5 Day Gorilla fly-in Tour
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This is a five-day tour of Bwindi in Uganda where you get a chance to track and photograph the gorillas twice. The two-day tracking arrangement gives one more chance of getting those gorilla pictures every photographer yearns for. The accommodation is luxurious. Internal transportation includes a chartered flight and a short drive from the airstrip to your lodge in Bwindi. There are possibilities for customizing this tour into an extension for a safari tour that would include game drives and chimpanzee tracking
From £2,395 per person, this excludes international flights but includes all meals and internal travel
DAY 1 ARRIVE ENTEBBE
You will be met by your guide and private vehicle and transferred to your guesthouse. Relax by the pool and explore the rainforest gardens in which there are numerous bird species, as well as black and white colobus and vervet monkeys.
DAY 2 ENTEBBE - BWINDI
Fly to Bwindi by charter flight.
DAY 3 BWINDI - TRACKING
Two days of exciting and challenging Gorilla photography.
The Gorillas in Bwindi number over 400 and are part of the over 1000 worldwide population found in only three adjacent countries Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.
There are about 140 habituated Gorillas divided into 18 families in 4 locations in Bwindi forest.
It takes about two years to get a gorilla family fully habituated, a process that ensures Gorillas are accustomed to human presence. However, the Gorillas are still wild and all care is taken to ensure safety for both gorillas and clients during tracking. The experienced guides and trackers some of them part of the habituation team lead clients to the Gorillas. And for protection against wild Gorillas and Elephants the guides and trackers carry automatic rifles.
DAY 4 BWINDI -TRACKING
After the excitement of the previous day probably your first encounter with Gorillas, and having analysed your photos. This will be the time to enjoy the overall tracking experience in a more relaxed manner.
The second day gives you an opportunity to photograph detail and opportunities you could have missed including the forest environment and overall tracking process.
DAY 5 BWINDI TO ENTEBBE
Transfer to the airstrip in time for your internal flight back to Entebbe. Catch your international flight back home.
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