4 Days Gorilla Safari in Uganda; fly to Bwindi for mountain Gorilla trekking on this 4 Days chartered gorilla trekking safari.
Day 1; Arrival & Hotel Transfer.
You will be welcomed by our company representative and the guide upon your arrival at Entebbe airport and transferred to the plush Protea hotel in Entebbe which is situated right on the shores of the beautiful Lake Victoria and within 5 minutes drive of the international airport. The hotel has expansive gardens and a private beach with white sands and palm trees. The interior and finishing of the hotel has been done to a high standard with both modern and African influences. Enjoy your time here, have dinner and a good night’s sleep.
Day 2; Kajjansi Airport – Kihihi – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
This morning, you will transfer to Kajjansi airport where you have a scheduled charter flight to Kihihi for your 4 days Gorilla Safari. You will be met at the airstrip in Kihiihi and driven to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Bwindi forest is a magnificent luxuriant swathe across the steep ridges of the Albertine Rife Valley, this ancient rain-forest – one of the few in Africa to have flourished throughout the last Ice Age – is regarded to be one of the most biologically diverse forests in Africa.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park has at least 90 mammal species, including 11 primates and is ranked as one of the best in Uganda for forest birding, with 23 highly localised Albertine Rift endemics. Bwindi is renowned for its Mountain Gorilla population, slightly more than half the world’s mountain gorilla population is resident in Bwindi: an estimated 280 – 320 individuals living in 15 groups. Looking deep into the expressive brown eyes of these gentle giants is an extremely special privilege and an encounter unparalleled in most likely the whole of Africa likely to leave you with great memories.
Dinner and overnight at Mahogany Springs Lodge / Buhoma Lodge
Day 3; Gorilla Trekking
After breakfast you take a short drive to Park Headquarters and meet with excellent local guides and trackers who will give a talk on the etiquette of gorilla trekking. We then hike into the forest to where the gorillas were seen the night before and track from that point. The trekking can take from 1 to 8 hours and climb to altitudes not in excess of 7,500 feet. The terrain is rough and at times muddy.
Although the hike is physically demanding the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery make the trekking worthwhile. Once the gorillas are located all fatigue is forgotten, as the experience is often described as being the most profound natural history experience in the world. Picnic lunches are provided and it is important to take plenty of water.
Dinner and overnight at Mahogany Springs Lodge / Buhoma Lodge as above.
Day 4; Departure
This morning you leave behind the lush rain forests of Bwindi and drive back to the Kihiihi airstrip. Have another scheduled charter flight back to Kajjansi, and a road transfer to Entebbe arriving in time to connect with your international departure flight marking the end of your 4 Days Gorilla safari in Uganda.
Chartered plane air ticket, Transport in 4WD Vehicle with pop-up roof, English speaking Tour Guide, accommodation as listed in the itinerary, Gorilla permits, fuel, Park entrance fee, meals according to the program, all activities in the itinerary.
Entry Visa to Uganda, International fares, accommodation in Kampala on Day 4, Medical/travel insurance, tips and gratuities, all expenses of personal nature like bar bills, optional activities, laundry and souvenirs among others.