06 Day Gorilla Express Uganda Fly–In Safari

Overview

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.

Highlights

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

Departures

Scheduled Group Safari,Fly In Safari 

Countries

Uganda

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.  Bwindi is one of the best places to see primates – click onto this link for an interesting read byTravel Africa magazine

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 1h40mins. No international departure flights prior to 17h00.

Luxury

2019 Rates

(Price pp based on twin share)

Low Season: US$2630 & US$700 for gorilla permit

High Season: US$2975 & US$700 for gorilla permit

Notes:2021: Low season: April, May & Nov 2021
High season: Jan–March, June–Oct & Dec 2021

Accommodation - Day 1 Hotel No. 5 Entebbe
Day 2–4 Buhoma Lodge
Day 5 Ishasha Wilderness Lodge
Day 6 Return to Entebbe

Single Supplement: Yes - Low season: US$330 High season: US$435 Guideline only

Low Season - 4/1/2021 to 5/30/2021, High Season - 6/1/2021 to 10/31/2021

Prices Includes:

flights Entebbe – Kihihi – Entebbe

Group Size

2 to 6