Uganda Gorilla Tour – Travel by Road

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Overview

Doing gorilla tours by road provide rewarding opportunities to see a lot of interesting things at close range along the way like: the local people as they go about their daily business, fruit markets, the Equator imaginary line, subsistence farms, the long horned Ankole cows,and the changing landscapes.

This drive takes you to some of Uganda’s unmatched scenic views stretching from the central region to the south western circuit receiving every first time visitor to Uganda an with an astounding welcome. Uganda’s gorilla tours by road are a unique enhancement to a memorable gorilla safari experience.

On arrival we check-in to have dinner and enjoy a restful night in preparation for Gorilla tracking in the morning.

We will be honored to be your hosts on this unforgettable safari experience.

Highlights

  • Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe
  • Day 2: Road trip to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
  • Day 3: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking
  • Day 4: Bwindi Forest – Entebbe
  • Day 5: Entebbe – flight out

Day 1: Entebbe – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Arrive Entebbe International Airport to receive a warm welcome from our company representative after going through the covid-19 protocols. Transfer to your hotel in Entebbe to rest and prepare for a days’ drive to Bwindi the next day.

Dinner and overnight at 2Freinds Beach Hotel Entebbe Deluxe rooms – (high -end rooms) or 2Freinds Beach Hotel Entebbe standard rooms -(moderate facilities) or Airport Guest House (budget facility)

Meal plan: Dinner

Day 2: Entebbe – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Our driver/guide will pick you from your overnight hotel at about 6:45am to embark on the drive to Bwindi via Mbarara with a stopover at the Equator crossing for photography. Continue to make another stop for early lunch at Agip Motel’s restaurant.

Thereafter head to Uganda’s impenetrable forest filled with primates and many exotic birds.

Dinner and overnight stay at Mahogany Springs (High end lodge) or Silverback Lodge (Moderate facility) or Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget facility)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking

Today is dedicated to Gorilla tracking which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the Uganda Wildlife Authority rangers.

Please bring with you a rain jacket, long pants drinking water, snacks, good comfortable hiking shoes/boots, sunscreen, a hat, and insect repellent to enhance your experience.

The guides will lead your way into the jungle in search of these shy Primates in the group you have been booked for.

Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorillas which is perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth.

Gorilla tours usually involve tracking for about 2 to 8 hours sometimes under a heavy rain down-pour but all the same a worthwhile experience.

If time allows, on return from the jungle you will go for a village Walk/community visit for a great opportunity to see how the indigenous people live. This delightful moment in Bwindi takes you to learn and take time to appreciate the life of the local people.

Dinner and overnight stay at Mahogany Springs (High end lodge) or Silverback Lodge (Moderate facility) or Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget facility)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Bwindi – Kampala/Entebbe Airport

After your morning breakfast, drive back to Entebbe  via Kasese-Fort Portal road for a chance to see more of the countryside and the famous foot hills of the “Mountains of the moon”.

With a lunch stopover you will continue to Entebbe for the night. Dinner and overnight at 2Freinds Beach Hotel Entebbe Deluxe rooms – (high -end rooms) or 2Freinds Beach Hotel Entebbe standard rooms – (moderate facilities) or Airport Guest House (budget facility) residence or hotel.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:  Entebbe – flight out

The next day you will be transferred to the airport in the morning to go through the covid-19 protocols early enough to be in time for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

End of Service

This Safari Package Includes

  • Transportation by 4×4 Wheel Drive safari vehicle, and Fuel expenses
  • Accommodation for 4 nights
  • Meals as per the safari program
  • An English speaking driver/guide
  • Drinking water
  • Park fees
  • One gorilla permit per person
  • Village visit
  • Ranger fees

The Safari Exclusions

The expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, soda/alcoholic drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, and porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills.