This short three-night adventure takes you into the World Heritage Site of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in search of the mountain gorillas. Our ape cousins live throughout the forest so a variety of enchanting journeys are available through the primeval forest during your Uganda mountain gorilla safari.

Highlights Include:

  • Gorilla Tracking in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Forest Walks in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Bwindi Community Hospital visit
  • Birding
  • Community Project visits through Bwindi and Buhoma

Day 1

  • Arrive in Entebbe, Uganda
  • Fly from Entebbeto the Bwindi Lodge, meeting your expert safari guide at the Kihihi airstrip
  • Self-guided River Walk

O/N: Bwindi Lodge (L,D)

Day 2

  • Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Orphanage Dance Performance
  • Complimentary Massage

O/N: Bwindi Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 3 Options

  • Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Forest Walks in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Visit the Bwindi Community Hospital
  • Visit Ride 4 a Woman Community Sewing Project
  • Birding
  • Explore the Batwa Trail

O/N: Bwindi Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 4

  • Fly back to Entebbe

Bwindi Lodge (B,L)

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Day 1 

Arrive at Entebbe airport where an Aerolink member of staff will assist you with the check in and transfer to your 07:45 am (arrival 09:30 am) or 12:30 pm (arrival 13:45 pm) domestic flight to Kihihi, check in time is one hour before the flight. Once at Kihihi you will be welcomed by your expert guide who will provide knowledge and assistance throughout your journey.

Transfer to Buhoma and Volcanoes Bwindi lodge (approximate transfer time of 2 hours). Rest and before dinner explore the lodge grounds with its clear mountain stream or visit the local village.

Approximate Travel Times: Flying 1 hour; Driving 2 hours

O/N Bwindi Lodge (L,D)

 

Day 2 

After enjoying an early breakfast, you set off gorilla tracking. Trekking through the steep, densely forested hills and then finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation is an inspiring and privileged moment. Tracking in the Bwindi forest requires stamina and can often take most of the day.

O/N Bwindi Lodge (B,L,D)

 

Day 3 

Either go gorilla tracking again (additional permits required, upon payment of supplement, subject to availability), or opt for one of the other, gentler but equally rewarding alternatives:

  • Take a guided walk in the rainforest, home to several endemic bird species, clouds of butterflies and rare plant life. This walk offers excellent photographic opportunities and the knowledgeable guide will provide a great insight into this globally important habitat.
  • Walk through the local village, and learn about community life and Bwindi Community Hospital that started as a health clinic under a tree and now provides vital medical and educational services to over 60,000 people. Also take a tour of our local tea processing operation at the lodge which enables guests to see the various different methods for tea growing and at the end of the tour taste some of our own grown tea! The Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust supports both projects.
  • Discover the traditions of the Batwa Pygmies, and learn about the native tribal inhabitants of the forest. The indigenous people of Bwindi forest, though no longer resident in the forest, still practice many of their traditional hunter-gatherer skills.

O/N Bwindi Lodge (B,L,D)

 

Day 4 

Transfer from Bwindi lodge to the Kihihi airstrip, approximate transfer time of 2 hours. Leave with the 09:45 am (arrive at 11:25 am) or 14:05 pm (arrive at 15:55 pm) return flight to Entebbe and connect in time for your return flight.

Approximate Travel Times: Flying 2 hours; Driving 2 hours

Bwindi Lodge (B)

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Overlooking the primeval Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Bwindi Lodge offers a truly unique jungle experience. Separated by nothing more than an idyllic stream, the gorillas themselves are frequent visitors to the finest lodge in Bwindi!

View Dates and Prices: 2014 - 2015 - 2016

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2014

Scheduled Departure **

Package

High Season

Low Season

Scheduled Rate $ 3,009
Single Room Supplement $ 215
** Prices are based on a minimum of two people travelling on a private safari.Prices are quoted in US$. For £ sterling and Euro payments the dollar will be converted at the prevailing exchange rate at the time of payment.Prices are valid until 31 December 2014.

2014

Private Departure **

Package

High Season

Low Season

Private departure based on 2 people $ 3,527 $ 3,174
Single Room Supplement $ 215 $ 194
** Prices are based on a minimum of two people travelling on a private safari.Prices are quoted in US$. For £ sterling and Euro payments the dollar will be converted at the prevailing exchange rate at the time of payment.Prices are valid until 31 December 2014.
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2015

Scheduled Departure **

Package

High Season

Low Season

Scheduled Rate $ 3,009
Single Room Supplement $ 215
** Prices are based on a minimum of two people travelling on a private safari.Prices are quoted in US$. For £ sterling and Euro payments the dollar will be converted at the prevailing exchange rate at the time of payment.Prices are valid until 31 December 2015.

2015

Private Departure **

Package

High Season

Low Season

Private departure based on 2 people $ 3,527 $ 3,174
Single Room Supplement $ 215 $ 194
** Prices are based on a minimum of two people travelling on a private safari.Prices are quoted in US$. For £ sterling and Euro payments the dollar will be converted at the prevailing exchange rate at the time of payment.Prices are valid until 31 December 2015.
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