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3 DAYS GORILLAS IN THE MIST (FLIGHT OPTION)

Our 3 days gorillas in the mist brings you face to face with the endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable forest or Mgahinga national park. where massive silver-backs share the same home with the astounding golden monkeys. At 700USD or 1500USD for gorilla tracking and gorilla habituation experience respectively is worthy every dollar, every minute of one hour or 4 hours. Gorilla tracking is by far the most exceptional encounter with our human relatives who share with us 97% of DNA and a face-off with these giants is an everlasting memory of a lifetime.

Highlights

  • Scenery flight to the west
  • Kigezi from above
  • Gorillas
  • Tropical rain forest

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: DOMESTIC FLIGHT TO THE WEST (BWINDI -KIHIHI/KISORO)

Pick up and transfer to Kajjansi airfield in Kampala or back to the Entebbe airport for your domestic flight. As opposed to the road experience, this flight offers an aerial view of Uganda’s beautiful landscape. Flight takes about one hour and thirty minutes depending on the weather and routing.

Upon arrival, you will meet your safari guide who travelled the previous day to meet you at the airstrip. While using Kihihi airstrip, you will drive to Buhoma sector, the headquarters of Bwindi. Check in at the lodge and then embark on a community walk.

Option to visit the Batwa pygmies.

IMG Gorilla Trekking and Canoe excursion

Arriving in Kisoro, you will drive to lake Mutanda for a canoe boat excursion which takes about 2/3 hours. Very scenic and rewarding in photography and bird life. The other option will be driving to Mgahinga national park for the Batwa experience. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation: Ichumbi Lodge/Kisoro Travelers Hotel

Meal Plan: Full board

Day 2: THE ULTIMATE GORILLA TRACKING EXPERIENCE

Gorilla trekking will leave you with great memories with opportunity to watch these gentle giants for 1 hour in their natural habitat.

IMG Gorilla Trekking

After your early breakfast, you will have short drive to the UWA briefing Centre where you will be taken through the dos and don’ts of tracking gorillas. The trekking may take 2-5 hours depending on location of the gorilla group. We recommend you to carry enough drinking water and packed lunch and rain gear since it can rain anytime.

You will be trekking together in a group of eight people accompanied by armed ranger guides.

After gorillas have been located, you will have one hour viewing them at a distance of 7-10 meters. When taking photos,keep your camera in silence and put off the flashlight. Trek back to the vehicle and return to lodge for lunch, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Ichumbi Lodge/Kisoro Travelers Hotel

Meal Plan Full board

Day 3: FLIGHT BACK TO ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

After your breakfast, you will driver to the airstrip and fly back to Entebbe or Kajjansi. Depending on your departure flight time, you can explore Entebbe through our suggested short tours.

For instance, our shoebill excursion to Mabamba wetlands is a fantastic birding experience

Visit the chimpanzee sanctuary at Ngamba Island to take part in feeding chimps.

Enjoy a nature walk at the Entebbe botanical gardens

Uganda Wildlife Education Centre for chimpanzee up-close or behind the scenes where you will take part in feeding animals among other. (These extra activities must be prebooked).

Accommodation: None

Meal Plan: None

Included

  • 4×4 Customized Safari Vehicle
  • All transfers mentioned in the itinerary
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • Return Ticket (Kisoro/Kihihi)
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • All transfers

Excluded

  • Porter fees
  • Tips or any additional costs of personal nature
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

What we recommend for Gorilla Tracking

  • Carry a face mask since its mandatory to wear while in presence of gorillas
  • Bring nature blending colors.
  • Have a pair of hiking shoes and hiking gloves.
  • In Bwindi, it can rain any time of the day and the forest floor is always wet, we recommend you to carry rain gear (Rain Coat or Waterproof Jacket will come in handy)
  • We also recommend you wear or have Long-Sleeved Shirts and Hiking Pants/Trousers.
  • If you have Cameras, we recommend you carry extra SD cards and batteries if possible.
  • Ensure your gadegts are fully charged and have enough space to record some videos.
  • Carry bottled drinking mineral water bottle when heading out to the forest.
  • Ensure you have packed lunch since this activity can take between 2-6 hours or more.
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