7 Days, Gorilla Trekking Adventure, Fly-in

Virunga Volcanoes, Mgahinga, and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Uganda

Trekking The Virungas and Uganda’s Mountain Gorillas

Safari starts/ends in Entebbe Flying Between Destinations

The Gorilla Trekking Adventure safari will take you trekking the Virunga Volcanoes in the southwestern corner of Uganda and hiking the Bwindi Impenetrable Forests to meet the adorable mountain gorillas. Uganda’s southwestern region sits on the edge of the Albertine rift valley, showing off Africa’s most scenic landscapes and harboring an impressive number of wildlife species found nowhere else. This trip takes you to experience the natural world while challenging you to your physical fitness. You’ll sleep in exclusively selected forest lodges and meet the local natives to give you the safari’s African cultural feel.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Scale the heights of majestic Virunga Volcanoes and see the green blanket of central Africa from the skies.
  • An unforgettable encounter with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Golden Monkeys of Mgahinga National Park
  • Hike into the native communities around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, experience living cultures of natives peoples of Kigezi region.
  • Explore Buniga forest trails and meet the native Batwa tribes that previously lived in Bwindi Forest
  • You’ll transfer from Entebbe and between destinations in a safe 4×4 safari truck with an English-speaking driver. A driver will carry a valid PCR negative COVID certificate done not less than 72 hours prior.
  • Support sustainable tourism initiatives

INCLUDED

  • Transportation, local flights, and 4×4 vehicle transfers
  • Accommodation and Meals as per itinerary
  • English Speaking Guide

We will process the trekking permits on your behalf from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).

CORONAVIRUS CONCERN

Please carry a pack of N95 Facemask and hand sanitizer with you. You’ll be required to have a negative PCR COVID-19 test certificate issued within 72 hours of your arrival in the country, and keep your mask on when with animals and people crowds. You’re are requested to adhere to COVID Operating procedures to keep you safe during your trip.

Your walking safari at a glance



Day 1 — Arrival in Entebbe, Optional Activity

Arrive in Entebbe as per your international flights and transfer to Papyrus Guest House.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY

In the afternoon, depart your hotel at 14.30/15.00 hours by car and then local canoe boat to Mabamba Swamp, one of the best places for spotting the rare shoebill stork. Of course, some luck is needed, but rarely does one leave the swamp without seeing one. Many other water birds have chosen this area as their home, so birding is always exciting. Enjoy a relaxing sundowner on Lake Victoria and then return to the Guest House.

  • Accommodation: Papyrus Guest House (Garden Room)
  • Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast basis; Lunch & Dinner on own’s account



Day 2 — Fly Entebbe to Kisoro & Check-into Gahinga Lodge

 

• You’ll be sleeping atm Mount Gahinga Lodge
• Your meal plan includes: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L) and Dinner (D)



Day 3 — Hike Mount Sabyinyo (3,645 m)

 

• You’ll be sleeping atm Mount Gahinga Lodge
• Your meal plan includes: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L) and Dinner (D)



Day 4 — Relax The Day Out With Lodge Activities

 

• You’ll be sleeping atm Mount Gahinga Lodge
• Your meal plan includes: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L) and Dinner (D)



Day 6 — Take Canoe Ride on Lake Mutanda & Community Walk

 

  • You’ll sleep at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
  • Meals include Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), and Dinner (D)



Day 7 — Gorilla Trekking in Rushaga or Nkuringo Sectors

 

  • You’ll sleep at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
  • Meals include Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), and Dinner (D)

Day 7 — Drive to Kisoro and Take a Flight to Entebbe

 

  • No Accommodation, but depending on your departure flight, the possibility of booking a day-use or overnight room at Papyrus Guest House could be considered. Kindly note that we recommend booking only night flights or overnight in Entebbe to be on the safe side.
  • Meals include Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), and Dinner (D)

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    Travel safely

    Please make sure you have your facemask on when in contact with animals, especially the endangered creatures. Without a negative PCR Covid Test, you’ll not be allowed into the country. You’ll spend most of your time in open spaces away from human crowds, with that there’s minimal to no infections of the COVID virus.


    Flexible booking terms

    Your booking can be extended up to 12 months ahead with no extra fees, in case of any emergency (based on accommodation availability). Reservations are accepted after we receive a 30% deposit on the trip and the full payment for gorilla tracking and chimp tracking permits for each tour participant. For more details on our booking terms, please read our Terms and Conditions.

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    or send an email to info@nkuringowalkingsafaris.com
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