Gorillas trekking fly in, Air safari to Bwindi from Entebbe Airport.

 

Day one:              Arrive Entebbe International Airport where you will be transferred by your complimentary transfer vehicle to your overnight hotel at Lake Victoria Laico Hotel. The evening is spent relaxing either in the hotel gardens or by the swimming pool. Dinner and overnight at your Hotel in Entebbe. Transit time: 10 Minutes.

 

Day Two:             After a morning wakeup call and early breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport on a short drive. You will go through the check in formalities and will board your scheduled flight departing at 07:45am to Bwindi. This is a one hour flight that lets you see the beautiful Ssese Islands from the air, the yellow-green hilltops and farmlands of Mbarara and Rukungiri, with the Lake Edward and the distant Volcanoes before landing at Kihiihi Airfield on the gorilla trekking fly in safari, where your gorilla safari guide will be waiting. You will depart for the Mountain gorilla sanctuary of Bwindi, through a set of villages and river networks and will arrive for lunch at Bwindi. The afternoon =, can be spent on a self guided walk along the trails near Buhoma, where you may bump into a family of mountain gorillas. You will be looking out for colorful birds, butterflies and the colubus monkeys. Chimpanzees are usually heard vocalizing in the nearby forests across the river Munyaga and with a pair of binoculars, you may catch them feeding on the treetops of the tall hardwood forest trees. It is only here in the world, that Mountain gorillas and Chimpanzees are living together in the same habitat. Dinner and overnight at the Gorilla’s Resort Camp.

 

Day Three:          Morning breakfast at your overnight accommodation. A nearby transfer to the briefing point begins your day’s gorilla trekking at Bwindi where you will be handed over to the Uganda wildlife Authority ranger guide and trackers for the morning briefing. On the gorilla briefing, you are given tips on how to behave while with the gorillas and how to respond in case of a mock charge from the gorilla silver back. You are advised to keep your voices as low as possible while on the trek, this is meant, not to disturb the other wildlife, like the duikers or golden cats that be seen on the gorilla hike. You are advised to move in a group and have the slower paced gorilla visitor, either determine the pace, or stay with one of the ranger guides or porters. The gorillas are susceptible to human diseases and could easily get these if minimum distances are not maintained between the gorillas and the trekkers. The gorilla trek would then begin around 8:30am with the trackers leading the trail to be followed by the other trekkers though the gorilla forest. After a couple of minutes or hours of the gorilla trip, you will arrive at a point where the Mountain gorillas will be feeding, grooming or relaxing. One hour of viewing will be allowed, before heading to a safe distance away from the gorilla family, to enjoy the packed lunch. In the afternoon, you will return to your accommodations to freshen up and have dinner before overnight.

 

Day Four:             Morning breakfast either privately on your balcony, or at the main lodge lappa before packing up and checking out of your hotel at around 08:30am. You will drive through the Gorilla highlands of tea and banana plantations before heading to the Kihiihi airstrip. The return flight to Entebbe departs around 09:45 and arrives around 11:00am at Entebbe airport where you will connect to your home bound flight out of Uganda.

 

Affordable accommodations:

Price per person starts at                                                             US$1,205 + US$600 Gorilla permit.

Discount for April, May and November Travel is US$250 per person.

 

Comfortable/Luxurious accommodations:

Price per person starts at                                                             US$2,125 + US$600 Gorilla permit.

Discount for April, May and November Travel is US$250 per person.

 

Highest priced accommodations:

Price per person starts at                                                             US$2,845 + US$600 Gorilla permit.

 

Discount for April, May and November Travel is US$250 per person.

 

 

Gorilla trekking pricing Inclusive of:

Airport transfers in Entebbe.

Return flights from Entebbe to the Gorilla Sanctuary.

Park entrance fees.

Private transfers in Bwindi to the gorilla trekking points.

Accommodation and meals at the gorilla tented camp.

Gorilla trekking guide.

Gorilla trackers and support staff from the Uganda wildlife authority.

Complimentary bottled water.

 

 

 

 

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