5 days Bwindi Forest Gorilla Flying Safari

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DETAILED ITINERARY:

DAY 1 - Fly to Entebbe, Uganda

 

Destination: Entebbe

 

Meals included:            D

 

You depart From Europe today for your overnight flight to Entebbe, Uganda.

DAY 2: Arrive Entebbe, Uganda

 

Destination: Kampala

 

Accommodations: Boma Hotel or similar

 

Evening: Upon arrival in Entebbe, Uganda this evening, our representative will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel—a transfer of about 1hr.

When you arrive at the hotel, you will check in and receive your room assignment. Depending on what hotel we stay at, we’ll likely be located in Kampala’s business district, just distance away from Kampala in the center of the city. Typical hotel amenities include a restaurant, bar, an outdoor swimming pool, and a fitness center; rooms are likely to feature air conditioning, satellite TV, wireless Internet, and private bath with hair dryer.

 

Dinner:  Perhaps you'll enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant.

DAY 3: Morning Transfer •  Bwindi National Park

 

Destination: Bwindi National Park

 

Meals included:   B, L, D

 

Accommodations: Silverback Lodge or similar

 

Activity Note: Today we take a short flight to Bwindi impenetrable Forest for the start of our Gorilla safari adventure.

Breakfast: Served buffet-style at the hotel beginning at 8am, with a variety of fresh breads, pastries, and hot and cold selections.

Morning: Our guide/driver picks you from your hotel or place of residence in Entebbe or Kampala.  Drive head to Kajjansi airstrip where you will aboard Aero link to Kahihi airstrip. The 9 hour journey on road gets done in just one and half hours. Have beautiful views of the amazing landscape and thick lush that lies below.
On arrival at Kihihi airstrip, be picked by our experienced driver guide who will transfer you to the lodge for check in.

 

Lunch: Around 1:30pm at our lodge.

 

Afternoon: We head out for a visit to the Batwa Trail adventure. Experience how they used to hunt in the bush using the arrow and bow, visit the community’s shrines and also taste the local cuisines of these ancient people, Also engage in the in the traditional dance and songs performed here.  

Dinner: Around 6:30pm, in the restaurant of our lodge.

 

 

Evening: You are free to relax from the day’s activities at the bar, or retire early to rest up for tomorrow.

DAY 4 Mountain gorilla trek

 

Destination: Bwindi Forest

 

Meals included:            B, L, D

 

Accommodations: Silverback Lodge or similar

 

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.

 

Breakfast: Served buffet-style at the lodge, beginning at 6am.

 

Morning: 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.

 

Lunch: Around 1:30pm at our lodge.

 

 

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

 

Dinner: Around 6:30pm, in the restaurant of our lodge.

 

 

Evening: You are free to relax from the day’s activities at the bar, or retire early to rest up for tomorrow.

DAY 5: Morning Transfer •  Entebbe and Departure

 

Destination: Entebbe

 

Meals included:   B, L

 

 

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

Breakfast: Served buffet-style at the hotel beginning at 6am, with a variety of fresh breads, pastries, and hot and cold selections.

Morning: Our guide/driver picks you from your Lodge.  Drive to the Airstrip and aboard Aerolink flight fly back to Entebbe
On arrival at Entebbe be picked by our experienced driver who will transfer you to the airport or a short last minute shopping and later to the airport for flight back home.

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Airport Transfers

  • Local flights

  • Transportation by 4WD safari van, Fuel expenses

  • Accommodation while on safari

  • The costs also cover the services of English speaking driver/guide

  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) while on safari,

  • Bottled Mineral water Per day,

  • Park entrance fees

  • One gorilla permit per person

  • Community visit

  • Ranger fees

  • Lots of fun in the African Sun

  • Fuel plus all activities while on the tour as will be detailed in your itinerary.

 

DON'T FORGET:

Pairs of Sunglasses, Prescription Glasses, Sunscreen, Closed Toe Shoes, Light Weight Scarf, Binoculars, Camera, A note on cell phones: Insect Repellant,  Hat, 10-Jacket or Coat

OUR TIPS:

Africa is home to dozens  national parks, game reserves and other safari destinations. Each one of them has something to different to offer, whether  large mammals dominated by the Big Five, the opportunity to trek gorillas or chimpanzees, or more subtle pleasures such as looking for rare birds or colourful butterflies. But for first-time visitors wondering exactly where to go, the highlights below stand out as perhaps the ten best places to visit in Africa.

    KAWIRA SAFARIS
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Guaranteed departure from Entebbe with a minimum of two travelers.

► Dates and itinerary are customizable.
► This itinerary also available as a  Group safari with set departure dates, limited to 6 travelers.
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