3-Day Fly-in Uganda Gorillas via Masai Mara

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3-Day Fly-in Uganda Gorillas via Masai Mara

This 3-Day Fly-in Uganda Gorillas safari takes you from the Great Migration experience in the Masai Mara to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for an awe-inspiring encounter with the so-called Gentle Giants! Bwindi is a verdant magnificent swathe of rain forest across the steep ridges of the Albertine Rift Valley. On this wildlife encounter, you trek the mountainous terrain – the home of the Mountain Gorillas to go and see them in their natural element.

Arrival

You’ll be collected from the airport.

Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Masai

Day 1

Flight from Masai Mara to Bwindi Impenetrable NP

This morning, your Kenyan safari outfit drops you off at an airstrip in the Masai Mara for your morning Aerolink flight from the Mara to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Entebbe. You arrive at Entebbe at 11.00Hrs and check-in for the connection to Kihihi or Kisoro airstrips in the vicinity of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – the home of the Mountain Gorillas. At Kihihi or Kisoro, a driver/guide from Nextgen Safaris will pick you up and transfer you to Mahogany Springs Lodge or Similar. After check-in, you have the rest of the day to yourself.

Afternoon/Evening: Go on a guided nature walk ($25 p.p) to meet the Ugandans who neighbour the park. You get to learn a thing or two about the culture of the people, so depending on which nature trail you take, you will have a chance to meet the traditional healer and learn how the Bwindi forest (a UNESCO heritage site) is used to treat people for various ailments. You could also visit a local school if the school term is in session.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)
Accommodation: Mahogany Springs Lodge
Luxury lodge bordering Bwindi NP without fences

Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Masai

Day 2

Gorilla trek & Relax at Lodge

Have an early breakfast at 06.30Hrs and be ready to transfer to the park headquarters. With packed lunch in your carry-on, your guide will deliver you to the tracking start point before 08:00Hrs for registration and a briefing from the rangers on what to expect before commencing your trek. The guides will then take you through the bush, pushing your way through the undergrowth, looking for where the family of gorillas you are tracking spent the night. (Tracking/trekking can take from half an hour to 5 hours – a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes). When you finally locate the family that you are tracking, sit in the forest among the gorillas, see them go about their day, marvel at the playful babies and the sheer size of the dominant male; the Silverback. After the mandatory 1 hour is up, the rangers will lead you back to the starting point. Your guide will take you back to the lodge and can spend looking back on the fantastic day.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)
Accommodation: Mahogany Springs Lodge
Luxury lodge bordering Bwindi NP without fences
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Masai

Day 3

Flight to Entebbe & Depart

This morning, enjoy breakfast and depart for the airstrip from where you will fly back to Entebbe Airport on a 09.00Hrs flight – arriving back at Entebbe in the mid-morning. At Entebbe, connect to your international flight and depart for home. If you need us to book a day room because your flight departs later tonight, let us know and we will be happy to do so.

Main Destination: Entebbe International Airport (Entebbe)
Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour

Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

You’ll be dropped off at the airport.

Included/Exclude

  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits(One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water(On all days)
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Car Parking
Laundry Service
Outdoor Seating
Reservations
Restaurant
Smoking Allowed
Wireless Internet

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