- Trek the dense, verdant jungle of remote Uganda
- Encounter remote gorilla communities by foot
- Experience the awesome presence of these powerful creatures
- Connect with the overwhelmingly warm and inviting Ugandan people
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Upon arrival into Entebbe Airport you will be greeted by our guide and taken to you hotel for the night.
Transfer to the Entebbe Airport for your early morning scheduled flight (0745-0930) to Kihihi Airstrip. From here, transfer by the lodge Vehicle and driver 2 hours to Buhoma and check in to your lodge. Afternoon optional activities are available and can be paid directly on site.
Today we will depart our lodge early in the morning to meet the gorilla tracking rangers at the briefing point. The rangers will brief us on the day’s events, and on how to behave when in the presence of these critically endangered creatures. We will then start our hike to reach the gorillas from the nearest trailhead.
Depending on the gorilla family we have been allocated, this could be at the briefing point or a short drive away. The hiking to reach the gorillas can also vary considerably – taking anything from 30 mins to many hours – as the movements of the gorillas are unpredictable. A reasonable level of fitness is required, but local porters are available to help you up (and down) the steep slopes of Bwindi.
Once we reach the gorillas, all physical exertions are forgotten, as the site of a Silverback surrounded by his harem of females, with infants gamboling through the trees, is utterly spell-binding. We spend up to an hour observing the group eat, play, sleep and interact with each other – it is likely to be one of the most unforgettable hours of your life.
All too soon, it is time to leave these gentle forest giants, and we set off back to the lodge to swap stories and share memories of an amazing day.
This morning, we walk south along the Ivy River trail to Nkuringo, with a picnic lunch. We are met by the lodge guide and are transferred to our lodge.
Another full day Gorilla tracking excursion in the Nkuringo/Rushaga area.
At 06:45, you will be transferred 2hrs to Kihihi airstrip for your flight (0825/1135) to Entebbe, have lunch at a local restaurant and depending on your departure flight time, you will be transferred back to the airport for your International departure flight.