General

From the comfortable Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge, enjoy the 5-Day Gorilla Trekking Tour to visit two groups of Bwindi gorillas.

These gorllla groups live in the incredible Bwindi Impenetrable Forest of southern Uganda. The forest is surrounded by beautiful scenery of mountains and rolling hills.

Over your adventure, you will get up close to these majestic endangered animals. The gorilla groups we will visit are in the south-western section of the park.

The tour includes your air transfers from Entebbe to the Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge and gorilla permits. When relaxing back at Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge, enjoy delicious meals, beautiful views of the Virunga Volcanoes and a comfortable night’s sleep.

Highlights:

  • Discover the southern region of the Pearl of Africa
  • Fly to/from Kisoro with daily departures
  • Unforgettable encounter with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
  • Meet, explore and learn from the local communities
  • Support sustainable tourism initiatives

Specially created for:

  • Nature lovers
  • Safari aficionados
  • Walking enthusiasts
  • Adventure travellers

Available departures

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Entebbe

Entebbe

Entebbe sits on Uganda’s section of Lake Victoria and offers a small town with a few different attractions. The atmosphere is relaxed and European-styled buildings sit as a reminder of its colonial history. This is a great place to begin your Ugandan experience and many tours start from Entebbe.

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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 overlooks the world famous Bwindi Impenetrable Forest from the Nteko Ridge for beautiful views.

The lodge provides a great place to enjoy local culture and to see diverse wildlife. On tours from the lodge, see two groups of mountain gorillas and a diversity of different birds.

Enjoy panoramic views of the Virunga Volcanoes, delicious meals and comfortable accommodation.

Tour

Day 1
Arrival in Entebbe and transfer to the Guest House – Exc. To Mabamba Swamps (Optional Extra)
Papyrus Guest House
B

Day 2
AeroLink Flight Entebbe/Kisoro – hike & canoe on Lake Mutanda – Nkuringo
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
B, L, D

Day 3
Gorilla Tracking – Nkuringo groups
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
B, L, D

Day 4
Gorilla Tracking Rushaga gorilla groups
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
B, L, D

Day 5
Transfer to Kisoro – AeroLink Flight Kisoro/Entebbe
B

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Rates |

5 Days / 4 Nights:

  • Private Cottage (Double Occupancy)

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  • Private Cottage (Single Supp.)

  • Private Cottage (High Season Supp.)

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

Seasons
Lodge Low Season: March, April, May, October, November
Lodge High Season: January, February, June, July, August, September, December

Included
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge for 3 nights in full board (Private Cottage)
Papyrus Guest House for 1 night on Bed & Breakfast basis (Garden Room)
2 Gorilla tracking permit per person, Park/Forest Fees
Return AeroLink Flight Entebbe – Kisoro to be reconfirmed at the time of booking
Snacks for the sundowner on day 3
Drinking water in the vehicle (1 liter per person per day) and while at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
All the excursions and activities indicated in the itinerary (canoe ride, walks etc) under the supervision of an experienced English-speaking Walking Guide
Support of a private 4x4 vehicle with experienced English-speaking driver-guide, from the morning of day 2 to the morning of day 4. (6 seater)
Transfers in Entebbe and Kisoro-Nkuringo-Kisoro
Wi-Fi (in main areas of the Guest House and Lodge)
AMREF Evacuation Insurance cover
Government taxes

Excluded in the price
Papyrus Guest House day use room.
All drinks, including the drinks for the sundowner on Day 3
Uganda Entry Visa fee
International air flights
Any optional activity not indicated in above program
Laundry Services
Gratuities and Tips
Day-room use at Papyrus Guest House on Day 4
Baggage – there is a maximum allowance of 15kg per person, excess baggage is subject to space availability and it is USD3 per each extra kg.

Booking conditions of Uganda Gorilla Safari

A 30% deposit of the total tour price will be required to secure a booking, the balance being due 45 days before the tour departure date.
Bookings not secured by the appropriate deposit will be released.

Cancellation between 90 and 45 days of tour departure will incur a 30% of tour price penalty charge. Confirmed bookings cancelled within 45 days of the tour departure date or no show will incur 100% of tour price penalty charge.

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

All clients who participate in this tour must be adequately covered by medical insurance as well as travel insurance to protect them in case of unforeseen circumstances.

Rates specified for this tour are subject to change without notice, however every effort will be made to maintain them. In the event of any change of Government taxes or operating conditions that affect the rates we reserve the right to pass on these charges.

Gorilla Permits

(different and separate from the tour cancellation policy)
Gorilla Permits will be guaranteed ONLY upon receipt of the full deposit (US$1200 per permit in Jan to Jun 2020) and US$1400 per permit in Jun to Dec2020) since we need to immediately pay Uganda Wildlife Authority Offices in order to secure the permits.

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

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