Departs: Daily private departures based on a minimum of 2 passengers
Enjoy one of the most dramatic, thrilling and poignant experiences possible. Nothing can prepare you for that first encounter with a full grown silverback gorilla, up to three times the size of a man, yet remarkably peaceful and tolerant of human visitors. We offer a range of scheduled and private trips to visit the gorillas, either by road, or by air from Entebbe.
Day 1 – Entebbe
The Boma is a small, friendly guesthouse located on the edge of Entebbe, and is well located for passengers flying in or out of Entebbe International Airport. There are eleven individually designed rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and decorated with an African theme. They all have large beds with mosquito nets and a small living area with chairs and a little table. The newer rooms also have a television. The bathrooms are fairly basic but large and all have hot and cold running water.
Day 2 - Bwindi National Park
This morning you will be transferred to Entebbe Airport for your flight to Kihihi. (BD)
On arrival at Kihihi Airstrip you will be met and transferred to Bwindi National Park. This afternoon an optional community visit (at additional expense) may be done.
Mahogany Springs offers privacy and serenity blended with optimal comfort in a spectacular setting. With some of the most luxurious accommodation in East Africa the feeling that you will experience when staying here is beyond compare.
Mahogany Springs is the perfect base from which to begin you Gorilla Tracking or Bird watching adventures. The Gorillas have been to know to the visit the lodge and coming face to face with one of these peaceful creatures is an indescribable experience.
Day 3 - Bwindi National Park
Today set off on your Uganda gorilla tracking adventure in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest Reserve – home to half of the world’s total mountain gorilla population. While trekking through the dense forest you’ll have the opportunity to view the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Looking deep into the expressive brown eyes of the Gentle Giants of the park surely is the most exciting and poignant wildlife encounter that Africa has to offer. After this captivating and unforgettable experience, you will head back to your lodge. (BLD)
Gorilla trekking in Uganda can be strenuous. The journey, through dense foliage and up steep climbs, is abundantly rewarded with the once in a lifetime experience of viewing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. You will have an opportunity to be within metres of these magnificent Uganda gorillas, sharing in their daily lives and experiencing their day-to-day activities. Mountain gorillas are extremely rare with only an estimated 850 remaining in the wild and gorilla trekking in Uganda is an experience you won’t easily forget!
Day 4 - Queen Elizabeth National Park
Today you will have the option to do a forest walk, community walk or a second trek with pre-purchased permits. (BLD)
Day 5 - Queen Elizabeth National Park
Today you drive to the southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park – Uganda’s oldest park. On arrival enjoy an afternoon game drive, hoping to spot tree climbing lion, plus a myriad of other species in this beautiful park. (BLD)
Ishasha Wilderness Camp is situated inside the southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park on the Ntungwe river, and is an idyllic retreat for people who truly enjoy the wilderness. This exclusive camp offers quality accommodation and services in this unspoilt remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park famous for its tree climbing lions that can sometimes be spotted resting in the branches of the large fig trees in the area. Each of the ten spacious framed canvas rooms, situated in the wooded area besides the river, is comfortably furnished and with large mosquito netted beds, its own private en suite bathroom and dressing area providing running water, hot water ‘bush’ showers and a flushing eco-friendly toilet. A central lounge and dining area, under a cool thatched roof, provides a comfortable environment for meals and relaxing during the day. A shaded area beside the river offers al-fresco dining and an evening ‘fireplace’ for guests to relax with sundowners and share their day’s experience. As the camp is within the National Park, we have designed it to be as low impact as possible with low usage of water, power and other resources. Solar power is used for lighting with power points limited to a central area allocated for recharging cameras and videos.
Day 6 - End of Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
This morning you will depart to Kihihi Airstrip for flight to Entebbe. (B)
Dates and Pricing
- 11 Jul 20 - 30 Sep 20 $3,670 $4,290
- 01 Oct 20 - 31 Oct 20 $3,575 $4,120
- 01 Nov 20 - 15 Dec 20 $3,505 $4,010
Prices shown are per person based on twin share. Seasonal supplements and minimum night requirement may apply. Solo traveller and extra night prices available on request. Luggage restrictions may apply. International flights not included.