6-day Uganda Gorillas Express

This bestselling itinerary is aimed at those who are a short on time, but keen to see some game as well as gorillas on their safari. You’ll have ample time to trek endangered mountain gorillas twice, as well as enjoy abundant game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National park.  On this safari we include domestic flights to save those long journeys by vehicle. Luxury accommodation, friendly hosts, professional guides and custom-made safari vehicles promise to make this the trip of a lifetime.  Aside from incredible gorillas and game, Uganda boasts some of the top bird watching in Africa, with over 1,000 different species including the remarkable grey crowned crane and a host of endemic forest birds.

Highlights

  • Entebbe
  • Southern Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Uganda
  • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Tour Summary

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Full Day by Day Itinerary

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Day 1 : 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.

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Day 2 : 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.

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Day 3 : 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.

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Day 4 : 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.

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Day 5 : Southern 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.

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Day 6 : Departure

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.

Included

Meet & greet at Entebbe airport
Airport transfers throughout
Transport in our specially adapted safari vehicles with English speaking local driver/guide
Bottled water in safari vehicle
1 night accommodation at Hotel No.5 in Entebbe including breakfast
Return domestic flights from Entebbe to Kihihi on a scheduled flight in a light aircraft (15 kg luggage restriction)
3 nights accommodation at Buhoma Lodge in Bwindi on a full board basis
Community visit en route from Bwindi to Ishasha
1 night luxury tented accommodation at Ishasha Wilderness Camp on a full board basis
Game drives in Ishasha area of Queen Elizabeth National Park
Full board at Buhoma and Ishasha includes breakfast, lunch/packed lunch, dinner and local drinks

Excluded

Gorilla Permit(s)
All international flights and airport taxes
Personal expenses such as porters
Drinks
Tips
Visas
Travel insurance
Services/activities/meals not included above

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