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3 Days Fly Bwindi Gorilla trekking

Flying to Bwindi impenetrable national park is the most convenient way to get to home of 50% of the the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Saving 9 hours of driving through bumpy, dusty roads to a 45 minutes flight from Entebbe to Kihihi or Kisoro airstrips that are adjacent to Bwindi wont only offer the most breathtaking aerial sceneries but also creates time and energy for the tough gorilla trek ahead of you.

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.

Highlights

  • Witness The Mighty Gorilla Kingdom.
  • Breathtaking scenery
  • Batwa cultural visit
  • Be a Part of Heritage Route.
  • Make Memories For Life Time.

 

Day 1: Entebbe to Kihihi airstrip

On this day, you will be transferred to Entebbe airstrip to fly on a scheduled (daily) flight to Kihihi airstrip
Upon arrival at Kihihi, you’ll be met by our driver guide and you will be driven to the Lodge for your lunch and a refreshment.

Later in the afternoon, there are a variety of optional activities that can be done provided time allows;

A forest work  through a tropical rainforest with experienced wildlife guides offers a chance to 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.

A village Community Walk through the local villages surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable Forest involves visits to a traditional home, local orphanage or school, banana brewing demonstrations and even meeting traditional medicinal healers

 

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

After breakfast at the lodge, you will  travel to National Park Headquarters to meet your guides for the day and begin your gorilla tracking experience. Experienced guides and trackers will accompany your party on an early morning trek into the dense rain forest on the mountain slopes.

The journey, through dense foliage and up steep climbs, is abundantly rewarded with the lifetime experience of viewing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

You will have an opportunity to be within meters of these magnificent apes, sharing in their daily lives and experiencing their day-to-day activities.  Mountain gorillas are extremely rare with only an estimated 880 remaining in the wild.  This is an experience you won’t soon forget!

Following the trek, return to the lodge and, if time allows, take a guided afternoon forest or community walk. Please note: tracking may be fairly strenuous with treks up to six hours or longer, at high altitudes, not uncommon.

Also, mountain gorillas are wild animals and, as such, sightings cannot be guaranteed. However viewing success rates are over 90%.

Day 3:Depture

Following the schedule, you will depart Bwindi Forest National Park and travel to Kihihi for your return flight to Entebbe.

In case there is much time to your flight back home, you can still enjoy a number of activities of your choice, you can explore Kampala city, 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

 

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