5 Days Fly-in Gorilla Trekking Safari | Gorilla Tracking Uganda
Our 5 Days Fly-in Gorilla Trekking Safari a Gorilla Tracking Uganda trip will take you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and drive through the Ishasha sector famous for its climbing lions en route to the main Queen Elizabeth National Park. This trip enables you to fly to Bwindi impenetrable forest and later transfer to Queen for game viewing and also taking a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel
5 Days Fly-in Gorilla Trekking Safari Highlights:
- Day 1: Pick up from your hotels and transfer to the airport to catch up with your Domestic flight.
- Day 2: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi.
- Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park through Ishasha.
- Day 4: Morning game drive and Boat cruise along the Kazinga channel.
- Day 5: Domestic Flight to Entebbe & Fly Home.
Let us Plan this Trip Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Morning flight to Bwindi.
Our guide will pick you up from your Hotel and transfer you to Entebbe Airport for your flight to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park landing at either Kihihi (For the north and Eastern parts of Bwindi NP) or Kisoro Airstrip (For the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
On arrival, your safari guide/vehicle will transfer you by road to your respective overnight Lodge. Depending on the availability on the flight you might fly in the morning or in the afternoon. Morning flights depart Entebbe for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park at 7:45 am, here check-in is at 6:15 am while afternoon flights depart Entebbe at 12:30 pm and her check-in is at 11:00 am. F
or the southern part of Bwindi NP, there is only one morning flight that departs Entebbe to Kisoro Airstrip daily at 7:45 am. This is because of the strong winds in this region. Internal flights to Bwindi NP take up to one and a half hours depending on the routing of the day
Accommodation: Silverback Lodge/ Mahogany Springs / Gorilla lodge Nkuringo | Meals: L/ D
Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi
A morning cup of coffee or tea is recommended before your gorilla-tracking safari. You will then head to the briefing point at the park headquarters and from here you will be briefed about the dos and don’ts while in the jungle forest with the Gentle Giants.
You will be provided with walking sticks and you are also advised to have your lunch parked with enough drinking water. Staring into the pensive brown eyes of these gentle giants, who share 95% of their genes with humans, is as humbling as it is thrilling. After tracking you will be transferred to your lodge.
Accommodation: Silverback Lodge/ Mahogany Springs / Gorilla lodge Nkuringo
Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth through Ishasha sector
Today we will drive through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth known as Ishasha, famous for its tree-climbing lions. Ishasha is a remote and beautiful extension of Queen Elizabeth National Park. There is an opportunity to view Buffaloes, Topi, Hippos, and many more wildlife species.
You will have a game drive through this beautiful park which will provide opportunities to see Spotted Hyena, Buffalo, Uganda Kobs, Defassa Waterbucks, Elephant, Leopard (if lucky), antelopes, Lions, and several bird species. Thereafter transfer to your lodge in Queen Elizabeth National park.
Accommodation: Mweya safari lodge / Bush lodge / Katara safari lodge.
Day 4: Game drive and a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel.
We start with an extensive early morning game drive in the Park while pursuing the most wildlife congested tracks including the Kasenyi Track. Expect to see; Elephants, Buffalos, Lions, Bushbucks, Kobs, the rare Giant forest hogs, Hyenas, and Waterbucks. Return and have breakfast at your accommodation.
In the afternoon we’ll take a launch cruise along the amazing Kazinga channel, an experience not to miss!! You will appreciate the scores of Hippos, Buffalos, and Crocodiles close to the waterside as well as if lucky, the rare Leopard prowling. There is a variety of bird species, for example, Pelicans, Cormorants, egrets, herons, and Jacana amongst others. We then return to our accommodation for dinner and overnight
Accommodation: Mweya safari/ Bush lodge / Katara safari lodge
Day 5. Morning flight to Entebbe.
After breakfast and if you are booked on the morning scheduled demotic flight, you will transfer to Mweya or Kasese Airstrip for your flight to Entebbe. If booked on an afternoon flight, you may choose to do a game drive in the morning or relax at your lodge before flying back to Entebbe
The 5 Days Fly-in Gorilla Trekking Safari Safari Cost Includes
- One Gorilla Permit per person @ $ 700.00
- Full-time English speaking professional driver/guide
- All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
- Bottled water while on safari
- Transport 4×4 safari Van
- Meals as specified in Itinerary
- Park Fee
Safari cost excludes:
- Air Ticket Return
- For short trips, accommodation on arrival and departure are not included but can be arranged on request.
- Laundry services
- Beverages/ drinks
- Medical Insurance
- Visas (Uganda @ $50, East Africa @ $100 )