Flying Gorilla Trek Safari Uganda

Flying Gorilla Trek Safari Uganda

4 Days Flying Safari Uganda To Gorillas – Flying Gorilla Trek Safari Uganda

Enjoy 4 days Uganda flying gorilla safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park a haven to half of the world’s 1063 mountain gorillas. This flying safari Uganda is unique from the rest of the other gorilla tours because it involves you taking a flight from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi airstrip to Kihihi or Kisoro. You also have 2 days of gorilla trekking with a great chance to explore 2 distinct habituated gorilla groups in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Southwestern Uganda.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park sits in Kabale, Kanungu and Kisoro districts, approximately 8-9 hours’ drive from Kampala. However, this 4 days Uganda flying gorilla safari lets you save time about 1-2 hours on a flight unlike if you traveled by 4×4 Land Cruiser or Safari Van. Upon arrival at Kisoro/Kihihi airfield, you will be transferred by Uganda safari guide to your destination Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Your Uganda flying gorilla safari tour will start and end in Entebbe/Kampala.

Trip activities to engage while on 4 days Uganda flying gorilla safari to Bwindi

  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Batwa community visit
  • Photo taking and touring
  • Guided nature walk
  • Bird sighting

Summary of your 4 days Uganda flying gorilla safari to Bwindi

Day 1: Take a flight from Entebbe airport/Kajjansi airfield to Kihihi/Kisoro airstrip

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 3: Second mountain gorilla trekking & Batwa community visit

Day 4: Return flight to Entebbe-departure

Detailed itinerary of your 4 days Uganda flying gorilla safari to Bwindi

Day 1: Take a flight from Entebbe airport/Kajjansi airfield to Kihihi/Kisoro airstrip

Have breakfast early and after, expect to catch up with your flight to Kisoro or Kihihi airstrip starting at 7:00am. On arrival, meet your driver guide for transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in a comfortable 4×4 Uganda safari land cruiser/safari van. Enjoy the scenic view of the countryside rolling hills en-route and upon arrival, check into a gorilla safari lodge for lunch and relaxation.

In the afternoon/evening, expect to engage in a rewarding nature walk around Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This will expose you to numerous birds, primates, plants, butterflies to mention but a few. Return for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay at one of the best gorilla safari lodges in Bwindi as you wait for gorilla trekking the next day.

Accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Budget: Nshongi Camp/Gorilla Haven Lodge

Mid-range: Gorilla Mist Camp/Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge/Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Have a heavy breakfast and later, connect to Bwindi park offices for verification and then briefing on gorilla trekking guidelines beginning at 7:00am. Make sure you have a valid gorilla permit, some snacks and adequate drinking water with you. The park official will also allocate to you a gorilla group, each family will be tracked by 8 visitors and at 8:00am, the park guide leads you on a search for your respective gorilla family.

Over 20 gorilla group families have been habituated and now open for tourism in Bwindi, all of which are distributed in the park’s 4 main gorilla trekking regions; Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo and Rushaga. Upon spotting a gorilla group, a maximum of 1 hour will be allowed for you to take pictures (ensure you are using non-flashlight camera), learn more about these apes’ daily behaviors and a lot more. Walk back to the gorilla safari lodge for relaxation, dinner and a night stay.

Accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Budget: Nshongi Camp/Gorilla Haven Lodge

Mid-range: Gorilla Mist Camp/Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge/Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge

Day 3: Second Mountain Gorilla Trekking & Batwa community visit

Enjoy your tasty cup of tea and after, assemble once again at Bwindi park offices for briefing and to be allocated to a different gorilla family. Note, every gorilla family group rewards a trekker differently and you will certainly have a distinct experience all together.

After an exploration of about 2-6 hours inclusive of 1 hour of magical encounter, get back to the lodge to relax but you will have an afternoon visit to Batwa pygmy community. At the Batwa community, you won’t be left bored because you will entertained by the Batwa pygmies, who are known to have spent more than 500000 years in the forest as gatherers and hunters. Dinner and overnight will be at your respective lodges.

Accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Budget: Nshongi Camp/Gorilla Haven Lodge

Mid-range: Gorilla Mist Camp/Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge/Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge

Day 4: Return flight to Entebbe – Departure

Have breakfast in the morning then check out of the lodge. The driver guide will pick you up for drop off to Kihihi/Kisoro airstrip for your flight back to Entebbe/Kajjansi airfield. This marks the end of your 4 days Uganda flying gorilla safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

End of your 4 days Uganda flying gorilla safari to Bwindi

 

Flying Gorilla Trek Safari Uganda includes

  • Gorilla permits ($700 per person)
  • Travel in 4×4 drive safari vehicle
  • Flight fees from Entebbe/Kajjansi airfield
  • Fulltime English-speaking safari guide
  • Bottled water
  • Any relevant government taxes
  • Accommodation for 3 nights and meals
  • All the trip activities in the itinerary except the optional ones

Safari excludes

  • Tips
  • Visas
  • Personal insurance
  • Laundry
  • Telephone bills
  • Hotel fees in Kampala/Entebbe
  • Optional activities

 

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