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Trip highlights for the 5 days gorilla habituation trip & Batwa cultural experience:

This 5 days gorilla habituation trip itinerary will take place in Uganda; arriving and departing via Entebbe International Airport. You take return domestic flights enjoying the aerial views of the country from Entebbe International Airport to Kihihi Airstrip and proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park home to the Great Apes. You will take part in Gorilla Habituation experience a full day activity in the park and get to learn how the Gorillas are habituated. You will also take part in the Batwa cultural experience. Visit a pygmy community living at the boundaries of the park.

Day 1:  ARRIVAL

After arriving Entebbe International Airport, you will clear with immigration, proceed to the arrivals where you will meet your driver guide who will transfer you to your hotel for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel by Marriott Entebbe (High-end Accommodation) or The Boma Guest House (Medium Accommodation)

Meal plan:             B,-,-

Day 2:  DOMESTIC FLIGHT FROM ENTEBBE TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

Early breakfast at your hotel, proceed to Entebbe International Airport to catch your domestic flight to Kihihi Airstrip where you will meet your guide who will transfer you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park home to the Great Apes the Mountain Gorillas and your lodge for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (High-end accommodation) or Mantana Engagi Lodge (Medium accommodation)

Meal plan:           B,L,D

Day 3:  GORILLA HABITUATION

After an early breakfast; you will proceed to the park headquarters for briefing and thereafter go to the start points and enjoy the highlight of the safari. Gorilla Habituation is different from trekking because it’s a full day experience. Along with researchers, conservationists, rangers and other environmental experts you will be taken through the raw process of habituating a Gorilla family. This experience is restricted to a few people per day. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge.

Accommodation: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (High-end accommodation) or Mantana Engagi Lodge (Medium accommodation)

Meal plan:           B,L,D

Day 4: BATWA CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

After a relaxed breakfast and lunch at your Lodge, you will proceed for the activity of the day the Batwa cultural experience. The Batwa people are one of the oldest surviving Indigenous tribes in Africa. And are the original dwellers of this ancient jungle and also referred to as the keepers of the forest. This cultural experience was developed by the Batwa pygmies to earn a source of income and share their amazing traditions and heritage with the World. Enjoying a nature walk and hike through the forest seeing the endangered forest in the eyes of its original occupants and learn more about the pygmy people, how they lived, hunted traditionally. You will have an opportunity to visit a Batwa homestead, visit the medicine man and learn how they go about their daily activities. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge.

Accommodation: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (High-end accommodation) or Mantana Engagi Lodge (Medium accommodation)

Meal plan:           B,L,D

Day 5:  DEPARTURE

After breakfast at the Lodge, you will be assisted with checking out and proceed to Kihihi Airstrip and take a domestic flight to Entebbe International Airport to catch your departure International flight.

Meal plan:            B,L,-

Includes:

  • Uganda Gorilla Habituation permits $1,500 per person
  • 4 nights’ accommodation with meals as indicated in the itinerary above
  • Activities shown in the itinerary
  • Return Domestic flight from Entebbe International Airport to Kihihi Airstrip
  • Park fees
  • Batwa cultural experience
  • Services of an experienced English speaking driver guide
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Government taxes

Excludes:

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Items of personal nature

Dear Guests,

Greetings from All Budget Gorilla Safaris!

We hope that you, your families, teams, and communities are well.

We wish to update you on the Ebola situation in Uganda currently in the affected districts of Mubende and Kasanda. These are transit districts with nothing to stop about or any tourist enroute attraction.

In the affected districts, the situation is under control by the healthy authorities. The public is advised to adhere to the set guideline in preventing the spread of the disease including not coming in to contact with the suspected Ebola victim.

The safety and health of our guests are of the highest priority and we urge them to observe the set guidelines in place as communicated by the Ministry of Health as they enjoy the various sites in the country.

Tourism is open in Uganda and no experience has been suspended. Relatedly, our government also advised tourists against cancellation of bookings to Uganda emphasizing that “the Ebola outbreak is in just two districts of Mubende and Kassanda which are being managed well-given experience from handling past epidemics and pandemics.”

All passengers entering the country through airport and land borders are screened to ensure the safety of every traveler.

If the situation gets unbearable, we will definitely update you on the same.

In the meantime, tourism is ongoing and open in Uganda and we continue providing memorable and enriching travel experiences in Uganda.

Thank you again for your collaboration as we navigate this time together.
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