3 Day Uganda Fly to Bwindi Gorilla Safari

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3 Day Uganda Fly to Bwindi Gorilla Safari

3 Day Uganda fly to Bwindi, Your dream is to see mountain gorillas, but want to avoid spending hours on the road? This 3 Day Uganda fly to Bwindi will take you on the scenic route from Entebbe to Bwindi Forest in no time. Your bird’s eye view of southwestern Uganda will be a memorable journey. In this package we combine reliable domestic air travel, all ground transportation and comfortable accommodation at your Lodge to make this a hassle-free and unforgettable experience for you.

 

Itinerary Highlights:

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Bwindi National Park, located in south western Uganda on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, is considered the most diverse forest in Uganda. The area, one of the few large expanses of forest in East Africa, where lowland and mountain habitats meet, contains a dense ground cover of herbs, vines, and shrubs.  Home to over 120 mammals, 345 species of birds, 200 species of butterflies, and 160 species of trees, Bwindi is one of the richest ecosystems in East Africa.

The park contains almost one half of the world’s population of the endangered Mountain Gorilla, making it an extremely valuable conservation site. Bwindi is also home to several endangered bird species with very limited ranges, and acts as an important catchment area for many rivers, supplying water for agriculture in the surrounding region.

Forest & community walk and Batwa-talks experience.

The Batwa where the original inhabitants of the forests in Bwindi, Mgahinga, the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga in Congo. Most were forced out of the forests but without compensation or proper adjustment to the modern life.

 

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Fly on a scheduled (daily) flight to Kihihi airstrip
Upon arrival at Kihihi, you’ll be met by an Arcadia safaris’ representative and driven to your lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest; approximately one hour’s drive. There are a variety of optional activities that can be done this afternoon (time permitting), these include

Forest Walk (Optional).

Embark on a walk through tropical rainforest with experienced wildlife guides.  Enjoy scenic views, the sights and sounds of the rain forest, ample opportunities for bird watching and glimpses of the many monkey species living in the park as they move through the forest canopy.

Village Community Walk (Optional).

Embark on a community walk through the local villages surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.  Optional activities include visits to a traditional home, local orphanage or school, banana brewing demonstrations and even meeting traditional medicinal healers.  This three to four hour walk is easily tailored to your individual schedule and interests.

Please let us know at the time of booking if you would like to participate in one of these activities.
After the forest and community walk experience, you will proceed to your lodge for lunch, dinner and an overnight in preparation for the incoming events.

Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Accommodation Options:

Luxury

Buhoma Lodge or Similar

Mid-Range

Bakiga Lodge or Similar

Budget

Broadbill Forest Camp or Similar

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Day – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

This will be an eventful day and you need to wake up at around 6am. As you take breakfast, request the hotel to prepare for you parked lunch just in case the trekking activity goes on past mid-day. The driver will take you to the park offices so that you are in time for the briefing from the park ranger-guide which starts at 7:30am.

The briefing covers everything you must know about gorilla trekking including the gorilla groups in the sector, history of the forest and what to expect. After the briefing, you will be assigned a gorilla family along with 7 other travelers. The Park Guides will offer you a hiking stick and a chance to hire porters to help you with any heavy luggage/cameras.

3 Day Uganda Fly to Bwindi Gorilla Safari

After everyone is assembled, you will begin tracking the primates. Gorilla trekking can take anywhere between 30 minutes to 6 hours depending on the gorilla family you are tracking and their location on the day of the trek. Once you get to them, you are allowed only one hour of observation. Use this time to study the group and individual members.

Do not forget to take some videos and photos or else no one will know that you ever took part in such a fascinating activity. Also, mountain gorillas are wild animals and, as such, sightings cannot be guaranteed. However viewing success rates are over 90%. After spending time with the primates, you will be led back to the starting point for your certificate of participation. You will find our office Guide waiting to take you back to the hotel for lunch, dinner and an overnight.

Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Accommodation Options:

Luxury

Buhoma Lodge or Similar

Mid-Range

Bakiga Lodge or Similar

Budget

Broadbill Forest Camp or Similar

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

 

Day 3: Transfer to Kampala – 3 Day Uganda fly to Bwindi Gorilla Safari.

Depart Bwindi Forest National Park and travel to Kihihi Airstrip for your return flight to Entebbe. Thus this will bring our 3 days Uganda fly to Bwindi Gorilla safari to an end.
Note:
If you plan to spend additional time in Uganda, this safari can be tailored to your wishes to include some of the many activities available in Entebbe and throughout Uganda.

You could explore Kampala; visit Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary or the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre; have a luxury sunset boat cruise on Lake Victoria or take a short trip to Jinja, the Adventure Centre of East Africa, offering grade 5 white water rafting, quad biking and bungee jumping! 

Destination: Kampala (Entebbe)
Accommodation Option: No (Unless on request)

  • Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Drinking Water, Fruits and Wi-Fi throughout the journey

Thank you for choosing Arcadia Safaris and we hope to see you (or any referral) when you next visit!

 

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Round Trip Airport Transfers (pick up and drop off)
  • Private transportation in a 4×4 Safari Cars
  • Meals specified on a Full Board basis
  • Accommodation with ensuite facility
  • Applicable Park entrance & activities Fees
  • English speaking professional Driver-Guide
  • Gorilla Trekking Permit Fees
  • Flight from Entebbe to Bwindi and back to Entebbe
  • All hotel/lodge pickups and drop off
  • All Taxes
  • Bottled drinking water and Fruits while on safari
  • Activities as stipulated in the itinerary (except those stated as “optional”

 

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • International Flight Fares (unless requested)
  • Country entry Visa
  • Personal/Travel insurance
  • Telephone charges
  • Laundry
  • Bar bills and all other kinds of drinks except water
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Souvenirs, gifts and Tips
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Covid-19 and other related tests and vaccinations

 

RATES PER PERSON: (Tour Rates/Prices are Per Person and exclude International Flight from or to your home Country).

RATE PER PERSON

2 People
1 Room
4 People
2 Rooms

6 People
3 Rooms

7 People +
Luxury  $2,649 $2,394 $2,309 GET A QUOTE
Mid-Range $2,385 $2,130

$2,045

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Budget $2,300 $2,046

$1,960

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