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    $1020 p/p in USD
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Friendly Gorillas Safaris

  • Botswana
  • Uganda

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Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget, Luxury, Mid Range

Tour Overview

Let Friendly Gorillas Safaris take you on a remarkable trip to Bwindi National Park for the ultimate gorilla experience where you will hopefully encounter the majstic mountain gorillas first hand on a forest trekking expedition. After a strenuous day trekking, transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, place of little birds, for some rest and relaxation. This tranquil place, with its many islands scattered across the lake, is ideal to enjoy a swim in the lake and soak up the views.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Gorilla Safari, Trekking Safari
  • You will visit:
  • Wildlife:
    rhino, elephant
  • Activities:
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Start/end in Entebbe

In Brief

  • Day 1: Arrive and depart to Bwindi National Park
  • Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation
  • Day 3: Enjoy a swim or the spectacular views of the Bunyonyi islands and depart for Entebbe

Fun: Gorilla trekking, swimming in Lake Bunyonyi

Bragging right: Close encounter with mountain gorillas in their natural habitat


From USD 1,020 per person based on 4 people


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

Day by Day Overview

Your safari will start from either your Entebbe accomodation or at Entebbe airport off an early arrival flight. You will be picked up by your Driver/Guide who will brief you about your tour and then depart for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a very important habitat for mountain gorillas in Uganda and is home to over 300 of them.

The drive will take you southwest by road, crossing the Equator then on to Mbarara for lunch. You continue through savannah grasslands to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The scenic drive through Kigezi Highlands (commonly referred as the ‘Switzerland of Africa’) and banana plantations takes you to the gorilla sanctuary of Bwindi National Park. You will arrive here in time for check in to your accommodation. The late afternoon and evening you relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the next day.

  • Overnight: Lodge at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Included Activities: Airport/hotel transfer

After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide, you will enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The beauty of this rainforest is remarkable – dramatic, steeply forested and dense landscape, criss-crossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain varies with the movements of these great primates. Once you locate a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savoured.

Return to your lodge for lunch and thereafter check out and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Framed by lush, green-terraced hills that reach a height of 2,200 – 2,478 m, it’s Lake Bunyonyi’s 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across the water that make it most magical — you could admire them all day.

  • Overnight: Lodge at Lake Bunyonyi
  • Included Activities: Gorilla trek, swimming at lake

After a relaxed breakfast you may opt to enjoy a swim in the lake before you set off on the journey to Entebbe via Mbarara. We will stop at the Igongo Cultural Center for lunch (traditional dishes) and you will have an opportunity to visit the cultural museum before setting off on the final leg to Entebbe. En route we can stop at the Equator for photo oportunities and the chance to browse the gift shops to secure yourself a final momento to remind you of your gorilla safari in Uganda.

  • Overnight: Onward travel
  • Included Activities: Airport/hotel transfer
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