PRIMATES AND GORILLAS OF UGANDA – 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

Uganda
SUMMARY OF THE TRIP
DAYS
ACTIVITIES
LODGE
 
Day 1
Arrival at Entebbe, transfer to accommodation in Kibale Forest National Park (preferably morning flight)
Isunga Lodge or Turaco treetops-FB
 
Day 2
Chimpanzee trekking or Chimpanzee Habituation experience, Bigodi Community Visit
Isunga Lodge or Turaco treetops-FB
 
Day 3
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, do a morning boat cruise and an evening game drive.
Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge, Buffalo Lodge-FB
 
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-FB
 
Day 5
Gorilla trekking experience
Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Camp-FB
 
Day 6
After breakfast, drive to Kigali 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 Safaris 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 Lodge or similar
https://isungalodge.com/ , https://www.kibaleforestlodge.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: approximately 5-6 hours
Have early morning breakfast at 06:00am, 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: IsungaLodge,Kibale Forest lodge or similar
https://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 manybird 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 to Bwindi 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.
Day 5: IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK (The Ultimate Gorilla Experience)
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 to park headquarters
You will take breakfast at leisure and transfer to Rwanda for your afternoon/evening departure flight. You will cross the Uganda-Rwanda border through Cyanika or Katuna and proceed to the airport for your flight back home.
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: approximately 3-4 hours
Number of people
Amount in USD per person
1 person
On request
2 pax
$2990
3 pax
$2750
4 pax
$2530
5 pax
$2470
6 pax
$2370
PLEASE NOTE THAT ACCOMMODATION IN BWINDI DEPENDS ON THE AVAILABILITY OF PERMITS IN THE DIFFERENT SECTORS/PARTS IN THE PARK.
SERVICES INCLUDED:
  • Chimpanzee, Boar safari, Queen Elizabeth and Gorilla tracking permits and park fees
  • 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 Kigali Rwanda 16:20
Best price in Ethiopian airline down load app.
Note: Yellow fever card require to present at the entrance on arrival

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