Gorilla Safari in Uganda
Itinerary Gorilla Safari
(Start & End Entebbe) 2 Nights & 3 Days
Afternoon Transfer from Entebbe to Kihihi Airstrip
Arrival Kihihi Airstrip and transfer to Silverback Lodge. You will be met by the lodge driver guide on arrival at Kihihi Airstrip and take 45-minute transfer to Silverback Lodge. Arrival at Silverback Lodge with lunch and optional afternoon Batwa Pygmy Trail Walk. Evening at leisure and overnight at Silverback Lodge.
Rates are based on all-inclusive basis: Bed, Breakfast, Dinner and select House Beverages. Twin/Double
Early morning departure to Gorilla Trekking Point. Buhoma or Ruhija depending on availability. Depart for Gorilla Trekking Point 0700 hrs with packed lunch from Silverback Lodge Porter to assist in carrying backpack & other items (if required payable USD 20.00 direct) There is an early morning entry into the gorilla sanctuary. Transfer to Gorilla Trekking point. The rainforest is spectacular, heavily vegetated and dense landscape crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, allowing access for trekkers.
This is a full day adventure. Return to Silverback Lodge and overnight.
After breakfast, transfer to Kihihi Airstrip for your flight back to Entebbe.
Arrival in Entebbe by 12 noon.
PRICE Valid from Jan – March 2018
USD 2700.00 per single
USD 2300.00 per person sharing (Double or Twin Room)
Return flight Entebbe to Kihihi Airstrip
Return Airstrip transfers
2-night All-inclusive accommodation at Silverback Lodge
Gorilla Trekking Permit
Timings may vary depending on aircraft routing
Package subject to availability and full payment
Tips of a personal nature
Porter assistance, if required, for the Gorilla Trek (USD 20.00)
Optional Batwa Village Walk (USD 80.00 per person)
Excluding one night stay at Entebbe , in case there is need due to domestic fight connections e.t.c
The Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda were made famous by Diane Fossey who dedicated her life to their future and immortalized them in her book and the film ‘Gorillas in the Mist’. There are about 700 Mountain Gorillas remaining in the world today, of which half live in the Virunga Volcanoes. In the past poaching and habitat destruction were the main cause for concern. However with publicity, tourism and education regarding the plight of the Mountain Gorilla, the authorities have been able to halt this rapid decline.
Usually at around 8,000 foot signs of the huge animals become apparent. Damage to the bamboo trees is an obvious sign as the gorillas relish the young tender shoots and break older stems to suck the sap. The smell of gorilla may waft by in the stray breeze or, if one is really near, it is strong and unmistakable. Sounds, which can be remarkably loud crashes or dull reverberating thuds particularly when there are juveniles in the group – their hollow chest thumping makes a distinctive impression as they crash through the undergrowth around you.
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