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Duration: 2 Nights / 3 Days
Location: Uganda Gorilla Trek
Price: from £1,940 pp
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Uganda Gorilla Trek

Uganda Gorilla Trek package with internal flights to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is designed for those who want to experience the Uganda Gorillas without the long road transfer to Bwindi Forest and back.

Add the 2-Night Uganda Gorilla Trek package to any East Africa Safari for a thrilling encounter with these magnificent endangered species.  An extra night with Gorilla Trek may be added on for those who wish to experience a second meeting with the beautiful gentle Uganda Gorillas. 

Flights depart from Entebbe in the mornings at 07.45hrs arriving Bwindi at 11.25hrs or in the afternoons, departing Entebbe at 12.45hrs & arriving Bwindi at 13.55hrs (1.55pm).   Return flights from Bwindi arrive Entebbe around noon. 

Uganda Gorilla Trek Highlights

  • A bucket list experience! Trek into the jungle to watch a family of gorillas in their last natural habitat.
  • Interact with one of five habituated gorilla families, the gentle giants of Bwindi.
  • Experience the beautiful ecosystem of Bwindi National Park
  • ‘the Pearl of Africa’

    Where else but in this uniquely lush destination can one observe lions prowling the open plains in the morning and track chimpanzees through the rainforest undergrowth the same afternoon, then the next day navigate tropical channels teeming with hippos and crocodiles before setting off into the misty mountains to visit the majestic mountain gorillas.
  • SAFARI ACCOMMODATION AND ROUTING

    Flight Entebbe to Bwindi Forest
    2 Nights Full Board in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest 
    Flight Bwindi to Entebbe Airport

    Gorilla Permit
    Park Entrance Fees
    Experienced Registered Guide
    Internal flights

  • Bwindi National Park

    Penetrating the Impenetrable Forest is no picnic, as the terrain is steep, but what a reward. All the hardships are forgotten in an instant with the first glimpse of the gorillas in their mountain kingdom. No bars, no cars – this is not a safari park but their world, and you become their privileged guests. Bwindi is home to 326 gorillas, almost a half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas.

    Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is situated in the Virunga Volcanoes mountain range and located in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the western Rift Valley. It is one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth, where over half the world’s population of highly endangered Mountain Gorillas live in its jungles.

Uganda Gorilla Trek

there’s just one Bwindi gorilla for every 20 million people!

The highlight of your Safari – a meeting with the gentle giants of Bwindi. The hike may take as long as eight hours in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes in rainy conditions, but it will definitely be worth it as you take a close-up look at the gorillas while they eat, play and rest; a unique and unforgettable experience. Time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour.

Book at least 6 months in advance to ensure that requested dates are available.

Gorilla tracking in Bwindi can be challenging, therefore ensure fitness. The tracking experience starts at 8:30 am local time and can last from a few hours to a whole day.

What to bring on a Gorilla Trek:

Wear jungle shoes suitable for steep muddy slopes and carry a rain jacket because the park is often wet.

Put on ear plugs for those who feel uncomfortable with jungle sounds.

Carry rain gear, sunscreen lotion, a hat (as the weather is unpredictable) and insect repellent.

Besides all these, Uganda is also blessed with a vast bird population of more than 1,000 species. Uganda is Africa condensed, with the best of everything the continent has to offer packed into one small but stunning destination.

  • UGANDA SAFARI ADD-ON

    Include an overnight at Lake Mburo National Park inclusive of a stop at the Equator, boating safari on Lake Mburo and game drives. This is a road transfer option along a scenic route.
  • BEST TIME FOR A ONCE IN A LIFETIME TREK

    Although Uganda is a year-round destination, the best time to visit Uganda for a gorilla trek is during the country’s two dry seasons of January and February and from June to September.

