7 Days Gorilla Flying Safaris Uganda to Mgahinga, Bwindi Forest and Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 1: Entebbe to Kisoro Airstrip
In the morning, you will arrive on a charter or scheduled flight from Entebbe to an airstrip near Kisolo town. On arrival, you can visit the Batwa communities and also take the Batwa Trail. Have lunch, dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Safari
After breakfast, the Uganda safari package driver guide will pick you from the lodge with packed lunch and drive you to UWA park headquarters for briefing.
After your briefing, you will go out trekking, which takes about 1 to 8 hours. You will have one hour only with the gorillas. During the trekking you may spot animals like buffalo, giant forest hogs, bush pigs, buffaloes, elephants, and side-striped jackals, for keen birders you may see birds like white-naped Raven, black Kite, Rwenzori Turaco, Blue-headed Coucal, Paradise Fly-catcher, Rwenzori Batis, Double-collared Sunbird, Wax Bills and Yellow-vented Bulbul. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 3: Kisoro – Bwindi National Park
You will have breakfast, then drive to Bwindi National Park. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 4: Day of Gorilla Tracking Safari
After breakfast with packed lunch and drive you to Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) park headquarters for a briefing. After the briefing, you will go for trekking, which takes about 1 to 8 hours. You will have one hour only with the gorillas.
During the trekking you may spot birds like the Short-tailed Warbler, Rusty-faced woodland Warbler, Bar-tailed Trogon, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, among others animals like the black-fronted duikers, South African porcupines, golden monkey, giant forest hog, bushbuck, buffalo, bush pigs, buffaloes, elephants, jackals, Black and white colobus monkey, chimpanzee. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Kayonza – Queen Elizabeth National Park Mweya Airstrip
You will have breakfast and then drive to Kisoro airstrip, where you will connect to Mweya airstrip. You will have lunch and later visit Katwe salt mines. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 6: Game Drive and Boat Ride at Kazinga Channel
You will have an early game drive where you will see leopards, spotted hyena, side striped jackal, bush back, topi, sitatunga, buffalo, elephant, hippo and mongoose.
You will return to the lodge for lunch, then go for a boat ride along the Kazinga Channel. It’s quite enriching, because you may see birds like the African Fish Eagle, Black Crake, African Jacana, Water Thick-knee, Spur-winged and African Wattled Plovers, Malachite and Pied kingfishers, Swamp flycatchers and yellow-backed weavers, great-white and pink-backed pelicans, great and Long-tailed Cormorants, Common Squacco Heron, you may also see crocodiles and hippos. Later return to the lodge. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 7: Queen Elizabeth – Kampala
After breakfast, you will fly back to Kajjansi Airstrip. The driver will pick you up and transfer you to Kampala or Entebbe.
End of the Gorilla Flying Safaris Uganda