5-Day Gorilla Trekking Adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Tour Overview

Embark on a bucket-list adventure deep into Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, where you’ll encounter the highly endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. This 5-day journey begins in Entebbe and takes you to the heart of Bwindi National Park, home to approximately 340 mountain gorillas. You’ll stay at the tranquil Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, where gorillas sometimes stroll right through the camp. This safari also includes an encounter with the indigenous Batwa people, providing a rich cultural experience. This fly-in gorilla safari pairs perfectly with a trip to the Serengeti or Masai Mara for those wishing to extend their East African adventure.

This safari is fully customizable to suit your preferences. Whether you wish to adjust the itinerary, change accommodations, or add optional activities, we can tailor the experience to your liking.

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Bwindi Forest
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe

Your unforgettable journey begins at Entebbe International Airport, where you’ll be fast-tracked through arrival procedures and transferred to The Boma Hotel for an overnight stay. This charming hotel is the perfect place to rest and rejuvenate after your long flight, preparing you for the exciting adventure ahead.

Day 2: Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast, take a light aircraft for a scenic flight to the Kihihi airstrip on the outskirts of Bwindi National Park. Upon arrival, a representative from Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp will greet you. Enjoy a scenic drive through the lush Ugandan landscape, passing small farming communities and terraced hillsides. Upon arrival at the camp, take some time to relax and soak in the serene surroundings of this unique lodge located on a private concession within the park. Overnight stay at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp.

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Rise early for an unforgettable gorilla trekking experience. After a hearty breakfast, set out on your trek, guided by expert trackers who will lead you to one of the habituated gorilla families. Trekking through the dense rainforest can be challenging, but the reward is a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with these gentle giants. You will have a maximum of one hour to observe and photograph the gorillas as they go about their daily lives. Return to the camp for a well-deserved rest and indulge in a soothing massage at the spa. Overnight stay at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp.

Day 4: Batwa Cultural Experience and Forest Activities

Start your day with a cultural immersion into the lives of the Batwa people, the original inhabitants of the Bwindi Forest. Participate in a re-enactment of their traditional way of life and interact with the community. The rest of the day can be spent exploring the forest with activities such as hiking, bird watching, or visiting the local village. You can also simply relax and enjoy the peaceful ambiance of the forest from the comfort of the camp. Overnight stay at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp.

Day 5: Departure

Bid farewell to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the friendly staff at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp. Transfer back to the Kihihi airstrip for your return flight to Entebbe International Airport. Reflect on your incredible journey as you fly over the beautiful Ugandan landscape, carrying with you unforgettable memories of your gorilla trekking adventure.

Pricing Information

Our rates are per person sharing unless otherwise noted. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
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Summary

This 5-day gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest offers an unparalleled opportunity to observe mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. With luxurious accommodations at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, cultural encounters with the Batwa people, and the stunning landscapes of Uganda, this adventure promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Contact us today to book your dream safari with Daylight Adventures and explore the wonders of Uganda in style and comfort

Pricing

Package Pricing

Start DatesPrice per Adult sharing
July 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024$5,105
January 1, 2025 – June 30, 2025$4,830
July 1, 2025 – December 31, 2025$5,616
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