Fly in Uganda Gorilla Safari
$2,700 per person
Experience the ultimate safari thrill on this Bwindi gorilla trekking experience. Trek into the luxuriant rainforest of Bwindi in search of the elusive mountain gorillas. Once found, spend up to an hour observing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Words simply cannot do the gorilla trekking experience justice.
- Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
- Scenic views from the skies
- Lake Bunyonyi
- Optional community encounters
After an early breakfast and briefing, your guide will transfer you to the airport for your one and a half hour flight to Kihihi. Meet another Buutu Safaris ground guide who will then transfer you to the lodge in Bwindi where you will spend the afternoon leisurely. You can opt for a community visit where you can see women making banana beer. Participate in the process or choose to support the community efforts as a way of improving livelihood in this community. Overnight and dinner at the lodge.
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
On this 3 Day Fly - In Gorilla Safari, we’ll trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to the biggest number of mountain gorillas among all national parks. After briefing at 08:00 am, we'll head into the depth of the jungle for what is a most unique wilderness experience. The rangers will walk you down the narrow forest paths through thick undergrowth. Once found, the rangers will brief us through the dos and don’ts before making any contact with the mountain gorillas.
We’ll spend up to 1 hour watching the gorillas in their natural habitat. We’ll get in proximity with the gorillas as you quietly observe the gorillas play, eat, forage, groom, sleep and if we are lucky, we’ll get to watch the gorillas mate. This once in a lifetime experience will give us unique insights into the life and social dynamics of the gorilla families. Gorilla watching also gives us a chance to observe the uncanny similarities between gorillas and human beings and gorillas with whom we share 98% DNA. If we are lucky, we will experience the playfully exuberant energy of the juveniles who often skip from branch to branch and play with heightened enthusiasm when in the presence of humans.
After seeing the mountain gorillas, we'll break for a picnic lunch in the forest before embarking on the hike back to the gorilla lodge.
After a long day’s trek, embark on a journey to the rejuvenating Islands of Bunyonyi. Enjoy dinner at the lakeside as you unwind by the lake shores at the lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
After an early breakfast, we’ll transfer to the airfield for your transfer flight to Entebbe. Upon arrival, the driver will transfer you to the hotel as you wait for your departure flight home.
No accommodation planned on this day
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
What To Carry
- Passport copy
- A good pair of trekking boots
- Long sleeved shirt
- Rain coat
- Swimming costume
- Small torch
- Sun glasses
- A hat
- Warm gloves
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- A good camera and a pair of keen eyes!