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4 Days Bwindi Impenetrable Forest- Gorilla Tracking.

DAY 1
Arrival and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
On arrival at Entebbe Airport (from your early morning flight) you will be met by our country representative for Savannah Tracks Ltd, who will greet you and brief you through the itinerary. You will remember that it was at Entebbe where the Israelis heroically released hostages that was on a hijacked Air France Airbus in 1976. After, we drive heading to southwestern Uganda.

En route, there is a local community popular for making local drums and crafts and a fruit market. Stopover, admire and buy yourself souvenirs. Proceed to the Equator line taken as one beautiful scenery in Africa - the pathway of the sun and take photographs. You may be amazed by the local Hima pastoralists grazing the famous Ankole long - horned cattle. Take pictures and proceed. The Bwindi area is a highly fertile, mountainous region with steep sided hills covered from top to bottom in neatly terraced rows of cultivation. You are really driving through the “Banana Republic” with banana plantations all around you, steep hills, small rivers……just amazing scenery. Arrive late afternoon at the park and check-in at your accommodation Buhoma Community Bandas (with the option of upgrading to Bwindi Volcanoes Lodge/ Kitandara Tented Camp). Full board.
Estimated transfer time to Bwindi is 10 hours by 4 wheel drive vehicle.

DAY 2
Buhoma, Gorilla tracking Today enjoy surely. After breakfast, proceed for the morning briefing before enjoying the highlight of the trip- Gorilla trekking which may last the entire day. We trek through the rainforest and bamboo covered slopes, accompanied by a guide and trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla family. The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be totally forgotten.

These gentle giants are highly endangered and anyone suffering even the slightest of ailments including a cough will not be allowed to go this trek. When sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6 metres from the gorillas, sit around them for a whole hour while gazing into their big round eyes. These giants are so powerful and can sometimes weigh up to 250kilos. Pictures with non flash zoom lens can be taken.

DAY 3
Transfer to Kampala via Kabale Early in the morning you will be served breakfast and then after embark on the drive back to Kampala. We drive down the escarpments of Kabale and take the breathtaking sights of the hills of the region dubbed the little Switzerland of Africa. We arrive Kampala in the evening and check-in at your accommodation, Mosa Courts (upgrade available to Emin Pasha Hotel) for dinner and over night. Full Board.

DAY 4
proceed to Entebbe International Airport for your outbound flight. Please note that check-in for international flights should be done 2 hours prior to departure of the flight. In the departure hall (after check-in) you will find a small restaurant, a sitting area and several duty-free shops for your convenience.

 

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