9 days Uganda flying safari


This 9 days Uganda flying safari is a typically flying safari covering the best parks in Uganda – the pearl of Africa including Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. 

On this safari, you will participate in amazing Uganda safari activities including gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forests, game viewing experience in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park and boat safaris on Kazinga Channel and River Nile on the bottom of Murchison Falls

Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel

Highlights of 9 days Uganda flying safari

  • Day 1 – Arrival in Entebbe
  • Day 2 – Entebbe to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 3 – Morning game drive and boat safari on Kazinga Channel 
  • Day 4 – Queen Elizabeth to Ishasha
  • Day 5 – Ishasha to Bwindi National Park
  • Day 6 – Gorilla Trekking
  • Day 7 – Fly to Murchison Falls
  • Day 8 – Morning game drive and cruise along the Nile
  • Day 9 – Fly home


Day 1 – Arrival in Entebbe

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by a representative of Jewel Safari and transfer to your hotel in Entebbe. Depending on arrival time, you will have a visit to the Mabamba Swamp for an encounter with several water birds including the elusive shoebill stork. 

Have dinner and overnight. 

Accommodation: Imperial Resort Beach Hotel

Meal Plan: Half Board

Day 2 – Entebbe to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Entebbe International airport to catch your domestic flight to Kisoro Airstrip or Mweya Airstrip. It is a flight of approximately one hour and upon landing, you will be welcomed by our guide and go for a game drive as you head to your lodge for check-in and lunch. 

In the afternoon, you will return to the park for a game drive exploring the park, you will enjoy seeing many animals including herds of elephants, buffaloes, Ugandan kob, hippos, topi, waterbuck, giant forest hog, Nile crocodiles, spotted hyenas, chimpanzees and lions among others.

Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge 

Meal Plan: Full Board 

Day 3 – Morning game drive and Boat safari on Kazinga Channel 

Have early breakfast, head to the Kasenyi plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park. These plains are home to a huge population of Ugandan kob which are a magnet to predators like lions, leopards and hyenas.

During the game drive, you will encounter predator – prey action.Other animals you will see include buffaloes, giant forest hogs, Nile crocodiles, leopards, spotted hyenas, topis among others. 

Have lunch and short rest at your lodge, then head to Kazinga Channel for a boat cruise. The Kazinga Channel is a natural water channel connecting Lake George and Lake Edward, the channel is renowned for hosting huge population of hippos which you see during the cruise.

You will also enjoy sightings of crocodiles in the waters, elephants, antelopes and buffaloes drinking water along the shores of the channel. For birders, the cruise is a retreat for you as you will see a variety of water birds including herons, the elusive shoebill, grey crowned crested crane among others. 

Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay. 

 Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge 

Meal Plan: Full Board 

Day 4 – Queen Elizabeth – Ishasha Sector

Have breakfast and head to the park’s Ishasha Sector for a full day game drive, the Ishasha Sector- the Southern Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park is famously known for hosting the tree-climbing lions which ae normally seen resting on tree branches. 

During the game drive you will also see other animals including antelopes, elephants, buffaloes and many birds. 

Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Ishasha Jungle Lodge 

Meal Plan: Full Board 

Day 5 – Ishasha to Bwindi National Park

Have breakfast, checkout of your lodge and head to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through the Ishasha Sector with en-route game drive. 

Arrive in the park in time for lunch at your lodge after check-in, you will spend the rest of the day resting at your lodge or go for a forest walk. Have dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge 

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 6 – Gorilla Trekking

Have early breakfast and head to the park’s headquarters where you will join fellow tourists for briefing about gorilla trekking and the right way to behave, a senior ranger will offer you detailed information about dos and don’ts while in the presence of the gorillas.

In groups of 8 people, you will head to the starting, enter into the forest of Bwindi with a ranger guide looking for gorillas. 

The trek through the verdant forest takes about 2 to 6 hours to locate the gorillas and it depends on their movement, where they spent the previous and feeding range. Still on the same trek, you see other primates such as black and white colobus monkeys, olive baboons and many birds. 

When you locate the chimpanzees, you will spend one hour with them taking pictures and observing their behaviors and trails which is similar to that of humans, watch the babies play with each other among others.

You can take pictures as long as your flashlight is off, return to the park’s headquarters to pick your gorilla certificate then return either to your lodge for an afternoon rest. Or head to the Batwa Community for a cultural experience. 

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 7 – Fly to Murchison Falls

Have breakfast and head to Kihihi Airstrip to catch your morning flight to Murchison Falls National Park, upon arrival at Pakuba Airstrip. You will be received by our representative – your driver guide and head to your lodge for lunch and rest.

In the afternoon, you will head to the top of the falls with a game drive and sightings of several wildlife. At the top of the falls, you will watch the magnificent falls squeezing through the rocks in an 8 meters gorge. You will take as many photos as you like, with a game drive, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge 

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 8 – Morning game drive and cruise along the Nile 

Have early breakfast and head to the park for a morning game drive, early morning hours offer a great opportunity to see many animals such as lions, buffaloes, giraffes, antelopes, elephants, waterbucks and many birds. 

