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Uganda Gorilla and Private Fly-In Safari Adventure

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5 Days
Entebbe International Airport
Entebbe International Airport
Min Age : 13+
Max People : 10

This safari will provide you with the amazing experience of visiting and having a face-to-face interaction with the great Apes; The Mountain Gorillas of Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a world heritage site in Western Uganda. It is most notable for half of the world’s population of the critically endangered mountain gorillas and this will be the highlight of our safari. Surely this safari will bring everlasting memories.

Inclusions

Papyrus Guest House (Garden Room) for 1 night on Bed & Breakfast basis

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge (Garden Cottage) for 3 nights in full board in 2022 and All-inclusive in 2023

1 Gorilla trekking permit per person, Park/Forest Fees and Batwa Fees 

Return AeroLink Flight Entebbe – Kisoro, to be reconfirmed at the time of booking

Drinking water in the vehicle (1 liter per person per day) and while at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

All the excursions and activities indicated in the itinerary (canoe ride, walks etc) under the supervision of an experienced English-speaking Walking Guide

Support of a private 4×4 vehicle with experienced English-speaking driver-guide, from the morning of day 2 to the morning of day 5

Transfer in Entebbe upon arrival

AMREF Evacuation Insurance cover

Government taxes

Tour Details

About Your Vacation

This amazing adventure takes us to ‘Bwindi Impenetrable Forest’ in Uganda’s mountainous far southwestern tip where you will have the opportunity to track Mountain Gorillas.

Vacation Highlights

Discover the southern region of the Pearl of Africa.

Unforgettable encounter with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Meet, explore and learn from the local communities.

Support sustainable tourism initiatives.

Departure & Return Location

Entebbe International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • All Accommodation on a fully inclusive
  • Private photo guide and vehicle
  • Water on board
  • Flights as specified in itinerary
  • Entry fees
  • All Gorilla and Chimp Permits

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Premium drinks
  • Travelling insurance
  • Photographic equipment
  • Tips and gratuities
What to Expect

DESTINATION ALLURE
Uganda is home to an abundance of wildlife, boasting the largest concentration of primates in the country (Kibale NP) and the biggest diversity of primates of any East African reserve. Home to the Big 4 (no Rhino) and a whopping species of birds, Uganda is a destination not to be missed.

TREKKING OUR GREAT APES
Chimp Habituation Experience – For 2-days we are offered a unique opportunity to follow, document and observe our closest living ancestors in their daily activities. Mountain Gorilla treks – We will partake on 3 Gorilla treks to afford us the best opportunities to find and photograph these incredible creatures. Upon finding the Gorillas, we will spend a maximum of 1 hour with our designated family.

GUIDED EXPERIENCE
Local knowledge of the region and its inhabitants is key to crafting the ultimate photography tour experience. Combined with the photographic expertise of your Guide, and you are in for an adventure that will further fuel your excitement for photography and the destination.

  • Destination Allure
  • Trekking our Great Apes
  • Tree climbing lions and other beasts
  • Guided tours
  • Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzee, multiple primates, Shoebill, Leopards, Elephant, Buffalo, Uganda Kob, and more
Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Entebbe & Mabamba Swamps

Arrival in Entebbe as per your international flight, meet up with a representative from Nkuringo Safaris and transfer to Papyrus Guest House.

Optional Extra: In the afternoon (departure from the hotel must be max at 14.30/15.00 hours) departure by car and local canoe to Mabamba Swamp, one of the best places for spotting the rare shoebill storks. Of course, some fortune is needed but rarely does one leave the swamp without seeing one! Many other water birds have chosen this area as their home so birding is always very interesting. Enjoy a relaxing sundowner on Lake Victoria and then return to the Guest House.

Accommodation: Papyrus Guest House (Garden room)

Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast basis

Lunch & Dinner on own’s account

Day 2Fly to Kisoro, drive to Lake Mutanda and proceed to Bwindi

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to Entebbe international airport for your domestic flight to Kisoro. The flight is scheduled to depart Entebbe at 7:00AM and arrive at Kisoro at 8:45. Upon arrival at Kisoro Airstrip, meet up with your driver /guide and drive to Lake Mutanda. Upon arrival at Lake Mutanda you then “settle” in a dugout canoe for 2-3 hours of gentle, relaxed cruising across the lake, enjoying the beautiful panorama. After this activity, meet with your vehicle and drive to Nkuringo.

Accommodation: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge 

Rooms: Deluxe cottage

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 3Gorilla tracking Experience

After breakfast, at around 7:45 am, with packed lunch and drinking water you will be transferred to the National Park HeadQuarters for the briefing on the dos and the don’ts while with the gorillas. You then continue to the forest for the start of the actual gorilla tracking.The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular. The area offers a dramatic, steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary as per the movements of these great primates. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savored. Many find it to be a rare and moving opportunity. The tracking can take place at Nkuringo or at Rushaga (1hr drive from Nkuringo), as per the gorilla permits obtained.

Upon return, relax at the lodge and, for those who like, at 5.00 pm either stroll through the community center or drive up to the “Top of the World” – the name given to the football field, high up in Nkuringo which offers amazing views over the peaks and forests around Nkuringo. A great way to stretch your legs after the gorilla tracking and to enjoy a sundowner.

Accommodation: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge 

Rooms: Deluxe cottage

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day 4Community tour and Buniga Forests (encounter with the Batwa)

After a leisurely breakfast, stroll down to the Buniga Forest Trail Walk, an informative project run by USAID and the local Batwa community. The Batwa tribe was forced to leave their home in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in 1991 when it was declared a UNESCO Heritage site for gorillas only. They had been living in the forest as nomadic hunter-gatherers for millennia, in perfect balance with the flora and fauna around. Moving out and suddenly living in communities with a completely different way of life has proven to be a huge challenge. They now survive as best as they can and earn a living explaining their previous life in the forest and their rich heritage.Continuation of the walk through the community to visit the traditional herbalist and the black smith.

Accommodation: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge 

Rooms: Deluxe cottage

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 5 Fly back to Entebbe and depart

After breakfast you will be transferred to Kisoro Airstrip for your scheduled flight to Entebbe. The flight is scheduled to depart Kisoro at 8:25AM and arrive in Entebbe at 11:25AM.

Upon arrival at Entebbe international airport meet up with a representative from Nkuringo Safaris to either  transfer to Papyrus Guest House for overnight.

Accommodation: Papyrus Guest House (Garden room)

Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast basis

Lunch & Dinner on own’s account

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