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
In the morning drop off at Entebbe International Airport for a domestic flight to Western Uganda, departing at 07.45 hr. From Kihihi Airstrip (expected arrival 09.30 hr) 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 an optional (guided) forest walk for a first introduction with Uganda’s unique flora and fauna. Dinner and overnight at Mahogany Springs. (B-L-D)
Day 3: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Arise early today and prepare for the highlight of your safari, an unforgettable encounter with the Gentle Giants!
Following breakfast, transfer to the national park offices where you will be allocated a gorilla family in groups of 8 as well as a gorilla tracking guide. After a pre-tracking briefing by your guide touching on the gorillas generally, your assigned gorilla family as well as appropriate safety precautions, you drive to the trailhead for the start of a thrilling adventure. Expect to walk between 2 and 8 hours in steep and sometimes muddy conditions with rain overhead, which can be tough and require a degree of (average) fitness. However the thrill of coming face to face with a giant Mountain Gorilla silverback completely makes up for the effort!
Please remember to bring your passport for registration, appropriate, water proof hiking boots and a light rain coat. To protect from stinging nettles, we recommend long pants and long sleeved tops. A pair of old gardening gloves can help grabbing onto the vegetation while most hotels/lodges provide a walking stick that come in very handy especially when hiking downhill. A small waterproof backpack is an excellent idea to carry a light snack, bottled water as well as protection for your camera.
Upon sighting the gorillas, you spend the allowed one hour with them as they go about their daily life; feeding, moving, playing, raising their young and sometimes wrestling by the juveniles – it is a totally unique and unforgettable experience! Dinner and overnight at Mahogany Springs. (B-L-D)
Day 4: Bwindi National Park – Entebbe – Departure
Today we will depart the impenetrable forest of Bwindi and head back to Entebbe (departure at 09.45 hr or 14.05 hr, expected arrival at 11.25 hr or 15.55 hr). At Entebbe International Airport connect to your international flight. (B)
Extend your stay in Bwindi with an extra night to enjoy the magical rainforest!
Tour package price: From US $1145 per person
Please contact our Tour Consultants for the detailed price information!
Included in the price:
- Airport and airstrip transfers (by guesthouse/lodge)
- Domestic flight by Aerolink per 11-seater Caravan
(max. weight allowance 15 kg in soft luggage)
- Accommodation as described in the itinerary, based on a double room sharing
- Transport to starting point for gorilla tracking in Buhoma/Ruhija
- Meals as described in the itinerary
- AMREF Evacuation Air Ambulance insurance
- VAT for upcountry hotel and lodge accommodations
- International flight
- Visa (USD $100)
- Gorilla permit
- Optional activities in Buhoma or Bwindi Forest NP
- Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
- Items of personal nature
- Laundry service
Terms and conditions apply.
Limited availability so book now!