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A quick dip into the beautiful country of Uganda. Fly in for a few days to experience the magic of Gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

For this short itinerary you will just experience a slice of the beautiful ‘Pearl of Africa’ that is Uganda. A great addition to any itinerary around Africa or as part of a longer Uganda itinerary.

Heading to the south west you will undertake the amazing experience of trekking with the incredible Mountain Gorillas. Stay in a couple of lovely luxury properties to indulge in your stay – including free massages after your trek!

Ideal for those with little time or as part of a larger itinerary this short journey into Uganda can be easily combined with trips into Kenya, Tanzania or even further afield to southern Africa.

Start with a night in Entebbe and stay at the lovely Boma Hotel, a perfect place to relax and unwind after flying in. Entebbe has lots to offer so perhaps extend your stay for a night if you do want to explore a bit more.

Next, take a scenic light aircraft flight down to the south west, your accommodation in Bwindi is the lovely Buhoma Lodge. Eco-chalets perched on the hill give you the ideal base to get out and undertake the amazing experience of tracking mountain gorillas through the forest!

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Good to know

  • Private & bespoke itinerary
  • Exclusive, eco-friendly lodges
  • Award-winning safari specialist
  • Flexible payment & cancellation

What's included

  • Included Accommodation
  • Included Guided excursions
  • Included Internal flights
  • Included Ground transfers
  • Included All meals
Days

4

Starting from

£2,000 pp

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Destinations
Uganda
Activity
Safari, Luxury, Adventure, Hiking & Trekking, Active, Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks
Tour Type
Custom itinerary

Journey highlights

Key moments and experiences on this trip

Gorilla tracking in Rwanda
Volcanoes National Park

Gorilla tracking in Rwanda

Spend a magical hour in the company of the world's largest living primate in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park. There are various hiking options for all ability levels, and you'll be accompanied by an expert ranger guiding you through the rainforest to watch these magical creatures eat, socialise and interact in their natural habitat.

Detailed itinerary

What you'll see and do

This is a customisable trip

Use the following itinerary for inspiration. Remember: all days, hotels and activities can be altered to suit your requirements. A Wayfairer Travel travel specialist will be happy to advise.

Arrival in Entebbe

Today you arrive at Entebbe International Airport, here you will be met on arrival and transferred to your first hotel, The Boma.

This lovely boutique guesthouse is the perfect place to relax and unwind after arriving in Uganda. The Boma Guesthouse is set in a lush tropical garden with a view of Lake Victoria. Aside from the pristine pool, there is also a small playground for children to play while adults can enjoy classic garden games such as croquet or boules.

With Entebbe city only a few minutes away, pick up one of their rental bicycles and make your way to the Botanical Garden. The rainforest surroundings will probably remind you of something out of an old Tarzan movie. It’s also a great area to spot Colobus monkeys and birds.

Whilst around Entebbe there is lots to do, we can include a lovely sunset cruise on Lake Victoria or a trip to Ngamba Island (Chimp Sanctuary). Or head out to Mabamba Swamp on a boat cruise to try and find the elusive Shoebill Stork! A brilliant addition is the behind-the-scenes tour at the UWEC (Uganda Wildlife Education Centre) where you get to learn about some of the great work going on and have up close encounters with some of the wildlife.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Featured Accommodation
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Boma Guesthouse
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Boma Guesthouse

Fly to Kihihi and transfer to Bwindi

Today you begin your adventure, catch your light aircraft flight down to the south west. You fly to Kihihi airstrip where your private guide will meet you and drive you through the winding roads into the mountains and to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Here your accommodation is Buhoma Lodge, lovely cabin style rooms perched on the edge of the hill offering views across the forest and a warm comfortable stay. Buhoma Lodge has 10 cosy eco-chalets; all constructed using only sustainable materials to reduce their footprint impact at this unique location. Whether you are a honeymooner, family or a solo traveller, you will find that their spacious rooms will provide the right amount of soothing isolation within the African wilderness.

From the private verandas, you might even feel you are in a treehouse as you soak up the uninterrupted view of the forest, and the verandas are also excellent places to birdwatch. With only a five-minute walk to the trailhead, one can indulge in the possibility of a close encounter with the elusive mountain gorilla early in their day, or sleep a little later without missing out.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Featured Accommodation
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Buhoma Lodge
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Buhoma Lodge

Gorilla Trekking

Today you undertake your first incredible wildlife experience, head out trekking up the mountain to see the majestic Mountain Gorillas. This is a once in a lifetime experience to meet these gentle giants as you hack your way through the undergrowth.

There are currently eleven habituated groups of Mountain Gorilla found in this area that you can trek to. Bwindi is part of the larger area dubbed Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, located in south western Uganda in the western reach of the great Rift Valley. Sharing the border with Virunga National Park, you’ll enjoy an impressive backdrop of mountains soaring to 4,500m.

