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Gorilla Flying Safari

On this 4 day gorilla trek tour ,you get to track the mountain gorillas in their natural sanctuary – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park . 

Day 1: Entebbe Airport - Entebbe

Welcome to Uganda! On arrival, you will be met at the Airport by a Holiday Bazaar representative who will escort you to your safari vehicle and will introduce you to your Driver who will also be your Guide. The first stop will be a short drive to your accommodation where you will be able to relax and contemplate the adventure that lies ahead.

 

Day 2: Entebbe – Kihihi/Kisoro Airstrip - Bwindi N.P

The short drive from Entebbe to the airport will only afford you enough time to catch glimpses of the beauty of Lake Victoria. With the airport perched right by the lake, you might lucky enough to see a plane taking off or landing. We will ensure that you arrive at the airport with enough time to catch your flight.

Your domestic flight from Entebbe to Kihihi/Kisoro will be a real treat. Flying over the third largest lake in the world will give you an incredible perspective of just how beautiful Uganda is. Lake Victoria is dotted with several islands and fishing villages which can be seen at taking off and landing. On arrival to Kihihi, you will be met by a Holiday Bazaar representative who will transfer you in a 4X4 vehicle to your lodge in Bwindi!

The transfer from Kihihi airstrip to the Buhoma sector of Bwindi will take around one and a half hours and the road can be a little bit bumpy, it does give you enough time to contemplate your gorilla adventure ahead as well as being captivated by the incredible scenery synonymous with this part of Uganda.

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi N.P

There are four sectors contained within Bwindi, Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo. Depending on your Lodge location, you will be transferred to the Park Headquarters closest to your lodge first thing in the morning ready for your Gorilla adventure.

Your Gorilla Trekking experience is finally here, hope your camera is charged and you are ready for what lies ahead. An early start will see you transfer to the Park Headquarters for a briefing with the Uganda Wildlife Authority guides. An advance party of guides will have gone ahead into the forest to locate where the gorillas slept the previous night and will have begun to track their movements. These guides will communicate with your team via a walkie-talkie and the trek into the forest will begin.

Locating the Gorillas can take a few hours or the whole day depending on how far they have moved from the place they spent the previous night. For conservation purposes, the amount of time allowed with the Gorillas is 1 hour. As you trek through the forest you will appreciate why the forest is called impenetrable. There is also a multitude of other animals that you might encounter including antelopes and rare monkeys not to mention the beauty of the forest itself. Once you have completed the trek you will return to the lodge, for a well-earned rest and time to reflect on a truly magical experience.

At Holiday Bazaar we try and support the communities that we interact with as part of the business we run, with a view to minimizing the impact we have on communities as well as ensuring that they too benefit from our operations. One such community in the Buhoma area of Bwindi is called Ride 4 a Woman. You will get to visit these incredible women and learn more about their story!

Day 4: Bwindi N.P – Kihihi/Kisoro Airstrip - Entebbe Airport

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to Kihihi/Kisoro for your flight back to Entebbe. The drive from your lodge to the airstrip shouldn't take more than one and a half hours.

 

On your flight back from Bwindi to Entebbe you will be afforded and a fantastic view of Bwindi The Impenetrable Forest from the air. This always gets people thinking just how did I manage to find the Gorillas in all that jungle below? Make sure you have your camera ready or simply enjoy the amazing view. From this high up you can also see the mountains and forests in Congo and Rwanda!

 

As your time in Uganda has come to an end, we truly hope you have had a memorable experience that you will remember for many years to come. Have a safe onward journey and we hope that Uganda will always be close to your hearts!

 

**Prices are per person sharing based on minimum 4 adults travelling together**

Inclusions

  • All Airport and Airstrip transfers

  • Return domestic Air ticket from Entebbe to Kihihi/Kisoro

  • 2 x nights’ accommodation on safari on FB

  • Park entrance fees

  • Activities as requested and mentioned in the itinerary

  • All transport with an English-speaking guide

  • 1 night’s accommodation in Entebbe

  • Meet and Greet

  • 1 x Gorilla permit per person at USD $700 each

Exclusions

  • International Airfare

  • Gratuities

  • Visa fees to Uganda

  • Personal items like Laundry

  • Insurance

  • All premium drinks

  • Extra activities like Batwa trek or Nature walk into the forest at USD $70 per person