4 Day Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi

This three-night adventure by air takes you into the World Heritage Site of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in search of the Mountain Gorillas.

This is a rare opportunity to visit some of the World’s last tracts of primeval forest – it is virtually untouched and retains an awe-inspiring collection of endangered flora and fauna. Optional upgrade to Air Safari brings spectacular aerial views of the landscape as well as reducing travelling times.

 

Overlooking the primeval Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Bwindi Lodge is the finest lodge in the area and offers premium accommodation and a truly unique jungle experience. Separated by nothing more than an idyllic stream, the gorillas themselves are frequent visitors.

The tour operates by air from and back to Entebbe.

Please Note: there is a minimum age of 15 years for gorilla treks.

 

Highlights Include:

  • Gorilla Tracking in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Tea tour
  • Walk to Bwindi community hospital
  • Self guided river walk

Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge

Overlooking the primeval Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Bwindi Lodge offers a truly unique jungle experience. Separated by nothing more than an idyllic stream, the gorillas themselves are frequent visitors to the finest lodge in Bwindi!

The adventure lodge in Uganda boasts eight bandas facing the forest canopy, each with a private terrace from which you can spot the wildlife jumping from tree to tree mere metres away. Each room has en-suite bathrooms and the eco-luxury comforts are all provided in eco-sensitive ways.

A cosy fireside bar and lounge in the main building offers the chance for you to relax while sharing stories of your gorilla trekking experience with other guests.

Accommodation

  • 8 stone and timber glass-fronted guest bandas with thatch roofs (3 doubles and 5 twins) reflect the local building style.
  • En-suite bathrooms with flushing toilet, double vanity, shower with hot and cold running water.
  • Rooms have walk-in mosquito nets, 240v lighting and a private balcony.
  • Bandas are individually named after Bwindi gorillas.
  • Wi-Fi available in the main lodge building.

Itinerary

Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi (4 Day Safari)

Day 1

Starting from Entebbe take the 07:45 am or 12:30 pm flight to Kihihi (1 hour 15 mins to 2 hours depending on stops). Once there you will be welcomed by your expert guide who will provide knowledge and assistance throughout your journey. Transfer to Buhoma and Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge. Lunch included (depending on arrival time). Rest and before dinner explore the lodge grounds with its clear mountain stream or visit the local village.

Overnight at Bwindi Lodge.

Day 2

Enjoy an early breakfast, then set off through the steep, densely forested hills in search of Mountain Gorillas. Tracking in the Bwindi Forest requires stamina and can often take most of the day but observing the gorillas in their natural habitat is awe inspiring.

Overnight at Bwindi Lodge.

Day 3

Breakfast at lodge, then either go gorilla tracking again (additional permit at a supplement, subject to availability). Your stay at Bwindi Lodge includes visits such as the tea tour, walk to Bwindi community hospital as well as a self guided river walk. Alternatively there are other activities and excursions on offer in and around the National Park (these are EXTRA and payable direct):

– Discover the traditions of the Batwa Pygmies, and learn about the native tribal inhabitants of the forest. The indigenous people of Bwindi Forest, though no longer resident in the forest, still practice many of their traditional hunter-gatherer skills.

– Or, take a guided walk in the rainforest, home to several endemic bird species, clouds of butterflies and rare plant life. This walk offers excellent photographic opportunities and the knowledgeable guide will provide a great insight into this globally important habitat.

– Or, walk through the local village, and learn about community life and Bwindi Community Hospital that started as a health clinic under a tree and now provides vital medical and educational services to over 60,000 people. Also take a tour of the local tea processing operation at the lodge which enables guests to see the various different methods for tea growing.

Overnight at Bwindi Lodge.

Day 4

Breakfast at lodge then transfer to the airstrip for either the 10.55 am or 14.05 pm flight to Entebbe.

Prices

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4 DAY MOUNTAIN GORILLAS OF BWINDI SAFARI: prices are Per Person (minimum 2 people)

PRICES INCLUDE:

Safari briefing and debriefing at Entebbe, Scheduled flights Entebbe – Kihihi – Entebbe and return transfers from airstrip in lodge’s 4×4 vehicle (Shared basis). Transfers for Gorilla tracking in lodge vehicle (Shared basis) in Buhoma and Ruhija sectors. 1 Gorilla Permit per person. Accommodation on an All Inclusive basis at Bwindi Lodge in a Standard Banda (alcoholic and soft drinks, laundry services, one complimentary massage per guest per stay). Mineral water in the vehicle and during the tracking.

PRICES EXCLUDE:

  • FESTIVE SEASON SUPPLEMENTS
  • Optional extra Gorilla Permit.
  • Optional activities on day 3
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • International Flights / Visas / Travel Insurance
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DATES FROM DATES TO 01 Pax 02 Pax 03 Pax 04 Pax 05 Pax Single Supplement
01-Jun-19 30-Sep-19 2946 USD 2581 USD 2548 USD 2531 USD 2521 USD 265 USD
01-Oct-19 14-Dec-19 2554 USD 2254 USD 2221 USD 2204 USD 2194 USD 200 USD
15-Dec-19 31-Dec-19 2946 USD 2581 USD 2548 USD 2531 USD 2521 USD 265 USD
01-Jan-20 28-Feb-20 3201 USD 2789 USD 2752 USD 2734 USD 2723 USD 302 USD
01-Mar-20 31-May-20 2754 USD 2420 USD 2383 USD 2365 USD 2354 USD 224 USD
01-Jun-20 30-Jun-20 3201 USD 2789 USD 2752 USD 2734 USD 2723 USD 302 USD
01-Jul-20 30-Sep-20 3301 USD 2889 USD 2852 USD 2834 USD 2823 USD 302 USD
01-Oct-20 14-Dec-20 2854 USD 2520 USD 2483 USD 2465 USD 2454 USD 224 USD
15-Dec-20 31-Dec-20 3301 USD 2889 USD 2852 USD 2834 USD 2823 USD 302 USD

Please Note: there is a minimum age of 15 years for gorilla treks

ONE PAX RATE: The price for 1 person travelling alone provided above includes single supplement.

GORILLA PERMITS:

  1. Gorilla Permits are US$600 per person per trek (AS FROM 01ST JULY 2020 WILL BE US$ 700 per person per trek). One permit is included in the above rates.
  2. Once purchased, gorilla permits are NON-REFUNDABLE.
  3. Additional Gorilla Permits must be pre-booked / paid if gorilla tracking on the additional (optional) day.
  4. All Gorilla Permits need to be purchased at the time of booking or a deposit equivalent to 20% of the cost of the safari paid, whichever is higher.
  5. Gorilla viewing is subject to availability of permits, which are limited.
  6. Permit prices are subject to change without notice.

UGANDA FLIGHTS – TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  1. Passengers are allowed on board with a maximum of 15 Kg of luggage each, all extra baggage will be charged at US $3 per kilo – whether or not the excess baggage will be allowed on board is at the discretion of the airline.
  2. Clients’ full names and scanned copies of passports are required to be able to book the flights
  3. Check in for domestic flights is a minimum of 60 minutes before departure time

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