3 Days Bwindi Fly-In Gorilla Tour

3 Days


  • Permits are pre-bought in advance
  • 15
  • 80


On this tour, you will go for Gorilla Tracking. The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP) is in the Virunga Mountains and in the Albertine Rift montane forests ecoregion. The park is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization-designated World Heritage Site.

Trip Highlight

  • Gorilla Tracking


Today, transfer to Entebbe Airport for your domestic Flight to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transfer to the accommodation for the night.
In the afternoon, go for a community visit learning about the local lifestyles and thereafter return to the lodge for dinner.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Park Headquarters for briefing before heading for gorilla tracking in the park. Tracking can be hard and challenging hence requires physical fitness of the participants. With a picnic lunch in your back pack and at least two bottles of water, you will up for the gorilla adventure. Mountain gorillas live in forests high in the mountains, at elevations of 8,000 to 13,000 feet. They have thicker fur, and more of it, compared to other great apes. The fur helps them to survive in a habitat where temperatures often close to freezing.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is one of the largest natural forests in East Africa, with both montane and lowland forest. About half of the world's population of mountain gorillas - about 300 animals - are found in Bwindi making Uganda with over 100 gorilla permits available per day.

This morning, you will drive to the Uganda-Rwanda boarder and after finalising all immigration formalities, you will proceed to Kigali International Airport for your departure flight out.

Inclusions & Exclusions


  •  Transportation & Transfers as stated
  •  All Entrance and activity fees: as stated
  •  All meals as per the itinerary
  •  Bottled mineral drinking water in the vehicles


  •  Visas
  •  International flights
  •  All Optional activities will be done at payment of extra
  •  Items of Personal nature like phone calls, all entrance fees for all activities as per the itinerary
  •  All other items not included in the itinerary.


Visa Required

For this tour, you will to apply for the East African Visa online. Follow this link:

Optional Activity: Gorilla Habituation Experience

Instead of gorilla tracking, you might prefer to go for Gorilla Habituation Experience. Gorilla Habituation experience only takes place in Rushaga Sector which is found in the Southern sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The exercise involves visiting a selected family of semi habituated Gorillas every day with researchers and rangers until it gets used to seeing people. With time, all gorilla individuals are identified in terms of their sex, age and later given names. Habituation in Uganda is usually done by a group of researchers who operate under the department of Research and monitoring which is under Uganda Wildlife Authority. You are expected to report at the reception center early enough preferably by 07h00. You will receive a briefing about the dos and don’ts during the trekking. The activity starts with locating the Gorillas’ nests for the previous night. The rangers will help you identify which Gorillas slept where by looking at the size of the dug and how the nests are built.
You will then proceed to trace the Gorillas. Once you are close to the group, you will be allowed to observe and stay with the Gorillas for a period of 4 hours. (The 4 hours start from when you locate the nests for the previous night).

Gorilla Tracking Rules & Advice

  • A small, lightweight, frameless, waterproof back/day pack
  • Light, waterproof hiking or walking boots or shoes with treaded soles.
  • Thick socks.
  • High speed film 400 ASA minimum, 800 ASA recommended (no flash photography allowed on the track), fast film, binoculars,
  • Long pants (jeans/khakis) and a long sleeved shirt
  • Leather or heavy canvas (gardening-style) gloves to grip vegetation (gardening gloves may be advised).
  • Waterproof rain pants, a rain suit or poncho with hood.
  • Moisture wicking undergarments, lightweight wool socks, long-sleeved shirt,
  • sturdy trousers, sunglasses,
  • sun screen, a sun hat, a breathable lightweight rain poncho or parka with a rain hat,
  • Thick sweaters not necessary on the track, as it gets very hot during tracking. Best to have layers of clothing as temperatures tend to change.
  • Light raincoat
  • A waterproof, squash-able hat.
  • Drinking water. You may ask for a walking stick if needed


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3 Days Bwindi Fly-In Gorilla Tour


  • Permits are pre-bought in advance
  • 15
  • 80
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