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3 days gorilla flying safari

This 3 days Gorilla flying safari is a short Uganda primate safari offering you a visit to the world’s most popular and best gorilla trekking destination – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to the world’s largest population of mountain gorillas and also is home to the largest number of habituated mountain gorilla groups open for tourism, on this safari you are to visit of these habituated gorilla families. 

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is situated in the far south western region of Uganda and from Kampala city where most Bwindi safaris start from, it is a drive of approximately 10 hours which is a long day of drive. To save you from a long drive, this safari is a typically flying safari, so you will fly from Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi airstrip to Kihihi Airstrip which serves the Buhoma Sector of Bwindi. 

Rwanda gorilla trekking in 2021
Mountain Gorilla in Bwindi


Day 1: Fly – Entebbe – Kihihi 

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking 

Day 3:  Fly – Kihihi – Entebbe 



Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport or after breakfast at your hotel in Kampala, you will be picked up by our representative and head to either Entebbe International Airport or Kajjansi Airstrip for a flight to Bwindi’s Kihihi Airstrip. 

From Entebbe to Kihihi, it is a flight of approximately 1 hour and a half. Upon landing you will be picked up by our guide/representative and head to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, when you arrive in the park you will check in and then spend the whole day resting at the lodge. 

If you used a morning flight, you can visit the Batwa pygmy people also known as the forest people for a cultural experience. Alternatively, you can go for a guided forest walk in Bwindi forests for an encounter with primates such as olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys and many birds. 

Have dinner and stay overnight 

Accommodation: Trackers Safari Lodge 

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner 

Bwindi Sector – Buhoma Sector 

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking

Have an early breakfast and head to Bwindi Forest for a mountain gorilla tracking experience, you will join other visitors at the park’s headquarters for briefing about mountain gorilla trekking and the dos and don’ts starting at 08:00 am. 

 In groups of 8 people, you will be assigned a gorilla family to trek and head to the starting point for gorilla trekking and head into the forests of Bwindi looking for mountain gorillas. The amount of time taken while looking for mountain gorillas (tracking) depends on the gorilla family you are trekking and where they spent the previous night, the trek takes approximately 30 minutes to over 6 hours.

When you locate the gorillas, you will be allowed to spend 1 hour in their presence. You are advised to stay approximately 8 feet distance from the gorillas as you watch them go on with their normal life in the forests of Bwindi, babies playing on three branches among others. You can take pictures and videos as long as your flash light is off as it irritates the gorillas. 

The trek back to the park’s headquarters to pick your gorilla certificates then head to your lodge where you spend the rest of the evening relaxing, alternatively you can head to the Batwa Community situated along the borders of the park. In these communities you will have a deeper insight into the lifestyle of Batwa people, visit the medicine man and be entertained by local dances and drama. Have dinner and stay overnight. 

Accommodation: Trackers Safari Lodge 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

Bwindi Sector – Buhoma Sector

Day 3: Fly – Kihihi – Entebbe

After a leisurely breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight back to Entebbe International Airport. When you arrive at the airport, you will either transfer to your hotel in Kampala or connect for your international flight back home. 



 Gorilla Permit

 All activities (unless labeled as optional)

 All accommodation as stated in the itinerary

 All transportation (unless labeled as optional)

 Roundtrip airport transfer

 All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)


 Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)

 Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

 Services not mentioned in the program

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