Gorilla Safari Uganda 4 days

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Mountain Gorilla family in Bwindi Forest National park

Highlights

  • Visiting the Equator
  • Breathtaking landscapes
  • Face to face encounter with Mountain Gorillas
This is the trip that will bring you to the remarkable Bwindi Impenetrable Forest where you will be visiting the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

This area is regarded as one of the most biologically diverse forests in Africa with the richest faunal community in East Africa. There are estimated to be 120 species of mammals and is the only park where chimpanzees and gorillas co-exist.

 

There are an estimated 360 species of birds including 23 localized species found only along the Albertine Rift Valley and 14 found nowhere else in Uganda. This is the best opportunity for an up-close and personal encounter with the Gentle Giants.

Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe

Welcome to Uganda – THE Pearl of Africa! Go through the necessary immigration procedures and thereafter, meet and greet by our company representative. Transfer to your hotel in Entebbe for overnight.

Note: You can obtain a visa at a cost of $50pp from Immigrations upon arrival or if also traveling to Kenya and Rwanda, an East African tourist visa at a cost of $100pp.

Up Market Accommodation: Laico Lake Victoria Hotel or similar (Bed & Breakfast Only)

Mid-range Accommodation: Boma Guesthouse or similar (Bed & Breakfast Only)

Budget Accommodation: Airport Guesthouse or similar (Bed & Breakfast Only)

Day 2: To Bwindi National Park

Morning breakfast, check out and head South West via Kampala. The journey takes you across the Uganda Equator, through banana plantations and savannah grasslands with herds of Ankole cattle and their incredibly long curving horns to the southwest of the Country. Via Kabale, also known as the “”Switzerland of Africa” and characterised by terraced farming and mountain scenery, proceed with your journey to Bwindi. Note: As for gorilla tracking, the available gorilla section is what determines where clients stay.

Up Market Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge or similar (Full Board – all meals inclusive)

Mid-range Accommodation: Silverback Lodge or similar (Full Board – all meals inclusive)

Budget Accommodation: Buhoma Community Rest Camp or similar (Bed & Breakfast Only)

Driving time: +/- 9 hrs

Day 3: Gorilla tracking

An early morning breakfast and together with our packed lunches and Gorilla trekking gear, report to the UWA park headquarters at Bwindi for registration and pre-briefing before you start the gorilla trip in the jungle. After briefing and in groups of 8 pax each, enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure!! The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular. Time allowed to spend with the Gorillas is 1 hr. To many, a visit to these gentle and endangered giants is such an awesome, exciting and memorable experience to be long savoured! Note: The Gorilla trek may take up to 8hrs of hiking in the rugged terrain so good physical condition is a MUST!

Up Market Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge or similar (Full Board – all meals inclusive)

Mid-range Accommodation: Silverback Lodge or similar (Full Board – all meals inclusive)

Budget Accommodation: Buhoma Community Rest Camp or similar (Bed & Breakfast Only)

Day 4: To Entebbe and departure

Morning breakfast and check out of the “Home base of the Mountain Gorillas”. Depart with great memories of the moments spent with the amazing Gentle Giants! Drive back to Entebbe with drop off at Entebbe International Airport for onward departure.

Note: Possibility of us taking you to a hotel / guesthouse where you can have dinner and refresh prior to your transfer to the Airport. Dinner is approx. $30pp and use of a day room is $130 for up market accommodation, $115 for mid-range accommodation and $50 for budget accommodation.

Driving time: +/- 9 hrs

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