Uganda gorilla tracking 2018

Classic Uganda safari tour 18 days

The Classic Uganda Safari tour of one's dream to create your own "Out of Uganda" Experience.

Rhinos, Lions, Elephants, Giraffes, Crocodiles, Hippos, Antelopes, Zebras, Buffaloes, Shoebill Storks, Birding, Butterflies, Otters, Monitor Lizards, Chimpanzees, Mountain Gorillas.

Day 1 Arival Entebbe

You will be received by your driver/guide at the Airport. Depending on your arrival time, if you arrive at night, we check:
Journey time 2 hours
Accommodation Cassia Lodge - Medium

Serena - Luxury

Meal Plan No Meals

Day 2: KAMPALA SEZIBWA FALLS, MABIRA FOREST, JINJA SOURCE OF THE NILE

After your breakfast our drive shall pick you up for the trip at 7.00am. Our first tour shall take us to eastern Uganda.
We shall make brief stopovers at Sezibwa Falls and then Mabira Forest Reserve for nature walks and birding. After these we shall drive through the tea and sugar plantations in Lugazi, the vegetation-clad hills and valleys along the Kampala-Jinja highway and arrive in what is renowned as the adventure capital of Uganda.
In Jinja we shall have our lunch after which we pay a visit to the fascinating Bujagali Falls to see the mighty white waters of the Nile gash over several undulating rocks. We shall be treated to local entertainment, watch the kayaking boys tussle it out with the Nile rapids, the birds and much more breathtaking sceneries.
From Bujagali we shall continue to the Source of the Nile where there is even more adventure activity. We shall have a boat cruise and savor the beauty along the river banks of the Nile.
After our adventures at the Source of the Nile we tour Jinja this former industrial capital of Uganda and later check in at:
Journey time 3 hours
Accommodation Nile Porch - Medium

Wild waters - Luxury

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: BY ROAD SIPI FALLS TO KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

We shall have early morning breakfast and drive to Mbale via Tirinyi road as we get treated to spectacular views of the rocky hills overlooking community villages and Mountain Elgon. We shall check in at our Lodge, have lunch and go for a trek through the rocks along the path leading to the magnificent Sipi Falls and caves. During this trek we shall pass through villages and families below Mountain Elgon and several farms.
Journey time 5 hours
Accommodation Lacam Lodge - Medium

Sipi river Lodge - Luxury

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: SIPI FALLES TO KIDEPO VIA SOROTI, LIRA, KITGUM

With an early breakfast and the cold winds around, we drive towards Kitgum town for lunch. After lunch we continue to Kidepo Valley National Park which is a long bumpy/dirt road-journey and finally check into the park in the evening at;

Journey time 7 hours
Accommodation Apoka camp - Medium
Apoka Camp - Luxury

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK EXPLORATION

After a cup of coffee/tea at the lodge, we drive through the game trails for loads of chances to see the game. Expect to see ostriches, hyenas, lions on rocks, jackals, buffalos, zebras, elephants, lots of antelopes, giraffes, and drive along river Narus to view lots of birds. We then get back to the lodge for lunch. Return for another evening/night game drive and later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight:

Journey time 7 hours
Accommodation Apoka camp - Medium
Apoka Camp - Luxury

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 6: KIDEPO VALLEY TO MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

After a cup of tea/coffee, drive to Murchison Falls National Park - Uganda's biggest Park which is over 4,834sqkm.check into:

Journey time 7 hours
Accommodation Fort Murchison (www.naturelodges.biz) - Medium

Paraa Lodge - Luxury

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: GAME DRIVE, BOAT RIDE MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

An early cup of tea/coffee at 6:00am after which we go to the ferry crossing on the side of the park to start the game drive. We shall drive along Nile river Bank to the broad savannah for the most likelihood big cats hunting, Elephants, Giraffes, Buffalos, plus more as the checklist of mammals reaches 76 we continue browsing the drive circuits to the Delta point for a cocktail of Birds and mammals. If you are a keen birder this might be your magnet to catch them. After the game drive we shall have lunch and then go the 3 hours Boat ride to the base of Murchison Falls where you get to see the hippos grooming in there pods, Nile crocodiles, elephants quenching their thirst for the afternoon sun and a variety of beautiful bird species along the falls.
Journey time 7 hours
Accommodation Fort Murchison - Medium

Paraa Lodge - Luxury

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: MURCHISON FALLS TO KIBALE FOREST

Morning breakfast, check out of the park and drive along lake Albert, to the escarpment area for a great view of the great rift valley, continue to Hoima town for lunch at the Kolping Hotel. Continue through Mabale, kagadi towns with great views the local community, thatched houses, school kids and finally to Kyenjojo town. Please note that it is a dirt road from Murchison Falls to Kyenjonjo town. Drive 55km to Fort Portal town and continue through the tea plantations for your evening.

Journey time 7 hours
Accommodation Chimps Nest - Medium

Primate lODGE - Luxury

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 9: CHIMPANZEE TRACKING KIBALE FOREST

Early morning breakfast, continue to Kibaale park headquarters for a morning briefing and start the chimpanzee tracking experience. Expect to see loads of monkeys, birds and lots tree species.
Return for lunch at the lodge.
Evening relaxation or Bigodi Nature walk with lots of monkey species.
Journey time 7 hours
Accommodation Chimps Nest - Medium

Primate lodge - Luxury

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Morning breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, with great views of Rwenzori Mountain, drive through Kasese town to Katara lodge for your lunch. Get ready for an evening boat ride on the Kazinga channel with chances of many bird's species, hippos, elephants, crocodiles, leopards.

Journey time 3 hours
Accommodation Nile Porch - Medium

Wild waters - Luxury

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: GAME DRIVE, BOAT RIDE, CRATER LAKE DRIVE

We shall have a morning and afternoon game drive in the park and see lots of animals such as Uganda kobs, lions, elephants, buffalos, and the warthogs, giant forest hogs. Evening relaxation at the lodge as you look at the flat plains of the park with chances of viewing elephants in the acacia tree plants.
Journey time 3 hours
Accommodation Nile Porch - Medium

Wild waters - Luxury

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: LAKE KATWE SALT MINING AREA, QUEEN ELZABETH N.P TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

We shall have early morning breakfast and go to Lake Katwe Tourism Center for a traditional salt mining experience and a visit to Lake Munyanyange for great chance of viewing flamingos. Check out and continue to Bwindi through the Ishasha plains with chances of seeing the tree climbing lions on the way. Lunch at Savannah Resort Hotel, continue to Bwindi and check into:
Journey time 5 hours
Accommodation Buhoma Community - Medium

Gorilla forest camp - Luxury

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: GORILLA TREKKING OR GORILLA TRACKING

We shall have early morning breakfast after which we report to the park headquarters for a vital briefing on gorilla tracking. You shall then your start gorilla tracking expedition whose duration shall depend on how fast you shall track a gorilla family.
You shall then return to the accommodation facility for relaxation and overnight.
Journey time Possibly all day activity
Accommodation Buhoma Community - Medium

Gorilla forest camp - Luxury

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: BWINDI FOREST TO LAKE BUNYONYI

After breakfast, we shall drive through Bwindi forest to the open hilly areas over looking Kabale town. Drive through the potato cultivations and along Lake Bunyonyi
Check into:

Journey time 4 hours
Accommodation Bunyonyi Overland - Medium

Acadia Cottages - Luxury

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: LAKE BUNYONYI EXPLORATION

After all the long days on dirt roads, we relax on Lake Bunyonyi, with optional canoeing, and village walks.
Journey time 4 hours
Accommodation Bunyonyi Overland - Medium

Acadia Cottages - Luxury

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16: LAKE BUNYONYI TO LAKE MBURO

We shall have early morning breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National park, check into the park as you drive through the game trails with chances of zebras, elands, topis, waterbucks and later have our lunch at Mihingo Lodge.
After relaxation we shall have an evening boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi with chances of fish eagles, hippos, and crocodiles.
Journey time 4 hours
Accommodation Rwaboko Rock - Medium

Mihingo Lodge - Luxury

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17: LAKE MBURO TRAVEL TO ENTEBBE

We shall have a morning game drive and then drive back to Kampala for your evening flight at Entebbe International Airport. Stopping at the equator on Masaka road, you stand a chance to by souvenirs here. A long the way there is also a possibility of seeing the drum makers before we continue on to Entebbe.

 

COST PER PERSON SHARING A DOUBLE OR TWIN ROOM

High end/luxurious accommodation:
2 pax on safari, the cost per person will be $5,675 including one gorilla permit.
3-4 pax on safari, the cost per person will be $4,565 including one gorilla permit.
5-6 pax on safari, the cost per person will be $4,185 including one gorilla permit.

The single supplement is $1,430 for the whole trip. Medium class accommodation: 2 pax on safari, the cost per person will be $ 4,455 including one gorilla permit.
3-4 pax on safari, the cost per person will be $3,868 including one gorilla permit.
5-6 pax on safari, the cost per person will be $3,545 including one gorilla permit.

The single supplement is 1090 for the whole trip.

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED
1.1 Gorilla Permit per person + 1 Chimpanzee permit per person.
2. All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary.
3. All ground transportation in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle.
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.


WHAT IS EXCLUDED
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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