    BUCKET LIST ACTIVITIES:

    Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest Uganda

Add a Safari to Uganda Gorilla Trek

A Safari may easily be combined with convenient flights between the East African Safari destinations or South Africa. Options are:

Kenya Safaris
Tanzania Safaris
South Africa Safaris

Add an Indian Ocean Island Beach Holiday

Or why not combine a Beach holiday on one of the spectacular Indian Ocean Islands. Options:
Zanzibar Beach Holiday
Mombasa Beach Holiday
Seychelles Beach Packages
The Maldives Island Packages
Mauritius Island Packages
Madagascar Island Packages

Uganda Gorilla Trek:

Day 1: Flight from Entebbe to Bwindi National Park
Depart from Entebbe Airport on the morning or afternoon flight to Bwindi. On arrival you will be collected and travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Afternoon at leisure in Bwindi Forest. 

Accommodation: Silverback Lodge / Mahogany Springs Lodge or similar
Meals:Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: GORILLA TREK
After an early morning briefing at the Park headquarters, you will enter the forest and enjoy the beauty and freshness of the jungle, home to more than half of the world’s mountain gorillas.

You will join a group of up to 8 other persons on your assigned Gorilla family trek with trained professional guides.  On locating your assigned Gorilla Family, you may spend an hour observing the gorillas before trekking down.  Transfer back to the lodge for lunch.

Rest of afternoon at leisure. 

Accommodation: Silverback Lodge / Mahogany Springs Lodge or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Flight from Bwindi to Entebbe
Leave the Bwindi Forest for the hour long drive to Kihihi Airstrip to take the flight back to Entebbe.

Transfer for your onward arrangements.

Meals:Breakfast




Facing the Impenetrable forest the natural setting of Mahogany Springs is beyond imagination.It’s easy to see where Mahogany Springs gets its name. Standing 60 metres high, the 400-year old mahogany tree in the centre of its gardens is impossible to ignore when you’re sitting on the terrace of Buhoma’s newest lodge.

  • read more Mahogany Springs Lodge Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

    Accommodation:
    The Superior Suites are spacious with large double doors and beautiful windows. Each Suite has its own private exquisitely designed terrace with panoramic views of the surrounding area. All suites have large en-suite bathrooms with an open terracotta shower. For added comfort and peace of mind all the suites have an advanced mosquito net system that wraps around the entire area of the beds.

    Facilities:
    The huge panoramic terrace that stretches around the front of the building provides a balance between the sounds of the river and the views of the forest. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the terrace or just sit here all day soaking up the views.

 

Silverback Lodge is perched atop a high valley overlooking Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The view is stunning with bird watching and sometimes primate viewing right from the front door of your room.

  • read more Silverback Lodge Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

    Accommodation:
    With 12 rooms each built and designed using local materials, such as forest vines, sisal rope and purple slate stone. Each room has an en-suite bathroom (with hot water showers) and comfortable chairs on the veranda to sit with your sun-downer and enjoy the scenic views.

    Facilities:
    Silverback Lodge is only a 5 minute walk to the national park and has sweeping views of the valley and forests that surround it. The lodge has beautiful gardens, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the magnificent landscape of the Bwindi forest after a long day’s hike.

Uganda Gorilla Trek

  • 01 March – 31 May   –  £1,940.00 per person
  • 01 June – 30 Sept     –  £ 2,025.00 per person
  • 01 Oct – 30 Nov        – £ 1,940.00 per person
  • 01 Dec – 15 Dec         – £ 2,025.00 per person
  • 16 Dec – 28 Feb         – £ 2,025.00 per person

 

Extra Night with Gorilla Trek & Permit:

  • 01 March – 31 May   –  £720.00 per person
  • 01 June – 30 Sept     –  £ 765.00 per person
  • 01 Oct – 30 Nov        – £ 720.00 per person
  • 01 Dec – 15 Dec         – £ 765.00 per person
  • 16 Dec – 28 Feb         – £ 765.00 per person

Inclusive of:

Flight Entebbe to Bwindi Forest
2 Nights Full Board in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest 
One Day Gorilla Trekking
Flight Bwindi to Entebbe Airport
Gorilla Permit
Park Entrance Fees
Experienced Registered Guide
Internal Flights

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