5 DAYS PRIVATE FLYING SAFARI TO BWINDI AND MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
A representative from African Secrets Safaris will drive you to Entebbe Airport to meet your private charter plane to Kayonza Airstrip. Your safari guide will meet you at Kayonza and drive you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home of the mountain gorillas inhabitat approximately 326 Gorillas almost half of the Worlds population of Mountain Gorillas. The forest has some elephants and 120 species of mammals including 7 primates such as gorillas, chimpanzees, olive baboons and many others. 360 species of birds and about 200 species of butterflies also occur. This Afro -montane forest has dense under storey of vines, fern and shrubs. Approximately 324 tree species have been recorded here of which 10 don't occur else in Uganda. Tonight you will sleep to the sounds of the mountain rainforest! After checking in, you can relax on the pool side or have a guided forest walk. Bwindi has 4 weird hiking trails. On all these trails, you have opportunities to see and learn about primates, also species of butterflies, birds, trees, and other organisms. Arrange at the reception for a park guide. Dinner and overnight at a luxurious Gorilla Resort/budget Buhoma Community Bandas (FB)
Following early morning breakfast, we shall then head for gorilla tracking. walking up steep thickly forested hills. In this thick and humid forest you almost have to cut your way through the undergrowth but finally coming across the gorillas disguised in the vegetation is an exciting moment. See in your mind's eye coming less than 5 metres close to these primates. It won’t be easy but it definitely will be worth it. Tracking in Bwindi requires vigor and can often take the whole day. So hiking shoes are relevant with packed lunch. If you have the energy, you will go for an afternoon guided village walk to see how Ugandans live. Dinner and overnight at your previous lodge. (FB)
Following breakfast, your safari guide will transfer you to Kayonza airstrip to meet your private charter plane to Murchison Falls National Park. On arrival at Pakuba, you will be dearly welcomed by your safari guide who will transfer you game viewing along the way to Paraa safari lodge. Murchison falls National Park derived its name from the Murchison falls where the mighty River Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and flows down to become a placid river whose banks are crowded with crocodiles, hippos, elephants , waterbucks, bushbucks and buffaloes. The vegetation is characterized by Savannah riverine forest and woodland. Wild life includes the giraffe, warthogs, lions, various groups of antelopes like the Uganda kob, oribis, impala and also primates such as chimpanzees and olive baboons are abundant. Also bird life is abundant on the shores including the rare shoebill. You will proceed with an afternoon launch cruise along the Nile after checking in. This is often cited as being the highlight of a trip to Murchison since it allows you to get relatively close and personal with the animals. Along this distend of the river, there are reported to be approximately 4,000 hippos in addition to some gigantic Nile crocodiles. The bird life is spectacular with brightly colored kingfishers and bee-eaters darting along the riverbanks and the rare and prehistoric looking shoebill that’s if you a lucky, which is a cross between the dodo and a dinosaur. The boat will take you to the bottom of the falls which only adds to their solemnity. Some park guides can meet you at the bottom of the falls and go hiking up hill if you’re interested. Dinner and overnight at a luxurious Paraa Safari Lodge/budget Red chili camp/sambiya river lodge/Nile safari camp (FB)
Following breakfast then go for an early morning Chimp tracking in Kaniyo Pabidi Forest. This will help you track them because they might be still in their inhabitants. This is an undisturbed area of natural forest within Budongo Forest Reserve where you can walk beneath mature mahogany and iron wood trees. Chimpanzee tracking is the most eminent activity. You will also adventure many forest birds, including the white-thigh hornbill, chocolates-backed Kingfisher and puvel's illadopsis found nowhere else in East Africa.
After breakfast, your safari guide will transfer you to Pakuba Airstrip to meet your private charter flight to Entebbe International Airport to catch your flight back home.
The above price includes;
- Full time safari guide and his associated expenses
Items of personal nature like Laundry, telephone, internet, Beverages, Beers, and tipping of staffs at the lodge.
Flight quotation: (EBB-KAYONZA-PAKUBA-EBB)
C172(1-2 PAX)- $3,105