Uganda Gorilla Fly-In Safari – 4 days

Make once-in-a-lifetime memories on this short Uganda Gorilla fly-in safari to see gorillas of Bwindi

This short, four day Uganda gorilla fly-in safari, flies directly into Bwindi so you can start tracking gorillas the very next day. 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 fly-in safari. Perfect for anyone with limited time in the country, an extension to other Africa wildlife safaris, this safari enables you to see what this unique area is famous for in just four days.

Uganda Gorilla Fly-In Safari 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.

Detailed Gorilla Fly-In Safari

Day 1: Entebbe – Bwindi

Upon your arrival into Entebbe International Airport you are met and then will catch your onward internal flight to Kihihi airstrip near 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 tracking the next morning.

Overnight: Mahogany Springs (L, D)

Day 2: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Gorilla trekking

Today’s activities may be among the most exciting and challenging of 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 gorilla 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.

Overnight: Mahogany Springs (B, L, D)

Uganda Gorilla Fly-In Safari
Uganda gorilla Fly-In Safari

Day 3: Bwindi uganda gorilla trekking day 2

Today you can spend a second day tracking 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 Project, go birding, or explore the exciting Batwa Trail.

Overnight: Mahogany Springs (B, L, D)

Day 4: Bwindi – Departure

Today you will fly back from Bwindi to Entebbe for your onward international flight home.