10 Days Uganda Flying Safari (Wildlife and Primates)

This Luxury 10 Days Uganda Flying Safari to Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Overview: 10 Days Uganda Flying Safari

This 10 Days Best of Uganda flying safari takes wildlife viewing, gorillas, and chimpanzees trekking to the different Uganda Safari Parks; Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

On this 10 Days Uganda flying safari, the Uganda flying safari includes a visit to the four Uganda national parks which are best for Gorilla trekking, primate tracking, and wildlife viewing. These are Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Activities done during the Uganda Flying Safari include game drives, boat cruises, Chimpanzee trekking, nature walk, and mountain Gorilla trekking. Between the airstrips and the national parks as well as accommodation facilities, a tour guide will ensure your transfers with a 4×4 safari land cruiser.

This 10 Days Uganda Flying Safari is available all year round and can be booked by any kind of traveler this being mid-range and luxury travelers. These are the top Uganda safari parks and will definitely offer such remarkable experiences.

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 Tour Summary

  • Transfers by chartered flights and 4×4 luxury land cruisers 
  • Activities include Gorilla trekking, game drives, boat cruises, chimpanzee trekking and nature walk.
  • Accommodation before and after trip can be arranged on request at an extra cost
  • Private tour with a safari guide.

What you need to know

  • Pack the right trekking & safari clothes
  • Tour can start any time of the year
  • Minimum age for Gorilla & chimpanzee trekking is 15 years 
  • All activity fees are included in the cost

Itinerary Gallery: 10 Days Uganda Flying Safari

Kibale Forest National Park
Gorilla flying Safari Bwindi
Gorilla Trekking Tours in Rwanda

Tour Highlights: 10 Days Uganda Flying Safari

  • Day 1: Arrival and transfer to hotel
  • Day 2: Transfer by chartered flight to Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 3: Morning game drive, evening boat cruise, and hike to the top of falls
  • Day 4: Transfer to Kasese airstrip then Kibale Forest National Park
  • Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking & Bigodi swamp walk in Kibale
  • Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • Day 7: Morning game drive and evening boat cruise at Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 8: Transfer from Mweya airstrip to Kihihi airstrip in Bwindi
  • Day 9: Mountain Gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Forest  
  • Day 10: Return flight to Entebbe International Airport.
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Detailed Itinerary: 10 Days Uganda Flying Safari

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to hotel

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, your long Uganda safari guide will be there to pick you up for a transfer to a hotel either within Entebbe or Kampala. Arriving at the hotel you check in, have dinner and spend the night. 

Meal Plan: Dinner 

Accommodation option

Luxury: Protea Hotel/Serena hotel

Day 2: Transfer by Chartered flight to Murchison Falls National Park

From the hotel, you will be picked up for a transfer to the airfield in Kajjansi for a transfer flight to Murchison Falls National Park. The flight takes about 1 hour to reach Pakuba airfield. On arrival at the airfield, your driver’s guide will be there to pick you up for a transfer to the hotel. 

Luxury: Chobe Safari Lodge/Paraa safari Lodge

Midrange: Pakuba safari Lodge

Day 3: Morning game drive, evening boat cruise, and hike to the top of falls

Have breakfast at the hotel then proceed for a morning game drive at Murchison Falls National Park. During the game drive, you explore an array of wildlife and these may include Elephants, Buffaloes, Leopards, warthogs, lions, baboons, and several bird species.

The game drive lasts about 2-4 hours with several chances to spot and photograph wildlife in the wilderness. After the game drive, you are driven back to the hotel for relaxation and lunch. 

In the evening at about 2:00 pm, you will undertake a boat cruise to the bottom of the mighty Murchison Falls. The falls are so powerful and mesmerizing to watch as they form a great fall 23 feet below after squeezing through a 7-meter gorge. The boat takes you a few feet below the powerful falls.

From the bottom, you get off the boat for an adventurous hike to the top of the falls. It lasts about 45 minutes to 1 hour to see one of the greatest falls. From the top of the falls, you meet your driver guide for an evening drive back to the hotel for dinner and the night.

