4-day Fly-in Gorilla Safari South Kisoro-Nkuringo

Discover the Pearl of Africa by air! Enjoy a scenic flight over Uganda’s lush green hills and prepare for an unforgettable meeting with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. With convenient departures from Entebbe International Airport and daily departures!

Your safari at a glance:

DayDestination / ActivityAccommodationMeal plan
1Arrival in EntebbeProtea Hotel Entebbe
2Flight to Bwindi NP (Kisoro)Clouds Mountain Gorilla LodgeB-L-D
3Gorilla trackingClouds Mountain Gorilla LodgeB-L-D
4Return flight to Entebbe B
B = BreakfastL = LunchD = Dinner

Day 1     Arrival

Welcome to the Pearl of Africa! Arrival at Entebbe Airport where you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel (5-10 minutes). Overnight at Protea Hotel Entebbe (deluxe room).

Note: the airport pick-up will be arranged by your hotel.

Note: due to the early departure it is possible to request a packed breakfast in advance

Protea Hotel                                      _______                                  _________           Entebbe

Protea Hotel in Entebbe is one of the closest accommodations to the International Airport, located at only 1 km from the departure and arrival hall and directly on the shores of Lake Victoria. The hotel features 73 rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and modern amenities including complimentary WiFi, satellite TV and electronic safes. The restaurant offers a la carte menu and there is an outside terrace with a wonderful of the lake. Other facilities include a swimming pool, bar, lounge and health club.

Day 2              Entebbe – Bwindi Forest NP

Timetable Domestic Flight 2017-20
MonthScheduled departure time from EntebbeScheduled arrival time in Kisoro
1 January – 14 June07.45 hr08.55 hr
15 June – 15 September07.00 hr08.10 hr
16 September – 31 December07.45 hr08.55 hr

*Timings may vary depending on aircraft routing.

After an early breakfast transfer to Entebbe International Airport for a domestic flight to Western Uganda, departing at 07.00. From Kisoro Airstrip (expected arrival at 08.10 / 08.55 hr) you will be transferred by road in about two hours (34 km) to the home of the endangered mountain gorillas.Check in at the lodge and enjoy a delicious lunch. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to relax and prepare yourself for the next day. Or go for an optional (guided) forest walk for a first introduction with Uganda’s unique flora and fauna.  Dinner and overnight at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge. (B-L-D)

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge     __________________________   Bwindi National Park

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is beautifully located with stunning views of the Virunga range. The upmarket lodge comprises of 8 stone bedrooms. Each room has its own twin basin en suite bathroom, with hot and cold water, as well as electric lights, plug points and a cozy fireplace. The main building with reception, dining, shop and bar area also has six fireplaces to keep it a cozy area throughout the day. Views from the main balcony area stretch across to Rwanda and the Virungas as well as all the way across the border towards Goma in Congo. Your stay at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is inclusive of meals , beverages (except premium brands) and laundry service.

Day 3  Gorilla Tracking Experience (Spend 1 hour with The Gorillas!)

Arise early today and prepare for the highlight of your safari, an unforgettable encounter with the Gentle Giants!

Following breakfast, transfer to the national park offices where you will be allocated a gorilla family in groups of 8 as well as a gorilla tracking guide. After a pre-tracking briefing by your guide touching on the gorillas generally, your assigned gorilla family as well as appropriate safety precautions, you drive to the trailhead for the start of a thrilling adventure. Expect to walk between 2 and 8 hours in steep and sometimes muddy conditions with rain overhead, which can be tough and require a degree of (average) fitness. However the thrill of coming face to face with a giant Mountain Gorilla silverback completely makes up for the effort!

Please remember to bring your passport for registration, appropriate, water proof hiking boots and a light rain coat. To protect from stinging nettles, we recommend long pants and long sleeved tops. A pair of old gardening gloves can help grabbing onto the vegetation while most hotels/lodges provide a walking stick that come in very handy especially when hiking downhill.  A small waterproof backpack is an excellent idea to carry a light snack, bottled water as well as protection for your camera.

Upon sighting the gorillas, you spend the allowed one hour with them as they go about their daily life; feeding, moving, playing, raising their young and sometimes wrestling by the juveniles – it is a totally unique and unforgettable experience!

Dinner and overnight at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge (B-L-D)

Day 4              Bwindi NP – Entebbe – Departure

Today we will depart the impenetrable forest of Bwindi and head back to Entebbe with the morning flight. At Entebbe International Airport connect to your international flight. (B)

Timetable Domestic Flight 2016/2017-20
MonthScheduled departure time from KisoroScheduled arrival time in Entebbe
1 January – 14 June09.10 hr 11.25 hr
15 June – 15 September08.25 hr11.25 hr
16 September – 31 December09.10 hr11.25 hr

* Timings may vary depending on aircraft routing.

Tour price in US Dollars / per person Valid for 2023/24  
 High seasonLow season *
When 2 people travelingUS $ 3,611US $ 2,622
When 4 people travelingUS $ 3,271US $ 2,282
When 6 people travelingUS $ 3,162US $ 2,173
When 10 people travelingUS $ 3,197US $ 2,208
When 15 people travelingUS $ 3,191US $ 2,202
Additional surcharges to be added to the package
Price per person
in US dollars
High seasonLow season *
Domestic FlightUS $ 542US $ 542
Gorilla permitUS $ 700US $ 700
Single room supplementUS $ 765US $ 550
  • The high season period includes- January, February, June, July, August, September, October and December.
  • The low season period includes-March, April, May, and November.

Included in the price:

  • Airport transfer to/from Entebbe Airport (by hotel)
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as described in the itinerary
  • Transport to/from the starting point for gorilla tracking in Nkuringo/Rushaga
  • AMREF Flying Doctors Insurance
  • VAT for hotels and lodges outside Kampala


  • International flight
  • Visa (USD $50, available upon arrival)
  • Gorilla Permit
  • Optional activities
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned above
  • Items of personal nature
  • Tips

TERMS & CONDITIONS:Prices are subject to change. Availability of accommodations and activities is not guaranteed; reservations will be made after receiving confirmation of the final itinerary and the requested deposit. Should any of the included accommodations not be available, we reserve the right to substitute it with an alternative suitable accommodation, which might affect the final quoted price.  For more clarity please consult our website

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