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4 Days/ 3 Nights Uganda Gorilla Safari To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

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A 4 days Gorilla trip around Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is suitable for clients who specifically fly into the country to spend time with the African Gorillas. The gorillas fall under the ape family and are the third closest to man after the Bonobos and Chimpanzees of the primate species. The gorillas are very strong primates with muscular arms, wide chest, enormous nostrils and sometimes they are brown but mostly they are of black color. Most of the gorillas’ bodies are fully immersed in hairs apart from the face, palm, feet and chest and this is well visible when they stand up tall and straight as they portray control, power and dominance.

It is a trip that leaves you with memories!

Summarized Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Entebbe International airport, meet your driver and transfer to your accommodation.

Day 2: Transfer back to Entebbe International airport for your scheduled flight to Kisoro Airstrip. Meet your guide and transfer to your accommodation in Bwindi National park.

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi National park headquarters with your packed lunch for your Gorilla Habituation. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Transfer back to Kisoro Airstrip for your morning scheduled flight to Entebbe International airport. End of services.

Price Inclusions:

  • Safari guide and vehicle
  • Accommodation on full board basis in the park. (Bed and breakfast for Entebbe)
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • House drinks
  • Gorilla permit

Price Exclusions:

  • Visa
  • Premium drinks
  • Additional services
  • Travel insurance
Day 1: Arrive at Entebbe International Airport, meet your driver and transfer to your accommodation.

Meet your driver who will be waiting for you at Entebbe Airport exit lounge, he will have your name printed on the Airport signage to transfer your accommodation for an overnight.
Afternoon at leisure. Optional activities available like Mabamba visit, Ngamba sanctuary visit, sunset cruise.
 
Accommodation options in Entebbe:
Luxury – Hotel No.5
Hotel No.5 is one of the most tranquil luxury boutique hotels in Entebbe providing a luxurious and cozy stay for your time in Entebbe. The hotel has different room types like the deluxe and apartments for those who wish to stay longer. The ensuite rooms are well facilitated with unique and up to date amenities like the air conditioners, a flat screen, bathrobes, and slippers, a safety box locked with a password, desk and an electric kettle in case you want to prepare yourself a cup of tea or coffee.

The property has a 24-hour front desk, a shuttle service, a shared kitchen and free Wi-Fi, secure parking space, a swimming pool catering for both the young and the adults. Clients are free to enjoy their time in the lounge with free house drinks provided in case you need a breeze out of the rooms.
 
Mid-range – Boma Guest House
Boma Guest House is found just 10 minutes from Entebbe International airport at the margin of Entebbe town. It is a small cozy spot with 11 ensuite rooms properly designed rooms to bring the African feel of home. The rooms are well spacious with 6 by 6 beds and hanging mosquito nets, you can also enjoy a cup of tea / coffee in the small lounge demarcated in the room plus a hot/cold shower at any time of day or night as the rooms have running water the 24 hours. Boma Guest House is surrounded by a greenery with seats confined in the shade where you can enjoy your afternoon with a drink as you access the internet on your laptop or phones.
 
Budget – Guinea Fowl guest house.
Guinea Fowl Guest House named after the rare bird species of the Numididae bird family that can only be found in Africa and among the birds that have a long life span, they are referred to as the oldest of the gallinaceous birds.  The Guest House has a variety of room types to offer a cozy and comfortable stay offering additional services like laundry, luggage storage and a secure parking plus the special massage treatment.

Day 2: Transfer back to Entebbe International airport for your domestic flight to Kisoro Airstrip. Meet your guide and transfer to your accommodation in Bwindi Forest National park.

Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation in the morning to transfer you back to the airport for your domestic flight to Kisoro Airstrip. Meet your guide at Kisoro Airstrip who will drive your accommodation and Bwindi National park. Drive time is approx. 2 hours.

Bwindi National park is located in the south western region of Uganda stretching on 327 square kilometers of land which makes it one of the forests on large expanse in East Africa with an eco-system so rich in variety of mammals, birds, trees, vegetation shrubs among others.

In the early 90s, Bwindi Forest was awarded a world Heritage site status after being converted to a national park from a forest reserve due to its broad diversity in nature with different animal life like Gorillas, monkeys, elephants, baboons among others, and the dense population of tree species, shrubs, vines, flowers on the forest terrain plus a group of 300 bird species not excluding the diverging insect species like butterflies that are over 200 species.

The fact that it is located at the edge of the Great Rift Valley induces the all year rain formation, we therefore advise our guests to come along with warm clothes as the forest and the surrounding areas give off cold currents.
 
Expert tips for internal flights
Internal flights – Luggage allowance – all domestic flights with in Uganda have luggage restrictions that range from aircraft, it could be combined as body and luggage but mainly luggage is restricted to 15kgs per person in soft bags and the weight payload per person is 75kgs per person majorly for safety purposes. You could need to book an extra seat for weight allowance.
 
Accommodation options in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Luxury – Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is an upmarket lodge situated on the southern side of Bwindi National Park just on top of the top ridge offering magnificent views of the forested valley of Kashasha River and the three historical volcanoes of the Virunga chain.
The Lodge has different room types including standard garden cottages, deluxe garden cottage, luxury forest suites, and 2 bed room villa. A greenery of unique trees and different flower gardens with the best view of the forest canopy surrounds all rooms. The rooms have great décor and furniture made of unique African materials to offer an expensive traditional feel and to make them super conducive, every room has in a fireplace to provide additional warmth on top of a warm and cozy bed.
 
Mid-Range – Chameleon Hill Lodge
Chameleon Hill Lodge is easily sighted as you head towards the lodge, the creativity portrayed and the colorfulness makes you not miss out the beauty of the chalets. The Chalets are 10 in number and are well assembled to offer a serene and private stay and each room has a private garden, a modern ensuite bathroom with all day running water.
The lodge’s dining area overlooks Lake Mutanda and its beautiful islands and the 3 dormant volcanoes with a large expanse of lush vegetation on its slopes.

So many activities to do around the lodge like powerboat, traditional canoes, kayaking, carve a gorilla, traditional basket weaving, and a day in the rural Uganda, boda-boda tour among others.
 
Budget – Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge is found just 10 minutes away from the Rushaga gate of Bwindi National Park making it easy to start your day’s Gorilla trek.

Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge has 10 rooms that can be organized into singles, doubles, twins, and triples and all rooms offer a view of the Bwindi Forest and Farm hills and they are all ensuite.
 The complementary to the rooms, additional services are provided like the restaurant, mini bar, Wi-Fi, secure parking among others.

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi National park headquarters with your packed lunch for your Gorilla Habituation. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Gorilla habituation is the process the gorillas are undertaken to get familiar with the human surroundings, the event is only done in the Rushaga sector and it takes two years before clients are allowed to meet the gorilla families and only 8 persons are allowed to spend the day with gorillas and they are divided into 2 groups of four a factor that has made permit availability very limited hence an advance booking is very recommendable.

The four hour excursion involves clients assisting the researchers to collect data and information related to the gorilla’s lives like the way they feed, play, and nurse their young ones, the mating periods, the reproduction system, the physical gestures and different sounds made among others that you will get to know of during your habituation trip.
Return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight.

Day 4: Transfer back to Kisoro Airstrip for your domestic flight to Entebbe International Airport. End of services.