7 Days Gorilla and Wildlife Safari tour

Uganda Safari Tour

7 Days gorilla and Wildlife safari tour

7 days gorilla and wildlife safari tour

Gorillas and Wildlife Safari

Gorilla tracking, Wildlife game drive

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DETAILED ITINERARY 7 DAYS GORILLA AND WILDLIFE SAFARI TOUR

Day 1 Arrival in Uganda
Arrive any time at Entebbe International airport, meet and greet and transfer to a hotel in Kampala where you spend a night.
Driving time: ± 50min
Budget Accommodation: - Namirembe guest house budget
Midrange Accommodation: - Cassia Lodge
Luxury Accommodation: - Sheraton Hotel
Meal Plan: - Bed and Breakfast

Day 2 Drive to Kibale forest 339Kms
Drive to Kibale Forest area, the drive is a full day of approximately seven hours. After leaving the Lake Victoria Basin pass through the beautiful agricultural countryside where every type of fruit and vegetable imaginable is grown. Upon reaching Kyanjojo, in the lower foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains {Mountains of the Moon}, we drive through beautiful tea plantations and into Kibale tropical rain forest. Here you check into your accommodation standard.
Driving time: ± 6hr
Budget Accommodation: - Kibale Forest Camp
Midrange Accommodation: - Crater Lodge
Luxury Accommodation: - Primate
Meal Plan: - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Chimpanzee Forest Walk and Afternoon Bigodi
This morning we get the opportunity to explore Kibale Forest, National Park. Kibale Forest is home to 13 primate species and a guided forest trek can be taken in search of one of the most popular primate species in the world – the chimpanzee. There are 9 diurnal primates, these include, vervet, red‐tailed, L’Hoest’s, blue monkeys, grey‐cheeked mangabey, red colobus, black and white colobus, olive baboon and the most famous of all, the chimpanzee. Although chimp sightings are not guaranteed, the odds are good with the chance of encountering them standing at higher than 90%. This morning you will go on a forest walk in search of primates. Whilst trekking in the depths of the lush green forest, you will be surrounded by bird song and can expect to see at least 5 or 6 other types of primate, most probably the grey‐cheeked mangabey and the red‐tailed monkey and of course the chimpanzee. The walking is fairly easy due to the well‐maintained trails and reasonably flat terrain. This afternoon we have a swamp walk.
We visit the crater lakes in the evening before we return to rest for the night.
Driving time: ± Days activities
Budget Accommodation: - Kibale Forest Camp
Midrange Accommodation: - Crater Lodge
Luxury Accommodation: - Primate
Meal Plan: - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Drive to Queen Elizabeth national park 128kms, afternoon boat ride
In the morning, you will then continue your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Queen Elizabeth is Uganda’s second-largest park, located at the base of the majestic Rwenzori Mountain range, adjacent to Lake Edward and Lake George. The park has a prolific game, including gazelle, Uganda kob, warthog and waterbuck. Lions are often sighted both in and at the entrance to the park. Be prepared for huge numbers of hippo and elephant, and keep your eyes peeled for a leopard lazing in the sunshine.
In the late afternoon, you will go for an afternoon boat ride to see the large school of hippopotamus, Nile crocodiles, etc.
After dinner, we head out for a night game drive.

Optional activity: Lion Tracking:
For visitors who yearn to get up close to wild African fauna, a research trip is a rewarding adventure. This new and unique experience allows visitors to actively participate in monitoring some of the lions in the park, using locator devices and learn habituation calls, as well as monitoring weather, surroundings, and behavior. The results are added to researchers’ databases, contributing valuable information to the overall understanding of wildlife ecology - and helping to conserve this wonderful ecosystem. This will as well give you a 95% chance to see the lions!

