Gorilla Safari Holiday

Private & Custom Tours, Entebbe to null
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Tour description

This 4 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari takes you to Bwindi Gorilla forest well known for Gorilla trekking in Uganda. Drive through the winding rural areas into the home of endangered wild mountain gorillas. Your safari begins from Kampala urban settings in to the village setting of Bwindi impenetrable, this tropical rainforest is a habitat to variety of primate species. From this forest you will track Gorillas while from the other trails you can go for bird watching, nature walk characterized by a number of birds including Blue Turaco, Black casques hornbills, Black and White Hornbills, Woodland Kingfishers, Flycatchers. Time permitting take on a community visit is also much amazing to explore the lifestyle of the indigenous people.

Day 1: Arrival and TransferMeet and greet the Go Explore Safaris representative who will then transfer you to your hotel for an overnight.Overnight at Airport Guest House – Bed and Breakfast.Day2: Kampala-Bwindi Impenetrable National Park After your morning breakfast, meet and greet your guide at the hotel, thereafter start a panoramic ride south west of Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National park. You will have a stop over at the Equator for photographs; thereafter proceed, passing through the savannah grass land with the long horned Ankole cows grazing along the road. Stop over for lunch at Mbarara town and thereafter descend to the beautiful Kigezi hills commonly known as the "Switzerland of Africa". Arrival at Haven Lodge later in the evening for dinner. Have enough rest as you prepare for an adventurous Gorilla Tracking activity the next day.Overnight at Ruhijja Gorilla Camp – Full Board.Day3: Gorilla Tracking Start the day with an early served breakfast as you prepare yourself for an encounter with the rare mountain gorilla. For most people this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda. Drive to the starting point of the Gorilla tracking where you will receive a briefing about what will transpire during the tracking. Enter the wild gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The time you spend searching for the Gorilla can be as short as 4 hours or as long as the 8 hours but you can only be allowed to spend a maximum of one hour observing this wild endangered species. This is the time to take photos and ask the guide any questions about the seemingly tedious yet rewarding experience.In case you have some time after the tracking, you can conduct community walk that involves visiting the native Batwa community to have cultural experience.Overnight at Ruhijja Gorilla Camp – Full Board.Day 4: Bwindi to Kampala and transfer to the airportAfter your breakfast, you will be transferred back to Kampala. En route to Kampala expect to take pleasure in a ride through the thrilling Kigezi hills with beautiful scenery from the "Switzerland of Africa” with numerous activities carried out by the local communities on the uplands. You will have a stop over for lunch before you proceed to Kampala. Upon arrive you will be transferred to Entebbe airport international for your international flight.End of Your Safari

What's included

  • Meals as specified in the (hotels in Kampala / Entebbe are B&B)
  • Drinks as stipulated in itinerary
  • Accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary
  • Water in the vehicle for overland sectors
  • All ground transportation and transfers as indicated, which are inclusive of fuel
  • Activities as stipulated in the itinerary
  • Park, ranger guide, conservation fees
  • All applicable taxes, administration.
  • Gorilla permits as stipulated in the itinerary:
  • Gorilla tracking is subject to availability of permits, which are limited to 8 per Gorilla family per day. Gorilla permits cannot be held/secured/booked with the Uganda Wildlife Authority in advance of payment – they are only secured once physically paid for. We can check availability of permits but we cannot hold them. We will invoice for the permits, and as soon as the funds clear in our account, we will go ahead and purchase. Gorilla permits are always 100% non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What's not included

  • All passport and visa fees:
  • With effect from 01 July 2016, the Government of Uganda has introduced an online visa application system. Guests intending to visit Uganda for tourism-purposes are required to apply and obtain a visa online: https://visas.immigration.go.ug/. We have a separate document detailing more information on how-to apply – please advise us if you need this. Single entry tourist visas are available at a cost of $50), and East African tourist visas (between Uganda | Rwanda | Kenya) are available at a cost of $100.
  • All health vaccinations and medications, including, but not limited to:
  • Yellow Fever vaccinations are currently compulsory for entry into Uganda. All those entering Uganda must be in possession of a valid and original Yellow Fever vaccination card
  • International flights and associated airport departure taxes
  • Meals not specified (including lunch and other meal stops between properties on overland sectors)
  • Drinks where not stipulated in itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for guides / drivers / hotel staff etc.
  • Any extras and additional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays or cancellations or other inconveniences beyond our control
  • Trip cancellation, travel delay or baggage insurance
  • All statutory increases beyond our control

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: Arrival and Transfer Meet and greet the Go Explore Safaris representative who will then transfer you to your hotel for an overnight. Overnight at Airport Guest House – Bed and Breakfast. Day2: Kampala-Bwindi Impenetrable National Park After your morning breakfast, meet and greet your guide at the hotel, thereafter start a panoramic ride south west of Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National park. You will have a stop over at the Equator for photographs; thereafter proceed, passing through the savannah grass land with the long horned Ankole cows grazing along the road. Stop over for lunch at Mbarara town and thereafter descend to the beautiful Kigezi hills commonly known as the "Switzerland of Africa". Arrival at Haven Lodge later in the evening for dinner. Have enough rest as you prepare for an adventurous Gorilla Tracking activity the next day. Overnight at Ruhijja Gorilla Camp – Full Board. Day3: Gorilla Tracking Start the day with an early served breakfast as you prepare yourself for an encounter with the rare mountain gorilla. For most people this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda. Drive to the starting point of the Gorilla tracking where you will receive a briefing about what will transpire during the tracking. Enter the wild gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The time you spend searching for the Gorilla can be as short as 4 hours or as long as the 8 hours but you can only be allowed to spend a maximum of one hour observing this wild endangered species. This is the time to take photos and ask the guide any questions about the seemingly tedious yet rewarding experience. In case you have some time after the tracking, you can conduct community walk that involves visiting the native Batwa community to have cultural experience. Overnight at Ruhijja Gorilla Camp – Full Board.

Day 2: Day 4: Bwindi to Kampala and transfer to the airport After your breakfast, you will be transferred back to Kampala. En route to Kampala expect to take pleasure in a ride through the thrilling Kigezi hills with beautiful scenery from the "Switzerland of Africa” with numerous activities carried out by the local communities on the uplands. You will have a stop over for lunch before you proceed to Kampala. Upon arrive you will be transferred to Entebbe airport international for your international flight. End of Your Safari