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Duration: 5 days
Location: Uganda
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Starts: Entebbe

Ends: Entebbe

Group size: Min 2

Tour Code : ARA03

Single Supplement: Applies – Equire about price (price based on time of travel)

Safari Vehicle Type: Safari 4 x 4 Vehicle

Your trek will take you on an enchanting path as you weave through overhanging vines, moss-covered Hagenia trees and giant Lobelia. The high point, of course and one of the greatest wildlife experiences on earth, will be spending time with the gentle giant gorillas as they go about their daily life – feeding, playing, resting, and raising their young.

    • English speaking driver-guide
    • Excellent Value for money

     

  • Day 1
    Upon arrival at Entebbe airport, you will clear customs and immigration and then you will be met by our representative here and transferred to your hotel.
    Accommodation: Overnight at Lake Victoria Serena Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
    Meals:
    Breakfast

    Day 2
    After an early breakfast, you drive to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The drive is a full day taking approximately 9 – 10 hours. Leaving the Lake Victoria basin, you pass through Ugandan villages and beautiful agricultural countryside where you see people tending their traditional crops of millet, sorghum, beans and maize. Upon reaching Kyanjojo, in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains (Mountains of the Moon), you drive through a sea of green tea plantations. After check in and a chance to freshen up there will be dinner.
    Accommodation:Overnight at the Silverback Lodge on a full board basis
    Meals: Breakfast/Dinner

    BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST
    Well-trained guides lead you to the site where the gorillas were encountered the day before and from here the tracking begins. The gorillas, whose continuous search for food requires a nomadic lifestyle, determine the duration of the hike. The trek can take between one and six hours, sometimes more, at elevations in excess of 7,500 feet and over rough terrain. Although the hike can be physically demanding, the anticipation of the exciting experience ahead is invigorating, and the beauty of the forest and its inhabitants are fascinating. When the gorillas are encountered, any fatigue is quickly forgotten. Observing a wild gorilla family in its natural habitat and on its terms is considered by many naturalists to be the most profound natural history experience in the world. Few who have had this rare privilege would disagree. It is important to recognize that these gorillas have only recently been habituated to tourists. Their curiosity is obvious, but they have only begun to grow accustomed to humans. Each strictly regulated 60-minute visit passes all too quickly, and you depart leaving the gorillas to their fragile existence. After time with the gorillas and a picnic lunch, you return to camp with hopefully a few unforgettable memories of a rare and wondrous experience. If the gorilla groups are relatively close, you’ll also have the chance to hike nearby forest trails to obtain a better understanding of the forest and its other inhabitants. These hikes provide the opportunity to observe smaller primate species and regional, endemic birds.

    Day 3
    After breakfast you will be taken on a short drive to the park headquarters where you will begin your Gorilla trekking experience. This generally takes an entire day and you will return to your camp in the late afternoon.
    Accommodation: Overnight at the Silverback Lodge on a full board basis
    Meals: Breakfast/Dinner

    Day 4
    After breakfast you will be transferred back to Entebbe, Again this will be a full day drive arriving back at your hotel in the evening.
    Accommodation: Overnight at the Lake Victoria Serena Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
    Meals: Breakfast/Dinner

    Day 5
    After breakfast you will be transferred to Entebbe to connect to your departure flight
    Meals: Breakfast

     

    Cost Includes:

    • Transfers
    • Transport in 4×4 vehicle with an English speaking driver-guide
    • Meals and accommodation as specified
    • All park fees and government taxes
    • Gorilla Permits (which are indicated separately above)
    • Activities as indicated

     

    Cost Excludes:

    • Visas and international flights
    • Airport taxes (clients pay direct if not included on the ticket)
    • Driver-guide gratuities, drinks, dining rooms tips and porterage
    • Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance
    • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature

     

    Additional remarks:

    • We may have to re-route the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non-availability.
    • Prices for Gorilla / Primate Permits or park fees may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you.
    • In order to qualify for the above rates, the tour must start and finish within the specified dates.

     

    Passenger Information:

    • Passengers should bring only soft sided bags on safaris.
    • All the passengers must have Identification Card/Passport with them for internal flights.
    • Travellers’ cheques generally are not accepted in East Africa.  US bank notes cannot be older than 2004 and must have the most current security markings (large portrait of the presidents).

     

    Important Information: 

    • GORILLA TRACKING permit from USD 600
    • Children under 15 years of age are not allowed to do the gorilla tracking and must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
    • Please advise full passport details at time of requesting bookings to enable us to secure the gorilla permits.
    • PERMITS ONCE PURCHASED CANNOT BE TRANSFERRED OR AMENDED.

     

     

  • START / END
    Trip departs with a min of 2 persons. Please request more information regarding departure dates.

    Rates:   Enquire about price (price based on time of travel)