12 days scheduled Tanzania Migration Safari and Gorillas from US$5,435.- plus US$700 gorilla permit

Explore Northern Tanzania, including the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Park. Stay at authentic safari camps as well as hotels. Meet Maasai in their village and visit a local school project. Continue on the Uganda for gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest.

Highlights:

  • Serengeti Migration in Mobile Safari Camp
  • Ngorongoro Crater Safari with Big-5
  • Game Drives in Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park
  • Olduvai Gorge Museum
  • Gorilla Tracking In Uganda
  • 3 Nights at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Accommodation Destination Basis Room Type Duration
Ilboru Safari Lodge Arusha FB+ 1x Double Room 1 Night
Mandhari Lodge Ngorongoro Conservation Area FB+ 1x Double Room 1 Night
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge Ngorongoro Crater FB+ 1x Double Room 1 Night
Nasikia Mobile Migration Camp (Jun – Oct) Northern Serengeti FB+ 1x Double Room 2 Nights
Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge Tarangire National Park FB+ 1x Double Room 1 Night
Rivertrees Country Inn  Arusha B&B 1x Standard Garden Room 1 Night
The Boma Hotel     Entebbe B&B 1x Double Room 1 Night
Buhoma Lodge Bwindi Impenetrable Forest FB 1x Chalet 3 Nights

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast
FB: Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
FB+: Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Price

US$5,578.- plus US$ 700 gorilla permit October 2020

US$5,723.- plus US$700 gorilla permit July, August, Sep and Dec 2020

Price per person sharing occupancy. Please inquire if you like to do the Tanzania portion on a private journey, any date departure.

2020 Departures with the following arrivals in Tanzania:
Sun Jan 5th
Sun Jan 19th
Sun Jan 26th
Sun Feb 2nd
Sun Feb 16th
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Sun Mar 15th
Sun Jun 7th
Sun Jun 21st
Sun Jul 5th
Sun Jul 19th
Sun Aug 2nd
Sun Aug 16th
Sun Aug 30th
Sun Sep 13th
Sun Sep 27th
Sun Oct 11th
Sun Oct 25th
Sun Dec 6th
Sun Dec 13th
Sun Dec 27th

Included

Accomodation and full board (some picnic lunches) as per package, transport in 4 wheel drive safari vehicles with naturalist guide in Tanzania, all National Park fees and Ngorongoro Crater fee, airport meet and greet and transfers, Swahili Cooking Class and lunch on your first day in Arusha, payments to local community project; Internationa flight Tanzania to Uganda and domestic flights to Bwindi in Uganda.

Excluded

International flight to Kilimanjaro airport, visa, travel insurance, optional Hot Air Balloon flight or optional activities not included in package,

Day 1:           Ilboru Safari Lodge, Arusha   

Day Itinerary

You will be met at Kilimanjaro Int. airport and transferred to your lodge for pre-safari briefing.

Are you interested in learning to cook African food in an authentic traditional surrounding? Let us take you to the Swahili people who will show you that cooking the African way entails more than just a recipe. It involves using the most basic elements to create an inviting aromatic meal. This fun and rewarding experience will have you chopping and mixing the freshest ingredients, then cooking over an open pit fire. To top off your experience, try eating your freshly prepared meal the Swahili way…with your bare hands. You’ll return home with interesting new skills and an appreciation for the Swahili kitchen.

Tanzania

The name Tanzania conjures up images of wildebeest stampeding across vast savannah, rain forests teeming with monkeys and birdlife, and great plains brimming with legions of game. All of these natural wonders and more are on offer in this exceptionally diverse African nation. Visitors typically visit Tanzania to partake in at least one of the four well known Tanzanian tourist experiences: a relaxing seaside vacation on the picturesque island paradise of Zanzibar, an underwater tour of some of the world’s most renowned dive sites around the gorgeous Spice Islands, a safari adventure in some of Africa’s most impressive game reserves, or a hiking excursion around Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. Whichever of these incredible holidays you choose, you will undoubtedly be welcomed by some fabulously friendly and peaceful inhabitants who, despite being divided into 120 different ethnic groups and cultures, live in harmony with one another and provide some of the most wonderfully exotic local cuisine you could imagine. With all of this diversity on offer, the most difficult part of your Tanzanian holiday experience is likely to be deciding where to go!

