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Uganda flying gorilla safari tour - Mountain gorilla, Bwindi gorilla trek tour

Uganda Flying Gorilla Safari - 3 Days Gorilla Trek tour

This Uganda Fly-in 3-day gorilla tour goes with a flight from Entebbe to your gorilla trek in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park  thus avoiding the long 9-hour drive to Bwindi and back.  
The fly-in gorilla trek tour is best for those who don't like long drives on Uganda's bumpy roads. The flight from Entebbe to Kihihi/ Kisoro airstrip (the landing near Bwindi) departs at 0745 and the return flight from Bwindi departs at 0945 arriving Entebbe at 1125. With this, it means you may consider arriving Entebbe either a day before the tour start day or, earlier than 7AM on Day 1 of the tour.

Tour Summary
Day-by-Day Itinerary
Tour Prices
Tour Summary

With this 3 days Uganda flying gorilla safari, you can fly to the gorillas from Entebbe instead of driving for 9 hours on partly rough roads.

Overview for Uganda Flying Gorilla Safari - 3 Days

Uganda 3 day gorilla tracking tour‐ flying to Bwindi National Park from Entebbe.

This three-day Uganda flying gorilla safari goes with a flight from Entebbe to your gorilla trek in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park  thus avoiding the long 9-hour drive to Bwindi and back.  

The flight from Entebbe to Kihihi/Kisoro airstrip (the landing near Bwindi) departs at 07:45 and the return flight from Bwindi departs at 09:45 arriving Entebbe at 11:25. With this, it means you may consider arriving Entebbe either a day before the tour start day or, earlier than 7AM on Day 1 of the tour.

  • Day 1: Flying Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, dinner and overnight (Flight duration = 1 hour)
  • Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi, overnight and dinner
  • Day 3: Transfer to airstrip, flight from Bwindi to Entebbe.

Tour Prices for this 3 days fly-in Gorila tour

If staying at Gorilla Forest Camp or Clouds Mountain Lodge or Bwindi Lodge 

1 person  = USD3605 for Jul, Aug, 15 Dec -10 Jan; USD3400 (for 01-14 Dec, 11- 31 Jan, Feb, Jun, Sep); USD2850 for Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov.

2 persons sharing room  = USD2930  per person for Jul, Aug, 15 Dec -10 Jan; USD2822pp (for 01-14 Dec, 11- 31 Jan, Feb, Jun, Sep); USD2390 per person for Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov.

3 persons sharing room  = USD2850 per person for Jul, Aug, 15 Dec -10 Jan; USD2740 pp (for 01-14 Dec, 11- 31 Jan, Feb, Jun, Sep); USD2300 for Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov.

4 persons sharing 2 rooms  = USD2809 per person for Jul, Aug, 15 Dec -10 Jan; USD2700 pp (for 01-14 Dec, 11- 31 Jan, Feb, Jun, Sep); USD2265 for Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov.

5 persons sharing 2 rooms  = USD2785 per person  for Jul, Aug, 15 Dec -10 Jan; USD2675 pp (for 01-14 Dec, 11- 31 Jan, Feb, Jun, Sep); USD2245 for Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov.

If staying at Mahogany Springs Lodge, Buhoma Lodge, Mt. Gahinga Lodge, Chameleon Hill Lodge, Bwindi Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge

1 person  = 2600USD for July, Aug, Sept; USD2460 (Mar, June, Oct); USD2320 for Apr, May, Nov.

2 persons sharing room  = 2100USD per person for July, Aug, Sept; USD2056 p/p (Mar, June, Oct); USD2000 p/p for Apr, May, Nov.

3 persons sharing room  = USD2050 per person for July, Aug, Sept; USD1975 (Mar, June, Oct); USD1880 for Apr, May, Nov.

4 persons sharing 2 rooms  = USD2004 per person for July, Aug, Sept; USD1934 (Mar, June, Oct); USD1856 for Apr, May, Nov.

5 persons sharing 2 rooms  = USD1985 per person for July, Aug, Sept; USD1910 (Mar, June, Oct); USD1840 for Apr, May, Nov.

If staying at Engagi Lodge, Buhoma Haven Lodge, Silverback Lodge, Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge

1 person  = USD2340

2 persons sharing room  = USD1876 per person

3 persons sharing room  = USD1790 per person

4 persons sharing 2 rooms  = USD1750 per person

5 persons sharing 2 rooms  = USD1730 per person

If staying at Buhoma Community Rest-Camp, Rushaga Gorila Camp, Rushaga Gorilla Haven Camp

1 person  = USD2000

2 persons sharing room  = USD1720 per person

3 persons sharing room  = USD1620 per person

4 persons sharing 2 rooms  = USD1580 per person

5 persons sharing 2 rooms  = USD1570  per person

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Flying Entebbe to Bwindi

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your connecting flight to Entebbe. Upon arrival at the airport, you will connect another flight from Entebbe International Airport to Kihihi/Kisoro airstrip in the south-western part of Uganda.

Your flight schedule is as follows:

Departure Entebbe: 07.00 am (check in latest at 06.0 am, 1 hr before your flight departs)

Arrival Kihihi: 09.30 am Arrival Kisoro: 08:55 am

On arrival at Kihihi/ Kisoro airstrip you will be picked up by the staff of lodge you are staying at. You will be transferred in about 1 hour to the lodge.

Journey time: Flight in the morning or afternoon / Transfer to lodge 1½ hours

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Up-market: Buhoma Lodge | Mahogany Lodge | Chameleon Hill Lodge

Moderate: Engagi Lodge | Silverback Lodge | Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge

Low Budget: Buhoma Community Campground | Rushaga Gorilla Camp | Travellers Rest Hotel

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

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 will track belong to one of nine habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. Your trek will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorilla’s habitat. En route, your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots.

The time taken to track the gorillas can take as little as 2 hours to as much as 7 hours before one returns! Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour 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'.

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Up-market: Buhoma Lodge | Mahogany Lodge | Chameleon Hill Lodge

Moderate: Engagi Lodge | Silverback Lodge | Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge

Low Budget: Buhoma Community Campground | Rushaga Gorilla Camp | Travellers Rest Hotel

Meal plan: Breakfast, boxed lunch and dinner

Day 3: Flying Bwindi to Entebbe

Our  representative will take care of your transfer  to Kihihi or Kisoro airstrip. Today you will travel back to Entebbe International Airport.

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 Gorillas and Wildlife Safaris.

Your flight schedule is as following (please ask you sales consultant the exact time schedule on the date you are flying).

Journey Time for flights to between Bwindi and Entebbe

45 min transfer to Kihihi/ Kisoro & 1h10 min flight 

Morning flight option

Departure time from Kihihi: 09.45 AM 

Departure time from Kisoro: 09.10 AM 

Arrival time in Entebbe: 11.25 AM 

Afternoon flight option

Departure time from Entebbe: 

12.00 PM or 14.45 PM

Arrival time in Kihihi: 

13.55 PM or 14.55 PM

Departure time from Kihihi: 14.05 PM or 15.05 PM

Arrival time in Entebbe: 15.55 PM or 16.15 PM

* Timings may vary depending on aircraft routing.

Meal plan: Breakfast

 

Tour Prices

Tour prices of 3 days Uganda Gorilla Trek (Uganda Fly-in Gorilla Safari 3 days)

If staying at Gorilla Forest Camp or Clouds Mountain Lodge or Bwindi Lodge or 

1 person  = USD3605 for Jul, Aug, 15 Dec -10 Jan; USD3400 (for 01-14 Dec, 11- 31 Jan, Feb, Jun, Sep); USD2850 for Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov.

2 persons sharing room  = USD2930  per person for Jul, Aug, 15 Dec -10 Jan; USD2822pp (for 01-14 Dec, 11- 31 Jan, Feb, Jun, Sep); USD2390 per person for Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov.

3 persons sharing room  = USD2850 per person for Jul, Aug, 15 Dec -10 Jan; USD2740 pp (for 01-14 Dec, 11- 31 Jan, Feb, Jun, Sep); USD2300 for Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov.

4 persons sharing 2 rooms  = USD2809 per person for Jul, Aug, 15 Dec -10 Jan; USD2700 pp (for 01-14 Dec, 11- 31 Jan, Feb, Jun, Sep); USD2265 for Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov.

5 persons sharing 2 rooms  = USD2785 per person  for Jul, Aug, 15 Dec -10 Jan; USD2675 pp (for 01-14 Dec, 11- 31 Jan, Feb, Jun, Sep); USD2245 for Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov.

If staying at Mahogany Springs Lodge, Buhoma Lodge, Mt. Gahinga Lodge, Chameleon Hill Lodge, Bwindi Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge

1 person  = 2600USD for July, Aug, Sept; USD2460 (Mar, June, Oct); USD2320 for Apr, May, Nov.

2 persons sharing room  = 2100USD per person for July, Aug, Sept; USD2056 p/p (Mar, June, Oct); USD2000 p/p for Apr, May, Nov.

3 persons sharing room  = USD2050 per person for July, Aug, Sept; USD1975 (Mar, June, Oct); USD1880 for Apr, May, Nov.

4 persons sharing 2 rooms  = USD2004 per person for July, Aug, Sept; USD1934 (Mar, June, Oct); USD1856 for Apr, May, Nov.

5 persons sharing 2 rooms  = USD1985 per person for July, Aug, Sept; USD1910 (Mar, June, Oct); USD1840 for Apr, May, Nov.

If staying at Engagi Lodge, Buhoma Haven Lodge, Silverback Lodge, Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge

1 person  = USD2340

2 persons sharing room  = USD1876 per person

3 persons sharing room  = USD1790 per person

4 persons sharing 2 rooms  = USD1750 per person

5 persons sharing 2 rooms  = USD1730 per person

If staying at Buhoma Community Rest-Camp, Rushaga Gorila Camp, Rushaga Gorilla Haven Camp

1 person  = USD2000

2 persons sharing room  = USD1720 per person

3 persons sharing room  = USD1620 per person

4 persons sharing 2 rooms  = USD1580 per person

5 persons sharing 2 rooms  = USD1570  per person

Tour Prices include:

  • Airport transfer to Entebbe on Day 1 (from Kampala or Entebbe)
  • Transfer from Kihihi/Kisoro Airstrip to your lodge in Bwindi
  • Transfer to and from lodge to gorilla trekking start point
  • Transfer from your lodge on Day 3 to the airstrip for Entebbe return flight
  • Flight to and from Kihihi/Kisoro Airstrip
  • All accommodations while on tour
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Gorilla tracking/trekking permit in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park  

Tour Prices exclude:

  • International flight (can be arranged if required)
  • Visa and personal insurance
  • Drinks, tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses (laundry, souvenirs, etc.)
  • Any item or activity not mentioned in the tour package

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