This safari offers an opportunity to travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park provides a thrilling experience as you go through undulating hills and small-scale farmlands.
It provides a memorable experience when you spend time in the jungle viewing varieties of primates and birds but most importantly tracking the giant mountain gorillas. Bwindi being a tropical rain forest provides an amazing experience to nature lovers but not forgetting the beautiful and hospitality of the local community who showcase their culture. Tour Highlights, Trip Itinerary and Inclusions
DAY 1: Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
DAY 2: Gorilla Tracking, Cultural entertainmentDAY 3:Bwindi to Kampala
DETAILED GORILLA TOUR ITINERARY
DAY 1: Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park:Have an early breakfast and depart from Kampala and head Western Uganda. A brief stop at the Equator provides an opportunity of photographing. Continue to the rolling hills and terraced landscapes of Kabale District. Have lunch in Mbarara town and proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for a night.
AccommodationMahogany Springs or Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill Lodge or Wagtail Eco Lodge or Buhoma Community Bandas Meal Plan: Full Board Travel Time: About 9–11 Hours
DAY 2: Gorilla Tracking, Cultural Entertainment: After an early morning breakfast and guide briefing, set off for your gorilla tracking in the forests of Bwindi. Gorilla tracking can be strenuous because of Bwindi’s challenging terrain. You will need to carry packed lunch and drinking water, and wear comfortable boots or sturdy shoes, as well as carry a light rain jacket as Bwindi has unpredictable weather. Walking sticks will be available from the park rangers. A friendly encounter with these gentle giants will be your most exciting experience! For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. The ranger guide always briefs you on how to behave with these gentle giants. After an encounter of a group of gorillas some with silver backs, one can say “a sight of Gorillas has made my life time tour”.In the evening, you will have a cultural walk to interact with the local people. Participate in captivating traditional performances presented by Women’s groups or orphan children groups. Note that the fees you pay for these performances go directly to improve the welfare of families around the park.
AccommodationMahogany Springs or Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill Lodge or Wagtail Eco Lodge or Buhoma Community Bandas. Meal Plan: Full Board Trekking Time: Unpredictable
DAY 3: Bwindi Impenetrable to Kampala: After breakfast we shall drive back to Kampala, stopping enroute for lunch and proceed to Kampala arriving in the evening. Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch. Travel Time: About 9-11 Hours
The Safari Package Covers: Gorilla Permit, Cultural entertainment, Park Ranger Fees, Relevant Government Taxes, Full Board Accommodation (2 nights) and en-route meals as indicated in the itinerary, Full time English speaking Driver/Guide, Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle, Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.
Safari Exclusions:Airfares, Visa Fees, Personal Insurance, Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities
Extra Services:Airport transfers Entebbe-Kampala (USD 40$), Kampala-Entebbe- (USD 30$) Booking accommodation for you (Night before safari starts and night after safari in case your flight is on the next day). We recommend the following accommodations: Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast.
Serena Hotel, (Luxury – USD 413 for a single room; USD 437 for a double/twin room),
Sheraton Hotel (Luxury – USD 297 for a single room; USD 321 for a double/twin room),
Cassia Lodge (Mid-range – USD 105 for a single room; USD 135 for a double/twin room)