4-Day Uganda Double Gorilla Trek - Flying Safari

From $2686

per person sharing

Rates are per person and based on 2 people sharing 1 room

Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)

Safari overview

We are offering a special 4 day flying package at an unbeatable rate. This tour is perfect for those who would like to experience Africa's most amazing wildlife encounter, tracking the rare Mountain Gorilla. This package can be booked as an add-on to any Safari in East Africa or as a stand alone package.

Tour Summary

You'll go to Uganda 

This tour starts and ends in Entebbe (Uganda) 

You'll visit Bwindi NP

Activities: gorilla tracking

Getting around: pop-up roof 4x4 vehicle & air transfer

A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) can be arranged for extra cost

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for extra cost

Day by Day

Arrival

A transfer from the airport (or hotel) can be arranged for extra cost.

Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost.

You will checkin at Entebbe International Airport and board the Cessna Grand Caravan for a scenic flight over Uganda to Kihihi Airstrip, where you will be met by our vehicle. You will then be chaufered to the Luxury Mahogany Springs Safari Lodge, located in the Buhoma Sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. A gourmet lunch awaits you prepared with fresh ingredients from the Lodges gardens. After lunch and some time to relax you will be invited to join us for a guided walk to explore the various plants and birds that we find along the way. In the evening we will enjoy the sunset and an early dinner, before retiring to our comfortable rooms to prepare for an early start tomorrow morning.

Main destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Accommodation: Mahogany Springs Safari Lodge Luxury lodge bordering Bwindi NP without fences

Meals & drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

Day 2: An Encounter Like No Other

We rise early before heading to the ranger station. On arrival the rangers will select the family in which you will be tracking, depending on your requests, the distance of the family, and your fitness level. You will then receive a briefing from our lead ranger, who will go over the regulations and give you a briefing of the family members that you are about to meet.

 

A hike that can be fairly easy or very demanding depending on the location of the gorilla family that day. The trek can range from 30 minutes to 5 hours, before we encounter the family. Your rangers will inform you to prepare yourselves and your cameras, leaving walking poles and day packs behind. They then slowly lead you into the middle of the family where you will have up to 1 hour to enjoy this magical experience.

 

After our one hour is up we start our hike back to the ranger station, stopping to enjoy a packed lunch in the forest. We then head back to the Lodge to relax and reminisce of this special experience.

Main destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Accommodation: Mahogany Springs Safari Lodge Luxury lodge bordering Bwindi NP without fences

Meals & drinks: All meals included All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

Day 3: Gorillas From a New Perspective

After an early breakfast we head to the ranger station, where we will be assigned our tracking group. The lead ranger will give you a briefing about the family you will be visiting this day before we head out to make our encounter.

 

This second day of tracking provides you with a special opportunity to visit gorillas again. Often during the first experience participants are nervous about being around these large (but gentile) animals. Focused on trying to get a great picture to share on Facebook, the experience goes by far to quickly. The second tracking is often much more memorable as it is easier to put down the camera and simply enjoy.

 

Again, after tracking through the forest we will eventually encounter the family where we will have up to one hour in close contact. You now have the special opportunity to observe the animals, without the stress or pressure that you may have felt the previous day.

 

After our time is up, we will then make our way back to the ranger station.

Main destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Accommodation: Mahogany Springs Safari Lodge Luxury lodge bordering Bwindi NP without fences

Meals & drinks: All meals included All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

 

Day 4: Bwindi to Entebbe

After a relaxing morning, guests will be invited to plant a tree to help to protect and expand the last remaining areas that the Mountain Gorillas call home. You will then be transferred to Kihihi Airstrip for your return flight to Entebbe departing at 14:05 and arriving in Entebbe at 15:55 (an early morning flight is also available most days). A day room or overnight accommodations can be arranged upon request (optional at extra cost).

Main destination: Entebbe

Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodation)

Meals & drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

End of tour

Additional accommodation can be arranged for extra cost.

A transfer back to the airport (or hotel) can be arranged for extra cost.

Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits (two per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section)

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day)