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GORILLA TREK IN BWINDI


From USD 834*

per person sharing

American zoologist George Schaller, one of the first people to study Mountain Gorillas in the wild, once said: “No one looks into the eyes of a Mountain Gorilla, gentle and vulnerable, can remain unchanged.” An encounter with the gorillas has emerged to be one of the most exhilarating experiences in the wild. Before having a close encounter with the gentle giants, your journey will take you across central Uganda through the tropical landscape with a lot of green, a bit of savannah plains to the highlands of the southwest in an area referred to as the “Switzerland of East Africa.”

Resident Rate - USD 834* per person sharing

Non-Resident Rate - USD 1,450* per person sharing

Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe
 
You arrive at Entebbe International Airport, where a representative/guide will meet and greet you before they transfer you to your Hotel for your overnight stay.
 
Meal Plan: No meals inclusive
 
Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable
 
After lunch, you will continue onto Buhoma or Kisoro in the viscinity of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Once in Buhoma or Kisoro, you will check-in at your chosen accommodation for dinner and overnight stay. 
 
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 3: Gorilla tracking & transfer to Bunyonyi
 
Get up at 6.00am for a quick breakfast and transfer to the Buhoma gate of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. With packed lunch in your carry-on, your guide will take you to the tracking start point before 8:00 am for registration and a briefing on what to expect before commencing your track. 
 
The guides will then take you through the bush, pushing your way through the undergrowth, parting creepers, to track the gorillas. When you finally locate the family that you are tracking, sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them grumble to each other, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male - the silverback. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense forest in the knowledge you are in the presence of the few remaining Mountain Gorillas in the wild. 
 
After the mandatory 1 hour is up, you will be led back to the starting point where your guide will be waiting for you to commence your transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. 
 
Overnight at chosen accommodation
 
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 4: Transfer to Entebbe and Departure
 
This morning, after your breakfast, and depending on what time your flight is, you can chose to explore a bit of Lake Bunyonyi (options to choose from include a canoe, a motorised boat tour of some of the 25 islands) and transfer back to Kampala with various stops including one in Mbarara town for your lunch.
After lunch, you will continue on to Kampala with an optional stop at the Equator crossing. Your driver/guide will then complete your transfer to the airport in time for your evening flight back home.
 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

 
 
 

Includes:

  • Accommodation in standard rooms (or similar) according to the option chosen
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transport and game-drives in non-air-conditioned 7-seater safari minivan or 4x4 land cruiser (depending on your chosen option) with pop-up roofs
  • Game-drives, excursions and sight-seeing activities (if any) as described above
  • Activities (if any) as outlined in detailed itinerary
  • Transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide 
  • Relevant park entrance fees
  • Bottled water whilst on safari (One-litre per person per day)

Excludes:

  • Personal expenses such travel and medical insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including water, soft drinks luxury champagne, spirits or meals not included in the itinerary
  • Gratuity for Porterage / waiters at hotels, camps and airports
  • Gratuity for your professional driver guide
  • Cost of obtaining passport and visas
  • Any optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • International or domestic airfare unless specified above
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