Uganda gorilla safari

5 Day of Uganda Gorilla Safari - Luxury

DURATION

5 Days 4 Nights

STYLE

Safari/Gorilla Trek

PRICE GUIDE

$5512 Per Person

Begin your 5-day journey for an immersive gorilla trekking experience in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You'll have the opportunity to trek mountain gorillas twice in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy luxurious accommodation throughout your stay for ultimate comfort.

INCLUDED IN THIS TRIP

•All entry fees to all parks

•2-way domestic flight (Entebbe - Bwindi)

• 2 Gorilla trekking permits per person

. Porter fees during Gorilla trekking

• Guided Community walk

• All meals and soft Drinks

• Emergency medical evacuation and laundry services

• All ground transportation in 4x4 land cruiser

• All activities as indicated in the itinerary

• All Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary

• English-speaking Experienced Safari guide

Safari Notes


Accommodation: Although the itinerary price is based on the suggested accommodation, Mond Safaris offers fully customizable trips. Our specialists can assist you in choosing the accommodation option that aligns best with your preferences and budget.



What to expect when you visit gorillas in uganda?

Trekking gorillas in Uganda needs some fitness since you trek through the dense forests of the Bwindi National park, you'll be guided by experienced trackers to locate one of the habituated gorilla families. Upon finding them, you'll have the incredible opportunity of 1 hour to observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, watching them playing is a humbling and moving experience that leaves a lasting impression on visitors.



How old do you need to be to see gorillas in Uganda?

To see gorillas in Uganda, visitors must be at least 15 years and above. This age requirement is in place to ensure the safety of both the visitors and the gorillas, as trekking through the dense forest can be physically demanding.



What to carry for Gorilla Trekking Safari


• Raincoat and sweater: Keep warm during chilly mornings.

•Backpack: Carry your packed lunch and drinking water during trekking.

•Cap and sunglasses: Protect your head and eyes from the sun.

•Hand gloves: Shield your hands from sharp tree branches.

• Hiking boots: Ensure they have good grip and cover your feet and ankles.

•Clothes: Wear long-sleeved tops and trousers in earthy tones like cream, brown, grey, and dark green.

• Insect repellent: to ward off any potential insect bites. It's essential for ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience amidst nature

• Camera: Bring one with excellent focus, a strong battery, and enough memory.

• Pair of long stockings: Useful for tucking in your pants during gorilla trekking.




What to expect thought out this Safari

• 2 Days of exciting Treks: Get ready for thrilling treks through lush forests in search of mountain gorillas.

•Close Encounters: Experience unforgettable moments as you come face to face with magnificent mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

•Expert Guides: Benefit from the expertise of knowledgeable guides who will lead you through the terrain and share fascinating insights about the gorillas and their habitat.

•Physical Activity: Be prepared for moderate physical activity, including hiking and trekking through sometimes challenging terrain.

•Weather Changes: Expect various weather conditions, ranging from warm and sunny to cool and rainy. Bring appropriate clothing to stay comfortable.

•Morning Routine: some days we Will be waking up around 5:45 AM to prepare ourselves, have breakfast at 6:30 AM, and then kick off the day's activities.

• Photography Opportunities: Capture unforgettable moments with your camera as you observe gorillas in their natural habitat.



Guest Details

5 Days of Uganda Gorilla Safari Summary

DAY 1

Welcome to Entebbe, Uganda

DAY 2

Fly to Bwindi and Community Walk

DAY 3 & 4

Gorilla Trekking Experience

DAY 5

Retreat back to Entebbe Airport/Hotel

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable forest

When you arrive, our friendly representative will greet you and take you to the hotel. There, you can unwind

and recharge for the day.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Protea Hotel Entebbe

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Hotel Highlights

.Picturesque Lakefront Location: Enjoy stunning views of Lake Victoria, East Africa's largest lake.


.Convenient Proximity to Entebbe Airport: Located just 1 kilometer from Entebbe International Airport, the hotel offers easy access for travelers.


.Luxurious Accommodations: Experience comfort and elegance in well-appointed rooms and suites, complete with modern amenities for a relaxing stay.


.Recreational Facilities: Stay active and entertained with access to facilities such as a swimming pool, fitness center, and nearby recreational activities.

.Warm Hospitality: Experience genuine Ugandan hospitality from the friendly and attentive staff, dedicated to ensuring a memorable stay for every guests

Protea Hotel Overview

Protea Hotel Entebbe stands as a luxurious haven nestled along the serene shores of Lake Victoria, offering a delightful retreat just 1km away from Entebbe Airport. This 4-star resort hotel boasts a plethora of amenities and services designed to cater to every guest's need.


Experience exquisite dining at our restaurant, where an enticing a la carte menu awaits seven days a week. Indulge in specialties like Tilapia and Nile Perch while soaking in the picturesque views from our terrace and bar. Whether you're unwinding on the terrace or enjoying a drink at the bar, Protea Hotel Entebbe perfectly complements your travel style.

