Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights
Challenge level: Moderate
Starting price: $2000
- Discover the Bwindi Impenetrable forest
- Get up close and personable with the mighty silverback gorilla
Arrive in Beautiful Uganda
On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be met by your Umoja Motherland tours guide.Then the guide will transfer you to your hotel, taking between 15 minutes to 20 minutes, depending on traffic.
This is a day to get acclimated to your surroundings and ween yourself off jet lag.
Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
An early morning breakfast then start from Entebbe to Bwindi, enjoy the scenery while on your journey to Bwindi. You will have a stopover at the Equator.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a UNESCO NaturalWorldHeritage site and one of the richest biological and botanical regions in the world. The forest covers an area of 331 km² at the south-western edge of the western Rift Valley. Bwindi’s most-revered species are the approximately 400 wild Mountain Gorillas (2011 census) that make up half of the world population of these gentle apes.
After a few hours in the vehicle, you may enjoy an afternoon walk around the village of Buhoma or Rushaga (your home for two nights) and a chance to visit the Batwa, the ancient forest-dwelling tribe.
A Day to Remember
Enjoy breakfast at 7 am before you begin your day of tracking gorillas.
You will report for registration at the Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger station by 8 AM. After a briefing by the rangers, your gorilla trek will start. The rangers will guide you through the village gardens and into the jungle-like forest. They will escort you through the sometimes thick bush, occasionally hacking the dense undergrowth with a machete as you search to locate the gorillas.
Once you have located the gorilla family, you will be guided on how to approach the gentle giants. You will never forget your encounter with the gorillas. They will be quite curious to see you! You are allowed exactly one hour with the gorillas before returning to base.
Right in the Middle of the World
Your journey has, sadly, come to its bittersweet end. You’ll spend your last morning fueling up with breakfast, then driving back to Entebbe via the Equator for some last views of beautiful Uganda. You will have the opportunity to stop and take in being directing in the center of mother earth.
You’ll have one night in Entebbe before being transferred to Entebbe international Airport in due time for your outbound flight.
Wake up and enjoy a slow morning as you prepare to disembark on your next destination. A quick 5 days, but unbelievably worth it to see these incredible animals! Bon Voyage!
4 nights accommodation in lodges and hotels
Full-board with 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners (excluding drinks)
Airport transfers and all local transfers mentioned in itinerary
Private 4×4 pup-up roof tourist van with expert local guide driver
All activities mentioned in itinerary, including park entry fees
We take care of all your reservations, you just pack your bags and enjoy your trip! 24/7 in-country support by local team and our remote team
Any extra accommodation, meal(s) and drink(s), transportation or activities not mentioned in itinerary. Also any extra spendings (Covid-19 PCR test, tips, souvenirs, telephones, etc.)
- We recommend having a read-through of the itinerary above thoroughly, and getting in touch if you have specific questions.
- Please note that itinerary details are subject to change due to unfavourable weather, local developments or other circumstances beyond our control. Our Travel Planner will ensure to minimize the effects of these changes on your experience, and they will keep you promptly updated.
- An important reminder while visiting all natural sites: as responsible travelers, we ask that you tread carefully so as not to disrupt the wildlife, rich flora and fauna.
With has received the WTTC’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travelers with assurance that we are implementing globally standardised health and hygiene protocols to ensure safer travels during post-Covid 19 era. We’re also committed to and actively incorporating the ATTA’s health and safety practices.
Your Travel Planner
Agnes comes from a land where nature, wildlife and man live as one – Uganda. She has always been passionate about the conservation of this land (and the rest of East Africa) and has spent a large part of her life working in its tourism industry, creating unique packages for foreign travelers to ensure they come out with an unforgettable experience. She is a firm believer that through tourism, one can reach out and empower the local populace.
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