The number of people on each outing is limited in order to reduce stress on the animals and to increase the quality of the experience for visitors.
For visitors who yearn to get up close to wild African fauna, a research trip is a rewarding adventure. This new and unique experience allows visitors to actively participate in monitoring some of the exotic birds and mammals that fill the park, using locator devices and learn habituation calls, as well as monitoring weather, surroundings, and behavior. The results are added to researchers’ databases, contributing valuable information to the overall understanding of wildlife ecology - and helping to conserve this wonderful ecosystem.
The experiential tourism activities currently available are Mongoose Tracking, Lion Tracking, Hippo Census, and Bird Counts. The number of people on each outing is limited in order to reduce stress on the animals and to increase the quality of the experience for visitors.
Experiential tours last between one and three hours. They usually take place in the early morning or evening, or occasionally at night. All activities must be booked through the Visitor Information Centre in Mweya at least 24 hours in advance.
For visitors who yearn to get up close to wild African fauna, a research trip is a rewarding adventure. This new and unique experience allows visitors to actively participate in monitoring some of the exotic birds and mammals that fill the park, using locator devices and learn habituation calls, as well as monitoring weather, surroundings, and behavior. The results are added to researchers’ databases, contributing valuable information to the overall understanding of wildlife ecology - and helping to conserve this wonderful ecosystem.
The experiential tourism activities currently available are Mongoose Tracking, Lion Tracking, Hippo Census, and Bird Counts. The number of people on each outing is limited in order to reduce stress on the animals and to increase the quality of the experience for visitors.
Experiential tours last between one and three hours. They usually take place in the early morning or evening, or occasionally at night. All activities must be booked through the Visitor Information Centre in Mweya at least 24 hours in advance.
Costing: $125 us dollar p.p.
Driving time: ± 4 hours
Budget Accommodation: - Bush Lodge
Midrange Accommodation: - Elephant Lodge
Luxury Accommodation: - Mweya Safari Lodge
Meal Plan: - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Game drive than travel to Bwindi forest national park
Start the morning with a game drive to maximize the chance of seeing games such as lions, leopards, African buffalo, elephants, etc before driving to Bwindi forest national park the drive passes through the Ishasha sector famous for tree-climbing lions and continuing to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with overnight at Bwindi.
Driving time: ± 6 hours
Budget Accommodation: - Bwindi community Lodge
Midrange Accommodation: - Silverback Lodge
Luxury Accommodation: - Mahogany Springs Lodge
Meal Plan: - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Gorilla Tracking Day
Gorilla tracking day.
After breakfast takes a short drive to Park Headquarters and meets with excellent local guides and trackers who will give a talk on the etiquette of gorilla trekking. We then hike into the forest where the gorillas were seen the night before and track from that point. The trekking can take from 1 to 6 hours and climb to altitudes in excess of 7,500 feet. The terrain is rough and at times muddy. Although the hike is physically demanding the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery make the trekking worthwhile. Once the gorillas are located all fatigue is forgotten, as the experience is often described as being the most profound natural history experience in the world. Picnic lunches are provided and it is important to take plenty of water. Cameras and plenty of fast speed films are recommended. It can rain at a few minutes notice; hence waterproof clothing is a good essential including zip lock bags for cameras and film. N.B. We cannot guarantee seeing Gorillas.

Driving time: ± Full days activity
Budget Accommodation: - Bwindi community Lodge
Midrange Accommodation: - Silverback Lodge
Luxury Accommodation: - Mahogany Springs Lodge
Meal Plan: - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Drive Back to Entebbe 229kms
This morning the drive back to Entebbe after an early start, this takes approximately 8 hours – road and weather dependent. With stops en route at the Igongo cultural center, equator, and phase 3 restaurant. You are then transferred to Entebbe International airport to connect with your International flight. Please note the departure flight must be in the late evening after 10 pm, alternatively, we can arrange another overnight in Entebbe.
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Included in the price for this trip
* Guides
* Vehicle
* Fuel
* English speaking driver
* Park entrances
* Game drives
* Boat rides
* Chimpanzee walk
* Gorilla Permits
* Swamp walk
* Accommodation
* Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
* Bottled Water
* Rangers in the parks

Not included in the price for this trip
* Drinks
* Travel Insurance
* Tips
* Flights
* Porters
* Laundry services
* Visa (Uganda)
* Any other personal interests

Transport
4WD Toyota Land Cruiser (1-4 pers.)
4WD Toyota Land Cruiser Extended (6-7 pers.)
4WD Toyota Hiace (9 pers.)

RATES PER PERSON SHARING A DOUBLE ROOM

Luxury accommodation:
The cost per person will be $4,375 including one gorilla permit.
The single supplement is $730 for the whole trip.

Medium accommodation:
The cost per person will be $3,475 including one gorilla permit.
The single supplement is $530 for the whole trip.

Budget accommodation:
The cost per person will be $ 2,855 including one gorilla permit.
The single supplement is 390 for the whole trip.

Notes

1. Travelers are supposed to reach Entebbe on the tour starting the day before 8 am and leaving from the same airport at the end of the tour after 8 pm.
2. If these times can't be respected then 1 or 2 days should be calculated for the overnight in Kampala.
3. Children under 12 years of age are not allowed to see chimpanzees.
4. Kibale NP offers small walks of 1 or 2 hours followed by creative activities
5. Gorilla trekking is not allowed to anyone under 15 years of age.
6. Prices for private safari. No extra passengers added.
7. All prices are VAT included.
8. Prices are in United States dollars (USD).
9. Gorilla permits are available booking at least 6 months before the departure date.

Booking Terms
1. At the moment of booking a deposit of 40% of the total amount is due.
2. Bookings must be made at least 60 days before the date of departure.
3. Steady Safaris Ltd reserves the right to don't accept bookings made less than 60 days prior to the date of departure.
4. Full payment has to be made not less than 30 days before the departing date of the tour.
5. If the full amount is not paid in due time, Steady Safaris Ltd reserves the right to treat the booking as canceled.
6. Cancellations: 60 days prior to the departure date of the tour, a full refund of deposit; between 60 and 30 days, a refund of 50% of deposit; less than 30 days, no refund.
7. Gorilla permits are non-refundable.

Optional

1- Balloon safari in Queen Elizabeth national park $380 per person
2- Chimpanzee habituation Kibale forest all day with Chimpanzee in the forest $220 per person
3- Gorilla habituation 4hours with gorillas $1500 per person

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