Luxury Gorilla Tracking Safari In Uganda (Fly-in) – 4 Days

Overview

This luxury gorilla-tracking safari takes you to the wild jungles of Uganda for a chance to see the endangered mountain gorillas.

Flying from Entebbe over the stunning Ugandan countryside, you will go to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where you will track gorillas through the dense rainforest. Upon meeting the gorillas, you will spend 1 hour with them.

As part of this 4-day gorilla trip, you will also get to engage with and learn about the local people who live so close to the gorillas.

Take a look at the full itinerary for a more detailed idea of how such a safari would work for you. Keep in mind that our trips are highly customizable and we can adjust them to fit your specific needs.

Detailed Itinerary

Here is the full day-by-day itinerary for this tour

Day 1: Fly to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Arrive at Entebbe International Airport and connect to your scheduled domestic flight to Kisoro Airstrip. Your driver/ guide will be waiting to welcome you at Kisoro Airstrip and take you on a scenic drive through the beautiful hills and local villages of Kigezi to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Accommodation: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 2:Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Today is the big day! Prepare yourself for an encounter with the gentle giants; the rare mountain gorillas.

For most people, this is the absolute highlight of their tour. You will go into the forest in groups of not more than 8 in search of mountain gorillas. En route, your guide will point out previous signs of gorilla activity such as dung, nests, and chewed bamboo shoots.

Your trek will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes, and bamboo. Upon finding the gorillas, you will spend a maximum of 1 hour with them after which you will be led back to the starting point.

Accommodation: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3:Community Visit

After breakfast, at your leisure, you will visit the Batwa and Bakiga communities for cultural and traditional experiences. Buy local crafts and experience traditional music and dance.

Accommodation: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 4: Fly back to Entebbe Airport

Early morning, after breakfast, your driver/guide will drive you to Kisoro Airstrip for your scheduled domestic flight to Entebbe Airport. At the airport, you will connect to your flight back home marking the end of your safari.

Accommodation: None

Meal plan: Breakfast

Price per person (USD)

Here is the cost per person depending on the group size.
 1 Pax  2 Pax  4 Pax  6 Pax
 5800  4410  4020  3890

  • Trip Duration: 4 days, 3 nights.
  • Starting Point: Entebbe, Uganda.

Note: A 30% booking is due upon booking, with the balance cleared 1 month before the trip starts.

Not quite ready to book yet?

That is fine, you can send us an inquiry so that we figure it all out together. Please use this form to talk to our safari specialists and they will help you.

Inclusions

The price of this tour includes the following items
  • Domestic flights to/from Bwindi
  • Transport in a 4WD vehicle with a pop-up roof.
  • All fuel for the tour.
  • English-speaking Ugandan driver/guide.
  • Accommodation and Meals on Full Board.(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Park-entrance fees for all National parks
  • All activities described in the itinerary.
  • 1 Gorilla tracking permit per person.
  • Drinking water throughout the safari.

Exclusions

The price of this tour does not include the following items
  • International airfares.
  • Entry visa to Uganda.
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation.
  • A porter. (Helps to carry your backpack & push/pull you on the slippery slopes.)
  • Personal insurance (medical/travel)
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.
  • All expenses of personal nature.(e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities.)

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions about this safari

How do I get tourist visa for Uganda?

btaining a tourist visa to Uganda is really easy and can be done completely online, at your own convenience. You can also get it on arrival from Entebbe International Airport.

Here is our guide to give you all the insight about Uganda’s Tourist Visa, and how to get it.

Can this safari trip be customized for me?

YES, this safari and all our other safaris can be customized to fit your specific needs.

Whether you want to add extra time in some places, skip some activities or take a look at the more fine details, our safari consultants will help you design and go on a safari you have always dreamed of.

What are my chances of seeing a gorilla on this trip?

Your chances of seeing gorillas are around 99% guaranteed. The remaining 1% is to account for the fact that gorillas are live in the wild and 100% should not be guaranteed with wildlife.

Throughout all the years of operation, our clients have always been able to see and spend time with the gorillas.

What food should I expect on this trip?

Uganda is an agricultural country with so much variety when it comes to food. The lodges we work with have experienced chefs who can make great local and international meals.

For any special dietary restrictions or requests, talk to our team so that the information is passed along, and the accommodation partners are better prepared for you.

When is the best time to go for this safari?

While Uganda is warm and sunny all year round, the best time for this safari is during the dry season months. The dry season happens between December and February, as well as from June to September.

For Gorilla trekking, the dry season makes it easier to hike through the thick forest in search for the mountain gorillas.

Keep in mind, gorillas live in high altitude moist rainforests where it can rain any time of the year without even the slightest warning. You still have to carry a light waterproof jacket, and some warm clothing for the cold nights of the Kigezi highlands.

I still have a few more questions

Whatever your question is, our team is made up of safari experts who will answer all your questions about this trip, or anything else related to traveling and visiting Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania.

Reach out through our contact page, or simply send us a quick message via the form on this page. Alternatively, our phones and emails are also available for you to use – whichever works best for you.

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