Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari (Fly-in Express)

This 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari is an African jungle safari that adventures the famous Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, on of the 3 places in the world where you can track and see mountain gorillas. This Fly-in express African safari is organised to avoid the odious journey of driving from Entebbe (the only Uganda International Airport) to Bwindi which usually takes about 8-9 hours, and instead fly approximately 2 hours to the Gorilla habitat.

Recommended for those that have a limited time traveling for unmissable African adventures, like business class or if you want to extend your African safari in Kenya or south Africa to also see the mountain gorillas.

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Overview

On this 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Safari (Fly-in Express) trip, you’ll be transfered to Entebbe Airport for your local chartered flight from Entebbe to Kisoro at about 7:30 am. At Kihihi Airport in Kisoro, a trusted driver in a 4×4 safari truck/van will transfer you to your gorilla forest lodge where you’ll check in and settle in, take in the fresh forest air and green sights and maybe choose to take a walk around the African villages and communities of the natives that inhabit the surroundings of the park.

The next day the actual gorilla trekking safari will will start from the park headquarters after a briefing at at exactly 08:00. You’ll be escorted with 7 others by a guide and an armed ranger into the jungle, hiking, trekking, jumping streams and breaking shrubs till you find your designated gorilla family, with which you’ll spend and hour with.

Get back to the lodge and opt in for activities around the park or relax, chat away and meditate about your experience. The environment is quite perfect for a calm day far far away from home. The next day, you leave the park and fly back back to Entebbe for your flight back home.

Safari Highlights

– From Entebbe, take a local flight to Kisoro, Bwindi Impenetrable NP
– Aerial view of the beautiful western Uganda green blanket
– Hiking and gorilla trekking in the misty jungles of Bwindi Forest
– Experience the African villages and communities around Bwindi

Tour Summary

Day 1, Transfer to Bwindi
Day 2, Gorilla Trekking Safari, Local Community Experience
Day 3, Bwindi to Entebbe and Departure

Arrival

On arrival at the airport, you’ll be picked up by your booked hotel’s representative in Entebbe who will transfer you to the hotel for your bed and breakfast. Accommodation before the 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Safari (Fly-in Express) starts is not included in the quote but can be arranged for you.

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Day 1:  Local Flight, Entebbe to Kihihi – Bwindi Impenetrable NP

In time at Entebbe airport by 07:30, your flight to Kihihi airstrip in Kisoro will set off. Look out the window, for Uganda is one of the most beutiful country in the world seen from above. You’ll definately catch sight of the beautiful Rwenzori mountain ranges, tea plantations, numerous lakes and rivers and the magnificent Virunga Volcano moutains just before you land in Kisoro.

In Kisoro, you’ll be picked and driven through Kisoro town up-to your lodge just outside the Bwindi Impenetrable NP. Check-in, have lunch and relax or take a walk around the African villages around the park, your choice.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

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Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Safari Adventure in Bwindi 

Today is your Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari D-day. Wake early morning and have you breakfast, get your packed lunch and get to the trailhead before 7:30 AM.

Gorilla trekking starts at 08:00 after a briefing at the park headquarters, you will hike through the dense steep forest searching for the gorillas depending on where they were seen making nests the previous evening.

The gorilla trekking can last 2-7 hours depending on how soon you find the gorillas, this is influenced by the location they stayed overnight. Trekking can be a tasking adventure, but coming to a facial closeup with these close relatives to human is a reward worthy to earn.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located in southwestern Uganda edge at the edge of the great east African Rift Valley. It is a home to over 400 species of mountain gorillas about half of the world’s population. Many of these are habituated in families that are daily visited by tourists. The forest is also a home to over 350 species of birds and 400 flora species.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner + Drinking Water

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Day 3: Fly Kihihi to Entebbe

The last day of your safari starts with a drive to Kihihi Airstrip, where you will board a return light weight flight to Entebbe, on the flight from Kihihi to Entebbe you will be able to see several stunning scenery from above. Upon arriving Entebbe international airport check in for your onward flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast

We believe you have enjoyed your holiday in the most hospitable country, the Pearl of Africa!

Inclusions

  • Accommodation at lodges and hotels mentioned in the itinerary or equivalent based on availability
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary, (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
  • Airstrip-Park transfers by the lodge
  • Return Scheduled light weight Flight Entebbe to Kihihi
  • 1x Gorilla trekking per person
  • Park entrance fees
  • 1 liter of mineral drinking water per person per day in the vehicle

Exclusions

  • Accommodation and meals in Entebbe
  • Drinks
  • Visas
  • International Air ticket
  • Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Laundry
  • Personal Expenditures and any other services not mentioned in the itinerary

Entebbe Options

Papyrus Guest House

Boma Guest House

Lake Victoria Serena Resort

Bwindi (Buhoma) Options

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Buhoma Haven Lodge

Gorilla Forest Camp

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