Uganda Gorilla Fly-In Safari

This 4 Day Gorilla Tracking Safari includes transfers by air to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Experience unrivaled gorilla trekking on a carefully crafted gorilla safari in South Western Uganda. Please note that availability of gorilla permits determines which area where we are to track the endangered gorillas.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
This morning you are picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport. Fly to Bwindi by AeroLink. Aero Link flies to either Kihihi or Kihihi. Our guide will pick you for a short transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. A chance to relax, admire the views over the forest and prepare for your gorilla tracking in the morning.

Overnight at
– Buhoma Haven Lodge (Midrange) or Mahogany Springs Lodge – large en-suite luxury tented accommodation with views into the surrounding forest (Northern Bwindi)
– Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Midrange) or Chameleon Hill Lodge or Four Gorillas Lodge (Southern Bwindi)

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After an early breakfast, our guide will transfer you to the park information centre. Get briefed about gorilla tracking the most exciting and challenging adventure you are to undertake! The Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi are part of a worldwide population of just about 1000 individuals. The gorillas we are allowed to track belong to either one of 15 habituated gorilla families that live in this large forested mountains. For up to five years each, these groups have undergone an extremely delicate process that has gradually brought them to tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day and allowed a few privileged visitors to interact with them in the wild. The gorillas are by no means tame, and are completely wild animals. However, experienced guides will accompany you on the tracking session, many of who have been involved in the habituation process themselves. The guides will use their knowledge of the gorillas’ habits and information from the previous day to locate the group’s whereabouts.

Because of this, the time taken to track the gorillas varies enormously, from as little as half an hour to as much as 8 hours before one returns to camp. Once the gorillas are located, our group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. This is one of the world’s truly memorable experiences – a look into one of these magnificent creatures’ eyes brings home the bond that exists between them and us. It also brings home the poignant fact that they are on the edge of extinction, and that our presence here contributes to ensuring their continued survival. Tracking the mountain gorillas is an awe inspiring experience and as you come across them in their forest surroundings all thought of fatigue disappear! The hour is often over all too quickly, and we slowly make our way back to camp to recount the day’s adventures.

Overnight at
– Buhoma Haven Lodge (Midrange) or Mahogany Springs Lodge (Northern Bwindi)
– Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Midrange) or Chameleon Hill Lodge or Four Gorillas Lodge (Southern Bwindi)

Day 3: Second Gorilla Trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Go for a second day gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Ideally try and spend as little time today behind the lens of your camera as possible so you can fully appreciate this once in a lifetime experience. This evening relax back at your lodge and reminisce on the adventures of the last few days.

Overnight at
– Buhoma Haven Lodge (Midrange) or Mahogany Springs Lodge (Luxury) (Northern Bwindi)
– Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Midrange) or Chameleon Hill Lodge or Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge (Southern Bwindi)

Day 4: Fly to Entebbe
Today you transfer to the airstrip in Kisoro or Kihihi for a return flight back to Entebbe. Drop off at the hotel in Entebbe or Entebbe Airport.

End of the Safari

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