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3 DAYS GORILLA TREKKING

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Package Pricing

Rates as per 2 PAXs

Luxury – USD 2001 per person sharing

Mid-range – USD 1508 per person sharing

Budget – USD 1282 per person sharing

Day 1

Day 1: Kampala – Bwindi

You will be picked early in the morning from your hotel in Kampala/Entebbe or agreed pickup point. For those in other parts of Uganda, arrangements shall me made to have you transferred to Kampala or pick up point.  Embark on your 11-12 hours’ journey towards the western part of Uganda, with multiple stop overs. It is a full day journey via a scenic route. Our first stop over will be at the equator where we will stop for photos and shopping.

Lunch shall be in Mbarara town before proceeding through the verdant countryside via Ntungamo. You will pass traditional homesteads and have panoramic views of the surroundings. You will also enjoy the views of the plantations along the mountainous region and have a clear view of the highway along the mountains.  Dinner and overnight at an eco-lodge.

Accommodation options.

Luxury; Mahogany springs camp or Silverback lodge

Mid-range; Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla lodge or Ichumbi Gorilla lodge

Budget; Gift of Nature lodge or Buhoma community Rest Camp

 

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking and community visit.

After a comfortable night at the lodge, have an early breakfast and get ready for this unforgettable adventure. Akita wild tours company guide/driver will meet you at the lodge and he will transfer you to park’s headquarters for briefing on the rules and regulation before gorilla trekking. The trek starts at 8:30am. You will be allocated a gorilla family with 8 tourists per gorilla family. Drive to the starting point and the well-armed game ranger will lead the group into the thick jungle in search of the endangered mountain gorilla.

An advance group of highly trained trackers will locate the gorillas ahead of time and communicate back to your group team lead. The communication between this advance party and your group continues until the gorillas stay in one place long enough for you to catch up and spend time with these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.

Once contact is made with a gorilla group you will be allowed to observe these creatures for one hour. This strict time limit is to ensure that they don’t become too acclimatized to humans. Once the Gorilla Trek is over you will return to your lodge to take a good rest ahead of the day break.

On your trek, you are likely to spot other primates, birds and rare tree species. This is indeed an extraordinary feeling being with these beautiful yet endangered Creatures. The afternoon you will head for community walk in the near-by Batwe communities. Have dinner and overnight in your eco-lodge.

Day 3: Bwindi National Park – Kampala

Have an early morning breakfast at your lodge, you will travel back to Kampala. On the way back to the city you will have lunch in Mbarara town through Masaka town, for a quick stop at the Equator for photos and buying souvenirs. After arriving in Kampala, either get transferred to the airport for your flight or for an overnight at your hotel (hotel not part of the package). Arrangements for transfers will be made for those whose destinations are within other parts of Uganda.

Notice:

Gorilla tracking in Bwindi can be challenging, and travellers need to be in shape.

You should be ready to trek gorillas in any sector because of gorilla permit challenge.

 

Things to come with:

Walking shoes suitable for steep muddy slopes and carry a rain jacket because the park is often wet. Rain gear, sunscreen lotion, a hat (as the weather is unpredictable) and insect repellent. Extra spending money for personal expenses during your trip: snacks, drinks, souvenirs, tips and souvenirs. As a general guideline we recommend budgeting $10-15 per day.

Gorilla Trek Rules:

For conservation reasons, visits to the gorillas are tightly controlled. The following rules apply and must be strictly adhered to.

  • No one with a communicable disease (e.g. flu, diarrhea) is allowed to enter the park.
  • Stay together in a tight group while with the gorillas, don’t surround them.
  • Don’t get closer than 7 metres (21 feet) to the gorillas.
  • Don’t eat or smoke when with the gorillas or within a distance of 200 metres from the gorillas.
  • Turn away from the gorillas and cover your nose & mouth if you have to sneeze or cough.
  • Don’t leave litter.
  • All litter must be carried out of the park and disposed off properly.
  • No person under 15 years is allowed to track gorillas.
  • Don’t spit on vegetation or soil when in the park; use your hankie or other garment.

Tipping:

As in many areas where tourism is an important contributor to the economy it has become customary to offer a small tokens to local staff at the end of the tour if service has been of a high appreciated. Naturally this always remains at your discretion.

Yellow Fever Vaccination (For Foreign Non Residents):

Please note that you are required to have an up-to-date yellow fever vaccine to enter Uganda. You can arrange this in your home country and bring proof, or you can have the vaccine done in the airport upon arrival to Uganda for approx $40. Rules and restrictions are always changing, so please make sure to do your own research for vaccines and visas before arriving in Uganda

Accommodation

 Meals

Full Board (Breakfast/Lunch/Supper) for all Days as indicated in this package. This tour offers Vegetarian, Halal and continental food options on request. Simply let our Customer Support team know the food option that you prefer.

Transport

Kampala or location Accommodation Pick-Up

Kampala to Airport Drop-Off

 Other Services Included;

1-Day Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Gorilla Permit

Optional Activities

Visa processing

Air ticket Other Meals/Drinks not mentioned Personal Expenses Tips

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