PRIMATES AND GORILLAS OF UGANDA – 8DAYS/7NIGHTS

Uganda

ROOMING AND FLIGHT DETAILS:

Number of clients: 26Pax

Validity:  30th JUNE, 2020

Arrival at Entebbe international airport:

Departure at Entebbe international airport:

SUMMARY OF THE TRIP

DAYS

ACTIVITIES

LODGE

MEAL PLAN

Day 1

Arrival at Entebbe, transfer to accommodation in Kibale Forest National Park (preferably morning flight)

Isunga Lodge or Turaco treetops

FULL BOARD

Day 2

Chimpanzee trekking or Chimpanzee Habituation experience, Bigodi Community Visit

Isunga Lodge or Turaco treetops

FULL BOARD

Day 3

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, do a morning boat cruise and an evening game drive.

Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge, Buffalo Lodge

FULL BOARD

Day 4

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest,do an evening walk to visit the Pygmies, Visit women community projects.

Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Camp

FULL BOARD

Day 5

Gorilla trekking experience

Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Camp

FULL BOARD

Day 6

Transfer To Lake Mburo National Park

Acadia Lodge, Rwakobo Lodge

FULL BOARD

Day 7

In Lake Mburo National Park, do a game drive and optional game walk

Acadia Lodge, Rwakobo Lodge

FULL BOARD

Day 8

After breakfast, drive to Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight

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On arrival at Entebbe International Airport (preferably a morning Flight) you will be warmly welcomed by our guide from Sima Safari and then transfer to your lodge in Kibale Forest. Along the way you will make stopovers to take pictures and also interact with local people if time allows.
Accommodation: IsungaLodge,Kibale Forest Camp or similarhttps://isungalodge.com/https://www.kibaleforestlodge.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: approximately 5-6 hours
Have early morning breakfast at 06:00am, and then drive to the park headquarters in Kanyanchu for briefing before setting off for a full day chimpanzee Habituation Experience. You will be assigned a guide and a ranger then set off for your habituation expedition.
Accommodation: Isunga Lodge,Kibale Forest lodge or similarhttps://isungalodge.com/ , https://www.kibaleforestlodge.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: 20 minutes
Today you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Breakfast will be served at 6:00am in order to arrive in time for the 9:00am boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park.During the boat ride, you will view Hippopotamus, Crocodiles, spot large herds of Elephants, Buffaloes many bird species. Among the common species to look out for are the Martial Eagles, African spoonbills, Cormorants, African Skimmers, and Pelicans. You will then drive to the lodge for your lunch and later in the evening go for an evening game drive to look out for wildlife within the park.
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
Have an early breakfast at 06:00am then transfer toBwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. This is home to 50% of the total population of the surviving Mountain Gorillas in the World. You will arrive later in the afternoon, check in and have your lunch. Later in the evening you may go for an optional nature walk or community visit to the pygmies who were the inhibitors of Bwindi Forest.
Accommodation: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge/Rushaga Gorilla Camp or similar http://ichumbigorillalodge.com/ , http://www.rushaga.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: approximately 6-7 hours including a late lunch break enroute.
After Breakfast, you will take a short drive to the Park headquarters for a briefing on the behaviors of the mountain gorillas before setting off for mountain gorilla trekking experience. Thereafter, you will be allocated to one of the habituated groups (& a guide) in the sector. 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 pointand drive to back to the lodge for your overnight.
Accommodation: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge/Rushaga Gorilla Camphttp://ichumbigorillalodge.com/ , http://www.rushaga.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: 10 minutes drive to ark headquarters
You will have breakfast at 07:00am, check out of the lodge and transfer to Lake Mburo through the winding roads of Kisoro which offers the clients a view of the beautiful scenery. 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: Arcadia Lodge, Rwakobo rock lodge or similarhttps://www.arcadialodges.com/, https://www.rwakoborock.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: 3-4 hours
Have your morning breakfast at 08:00am; go for a guided game walkwithin 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: 1-2 hours game walk and 1 or 2 community visit
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.
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving distance: 78 hours
Prices for this Trip
Number of people
Amount in USD per person
1 person
On request
2 pax
$3800
3 pax
$3470
4 pax
$3180
5 pax
$3100
6 pax
$2975
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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