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A Glimpse of Gorillas

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices and Dates: $2000
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 5 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited Uganda Uganda
Parks visited Bwindi Impenetrable
Activity level Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
Safari type:
  • Cultural
  • Birding
Mountain gorillas do not survive in captivity, which is why they are not seen in zoos. Tracking the mountain gorilla through the misty forests requires patience and stamina, often walking for hours in the mud and the wet. Finally meeting them in the undergrowth is an inspiring moment. Quietly chewing away at their vegetarian delicacies, they seem like a marooned human family. The tender grooming and firm disciplining of their offspring seems all too familiar. The gorilla family cast a wary glance at the sudden human intrusion into their private world, but is comforted by the clucking made by the trackers. When provoked, the noisy but harmless silverback grunts, screeches, bares his fangs and beats his chest, before slithering off with attendant females, offspring and other mature males.

Day 1

Upon arrival at Entebbe airport, you will clear customs and immigration and then you will be met by our representative here and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at the Boma Guest House on a bed and breakfast basis.

You will find 'The Boma' situated on the outskirts of Entebbe and only 5 minutes from Entebbe International Airport. The Boma Guesthouse is ideally suited for business and recreational travellers alike. It is an ideal stopover for passengers inbound on late evening or outbound on early morning flights. The Irish management-team ensure guests receive a personable service and enjoy hospitality standards which are in keeping with the tradition of this charming lakeshore town. The Boma consists of six bedrooms decorated along African themes, all of which have their own private bathrooms. A residents’ and diners’ bar set in a landscaped garden with lake views combine to provide a charming and relaxed “country house” experience. The main house includes a private dining verandah and living room for overnight guests. Although a pre-booked dining service is provided to non-residents, the premises retains a quiet atmosphere to guarantee a peaceful night’s rest for residents.

Day 2

After an early breakfast, you drive to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The drive is a full day taking approximately 9 - 10 hours. Leaving the Lake Victoria basin, you pass through Ugandan villages and beautiful agricultural countryside where you see people tending their traditional crops of millet, sorghum, beans and maize. Upon reaching Kyanjojo, in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains (Mountains of the Moon), you drive through a sea of green tea plantations. After check in and a chance to freshen up there will be dinner. Overnight at the Bwindi Gorilla Resort on a full board basis.

This new Intimate exclusive high end safari camp with a breath taking view of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is located at Buhoma - Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla National Park on a Mountain side. The camp consists of a main Lodge building with a safari bar, expansive lounge, a Kitchen, suspended camp fire place and accommodations based on the famous large Serengeti safari tents and Luxury Cottages. The accommodations have a commanding view of the Bwindi Impenetrable forest as they have been built on raised platforms. They all offer private verandahs guaranteeing guests the best views in the area. Hot and cold running water is available on a 24hour basis.

The bathrooms also open up to the forest and are fitted with claw foot bath tubs, showers, and hand wash basins, dressing mirror and trash baskets. The evenings after the gorilla treks are spent on the main lodge building or at the campfire enjoying the forest breeze with sights and sounds of the forest. Wild Chimpanzees are most of the time heard across the Valley vocalizing along the Munyaga River. 

Day 3

After breakfast you will be taken on a short drive to the park headquarters where you will begin your Gorilla trekking experience. This generally takes an entire day and you will return to your camp in the late afternoon. Overnight at the Gorilla Forest Camp / Bwindi Gorilla Resort on a full board basis.

Day 4

After breakfast you will be transferred back to Entebbe, Again this will be a full day drive arriving back at your hotel in the evening. Overnight at the Windsor Lake Victoria Hotel / Boma Guest House on a bed and breakfast basis. 
Day 5

After breakfast you will be transferred to Entebbe to conne

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Boma Guest House
  • Bwindi Gorilla Resort

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