When it comes to organizing gorilla safaris in Uganda, trust Trek Africa Expeditions as your reliable and experienced tour operator in both Uganda and Rwanda. Our fly-in Mgahinga Gorilla tracking safaris offer an exceptional opportunity to embark on a thrilling adventure to track the majestic Mountain Gorillas in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
This Fly-In Mgahinga Gorilla tracking safari is tailored for travelers who seek an encounter with the Mountain Gorillas but have limited time for an extensive journey. Perfect for those on tight travel schedules, this safari allows you to skip the long 9-10-hour road trip from Entebbe/Kampala to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Instead, you’ll enjoy a quick one-and-a-half-hour flight from Entebbe International Airport to Kisoro Airstrip. Upon arrival, our team will transfer you to the national park or a nearby lodge, where you can unwind, savor a delicious dinner, and spend the night in comfort.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, though the smallest of Uganda’s ten national parks, is a hidden gem filled with scenic wonders and diverse wildlife. Located in the southwestern region of Uganda, it sits atop the clouds, with elevations ranging from 2,227 meters to 4,127 meters. Nestled in Kisoro district, this national park spans 33.7 square kilometers and is home to the endangered Mountain Gorilla species. A unique feature of this park is the harmonious coexistence of Gorillas and Golden Monkeys, often referred to as “Where Gold meets Silver.”
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is a vital part of the expansive Virunga Conservation Area, encompassing adjacent regions in Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. To the south, it borders Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, while the western boundary adjoins the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The park boasts a rich tapestry of ecosystems and biodiversity, with its majestic peaks providing a breathtaking backdrop to the stunning landscape.
Traditionally, Gorilla safaris to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park involved lengthy road trips, deterring many travelers from visiting this unique destination. However, with the option of flying, access has become more convenient, making it an appealing choice for those seeking to explore this less-crowded park. Flying from Entebbe is a breeze, taking only about one and a half hours to reach Kisoro Airstrip via operators like Aerolink and Fly Uganda, both renowned in the region for their reliability. Upon landing at Kisoro Airstrip, our knowledgeable driver-guide will be readily available to pick you up and transfer you to your pre-booked accommodation for the night. These flights are available throughout the year.
It’s essential to note that weather conditions around Kisoro can be unpredictable, especially given its proximity to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks. As such, all flights are scheduled for the morning when the weather is typically calm. Afternoons can become windy, making flying unfavorable during that time. Occasionally, flights may make brief stops at Kihihi Airstrip in Buhoma, the northern part of Bwindi Forest, or Kasese Airstrip to pick up or drop off clients en route.
Embark on an unforgettable adventure with Trek Africa Expeditions and book your fly-in Mgahinga Gorilla tracking safaris, complete with guaranteed gorilla permits. Contact us today to create lasting memories amidst the captivating landscapes of Uganda.