Uganda Fly-In Gorilla Express (6 Days)
Mountain gorillas do not survive in captivity, which is why they are not seen in zoos. Tracking the mountain gorilla through the misty forests requires patience and stamina, often walking for hours in the mud and the wet. Finally meeting them in the undergrowth is an inspiring moment. Quietly chewing away at their vegetarian delicacies, they seem like a marooned human family.
The tender grooming and firm disciplining of their offspring seems all too familiar. The gorilla family cast a wary glance at the sudden human intrusion into their private world, but is comforted by the clucking made by the trackers.
When provoked, the noisy but harmless silverback grunts, screeches, bares his fangs and beats his chest, before slithering off with attendant females, offspring and other mature males.
Upon arrival at Entebbe airport, you will clear customs and immigration and then you will be met by our representative here and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at the Hotel no. 5 on a bed and breakfast basis.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Bwindi - overnight at Buhoma lodge or similar. Flight is approx. 1.5 hours, plus transfer to lodge of +/- 2 hours. Optional afternoon forest walk or cultural visit may be done (this may be undertaken on day 4 if guests prefer)
After breakfast you will be taken on a short drive to the park headquarters where you will begin your Gorilla trekking experience. This generally takes an entire day and you will return to your camp in the late afternoon. Overnight at Buhoma Lodge on a full board basis.
Option of forest walk or a second trek with pre-purchased permits. Optional community walk/forest walk/birding. Overnight Buhoma Lodge.
Today we travel to Ishasha allowing time to stop off at the local Ishasha Community project en route. Game drive in QENP, hoping to spot tree climbing lions, plus a myriad of other species in this beautiful park.
Day 6 6
Morning depart to
airstrip for flight to Entebbe.
Package price includes:
Meet & greet services, airport transfers to/from Entebbe airport, domestic flights from EBB-KIHIHI return, accommodation in top quality hotels / lodges, park fees QENP, meals on safari as shown above, bottled water. Hosted throughout by a Wild Frontiers’ representative. Ishasha Community visit included.
The flight EBB-KIHIHI-EBB has been included in quoted price.
Please check at time of booking whether the flight price has increased which will be beyond our control, and a small surcharge may be applicable.
This is normally an afternoon flight KIH to EBB, check when booking. Do not book INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT BEFORE 19h00.
$3,025 per person sharing SingleSupplement:- $650)
2020 Gorilla Tracking Permits:- $700 per one permit, $770 for the second gorilla tracking permit
Not included:- Optional Extras
Visas, drinks, tips, personal travel insurance and items of a personal nature. Gorilla permits. Optional excursions as listed below.
|Forest walk & park fees Bwindi||USD 70|
|Community Visit – Bwindi||USD 30|
|Batwa (Pygmies) Community Visit||USD 85|