In April, May and November 2015 the Ugandan Wildlife Authority gives big discounts on gorilla permits. This can be the best time and opportunity for you in a group tour to Bwindi enabling you to go gorilla tracking for a very reasonable price!
Have a gorilla experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and discover the mountainous southwest of Uganda on this well-balanced 3 day/2 night tour.
Accommodation during the trip is based on a standard double/twin or single room in either budget, mid-range, or luxury accommodation. All rooms have ensuite bath and private veranda.
Day 1: To Bwindi Forest
After an early morning breakfast, your driver will pick you up at 7 a.m. from your overnight stay in Kampala.
From here you drive to Bwindi to the south-western part of Uganda near the borders of Uganda with Rwanda and Congo crossing through a stunning part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’. Along the route you will see the great countryside, banana plantations, bamboo forests and have great views over the Virunga Mountains.
For lunch you will stop at a local restaurant on the road.
We will check into your preffered budget, midrage or luxury lodge or hotel with of the best views in Uganda, overlooking the lakes with the volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains (famous from the movie 'Gorillas in the Mist') or thick dense forests. All rooms have ensuite bath and lovely views from your private verandas.
Journey Time 10 hours
Accommodation Preferred budget, midrange or luxury lodge/ hotel (we give you the options)
Meal Plan Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest:
Today is the big day… prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants: the rare Mountain Gorilla. For most people this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees - the only forest in Africa which can make this claim. It also hosts five other species of primates, 113 mammals, over 200 butterflies and 360 birds. The gorillas you track belong to one of nine habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day.
En route, your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. Your track will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorilla family.
The time taken to track the gorillas can be as few as 2 hours to as many as 7 hours. Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’.
Accommodation: Preferred budget, midrange or luxury lodge/ hotel (we give you the options)
Meal Plan Breakfast, packed lunch, dinner
Day 3: Return to Kampala via Equator
After breakfast at the lodge, we will drive back to Kampala, stopping at the equator for the requisite snapshot and a bit of souvenir shopping.
Accommodation for tonight is not inclusive in the program. If you wish to depart tonight from Entebbe Airport, make sure your flight is at 10 pm or later. If you want us to book one (or more) nights in Kampala and/or Entebbe, please let us know.
Journey Time 10 hours
Accommodation Not included
Meal Plan Breakfast, lunch
Minimum 4/ Maximum 14
Price : from USD $900pp
INCLUDED in the price
- Transport in a 4WD mini bus with pop-up roof for excellent game viewing;
- All fuel for the tour;
- English-speaking Ugandan driver/guide(s);
- Accommodation in a single, double or twin room
- Dinner on Day 1, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Day 2, breakfast on Day 3
- All park entrance fees as per program;
- 1 gorilla permit per person.
EXCLUDED from the price
- International air fares;
- Uganda entry visa (US$ 50 p.p.);
- Personal (medical/travel) insurance;
- Meals and snacks which are not inclusive in the accommodation.
- All activities that are not mentioned in the program or activities that are mentioned in the program as optional activities (see programme);
- Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, tour-leader, lodge staff, etc.;
- All expenses of a personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, souvenirs etc.);