Gorillas and Wellness Tour

8 Day Gorillas and Wellness Tour

The 8-Day Gorillas and Wellness Tour lets you recharge and rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul. Get enchanted with up-close cycling or Horse Back safari in Lake Mburo National Park, and look out for the impressive wildlife! 

Get up close and meet the Gorillas in the dense tropical forest of Bwindi National Park and have a spa day after the trek. Spend some time in the Buhoma Community with the Ride 4 a woman community. 

Wind down the tour with a scenic flight in southern Uganda before you head back home. 

Tour Highlights 8 Day Gorillas and Wellness Tour

  • Handpicked Eco Luxury Lodges.
  • Horse Back Riding / Cycling Safari in Lake Mburo
  • Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park 
  • Spa Day at the Opatra London Spa
  • Community Interaction in Buhoma Community – Ride for a woman

Itinerary 8 Day Gorillas and Wellness Tour

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport

You will be welcomed by a Company Representative and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at the Hotel No. 5(B&B).

Day 2: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Today you will set off for Lake Mburo National Park with lunch en route arriving in time for relaxation at the Lodge or have an evening game drive in the park. Accommodation and Meals at Mihingo Lodge.

Day 3: Nature walk  – Cycling or Horse Back Riding. 

This day starts off with a guided hike to the salt lick, at the salt licks, wildlife/ animals often head there to enjoy the taste of the salty licks made up of water and soil. The animals can be viewed from a raised platform.

Thereafter hike to Kazuma Track which leads to the top of Kazuma Hill where you will be able to view the 5 of the great region lakes you will.

Head back for lunch at the lodge. After lunch, you will embark on a cycling expedition within the park or Horse Back Riding while looking out for some game like zebras, Uganda kobs, and giraffes among others.

Accommodation and Meals at Mihingo Lodge.

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Today you will head to Bwindi Impenetrable Park, the home of the mountain gorillas arriving in time for late lunch and relaxation at the lodge in preparation for your gorilla trek the next day. 

Accommodation and Meals at Mahogany Springs

Day 5: Gorilla trekking at Bwindi Park

Following breakfast, transfer to the Bwindi Park offices where you will be allocated a gorilla family in group 8 as well as a gorilla tracking guide. After a pre-tracking briefing about the trek, you will be assigned a gorilla family as well as appropriate safety precautions. Thereafter head to the trailhead for the start of a thrilling adventure.

Expect to walk between 2 and 8 hours in steep and slippery conditions at times with rain overhead to meet the primates of Bwindi! Depending on how far the primates have moved. 

Upon sighting the gorillas, you spend the allowed one hour with them as they go about their daily life; feeding, moving around, playing, and grooming– it is a totally unique and unforgettable experience! Thereafter head back to the lodge for relaxation.

Accommodation and Meals at Mahogany Springs.

Day 6: Spa Day and Community Interaction

This day will start with breakfast and thereafter you will spend some time unwinding from your gorilla trek at the Opatra London Spa at the lodge to refresh your body and mind! Treatments range from facials to foot, and body massages.

Thereafter, have lunch and then head out to the Ride 4 a Woman community and learn more about the organization that has empowered women in Buhoma Community.

Accommodation and Meals at Mahogany Springs. 

Day 7: Scenic flight back to Entebbe

Early morning you will be transferred to the Kihihi Airstrip for your onward flight back to Entebbe. Take in the breathtaking landscapes of southern Uganda that is incredibly refreshing for the mind and soul.  

You will be picked up and transferred to your hotel. Accommodation and Meals at Hotel No 5.  There is an option to head out to the Yogi Studio in Entebbe for a Yoga session.

Day 8: Departure back home

Depending on your flight back home, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight back home.

Included in the 8-Day Gorillas and Wellness Tour

  • Ground transportation in a safari customized 4WD with gasoline/fuel,
  • Services of an English speaking Driver/guide,
  • Accommodation as shown at the lodges mentioned in the itinerary,
  • Meals as shown (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner),
  • All Park Entrance Fees,
  • Nature Walk to Kazuma Hill
  • Gorilla Trekking Permits
  • Cycling / Horse Back Riding
  • Scenic Flight

Excluded in the 8-Day Gorilla and Wellness Tour

  • International Airfares; Excess baggage charges;
  • Ugandan Entry Visa Fees
  • International travel Vaccinations and Inoculations;
  • Items of personal nature such as Room service,
  • Beverages, Communications charges (telephone, fax, internet), Laundry, etc.;
  • Postage fees, Porterage fees, Tips, and Gratuities for your Driver/guide and Hotels staff
  • Optional activities unless specified as included,
  • Any other services not expressly shown in the itinerary or indicated as included.

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