LUXURY TAILOR MADE UGANDA: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST

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4 Days
Availability : May 2022 - Dec 2023
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Min Age : 6+
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Discover the Pearl of Africa by air! Enjoy a Luxury fly-in over the lush green hills of Uganda and prepare yourself for an unforgettable meeting with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. With convenient departures from Entebbe International Airport and daily departures!

Tour price in US Dollars per person (Valid for 2022 -2023)

Per person sharing in a double/ Twin

Peak Season

High Season

Low Season

Based on 2 pax traveling

US $ 2,769

US $ 2,344

US $ 1,900

Based on 4 pax traveling

US $ 2,425

US $ 2,000

US $ 1,563

Based on 6 pax traveling

US $ 2,313

US $ 1,888

US $ 1,450

 

Additional/Optional surcharges to be added to the package (non-commissionable)

Price per person
in US dollars

Peak Season

High Season

Low Season

Single room supplement

US $ 1063

US $ 863

US $ 175

Gorilla Permit 

US $ 700

US $ 700

US $ 700

Domestic return flight

US $ 525

US $ 525

US $ 525

Arrival & Departure Location

Entebbe International Airport (EBB)

Itinerary

Day 1ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (EBB) | OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL NUMBER FIVE

Welcome to the Pearl of Africa! Arrival at Entebbe Airport where you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel (5-10 minutes). Overnight at Hotel Number Five (B&B)Note: the airport pick-up will be arranged by Inquisitive Africa.
Hotel Number Five Nestled in the leafy suburbs of Entebbe, Hotel No.5 is a stylish boutique hotel. With all luxurious rooms opening onto the garden and swimming pool, this is a great option for guests looking for an intimate stay in a tranquil setting.
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 flavoursome dining experiences in Entebbe, carefully planned menus are paired to an international wine list, and served with pride. Attention to detail and an attentive guest experience are synonymous with Hotel No 5, making it the perfect choice for a restful stay in this bustling city.

Day 2ENTEBBE -BWINDI FOREST NP | OVERNIGHT AT SANCTUARY GORILLA FOREST

Entebbe – Bwindi Forest NP (Fly Ebb to Kihihi Approx. 1h 30 Minutes)
After an early breakfast transfer to Entebbe International Airport for a domestic flight to Western Uganda, departing at 07.00 or 07.45 hr. From Kihihi Airstrip (expected arrival at 08.45/09.30 hr) you will be transferred by road in about one hour to the home of the endangered mountain gorillas. Check in at the lodge and enjoy a delicious lunch. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to relax and prepare yourself for the next day.

Choose to visit the Ride 4 a Woman community, a locally founded women’s empowerment initiative, offers you a truly authentic East African cultural experience. Join us and learn to weave baskets, cook local dishes and watch the women of the community showcase their culture through traditional dance — or even better, you can learn to dance with them

Or go for an optional (guided) forest walk for a first introduction with Uganda`s unique flora and fauna. Dinner and overnight at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (B-L-D)
Note: due to the early departure it is possible to request packed breakfast in advance

Day 3BWINDI NATIONAL PARK| OVERNIGHT AT SANCTUARY GORILLA FOREST CAMP

Gorilla tracking: Arise early today and prepare for the highlight of your safari, an unforgettable encounter with the Gentle Giants!

Following breakfast, transfer to the national park offices where you will be allocated a gorilla family in groups of 8 as well as a gorilla tracking guide. After a pre-tracking briefing by your guide touching on the gorillas generally, your assigned gorilla family as well as appropriate safety precautions, you drive to the trailhead for the start of a thrilling adventure. Expect to walk between 2 and 8 hours in steep and sometimes muddy conditions with rain overhead, which can be tough and require a degree of (average) fitness. However, the thrill of coming face to face with a giant Mountain Gorilla silverback completely makes up for the effort!

Please remember to bring your passport for registration, appropriate, water proof hiking boots and a light rain coat. To protect from stinging nettles, we recommend long pants and long-sleeved tops. A pair of old gardening gloves can help grabbing onto the vegetation while most hotels/lodges provide a walking stick that comes in very handy especially when hiking downhill.

