Fly-in Gorilla Adventure
5 days from Entebbe to Entebbe
Why we love this itinerary
For adventurers with less time on holiday or those connecting their journey with a wildlife safari in Kenya, Tanzania or South Africa, the 5-day short gorilla safari in Uganda is the perfect, once-in-a-lifetime off-the-beaten-track holiday expedition.
- Discover the southern region of the Pearl of Africa
- Unforgettable encounter with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
- Meet, explore and learn from the local communities
- Support sustainable tourism initiatives
- Includes gorilla trekking permits
Day 1 | Entebbe
Arrive in Entebbe from your international flight and you'll be met by our representative and transferred to Papyrus Guest House for your first night here.
In the afternoon you'll depart by car and local canoe to Mabamba Swamp, one of the best places for spotting the rare shoebill storks. Of course, some fortune is needed but rarely does one leave the swamp without seeing one! Many other water birds have chosen this area as their home so birding is always very interesting. Enjoy a relaxing sundowner on Lake Victoria and then return to the Guest House for some sleep before your gorilla safari begins.
Papyrus Guest House
Days 2-4 | Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to Entebbe international airport for your Aerolink flight to Kisoro, across the southwestern Tuscan-like landscape to a serene forest lodge on the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. You’ll spend three nights in a forest cottage with spell-bound views of the Virunga Volcanoes, the rugged Rift Valley, and the steamy forest canopy. On the second day, you’ll be guided into the pristine jungle to find a mountain gorilla family and spend one electrifying hour silently observing their evolutionary life.
You’ll also explore the rugged rural region on foot, with immersive walks through communities and terraced gardens. Engage with the Batwa native tribe on a forest trail, showcasing their ancient cultures, drama, hunting and survival skills when they occupied the gorilla-filled jungles.
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Day 5 | Departure Day
After breakfast you will be transferred to Kisoro Airstrip for your scheduled flight to Entebbe. The flight is scheduled to depart Kisoro at 8:25AM and arrive Entebbe at 11:25AM. Upon arrival at Entebbe international airport you'll meet up with our representative and transfer to Papyrus Guest House for a day room use as you wait for your outbound flight.
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*based on 2 people sharing, excludes international flights*