3-Day Gorilla Safari in Bwindi Forest
Be picked by delegate from Nisake tours and travel from the airport to the hotel for relaxation dinner and rest at Entebbe Laico Lake Victoria Hotel -Entebbe USD 165/Imperial Botanical Hotel – Entebbe USD 100 even for as low as Central Inn -Entebbe USD 45
TRIP SUMMARY – 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safari.
This is a 3 days gorilla safari that starts and ends in Kampala. On this trip, visit Bwindi Forest and trek the rare mountain gorillas first hand with experienced and knowledgeable game rangers.
Below is a summarized itinerary for the trip:
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Day 2: Gorilla tracking and an afternoon optional nature walk
Day 3: Return to Kampala
Accommodation 2 Nights at Gorilla Resort Lodge or Buhoma Community Bandas
Day 1: Kampala Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Your safari guide will pick you from your hotel and you will depart by road heading south to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This scenic drive will take approximately 9-10hrs.
You will have a short stop at the Equator for a photographic opportunity as well as an informative talk.
You will continue and stopping in Masaka for lunch. Your driver will take you through Uganda’s rolling green hills and through the highlands, also known as the “Switzerland of Uganda ‘Your road will then even head higher to where you can see the triangular peaks of the Virunga volcanoes of Rwanda and the Congo.
We will then drop down into the valley, to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home of the remaining mountain gorillas. Tonight you will sleep to the sounds of the mountain rainforest.
High end hotel will be Gorilla Forest Camp
Midrange will be Buhoma lodge
Low end will be Buhoma community Bandas
Day 2: Up relatively early for a hearty breakfast to give you the energy needed for gorilla tracking in Bwindi forest.
Before 8:00 am report to the ranger station for registration and a talk by one of the rangers; the guides will then take you through the forest pushing your way through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. (This trek can take from half an hour to 5 hours – a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes)
Sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them grumble to each other, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male; the silverback. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas.
It’s amazing to think there are only about 650 of these beautiful creatures left! If you have energy in the afternoon, you will take a village walk- see how the local Ugandans live visit the local medicine man, local bars, see how people live in Bwindi village!
High end hotel will Gorilla Forest Camp
Midrange will be gift of nature lodge/Buhoma camp
Low end will be Buhoma community Bandas
Day 3: Leave Bwindi for Kampala
After a morning breakfast, you will depart back to Kampala through Mbarara town where you will have local Kinyankole lunch with natural mayonese known as eshabwe after proceed to Kampala and transfer to your hotel in Kampala.
Sheraton hotel $175, Speke resort Munyonyo $120 and for as low as $ 50 at Tourist hotel just in the heart of the city or to the airport to catch your flight.
QUOTATION FOR GORILLA TRACKING AND STAYS’ IN THE PARK (2 Nights with 3 Days)
Gorilla permits are sold at 700 USD separately from the above fare quotation and it is always booked 15 Days in advance
Up market: GFC, Volcanoes camp, Mt Gahinga Camp.
Mid-Range: Buhoma Camp, Lake Kitandara camp, Mantana Camp.
Budget: Buhoma community Bandas
The above price includes the following;
- The cost of all ground transportation and Fuel
- Full time safari guide and associated expenses
- Park entrance fees
- Gorilla tracking
- Accommodation and meals.
- But it excludes; Gorilla permit, items of personal nature like Laundry, Beers, tipping of staffs at the lodges.
Fee for gorilla permits are paid fully 15 days before so that early purchases can be done for smooth operation and arrangements.
75 percent is paid before travel that is during bookings and reservations
The remaining balance is cleared on arrival,
Clients can look for alternative and accommodation facilities with help of the tour guide.