Safari Overview

Our 4 days Gorilla trekking safari & Batwa Cultural experience is now ranked NO.1 safari choice by many visitors coming to Uganda for seeking for a unique mix of gorilla trekking and at the same feel the fading culture of the Batwa people in Bwindi. Visit the homes of the Batwa pygmies. These are the indigenous people were the original dwellers of Bwindi forest. The Batwa lived in harmony with the forest and survived by hunting small game using bows and arrows and gathering plants for both food and medicinal purposes. Pack your bags and share this experience with us at Visit Uganda tours.

ITINERARY

You will be picked by our guide or company representative from your hotel of residence at 0700am , then proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in South Western Uganda.  A stop over at the Equator for an informative talk as well as some photo shooting opportunity and snacks. Then proceed to Igongo cultural centre or Mbarara town for your en-route lunch at Agip motel and then proceed through rural countryside of Uganda.  En-route view of the beautiful scenery, terraced farming to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park home to half of the endangered mountain gorilla. Diner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge or Mahogany springs (High end), Engagi lodge/Silverback Lodge (Mid-range end), Buhoma Community Bandas (Low end). Meal plan: Half-Board.

Overnight:

Early morning cup of coffee, then prepare for the briefing from the Uganda wildlife officials and thereafter enter the jungle to search the shy mountain gorillas and enjoy their life style in their real home. After meeting the gorillas, you can sit around these great apes for a whole hour gazing into their big round eyes. On a gorilla safari, a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as walking shoes, packed food and mineral water, insect repellent, sun screen and hut. The gorilla tracking experience takes half or whole day depending on the movement of these primates. After this gorilla tracking experience in Uganda you will have informative memorable experience in life. In the afternoon ready for a village foot safari to explore the indigenous local life with a taste of the traditional performance. Diner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge or Mahogany springs (High end), Engagi lodge/Silverback Lodge (Mid-range end), Buhoma Community Bandas (Low end). Meal plan: Full-Board.

Overnight:

Today is dedicated for visiting the Batwa people. Visit the homes of the Batwa pygmies. These are the indigenous people were the original dwellers of Bwindi forest. The Batwa lived in harmony with the forest and survived by hunting small game using bows and arrows and gathering plants for both food and medicinal purposes. Share and learn their life style. Hear ancient legends and traditional songs. Diner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge or Mahogany springs (High end), Engagi lodge/Silverback Lodge (Mid-range end), Buhoma Community Bandas (Low end). Meal plan: Full-Board.

Overnight:

Early morning breakfast and short sightseeing experience for photography. Thereafter embark to your our safari vehicle and drive back to Kampala. You may use the Kasese Fort Paortal road via Queen Elizabeth National Park for enroute game viewing if you lucky you may spot the Elephants, Antelopes and the Warthogs. A stop over at the Equator line in Kasese. Enjoy the winding scenery of the foot hills of Mt. Rwenzori arriving in Fort Portal for lunch thereafter continue to Kampala or Entebbe for your outgoing flight back home or to your next destination. End of services and Meal plan: Half-Board.

Overnight:

Inclusions
  • Igongo cultural Centre.
  • services of English speaking driver/guide
  • Ranger fees
  • Community foot safari
  • Visit to Equator
  • En-route lunches
  • Driver guide allowances
  • Batwa cultural visit
  • One Gorilla permits per person in advance
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Transportation in a 4x4 safari vehicle
Exclusions
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight Ticket Fare
  • Visa Fees
  • Tips while on the safari
  • Others not mentioned in the safari Itinerary
Payment

A deposit of 40% is required when booking this safari. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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Starts at
Entebbe

Ends at
Kampala/Entebbe

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TOUR DETAILS

Availability
All Year Round

Booking Type
Instant Booking

Duration
4 Days

Safari Type
Private Tour

Guided Tour
Yes

Guide Language
English

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