4 DAYS GORILLAS

Day 1: Airport Assist and Transfer to your accommodation.

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by our VIP meet and greet to help you through Immigration and checkout processes (here you will be treated like a VIP). After that, you will be transferred to your accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala for an overnight.

If time allows, you can do optional activities in Entebbe like city visit, behind the scenes where you have a chance to feed the chimpanzees, lions, leopard, giraffes and other animals at Uganda Wildlife Education Center (UWEC) and a sundowner which include enjoying snacks and drinks on Lake Victoria. Overnight at your lodge

Accommodation Options

Luxury: Hotel No.5, Protea Hotel Entebbe and Kampala Serena Hotel

Midrange: The Boma Hotel, Lake Victoria Serena Resort

Budget: Karibu Guesthouse

Journey time: 20 minutes

Meal plan: Bed and Breakfast

 

Day 2: Transfer to Entebbe Airport for A flight to Bwindi (The Home of Gorillas) 

Pick up from your accommodation is at 06:00hours and transfer to Entebbe airport for an Aerolink regional flight (check-in in begins at 06:15hours, departing at 07:00hours) to Kihihi airstrip (arriving at 08:45hours). Your tour guide will be ready waiting for you at the airstrip with a 4×4 safari vehicle.  After a warm welcome, he will embark on a drive of about one and a half hours to your luxury lodge in Bwindi national park. If time allows, you can do optional activities like the Ride for a Woman, the Batwa Cultural Experience or the community Walk.

The Misty Bwindi Impenetrable National park is mostly famous for the rare mountain gorillas and the drive to the park is incredibly scenic, passing through various local villages and the lush green countryside & hills which characterize so much of south western Uganda.  Once you are in the forest park, it is one of the richest ecosystems in Africa and the diversity of species is a feature of the park. It provides habitat for some 120 species of mammals, 348 species of birds, 220 species of butterflies, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos and many endangered species. Floristically Bwindi is amongst the most diverse forests in East Africa, with more than 1,000 flowering plant species including 163 species of trees and 104 species of ferns.

 

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Gorilla Forest Camp, Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge, Buhoma Lodge or Mahogany Springs Lodge.

Midrange: Engagi Lodge, The Haven Lodge Buhoma, Gorilla Mist Camp, Ruhija Gorilla Lodge, Silverback Lodge.

Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Mwebesa House, Agandi Uganda Cottage

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 3:  Uganda Gorilla trekking Experience     

   

Today you will be picked up early enough together with your packed lunch and other necessary gargets in the Safari vehicle – by your safari guide and transferred to the park headquarters for a briefing about mountain gorilla tracking. After a briefing from your ranger guide, begin trekking the mountain gorillas through the ancient Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This can take a couple of hours or a whole day depending on the location of these cousins of man. While trekking for Mountain Gorillas keep an eye out for forest species such as buffaloes, elephants, black fronted duikers and bush bucks. It is a humbling experience to stand at least 7 meters from the Mountain Gorillas as they eat rest, play and bond with their young. Follow the mountain gorillas as they range freely in the Impenetrable forest and discover their gorgeous natural habitat and the many species they share it with. Coming face to face is one of the most amazing experience you can ever have, you will have a chance to observe and take pictures as you enjoy them from a close range observing adults feeding, groaning and resting as the youngsters play and move backwards and forward in a pleasantly comical demonstration. After an hour of direct interaction with the gorillas, retire to your lodge for relaxation.

 

Optional activities include community walk where you have a chance to interact with the local people about their way of life and survival in a misty montane tropical environment.

Retreat to your lodge.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Gorilla Forest Camp, Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge, Buhoma Lodge or Mahogany Springs Lodge.

Midrange: Engagi Lodge, The Haven Lodge Buhoma, Gorilla Mist Camp, Ruhija Gorilla Lodge, Silverback Lodge.

Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Mwebesa House, Agandi Uganda Cottage

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 4: Transfer to Kihihi airstrip for a flight to Entebbe International Airport.  

You will have a leisurely breakfast at 0700hours and transfer to Kihihi airstrip for your Aerolink flight to Entebbe International Airport. (Depart 09:30hours arrive 11:25hours).

Depending on your flight time, you can connect with your international flight or we transfer you to accommodation in Entebbe town for refreshment, lunch and transfer you back to the airport for your check-in. if your international flight is in the evening, you can do optional activities in Entebbe town and later be transfers to the airport for departure.

Meal plan: Breakfast


Cost includes

  • 4x4WD Land cruiser with open roof for Luxury.
  • Accommodation with meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Services of an English speaking guide
  • Accommodations as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

 

 Cost excludes

  • Any optional activities (Please take note of this)
  • Visas and insurance
  • Gorilla permit (which is 600USD up to 30th June 2020 and will be at 700USD onwards)
  • Expenses of any personal nature
  • Any Tips
  • Any meal that is not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the itinerary.

 

Price Per person in each group Category

Number of Persons in a Group Luxury Midrange Budget
6 $2146 $1578 $1530
5 $2290 $1671 $1614
4 $2238 $1638 $1582
3 $2510 $1782 $1739
2 $2514 $1818 $1794
1 $3606 $2526 $2366

  Kindly note, Permits and accommodations depend on availability.