3 Nights – An experience that will touch your soul!
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport and after clearing with customs you will be met by a Sanctuary Retreats representative and transferred to Kajjansi airstrip for an early morning charter flight to Kayonza airstrip Bwindi.
The Gorilla Forest Camp guide will be there to meet you and transfer you to the lodge. Gorilla Forest Camp is the only camp located within Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
It is the perfect luxurious base for a tracking experience as it offers luxury in the heart of the rain forest.
Accommodation is in eight large en-suite tents which have two queen-sized beds and a bathtub looking out onto the forest – ideal for soaking away aches and pains after a day searching for gorillas in the forest.
The camp has a bar and dining cottage, as well as a raised natural platform for open-air dining. Guests can sit around the cozy campfire at night and enjoy Bwindi’s crystal clear mountain sky.
Lunch at the camp.
In the afternoon you can just relax and take in the fresh air or take a forest walk, which is an nice way to warm up before the Gorilla tracking.
Birders come thousands of miles to see the more than 350 species that live within the area.
There are also rare forest elephant, giant forest hog and about 11 species of primates, such as red tailed and blue monkey, black and white colobus, baboons and chimpanzee. You can also find forest duiker antelopes and bush buck antelopes and over 200 species of butterflies are found in the park.
Dinner at the lodge.
After an early breakfast this morning before a briefing from your guide. Tracking commences every morning from the park headquarters at 8.30 am. The gorillas we track belong to one of the ‘habituated’ family groups in Northern Bwindi.
For several years each group has undergone an extremely delicate process that has gradually made them used to the presence of humans.
Experienced guides will accompany the tracking, many of who have been involved in the habituation process themselves. Once the gorillas are located, the group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them.
Return to camp for dinner.
Today relax at camp or visit a local village and meet the villagers to learn about their day to day lives. On this walk you can visit a honey production site, a traditional medicine man, a traditional blacksmith, a local school when in term and even attend a Batwa (Pygmy) dance performance.
The walk is done with the local community as part of our community support.
Or, you could take a bird walk. Bwindi boasts over 350 bird species, including 24 that are endemic to these highlands straddling Uganda, Rwanda and the Congo the Albertine Rift Endemics.
There are also over 200 species of butterflies found in the park. A local expert will guide you on this fascinating walk.
Lunch and dinner at the lodge. After dinner simply relax and sip a drink as you listen to folk tunes played on the traditional Bakiga guitar.
After breakfast at the lodge you will be transferred to Kayonza airstrip for your Charter flight back to Kajjansi.
Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your Hotel for lunch.
You will then be transferred to Entebbe for your International flight later in the afternoon.
- Transfers from/to Entebbe International airport
- Transfers from/to Kayonza airstrip
- Charter flight on C172 aircraft and as per above ( Price may change based on the number of clients)
- Gorilla Permit as per above (Price may change without notice)
- Full Board Meals
- Drinks (Except for premium champagne & spirits)
- Nature walk or a Batwa Pigmy village visit
- Park fees
- Gift Shop purchases
- Cigarettes & Cigars
- Premium brand drinks
- Any item not mentioned above
Uganda – Gorilla Adventure is probably one of the most exciting experiences in Africa.
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