3 Day Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi

This short Bwindi itinerary is ideal to add on to most of our Kenya safaris that include the Mara. This is made possible using the Mara-Entebbe scheduled flight which then connects to Bwindi.

The Mara-Entebbe flight departs at 08:45 am via Kisumu for immigration to arrive at 11:30 am, approximately. You then connect to Bwindi on the 12:45 pm flight that arrives at 13:55 pm, approximately. Flight connections are only possible to Kihihi airstrip as Kisoro airstrip is only served by a morning flight out of Entebbe. Clients have a choice of the following accommodations and will be able to track gorillas in the Buhoma sector:

  • Silverback Lodge
  • Mahogany Springs Lodge
  • Buhoma Lodge
  • Bwindi Lodge
  • Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Note: Due to lack of suitable accommodations options in Ruhija, it is possible to track gorillas while staying in Buhoma area. Transfer charges are extra and driving time is approximately 1.5 hours each way.

 

Important Notes on Gorilla Permits

  1. Gorilla Permits are US$600 per person per trek (ALL YEAR).
  2. Once purchased, gorilla permits are NON-REFUNDABLE.
  3. There is a minimum age of 15 years for gorilla treks.
  4. Additional Gorilla Permits must be pre-booked / paid if gorilla tracking on the additional (optional) day.
  5. All Gorilla Permits need to be purchased at the time of booking or a deposit equivalent to 25% of the cost of the safari paid, whichever is higher.
  6. Gorilla viewing is subject to availability of permits, which are limited.
  7. Permit prices are subject to change without notice.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Masai Mara – Bwindi

Leave your Masai Mara property (with packed lunch) and transfer to the airstrip to board the scheduled flight on Air Kenya to Entebbe. From Entebbe Airport, connect on Aerolink to Kihihi airstrip in Bwindi. Met and transferred to your camp/lodge for check in. Rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the selected accommodation.

Day 2: Bwindi

Enjoy an early breakfast, then set off through the steep, densely forested hills in search of Mountain Gorillas. Tracking in the Bwindi Forest requires stamina and can often take most of the day but observing the gorillas in their natural habitat is awe inspiring. Full board accommodation at the selected accommodation.

Day 3: Bwindi – Entebbe

Breakfast at lodge then transfer to the airstrip for either the 10.55 am or 14.05 pm flight to Entebbe.

Prices: Silverback Lodge

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Includes: Flights Mara-Entebbe, Entebbe-Kihihi-Entebbe, 02 nights full board accommodation plus drinks, airstrip transfers and gorilla tracking transfers in private lodge 4×4 vehicle (gorilla tracking in Buhoma), 01 gorilla tracking permit

 Optional: Transfers for gorilla tracking in Ruhija sector; US$ 335 per vehicle return

 Excludes: Premium drinks, additional gorilla permits (US$ 600 per person per permit), tips and gratuities

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DATES FROM DATES TO PER PERSON SHARING, PACKAGE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT, PACKAGE EXTRA NIGHT AT SILVERBACK LODGE
01-Jun-19 31-Oct-19 2064 USD 235 USD 211 USD
01-Nov-19 23-Dec-19 1979 USD 188 USD 169 USD
24-Dec-19 25-Dec-19 2116 USD 188 USD 238 USD
26-Dec-19 30-Dec-19 1979 USD 188 USD 169 USD
31-Dec-19 31-Dec-19 2116 USD 188 USD 238 USD

Prices: Mahogany Springs Lodge

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Includes: Flights Mara-Entebbe, Entebbe-Kihihi-Entebbe, 02 nights  full board accommodation (1 glass of wine or 1 beer or 1 soft drink with dinner), airstrip transfers and gorilla tracking transfers in private lodge 4×4 vehicle (gorilla tracking in Buhoma), 01 gorilla tracking permit

 Optional: Transfers for gorilla tracking in Ruhija sector; US$ 280 per vehicle return

 Excludes: Drinks, additional gorilla permits (US$ 600 per person per permit), tips and gratuities

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DATES FROM DATES TO PER PERSON SHARING, PACKAGE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT, PACKAGE EXTRA NIGHT AT MAHOGANY SPRINGS LODGE
01-Jun-19 31-Oct-19 2118 USD 164 USD 281 USD
01-Nov-19 30-Nov-19 1994 USD 150 USD 219 USD
01-Dec-19 31-Dec-19 2118 USD 164 USD 281 USD

