Unforgettable encounter with the endangered Mountain Gorillas of Uganda
You’ll arrive in Entebbe today from your international flights and after you’ve cleared customs and immigration, you are met by your driver/guide at international arrivals. They will be holding a welcome sign with your names on it.
You are then driven to your luxury hotel in Entebbe for your overnight.
This morning you are driven back to the airport to catch the first flight on Aerolink down to Kisoro Airstrip.
Enjoy this incredible flight taking you low over Uganda and offering stunning views of the amazing landscapes beneath you.
You will arrive in Kisoro before midday and you will be met by your guide who will drive you though to your Lodge, which is a journey of around 1 hour.
Your stay at your Lodge for the next 2 nights is on a full board basis. This afternoon is free to spend at leisure, relax or perhaps take part in optional activities (at additional cost) including forest walks, birdwatching and village walks.
Rise early and take a short walk to the park headquarters where you’ll be briefed on the gorilla trek by the Uganda Wildlife Authorities. The trek can be strenuous, wet and uncomfortable at times but the incredible biodiversity of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the chance to see rare mountain gorillas makes it so worthwhile. We recommend investing in the help of local porters who can carry your pack and provide expert, local one-on-one assistance along the trek. Not only does it make for a more comfortable trek, it also provides valuable employment opportunities to locals. Gorilla trekking is highly controlled, with only a few gorilla trekking permits available each day. Once you encounter a group of gorillas you will be able to stay with them for one hour – watch them swing from trees, groom each other and play, all under the watchful eye of a giant silverback. Coming face to face with a family of mountain gorillas is sure to be a life-affirming experience that will be etched on your mind forever. At the end of the day the comforts of the lodge beckon, along with a chance to reflect on a memorable day. Freshen up with a hot shower and enjoy a hearty dinner by the crackling fireplace.
Today after breakfast, you will be driven the approximate 1 hour back to Kisoro Airstrip to catch your return flight to Entebbe. You’ll fly to Entebbe for your onwards flight arrangements.
- Transport in a comfortable 4 x 4 safari car
- Return flights from Entebbe to Kisoro and back.
- Full board Accommodation
- Return airstrip transfers.
- English speaking driver guide
- 1 x Ugandan Gorilla trek permits per person
- Complementary bottled mineral water per day
- Lots of Fun
- Tips / gratuities
- Additional extra activities