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Destinations

Destinations

Uganda,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Mid Range

Tour Overview

This rewarding Uganda gorilla trekking expedition will bring you in direct contact with the endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. An encounter which is very rare and even more rewarding to experience at a personal level. From Entebbe you will fly directly to southwestern Uganda. The next day of gorilla trekking will start early where you will be led to the briefing point before you commence your breathtaking hike through the thick rainforest. Watching gorillas in their natural habitat is a memory that will last a lifetime.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (6)
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (28)

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Gorilla Safari, Guided Safari
  • You will visit:
    Bwindi Impenetrable NP
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Mountain Gorilla
  • Activities:
    Trekking
  • Getting around:
    Light Aircraft, Domestic Flight, 4x4 Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Entebbe
  • Minimum age:
    15 years

Fly In - Gorilla Trek & Community Visit

Note:

Recommendations: as this safari contains gorilla trekking, make sure to know the recommended items to include in your packing list. We have created an extensive article that lists the various items and why you should include them in your bag. As far as gorilla and chimpanzee tracking is concerned, the following should be taken into consideration. - Gorilla trekking is a strenuous activity and one should be physically fit to enjoy this tour. - Minimum gorilla tracking age is 15 years. - Minimum chimpanzee tracking age is 12 years. - Anyone with signs of communicable diseases will NOT be allowed to track. - While possession of a gorilla permit is a guarantee of trekking and sighting the gorillas, the quality of the gorilla trekking cannot be guaranteed. - Maximum time allowed with the gorillas will NOT exceed ONE hour. We strongly recommend the following: • Rain poncho (lightweight) • Long-sleeved shirt • Waterproof trousers • Sturdy hiking boots • Leather gardening -type gloves • Sunscreen. • Insect repellent and any necessary medications must be brought by you either from your home town or Kampala. • Still Cameras and Camcorders are allowed, but bring batteries and film from your home town or Kampala. On confirmation of your trip, you will be asked to offer the following details: Full names as they appear in your passports Dates of Birth Nationality Passport number - Kindly note that to book Gorilla permits is subject to availability and payment. For cases of lack of availability in a requested Gorilla group, we shall suggest an alternative and communicate any changes in the program.

Price Per Person - USD

Prices are based on 2 pax sharing and a single room supplement will apply if you opt for a single room

From Price Dates No. travelling Single Supplement
USD 2780 Year Round 1 From USD $ 155
USD 2180 Year Round 2 From USD $ 155
USD 2030 Year Round 3 From USD $ 155
USD 1950 Year Round 4 From USD $ 155
USD 1900 Year Round 5 From USD $ 155
USD 1870 Year Round 6 From USD $ 155

What's Included

  • Accommodation
  • Experienced English speaking safari guide
  • Transportation in 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Flight charges from Kihihi to Entebbe and back
  • One gorilla trekking permit per person
  • All entrance fees and relevant government Tax.
  • Mineral water on the entire aafari.
  • AMREF flying doctors emergency evacuation fees.

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • All beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Any activity, meal or accommodation NOT mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips and other items of a personal nature
  • Travel / medical / baggage insurance
  • All COVID-19 testing fees

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Exclusive African Safaris
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Exclusive African Safaris‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Today, you will arrive at Entebbe airport and will be welcomed by your safari guide. Depending on your time of arrival, you may have an optional city tour of Entebbe town. Entebbe was the colonial administrative centre and has many buildings that date over half a century ago. The name Entebbe means “the chair” in Luganda, which is the local language of the area. You may also choose to visit Entebbe botanical gardens or Uganda Wildlife Education centre.

Medium-range accommodation: Karibu Guest House
Meal plan: Lunch, Dinner

Early in the morning you will be transferred to Entebbe airport for a flight to Kihihi airstrip where you will be met by your safari guide. You will drive through the beautiful Ugandan countryside to the ancient rainforests of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. On the way to the mountainous south-western region of Uganda, you will drive through terraced hillsides dotted with traditional settlements. Expect to arrive at our picturesque accommodation on the edge of the forest before lunch. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a magnificent green swathe of dense rainforest and is one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth. It is a habitat for nearly 350 bird species, 120 mammals and hundreds of insect species. The park is home to the endangered mountain gorillas. In the surroundings of the park are also indigenous Batwa communities who used to live in the park as hunter-gatherers, not many decades ago.

Medium range accommodation: Engagi Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Begin your gorilla trek in the early morning and set off into the tangled and mist-shrouded forests with guides and trackers who are very experienced at locating the gorillas by finding the nest the family had used the previous night. The search for these majestic animals goes through the thick untamed rainforest, where you’ll be scrambling over mossy rocks and through deep undergrowth and it can be arduous at times, but the encounter is worth the effort. Watching gorillas in their natural habitat is a memory that will last a lifetime. The experienced ranger guides will willingly share with you a lot of information about the history and lifestyle of the gorillas. After spending an hour with the gorillas we head back to the lodge and relax.

Medium range accommodation: Engagi Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kihihi airstrip to catch your flight back to Entebbe airport. In Entebbe, you will check-in for your onward flight.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch

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