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9 Day Fly-in Premier Wildlife and Gorilla Safari Retreat Uganda

Do you want to see the lions, giraffes, and gorillas, but not willing to spend so many hours on the road? For those looking to save time, get an excellent view from the clouds, and see all the major sites of Uganda. We combine reliable domestic flight service with excellent luxury & exclusive accommodation and ground transfers to make this an unforgettable experience.

per adult from

$10,756

AUD

Duration

9 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 9x Breakfast
    • 8x Dinner
    • 9x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • Fuel Luxury Safari Landcruiser
    • Prices based on Twin rooms Sharing
    • 1 gorilla permit per person (value: US$700)
    • All activities described in the itinerary
    • Entry/Admission - Entebbe Botanic Gardens
    What's excluded :
    • International air fares and entry visa to Uganda
    • A porter during the gorilla tracking (someone who carries your backpack)
    • Personal (medical/travel) insurance
    • All expenses of personal nature
    • Government tax or park fees increase

  • Day 1: Karibu ( Welcome to) Uganda! Entebbe Airport

    Stop At: Entebbe Botanic Gardens, Berkely Rd, Entebbe Uganda
    A representative of Hotel No.5 will be present at Entebbe Airport to pick you up from your flight. He will take you to the luxurious Hotel in Entebbe. This lovely colonial-style hotel is spacious and elegant and located only a few minutes from the airport. Depending on your time of arrival, you will meet on arrival or the early next morning a representative of safari retreats Uganda Tours who will brief you about your trip and will give you all the necessary documents and also be treated to a mini-tour of Entebbe Botanical Gardens.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: No premium Drinks
    • Dinner: No premium Drinks
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel No.5

    Day 2: Flight to Queen Elizabeth National Park,Uganda

    Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Western Region
    Today after your breakfast you will be taken to Entebbe Airport to catch your flight to Kasese (Queen Elizabeth N.P.).

    Departure time from Entebbe: 12.30 PM
    Arrival time in Kasese: 14.25 PM
    * Timings may vary depending on aircraft routing.

    Upon arrival in Kasese, you will be picked up from the airstrip by a representative of Mweya Lodge, your accommodation for the next two nights.
    Mweya Safari Lodge is located in the heart of Queen Elizabeth National Park on the Mweya peninsula. Watch wildlife from your private veranda and fall asleep to the roaring of lions on the distant savannah. This truly is Africa!
    * You will not stay in the standard rooms, but in the very exclusive and private luxury safari tents
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: No Premium Drinks
    • Dinner: No Premium Drinks
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge-Luxury Tents
    Overlooking the Nile River

    Day 3: Game drive & boat safari Kazinga Channel

    Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Western Region
    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. A very early wake up today as you will have a game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park. A little before sunrise coffee, tea and donuts will be served in the lounge before you head out for a long game drive in time to see the first rays of light. Early mornings or late afternoon the animals are generally the most active. After lunch, you will have a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel which joins Lake George and Lake Albert. 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. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: No Premium Drinks
    • Dinner: No Premium Drinks
    Accommodation included: Mweya Safari Lodge-Luxury Tents
    Overlooking the Nile

    Day 4: Drive To Ishasha Sector– Tree climbing lions

    Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Western Region
    Today you will be transferred to the southern part of Queen Elizabeth N.P. This area is called the Ishasha Sector 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 hippos!
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: No Premium Drinks
    • Dinner: No Premium Drinks
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Ishasha Wilderness Camp

    Day 5: Morning Game drive and Road-drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

    Stop At: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Western Region
    This morning you will have another game drive and chance to spot the tree-climbing lions again. After lunch at Ishasha Wilderness Camp, you will be transferred to Buhoma in Bwindi, home of the mountain gorillas.
    Comfortable cottages have been carefully built, each with its own private veranda, allowing wonderful views of the forest canopy of the National Park. Inside the spacious cottages you will find comfortable beds, a well-appointed en suite bathroom with hot showers. An elevated lounge area, complete with bar and dining facilities, offers a cozy, comfortable environment to discuss the day’s activities around the fireplaces which add to atmosphere and warmth in the cool evenings

    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: No Premium Drinks
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner: No Premium Drinks
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Buhoma Lodge

    Day 6: Mountain Gorilla Trekking

    Stop At: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Western Region
    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.
    The time taken to track the gorillas can take as little as 2 hours to as much as 7 hours before one returns! Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’.

    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: No Premium Drinks
    • Dinner: No Premium Drinks
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Buhoma Lodge

    Day 7: Flight To Murchison Falls NP via Entebbe

    Stop At: Murchison Falls National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Western Region
    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 flight direct from Kihihi to Murchison Falls NP, so you will fly via Entebbe.

    Departure time from Kihihi: 09.45 AM
    Arrival time in Kasese: 11.25 AM
    Departure time from Entebbe: 12.30 PM
    Arrival time in Murchison: 13.30 PM
    * Timings may vary depending on aircraft routing.

    On arrival, you will be transferred to Bakers Lodge, your amazing accommodation for the next two nights.
    This intimate, safari styled lodge is set within a large private area that has been cleared of all the dense undergrowth to reveal beautifully trimmed grassed areas, large shady trees and wetland areas hosting abundant birdlife along the water’s edge. 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.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: No Premium Drinks
    • Dinner: No Premium Drinks
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Baker's Lodge

    Day 8: Early Morning Game drive in Murchison Falls National Park

    Stop At: Murchison Falls National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Western Region
    Get ready for an early wake-up today! In the early morning hours, animals are the most active; the sun is not yet so bright and temperatures are cooler. It offers the best time to spot wild animals. After an early breakfast, you will go on a game drive to explore the northern part of the park. “Come eye-to-eye with the African animal kingdom”: elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, different species of antelopes and many tropical birds may all be spotted during the game drive. So keep your eyes open, they are all there in Murchison Falls National Park!
    In the afternoon you will take a boat safari up the Nile River to Murchison Falls. Carefully watched by crocodiles, hundreds of hippos, buffaloes, water birds, monkeys and all the other thirsty wildlife that the Nile attracts, you will reach the base of the 43-meter high Falls which approach with a thunderous sound. After your boat safari, you go back to your accommodation, where you will have some time to relax
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: No Premium Drinks
    • Dinner: No Premium Drinks
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Baker's Lodge

    Day 9: Drive to the Top of the falls and Flight back to Entebbe

    Stop At: Entebbe, Entebbe, Central Region
    In the morning you will drive to the top of 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). You will be transferred to the airstrip from where you take your flight back to Entebbe.

    Departure time from Murchison Falls 13.45 PM
    Arrival time in Entebbe 16.30 PM
    * Timings may vary depending on aircraft routing.

    From Entebbe, you can connect with your international flight back home. If you need an additional night and/ or program in either Entebbe or Kampala, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: No Premium Drinks
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Private residencesAirports
    • Entebbe Airport, Entebbe Uganda
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide, English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Safari Retreats Uganda

Activity ID: V-256596P5

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