3-Day Fly-in Gorilla Tour




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The 3-day fly-in gorilla-tracking tour is a specialty safari in which you transfer from Entebbe to Bwindi by air. The fly-in gorilla safari option allows you to spend fewer hours of transfer as you spend only 1 hour and 45 minutes as compared to over 9 hours on the road. This tour starts in Entebbe with a transfer to Bwindi where you will spend 3 days. The second day will be spent on gorilla tracking, a once-in-a-lifetime experience while on a visit to Uganda.


  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits (One 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
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • 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 section)

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Car Parking
Laundry Service
Smoking Allowed

Tour Plan

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You will be picked up by our company representative and transferred to Entebbe International Airport or to the Kajansi Airstrip to catch your flight to the west of Uganda.

    There are 2 flight schedules, the morning and afternoon options. Upon confirmation of your trip, our travel consultant will book your flights and provide you with the details.

    In Kihihi, a representative from the company or your lodge will be waiting for you. He will transfer you to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

    Journey time: 1h45 flight, 1.5 hours transfer to your lodge.

    Mahogany Springs Lodge

    • Luxury lodge bordering Bwindi NP without fences
    • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
    • Non-alcoholic drinks

Today is the great gorilla-tracking day! Prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants, the rare mountain gorilla. For most people, this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda.

Bwindi Forest boasts both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. It is the only forest in Africa that can make this claim. It also hosts 5 other species of primates, over 200 butterflies, and 360 birds. The gorillas you track belong to one of 9 habituated family groups that can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. Your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests, and chewed bamboo shoots. Your gorilla tracking will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, bushes, and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorilla family.

The time taken to track the gorillas can be as few as 2 hours to as many as 7 hours. Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of 1 hour with them.

Main Destination:

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)
Mahogany Springs Lodge

  • Luxury lodge bordering Bwindi NP without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Your guide will transfer you from the lodge to the Kihihi Airstrip for your flight back to Entebbe International Airport or Kajansi. Upon arrival at Entebbe, our other driver will pick you up and transfer you back to the lodge or to the airport for your scheduled flight back home.

Main Destination:
Entebbe (City)
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.


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