4 DAYS FLY-IN GORILLA TREKKING (MID-RANGE)
• Gorillla Trekking
• Premium Luxury Accommodation
WELCOME TO UGANDA (TUKUSANYUKIDE, JAMBO)
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by your Twanza tours representative who will transfer you to your accommodation (approximately 20 minutes away) in Entebbe Town.
There will be an important group meeting at 6pm at your accommodation. Please endeavor to attend the meeting. If you arrive with time to spare, spend some time visiting and getting to know the local town.
You can visit town’s old colonial gardens or visit a nearby beach. Meal Plan: Dinner will be a Private Arrangement Accommodation: The Boma
DAY 2 – FLY TO KIHIHI AIRSTRIP
After your early morning breakfast, you will transfer to the airport where you will catch a flight to Kihihi Airstrip in Western Uganda. (Flight is just under 1.5hours) Upon arrival at the airstrip a representative from Twanza Tours holding a placard or signpost with your name or group leaders’ name.
He will get you onto 4*4’s and ready you for your journey to the camp/accommodation (approximately 45mins) where you will spend your night.
The lodge offers a variety of optional activities such swimming, sunbathing, massage and cultural tour. Tonight you will sleep in the most beautiful accommodation in the Bwindi section.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Trackers Safari Lodge • Gorilla Trekking • Premium Luxury Accommodation
DAY 3 – GORILLA TREKKING
Today is the big day.
Get up early morning to a sumptuous breakfast at the lodge after which shortly you will be transferred to the Magnificent Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Here at the park gate where you’ll be briefed on the Gorilla trek by the Uganda Wildlife Authorities.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest was declared a World Heritage site in 1994 because of its incredible biodiversity.
This forest protects about half of the remaining 800 Mountain Gorillas. Once a trekking group encounters one of the gorilla families, only one hour is granted in the presence of the great apes before trekkers must leave, however reluctantly.
Be aware that the trek can be strenuous and may reach altitudes of almost 2,000 metres above sea level. Depending on weather conditions, some of the paths can be slippery and these paths themselves can change depending on the location of the gorillas.
Therefore it is very hard to predict how long you will need to walk for, but a very good level of fitness is recommended for this trek.
You can usually get very close to the mountain gorillas, and seeing their movements is like seeing a mirror image of yourself. Trekking can take approximately less than 2hours to 7hours.
From a safe distance, watch them eat, sleep, groom and play – the giant silverback surveying and guarding the scene. Enjoy a packed lunch in the wilderness.
The lodge will park for you lunch which you will enjoy later in the day as you trek Mountain Gorillas Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge
DAY 4 – END OF SAFARI
Shortly after your breakfast you will transfer to Kisoro Airstrip where you will catch a flight to Entebbe International Airport.
The flight is just under 1.5hrs but presents a great picturesque views of the Pearl of Africa for any traveler. At this point, this is the End of your Safari with Twanza Tours and Travel.
Soon on arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will have to prepare for your International Flight back home. In the mean time you can Entebbe town till time for your flight.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. Transport in a 4WD Toyota Vehicle
2. All fuel for the tour
3. Accommodation as listed in the itinerary;
4. Meals according to the itinerary;
5. All activities described in the itinerary;
6. 1 Gorilla permit per person (US$ 700)EXCLUSIONS
1. International air fares
2. Entry visa Uganda
3. Meals that are not part of your accommodation;
4. A porter for during the gorilla tracking (someone who carries your daypack);
5. Personal (medical/travel) insurance;
6. Government tax or park fees increase;
7. Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel sta, etc;
8. All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.).
In case the mentioned lodges are not available during the requested period, we will do our best
to book a lodge in the same class for you (of course we will only do this after consulting you). It
is not possible to ‘reserve’ gorilla and chimpanzee permits so we will buy them only after your
booking and down payment. Permits also depend on availability.
Since Gorillas are wild animals Gorilla trekking doesn’t 100% guarantee you seeing the gorillas
although chances of seeing them are about 98%