A small waterproof backpack is an excellent idea to carry a light snack, bottled water as well as protection for your camera.
Upon sighting the gorillas, you spend the allowed one hour with them as they go about their daily life; feeding, moving, playing, raising their young and sometimes wrestling by the juveniles – it is a totally unique and unforgettable experience!
Dinner and overnight at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (B-L-D)

Day 4 DEPARTURE | ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (EBB)

Bwindi NP – Entebbe – Departure: Today we will depart the impenetrable forest of Bwindi and with the morning flight to Entebbe International Airport where you will connect to your international flight. (B)

* Timings may vary depending on aircraft routing.

Travel tip: Combine your gorilla safari with the vast savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park or the beautiful scenery at Lake Mburo National Park. Or just spend a day extra in the impenetrable forest!

** END OF YOUR SAFARI WITH INQUISITIVE AFRICA & ADVENTURES **

Inquisitive Africa reserves the right to review published rates in the event of currency exchange rate fluctuations or increases in costs or taxes, which are beyond our control.
EXTENDING YOUR STAY WITH US: Inquisitive Africa has a variety of authentic experiences in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar, Kenya and Dian or Mombasa, Uganda, Rwanda, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and South Africa. We would be happy to facilitate and plan any extended stay you might require in East and Southern Africa.

• Peak Season: 1st July- 30th September/ 21st December-03 January.
• High Season: 6th January to 31st march 2019, June & October.
• Low Season: April, May, 1st Nov to 20th December.

Included in the price:
– Airport transfer to/from Entebbe Airport
– Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
– Meals as described in the itinerary
– Transport to/from the starting point for gorilla tracking
– AMREF Flying Doctors Insurance
– VAT for hotels and lodges outside Kampala

Exclusions:
– International flight
– Visa (USD $50, available upon arrival & online)
– Domestic flight by Aerolink per 11-seater Caravan (max .weight allowed 15kg in soft luggage)
– Gorilla permit
– Optional activities
– Meals and drinks not mentioned above
– Items of personal nature
– Tips

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Prices are subject to change. Availability of accommodations and activities is not guaranteed; reservations will be made after receiving confirmation of the final itinerary and the requested deposit. Should any of the included accommodations not be available, we reserve the right to substitute it with an alternative suitable accommodation, which might affect the final quoted price. For more clarity please consult our website www.inquisitivesafari.com for the more detailed Terms & Conditions.

VISA FEES AND APPLICATIONS FOR EAST AFRICA
Uganda Visa: Single entry visa costs US $50 per person. Visas have to be applied and paid for online via the Uganda Immigration website,( https://visas.immigration.go.ug) A copy of the approved application has to be presented at the entry point where the visa will then be issued.

Rwanda Visa: Single entry visa costs US $50 per person. Visas have to be applied for online via the Rwanda Immigration website. ( https://www.migration.gov.rw/index.php?id=203) A copy of the approved application has to be presented at the entry point where the visa will then be issued and paid for. Kindly note that citizens from the following countries are required to pay visa fees but are allowed to obtain their visa upon arrival without prior online application: Australia, Germany, Israel, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, UK and USA.

Kenya Visa: Single entry visa costs US $50 per person. Visas have to be applied and paid for online via the eCitizen portal, ( https://www.ecitizen.go.ke) and present a copy of their E-Visa upon immigration. However, effective 1st September 2015 all visitors to Kenya will be required to apply and pay for the visa online. Please remember that the visa process may take one full week.

Tanzania visa: Single entry visa costs US $50 per person. Visas have to be applied and paid for online via the https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/ A copy of the approved application has to be presented at the entry point where the visa will then be issued.

East African Tourist Visa:
If you are planning to combine Uganda with a visit to Rwanda and/or Kenya it is recommendable to request for the East African Tourist Visa. This special tourist visa costs US $100 per person and allows 90 days multiple entry to Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya. Unfortunately, Tanzania has not yet joined the East African community tourist visa, and therefore not part of this arrangement and to visit Tanzania you’ll need separate visa

How to obtain the East African Tourist Visa:
– Uganda: online via the Uganda Immigration website, (https://visas.immigration.go.ug)
– Rwanda: online via the Rwanda Immigration website. (https://www.migration.gov.rw/index.php?id=203)
– Kenya: online via the eCitizen portal (https://www.ecitizen.go.ke).

Similar to the application for the single entry visa but make sure to select the East African Tourist Visa.

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