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Congo & Uganda Flying Safaris - By Private Helicopter


Safari Highlights

  • Ndali Fort Portal, western Uganda
  • Kibale National Park and Chimpanzee trekking
  • Scenic over the snowy peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains
  • Kazinga Channel boat cruise – Nile crocodile and swimming elephant
  • Virunga National Park Mountain & Lowland Gorilla
  • Senkwekwe gorilla orphanage
  • Scenic flight over the Virunga National Park
  • The active volcanoes & lava lakes of Nyamuragira and Nyiragongo
  • Lwiro Primate Institute
  • Kahuzi Biéga Grauer’s gorilla trek
  • Island Tchegera & Lake Kiva


Day One:

Meet your Heli and pilot in Entebbe, and fly to western Uganda to Fort Portal. Kibale Forest chimpanzee trekking. Evening flight over the Rwenzori Mountains. Ndali Lodge

Day Two:

Morning boat cruise at the Kazinga Channel. Fly to the Virungas, via Kisoro and Goma. A walk to visit the Senkwekwe gorilla orphanage. Mikeno Lodge

Day Three:

Morning trek in search of the Mountain Gorilla. Afternoon scenic flight over the park, with sundowners on the crater of Mount Nyamuragira and night on Mount Nyiragongo. Nyiragongo Shelters

Day Four:

After breakfast back at Mikeno, you fly to the Lwiro Primate Centre. Mikeno Lodge

Day Five:

Today you head off for an early morning trek in Kahuzi Biéga National Park, to see the Grauer’s gorilla. You continue on to the horse-shoe island of Tchegera on Lake Kivu. An afternoon free to enjoy the water activities. Tchegera Island

Day Six:

Safari ends with a final flight back to Entebbe Airport.

Pictures and sample Itineraries by courtesy of Tropic Air

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A Fixed Wing Flying Safari is a unique concept of travel in Africa. It introduces another dimension to a typical African safari, that of the beauty of the continent from the air. Accompanied and guided by experienced pilots who are also experienced safari guides a Fixed Wing Flying Safari is a truly memorable and exclusive experience.

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