Gorilla Tracking - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Day one & Two
Depart China with Ethiopian Airlines (A star Alliance member), transit in Addis Ababa – Ethiopia, before connecting on Ethiopian Airlines for Entebbe – Uganda, arrival on Day two at 1305hrs. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Kampala Town for dinner and overnight.
An early morning start from Kampala takes you southwest and across the Equator. You drive through savannah grasslands seeing banana plantations and herds of Ankole cattle with their incredibly long curving horns. You then ascend into the Kigezi highlands, known as the "Switzerland of Africa", with terraced farming and mountain scenery. Drive through to Bwindi (ten hour drive).
After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide, enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular. The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but criss-crossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savored. Many find it to be a rare and moving opportunity.
This morning, end your stay in the "Land of the Mountain Gorillas" and depart with great memories of the moments spent with the fascinating Mountain Gorillas. Transfer back to Kampala (with lunch en-route), for Dinner and Overnight in Kampala Town.
Day Six & Seven
Breakfast, check out of hotel and head to Entebbe Airport for your check in and departure on Ethiopian Airlines (A star Alliance member) at 1725hrs, transit in Addis Ababa before taking a connecting flight for China arriving on Day Seven.
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