This area is really spectacular, with vast species diversity, including 120 species of mammal, 350 species of bird (23 which are endemic to this area), 220 species of butterfly and so much more! Of course, the most famous inhabitant is the endangered mountain gorilla, with half of the worlds remaining population being found here.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Featured Accommodation
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Buhoma Lodge
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Buhoma Lodge

Return to Entebbe for onward journey

This brings your small journey to an end; you have enjoyed a lovely slice of Uganda and ticked off the bucket list experience of trekking with the amazing Mountain Gorillas.

From here you can connect to your international flights taking you home or to your next exciting destination. It’s also an easy and great connection direct into the Masai Mara to extend your bucket list trip – perhaps try and catch the great migration?

Although your incredible Gorilla Trek has come to an end, we hope you’ll be leaving with many special memories and stories to tell.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Entebbe

    Entebbe

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  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    The dense forests of Bwindi in the south-west corner of Uganda are home to over half of the world’s small population of the endangered mountain gorilla...
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    The dense forests of Bwindi in the south-west corner of Uganda are home to over half of the world’s small population of the endangered mountain gorilla...
  • Entebbe

    Entebbe

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Where to stay

Some of our sample accommodation.

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Boma Guesthouse
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Boma Guesthouse

Just a quick 5-minute drive from Entebbe International airport, this Boma Guesthouse is the perfect place for those on transit as part of their Uganda safari holiday...

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Buhoma Lodge
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Buhoma Lodge

All ten chalets at Buhoma Lodge were constructed using only sustainable materials, fitted with insect-proof window screens, solar-powered lighting, private viewing deck, ensuite bathroom (some rooms include a bathtub), hot and cold water...

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What people are saying about Wayfairer Travel

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Denise Rappaport
10/11/2021

What started out as a disaster at the airport, not letting us board because certain papers were not supplied, we went back home, and next day called Wayfairer. They had so personally helped us set up the itinerary with all that we wanted to see, and they had to start all over again. With flying colors Wayfairer came through without extra money to lay out. The trip was one of the best ever, all falling into place. Definitely we shall call on Wayfaire again.

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Stephanie
15/09/2021

Wayfairer helped me book the perfect trip for my husband's birthday. They worked with us to give us the best within our price range. The resort was a great recommendation, we couldn't have asked for better. We felt the support from the Concierge (Toon) through the whole process, even after we had returned home. Can't wait to plan our next trip!

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Yvonne Dofflemeyer
11/08/2021

Would highly recommend Wayfairer to everyone looking to for excellent service. My Safari was a trip of a life time. Every person who helped me in this journey were knowledgeable, pleasant and very patient. Thank you concierge Toon for handling everything so I could just relax and enjoy my trip.

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Eric And Molly Roudabush
10/08/2021

Wayfairer designed an absolutely beautiful honeymoon trip for us to Tanzania. From the breathtaking nature and wildlife viewing on safari to the relaxing beach vibes and fun aquatic activities of Zanzibar, we cannot say enough good things about our Wayfairer vacation. We did not need to worry about a single thing at any stop on our two-week trip because Wayfairer had already carefully planned out every detail, even down to transportation to and from our different accommodations.

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Elena Makarova
12/11/2019

Perfect planning, perfect execution of our vacation, can absolutely recommend this agency to others!

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Elaine Kottler
09/10/2019

Superbly arranged holiday by Wayfairer Travel. Their knowledge and experience meant they picked superb and very different locations for us, all of which complimented each other but gave vastly different experiences. By booking through Wayfairer it meant we never had to think about any travel arrangements outside getting to our local airport! Would recommend anyone booking this type of holiday to book through them.

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Price guide

This itinerary would cost from £2,000 pp.

Pricing may vary by accommodation choice, group size and time of year.

What's included

Included Accommodation

All nights in carefully-chosen, quality assured lodges, camps and hotels, including unique, independently-owned boutiques.

Included Guided excursions

Fully guided game drives and walking safaris, depending on location. All safari excursions accompanied by expert, highly-trained tracker guides.

Included Internal flights

All domestic flights as stated in the itinerary.

Included Ground transfers

All airport collections and ground transfers in private cars and comfortable minivans.

Included All meals

Full board while on safari, with world-class catering. Some drinks included at most accommodations.

How to book

All our trips are tailor-made to your preferences. Here's how we create your itinerary:

1. Call our Travel Advisors or complete the enquiry form.

2. Our team will design a bespoke itinerary that fits your vision.

3. Together, we'll refine your itinerary until it's just right.

4. Secure your booking with a 20% deposit.

5. All trips come with 100% financial protection, and guaranteed flexible date changes and rebookings.

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