8 Days Uganda Fly in Tour
8 Days Uganda Fly in Tour for Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife
Overview: 8 Days Uganda Fly in Tour
8 Days Uganda Fly in Tour Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth & Kidepo National Park is a Long Uganda Gorilla trekking and wildlife safari. This fly in safari includes a visit to three parks which are Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kidepo Valley National Park.
Activities undertaken on the 8 days Uganda fly in safari include Mountain Gorilla trekking, boat cruise and game drives. The safari starts from and ends at Entebbe International Airport with transfers between parks by chartered flights and by 4×4 safari land cruisers from airstrips to hotels and parks.
Mountain Gorilla trekking is one of the popular Uganda safari activities and 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.
Uganda has an abundance of wildlife that can be spotted during game drives both at Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kidepo Valley National Park. You will also have a boat cruise on the popular 40 Km long Kazinga channel where you see lots of wildlife and bird species.
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- Transfers by chartered flights and 4×4 luxury land cruisers
- Activities include Gorilla trekking, Game drives, nature walk and boat cruise
- Accommodation before and after trip can be arranged on request at an extra cost
- Safari lasts 8 Days and 7 Nights
What you need to know
- Pack the right Gorilla trekking clothes
- Tour is available all year round
- Minimum age for Gorilla trekking is 15 years
- Gorilla permit is included in the cost
Tour Highlights: 8 Days Uganda Fly in tour Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth & Kidepo National Park
- 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: Transfer by flight from Mweya airstrip to Kidepo airstrip
- Day #6: Morning game drive and evening nature walk in Kidepo
- Day #7: Morning game drive to the hot springs and evening game drive
- Day #8: Return flight from Kidepo airstrip to Entebbe International Airport.
What’s the real story?:
Itinerary by Day: 8 Days Uganda Fly in Tour
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 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 previous night.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day #5: Transfer by flight from Mweya airstrip to Kidepo airstrip
Depending on the time of departure for your scheduled flight, you will be transferred from the hotel to the airstrip for a flight to Kidepo airstrip. Arriving at Kidepo airstrip, you will be picked for a transfer to a booked hotel.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Luxury: Apoka Safari Lodge/Adere Safari Lodge
Midrange/standard: Kidepo Savannah Lodge/Nga’moru wilderness camp
Day #6: Morning Game drive and evening nature walk in Kidepo
In the morning, you have breakfast at the hotel then board your safari vehicle to go through the trails of Kidepo National Park for a morning game drive. The game drive is to the Kakine circuit just close to Apoka.
The trail offers a chance to see wildlife species including Buffaloes , warthogs, waterbucks, Jackson’s Hartebeests, Rock hyrax, Elands , Giraffes, Zebras, side striped jackal and many more. You will also see several birds being it that the park has the second highest bird count.
After the game drive, return to your hotel for lunch and relaxation. Later on in the Afternoon, you will be taken for a nature walk in the park. You will go along with an armed ranger guide, walk within the wilderness for about 2 hours. Return to your lodge for dinner and a night’ stay.
Accommodation as of the previous night.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day #7: Morning Game drive to the hot springs and evening game drive
The next morning still in Kidepo, you’ll have breakfast then get back to the park for another morning game drive. This morning you take the circuit to the “hot springs” at the furthest point of the park.
For this drive, ensure to carry insect repellent since there tsetse flies in some parts of this section. Many park endemics survive in this side of the park and you may sight the dik dik (smallest antelope), cheetah and birds like Ostriches.
Going past the Kidepo River, you have an amazing view of the scenic mountains around the park. After this morning game drive, you return to the lodge for lunch and then relaxation. In the evening you go for your last game drive. Taking a different circuit still, expect to see more wildlife species.
Accommodation as of previous night.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
Day #8: Return flight from Kidepo airstrip to Entebbe International Airport
On the last day of your 8 Days Uganda fly in Safari, you have breakfast then be transferred to Kidepo airstrip for a flight to Entebbe International Airport. On arrival at the airport you take a departure flight marking the end of your 8 Days Uganda Fly in Tour.
Meal Plan: Breakfast
End of 8 Days Uganda Fly in Tour
- 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: 8 Days Uganda Fly in Tour
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