A Splendid Hour with the Gentle Giants
Dian Fossey's life commitment to saving the mountain gorillas is what makes this tour special and unforgettable. You witness something truly great when you see gorillas up-close. So surreal is the experience, it's almost spiritual! It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This tour holds such powerful emotions, travelers always come back with different tales of their experiences. The most hilarious was one where the gorillas farted!
From the moment you set off, journey to the park, trek through the impenetrable forest, the gorilla families, to the majestic Silver-back, it is a worthwhile safari.
The last entry in Fossey's journal says, "When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future. "
It is undoubtedly why many travel hundreds of miles to see the gentle giants and include Gorilla Trekking on their bucket lists.
Day 1: On arrival at Entebbe Airport, we shall pick you up and transfer to a guesthouse in Entebbe. If you arrive in the morning, we can do some city sightseeing after you freshen up and rest.
Day 2: (6am - 7pm) Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is 9 hours away. Along the way, we shall make several stops including at a local drum making place, the Equator, Mbarara city (the land of milk & honey), then our final destination. Depending on the location of available of permits at the time of booking, your hotel shall be selected.
Day 3: (7am - 7pm) The gorilla trek begins by 8am. Depending on your fitness, and desire to explore the forest, our ranger guides will lead us to a particular gorilla family. You will spend 1 hour in the presence of these majestic keepers of the forest. You will not return the same. It is a moving experience.
Day 4: (7am - 9pm) Lake Bunyonyi. Drive to Kampala/Entebbe Airport.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Airport, Hotel
End Point Options: Airport, Hotel
Duration: 4 days
We will be using a 4WD van with air conditioning.
This is just to get us to the forest and back. To see the gorillas we will have to trek for 1 hour or even 4 depending on the gorillas' location on the day.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
400 USD - Accommodation, souvenirs and any extras.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks