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7 Days-Uganda Flying Safari

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  • 7 Days

Ben

East African Discovery

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7 Days-Uganda Flying Safari

We regard Kidepo and Bwindi as the two stand out national parks in Uganda, and two of the best in the whole of Africa. But the problem is that they are at complete opposite ends of the country, and driving between them would take over 24 hours. By flying you eliminate this problem and get to experience the best Uganda has to offer in the utmost luxury. Staying in two of the country's finest lodges, this is truly a once in a lifetime experience!

DAY 1

Arrive in Entebbe

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport You will be met by representatives from your lodge. You will be staying at a boutique guest house which is filled with other safari goers and is the best accommodation of this type in Entebbe. If you arrive early there are many excursions available, and some great places to eat, ask your regional expert for more information. Read more

Boma Guest House
DAY 2

Fly to Kidepo

Your flight to Kidepo leaves around midday and takes a little over two hours, though this sometimes varies. You should arrive at your lodge just in time to go out on a nature walk to see animal tracks and take in your magnificent surroundings. The lodge that you are staying at is one of the finest in Uganda and maybe even the whole of Africa. It offers excellent, uninterrupted views of the park and game is often seen wandering around the lodge. Sometimes you can see just as much game sat in the restaurant as you can out on a game drive. Read more

Apoka Safari Lodge
DAY 3

Game Drives

Kidepo is known as one of Africa’s last remaining wildernesses and was recently voted in the top three national parks in the whole of Africa, and it’s easy to see why. It combines unbelievable landscapes with a wide variety of big game, including three big cat species; lions, leopards and cheetahs. Also because of its remoteness, you often almost have the park to yourself. In the morning you will go out on a game drive at sunrise which is the best time to see the animals. In the afternoon you will take the drive to the valley itself, which offers excellent views and is the only place you can see ostrich in the whole of Uganda. Read more

Apoka Safari Lodge
DAY 4

Game Drive and Back to Enteb

After one last early morning game drive you will head back to your lodge for lunch and some relaxing time as you wait for your afternoon flight back to Entebbe. Once again You will be met by a representative from Boma and transferred to your accommodation for the night. For your evening meal you can either eat at Boma or head out to one of Entebbe’s many restaurants. Read more

Boma Guest House
DAY 5

Fly to Bwindi

You will catch the morning flight to Kihihi which takes around 1hour 45mins depending on the aircraft routing, where you will be met by a representative from your lodge. Your lodge is inside the park itself, surrounded by dense jungle. The rooms are luxurious and offer excellent views of Bwindi, it really is a magical place to stay. You will relax here in the afternoon, taking in your breathe-taking surroundings. If you would like something to do in the afternoon you can either visit the indigenous forest pygmy tribe, the batwa, or take a walk through the jungle, either to see birds and monkeys or climb one of the many hills to get the best views. Read more

Buhoma Lodge
DAY 6

Gorilla Tracking

After an early breakfast you will set off towards what will undoubtedly the highlight of your safari, the unforgettable experience that is Mountain Gorilla tracking. After trekking through the dense forest to where the Gorillas were found the day before, you begin your tracking, searching for the largest primate in the world. Upon sighting them, you will stay with them for one hour as they eat, rest and bond with their young. To reach them it can take anywhere between 30 mins to 4 hours, so be prepared for a long trek through the humid rain-forest. Afterwards you will spend the afternoon relaxing and taking in your beautiful surroundings. Read more

Buhoma Lodge
DAY 7

Fly back to Entebbe

Today you will fly back to Entebbe. You have the option of flying in the morning or afternoon, depending on what time your flight home is. If you take the afternoon flight back to Entebbe, then there is time to squeeze in another walk through the forest or visit the Batwa tribe, the indigenous pygmy people of Bwindi. Included in the price is a day room at Boma for you to relax in before its time to catch your flight home. Once again, transfers to and from the airport will be provided by your lodge. Read more

Boma Guest House - Day Room

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Entebbe
Day 2
Location Kidepo
Day 4
Location Entebbe
Day 5
Location Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Hotel Buhoma Lodge

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • All accommodation
  • Meals whilst at the parks
  • Gorilla Permits
  • All Park entry fees and activities
  • Experienced Guide
  • Customised 4WD safari vehicle and fuel
  • Internal Flights

Package excludes

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry visa
  • Evening drinks
  • Tips and gratuities

More information

  • For this safari you must arrive in Uganda on either a Tuesday or a Thursday to catch the internal flights. Flights to Kidepo require minimum of four people to run. Chartered flights are also available for additional fee.

REVIEWS

4 Reviews

Olly , United Kingdom

East African Discovery organised an excellent trip away for the 5 of us, they were able to sort everything we wanted for the duration of the holiday. We had a superb trip away and would recommend booking with them. Our trip was tailor made from the start, with communication over email being a stress-free experience. Hopefully we will use you again, to return to the excellent gorilla trek. Thanks East African Discovery. Read more

Monique , France

I would like to congratulate you for the very good trip you organized for the five of us. The driver, Herbert, was excellent, careful and full of attention, very punctual and always ready to satisfy us. He was always the first one to see the animals. We have been very lucky - leopard (2) - a female lion with 3 little ones - 6 sleepy lions - lions in the trees, gorillas after a walk of only 20 minutes, elephants, hippos etc.... The lodges were all excellent and full of charm; we enjoyed them very much. I shall not fail to recommend your company. Read more

Jocelyn , Canada

We had a 6-day safari in Uganda arranged by Ben Tinsley at East African Discovery in late November 2016. It exceeded all expectations for value for money, accommodation, variety of scenery and sights, and quality of the driver/guide. We have travelled extensively including in other parts of East Africa. Uganda is truly special. We appreciated that the company is locally owned, with excellent local intelligence and experience in the tourism and game tracking fields in Uganda. We liked that the company is small, offering bespoke safaris rather than off-the-shelf itineraries. Ben responded to all queries and requests promptly during the planning stage and no question was too silly to ask. Our driver/guide was prompt, organised, informative, and friendly - he had grown up in a part of the country that we visited so his local knowledge was particularly good. The chimpanzee and gorilla tracking were experiences of a lifetime. Everything went off without a hitch. The pricing of EAD was considerably better than that offered for similar safaris by the larger outfits. We would recommend EAD without reservation. Read more

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