UGANDA GORILLA TREK

GORILLA TREK IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST – GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL!

4 DAYS

WHY YOU’D LOVE IT!

Journey through the home of almost half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas, the extraordinary Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Become enchanted with Bwindi’s incredible scenery, from its steep mountains to its verdant jungles. You’ll also be surrounded by animal life, as the park abounds with over 120 mammal species and 350 bird species.

Among these animals are the 340 mountain gorillas that call the park home, which account for around half of the world’s entire mountain gorilla population.

Gorill trekking!. You’ll hike through the breathtaking jungles of the park and spot these endangered gorillas up close, gaining insight into their daily habits. With only a small population of mountain gorillas still left in the world, this is a trip of a lifetime.

Highlights:

OVERVIEW

Itinerary at a glance

 ◽️ DAY 0    | Travel

      Departure

◽️ DAY 1    | Kenya

     Nairobi arrival

◽️ DAY 2   | Uganda

     Entebbe arrival

◽️ DAY 3-4 | Uganda

     Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

◽️ DAY 5 |   Travel

     Return / Onwards Travel

 

MAP

MAP

Visualize your journey!

DAY 0  |  Dates to be updated

YOUR SAFARI STARTS NOW!

📍 Depart home

 DEPARTURE

 DEPARTURE

Your adventure starts now!

Embark on an African safari and anticipate witnessing breathtaking landscapes, encountering diverse and majestic wildlife in their natural habitats, and immersing yourself in the rich cultural experiences of the continent.

* See your safari itinerary for transfer logistics

DAY 1 | Date to be updated

ENTEBBE (Uganda)

Entebbe overnight

📍 The Boma

THE BOMA

Guest House Overview

Arrival at Entebbe Airport, where you will be welcomed by a representative and transferred to the guesthouse (5–10 minutes) Welcome to the Pearl of Africa! On the shores of gorgeous Lake Victoria, Entebbe is an attractive, verdant town that served as the capital city during the early years of the British protectorate. Visit nearby natural attractions like the Botanical Gardens, Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, Mabamba Swamp Visit, and Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

The charming property is situated in tropical gardens on the outskirts of Entebbe, just 5 minutes from Entebbe International Airport. A tastefully restored colonial homestead consisting of comfortable bedrooms Each of them is decorated with African themes and has their own private bathroom. A diners’ bar is set in a landscaped garden with lake views. The main house includes a private dining veranda and a living room for overnight guests.

Arrive, unwind, relax, enjoy lunch or dinner, and get ready for your Gorilla adventure!

B&B

LODGE

OVERNIGHT

DAY  2-3 | Date to be updated

BWINDI FOREST

Gorilla Trekking

📍 Buhoma Lodge

BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST

Area Overview

The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest! is a biodiverse, mountainous area in southwest Uganda. An ancient rain forest, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest extends over a series of steep ridges in the Virunga Volcanoes mountain range. Declared a UNESCO world heritage site due to its ecological uniqueness and natural beauty, roughly half of the world’s total gorilla population live in this park.

The Mountain Gorillas are among Uganda’s top tourist attraction. While trekking these great creatures, the experience and excitement you encounter while with them is really worthwhile. Tracking mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest can be conducted all year round.

Gorilla trekking is a unique, thrilling and fulfilling experience – it is a journey leading one to appreciate the hidden treasures of Uganda. There are over 36 gorilla groups within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest but only eleven can be visited for gorilla tracking since others are still undergoing habituation process. Visiting one or more habituated gorilla groups in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is worth as each of them tells different stories which afterwards rewards visitors with unforgettable experiences of a life time. The habituated gorillas are now used to humans but they are wild. So anything unexpected can happen-follow the guides rules you will get no harm normally you do not eat or drink when you’re with the gorillas. You should keep a distance of 7m from the gorillas, although of course the gorillas themselves are unaware of this and will often get very close, in which case you should try to move away.

ACTIVITIES
Meet the gorillas eye to eye in the wild and spend a full hour watching, photographing and learning about these great apes that are only found in Uganda!

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Gorilla Trekking

Located at the entrance of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Buhoma Lodge is positioned as one of just two lodges nestled within the national park. It serves as the ideal accommodation choice for those embarking on a much-awaited Gorilla trekking adventure.

Famous for its inviting reception and attentive service, visitors appreciate the comforting atmosphere of this lodge, inspired by the essence of Africa. Constructed from sustainable materials, the raised central lounge, bar, and dining space (where delectable multi-course meals are served) provides a welcoming haven for guests to relax, all while enjoying uninterrupted and stunning views of the forest. The crackling fireplace further enhances the ambiance, adding an air of mystique to cooler evenings.