Arusha

Arusha is the safari capital of Tanzania – nestled below Mt. Meru and close to Mount Kilimanjaro. From Arusha there are options to head  to Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro National Parks and from there it’s a short trip to the Serengeti. Arusha was built by the Germans as a centre of colonial administration because of the temperate climate.

Activities

Swahili Cooking Class

Overnight: Ilboru Safari Lodge     View iBrochure

Nestled on the lower slopes of the majestic Mt Meru, the Ilboru Safari Lodge is popular with mountain climbers and safari travelers in northern Tanzania. Ideally located between the northern safari circuit and Mt Kilimanjaro, the beautiful Swahili sanctuary is set on a five acre plot, tucked away beneath ancient trees on the outskirts of Arusha town. The lodge features thirty eight guest rooms, comprising of single, double, twin, triple and family rooms. Four rooms are in the main building, close to the pool and other facilities, each with a balcony overlooking the garden. The rest of the rooms are double cottages situated throughout the lushly landscaped grounds.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Day 2:           Mandhari Lodge, Ngorongoro Conservation Area       

Day Itinerary

We transfer into Lake Manyara for morning game drive and lunch, a classic safari pic-nic, and enjoy our final glimpse of the great wilds of the Northern Tanzania. Lake Man-yara offers an insight into the Great Rift Valley system and the adaptation of many herd animals and magnificent birdlife. We continue Esilalei Maasai Village to explore the area and our school project. In the late afternoon, we zig zag our way up the Rift Valley Escarpment and onto the Rift Valley escarpment wall for overnight. The lodge is locat-ed in the farmlands bordering the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where the wildlife roam nearby, but the best part is the 180 degrees of views right in front of you.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area includes the famous Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site  and expansive plains of grassland which run all the way across to the Serengeti. Local Masai herd their cattle and goats alongside Africa’s famed wildlife, as they have for centuries.

Lake Manyara National Park

With the Lake on its east and the Manyara Escarpment to its west the Lake Manyara National Park offers breathtaking views and a large variety of habitats. Acacia woodlands, water forests, baobab strewn cliffs, algae-streaked hot springs, swamps and the lake itself. Manyara has the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world. It lends itself for a picnic stop on the way to Ngorongoro Crater.

Overnight: Mandhari Lodge          View iBrochure

Aligned with soaring flamingos, Mandhari Lodge is situated high on the Manyara Escarpment which forms part of the Great Rift Valley. ‘Mandhari’ means ‘view, scenery, landscape’ in Swahili, and with a bird’s eye view of the great expanse from Lake Natron to Mondulli Mountains and across Lake Manyara, this lodge offers breathtaking views from sunrise to sunset.

Swaddled in the colours of the earth, the lodge offers a unique medley of accommodation options; nine dramatic, glass-fronted standard suites, one honeymoon suite, one cosy family suite for up to 4 people and one incredible 4-bedroom (up to 8 people) Nasikia Villa with private plunge pool. All suites and villa have an unob- structed view across the dreamy landscape below.

The large, core gathering area of reception, dining, lounge, bar and swimming pool is largely an open eucalypt platform filled with hand-crafted furnishings and woven delights.

Use the lodge to delve into the hearts of Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and Ngorongoro Crater – or simply remain in the grasp of its surroundings with an extensive range of cultural delights to absorb: traditional spa treatments, highlands hiking, Tinga Tinga painting lessons, Swahili cooking lessons, African drumming, customary dancing, the ancient art of yoga and more. Welcome to soulful Tanzania.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Day 3:           Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater    

Day Itinerary

Short drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is collapsed volca-no – an incredible natural amphitheatre, 25 km across and teeming with all of the African big game. Early morning descent into the crater for spectacular scenery and game viewing in what has been described as the eighth wonder of the world. Tonight we are staying on the crater rim, it is quite common for zebra, buffalo and even elephant to be grazing right outside the lodge.

Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater, once a gigantic volcano, is the largest intact caldera in the world. Some maintain that before it erupted, it would have been higher than Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Today, long since having collapsed and eroded, it is an extensive highland area with the famous 600 meter deep Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. Fresh springs and a large soda lake quench the thirst of all the inhabitants.The Ngorongoro Crater is game viewing gone crazy and it is not surprising that it is one of Tanzania’s major tourist drawcards Black rhino are protected within its rim, giant tusked elephants wander the forests, black-maned lions stalk the grasslands, and flamingos crowd the soda lakes. It is also one of the view places where hyenas can be seen roaming during the daylight. Outside of the crater Masaai herdsmen can be seen tending to their flocks of goats and herds of cattle.

Ngorongoro Crater

As previously described

Activities

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater, once a gigantic volcano, is the largest intact caldera in the world. Some maintain that before it erupted, it would have been higher than Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Today, long since having collapsed and eroded, it is an extensive highland area with the famous 600 meter deep Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. Fresh springs and a large soda lake quench the thirst of all the inhabitants.The Ngorongoro Crater is game viewing gone crazy and it is not surprising that it is one of Tanzania’s major tourist drawcards Black rhino are protected within its rim, giant tusked elephants wander the forests, black-maned lions stalk the grasslands, and flamingos crowd the soda lakes. It is also one of the view places where hyenas can be seen roaming during the daylight. Outside of the crater Masaai herdsmen can be seen tending to their flocks of goats and herds of cattle.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge        View iBrochure

Perched on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, the magnificent Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is the only property on the eastern rim of this World Heritage Site.

Accommodating 186 guests in its 97 spacious en-suite bedrooms, the Lodge has its own private road to the crater floor.  The Lodge is perfectly situated to explore the abundant game in what is often referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”.  Its location offers awe-inspiring views over the crater and some of the most breathtaking sunsets to be seen in Tanzania.

Each suite has a private lounge with mini-bar, en-suite bathroom, central heating and a private solarium.  The Lodge has telephone facilities, satellite TV, a conference room, and a swimming pool situated on the very edge of the rim.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Day 4:           Nasikia Mobile Migration Camp (Jun – Oct), Northern Serengeti  

Day Itinerary

We depart after breakfast to the endless plains of the Serengeti, passing through Oldupai Gorge. We enjoy a view of the archaeological sites (and visit the muse-um) where early human tools and fossils have been found. Continue to the Seren-geti to game drive all the way to our camp. The camp is located to be in best sea-sonal position for the wildebeest migration patterns and incredible resident wild-life.
NASIKIA MOBILE MIGRATION CAMP (Dec-Mar & Aug-Oct) OR NAONA MORU CAMP (Apr-Jun & Nov) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Northern Serengeti

The Serengeti together with Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park form Africa’s most famous wildlife park. The image of acacia trees on an endless grass plain epitomises Africa for many, and then add a Masai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. Unlike the southern plains of the Serengeti that dry out, forcing all but the hardiest of species to leave, the Northern Serengeti remains lush and green throughout the year. The annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and the Masai Mara is the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. From July through to October the Migration is in the Northern Serengeti and this is where many of the most famous scenes of the Migration occur with almost daily crossings of the Mara River. But that is not where the game viewing ends; large prides of lions, elephants and giraffes in grasslands, gazelles and eland to mention but a few.

NOTE: Animals are wild and sightings can not be guaranteed

Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti together with Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park form Africa’s most famous wildlife park. The image of acacia trees on an endless grass plain epitomises Africa for many, and then add a Masai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and the Masai Mara is the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. But that is not where the game viewing ends; large prides of lions, elephants and giraffes in grasslands, gazelles and eland to mention but a few. Aside from traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Serengeti plains has become almost essential and will be remembered forever.

