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UGANDA GORILLA TREKKING

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This exciting 4-day adventure takes you into the heart of the community of Buhoma, enjoy a guided walking tour as you meet those who live side by side with the Gorillas of Bwindi Forest and visit the primary school started by a staff member of Mahogany Springs Lodge.

Uganda Fly 4 days Gorilla tracking tour. Flying to Bwindi National Park from Entebbe.

This 4-day gorilla tour with 2 gorilla treks goes with a flight from Entebbe to your gorilla trek in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park thus avoiding the long 9-hour drive to Bwindi and back.

The flight from Entebbe to Kihihi/Kisoro airstrip (the landing near Bwindi) departs at 07:45 and the return flight from Bwindi departs at 09:45 arriving Entebbe at 11:25. With this, it means you may consider arriving Entebbe either a day before the tour start day or, earlier than 7AM on Day 1 of the tour.

  • Arrival City : Entebbe International Airport
  • Departure City : Kisoro
  • Airport : Entebbe International Airport
  • This 4 days Uganda Gorilla Trekking ideal for travellers with less time for holidays in Uganda.

  • Visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking and Queen Elizabeth national park for game viewing.

  • Both parks are a must go for most visitors to the Pearl of Africa – Uganda and the two are the most popular places to visit while on holiday in Uganda.

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Ishasha tree climbing lions
  • Boat cruise along the Kazinga channel
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge/ game drive along Kasenyi trail

AREAS VISITED

  • Arusha National Park
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Tarangire National Park
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Olduvai Gorge
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro highlands

Day 1: Fly From Entebbe to Bwindi

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your connecting flight to Entebbe. Upon arrival at the airport, you will connect another flight from Entebbe International Airport to Kihihi/Kisoro airstrip in the south-western part of Uganda.

Your flight schedule is as follows

Departure Entebbe: 07.45 am (check in latest at 06.30 am, 1 hr before your flight departs)

Arrival Kihihi: 09.30 am Arrival Kisoro: 08:55 am

On arrival at Kihihi/Kisoro airstrip you will be picked up by the staff of lodge you are staying at. You will be transferred in about 1 hour to the lodge.

Journey time: Flight in the morning or afternoon/transfer to lodge 1½ hours

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Today is the big day… Prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants: the rare mountain gorilla. For most people this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees - the only forest in Africa which can make this claim in fact. It also hosts five other species of primate, 113 species of mammal, over 200 butterflies and 360 birds.

The gorillas you will track belong to one of nine habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. Your trek will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorilla’s habitat. En route, your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots.

The time taken to track the gorillas can take as little as 2 hours to as much as 7 hours before one returns! Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist'.

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Up-market: Buhoma Lodge | Mahogany Lodge | Chameleon Hill Lodge | Trackers Lodge Buhoma

Moderate: Silverback Lodge | Engagi Lodge | Nkuringo Gorilla Camp

Low Budget: Buhoma Community Campground | Rushaga Gorilla Camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, boxed lunch and dinner

Day 3: Second Gorilla Trek in Bwindi

It is breakfast-a packed lunch and off for your second day of gorilla tracking at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Double your gorilla experience in Uganda. Too encounters with the gentle giants of Impenetrable Forest of Bwindi.

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Up-market: Buhoma Lodge | Mahogany Lodge | Chameleon Hill Lodge | Trackers Lodge Buhoma

Moderate: Silverback Lodge | Engagi Lodge | Nkuringo Gorilla Camp

Low Budget: Buhoma Community Campground | Rushaga Gorilla Camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, boxed lunch and dinner

Day 4: Fly Bwindi-Kihihi/Kisoro-Entebbe

Our representative will take care of your transfer to Kihihi or Kisoro airstrip. Today you will travel back to Entebbe International Airport.

Please let us know if you wish us to include one (or more) nights in Kampala /Entebbe or arrange your transport to and from Entebbe Airport with Gorillas and Wildlife Safaris.

Your flight schedule is as following (please ask you sales consultant the exact time schedule on the date you are flying).

Journey Time for flights to between Bwindi and Entebbe

45 min transfer to Kihihi/ Kisoro & 1h10 min flight

Morning flight option

Departure time from Kihihi: 09.45 AM

Departure time from Kisoro: 09.10 AM

Arrival time in Entebbe: 11.25 AM

Afternoon flight option

Departure time from Entebbe: 12.00 PM or 14.45 PM

Arrival time in Kihihi: 13.55 PM or 14.55 PM

Departure time from Kihihi: 14.05 PM or 15.05 PM

Arrival time in Entebbe: 15.55 PM or 16.15 PM

* Timings may vary depending on aircraft routing.

Meal plan: Breakfastircraft flights, accommodation, meals & drinks as listed, park fees, transfers to cultural projects or schools in Buhoma, guided community walking tour, 1 x gorilla trekking permit per person.

Mahogany Lodge

Day - 1Marphie Hotel

Chameleon Hill Lodge

Day - 2Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge

Trackers Lodge Buhoma

Day - 3Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge

Silverback Lodge

Day - 4Marphie Hotel

ITEMS INCLUDED:

  • All ground transportation in 4×4 safari vehicle with all fuel
  • Full time guide with all his associated expenses
  • Full board accommodation as per above itinerary a part from Kampala or Entebbe where it Bed and breakfast only.
  • Boat cruise where applicable
  • Game drive where applicable
  • Bigodi swamp walk
  • Ferry crossing
  • Top of the Falls
  • Gorilla permit
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • Any other items included in the above itinerary

ITEMS NOT INCLUDED:

  • International Air tickets and airport taxes
  • Visas
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, telephone calls, etc.
  • Any other items which are not included in the above itinerary

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