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Highlights

  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Comfortable & modern accommodation throughout your stay
  • Breathtaking forest & mountain views
  • Guided forest & birding walks
  • Culture interactions with local communities
  • Freshly prepared meals made using local produce

Overview

There’s no doubt that gorilla trekking in one of Africa’s pristine rainforests is definitely a life-changing opportunity. This once-in-a-lifetime experience comes highly recommended by everyone who has had the chance to encounter these gentle giants in their natural habitat.

On this 5-day itinerary, you can experience this once-in-a-lifetime adventure for yourself in Uganda’s famous Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Get up-close to the endangered mountain gorillas that inhabit Bwindi’s forest while enjoying the breathtaking natural scenery, comfortable lodgings and a range of activities that will have you wishing your trip was a little bit longer.

Summary

  • Tour Duration: 5 Days

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe

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Detailed breakdown

Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe | 1 Night

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Entebbe, Uganda

Your grand African safari adventure begins when you step off your flight at Entebbe International Airport. Here, you will be met by a friendly guide and comfortably transferred to the Karibu Entebbe for an overnight stay. Your stay at Karibu might only be for one night, but this charming boutique hotel is the perfect place to unwind from your long flight and prepare yourself for the next leg of your journey.

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Day 2-3: Meet the Gentle Giants of Bwindi | 3 Nights

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Wake up to the sounds of twittering birds before enjoying a delicious full English breakfast and heading back to Entebbe International Airport to catch your scheduled flight to Kihihi airstrip. From Kihihi, you’ll be met by a guide and driven to the charming Buhoma Lodge. A late afternoon arrival ensures that you have plenty of time to rest before your unforgettable Gorilla trek the next day.
Day three kicks of with a hearty breakfast prepared using local produce and enjoyed with sweeping view of your breathtaking surroundings. Then it’s off to spend the day trekking through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in search of the endangered mountain gorillas who call. The up-close encounter you’ll have with these gentle giants is truly lifechanging – trust us, you’ll feel it the moment you stare deep into their expressive brown eyes.

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Day 4: Day of leisure

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After gorilla trekking through Bwindi’s rainforest, you can recoup with a day of leisure at Buhoma Lodge. Spend your time on slow, scenic forest walks, taking the natural beauty of your surroundings while spotting the many beautiful birds hiding in the trees. After your stroll, stop by the local communities for an insightful cultural tour to enrich your mind.
When back at the lodge, enjoy a rejuvenating massage before getting a drink at the bar and taking in the amazing forest views from the elevated lounge, while the warm flames of the fireplace glow in the background.

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Day 5: Back to Entebbe

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Wake up to the tranquil sounds of nature and enjoy one last breakfast at Buhoma Lodge before the drive back to the Kihihi Airstrip for your light aircraft flight back to Entebbe. Before you bid farewell to Africa, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to The Boma Hotel Entebbe (just a few minutes’ drive from the airport) for lunch. After a delicious meal, you’ll be driven to Entebbe International Airport to depart for home or head to your next destination.

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Inclusions

  • All road transfer in Western Uganda (Kihihi & Buhoma) by shared 4WD vehicle
  • Entrance fees for National Parks
  • Gorilla tracking road transfer (shared 4WD vehicle transfer)
  • Return airport transfer (guesthouse shuttle) in Entebbe
  • Return airport transfer (hotel shuttle) in Entebbe
  • Scheduled activities
  • Scheduled light aircraft return flight Entebbe - Kihihi Airfield - Entebbe
  • Welcome Pack per room
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Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

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Dates Price
2021-10-01 — 2021-10-31 $2,245
2021-11-01 — 2021-11-30 $2,115
2021-12-01 — 2021-12-31 $2,395
Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
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