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4 Days Ultimate Gorilla Safari Experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

Airport Guest House, Mugula Road, Entebbe, Wakiso District, Central Uganda, Uganda

Unforgettable Safari in Uganda

This four days' Uganda gorilla trekking safari will take you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, gorilla forest which is well known for gorilla trekking in Uganda. Drive through the winding rural areas into the home of endangered mountain gorillas. Your safari begins from Kampala urban settings into the village setting of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, this tropical rainforest is a habitat for a variety of primate species.

Highlights

  • Gorilla permits included
  • Uganda gorilla trekking safari
  • Ground transportation and transfers
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Experienced guide
  • Daily meals
  • Park fees

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3 activity days
Group size: Maximum of 6 participants
Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
08:00
Check-out Time:
18:00

During this safari, you will be accommodated in several places such as Airport Guest House, Entebbe in the first night and Ruhijja Gorilla Camp in the second and third night.

Program

Day 1: Arrival and transfer

Meet and greet the Go Explore Safaris representative who will then transfer you to your hotel for an overnight.

  • Overnight at Airport Guest House (bed and breakfast basis)

Day 2: Kampala- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After your morning breakfast, meet and greet your guide at the hotel, thereafter, start a panoramic ride southwest of Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National park. You will have a stopover at the Equator for photographs. Thereafter proceed, passing through the savannah grassland with the long-horned Ankole cows grazing along the road.

Stop over for lunch at Mbarara town and thereafter descend to the beautiful Kigezi hills commonly known as the "Switzerland of Africa". Arrival at Haven Lodge later in the evening for dinner. Have enough rest as you prepare for an adventurous Gorilla Tracking activity the next day.

From this forest, you will track gorillas while from the other trails you can go for bird watching, nature walk characterized by a number of birds including blue turaco, black casques hornbills, black and white hornbills, woodland kingfishers, flycatchers.

  • Overnight at Ruhijja Gorilla Camp (full board basis)

Day 3: Gorilla tracking

Start the day with an early served breakfast as you prepare yourself for an encounter with the rare mountain gorilla. For most people, this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda. Drive to the starting point of the gorilla tracking where you will receive a briefing about what will transpire during the tracking.

Enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The time you spend searching for the gorilla can be as short as four hours or as long as the eight hours but you can only be allowed to spend a maximum of one hour with the endangered species. This is the time to take photos and ask the guide any questions about the seemingly tedious yet rewarding experience.

  • Overnight at Ruhijja Gorilla Camp (full board basis)

Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Kampala and transfer to the airport

After your breakfast, you will be transferred back to Kampala. En route to Kampala, expect to take pleasure in a ride through the thrilling Kigezi hills with beautiful scenery from the "Switzerland of Africa” with numerous activities carried out by the local communities on the uplands. You will have a stopover for lunch before you proceed to Kampala. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Entebbe International Airport (EBB) for your international flight.

Notes

Gorilla tracking is subject to availability of permits, which are limited to eight per gorilla family per day. Gorilla permits cannot be held / secured / booked with the Uganda Wildlife Authority in advance of payment - they are only secured once physically paid for. GoExplore Safaris can check availability of permits but they cannot hold them. GoExplore Safaris will invoice for the permits, and as soon as the funds clear in their account, GoExplore Safaris will go ahead and purchase. Gorilla permits are always 100% non-transferable and non-refundable.

Location

This gorilla safari is located in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

In case you have some time after the tracking, you can conduct community walk that involves visiting the native Batwa community to have a cultural experience.

What's included

  • Gorilla permits as stipulated in the itinerary (600 USD per person)
  • Daily meals (hotels in Kampala / Entebbe are B&B)
  • Drinks as stipulated in the itinerary
  • 3 nights' accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary
  • Water in the vehicle for overland sectors
  • All ground transportation and transfers as indicated, which are inclusive of fuel
  • Activities as stipulated in the itinerary
  • Park, ranger guide, conservation fees
  • All applicable taxes, administration

What's not included

  • All passport and visa fees
  • All health vaccinations and medications
  • International flights and associated airport departure taxes
  • Meals not specified (including lunch and other meal stops between properties on overland sectors)
  • Drinks where not stipulated in itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for guides / drivers / hotel staff etc.
  • Any extras and additional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays or cancellations or other inconveniences beyond our control
  • Trip cancellation, travel delay or baggage insurance
  • All statutory increases beyond our control
  • Travel / medical insurance

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. GoExplore Safaris will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Entebbe International Airport Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on departure.
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