Bwindi Gorilla fly in safari – Gorilla trekking safaris in Bwindi impenetrable national park Uganda
Bwindi gorilla fly in safari – A Bwindi Gorilla fly-in safari from Entebbe, visiting the Mountain Gorillas in Uganda and staying in one of the luxury lodges in Buhoma the northern region perfectly positioned in Bwindi Forest National Park right in Gorilla country. With arguably the best views of the forest in the area, these lodges are peaceful and they often have gorillas and other primates visiting them in the camp.
An ideal package for those short on time and keen to experience one of the greatest wildlife encounters on earth.
Bwindi gorilla fly in safari – Fly on a scheduled (daily) flight to Kihihi Airstrip. Upon arrival at Kihihi Airfield, you’ll be met by a Great Adventure Safaris representative and driven to Buhoma region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Natioanal, approximately one hour’s drive. There are a variety of optional activities that can be done this afternoon depending on the time and interests, these include:
Embark on a walk through tropical rainforest with experienced wildlife guides. 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.
Village Community Walk
Take on a community walk through the local villages surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Optional activities include visits to a traditional home, local orphanage or school, banana brewing demonstrations and even meeting traditional medicinal healers. This three to four hour walk is easily tailored to your individual schedule and interests.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest 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.
Gorilla Tracking-Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Following breakfast at the lodge, 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, mountains Gorillas are wild animals and, as such, sightings cannot be guaranteed. However viewing success rates are over 90%.
Depart Bwindi Forest National Park and travel to Kihihi Airfield for your return flight to Entebbe and this marks the end of your Bwindi Gorilla fly-in safari services with Great Adventure Safaris.
If you plan to spend additional time in Uganda, this safari can be tailored to your wishes to include some of the many activities available in Entebbe and throughout Uganda. You could explore Kampala; 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.