03 NIGHTS 04 DAYS FLY-IN GORILLA TOUR

BWINDI_GORILLA

Overview

Discover the Pearl of Africa by air! Enjoy a scenic flight over the lush green hills of Uganda and prepare yourself for an unforgettable meeting with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. With convenient departures from Entebbe International Airport and daily departures

Your safari at a glance:

Day Destination / Activity Accommodation Meal plan
1 Arrival in Entebbe The Boma B
2 Flight to Bwindi NP Mahogany Springs B-L-D
3 Gorilla tracking Mahogany Springs B-L-D
4 Return flight to Entebbe   B

 

B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner

 

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival Entebbe

Welcome to the Pearl of Africa! Arrival at Entebbe Airport where you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel (5-10 minutes). Overnight at The Boma Guest House.
Note: the airport pick up will be arranged by your guesthouse or hotel

This welcoming guesthouse is situated on the outskirts of Entebbe and only 5 to 10 minutes from Entebbe Airport. It is a tastefully restored colonial homestead consisting of comfortable bedrooms. Each of them is decorated along African themes and has their own private bathroom. A diners’ bar is set in a landscaped garden with lake views. The main house includes a private dining veranda and living room for overnight guests.

Day 2
Entebbe – Bwindi Forest NP

After an early breakfast transfer to Entebbe International Airport for a domestic flight to Western Uganda, departing at 07.00 or 07.45 hr. From Kihihi Airstrip (expected arrival at 08.45 / 09.30 hr) you will be transferred by road in about one hour to the home of the endangered mountain gorillas.

Check in at the lodge and enjoy a delicious lunch. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to relax and prepare yourself for the next day. Or go for an optional (guided) forest walk for a first introduction with Uganda’s unique flora and fauna.
Dinner and overnight at Mahogany Springs. (B-L-D)

Note: due to the early departure it is possible to request packed breakfast in advance.

Mahogany Springs is located at a 2 minutes drive from the headquarters in Buhoma. It offers eight individual bandas with 2 double beds, en-suite bathroom and a private terrace with panoramic views of the forest and surrounding land. The main building includes a craft shop, large bar area, relaxing lounge area with fireplace, restaurant and a large veranda.

Day 3
Gorilla tracking in Bwindi

Arise early today and prepare for the highlight of your safari, an unforgettable encounter with the Gentle Giants!
Following breakfast, transfer to the national park offices where you will be allocated a gorilla family in groups of 8 as well as a gorilla tracking guide. After a pre-tracking briefing by your guide touching on the gorillas generally, your assigned gorilla family as well as appropriate safety precautions, you drive to the trailhead for the start of a thrilling adventure. Expect to walk between 2 and 8 hours in steep and sometimes muddy conditions with rain overhead, which can be tough and require a degree of (average) fitness. However the thrill of coming face to face with a giant Mountain Gorilla silverback completely makes up for the effort!

Please remember to bring your passport for registration, appropriate, water proof hiking boots and a light rain coat. To protect from stinging nettles, we recommend long pants and long sleeved tops. A pair of old gardening gloves can help grabbing onto the vegetation while most hotels/lodges provide a walking stick that come in very handy especially when hiking downhill. A small waterproof backpack is an excellent idea to carry a light snack, bottled water as well as protection for your camera.

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!
Dinner and overnight at Mahogany Springs. (B-L-D)

Day 4
Bwindi NP – Entebbe – Departure

Today we will depart the impenetrable forest of Bwindi and head back to Entebbe with the morning or afternoon flight. At Entebbe International Airport connect to your international flight. (B)

Cost Includes

  • from Entebbe Airport (by GLS REP)
  • - Gorilla permit
  • - Domestic flight by Aerolink per 11-seater Caravan (max. weight allowance 15 kg in soft luggage)
  • - Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • - Meals as described in the itinerary
  • - Transport to/from the starting point for gorilla tracking in Buhoma
  • - AMREF Flying Doctors Insurance
  • - VAT for hotels and lodges outside Kampala

Cost Excludes

  • - International flight
  • - Visa (USD $50, available upon arrival & Online)
  • - Optional activities
  • - Meals and drinks not mentioned above
  • - Items of personal nature
  • - Tips

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03 NIGHTS 04 DAYS FLY-IN GORILLA TOUR
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