Four days with Gorillas Print

Day 1: Upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be met by your T2U safari guide who will assist you with your luggage and transfer you to your accommodation in Kampala - Le Petit Village. The drive will take approximately 45 minutes, depending on traffic.

 

As one of two boutique hotels in Kampala, Le Petit Village's intimate rooms are decorated in understated safari-chic, rustic elegance, which makes it the perfect place to relax before you embark on your safari. All rooms are self-contained and have air conditioning, a 20” LCD TV, satellite TV, DVD player, complimentary wireless internet, a phone line, and complimentary mini bar. In addition, guests can enjoy the swimming pool, gourmet dining at Le Chateau Restaurant, shopping and much more at competitive prices.

 

Overnight at Le Petit Village (BB)

 

Day 2: In the morning after an early breakfast, we will depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home to the few remaining mountain gorillas (the drive will take approximately 10 hours). Bird life and primate life in Bwindi is quite superb, and there is an incredible variety of flora. Bwindi is the bird watcher’s heaven!! It is the home of 348 species of birds and supports 24 of the 26 Albertine Rift Endemics that are to be found in Uganda, as well as seven Red Data Book species. Once part of the forests of the Virunga Volcanoes, Bwindi is now an ecological island, surrounded by abundant farms, rich from the volcanic soils.

 

BUHOMA LODGE: Located in the heart of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, the lodge has 8 comfortable cottages, each with its own private veranda and a beautiful view of the forest. Inside the cottages you find en suite bathrooms.

 

Overnight at Buhoma Lodge (FB)

 

Day 3: Wake early for a hearty breakfast to give you the energy needed for gorilla trekking. Before 8:00am, report to the ranger station for registration and a talk by one of the rangers. The guides will then take you through the bush, pushing your way trough the undergrowth, to track the gorillas. (Please note this trek can take from 30 minutes to 5-6 hours). A reasonable degree of fitness is required, as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes. Sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them ‘talk’ to one an other, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male, the Silverback. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas. It's amazing to think there are only about 650 of these beautiful creatures left.

 

Overnight at Buhoma Lodge (FB)

 

Day 4: Wake early for breakfast before departure (with a packed lunch) for Kampala (a 10 hour drive). Once you arrive in Kampala, your guide will drive you to Entebbe International Airport for your outbound flight. Please note you have to be at the Airport 2 hours before your departure.