The Pearl of Africa – 8 Day

Gorilla Trekking and Game Drive

Enjoy breathtaking views of Uganda it’s wildlife surroundings. Get closer to nature and enter the habitat of Gorillas and Game for unforgettable sightings. Your adventure starts here.

Itinerary

ARRIVAL AT ENTEBE

Arrive at Entebbe airport meet our safari professional representatives and transfer to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

TRANSFER TO BWINDI FOREST

Our driver guide will meet you at the hotel or your pace of residence for a briefing. Immediately you will begin your journey toward the West. Bwindi is located in South-western Uganda. Stop over at the equator for a water experiment and in Mbarara for Lunch. Later proceed till you reach Bwindi late in the evening.

GORILLA TREKKING

Early in the morning after breakfast, meet at the headquarters for a pre-trekking briefing. The briefing begins at 7 am and the real activity at 8 am. With armed rangers join in the search for the habituated mountain gorillas. The length of the search will depend on the movement of the Gorillas. Upon finding them you are allowed one hour of taking pictures and interacting with them. Later return to your Lodge and if time allows you will relax and have an evening of a community visit (Optional).

GORILLA TREKKING AND BATWA PYGMIES

After an early breakfast, you will head to the briefing area for guidelines will trekking mountain gorillas. Then rally behind your ranger for this exciting adventure with the gorillas as you hike in the forest. Once you have found them, spend some time observing and taking pictures. Later in the evening, you will visit the Batwa pygmies in their new communities. Then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

TRANSFER TO LAKE BUNYONYI-CANOE RIDE

Have breakfast, then check and transfer to the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi- the second deepest lake in Africa surrounded by the terraced hills. Check into your lodge, have lunch, and proceed for a canoe ride; to some of the 29 dotted islands on this beautiful Lake Bunyonyi. Then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

 TRANSFER TO KIBALE NATIONAL PARK

Today after breakfast, you will transfer to Kibale National Park through the lush rolling hills of the Albert escarpment to Fort portal town. Then have a short tour in Fort portal town with breathtaking views of the snow-capped Mountains of the moon. After that proceed to Kibale forest driving through the tea plantations. Check into your lodge for dinner and overnight

Chimpanzee Tracking- Bigodi nature walk

After breakfast, you will head to the park headquarters to be briefed by the park ranger about chimpanzee tracking.  You will search for the chimpanzees, and on finding them, you will spend an hour observing and taking photographs.

In the evening you will also enjoy a swamp walk in Bigodi, a place to spot different types of monkeys, wetland mammals such as sitatungas, baboons, and bushbucks. Besides, Bigodi swamp has over 200 species of birds including the great blue turaco, papyrus gonoleks, and flycatchers. Then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

DRIVE KIBALE TO KAMPALA

After breakfast check out of the lodge and head back to Kampala, stopover at Mubende for a snack and continue with your drive to Kampala. Have lunch and proceed for a city tour dinner and overnight.

Rates

High Season
JUNE | JULY | AUGUST | SEPTEMBER | DECEMBER | FEBRUARY 
$2359 Per Person 
$ 260 Single supplement

Low Season
OCT | NOV | JAN | MARCH | APRIL | MAY
$2205 Per Person
$ 220 Single supplement

More Information

Included

  • Airport transfers
  • Ground transport per 4WD safari vehicle
  • Services of an English-speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary, based on double room
  • Three meals a day, apart from your stay in Entebbe (B&B
  • Drinking bottled water in the safari vehicle
  • All Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla permit (USD 600 per permit)
  • Batwa pygmies fees
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones.

Excluded: 

  • International flight
  • Visa (USD 50 per person)
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Items of personal nature
  • Tips & laundry service
  • All drinks apart from those served for breakfast
  • Any deviation from the suggested program

 

 

 

 

 

Additional remarks

 

Cancellation policy as per agent’s agreement or as per our printed Price Guide if no fixed contract is in place. Please request any further information on this if required.

 

We may have to re-route the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non-availability.

 

Prices for domestic flights, airport taxes or park fees may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you.

 

Passenger Information

 

Passengers should bring only soft sided bags on safaris.

 

All the passengers must have Identification Card/Passport with them for internal flights.

 

Baggage on internal flights is strictly limited to 15kgs per person (including hand luggage). Any excess baggage will be charged by the airline at check-in.

 

Passengers arriving to Tanzania may be asked to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate

 

Domestic flights (including airline / fuel surcharges)

 

Once itinerary is confirmed flight bookings are made immediately to ensure space is confirmed. Any amendment to flights will incur $50 per person airline amendment fee. Cancellation of the flight will incur 100% cancellation fees for the flight sectors within the itinerary

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