During this Safari,you will fly over Kampala to Bwindi, the home of Mountain gorillas,for an unforgettable gorilla trekking experience.You’ll also catch a fascinating eye view of Bwindi forest and its habitats which include birds, butterflies and many more.
DAY 1: Fly to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Depending on your time of arrival, you can either take a morning domestic flight or an afternoon domestic flight to Kihihi Airstrip. The morning flight departs Entebbe International Airport at 7:30am and arrives at 9:45am while the afternoon flight departs Entebbe at 12:30pm and arrives at Kihihi in an hour’s time. Fly over Lake Victoria which is the third world’s biggest lake with lots of Islands spotted.
As you approach Bwindi Impenetrable Forest enjoy the landing by viewing the forest from above giving you a magnificent view.
On arrival at Kihihi Airstrip, you will be met by a company representative who will transfer you to your accommodation for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.
There are many activities that can be done while in Bwindi, Nature Walks, Batwa Tribe Experience, Bird Watching, one hour basket weaving classes with Ride 4 A woman and Village Walks to name but a few. All of them can be added to this itinerary once requested.
ACCOMMODATION: Mahogany Springs Lodge, L,D
DAY: 2 The adventurous gorilla trekking
The Gorilla Trekking Adventure begins, after a short drive to the park headquarters for a Gorilla trekking briefing. After the briefing, embark on your journey to Bwindi forest to track Mountain gorillas with the help of a ranger guide. Locating the gorillas can take a few hours or the whole day depending on how far they have moved from their resting place. For conservation purposes, you are given an hour’s time to be with these rare animals. Once you have completed the trek you will return to the lodge, for a well earned rest and certificates will be awarded to each participant.
Overnight stay at Mahogany Springs. B,L,D
DAY 3: Fly back to Entebbe
After your amazing Gorilla Trekking experience the previous day you can have a second gorilla tracking for another experience if requested. Since the park has different gorilla families habituated, double gorilla tracking is recommended for extra wonderful experience. For the second gorilla trekking, you can do it in a different park section with a different gorilla family. Depending on your decision, you will be transferred to Kihihi Airstrip after morning breakfast or second gorilla trekking, to check in for your flight back to Entebbe. Prepare yourself this time for the breathtaking views of Uganda from the air and enjoy the one hour flight back to Entebbe.
END OF YOUR SAFARI
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