3 DAY UGANDA GORILLA TREKKING… Kibale

Description

Uganda is one of the 3 countries in the world gifted with Mountain gorillas, these gentle giants inhabit the misty jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park found in the Virunga conservation area. Bwindi impenetrable forest covers an area of 321 sq. km with 13 habituated gorilla families which can be tracked in four sectors and these include Nkuringo, Rushaga, Buhoma and Ruhija whereas Mgahinga has 1 habituated Gorilla family known as the Nyakagezi Gorilla Family. The dense thick forest offers the best trekking experience in the region with an opportunity of seeing other primates like the Chimpanzees, Monkeys among others, birds, butterflies, mammals, ferns and several tree species. Gorilla trekking doesn’t require any skills aside from physical fitness.

Trip Highlights

  • Equator stopover
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Batwa community experience

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: TRANSFER FROM KAMPALA - BWINDI

Our professional driver/guide will pick you up from the hotel and brief you about the trip. You will embark on your journey to Bwindi with a stopover at the Equator for a photo moment and later you will continue to Mbarara for Enroute lunch. Along the way you will enjoy the views of the terraced hills, beautiful panoramas, traditional homesteads and the long horned cattle. Later in the evening you will arrive at the lodge for dinner and relaxation.

Luxury accommodation: Mahogany springs, Buhoma Lodge, Gorilla resort

Midrange: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla Safari Lodge, Silverback Lodge

Budget: Buhoma community Banda’s, Trekkers Traven, Rushaga Gorilla Camp

Estimated Distance from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable forest: 550km

Estimated Time: 8-9 hours drive.

Flight from Entebbe to Kihihi: 90minutes

 

Day 2: GORILLA TREKKING

 Early in the morning at 6:00am, you will enjoy a tasty breakfast before heading out to the dense thick forest. By 7:00am you will have arrived at the park headquarters for briefing where you will be assigned to track a specific gorilla in a group of 8 people. This is a memorable and an amazing experience watching the Mountain gorillas feed, play around and also do their day to day activities. This activity takes between 2 hours to 8 hours since its dependent on the location and movement of the gorillas. Trekking can be arduous, you will need to carry packed lunch, drinking water, wear comfortable jungle shoes as you will walk long distances in muddy and steep conditions not forgetting a rain jacket. On meeting the gorillas you will spend one hour with them as you take photos.

Later, return back to the lodge and in the evening you may choose to relax at the lodge or visit the Batwa community which will expose you to their culture basing on how they live, dance, and also hearing stories concerning their culture which will leave you amazed. Have dinner and overnight.

Day 3: DEPART FOR KAMPALA

Have an early breakfast, Check-out and start your journey back to Kampala passing through rolling hills with terraces and also you will have a great time viewing the lush vegetation of the different as you travel. You will have lunch in Mbarara town and later continue with your journey as your guide will drop you off at the hotel or at the airport to catch your flight back home.

 

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS

Gorilla permits

Accommodation (Full Board)

Transport in 4WD vehicle

Driver/Guide (English speaking and professional)

Drinking water

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

International flights

Laundry

Tips given to staff

Visas

Drinks/Beverages

Extra activities not included in the itinerary

 

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Uganda is one of the 3 countries in the world gifted with Mountain gorillas, these…

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Description

Uganda is one of the 3 countries in the world gifted with Mountain gorillas, these gentle giants inhabit the misty jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park found in the Virunga conservation area. Bwindi impenetrable forest covers an area of 321 sq. km with 13 habituated gorilla families which can be tracked in four sectors and these include Nkuringo, Rushaga, Buhoma and Ruhija whereas Mgahinga has 1 habituated Gorilla family known as the Nyakagezi Gorilla Family. The dense thick forest offers the best trekking experience in the region with an opportunity of seeing other primates like the Chimpanzees, Monkeys among others, birds, butterflies, mammals, ferns and several tree species. Gorilla trekking doesn’t require any skills aside from physical fitness.

Trip Highlights

  • Equator stopover
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Batwa community experience

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: TRANSFER FROM KAMPALA - BWINDI

Our professional driver/guide will pick you up from the hotel and brief you about the trip. You will embark on your journey to Bwindi with a stopover at the Equator for a photo moment and later you will continue to Mbarara for Enroute lunch. Along the way you will enjoy the views of the terraced hills, beautiful panoramas, traditional homesteads and the long horned cattle. Later in the evening you will arrive at the lodge for dinner and relaxation.

Luxury accommodation: Mahogany springs, Buhoma Lodge, Gorilla resort

Midrange: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Gorilla Safari Lodge, Silverback Lodge

Budget: Buhoma community Banda’s, Trekkers Traven, Rushaga Gorilla Camp

Estimated Distance from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable forest: 550km

Estimated Time: 8-9 hours drive.

Flight from Entebbe to Kihihi: 90minutes

 

Day 2: GORILLA TREKKING

 Early in the morning at 6:00am, you will enjoy a tasty breakfast before heading out to the dense thick forest. By 7:00am you will have arrived at the park headquarters for briefing where you will be assigned to track a specific gorilla in a group of 8 people. This is a memorable and an amazing experience watching the Mountain gorillas feed, play around and also do their day to day activities. This activity takes between 2 hours to 8 hours since its dependent on the location and movement of the gorillas. Trekking can be arduous, you will need to carry packed lunch, drinking water, wear comfortable jungle shoes as you will walk long distances in muddy and steep conditions not forgetting a rain jacket. On meeting the gorillas you will spend one hour with them as you take photos.

Later, return back to the lodge and in the evening you may choose to relax at the lodge or visit the Batwa community which will expose you to their culture basing on how they live, dance, and also hearing stories concerning their culture which will leave you amazed. Have dinner and overnight.

Day 3: DEPART FOR KAMPALA

Have an early breakfast, Check-out and start your journey back to Kampala passing through rolling hills with terraces and also you will have a great time viewing the lush vegetation of the different as you travel. You will have lunch in Mbarara town and later continue with your journey as your guide will drop you off at the hotel or at the airport to catch your flight back home.

 

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS

Gorilla permits

Accommodation (Full Board)

Transport in 4WD vehicle

Driver/Guide (English speaking and professional)

Drinking water

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

International flights

Laundry

Tips given to staff

Visas

Drinks/Beverages

Extra activities not included in the itinerary

 

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Prices include return economy-class flights from on Qatar Airways. Prices are quoted on a twin-sharing basis in a standard room with inclusions listed above. Additional options are available upon request. Departures are fixed for 23 September 2015, no amendments or changes will be possible. Prices are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change without notice depending on travel dates and availability. Easy monthly payment plans are available from select participating banks through Musafir Holidays retail outlets and are subject to approval. All photos and videos shown are illustrative. Actual services may differ. Terms apply.

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Days : 3 | Nights : 2


Inclusions


  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Transportation
  • Guides / Assistance
  • Dinner
  • Room service and meals
  • Professional tour escort
  • Admission to park(s)
  • Service fee for tour guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Lunch
  • Security System

Exclusions


  •     Extra stay pre/post tour    
  •     Medicines required if any    
  •     Airfare & airport taxes    
  •     Visa charges    
  •     Insurance    
  •     Passport costs    
  •     All meals and drinks    
  •     Tips to coach drivers    
  •     Tips and Gratuities    
  •     Return Airport Transfer    
  •     Any optional tours    
  •     Any airport arrival/departure tax    
  •     Alcoholic beverages    

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