Uganda gorilla tracking 2018

Uganda safar tour 12 days

You will see apes, birds and big five animals including several other animal species in five different national parks. Heading north, west and south.

Day 1 Kampala by road to Murchison Falls national park

Uganda safari tour starts eary with an early departure from Kampala to Murchison Falls. With lunch en route at the ziwa rhino sanctuary we will arrive in Murchison fall national park in the afternoon and visit the magnificent waterfalls, where the river Nile is being forced into a seven meter crevice.
overnight at Paraa safari lodge. breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 2 - Murchison Falls National Park - Game drive - Boat trip

After an early breakfast we start the day with the tradition big game safari drive on the northern bank of the Nile, with chances of seeing giraffes, elephants, lions, hartebeest and different species of birds. In the afternoon the safari will be continued with a boat trip on the river Nile for more game viewing as you head to the bottom of Murchison falls.

overnight at Paraa safari lodge. breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 by road transfer to Kibale forest National park

An early breakfast at Paraa Lodge or Red Chilli Camp and we move toward Kibale Forest through beautiful Ugandan countryside.  We stop for lunch along the way and reach Fort Portal in the late afternoon where we check into out Lodging such as up-market Ndali Lodge or budget Kibale Primate Lodge. breakfast, lunch dinner

Day 4 Kibale forest Chimpanzee tracking

It's breakfast time and a hardy one it is and off to Kibali Forest National Park for Chimpanzee tracking (trekking) and most likely your guide will spot other primates, various birds, flora and fauna for you.  Kibale Forest is one of the best places for primates in Uganda and you will surely have a successful morning.


We will have lunch and depart for the Mweya Peninsula of Queen Elizabeth National Park where we arrive in the late afternoon for check in at Mweya Lodge or the Bush lodge.breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

Queen Elizabeth Park Wildlife Safari: Early rise and then a sunrise game drive. Afterwards there is a sumptuous breakfast, that morning you will also go and see the crater areas with their breathtaking view.  Afternoon boat ride on the Kazinga channel with all of its wildlife and abundance of birds.  Then it is off to an evening game drive, dinner and rest at Mweya Lodge or the Bush lodge.breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Chimpanzee tracking, game drive

Queen Elizabeth Park - Chimpanzee tracking (trekking) - Bat Cave & Night Game Drive:  Another great breakfast and for those staying at Mweya Lodge, we overlook the Kazinga channel as the sun rises over Queen Elizabeth Park.  This morning it is off to Kyambura Gorge for Chimpanzee tracking (trekking).  This is a relative easy walk guided by a Uganda Wildlife Authority Ranger who will guide you to the place where the chimps are.  They move nightly so it takes the skills of an experienced ranger to guide you to the chimpanzees.


Afterwards we have our packed lunch and we are off to the Maramagambo Forest area for the bat cave where we usually find a large python resting inside of it.  The cave with its thousands of bats is a most awesome experience for most visitors and surely you will find it the same.


After an early dinner we proceed for a new feature at Queen Elizabeth, the nocturnal game drive where you will see lots of animals that you do not normally find during daytime hours.  This will be quite thrilling for you and even if you do not get any pictures, the experience alone is worth it.

Overnight Mweya Lodge or the Bush lodge. breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 Transfer to Bwindi forest national park

We move to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for Mountain Gorilla tracking (trekking): A nice breakfast and we slowly move toward Bwindi and hopefully we will see some tree climbing lions along the way in the Ishasha area of the southern section of Queen Elizabeth national park. We reach gorilla forest camp. 

This is a long drive on corrugated roads, bumpy and dusty during the hot season months of June-July and December-January.

