THREE DAYS GORILLA TREKKING

Description

The 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour is a magical journey into the isolated jungles of East Africa where you should expect an experience like no other.

Itinerary

On this day, you will be picked up from the airport or your place of residence and driven to Kabale. We will leave Kampala at 7 a.m. and make a stop in Mbarara for lunch. After lunch, we will continue our journey to Bwindi. You will spend the night at Agandi Lodge/Ride for a woman and have dinner there.

After having breakfast at 7 a.m., you will be taken to the park headquarters, where the park rangers will brief you on the do’s and don’ts during the trekking. After the briefing, you will embark on a memorable adventure
in the forest, which may take 2 to 6 hours, depending on the movement of the gorillas. During the trekking, you will encounter the gorillas for one hour. Once you complete the trekking, you will descend to the park headquarters to receive your certificates. After that, you can proceed to your Lodge for lunch and relaxation.
In the evening, you may choose to go for a canoe ride or chill, depending on your preference.
Accommodation: Overland Resort/Hawks Eye/Arcadia Lodge

In the morning, after breakfast, we will journey back to Kampala with stops for lunch and photo opportunities at the Uganda Equator. We will arrive in the late afternoon.

What we suggest you bring

A photocopy of your passport, including the visa page; torch; malaria prophylaxis; insect repellent; towel, sturdy walking shoes and long trousers for the Falls walks; plenty of drinking water/snacks; any other personal affects, light coloured clothing (NB There are tsetse flies in the park, which are attracted to blue or dark-colours!)


The small print

˜ Cost includes park entry fees, ferry crossings, game drive ranger fees (when available), boat cruise, guided walk fees, transport/fuel, shared accommodation in furnished safari tents with bedding. Towels are not provided but can be rented for a small fee.


˜ Trip cost excludes all    drinks/other personal items.


˜ Upgrades to banda accommodation can be made for an extra charge – please enquire for availability.


˜ Staff tips are never expected but always appreciated.


˜ A 50% cash deposit or payment in full is required to secure your reservation. Tour bookings are only confirmed once this has been received. Deposits can be made at Kampala Waking Tours or by bank transfer with prior arrangement. We accept Visa credit/debit cards & Uganda Shillings or US Dollars cash (notes printed ater 2006) Visa transactions are subject to a 4.2% bank charge. All bank transfer fees should be paid by the sender. Please note that should you choose to pay in Uganda Shillings the exchange rate can vary and the balance due will be charged at that day’s rate. We recommend paying in Dollars to avoid any confusion.


˜ We endeavor to book out all trips to a max of 8 pax. In the event that a trip has less than 6 people booked, we reserve the right to cancel, or reschedule the trip. In the event of cancellation, deposits will be refunded in full.


˜ Pick-ups en route may be considered if FULL PAYMENT is made in advance – please equire before booking.


˜ The price includes a free night’s camping/dorm bed at Red Chilli Kampala the night before departure (subject to availability and not transferable to another person or to be used as part payment for a room upgrade. Not redeemable for cash). Please reserve in advance if required.


˜ Discounts are available for East African residents and Ugandan Nationals, subject to a valid UWA recognized ID. Please inform us when booking if you are seeking to claim a discount.


˜ Baggage is limited to 1 medium backpack per person. Excess baggage can be stored at Kampala free of charge.


˜ Children below the age of 10 are not permitted on scheduled trips but please esquire about our exclusive trips.

˜ Take all sensible precautions against malaria.


˜ Do not approach any wild animals you may see around the camp/park, & do not startle them with flash photography.


˜ Drink plenty of water at all times & protect yourself from the sun – Murchison is considerably hotter than Kampala.


˜ Take care of your valuables at all times. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss.


˜ We can supply packed lunches on request for Day 1. However last orders are taken at 21.00 the night before the trip departs. If you are unable to meet this deadline, please email or call ahead with your order.


˜ Please leave yourself plenty of time between the scheduled return of the trip and any ongoing travel connections. We cannot accept responsibility for any missed connections due to late return.