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Detailed Itinerary

Upon arrival at Entebbe airport, you will clear customs and immigration and then you will be met by our representative here and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight at your Entebbe area hotel on a bed and breakfast basis

After an early breakfast, you drive to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The drive is a full day taking approximately 9 - 10 hours. Leaving the Lake Victoria basin, you pass through Ugandan villages and beautiful agricultural countryside where you see people tending their traditional crops of millet, sorghum, beans and maize. Upon reaching Kyanjojo, in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains (Mountains of the Moon), you drive through a sea of green tea plantations. After check in and a chance to freshen up there will be dinner.
Overnight at your lodge on a full board basis

BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST
Well-trained guides lead you to the site where the gorillas were encountered the day before and from here the tracking begins. The gorillas, whose continuous search for food requires a nomadic lifestyle, determine the duration of the hike. The trek can take between one and six hours, sometimes more, at elevations in excess of 7,500 feet and over rough terrain. Although the hike can be physically demanding, the anticipation of the exciting experience ahead is invigorating, and the beauty of the forest and its inhabitants are fascinating. When the gorillas are encountered, any fatigue is quickly forgotten. Observing a wild gorilla family in its natural habitat and on its terms is considered by many naturalists to be the most profound natural history experience in the world. Few who have had this rare privilege would disagree. It is important to recognize that these gorillas have only recently been habituated to tourists. Their curiosity is obvious, but they have only begun to grow accustomed to humans. Each strictly regulated 60-minute visit passes all too quickly, and you depart leaving the gorillas to their fragile existence. After time with the gorillas and a picnic lunch, you return to camp with hopefully a few unforgettable memories of a rare and wondrous experience. If the gorilla groups are relatively close, you’ll also have the chance to hike nearby forest trails to obtain a better understanding of the forest and its other inhabitants. These hikes provide the opportunity to observe smaller primate species and regional, endemic birds.

After breakfast you will be taken on a short drive to the park headquarters where you will begin your Gorilla trekking experience. This generally takes an entire day and you will return to your camp in the late afternoon.
Overnight at your lodge on a full board basis

After breakfast you will be transferred back to Entebbe, Again this will be a full day drive arriving back at your hotel in the evening.
Overnight at your Entebbe area hotel on a bed and breakfast basis

After breakfast you will be transferred to Entebbe to connect to your departure flight
End of our services.

Inclusions

Transfers
Transport in 4x4 vehicle with an English speaking driver-guide
Meals and accommodation as specified
All park fees and government taxes
Activities as indicated
Volcanoes Bwindi lodge includes all drinks except premium brands, laundry and a 30-minutes massage session per day (subject to availability)

Exclusions

Gorilla Permits (which are indicated separately above)
Price for Gorilla Permit is USD 735 for which conversion to local currency will be charged at the time of booking
Visas and international flights
Airport taxes (clients pay direct if not included on the ticket)
Driver-guide gratuities, drinks, dining rooms tips and porterage
Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance
Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature

Notes

Additional remarks
We may have to re-route the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non-availability.
Prices for Gorilla / Primate Permits or park fees may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you.
In order to qualify for the above rates, the tour must start and finish within the specified dates.

Passenger Information
Passengers should bring only soft sided bags on safaris.
All the passengers must have Identification Card/Passport with them for internal flights.
Travellers’ cheques generally are not accepted in East Africa. US bank notes cannot be older than 2008 and must have the most current security markings (large portrait of the presidents).

Travel must end by 14 December.
Gorilla permits are non-refundable and non-amendable. You will be invoiced upon confirmation for the cost of the permits.
Baggage allowance for the flights is strictly limited to 15 KG in soft sided duffle bags.
Children under 15 years of age are not allowed to do the gorilla tracking and must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Please advise full passport details at time of requesting bookings to enable us to secure the gorilla permits.

Departure Period

01 Apr, 2020 to 15 Dec, 2020
AUD 2,962 P P twin share
AUD 3,584 P P single

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