Day 1 – Charter plane transfer to Kisoro airstrip, lake Mutanda excursion
We welcome you at Kisoro air strip upon your arrival from Entebbe airport at 8:55 AM (leaves Entebbe 7:45 AM, Flight 111). On the first day of our journey, we would like to truly introduce you to the local community and the beautiful landscape around the Virunga volcanoes. On an afternoon trip using traditional dug-out canoes, we will visit several islands situated in lake Mutanda. After visiting Rubuguri village not far from the lakeshore, we will soon transfer to our lodge, Clouds Lodge (Luxury), with our 4x4 safari-customized Land Cruisers.
Day 2 – Mountain gorilla habituation experience in Bwindi rain forest
Being situated right by Bwindi’s Nkuringo park entrance, breakfast at Clouds Lodge will prepare us for our upcoming and full-day gorilla tracking experience, perfectly. The mountain gorilla habituation experience begins early in the morning at 7 AM and begins with thorough briefing. The activity grants full 4 hours with the gentle giants and is the most exclusive gorilla-related activity in the world! Several mountain gorilla groups are currently under habituation in the sector and slowly getting used to human presence. After we return from the Nkuringo valley, we will be able to enjoy a hot shower at Clouds and gaze across the Great Rift Valley during sunset. After a dinner with candle light, a dancing performance by Okutengatenga dancing group and bonfire will conclude the evening. Accommodation at Clouds Lodge (Luxury).
Day 3 – Drive to Kisoro airstrip and return to Entebbe airport
On the third day and last day of our gorilla escape, we will return to Kisoro airstrip. With the plane leaving at 9:10 AM, we will see the Virunga massif in gorgeous light on our way down the curly roads from Bwindi rain forest. Our safari ends with your successful departure from Kisoro (reaches Entebbe 11:25 AM, Flight 112).
Are you ready for your adventure?
What is included?
VAT is included in the tour price - emergency air ambulance evacuation is included in your trip with us through a gold cover from AMREF Flying Doctors (www.flydoc.org) valid in Uganda and Rwanda. DR Congo is not yet part of the service and no emergency air ambulance is provided - your Instinct Safaris guide and driver are included in your safari itinerary - your half or full board accommodation in the specified lodges, hotels, and camps is included on a shared room basis - your secure transport is ensured by traveling in a fully safari-customized Land Rover Defender or Toyota Land Cruiser - all other transportation included in your travel plan is on us - soft drinks, water, and endemic fruits are included in your safari. We support the local community by buying as much produce as possible from them rather than from large chains - Airfare EBB-Kisoro and Kisoro-EBB is included in the tour price (US $542 value) - park entrance fees to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is included in your trip - your mountain gorilla habituation experience permit in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is included (US $1500 value) - a community walk and canoe trip on and near lake Mutanda is included in your trip - your Instinct Safaris Foundation fee is included in the tour, supporting local vocational, health, and educational projects.
What is excluded?
Additional travel health insurance is not part of your safari price - all sorts of expenses of personal nature - souvenirs, drinks, laundry, and additional equipment - are not included - activities not stated in the itinerary are excluded - gratuities and tips to rangers, driver, guide, porter, lodge staff, or others, are not included - visa fees to Uganda, Rwanda, and DR Congo (where applicable) are not included - Instinct Safaris is not to be held responsible for the loss or damage taken to any object or piece of equipment taken in the wild.