Fly-in Safari To Bwindi And Queen Elizabeth National Park

See mountain gorillas and tree climbing lions

5 Day Fly-in Safari To Bwindi And Queen Elizabeth National Park

This 5 Day Fly-in Safari to Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth National Park may take you to different sectors of Bwindi in Buhoma or Ruhija using the scheduled or internal flights that land at Kihihi or Kisoro airstrip and later you will go ahead and drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives and boat cruise trips on Kazinga channel before flying to Mweya airstrip for the internal flight out. Queen Elizabeth National Park is known as the medley of wonders and has one of the best mammals of African with a panoramic view of the park. Over 600 species of birds are recorded in Queen Elizabeth National Park and you will see all these wildlife animals while on a boat cruise.

5 Day Fly-in Safari to Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth National Park highlights

Day 1: Picked up to Entebbe International airport for your internal flight to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 4: Morning game drives and afternoon boat cruise safaris Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 5:  Return to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport

Safari expectations 

Seeing the engendered mountain gorillas in Bwindi National Park

Internal flights & airstrip transfers

Tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Boat cruise at Kazinga Chanel

Driven by an English professional guide

Detailed itinerary 

Day 1: Picked up to Entebbe International airport for your internal flight to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

You will start your 5 Day fly-in safari to Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth National Park to endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda from Entebbe international airport whereby the arranged domestic flight (scheduled or chartered) will transfer you to Kihihi airstrip close to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Buhoma sector. The flight from Entebbe international airport to Kihihi airport will take about one hour and from Kihihi Airstrip, you will find when our guide is there waiting for you with our luxurious or standards 4×4 vehicle and transfer you to your booked lodge. You may decide to fly from Entebbe international airport in the morning or afternoon. Morning flights to Kihihi airstrip depart Entebbe international airport at 7:45 am while the afternoon flights depart at half past midday.

Main Destination:  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Flight time: Approximately one to one and a half hours

Lodging options: Silverback lodge (Luxury) | Bakiga Lodge (midrange) | Ride 4awoman (standard)

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

After taking your breakfast, with your packed lunch ready, you will now embark on the unique gorilla trekking safari in the jungle. This experience will make you meet and endangered mountain gorillas in their natural world which is so rewarding, you will starting the gorilla trekking experience at the park headquarters for a briefing where you will be given instructions to follow while in the forest enjoying the gorilla trek. Here, you will also be allocated the gorilla family to trek and that’s why it important that you inform your guide about the interest of the gorilla family that you would like to trek such that you can be considered when allocating the gorilla families. Gorilla family allocation is done basing on your interests, physical fitness, and age, and after all this, you will be transferred or taken to the starting point for your gorilla family. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park may last between 30 minutes three hours and thus you need to prepare for this journey. You will spend only one hour with the habituated gorilla family as you enjoy the family while observing their activities such as feeding and learn more about these animals including what do they do and what they like. Feel free to ask your ranger guide and you will get enough explanation. After, this you will be guided back to the starting point and get a certificate and then go to the loges relax, dinner, and overnight at your lodge.

Main Destination:  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Lodging options: Silverback lodge (Luxury) |Bakiga Lodge (midrange) |Ride 4awoman (standard)

Meal plan: Full board

Day 3: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After taking breakfast, you will start the journey to Queen Elizabeth National park which is found in western Uganda. Queen Elizabeth National park is one of the most visited national parks in Uganda with several wildlife species such as elephants, buffaloes, leopards, Nile crocodiles, and tree-climbing lions. The journey will take you approximately 6 hours and you will reach the park via Ishasha sector in the southern direction where you will have lunch and then as you drive slowly on a game drive for sightings of the tree-climbing lions and other species such as the elephants, antelopes and if you’re lucky you will be able to spot, leopards, and spotted hyenas. Then you will proceed to your lodge in the northern sector of the park for relaxation, dinner, and overnight stay.

Main destination:  Queen Elizabeth National Park

Journey time: Approximately four to five hours (4-5)

Accommodation /lodging options: Mweya safari Lodge (Luxury), Buffalo Safari Lodge (midrange), and Pumba Cottages (standard)

Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 4: Morning game drives and afternoon boat cruise at Kazinga channel

In the morning you will wake up very early and thereafter drive to Kasenyi plains for game drive safaris. The morning game drive safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park are full of praises with the interesting sightings of the wildlife animals such as leopards, elephants, warthogs, antelopes, lions, buffaloes, and leopards. Kasenyi plains also feature the mating ground for the antelopes for the after this adventurous game drive, you will return to your lodge for relaxation and lunch as you wait for the afternoon boat cruise at the Kazinga channel where you will see the different animal species on the channel banks after strong sunshine as they are drinking or swimming in water. The channel also attracts interesting bird species such as lesser swamp-Warbler, black bee-eaters, and the pied kingfisher among others. Thereafter you will return to the lodge and relax and you prepare for the next day’s course of action.

Accommodation /lodging options: Mweya safari Lodge (Luxury), Buffalo Safari Lodge (midrange), and Pumba Cottages (Standard)

Meal plan: Breakfast &Lunch and dinner

Day 5: Fly back to Entebbe International Airport

After you have had your breakfast and your internal flight is booked in the morning, you will transfer to Mweya airstrip or Kasese Airstrip for your flight back to Entebbe International Airport. And if your international flight is in the afternoon then you can do some game drives or optional chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge before you fly back to Entebbe International Airport for your flight bout.

The price for this 5 Day Fly-in Safari to Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth National Park include;

The gorilla permits

Park entrance fees

Our professional guide

Accommodation for 4 nights

Ground transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle

Park activities fee

Domestic or internal air flights

The price for this 5 Day Fly-in Safari to Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth National Park excludes;

Soda sodas and alcoholic drinks

International Air ticket and Visa extra activities outside the itinerary

Laundry services, personal items, or expenses

What to bring for this 5 Day Fly-in Safari to Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth National Park

Comfortable hiking shoes

Rain jacket

Insect repellant

Sunscreen

Sun hat

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