5 Day Fly-in Gorilla Safari
This 5-day fly-in Gorilla Safari bucket-list experience takes you deep into Bwindi Forest for an eye-opening encounter with highly endangered mountain gorillas and cultural interaction with the Batwa Community. You will fly to the Kisoro airstrip on the outskirts of Bwindi National Park.
Part of this 5-day rainforest experience includes luxurious and authentic tented accommodation, as well as an encounter with the indigenous Batwa people.
For those seeking to extend their East African journey, this fly-in gorilla safari is a great match with a trip to the Serengeti or the Masai Mara to see the Big 5 or Wildebeest Migration.
- Gorilla Trekking / Gorilla Habituation Experience
- Cultural Immersion of Batwa Community in Rushaga
- Scenic flight to the Gorilla Highlands
5-day Fly-in Gorilla Safari
Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe
Upon arrival at the Entebbe Airport, you will be met by a company representative/guide who will transfer you to your place of overnight stay. Depending on the time of your arrival, you may visit the Uganda Wildlife Education Center for a brief introduction to the Uganda Wildlife. Accommodation at The Boma Guest House.
Day 2: Flight to Kisoro – Rushaga Sector
After a night at the Boma Guest House, you take a light aircraft for a scenic flight to the fringes of Bwindi National Park. At the landing strip in Kisoro, you will meet a company representative and drive through the lush Ugandan landscape past small farming communities and terraced hillsides en route to the camp.
Once you have arrived at the lodge, take some time to relax in preparation for an exciting day of trekking. Accommodation and Meals at Four Gorillas Lodge
Day 3: Gorilla Trekking Experience
In the early morning, you will be briefed on gorilla tracking at the park headquarters. Accompanied by a guide and your packed lunch, you will go in search of the gorillas in a small group. You walk through the forest, in good spirits you go uphill, sometimes you descend again and then climb up a slope again.
The duration of gorilla tracking is unpredictable from 3-6hrs and the walk can be quite strenuous due to the muddy trails and mountainous areas, but it is definitely worth it! For an hour you can spend time with these peaceful ‘Gentle Giants’ as they go about their daily activities of grooming, feeding, and playing.
It is a once-in-a-lifetime memorable experience! Later head back to the trailhead and thereafter proceed to your accommodation for relaxation. Accommodation and Meals at Four Gorillas Lodge
Day 4: Bwindi National Park – Batwa Community Experience
Today, you will get to have an experience of the Batwa trail to learn about their day to day life of the first people who lived in the forest and spend time with the local community.
Learn as they guide you through the forest, dance, sing, and storytelling about their traditional ways of farming, handling the bow, gathering honey, and picking herbal medicine from roots and leaves a local way of treating the local people. The experience shows you how they lived grass thatched houses, and caves, and hunting skills for food. The trail begins with a nature walk, and hike through the forest as you learn from the first keepers of the forest. Accommodation and Meals at Four Gorillas Lodge
Day 5: Flight from Kisoro- Entebbe
Early breakfast and then head to Kisoro Airfield for your flight back to Entebbe at 8:45hrs arriving at 11:25hrs. Depending on the time of your departure flight, you may have a refreshment room or check-in for your onward flight back home.
Included in the Tour Package
Flight to Kisoro, Ground transportation in a safari customized 4WD Toyota Landcruiser with gasoline/fuel, Mineral water in the vehicle, services of an English-speaking Driver/guide, primate permit, Accommodation, Meals as shown (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner), all Park Entrance Fees, Statutory Taxes where applicable
Excluded in the Tour Package
International Airfares; Excess baggage charges; Ugandan Entry Visa Fees USD 50 per person; Room service, Alcoholic drinks, and Beverages, Laundry, Tips, and Gratuities, International Airport Departure Taxes, Optional activities.