Activities

Olduvai Gorge
Olduvai Gorge Museum

Olduvai Gorge

Olduvai Gorge is a paleoanthropological site of major significance, where an old river has carved away the rock to expose layer upon layer of volcanic soil. This is where Dr Louis and Mary Leakey found the remains of hominids “Nutcracker Man”, “Tool Making Man” and “Lucy”, discoveries that have helped to fill some of the missing links in the chain of human evolution and added more evidence to the theory of modern man’s emergence in Africa.

The “Cradle of Mankind” now has a visitor centre where you may hear a short lecture on the work of the Leakey’s and their successors and a small museum where you may see some of their finds, including a giant giraffe – it is hard to believe that they were once even taller!

Olduvai Gorge Museum

The museum’s exhibits tell the story of the paleoanthropological artefacts that have been discovered here and the research they have generated. There is a room dedicated to the Leakey family and all they have achieved here and another to the famous Laetoli fossilized footprints which included a cast of part of the trail.  Museum staff also conduct orientation presentations.

Overnight: Nasikia Mobile Migration Camp (Jun – Oct)           View iBrochure

Nasikia Mobile Migration Camp is moved and constructed each year to follow the migration herds and to maximise the experience of staying in the heart of wildlife action. From the southern plains of Ndutu in the Ngorongoro Conservation area to the rolling landscapes of northern Serengeti. The number of tents varies and never exceeds 12, so a maximum of 24 guests at any given time.

This is the ultimate and original tented camp experience with ensuite bathrooms, bucket showers, comfortable bedding, beautiful linens and a dining and lounge tent for relaxing and escaping the heat of the day or inclement weather. Food here is a highlight, home cooked style delights always too much to consume! Service is friendly and personal as its owner run with a team of outstanding local staff to ensure your every need is catered for.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Day 5:           Nasikia Mobile Migration Camp (Jun – Oct), Northern Serengeti  

Day Itinerary

We enjoy further exploration of the endless plains. The habitats are natural and we can game drive with a picnic lunch to explore further afield. There are resident cats and herd animals for us to observe.
NASIKIA MOBILE MIGRATION CAMP (Dec-Mar & Aug-Oct) OR NAONA MORU CAMP (Apr-Jun & Nov) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Day 6:           Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge, Tarangire National Park   

Day Itinerary

We transfer out of the Serengeti and set off in the direction of Tarangire National Park and arrive to our camp for sunset. This camp provides us with a classic bush experience that ensures intimacy.

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is known for having the greatest concentration of wildlife outside of the Serengeti eco-system. Named after the river that crosses through it, this park at 1,100 square miles located southwest of Arusha, is sometimes sadly missed by those heading for the more well known of the National Parks in Tanzania. Yet we can highly recommend it for its elephant migration, quiet authentic atmosphere and fantastic birding opportunities. During the dry season, the river is the only source of water for many animals, with thousands migrating to it from the nearby Lake Manyara National Park. The landscape here is diverse, with a mix of habitats that are unique to the area and not found anywhere else: hilly landscapes are dotted with vast numbers of baobab trees, dense bush and high grasses. Herds of up to 300 elephants congregate here, whilst migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala and eland can also be seen, with the accompanying predators following along behind. On drier ground you find the Kori bustard, the heaviest flying bird; ostriches, the world’s largest bird; and small parties of ground hornbills blustering like turkeys.

The park is also famous for the termite mounds that dot the landscape. Those that have been abandoned are often seen to be home to dwarf mongoose.

The swamps, an oasis of green year round, are where you will find over 550 bird species, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world. It is a birder’s dream with frequent sightings of yellow-collared lovebirds, which can be seen during a game drive alongside the river.

Tarangire’s pythons climb trees, as do its lions and leopards, lounging in the branches where the fruit of the sausage tree disguises the twitch of a tail.

Overnight: Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge       View iBrochure

Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge is located in the heart of Tarangire, Tanzania’s wild land and landscapes. Tarangire is famed for its massive elephant herds, true sense of wilderness and a gentle backdrop of baobabs. It is the lesser visited but more intriguing park on the northern circuit.

At Tarangire Ndovu Tented Lodge, we have 10 standard tented suites PLUS 2 x 2 bedroom inter-connected tented family suites that are open throughout the year. During these dry months, the massive elephants herds travel through the corridor between Manyara and Tarangire and spend their time in and around the park. This is because of their ability to uncover permanent sources of fresh water. We endeavour to retain the uniqueness and intimacy of the camp, while being directed by the location, wildlife and other factors of responsible tourism. The main thatched area is open plan from bar to lounge to dining area – and offset with a stunning rim flow pool in front of the property overlooking the wild expanses ahead, all the way to the Great Rift Valley wall.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Day 7:           Rivertrees Country Inn, Arusha       

Day Itinerary

Early morning game driving in Tarangire National Park; this park is famed for its massive elephant herds, true sense of wilderness and backdrop of baobab trees.    You are then transferred to Arusha.

Arusha

As previously described

Overnight: Rivertrees Country Inn         

Once an old coffee estate, Rivertrees is now a charming country inn nestled in abundant foliage with the Usa River flowing by. Set in the foothills of Mt Meru, conveniently close to Kilimanjaro International Airport and a short drive to Arusha, its location proffers a wealth of natural wonders to explore. 

Comprising the original Farm House, an elegant River House, luxurious River Cottages and several beautifully appointed Garden Rooms, it also serves delicious garden-fresh cuisine in its stunningly set restaurant. The swimming pool and spa are tailored for relaxation, and friendly personalised service ensures a memorable stay, whether for a one-night stopover or much longer.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

Day 8:           The Boma Hotel Entebbe, Entebbe

Day Itinerary

Transfer to the airport in the morning for your flight to Uganda where our representative will be expecting you for the transfer to your guest house.

Optional afternoon excursions include:

Bike rental to visit nearby Botanical Garden:

The Gardens are a 15 minute bicycle ride from The Boma. They date from the Colonial era and contain many beautiful trees including palms and medicinal plants. A rainforest type environment here is locally said to have been used in an old Tarzan movie! Of particular interest are the Colobus monkeys and the wide variety of bird species in the Gardens.

Half day tour to Mabamba Swamp to search for the elusive shoebill stork, a highlight for birders.

Fishing on Lake Victoria

Uganda

Once referred to as the “Pearl of the British Empire in East Africa”, visiting Uganda, being one of the most beautiful countries on the African continent is like visiting the Garden of Eden. Uganda is a land of contrasts.  In half a day you can drive from mist –shrouded volcanic mountains to hot, hazy savannah dappled with wildlife. Serene undulating lush hills of tea plantations give way to tangled jungle and rainforest with the musical accompaniment of chaotic, cacophonous birdlife. Uganda is alive with these contrasts: The tiniest sunbirds, iridescent in the morning light, the massive lumbering yet silent elephant, the chimpanzees crashing about the forest canopy, the majestic gorilla, chewing thoughtfully in  the bamboo thicket.  This is Africa the way it should be!

Ugandas biggest tourist draw are of course the mountain gorillas with almost half of the world’s population located in one of East Africa’s most famous national parks, the World Heritage listed Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.   There is nothing in comparison to the thrill to observing these magnificent, peacefull apes in their native environment. But they aren’t the country’s only great apes. Humankind’s closest relative, the chimpanzee, is found in several of areas of Uganda.

Parks with varied wild life covering different habitats, few tourists and friendly people make for a memorable experience well worth visiting. And as Uganda combines both Central African forests and East African savannahs , it is home to more than half of all Africa’s species of birds!

Entebbe

Situated on a peninsula in Lake Victoria, the former seat of Uganda’s government, Entebbe is just a short drive from the current capital and offers plenty to keep visitors amused. This charming town features tree-lined streets and serves as an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding area. Tourists can look forward to spending days on beautiful beaches along the banks of Lake Victoria, stroll through the fields and forests of the magnificent Botanical Gardens, or pay a visit to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a haven for country’s orphaned chimps.

