This safari is perfect for those short on time but still wanting to see the mountain gorillas of Uganda. The safari provides the opportunity to see the gorillas as well as a variety of game in the beautiful Queen Elizabeth National Park. The safari uses good quality local hotels and lodges. And includes return flights to and from Entebbe to Bwindi National Park. There is no other activity in Africa to compare spending time with the Gorillas, on foot, in their natural environment.
Excludes gorilla trekking permits – currently USD 600 per trek. Age limit for Gorilla Trekking is 15 years. There is also an optional forest or community walk in Bwindi, and an optional excursion to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary from Entebbe (time permitting).
On arrival at Entebbe airport you will be transferred to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time you may wish to visit the Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary (optional extra). Overnight at HOTEL NO.5 or similar. (B)
Day 2Entebbe – Bwindi
This morning you will be taken to your scheduled flight to Kihihi airstrip where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. Three nights at BUHOMA LODGE. (B, L, D)
Today you will take an early morning trek into the forest on the slopes of the mountains, in search of the Mountain Gorillas. Whilst the trek up to see the Gorillas can be strenuous, porters are on hand to assist you. Once you have reached the gorilla families, you will have one hour to spend with them – one of the most memorable experiences of people’s lives. You will return either in time for lunch or later depending on the location of the gorillas. (B, L, D)
This morning if you have opted for a second trek, you will again set off into the forest. If you have decided not to trek the gorillas again, you will have the opportunity to head out on a forest walk with a local guide. (B, L, D)
Day 5Queen Elizabeth National Park
Today you will be transferred to Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth NP where you will be able to visit a community project on the border of the park. In the afternoon you will be taken on a game drive in search of the famous tree climbing lions. Overnight at ISHASHA WILDERNESS CAMP (B, L, D)
Day 6Bwindi – Entebbe
After breakfast, you will be transferred to your scheduled flight to Entebbe where your safari will come to an end. (B)