Combine two great highlights in Uganda during this Fly-in Uganda safari 7 days ; Queen Elizabeth national park’s savanna & chimps mixed with the mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable national park. Cut off the long drives by flying to Queen Elizabeth and out from Bwindi, stay in luxury lodges and get unforgettable experiences.
Fly-in Uganda safari 7 days – QUEEN ELIZABETH NP & GORILLAS
DAY 1: Arrival to entebbe
Arrive at Entebbe International airport to be met and transferred to the luxurious hotel as you enjoy your first evening in Africa during this Fly-in Uganda safari 7 days.
Overnight: – Hotel No.5 (PL) –
DAY 2: FLY-IN TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK & EVENING GAME-DRIVE
Start the journey from Entebbe to land at the airstrip in Queen Elizabeth national park. Be picked up by your safari guide in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle and taken to the luxury lodge for check-in. Towards the late afternoon we head out on the savanna for a first game-drive searching for leopards and lions.
DAY 3: MORNING CHIMPS TREKKING AND AFTERNOON boat-cruise
After breakfast we head towards the Kyambura Gorge where you will go for a chimps trekking adventure, your first jungle adventure for this Fly-in Uganda safari 7 days. Enjoy the special nature and head into the forest to meet the chimpanzees in a group with a specialised guide. After the trek we journey back to the luxury lodge for lunch before heading for the boat-cruise on the Kazinga channel in the afternoon. The Kazinga channel connects Lake George and Lake Edward and along its banks there are hippos, buffaloes and elephants visiting the water. From the boat you can see the big mammals as well as many different bird species. In the evening you enjoy a nice dinner at the lodge.
DAY 4: transfer to ishasha AND afternoon game-drive
We leave the lodge in the early morning to head towards the Ishasha part of Queen Elizabeth national park, known for its tree-climbing lions. The drive there takes around two-three hours and is an experience in itself as we might spot both elephants, baboons and black-and-white colobus monkeys by the road side. When reaching Ishasha you check-in at the lodge, enjoy your lunch and some rest. Later in the afternoon it is time for a game-drive searching for lions in the fig-trees and being fascinated by the peculiar looking topis. To climb trees is a rare behaviour for lions, there are only two places in Africa where lions have the habit of regularly climbing trees and Ishasha is one of them.
Overnight: – Ishasha Wilderness Camp (L) –
DAY 5: Morning game-drive in Ishasha & TRANSFER TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
In the morning we head out for a morning game-drive with another chance to spot the tree-climbing lions. After the game-drive we continue towards Bwindi Impenetrable national park, the home of the mountain gorillas. This journey offers beautiful views as we go from flat savanna via cultivated hills on to the forest covered mountains of Bwindi. Spend the evening relaxing at the lodge getting ready for tomorrows big adventure of gorilla trekking the great highlight of this Fly-in Uganda safari 7 days.
DAY 6: GORILLA TREKKING DAY
After breakfast at the lodge it is time to head to the gorilla trekking starting point. Your guide will take care of all practicalities and you take part in the briefing where you are told about the rules for the meeting with the mountain gorillas. You then walk off into the jungle with a group of up to eight people and a specialised guide to trek to the point where the gorillas are. A search team is always sent out in the early morning to locate the gorillas and lead the trekking guide to that point. Bwindi is a beautiful jungle so the trek is an experience in itself. When you reach the point where the gorillas are you spend one unforgettable hour with them, hopefully spotting the great silverback, seeing some young members playing and studying these fascinating creatures close up. After the meeting with the gorillas you trek back and are picked up by your guide for the drive back to the lodge to rest.
DAY 7: FLY-OUT, BWINDI-ENTEBBE
Enjoy a nice breakfast and soak in the last of the magnificent views of the Misty mountains of Bwindi Impenetrable national park. In time for your flight your guide takes you down to the airstrip and wishes you a safe journey. You leave Bwindi with unforgettable memories of your Fly-in Uganda safari 7 days. Plan for an evening or night flight our from Entebbe.
- Add on an extra days gorilla trekking.
- Upgrade to Gorilla Habituation (4 hours with the gorillas)
- Continue to a paradise island for a luxurious escape after your safari
- Stay a night in Entebbe/Kampala in connection to the safari if needed for your flight schedule.
Our suggested lodges are carefully selected luxurious lodges divided into the classes of Luxury (L) and Premier Luxury (PL). The Luxury options will give you comfort, a lovely setting and service while the Premier options offers an exclusive high end experience with superior locations and top service.
The price is dependent on number of travellers, rooming, season and accommodation choice. Contact us and we are happy to give you a quote.
Accommodation, meals, safari car, guide, fuel, national/regional flights where applicable, gorilla & chimps permits where applicable, park entries and activities as mentioned in the itinerary unless stated as optional.
International flights, visas, drinks (with the exception of some lodges that have drinks included), tips and personal expenses.
For more info see Mamaland Safaris terms and conditions.