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5-Day Fly In Bwindi Gorillas

5-Day Fly In Bwindi Gorillas

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5-Day Fly In Bwindi Gorillas
from $2895 USD

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The most convenient way to trek the gorillas on a quick trip in Uganda is actually to fly into Kigali, Rwanda. However, there is another option by way of Entebbe/Kampala. You can fly to Kisoro or Kihihi (domestic flights via Entebbe) and trek the gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi (situated within Uganda) has a number of sites now to trek the endangered gorillas including Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga, and Nkuringo, all located within several hours drive from each other.

When taking a domestic flight to Kihihi, it is best to trek at Buhoma while when flying to Kisoro, it is better to trek in the Nkuringo/Rushaga sectors. There are currently 2 flights a day.

Depending on your international flights, this trip could be a day shorter. Or, you can extend your stay at Bwindi and have additional activities including an additional trek.

Starting June 1, 2019, Air Kenya will offer service between Mara and Kisumu airports in the Maasi Mara and Uganda's Entebbe International Airport, connecting with Aerolink's early afternoon flights to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, and Kidepo Valley National Park.


Day 1: Morning arrival to Entebbe Airport, visit Botanical Gardens (LD)

Morning arrival to Entebbe Airport, visit Botanical Gardens.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: Protea Hotel Entebbe

Day 2: Fly to Kisoro or Kihihi by Aerolink (BLD)


Depart from the Entebbe International Airport with a domestic flight to either Kisoro or Kihihi, depending on the availability of gorilla permits (flight time is about 1 hour). Pick-up will be by a staff member of your lodge and transfer to Buhoma, Nkuringo, or Rushaga. The transfer time to your accommodation is variable and depends on the location of your lodge. For Buhoma for instance, the transfer takes 1h30. Overnight at the lodge of your choice.

  • Entebbe-Kisoro: 07h45 08h55
  • Entebbe-Kihihi: 07h00 08h45
  • Entebbe-Kihihi: 12h45 13h55

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: Haven Lodge Buhoma

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking in Nkuringo Rushaga (BLD)

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The staff of your lodge will take you to the park headquarters and organize the transfers.  Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a natural world heritage site. Hikers will love it!

Gorilla trekking is unpredictable. It is difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike. The gorilla excursion can take from 2 up to 8 hours. A good physical condition is recommended. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. A ranger will brief you on how to behave with the gorillas.

Bwindi Impenetrable NP has a unique rich and varied ecosystem and has lowland rainforest and afromontane forest. It's considered as one of the most unique and important forests of Africa. UNESCO declared it as a Natural World Heritage site for Humanity for his many values and because it is vital to the survival of many endangered species.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: Haven Lodge Buhoma

Day 4: Fly to Entebbe by Aerolink (BLD)

Your lodge will bring you to the airstrip of Kihihi or Kisoro (about 2 hours driving).

  • Kisoro-Entebbe: 09h10 11h25
  • Kihihi-Entebbe: 09h45 11h25
  • Kihihi-Entebbe: 14h05 15h55

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: Protea Hotel Entebbe

Day 5: Transfer to Entebbe Airport for departure (B)

Transfer to Entebbe Airport for departure.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


5-Day Fly In Bwindi Gorillas
from $2895 USD
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NOTE: Prices are per person in U.S. dollars based on double/triple occupancy. All quotations are based on the current rates of park fees, VAT, other government taxes, and current exchange rates. Should any of these be increased or a new tax introduced, these increases will be added on even if your trip has already been paid for.

  • All accommodations per itinerary
  • All meals per itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All tours and entrance fees per itinerary (unless listed as excluded)
  • All transportation and transfers per itinerary
  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals not listed
  • Beverages and alcohol
  • Tips for guides, drivers, hotel staff
  • Optional tours
  • Single room supplement
  • Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, Internet, etc.)
  • Gorilla permit ($700/person)
  • Internal flights
  • Tips for your park ranger gorilla guide ($10/person)
  • Tips for your driver/guide ($10/person/day)
  • Personal porter on the gorilla trek to help carry gear ($10/person)
  • Drinks except mineral water in the vehicle and coffee/tea at lodges
  • Uganda Visa ($50/person)
  • Luggage on flight is limited to 15kg

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