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Group size: Min 2
Tour Code : ARA03
Single Supplement: Applies – From USD 400 (please note price varies from month 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.
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
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
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.
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
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
After breakfast you will be transferred to Entebbe to connect to your departure flight
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|Trip departs with a min of 2 persons. Please request more information regarding departure dates.|