Uganda Gorilla Trekking | 4 Days

African Charm

Itinerary

Destination: Arrival in Kampala, flight to Kajjansi Airfield; Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Accommodations: Silverback Lodge
Activities: Nature Walk

From Entebbe Airport in Kampala, you will board a charter flight to Kajjansi Airfield where you will be met by an Adumu Safaris representative who will drive you 25 kilometers to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. By lunch, check into Silverback Lodge, perched high atop the valley overlooking Bwindi. Bird watching and sometimes primate viewing is possible right from the front door of your room. Enjoy lunch on the veranda, overlooking the lush green forest hills. After lunch, take a guided walk of one of the four fantastic hiking trails connected to the property, where you will have an opportunity to see primates, many species of birds, butterflies, the rainforest trees and plant life, and other organisms. Return to the lodge for a delicious, Ugandan-inspired dinner, and enjoy a good night’s sleep in your comfortable room to the sound of the rainforest.

Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Accommodations: Silverback Lodge
Activities: Gorilla trekking

After an early breakfast, you will be driven to the headquarters of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for an orientation followed by a meeting with your guides. You will be assigned a group of gorillas to track for the day. From there you will set off for your thrilling experience of walking with Ugandan mountain gorillas in the mist. Hiking within the mysterious and wonderful forest offers quite a lot to see as you make your way to see the mountain gorillas, a species that is not held in any zoo, anywhere in the world. The wildlife, including additional primates, butterflies, mammals and birds, will certainly be very beautiful and really enhance this extremely special experience. When you come face to face with the tranquil, yet mighty, mountain gorillas—watching them only a few meters away, the mothers with their babies, the gorillas partaking their everyday routine right in front of you— you will be overwhelmed by the rare spectacle! Return to the lodge in the early evening and take a stroll around the beautiful gardens, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the magnificent landscape of the Bwindi Forest after a long day’s hike. Retreat to the restaurant for a delicious dinner and enjoy a nightcap around the fire before bed.

Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Accommodations: Silverback Lodge
Activities: Bwindi Batwa Trail; Mountain biking

After breakfast, depart on a hike through the Bwindi Batwa trail past stunning vistas and the serenity of this ancient rain forest. This hands-on experience will open your eyes to another world—that of one of Uganda’s longest surviving forest tribes. It will also show you what other wonders Bwindi Impenetrable Forest has to offer, in the heart of gorilla land. Along the hike led by Batwa elders, you will watch demonstrations of how the Batwa tribe used to live in the forest, how they use medicinal plants, and how they hunt and gather. You will also find out about the delicate fare on offer in the forest, including wild honey, yams, and mushrooms, visiti traditional dwellings, and try out their traditional dances. On this tour, you can also buy crafts and souvenirs from the locally made crafts shop, owned by the Batwa community, and enjoy a cup of coffee at the Batwa Community’s own coffee shop. Return to the lodge for lunch. Afterwards, depart on a mountain bike through the trails and forests around the lodge. An experienced lodge guide will lead you through this hilly terrain. Great exercise and fresh mountain air makes this experience unforgettable—who knows, you may bump into a gorilla! Return in time for evening drinks and a lovely dinner before one more night of sleep in the rainforest.

Destination: Departure to Entebbe Airport for international flight home or direct connection to Tanzania Western Circuit, Northern Circuit, Southern Circuit, Kenya, or Zanzibar

After a hot breakfast, you will be driven to the Kajjansi Airfield where you will board your charter flight to Kampala and then will board your international flight home or connect to the next leg of your wildlife safari in Tanzania Northern Circuit, Southern Circuit, Kenya’s Parks, or Chimp trekking in the Western Circuit. Alternatively, connect with a flight to the magical island of Zanzibar, which lies just off the coast of Tanzania. See our complimentary itineraries for these locations

Safari Includes:

  • Pick up/drop off at Kajjansi Airfield before and after the trip and/or transfer to the next leg of your holiday
  • Transport to and from all locations on the itinerary
  • Gorilla Trekking Permit
  • Expert naturalist guides
  • Walking safaris and guided walking tours
  • Cultural experiences and activities
  • Full board accommodations
  • Plentiful drinking water (mineral water)
  • Government Taxation
  • Flying Doctor services
  • Service charges
  • Generous Giving Fund

Safari Excludes:

  • International airfare & flights (unless connecting from another leg of your Adumu Safaris East African Holiday)
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Personal health insurance
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended and offered upon making your deposit)
  • Additional alcoholic beverages & sodas, except as stated as included above
  • Laundry services, unless provided complimentary by the lodge
  • All items of personal nature
  • Gratuities to safari guides and lodge/camp staff

Please note: Adumu Safaris makes every effort to customize your safari itinerary in order to cover areas where wildlife habitats are known to be plentiful during the season and precise time of year that you are traveling. However, since wild animals move freely in their environment, we cannot absolutely guarantee sightings of every species. We also use our best effort to provide the lodging set out in this itinerary, but occasionally there are circumstances that occur which require lodging substitutions. We reserve the right to make comparable lodging substitutions or upgrades whenever necessary or in your best interest to do so. Fortunately, we have vetted all of our lodges and stand by their ability to provide an amazing accommodation experience.

Cost:

Based on double occupancy……………………………………………………1575 USD pp Single person, non-sharing supplement…………………………………………………………………250 USD pp

**NB: Children are accommodated at lower rates than adults. However, children younger than 15 are not permitted by law to participate in gorilla trekking. Adumu Safaris customizes itineraries to fit your preferences, desires, party size, and budget.

To reserve this trip we require $500 per person. The remainder is due 59 days before departure. All major credit cards and PayPal are accepted. We will send a secure payment link when you are ready to confirm this trip.

Please note that we offer these variations to demonstrate some of the ways that we can modify an itinerary to suit your preferences (destinations, activities, level of luxury, type of accommodations, length of stay, budget, etc.). If none of these options looks best for your group, we are more than happy to gather more information from you and customize the perfect trip. You can call us at +1 530 574 9519 or email us at to discuss this itinerary or others on our website.

Karibu Africa!
The Adumu Safaris Team