4 Days Uganda Flying Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

4 Days Uganda Flying Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

4 Days Uganda Flying Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is an exciting and time-saving activity. This is a perfect package customized for travellers who wish to avoid the long road drives to the Home of Mountain Gorillas in southwestern Uganda. Driving to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is usually a 7-hour journey unlike flying there which takes an hour from Entebbe International Airport to Kihihi Airstrip or Kisoro Airstrip depending on which part of the park one is visiting. Usually when visiting the Buhoma or Ruhija sectors of the park, it is better to land at Kihihi Airstrip. If one is visiting the southern part of the park mainly Rushaga and Nkuringo, it is better to land on the Kisoro Airstrip. Aero Link Uganda is the airline that offers air transportation means either from Entebbe or Kajjansi.

4 Days Uganda Flying Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Highlights

Day 1: Transfer from Entebbe International Airport to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 2: First Gorilla Trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Day 3: Second Gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 4: Fly back to Entebbe International Airport

Silverback Gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1. Transfer from Entebbe International Airport to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

The trip shall start with pick up from your hotel in Entebbe and transfer you to either Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi Airstrip where you will board a flight to either Kihihi or Kisoro Airstrip. Flights to Bwindi depart at 7 am, 10:15 am, and 12:00 pm. Ensure to check in 2 hours before your flight takes off. Your flight will mostly be at a low altitude so expect to see magnificent views of transcending mountains, remote villages, Lakes such as Bunyonyi, and rivers. You will be picked up by a Journeys Uganda representative who will transfer your Eco Lodge for the night. Transfer from the airstrip to the lodge is usually 1 hour while enjoying great sceneries.

Accommodation: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2. First Gorilla Trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Early in the morning after breakfast, you will get ready for a briefing by the guide about what to carry and pack, the Do’s and Don’ts before tracking the apes. You will then be allocated to a group of not more than 8 people plus a team ranger and assisting trackers. You may also need a porter to help you carry your backpack as it may get so tiring as you trek through the hilly thick Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Each group will visit one Gorilla family.

The Gorilla Trekking activity is a strenuous activity that is physically challenging and involves going through thick forest undergrowth where paths shall be made using pangas and machetes. Given the strenuous nature of the activity, there are several breaks along the way that shall allow you to catch your breath. It takes 2-4 hours to reach the exact location of the habituated mountain Gorillas. You will be allowed to spend only 1 hour with these humble giant apes. Rangers shall be feeding you with information about the forests and the gorillas while clearing the shrubs and bushes for a better view of the gorillas.

Get ready to descend back after one hour with the gorillas, the rangers shall find you a comfortable area in the jungle for you to enjoy your packed lunch. You will be transferred back to your lodge for relaxing. Or one can take a guided community walk.

Accommodation: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Boxed lunch and Dinner

Day 3. Second Gorilla Trek in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Mountain Gorillas feeding in Bwindi

We shall be embarking on a second Gorilla Trekking tour in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Tracking Gorillas twice is a rewarding activity with many benefits such as tracking another gorilla family behaving differently from the first one, the gorilla families are composed of different numbers of individuals some are 5 while others are over 25.

You will then be transferred to your lodge for relaxing and overnight.

Accommodation: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Boxed lunch and Dinner.

Day 4. Fly back to Entebbe International Airport

After breakfast, a representative of Journeys Uganda will transfer to Kihihi/Kisoro airstrip for your return flight to Entebbe International Airport. You will also find our representative at the airport who will transfer you to your hotel or help connect you to your flight back home or other places.

Meal plan: Breakfast only.

The cost of 4 Days Uganda Flying Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park included

Scheduled internal flights.
2 Gorilla permits per person
All airport transfers
3-night accommodation and Meals
Ground Transportation
Professional driver guide

The cost of 4 Days Uganda Flying Gorilla Trekking Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park excluded

International flights
Visas
Personal expenses like tips and buying souvenirs