Overnight: The Boma Hotel Entebbe      

The Boma Hotel is Entebbe’s original and most exclusive hotel, set in tropical gardens in a leafy suburb, a few minutes drive from Entebbe International Airport. Our rooms combine the modern comforts one expects today with the charm and character of the original 1940’s home. The Boma is an ideal stopover for all travellers and airline passengers, and we will arrange all your airport transfers. Our staff and management team ensure guests receive a personable service and enjoy hospitality standards which are in keeping with the tradition of this charming lakeshore town.

The residents-only bar and dining area overlooks the pool area and provides a delightful and relaxed country house experience. The main house includes a private dining veranda and living room for overnight guests. Other hotel facilities include the swimming pool, Gym, Free WiFi, 24-hour security and car parking. We offer a laundry service for overnight guests and there is a small craft shop on site. We can organise local taxi hire and day trips to the nearby attractions.

Double Room

All our double rooms have a King Size bed with mosquito nets, air conditioning, fans, private bathrooms, a TV and safe for valuables.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

Day 9:           Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest    

Day Itinerary

Take the morning flight to Bwindi Impenetrabel Forest National Park. Take a walk in the village this afternoon to connect with the community.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is where you have the best chance of spotting a mountain gorilla family going about their business. Once you have your permit you are led across the rugged terrain and though the awe inspiring jungle to where the gorillas were seen the day previously and then you track them down. Aside from the amazing gorilla interactions there are numerous forest walks and 346 species of birds to track down, many of which are amazingly coloured.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one of Africa’s  most ancient habitat. With an altitude span of 3,800’ to 8,550’ this antiquity has produced  an incredible diversity of flora and fauna, even by normal rainforest standards. And we do mean rainforest; up to 8.2 feet  of rain falls here annually.

Overnight: Buhoma Lodge             View iBrochure

Nestled at the gateway to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Buhoma Lodge is one of only two lodges set within the national park, and is the perfect lodge of choice when embarking on your bucket-list Gorilla trekking adventure.

Renowned for its warm welcome and attentive service, guests love the homely ambience of this Africa inspired lodge. Constructed using sustainable materials, the elevated central lounge, bar and dining area (serving delicious multi-course meals) offers a cosy spot for guests to unwind, and offers amazing uninterrupted views over the forest. The crackling fireplace adds a mystical atmosphere to cooler evenings.

Tranquil and cosy, the ten spacious eco friendly wooden chalets offer a private escape. Fall asleep to the sounds of the forest and awaken to chattering birds and monkeys as day breaks. Enjoy morning tea/coffee on your private verandah with sweeping views over the primal forest– what better way to start the day.

With Buhoma set just steps away from the trek start point, gorillas have been spotted popping in for an occasional visit, while our resident L’Hoest’s monkey troup visit the gardens in front of the lodge almost daily, much to the delight of our guests.

Chalet

Our ten comfortable chalets have been designed with the forest in mind, by using eco-friendly materials and applying eco-friendly building standards. The chalets may have been built with consideration for the forest, but comfort hasn’t been compromised on.

Inside the spacious chalets you will find large, comfortable beds and everything you need to make yourself at home. The well-appointed and roomy en-suite bathroom with flush toilet contains a rain shower with a copious supply of hot water and equipped with locally produced natural ranges of complementary bathroom amenities. Some chalets also offer a bath-tub for relaxation and enjoyment after the day’s activities.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Day 10:        Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest    

Day Itinerary

Get up early at 6:00 and report to the Park headquarters with your  packed lunch for briefing by the senior park ranger guide. You will  then set out to track the gentle giants through thick vegetation as you hike up and down slippery slopes. Be vigilant to listen to their vocal communications and follow them until you finally come eye-eye with them. An hour with them is possible as you observe and learn their habits while taking photos. It is an extraordinary feeling, sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining and critically endangered mountain gorillas.

For more information on your gorilla trek see here.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Day 11:        Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest    

Day Itinerary

Today you may choose to track the gorillas a second time (US$770.-), visit the local community (guided at US$30) or meet the Batwa Pygmies (US$70).

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Day 12:        End of Itinerary  

Day Itinerary

Take a flight over the “Pearl of Africa” for your onward flight home (do not schedule departure flight prior 4pm)

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

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