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6-day Uganda Gorilla Express

This 6 day safari offers the experience of a lifetime with a thrilling visit to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park to visit the magnificent Mountain Gorilla, and game-viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park.  The park has a variety of Flora and Fauna and it’s acknowledged to be a habitat for over 95 mammal species with about 612 species of birds. The various species in this park, has made it a unique park most liked by tourists. Geographers will say that the park has around 57 vegetation but in actual sense, it has five levels of vegetation. Namely bushy grassland, Acacia woodland, Lakeshore or swamp vegetation along with forest grassland.


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From
USD$2,695
per person sharing*

Highlights

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park

Includes

  • Gorilla Permits (not included in above price) US$ 600 each 
  • Airport transfers (Entebbe/return)
  • Return domestic flights from Entebbe to Kihihi on a scheduled flight
  • Transport with English speaking local driver/guide as above
  • Accommodation and meals as above (full board on safari, bed and breakfast in Entebbe)  
  • Community visit en route from Bwindi to Ishasha
  • Bottled water in safari vehicle
  • Game drives in QENP Ishasha

Excludes

  • Gorilla Permits (US$ 600 per trek, per person)
  • Optional extra of Forest Walk Bwindi (US$ 70 pp including park fees)
  • Optional extra Community Visit Bwindi (US$ 30)
  • Optional Extra of Batwa Pygmies Community Visit (US$ 85)
  • Optional additional permits
  • All international flights and airport taxes
  • Personal expenses such as porters, drinks, tips, visas and travel insurance.
  • Services/activities/meals not included above

Starts

Entebbe, Uganda

Ends

Entebbe, Uganda

Duration

6 days

Countries visited

Uganda

Departures

Small Group. Set departure dates

Price

From USD$2,695
per person sharing*

Group Size

2 - 6 people

Safari Type

Lodges and Tented Camps

Accommodation:

Lodge and Luxury Tented Camp

Vehicle

Day 1: Hotel No.5, Entebbe
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be met by a representative and transferred to The Boma guest house. Overnight at Hotel No.5 or similar, with breakfast included.

Day 2: Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Transfer after breakfast to the airport for your scenic light aircraft charter flight to Kihihi airstrip. A roughly 90-minute drive through local villages and along mountain roads brings you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a World Heritage site. Overnight at Buhoma Lodge with all meals and local drinks included.

Day 3: Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Few words can describe the thrill of today’s lifetime experience! Coming face to face with mountain gorillas is a rare wildlife encounter that is exhilarating, humbling and enthralling. Experienced guides and trackers will accompany your party on an early morning trek into the dense rain forest on the steep mountain slopes. Please note that gorilla tracking is strenuous with treks ranging from 45 mins up to eight hours, at high altitudes in hot African conditions. The thrill of the hour you spend quietly observing these gentle giants once you find them is so worth the trek to get there! Although mountain gorillas are wild animals and sightings cannot be guaranteed, viewing success rates are over 95%. 

Head back to Buhoma Lodge for a complimentary massage after your trek, or explore the surrounding Bwindi community.

Day 4: Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Those with additional pre-purchased permits will depart for a second gorilla tracking experience. Guests not tracking have the day free to explore the Bwindi area – optional activities include forest walks, a visit to a local school/orphanage/hospital or Batwa pygmy village, and some local curio shopping.

Day 5: Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Queen Elizabeth National Park
Depart Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park this morning and travel to Ishasha in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park (a 2-3 hour drive), with a brief stop en-route at a community project near Ishasha Village.

Day 6: End of Itinerary
Transfer to the airstrip for your return flight to Entebbe. Please do not book an international flight out of Entebbe before 19:00 hours in case of delays.

Accommodation

Destination

Basis

Duration

Hotel No.5

Entebbe

B&B

1 Night

Buhoma Lodge

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

FB

3 Nights

Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Queen Elizabeth National Park

FB

1 Night

 

 

 

 


Key

B&B: Bed and Breakfast
FB: Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch