5 Days Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth national park flying safari
5 Days Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth national park flying safari package is a carefully made safari plan aiming at giving you both African and wildlife vibe of Uganda’s most exciting national parks, this safari package offers you a chance to visit Bwindi impenetrable national park which is a home to the largest mountain gorilla population in the world and Queen Elizabeth national park the home of 4 of the big five animals.
Highlights of the safari
- Day 1: arrive and fly to Bwindi impenetrable national park
- Day 2: mountain gorilla trekking experience
- Day 3: second mountain gorilla trekking experience
- Day 4: game drive and launch cruise
- Day 5: flying back to Kampala
Detailed itinerary of the safari
Day 1: arrive and fly to Bwindi impenetrable national park
On the first day of the safari you will arrive into Uganda using Entebbe international airport, upon your arrival you will meet your safari guide a representative from Focus East Africa Tours and get on to another domestic flight to Bwindi impenetrable national park. Aero link is one of the flight companies offering domestic flights to Bwindi impenetrable national park to kihihi airstrip serving the park, its flights are scheduled at 07:45 am and 12:45 pm so your flight to Bwindi will be chosen depending on your arrival flight. From Entebbe international airport you will fly to kihihi airstrip and upon landing you will meet your safari driver and head to your lodge. You will rest and evening you will have dinner and stay overnight.
Accommodation is got from
Luxury: trackers safari lodge
Mid-range: Gorilla mist camp
Budget: Karungi camp
Day 2: mountain gorilla trekking experience
The second day of the safari you are to have a mountain gorilla trekking experience, on this day you will wake up early in the morning, have breakfast and meet your safari and drive to the park and go to the go to headquarters for mountain gorilla briefing session. In the briefing session rules and regulations to be followed will be read to you, hire a porter and be assigned a mountain gorilla group to trek. after the briefing you will start your hike into the forests of Bwindi with your ranger guide in search for mountain gorillas, the process of looking for mountain gorillas takes a lot of time for about 2-4 hours depending on where the family your trekking spent the night that is why you go with your packed lunch. When you find mountain gorillas you are allowed to spend one hour of taking pictures and enjoying the sight of these unique amazing creatures as they play on tree branches and cuddle with their young ones. After the experience you will hike back to the headquarters for the end of the experience, since mountain gorilla trekking is exhausting you will decide whether to go for an optional Batwa trail cultural experience or return to your lodge and rest. In the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight.
Day 3: second mountain gorilla trekking experience
On the third day of the safari you are to have another mountain gorilla trekking experience, on this you will wake up early in the morning for breakfast, meet your safari driver and drive to the park’s headquarters for briefing about the experience with your packed, unlike yesterday’s experience you are to trek another mountain gorilla group different from the one you trekked yesterday. After meeting with the mountain gorillas and taking beautiful and memorable pictures you will exit the park and embark on your journey to Queen Elizabeth national park through ishasha southern sector of the park. On your way to Queen Elizabeth national park you will enjoy magnificent views many animals such as the tree climbing lions if you are so lucky, upon reaching the park in the evening you will check into your lodge, have dinner and stay overnight.
Accommodation is got from
Luxury: Mweya safari lodge
Mid-range: Irungu forest lodge
Budget: Kabatoro guest house
Day 4: game drive and launch cruise
On the fourth day of the safari you are to have a full thrilling day in Queen Elizabeth national park, you will wake up early in the morning, have breakfast then met your safari driver and drive to the park for morning game drive. Queen Elizabeth national park is a famous tourist destination named in commemoration of Queen Elizabeth of England’s visit to Uganda, the park is famous for being a home to many wildlife and kazinga channel hosts the largest concentration of hippos in the world. On the game drive you will spot many animals such as lions, elephants, buffaloes, hippos, warthogs, Uganda kob, forest hogs, Nile crocodiles and birds such as African finfoot, African hobby, African skimmer, Ayres’s hawk eagle, black bee-eater, black-rumped buttonquail, caspian plover, collared pratincole, common and martin, crab-plover, great blue turaco, great white pelican and many more. After the game drive you will have lunch and in the afternoon you will come back to the park for an afternoon launch cruise, the cruise is an exciting experience and while sailing on the calm waters you will enjoy sights of herds of animals such as elephants, buffaloes which come to drink water and many birds such as heron, grey crested crane, shoe bill and many more.
Day 5: flying back to Kampala
On the last day of the safari you will wake up for breakfast not as early as the last days and then go for another game drive experience in the plains of queen Elizabeth national park spotting many animals and birds. After the experience you will have lunch at your lodge, checkout and drive to the airstrip for your departure flight to Entebbe international airport or kajjansi airstrip depending on the flight companied you booked. Upon arrival at Entebbe international airport you will catch your flight back home thus the end of your 5 days Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth national park safari.
- Airport Pick up and drop off
- mountain gorilla trekking permits
- Park entrance fees
- Boat cruise
- 4X4 Safari vehicle and fuel
- Full time English speaking Guide/Driver.
- All accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
- All meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Bottled drinking water while on safari.
- Air tickets.
- Visa fees
- Personal expenses such as telephone calls, email, laundry, beverages or meals not indicated in the itinerary
- Tips to porters and waiters in form of gratuity.