3 Day / 2 Night – Fly-in Gorilla Safari


This 2 Night / 3 days fly-in safari, is a fabulous safari – specially designed for those who are short of time, but want to see the rare and endangered Mountain Gorillas and meet the Batwa tribe.
This safari includes flights over the beautiful highlands of Uganda boasting incredible scenery. There is a drive from
the airstrip via local villages to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, from where you will be able enjoy a thrilling visit with
the Mountain Gorillas!
After two nights here, with plenty of time to explore this incredible part of the world, you drive back to Kihihi airstrip
and return to Entebbe.

• On Application.
• Scheduled lodge transfers in customised 4×4 vehicles with services of experienced English-speaking
• Scheduled return domestic flights between Entebbe and Kihihi Airstrip
• Accommodation and Full Board Meals at booked lodge
• Gorilla trekking Permit – must be pre-booked/prepaid
• House drinks at Booked lodge
• Drinking water in the vehicles
• Full Liability insurance cover
• 24hour emergency contact
• Premium Drinks at Booked Lodge
• Optional activities
• Personal expenses such as porters, drinks, tips, visas and travel insurance

Day 1: Buhoma Sector, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Day Itinerary
Arrive at Entebbe International Airport for your scheduled domestic flight to Kihihi Airstrip.
The flying time is just over an hour (depending on routing and aircraft used). Upon arrival you will be met by your
Sail Adventures Safaris’ guide and driven to the booked lodge in Bwindi, some located inside the national park
boundaries at the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or minutes outside the park. The drive takes approximately 2
hours and leads you through local villages and mountain roads – lovely scenery and very interesting en route!
Optional activities available, time permitting include, Batwa Cultural Experience, Forest Nature walk and Community
Overnight at Booked Lodge
Expert Tips
Internal Flights – luggage allowance – If you are travelling on an aircraft within Uganda, then the luggage restriction
may be dependent on combined client and luggage weights and varies from plane to plane and routing but usually
only up to 15kg per person in soft bags and this is strictly adhered to for safety reasons. When average client weights
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are used to determine payload 75kg per client is utilised which can affect overall allowances quite significantly so
please advise us beforehand if you feel you may need additional allowances. Please check your weight allowances
before traveling to Uganda to avoid issues on the ground.
Overnight: You will have a wide range of options to choose from; Buhoma lodge, Sanctuary Retreats,
Bwindi lodge, Mahogany lodge, Trackers Safari lodge, Clouds lodge, & Nkuringo Bwindi lodge.
Depending on which location you will be tracking at, you have a wide range of accommodation options to choose
from for your stay as you go Gorilla trekking. Most of these lodges are nestled at the gateway to Bwindi Impenetrable
Forest, just outside the park. Buhoma Lodge and Sanctuary retreats are the only two lodges set within the national
park, and are some of the perfect lodges available for you to choose from as you embark on your bucket-list Gorilla
trekking adventure.
Renowned for their warm welcome and attentive services, guests love the homely ambience of these Africa inspired
lodges. Constructed using sustainable materials, serving delicious multi-course meals offers cosy spots for guests to
unwind, and offer amazing uninterrupted views over the rainforest. The crackling fireplaces adds a mystical
atmosphere to cooler evenings.
Tranquil and cosy, the lodges that we work with have 8-12 spacious eco-friendly wooden chalets which offer a private
escape. Fall asleep to the sounds of the forest and awaken to chattering birds and monkeys as day breaks. Enjoy
morning tea/coffee on your private veranda with sweeping views over the primal forest– what better way to start the
With all of these lodges set just minutes away from the trek start point, gorillas have been spotted popping in at
Sanctuary, Buhoma lodge, Bwindi lodge & Mahogany springs for an occasional visit, while the resident L’Hoest’s
monkey troop visit the lodges almost on a daily, much to the delight of our guests.