Gorilla Luxury Fly-in Safari to Uganda
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A fly-in safari from Entebbe to Bwindi is perfect for those short on time and keen to experience one of the greatest wildlife encounters on earth, trekking Mountain Gorillas. One night pre/ post Gorilla experience is necessary to connect with scheduled flights and allow for Covid testing. This trip can also be tailored to add in game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park or chimp trekking in Kibale –
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Day 1: The Boma Hotel Entebbe, Entebbe
You will be met on arrival at Entebbe International Airport and transferred to The Boma Hotel. Set on the shores of Lake Victoria, Entebbe is a small town that is easy to explore on foot or local boda bodas (motorbike taxis). Explore the markets, hunt for souvenirs or crafts, meander through the Botanical Gardens or relax with a boat cruise on Lake Victoria. You’ll find a wide variety of restaurants and bars where you can sample the local food and beer, and meet the friendly locals. Overnight: The Boma Hotel Entebbe
The Boma is Entebbe’s original hotel, set in tropical gardens in a leafy suburb, a few minutes’ drive from Entebbe International Airport. The rooms combine the modern comforts one expects today with the charm and character of
the original 1940s home. All rooms are individually decorated in a mixture of African and European decor, and have been designed to reflect the original colonial architecture. The residents’ only restaurant serves mostly home-made
European style meals, with a dash of Indian, Thai and Mediterranean choices.
Day 2: Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Transfer to Entebbe airport for your flight to Kihihi (about 90 mins).
You will be met on arrival at Kihihi airstrip by a Wild Frontiers representative and transferred through local villages and along mountain roads to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a World Heritage site (a drive of +- 90 mins).
The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforest, which dates back over
25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – including several habituated families.
Nestled at the gateway to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Buhoma Lodge is one of only two lodges set within the national park, and is the perfect lodge of choice when embarking on your bucket-list Gorilla trekking adventure.
Renowned for its warm welcome and attentive service, guests love the homely ambience of this Africa inspired lodge. Constructed using sustainable materials, the elevated central lounge, bar and dining area (serving delicious
multi-course meals) offers a cosy spot for guests to unwind, and offers amazing uninterrupted views over the forest. The crackling fireplace adds a mystical atmosphere to cooler evenings. Tranquil and cosy, the ten spacious eco friendly wooden chalets offer a private escape. Fall asleep to the sounds of
the forest and awaken to chattering birds and monkeys as day breaks. Enjoy morning tea/coffee on your private verandah with sweeping views over the primal forest– what better way to start the day. With Buhoma set just steps away from the trek start point, gorillas have been spotted popping in for an occasional visit, while our resident L’Hoest’s monkey troup visit the gardens in front of the lodge almost daily, much to the delight of our guests.
Day 3: Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Gorilla Tracking – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Few words can describe the thrill of today’s lifetime experience! Coming face to face with mountain gorillas is a rare wildlife encounter that is exhilarating, humbling and enthralling. Experienced guides and trackers will accompany
your party on an early morning trek into the dense rain forest on the steep mountain slopes. Please note that gorilla tracking is strenuous with treks ranging from 45 mins up to eight hours, at high altitudes in hot African conditions. The thrill of the hour you spend quietly observing these gentle giants once you find them is so worth the trek to get there! Although mountain gorillas are wild animals and sightings cannot be guaranteed, viewing success rates are over 95%. Head back to Buhoma Lodge, or explore the surrounding Bwindi community – optional activities include forest walks, a visit to a local school/orphanage/hospital or Batwa pygmy village, and some local curio shopping.
Day 4: Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Those with additional pre-purchased permits will depart for a second gorilla tracking experience. Guests not tracking have the day free to explore the Bwindi area – optional activities include forest walks, a visit to a local school/
orphanage/ hospital or Batwa pygmy village, and some local curio shopping.
Forest Walk (Optional extra) Embark on a walk through tropical rain forest with experienced wildlife guides. Enjoy scenic views, the sights and sounds of the rain forest, ample opportunities for bird watching and glimpses of the many monkey species living in the park as they move through the forest canopy.
Village Community Walk (Optional extra)
Embark on a community walk through the l include visits to a traditional home, local orphanage or school, banana brewing demonstrations and even meeting traditional medicinal healers. This three to four hour walk is easily tailored to your individual schedule and interests.
Batwa Cultural Experience (Optional extra)
Embark on a three to four hour hike to a Batwa village in the midst of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This amazing encounter will allow you the opportunity to meet Batwa elders and their families and learn about their daily lives. Through the assistance of a skilled interpreter you will discover the unique traditions and practices the Batwa people including their deep attachment to the forest, the cuisine they enjoy, how they harvest their food, the style of their homes, and their burial rites. Visitors are even given the chance to learn how to light a fire with just a stick and how to shoot a target with traditional weapons.
Day 5: Entebbe
Transfer to the airstrip for your return flight Kihihi to Entebbe, before transfer to The Boma Hotel.
** You will be required to take a Covid test today before your return flight home tomorrow. **
Rest of day at leisure
Overnight: The Boma Hotel
Day 6: End of Itinerary
Transfer to Entebbe International Airport for your return flight home.
End of safari
* Valid for holders of any African country passport/ residence permit/ work permit
SAVE USD 590 per person
Valid 01 Feb – 31 Mar 2021
USD 1695 per person sharing -based on 6 persons travelling together
USD 1745 per person sharing -based on 4 persons travelling together
USD 1900 per person sharing -based on 2 persons travelling together
USD 245 single room supplement
* Excludes gorilla permits USD 400 per person
Return transfers in Entebbe airport/ The Boma Hotel/ Airport 2 nights at The Boma including breakfast (1 pre and 1 post Gorilla trekking) Flight Entebbe – Kihihi – Entebbe
Return transfer Kihihi/ Buhoma/ Kihihi
3 nights accommodation at Buhoma Lodge including all meals (full board) and local drinks
Comprehensive passenger / public liability insurance
lnternational flights and airport taxes
Visa, health requirements (including Yellow Fever & Covid certificates) and travel insurance
Gorilla permit USD 400 per person
Services/activities/drinks/ meals not included above
Gratuities and personal expenses
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