For travellers on a tight schedule, this 4-day fly-in journey takes you into the depths of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to see some of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas. The experience begins at Entebbe where you will be whisked away on a flight into the remote mountainous regions of southern Uganda. Here, at Bwindi National Park, you will enter one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in Africa on an expedition to find a close-knit gorilla family. Bwindi is home to roughly 350 mountain gorillas, which is half the world’s remaining population, and your chance of coming into contact with a group is approximately 90 percent.

In addition to the life-changing hour you spend with a gorilla family, you will also be able to go birding and hiking, and learn more about forest life from the Batwa people who have lived here for centuries.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest 
  • Encounters with the Batwa people
  • Hiking & birding 
  • Colobus monkeys & incredible biodiversity

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Entebbe

After touching down at Entebbe International Airport, you will take a scenic flight on a light aircraft to Kisoro, just outside Bwindi National Park. A warm welcome awaits your arrival at the airstrip and you will be transferred by road to Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge. This is your first opportunity to observe Uganda’s verdant landscape from ground level and your guide will begin to introduce you to the area’s colourful plant, animal and birdlife, as well as the Ugandan culture and way of life. After settling in at the lodge, take time to relax, appreciate the magnificent views, and prepare for a full day of trekking tomorrow. 

Day 2

In search of mountain gorillas

It is the day you have been waiting for and it begins early in the morning with a hearty breakfast while mist still lingers above the rolling landscape. Trekking through dense vegetation in humid conditions is by no means an easy feat but your reward is well worth the effort. Whether they are foraging, napping, playing or grooming, your privileged time observing these gentle creatures is one you will never forget. It can take anything from an hour to an entire day to locate a family group and you will spend a maximum of one hour observing them from a safe distance, under the watchful presence of your experienced guide. Once you are back at the lodge treat your weary bones to a hot shower and a well-deserved massage at the spa. 

Day 3

Life in Bwindi

Invigorated, humbled and inspired by your once-in-a-lifetime encounter with the mountain gorillas, you are free to spend the day exploring the staggeringly diverse landscape that is a sanctuary to chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, birds of paradise, butterflies, colourful bugs and exquisite flowering plants. Embark on a guided walk into the forest, take a scenic cycle around the lodge, or visit with local people at a nearby village. Those wanting to do a second day of gorilla trekking must obtain additional permits, which are subject to availability. 

Day 4

Farewell to the forest

As you return from Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge to the Kisoro airstrip and fly once again over the abundant Ugandan landscape, take some time to reflect on your short but invaluable time spent in this precious East African forest observing nature’s incredible wonders and encountering the people who work hard to protect them. Your journey ends at its starting point, Entebbe International Airport where you can return home or easily continue on an East African big game safari or even an Indian Ocean island holiday. 


  • 3 Nights at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge on fully inclusive basis
  • Return scheduled charter flights from Entebbe to Kisoro
  • Return road transfers from Kisoro Airstrip to Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
  • Gorilla permit, including gorilla trek transfers


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $3410
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $2770

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Ramona Cilliers

Ramona Cilliers

Africa Safari Expert

"Enjoy one of the most unique and sought after wildlife encounters in the most breath-taking setting in all of Uganda."



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