Day 1: Kampala- Kabale
Meet and greet at your Hotel, transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
At 7 a.m. you will be met by our country representative from Devine African Safaris, who will greet you and brief you through the itinerary. You will remember that it was at Entebbe where the Israelis heroically released hostages that were on a hijacked Air France Airbus in 1976. After, we drive heading to south western Uganda.
En route, there is a local community popular for making local drums and crafts and a fruit market. Stopover, admire and buy souvenirs. Proceed to the Equator line taken as one many beautiful scenery in Africa – the pathway of the sun, and take photographs. You may be amazed by the local Hima pastoralists grazing the famous Ankole long – horned cattle. Take pictures and proceed. The Bwindi area is a highly fertile, mountainous region with steep sided hills covered from top to bottom in neatly terraced rows of cultivation. You will be driving through the “Banana Republic” with banana plantations all around you, steep hills, small rivers…just amazing scenery. Arrive late afternoon at the park and check-in at your accommodation.
Estimated transfer time to Bwindi is 10 hours by 4 wheel drive vehicle. Overnight and Dinner at Gorilla Forest Camp/ Engagi Lodge/ Buhoma Community Camp.
DAY 2: Gorilla tracking
After breakfast, proceed for the morning briefing before enjoying the highlight of the trip- Gorilla trekking which may last the entire day. We trek through the rainforest and bamboo covered slopes, accompanied by a guide and trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla family. The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be totally forgotten.
These gentle giants are highly endangered and anyone suffering from even the slightest of ailments including a cough will not be allowed to go this trek. When sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6 metres from the gorillas, sit around them for a whole hour while gazing into their big round eyes. These giants are so powerful and can sometimes weigh up to 250kilos. Pictures with non flash zoom lens can be taken. Overnight and Dinner at Gorilla Forest Camp/ Engagi Lodge/ Buhoma Community Camp.
DAY 3: Transfer to Entebbe Airport
Early in the morning you will be served breakfast and then after embark on the drive back to Entebbe Airport for your outbound flight. Please note that check-in for international flights should be done 2 hours prior to departure of the flight.
- Meals indicated on programme.
- Experienced driver/guide.
- Accommodation as per programme.
- Park fees for the various parks and activities
- Transport on tour as well as hotel transfers.
- Entrance fees for tours mentioned in the programme.
Use reservation code & contact us to make reservation of the above – MAE 0111