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4 Days Uganda Gorilla Discovery Safari

May 12, 2020


DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN KIGALI

Today you will arrive at Kigali International Airport. Upon arrival, you will be met by a GoExplore representative who will welcome you and transfer you to your accommodation for overnight.

Overnight at Heaven Boutique Hotel

Meal Plan – Breakfast & Bed

DAY 2 – DRIVE TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, you will drive to Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park crossing the border of Rwanda and Uganda. The Forest is home to the endangered Mountain Gorillas usually referred to as Gentle Giants. Once you have settled in, you will have a boat ride on Lake Mulehe or visit the Batwa community of you to go for the high-end option. You will have enough rest as you prepare for the next day’s activity.

Overnight at Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge

Meal Plan – Full Board

 

DAY 03: GORILLA TREKKING

After breakfast with your packed lunch, your guide will drive you to the park headquarters for briefing about the dos and don’ts during your gorilla trekking. Your gorilla family tracking will start immediately after the briefing. This is a memorable and amazing experience watching the Mountain gorillas feed, play around, and also do their day to day activities. This activity can take 2 hours or even up to 8 hours since it’s dependent on the location and movement of the gorillas. Also, expect to walk long distances in muddy and steep conditions- this will require you to have a walking stick. On meeting the gorillas, you will spend one hour with them as you take photos. Later, trek back to the park headquarters to pick your certificates and return back to the lodge.

Overnight at Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge

Meal Plan – Full Board

Day 4 -DRIVE TO KIGALI AND DEPART

After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Kigali. Upon arrival and time allowing, you will go for a city tour of Kigali where you will visit the Genocide museum. Thereafter proceed to the airport for your departure flight.

 

End of You Safari

Price Includes: 

  • All meals as specified in the itinerary (hotels in Arusha, Nairobi, Kampala or Entebbe are B&B)
  • Drinks as stipulated in the itinerary
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • Water in the vehicle for overland sectors
  • All ground transportation and transfers as indicated, which are inclusive of fuel
  • Activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • Game drives
  • Ranger guide fees
  • Park, conservation and community bed night fees
  • All applicable taxes, administration and banking fees
  • AMREF flying doctors’ emergency evacuation program
  • Gorilla and Chimpanzee permits per person as specified in the itinerary.
    • Gorilla & Chimpanzee tracking is subject to availability of permits, which are limited to 8 per gorilla group per day and 6 per chimpanzee track per ½ day.
    • Any Gorilla and Chimpanzee permits required need to be paid for upfront when booking. As soon as funds clear in our account, we will go ahead and purchase.
    • Gorilla and Chimpanzee permits cannot be held with the Uganda Wildlife Authority in advance of payment and Rwanda Development Board – they are only secured once physically paid for.
    • Gorilla and Chimpanzee permits are always 100% non-transferable and non-refundable.
    • There is a minimum age limit for gorilla tracking which is strictly 15 years.

 

Price Excludes:

  • International flights and applicable airport departure taxes
  • All passport and visa fees (Visa: US$ 50 per person for entry into Kenya – easily obtainable at the Airport)
  • Meals not specified (including lunch and other meal stops between properties on overland sectors)
  • Drinks where not stipulated in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature: fax, telephone, etc.
  • Laundry in Entebbe/Kampala
  • Gratuities for guide/driver/hotel staff
  • Any extras and additional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel/medical insurance
  • Trip cancellation, travel delay, or baggage insurance.
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond our control.
  • All statutory increases beyond our control.

 


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