This 14-day fly-in safari Uganda will be including visiting some of Uganda’s famed national parks, including Kidepo Valley National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park for chimpanzee trekking, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to see the world-famous mountain gorillas.
Uganda Safari Highlights
This amazing Uganda flying safari will include stopovers at some wonderful eco lodges and safari camps that blend with nature.
Uganda Flying Safari – 14 Day
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will meet our safari guide and then be transferred to Entebbe for your overnight stay at Karibu Guest House. Meal plan: B/B
Day1: Entebbe – Kidepo Valley National Park
After breakfast, meet with our safari guide, transfer to Entebbe International Airport and take your Aero Link Charter to Kidepo Valley National Park, and upon arrival at Kidepo Airstrip meet with our safari guide and transfer you to your lodge for lunch. Evening take an amazing game drive looking for the African wildlife and have the scenic view of the undulating landscapes. Dinner and overnight stay at Apoka Safari Lodge/Kidepo Savannah Lodge. Meal plan: F/B
Day2: Full Day Game in Kidepo Valley National Park
After breakfast, you will go on a morning game drive looking for the unique wildlife species that are found in this park. This experience takes between three and four hours, followed by a return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. You will then take an evening game drive, complete with a sun downer. Your dinner and overnight stay will continue at Apoka Safari Lodge/Kidepo Savannah Lodge. Meal plan: F/B
Day3: Game Drive & Visit Lorukul Community
You will take another game drive after breakfast to look for more wildlife. After lunch, you will be taken to the Lorukul community and experience the beautiful culture of the Karamojong people. From there, you will return to the lodge for dinner and another overnight stay at Apoka Safari Lodge/Kidepo Savannah Lodge. Meal plan: F/B
Day4: Kidepo Valley National Park – Murchison Falls National Park
After breakfast, your guide will transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. Following lunch, you will check in at the Fort Murchison Camp along the edge of the River Nile. Dinner and overnight stay at Nile Safari Lodge/Fort Murchison Camp. Meal plan: F/B
Day5: Game Drive & Boat Ride in Murchison Falls National Park
Morning cup of coffee and a quick breakfast, immediately followed by a dawn game drive looking for the early riser animals like lion and leopard in addition to elephant, buffalo, giraffe, water and bush buck, and warthog. Afterward, you will return to the lodge for refreshments and lunch. Then you will prepare for the afternoon boat cruise along the River Nile towards the bottom of Murchison Falls, where you will have an opportunity to spot more wildlife like elephants, crocodile, hippo pods, and birds at the shores of the river. Dinner and overnight stay at Nile Safari Lodge/Fort Murchison Camp. Meal plan: F/B
Day6: Murchison Falls National Park – Kibale Forest National Park
After breakfast, you will head out to Kibale Forest National Park with an en-route lunch. Your dinner and overnight will be at the Kyaninga Lodge/Kibale Forest Camp. Meal plan: Full Board
Day7: Chimpanzee Trekking & Bigodi Nature Walk
Following an early morning breakfast, you will go for a briefing at the park headquarters. You will then enter a tropical forest to look for the chimpanzees and other primates like black colobus, vervet monkey, red tailed monkey, and mangabey. You will then return to the lodge for lunch, followed by a nature walk at the Bigodi wetland, where you will spot more primates and the rare shoe bill bird. Your dinner and overnight stay at the same as above. Meal plan: Full-Board
Day8: Kibale Forest National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, you will take a visit to the Sebitoli trail for a nature walk looking for more primates, birds, and much more that this trail offers. Lunch will be at Gardens Restaurant, followed by a drive southward into Queen Elizabeth National Park. After relaxing at the lodge, you will take a sunset game drive to spot herds of elephants, buffaloes, and other wildlife. Dinner and overnight stay at Elephant Plains Lodge/The Bush Lodge. Meal plan: Full-Board
Day9: Game Drive (Lion Tracking Experience) & Boat Ride
Dawn game drive to spot wildlife like some of the big five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard). We then return to the lodge for lunch, and in the afternoon, we will take a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel. After a long, rewarding day, we will return to the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay as above. Meal plan: Full-Board
Day10: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Ishasha Southern Sector
After breakfast, we’ll embark to the Ishasha Southern Sector, famously known for the African tree climbing lions resting in the branches of fig trees while spotting more wildlife. Check in will be at the Ishasha Wilderness Camp/Enjojo Safari Lodge for lunch and refreshments. We’ll then head out for an evening game drive area that may give you more chances to spot the African tree climbing lions in the fig trees. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the Ishasha Wilderness Camp/Enjojo Safari Lodge. Meal plan: F/B
Day11: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi Forest National Park
You’ll have breakfast, go on another game drive and if lucky, you will see more wildlife and with lunch on the way while heading to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, where you will experience the gorilla trekking safaris the next day. Your dinner and overnight stay will be at the Mahogany Springs Lodge/Rushaga Gorilla Camp. Meal plan: Full-Board
Day12: Uganda Gorilla Trekking Experience – Lake Bunyonyi
There will be an early breakfast, followed by a drive to the park headquarters for the briefing about the mountain gorillas and the park. You will be allocated to your trekking group, and head into the rain forest to search for the great apes. The hike takes like anywhere between two to four hours. You will have one hour with the mountain gorillas, which is done for the welfare of the troop you will spend that time with. Afterward, you’ll return to the park offices for the presentation of your gorilla trekking tours certificate, then we’ll drive to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening boat ride to view what is known as the “Switzerland of Africa” that offers a variety of birds. Your dinner and overnight will be at the Arcadia Cottages. Meal plan: Full-Board. Meal plan: F/B
Note: Be sure to bring hiking shoes/boots, insect repellent, sunscreen and rain gear in the event of a downpour.
Day13: Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo National Park
You’ll have a nice breakfast with time to relax at the shores of Lake Bunyonyi before heading out to Lake Mburo National Park with lunch en-route at Agip Motel. Your entrance into the park will include an en-route game drive looking for the wildlife such as zebra, impala, eland and others. The dinner and overnight will be at Mihingo Lodge/Rwakobo Rock Lodge/Mburo Eagle’s Nest Camp. Meal plan: Full-Board
Day14: Lake Mburo – Kampala/Entebbe
You’ll take a morning game drive after breakfast to look for more wildlife and birds. Afterward, we’ll return to Kampala, with a lunch en-route at Flamingo Restaurant and a short visit to the Equator. We’ll then return to Kampala – Entebbe and you will be dropped off to the airport for your return flight back home!
The safari includes:
The safari excludes:
The expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while mountain gorilla trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and cigarettes.
What to wear/bring
Dress codes are informal. Daytime temperatures are generally warm, so bring lots of light clothing, supplemented by light sweaters for the cool evenings and heavier clothing for the higher altitudes, especially volcanoes. When trekking for mountain gorillas, layering your clothing is the best idea and we suggest the following: long-sleeved shirts, cotton or gore tex trousers, strong walking shoes with ankle support, socks that you can tuck your trousers into, light gloves to protect your hands from thorns and nettles, a hat and sunglasses to provide protection against the sun and a waterproof jacket in neutral colors, which may come in handy in the moist mountains. Travel light and remember that soft-sided luggage is required. One medium sized duffel bag and one small day pack (carry-on) per person should be adequate. Laundry services are available at most accommodations. You should also pack some zip lock bags for spare clothing, cameras, binoculars and batteries/digital cards/film. Please note that you are not allowed to use a flash when photographing gorillas. It is a good idea to take along several different speeds of film (64 to 1000) as gorillas can be found in the open sun or in the dark underbrush of the forest.