PRIMATES,GORILLA & WILDLIFE OF UGANDA – 12DAYS/11NIGHTS

Uganda
ROOMING AND FLIGHT DETAILS:
Number of clients: 26 Pax
Validity: 30thJUNE 2020
Arrival at Entebbe international airport:
Departure at Entebbe international airport:
SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES
ACTIVITIES
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe, transfer to accommodation in Kampala (preferably late evening  flight arrival)
Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls with a stopover at Ziwa sanctuary for White Rhino trekking and hike to the top of the falls
Day 3: Morning game drive and boat cruise to the bottom of the falls
Transfer to Kibale forest national park,
Day 4: Village stopovers, tea plantations stops to take pictures.
Day 5 : ChimpanzeeHabituationexperience
Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park, morning boat cruise and an evening game drive
Day 7: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi,  do a canoe ride to the different islands
Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park, community visit to the pygmies
Day 9: Gorilla trekking experience
Day 10: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, evening game drive within the park
Day 11: Morning Game walk within the park, community visit to see the Ankole Longed Horned cattle and have a milking experience
Day 12: Transfer to Entebbe international airport for departure
 
Arrival at Entebbe International Airport (a late evening Flight arrival at 18:30 pm) you will be warmly welcomed by our guide from Sima Safari and then transfer to your lodge.
Accommodation: Protea Hotel, Hotel Number 5 or The Boma guest house or similarhttps://www.marriott.com/hotels/fact-sheet/travel/ebben-protea-hotel-entebbe/, https://www.hotelnumber5.com/, https://www.boma.co.ug/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: approximately 1hour or 30 minutes drive if sleeping over in Entebbe
Today after your breakfast, your guide will pick you from the lodge, brief you of the day’s program and later drive to Murchison falls national park. En route, you will make a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary located in Nakasongola. It is the only breeding ground for white rhinos. You will arrive at the sanctuary at around lunch time, have your lunch and later you will be assigned a ranger who will guide you through the trek.
After trekking, you will walk back to join your guide, who will then drive to Murchison falls where you will cross by ferry and through the top of the falls.
Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge or similarhttp://pakubasafarilodge.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: approximately 5-6 hours
Pakuba safari lodge is located in the heart of Murchison falls national park guarantying you a morning breakfast overlooking the Nile with some unexpected guests around the Lodge such as bush backs and different antelopes around the lodge. After breakfast, you will then go for a game drive to look out for animals such as Lions, Elephants, Giraffes, Leopards, Buffaloes, different antelopes such waterbucks, Bush backs among others. You will take a lunch break in Paraa to enjoy your lunch and later at 2 pm you will go for a boat cruise at the bottom of the falls. During the boat cruise, you will see different animals such as elephants, crocodiles, Hippopotamus coming together to quench their thirst.
Driving Time: approximately 4-3 hours on a game drive and a lunch break before the boat cruise (2 hours)
Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge or similarhttp://pakubasafarilodge.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Today after having your breakfast, you will drive to Kibale Forest national Park Located south of Murchison Falls national park. You will drive through different villages and towns; make stopovers to interact with the locals, take pictures and for clients who carried some extra clothes to give to the locals in these communities. Arrive at your lodge late in the evening, check in and dinner.
Accommodation: IsungaLodge,Kibale Forest Lodge or similarhttps://isungalodge.com/ , https://www.kibaleforestlodge.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: approximately 5-6 hours
Early morning breakfast at 06:00am, you will drive to the park head quarters in Kanyanchu before setting off for a full day chimpanzee Habituation Experience there are 4950 chimpanzees within Uganda, Kibale Forest alone has the most with almost 1500 Chimpanzees.Most visitors visit the chimpanzees much like the Mountain Gorillas for one hour – However this option allows you to be with chimpanzees all day long in the forests of Kibale Forest with chimpanzees in their natural setting.
The Chimpanzee Habituation Experience is not for the faint of heart – it means an early breakfast, packed lunch and you are off before dawn breaks into the forest. You meet your guide and you are off to where the chimpanzees built nests the night before. Dawn is just breaking and the chimpanzee community you are going to be with the rest of the day is rising from their sleep.After trekking, you will return to the lodge for your overnight.
Accommodation: Isunga Lodge,Kibale Forest lodge or similarhttps://isungalodge.com/ , https://www.kibaleforestlodge.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: 10-20 minutes
Todayafter breakfast at 06:00am you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will arrive at around 8am and later go for a boat cruise along Kazinga Channel. During the boat ride, you will come across Hippopotamus, Crocodiles, spot large herds of Elephants, Buffaloes among others. The Kazinga Channel is not only a wonderful place to only  bird lovers, but as well to those who may actually not be passionate birds as they will definitely love what they see with a wide array of colorful beautiful birds soaring near to the water surface. Among the common species to look out for are the Martial Eagles, African spoonbills, Cormorants, African Skimmers, Pelicans, Papyrus Gonolek, in addition to the occasional hard to pin down Shoebill Stork.  After that experience, you will have a lunch break at Mweya safari lodge to have packed lunch and later in the evening go for an evening game drive within the park to look out for animals such as elephants, Buffaloes, Lions among others.
