Gorilla Trek 2020-2021
4 days with
Restricted to Ages 18-35
Day 1 Entebbe International Airport to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve
Upon arrival at Entebbe airport, you'll be met by a rep who will introduce your safari driver guide. After a safari briefing, we'll drive to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.This is a full day drive from the Lake Victoria basin, passing through Ugandan villages and beautiful agricultural countryside where you see people tending their traditional crops of millet, sorghum, beans and maize. Lunch will be taken en route at Mbarara, before we proceed through the Kigezi mountains to the Buhoma area of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. We'll check in here at our Lodge, drop off our bag and settle down for dinner before bed.
Day 2 Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve
We'll start early to make the most of our Gorilla-spotting opportunities today. After breakfast at the lodge, we'll drive to the nearby park offices to attend a briefing by the Tourism Conservation and the gorilla guides. You will be briefed on how to behave in the forest while in the presence of a gorilla family. Later, after registration, the gorilla trekking starts with trackers, guides and porters. Once the gorilla group is found, you will be allowed an hour to stay with the gorillas before breaking off for lunch in the forest. Later, we'll walk back to our waiting vehicle and return to the park offices to receive a gorilla trekking Certificate. Mission complete! You'll be dropped at the lodge to freshen up after our adventures. Time permitting, you may have the chance tonight to sign up for a community village visit or a Batwa Cultural experience. (Dinner)
Day 3 Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve to Lake Mburo
After breakfast, we'll take a morning drive through terraced evergreen mountains, referred to as the 'Little Switzerland of Africa'. We press on to our Tented Camp for lunch, before a late afternoon game drive for some spotting of zebra, impala, topi, Cape buffalo and other plains game to add to your growing wildlife list. We return to the Camp before dusk for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 Lake Mburo to Entebbe International Airport
Rise and shine for a final morning game drive followed by breakfast at the camp. After breakfast you'll get driven back to Entebbe and dropped at the airport for your onward flight. It's goodbye for now, but you'll leave with plenty of photos and memories to revisit this adventure for a long time to come.
All This Included
You've been in search of the Big Five, now what about the Big Six? On this trip we get up-close-and-personal, trekking deep into the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve to meet the elusive East African Gorilla. Majestic, mountain-dwelling and pretty darn massive, these magnificent creatures are worth every second of the journey through the Kigezi mountains to find them. With an expert team of gorilla trackers and local guides, a special permit to spend up to an hour with a gorilla family, and an extra game drive at Lake Mburo for wildlife spotting, prepare yourself for the most unforgettable wildlife encounter and once-in-a-lifetime gorilla experience.
You will stay in safari lodges typical of the environment with all the facilities you require to be an adventurer but one who can still enjoy some comfort.
All of your meals starting with lunch on Day 1 are taken care of. A delicious breakfast each morning to get you started- packed lunches so you can stay on the move and searching for wildlife and then a good hearty dinner to close off a fulfilling day.
You’ll be safe in the hands of your professional Safari Guides, whose knowledge of Africa and wildife will keep you enthralled throughout the duration of your trip.
Included in the price
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve
Gorilla Trek, including up to 1 hour with gorilla group
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Lodge
Lake Mburo: Mantana Lake Tented Camp
IMPORTANT: This short trip is available on request basis only. Subject to Gorilla Permit availability. Full payment for the Gorilla Permit fees are due at time of booking. The Gorilla Permit fees are non-refundable.
This trip can be booked on its own and will operate with a minimum of 2 guests.
This trip will not have a Contiki Trip Manager but an English speaking Safari driver guide.
Travel to Africa often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
Passports must be valid 6 months past return date.
Please contact the consulate/embassy and family doctor for further details on medical vaccinations that may be required for specific countries.
Yellow fever certificate required before trip.
MANDATORY:-Passport details and Flight information are required at least 65 days prior to departure.
IMPORTANT: Baggage allowance for safari vehicles is strictly limited to one soft-sided bag (duffle bag or similar) with a maximum weight of 15kg(33lbs), plus one day bag for sunscreen, water, camera, and binoculars.
BINOCULARS are crucial for being out on safari! You will feel blind without them, especially if the wildlife we are viewing is far away from the road.
Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.