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Bwindi Gorilla Encounter

A Gorilla at Bwindi, Uganda

Uganda Gorilla Trek Overview

This 3 night, 4 day Bwindi Gorilla Encounter in Uganda provides an opportunity to view gorillas in the wild.



Accommodation is in 2 hotels/lodges; staying first at the Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala, followed by Engagi Lodge at Bwindi.

Uganda Gorilla Trek Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival (Kampala)

On arrival at the Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to Kampala for check in at the Grand Imperial Hotel.

The Grand Imperial Hotel was one of the first hotels to be built in colonial Kampala.  It is the only hotel that has been used by every Governor of the colonial era.  The 103 rooms including suites, reflect the urban elegance and easy southern charm of the city.  Centrally located in Kampala, the hotel is just 30 minutes drive from the International Airport, Entebbe, and is in the heart of the Central Business District.

Overnight: Grand Imperial Hotel - Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast


Day 2 - Kampala / Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Bwindi National Park)

Leaving Kampala very early, it's a full day’s drive through the beautiful Ugandan countryside to the ancient rainforests of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.  On the way, skirt the north-eastern shores of Lake Victoria, and climb into the mountainous south-western region of Uganda through terraced hillsides dotted with traditional settlements.  Expect to arrive at our picturesque Engagi Lodge on the edge of the forest in time for check in and lunch.

Situated in the area bordering the magnificent Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Engagi Lodge not only boasts uninterrupted views over this green canopy, but also has a low impact on the environment.  Built from locally sourced materials by members of the surrounding communities, Engagi blends in with its surroundings and offers a naturally rustic atmosphere that complements the beautiful forest.

Overnight: Engagi Lodge - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 3 - Bwindi Gorilla Trek

Bwindi is a magnificent green swathe of dense rainforest and is one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth, and a recently proclaimed World Heritage Site.  Begin your gorilla trek in the early morning, and set off into the tangled and mist-shrouded forests with guides and trackers who are very experienced at locating the gorillas by finding the nest the family had used the previous night.  The search for these majestic animals goes through thick untamed rainforest, where you'll be scrambling over mossy rocks and through deep undergrowth and it can be arduous at times.  But when you come face to face with the gorillas for the first time, the trek there will be more than worth it, and watching gorillas in their natural habitat is a memory that will last a lifetime.  After spending an hour with the gorillas we head back to the base camp for a late lunch and a relaxing afternoon.

Overnight: Engagi Lodge - Meal Plan: Full Board


Day 4 - Departure

Departing early in the morning we start our journey back to Kampala stopping for lunch en-route.  Expect to arrive back in the city in the early evening after a quick but exhilarating visit to the mountain gorillas.


“Safari Njema.  Kwaheri na urudi tena.” – End of Safari.  Goodbye and come back again.

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Please Note

Prices are subject to change without notice, so please ask for an up to date quotation before making commitments.

Confirmation is subject to availability at time of reservation.

In the event that the quoted accommodation is not available at the time of reservation, alternative accommodation of a similar calibre will be provided.

Number in party

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3

4

5

6

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Cost per person (2 sharing)

US$ 1,963

US$ 1,827

US$ 1,759

US$ 1,719

US$ 1,692

Single Room Supplement

US$ 235

US$ 235

US$ 235

US$ 235

US$ 235

Uganda Gorilla Trek Price Guide (2015)

Notes on Gorilla Trekking

We strongly recommend the following

On confirmation, please advise the following for each member of your party


Please note that gorilla permits are booked on a “first come first served” CASH basis and therefore can be snapped up by anybody.