Safari Highlights: Gorilla Habituation & Birding In Bwindi, Batwa Experience
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park boasts of 90 mammal species, the famous 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.
Day One: Arrival at Entebbe and Transfer to your Hotel
On Arrival at the airport, you will be met by Ngeye Trekking safaris guide and transferred to you hotel in Entebbe or Kampala. Depending on your arrival time you can engage in some optional activities like the Sunset cruise on Lake Victoria, Afternoon trip to Mabamba swamp or Uganda Wildlife Education centre (Entebbe Zoo).
Overnight at The Boma or or Papyrus Guesthouse or Cassia Lodge
Meal Plan: BB
Day Two: Kampala – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Travel Time: Approx. 8 hours
After breakfast, your guide will pick you from Kampala and drive you to Bwindi impenetrable national park. The ancient rainforest of Bwindi spans 321 sq. km and boasts 90 mammal species, the famous 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.
Luxury: Gorilla Safari Lodge or ChameleonHill Lodge
Medium: Rushaga gorilla Camp
Budget: Gorilla Valley Lodge
Day Three: Gorilla Habituation Experience
The next morning you set off for full day gorilla habituation experience. 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. With gorilla habituation, you will spend 4 hours with the gorillas. Read more about Gorilla Habituation Experience here..
Day Four: Bwindi – Kampala
Depart Bwindi early in the morning to catch your return flight home in either Entebbe or Kigali. You can also take a morning flight from Kisoro Airstrip to Entebbe.
- All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary.
- All ground transportation in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle.
Park entrance fees.
- Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide.
- Water while on safari.
- All airport pick-ups and drops.
- All activities at stipulated in the itinerary.
- And all government taxes/levies.
- Gorilla Habituation permit $1,500, optional activities or forest walks
- Phone calls and bar bills
- Personal insurance
- Air fare
- All other Services of a personal nature.
- Driver guide’s gratuity.
Gorilla tracking is dependant 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.
With the current Covid19 pandemic, travelers should come with a negative test certificate done at least 72 hours to arrival. We continue to follow all the Ministry of Health / World Health Organisation Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) throughout the safari period.