 

Overnight gorilla forest camp. breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8 Uganda Gorilla tracking tour day

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Gorilla:  After  an early breakfast it is off for the morning briefing before embarking on one of the most awesome experiences - gorilla tracking at Bwindi Forest. The gorilla tracking (trekking) at Bwindi can last from a few hours to the whole day.  The gorillas move to a new location daily and never stay in the same place, twice. There are no words to describe what you will encounter on your Gorilla tracking (trekking) experience.  Simply a powerful experience to see these animals up close within 5 meters of your party of 8.  Children under 15 are not permitted.  The walk alone is worth it, the kind of forest you will encounter, the ridges and valleys, the streams that flow through it and of course you will encounter other wildlife besides the Mountain Gorillas.  After your tracking (trekking) experience return to your accommodation for a well deserved rest.  If there is time  you might do an afternoon walkabout in a pigmy village  this gives you some cultural insights into the local Batwa culture.

 

Overnight gorilla forest camp. breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 9 Transfer to Lake Mburo

The Gorilla tracking (trekking) Safari ends and we shift to Lake Mburo:   It is early breakfast and  off to Lake Mburo National Park.  The perfect place to break a long journey at one of the most delightful places in Uganda.  You can stay at one of the classy up-market tented camps that are eco-friendly and simply one of the nicest places you have ever stayed at.


We arrive for an afternoon lunch and check-in and  then it is off to leisurely cruise around the lake.  There is much wildlife to be seen from hippos to crocodiles, birds of all kinds, buffaloes, zebras, antelopes and much more.


We return for some afternoon rest and then it is off to a sunset walk with a Uganda Wildlife Authority Ranger.  Again you will see lots more animals and after the walk it is dinner at your lodging with a well deserved night of rest.

 

Overnight gorilla mantana lodge. breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 10 Transfer to Kampala

Drive to Kampala and spend a night in a midrange or luxury lodge on your Uganda safari tour.

Day 11 Kampala - Jinja - Kampala

Head to Jinja visiting Sezibwa falls, Mabira Forest, source of the Nile, Jinja Town and return to Kampala in the evening or spend a night in Jinja and head back the next day.

Day 12 Kampala - Entebbe

Headout to the craft market or drive from Jinja to Kampala for craft shopping and continue to Entebbe. If time allows, we visit some Cathedrols before we drive to Entebbe.

Price (Based on Luxury and/or Midrange Lodges)

* From $3,960 per person Sharing a double-room (Mid-range)

* From $5,560 per person Sharing a double-room (Luxury)

* We need 2 people to run this Safari.

 


End of the 12 day Uganda Safari tour 12 days.


Notes
* Travellers are supposed to reach Entebbe on the tour starting day before 8 am and leaving from the same airport at the end of the tour after 8 pm.

* If these times can't be respected then 1 or 2 days should be calculated for the overnight in Kampala.
* Children under 12 years of age are not allowed to see chimpanzees.

* Kibale NP offers small walks of 1 or 2 hours followed by creative activities.
* Gorilla trekking is not allowed to anyone under 15 years of age.
* Prices for private safari. No extra passengers added.
* All prices are VAT included.
* Prices are in United States dollars (USD).
* Gorilla permits are available booking at least 6 months before the departure date.

Booking Terms for Uganda safari tour
* Bookings: At the moment of booking a deposit of the 40% of the total amount is due.

* Bookings must be made at least 60 days before the date of departure.

* Steady Safaris Ltd reserves the right to don't accept bookings made less than 60 days prior the date of departure.

* Full payment has to be made not less than 30 days before the departing date of the tour.

* If the full amount is not paid in due time, Steady Safaris Ltd reserves the right to treat the booking as cancelled.

* Cancellations: 60 days prior to departure date of the tour, full refund of deposit; between 60 and 30 days, refund of 50% of deposit; less than 30 days, no refund.

* Gorilla permits are non-refundable.


Included Are:

1.1 Gorilla Permit and 1 Chimpanzee tracking Permit per person.
2. All Meals and accommodation as will be stated depending on available options.
3. All ground transportation in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle with AC
4. Park entrance fees.
5. Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide.
6. Water, coffee or Tea while on safari.
7. All boat trips.
8. All game drives.
9. All airport pickups and drops.
10. All activities at stipulated in the itinerary.
11. And all government taxes/levies.


Excluded Are:
1. Bar Bills
2. Phone calls
3. Personal insurance
4. Laundry
5. Air fare
6. All other Services of a personal nature.
7. Driver guideā€™s gratuity.

 

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