Fly-in Gorilla Safari – 4/5/6 days

Discover the Pearl of Africa by air!

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Day 1: ARRIVAL

Arrival at Entebbe Airport where you will be welcomed and transferred to your accommodation in Entebbe. Overnight at The Boma.
** Airport transfer arranged by your guesthouse. **

Day 2: ENTEBBE – BWINDI NATIONAL PARK

Early in the morning drop off at Entebbe International Airport for a domestic flight to Western Uganda. From Kihihi Airstrip you will be transferred by road (1 hour) to the home of the endangered mountain gorillas.
Check in at the lodge and enjoy a delicious lunch. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to relax and prepare yourself for the next day. Or go for a (guided) forest walk for a first introduction with Uganda’s unique flora and fauna. Dinner and overnight at Mahogany Springs.

Day 3: GORILLA TRACKING IN BWINDI NATIONAL PARK

The highlight of your safari: a meeting with the gentle giants of Bwindi! Expect to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. But it will definitely be worthwhile as you observe them closely while they eat, play and rest. A unique and unforgettable experience! Dinner and overnight at Mahogany Springs.

Day 4: BWINDI NATIONAL PARK – LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast we depart the impenetrable forest of Bwindi and head to Lake Mburo National Park. With a game drive we enter the park and head towards our accommodation with panoramic views over the plains. Dinner and overnight at Mantana Tented Camp.

Day 5: LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK – ENTEBBE

Early start of the day as we will go for a nature walk guided by a ranger. Lake Mburo is the only national park where you can experience a safari on foot. Return to the lodge for breakfast and with a game drive on our way out we depart the protected area and drive back to Entebbe. Overnight at The Boma.

Note:
If you are scheduled to depart in the late afternoon or evening, it is an option to be dropped directly at the International Airport and cancel the last night in Entebbe.

Day 6: DEPARTURE

Enriched with an experience of a lifetime and unforgettable memories you will say goodbye to the Pearl of Africa. In time you will be transferred to Entebbe Airport for your international flight.
** Airport transfer arranged by your guesthouse. **

Alternative

Instead of returning to Entebbe by road it is possible to fly back to Entebbe International Airport on day 4. Choose the most suitable time so your clients are ensured of a convenient connection for their international flight!

Please contact our Tour Consultants for the detailed price information!

Included in the price:

  • Airport transfers
  • Domestic flight by Aerolink per 11-seater Caravan
    (max. weight allowance 15 kg in soft luggage)
  • Ground transport in a private 4WD safari vehicle for day 4 and 5 including an experienced English speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation as described in the itinerary, based on a double room sharing
  • Meals as described in the itinerary
  • Entrance and ranger fees for the national parks
  • Activities mentioned in the program
  • VAT for upcountry hotel and lodge accommodations
  • AMREF Flying Doctors insurance

Exclusions:

  • International flight
  • Visa (USD $100)
  • Gorilla permit
  • Optional activities in Bwindi Forest NP and Lake Mburo NP
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Items of personal nature
  • Laundry service
  • Tips

Terms & conditions:

  • The special offer is valid for safaris taking place between 1st April – 31st May and 1st – 30th November 2015.
  • The rates are in US dollars and subject to change.
  • Availability of accommodation, permits and activities is not guaranteed until confirmation by your contact person of Great Lakes Safaris. Permits are sold on ‘first come first serve’ basis.
  • Should any of the included accommodations not be available, Great Lakes Safaris reserves the right to substitute it with an alternative suitable accommodation, which might affect the final quoted price.
  • Gorilla permits can only be secured after receiving the requested deposit.
  • The estimated travelling hours are based on the actual hours of driving. Stops for lunch and photos are not included.
  • Please consult our general Terms & Conditions.