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4 Day Budget Gorilla Trekking Bwindi National Park

AIRFARE INCLUDED

DETAILED ITINERARY:

Destination: Bwindi National Park Uganda

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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Fly to Kisoro Airstrip, trek gorillas and flyback to Entebbe.
TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

Endangered mountain gorillas are the star attractions in this adventurous safari to Uganda. Venture to the lush Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to track and observe the habituated primates.

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Explore the Pearl of Africa, as it's know, enjoy the landscape including Kigezi Region known as the Switzerland of Africa..

Discover the coveted hour with Uganda’s rare and endangered mountain gorillas. 

Enjoy emersing yourslef with the village dwellers, the Batwa and enjoy some dancing and hunting technics.

Enjoy emersing yourslef with the village dwellers, the Batwa and enjoy some dancing and hunting technics.

ITINERARY
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Arrive Entebbe, Uganda

Upon arrival in Entebbe, Uganda, our representative will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel—a transfer of about 30 minutes. When you arrive at the hotel, you will check in and receive your room assignment. Best western hotel located in the close to the shores of Lake Victoria. Typical hotel amenities include a restaurant, bar, an outdoor swimming pool, and a fitness centre; rooms are likely to feature air conditioning, satellite TV, wireless Internet, and private bath with hair dryer.

Protea Hotel Entebbe: Retire early to rest up for start of the safari tomorrow.

Entebbe / Bwindi Impenetrable - Gorilla adventure

Activity Note: Today we drive to Bwindi impenetrable Forest for the start of our Gorilla safari adventure.

After breakfast, our tour guide will transfer you by road to Bwindi. Along the way the Ankole long-horned cattle and the various antelopes crossing the main road are fascinating. Make a stop-over in Mbarara town for your lunch and then proceed to Bwindi in southwestern Uganda arriving in the evening. 

Gorilla Trekking - Bwindi National Park

Activity Note: Today’s mountain gorilla trek typically involves two to four hours of walking through thick brush over steep, rugged terrain at elevations ranging from 7,000 to 9,000 feet —and can include exposure to stinging nettles and re ants. As overexposure to humans is harmful to mountain gorillas, contact is limited to one hour—and there is the possibility that they may become agitated and retreat back into the bush in less than our allotted time. Any travelers showing signs of obvious illness may be refused entrance by park authorities.

 

At about 7:30am, we take a drive of about 30 minutes to the National Park headquarters at to meet your guides for the day. After completing our park formalities, we are embark on a once in a life time experience of tracking mountain gorillas. Once you spot them you are allowed to spend an hour watching your closest long lost cousin. This is perhaps one of the most breath-taking experiences on earth!!! You get so close to these awesome giant primates. You stare at each other blankly not knowing who to break the long silence first. Tracking the gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virunga is a magical experience. These massive primates are extremely rare, with less than 1000 living today. You will get within meters of the family, and be privileged to spend an hour amongst them. The trekking may be fairly strenuous; up to 3 hours or longer at a relatively high altitude. It is important to bring good hiking boots, long trousers, gloves for protection against stinging nettles, some snacks & sweets (for you, not the gorillas) as well as sufficient water as the rain forest gets hot and humid during the day. You will spend one hour with the gorillas, but it is an hour you will never forget. Depending on the length of our trek, groups will return to our lodge by about 1pm.

the remainder of the afternoon is free to reflect on our mountain gorilla encounter.

Transfer back to Entebbe

Activity Note: Today we drive Back to Entebbe and connect to the main airport for your departure flight.

End of Adventure

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