5-day Trekking Mountain Gorillas at Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest, Uganda

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Join me on an unforgettable 5-day adventure as we explore the best of Uganda and regional tours. No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he/she comes home and rests his/her head on the old, familiar pillow. We're a community of passionate travelers who want to help each other to go on amazing trips. About the TRIPMATES: I'm looking for 2-8 intrepid travelers who need to explore the authentic and natural beauty of Uganda and its surrounding neighborhood. I was born in this place and lived here my entire life, I have become used to and well-versed with Uganda the Pearl of Africa, and its surroundings, always on alert for hidden opportunities and experiences in travel. During this adventure, you will have a chance to experience a unique and unforgettable place, including swimming spots and secret sundowner locations, hot springs, cultural sites, Gorilla trekking, national parks wildlife, foodie destinations, and beautiful and beautiful overnight accommodations. We will travel in group vehicles and sometimes combine beautiful hotel accommodations in nature in one of the selected beautiful sites. Uganda provides a wonderful value in your spending and you will appreciate the value of your spending during the trip. ABOUT ME: I am, am Peter Odama, the Managing Director, who supervises the drivers and tour operators and sets them off to the field with travelers ceremoniously. I used to plan the daily trips to the various destinations for expats and local staff, the international expats used to enjoy their resting time in the wilderness, most of these come from Europe, UAE, USA, and UK. HIGHLIGHT OF WHAT TO PACK FOR A UGANDAN SAFARI • Travel Documents: Passport, insurance, flight tickets, COVID-19 test docs, yellow fever vaccines, cash, safari Itinerary, Uganda gorilla permit issued by Uganda Wildlife Authority. • Safari clothes: The best clothing for safari is khaki (light brown and olive). Other safari wear includes Jumper, waterproof jacket, adjustable sleeves, long flowy skirts, and gloves. • Safari shoes: Lightweight hiking shoes and jungle boots to track mountain gorillas. Include flip-flops or sandals. • Sun Protection: sunscreen cream, moisturizers, and glasses. • Adventure Gadgets: iPhone or mobile phone, camera, memory card, and headlamp. • Toiletries: wipes, tampons for women, and teeth accessories. • Medical Kit: Hand sanitizer, protective masks, Bandage, antiseptic, anti-diarrhea, painkillers, and bug repellent. • Donations: Be sure to find needy communities, especially children. Think of what to carry. PRIOR TO DEPARTURE Passport Requirements: You must have a passport valid for (6) months beyond the last day of your trip. Please check the expiration date of your passport immediately. Do not delay in taking the steps to renew if necessary. Entry will be denied if this is not met. HOW TO GET TO UGANDA Flight to Uganda: - As you plan your travel to Uganda, note that most airlines have an allowance of 20kgs. Think about what you can carry into and out of Uganda, it’s important to leave room for souvenirs. Most of the mentioned items are actually found in supermarkets in Kampala where you can go for pre-trip shopping. WHY VISIT UGANDA? So, why have an Uganda safari? What makes Uganda good for safari is gorilla trekking is the best done here, the highest population of 400 mountain gorillas, climb the Rwenzori mountains, see the tree-climbing lions in Africa, enjoy white water rafting on the Nile, 1000 bird species makes it a top birding destination in Africa. You will visit the superb Murchison falls, and engage in sightseeing of Uganda’s savanna, wildlife, lakes, and rivers. Uganda is one of the most hospitable countries in the world thus making it the best cultural safari destination in Africa. What is included in the price? • Safari • Accommodation (Shared and Private rooms) • Car rental The rate excludes • Permit to see the gorillas ($700) • Cost of golden monkeys permit • Luxury safari lodge IMPORTANT: Double-check and make sure that you have all the proper vaccinations and that you have renewed all essential prescriptions. Note: COVID-19 Test is still mandatory for some countries
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Trip Itinerary

Entebbe International Airport

Day 1-2
We hope that your flight is for an early landing (not past 10:00am) in Uganda. Your safari will start from Entebbe International Airport where the assigned Professional Tour Driver-guide will receive you and then depart for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is a big habitat for mountain gorillas in Uganda harboring over 300 of them (which is almost half of the world’s gorilla population). The drive will take you southwest Uganda by road, cross the Equator mark then to Mbarara City for Lunch and through the hilly terrain of western Uganda into Bwindi. You will arrive and do little but just check in your accommodation, relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the next day. Accommodation: (Broadbill Forest Camp-Budget Level) | Meals: Lunch, Dinner | Drive Time: Approx. 9 hours. Main Destination: Entebbe (City)

Uganda Equator

Day 2
Driving from Entebbe International Air port to Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest it takes 9-10 hours, on the way you will pass and stop over at the Kayabwe, to view up where the sun sets from the Equator point . The Equator crosses the Kampala – Masaka highway and making it an easy stop for some equator science experiences and experiments and do souvenirs shopping in the craft shops around. You will have beautiful Kigezi hills and tea plantations before reach the destination


Day 2
You will pass via Mbarara City and take a brief stopover and rest and enjoy Uganda's coffee aroma. Mbarara city is one place you must visit while in Uganda. Most tourists only get to visit the city while on their way for gorilla trekking in Bwindi or on a safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Bunyonyi.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 2-4
Have breakfast and move to the rangers’ post. You will receive some briefing (from a ranger-guide) on the dos and don’ts during trekking. Thereafter, you will enter the Bwindi Forest for your adventure. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular! The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. Once you have located a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle but endangered giants is unforgettable. Return to the accommodation, check out and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is framed by lush, green-terraced hills that reach a height of (2,200 – 2,478m) but it’s the 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across the water that make it most magical — you could admire them all day. Accommodation: (Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort-Budget Level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Drive Time: Approx. 2-3 hours.

Entebbe International Airport

Day 4-5
You will have a relaxed breakfast with spectacular view of the Bunyonyi little islands just right in front of you. Thereafter, you will hit the road for the return to Entebbe (arriving in the late afternoon/evening) for your flight out (recommended for 18:00hrs or later). We hope you enjoy your 3 day Gorilla trekking Uganda experience… it will be one to remember! Accommodation: Recommended on request | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch | Drive Time: Approx. 8 hours.
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Hotel & Camping & Bed & Breakfast
5 days trip
Entebbe International Airport, Uganda Equator & 3 more
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