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Duration: 3 days - 15 days
Location: Uganda
Price: $1,250 - $4,990
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Gorilla tracking and wildlife safaris

There are a number of amazing animals to see in Africa and one of them is the endangered Mountain Gorilla. Being able to see these amazing creatures in their natural habitat and not just in a zoo is a rare treat. So come and experience that rare treat first hand.

Gorilla trekking is also known as gorilla tracking and it has quickly become one of the most popular activities to experience during a trip to Africa. There are only three countries in the world where this activity takes place, Rwanda, Uganda and DR Congo. The mountain gorilla is a critically endangered species and the three above mentioned countries are the homes of the remaining populations of this great species. There are a number of trips that involve gorilla trekking in Uganda& Rwanda, that are available to tourists and they can book a personalized package that suits their interests.

Many of these safari packages are several days in length. Each day’s excursion may be in a different location. Tourists will start off having breakfast and then set out on that day’s adventure. Tracking a group of gorillas can take several hours depending on the movement of the group. You are usually allowed a certain amount of time to stay with the gorillas in order to take pictures.

3 days Fly in Gorilla trekking safari – Southern circuit. (Arrival & departure from Entebbe – Uganda).

Trip outline:

DAY ONE:  DEPART FROM ENTEBBE & FLY TO KISORO.

DAY TWO: GORILLA TRACKING IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK.

DAY THREE: FLY BACK TO ENTEBBE & THEN FLY BACK HOME.

 

Detailed version:

Day One: Entebbe – Bwindi- Fly to Kisoro (1 hour 15 minutes flight)

After an early breakfast, your guide will transfer you to the airport at 6:00am and then catch you scheduled flight to Kisoro.

You will be met by another guide at the airstrip who will then drive you to Lake Mulehe Gorilla lodge towards the Virunga Mountain Range. The Lodge is in the southern sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, approximately 1793m above sea level, and where the habituated Rushaga, and Nkuringo gorilla groups are to be found as well as Mount Mgahinga National Park.  With breathtaking views over Lake Mulehe there are many other activities on offer such as hiking in the Virungas, boat trips on Lake Mulehe or Lake Mutanda, village walks, forest walks and golden monkey trekking at Mgahinga NP.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is best known for its mountain gorillas as well as spectacular birds. There are 23 of the 24 Albertine Rift endemics including the African green broadbill, bar tailed trogon and other beautiful forest species.

Accommodation: Lake Mulehe Gorilla lodge. F/B

 

Day Two:  Gorilla trekking

Time to trek the gorillas. Set off to the departure point for a full briefing and to meet your gorilla trek guide.  The guides will have been identifying the position of each gorilla group and know which is the closest departure point to trek from.  The hiking is through thick, verdant rainforest. With your guide and porter using a machete to clear a path and assist you up and down steep terrain, spend time with the gorillas in their natural habitat is an amazing and unforgettable experience. The final trek times can vary enormously according to where the gorillas have moved to but most guests spend an hour with these amazing wild animals.  If time permits, there are additional activities, unique to Bwindi, which you can participate in during the afternoon.

Accommodation on FB Basis

 

Day Three: Bwindi – fly to Entebbe

Fly to Entebbe (1 hour 15 minutes flight) and end the safari here.

Quotation: Rates start from $1,250 including a return scheduled flight but excluding the gorilla permit.

Inquire: To inquire more about this trip, to book or to receive a personalized rate, please fill in the inquiry form below and we will be sure to get back to you asap. 

Note: We also run the same trip to the Northern sector of Bwindi (Buhoma).

Cost inclusions:

  1. All meals and accommodation as per the itinerary
  2. A return scheduled flight ( Entebbe – Kisoro- Entebbe)
  3. All ground transportation in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle
  4. Park entrance fees
  5. Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide
  6. Water while on safari
  7. All airport pick-ups and drops
  8. All activities as stipulated in the itinerary
  9. All government taxes/levies

Excluded are:

  1. Gorilla permit, optional activities or forest walks
  2. Phone calls and bar bills
  3. Personal insurance
  4. Laundry
  5. Air fare
  6. All other services of a personal nature
  7. Driver guide’s gratuity

Important: Gorilla trekking is dependent on the permit availability at the time of your booking. Gorilla permits in all parks are in very high demand and we advise that you book them as early as possible.

 

 

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