4 Days Gorilla Tracking Uganda – Flying Safari

4 Days Gorilla Tracking Uganda – Flying Safari

2Pax: per person sharing

Duration: 4 Days/ 3 nights

Destinations: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

What to expect!

  • Fly to Bwindi on internal scheduled flight.
  • Meet Mountain gorillas up-close
  • Explore Uganda’s amazing nature beauty by air
  • Reconnect with people on village tour
  •  Gorilla trekking may be done on day 2 or 3, depending on when permits are purchased. If you would like to trek twice, enquire at time of booking – 2nd gorilla permits will need to be pre-purchased.
  • Overwhelming beautiful views.

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4 days – Gorilla Tracking Uganda – Flying Safari

Encounter one of Uganda’s gentle giants on your 4 Days Gorilla Tracking Uganda – Flying Safari: the rare mountain gorilla. Fly and view Uganda’s Impressive landscapes and beauty by air.

Discover just how friendly and hospitable Ugandan people are in a Village walk tour. This tour has two gorilla trekking opportunities but MUST be pre-booked. Gorilla trekking may be done on day 3 or 4, depending on when permits are purchased.

Flying to see gorillas saves you long hours of the day and allows you more time to opt to visit local communities around, including the native pigmy people if you like.  Chartered flights and scheduled flights are available from Entebbe airport to Kihihi or Kisoro airstrips near  Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. depending on which gate location of Bwindi you will be tracking.

Once you arrive the airstrip, our representative will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. Lodging options on this tour are with in one hour drive away from the airstrip to Bwindi. You can  rest the entire afternoon, or simply take a walking tour around the village. Next day, you’ll  trek to see gorillas.

Day 1: Fly from Entebbe to Bwindi Forest National Park.

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park.

Day 3:  Village Tour or Second Gorilla Trekking.

Day 4: Fly Bwindi -Kihihi/Kisoro-Entebbe.

Things to know :

Minimum gorilla tracking age is 15 years.

A maximum of 8 people are permitted to visit a family of gorillas at one time/daily, so it’s likely on the real trekking day, you will be joined to other guests to make group of 8. If you’re travelling as a group larger than 8.  You will be split across different but equally amazing families.

Maximum time allowed with the gorilla family will NOT exceed One hour.

It is a requirement to have a gorilla permit before you are allowed on a Gorilla trek.

**Gorilla permits are 100% non-refundable. To see more, visit our flexible cancellation policy

Is this trip for you?

This is an adventure for people who love primates, want up-close encounters.

You should be comfortable with;

  • Driving an hour and half on rural roads connecting to the park which are sometimes rough, bumpy & dusty.
  • Walking/trekking on uneven terrain for 2 to 6 or even 8 hours roundtrip.
  • Gorillas can sometimes be moving frequently, forest vegetation can at times obstruct visibility, and hence taking photos of these creatures can be very challenging!
  • some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous walks, but accessible to most healthy travellers.

Activity level is moderate demanding: Gorilla trekking can be a physically strenuous activity. Trekking takes place at altitudes between 1160 to 2607m (3806 to 8553ft) above sea level. moderate physical fitness is required. The slowest member will be on the front and determines the groups’ speed. The pace will be moderate, with plenty stops to rest, ask questions, re-hydrate and enjoy the forest and views. To ease your walking, it is possible to hire a local helper (porter) from the community at a small fee ($20) to carry your backpack along the path.

4 Days Gorilla Tracking Uganda – Flying safari

Day 0: Arrival at Entebbe.

Arrival meet and great our representative & transfer to your hotel in Entebbe City.

Day 1: Flying from Entebbe airport to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Early morning transfer to Entebbe airport internal flight to Kihihi/Kisoro.  You will check in an hour before flight departure. On arrival at Kihihi/Kisoro airstrip you will be picked up by our representative  and transfer one hour your lodge.

  • Journey time: internal flight in the morning or afternoon – an hour and 20 minutes.
  • Accommodation at a Lodge in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park

Today is the big day… Today morning our guide will pick you up from your lodge,  transfer to the park gate on time for pre-tracking orientation starting at 7:45am. Trekking through the thick jungle, traversing canopies of thick undergrowth can be tough, wet, strenuous but not impossible – the tracking can last from as little as 45 minutes to as much as 10 hours. The activity depends on location of gorillas the previous day. Visitors therefore are supposed to move along with packed/picnic lunch and water, and should be equipped with strong water-proof clothing and must be averagely healthy.

Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’. After transfer back to your lodge.

  • Accommodation at a Lodge at edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

Day 3: Community Village Tour or Second Gorilla Trekking (Optional)

Village walking tour. You will observe women making handicrafts from local materials and those creating the baskets, a chance to buy some. See how hard women are working in the fields tending to their crops. just a hoe and hard work all day in the fields.

It’s possible to visit to the Pygmy community, the original people of the forest – those who lost their homes when Bwindi forest was legally made Impenetrable Forest National Park. This Pygmy tour ends with traditional dance and gorilla dance.

Alternatively, today you have a chance to go on a second Gorilla tracking excursion. Please advise our safari expert if you prefer to go gorilla trekking for second time at the time of booking.

  • Accommodation at a Lodge at edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included

Day 4: Flying Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Kihihi/Kisoro) to Entebbe airport

Our guide will  transfer you to Kihihi or Kisoro airstrip  from where you will  fly back to Entebbe International Airport

Journey Time for flights to between Bwindi and Entebbe. 1 hour  transfer by road to Kihihi/ Kisoro & 1hour, 15 min flight.

Please let us know if you wish us to include one (or more) nights in Entebbe City or arrange at day room on last day.

Tour price Includes

  • Park entrances, guides in the park
  • All transfers, English speaking driver guide.
  • Hotel on arrival day.
  • Accommodation in top quality lodges and camps,
  • Private transfers in 4×4 Toyota Safari Vehicle
  • Gorilla Trekking facilitation and experience.
  •  One Gorilla permit  per person – USD $700 (we arrange it for you)
  • Meals Full Board: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch as on indicated on itinerary)
  • Scheduled internal flight from EBB-BWINDI/ Kisoro return to EBB ($ per person)

Please note:  The flight EBB-BWINDI/ Kisoro-EBB has been included in above price.

TOTAL WEIGHT LIMIT is 15kg in soft bags, XL seats can be booked for additional baggage or larger people.

Tour price Excludes

  • International Air ticket.
  • Drinks
  • Uganda Visa.
  • Porters on trekking
  • Tips and gratuities to guides.
  • All optional activities
  • Any meals not indicated on itinerary
  • Items of personal nature, entertainment
  • Any Optional activities:
  • Second Gorilla permit  per person – $700 (we arrange it for you. Enquire at time of booking)
  • Hotel on arrival and last nights in Entebbe.

1 Night at Boma Hotel, Entebbe

2 nights at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Meals-Full Board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Additional accommodation before tour and at the end of the tour can be arranged for extra cost!

Lodging mentioned depends on availability of rooms at the time of booking. In event of unavailability, we will change you to another lodge of the same class.

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