Uganda Gorillas

5 days from $4,790 per person*
  • Track endangered gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
  • Embark on guided forest walks in search of elephants, monkeys & birds.
  • Includes internal flights into the Bwindi Mountain range.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Featuring luxurious safari lodge.
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Trek from your hand-picked lodge in Bwindi to stare into the eyes of the world’s largest primate, the rare mountain gorilla. Explore the misty jungles carpeting the volcanic peaks of the Virungas while staying at top-notch accommodations.

Marvel at the majestic world below you, as you begin this Ugandan adventure soaring over the famed Lake Victoria and arriving at the mighty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. With a local guide by your side, head into one the earth’s most ancient rainforests; trek through the dense vegetation and feel the sights and sounds of the jungle envelop you with sense of adventure. The dynamic natural landscape of Bwindi features rugged, steep ridges where the Albertine Rift Valley creates an almost “impenetrable” pocket of woods; a perfect habitat for the endangered mountain gorillas to thrive. Gazing into the expressive brown eyes of these giants is surely the most exciting and poignant wildlife encounter Uganda has to offer.

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NOTE: Gorilla permits are secured with your trip's deposit. Once secured they are non-refundable. It will take 24-48 hours to secure the purchase from the authorities as they are sold on a first come first served basis. The park authority/management reserves the right to cancel any permit without any refund or further reference. « Show Less

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Entebbe
    Entebbe
    • Private Transfer - Airport - 4X4/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Entebbe to Bwindi
    Entebbe to Bwindi
    • Private Transfer - Airport - 4X4/Guide
    • Air - Entebbe - Bwindi [1.5 hrs] - Economy - Kihihi
    • Private Transfer - Airport Pick-up - 4X4/Guide
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3 Bwindi
    Bwindi
    • Private Vehicle & Guide - 4X4/Guide
    • Gorilla Trek - Permit
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Bwindi
    Bwindi
    • Private Vehicle & Guide - 4X4/Guide
    • Activity - Forest Walk - Activity
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 Bwindi
    Bwindi
    • Private Transfer - Airport Drop-off - 4X4 XL/Guide
    • Air - Bwindi - Entebbe [1.5 hrs] - Economy - Kihihi
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Entebbe

A private transfer between the airport and your hotel in Entebbe is provided. 

Accommodation: Hotel Number 5

Nestled in the leafy suburbs of Entebbe, Hotel Number 5 offers stylish, boutique accommodations to discerning travelers visiting this part of Uganda. From the moment you arrive, you are warmly welcomed and cared for by the attentive staff of Hotel Number 5. With all sumptuous rooms opening onto the garden and swimming pool, this is a great option for travelers looking for an intimate stay in a tranquil setting. Make yourself at home – unwind beside the swimming pool, pamper yourself with a spa treatment, or work up a sweat in the hotel gym. For one of the most flavorsome dining experiences in Entebbe, carefully planned menus are paired to an international wine list and served with pride. Attention to detail and excellent guest experience are synonymous with Hotel Number 5, making it the perfect choice for a restful stay in this bustling city.

Uganda Gorillas Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Number 5
Hotel Number 5
Uganda Gorillas Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Dining
Dining

Day 2: Entebbe - Bwindi

A private transfer between the airport and your hotel in Entebbe is provided. 

Board a flight in Entebbe with service to Bwindi. The flight duration is approximately one hour and 30 minutes.

The flight has a luggage weight restriction of 15kgs/32 pounds total for your luggage, for both your carry-on and checked luggage. In some cases a purse or backpack is not considered carry-on and will not be weighed as part of your weight restriction; however, this is not always the case so please pack lightly.

A private transfer from the airstrip to your accommodation in Bwindi is provided.

Accommodation: Mahogany Springs

Mahogany Springs offers privacy and serenity blended with optimal comfort in a spectacular setting. It has some of the most luxurious accommodation in East Africa and the feeling of pure tranquility while staying here is beyond compare. Each Suite has its own private exquisitely designed terrace with panoramic views of the surrounding area. The little touches are what make a big difference here, from the tiny details in the design of the lodge to the unparalleled service levels of the highly trained management team. Mahogany Springs is the perfect place to begin your Gorilla Tracking or Bird watching adventures. Come face-to-face with a gorilla at the lodge, experience a bird watchers paradise with more bird species per square kilometer than anywhere else in the world and view some rare species on the open piece of land along the river every day. Enjoy an unforgettable experience from the local Ugandan community showing you the true wonders of Ugandan hospitality.

