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3 Day Fly-in Gorilla trekking tour

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Tour Highlights

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  • Day 1: Fly from Entebbe to Bwindi
  • Day 2: Enjoy a gorilla trekking experience in the Bwindi Impenetrable and an afternoon community walk
  • Day 3: Fly from Bwindi to Entebbe

3-Day Fly-in Gorilla Trekking Tour: Detailed Itinerary

 Day 1: Fly to Kihihi – Transfer to Bwindi Forest

You will be picked up by our company representative from your hotel in Kampala by 6:00am and transferred to the Entebbe international airport to catch your flight with Aerolink to the west of Uganda. You will depart Entebbe at 7:00am and arrive in Kihihi at 9:30am.

In Kihihi a representitive from the company or your lodge will be waiting for you. He will transfer you in about 1.5 hours to the lodge where you will check-in and spend the day resting.

Lunch and dinner will be enjoyed at the lodge

Journey time: 1h45 flight, 1.5 hours transfer to your lodge

Accommodation options:

  • Broadbill camp, Trekkers Tervan Cottages, Rushaga Haven Lodge (budget)
  • Ichumbi Gorillla lodge or Gorilla Mist Camp or Buhoma haven lodge(Mid-range)
  • Chameleon Hill lodge or Ruhija Gorilla Safari lodge or Clouds Mountain Gorilla lodge or Bwindi lodge (luxury)

Destination:  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking

Today is the Great Gorilla trekking day, prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants: the rare Mountain Gorilla. For most people this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts both Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees – the only forest in Africa which can make this claim, in fact. It also hosts five other species of primate, 113 species of mammal, over 200 butterflies and 360 birds. The gorillas you track belong to one of nine habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day.

En route to the gorillas, your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. Your gorilla tracking will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorilla family.

The time taken to track the gorillas can be as few as 2 hours to as many as 7 hours. Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’.

Late in the evening you will have a community walk in which your will interact with the Batwa Pygmies in the aread.

Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.

Accommodation options:

  • Crater Bay Cottages (budget)
  • Bunyonyi Rock Resort, Bunyonyi Eco Resort (Mid-range)
  • Aracadia Cottages Bunyonyi, Bird Nest Resort Bunyonyi (luxury)

Destination:  Lake Bunyonyi

Day 3: Return to Entebbe

Your guide will transfer you from the lodge to Kihihi Airstrip for your flight back to Entebbe international airport or Kajansi. Upon arrival at Entebbe our other driver will pick-you up and transfer you back the lodge or to the aiport for your scheduled flight back home.

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Includes & Excludes

Tour includes

Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking permits
All activities on itinerary & park entry fees
Accommodation and meals
Transport in Standard Safari vehicle
Professional Tour Guide

Package Excludes

International Flights
Items of Personal Nature
Tips and Gratuity

Getting There

The trip will start from Kampala or Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and you will be dropped off at your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe international airport after the trip.

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    Tour can depart on any day of the week.
    Tour can be customized
    Transportation in Landcruiser or minivan with pop up for game viewing
    Suitable for solo travelers
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