Gorillas And Game Fly-in Tour

Do the gorilla trek and encounter wildlife

5 Day Gorillas And Game Fly-in Tour

Our 5 Day Gorillas and Game fly-in Safari tour will take you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and later to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The 5-day gorillas and game fly-in Safari will enable you to do the gorilla trek and later make you reserve some time for the game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park and the boat cruise still in Queen Elizabeth National Park. This 5 Day Gorillas and Game fly-in tour is magnificent in that people with little time will be able to combine both wildlife and safari game drives. Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park is the home to more than half of the endangered mountain gorillas remaining in the whole world while Queen Elizabeth National park is one of the best savannah national parks found in Uganda and one of the attractive and the most visited.

5 Day Gorillas and Game fly-in tour highlights

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

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Day 3: Internal flight to Kasese and drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a game drive and overnight

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

Day 5:  Domestic flight back to 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: Depart with a domestic flight to Kihihi or Kisoro airstrip in Bwindi

This safari will start from Entebbe international airport whereby the arranged domestic flight (scheduled or chartered) will transfer you to the Kihihi airstrip close to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The flight from Entebbe international airport to Kihihi or Kisoro airport will take about one or one and a half hours to the above-mentioned airstrips, 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. For visitors that intend to trek gorilla in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, you will have to board the only one-morning flight that departs Entebbe to Kisoro airstrip at 7:45 because of the strong winds happening in this region. Internal Flights to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park take up one and a half hours and this depends on the route.

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 tracking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

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: Internal flight to Kasese or Mweya airstrip and then transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After having the morning breakfast, you will be driven back to Kisoro or Kihihi airstrip by your guide for the flight to Mweya airstrip or Kasese and then drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. If time allows, you will be able to go for the evening game drive where you may spot various animal species such as elephants, buffaloes, antelopes among others, and then you will return to the lodge for 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 safaris Queen Elizabeth National Park

In the morning you will 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: Domestic flight back to Entebbe International Airport

After breakfast, and you have booked the internal flight in the morning, you will transfer to Mweya or Kasese airstrip for the flight back to Entebbe international airport and in case your flight is in the evening, you can decide to have Kasoga cultural community experience in Kasenyi plains as you wait for the time of your internal flight back to Entebbe International Airport.

The price for 5 Day Gorillas and Game fly-in tour 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 5 Day Gorillas and Game fly-in tour 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 Gorillas and Game fly-in Safari

Comfortable hiking shoes

Rain jacket

Insect repellant

Sunscreen

Sun hat

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