Embark on an extraordinary adventure with Trek Africa Expeditions as we unveil the wonders of Flying Bwindi Gorilla Tracking Safari, offering an unparalleled experience to witness the magnificent Mountain Gorillas at affordable prices. Our expertise lies in crafting tailor-made flying safaris to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, a haven for these endangered creatures. Uganda proudly hosts half of the world’s remaining Mountain Gorillas, and our safari focuses on four sectors of Bwindi Forest: Ruhija in the East, Rushaga and Nkuringo in the South, and Buhoma in the North.
Situated in the South-Western part of Uganda, approximately 550 kilometers from the capital, Kampala, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is an ecological gem. Resting on the edge of the Albertine valley, the forest boasts diverse tree species, a plethora of birdlife (over 350 species), butterflies, forest elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, and, most notably, the endangered Mountain Gorillas. With a total of nineteen habituated Gorilla families spread across Nkuringo, Rushaga, Ruhija, and Buhoma sectors, Bwindi Impenetrable promises an extensive eco-tourism experience.
Buhoma, the sector where Gorilla tracking began in 1993 with the Mubare family, stands as the busiest and most vibrant. In addition to Gorilla tracking, visitors can indulge in activities like bird watching, nature walks, and cultural interactions with the Batwa community. Gorilla permits for Buhoma are priced at USD 700 per person per trek, allowing an unforgettable one-hour encounter with these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Trek Africa Expeditions facilitates the booking and reservation of Gorilla permits on your behalf when you provide your details and expected travel dates.
Enjoy daily domestic flights to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park from Entebbe International Airport, courtesy of Aerolink Uganda, offering both scheduled and charter flights. While there is no direct flight to Ruhija, you can opt for a flight to Kihihi Airfield, where our representative from Trek Africa Expeditions awaits to drive you to your booked lodge. The scenic two-hour drive to Buhoma from Kihihi Airfield traverses Bwindi forest and charming communities, offering picturesque views at every turn. With a weight limit of 15 kilograms per person for all passengers, any excess incurs a charge of USD 3 per kilogram. For those with unique travel requirements, private charters are available, and children below the age of two travel free of charge.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park welcomes Gorilla tracking enthusiasts throughout the year, though it’s essential to note the tropical rainforest climate, which may bring rain at any time. For those who venture during March to May and November, discounts on accommodation can be secured, albeit with a higher chance of rainfall. Optimal months for Gorilla tracking, marked by lower rainfall and less slippery conditions, are June to August and December to February.
Trek Africa Expeditions takes pride in tailoring Gorilla and Wildlife safaris to all Uganda National Parks and Rwanda. Our professional safari consultants respond promptly to your queries, creating a travel plan and ensuring timely booking of all services. With knowledgeable safari driver guides, we provide insights into Uganda or Rwanda and navigate the roads with expertise. Reach out to us through email, WhatsApp, or a phone call, and let us organize your Flying Bwindi Gorilla Tracking Safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park based on your time, interests, and preferences.