Valentine’s Day with the Mountain Gorillas in Uganda
Out of the Ordinary – Luxury Valentine Holiday Gorilla Trekking Safari
This Valentine’s Day go on our one-of-a Kind -Luxury Valentine Holiday Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the Pearl of Africa, Uganda – A place that is on Lonely Planet’s most unusual Honeymoon Destination List.
Fly into Kigali, Rwanda where we meet you and take you on romantic, most scenic Drive through the Gorilla Highlands of Rwanda and Uganda to the Exclusive Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge where you stay in exquisite Cottage, a suite with romantic fireplace, a bedroom that overlooks the ancient Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the Virunga Volcanoes. (You can also choose the short flight from Entebbe Uganda).
Unusual, out of the Ordinary – a Valentine’s Day Surprise for that meaningful person in your life that will not be soon forgotten. This is a Valentine Holiday offering like no other.
Spend February 14th with a Gorilla Family in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, choose either one hour with them or 4 hours. We can even arrange for an exclusive Private Time with the Gorillas for four hours. – no other tourists or visitors – simply you and the Gorillas plus Park Staff. Let us know if this is your wish.
You want to impress someone this Valentine’s Day try our Out of the Ordinary – Luxury Valentine Holiday Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the Pearl of Africa – Uganda, staying in the romantic and exclusive Clouds Mountain Gorilla Safari Lodge – only offered by Kabiza Wilderness Safaris where we are all Romantics at heart.
This Romantic Gorilla Holiday Package can be done as a Honeymoon Safari throughout the Year.
Your Valentine Holiday Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – in the Pearl of Africa – Uganda
Arrival Day: Your arrival time and may mean that you will need a room for one night in Kigali. The city is the Singapore of Africa and unlike most other capitals, is clean, safe, attractive and welcoming.
We can arrange for your Pickup and the Top of the Market Hotels in the (that Serena Hotel which offers World-Class Service, an array of room choices and several restaurants. For those that want some history, there is Hotel Rwanda, Hotel des Mille Collines. It has been refurbished since the Genocide – It is not the one you saw in the Hollywood Version (that one was in South Africa), If you have Marriott Points use the Protea Hotel, another upmarket hotel in Kigali.
To enter both Rwanda and Uganda you will need an East African Visa and proof of Yellow Fever inoculation. There is no Yellow Fever in either country but both countries are part of the Yellow Fever Belt that spans the Globe.
If you arrive early – a tour of Kigali just might be right for you where you can try the National Dish – A meat or Vegetable Brochette with a Primus or Muetzig Beer, enjoy a cup of the famed Bourbon Coffee that is rated among the best coffees in the world.
Day 1 –February 13 – Drive to Rushaga – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda:
We leave your hotel in Kigali or meet you at the airport for the 3-Day Luxury Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari in Rushaga. The drive time to Rushaga is about 3 1/2 hours plus depending on Border Crossing which is an event in itself.
We arrive in the Southern area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and check into the Exclusive Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge where you cottage overlooks the ancient Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the Virunga Volcanoes in the Distance.
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is more than a mere room and bed but an experience in itself with is subdued elegance framed with original artwork the views and service, everything just right for a one of a kind Valentine’s Day Romantic Stay that you will not soon forget.
The lodge is known as being the one Lodge in Uganda at the highest Elevation (2,100 meters) and the reason that it is called Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge.
Have your lunch on the private patio of overlooking the forest, the setting is out of the norm, the food is delightful. You have 24-hour attentive Butler an Maid Service and world-class service with a Ugandan Welcome it is.
After Lunch –you can relax and get acquainted with the unique and serene setting that provides a perfectly romantic Valentine’s Day Backdrop to it all.
Watch the Sun set over the Virunga Volcanoes and as evening sets enjoy a romantic, crackling fire in your cottage along with a drink.
Dinner is a festive time, often you can enjoy some cultural performances by young people from the surrounding area.
Your first day in the ancient Rainforest comes to and end, Tomorrow it will be your encounter with a Gorilla Family in the Wild, a once in a lifetime encounter for most.
Meal Plan: Lunch – Dinner
Early Breakfast and take your packed lunch from the lodge, have a daypack, 3 liters of water, long trousers, gardening gloves for pulling yourself up on branches, long-sleeved shirt. waterproof boots, hat, rain jacket, use a walking stick and the services of a porter are provided by us along with the bottled water that you will need.
Meet the researchers, trackers and guides and head for the location of your gorilla family group being habituated and your four hours in their presence and learning their ways.
With the trek in and trek out – the 4-hour Gorilla Habituation Experience – this is an all-day trek, not only do you see the Gorillas with only 4 participants (at times fewer), but you learn about the Gorillas habits and ways from the Gorillas and the Researchers.
Return to the trailhead and it is back to the lodge.
Relax and chill out, try a local Waragi, the drink of choice with Krest Bitter Lemon and take in your experience with the mountain Gorillas. Some refer to it as an almost spiritual experience, memorable it is beyond compare and it cannot be replicated anywhere else since there are no Mountain Gorillas to be found elsewhere in any zoo, they do not survive, you can only see them in the wild as you did today.
Gorilla Trekking, a truly one of a kind experience in Bwindi Impenetrable and no place better to celebrate the occasion than Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge. On top of that, it is Valentine”s Day
Romantic Dinner at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner
Please Note: We Can arrange a Private Time with the Gorilla without any other Visitors except Park Staff.
Day 3-February 15- Return to Kigali:
Forest Walk with the Batwa People in Buniga Forest, the Batwa Pygmies have lived here for thousands of years, they were evicted from the forest when the National Parks were formed in both Uganda and Rwanda in 1991. They have lived in a manner that is not like their traditional ways of times past where they lived in the forest leaving small ecological footprint. Cultural Activities such as the Buniga Forest Walks keeps the ancient traditions alive for future Batwa Generations.
This particular Forest Walk was started with the help of the World Wildlife Fund and many visitors have gained insights as to how the Batwa lived, hunted and gathered in places such as the Buniga Forest which is an Afro-Montane Forest with primates, even Chimpanzees, and birds in addition to the vegetation that is quite different.
The 3-Day Valentine Holiday Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest comes to an end. The activities on this day depend on your flight times from Kigali, Rwanda. We will fine tune it to fit you. On the return to Kigali, you do lose one hour as you cross the border from the East African Time Zone to the Central one.
Drop off at airport 3 hours before your flight and the end of your Romantic Holiday in the Heart of Africa, there are not many who have the opportunity to go on this limited habituation experience.
Spend a Day or two relaxing along scenic Lake Mutanda – Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda or Lake Kivu theCosta del Sol of Rwanda. Swim, boat, ride in an ancient appearing Dugout Canoe. Discover beautiful Emerald Islands by boat, try some Crayfish anyway that you would like at Lake Bunonyi, some fresh Tilapia on LakeMutanda or Sambaza along Lake Kivu. All the perfect way to cap of your Valentine Gorilla Holiday in the Pearl of Africa before you fly out to home or to other parts of Africa.
You can start and end this Safari by flying from Entebbe and back to it with Aerolink Domestic Safari flights to and from. The scenic Flight only enhances the time on Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
This Romantic Gorilla Holiday Package can be done as a Honeymoon Safari throughout the Year. Just let us know
This Private Exclusive Valentine’s Day Gorila Safari Offering from Kabiza Wilderness Safaris – Limited Spaces available