5 Days Uganda Fly-in Safari to Bwindi & Queen Elizabeth Park
5 Days Uganda Fly-in Safari to Bwindi Forest and Queen Elizabeth National Parks
Overview: 5 Days Uganda Fly-in Safari
5 Days Uganda Fly-in Safari to Bwindi Impenetrable & Queen Elizabeth National Park is such a great safari in Uganda for Gorilla trekking and Wildlife viewing. This 5 Days Uganda Fly-in Safari involves flight transfers from Entebbe International Airport to the parks.
The 5 Days Uganda Fly-in Safari tour comprises activities like Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a game drive, and a boat cruise at Queen Elizabeth National Park. The safari starts from Entebbe International Airport to Bwindi then to Queen Elizabeth National Park then returns to Entebbe International Airport.
Mountain Gorilla trekking is one of the popular Uganda safari activities and the Bwindi forest offers such a remarkable experience. It’s such a wonderful moment spending several hours walking/hiking through a tropical jungle in search of mountain gorillas and spending 1 hour in their presence. Queen Elizabeth National Park is the second most popular wildlife safari park in the country and such a great game viewing spot. Here you get a chance to see lots of wildlife in the savannah plains. Amazingly this park is also crossed by the equator line. 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.
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- Transfers by chartered flights and 4×4 luxury land cruisers
- Activities include Gorilla trekking, game drive and boat cruise
- Visits to Bwindi Impenetrable and Queen Elizabeth National Parks
- Accommodation before and after trip can be arranged on request at an extra cost
What you need to know
- Pack the right Gorilla trekking clothes
- Tour can start any time of the year
- Minimum age for Gorilla trekking is 15 years
- Gorilla permit is included in the cost
Tour Highlights: 5 Days Uganda Fly-in Safari
- Day 1: Transfer by chartered flight from Entebbe International Airport to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
- Day 2: Mountain Gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Forest
- Day 3: Transfer from Bwindi to Mweya airstrip in Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Day 4: Morning Game drive and evening boat cruise at Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Day 5: Return flight to Entebbe International Airport.
What’s the real story?:
Itinerary by Day: 5 Days Uganda Fly-in Safari
Day 1: Transfer by chartered flight from Entebbe International Airport to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Depending on your suitable time of departure, you will take a flight by Aerolink Uganda to Kihiihi airstrip or any other airstrip close to Bwindi forest. Flight can be early morning, mid-morning, or in the Afternoon for about 1 hour 45 minutes.
From the airstrip, your driver-guide will be there to pick you up for a transfer to a booked hotel. The transfer is by a 4×4 safari land cruiser. You have lunch at a hotel and spend the evening in relaxation.
Accommodation is communicated depending on availability at the time of booking.
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla trekking 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 briefing on the gorilla trekking etiquette from the park rangers.
It is at this time when allocation of a gorilla family for each 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 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 the one hour you trek back to the park headquarters where you receive a congratulatory certificate and be driven to your hotel by driver.
Lunch can be packed or you return for probably late lunch at the hotel. Accommodation as of previous night.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Transfer from Bwindi to Mweya airstrip in Queen Elizabeth National Park
From your hotel, most probably during mid-morning, you will be transferred to the airstrip for a flight to Mweya airstrip in Queen Elizabeth National Park. From the airstrip, you will be picked up and transferred to a booked hotel where you have lunch and spend the rest of the evening in relaxation.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge
Mid-range: Enganzi Game Lodge
Budget: Bush Lodge
Day 4: 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 5: 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. After about 1 h 10 min, you arrive from Mweya airstrip to Entebbe International Airport marking the end of your 5 days gorilla trekking and wildlife fly-in safari.
Meal Plan: Breakfast
End of the 5 Days Uganda Fly-in Safari
- 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
- International flights & Visas
- Alcoholic / soft Drinks
- Any changes to the itinerary
- Chartered flights
- 4×4 safari land cruiser for luxury travelers
- 4×4 safari van for budget travelers
Safari Route: 5 Days Uganda Fly-in Safari
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