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Bucket List Mountain Gorilla Tracking Safari

An unforgettable experience awaits as you track, find and photograph the famous mountain gorillas of Uganda in Bwindi National Park.

Safari & Tour Overview

$5040 Starting from / per person sharing

This safari brings you into the heart of Africa, to Uganda the Pearl of Africa. For such a small country, it surprisingly endowed with several natural habitats and incredible wildlife, the most famous being the endangered Mountain Gorillas, found in Bwindi National Park. These amazing Gorillas will leave you with fond memories of your travel to this beautiful country with a desire to come back and experience this again.

Safari Summary

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  • Tour Duration
    5 Days 4 Nights
  • Departure/Return Location
    Entebbe, Uganda
  • Destinations on Tour
    Entebbe
    Bwindi National Park
  • Included
    Charter Flights
    Drinks
    Luxury Accomodation
    Meals
  • Not Included
    All Transfers
    Conservation Fees
    Drinks not specified
    Gratuities
    Helicopter Transfers
    International Flights
    Items of a Personal nature
    Laundry
    Local Flights
    Meals not specified
    Medical Insurance
    Other Activities
    Personal Expenses
    Private Guide and Vehicle
    Safari Activities
    Travel Insurance
    Visa Costs

Day to Day Itinerary

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Day 1

Welcome to Uganda

On arrival in Entebbe you will be welcomed by your private guide and transferred to your hotel. The 2 Friends Beach Hotel is ideally situated on the banks of Lake Victoria with convenient access to Kampala and the best spots around Entebbe. Check in, settle in and relax. Dinner will be enjoyed at the hotel.
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Day 2

From Entebbe to Bwindi

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Bwindi Forest National Park, having a stopover at the Equator for a comfort break and photo. We stop for lunch at Igongo Cultural Centre or Agip Motel. We drive on through the rolling hills of Mbarara and Kibale as we head to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, where the rare and endangered mountain gorillas are found. We shall arrive at the park in the evening and check-in to Buhoma Lodge for dinner and overnight.
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Day 3

Incredible Gorilla Trekking

After a restful night in a natural environment, you wake up to a beautiful view of the sunrise over the misty Bwindi Forest, have breakfast and at about 7:30am, with our packed lunch, we walk to the park offices for registration and briefing before you start the gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park. Gorilla trekking can be quite exciting as you climb steep hills under muddy conditions and it’s unpredictable how long this will take because it always depends on the movement of these great apes. There are many factors that determine the movement of the mountain gorillas and food availability is one of them, but generally the activity can take anything between 2 to 8 hours. The moment you set eyes on a gorilla, and get to spend some time with them, is unforgettable! You are allowed to spend 1 hour with the gorillas. After a busy, but exhilarating day, you return to the lodge, enjoy a delicious dinner and overnight.
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Day 4

Charter Flight to Entebbe

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kihihi Airstrip for your one-hour charter flight to Entebbe, arriving in the afternoon for your flight back home. No overnight accommodation is included but this can be arranged on request.

Tour Location

Map & Destinations

 
Entebbe, Uganda
Bwindi Forest National Park, Uganda

Entebbe

Entebbe is a city in Central Uganda. Entebbe sits on the northern shores of Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake. The town is situated in Wakiso District, south of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. Entebbe is the location of Entebbe International Airport, Uganda's largest commercial and military airport. Entebbe offers a relaxed stop-over alternative to Kampala if you're flying into or out of Uganda, as the air is clean, the streets are safe to walk, and the old colonial gardens and parks with the lake in the background make for a serene atmosphere.

 

Bwindi Forest National Park

Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda's oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked. This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes. There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.

Highlights & Activities

During your safari you can look forward to the following highlights, activities and experiences to ensure an unforgettable time spent in Africa.

 Private guide and driver  Luxury accommodation  Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest  1 Hour with the endangered Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi

Let Jewel of Africa Safaris Help You with Your Next Safari

The expert team at Jewel of Africa Safaris is here to help you to plan your tailormade safari. Whether you prefer desert sand, sea or bush experiences, we make sure you travel in luxury.

 
 
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