Gorillas of Uganda

Gorillas of Uganda, five days four night

Day 1 Arrival
On your grand arrival at the Entebbe International Airport you will be met by your AAS guide. Having passed immigration and luggage collection please exit the arrival hall and look out for your AAS guide who will be holding up a signboard with your name and featuring our logo. You will then be transferred to your guesthouse, taking between 15 minutes to 40 minutes, depending on traffic. Overnight The Boma [BB]
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Day 2 Bwindi
Today we will depart for Bwindi Impenetrable NP. This park is regarded as a UNESCONatural- World-Heritage and is one of the richest biological and botanical regions in the world. With its south-west position at the edge of the western Rift-Valley, this forest covers 331 km².The treasures of Bwindi are the approx. 350 wild Mountain gorillas. They contribute to about half of the world population of these gentle human apes. Arrival in Buhoma is in the afternoon, the destination of our journey today. Basing on desire and mood, a walk around the area is always worth it. Certainly you will also find something nice in one of the art and handicraft shops. Overnight Silverback Lodge (HB)
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Day 3 Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi
Up relatively early for a hearty breakfast to give you the energy needed for your gorilla trek. Before 8 am report to the ranger station for registration and a talk by one of the rangers; the guides will then take you through the bush pushing your way through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. The trek can take from half an hour to 7 hours – a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes. Once you are close to the group the guides will ask you to leave behind your bags as no food items should be carried close to the gorillas. Just take your cameras with you as you are about to meet the gentle giants! Sit in the forest amongst the gorillas, listening to them grumble to each other and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male; the silverback.
It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas – sadly enough there are only about 650 of these beautiful creatures left. You are allowed exactly one hour with the gorillas before returning to the base station. Overnight Silverback Lodge (FB)
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Day 4 and Day 5
After breakfast at the Lodge, we start our journey back towards Entebbe airport. A stop at the Equator with a picnic lunch at the Equator. Your AAS guide will bring you to the lodge. After a farewell dinner and an exciting and unforgettable journey your guide will say goodbye to you. The next day your guesthouse will transfer you in due time to the Entebbe International Airport for your outbound flight. Maybe there is still some time to visit the botanical Gardens which can be arranged with the guesthouse. Please note that check-in for international flights should be done 2 hours prior to departure of the flight. In the departure hall (after check-in) you will find a small restaurant, a sitting area and several duty-free shops for your convenience. Overnight The Boma (HB)
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Included
– All accommodation on Half Board (HB) or Full Board (FB) Basis as quoted in the text
– Safari vehicle (Minibus in option A, Jeep in option B)
– English speaking tourist guide
– 1 Gorilla Permit per Person
– Game Drives and walks
– Entrance fees in the national parks
– All boat tours
– Taxes, Fuel, etc.
– Free mineral water during the tour
– AMREF Insurance
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Excluded
– Visa fees
– Drinks / alcoholic drinks
– Additional meals
– Tips
– Activities not part of the described program.
– International Travel insurance
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Optional
– German or another language speaking Safari-Guide
– Visit to the Entebbe Botanical Gardens, Day 1 or 5 (approx. $ 5,- per person)
– Other activities like walk to the waterfall Day 2 or 3 $100 per Person
– Visit of Ngamba Island from $140 per Person
The safari indicated here is essentially an offer. Changes in the course of the journey, duration of tours, number of travelers, as well as the choice of accommodation are possible in all categories indicated here upon inquiry. They can likewise be booked as a luxury version or as camping safari.
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Notice:
1. For the Gorilla Tracking contained in this safari to take place, depends on the availability of the permits at the time of booking. These permits are strictly limited and sold out in advance. We therefore recommend to book early.

2. All tour stages described here have no travel plan to keep each price. Sometimes it is not possible to adhere to the travel plan, because of weather and road conditions, authority regulations, organizational requirements, etc. It can happen that the planned course of the tour has to changes according to the situation on ground. We must therefore explicitly refuse liability for adherence to the journey plan.

3. By booking this safari, the business conditions of AAS are accepted.

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