Accommodation: Bush Lodge, Park View safari Lodge or similarhttps://naturelodgesuganda.com/the-bush-lodge/ , https://parkviewsafarilodge.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: approximately 2-3 hours
After having your breakfast at 8:00am, you will drive to Lake Bunyonyi one of the deepest lakes in Africa. You will arrive in time for Lunch, check in and later go a canoe ride on the lake to visit the different islands on lake. One of the famous islands is the punishment island locally known as akampene. It is believed that this island was used as a punishment for girls who got pregnant before marriage. Girls would be abandoned their without food and die of hunger. Lake Bunyonyi also derives its name from the many birds around this lake. Locally birds are called Obunyonyi.
Accommodation: Bird nest Bunyonyi or Similar http://www.birdnestatbunyonyi.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: approximately 4-5 hours
Today after breakfast at 06:00am you will transfer toBwindi Impenetrable forest home to 50% of the total population of Mountain Gorillas in the World in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will arrive later in the afternoon, check in and have your lunch. Later in the evening you can go for a community visit to the pygmies who were the inhabitors of Bwindi Forest before the government of Uganda relocated them out of the forest and got them land to resettle with other communities. They will show you how they used to hunt, making fire and also entertain you with their cultural dances.
Accommodation: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge or Similar http://ichumbigorillalodge.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: approximately 1 hours
After Breakfast, you will take a short drive to the Park headquarters for a briefing before setting off for mountain gorilla trekking experience. You will have a general briefing on the behaviors of the mountain gorillas as well as the strict rules that you are supposed to obey. Thereafter, you will be allocated to one of the habituated groups (& a guide) in the sector, which only welcomes 8 visitors a day to minimize behavioral disturbance and the risk of exposure to human-borne diseases. You will hike into the forest and once you have located them, you only have one hour to take photos, film, selfies, etc. Thereafter, you will walk back to the starting point.
After trekking, you will drive to back to your lodge for your overnight.
Accommodation: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge or Similar http://ichumbigorillalodge.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: approximately 10-15 minutes drive to park headquarters.
You will have breakfast at 07:00am, prepare your luggage and check out of the lodge and continue to Lake Mburo through the winding roads of Kisoro which offers the clients a view of the beautiful scenery, tea plantations on the hills of Kigezi. You will also make several stopovers, to take pictures and for clients who carried spare clothes to give out to the local communities.
Arrival at the lodge later in the afternoon, check into your lodge and later have lunch. In the evening, you will go for an evening game drive within the park to look out for animals such as Zebras, Elands, Topis, Buffaloes and if lucky leopards.
Accommodation: Acadia Lodge, Rwakobo rock lodge or similarhttps://www.arcadialodges.com/, https://www.rwakoborock.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: 4-5 hours
Have your morning breakfast at 08:00am, go for a guided game walk within the park. It is the best way to get close to animals without interruptions. You will be given a guide who will lead you into the trails of the animals, make several stops to take pictures of animals in close proximity. After that amazing experience, you can then walk back to your Lodge, relax until lunch. Later in the evening you can visit the local community to Long Horned Cattle. Other optional activities include: Horseback rides, Night game drives, Boat cruise on the lake among others.
Accommodation: Acadia Lodge, Rwakobo rock lodge or similarhttps://www.arcadialodges.com/, https://www.rwakoborock.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: 3-4 hours on the game drive and 2 hours visit to community
Have an early morning breakfast at 06:00am and transfer to Entebbe international airport for your afternoon. You will cross the equator and if time allows, your guide can make a stopover to take pictures and also buy souvenir gifts to take back home. Dinner and overnight at: (B/-/-)
Flying distance: 4-6 hours
PRICES FOR THIS SAFARI
Number of people
Amount in USD per person
1 person
On request
2 pax
$5360
3 pax
$4965
4 pax
$4495
5 pax
$4420
6 pax
$4180
PLEASE NOTE THAT ACCOMMODATION IN BWINDI DEPENDS ON THE AVAILABILITY OF PERMITS IN THE DIFFERENT SECTORS/PARTS IN THE PARK
SERVICES INCLUDED:
  • Chimpanzee and Gorilla tracking permits
  • A TOYOTA LAND CRUISER driven by an English speaking driver/guide. Exclusive use of vehicle.
  • Mineral water on route except during meals.
  • Pick up and drop off at the airport.
  • All transfers as per the itinerary
  • All the accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All park fees
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:
  • International flights in and out of the country.
  • All services not indicated in the itinerary (any of the optional activities).
  • Drinks: sodas, wines, whiskies, brandies, beers, etc.
  • Ugandan visas: single entry visa costs US$50 and it is required for all countries that require visas for Uganda (principle of reciprocity). Under the new application process, all visas must be applied online at least two weeks prior to travel: https://visas.immigration.go.ug
  • Medical and Travel insurance
  • Tips, telephone expenses, etc.
Recommended flight: Ethiopian airlines arriving 10:20 am to Entebbe
Departure from Entebbe 18:20
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Note: Yellow fever card require to present at the entrance on arrival

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