Gorilla Safari

Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest | 4 Days, 3 Nights

From: US$2395, All Inclusive

Overview

This short, 4 Day Gorilla Safari in Uganda, flies directly into Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to half the world’s population of the last highly endangered great apes, so you can start tracking gorillas the very next day. Trekking deep into the wild jungle to find mountain gorillas is one of the planet’s most awe-inspiring experiences.

Two of your four days can be spent tracking the gorillas for maximum time with these wonderful creatures and there are other options too, from self-guided walks and birding on the Batwa trail, so you can cram as much as possible into your quick Uganda adventure. Perfect for anyone with limited time in the country, this safari enables you to see what this unique area is famous for in just four days.

Tour Highlights

  • Short fly-in safari for those with limited time, cutting down transfer times.
  • Two days tracking gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
  • Explore the exciting Batwa Trail.

Tour Price

$2395

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Trip Information

  • Duration: 4 days 3 nights
  • Location: Bwindi Impenetrable
  • Activities: Short fly-in safari, Gorilla trekking, Batwa trail
  • Other Places: Bwindi Community Hospital
Day 1:
Entebbe — Bwindi

Upon your arrival into Entebbe International Airport you are met by your designated gorilla safari driver and then you’ll catch your onward internal flight to Kihihi airstrip in Bwindi. Met by your expert guide upon arrival, you transfer a short distance (approx. 45mins) to the lovely Bwindi Lodge. A chance to relax, admire the views over the forest and enjoy a self-guided river walk, before preparing for your gorilla trekking in the morning.

You’ll be staying at: Bwindi Lodge L, D — Day 1 to 4 (3 Nights) FB

Day 2:
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest — Gorilla Trekking Experience

Today’s gorilla safari activities may be amongst the most exciting and challenging of any Uganda safari, better yet, any African Safari. The gorillas we are allowed to track belong to one of only a few habituated family groups. For up to five years each, these groups have undergone an extremely delicate process that has gradually brought them to tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. The gorillas are by no means tame, and are completely wild animals. However, experienced guides will accompany you on your tracking, many of whom have been involved in the habituation process themselves. The guides will use their knowledge of the gorillas’ habits and information from the previous day to locate the group’s whereabouts.

Day 3:
Another Gorilla Trekking Experience in Bwindi
Today it’s optional to spend a second day trekking gorillas. A fantastic experience and one that we recommend you make the most of. Ideally try and spend as little time today behind the lens of your camera as possible so you can fully appreciate this once in a lifetime experience. If you would prefer, you could enjoy forest walks around Bwindi, visit the Bwindi Community Hospital, visit the Ride 4 a Woman Community Sewing Project, go birding, or explore the exciting Batwa Trail.
Day 4:
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest — Depart
Today you will fly back from Bwindi via Kihihi airstrip to Entebbe for your onward international flight home.
  • Expert leadership of our Trip Leader and local guides
  • Accommodations, based on double occupancy
  • All meals included
  • Gorilla Trekking Permit (One $600 per person)
  • Guaranteed window seating in Land Cruisers
  • Safari camp staff
  • Land transportation, airport transfers for passengers as noted, baggage handling

International airfare, internal airfare, any meals not specified after each itinerary day in the Detailed Itinerary, optional excursions, airport departure taxes, optional tipping or gratuities to leaders, additional hotel nights that may be necessary due to airline schedule changes or other factors, pre-trip expenses of medical immunizations, travel insurance, or passports and visas, and other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.).

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