This is the simplest mountain gorilla trek option in East Central Africa. Discover more than just gorillas during this short stay in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
The safari starts in Entebbe. Fly down to Kihihi airstrip, where you’ll be collected and transferred to a comfortable lodge within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. You’ll spend 4 days down in this fascinating area with one gorilla permit included in the price. There’s time for a second gorilla trek and a time to explore the forest and community. Fly back to Entebbe at the end.
Our sighting success rate with these awesome apes in the Bwindi forest is high. In the unlikely event that you miss gorillas on the first day then you’ll still have another day to try again.
|Day 1 - Entebbe to Bwindi||Road transfer from your Entebbe hotel to the airport for your flight (approx. 1.5 - 2 hours) to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and transfer by road to Buhoma Lodge.|
|Day 2 - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest||Wake up for an early breakfast. Start gorilla trekking. You could spend the whole day out, but most treks are around 3 to 4 hrs in length. You'll be accompanied by trackers, guides and porters.|
|Day 3 - 2nd optional gorilla trekking||You could pre-book a second gorilla trek or go on one of the many forest walks to spot a few of the 346 bird species! The lodge is just 5 minutes from the start of the gorilla trekking point.|
|Day 4 - Leave Bwindi||Road transfer to the airstrip and your scheduled flight back to Entebbe. (This trip is can be adapted for a longer stay or a simple extension into Ishasha and Queen Elizabeth National Park.)|
Who of us, when reading the Greek myths, would not dream to see the mountain awing the ancient Greeks? Even these days Mytikas’s (Mount Olympus’s modern name) peak can be rarely seen as it is almost always hidden behind the dense clouds. Due to this reason, the ancient people believed Mount Olympus to be the place of residence of Gods, unreachable and invisible to human. Mytikas means "nose" and takes the name from its shape reminding of a human’s nose. Every proud-hearted Greek should at least once ascend the mountain; it is almost a duty, an unwritten rule, so to say, and numerous Greeks, sometimes in big groups, often ascend the mountains without wearing any special shoes or helmets.