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

Posted by on November 30, 2019

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

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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 in the south Bwindi, and Mgahinga Gorilla Park is a short drive.

Eliminate the long drive times from Entebbe by taking the Gorilla Express Flights with Aerolink Airlines 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, and your baggage is limited to 15 Kilos.  You can, in most cases, pay for extra luggage at $6 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: 

Reasons for a Fly-In Gorilla Trekking Safari

  • No Long Drive-Times – Just over an hour flight to either end of Bwindi Forest eliminates a 9 to 10-Hour Drive from Entebbe International Airport.
  • The Fly-In Gorilla Safari gives you more time in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or Mgahinga Gorilla Park.
  • Connect to Queen Elizabeth Park – Kibale Forest by either driving or adding a short flight.
  • See Uganda, the Pearl of Africa from above, including the most beautiful Place in the World, according to CNN-Travel, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
  • Connect the Great Wildebeest Migration in the Maasai Mara with Gorilla Trekking.  Flights from Masaai Marara arrive in Entebbe via Kisumu with Aerolink at 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 a charge of six USD per kilo.  The positive thing for most far outweighs the negative ones.


Packing for your flying Gorilla Safari in Uganda: 

  • Pack light and in a Dufflebag (preferred while on a Flying Safari in Uganda, 30 pounds (15 Kilos) is the limit for a Flying Gorilla 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 carryon and  Pack the  Camera Equipment (use shower cap or Ziploc bags). Put all essential documents into Daypack inside of Plastic Envelope.
  • Just the Essentials is 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 makes the journey more comfortable. The cost of 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 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, especially if you are staying at the Exclusive Clouds mountain Gorilla lodge.

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.

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.


 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 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.  It 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 are staying 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.


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.

Incoming lodging in Entebbe can be added at the beginning of 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 South Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.


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 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 the eyes of its first people. A very popular safari 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 Gorillas 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 Gorilla Lodge or Gorilla Safari Lodge in the Rushaga Region of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

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

It can easily be made into a 7-Day and include 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 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, 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 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.

It 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 cover most 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 are with Aerolink Uganda and in one of their Cessna Grand Caravan Planes with an excellent 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 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 Gorillas with the remote Kidepo Valley National Park. Private Chartered Helicopter Flights can also be arranged.  The advantage being is that you can touch down almost 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.


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