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three-day gorilla tour goes with a flight from Entebbe
tor your gorilla trek in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park thus avoiding the long 9-hour drive to Bwindi and back.
DAY 1: FLYING FROM ENTEBBE TO NEAR BWINDI (KIHIHI/ KISORO AIRSTRIP) FOR YOUR GORILLA TREK
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)
Meal plan: Lunch and dinner
DAY 2: GORILLA TREKKING BWINDI
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 Gorillas’ 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
Meal plan: Breakfast, Boxed Lunch and dinner
DAY 3: FLYING BWINDI-KIHIHI (OR KISORO)-ENTEBBE
In the morning you can have an optional Batwa Experience, Batwa Experience provides guests with a glimpse of how the
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