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4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Express Tour

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4 Days, 3 Nights
Entebbe
Entebbe/Kigali
Min Age : 15+
Tour Details

4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Express Tour is a magical journey into the beautiful country of Uganda, promising you an experience like no other. Hey there! Don’t bounce off yet, this Uganda Experience can be tailor made to suite your style too. Inquire with our team of experts to make sure they get everything right – including accommodation, transportation, meals and the gorilla permits. We also run the same trip to the Northern sector of Bwindi (Buhoma).

NOTE:

  • Gorilla tracking is dependent on the permits availability at the time of your booking. Gorilla permits in all parks are on a very high demand and we advise that you book them as early as possible.
  • Important travel information to plan your trip and make the most of your time here, from entry requirements, safety tips, how to get around to weather conditions, currency and accommodation is available here: Destination Uganda or Destination Rwanda
  • Gorilla Permits cost $600 each
  • Chimpanzee Permits cost $150 each
  • Gorillas are mainly found in Bwindi and Mgahinga
  • Chimpanzees are mainly found in Kibale National Park
  • Depending on availability of gorilla permits at the time of confirmation, you may trek gorillas in Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga or Nkuringo.
  • Read our updated  FAQs to learn more
  • Make your choice in accommodation with us!

Departure & Return Location

Entebbe International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • All meals and accommodation as per the itinerary
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle
  • Park entrance Fees
  • Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide
  • All activities as stipulated in the itinerary
  • All government taxes/levies

Price Excludes

  • Gorilla permit for $600, optional activities or forest walks
  • Phone calls and bar bills
  • Any Private/Personal Expenses
  • Personal Insurance
  • Driver guide’s gratuity

Complementaries

  • Park entrance fees
What to Expect
  • See the Equator
  • Gorilla tracking
  • Optional Activities
  • Birding safari
Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Entebbe, Uganda

Arriving at the airport you will be warmly welcomed by a Churchill Tailored Safaris representative.

From Kampala you will begin the journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The ancient rainforest of Bwindi spans 321 sq. km and boasts 90 mammal species, the infamous mountain gorillas, a range of primates, as well as 23 Albertine Rift endemic bird species, including the African Green Broadbill, the Bar Tailed Trogon etc.

You will stop en route to look at the Royal Drum makers, see the Equator where you can stand in both hemispheres simultaneously. From there you continue through the terraced hillsides of Uganda arriving to Bwindi in the evening in time for dinner.
Accommodation: Mahogany Springs

All the rooms at Mahogany Springs are suites. The Superior Suites can be Twin, Double or Triple. These suites are spacious with large double doors and beautiful windows. Each Suite has its own private exquisitely designed terrace with panoramic views of the surrounding area. All suites have large en-suite bathrooms with a gorgeously designed open terracotta shower.

Day 2Gorilla Tracking

This morning you set off for gorilla tracking. Hiking through the thick, verdant, rainforest to eventually come across the gorillas in their natural habitat, is an amazing and unforgettable experience. Actual trek times can vary; these are wild animals after all. If time permits there are a diverse range of activities which are unique to Bwindi which you can participate in during the afternoon

Optional Activities:

Batwa Trail: During this moving tour, the Batwa demonstrate hunting techniques; gather honey; point out medicinal plants and demonstrate how to make bamboo cups. Guests are then invited to the sacred Ngarama Cave, once home to the Batwa King to be entertained by traditional music and dance

Village Walk: Overlooking the imposing hillsides of Bwindi Impenetrable forest, with the mist swirling over the summits, this is one of the most dramatic settings for your cultural tour! Among others, meet a traditional healer, who not only treats the sick, but uses his knowledge to conserve and educate about the various medicinal plants.

Bwindi Community Hospital: Started by a Canadian doctor BCH revolutionized health care for the Batwa and the Bwindi community. This free hospital tour provides insight into the region and issues that the local community member’s face.

Waterfall Walk: Walk along the Congolese border and Bwindi to see the magnificent waterfalls and the incredible scenery.

Overnight at Mahogany Springs lodge on FB basis

Day 3Enjoy the experience

The day is yours as you explore all that Bwindi has to offer! Go for an optional second gorilla trekking experience, or choose another option. There are so many things to explore, go for a birding safari in the interior of the forest. Other popular options include a visit to the Batwa Trail or experiencing local village life. We can also arrange for you to visit Bwindi Community Hospital or support our efforts at conservation by planting a tree at a local school. Return to the lodge in the evening for dinner.

Overnight at Mahogany Springs lodge on FB basis

Day 4Bwindi-Entebbe/Kigali

Depart Bwindi early in the morning to catch your return flight home in either Entebbe or Kigali

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