Uganda Gorilla Fly In Safari

Starting From

$2,899/person

Number of days

4

Start Location

Uganda

Group Size

2-12

Operated by

World Expeditions

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A unique opportunity for those short on time to observe Mountain Gorillas in their natural environment including scenic flights over Uganda

Operated by:

World Expeditions

World Expeditions is an adventure travel and ecotourism company that offers guided small group trekking and adventure holidays.

Itinerary

Join Entebbe

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda, you shall be transferred to the group hotel for overnight. You will meet your driver-guide at Kihihi Airstrip on Day 2. Accommodation: Boma Guest House or similar

Fly to Kihihi Airstrip, transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Today you will fly to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park (usually a 12-seater Cessna Caravan), which is the habitat of half of the world’s gorilla population and also home to chimpanzee, monkeys, elephants, small antelope and birdlife. Upon arrival, you will meet your driver-guide and be transferred to your accommodation for overnight. There are optional activities available at additional cost (ie. Forest Walk to Munyaga Waterfalls, or Local Community Walk) - ask us for details and costs. Accommodation: Mantana Engagi Lodge or similar Approx. flying time: 1 hour 15 mins Approx. transfer distance and time 34 km / 1.5 hours

Gorilla trek!

After an early breakfast, you will be taken to the Park Headquarters for a short briefing after which you will enter the forest and start your Gorilla trek (please note that a drive may be required to your trekking starting point). The trek can be anything from 2 hours to 8 hours or longer depending on the location of the Gorillas on the day. The terrain is rough, often over steep slopes covered with matted vegetation. Be prepared for rain, mud and giant stinging nettles – long trousers, gloves and a waterproof jacket will help. The mountain gorillas have inspired travellers from all over the world to experience one of nature’s greatest interactions. Anyone who has witnessed the Mountain Gorillas of East Africa will strongly agree that it is a once in a lifetime experience that will never be forgotten. Accommodation: Mantana Engagi Lodge or similar

Fly to Entebbe Airport, trip concludes

After breakfast, you will fly back from Kihihi Airstrip to Entebbe Airport enjoying the beautiful aerial views of south western Uganda. Trip concludes upon arrival at Entebbe Airport. Approx. transfer distance and time 34 km / 1.5 hours Approx. flying time: 1 hour 15 mins

Additional Information

One of life's bucket list experiences is a close encounter with the Mountain Gorillas. Park regulations allow one hour with gorilla families or individuals that have been habituated to human presence. We trek through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in search of these incredibly shy primates, sometimes walking up to eight hours, but the reward is unforgettable. Beautiful aerial views over Uganda during your return scenic flights add to the special experience. This short adventure in Uganda can be taken on its own or added to a longer East Africa itinerary.

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