11 Days Fly in Private Uganda Gorilla Safari
11 Days Fly in Private Uganda Gorilla Safari
Our 9 Days Fly in private Uganda gorilla safari is a classic package that will take you to Uganda’s top wildlife viewing areas of Kidepo national park and Murchison Falls national park before flying to see the Mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park.
- Gorilla trekking
- Buying local crafts
- Award of gorilla trekking certificates
- Game drive in Murchison falls
- Game drives in Kidepo Valley NP
- Boat cruise in Murchison Falls
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe international airport where you will be met and transferred to your hotel
On arrival at the international airport, you will be received by our representatives and transfer to your lodge for relaxation if time permits you will then head to Entebbe town to change money and some shopping
Day 2: Domestic Flight from Entebbe to Kidepo valley national park
After morning breakfast, depending on the time of your flight, you will be received and transferred to the airport for your flight from Entebbe to Kidepo valley national park, on arrival you will be received by our guide and transferred to the lodge for lunch and relaxation, later in the day you will enjoy game drives in the park in search of the fiancé Kidepo lions that like to climb the kopjes in the park to look out for their prey.
Day 3: Full day game drives in Kidepo valley national park
After morning breakfast you head into the park in search of lions that like to climb on the rock kopjes and cheetahs that traverse the plains along side thousands of buffalos and elephants after you will return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation and after you will do another evening game drive in search of more wildlife and birds and later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Full day game drives in Kidepo valley national park
On this day you will continue with game drives in the morning and in the evening, you will also have a sundowner after your drive just before darkness in the park and later return to the lodge for dinner and relaxation.
Day 5: Drive to Murchison Falls national park
After morning breakfast you will drive to Murchison Falls national park, this beautiful drive will take you through incredible African landscape, you will see round huts and farmland en route, upon arrival in you will check in to the lodge for relaxation and later drive to the park for a short game drive in search of wildlife and birds.
Day 6: Full day game drives in the park
After an early morning breakfast with packed lunch, you will head to the open plains of the Nile delta where wildlife tent to concentrate and you may have chances of seeing wildlife like Giraffes, Elephants, Buffalo, Uganda Kob, Lions, Leopard, Hyenas, jackals, and many other species including beautiful birds.
Day 7: Game drive in the morning and afternoon boat cruise
Yet another spectacular day will start with a morning game drive in the park in search of more wildlife and birds after you will drive to the banks of River Nile where you will take a scheduled boat cruise to the bottom of falls on this cruise you will expect to see hippos, crocodiles, Elephants and lots of water birds and later you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Flight from Murchison Falls to Bwindi Impenetrable national park
After morning breakfast you will depart Murchison Falls national park for the airstrip to take your flight from Murchison to Bwindi impenetrable national park, on arrival you will be received and driven to Bwindi forest for check-in, Relaxation, and overnight.
Day 9: First Gorilla trekking Experience in Bwindi forest
Have an early breakfast and set out for mountain gorilla trekking in one of the four sectors (Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga, and Nkuringo) of Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park by 7:30 am for briefing and eventual allocation of gorilla group to trek. Hike through the rainforest accompanied by a ranger guide and trackers, in search of the mountain gorilla family allocated for trekking. The walking can be challenging at times, but when you catch a glimpse of the humongous silverback with his family, any discomforts will quickly be forgotten. The lead guide keeps providing information about trees, birds, butterflies, and other wildlife in the forest as you trek until you reach the gorilla family allocated for tracking. The gorillas are located in different parts across the forest and therefore, the time taken to find one group varies from a few minutes to several hours depending on the location and movement of the Gorillas. Once with the gorillas, you will be allowed to observe them for an hour. At the end of the trek, you will return to the park headquarters and information Centre to be awarded your trekking certificates. You will then meet the driver guide and transfer back to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.
Day 10: Second Gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi forest
After morning breakfast you will again transfer to the park station for yet another exciting adventure, on this day you will visit a totally different gorilla family which will give yet another great encounter with the Mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.
Day 11: Flight from Bwindi to Entebbe
After morning breakfast you will bid farewell to the lodge and then get transferred to the airstrip for your departure flight to Entebbe, on arrival depending on your international flight schedule you may be transferred to Entebbe for a day room and later transfer to the airport for your onward flight or you will connect for your onward flight home.
End of safari
- -Domestic Flights
- -Game drives and boat cruise
- -Meals and drinking water
- -Airport transfers
- -Park entrance fees
- -2 Gorilla permits
- International Air ticket and visa fees
- Beers and Wine (alcoholic drinks)
- Laundry expenses and craft shopping
- Travel insurance
- Pre and post-safari accommodation
When to book a gorilla trekking tour
It is usually advisable to book this trip 1 year in advance to allow us ample time to secure the gorilla permits. On the other hand, visiting the savannah national parks does not necessarily require advance booking.
Best time to do gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest
Bwindi is open for gorilla trekking all year long, but the best times to go are from June to August and December to February. At these times, the forest trails are drier and therefore less slippery. Also, your chance of a dry gorilla viewing experience is higher during these months.
However, on the other hand, game viewing in Uganda’s savannah national parks is best at the end of the dry seasons- February and March and September and early October when wildlife is concentrated around water sources. Bird watching is fantastic all year round but is at its peak between November and April when migrant species are present.