3 DAY FLY-IN GORILLA SAFARI

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Highlights

  • Gorilla Tracking experience
  • Beautiful luxury eco lodges
  • Picturesque green landscapes

Gorilla Trekking is one of the most humbling and moving wildlife experiences you can have in Africa – spend an hour with a family group, often with babies and always with a silverback or two, as they go about their daily life, making nests, gathering food and bonding. Detailed itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to Kisoro 

Your journey starts from Entebbe International Airport where you will board a domestic flight to Kisoro, a town located in the south-western part of Uganda, close to the borders with Rwanda and Congo. Please make sure you check-in 1 hour before the departure time listed on the flight ticket that we provide for you.

Departure time from Entebbe: 

07.00 AM*

Arrival time in Kisoro: 

08.10 AM* 

* Timings may vary depending on aircraft routing and weather conditions.

A representative from Mahogany Springs lodge will be waiting at Kisoro airstrip to drive you to the lodge. The drive runs along a picturesque jeep track that dips into villages and skirts steep hills with stunning views of the villages below. The sunset scenes are unforgettable so make sure to find your way to the lodge’s veranda in time for dinner and sundowners.

Over night: Mahogany Springs Lodge 

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: GORILLA TRACKING

Following breakfast, transfer to the national park offices where you will be allocated a gorilla family in groups of 8 as well as a gorilla tracking guide.

After a briefing by your guide touching on the gorillas generally, as well as appropriate safety precautions, your assigned gorilla family will walk to the trailhead for the start of a thrilling adventure.

Participants can expect to walk long distances in steep and sometimes muddy conditions  with rain overhead, which can be tough and require a degree of fitness, however the thrill of coming face to face with a giant Mountain Gorilla silverback far more than makes up for the effort in their quest.

Upon sighting the gorillas, you will spend one hour with them as they go about their daily life; feeding, moving, playing, raising their young and sometimes wrestling by the juveniles – it is a totally unique and unforgettable experience!

Afterwards, you hike back to base and on to the lodge for a well-deserved shower and lunch or dinner depending on the time taken on the trek.

Overnight: Mahogany Springs Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 3: Return to Entebbe

Enjoy your last sunrise in this beautiful corner of Uganda. In the early morning a representative from Mahogany Springs lodge will arrange your transfer from the lodge to Kisoro airstrip.

Departure time from Kisoro: 

08.25 AM

Arrival time in Entebbe: 

11.25 AM

Should you require one (or more) nights in Entebbe or Kampala before or after your tour we would be happy to arrange this for you.

This tour package includes:

  • Domestic flights
  • All on ground transportation and transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Accommodation as specified in the itinerary
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park entrances and fees
  • x1 Gorilla permit per person

Tour exclusions:

  • Drinks
  • Gratitude & tips
  • Personal expenses like cigarettes, gum, etc

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