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Uganda Suggested Itinerary - 4 day Fly-In Luxury Gorilla Safari at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge where you have amazing vistas, encounters with gorillas and hiking opportunities.

Gorilla Piggyback
Discover the Pearl of Africa by air! Enjoy a scenic flight over the lush green hills of Uganda and prepare yourself for an unforgettable meeting with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. With convenient departures from Entebbe International Airport and daily departures!
Your safari at a glance:
Day Destination / Activity Accommodation Meal plan
1 Arrival in Entebbe Protea Hotel Entebbe -
2 Flight to Bwindi NP (Kisoro) Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge B-L-D
3 Gorilla tracking Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge B-L-D
4 Return flight to Entebbe   B

B = Breakfast   L = Lunch   D = Dinner
DAY 1 Arrival
Welcome to the Pearl of Africa! Arrival at Entebbe Airport where you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel (5-10 minutes). Overnight at Protea Hotel Entebbe (deluxe room).
Note: the airport pick up will be arranged by your hotel.
Protea Hotel Entebbe
Protea Hotel in Entebbe is the closest accommodation to the International Airport, located at only 1 km from the departure and arrival hall and directly on the shores of Lake Victoria. The hotel features 73 rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and modern amenities including complimentary WiFi, satellite TV and electronic safes. The restaurant offers a la carte menu and there is an outside terrace with a wonderful of the lake. Other facilities include a swimming pool, bar, lounge and health club.
DAY 2 Entebbe – Bwindi Forest NP
After an early breakfast transfer to Entebbe International Airport for a domestic flight to Western Uganda, departing at 07.00 or 07.45 hr. From Kisoro Airstrip (expected arrival at 08.10 / 08.55 hr) you will be transferred by road in about two hours (34 km) to the home of the endangered mountain gorillas.
Check in at the lodge and enjoy a delicious lunch. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to relax and prepare yourself for the next day. Or go for an optional (guided) forest walk for a first introduction with Uganda’s unique flora and fauna.
Dinner and overnight at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge. (B-L-D)
Note: due to the early departure it is possible to request packed breakfast in advance.
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge Bwindi NP
Breakfast in the Clouds at Clouds Mountain Gorilla LodgeClouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is beautifully located with stunning views of the Virunga range. The upmarket lodge comprises of 8 stone cottages. 6 cottages are double/twin and 2 cottages for perfect for families with two separate en-suite private bedrooms and shared lounge area. Each room has its own twin basin en suite bathroom, with hot and cold water, as well as electric lights, plug points and a cozy fireplace. The main building with reception, dining, shop and bar area also has six fireplaces to keep it a cozy area throughout the day. Views from the main balcony area stretch across to Rwanda and the Virungas as well as all the way across the border towards Goma in Congo.
Massage and beauty treatments, are also available, along with bird watching, guided forest walks, and delicious local delicacies fresh from the kitchen, while a private butler will ensure you have everything you need throughout your stay. It’s no wonder that this eco-lodge gem continues to win awards.
Your stay at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is inclusive of meals, beverages (except premium brands) and laundry service.
Of the over 800 mountain gorillas worldwide, Bwindi National Park is home to almost half of the gorilla population. There is no better place for observing these gentle giants from a close distance! Thanks to the wildlife conservation program, the number of gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest only has increased from 300 to 400 in the recent years, which include nine different families that are habituated for tourism purposes. Apart from the famous residents, the dense forest hosts 9 other primates. There are different trails in the park, including the Munyanga River Trail and Waterfall Trail, leading through the pristine rainforest to three sparkling waterfalls.
DAY 3 Gorilla tracking
Gorilla TwinsArise early today and prepare for the highlight of your safari, an unforgettable encounter with the Gentle Giants!
Following breakfast, transfer to the national park offices where you will be allocated a gorilla family in groups of 8 as well as a gorilla tracking guide. After a pre-tracking briefing by your guide touching on the gorillas generally, your assigned gorilla family as well as appropriate safety precautions, you drive to the trailhead for the start of a thrilling adventure. Expect to walk between 2 and 8 hours in steep and sometimes muddy conditions with rain overhead, which can be tough and require a degree of (average) fitness. However the thrill of coming face to face with a giant Mountain Gorilla silverback completely makes up for the effort!
Please remember to bring your passport for registration, appropriate, water proof hiking boots and a light rain coat. To protect from stinging nettles, we recommend long pants and long sleeved tops. A pair of old gardening gloves can help grabbing onto the vegetation while most hotels/lodges provide a walking stick that come in very handy especially when hiking downhill. A small waterproof backpack is an excellent idea to carry a light snack, bottled water as well as protection for your camera.
Upon sighting the gorillas, you spend the allowed one hour with them as they go about their daily life; feeding, moving, playing, raising their young and sometimes wrestling by the juveniles – it is a totally unique and unforgettable experience!
Dinner and overnight at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge. (B-L-D)
DAY 4 Bwindi NP – Entebbe – Departure
Today we will depart the impenetrable forest of Bwindi and head back to Entebbe with the morning flight. At Entebbe International Airport connect to your international flight. (B)
Travel tip: Combine your gorilla safari with the vast savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park or the beautiful scenery at Lake Mburo National Park. Or just spend a day extra in the impenetrable forest!
2019 Tour price in US Dollars / per person  High season Low season *
When 1 person travelling alone (single room) US$4550 US$3470
When 2 people travelling US$3265 US$2475
When 3 people travelling US$3075 US$2280
When 4 people travelling US$2985 US$2190

Single supplement on request.
Gorilla permit
All year: US $ 600
Included in the price:
- Airport transfer to/from Entebbe Airport (by hotel)
- Domestic flight by Aerolink per 11-seater Caravan (max. weight allowance 15 kg in soft luggage)
- Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
- Meals as described in the itinerary
- Transport to/from the starting point for gorilla tracking in Nkuringo/Rushaga
- AMREF Flying Doctors Insurance
- VAT for hotels and lodges outside Kampala
- International flight
- Visa
- Gorilla permit
- Optional activities
- Meals and drinks not mentioned above
- Items of personal nature
- Tips
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