International Conference on
Cryptococcus & Cryptococcosis
3 Day Gorilla Trekking Adventure
Take a 3-day Gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi impenetrable forest and savour a thrilling close encounter with an adult male gorilla, known as a silverback, and his troop. On this gorilla trekking safari you will spend about an hour close to the gorillas as you watch them go about their life and, of course, take pictures.
Depart from Kampala at 0700. Return to Kampala on the last day by 1800.
Day 1: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
We will pick you up from your hotel in the morning to embark on your Uganda gorilla safari; you should be ready to start the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest by 7:00 hrs. You will make a stopover at the Equator and for lunch in Mbarara before continuing with your drive. You will arrive in Bwindi in the evening.
Kindly note this is a long drive of not less than 9 hours.
Accommodation: Engagi Lodge / The Haven Lodge Buhoma
Meal plan: lunch and dinner
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Day!
After your breakfast at the lodge your driver guide will transfer you to the park headquarters where a game ranger will brief you at 8:00 am on the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking. You will then be lead by the park rangers, through the gorilla trek paths in the thick Bwindi Impenetrable rain forests searching for the giant mountain Gorillas.
Once the mountain gorillas are found you will have 1 hour of regulated time to view these beautiful primates plus taking photographs. Take a picnic lunch and at least 2 litres of water with you.
After the gorilla trek, return to the lodge to reminisce on your Gorilla Trekking experience.
*Optional activity if the gorilla trek ends early is the community walk costing US$25 per person.
Accommodation: Engagi Lodge / the Haven Lodge Buhoma
Meal plan: breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner
Day 3: Return to Kampala
Breakfast then drive back to Kampala or straight to Entebbe International Airport to connect with your flight out. You will have a lunch stop in Mbarara. You will arrive back in Kampala / Entebbe at approximately 18:00 hrs.
Accommodation: No accommodation
Meal plan: breakfast and lunch
An English speaking full-time professional guide/driver
All park entry fees
1 Gorilla Permit ($600)
Accommodation as mentioned
Meals as stated (2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners, 3 lunches)
Transport (in a 4 x 4 land cruiser)
Bottled drinking water in the vehicle
Accommodation facilities while in Kampala / Entebbe
Insurance of any kind
Any optional or extra activities not involved in the itinerary
International flights or local flights
Other personal expenses like buying of crafts, cigars, souvenirs,tips, laundry etc