Prices: Buhoma Lodge

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Includes: Flights Mara-Entebbe, Entebbe-Kihihi-Entebbe, 02 nights full board accommodation plus drinks, one complimentary massage per guest per stay, airstrip transfers and gorilla tracking transfers in private lodge 4×4 vehicle (gorilla tracking in Buhoma), 01 gorilla tracking permit

 Optional: Transfers for gorilla tracking in Ruhija sector; US$ 290 per vehicle return

 Excludes: Premium drinks, additional gorilla permits (US$ 600 per person per permit), tips and gratuities

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DATES FROM DATES TO PER PERSON SHARING, PACKAGE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT, PACKAGE EXTRA NIGHT AT BUHOMA LODGE
01-Jun-19 30-Jun-19 2144 USD 174 USD 284 USD
01-Jul-19 30-Sep-19 2260 USD 212 USD 342 USD
01-Oct-19 31-Oct-19 2144 USD 174 USD 284 USD
01-Nov-19 30-Nov-19 2068 USD 116 USD 246 USD
01-Dec-19 31-Dec-19 2260 USD 212 USD 342 USD

Prices: Bwindi Lodge

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Includes: Flights Mara-Entebbe, Entebbe-Kihihi-Entebbe, 02 nights full board accommodation plus drinks,  one complimentary massage per guest per stay, airstrip transfers and gorilla tracking transfers in shared lodge 4×4 vehicle (gorilla tracking in Buhoma OR Ruhija), 01 gorilla tracking permit

Excludes: Premium drinks, additional gorilla permits (US$ 600 per person per permit), tips and gratuities

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DATES FROM DATES TO PER PERSON SHARING, PACKAGE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT, PACKAGE EXTRA NIGHT AT BWINDI LODGE
01-Jun-19 30-Sep-19 2462 USD 176 USD 433 USD
01-Oct-19 14-Dec-19 2244 USD 130 USD 324 USD
15-Dec-19 31-Dec-19 2462 USD 176 USD 433 USD
01-Jan-20 29-Feb-20 2624 USD 201 USD 499 USD
01-Mar-20 31-May-20 2379 USD 149 USD 376 USD
01-Jun-20 30-Sep-20 2624 USD 201 USD 499 USD
01-Oct-20 14-Dec-20 2379 USD 149 USD 376 USD
15-Dec-20 31-Dec-20 2624 USD 201 USD 499 USD

Prices: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

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Includes: Flights Mara-Entebbe, Entebbe-Kihihi-Entebbe, 02 nights full board accommodation plus drinks, airstrip transfers and gorilla tracking transfers in private camp 4×4 vehicle (gorilla tracking in Buhoma), 01 gorilla tracking permit

Optional: Transfers for gorilla tracking in Ruhija sector; US$ 470 per vehicle return

Excludes: Premium drinks, additional gorilla permits (US$ 600 per person per permit), tips and gratuities

Please select your currency:
DATES FROM DATES TO PER PERSON SHARING, PACKAGE SINGLE SUPPLEMENT, PACKAGE EXTRA NIGHT AT SANCTUARY GORILLA FOREST CAMP
01-Jun-19 20-Jun-19 2376 USD NIL 370 USD
21-Jun-19 30-Sep-19 2932 USD 644 USD 648 USD
01-Oct-19 31-Oct-19 2668 USD 516 USD 516 USD
01-Nov-19 20-Dec-19 2376 USD NIL 370 USD
21-Dec-19 05-Jan-20 2932 USD 644 USD 648 USD
06-Jan-20 31-Mar-20 2849 USD 590 USD 591 USD
01-Apr-20 31-May-20 2444 USD NIL 389 USD
01-Jun-20 30-Jun-20 2849 USD 590 USD 591 USD
01-Jul-20 30-Sep-20 3156 USD 748 USD 745 USD
01-Oct-20 31-Oct-20 2849 USD 590 USD 591 USD
01-Nov-20 20-Dec-20 2444 USD NIL 389 USD
21-Dec-20 03-Jan-21 3156 USD 748 USD 745 USD

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