4 Days Fly-in Gorilla Safari – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe to The Boma
Welcome to the Pearl of Africa! Arrive at Entebbe Airport, where you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel (5-10 minutes). Overnight at The Boma Entebbe. 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.
Day 2: Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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 the first introduction to Uganda`s unique flora and fauna. Dinner and overnight at Mahogany Springs.
Day 3: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Following early morning 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 tricky and require a degree of (average) fitness. However, the thrill of coming face to face with a giant Mountain Gorilla silverback ultimately makes up for the effort!
Please remember to bring your passport for registration, appropriate, waterproof hiking boots and a light raincoat. To protect from stinging nettles, we recommend long pants and long-sleeved tops. A pair of old gardening gloves can help grab onto the vegetation, while most hotels/lodges provide a walking stick that comes 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 lives; feeding, moving, playing, raising their young and sometimes wrestling by the juveniles is a unique and unforgettable experience! Dinner and overnight at Mahogany Springs.
DAY 4: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Entebbe – Departure
Today we will depart the impenetrable forest of Bwindi and with the morning flight to Entebbe International Airport, where you will connect to your international flight. Timings may vary depending on aircraft routing.
|Number of Pax||High season||Low season (April, May and November)|
|Travelling with 1 pax||US $ 2,967||US $ 2,737|
|Travelling with 2 pax||US $ 2,030||US $ 1,846|
|Travelling with 3 pax||US $ 1,806||US $ 1,628|
|Travelling with 4 pax||US $ 1,691||US $ 1,518|
|Travelling with 5 pax||US $ 1,628||US $ 1,449|
|Single Suppliment||US $ 265||US $ 242|
|PRIMATES TRACKING PERMITS (to be added to the package)||US $ 700||US $ 700|