3 Days: Gorillas in the Mist | Uganda Fly-in Safari

Highlights

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Community walk
  • Safari flights

Overview

Fly-in with us to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for a gorilla trekking trip in ancient rainforest & meet a rare mountain gorilla family. Watch this close knit gorilla family feed, play & socialise in the natural setting of their rainforest home. A truly memorable safari experience, complemented with a boutique gorilla safari lodge stay & services.

Day 1: Flight from Entebbe to Kihihi airstrip & community walk in Buhoma village.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 3: Flight from Kihihi airstrip to Entebbe

  • Day 1 - Fly to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    Flight from Entebbe International Airport to Kihihi airstrip, southwestern Uganda.

    Drive from Kihihi airstrip to Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

    Meet your local guide to explore the surroundings of Buhoma. Meet the neighbouring Batwa community for a demonstration of traditional songs and dance. An insight into their former rainforest life and a glimpse of their culture. Then stroll through Buhoma, meeting local residents including a traditional healer who will share the secrets of medicinal highland flora and the local brewer, who uses local bananas to make juices, gins and beers. As you wander back to your lodge for the evening, stop off at the local handicraft shops. Here local craftspeople fashion beeswax candles and hand carved wooden ornaments, a great chance to pick up an authentic souvenir.

    Safari Lodge: Buhoma Community Haven Lodge

  • Day 2 - Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi's Rainforest

    Experience Uganda’s greatest natural wonder, an intimate meeting with a mountain gorilla family in the misty rainforest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This rainforest is an incredibly important conservation site as it protects around 460 mountain gorillas, roughly half of the remaining wild population. Dating back over 25,000 years, Bwindi is one of Uganda’s most biologically diverse and most ancient rainforests, with an amazing 400 species of plants present and 350 species of birds, including 23 Rift Valley endemic species recorded. The rangers accompanying you on your gorilla trekking trip will be able to identify the local plants and wildlife and give you further insight into the general ecosystem of the rainforest as you hike.

    On the morning of tracking you will rise early and we advise a hearty breakfast at your gorilla safari lodge, you will then be escorted to the trailhead into the rainforest. Here you’ll receive an orientation on your gorilla trekking trip from the Uganda Wildlife Authority rangers, who will then guide you through the dense rainforest. The trek length varies depending on where the gorillas spent the night, ranging from thirty minutes to seven hours. Once you find these incredible creatures you will spend one hour with them. We think you’ll agree, to experience this unique family feed, socialise, nurse their young, patrol and display their prowess is one the most magical experiences you can see in nature. After observing the gorillas you will make the return trek to the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and return to your gorilla safari lodge.

    Enjoy some downtime at your gorilla safari lodge. Each of the lodge’s rooms has a private terrace from where you can unwind with fantastic views over the rainforest.

    Safari Lodge: Buhoma Community Haven Lodge

  • Day 3 - Fly to Entebbe International Airport

    Drive from Buhoma to Kihihi airstrip, southwestern Uganda.

    Flight from Kihihi airstrip to Entebbe International Airport.

    Your flight to Entebbe International Airport is anticipated to arrive at 11:25, but timings may vary due to weather conditions and route flown, a more accurate timing is confirmed by the airline the night before the flight. We don’t advise you to independently book connecting international flights for onward travel that depart from Entebbe International Airport earlier than 16:00.

    If you require additional accommodation for this night, or transfers to Kampala or Entebbe, these can be arranged for an additional cost.

    Safari Lodge: Not included

  • Overland transfers in a Toyota Landcrusier
  • Return internal flights (Entebbe - Kihihi)
  • Community walk
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • 2 nights at Haven Lodge
  • Meals (as specified)
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Tourist visas
  • Alcohol
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities & tips

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