Day 2: Fly to Bwindi and Community Walk

After breakfast, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive you to Entebbe Airport to catch a domestic flight to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. Upon arrival at the airstrip, our representatives will welcome you and drive you to the lodge and refresh then later on after lunch, you may take a leisurely community walk, interacting with locals and learning about their traditional way of life. Dinner and

overnight stay at your luxurious lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Accommodation: Mahogany Springs Lodge

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Hotel Highlights

  • Nestled atop the Munyanga River, offering stunning views of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
  • Provides optimal comfort and privacy with its 12 Luxury Suites set amidst lush gardens.
  • Offers easy access to gorilla trekking adventures, serving as an ideal base for exploring the park.
  • Provides impeccable service and hospitality to ensure a memorable stay for guests.
Mahogany Springs Overview

Mahogany Springs Lodge epitomizes luxury and comfort, providing a haven of relaxation amidst the wilderness of Bwindi. Boasting 12 exquisite Luxury Suites, the lodge offers a blend of elegance and serenity, ensuring a memorable stay for every guest. Perched atop the Munyanga River, the lodge offers breathtaking panoramic views of the lush valley and the majestic Bwindi forest, creating an enchanting backdrop for your gorilla trekking adventure. Surrounded by meticulously landscaped gardens, Mahogany Springs exudes a sense of tranquility and harmony with nature, making it the ideal retreat after a day of exploration.


Day 3 & 4: Gorilla Trekking Experience

Today, prepare for an unforgettable gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will have breakfast around 6:00 am and be at the tracking center at 07:15 a.m. You will receive a briefing on the dos and don'ts of gorilla trekking. Subsequently, you will be divided into groups of a maximum of 8 individuals to visit a gorilla family. Accompanied by experienced guides and armed rangers, you will embark on a search for mountain gorillas through dense forests. Upon encountering the gorilla family, you will have the opportunity to spend an hour observing these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. The duration of the trek can vary from 1 hour to 6 hours depending on the gorillas' location. Afterward, you will return to the starting point to receive a gorilla trekking certificate as proof of your experience in Uganda before returning to your lodge for relaxation and an overnight stay.

On Day 4, After breakfast today, we will repeat the process from yesterday. However, this time, we will visit a different gorilla family. You will embark on another gorilla trek, providing another chance to observe different gorilla families and witness their captivating behaviors. Following the trek, you can unwind at your lodge and contemplate the remarkable encounters you've had with these majestic creatures.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Mahogany Springs Lodge

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Hotel Highlights

  • Nestled atop the Munyanga River, offering stunning views of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
  • Provides optimal comfort and privacy with its 12 Luxury Suites set amidst lush gardens.
  • Offers easy access to gorilla trekking adventures, serving as an ideal base for exploring the park.
  • Provides impeccable service and hospitality to ensure a memorable stay for guests.
Mahogany Springs Overview

Mahogany Springs Lodge epitomizes luxury and comfort, providing a haven of relaxation amidst the wilderness of Bwindi. Boasting 12 exquisite Luxury Suites, the lodge offers a blend of elegance and serenity, ensuring a memorable stay for every guest. Perched atop the Munyanga River, the lodge offers breathtaking panoramic views of the lush valley and the majestic Bwindi forest, creating an enchanting backdrop for your gorilla trekking adventure. Surrounded by meticulously landscaped gardens, Mahogany Springs exudes a sense of tranquility and harmony with nature, making it the ideal retreat after a day of exploration.


Day 5: Retreat to Kampala City/ Entebbe Airport

Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the lodge, preparing for your departure. Around 6:30 AM, we will escort you to the airstrip for your flight back to Entebbe Airport. Upon arrival around noon, you'll have ample time to catch your connecting flight. Alternatively, if you have an evening flight, we can arrange a relaxing day room at a nearby hotel, allowing you to unwind until it's time for your departure.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

What is Not Included

Travel insurance (Highly recommended )

Entry visa fees

Covid 19 pcr tests

International flight

Activities not part of the described program.

All Tips to Hotels/Lodges/Camps staff and Safari Guide

Items of personal nature like tips, beverages, alcoholic drinks, cigarette etc

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Uganda Gorilla Safari

Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights

Style: Gorilla Trekking

When to go: Year Round

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About

Where is Uganda located?

Uganda, also known as the pearl of Africa is located in East Africa, bordered by Kenya to the east, South Sudan to the north, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, Rwanda to the southwest, and Tanzania to the south.


What is the Currency Used in Uganda:

The currency used in Uganda is the Ugandan Shilling (UGX). While US dollars are widely accepted in major tourist areas and establishments, it's advisable to carry some local currency for smaller purchases and transactions.


What are some traditional foods and drinks to try in Uganda?

Uganda offers a diverse array of traditional foods and beverages that reflect its rich culinary heritage. Among the must-try dishes are matoke, which consists of steamed green bananas, luwombo, a flavorful stew made with meat, vegetables, and groundnuts wrapped in banana leaves, and ugali, a maize flour-based staple. Another popular street food is the Rolex, a chapati rolled with eggs and vegetables, enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.


