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R48,110.00

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Experience the highlight attraction of Uganda, the mountain gorillas living deep inside Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Spend some time with the Batwa and Bafumbira people, original inhabitants of the forest.

Price p/p:

R48,110.00

Duration:

4 days

Route:

Entebbe to Entebbe

Class:

Experiential

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Journey Highlights

Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is Uganda's best gorilla trekking destination, as it is home to half of the world's mountain gorillas.

Cultural Visits

In addition to its rich nature and wildlife, Uganda has a fascinating cultural heritage that is still largely unexplored. Uganda's cultural tours present a unique opportunity to see and learn about the fascinating tribal culture.

Gorilla Trekking

Gorilla trekking in Uganda is a fantastic experience, one that lets you get up close and personal with these gentle giants of the jungle.

Chimpanzees in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

When on an Uganda safari, you can see chimpanzees, one of the most fascinating creatures on earth which have 98 percent of our DNA, making them our closest wild relatives.

Itinerary

Arrive at Entebbe International Airport and be met and assisted by a Sense of Africa Uganda representative. You are then transferred to Entebbe for overnight at The Boma Guest House. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Dinner will be by own arrangement.

  • Overnight at Boma Guest House
  • Breakfast

Your guide will pick you up at 6.30 am and drive to the airport for your 7.45 am flight out to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. You will land at Kihihi Airstrip at 8.55 am and board the transfer, about 40 minutes, to Mahogany Springs Lodge, which will be your base for gorilla tracking for the next 2 nights.

This rainforest is located in south-western Uganda, at the junction of the plain and mountain forests. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park covers 32 000 hectares and is known for its exceptional biodiversity, with more than 160 species of trees and over 100 species of ferns. Many types of birds and butterflies can also be found there, as well as many endangered species, including the mountain gorilla.

  • Overnight at Mahogany Springs Lodge
  • Lunch, dinner, and breakfast

Today, after an energizing breakfast, you will embark on your gorilla trek. Before 8am, you must report to the ranger station for registration and briefing by one of the rangers; the guides will then lead you through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. The trek can take anywhere from half an hour to 7 hours.

A reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking boots. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas – sadly enough there are only about 1000 of these beautiful creatures are left. You are allowed exactly one hour with the gorillas before returning to the base station. In the afternoon, you will go for a community visit, the neighbouring communities are organised to give visitors an opportunity to explore and discover the behaviour and lifestyle of the Batwa and Bafumbira people.

  • Overnight at Mahogany Springs Lodge
  • Lunch, dinner, and breakfast

You will be transferred to the airstrip for a scheduled flight at either 9.25 am or 11.25 am to the Entebbe International Airport for your onward afternoon departure flight back home or further travel plans.

Persons tracking gorillas must be aged 15 years and above.

Accommodation based on the standard room (max 2 adults sharing).

Accommodation of a similar standard may be offered depending on availability at the time of booking.

We reserve the right to change the programming in accordance with prevailing weather conditions.

Transport by road provided with English speaking driver/guide.

Park entrance fees as per itinerary – valid 24 hours each (current and subject to change).

GORILLA PERMITS:

Please note we are not able to hold Gorilla Permits provisionally and confirmation of accommodation does not automatically mean confirmation of Gorilla Permits (we will always request for the go-ahead to purchase the permits on your behalf, before confirming the bookings). We are only able to book Gorilla Permits on receipt of full payment for them. Once we have secured the Permits, we will notify you via email. Permits are NOT confirmed until you receive such notification from us. Once booked, Gorilla Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Only a maximum number of permits are issued for each day and they are sold on a first come first serve basis currently at US$700 each permit. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Option for US$50 per person changed into Uganda shillings and handed to clients in case of Forex bureau not easily accessible on arrival at Entebbe Airport (let us know if to add to our invoice)

Price is subject to the rate of exchange fluctuation based on the day of full payment.

Availability based at the time of booking.

Travel Insurance highly recommended.

What's Included

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 1 nights’ accommodation at The Boma Guesthouse on bed and breakfast basis
    2 nights’ accommodation at Mahogany Springs on full board basis
  • Services of a qualified English speaking driver-guide
  • Transport in 4×4 Land cruiser
  • Return scheduled flight Bwindi to Entebbe International Airport
  • 1-litre bottle of mineral water per person per day while on a road safari in an Uganda vehicle
  • 1 trekking porter
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person
  • Transfers: Entebbe International Airport (EBB) – The Boma Hotel Entebbe
    The Boma Hotel Entebbe – Mahogany springs Lodge
    Mahogany Springs Lodge – Entebbe International Airport (EBB)

What's Excluded

  • Visas at US$50 per person for a single entry visa
  • Travel and personal accident insurance
  • Tips and personal expenses such as telephone calls…etc.
  • Excursions not detailed in the above program
  • Day room at The Boma hotel US$93 per room
  • Transfers to and from the airport on the last day for the day room (US$50) per transfer

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