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4 DAYS GREAT GORILLA TRACKING SAFARI-BB

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Duration

4 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

6 people

Languages

English

Overview

From its source in Lake Victoria, the River Nile crosses the Rift Valley to give Uganda a dazzling range of unique habitats. Uganda’s resulting beauty, natural wonders and biodiversity have impressed generations of travelers. Visitors return for Uganda’s welcoming people and temperate climate. Uganda’s most coveted natural attractions include the endangered Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzees and over 1,000 species of birds. Uganda’s diverse habitats have. A comparatively small country, Uganda has won many accolades including Lonely Planet number one destination to visit in 2012.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Day 1: Arrival to Entebbe
  • Day 2:Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day 3: Gorilla Tracking
  • Day 4: Drive from Bwindi to Entebbe

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International

After arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by our representative after passing through immigration procedures. The guide will drive you to your hotel. Overnight Lake Victoria View Guest House
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Day 2: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Today wake up early morning, have breakfast and then your guide will drive you to Bwindi Impenetrable National park.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage 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 350 wild Mountain Gorillas that make up just over half of the world population of these gentle apes. Bwindi bird watching is highly recommended by the African Bird Club. On arrival to Bwindi, check-in to your Hotel. Overnight at Traveler Rest Hotel
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

You will be up early on the morning of your Gorilla Tracking for a good breakfast in preparation for the day’s physical activity. 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 trek usually takes between three and six hours so a reasonable degree of fitness is required, as well as a strong pair of walking boots or shoes.
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. The mountain gorillas are under 24 hour monitoring for their own safety, so you’re almost guaranteed to see them. The rangers monitor each gorilla family by keeping in close radio contact.
In part due to gorilla tourism, the population of gorillas is slowly increasing but the species remains critically endangered. Gorillas and humans share almost identical genetic material and their health must not be compromised by coming into contact with human diseases (via our food, for example). To reduce transmission of disease from humans to gorillas, you will also be advised to keep a distance of 7 metres from the gorillas.
Once you have located the gorilla family, you will be asked to leave all your belongings to one side, and approach the gentle giants, just with your camera. The guides will interpret the animals’ behaviour and advise on what you are watching. Females and their young, young males and even a dominant Silverback may be seen: feeding, playing, interacting with each other, or just sleeping! 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. After the tracking if time permits, you will visit the Batwa. The Batwa “pygmy” tribe are the original inhabitants of the forest. Overnight at Traveller Rest Hotel
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Departure

After breakfast, your driver pick you up and drive you from Bwindi to Entebbe, if time permits you will stop over at the Equator. You drive will drive you to Entebbe in due time for your out bound flight.

Included/Excluded

  • - All accommodation on Half Board (HB), Full Board (FB) or Bed and Breakfast (B&B) basis as quoted in the text
  • - 4x4 Tourist van and fuel -with 1 free bottle of water and snacks on board during the tour
  • - English speaking tourist guide
  • - 1 gorilla permit per person
  • - Entrance fees to the national parks
  • - Taxes
  • - Batwa
  • - 1 extra lunch on the last day
  • - AMREF emergency evacuation insurance
  • - International flights
  • - Visa fees
  • - Drinks / alcoholic drinks
  • - Additional meals
  • - Tips and items of personal nature / souvenirs
  • - Activities not part of the described program
  • - International travel insurance

Languages

English

Tour's Location

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FAQs

Cancellations will be charged as follows:
Gorilla permit fee once paid is non refundable or transferable. You can only reschedule to a date of availability.
45 days: 15% of the Tour price is forfeited
44-21 days: 30% of the Tour price is forfeited
20-04 days: 50% of the Tour price is forfeited
72 hours and no-show: non-refundable

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