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Mountain Gorilla Encounter Uganda

Duration
4-5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,590

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 4-day package, drive from Entebbe through beautiful scenery and local villages to Silverback Lodge, your base for a spectacular trek. 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.


 

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Duration
4-5 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,590

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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

Hotel No. 5

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    Hotel No. 5



    Hotel No. 5 is a stylish boutique hotel nestled in the leafy suburbs of Entebbe, Uganda. Ideally located 10 minutes from Entebbe International Airport, Hotel No. 5 may be located in Uganda's second largest city, but the peaceful hotel grounds will provide an escape from ...

    Hotel No. 5 is a stylish boutique hotel nestled in the leafy suburbs of Entebbe, Uganda. Ideally located 10 minutes from Entebbe International Airport, Hotel No. 5 may be located in Uganda's second largest city, but the peaceful hotel grounds will provide an escape from the buzz and activity of Entebbe.

    Make yourself at home - unwind beside the swimming pool, pamper yourself with a spa treatment, or work up a sweat in the hotel gym. For one of the most flavoursome dining experiences in Entebbe, carefully planned menus are paired to an international wine list, and served with pride.

    Facilities

    • Gym
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Swimming Pool
    • WiFi

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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. (additional cost)

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Buhoma Lodge

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    Buhoma Lodge



    Buhoma Lodge commands spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park home to the rare and elusive Mountain Gorilla. Situated within the National Park, less than five minutes' walk, from the start of the gorilla trekking point. Eight, comfortable cottages have been ...

    Buhoma Lodge commands spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park home to the rare and elusive Mountain Gorilla. Situated within the National Park, less than five minutes' walk, from the start of the gorilla trekking point. Eight, comfortable cottages have been carefully built, each with its own private verandah, allowing wonderful views of the forest canopy of the National Park. An elevated lounge area, complete with bar and dining facilities, offers a cozy, comfortable environment, to discuss the day's activities around the fireplaces which add atmosphere and warmth in the cool evenings.

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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%.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

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:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Return flight to Kihihi
  • 1 x Gorilla permit
  • Meals as indicated in the Itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • International flights and taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature 
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Any additional activities/excursions
  • Additional Gorilla permits

TERMS & 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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