Our 3 Days Fly-in Gorilla Trekking Tour takes you to fly to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in southwestern Uganda where you will take part in tracking the rare mountain gorillas.
- Fly to Bwindi!
- Gorilla permit included!
- Stunning views of Virunga Volcanoes
- Stunning views of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
- Gorilla Tracking
- Bird Watching
- Nature Walks
- 3 Days Fly-in Gorillas.
Day 1: Fly to Kisoro – Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
The 3 Days Fly-in Gorillas starts from Entebbe Airport to Kisoro in the south-western part of Uganda, close to the borders with Rwanda and Congo. Our Representative will transfer you to Entebbe Airport. Make sure you check in 1 hour before your departure time listed on your flight ticket (which we provide).
* Kisoro flights are subject to the prevailing weather conditions and strictly morning flights.
* Timings may vary depending on aircraft routing.
In Kisoro someone from our company will be waiting for you, holding a signpost with your name. He will transfer you in about 1-2 hour to your preferred lodge/Hotel overlooking the Virunga volcanoes on the border with Rwanda. From here you will drive tomorrow for the gorilla tracking!
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking
Today is the big 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 hrs – 7 hrs. Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of 1 hr 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’. After you will be driven back to your preferred lodge/Hotel.
Day 3: End of 3 Days Fly-in Gorillas
After breakfast (inclusive) you drive back to Kisoro Airport making sure you check in 1 hour before departure time. Your flight back to Entebbe normally takes 2-5 hours but could take longer when Aerolink has more pick-ups on the way than planned.
Please let us know if you wish us to include one (or more) nights in Kampala /Entebbe or arrange your transport to and from Entebbe Airport with Adequate Wild African Safaris.
Flights and Transfers
Your transport from Entebbe to Kisoro is by airplane through our partner Aero Link Uganda LTD.
Your transfers are provided by a vehicle from the company. This can be either a 4wd Landcruiser or a 4wd mini bus depending on the amount of people and availability.
3 Days Fly-in Gorilla Trekking Tour Cost Includes
- Airport transfers on first and last day.
- Gorilla permit.
- Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle.
- Services of an English speaking driver guide.
- Fuel for the whole trip.
- Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary.
- Drinking water while in the vehicle.
3 Days Fly-in Gorilla Trekking Tour Cost excludes;
- Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala.
- International airfares.
- Uganda Visa (USD50.00 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport.
- Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry.