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3-Day GORILLA EXPRESS FLYING-LUXURY

This tour is set to satisfy travellers with a very short stay in Uganda, mostly those on a business trip (Conferences) where 2-3 days can be spared for a little bit of adventure through the pearl of Africa. Enjoy the most flexible domestic flight (morning or afternoon flight) from Entebbe with comfortable transfers to the best lodge in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, thereafter discover the elusive Mountain Gorillas & visit the popular Batwa of Bwindi. Tour highlights: • Gorilla tracking • Bird Watching • The Batwa cultural trail • Breath-taking scenic views • Guided nature walks • Community interactions • Cultural Encounters

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $3635
Includes internal flights: Yes
Length of safari: 3 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Uganda Uganda
Parks visited: Bwindi Impenetrable
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Cultural
  • Birding
Included • Gorilla tracking permits • Domestic Airline ticket • Ground transfers in a 4 x 4 land cruiser (Window seat guaranteed) • AMREF Medical evacuation cover • Services of an English-speaking tour guide • 2 Nights’ accommodation • Meals on full board basis • Breakfast on departure day • All government taxes Excluded • International Airline ticket • Optional activities • Meals on departure day • Expenses of a personal nature • Drinks except mineral water • Medical & travel insurance • Tips & Gratuities

TOUR PRICE PER PERSON SHARING (Permits Included)

Day 1:      Mahogany Springs Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest        

 

ARRIVE AT ENTEBBE & FLY TO BWINDI VIA KIHIHI AIRSTRIP

Journey Time: 1 Hr: 30 Min

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be assisted by our representative to proceed to the check-in area for a domestic flight to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Upon arrival spend the rest of the day at leisure with meals at the lodge.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Located in south-western Uganda, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is said to be Africa’s oldest rainforest. It is world-renowned for its excellent gorilla-sighting opportunities. The rugged landscape features dense jungle, cascading waterfalls, sparkling mountain streams, deep valleys and steep ridges. This untouched forest has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its breath-taking natural beauty and unique ecological significance. Aside from the amazing gorilla interactions, there are other draw cards such as a network of forest walks, over 340 species of bird to spot and a variety of butterflies.

 

Overnight: Mahogany Springs Lodge

Mahogany Springs is situated in one of the most intimate, secluded, beautiful and most importantly natural settings in the world and only around 2 minutes away from the Gorilla tracking starting point.

All the rooms at Mahogany Springs are high end suites. All Suites can be twin, double or triple.  There is 24/7 power in all the rooms. All rooms have large en-suite bathrooms with a gorgeously designed open terracotta shower.

All 12 luxurious suites have their own private terrace with magnificent panoramic views over the grounds, river and surrounding areas.

The main dining area is exquisitely furnished and with panoramic views beyond the lodge’s own gardens you will enjoy dining in a tranquil and unrivalled setting. The service provided is as much an art form as the food therefore; the staffs are trained to very high standards. Within the main building there is a stunning bar where guests can sit all day and night trying one of the many cocktails or simply a bottle of fine wine. Most of the produce used at Mahogany Springs is grown on site to provide guests with the freshest ingredients.

 

Alternate: Trackers Safari Lodge   

Trackers Safari Lodge is located in the pearl of Africa, 435 kilometers from Entebbe International Airport (8-hour drive) and 60 kilometers from Kihihi Airstrip, your holiday features the great scenery and tranquillity of the awesome Bwindi forest which is well known for gorillas. Trackers Safari Lodge features a variety of room types in various configurations. Facilities at the lodge include onsite dining, a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath and a spa.

 

Basis

  • Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
  • All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

 

Day 2:      Mahogany Springs Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest        

GORILLA TRACKING DAY | OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Early Breakfast, and transfer to the Park Headquarters for briefing before Gorilla Tracking. Get up close & personal with the Gorillas and spend a full hour watching, photographing & learning more about the giant apes limited to only Uganda, Rwanda & Democratic Republic of Congo.

Birding is also among the activities, as the park is home to over 348 bird species (African green broadbill, Shelley’s crimson & more), together with 220 butterfly species awaiting your visit. Thereafter return to the lodge for lunch, with optional activities in the evening.

Optional Activities: Batwa Cultural Trail & Community/Nature walk

Buhoma Community Village Walk

This walk provides guests with an opportunity to support the local community whilst enjoying visiting various interesting places as you follow a walking trail through the village. Highlights include the traditional healer, banana brewery and Mukono Primary school where you may interact with the children.

 

Basis

  • Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
  • All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

 

 

Day 3:      End of Itinerary     

TRANSFER TO KIHIHI, FLIGHT TO ENTEBBE & DEPARTURE

Journey time: 2 hours

After breakfast depending on your domestic flight schedule, depart the lodge by road to Kihihi airstrip & upon arrival hop onto your domestic flight to Entebbe where upon arrival you will check in for your outbound departure.

END OF SAFARI

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