Whistle-Stop Tour to see the Gorillas
A quick stop for one of nature's great experiences
At the higher end of the mid-range scale, this short but sweet tour gives you the chance to partake in one of nature's greatest experiences; Gorilla tracking. Unlike other itineraries of this nature, this tour has a relaxed and laid back feel to it, where you are not rushing around trying to meet deadlines. It is possible to add a safari, to either Queen Elizabeth NP or Lake Mburo to this itinerary. Ask our regional experts for more information.
You Will Visit:
Day 1: Arrive in Entebbe
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport You will be met by your guide, briefed about your upcoming journey and transferred to your lodge. We feel it's best to stay in Entebbe after your flight, the last thing you want to do after a long flight is go on another long car journey. This boutique lodge less than 10 minutes from the airport is the perfect place to relax. If you arrive early there are many excursions available in Entebbe, and great places to eat, ask your regional expert for more information.
Meals included: none
Accomodation: Boma Guest House
Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi
After your breakfast at the lodge, you will make the long drive down to Bwindi, stopping along the way for lunch and at the equator. The drive can be long but interesting as you pass through towns and villages alike watching people go about their daily lives, and the views aren't bad either especially the closer you get to Bwindi. Your lodge is in an excellent location, just outside the park and raised up to make the most of the spectacular view down the valley, over the dense jungle.
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner
Accommodation: Haven Lodge
Day 3: Gorilla Tracking
After an early breakfast you will set off on the unforgettable experience that is Mountain Gorilla tracking. After trekking through the dense forest to where the Gorillas were found the day before, you begin your tracking, searching for the largest primate in the world. Upon sighting them, you will stay with them for one hour as they eat, rest and bond with their young. To reach them it can take anywhere between 30 mins to 4 hours, so be prepared for a long trek through the humid rain-forest. Afterwards, you will spend the afternoon relaxing and taking in your beautiful surroundings.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Haven Lodge
Day 4: Lake Bunyonyi
After your morning overlooking Bwindi, you will then transfer to Lake Bunyonyi which offers beautiful views and is the perfect place to relax after your Gorilla tracking. Your lodge boasts an excellent menu for you to choose from in the evening.
Meals included: Breakfast and lunch
Accommodation: Bird's Nest
Day 5: Back to Entebbe
After soaking up the morning views and having your breakfast, you will transfer back to Entebbe ready to catch your evening flight home. If you can't arrange an evening flight home then we can arrange an extra nights stay in Entebbe for you.
Meals Included: Breakfast
pp based on two people sharing. Prices reduce when travelling in larger groups. Solo travel is availible but at additional cost.
All meals as shown in Itinerary
Gorilla tracking Permits
All Park entry fees and activities
4WD safari vehicle and fuel
Drinking water in safari vehicle
Tips and gratuities
Gorilla permits are available at a reduced rate during March-April and November, get in touch to learn more about this.
Why not add game drives at the nearby national parks: