4 Days Gorilla Flying Safari

Experience the adventure of a lifetime with our 4 Days Gorilla Flying Safari! This popular package is perfect for travelers exploring East Africa. You’ll have the opportunity to visit two or three countries and can easily combine it with a trip to the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya or the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.

To begin your journey, you’ll fly to Bwindi Forest National Park, where the majestic gorillas reside. We offer daily scheduled flights to Bwindi, with two options available: an early morning flight departing at 7:00 am and an afternoon flight departing at 12:00 pm to Kihihi airstrip. Please note that flights to Kisoro airstrip only operate in the morning due to weather conditions.

Kihihi airstrip serves the northern sector of Bwindi, where you can track the Buhoma and Ruhijja Gorilla Families. On the other hand, Kisoro Airstrip serves the southern sector of Bwindi National Park, where you can track the Rushaga, Nkuringo, and Nyakagezi families, the latter of which is located in Mgahinga National Park. Bwindi National Park is home to a total of 18 gorilla families that can be tracked every day. When you go gorilla tracking, you’ll be assigned to a group of eight people and allocated a specific family to observe. Once you spot the gorillas, you’ll have one hour to capture videos, and photos, and ask the rangers and guides any questions about these incredible creatures. While trekking through the forest, keep an eye out for other wildlife and bird species, including butterflies, primates, mammals, and frogs.

After an unforgettable encounter with the gorillas, you’ll return to your lodge to relax for the remainder of the day. The entire gorilla tracking activity typically takes between 5 to 9 hours, so we recommend bringing a packed lunch and hiring porters for assistance. If time allows, we’ll also take you to visit the Ride 4 A Woman project in Buhoma. Here, you can interact with local women and learn about their impressive handcrafted creations made from local materials, such as basket weaving and knitting.

For more details and ideas on what else to do after the Gorilla Flying Safari and where to stay, please get in touch with us.

Safari Highlights:

  • Return Domestic flight from Entebbe to Bwindi
  • One day Gorilla trekking
  • Visit the local pygmies and Buhoma community, including the Hospital
  • Visit to Ride 4 a woman
  • One night in Entebbe

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Entebbe Airport   – Entebbe Hotel (Approx. 10 -30 mins drive)

The 4-day Gorilla Flying Safari starts from Entebbe International Airport when you arrive. On your arrival at Entebbe Airport, you will be met and welcomed by our representative. He will be your tour and driver guide for the rest of the days you will be in the country. After the interaction and brief introduction, you will be transferred to your preferred Hotel in Entebbe for Overnight stay. Bed and Breakfast

Accommodation Options:

  • Papyrus Guest house (BUDGET)
  • Boma Guest House/2 Friends Guest House/Best Western Hotel (MIDRANGE)
  • Hotel No. 5/Lake Victoria Serena Resort (UPMARKET)


Day 2: Entebbe to Kihihi/Kisoro – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Early morning after breakfast, your driver will pick you up from your Hotel and transfer to the Airport for your flight to Kihihi/Kisoro Airstrip. Upon arrival at the Airstrip, you will be welcomed by your Lodge guide who will drive you straight to your Lodge for the rest of the day. Afternoon participate in the community walk around the Park, including Buhoma Hospital, Ride 4 a Woman project and the Batwa community. The activities involved include visits to a traditional home, banana brewing with demonstrations of how local Waragi is made, meeting traditional medicinal healers and also visiting the local orphanage and school. Return to your Lodge in the evening for Dinner and overnight stay. (Lunch and Dinner)


Accommodation Options:

  • Ride 4 A woman /Bakiga Lodge/Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge – (BUDGET)
  • Buhoma Haven Lodge/Gorilla Safari Lodge/Engagi Lodge (MIDRANGE)
  • Mahogany Springs Lodge/Bwindi Lodge /Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge (UPMARKET)


Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

The highlight of the Gorilla Flying Safari is finally here for your unforgettable lifetime experience of meeting face-to-face with the giant mountain Gorillas. You will start your day with an early breakfast at your lodge and then transfer to the Park headquarters (Depending on which location you have booked your accommodation) for briefing. There are 4 sectors in which Gorilla trekking takes place with in Bwindi Forest. The northern side of the park is comprised of Buhoma and Ruhija Sector and the southern side comprised of Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors. After Briefing, you will start on your day’s trek. Searching for the gorillas may take like 2-5hrs depending on where they were last spotted the previous day. Once they have been spotted, you will be given one hour to take videos, photos and also get a chance to ask the rangers and the guides any questions about these giant apes.  Besides the great Apes, the forest is also a home to other wildlife and bird species such as butterflies, primates, mammals, frogs and so on which all can be seen along the way to the Gorillas. After seeing the Gorillas, you will then head back to your lodge and retire for the rest of the day. The whole day activity can take between 5 to 9hrs. Packed Lunch and hiring porters are highly recommended. If time permits, you will also visit the Ride 4 A Woman project in Buhoma and get a chance to interact with local women and also learn about their variety of hand work crafts made out of local materials like basket weaving and knitting. Dinner and overnight stay at your Lodge. Full Board

Accommodation Options:

  • Ride 4 A woman /Bakiga Lodge/Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge – (BUDGET)
  • Buhoma Haven Lodge/Gorilla Safari Lodge/Engagi Lodge (MIDRANGE)
  • Mahogany Springs Lodge/Bwindi Lodge /Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge (UPMARKET)


Day 4: Bwindi to Entebbe – end of trip

After your morning breakfast, depending on the time of your domestic flight, you will be driven back to Airstrip by the Lodge guide to catch your flight out of Bwindi back to Entebbe. If you intend to add extra days, this can be tailored to your interests. Upon arrival at the Airport, connect with your onward flight to your next destination. (Breakfast and Lunch)

End Of Our 4 Days Gorilla Flying Safari.

What is Included

  • Accommodation and full board basis
  • One Gorilla Permit per person
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Internal local flights
  • Sightseeing with private guide as per the itinerary
  • Transfers as detailed

What is excluded

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa

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