During this fly-in Gorillas & tree-climbing lions safari you get to search for two of Uganda’s great highlights; the mysterious mountain gorillas and the tree-climbing lions of Ishasha. Fascinating animals and beautiful sceneries will impress you. Save time by flying from Entebbe to the airfield by Kihihi.
Day by day itinerary for our Fly-in Gorillas & lions safari:
DAY 1: FLY-IN FROM ENTEBBE TO KIHIHI & TRANSFER TO BWINDI
You take a flight from Entebbe airport to Kihihi and then our driver picks you from the airstrip for the beautiful journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Along the way to the lodge we make brief stops for scenery to take in the beauty of this area, as the landscape changes from villages and cultivated hills on to jungle covered mountains. The first night of the fly-in gorilla trekking and tree-climbing lions safari is spent in Bwindi mountains with beautiful views.
Overnight in Buhoma Community Rest Camp
DAY 2: GORILLA TREKKING DAY
Start the day with early breakfast before setting off for the highlight of Gorilla trekking. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the home to the forest giants that are cousins to human beings, the mountain gorillas. Together with a specialized guide you head out into the jungle for an unforgettable experience. The trek takes you through beautiful nature and you finally get to spend one hour in the area where the gorillas are. Besides the gorillas this Impenetrable forest is full of birds, butterflies and plant species plus forest hog, forest elephants, statungas and dikers. After the trekking your guide takes you down from the mountains to the lodge just at the edge of the Ishasha part of Queen Elizabeth NP.
Overnight in Topi Lodge
DAY 3: SEARCH FOR TREE-CLIMBING LIONS IN ISHASHA DURING MORNING AND EVENING GAME-DRIVES
It is now time for the second highlight of this gorilla trekking and tree-climbin lions safari, a day dedicated to search for tree-climbing lions. The southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park is known for its tree-climbing lions. In the early morning you head out on to the savannah to search the big fig-trees for lions as well as hopefully see topis, elephants and buffaloes. After the morning game-drive we head back to the lodge for lunch and some relaxation to later in the afternoon go back to the park to hopefully get some more good sightings.
Overnight in Topi Lodge
DAY 4: FLY-OUT TO ENTEBBE
After breakfast we make the journey to the airfield and then you catch the flight to Entebbe as you conclude your fly-in gorilla and lions safari in Uganda.
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Price: The price depends on number of people and accommodation level. Contact us with your inquiry to get the best price for your safari.
Included: Accommodation, meals, safari car, fuel, guide, park entries, gorilla permits (if applicable) and activities mentioned in the itinerary. Plus water in the car and a couple of fruits along the way.
Excluded: International flights, visas, drinks, tips and personal expenses.
Accommodation: In general accommodation mentioned in the itinerary is good places on budget to mid-range level (with the exception of luxury safaris). The accommodation can be adapted to your price range of budget, mid-range or luxury. Of-course a mix is also possible. Take a look here for links to the website’s of the lodges we regularly work with.
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On this short safari you will experience the highlight of meeting the mountain gorillas of Uganda. During your gorilla trekking you will walk through the beautiful jungle and spend one hour with the gorillas of the misty mountains. The second night you will spend on the edge of Queen Elizabeth national park with the chance of seeing elephants from the lodge and baboons and other monkeys along the way there.
Get the most out of your time during this 4 days Uganda safari letting you trek in the jungle for chimps and gorillas as well as look for tree-climbing lions in Ishasha and experience a cruise to see hippos and more on Kazinga channel.
Search for the Big 5 and trek for mountain gorillas as well as chimps. Four of the Big 5 roam freely in National Parks in Uganda, this is the lion, leopard, buffalo and elephant. The 5th of the Big 5 is the rhino, that was hunted to extinction in Uganda in the 80’s, but is now being reintroduced thanks to the great efforts of Ziwa Rhino sanctuary.
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