3 Days - Gorilla Fly Safari.
Uganda has amazed many by its beauty, natural wonders and hospitable people. The scenery and climate are different from anything elsewhere to be seen in the whole range of Africa. Uganda is therefore a destination to behold. You will enjoy this Gorilla fly safari.
- Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest
- Flight to Kihihi airstrip.
- Enjoy sights of Uganda’s various bird species.
Arrival at Entebbe International airport-Fly to Bwindi
K Hotels and Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Ichumbi Gorilla lodge
Kihihi Airstrip – Entebbe
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International airport-Fly to Bwindi
On your arrival at the Airport, you will be transferred by a professional Umoja Motherland Tours guide/driver from the airport to your hotel to freshen up.
Overnight at K Hotels (BB)
What amazes me the most people about this hotel is that its staff do not compromise when it comes to offering really high standards of services.
Day 2: Flight to Bwindi to see gorillas in Uganda
In the morning, after breakfast your guide will transfer you to Entebbe Airport to check-in for your scheduled flight from Entebbe to Kihihi airstrip. From here, our driver guide will pick you and take you to your lodge.
At Bwindi impenetrable National Park, you will be able to see wild Mountain Gorillas and bird watching is highly recommended.
Overnight at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge (HB)
The lodge's name comes from a word in Rufumbira language which means, ' a cool, comfortable home '. Indeed, it lives to its name, offering top notch luxury that will make you feel like royalty. Ichumbi has 6 Luxury Cottages and 4 Standard Rooms.
The rooms are clean and spacious with a comfortable bed and they have a round porch that overlooks the forest. It is almost as if you are staying in a tree house!
While it is quite unusual to find a lodge in the middle of a primitive jungle to have a good stock on wine and drinks, they deliver highly in this regard with variety of drinks from all the six continents.
Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a pristine tropical forest with over 17 habituated gorillas. Found in the Albertine Rift Valley, Bwindi is a paradise of sorts, with freshwater rivers and over countless tree species that have been around even before Africa was colonized.
It is full of birds with soothing calls and stunning plumage. It offers both gentle and tough climbing challenges. Altogether, these strong points make trekking gorillas here an experience one can’t forget. It is such a delightful experience to finally spot the gorillas after trekking for an average of two hours. They are quite used to human presence and thus go about their own business of eating and napping. They couldn’t care less about you being few metres away.
The guides will interpret the apes’ behavior and advice on what you are watching.
After gorilla trekking, you will visit the Batwa, a welcoming tribe of pygmies. This is not your local everyday tour. It is a buildup of many cultures of the Batwa tribe as passed from one generation to another. It offers the true meaning of dance and storytelling focused on the ancient to modern times of the tribe. You will have an amazing time as you watch them perform some astonishing routines to fast beats of African drums. The entire performances is well choreographed to give you an idea of their historical day-to-day life. Best of all, everything they do has an educational character for you to take home. If you are brave enough, try sampling some of the wild fruits they harvest. They are sweet to the core and rich in nutritional value.
Overnight Ichumbi Gorilla lodge (FB)
Day 3: Kihihi Airstrip – Entebbe
After breakfast, your driver will transfer you to Kihihi Airstrip for your short flight back to Entebbe Airport.
Please note that check-in for international flights should be done two hours prior to flight departure. The departures area of the airport has a small restaurant, several duty-free shops and a seating area
- All accommodation on Half Board (HB), Full Board (FB) or Bed and Breakfast (B&B) basis as quoted in the text
- Transfer vehicle/Fuel/driver
- Aerolink return flight per person
- 1 gorilla permit per person
- Batwa pygmies
- Entrance fees to the national parks
- Free mineral water in the vehicle during the tour
- AMREF emergency evacuation insurance
- International flights
- Visa fees
- Drinks / alcoholic drinks
- Additional meals
- Tips and items of personal nature / souvenirs
- Activities not part of the described program
- International travel insurance