3 Days Luxury Uganda Gorilla Safari

On this 3 Days Luxury Uganda Gorilla Safari, visit Mountain Gorillas also called the “gentle giants” and have an insight into the Batwa/Pygmies culture in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.  You will spend time with the Gorillas, take photos, and have a guided lazy walk to the local community and visit hospitals, schools and souvenir craft shops.

Brief 3 Days Luxury Uganda Gorilla Safari itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Bwindi

Day 2: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Day 3: Departure

Detailed 3 Days Luxury Uganda Gorilla Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Entebbe > Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Meet Nextgen Safaris representative at the airport or hotel if already in Uganda, have briefing on your safari and start for South Western Uganda via Kampala. You will have stops at places of interest including the equator for photography and stretching. Lunch in Mbarara and proceed to Four Gorillas Luxury Lodge

Later, take a lazy community walk.

Accommodation: Four Gorillas Lodge

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi.

Following early morning breakfast, transfer to the park headquarters for briefing on the Gorilla adventure. Grab your walking stick, drinking water and enter the forest sanctuary in search for Mountain Gorillas. You will be guided by knowledgeable rangers who share detailed information on Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and primate life.

Meet the gentle giants and watch them as they interact, take photos and later return to the lodge. No doubt, an hour spent with the Gorillas is an unforgettable experience. Look out for other animals and forest birds including African green pigeon, African harrier hawk, Cinnamon-chested bee-eater, crowned hornbill and Giant kingfisher

Later, visit the Batwa community and have a unique cultural experience. The Batwa are hunter gatherers who used to live inside Bwindi Forest until park authorities forced them out. You will be told ancient stories and get an insight into their culture and tradition. Return to the lodge

Meals and overnight accommodation at the Lodge

Accommodation: Four Gorillas Lodge

Day 3: Bwindi > Kampala.

After breakfast, drive to Kampala. Lunch en-route and proceed to the airport arriving in time for your next international flight

Package cost offer includes the following services:

  • Exclusive Safari transport in custom made Safari 4x4WD Land Cruiser with AC
  • Services of English-speaking driver guides
  • Gorilla trekking Permit
  • Bottled water (2 bottles per day)
  • Meals included till dinner

Package cost excludes the following services

  • International and Visa entry charges to Uganda.
  • All items of personal use i.e. drinks, laundry, telephone calls, gratuities, personal travel insurances, Masai village visit- etc.
  • Activities not listed in the itinerary

GENERAL INFORMATION

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

All visitors to Uganda must have a valid passport with at least 4 consecutive blanks pages.  Any applicable visa and/or relevant documentation are the responsibility of the traveller.  For further information on Visa requirements visitors are advised to contact their nearest Uganda Embassy or Consulate.

LANGUAGE:

English

TIME:

GMT +3

VOLTAGE:

220 Volts/AC50Hz. Sockets are UK style, 3 pin square plugs. Power is from the UMEME in the city/major towns and generator with inverter back up in the Safari Lodges and Camps.

CURRENCY:

Foreign currency must be changed at the Bank, Bureau de Change, and Hotel/Safari lodge/Camp/Resort.   Major Credit Cards, Master card, Visa, American Express, are usually accepted throughout the country.  Where credit cards are accepted, the payment will normally be recorded in US$ regardless of the card’s default currency.

CLOTHING:

Dress is mainly informal and should be comfortable as well as practical. Something warm should be brought along for early morning and evenings. Safari clothes are available from hotels/lodges/camps.

BAGGAGE:

Where possible, travel light. Baggage space on safari is limited to medium suitcase or soft bag per person plus reasonable amount of hand luggage. There is 15 Kilogram per person limit on all flights to the wildlife sanctuaries. Excess luggage must be stored in your arrival hotel.

WATER:

You will find many different of opinion of what is safe and what is not. We recommend for peace of mind, to drink local Bottled Mineral water. It is important to drink plenty of water especially during the hotter months. We would recommend that guests drink at least 2 to 3 liters of water per day to limit the effects of dehydration. 

HEALTH;

East Africa is a safe and secure destination; however, it is a good idea to take a few precautions.  Kindly consult your GP or local doctor at least 6 weeks before you travel, with regards:

Malaria prophylactics. East Africa is a known malaria area and preventive measures are essential. You are advised to take one of the recommended anti-malarial drugs.  Be sure to wear long sleeved shorts and trousers after sunset and spray the exposed parts of your body with a mosquito repellent spray

Remember to protect yourself from direct sun rays with sunscreen cream or safari hat.

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS:

For those guests with specific dietary requirement, please ensure we are notified prior to travel

GRATUITIES:

As a guideline and dependent on how happy you are, we would suggest the following:

The General Hotel/Lodge/Camp Staff – Approximately U$ 10.00 per person per day

Driver Guides – Approximately US$ 15.00 to US$ 20.00 per person per day

PHOTOGRAPHY:

Please be careful when photographing public buildings, airports, bridges, the national flag and people in uniform.  Ensure that you have sought permission before photographing local people and their villages.  If in doubt, please check with your guide.

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