In addition to these savory delights, Uganda also offers a variety of traditional beverages. For a unique taste of local flavors, try banana beer, a fermented beverage made from ripe bananas, or ajon, a traditional brew crafted from millet or sorghum. These traditional drinks provide a refreshing and authentic taste of Ugandan culture.



What Language Spoken in Uganda:

The official languages of Uganda are English and Swahili, with English being the primary language used in education, government, and business. However, the luganda language is commonly used in the central part and there are over 40 indigenous languages spoken across the country, including Runyankole, and Luo, among others.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to go on a safari in Uganda is during the dry seasons, which typically occur from December to February and June to August. During these months, the weather is generally dry and sunny, making it easier to spot wildlife in national parks and reserves.

Cost of Uganda Safari

The cost of a Uganda safari varies based on duration, accommodations, and activities. Mond Safaris Uganda offers customizable packages to suit your budget while ensuring an exceptional experience

Where to go?

Uganda offers a diverse range of safari destinations, each with its own unique attractions and wildlife experiences. Some popular safari destinations in Uganda include Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking, Queen Elizabeth National Park for game viewing and boat safaris, Murchison Falls National Park for wildlife encounters and scenic landscapes, and Kibale National Park for chimpanzee tracking and birdwatching. Additionally, smaller reserves like Lake Mburo National Park and Kidepo Valley National Park offer off-the-beaten-path experiences for adventurous travelers.

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Why Mond?

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John
John
18. August, 2022
Incredible & amazing The Schedule i was given by mond Safaris staff really suited my time in uganda, i booked a 7 Day trip to uganda with Mond and got an opportunity to see top wildlife and an amazing nature of uganda, i went to murchison falls, kibale National Park and bwindi impenetrable National Park and this really made my trip memorable. The tour was great and i highly recommend
KIETH
KIETH
22. May, 2022
A great company to travel with.."mond safaris uganda " It was our first time in Uganda, me and wife booked a wildlife tour to Murchison falls National Park, at the time of inquiry, we received a shift reply from mond safaris Uganda team, responding quickly to all our questions. our guide made the entire Murchison Falls tour exceptional ,,, trust me we don't regret every dollar spent on our trip, the quality service we got right away from the time of arrival at the Entebbe airport until the end of the safari was more than worthy our money. I recommend this company to anyone planning a Uganda safari this season!!!
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Hilary Trevor N
22. May, 2022
Exciting and Humbling Mondi Safaris is quick to respond and has a better appreciation of what we were trying to achieve than the other companies, and the price was friendly and better. Mondi Safaris put together a full itinerary (which he communicated to us prior) including Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls, Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi, and some street art and ended up at the Markets. Mondi Safaris met us at our apartment in Entebbe Town near the Airport and walked with us to the taxi ride to and from the street art, to save time. Mondi Safaris obviously provided a running commentary during the tour but also gave us an interesting insight into the recent history of Uganda, as well as providing tips on other things to see and places to eat in Uganda. Highly recommended.
Morris R
Morris R
22. May, 2022
Super amazing My 3 days safari to Bwindi Impenetrable with mond safaris was really amazing, Gorillas trekking is the best activity I have ever done and it's really awesome, I would really recommend any traveler out there to go for Mountain Gorilla trekking with mond safaris, it's really fun.
Mek Niz
Mek Niz
16. May, 2022
Breathtaking experience To me all was perfect coz i was already looking forward to the enjoyment ahead. I love gorillas coz they are friendly in nature
sanjeewa
sanjeewa
15. May, 2022
Amazing tour of Uganda The favorite part was seen elephants in queen Elisabeth national park... It its amazing..it was my best ever
Cara O
Cara O
7. July, 2021
Extraordinary Travel with Mond Safaris ASAP! I recently returned from a trip to Uganda and had the pleasure to travel with Jose from Mond. One of the highlights of my trips was seeing the mountain gorillas. I flew to the location, Jose drove the long 10 hours to meet me and travel with me around the amazing sites around Uganda. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable as a tour guide, he is very personable, and will make your experience unforgettable. You will feel like you've known him for years after a few hours. Traveling through the wildlife parks and additional sites was an extraordinary experience with Jose. Further, he has knowledge far beyond that of any guide I have traveled with when it comes to issues that involve the vehicle you are traveling in, routes that should be taken to avoid delays etc. Every morning you will find him hard at work cleaning your vehicle, checking the oil, and preparing to gather your bags. This is man that takes care of your every need. He will take special care to be sure you are booked at the best lodges/camps with views that will take your breath away and staff that go above and beyond to be sure your stay(s) are perfect. Mond is open to any suggestions or options from the client and will got out of their way to be sure your trip is personalized, perfect and one that will be a "once in a lifetime"......although you will want to come back!!!! Book your travel with Mond without blinking any eye. I have already booked mine!!! Of note- there is a question below that asks if the locations was exciting, unusual or risky- Everything was exciting and unusual. Nothing was risky, Uganda is very safe especially when you are traveling with Mond.
Oprah O
Oprah O
21. June, 2021
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