3 DAYS GORILLA TREKKING
Drive to Bwindi!
Gorilla permit included!
Stunning views over Lake Mutanda!
Do you yearn to see the mountain gorillas, but want to avoid spending hours on the road? This 3-day Fly-in tour to Bwindi Forest will take you on the scenic route from Entebbe to Bwindi Forest in no time. Your bird’s eye view of southwestern Uganda will be a memorable journey. In this package we combine reliable domestic air travel, all ground transportation and comfortable accommodation at the lake side lodge Lake Mutanda Resort to make this a hassle-free and unforgettable experience for you.
Day 1: Drive from Entebbe to Lake Mutanda
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest
Day 3: Transfer Kisoro to Entebbe
Day 1: Drive to Kisoro – Transfer to Lake Mutanda
Your journey starts from Entebbe International Airport where you will drive 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: 05.10 PM*
Offering some of the best views in Uganda, Mutanda Lake Resort is perched on a peninsula overlooking a series of small islands scattered across the water and the volcanoes from the Virunga Range rising out of the mist in the distance.
Gorilla Tracking is the main highlight of a visit to the southern parts of Bwindi Forest, but you are also in the perfect place for volcano hikes, birding, nature and culture walks and canoe and paddle board excursions. The sunset scenes are unforgettable so make sure to find your way to the lodge’s veranda in time for sundowners.
Journey Time 6-8HRS
Accommodation Mutanda Lake Resort
Meal Plan Lunch and dinner
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking
Encountering the rare and endangered Mountain Gorilla of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is an experience of a lifetime.
Half of the world’s population of gorillas live under the mist-covered canopies of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforest. In the company of an experienced park ranger you will be tracking the whereabouts of one of the nine habituated family groups who reside here.
Your tracking experience will be an exciting, yet challenging, journey along forested (often muddy and slippery) slopes, tangled vines, thick vegetation and bamboo forests before you reach the territory of these gentle giants. En-route, your ranger will point out telltale signs of previous gorilla activity, like dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. Depending on the location of the gorillas on any given day the walk can take anything from 2 to 7 hours. Once the family of gorillas have been located, settle in to your surroundings and enjoy the hour you have to quietly observe these fascinating primates whose habits and mannerisms remind us so much of our own.
Encountering the mountain gorillas in the wild is a truly humbling and emotional experience, one that you are sure to remember for the rest of your life.
The lodge will provide your gorilla tracking permit. Remember to bring the permit and your passport (original) when you depart for the hike.
Accommodation Mutanda Lake Resort
Meal Plan Breakfast, packed lunch & Dinner
Day 3: Return to Entebbe
Enjoy your last sunrise in this beautiful corner of Uganda. In the early morning a representative from Mutanda Lake Resort will arrange your transfer from the lodge to Kisoro airstrip.
Departure time from Kisoro: 08.25 AM
Arrival time in Entebbe: 6;25 PM
Not ready to leave this beautiful spot? No problem. Extra nights at Mutanda Lake Resort can be booked upon request, at an additional cost of USD 95 per person per night on full board (shared room basis).
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.
Journey Time 10hrs transfer to Kisoro
Accommodation Not included
Meal Plan Breakfast
Minimum 2 people
- Gorilla Permit
- Park Entry fee
- Accommodation (Full board)
- Bottled water
- International flight
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