Project Description

Overview

Trip Length

3 days

Trip Type

Trekking, Gorillas

Trip Start/End

Bwindi Impenetrable forest – Kihihi Airstrip

Nearest Airport

Entebbe International Airport/Kihihi Airstrip

Join our experienced trackers on this 3 day adventure encountering Uganda’s Mountain Gorillas. From the air enjoy fascinating views of Bwindi Impenetrable forest, one of Uganda’s most biologically diverse areas and home to an abundance of birds, butterflies and much more. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure isn’t to be missed.

  • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest 

  • Bwindi nature walks | Bird watching | Batwa tribe visit | Basket weaving | Gorilla trekking | Optional secondary gorilla trek

  • Lake Victoria | Kihihi airstrip | Batwa | Gorillas 

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Day 1 – Fly to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Domestic flight from Entebbe to Kihihi Airstrip, cruising over Lake Victoria – Africa’s largest lake and source of the White Nile – and enjoying the magnificent views above Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

On arrival, you will be met by a company representative who will transfer you to your accommodation.

Accommodation: Mahogany Springs Lodge

Day 2 – Gorilla Trekking Adventure

Journey deep into Bwindi forest to track Mountain gorillas with the expert advice of a ranger guide. You will be given a short briefing before embarking. Locating the gorilla families can take a few hours depending on how far they have moved from their resting place. Once located, you can spend an hour with these rare and beautiful animals. Once you have completed you trek, you will return to the lodge for a well-earned rest and be a certificate for your participation.

Accommodation: Mahogany Springs Lodge

Day 3 – Fly back to Entebbe

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What’s included:

❭❭ All transfers
❭❭ Transportation in a 4×4
❭❭ Domestic air fare
❭❭ 1 expert, English-speaking driver/guide
❭❭ All accommodation while on tour
❭❭ Meals as specified in the itinerary
❭❭ Gorilla Trekking Permits and park entrance fees
❭❭ All activities mentioned in the itinerary

What’s not included:

❭❭ International flights
❭❭ Accommodation on arrival day
❭❭ Visa and personal insurance
❭❭ Alcoholic drinks
❭❭ Tips and gratuities
❭❭ Personal expenses
❭❭ Any item or activity not mentioned in the tour package

Visa requirements for Uganda

With effect from July 1, 2015, visa fees for entry into Uganda were revised as follows:

Single Entry Visa                US$50
Multiple Entry Visa            US$100
East Africa Tourist Visa     US$100
Government Officials         No fee
Diplomatic Visa                   No fee

Please note:

All visa applications must be submitted online. Paper applications will not be processed and may result in delays.

Visa applications for holders of passports:

  1. Submit an online application here.
  2. Your passport must have been valid for at least 6 months from the date of travel and for 6 months after your expected departure from Uganda.
  3. You will need to submit a money order for the correct visa from the list above.
  4. You will need to submit a letter of invitation/introduction if you are travelling for business.
  5. You are required to present an international inoculation certificate against yellow fever at the point of entry in Uganda.
  6. Please enclose a prepaid, self-addressed UPS, FEDEX, DHL,USPS Priority or Express return envelope with your application. Regular envelopes are not accepted.

Visa applications for holders of travel documents

Holders of travel documents (not passports) issued by the U.S. Immigration Department to refugees are required to submit the following in addition to the above requirements.

  1. An invitation from the host legally residing in Uganda.
  2. A letter obtained by the host from the local authorities (e.g. Local Council Chairman) confirming he/she resides in that locality.
  3. A copy of the host’s photo ID such as a drivers licence, national ID card or passport.