3 Days Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safari
The 3 Days fly in gorilla tracking safari offers less travel time to Bwindi impenetrable national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park making the journey for your gorilla trekking in Uganda less tiresome.
You will take a scheduled flight from Entebbe international airport to Kihihi airstrip or Kisoro airstrip. You then transfer to the park which can take between 1-3 hours to get to your lodge. The flight takes one and a half hours to get to the park and once you arrive you can decide to engage in an optional activity like a community tour.
Day 1: Fly from Entebbe Internal Airport to Bwindi or Mgahinga gorilla national park
Your safari starts with transfer to Entebbe airport for your scheduled flight to Bwindi national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park. You will fly into Kihihi or Kisoro airstrip depending on which sector you will be tracking gorillas. If you are tracking gorillas in Ruhija or Buhoma you fly in to Kihihi airstrip. If you are tracking gorillas in Nyakagezi – Mgahinga, Nkuringo or Rushaga sector you will fly in to Kisoro.
Your driver guide will be waiting for you at the respective airstrips and will then drive you to your lodge. Once at the lodge you check in and you have an option of going on a community tour or spending the rest of the day at leisure.
Journey time: Flight – 1.5 hours, Drive to the lodge – 1-3 hours
Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner
Luxury – Bwindi Lodge
Mid-range – Buhoma Haven Lodge
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking
After an early breakfast at the lodge your driver guide will drive you to the park headquarters in Bwindi national park or Mgahinga gorilla national park. You will be received by your ranger guides and then receive a briefing from the guide. You are then told the guide lines for your gorilla trek and how to behave around the mountain gorillas. After the briefing depending on the gorilla group that you have been assigned to trek you will walk to the starting point or your guide will drive you to the starting point. Once you locate the gorillas you are allowed to spend one hour with them, take photos and watch them.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Fly back to Entebbe International Airport
On this day your driver guide will drop you off at Kihihi or Kisoro airstrip for your flight back to Entebbe airport.
What to carry for your Gorilla Trek in Bwindi NP
- Long sleeved shirt and long pants
- Hiking boots
- Sunscreen and Insect repellant
- Camera with extra batteries
- Drinking water
- Rain jacket
Included in the Tour Package;
- Gorilla Trekking Permit
- Return Flight to Kihihi or Kisoro
- Safari car and fuel
- English speaking tour and driver guide
- Drinking water in the car
- Meals as mentioned above
- Accommodation for 2 nights in Bwindi NP
Tour Package does not include;
- Optional Activities
- International Flights
- Visa charges
- Tips and Laundry services at the lodge
- Other personal expenses