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Gorillas and Game Uganda: 7 days.

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  • 6 Nights, 7 Days
  • Min Age : 15+
  • Entebbe International Airport

Uganda prides itself in its ecological breadth, join the number of admirers that have walked with zebras in Lake Mburo and smelt the Gorilla proximity in teh South. Participate with nature, and get better sightings than you deserve. 

Going for a Uganda Safari:  Day by Day itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Entebbe Airport and transfer to your Hotel. O/N The Boma Guest House
Day 2: Drive approx. 6-7 hours to Queen Elizabeth- Mweya. O/N Elephant Hab Lodge
Day 3: Queen Elizabeth- Mweya / Kazinga Channel O/N Elephant Hab Lodge
Day 4: Drive to Bwindi National Park O/N Elephant Hab Lodge
Day 5: Gorilla Tracking O/N Haven Lodge Buhoma
Day 6: Drive approx. 6-7 hours to L. Mburo National Park. O/N Haven Lodge Buhoma
 Day 7: L. Mburo and Departure.

 

 

 

 

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Itinerary

Day 1Arrive Entebbe Airport and transfer to your hotel.

Arrive Entebbe international airport where you will be met by a representative from Swanair Travel and Safaris who will then transfer you to your Hotel in Entebbe. There are several optional activities available in Entebbe: visit the Mabamba swamp a habitat to several bird species, you could also go for a sunset cruise on L. Victoria or visit the Uganda Wild life education Centre – The Zoo. O/N The Boma Guest House- BB

Day 2Drive approx. 6-7 hrs to Queen Elizabeth- Mweya.

After an early breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth national Park, a home to a variety of wildlife including elephants, leopard, lions, hippos, buffalo, Uganda Kob, baboon and many species of birds.  With both a riverine and savannah habitat, the northern Mweya area, traversed by the equator and dominated by the scenery of crater lakes, is often occupied by large flocks of flamingos. Visitors will find vast numbers of Uganda’s unique and strange Euphorbia, or “candelabra” tree.  The many nearby crater lakes and mountain ranges provide a beautiful backdrop for your journey. O/N Elephant Hab-FB

Day 3Queen Elizabeth- Mweya / Kazinga Channel

Early this morning as the African sun breaks, venture out for a game drive to look for big cats, elephant, buffalo and many antelope species. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a 32-kilometre-long natural channel linking Lake Edward and Lake George. Kazinga’s shores are dotted with herds of buffalo, hippos wallowing without a care, and countless bird species. Kazinga’s shores are a haven for numerous birds, including many migratory species as they make their way south to warmer climates. The cruise also provides a spectacular view of the beautiful Mweya Peninsula and life in local fishing villages set along the banks O/N Elephant Hab-FB

Day 4Drive to Bwindi National Park

Drive approx. 3hrs to Bwindi National Park, located in south western Uganda on the edge of the Great Rift Valley- considered the most diverse forest in Uganda.  The park contains almost one half of the world’s population of the endangered Mountain Gorilla, making it an extremely valuable conservation site. Bwindi is also home to several endangered bird species with very limited ranges, and acts as an important catchment area for many rivers, supplying water for agriculture in the surrounding region.  O/N Haven Lodge Buhoma- FB

Day 5Gorilla Trekking Safari

Following breakfast, transfer to the National Park Headquarters to meet your guides for the day and begin your gorilla tracking experience. You will be guided by experienced guides into the dense forest in search of the Mountain gorillas. It is a life time experience viewing the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Mountain gorillas are extremely rare with only an estimated 880 remaining in the wild.  This the travel experience you won’t soon forget!   

An optional Buhoma community walk after the trek in case time allows. Please note: tracking may be fairly strenuous with treks up to six hours or longer, at high altitudes, not uncommon.   O/N Haven Lodge Buhoma- FB

Day 6Drive approx. 6-7hrs to L. Mburo National Park.

This morning you depart for Lake Mburo National Park, approx. 6-7 hours’ drive. Enjoy game drives in the park in the afternoon.  Lake Mburo National Park is home to elands, Burchell’s zebras, impalas and a wide variety of bird species.  Free of carnivores, Lake Mburo provides a unique opportunity to see the park on foot and the chance to view vast numbers of diverse hoofed animals. Lake Mburo National Park works with local communities to create an environment in which domestic livestock peacefully coexist with the park’s native wildlife.  Overnight at Rwakobo Rock Lodge – FB

day 7L. Mburo and Departure.