Accommodation will be as of the previous night.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Day 4: Transfer to Kasese airstrip then Kibale Forest National Park

On this day, you will have breakfast and then be transferred to Pakuba airstrip for a chartered flight to Kasese airstrip. After about 1 hour 5 minutes you arrive at Kasese airstrip. Here you meet a driver for a transfer to Kibale Forest National Park. You arrive, check-in and relax at the hotel. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation options

Luxury: Primate Lodge, Crater safari lodge 

Mid-range: Kibale Forest Camp, Chimpundu Lodge Forest Lodge

Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking & Bigodi swamp walk in Kibale

After breakfast at your lodge get ready for a chimpanzee trekking experience. Carry along your backpack with some drinking water and head out to the park for chimp tracking. The trek starts with a briefing on the trekking etiquette and then heading out to the jungle. After the trek, you return to your lodge for lunch and then transfer to the Bigodi wetland for a nature walk.

Bigodi wetland is host to an array of biodiversity including primates and bird species. Some of the bird species include the Great Blue Turaco, White-collard Olive back, Papyrus Gonolek, Yellow-spotted Barbet, Superb Sunbird, and many more.  

After the nature walk at Bigodi, you then return to your lodging facility where you relax, refresh and have dinner. 

Accommodation as of the previous night. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

From Kibale forest at the hotel, you have breakfast and then be transferred to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Arriving at the hotel, you check in and spend the rest of the evening in relaxation.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Enganzi Game Lodge

Day 7: Morning game drive and evening boat cruise at Queen Elizabeth National Park

Have desired breakfast at the hotel then proceed for a morning game drive in the Kasenyi plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park. During the game drive, you explore an array of wildlife and these may include Elephants, Buffaloes, warthogs, Hyenas, lions, and several bird species.

The game drive lasts about 2-4 hours with several chances to spot and photograph wildlife in the wilderness. After the game drive, you are driven back to the hotel for relaxation and lunch. 

In the evening at about 3:00 pm, you will undertake a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel famed to attract a lot of wildlife and bird species. Here you will enjoy a launch cruise on the 40km long channel that connects lakes, Albert, and George. Take as many photos as you can here as wildlife will be up-close.

Later on, you are driven back to the hotel at sunset for dinner and stay for the night. Accommodation will be as of the previous night.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Day 8: Transfer from Mweya airstrip to Kihihi airstrip in Bwindi

From the hotel, you will have breakfast and then be driven to the Mweya airstrip for a flight to the Kihihi airstrip in the Bwindi forest. The flight is short and takes about 15 minutes. From the airstrip, you are picked up for a drive to the hotel for dinner and relaxation.

Accommodation will be at one of the sectors in Bwindi allocated during booking.

Rushaga sector: Four Gorillas Lodge, for Luxury 

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Day 9: Mountain Gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Forest

Early morning, your hotel will provide breakfast such that you get ready for the transfer to the park headquarters. You are expected to be at the park headquarters by 8:00 am local time for a briefing on the gorilla trekking etiquette from the park rangers.

It is at this time when the allocation of a gorilla family for every 8 members to trek is allocated. If you have any specific needs or are unable to hike for further distances communicate during briefing such that you are allocated a close family.

After the briefing, you receive your trekking stick and start the walk to the forest for the experience. Trekking to and from is dependent on where the gorillas spent their previous night, the nearer they are the faster you see them and vice versa. However, when you meet the family, you are allowed to spend only 1 hour seeing them go along with their daily lifestyle.

Take this time to enjoy the experience and record memories using your non-flash photography camera. After one hour you trek back to the park headquarters where you receive a congratulatory certificate and be driven to your hotel by the driver.

Lunch can be packed or you return for probably late lunch at the hotel. Accommodation as of the previous night.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 

Rushaga sector: Four Gorillas Lodge, for Luxury

Day 10: Return flight to Entebbe International Airport.

Depending on the time of departure for your scheduled flight, you will be transferred from the hotel to the airstrip for a flight to Entebbe International Airport. Arriving at the airport, you will then take your scheduled flight for departure. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast

End of the 10 Days Uganda Flying Safari

Cost Inclusions

  • Park entrance and all activities fees 
  • Accommodation & meals as indicated
  • Flights and 4×4 safari vehicle costs
  • A professional English speaking knowledgeable driver guide. 
  • Bottled drinking water on board

Cost Exclusions

  • International flights & Visas 
  • Tips
  • Alcoholic / soft Drinks
  • Any changes to the itinerary 
  • Laundry

Transport

  • Chartered flights
  • 4×4 safari land cruiser for luxury travelers
  • 4×4 safari van for budget travelers

Safari Route: 10 Days Uganda Flying Safari

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