4 Days Fly-in Uganda Gorilla Trekking Expedition

Fly-in Uganda Gorilla Trekking Adventure

Destinations: Entebbe, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Overview

This Uganda gorilla trekking safari is the perfect itinerary for adventure and wildlife enthusiast, you will explore mist-covered mountain slopes in search of enchanting and endangered mountain gorillas. It is estimated that there are only about 880 left throughout the world. Almost half of them can be found in Uganda, and populations can also be found in neighboring Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. You will spend one magical and exhilarating hour watching the intricate interaction of families of these amazing apes in the heart of the World Heritage Site known as the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Highlights of this Safari

  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Batwa Community Visit and Cultural Tour
  • Fly-in convenience and aerial scenic views

Tour Itinerary

Day 1- Arrival at Entebbe International Airport

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport we will be pick you up and transfer you to your accommodation for the night.

Overnight: Protea Hotel / The Boma Guesthouse

Meals: Breakfast

Day 2: Flight from Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Morning transfer to at Entebbe International Airport for your flight to Western Uganda Flight departs at t 07.45hr and an Aero link staff member will help you check in for your domestic flight to Kihihi Airstrip. From Kihihi Airstrip (expected arrival 0.9.30 hr) you will be welcomed by your guide who will transfer you the home of the endangered mountain gorillas –a transfer time of two hours. Check in at the lodge and enjoy a delicious lunch.

In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to relax and prepare for your gorilla trek the next day. Or go for an optional forest walk in the park for a first introduction with Uganda’s unique flora and fauna. The guided forest walks reveal clouds of brightly colored butterflies and shy birds .You could also take on a tour to a Batwa Pygmy community reveals fascinating stories about the life of these jungle-dwellers. You can also support the local community by visiting their health clinic and tasting some of the tea grown in the area.

Overnight: Buhoma Lodge/ Mahogany Springs/ Silverback Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest

Gorilla tracking activity, certainly one of the most exciting days of your safari; today you will be gorilla tracking. Breakfast will be served early and lunch will be packed. The briefing is at 8 am. Your guide will give you highlights of specific details about the way of life of the gorillas you will be tracking. The hike can take anything from one to seven hours. Once you reach the gorillas, you are allowed to spend one hour with them as you stand 6 meters away. However the thrill of coming face to face with a giant Mountain Gorilla silverback completely makes up for the effort! Upon sighting the gorillas, you spend the allowed one hour with them as they go about their daily life; feeding, moving, playing, raising their young and sometimes wrestling by the juveniles – it is a totally unique and unforgettable experience. Upon completion of this magical encounter we will drive you back to the lodge where you can relax in the afternoon or go for another walk to visit one of the communities around.

Overnight: Buhoma Lodge/ Mahogany Springs/ Silverback Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Flight back to Entebbe

Early in the morning after breakfast we will drive you down to Kihihi airstrip to depart for Entebbe for the end of your tour and onward connection. Upon arrival in Entebbe, we will have a room ready for you to freshen up and to have lunch and dinner before we will take you to the airport for your departure flight out.

Day room Use: Protea Hotel/ The Boma Guesthouse