Track mighty mountain gorillas on this exclusive private guided safari to Uganda in East Africa, taking you to the magical Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Upon arrival at Entebbe Airport you will be met by Maasai Wanderings representative who will transfer you by road to The Boma Guest House.
Uganda’s steady economic growth is visible on the modern streets of Kampala, the country’s eclectic capital, with its melting-pot of restaurants, entertainment venues and upmarket hotels. Located on the wetlands that once made up the favourite hunting grounds of King Mutesa I, the city is famed for its seven beautiful hills. It is also home to the palace of the King of the 13th century kingdom of Buganda, as well as magnificent tombs, mosques and cathedrals. The vibrant little town of Entebbe links the capital to the international airport on the shores of Lake Victoria. Boasting a selection of small, comfortable accommodations and a tranquil, friendly atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to stop over en route to or from a Ugandan safari.
The Boma is located 10 minutes from Entebbe Airport. It is a combination of modern comforts and charm of character from the 1940’s. All rooms are individually decorated in a mixture of African and European décor and reflect the colonial architecture. Facilities available include bar and restaurant, swimming pool, beach area and Internet. The Boma is a long-standing favourite stopover of many visitors to Uganda.
Spend one night at The Boma Guest House in an ensuite garden room. Your stay includes breakfast
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your scheduled charter flight to Bwindi. An ancient rain forest, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest extends over a series of steep ridges in the Virunga Volcanoes mountain range. Its impenetrable nature, which is due to the dense growth of herbs, vines and shrubs that covers the valley floors, makes it the ideal habitat for the mountain gorilla. Declared a World Heritage Site due to its ecological uniqueness and natural beauty, the forest is home to roughly half of the world’s total gorilla population. With terrain that varies from swamp and bamboo forest to dense thicket, this beautiful area poses both challenges and rewards for anyone interested in an intimate glimpse of the life of these fascinating primates.
Tuck in to a hearty breakfast overlooking the majestic mist-covered slope of the mountain. Soak up the anticipation as the guide briefs and the trekkers get ready then follow in the light steps of your nimble porter as the rainforest folds in around you. Stop and take it all in; the sounds, the smells and the astonishing scenery. Feel the rush of excitement as those dim shapes and faint sounds become actual living, breathing, free gorillas. Savour every moment of your exhilarating encounter with the great apes. Walk tired and exhilarated back to the lodge for a hero’s welcome and a soothing massage. Sink into a comfortable seat in front of a crackling fireplace and recount every highlight of the experience with your companions. As eyelids grow heavy, update your bucket list and sleep like a baby.
Spend 3 nights at Clouds Mountain Lodge . Your stay incudes all meals and selected local drinks.
After a scrumptious breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Entebbe. Upon arrival in Entebbe you will be transferred to your international flight.