9 Days Kidepo Bwindi Fly in Safari
Day 01: Arrival
At Entebbe Airport, you will be met by our /Guide who will transfer you to a Guest House for overnight.
Day 02: Transfer to Entebbe for your flight to Bwindi
At breakfast, the guide will give the details of your safari and tell you how it will all go on then 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.
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.
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.
Day 06: Morning and afternoon game drive
After an early morning cup of tea, you will drive to Narus valley to enjoy a morning game drive. Try to look out for as many animals as you can keep in mind a 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 the lodge for lunch and then later go for a nature walk in the park with an armed guide.
Day 07: visit to the Karamojong village
Wake up at a relative time have breakfast and drive through Narus Valley to Lolkul Village, this is one of the favourite activities you will have while in Kidepo, they have amazing culture that will make you think differently while in their happy humble home steads. They are very happy people and free. You will enjoy moving around entering one of the huts and most of all trying the local brew oooh very strong and amazing, then proceed to the cultural dance area probably try the dance as well and then bid them farewell. Return to the lodge in time for lunch but you may need a shower first beacause of the dust and too much sun. Have lunch relax and then go for another game drive, you need opportunities to see as many animals as possible. This time you will drive up to the border of Uganda and Sudan at the hot springs. Be sure to see ostriches that side. Return to the lodge, have dinner around a fire and sleep peacefully.
Day 08: Visit to or Ik People
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, however you will hae to be fit to hike to the iks village on top of mountain Morugule. This activity exposes you to one of the most rigid, acient and backward people in Uganda they are bee keepers you may return with some honey. Return to the lodge for dinner and rest.
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.