6-Days Uganda Fly-Safari

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6-Days Uganda Fly-Safari

Safari Overview

During this Uganda fly-in Safari, you will have a chance to double trek Gorillas in their Natural habitat’s tropical rain forests. This Safari is a unique experience, we guarantee!

Another significant difference of this unique safari tour is that you fly from Entebbe international airport in Uganda to Bwindi forest National Park and back. Our 6 days on Uganda Fly-In Safari will ensure that you cut out the long road transfers and instead focus on the gorilla and wildlife encounters! On top of this, your intimate gorilla meetings, and the tour will take you for a wildlife safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is known to be among Uganda‘s top safari destination parks.

  • Local light aircraft from Entebbe airport to Kihihi landing field just close to Bwindi National Park
  • Double gorilla trekking experiences in Bwindi Forest
  • Guided Nature walk and community Tour
  • Wildlife safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Flight to Entebbe or Kajjansi

Day 1 : Welcome to Uganda

Welcome to Entebbe airport in Uganda, and your Laba Africa Expeditions guide will be at the waiting area to meet you and transfer you to your hotel in Entebbe.

If your flight arrives early, you have a chance to take an optional birding tour of Mabamba swamp, botanical gardens, or a visit to one of the landing sites on Lake victoria. It is also possible to visit the Ngamba chimpanzee island on a boat on Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa. On the Island, you can learn about the conservation of these beautiful primates, getting close to the orphaned chimpanzees.

As an alternative, you can visit the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre ( UWEC) in Entebbe to spend time helping out with the rescued and orphaned animals.

 

You can also unwind at the peaceful guest house, swim in the pool set in a beautiful garden, and gaze out at Lake Victoria. Entebbe is a small town you can explore on foot or by local “Boda boda” (motorbike taxi). Explore the local markets, mingle with the friendly Ugandans, and walk along Lake Victoria’s scenic shores, looking for monkeys and indigenous birds in the Botanical Gardens’ trees. In the evening, dine at one of Entebbe’s many eateries and relax at one of the city’s bars or clubs.

Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your guesthouse in Entebbe. We will take you to the airport of Entebbe, where you will board a scheduled flight to the Kihihi airstrip. The plane ride from Entebbe to Kihihi airstrip takes over an hour and puts you close to Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth National Parks.

You are picked up at the airport and driven to Buhoma Lodge through rural Uganda. To get to our lodge in Bwindi National Park, we pass through tiny villages and start driving along scenic mountain roads. The energy from the sun lodge is located on a mountainside with a view of the Bwindi Forest and offers a relaxing retreat inside the wild.

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An exclusive guesthouse serves as our base for the highlight of all this Uganda safari, gorilla trekking in Bwindi. Gorilla tracking must be booked at the same time as the safari. You will be able to book two gorilla treks, which is a unique feature of this safari.

While not gorilla trekking, there are some other activities available in Bwindi. Your tour includes one forest walk or village visit, but you can add additional activities (at an additional cost), such as curio shopping and cultural activities.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park contains an incredibly diverse forest ecosystem that includes more than 120 species of mammals, 345 bird species, and an incredible 200 butterfly species, as well as hundreds of plant species and other creatures. This biodiverse rainforest, located on the Great Rift Valley escarpment, is home to roughly half of the world’s wild mountain gorilla population

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking

The 3rd Day begins with breakfast at the lodge before walking to the Bwindi National Park headquarters. Your gorilla trek guides will inform you about the trekking rules before taking you into the national park to look for mountain gorillas. A good fitness level is recommended because the trek can take approximately six hours of intensive walking. The strenuous trekking is worthwhile, however, because the opportunities of encountering a gorilla family are high, with a 95% success rate.

Day 4 Gorilla Trekking or Nature Walk

If you have scheduled a second gorilla trek, you will return to the lush green forests to observe the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat today or just enjoy birds watching in the jungle . If the gorillas are farther away from the park headquarters, we may choose to drive to a more convenient starting place before continuing on foot. This is an infrequent opportunity to go gorilla trekking for the second time on the same safari, which is considered a once-in-a-lifetime experience! The memorable gorilla experience on day 4 follows the same steps as the previous ones, allowing you more time to watch and photograph these nearly extinct apes in their natural habitat.

Those who do not wish to participate in the second gorilla trek could take a guided forest walk to encounter the wide variety of flora and fauna in the wilderness and the beautiful scenery. In the bio-diverse tropical rainforest, you may see various birds, monkeys, and other animals while strolling with an experienced guide. You can also take a walking tour inside a Batwa pygmy nearby village Bwindi National Park. The village visit allows you to see a native homestead, encounter a traditional medicine man, observe banana beer being brewed, and, depending on your preferences, visit a school or orphanage.

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Today, we left Bwindi Impenetrable Park, where we saw gorillas in the tropical forest and felt like we were in a fairy tale.

It takes us about three hours to drive north to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Elephant holes are being dug on the edge of the national park as part of this community project. The goal is to reduce conflicts between people and animals. The ditches help us keep elephants from wandering into the villages and destroying crops. We also get to see homesteads and buy arts and crafts made in the area.

Then we get to the southern Ishasha part of Queen Elizabeth National Park, where our luxury tent camp is located. We go on our first game drive of this Uganda Fly-in Safari in the afternoon. Maramagambo is one of Uganda’s most extensive natural forests and part of Ishasha, along with grasslands. Ishasha is best known for its lions, often seen sleeping in the trees, which is unusual for cats. In Ishasha, you can see buffalo, elephants, and different kinds of antelope, like the Ugandan Kobs and topis. The park has both riverine and savannah habitats. The southern part of Ishasha has the huge Maramagambo, one of Uganda’s most extensive natural forests.

Inside this region of the Great Rift Valley, the Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is 1978 km2, is the best place to see wildlife in Uganda. It is known habitant to a wide range of animals and birds.

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park to Entebbe

After breakfast at the private Ishasha Wilderness Camp in Queen Elizabeth National Park, you are taken to the local airstrip to catch a flight back to Entebbe. When you get to Entebbe, our trip to Uganda to see gorillas and other animals is ended.

The safari includes transfers to the international airport, either directly or from your place, to stay in Entebbe after the tour.

You have the rest of the day to look around Entebbe, help at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, or go to the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee treekkking Sanctuary. You may also be interested in a self drive safari or renting a car and roof tent

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