4 Day Bwindi Safari

This short three-night adventure takes you into the World Heritage Site of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in search of the mountain gorillas. Our ape cousins live throughout the forest so a variety of enchanting journeys are available through the primeval forest during your Uganda mountain gorilla safari.


  • Gorilla Tracking in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Forest Walks in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Bwindi Community Hospital visit
  • Birding
  • Community Project visits through Bwindi and Buhoma
Day 1 Arrival at the airport, domestic flight to Kihihi, Transfer to Buhoma and Bwindi lodge.
Day 2 Gorilla Tracking in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Day 3 Gorilla tracking again in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or
Take a guided walk in the rainforest or
Walk through the local village, and learn about community life or
Discover the traditions of the Batwa Pygmies.
Day 4 Return flight to Entebbe and connect to your return flight.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrive at Entebbe airport where an Aerolink member of staff will assist you with the check in and transfer to your 07:45 am (arrival 09:30 am) or 12:30 pm (arrival 13:45 pm) domestic flight to Kihihi, check in time is one hour before the flight. Once at Kihihi you will be welcomed by your expert guide who will provide knowledge and assistance throughout your journey.

Transfer to Buhoma and Volcanoes Bwindi lodge (approximate transfer time of 2 hours). Rest and before dinner explore the lodge grounds with its clear mountain stream or visit the local village.

Approximate Travel Times: Flying 1 hour; Driving 2 hours

O/N Bwindi Lodge (L,D)

Day 2:

After enjoying an early breakfast, you set off gorilla tracking. Trekking through the steep, densely forested hills and then finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation is an inspiring and privileged moment. Tracking in the Bwindi forest requires stamina and can often take most of the day.

O/N Bwindi Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 3:

Either go gorilla tracking again (additional permits required, upon payment of supplement, subject to availability), or opt for one of the other, gentler but equally rewarding alternatives:

  • Take a guided walk in the rainforest, home to several endemic bird species, clouds of butterflies and rare plant life. This walk offers excellent photographic opportunities and the knowledgeable guide will provide a great insight into this globally important habitat.

  • Walk through the local village, and learn about community life and Bwindi Community Hospital that started as a health clinic under a tree and now provides vital medical and educational services to over 60,000 people. Also take a tour of our local tea processing operation at the lodge which enables guests to see the various different methods for tea growing and at the end of the tour taste some of our own grown tea! The Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust supports both projects.

  • Discover the traditions of the Batwa Pygmies, and learn about the native tribal inhabitants of the forest. The indigenous people of Bwindi forest, though no longer resident in the forest, still practice many of their traditional hunter-gatherer skills.

O/N Bwindi Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 4:

Transfer from Bwindi lodge to the Kihihi airstrip, approximate transfer time of 2 hours. Leave with the 09:45 am (arrive at 11:25 am) or 14:05 pm (arrive at 15:55 pm) return flight to Entebbe and connect in time for your return flight.

Approximate Travel Times: Flying 2 hours; Driving 2 hours

Bwindi Lodge (B)

Days 1 - 3:

Bwindi Lodge,
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Lodge - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda