3-Day Gorilla Trekking Fly-In Safari at Bwindi National Park

Scenic Flight into Kisoro

Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi NP

Ideal Add-On to a Safari

This is the perfect addition to a safari trip to Kenya and Tanzania! Guests can experience a Uganda gorilla trek in a national park that is home to roughly half of the world’s gorilla population and you will have the opportunity to encounter these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. This fly-in option allows you to make the most of your time and enjoy other activities in the park, such as canoeing at sunset on Lake Mutanda.

Tour Highlights

See these rare creatures in the wild and observe their human-like interactions up close

Learn the meaning of adventure on this Uganda trekking adventure through the rainforest with experienced local guides

Enjoy world-class views of Uganda’s mountains and landscapes on your flight from Entebbe to Kisoro

Explore all that Bwindi has to offer; canoe on Lake Mutanda, try coffee-making, and much more

Wake up to a cup of local coffee as the mist begins to lift from the green hills in this UNESCO World Heritage Site

Learn about the local Batwa community and their tragic history of eviction from their ancestral lands

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Trip Details

Trip Details

Price

Adults (15-80): $2,266

Please inquire for the budget accommodation price, this is our mid-range accommodation tour

2 persons or more: $2,043 per person
3 persons or more: $2,035 per person
4 persons or more: $1,981 per person


Departure Time

The flight from Entebbe to Bwindi leaves around 7:00 am local time


Meeting Point

Entebbe Airport (most guesthouses run shuttles to the airport)


Availability

Monday to Sunday, year-round


Duration

3 days


Difficulty Level

Moderate – uphill trekking


Group size

1 to 5 persons


Included

  • Meals: 2 x breakfast, 2 x dinner, 2 x lunch
  • Round trip domestic flight from Entebbe to Kisoro airport
  • Accommodation for two nights in a mid-range lodge
  • One gorilla trekking permit per person (value of $700)
  • Transport in a 4×4 vehicle and fuel
  • Park entrance fees
  • Admission to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Not Included

  • Optional activities (see tab 4)
  • Visas and other costs of personal nature
  • Porter fees, gratuities, travel insurance, and medical expenses
  • Any other costs not listed in the itinerary
  • Admission to Lake Mutanda – $30 USD

What to Bring

  • Hiking boots
  • Garden gloves
  • Rain jacket or poncho
  • Long-sleeved shirt/blouse
  • Cameras and extra batteries
  • Hat/cap and sunglasses
  • Pair of binoculars
  • Flashlight (torch)
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Other items to include: zoom lens for wildlife shots and energy bars/bites

Participation Requirements

  • Age restriction: 15-80 years old
  • A valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • We advise against people with heart problems or other serious medical conditions participating on this tour
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Good to Know

Depending on the availability of gorilla permits, we may propose trekking gorillas at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

What You’ll Do

Our trip starts with an early morning to catch our 7:00 am flight from Entebbe to Kisoro. The flight lasts around an hour and you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the Ugandan countryside. Upon arrival, a Bamboo Ecotours guide will pick you up from Kisoro Airport and drive you to the lodge to check in. You will then have the entire day to explore this magical national park. You can choose from our range of optional activities such as visiting the Batwa community in a local village or get an energy boost after your early start with a coffee-making tour in this famous coffee-producing region.

Meal plan: lunch, dinner

Today is the main event, our Uganda gorilla trek! You will embark on a full-day adventure to track the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest National Park. This national park is the home of roughly half the world’s population of mountain gorillas, making it THE destination for tracking. The trek will commence with a short briefing on gorilla trekking rules to ensure the safety of guests and the protection of these animals in their natural habitat. You will then start the trek into the impenetrable forest to encounter the gentle giants of Bwindi National Park.​ This is a true adventure and part of the excitement is finding the gorillas. Follow the guides as they make paths through the thick vegetation until the special moment that you encounter these majestic creatures. It is a truly unique experience and will surely be one of the standout moments of your trip. After the gorilla trek, head back downhill and return to the lodge to relax, eat dinner, and to enjoy a well-earned night’s sleep.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Our last day is another early start. A Bamboo Ecotours guide will pick you up from the lodge at 6:00 am and drive you to Kisoro Airport for the scheduled flight to Entebbe. Say goodbye to this magical place as you continue your adventure throughout Africa or we wish you a safe flight home.

Meal plan: Breakfast

Optional Activities

  • Golden Monkey Trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park – $100 USD
  • The Batwa Trail Cultural Tour inside Mgahinga Gorilla National Park – $80 USD
  • Visit the Batwa Community in the Village – $30 USD
  • Canoe Trekking at Lake Mutanda – $30 USD
  • Coffee-Making Experience – $30 USD
  • Mabungo Community Village Tour in Kisoro – $30 USD

See our Local Experiences(opens in a new tab) page for more information on each activity.

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