how to plan a luxury gorilla trekking safari in UGANDA
Are you trying to plan a luxury mountain gorilla trekking safari? Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda is the best option for this amazing tour expedition. The long drive from Entebbe or Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park takes about 8–9 hours. Another option is to fly from Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. There are two destinations where you can connect to Bwindi, namely Kihihi Airstrip, which is situated in the north part of Bwindi, and Kisoro in the south sector of Bwindi.
Mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda is carried out in two different national parks: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
If you are tracking gorillas in the north sector of Bwindi, commonly known as the Buhoma region of Bwindi, then the flight Entebbe to Kihihi airstrip is recommended. From here, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and the luxury lodges are approximately 1.5 hours’ drive away. From Kihihi, travelers can easily connect to Queen Elizabeth National Park for tree-climbing lions, game drives, chimpanzee trekking, and boat safaris on the Kazinga channel.
Just in case you are trekking mountain gorillas in the southern region of Rushaga and the Nkuringo region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, the most recommended flight is from Entebbe to Kisoro Airstrip. Then, from Kisoro, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and lodges are located 1.5 hours away.
Devine African Safaris can help you with all the safari planning and flight booking. Therefore, travelers can plan their 3-day luxury gorilla trekking safari or 4-day luxury gorilla trekking safari in Uganda without the hassle of being driven for long distances to and from Entebbe.
Summary of our 3-Day Luxury Mountain Gorilla Trekking Safari
Day 1: Fly from Entebbe airport to Kihihi airport or Kisoro airport.
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Trekking Day
Day 3: Fly back from Kihihi or Kisoro Airstrip to Entebbe International Airport
Luxury Lodges in the Northern Sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Sanctuary gorilla forest camp
Southern Sector (Nkuringo and Rushaga)
Four Gorillas Lodge
Chameleon Hill lodge
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge
Luxury Lodge in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Mount Gahinga Lodge
Luxury vehicles on our luxury gorilla trekking safari in Uganda
On your luxury gorilla safari, we have a well-maintained and serviced Landcruiser with proper pop-up roofs as the most preferred mode of transportation within and around the park, and just in case you are having another adventure in Queen Elizabeth National Park for a wildlife viewing, then the Landcruiser will give you the best comfort and a wonderful wildlife safari ever.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park offer other activities you can combine with your luxury mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda. These include;
- Batwa Cultural Tour
- Bird watching
- Community tour
- Nature hikes in the park
- Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi or Mutanda
- Golden monkey tracking in Mgahinga National Park
- Hiking Mount Gahinga
- Hiking Mount Sabyinyo
- Hiking Mount Muhabura
Luxury Mount Gorilla trekking can also be combined with an adventure in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Murchison Falls National Park for wildlife safaris including the Big Five and boat cruises, Kibale Forest National Park, Kalinzu Forest, Budongo Forest, and Kyambura Gorge for chimpanzee trekking.