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Deluxe Mountain Gorilla Encounter Uganda

Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,143

DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: African safari tours come in many forms, but few are as revealing or special as an encounter with Uganda’s Mountain Gorillas. Taken on its own or as an add-on to an African safari, it’s a life-changing experience.


On this 5-day deluxe, tailor-made  package, transfer from to Bwindi Lodge, your base for a spectacular trek. Your first full day in Uganda will be spent flying from Entebbe  to Kihihi and getting settled in your remote and luxurious lodge

Day three is your gorilla trek. Experienced guides will take you through the dense foliage to meet some of the estimated 880 gorillas remaining in the wild. Observe gorilla families in the natural habitat. Then enjoy the option of a community walk, or further exploration of the forest.

Your final day, you will be returned to Entebbe

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Duration
5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,143

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Day 1

Arrival to Entebbe

On arrival Entebbe airport, you will be met by Goway's local representative and transferred to your hotel.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

The Boma Hotel

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    The Boma Hotel



    The Boma Lodge is set in a leafy suburb, a few minutes' drive from Entebbe International Airport and is ideal for stopovers. The Boma Lodge consists of fifteen bedrooms all of which combine the modern comforts one expects today with the charm and character of …

    The Boma Lodge is set in a leafy suburb, a few minutes' drive from Entebbe International Airport and is ideal for stopovers. The Boma Lodge consists of fifteen bedrooms all of which combine the modern comforts one expects today with the charm and character of the original 1940's home. All the rooms are individually decorated in a mixture of African and European decor, and have been designed to reflect the original colonial architecture. The rooms do vary, but most include four-poster beds with mosquito nets, private verandah, ensuite bathroom, satellite TV, international power points, safes and wireless internet connection. A residents' and diners' bar set in landscaped gardens with lake views provide a charming and relaxed "country house" experience.

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Day 2

Entebbe to Kihihi

After breakfast you will be transferred to the local airstrip for your flight to Kihili. The flight is approximately 90 minutes. On arrival at Kihihi, you will be met and driven to your lodge. The drive is approximately 2 hours via pretty villages and mountainous scenery. This afternoon you have the option to do a Batwa experience or nature walk at an additional costs.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
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Bwindi Lodge

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    Bwindi Lodge



    Bwindi Lodge is located close to the Buhoma Village next to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on the western part of Uganda. The lodge is positioned on a hill exceeding the river, giving a perfect view of the flourishing rain forest. It's a focal point for …

    Bwindi Lodge is located close to the Buhoma Village next to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on the western part of Uganda. The lodge is positioned on a hill exceeding the river, giving a perfect view of the flourishing rain forest. It's a focal point for all tourists who love gorilla tracking and it's the best place in the national park.

    The lodges are designed in form of thatched cottages with high quality facilities. The toilets and bathrooms are more like the ones in the distant safari camps. The cottages have a beautiful Veranda with well stocked bar and an organized dining room that gives a scenic view of the Forested hillside.

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Day 3

Gorilla Trekking

Following breakfast at the lodge, travel to National Park Headquarters to meet your guides for the day and begin your gorilla tracking experience. Experienced guides and trackers will accompany your party on an early morning trek into the dense rain forest on the mountain slopes. The journey, through dense foliage and up steep climbs, is abundantly rewarded with the lifetime experience of viewing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. You will have an opportunity to be within meters of these magnificent apes, sharing in their daily lives and experiencing their day-to-day activities. Mountain gorillas are extremely rare with only an estimated 880 remaining in the wild. This is an experience you won't soon forget!
Following the trek, return to your accommodation and, if time allows, take a guided afternoon forest or community walk. These are additional activities that may be booked and paid for direct. Please note: tracking may be fairly strenuous with treks up to six hours or longer, at high altitudes, not uncommon. Also, mountain gorillas are wild animals and, as such, sightings cannot be guaranteed. However viewing success rates are over 90%.

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Day 4

Day at Leisure

Today you have the option to do a second gorilla trek or the optional activities on offer at the property at an additonal costs.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Return to Entebbe

After breakfast transfer to the airstrip at Kihihi for your scheduled flight to Entebbe. Transfer on arrival to Entebbe hotel or airport.

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DEPARTURES:

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Shared arrival and departure airport transfers in Entebbe
  • Shared arrival and departure airstrip transfers from Kihihi
  • 1 night deluxe accommodation in Entebbe
  • 3 nights deluxe accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • 1 small group gorilla trek per person (max 8 guests)
  • 1 gorilla trekking permit per person
  • Park fees
  • Laundry at Bwindi Lodge
  • Internal light aircraft flights: Entebbe - Kihihi - Entebbe including air taxes
  • Local brand beverages at Bwindi Lodge including house wines, local beers, sodas and select spirits
  • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare (not listed under inclusions) & airfare taxes
  • Meals & beverages not explicitly listed as included
  • Gratuities
  • Additional gorilla trekking permits
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable

OTHER INFORMATION:

Maximum baggage allowance is 15kg in soft bags only.

Gorilla permits are limited so book early. All gorilla permits need to be purchased at the time of booking in addition to the regular deposit requirement. Permit prices are government-regulated and subject to change without notice. Once purchased, no changes or refunds.

A 2nd Gorilla tracking opportunity is available on this itinerary but must be requested and paid for at the time of booking and will be subject to availability.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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10 Dec 2022
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