4 Days Bwindi Flying Safari

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4 Days Bwindi Flying Safari

4 Days Bwindi Flying Safari, Search and spend time with one of the habituated gorilla families in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park on this 4-day flying trip to the southwestern side of Uganda. Meet face to face with mankind’s close relatives in the animal Kingdom, interact with the local community living around Bwindi and most interestingly enjoy aerial views of the countryside during the flying trip. This safari is perfect for travelers with limited time who wish to get up-close and personal with the Giant Apes in their natural habitat.

Bwindi, situated in the south-western region of Uganda is one of the four only National Parks sheltering mountain gorillas. Here, the highest concentration of these Giant Apes are found and over 20 gorilla families have been habituated for tracking.

Highlights

  • Explore the secluded Town of Entebbe.
  • Meet face to face with the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.
  • Interact with and learn from some the local communities living around Bwindi.
  • Enjoy priceless birding opportunities.
  • Beautiful sceneries.

Brief Itinerary

Arrive in Entebbe, Uganda.

Fly to Kihihi airstrip, drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Search for the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

Fly back to Entebbe, departure.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Entebbe, Uganda

Entebbe! When you arrive in the beautiful Entebbe on the shores of Lake Victoria- the largest freshwater Lake in Africa, you will be met and greeted at the Airport by our Airport representative, who will also assist with immigration and customs processes. Later, get transferred to the Hotel. The rest of the day will be spent at leisure, exploring the beautiful Town of Entebbe. A number of amazing places can be visited during this tour and they include Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Mabamba Wetland or the Entebbe Botanical Gardens.

Overnight at;

  • Hotel No. 5 (luxury).
  • Boma Guesthouse (midrange).

Day 2: Fly to Kihihi airstrip, drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

This day you will go on a one and a half hour flight to Kihihi airstrip, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Flights departure times are 7:00am, 10:15am and 12:00pm. Get treated to the breathtaking aerial views of the rolling terraced hills, villages, winding Rivers, lush Valleys and dense rainforest while getting ushered to your destination. Your private driver will be waiting to take you to the Lodge, where you will spend the rest of the day relaxing.

Overnight at;

  • Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp or Bwindi Lodge (luxury).
  • Mahogany Springs Camp or Silverback Lodge (midrange).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3: Search for the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat

Be up early for breakfast and spend the next few hours in the jungle searching for and interacting with the mountain gorillas. First converge at the Park headquarters for briefing on how gorilla treks work. Go for the gorilla trekking adventure which will last 1-5 hours with lots of animal, bird and landscape views to spice up your trekking experience. You will spend on hour watching and photographing mountain gorillas as they play, feed, rest, groom and nurse their babies.

You will have the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Relax at the Lodge or get the chance to visit the local community at Ride 4 a woman project to see how a group of women use art and craft to fight poverty and domestic violence. Here, you can purchase a wide range of handcrafts like sandals, animal carvings and many others as souvenirs.

Overnight at;

  • Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp or Bwindi Lodge (luxury).
  • Mahogany Springs Camp or Silverback Lodge (midrange).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4: Fly back to Entebbe, departure

This is the day you say goodbye to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and depending on the flight departure time, you will make way to the Airstrip, which is about one and a half to two hours’ drive from the Lodge. Arrive Entebbe in time for your flight back home. Safe travels!

The 4 days Bwindi flying safari package includes;

  • Domestic flight.
  • Park entry fees.
  • Gorilla permit at $700.
  • Community visit.
  • Meals, per the day-to-day meal plan.
  • Accommodation-first night and the next two nights in Bwindi.
  • Bottled water.
  • Government taxes and levies.
  • Airport transfers- first and last day of the 4-day safari.
  • Meet and Greet at Entebbe.
  • Services of a private and fulltime English-speaking guide.
  • A private customized safari vehicle.

The 4 days Bwindi flying safari package includes;

  • Post-safari Accommodation, although can be arranged on request as at extra cost.
  • Tips and gratuities (to the Lodge staff, driver, Park Ranger, driver and porters).
  • Porter fees.
  • Visa fees, if required.
  • Personal expenses like insurance, laundry, telephone bill, cigarettes, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

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