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3 Days Gorilla Trekking Tour

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Day 1: Pick up from Entebbe town and transfer to Bwindi national park. Via the equator.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking encounter. Visit Batwa communities in the evening.

Day 3: Transfer back to Entebbe.

DETAILED ITINERARY:

Day 1: Pick up from Entebbe and transfer to Bwindi national park. Via the equator.

After the morning breakfast, you will drive from Entebbe towards the west and have a stop at the Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe 72 km from Kampala to encounter the world’s main latitude and purchase African handicrafts and souvenirs and a thrilling cool photo session.

There is also an amazing local water experiment that proves the earth split-up into two halves, the north and south spheres.

After this encounter, you will continue on the journey to Bwindi National Park driving past the pastoral lands of Ankole with impressive scenery and the views of cattle both long horned and

Friesian grazing in this savannah rangeland. The views of Burchell’s Zebras and Impala straying from the adjacent Lake Mburo National Park may also be spotted as they graze along with the cows.

Make another stop at Igongo Cultural Center 12 km to Mbarara town for a sumptuous traditional lunch exploring the local cuisine in entirety.

After lunch, you continue on the drive arriving in Bwindi impenetrable national park in the evening for check in at your lodge, relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Budget: Gorilla Haven’s Lodge

Day 2: Gorilla trekking encounter. Visit Batwa communities in the evening.

After an early morning breakfast you will be briefed by your ranger / tour guide and after start your gorilla trekking journey. You will enter into the amazing rain forest (gorilla sanctuary) as it offers an exciting, heavily forested and dense landscape interrupted by plenty of animal trails that provide access for tourists tracking these resident animals.

Mammals thriving here include majorly the endangered mountain gorillas, elephants, buffaloes, giant forest hogs, the rare golden monkey, black-fronted Duikers, bush bucks, leopards to mention but a few. However, the charming mountain gorillas form the highlight of the park, you will continue to the misty Bwindi forest in search of the world’s most sought after and endangered species. The trekking adventure takes you through impressive hikes exploring the attractive forest landscapes characterized by rugged terrain which makes it quite challenging to explore.

The time and track taken while looking for these beautiful primates varies according to their movements, “Remember they are also wild animals”. The duration of the activity may vary between 2 – 8 hours inclusive of one (1) hour direct contact with these unfamiliar creatures as they forage, socialize and make their joyous tactics with the frightening eyes of the Silverback.

Once tracked, observing, spending time with and photographing these gentle, peaceful and shy apes is a unique, breathtaking, inspiring, and thrilling life time memorable adventure that leaves you desiring to have it again. Retire from this activity and relax at the lodge and in the evening, indulge in a delightful cultural tour with the Batwa, the natives of this forest.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation:

Budget: Gorilla Haven’s Lodge

Day 3: Transfer back to Entebbe to mark the end of your safari.

After a warm cup of tea, undertake the journey of 537km back to Kampala, about 7 hours’ drive. The drive is quite long though impressive as you traverse the country side sceneries scattered with rural homesteads, cattle farms and extensive banana plantations.

The en route small towns bustling with all kinds of local trade and informal businesses that will occupy your journey back to Entebbe. A lunch stop will be made at Igongo Cultural Center.

End of tour.

QUOTATION

NO. OF PAX PRICE PER PAX (USD)
2 PAX $1,183.27
4 PAX $1,050.64

PLEASE NOTE:-

  • YOU CAN UPGRADE TO MIDRANGE & LUXURY ACCOMMODATION AT AN ADDITIONAL FEE.

  • ALL THE ABOVE MENTIONED LODGES / ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES ARE ONLY AVAILABLE UPON BOOKING WITH A FEE, THE SUBSTITUTE LODGE OF SIMILAR STAR RATE / CATEGORY SHALL BE PROVIDED IF THE LODGE IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF CONFIRMATION.

  • GORILLA PERMITS TYPICALLY DEPEND ON AVAILABILITY AT THE TIME OF CONFIRMATION AND ARE PAID 100% UPFRONT.

Inclusions:

    • Accommodation as per the itinerary based on Bed & Breakfast.
    • All ground transportation in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle.
    • Park and Site entrance fees.
    • Gorilla permits
    • Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide.
    • Drinking water in the vehicle.
    • Batwa cultural encounters
    • And all government taxes/levies.

Excluded Are:

  • Meals other than breakfast
  • Optional activities (anything specified as optional activity in the itinerary)
  • Phone calls and bar bills
  • Any other soft / alcoholic drinks
  • Personal insurance
  • Accommodation in Kampala
  • Laundry
  • Air fare & visas
  • All other Services not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Driver guide’s gratuity / tips.