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Bwindi Gorilla Trek and Guided Savannah Bush Walk - 5 Days

You've been in search of the Big Five, now what about the Big Six? On this trip we get up-close-and-personal, trekking deep into the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve to meet the elusive East African gorilla with an extra guided bushwalking safari in the savannah.

This is a private and customisable experience with more attention to the client

2 nights in African Lodge, 1 night in Luxury Safari Tent

3 Dinner, 3 Lunch, 3 Breakfasts

Expert Trip Manager, Driver & Local Guides

Optional Batwa experience

TOP EXPERIENCES ON THIS TRIP:

- Admire the views from Lake Victoria Basin to Bwindi Forest, via traditional Ugandan villages
- Spend up to an hour in the presence of a wild gorilla family in their natural forest habitat
- Drive through plains of wild animals in search of zebra, impala and cape buffalo
- Gain a deeper understanding of the Ugandian people of the forest with a Batwa cultural experience*
- Tick off the bucket list highlight of a genuine safari in the heart of Africa

per adult from

$3,739

AUD

Duration

5 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Airport pickup and transfers
    • Private transportation
    • WiFi on board
    • All entrance fees
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Fuel surcharge
    • All accommodation as mentioned on the itinerary
    • Gorilla tracking permit which is $600
    • Bottled water on the Safari
    • Entry/Admission - Entebbe Airport Restaurant
    • Entry/Admission - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
    • Entry/Admission - Great Lakes Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Mburo National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Entebbe aircargo transporter
    What's excluded :
    • Air tickets
    • Tips
    • Souvenirs
    • Activities off the itinerary

  • Day 1: DAY 1 - ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST RESERVE

    Stop At: Entebbe Airport Restaurant, Entebbe, Uganda
    Upon arrival at Entebbe airport, you'll be met by a rep who will introduce your safari driver guide. After a safari briefing, we'll drive to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Buhoma Uganda
    This is a full day drive from the Lake Victoria basin, passing through Ugandan villages and beautiful agricultural countryside where you see people tending their traditional crops of millet, sorghum, beans and maize. Lunch will be taken en route at Mbarara before we proceed through the Kigezi mountains to the Buhoma area of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. We'll check in here at our Lodge, drop off our bag and settle down for dinner before bed.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Buhoma Lodge. A 4-star eco lodge

    Day 2: DAY 2 - GORILLA TREKKING IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST RESERVE

    Stop At: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Buhoma Uganda
    We'll start early to make the most of our Gorilla-spotting opportunities today. After breakfast at the lodge, we'll drive to the nearby park offices to attend a briefing by the Tourism Conservation and the gorilla guides. You will be briefed on how to behave in the forest while in the presence of a gorilla family. Once the gorilla group is found, you will be allowed an hour to stay with the gorillas before breaking off for lunch in the forest. Later, we'll walk back to our waiting vehicle and return to the park offices to receive a gorilla trekking Certificate. Mission complete! You'll be dropped at the lodge to freshen up after our adventures. Time permitting, you may have the chance tonight to sign up for a community village visit or a Batwa Cultural experience.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Buhoma Lodge. A 4-star eco lodge

    Day 3: DAY 3 - BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST RESERVE TO LAKE MBURO

    Stop At: Great Lakes Museum, Mbarara-Kabale Highway, Kabale, Uganda
    After breakfast, we'll take a morning drive through terraced evergreen mountains, referred to as the 'Little Switzerland of Africa'.

    We shall stop over at the great lakes museum to learn about the history and culture and tradition of the western Ugandan people.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Lake Mburo National Park, Mbarara Uganda
    We press on to our Tented Camp for lunch, before a late afternoon game drive for some spotting of zebra, impala, topi, Cape buffalo and other plains game to add to your growing wildlife list. We return to the Camp before dusk for dinner and overnight.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Mantana Lake Tented Camp. A 4-star safari luxury camp

    Day 4: DAY 4 - LAKE MBURO TO ENTEBBE

    Stop At: Lake Mburo National Park, Mbarara Uganda
    Rise and shine for a guided bush walking safari to watch the savannah sunrise and early rising wildlife followed by breakfast at the camp.

    After breakfast, you'll get driven back to Entebbe and dropped at the airport for your onward flight (If it's on this day).

    It's goodbye for now, but you'll leave with plenty of photos and memories to revisit this adventure for a long time to come.

    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accommodation at Lake Victoria hotel if your flight is the next day.

    Day 5: DAY 5 - DROP OFF TO ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FOR YOUR FLIGHT

    Stop At: Entebbe aircargo transporter, 14 Kitaasa Rd, Entebbe, Uganda
    After breakfast, our representative will drop you off at the Entebbe International Airport for your flight.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any hotel in Kampala and EntebbeAirports
    • Entebbe Airport, Entebbe Uganda
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

14

Organised by Wild Route Trips

Activity ID: V-115348P5

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