5 DAY BWINDI GORILLA SAFARI
5 day Bwindi Gorilla safari
Day one: You’ll be personally met by our company representative upon arrival at Entebbe airport, and transfer to Cassia Lodge Overlooking Lake Victoria/Nateete Bandas (Meal plan: Dinner)
Day two: Our guide/driver picks you at 8:00 a.m from your hotel or residence. Drive to Mbarara (283km from Kampala) via Masaka. Make a first stop over at Equator crossing for photography. Lunch break is made at Regency Hotel or Agip Motel Mbarara. After lunch, drive to Bwindi. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds, valleys, hilltops, long horned Ankole Cattle and papyrus swamps. The afternoon is spent on a foot safari around the local communities living around with the gorillas in the park. Dinner and over night at Engagi Lodge or Ruhija Lodge/ Buhoma Community Bandas. (Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day three: Begin the day with breakfast ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00am with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. You may see the gorillas eating, sucking ants from a tree, swinging on vines, playing and sleeping.
Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. It is most rewarding animal-based experience that clients get and others would definitely do it again if given the opportunity. There are now only 650 left in the world! The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but its well worth the effort. There is always an option to hire a local porter (highly recommended as it supports the local economy) who will carry your bag and literally, push you up the hills if necessary! Dinner and over night at Engagi Lodge or Ruhija Lodge/Buhoma Bandas. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day Four: Return to Kampala in the morning, lunch break is made at Agip Motel Mbarara with stop over at Equator Uganda crossing and Mpambire drum makers for a brief photo opportunity and to shop souvenirs..Transfer to Entebbe. Dinner and overnight at Lake Victoria Hotel Entebbe/Entebbe Airport Guest House (Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day Five: Transfer to the Airport for your flight back home or to the next destination. (Meal plan: Breakfast)End of services.
The safari package to include:
Transportation by a 4wd fuelled safari vehicle
Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
One Gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for in advance
Services of English speaking Driver/guide.
The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and tobacco. etc