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06 Day Gorilla Express Uganda Fly–In Safari

A perfect safari for those with limited time, combining a fly–in safari with a 4x4 safari. This best seller is geared to clients keen to see gorillas as well as game! You’ll have ample time to trek endangered mountain gorillas twice, as well as enjoy abundant game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National park. On this hosted fly–in and guided safari we include domestic flights to save those long journeys by vehicle. Aside from incredible gorillas and game, Uganda boasts some of the top bird watching in Africa, with over 1000 different species including the remarkable grey crowned crane and a host of endemic forest birds. This is a scheduled safari departure with dates indicated.

Safari Highlights

Mountain gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest; Queen Elizabeth National Park and game viewing searching for tree–climbing lions; local community project.

Safari Accommodation Options

Type Group Safari; Fly In Safari;
Length 06 days
Countries Uganda
Accommodation Luxury Accommodation
Departures Scheduled Departures
Accommodated Departures
Various departure days
2020 Departures: 3 & 24 January; 13 & 22 February; 7 & 19 March; 10 April (Easter – low season) 24 April Low season; 18 May – low season; 4, 12 & 18 June; 15 &23 July; 7 & 21 August; 18 & 24 September; 16 October; 11 November – low season; 24 December (Xmas supplement may apply)
Group size Min: 2/ Max: 6
Single Supplement Yes
Minimum Age 16 years
Comfort Rating
Luxury
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Luxury Option
Day 1 Hotel No. 5 Entebbe
Day 2–4 Buhoma Lodge
Day 5 Ishasha Wilderness Lodge
Day 6  Return to Entebbe
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Price Per Person (based on twin share)
Low season
(1/4/2020-30/5/2020)
High season
(1/7/2020-31/10/2020)
Luxury US$2765 & US$600 for gorilla permit - increasing to US$700 in July US$3000 & US$600 for gorilla permit - increasing to US$700 in July
Single Supplement Yes - Low season: US$450 High season: US$620 Guideline only
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Itinerary

Day 1 Hotel No.5, Entebbe

Meet with a consultant and transfer to your Entebbe hotel where the rest of the day is free to explore

Day 2–4 Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

A wonderful scenic flight takes you from Entebbe to Kihihi airstrip and from here a road transfer takes you to beautiful Buhoma Lodge located within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – a World Heritage site. This park with its rich–ecosystem derives its name from its thick vegetation with an immense variety of evergreen trees, festooned with lianas, epiphytes, which reach great heights in their search for sunlight and is known to host half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas. On day 2 enter the forest and start your gorilla trek – families can be anything from a 45minute walk to several hours hike away. Coming face to face with an endangered mountain gorilla is truly humbling and something words cannot aptly describe – the thrill of the hour spent observing these intelligent, gentle giants is well worth the hike to get there! After a truly rewarding and memorable day, return to your cosy lodge. Day 3 gives you a chance for further gorilla tracking or perhaps explore the Bwindi area with optional activities including forest walks to spot other wildlife and some of the bird species, visit a nearby school/hospital or a trip to the Baywa pygmy village.

Day 5 Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Our journey continues by road to southern Queen Elizabeth National Park via the Ishasha Community Uplift Project where you have the chance to meet some of the local ladies and learn about rural Ugandan life. This afternoon join a game drive in the national park looking out for the famous tree–climbing lions, huge herds of buffalo, elephant and Ugandan kob.

Day 6 Entebbe – Tour Ends

Morning flight to Entebbe – with the flight approx 1h30mins. No international departure flights prior to 17h00.

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