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4-Day Bwindi Gorilla Safari: Wildlife & Culture - Pita Safaris


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Full Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Uganda - Arrival in Kampala or Entebbe

Your African safari begins with your arrival at the Entebbe International Airport where the vibrant spirit of Uganda greets you. A Pita Safaris representative will be at hand to welcome you and escort you to your hotel in either Kampala, the nation's bustling capital, or the tranquil lakeside town of Entebbe. The first evening is yours to absorb the local ambiance, enjoying the comfort of your hotel and perhaps venturing out to sample Ugandan delicacies at a nearby restaurant or explore the vibrant street life.

Accommodation Options:

BUDGET: Airport Guest House

MID-RANGE: Cassia Lodge

SEMI-LUXURY: Kampala Serena Hotel

LUXURY: Protea Hotel by Marriott

Day 2: Journey to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

With the first light of dawn, your adventure to Bwindi begins. Departing after an early breakfast, the drive takes you through Uganda's verdant countryside, past rolling hills dotted with tea plantations and rural homesteads. The journey is as much a part of the safari as the destination itself, offering a glimpse into the daily lives of Ugandans. Upon arrival at the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, settle into your chosen lodge, which ranges from rustic charm to the epitome of luxury, all designed to provide comfort and serenity in this remote wilderness. The rest of the day is at leisure—relax, enjoy the lodge's amenities, and prepare for the thrilling encounter with the gorillas the following day.

Accommodation Options:

BUDGET: Buhoma Community Rest Camp

MID-RANGE: Engagi Lodge

SEMI-LUXURY: Mahogany Springs Lodge

LUXURY: Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Today is the day you meet the mountain gorillas, a moment that promises to be the pinnacle of your safari experience. After nourishing yourself with breakfast, join your fellow trekkers at the park's headquarters for an important briefing on the dos and don'ts during your gorilla trek. Guided by rangers and trackers, you'll embark on a trek that can last anywhere from a few hours to the better part of the day, depending on the gorillas' location. The trek itself is an adventure, involving hikes through dense jungle, across rivers, and along mountainous paths. When you finally encounter the gorillas, time seems to stand still. Spend an awe-inspiring hour watching them eat, play, and interact within their family groups—an intimate experience that resonates deep within your soul. As you trek back, the forest seems to celebrate your journey, with birdsong and the rustling of leaves as your triumphant soundtrack.

Following an exciting day of gorilla trekking, return to your accommodation for another restful night (see above).

Day 4: Farewell to Bwindi and Return to Kampala

As the sun rises on your final day, you'll bid farewell to the forest and begin your scenic drive back to Kampala. The route takes you through the Kigezi Highlands, where the terraced hillsides and cool climate provide a stunning contrast to the dense, humid forest. You'll stop for a leisurely lunch in Mbarara and perhaps a photo opportunity at the Equator crossing. As the urban landscape of Kampala comes into view, you'll reflect on the serenity of the forest and the gentle giants you've left behind. Your guide will ensure you reach Entebbe Airport in time for your departing flight, with your heart full and your spirit forever touched by the magic of Uganda.


- Personalized pickup and drop-off at Entebbe International Airport

- Full-board accommodation for the duration of the safari (including a serene first night in Kampala or Entebbe)

- Scenic road transfer to and from Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in a comfortable safari vehicle

- Gorilla trekking permits ensuring your encounter with the gentle giants of Bwindi

- Knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking safari guides throughout your journey

- All park and conservation fees for a hassle-free adventure

- Ample bottled water to keep you hydrated during your safari escapades


- Airfare for international flights to and from Uganda

- Ugandan visa application and fees

- Travel insurance for personal peace of mind

- Alcoholic beverages and personal indulgences

- Tips for guides and lodge staff, a gesture of appreciation for their attentive service

- Any personal items such as souvenirs, additional snacks, and laundry services