Uganda Gorilla Adventure - 5 Days

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Country(s): Uganda

As described by Winston Churchill, Uganda is undeniably the ‘Pearl of Africa’. Its African diversity ranges from tropical climate, to the source of the Nile, waterfalls, the Big 5, the birdlife, and of course, mountain gorillas. Embark on a five day exploration of the magical forests and landscapes of Uganda, seeking out its butterflies, birds, eland and monkeys; incomparable and unique in ecological character. All creatures great and small are bold and beautiful in colour and variance, constantly stimulating and captivating the safari seeker.

A Uganda Gorilla Adventure Fly-In 4-day tour is available. View the ‘itinerary’ tab for the full tour itinerary.

Experience the true wonder of a Gorilla Adventure Safari in Uganda where you will walk through the magical forests and, if you are lucky, spend some time with these magnificent gorillas. Starting and ending in Entebbe, Uganda – 5 Days


Tour Highlights:

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Visitors can also see chimpanzee, monkeys, elephants, small antelope, as well over 360 bird species and over 200 butterfly species. This area contains 23 bird species that are restricted to the Albertine Rift, which cannot be seen in any other part of East Africa!

Lake Mburo National Park – Given that it is centred on a series of swamp-fringed lakes, the park is teeming with 310 recorded bird species, including 60 specialist water birds. The open Water birds include; Pink-backed pelican, Darter, White pelican, Yellow-billed duck, Long-tailed cormorant, White winged black tern and Greater cormorant. Lakeshore and swamp birds include the Fish eagle, Pied kingfisher, African finfoot, Great white egret, and Night heron. The green acacia woodland surrounding the lakes provides shelter to 68 different species of mammals, including zebra, topi, warthog, buffalo, impala, roan, leopard, hyena, jackal, and the last surviving Ugandan population of eland.

Gorilla Trekking –  One of the top attractions in Uganda is to explore the forests and discover the vast variety of wildlife that live within Uganda, including the Mountain Gorilla.

 

Accommodation

Day 1: Best Western Premier Hotel or similar

Day 2: Mihingo Lodge or similar

Day 3 & 4: Mahogany Springs Lodge or similar

Day 5: Tour ends

 

Interactive Itinerary

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Click here to view the 4-day fly-in tour interactive itinerary.

Included/Excluded

Included:

  • 4 x Breakfast
  • 3 x Lunch
  • 3 x Dinner
  • Accommodation and meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transport and group transfers in applicable vehicle**
  • Return airport transfers
  • Transfers for gorilla trekking experience
  • Experienced, registered local trekking guide
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person (quoted separately as park fees above)
  • Entrance fees
  • Activities and excursions mentioned in the itinerary (game drive & boat cruise)

Excluded:

  • Gorilla Permit (USD 700) 
  •  Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional flight from Kihihi to Entebbe on day 5 – USD 319 
  • Gratuities
  •  Drinks and meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as curios, laundry, visa fees, travel insurance etc.

Travel Information

Accommodation: For this accommodated safari, we make use of mid-range lodge accommodation with en-suite facilities. Your accommodation is situated in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The property is equipped with a bar and restaurant area.


Meals: Breakfast and dinner will be prepared by the lodge where you are staying. They will also prepare lunch or a lunch pack depending on the itinerary for the day. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.


Visas:  The onus is on the client to organize all visas required to visit Uganda, prior to departure.


Travel Insurance: Please note that travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory for every guest travelling with Jenman African Safaris. All insurance is solely the responsibility of our guests. Please ensure you arrange your own insurance with protection for the full duration of your journey to cover personal injury, damage and loss of personal items including but not limited to camera equipment and other electronic items, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and loss of luggage, etc. Please speak to your travel agent if you require assistance.


Making your traveling meaningful: The Grow Africa Foundation (163-738 NPO) is the responsible tourism initiative started by Jenman African Safaris. The focus of Grow Africa is to make a positive impact on the environment, society and economy in the places we travel to. We do this by instigating and supporting local social and environmental projects.

Your booking makes a difference:  With every booking to the value of R10,000 / US$1,000 / EUR1,000 or more a donation of R50 / US$5 / EUR5 will go to the Grow Africa Foundation. Click here to see the projects your booking is supporting.

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Itinerary