“Thank you all for literally giving me the best 3 weeks of my life”
... allowing you to explore, discover and develop the incredible country of Uganda. As an ethical, affordable trip, it’s what you need to have the summer of a lifetime.
You’ll explore the natural beauty of the country over a five-day trek – trekking and canoeing across the lakes and foothills of western Uganda, you’ll experience every terrain the world has to offer. You’ll canoe across lakes, climb over mountains, trek through rainforest, and experience stunning scenery at every turn of the journey.
You’ll discover the last remaining wild silverback gorillas, feeling like an intrepid explorer as you walk paths no-one else has walked to find them. You’ll spend an hour in the company of the gentle giants, and contribute to the conservation of this critically endangered species by visiting.
You’ll develop a local community, by transforming an empty playing field into a safe, fun and exciting playground for children to enjoy for generations to come. Living and volunteering within a local community, you’ll help transform a community school by building an amazing new playground with a team of trained Ugandan builders and welders. You will also assist on our creative play programme to inspire children at a school to learn, explore and develop themselves.
Beyond that, you’ll have a few chances to take advantage of being in the ‘adventure capital’ of East Africa. You’ll have opportunities to do anything from chilling in a hammock in an incredible campsite to bungee jumping over the mighty River Nile itself. You can quad bike or horse ride through local villages, raft or kayak to your heart’s content or even take a sunset tour through the source of the River Nile itself.
Our volunteer projects have been shortlisted for numerous awards, including the Go Abroad award for the sustainability of our projects, and we’re also a certified operator of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Find out the costs and the fundraising targets for The Gorilla Trek. You will also find out a clear breakdown of the cost so you can know where every penny you raise or pay goes to.Read more
No question is ever too big or too small for us to answer. And the questions you are thinking of, I am sure many others are thinking off too. Have a look here to see if your question is answered but if not then do feel free to get in touch.Read more
With limited spaces on The Gorilla Trek there is no time to waste for securing your spot on The Gorilla Trek this coming summer. An adventure you will never forget.Read more
Before you sign up to The Gorilla Trek, make sure you have either watch this video or attended an information meeting at one of our partner Universities. This video will show you everything you need to know about The Gorilla Trek.Read more
The Gorilla Trek is the ultimate African adventure. Allowing you to trekking through the amazing landscape, walk with the last remaining silver-back mountain gorillas as well as live and volunteer within a local community.Read more
At East African Playgrounds, we take a huge amount of pride in our Gorilla Trek; the level of support we offer, the transparency we give in terms of where funds are allocated and the ethical standards that we maintain are all of utmost importance to us.Read more