Destinations: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Duration: 4 Days
Domestic scheduled flights with airport fees and taxes
Transport in 4×4 vehicle with an English speaking driver-guide
Meals and accommodation as specified
All park fees and government taxes
Gorilla Permits (which are indicated separately above)
Activities as indicated
At Gorilla Forest Camp – laundry services and all beverages (except premium brands) and community walks
Visas and international flights
International airport taxes (clients pay direct if not included on the ticket)
Driver-guide gratuities, drinks, dining rooms tips and porterage
Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance
Telephone bills, laundry and any items of a personal nature unless indicated
Any other item(s) not in the inclusion list above
We may have to re-route the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non-availability.
Prices for Gorilla / Primate Permits or park fees may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you.
Upon arrival at Entebbe airport, you will clear customs and immigration and then you will be met by our representative outside the baggage hall area and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight at in Entebbe/Kampala on a bed and breakfast basis
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to Entebbe Airport for a scheduled flight (ETD 0830hrs ETA 1035hrs) to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. You will be met on arrival and transferred to the camp/lodge in time for lunch. The afternoon is at leisure for taking part in any optional activities (at an additional cost payable directly to the lodge). Dinner will be provided at the camp/lodge.
Overnight in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest on full board basis (excludes drinks and laundry)
BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST
Well-trained guides lead you to the site where the gorillas were encountered the day before and from here the tracking begins. The gorillas, whose continuous search for food requires a nomadic lifestyle, determine the duration of the hike. The trek can take between one and six hours, sometimes more, at elevations in excess of 7,500 feet and over rough terrain.
Although the hike can be physically demanding, the anticipation of the exciting experience ahead is invigorating, and the beauty of the forest and its inhabitants are fascinating. When the gorillas are encountered, any fatigue is quickly forgotten. Observing a wild gorilla family in its natural habitat and on its terms is considered by many naturalists to be the most profound natural history experience in the world. Few who have had this rare privilege would disagree. It is important to recognize that these gorillas have only recently been habituated to tourists.
Their curiosity is obvious, but they have only begun to grow accustomed to humans. Each strictly regulated 60-minute visit passes all too quickly, and you depart leaving the gorillas to their fragile existence.
After time with the gorillas and a picnic lunch, you return to camp with hopefully a few unforgettable memories of a rare and wondrous experience. If the gorilla groups are relatively close, you’ll also have the chance to hike nearby forest trails to obtain a better understanding of the forest and its other inhabitants. These hikes provide the opportunity to observe smaller primate species and regional, endemic birds.
After breakfast you will be taken on a short drive to the park headquarters where you will begin your Gorilla trekking experience. This generally takes an entire day and you will return to your camp/lodge in the late afternoon. A late lunch will be provided and the rest of the afternoon is at leisure. Dinner will be provided at the camp/lodge.
Overnight in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for the morning scheduled flight to Entebbe ETD 1055hrs ETA 1155hrs). You will be met on arrival and assisted to connect to your departure flight.