Luxury Fly-In Gorilla Trekking Safaris from Entebbe to Bwindi – Mgahinga

Posted by on September 6, 2018

Take the Gorilla Trek Express Flight to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Mgahinga Gorilla Park

Fly-In Gorilla Trekking Safaris – the most comfortable way to go Gorilla Trekking In Uganda


Our Express Fly-In Gorilla Trekking Safaris make your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla Park easier with daily flights from Entebbe International Airport to Kihihi in north Bwindi and Kisoro from south Bwindi and Mgahinga Gorilla Park are a short Drive.

Eliminate the long drive times from Entebbe by taking the Gorilla Express Flights with Aerolink Airline using Cessna Grand Caravan Planes to Southwest Uganda where our Driver Guide will meet you facilitate your needs until you fly back to Entebbe.

Fly-In Gorilla Trekking Safaris cost more, however, the time saved and the convenience for many outweigh the extra cost and we are seeing more and more of our clients choosing the Fly-In Gorilla Express option from Entebbe International Airport to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla Park.

.Flying Gorilla Trekking Safaris have only one drawback, your baggage is limited to 15 Kilos.  You can in most cases pay for extra luggage at 6 USD a kilo being the present rate.  The Baggage limit is not a problem for most of our clients.


Fly-In Gorilla Trekking Safaris Information and Advice


 Why a Flying Gorilla Safari in Uganda might be right for you: 

Getting to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla Park is an all-day drive of 9 hours plus from Entebbe.

One could fly into Kigali and drive to Bwindi Forest in 4 hours or Mgahinga Gorilla Park in 3 hours and many do just that.

Others are in Kampala or Entebbe and to them, the easiest and most convenient way of going Gorilla Trekking is flying with Aerolink to Southwest Uganda.

There is the added cost factor but convenience wins the day.  One reason that the Fly-In Gorilla Trekking Safaris have gained popularity in recent years and more are taking advantage of the daily flights to the Southwest of Uganda the gentle giants of the forest can be found.  There is also the Permit price, a Gorilla Permit in Uganda is 600 – even if you add the cost of the flight to the 600 USD Uganda permit price you are still way the 1,500 USD that Rwanda charges just for the permit.

You also see the most scenic Pearl of Africa, Uganda from above which is an added benefit.


Keep it light and in a Duffle-Bag while on a Flying Safari in Uganda, 30 pounds (15 Kilos) is the limit for a Flying GorillaSafari in Uganda.

Flying Safaris mean saving time over a road trip but it also means what you carry on a plane is less than you would have in a vehicle – some practical advice.

The key to a flying safari is packing light and only the essentials – that might be hard for some – but makes the journey easier.

At times we can bring your extra luggage in the vehicle or store it for you at our office until your departure time at Entebbe.

Cost for extra luggage is 6 USD per Kilo and is dependent on total weight in the vehicle.  It is not always permitted but we never had a case where it was not allowed, but there is that possibility.


Our Fly-In Gorilla Trekking Safaris – if you do not see what you like – we will create it


 3-day Luxury Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari from Kigali

On this 3-Day Luxury Gorilla Habituation Experience Safari, you can fly into Kigali, Rwanda and take the most scenic drive through Rwanda’s mountainous region with terraced hills and vast tea plantations through the Gorilla Highlands of Uganda and along Lake Mutanda with its many islands ringed by the Virunga Volcanoes.

You are with a Gorilla Family for 4-hours, there a maximum of 4 participants, researchers and trackers will you insight into the daily lives of the Gorillas.

More and more of our clients are taking this safari since it is a rare, one of a kind experience that no other country offers, only in Uganda can you spend 4 hours with a Gorilla Family.

This is our best selling 3-Day Gorilla Safari


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

Fly from Entebbe to either Kihihi near Buhoma or to Kisoro for the Mgahinga Gorilla Park, or the Rushaga or Nkuringo area of Bwindi Forest.  This is a 1/2 hour flight and 1 hour from the landing strip to the lodge where you choose to stay.

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

There are upmarket, luxury and exclusive lodges to stay near you 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 that are found here.

Your Kabiza Driver-Guide will meet you as you land and take you to one of the Exclusive, Luxury or Upmarket Lodges found in the area near Rushaga where the Habituation Experience takes place.


 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 different days.

Incoming lodging in Entebbe can be added at the beginning or at the end of the safari 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 Southern Bwindi Impenetrable 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 Gorilla on a Gorilla 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 including the Tree-Climbing Lions found in the Ishasha area of Queen Elizabeth Park.

You Fly to Kihihi which located conveniently close to both the Buhoma Area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and  Ishasha.  There is no long drive time involved, 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 the area is more off of 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 in 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.

This is one of our more popular Fly-In Safaris since it includes Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking plus the added wildlife and stunning scenery found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Kibale Forest.  We include most everything in the safari but drinks at lodges and tips (some lodges serve complimentary non-premium drinks, 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 are with Aerolink Uganda and in one of their Cessna Grand Caravan Planes with a superb safety record.


 Why use Kabiza Wilderness Safaris for your Luxury Fly-In Gorilla Safari?

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 Gorillas and how to get there and including flying there from Entebbe International Airport.

We know our customer’s mindset, we know their preferences, likes, and dislikes and we adjust a safari to your liking.

What sets us apart that we are guided by American Customer Service Principles and are members of the Association of Uganda Tour Operators as well as partner Aerolink Airlines and with Uganda Wildlife Authority, the latter making us a licensed seller of Ugandan Gorilla, Chimpanzee, and Golden Monkey permits.

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.


Contact us about taking one of our Luxury Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda