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Duration: 1 week
Location: Uganda
Price: 2018 Rates: Low Season from USD 2,018.75 per person sharing / High Season from USD 2,262.50 per person sharing & Gorilla Permit USD 600 per person
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Starts &  Ends: Entebbe, Uganda

Group size: Min 2 persons

Tour Code: GLS01

Safari Vehicle Type: 2 – 6 passengers per vehicle .

Duration: 7 days

2018 Rates: Low Season from USD 2,018.75 per person sharing / High Season from USD 2,262.50 per person sharing & Gorilla Permit USD 600 per person

Single Supplement: Please enquire

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Of the over 800 mountain gorrilas worldwide.  Bwindi National Park is home to almost half of the gorilla population.  There is no better place for observing these gentle gaints from a close distance!

  • – Safari walk in Lake Mburo NP
    – Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Forest
    – Search of the tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth NP
    – Visit to a local primary school
    – Chimp tracking in Kibale Forest

      • 7 Days Discover Uganda Safari:

        Day 1: Arrival  – Entebbe
        Welcome to the Pearl of Africa! Arrival at Entebbe Airport where you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at The Boma or Protea Hotel Entebbe.

        ** Note: the airport pick up will be arranged by your guesthouse or hotel. **
        Meals: Breakfast

        Day 2: Entebbe – Kibale Forest NP 
        After a relaxed breakfast we will depart the capital city and head west to Fort Portal, with lunch en route. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled “Mountains of the Moon” and is famous for the many tea plantations. From this lovely town we will continue to Kibale National Park. Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge standard cottages or Primate Lodge luxury cottages.

        Duration and Distance: 5 hours / 330 km
        Meals included:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

        Day 3: Kibale Forest NP & Bigodi Village
        Today the forest opens for a sensational chimp tracking. Kibale Forest is reputable of having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. After a pre-tracking briefing at walking distance from your accommodation, you will start your hike adventure into the forest. Follow the footsteps of a large habituated family of chimpanzees, with over 120 individuals, that has made Kibale one of the best locations in Africa for chimp viewing. En route your guide will explain more about the forest and the other inhabitants, including other primates and birds such as the blue breasted Kingfisher, black billed Turaco, Pied Hornbill, Chestnut winged Starlings and many more.

        Upon sighting the chimpanzees, you will stay with them for one unforgettable hour as they continue their daily routine – growling, grooming, feeding, taking care of the young ones and agilely climbing up trees. It certainly is one unforgettable wildlife encounter and the hour is always over too soon.

        After your forest walk, return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon we transfer to Bigodi Village for a community walk that will bring you closer to the local tribe that lives in this area. Accompanied by a local guide, who can tell you everything about the traditional customs and lifestyle, you will follow the village path and visit a primary school, traditional homesteads and learn more about the crops in the fields.

        Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge standard cottages or Primate Lodge luxury cottages.

        Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

        Day 4: Kibale Forest NP – Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi NP
        After an early breakfast we head to depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home of the endangered mountain gorillas. En route we will pass the vast savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park where we will go in search of the tree climbing lions.

        Dinner and overnight at Haven Lodge or Buhoma Lodge.

        Duration and Distance: 7 hours / 450 km
        Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

        Day 5: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi 
        Arise early today and prepare for the highlight of your safari, an unforgettable encounter with the Gentle Giants!

        Following breakfast, transfer to the national park offices where you will be allocated a gorilla family in groups of 8 as well as a gorilla tracking guide. After a pre-tracking briefing by your guide touching on the gorillas generally, your assigned gorilla family as well as appropriate safety precautions, you drive to the trailhead for the start of a thrilling adventure. Expect to walk between 2 and 8 hours in steep and sometimes muddy conditions with rain overhead, which can be tough and require a degree of (average) fitness. However, the thrill of coming face to face with a giant Mountain Gorilla silverback completely makes up for the effort!

        Please remember to bring your passport for registration, appropriate, water proof hiking boots and a light rain coat. To protect from stinging nettles, we recommend long pants and long sleeved tops. A pair of old gardening gloves can help grabbing onto the vegetation while most hotels/lodges provide a walking stick that come in very handy especially when hiking downhill. A small waterproof backpack is an excellent idea to carry a light snack, bottled water as well as protection for your camera.

        Upon sighting the gorillas, you spend the allowed one hour with them as they go about their daily life; feeding, moving, playing, raising their young and sometimes wrestling with the juveniles – it is a totally unique and unforgettable experience!

        Dinner and overnight at Haven Lodge or Buhoma Lodge.

        Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

        Day 6: Bwindi NP – Lake Mburo NP
        After breakfast we depart the impenetrable forest of Bwindi and head to Lake Mburo National Park. As we enter the park it is likely that you will spot some wildlife. After checking in you will go on a boat ride on the lake to view the rich bird life and many hippos that are cooling off. Have an early dinner before going on a optional (at extra fee) night game drive in an open Landrover with spot light. This special game drive of 2-3 hours provides good chances of seeing the elusive leopard and of course other nocturnal animals. En route we shall stop at Igongo Cultural Centre for lunch. The cultural centre illustrates the culture and traditional way of life of the local tribes in this area, including a museum, garden with indigenous trees and plants and traditional homesteads.

        Dinner and overnight at Rwakobo Rock or Mihingo Lodge.

        Duration and Distance:  6 hours / 340 km
        Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

        Day 7: Lake Mburo NP – Entebbe  
        Early start of the day we will go for a bush walk guided by a ranger. Experience a safari on foot that will allow you to notice the smaller, often overlooked, details and usually brings you much closer to the wildlife than when in a car.

        Return the lodge for breakfast and with a game drive on our way out we depart the protected area and back towards the capital city. En-route we will pass the Equator where we will make a stop for lunch, photos and souvenir shopping. In time you will be dropped at Entebbe Airport for your international flight.

        Duration and Distance: 6-7 hours / 410 km
        Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

          

      • Tour price includes:
        – Airport transfer to/from Entebbe Airport
        – Ground transport per private 4WD safari vehicle (Minibus)
        – English speaking driver/guide
        – Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary, based on a shared twin/double room
        – Meals as described in the itinerary
        – Bottled mineral water in the safari vehicle
        – Entrance fees and ranger fees for national parks
        – Activities and excursions mentioned in the program
        – Permit for chimp tracking in Kibale Forest
        – Detailed map of Uganda
        – AMREF Evacuation Air Ambulance insurance
        – VAT for hotels and lodges outside Kampala

        Tour price excludes:
        – International flight
        – Visa (USD $100, available upon arrival)
        – Gorilla permit
        – Optional activities
        – Meals and drinks not mentioned above
        – Items of personal nature
        – Tips

        Terms & Conditions:
        * Availability of accommodation, permits and activities is not guaranteed until           confirmation by your safari expert .Permits are sold on ‘first come first serve’
        basis.
        * Gorilla permits can only be secured after receiving full payment .
        * The chimp tracking in Kibale Forest may take place either in the morning or
        afternoon, depending on the availability of the permits for chimp tracking.
        * The safari will be carried out with an international travel company, with a minimum
        of 2 and maximum of 6 participants. We have no control of the nationality, gender,
        age or any other details of the participants.
        * The estimated travelling hours are based on the actual hours of driving; stops for
        lunch or photos not included.

        Visa Fees and Applications for East Africa:
        Visa Uganda:
        Single entry visa costs US $50 per person. Visas have to be applied and paid for online via the Uganda Immigration website, and present a copy of their eVisa upon immigration. Through the month of July 2016, it will still be possible to get visas upon arrival. After July 2016, all visa applications shall be online and in advance to allow time to receive the Visa Approval Letter.

        Visa Rwanda:
        Single entry visa costs US $50 per person. Visas have to be applied for online via the Rwanda Immigration website. A copy of the approved application has to be presented at the entry point where the visa will then be issued and paid for. Kindly note that citizens from the following countries are required to pay visa fees but are allowed to obtain their visa upon arrival without prior online application: Australia, Germany, Israel, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, UK and USA.

        East African Tourist Visa:
        If you are planning to combine Uganda with a visit to Rwanda and/or Kenya it is recommendable to request for the East African Tourist Visa. This special tourist visa costs US $100 per person and allows 90 days multiple entry to Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya. Regretfully, Tanzania is not (yet) a member of the East African community and therefore not part of this arrangement.

        How to obtain the East African Tourist Visa:
        – Uganda: online via the Uganda Immigration website
        – Rwanda: online via the Rwanda Immigration website. Similar to the application for
        the single entry visa but make sure to select the East African Tourist Visa.
        – Kenya: online via the eCitizen portal

      • Low season: The above departure dates are the starting dates in Entebbe, guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people.

        2018 Rates:
        Low season (May 2018 & November 2018): USD 2,018.75 per person sharing
        High Season (Feb 2018 till Mar 2018 & Jun 2018 till Dec 2018): USD 2,262.50 per person sharing
        Gorilla Permit: USD 600
        Single Supplement: Please enquire

        Departure Dates:
        02/02/2018
        29/03/2018
        11/05/2018*
        22/06/2018
        13/06/2018
        04/08/2018
        24/08/2018
        21/09/2018
        04/11/2018*
        15/12/2018