Before driving to Entebbe, embark on a nature walk in Lake Mburo where you may have the chance of viewing the grazers like the Zebras, bush bucks, elands, Impalas, grazing local cattle and a vast number of birds. Visit the salt lick area where a number of animals gather to enjoy the salty taste of soil.  

Drive back to Entebbe, approx. 5-6 hours with an en-route stop at the Equator. Proceed to the airport for your late international flight out.

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Safari Terms

This safari proposal is subject to availability at the time of booking and may be subject to changes without prior notice.

If accommodation options or safari activities listed in this itinerary are not available at the time of booking, suitable alternatives will be offered.

The following wildlife permits are required to be paid together with the deposit for this safari:

  • Gorilla Tracking BINP US $ 700 per person / permit Foreign Non Resident (FNR)
  • Gorilla Tracking BINP US $ 600 per person / permit Foreign Resident (FR)
  • Gorilla Habituation Experience BINP US $ 1,500 per person / permit FNR.
  • Gorilla Habituation Experience BINP US $ 1,000 per person / permit FR
  • Chimp Tracking KNP US $ 200 per person / permit FNR
  • Chimp Tracking KNP US $ 150 per person / permit FR
  • Chimp Habituation Experience KNP US $ 250 per person / permit FR
  • Golden Monkey Tracking MGNP US $ 60 per person / permit FNR
  • Golden Monkey Tracking MGNP US $ 60 per person / permit FR
  • Golden Monkey Habituation Experience MGNP US $ 100 per person / permit FNR
  • Golden Monkey Habituation Experience MGNP US $ 100 per person / permit FR

The cost for the above permits is non-refundable. In case of cancellation, we shall endeavour to resell tickets through the available official channels. A language specific driver/tour guide is available against a surcharge.

For internal charter and/or scheduled local flights, the following baggage restrictions apply: 15 kgs in softsided bags.

Pricing

The price tables listed here are subject to availability at the time of booking and changes without prior notice. The prices stated are PPS – Per Person Sharing in a Double / Twin Room, with the Single Supplement cost listed at the end of each table. Activities and accommodation options of this safari itinerary can be tailored to individual requirements and preferences.

Price Per Person Sharing (PPS) in a Double / Twin Room

Transport Options:

 Scheduled domestic flight/4×4 Safari land cruiser

2 pax travelling / PPS from

 US $ 2, 655

3 pax travelling / PPS from

US $ 2, 380

4 pax travelling / PPS from

US $ 2, 240

Single supplement Per Person from: US $305

Price Includes

  • Airport Transfers
  • X 1 Gorilla Permit
  • Entrance fees for national parks listed in itinerary
  • Return transfers with 4x4 safari vehicle
  • English speaking driver / tour guide
  • Meals as specified in itinerary and mineral water
  • FB - Full board includes bed, breakfast, (packed) lunch and dinner.
  • HB - Half Board includes bed, breakfast and dinner
  • BB - Bed & Breakfast includes bed and breakfast only

Price Excludes

  • All international flights
  • All internal flights unless specifically listed
  • Cost of entry visas, Yellow Fever and COVID-19 certificates.
  • Travel, baggage, medical and / or personal insurances.
  • Gratuities and items of a personal nature.
  • Optional Activities not listed as Services & Safari Activities Included.
Payment Terms

Deposit: 30% of the safari price within 7 days of written tour confirmation.
Balance: Full balance due within 56 days prior to arrival.
Reservations within 45 days or less prior to arrival: Immediate full prepayment due.

Cancellations fees:

  • Deposit: 30% of the safari price within 7 days of written tour confirmation
  • Balance: full balance due within 56 days prior to arrival
  • Reservations within 45 days or less prior to arrival: Immediate full prepayment due
  • 30 days before safari date 20% cancellation fee
  • 30 to 15 days before safari date 50% cancellation fee
  • 15 to 01 days before safari date 70% cancellation fee
  • No Show 100 % cancellation fee
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