9 Day Kidepo Valley and Bwindi Gorilla Safari

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  • Rates are per person and based on 2 people sharing 1 room
  • Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)

Our 9 day Kidepo valley and bwindi gorilla fly in safari is meant for those people that prefer flying than driving. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in the south western part of Uganda while Kidepo Valley National Park is located in the far north eastern part of the country. Our 9 Day Kidepo Valley and Bwindi Gorilla fly in safari makes it possible to combine these two great National Park by frying from one place to another. In Kidepo Valley National Park, you have one of the best park when it comes to wildlife, birds and scenery and when combined with the mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, our 9 day Kidepo Valley and Bwindi gorilla fly in safari will surely give you an experience of a life time.

Summary of our 9 Day Kidepo Valley and Bwindi gorilla fly in Safari

Day 01: Arrival and transfer to a Guest House in Entebbe

Day 02: Fly to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 03: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 04: Fly back to Entebbe for overnight in Entebbe twon

Day 05: Fly to Kidepo valley National Park

Day 06: Morning and afternoon game drives in Narus Valley

Day 07: Morning game drive and a visit to the KaramajongoManyatas

Day 08: Game drives or visit the IK people

Day 09: Fly back to Entebbe Airport

9 Day Kidepo valley and Bwindi gorilla fly in safari

Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Entebbe Guest House

Arrive for your 9 day kidepo Valley and Bwindi gorilla fly in safari. At Entebbe Airport, you will be met by our driver/Guide who will transfer you to a Guest House for overnight. The guide will later meet you for briefing about your 9 day Kidepo Valley and Bwindi gorilla fly in safari so that you confirm that what was booked is what you will get.

Drive time:  Approximately 10 minutes

Lodging: Papyrus Guest House

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 02: Transfer to Entebbe for your flight to Bwindi

Depending on the flight schedule, you will be transferred to Entebbe Airport for your internal scheduled/charter flight to Kihihi Airstrip from where our Local guide will pick and transfer you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Enjoy your lunch if booked on the morning flight and go for an optional forest or village walk to learn more about the forest or the local community. Retire to your Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Drive/Flight time: Approximately 1 hour flight

Lodging: Buhoma Lodge or Mahongany Springs

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 03: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park

After breakfast and with your packed lunch, you will walk to the park headquarters for briefing about gorilla trekking. Your guide will take you through all the dos and don’ts while with mountain gorillas and after that, you will be transferred to the starting point of your gorilla family. Please note that gorilla family allocation depends on your interests, fitness and age. Please inform your guide of your interests and he will try to request for the gorilla family of your choice before you start the trek into the forest. Gorilla trekking can be strenuous and a certain level of fitness is required.  Gorilla trekking can take from 30 minutes to three quarters of the day so one needs to prepare for both. You guide will try to provide information about trees, birds and other wildlife in the forest until you reach a given gorilla family of gorillas. You will be allowed only one hour of photography and observing mountain gorillas as they go about with their daily day activities and then trek back to the park headquarters to pick your certificates and then dinner and overnight at your Lodge.

Day 04: Fly back to Entebbe town

After breakfast, you will transfer to Kihihi Airstrip for your internal flight back to Entebbe International Airport from where our representative will pick and transfer you to a Guest House in Entebbe. There optional optional activities to occupy your evening while in Entebbe Town. You may choose to visit Botanical gardens for birding and nature walk, visit the Uganda Wildlife Education Center or explore Entebbe on foot.

Meal Plan:  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: Papyrus Guest House

Day 05: Fly to Kidepo valley National Park

Safari will begin by picking you from your Guest house/hotel in Entebbe or kampala to Entebbe international Airport where you will charter or use scheduled flights to Kidepo valley National Park. The flight from Entebbe Airport to kidepo Valley National park exposes you to some of the best sceneries Uganda has to offer. It is an opportunity to take aerial photos during your safari. Our Kidepo flying safaris take approximately 2 hours landing at Kidepo Valley Airstrip where our representative will pick and transfer you to Apoka Safari Lodge the best lodge in Kidepo National Park. You will be served Lunch, relax in your room and or swim in the wide swimming pool as you wait for your late afternoon game drive in kidepo valley. Transfer from the lodge to Kidepo Valley for a game drive that will expose you to wild animals such as buffaloes, elephants, hippos, several antelopes, if lucky lions and leopards. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight ending the first day of your 4 day kidepo valley fly in safari.

Meal Plan:  Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: Apoka Safari Lodge

Flight time: Approximately 2 hours

Day 06: Morning and afternoon game drive

After an early morning cup of tea, you will drive back to Narus valley to enjoy a morning game drive. Try to look out for the same animals and may be others like cheaters if luck strikes. Kidepo game drives are so unique that you may find yourself and guide in a vast and un spoilt national park. The valley is surrounded by hills which makes the scenery very stunning. Return to Apoka Safari Lodge for lunch, relaxation as you prepare to visit the Karamajogo people. The Karamajongo are very famous as cattel keepers who love their cattle. Visit their home steads known as the Manyatas, they will dance for you and explain their culture to you before retiring to Apoka Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: Apoka Safari Lodge

Day 07: Morning and afternoon visit to the KaramanjongoManyatas

After breakfast you will enjoy an en route game drive through Narus Valley as you drive to Kidepo Valley. This drive will take you to the area where you are likely to sport many birds included the endangered ostriches. You will also visit the hot springs and the guide will be delighted to explain to you the cultural attachments to these hot springs and the indigenous people. You may also view or visit the Uganda-South Sudan boarder before returning to the Lodge for Lunch, Dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: Apoka Safari Lodge

Day 08: Game drives in Narus Valley or visit the IK people

You may choose to do a morning and afternoon game drive or visit the Ik people of the mountains. Kidepo Valley National Park has a lot to offer in terms of wildlife and each day comes with its surprises. It is worthwhile spending more days for un forgettable safari experience.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: Apoka Safari Lodge

Day 9: Fly back to Entebbe and end of your 9 day Kidepo Valley and Bwindi gorilla fly in safari

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kidepo valley Airstrip for your flight back to Entebbe. Those having connecting flight back home should book flights that depart at least by 20:00.

4x4 Safari Tour Van

Standard: 4x4 Safari Van

Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari Vans customized for game viewing and photography. Each safari van comes with a professionally trained driver guide and fuel for the whole safari. Our Safari vans have viewing hatches and each client is entitled to a window seat. Our Vans can take up to eight people.

4x4 Luxury Safari Land Cruisers

Upgrade: 4x4 Luxury Safari Landcruiser

We have luxury latest Land cruisers each driven by professionally trained driver guides and fuel. They have pop up roofs for proper game viewing and photography. They come with a small fridge for cooling your drinking water while on safari (which is always included while IN THE VEHICLE). They have inverters for charging small gadgets such as your smart phones and cameras. They can seat five to a maximum of seven people and each client is guaranteed of a window seat.

This is a private safari and can be booked by an individual or a group of people. Please contact our Safari consultants for a quote

Cost Includes

  • Meet and greet services
  • Airport transfers,
  • Transport in a 4×4 Vehicle with fuel
  • Services of an English speaking local driver guide
  • All park entrance fees
  • Game drive activities in Kidepo Valley National park
  • Accommodation and meal plan as above
  • Drinking water in the vehicle
  • Zziwa Rhino fees

Cost excludes

  • Uganda visa fees
  • International flights to and from Uganda
  • All expenses of personal nature such as drinks and tips

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