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Luxury Fly-In Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda

Posted by on February 20, 2021

Convenient Luxury Fly-In Gorilla Trekking Safaris in the Pearl of Africa

Save Time by taking one of our Fly-In Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest-Mgahinga Gorilla Park.

Fly-In Gorilla Trekking Safaris in UgandaConvenient and time-saving Fly-In Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda have become the choice of many Gorilla Trekkers that do not want the long drive-times from Entebbe to either Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla Park in Southwest Uganda. A Flying Safari is the best and most comfortable way for trekkers to get to the gorilla tracking destination. Flight times to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla Park are around sixty minutes instead of a nine to ten-hour drive.

For those with limited time, a Fly-In Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda is the best choice. Fly from Entebbe International Airport to the Kihihi Airstrip is closest to Buhoma in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest’s northern area. Or fly to the town of Kisoro from where you access Rushaga and Nkuringo in the southern area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla Park. 

Our Fly-In Gorilla Trekking Safaris use the services of the quality AeroLink Safari airline with an exemplary fly-in Safari safety record. The fly-in safari includes ground transport, luxury lodging, permits, porters, and meals.

Why Fly-In Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda is the Right Choice for you
Fly-In Gorilla Trekking Safaris

  • No Long Drive-TimesShort one-hour flight
  • More time in the Park – Enjoy extra time in the park instead of driving on a long drive.
  • Convenient Connections to other Parks: Connect to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Semliki National Park, the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, and Kibale Forest by adding a short flight or drive.
  • See Uganda, the Pearl of Africa from above:  See the Gorilla Highlands, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mutanda, the Virunga Volcanoes, Queen Elizabeth Park from above.
  • Connect the Great Wildebeest Migration in the Maasai Mara- with Gorilla Trekking – Flights from Masaai Marara arrive in Entebbe via Kisumu with Aerolink 12:15 PM daily. The same day you spend the Night in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Now that you have read the Pros, there a few cons. There are the added flight cost and the inconvenience of a 15kg luggage weight-limit.  Extra Luggage, when allowed, incurs an extra charge.  The positive things outweigh the negative ones, and fly-in Gorilla Safaris are the right choice for many.  For more information, read here.

Here are Our Fly-In Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda

Luxury Flying Gorilla Safaris without long Drive-Times

3-day Fly-in – Luxury Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari

On this 3-Day Luxury Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari, you fly from Entebbe in the morning to Kisoro, where we take you to your lunch with activities in the afternoon or relax and chill out staying at the Exclusive Clouds mountain Gorilla lodge.

You are with a Family for 4-hours. There a maximum of four participants, researchers, and trackers will give you insight into the lives of the gentle giants of the forest.

The Gorilla Habituation Experience is limited to 4 participants per day presently. It is prudent to plan by at least six months or more for this Safari.

An exclusive Private Trek can be arranged

3-Day Fly In Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safari from Entebbe:

Fly from Entebbe to either Kihihi near Buhoma or Kisoro for the Mgahinga Gorilla Park or the Rushaga or Nkuringo area of Bwindi Forest.  It is a 75-minute flight and less than an hour from the landing strip to the lodge where you will be staying.

Your Driver-Guide will meet you with the Vehicle and take you to your lodge.  It is the shortest way timewise to get to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla Park.

There are upmarket, luxury, and exclusive lodges to stay near your Gorilla Trek on the next day.  If you stay in the northern area of Buhoma, you can add two days and stay at the exclusive Ishasha Wilderness Camp, where you track the Tree-Climbing Lions found here.

4-Day Fly-In Twice Gorilla Trekking Luxury Safari-Bwindi Impenetrable Forest:

This Luxury Fly-In Safari takes you on a 1 1/2 hour flight to either Kihihi in the north of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or south to Kisoro – after you land, it is 45 minutes to one hour to your luxury lodge.

You can trek the same Gorilla Family twice or trek two different Gorilla Families on two separate days. You can even choose to treks in two different parks. and experience two different habitats.

Incoming lodging in Entebbe can be added at the beginning of the safari’s end for your convenience.

Choose the luxury lodge in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, where you like to stay during your time in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Forest.

This Safari can be done in Northern or South Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It can also take place in Uganda and Rwanda

5-Day Fly-in  Luxury Adventure Safari

Here you have a one-of-a-kind Fly-In Luxury Adventure Safari in Mgahinga Gorilla Park. Stay at the exclusive Mount Gahinga Lodge with its private trail to Mgahinga Gorilla Park.

The Safari includes Gorilla Trekking, Golden Monkey Trekking, Volcano Climbing, and the Batwa Cultural Trail. A total of Five-Action packed days in the shadows of the brooding Volcanoes.

Climb one of the Virunga Volcanoes, the Mountains that cook. There is Mount Gahinga, Mount Muhavura, and Mount Sabinyo. The Batwa Cultural Trail is a time of seeing life in the forest through its first people’s eyes.

A very popular safari created for the outdoor adventurist.

5-Day Luxury Fly-In Safari-2-Treks-Mgahinga Gorilla Park-Bwindi Forest

This Fly-In Safari takes in two different Gorilla Parks, Mgahinga Gorilla Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Trek the gentle giants on the sides of the Virunga Volcanoes and inside of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Stay in two different lodges, Mount Gahinga Lodge and either Clouds Mountain Lodge or Gorilla Safari Lodge in the Rushaga Region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

It is only in Uganda that you can track the sides of the Volcanoes and in Bwindi Forest. This Safari must be booked well in advance due to permit availability, especially in Mgahinga, where only the Nyakagezi Gorilla Group will trek.

It can easily be made into a 7-Day Safari that includes Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest.

5-day Luxury Gorilla – Chimpanzee Habituation Experience Safari (with a flight between Bwindi and Kibale Forests:

This Safari begins in Kigali- Rwanda – Trek the Mountain Gorillas on a Habituation Experience All-day Trek and then fly to Kibale Forest, where you spend all day with a Chimpanzee Group on a Chimpanzee Habituation Experience Safari.

You have the option of flying from Entebbe to Bwindi Forest, onward to Kibale Forest after the Gorilla Habituation Experience, and then fly back to Uganda.

Due to flight availability, the order above cannot be reversed on this Safari staying in Luxury Lodges in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Kibale Forest.

This Safari is presently only offered by Kabiza Wilderness Safaris.

5-Day Fly-in Gorilla Trekking & Tree-Climbing Lions & Wildlife Safari:

On this 5-Day-Luxury Fly-in Safari, you are taking Gorilla Trekking in the Buhoma Area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the Wildlife Tree-Climbing Lions found in the Ishasha area of Queen Elizabeth Park.

You Fly to Kihihi, which is located conveniently close to both the Buhoma Area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and  Ishasha.  There is no long drive time involved, and the focus is on Mountain Gorillas and Wildlife.

In Buhoma, you have a wide array of luxury lodges to choose from, including several exclusive ones.

There is only one luxury lodge in Ishasha since it is more off the beaten tourist path Path.

8-Day Luxury  Fly-In Drive Gorilla-Chimpanzee Trekking Wildlife Safari

This safari has no long drive times – 2 1/2 hours is the longest time on the road between 3 parks.  Luxury Lodges, Private Vehicle with the added convenience of flight, which gives you more time in the parks and less on the road.

It is one of our more popular Fly-In Safaris since it includes Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking. The added wildlife and stunning scenery are found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Kibale Forest.  We cover everything in the safari but drinks at lodges and tips (some lodges serve complimentary non-premium beverages, wine, and beer.)

Seasonal Discounts that lodges offer will be automatically passed on to you.  Lodges vary in dates, that they offer discounted rates to guests.

The Flight from and to Entebbe is with Aerolink Uganda and in one of their Cessna Grand Caravan Planes with an excellent safety record.

Packing for your flying Gorilla Safari in Uganda: 

  • Pack light and in a Duffle bag (preferred while on a Flying Safari in Uganda, 30 pounds (15 Kilos) is the limit for a Flying Safari in Uganda.
  • Gorilla Gear:  Wear during your flight. Hiking Boots, Socks, Long-Trousers, Long-Sleeved Shirt, Light-Rain Jacket, Hat.
  • Pack all other Things, including Gardening Gloves that protect your hands against thorns, nettles.
  • Use Daypack as your carry-on and Pack the Camera Equipment (use shower cap or Ziploc bags). Put all essential documents into Daypack inside of Plastic Envelope.
  • Just the Essentials are the Key to keeping within weight restrictions.

The key to a flying safari is packing light and only the essentials – that might be hard for some, but it makes the journey more comfortable. The cost of extra luggage is 6 USD per Kilo and is dependent on the total weight of the plane.  It is not always permitted, but we never had a case where it was not allowed, but there is that possibility.

Why use Kabiza Wilderness Safaris for your Fly-In Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda?

When it comes to Fly-In Gorilla Trekking Safaris, we know what to do. We know how to tie all the pieces together, as we have done for over a decade.  We live here and work here, know all about gentle giants of the forest and how to get there and including flying there from Entebbe International Airport.

We primarily use Aerolink due to its reliability and quality of service, including an impeccable safety record.

Private Chartered Flight can be created upon request. One most often received is Combining Primates with the remote Kidepo Valley National Park. Private Chartered Helicopter Flights can also be arranged.  The advantage being is that you can touch down anywhere and not need a landing strip.

We are also a leading provider of the unique Gorilla Habituation Experience and the All-Day Chex – Chimpanzee Habituation Experience as part of your Primate and Wildlife Safari in Uganda.


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