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11
4 Days
Availability : Jan - Dec
Entebbe
Bwindi National Park

The Summarized, 4 Days Taste of Uganda Safari Itinerary

  • Day 1: Entebbe to Bwindi National Park
  • Lake 2: Buhoma Gorilla Trekking
  • Day 3: Depart to Kampala
  • Day 4: Transfer to Entebbe

DAY 01: ENTEBBE – BWINDI NATIONAL PARK

Arrival and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. On arrival at Entebbe Airport (from your early morning flight) you will be met by our company representative, who will greet you and brief you through the itinerary. You will remember that it was at Entebbe where the Israelis heroically released hostages that was on a hijacked Air France Airbus in 1976. After, we drive heading to southwestern Uganda.

En route, there is a local community popular for making local drums and crafts and a fruit market. Stopover, admire and buy yourself souvenirs. Proceed to the Equator line taken as one beautiful scenery in Africa – the pathway of the sun and take photographs. You may be amazed by the local Hima pastoralists grazing the famous Ankole long – horned cattle. Take pictures and proceed. The Bwindi area is a highly fertile, mountainous region with steep sided hills covered from top to bottom in neatly terraced rows of cultivation. You are really driving through the “Banana Republic” with banana plantations all around you, steep hills, small rivers……just amazing scenery.

Estimated transfer time to Bwindi is 10 hours by 4 wheel drive vehicle.

Arrive late afternoon at the park and check-in at your accommodation Buhoma Community Bandas (with the option of upgrading to Bwindi Volcanoes Lodge/ Kitandara Tented Camp).

Meal plan: Lunch & Dinner

DAY 02: BUHOMA GORILLA TREKKING

Buhoma, Gorilla tracking today enjoy surely. After breakfast, proceed for the morning briefing before enjoying the highlight of the trip- Gorilla trekking which may last the entire day. We trek through the rainforest and bamboo covered slopes, accompanied by a guide and trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla family. The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be totally forgotten.

These gentle giants are highly endangered and anyone suffering even the slightest of ailments including a cough will not be allowed to go this trek. When sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6 meters from the gorillas, sit around them for a whole hour while gazing into their big round eyes. These giants are so powerful and can sometimes weigh up to 250kilos. Pictures with non-flash zoom lens can be taken.

Overnight and dinner at Buhoma Community Bandas (with the option of upgrading to Bwindi Volcanoes Lodge/ Kitandara Tented Camp).

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 03: TRANSFER TO KAMPALA

Transfer to Kampala via Kabale Early in the morning you will be served breakfast and then after embark on the drive back to Kampala. We drive down the escarpments of Kabale and take the breathtaking sights of the hills of the region dubbed the little Switzerland of Africa. We arrive Kampala in the evening and check-in at your accommodation, Mosa Courts (upgrade available to Emin Pasha Hotel) for dinner and overnight. Full Board.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 04: PROCEED TO ENTEBBE – DEPART

Proceed to Entebbe International Airport for your outbound flight. Please note that check-in for international flights should be done 2 hours prior to departure of the flight. In the departure hall (after check-in) you will find a small restaurant, a sitting area and several duty-free shops for your convenience.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch.

 INCLUSIONS

  • 3 nights’ Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • 4*4 safari vehicle with popup roof famous for off-the-beaten-track Big 5 Safaris
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Bwindi Gorilla trekking permit – $600 per person
  • Services of an English Speaking Driver/guide.
  • Community visit fees
  • Pickup and Return airport transfers

EXCLUSIONS

  • International & Domestic flights (if not mentioned above)
  • Personal insurance and baggage insurance
  • Visa fees wherever applicable.
  • All drinks & meals unless stated above.
  • Porter fees while trekking Gorillas
  • All tips and porterage.
  • Laundry, massages and other personal expenses e.g. mini-bar & telephone unless otherwise stated
  • Any other services not mentioned above and other optional/additional activities.
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