Uganda Gorillas Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Uganda Mountain Gorilla
Uganda Mountain Gorilla
Uganda Gorillas Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Mahogany Springs Main Building at Night
Mahogany Springs Main Building at Night

Day 3: Bwindi

Bwindi's “impenetrable forest” protects an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups. The gorillas are completely wild but have become used to seeing a few humans after years of habituation. Many of the expert guides have been involved in this process since the beginning and are able to explain the complicated etiquette involved in meeting a giant silverback. This is an opportunity afforded only to a select few, as just eight visitors are allowed to view each group every day.

Wake up very early and depart with a picnic lunch to track the rare Mountain Gorillas (hiking boots required). The tracking may take between 5 and 8 hours in and out of the forest. Tracking through dense forest with steep slopes means that participants do need to be physically fit to enjoy the track. The Park Guides with you interpret the flora and fauna and the lifestyle of the Gorillas. Once the gorillas are located, spend a maximum of one hour with them before returning back to camp for dinner and overnight at the lodge. 

*Please note only children aged 15 and above can track gorilla. 

Accommodation: Mahogany Springs
Uganda Gorillas Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Gorilla Trek
Gorilla Trek

Day 4: Bwindi

Explore the mysterious Bwindi Impenetrable Forest on a guided walk. Early in the morning, venture out into the thick jungles of Bwindi to immerse yourself in this fascinating, bio-diverse habitat. The mist-clad hillsides of this natural reserve are carpeted with an ancient rainforest that is home to 120 species of mammals, including 7 diurnal primates. In addition, an astounding 360 species of birds and over 200 species of butterflies call the steamy woodlands of Bwindi their home. Immerse yourself in this mesmerizing ecosystem as your guide introduces you to the local fauna and flora and leads your through your verdant surroundings. This truly is the heart of Africa!     

Accommodation: Mahogany Springs
Uganda Gorillas Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Monkey
Monkey

Day 5: Bwindi

A private transfer from your accommodation in Bwindi to the airstrip is provided.

Board a flight in Bwindi with service to Entebbe. The flight duration is approximately one hour and 30 minutes.

The flight has a luggage weight restriction of 15kgs/32 pounds total for your luggage, for both your carry-on and checked luggage. In some cases a purse or backpack is not considered carry-on and will not be weighed as part of your weight restriction; however, this is not always the case so please pack lightly.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) ( )

Depart from the International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Hotel Number 5 : Entebbe

Nestled in the leafy suburbs of Entebbe, Hotel Number 5 offers stylish, boutique accommodations to discerning travelers visiting this part of Uganda. From the moment you arrive, you are warmly welcomed and cared for by the attentive staff of Hotel Number 5. With all sumptuous rooms opening onto the garden and swimming pool, this is a great option for travelers looking for an intimate stay in a tranquil setting. Make yourself at home – unwind beside the swimming pool, pamper yourself with a spa treatment, or work up a sweat in the hotel gym. For one of the most flavorsome dining experiences in Entebbe, carefully planned menus are paired to an international wine list and served with pride. Attention to detail and excellent guest experience are synonymous with Hotel Number 5, making it the perfect choice for a restful stay in this bustling city.

Uganda Gorillas Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Number 5
Hotel Number 5
Uganda Gorillas Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Dining
Dining

Mahogany Springs: Bwindi

Mahogany Springs offers privacy and serenity blended with optimal comfort in a spectacular setting. It has some of the most luxurious accommodation in East Africa and the feeling of pure tranquility while staying here is beyond compare. Each Suite has its own private exquisitely designed terrace with panoramic views of the surrounding area. The little touches are what make a big difference here, from the tiny details in the design of the lodge to the unparalleled service levels of the highly trained management team. Mahogany Springs is the perfect place to begin your Gorilla Tracking or Bird watching adventures. Come face-to-face with a gorilla at the lodge, experience a bird watchers paradise with more bird species per square kilometer than anywhere else in the world and view some rare species on the open piece of land along the river every day. Enjoy an unforgettable experience from the local Ugandan community showing you the true wonders of Ugandan hospitality.

Uganda Gorillas Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Mahogany Springs Main Building at Night
Mahogany Springs Main Building at Night
Uganda Gorillas Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Main Building Terrace Sunrise
Main Building Terrace Sunrise

Depart (Int`l Airport) ( ): Global Location

Depart from the International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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