Day 1: Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
From Entebbe airport – charter to Kihihi Airstrip – Meet our company representative. This morning at the airport. This takes about 1hour to get to the airstrip. Board with Eagle air flight operators from Entebbe airport to Kihihi airstrip.Enjoy panoramic views of the kigezi uplands while above the ground on . Meet our company driver at the airstrip; take a healthy buffet breakfast at Savana resort, before going to Bwindi forest-Home of gorillas. Relax at the lodge and enjoy your day with sounds from the forest have, Batwa experience at the lodgeand visit local communities as you prepare for the next day gorilla trekking experience. Have dinner and an overnight stay at lodge. (Silverback/Buhoma community rest camp)
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest
We rise early before heading to the ranger station. On arrival the rangers will select the family in which you will be tracking, depending on your requests, the distance of the family, and your fitness level. You will then receive a briefing from our lead ranger, who will go over the regulations and give you a briefing of the family members that you are about to meet.
A hike that can be fairly easy or very demanding depending on the location of the gorilla family that day. The trek can range from 30 minutes to 5 hours, before we encounter the family. Your rangers will inform you to prepare yourselves and your cameras, leaving walking poles and day packs behind. They then slowly lead you into the middle of the family where you will have up to 1 hour to enjoy this magical experience.
After our one hour is up we start our hike back to the ranger station, stopping to enjoy a packed lunch in the forest. We then head back to the Lodge to relax and reminisce of this special experience.
Day 3: Gorillas from a New Perspective
After an early breakfast we head to the ranger station, where we will be assigned our tracking group. The lead ranger will give you a briefing about the family you will be visiting this day before we head out to make our encounter.
This second day of tracking provides you with a special opportunity to visit gorillas again. Often during the first experience participants are nervous about being around these large (but gentile) animals. Focused on trying to get a great picture to share on Facebook, the experience goes by far to quickly. The second tracking is often much more memorable as it is easier to put down the camera and simply enjoy.
Again, after tracking through the forest we will eventually encounter the family where we will have up to one hour in close contact. You now have the special opportunity to observe the animals, without the stress or pressure that you may have felt the previous day.
After your time is up, you will then make your way back to the ranger station to receiving certificate of tracking a group of Gorilla and back to the lodge for overnight stay.
Day 4: Bwindi to Entebbe
After a healthy breakfast, prepare and return flight back to Entebbe airport. The driver will drive you from the hotel in Bwindi, drop off at Kihihi Airstrip, board the flight back to Entebbe airport takes about 2Hours. Meet our driver for drop off back to your hotel address. OR Connect with your International home flight at Entebbe International airport.
End of Safari!