6 Days Uganda Fly-in Safari to Bwindi & Murchison Falls

The 6 Days Uganda Fly-in Safari to Bwindi Forest Impenetrable and Murchison Falls National Park.

Overview: 6 Days Uganda Fly-in Safari

6 Days Uganda Fly-in Safari in Bwindi Impenetrable and Murchison Falls is a rewarding Gorilla trekking & wildlife tour in the best park. Uganda’s most visited national park. Bwindi Forest is a perfect Uganda Gorilla Safari destination and Murchison Falls is the world’s most powerful waterfalls.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Murchison Falls National Park are far apart from each other and therefore transfers are done by chartered flights. The flight transfers start from and end at Entebbe International Airport. They may be quite costly but worth it.

The 6 Days Uganda Fly-in Safari tour comprises activities like mountain gorilla trekking at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and a game drive, boat cruise, and hike to the top of the falls at Murchison Falls National Park. 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.

Murchison Falls National Park is the most visited park in the country since it offers spectacular views. Here you have a game drive and spot several wildlife, take a boat cruise to the bottom of the Murchison Falls and hike to the top. 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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 Tour Summary

  • Transfers by chartered flights and 4×4 luxury land cruisers 
  • Activities include Gorilla trekking, game drive and boat cruise 
  • Safari to Bwindi Impenetrable and Murchison Falls 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

Itinerary Gallery:

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Itinerary Highlights: 6 Days Uganda Fly-in Safari

  • Day 1: Transfer by flight from Entebbe International Airport to the airstrip in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
  • Day 2: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest
  • Day 3: Transfer by aircraft from Bwindi to Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 4: Morning game drive, evening boat cruise, and hike to the top of Murchison Falls
  • Day 5: Return flight from Murchison Falls National Park to Entebbe International Airport.
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Itinerary by Day: 6 Days Uganda Fly-in Safari

Day 1: Transfer by flight from Entebbe International Airport to the airstrip in 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 a briefing on the gorilla trekking etiquette from the park rangers.

It is at this time when the 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 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 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 by aircraft from Bwindi to Murchison Falls National Park

From your hotel, most probably during mid-morning, you will be transferred by vehicle to the airstrip for a flight to an airstrip in Murchison Falls 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 

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Chobe Safari Lodge/Paraa Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Pakuba Safari Lodge 

Budget: Heritage Lodge 

Day 4: Morning game drive, evening boat cruise, and hike to the top of Murchison Falls

Have desired 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 5: Return flight from Murchison Falls National Park 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. Your flight from Murchison Falls National Park to Entebbe International Airport marks the end of your 6 Days Uganda Fly-in Safari.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

End of the 6 Days Uganda Fly-in 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: 6 Days Uganda Fly-in Safari

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