5 Day Luxury Fly-In Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari in Bwindi Forest

Posted by on March 15, 2019

5 Day Luxury Fly-In Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Ishasha Tree Climbing Lions

5 Day Luxury Gorilla Trekking and Tree-Climbing Lions and other Wildlife Safari

5 Day Luxury Fly-In Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari – Encounter the Mountain Gorillas and, visit the Tree  Climbing Lions of Ishasha, Wildlife staying in two Luxury Lodges in Buhoma in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Ishasha which is the Southend of Queen Elizabeth Park. 

See two of Africa’s Rarities, the Mountain Gorillas and the Tree Climbing Lions, we can also arrange that you just might see a third one, the Elusive Shoebill Stork which is found in the Swamp Areas of Lake George.

An ancient Rainforest and the open Savanah with its Tree-Climbing Lions, thriving Elephant population that is on the increase, vast Buffalo Herds, Uganda Kob and Topi Antelopes by the thousands and you in a lodge along the Ntungwe River where Elephants come to bathe and water.  Two great Experience wrapped into one Flying Safari in Uganda.

Discover the Pearl of Africa, it’s Mountain Gorillas plus its Tree-Climbing Lions and Wildlife of Queen Elizabeth Park without long drive times – the longest drive is just over two hours.

Safari Highlights:

  • Aerolink flight to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Kihihi
  • The Batwa Experience Forest Walk
  • Gorilla Trekking in Buhoma area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Buhoma Village Walk
  • Tree-Climbing Lions of Ishasha
  • Wildlife Game Drives
  • Sundowners in the Bush
  • Flight from Kihihi back to Entebbe

Day 1 – Fly to Kihihi – Bwindi Impenetrabl e Forest:    

Your 5 Day Luxury Fly-In Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari begins. We pick you up at your hotel in Entebbe or Kampala and take you for your airplane ride to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest at 7:45 am. This is a most scenic flight that will save you the wear and tear of being on the road for nine hours or longer. There will be some great opportunities for you to take aerial photos from above – especially as you pass over the Switzerland of Africa…enjoy your flight.

Do remember to pack light for your flying safari – 15 Kilos is the maximum weight of your luggage allowed, exceptions are made 6USD per kilo.

On arrival at the Kihihi airstrip, you are met by your driver guide and drive to the Buhoma Area which is a 45 minute Drive from the airstrip.

We check into the Luxury Lodge you have chosen for the next two nights.


 Batwa Experience:

The Batwa Experience is one of the best interactive Forest Walks with the first people of the Forest, the Batwa Pygmies who have lived here for thousands of years long before any of the Bantu People arrived.  They lived in harmony with nature, with the Mountain Gorillas in the forest only taking what they needed to live,

They were hunters and gatherers and today you will see what they hunted and gathered in the forest.  One of their trademarks was the low ecological footprint that they left behind.

The Batwa Experience was started by the Kellerman Foundation that has worked for several decades with the Batwa People improving their well-being, their education and empowering them to have a voice since for the most part they have been voiceless.

This s a 3 to five hour interactive, guided walk and you return to the lodge well before sunset.



Meal Plan: Lunch – Dinner


 Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp – Exclusive Luxury $$$$-1000 USD plus for two;

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is a Small,  Intimate, Exclusive Lodge with 8 Permanent Tented Cottage inside of the park itself.

Even Gorillas choose to visit Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, and they must know which is a preferred lodge. The camp is one of the high-end luxury lodges within Bwindi.  Often Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is booked months ahead of time due to its popularity with visitors to Buhoma.

The Buhoma Area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest has many choices for the visitors and tourists.  There is however only one Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp Lodge in the Buhoma area.

The furnishing, the decor, the service, the meals all show the great luxury lodge that it is for Gorilla Trekking.

 Buhoma Lodge -Exclusive Luxury $$$$:

Buhoma Lodge in Bwindi Impenetrable Rainforest – simply Luxury Comfort and it is located inside of park itself meaning a short walk to the Park Headquarters for your gorilla trek.

A most restful place before and after Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Buhoma Lodge –is an up-market luxury lodge with eight comfortable and luxurious cottages which were constructed with local materials including tent fabrics – providing you with up-market comfort at its best. People who stay here simply love staying at Buhoma Lodge.

One reason that clients choose Buhoma Lodge is the fact that is inside of the park.  There are only two lodges that are inside of Bwindi Forest itself and not on the edge of it.

 Bwindi Lodge in Buhoma-Exclusive Luxury Lodge – $$$:

Bwindi Lodge in the Buhoma area comes with a pleasant twist, an upmarket price for an exclusive luxury Lodge.  Among Luxury Lodges in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest this lodge per night full-board and all the extras beyond what upmarket lodge offer.

This Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge is synonymous with World Class Service, Cuisine, a reserved luxury style, thoughtful planning that puts this lodge into harmony with its surrounding.

From here walk to and from the Gorilla Trekking, visit with the Batwa People, the first people of the forest, and its unique give back to the local Community the Bwindi Bar where disadvantaged youth get training in the hospitality industry and you an Espresso that is on par with the best of Coffee Restaurants in Coffee loving Seattle, WA in the US.

Day 2 – Gorilla Trekking:  

Breakfast and this is your big day of visiting the gentle giants of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.  There are some things you will need  for today’s trek.  Packed lunch from the lodge, a light backpack, light rain jacket, light hiking boots, long-sleeved shirts to avoid getting scratched by branches and stung by nettles, a hat, long trousers or jeans,  gardening gloves to pull yourself up on branches and vines in order to get close to the Mountain Gorillas.

At times people ask “is gorilla trekking really worth it?”  You will soon find out that it definitely is when you spend your hour with the Mountain Gorillas in the ancient rainforest of Bwindi.  It is an experience that you will never forget.  A most meaningful time for you that is without compare.

Gorilla tracking takes from a couple of hours to over 5 since the Mountain Gorilla Families move daily and build new nests each day. The group you will be visiting is habituated meaning that they are used to human beings and just go about their day while you visit them.

After the gorilla trek return to Buhoma Lodge where you can either rest and reflect on your time with the Mountain Gorillas

Dinner and reflection with others regarding your phenomenal day of Gorilla Tracking

Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner Day 3 Ishasha Wilderness:  

Breakfast at Buhoma Lodge and we take the short 1 1/2 hour drive to the Ishasha area of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here you check into the exclusive Ishasha Wilderness Tented Camp along the Ntungwe River where you will be staying in your large and luxurious tent with en-suite bath.

From your tent or the main lodge you can often see elephants that have come to bathe and water – one can eat in the dining room or along the river  – the setting is simply fabulous and you are in the remote region of Queen Elizabeth Park.

Home to the sought after tree – climbing lions and all the other wildlife found here in the Ishasha area of the park

Settle in – and enjoy the surroundings of the African Wild at Ishasha Tented Camp.  It is simply a wondrous place of comfort while you are in the bush and quite different from the setting at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Enjoy a delightful lunch here along the Ntungwe River

Ishasha is Africa’s best place to see Tree Climbing Lions which is a most amazing sight, but there is m uch more to Ishasha such as a multitude of elephants, buffaloes, antelopes such as the Topi and the Uganda Kob.  There are also leopards to be seen here, savannah birds and along the Lake Swamps the elusive Shoebill Stork.

During the Afternoon we take a game drive in an open-air safari vehicle where nothing obstructs your view of the surroundings, the wildlife such as the tree-climbing lions, elephants, antelopes including the handsome Topi and Uganda Kob, hopefully, a leopard or two and more.  This is the most exciting way to see the unvisited Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth Park.

After the game drive return to Ishasha Wilderness Tented Camp where you can sit along the river – see the elephants come to water and bathe along the Ntungwe River.

Dinner at Ishasha Wilderness Camp where the food is simply a delight and one could say restaurant quality.

Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinne

Lodge:  Ishasha Wilderness Tented Camp



 Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Ishasha Wilderness Tented Camp is the only lodge that is located in the Isahasha Wilderness Region of the park.  It is a luxury tented camp along the Ntungwe River where Elephants can be seen while you are having a meal.  The Lodge provides comfort and excellent service along with superb meals that will both please the palate and the eyes.

The Lodge can set up a Bush Breakfast in the African Wild of Ishasha can be arranged as can sundowners in the Bush at an extra Cost.  Both prove to be an enjoyable Experience for most

The lodge has a  real wilderness feel to it since it is not as frequently visited as the northern area of Queen Elizabeth Park.

There are fewer People to be seen here on Game Drives that in the Mweya area of the park.

Day 4 – Ishasha Wilderness:

 Breakfast in the Bush – it is a game drive in the morning with a bush breakfast which is a most unique and delightful experience for you.

Return to the lodge where you can once again enjoy your surroundings and have lunch.

Late afternoon game drive once again visiting the tree-climbing lions and other wildlife found here and then it is a sundowner with snacks in the bush – another unique experience for you to enjoy.

Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Day 5 – Fly to Entebbe:

The 5 Day Luxury Fly-In Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari comes to an end. Breakfast and return to Entebbe Airport where we meet you at Entebbe Airport where you can either spend a day or transfer for your flight home. At Entebbe International Airport you are met by our driver-guide and taken to a hotel or a transfer to your outbound flight.

5 Day Luxury Fly-In Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari – If you are interested – please contact us.