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Bucket List Gorilla Trekking Trip

6th -15th December 2023

Yawning baby gorilla in Bwindi National Forest in Uganda

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2023 Uganda Itinerary

map of Uganda and site during the trip

PRE-Safari Arrival Itinerary

Wednesday, December 6th, 2023

  • Arrive on International Flight to Entebbe, Uganda
  • Prearranged shuttle to Entebbe Hotel (2 Friends Hotel Entebbe – 1 night – breakfast included)
    This night stay is not included in safari. You MUST make the reservation on your own with the affiliate link provided below.
    After your reservation is made, send them a message with your flight information and they will arrange a shuttle to pick you up from the airport. This hotel is a pay-on-site hotel.
Pool view at Two Friends Hotel in Entebbe Uganda
Two Friends Hotel in Entebbe Uganda
  • Pre-Safari Meeting with Guide at Two Friends Hotel – preparations for the safari that begins the next day.
people sitting around a table getting ready to go on a safari
Pre-Safari Briefing at Two Friends Hotel with Gorilla Walking Safaris Guide

Uganda Gorilla Safari 9-day Tour begins 12/7

Safari adventure begins with pick-up on Thursday, December 7th in the lobby of 2 Friends Hotel

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Read all the tips and tricks about traveling to Uganda that we learned on our recent trip.

What is a gorilla trek like? How difficult is the trek?
This is a quick summary of our trek through the mountains to find the gorillas in Uganda.

Safari Lodges

Here are photos of some of the lodges that you will be staying at.
All accommodations have ensuite bathrooms.
All meals at the lodges are included.

Fort Murchison Camp

Kibale Forest Camp

Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge

Packing Tips

*My UGANDA Packing List*

See the link below for all my tips and hints for what to pack for a Uganda Safari and gorilla trek

Other notes on what to pack

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Electrical Adapter – Uganda uses UK-style electrical plugs

Filtering Water Bottle We have an older model and use it when bottled water is not available

Repel Clothing and gear insect spray. I sprayed hiking pants and one of my long sleeve tops to wear on jungle hikes.

Binoculars there are sometimes herds that are far from the vehicle.

Hiking pants – These are the pants that we wear for our treks. They are lightweight and cool in the heat.

Other Travel Tips & Notes

Uganda Sim Card Info – available at the airport next to the luggage pick up (credit card not accepted)

Vaccination Requirements & COVID Requirements

Travel Insurance (my hubby’s cousin) This is the insurance that we use and have gotten reimbursed MANY times.

VPN INFO in order to access Facebook in Uganda


OTHER EXPENSES due on tour

Tourist Visa: $100 pp. (Point of Entry: Entebbe, Host Address in Uganda: Gorilla Walking Safaris or Alex Guma Tibanyendera)
Trip Insurance: $??
Laundry: $2 – $10 per piece – available at lodges (must do it at a lodge with a 2-night stay in order to sun-dry)
Tips: $ at your discretion for all drivers / guides (Uganda is not a tipping culture, however, they know we are a tipping culture, so they expect it)
Meals while not on safari tour: $ ? – 1st day