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Minimum 2 people required
$3,160 (2 people)
$3,490 (2 people)
$3,800 (2 people)
$2,990 (4-6 people)
$3,150 (4-6 people)
$3,500 (4-6 people)
The itinerary includes visits to 5 National Parks, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Lake Mburo National Parks. In the rainforests of Kibale Forest there will be the two opportunities to trek for the chimpanzees. Trekking twice allows for the observations of the chimpanzees during a different section of their daily lives, once in the morning and then again in the afternoon. Game drives and a shared boat trip on the Kazinga channel whilst at Queen Elizabeth National Park will reward your senses with the sights and sounds of the open savannah and lush grasslands of this spectacular wildlife reserve. The highlight of the safari is a hike in the Bwindi forests in search of the rare mountain gorilla. An hour spent with one of the habituated gorilla families will provide a lifetime of memories. You will watch the infants and juveniles tumble and play alongside their mothers and as your eyes spot the shining back of the mighty Silverback the hairs on your arms tingle as the excitement mounts and you realise the opportunity which you have been given to share this experience with your fellow trekkers and this incredible apes.
Day 1 To Murchison Falls National Park 311kms
Early morning we will pick you from the hotel or guesthouse of your choice and take you to Murchison Falls. We will stop for lunch in Masindi and then drive for 90 kms through the park, aiming for Paraa. On the way we will visit the Top of the Falls, with a wonderful view over Murchison Falls and the Nile. We will reach Paraa late in the afternoon, and Luxury Tour participants will cross the Nile by ferry to reach Paraa Safari Lodge. For Budget tour clients we do not pass Masindi, We will stop at Ziwa Rhinos Sanctuary for tracking the Rhinos and also have Lunch here before contuining via Karuma Bridge to reach later in the afternoon at Fort Murchison just outside the park boundaries. The day will close With a cool drink and a fabulous view over the river Nile, and the evening coming with all the noise of an African night.
Driving time: ± 7,5 hours Simple accommodation: Fort Murchison Luxury Tour: Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Lodge
Day 2 The day will be spent viewing game
around the park and along the Nile. We will leave early in the morning (if staying at Nile Safari Lodge or Red Chilli Paraa we will cross the Nile with the ferry at 7.00am) and go on a game drive from 8.00am to 12.00noon, seeing several animals including lions and giraffes. In the afternoon (2.00pm to 5.00 pm) we will go on the impressive launch trip on the Nile, up to the Falls, giving you a chance to see hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, elephants and many many different birds! Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner Day 2 In Murchison Falls National Park Simple accommodation: Red chilli Luxury Tour: Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Lodge Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 To Kibale forest 329kms
Early in the morning we will leave for Kibale Forest. We will pass close to Lake Albert: on a clear day the view from the top of the Albert rift is spectacular. In the afternoon we will arrive at Kibale Forest Camp, where we will stay sleeping with the noises of the tropical rainforest. Sometimes we stay at Chimpanzee Guesthouse, overlooking Nyabikere Crater Lake, where we will stay. The lake is famous for the frogs: at night they always give a beautiful concert. Driving time: ± 9 hoursBudget Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp or Chimpanzee Guesthouse/Bandas Luxury Tour: Ndali Lodge or Primate Lodge Kibale Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Chimpanzee Forest walk
At 8.00am we will start with the 4 hour chimp walk - during which you may also get to see 10 other primates! Kibale park is also known for all the butterflies and birds. In the afternoon we will walk through Bigodi Swamp (home to a community based project).
Early morning we will leave for Queen Elizabeth NP. We will travel through Fort Portal and reach Mweya in Queen Elizabeth NP at midday, with a stunningly beautiful view over Kazinga Channel. You will check in at your accommodation and have lunch, and in the late afternoon (4.00-7.00pm) we will go on a game drive. Driving time: ± 6,5 hours Budget Accommodation: Bush Lodge (eco friendly self-conatined tents) Luxury Tour: Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana safari Lodge Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 In Queen Elizabeth National Park
This day is for a game drive on the plains of Queen Elizabeth NP, with thousands of Ugandan kobs, lions, elephants etc. Also on the programme is a two hours launch trip on the Kazinga channel where we will see all the animals from the waterside. In the evening we will go on a game drive to the mating grounds of the Uganda Kobs. The day ends back at Mweya peninsula, enjoying a great view of the park. Budget Accommodation: Bush Lodge (eco friendly self-conatined tents) Luxury Tour: Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana safari Lodge Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 To Bwindi Forest
Early in the morning we will leave for bwindi. Taking a rest in preparation for the next days demanding Mountain Gorilla trekking tour experience.
Our base camp is Silverback lodge. Driving time: ± 8 hours Budget Accommodation: Bwindi View Luxury Tour: Silverback Lodge Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 Gorilla Tracking
The day of Gorilla tracking (NB: this can also be on Day 9 depending on the availability of the permits)
You will be led to the park headquarter to attend a 30minutes briefing.
Then you will be divided into paxs of 8 trackers.
Off, you headout for your tracking. Budget Accommodation: Bwindi View Luxury Tour: Silverback Lodge Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 TO Lake Mburo
After breakfast we then transfer to Lake Mburo national park where we will take an evening into night game drive. Accommodation: Rwakobo rock Luxury Tour: Mihingo lodge or Mantana lodge Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10: Back to Kampala
Early in the morning after breakfast you will a walking safaris and then transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe. Driving time: ± 9 hours Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch
NB: Our standard tours are based on camping or simple accommodation! Luxury Tours have the best accommodation available.
Gorilla Permit Guarantee We sell our tours with gorilla permits. If no permits are available for a tour, cancelling is free of charge and any money paid in advance will be refunded.
1.1 Gorilla 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.
1. Bar Bills / Drinks
2. Phone calls
3. Personal insurance
5. Air fare
6. All other Services of a personal nature.
7. Driver guide’s gratuity.
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.
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.