Gorilla Express – Uganda

5 NIGHTS FROM
R33 625
Per person sharing
Includes flights & taxes
Valid From 01 Apr 2018 to 31 Dec 2018
An Unforgettable Gorilla Trek Experience

Coming face to face with mountain gorillas is a rare encounter. Gorilla Express – Uganda includes 5 nights’ & an experience of a lifetime!

Gorilla Express – Uganda

Gorillas, gorillas and a little game…..

This popular safari is for those who are a little short on time; but nevertheless keen to see some game as well as gorillas on their safari. We have ample time to trek gorillas twice, as well as spending a night in Queen Elizabeth National park – enjoying some game viewing – before heading back to Entebbe.

On this safari we include your regional and domestic flights – to save those long journeys by vehicle – but you will still have time to see some of the local culture, and beautiful forests on your safari.
Uganda boasts some of the best bird watching in Africa, with over 1000 different species, including the remarkable grey crowned crane and a host of endemic forest birds.

Luxury accommodation, professional guides and custom made safari vehicles make this safari the trip of a lifetime.

Tour Highlights:

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Forest Walk
  • Perhaps visit the local village, school, orphanage or hospital. The choice is yours.
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park

Coming face to face with mountain gorillas is a rare wildlife encounter. The opportunity to come within meters of these magnificent apes.  Share moments in their daily lives, whilst also experiencing their day-to-day activities.  This gorilla safari is an experience you won’t soon forget! Mountain gorillas are extremely rare, with only an estimated 880 remaining in the wild.  Please note that gorilla tracking may be fairly strenuous;  the treks range from 30 mins to as much as up to six hours or longer; at high altitudes.   Mountain gorillas are wild animals;  therefore sightings cannot be guaranteed.   However viewing success rates are also over 95%.

Optional add ons:

    • Murchison Falls – River Nile; game drives, chimpanzee trekking, fishing, bird-watching. Ideally need 3-4 extra nights
    • Jinja – Source of the Nile; adventure activities (rafting/bungi/quad bikes) 2-3 nights
    • Entebbe/Kampala – city life; Lake Victoria, etc
    • Kibale – Viewing of chimpanzee ‘s; as well as forest walks. (Ask about the 10 day safari option)

2017 / 2018 Guaranteed departure, minimum two guests:
27 April
25 May
8 June
22 June
6 July
20 July
9 August
31 August
14 September
26 September
12 October
29 October
9 November
20 December – Christmas in Uganda

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Price Includes
  • Return regional economy class flights from Johannesburg to Entebbe, incl taxes
  • Return domestic flights from Entebbe to Kihihi on a scheduled flight
  • Airport transfers (Entebbe/return)
  • Transport in special adapted safari vehicles with English speaking local driver/guide
  • Bottled water in safari vehicle
  • 1 Night accommodation at Boma Lodge in Entebbe including breakfast
  • 3 Nights’ accommodation at Buhoma Lodge in Bwindi including:
    • Breakfast daily
    • Lunch / packaged lunch daily
    • Dinner daily
    • Selected local drinks
  • Community visit en route from Bwindi to Ishasha
  • 1 Night luxury tented accommodation at Ishasha Wilderness Camp including:
    • Breakfast daily
    • Lunch / packed lunch daily
    • Dinner daily
    • Selected local drinks
  • Game drives in Ishasha area of Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Full liability insurance cover and 24 hour emergency contact

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Price Excludes
    • Gorilla Permit – USD 600 per person
    • Travel insurance (Highly recommended!)
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Anything not mentioned
    • Optional extras:
      * Guided forest walk Bwindi including park fees (USD 75 per person)
      * Ishasha Community visit Bwindi (USD 30 per person)
      * Batwa Pygmies visit (USD 85 per person)
      * 2nd Gorilla trek including purchase fee (USD 670)
      * Community Project (USD30 per person)
      * Bush Breakfast at Ishasha (USD30 per person)
      * Bush Sundowners at Ishasha (USD20 per person)

     

Terms & Conditions
    • Conditions and validities apply.
    • This offer is subject to availability
    • Prices may change due to seasonal and exchange rate fluctuations
    • Visas may be necessary and Insurance is essential
    • Accommodation is per person sharing, unless otherwise specified
    • Errors and omissions in this offer are excepted
    • Subject to IGO Travel's general Conditions of Business
    • Excludes high season/school holidays, block out dates may apply
    • Yellow fever inoculation is compulsory & malaria prophylactics are recommended.
    • For gorilla trekking it is imperative that you are healthy and free of any disease or virus – officials do have the right to refuse entry if you are found to have or show any signs of communicable illnesses.
    • Most nationalities require a visa to enter Uganda which can be obtained on arrival for USD50 per person, single entry.
    • Please note – two gorilla trekking options are available on this itinerary. Please specify your permit requirements at time of booking.