Fly-Kihihi Track Gorillas-Bwindi Forest Uganda Flying Safari, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is located in the right corner of southwestern Uganda, sharing borders with Rwanda and DR-Congo on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, Bwindi is one of the biggest impenetrable forests of East Africa and a home to 70% of world’s mountain gorillas also known as the best forest for bird watching safari destination in Africa with 34 bird species, many types of species of trees and different types butterflies species.
Aerolink Uganda a domestic airline in Uganda has a daily scheduled flight to Kihihi Airstrip, Kisoro Airstrip and to other national parks of Uganda, Kihihi Airstrip is 30 minutes drive away from the Buhoma sector which is Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Headquarters. By flying to Bwindi you save on the long drive of 9 hours from Entebbe or Kampala to Bwindi so flying gives you the opportunity to relax and prepare yourself for the next big day of trekking mountain Bwindi gorilla in the impenetrable forest of Africa.
Trekking time of the gorillas can tack from 2 hours to 6 hours and once you find the gorillas you will be allowed to spend a maximum of one hour with gorillas, viewing them, taking photos and filming them, asking questions to you ranger/guide about gorillas as you face-to-face with a mountain gorilla you will be truly humbling and most of our clients gets emotional experience when they get this fantastic opportunity to get very close to the maintain gorillas of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Mountain gorillas share 90% similar DNA to humans, while trekking gorillas visitors must keep a minimum distance of 5 to 10 meters away from the gorillas because gorillas are highly susceptible to illness from humans and even catching a common cold could kill a gorilla
the future of these critically-endangered gorillas looks bright as the decades of illegal deforestation and poaching are not a big problem anymore and the number of gorillas in Uganda has increased more especially in Bwindi Forest the number has gone up from 400 to 440 this is good news to the world.