5 Day Luxury Fly-In Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari

Posted by on July 22, 2017

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 Chimpanzees, visit the Tree Climbing Lions of Ishasha, Wildlife staying in luxurious Buhoma Lodge and Ishasha Wilderness Tented Camp


Day 1 – Fly to Kihihi – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest:    

Your 5 Day Luxury Fly-In Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari begins. We pick you up at your hotel in Entebbe or5 Day Luxury Fly-In Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari Kampala and take you for your airplane ride to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – 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 lightt for your flying safari.

At arrival in Kihihi you are met by your Driver- Guide and proceed to Buhoma Lodge – please note lodging may depend on where in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest we get Gorilla Permits for your Fly in Gorilla-Wildlife Safari and they are included in the price.

We check into the delightful Boma Lodge where you are welcomed in the friendliest of fashion.  Get situated in your tent and relax before dinner after your flight. Buhoma Lodge – luxury lodge inside of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Each cottage has a splendid view of the ancient Bwindi Impenetrable Forest which is home to over half of the Mountain Gorillas remaining. Buhoma Lodge is inside of the park and it is a short walk to the Park Headquarters for your Gorilla Trek Orientation.

Lunch at Buhoma Lodge and a delight it is.

buhoma-more-than-gorillas.jpgAfternoon Village Walk (you can also take a village bike ride which benefits a women’s group) you will see how crafts are made, traditional beer is prepared from Bananas, local Gin called waragi is distilled, you see how gardening and food preparation is done, the ladder over an open fire, you hear a traditional healer explain to you the various things he uses from the forest to treat various ailments and illnesses.  There is a visit to the school and at the end of the walk the Batwa Pigmy community performs a dance for you.  A most informative afternoon for you to enjoy.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is the best place to see the Mountain Gorillas and some choose to track them on two days, but Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is much more.  There is the village walk described, it is also one of the best places for birding in Africa, there are many nature walks and trails in and near the park.

Due to its elevation the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest area does get somewhat cool at night and a hot water bottle is provided for your added comfort in bed.

Dinner

Lodging:  Buhoma Lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch – Dinner

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 habinyanjacldgefor today’s trek.  A 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 Gorilla Tracking

Lodging:  Buhoma Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Ishasha-Wilderness-Tented-Camp-Experience_thumb.jpgDay 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 mishasha-tree-climbing-lions_thumb.jpguch 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 a 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.

Lodging:  Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

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.  Breakfast in the African Wild of Ishasha.

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

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

Lodging:  Ishasha Wilderness Camp

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 of flights.


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