highlight. Especially seeing babies crawling around on their mothers. We saw lots of them but they were pretty still because it was dumping rain. I highly recommend getting a porter! We ended up hacking our way through the forest and there was a lot of slippery... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

We tracked the mountain gorilla on 2nd July on safari in Uganda. After a brief from the rangers we hiked for about 1 hour and were lucky to spot one gorilla family. We spent about an hour with them up and close. The track is little challenging but worth memory of lifetime.

Thank Hitesh S
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

What a great day, picked up by our shared transport ($40 USD's each) at 6am for the 90 minute drive to the Bwindi National Park HQ for our briefing and allocation to a ranger and Gorilla family. The park is 331 SQ KM and is home to 300 Gorillas. Trekking the Busingye Group of 9 we drove to a location... More 

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