General

Visit the incredible Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. Explore the mountainous landscape at the far southwestern tip where we search for the Mountain Gorillas. We will get up close to these majestic endangered animals over our adventure.

The climax of the tour is when we encounter the silverback, the leader of his group. The tour includes your air transfers from Entebbe to the Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge. This comfortable and highly rated lodge overlooks the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

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Entebbe

Entebbe

Entebbe sits on Uganda’s section of Lake Victoria and offers a relaxed town with a few different attractions. The atmosphere is relaxed and the old colonial relics sit as a reminder of its colonial history. This is a great place to begin your Ugandan experience and many tours choose Entebbe to being your itinerary.

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Uganda

Uganda

Uganda is fortunate to contain parts of both Africa’s Rainforests and Savannah making it a great choice for an African safari as you can see many famous animals. Here you can see the well known wildlife of Africa’s grasslands like hippos, elephants, lions, but also the African rainforest inhabitants of chimpanzees and gorillas.

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Africa

Africa

Attracting explorers and adventurers for centuries, Africa remains mysterious with incredible wildlife spectacles like the great migration, some of the world’s most untouched tropical forests, a diverse culture, and fascinating flora and fauna. Africa was the cradle of mankind and the diverse and imposing wildlife we grew up with fills this continent of contrasts.

Tour Destinations

The forested areas of Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda hide some of the most magical of all the African wildlife sightings, the forest Gorillas and Chimpanzees. Our cousins have been living in these forests for thousands of years. These can be seen on tours led from eco tourism lodges that take guided expeditions to see the fantastic and majestic animals.

Heading down the continent, South Africa remains a fantastic tourist destination with protected areas like the famous Kruger National Park, Sabona Reserve and Shamwari Reserve. The reserves contains excellent lodges and safari experiences where you can see all of Africa’s Big 5 while enjoying comfortable or luxurious accommodation and walking safaris influenced by early African explorers.

Wildlife & Protected Areas

Africa’s protected areas contain the world’s most diverse mega fauna where you can enjoy seeing Giraffes, Elephants, Lions, Cheetahs, Hyenas, Rhinos, Hippos, Chimpanzees and Gorillas.

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Accommodation

The Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge
The Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge is on the Nteko Ridge overlooking the world famous Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The lodge provides a great place to enjoy local culture and to see fantastic wildlife. From the lodge, not only is it a great place to see mountain gorillas, you also have great birdwatching opportunities. Staying at this comfortable lodge, you will enjoy panoramic views of the Virunga Volcanoes and into the Albertine Rift Valley.

Tour

Detailed Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival Entebbe International Airport
You will arrive at Entebbe International Airport and will be collected by Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge staff and transferred to your accommodation in Entebbe (Papyrus Guest House).

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: Fly from Entebbe – Kisoro
You will be transferred from your accommodation in Entebbe to Entebbe International Airport for your Aerolink flight to Kisoro. Enjoy the views of central Uganda. See a landscape of mountains, hills with cultivated terraces, tropical rainforest and bamboo forest. Finally you will see the majestic chain of the Virunga Volcanoes. The forest here once joined with the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

You will be collected from Kisoro Airstrip to our coffee Shop in Kisoro for a cup of coffee. After being met by the Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge guide, enjoy a 90 minutes walk (4 km to Lake Mutanda Sheba’s camp) to embark in dugout canoes for 2 1/2 hours on the lake with local guide.

Continue the walk up to Rubuguri (9km). At Rubuguri junction, you will be met by the Vehicle to continue to Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge (10km).

Accommodation: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 3: Bwindi Gorilla Tracking
Enjoy an early breakfast then you will be transferred to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park by 6:30AM. Drive 23 Km to Rushaga side for gorilla tracking. This drive is about 1 hour.

The park rangers will give you a briefing before entering the forest with dos and don’ts clearly stated. The gorillas are highly sensitive endangered animals. Due to the slippery and challenging terrain, it is highly recommended to wear boots or comfortable shoes, carry a packed lunch and water, and a rain coat due to unpredictable weather. Walking sticks are provided by the rangers

Due to conservation purposes, only 1 hour is allowed in the company of these gentle creatures. We will then return to the lodge.

Accommodation: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 4: Fly from Kisoro – Entebbe
Early in the morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Kisoro Airstrip. Using Aero link at Kisoro Airstrip, fly back to Entebbe International Airport. You will then wait for your departure flight back home.

END OF SERVICES WITH NKURINGO BWINDI GORILLA LODGE

Rates |

4 Days / 3 Nights:

  • Virgunga Terrace (Double Occupancy)

  • Private Cottage (Double Occupancy)

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  • Virgunga Terrace (Single Supplement)

  • Private Cottage (Single Supplement)

Note
Rates are per person
The above rates are inclusive of Gorilla Permits
1-night accommodation in Entebbe not included

Included
4x4 Land cruiser
2 Gorilla Tracking permit per person and sourcing fees
4 Nights at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge`
Batwa Buniga Forest Experience
AMREF Evacuation Insurance cover
Drinking water in the vehicle
Bank charges to receive and withdraw your money

Excluded in the price
Travel Visa
Accommodation in Entebbe
Optional Activities
Visa fee
Gratuities and Tips
Drinks
Laundry Services
Telephone calls and any other items of personal nature
International air flights

Booking conditions of Uganda Gorilla Safari

Gorilla Permits cannot be guaranteed until we receive a full deposit of US$600 per permit for the months January, February, March, June, July, August, September, October, December, Low season rate USD450 April, May and November (separate from the main tour deposit) and actually pay for the permits at the Wildlife Authority Offices

Cancellations received on full payment
More than 90 days before the tracking date 25% cancellation fee
46 to 90 days before the tracking date 50% cancellation fee
9 to 45 days before the tracking date 75% cancellation fee
0 to 8 days before the tracking date 100% cancellation fee

Note:
Prices are subject to change. Availability of accommodations and activities is not guaranteed; reservations will be made after receiving confirmation of the final itinerary and the requested deposit. Should any of the included accommodations not be available, we reserve the right to substitute it with an alternative suitable accommodation, which might affect the final quoted price.

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