Gorillas in the Mist
Departs: Daily private departures based on a minimum of 2 passengers
Venture into Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a dense jungle of thick undergrowth and hanging vines, in search of its most famous residents. The endangered Mountain Gorilla, now habituated, and carefully protected deep in the heart of this pristine forest is why most holidaymakers make the journey to Uganda. Put simply, spending an hour in the company of a family of gorillas is one of the most memorable and awe-inspiring experiences we can share.
Your small group adventure begins in Entebbe, where you will spend a night before your journey to Mahogany Springs Lodge. This impressive, comfortable, and friendly lodge takes its name from the 400-year-old mahogany tree that towers majestically above the lodge gardens. Here you can relish the serenity in one of the finest locations in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. From the unrivalled service and breathtaking views to world-class cuisine, it is the little touches at Mahogany Springs Lodge that will leave you mesmerised and wanting more.
Day 1 - Entebbe
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will proceed to clear immigrations and custom procedures. Thereafter, you will be met by a representative from Primate Expeditions just outside the baggage area and transferred to the hotel (normal check-in time is 14h00).
The Boma Hotel is Entebbe’s original and most exclusive hotel, set in tropical gardens in a leafy suburb, a few minutes drive from Entebbe International Airport. The rooms combine the modern comforts one expects today with the charm and character of the original 1940’s home. The Boma Hotel in Entebbe Uganda is an ideal stopover and the staff and management team ensure guests receive a personable service and enjoy hospitality standards which are in keeping with the tradition of this charming lakeshore town.
Day 2 - Bwindi National Park
This morning after an early breakfast you will be met and transferred to Entebbe International Airport for your morning Aerolink flight to Kihihi. On arrival at Kihihi airstrip you will be met by a representative from Mahogany Springs and transferred to the lodge. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure with an optional visit to Ride4Woman project and Buhoma community hospital (no extra costs). (BLD)
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 you will set off on your Uganda gorilla trekking adventure in the Bwindi National Park, home to half of the world’s total mountain gorilla population. While trekking through the dense forest you will 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 Bwindi 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 the lodge. (BLD)
GORILLA TRACKING: The journey, through dense foliage and up steep climbs, is abundantly rewarded with the lifetime experience of viewing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. You will have an opportunity to be within metres of these magnificent apes, 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. This is an experience you won’t easily forget!
Day 4 - End of your Gorillas in the Mist Trek
After breakfast you will be transferred to Kihihi airstrip for your Aerolink flight to Entebbe. On arrival at Entebbe Airport you will connect with your onward flight. (B)
Dates and Pricing
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.