9 Days Uganda Wildlife Exclusive Fly-in safari

Ever thought of viewing giraffes, Lions and Gorillas but not willing to travel a long a distance using road? For those looking to save time, get an excellent view from the clouds and see all the major sites of Uganda. This is the great safari. We combine reliable domestic flight in service with excellent Luxury and exclusive accommodation and ground transfers to make this a wondering full experience.

Day 1. Warm welcome to the pearl of Africa
Depending on your time of arrive, you will meet on arrival driver guide from Pamoja Tours and Travel who will transfer you to Lake Victoria serene hotel for your check in, dinner and an overnight. Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa is located approximately 30 km from Entebbe international airport.

Main Destination:Entebbe
Accommodation:Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa
Meals & Drinks:All meals included and drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Website: https://www.serenahotels.com/serenalakevictoria/en/default.html

Day 2. Domestic flight to Queen Elizabeth NP
Today after your breakfast you will be taken to Entebbe Airport to catch your fly in safari to Kasese (Queen Elizabeth N.P.) The journey will take you for about 2 hour to reach Kasese air strip.

Upon arrival in Kasese, you will be picked up from the airstrip by a representative of Pamoja Tours heading to your accommodation which Mweya Safari Lodge located in the heart of Queen Elizabeth National Park on the Mweya peninsula. Watch wildlife from your private verandah and fall asleep to the roaring of lions on the distant savannah. This truly is Africa!

Main Destination:Queen Elizabeth National Park
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury lodge located inside Queen Elizabeth NP)
Meals & Drinks:All meals included and drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Website: https://mweyalodge.com/

Day 3. Game drive and boat cruise along kazinga channel
Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s second largest park, located at the base of the majestic Rwenzori Mountain range, adjacent to Lake Edward and Lake George. Lions are often sighted both inside and at the entrance to the park.

Today you wake up early. A little before sunrise coffee/tea will be served at the lodge before you head out for a long game drive in time to see the first rays of light. You will search for all the wildlife in the park and are likely to come across Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Water-buck, Leopard, Uganda Kob, and many Warthogs.

A well-deserved lunch will be served back at the lodge in the late morning.
In the afternoon you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel. Here, you will see a lot of hippos (more than you can possibly imagine!), as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see buffalo, crocodile, bathing elephant, and a range of beautiful birds.

Optional activities:
– Hot Air Balloon Safari (US$ 380 per person.)
– Lion tracking (US$ 85 per person) – actively participate in monitoring some of lions in the park (95% chances to see them).

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury lodge located inside Queen Elizabeth NP)
Meals &Drinks: All meals included and drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4. Drive to Ishasha for tree climbing lions
Today you will be transferred to the southern part of Queen Elizabeth N.P. This area is called Ishasha and is famous for its tree-climbing lions.

To escape from the heat during the day, the lions learned how to climb the fig trees. If you’re lucky you might spot a few during your afternoon game drive.

After the game-drive, you will be taken to Ishasha Wilderness Camp, a very nice and luxurious lodge with wonderful views over the savannah and a river packed with hippo! Lunch and dinner and overnight stay at Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Accommodation: Ishasha Wilderness Camp (Luxury tented bush camp (with rustic facilities) located inside Queen Elizabeth NP)
Meals & Drinks: All meals included and drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Website: http://ugandaexclusivecamps.com/ishasha-wilderness-camp/

Day 5. Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
After breakfast you will do another game drive and have chance to spot the tree climbing lions. After lunch at Ishasha Wilderness Camp you will be transferred to Buhoma in Bwindi, home of the mountain gorillas.

Buhoma community Haven Lodge is a spacious site lying above Buhoma village, a 5-minute drive from the main road, and this elevated location guarantees best views across Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
It was opened in December 2014 to help Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America ( bmcda) cater for clients interested in something more than budget accommodation.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Accommodation: Buhoma Community Haven Lodge (Mid-range lodge located just outside Bwindi NP)
Meals &Drinks: All meals included and drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Website: http://buhomacommunity.com/buhoma-community-haven-lodge-overview/

Day 6. Gorilla tracking in Bwindi forest
On this day, prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants: the rare mountain gorillas. For most people this is the absolute highlight of their safari in Uganda. The gorillas you will track belong to one of nine habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day.

Your gorilla trekking will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorillas’ habitat. En-route, your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots.

Once the gorillas have been located, you will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Thereafter you will come back to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and an overnight stay.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Accommodation: Buhoma Community Haven Lodge (Mid-range lodge located just outside Bwindi NP)
Meals & Drinks: All meals included and drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7. Transfer to Murchison Falls NP
Today after your breakfast you will be taken to the Kihihi airstrip and you will continue your trip to Murchison Falls NP in the north of Uganda. There is no airstrip direct from Kihihi to Murchison Falls NP, so you will fly via Entebbe.

On arrival you will be transferred to Bakers Lodge, your amazing accommodation for the next two nights.
The views onto the river are vast and magnificent with islands hosting nesting egret birds, elephants bathing and pods of hippos regularly viewed. All cottages have uninterrupted river views and there is a swimming pool too.

Main Destination:Murchison Falls National Park
Accommodation:Baker’s Lodge (Luxury lodge bordering Murchison Falls NP without fences)
Meals &Drinks:All meals includedanddrinking water (Other drinks not included)
Website: http://ugandaexclusivecamps.com/bakers-lodge/

Day 8. Game drive and boat cruise
After an early breakfast, tour the Northern section of Murchison with a high concentration of savannah wildlife. Enjoy game viewing and photography of elephants, buffalos, waterbucks, giraffes, Uganda kob and lions, the leopards (if you are lucky) plus a variety of bird species.

Return to your accommodation for lunch and a brief repose. After lunch, you will embark on a 3-hour boat trip to the base of the Falls. This trip is said to be the highlight of the safari in Murchison Falls since it allows you to get up close to the animal species within the water. Cruise past huge hippo pods, crocodiles and numerous aquatic birds adorning the north bank on the way to the mighty waterfalls. You will have an opportunity to take thousands of pictures, so carry your camera with you if you like.

Also, proceed for a hike (if you like) to the top of the falls. The hike is a strenuous one but the thrill on reaching the top is unforgettable. Miss it only if you must! Return to your accommodation.

Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park
Accommodation: Baker’s Lodge (Luxury lodge bordering Murchison Falls NP without fences)
Meals & Drinks: All meals included and drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9. Top of the fall, Entebbe
In the morning you will drive to the top of the Murchison Falls. Here you will have some time to walk around. From here you have a wonderful view and fantastic photo opportunities!

After your visit of to the top of the waterfalls, you will go back to your accommodation where you will have an early lunch (or if you prefer you can request for a packed lunch). Then time has gone to leave Murchison Falls NP. You will be transferred to the airstrip back to Entebbe.

Main Destination: Entebbe
Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of your Safari tour

The price quoted includes the following breakdown.
• Park fees (For non-residents)
• Gorilla permits (One per person, non-resident)
• Chimp permits (One per person, non-resident)
• All activities (Unless labelled as optional)
• All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
• A professional driver/guide
• All transportation (Unless labelled as optional)
• Domestic flight
• All Taxes/VAT
• Round-trip airport transfer
• Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
• Drinking water (On all days)

EXCLUDED
• International flights (From/to home)
• Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
• Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp. per day)
• Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
• Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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