After the game drive, you will return to your lodge for freshening up and have lunch. In the afternoon, you will go for a boat cruise along the Nile. You will be able to see various animals such as Nile Crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, elephants along the banks of Nile and many different birds such as bee-eaters, colored kingfishers, the shoe billed storks among others. 

The boat ride takes you to the bottom of Murchison Falls where you will be able to see the mighty waterfalls clearly. 

Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meal Plan: Full Board 

Day 9 – Fly home

Have breakfast at your leisure, be driven to the airstrip for your flight back to Entebbe International Airport. When you arrive at the airport, you will connect for your international flight back home.


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Package includes
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • Gorilla trekking Permits
  • Pick-up and drop-off in Kampala
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide
  • All park entrance fees
  • Bottled water (2 bottles per day)
  • Meals included till dinner
Package excludes
  • Activities not listed in the itinerary
  • Laundry services
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees

We use 4×4 safari cars for our safaris and therefore every traveler is guaranteed a window seat, bellow are photos of the cars.

69 reviews on
Tony M
Tony M
Jewel Safaris has a jewel in a female driver, Rachel My trip to Lake Mburo National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park on 5th Jan 2024, could not have gone better. My great experience was all down to Jewel Safaris' professionalism and industry experience. The car arrived at my house on time (5 am) to pick me up for the trip. The tour guide driver, a lady named Rachel Aheebwa, was such a delight. Female tour guides drivers are so rare, so this was unexpected. But looking back at how much of a success my tour went, Rachel was the best part of the trip. Two hours into the drive, she suggested a breakfast place that turned out to serve the best coffee I'd ever taken. The small eatery happened to be ran by a lady with tourism experience of 17 years. We set off for Lake Mburo about an hour later and arrived at the park gate three hours later. Because we planned to sleep in Queen Elizabeth National Park and we still had hundreds of kilometers to cover, she made sure we wasted no time Mburo. She was always friendly and firm in her advice when it came to time keeping. We made it to our final destination before dark and had time to rest. Before going to bed, she told me, firmly that we must leave at 7 if we are to see all the animals we wanted to see. I would have loved to sleep in but she made it clear that this was not an option. I was later thankful for this. There were several tourist vehicles at the UWA offices when we arrived. After payments, all the cars left through a Northwards track but Rachel went Eastwards and in less than thirty minutes of Game driving, we hit a jack pot. We found lions on the road and I was able to take close up pictures for several minutes as she made calls to all her friends letting them know that she had found lions. By the time all the vehicles crowded around the lions, I had spend over half an an hour with them. One of the best moments of my life. Jewel safaris couldn't have chosen a better tour guide driver for me. Every thing was well planned to help me see all there was to be seen.
Murchison Falls Adventure This was my first safari adventure and it was a trip of a lifetime. The owner, Dona was very professional and helpful and made sure he understood what we wanted. The vehicle was wonderful and roomy and well kept. Our guide, Patrick made the trip exceptional. He knew the park, he knew the animals and he was a former ranger who spent years protecting the animals of that park. It was clear that the other guides respected him and Patrick was kind, funny and made sure we had a wonderful adventure. The first night, the owner called me to ask how everything was going and he messaged me after the trip to make sure we had a great time. That was above and beyond what I expected. Great company, great customer service and fantastic guide with years of experience. This is the company I would choose over and over.
Great safari!!!! Fantastic. The owner went out of the way to make sure we had what we wanted. I highly recommend Patrick as guide and driver. He loves what he does and you can tell.
Simon T
Simon T
Two-day trip to Lake Mburo Our two-day trip to Lake Mburo with our driver and guide Patrick was great. He delivered what we asked for, and more! Other than being a very kind person and good driver, Patrick was able to share a lot of information about the different animals and places we encountered. A big thanks to Jewel Safaris and Patrick! 100% Recommend!
Sander T
Sander T
2 days Safari to Lake Mburo We had a blast of a weekend with Patrick from Jewel Safari's. He knew so much about the animals, was so friendly and flexible to arrange it the way we wanted. I would advice to go on a Safari with him!
George H
George H
Uganda 2023 We had the great pleasure of having Patrick from jewel safaris for a week in Uganda. Hugely informative and fun, Patrick is a perfect ambassador for a fun, beautiful and dramatic country which is Uganda. A fabulous tour by a class guide. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting most of Africa and Uganda is top. Will go back
astrid H
astrid H
Incredible experience Amazing service and amazing country and people. It was an incredible trip, I can’t fault anything. We all enjoyed it so much and our guide was so attentive and catered to what we wanted to do
Utmärkt service, bra bil och kunnig guide. Jewel Safaris arrangerade vår resa till Uganda, med bland annat gorillorna i Bwindi. Vi var även i nationalparken där schimpanserna finns. Jewel Safaris har lång erfarenhet av att anordna safaris i Uganda. Goran
good service We had a great trip with Jewel Safari and would definitely recommend to book trips with Jewel Safari.
Ola Karlsson
Ola Karlsson
Great agency We ordered the trip in 2019 to go to Uganda in April 2020. Then Covid came and the trip was postponed for 2,5 yrs and in the meantime we kept contact and When we finally could go it all went super-smooth. Well organized and very friendly personnel and a fantastic guide. Nothing went wrong during the 10 days we visited and the arrangements were spotless.


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