With a tranquil and snug quality, the ten generously-sized, environmentally conscious wooden chalets offer a secluded getaway. Guests can drift off to sleep to the melodies of the forest and wake up to the lively sounds of birds and monkeys as the day begins. The private verandah is an ideal spot for morning tea or coffee, offering sweeping vistas over the untouched forest—a truly delightful way to commence the day.

Fly to Kihili Airstrip. Airstrip meet & greet with road transfer to camp Day at leisure, preparing for tomorrow's adventure!

BUHOMA LODGE

 Lodge Overview

Located at the entrance of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Buhoma Lodge is positioned as one of just two lodges nestled within the national park. It serves as the ideal accommodation choice for those embarking on a much-awaited Gorilla trekking adventure.

Famous for its inviting reception and attentive service, visitors appreciate the comforting atmosphere of this lodge, inspired by the essence of Africa. Constructed from sustainable materials, the raised central lounge, bar, and dining space (where delectable multi-course meals are served) provides a welcoming haven for guests to relax, all while enjoying uninterrupted and stunning views of the forest. The crackling fireplace further enhances the ambiance, adding an air of mystique to cooler evenings.

With a tranquil and snug quality, the ten generously-sized, environmentally conscious wooden chalets offer a secluded getaway. Guests can drift off to sleep to the melodies of the forest and wake up to the lively sounds of birds and monkeys as the day begins. The private verandah is an ideal spot for morning tea or coffee, offering sweeping vistas over the untouched forest—a truly delightful way to commence the day.

Fly to Kihili Airstrip. Airstrip meet & greet with road transfer to camp Day at leisure, preparing for tomorrow's adventure!

FULL BOARD

LODGE

TREKKING

DAY 4 | Date to be updated

RETURN

RETURN

Morning transfer to Kihihi airstrip. Depart Kihihi to Entebbe. Fron Entebbe, depart on a commercial flight to Zanzibat, with layover in Nairobi.

SAFARI COST

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USD $ 3,725 / pps*

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*pps=per person sharing

Minimum of 2 pax traveling

INCLUDES:

Gorilla Tracking Permits @ USD 700.00 pp

Return Flights between Nairobi & Entebbe 

Return Flights between Entebbe  & Kihihi 

SAFARI DATES & DETAILS

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* Always check the document date and refer to the latest version

GORILLA TREK PACKING LIST SUGGESTION

Kindly note that the packing list below is just a mere guideline as you may have your own preferences

  • 1-2 long sleeved shirts
  • 3 short sleeved t-shirts
  • 2 –3 pairs of light weight slacks/trousers – that can dry quickly (if wearing on treks)
  • 1 pair of shorts
  • 1 sweater or sweatshirt
  • A waterproof and windproof jacket
  • 1 skirt ( for women)
  • Gloves – gardening or similar (for gorilla trekking)
  • Strong waterproof walking boots – pants should be tucked into socks and boots while trekking
  • (heavy soled rain boots also work well)
  • Pair of sports sandals like Tevas
  • Hat-wide brim or with a visor for sun protection
  • Sleepwear
  • Underwear
  • Lightweight wool socks
  • Swimsuit (and a plastic bag)

 Miscellaneous

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses with neck strap
  • Insect repellent with DEET
  • Small day pack
  • Flashlight
  • Binoculars
  • Extra batteries
  • Camera and extra lenses
  • Film particularly fast film for the gorillas.
  • Personal toiletries
  • Prescription medicines and possibly prescription itself

First Aid Kit including rehydration sachets, anti-diarrhea medicine, aspirin, cold medication, antiseptic cream, band-aids, motion sickness pills, lip balm, eye drops and personal medication.

TRAVEL INFO

  • Health & Vaccines, Visas & Passports, Connectivity, Power adaptors, Travel insurance, Credit Cards, Tipping guide,Packing list and more

INCLUDED*

  • Experience of a lifetime
  • 24/7  support before & during your safari
  • Accommodation
  • Road transfers
  • Tours & Activities
  • Meals & Drinks
  • Tour Guide (where applicable)
  • Airport & airstrip transfers
  • Park fees, levies & taxes (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Inter-Africa commercial & light aircraft flights

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* As indicated on your detailed safari itinerary

EXCLUDED*

  • International airfare
  • Personal gifts & purchases
  • Incidental charges
  • Travel insurance
  • Conservation fees*
  • Visa fees
  • Balloon safari* (if applicable)
  • Laundry*
  • Tips

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* Unless otherwise indicated on your itinerary

PAPERWORK

Transfer & boarding details

PASSPORTS

  • Email or Whatsapp a clear color copy of your passport
  • Expiration date valid at least 6 months past return dates
  • Please check the number of blank Visa pages required by each country

CONTRACT

  • Download the Safari Contract
  • Take a picture with your phone of the first & last page and email back
  • A signed APPENDIX C / Indemnity is required for each person going on the safari.  Click here to print more copies if needed)

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