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Destination: Uganda



Overview

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Bwindi is located in southwestern Uganda a magnificent verdant swathe across the steep ridges of the Albertine Rift Valley. This ancient rainforest is one of the few in Africa to have flourished and a home to half of the world’s endangered population of mountain gorillas. Looking into the expressive brown eyes of these giants is surely the most exciting and poignant wildlife encounter Uganda has to offer. Lodges: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp ***** Gorilla Forest Camp is a tented camp located in Buhoma, the Northern sector of Bwindi forest. Considered the most exclusive accommodation in the park, it offers 8 large luxury en-suite tents, which have two, queen sized bed. Typical is the bathtub overlooking the forest, ideal for relaxing after a day of gorilla trekking. There is a cozy camp fire at night for you to enjoy Bwindi’s crystal clear mountain sky. Check information on the website: http://www.sanctuaryretreats.com/lodges/uganda/gorilla-forest-camp.cfm Bwindi Jungle Lodge *** Bwindi Jungle Lodge is located on Lake Mulehe, south of Bwindi National Park, a beautiful location to enjoy the panorama of Virunga volcanoes, convenient for the gorilla trekking in the Southern sectors of Bwindi (Rushaga and Nkuringo). The lodge is built using local volcanic stones and timber, typical of these mountain areas. The private cottages all have verandah overlooking the Lake and where you can observe birds. Check information on the website: www.ugandajunglelodges.com



Day 1
Entebbe

On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred for overnight in BB to the hotel, at Boma Guest House/Lake heights Hotel. BB

Overnight at: Boma Guest House/Lake heights Hotel. BB

Day 2
Entebbe – Bwindi Impenetrable

After breakfast early morning you will be driven back to the Airport for your flight to Kihihi at 7:45am. This is a 2 hours flight and once you get to Kihihi, you will be driven to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, where you will arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon you could choose to relax or go for the Batwa Cultural experience (optional). Overnight and dinner at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (U) or Bwindi Engagi Lodge / Bwindi Jungle Lodge (C). Full Board

Overnight at: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (U) or Bwindi Engagi Lodge / Bwindi Jungle Lodge (C). Full Board

Day 3
Gorilla tracking in the rain tropical forest

After an early breakfast and briefing from the guides of Uganda Wildlife Authority, set off for the gorilla tracking in the forest sanctuary. The activity starts at 8.00am and you join the other members according to the distribution of the gorilla families, only eight per family each day. You need to carry with you the packed lunch, enough drinking water, rain jacket in case of rain and trekking boots while the rangers will provide you with a walking stick. If you are not sure of your fitness you might hire a porter and pay him a tip to help you carrying the bag. It is unpredictable how long will take to find the primates as they freely move into the forest. However the encounter with the gorillas, lasting for about one hour, certainly is a rewarding experience and an unforgettable one. After the trekking you go back to the lodge at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (U) or Bwindi Engagi Lodge / Bwindi Jungle Lodge (C). Full Boardnn

Overnight at: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (U) or Bwindi Engagi Lodge / Bwindi Jungle Lodge (C). Full Board

Day 4
Bwindi - Entebbe

After breakfast, transfer to Kihihi where you will get on to your scheduled flight to Entebbe at 09.45am with arrival in Entebbe at 11.25am, you will once again be transferred to your overnight, there after connect for your International flight out. BB


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Accomodation

Engagi Lodge

Sanctuary

Bwindi Jungle Lodge

Lake Heights