10 DAYS UGANDA PLATINUM TOUR
Experience 10 fantastic days as you explore the Pearl of Africa on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with the opportunity to track the mountain gorillas of Bwindi, view the Murchison Falls, and explore the Kibale Forest and Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Day 1: Entebbe
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport a member of Australken team will welcome you and transfer you to the Boma guesthouse for the evening. The Boma is a colonial homestead just outside of town and offers views of the lake. Enjoy the rest of your day relaxing in the garden or exploring the city of Entebbe
Day 2-3: Murchison Falls National Park
Early this morning you'll be flown from Entebbe to the Pakuba Airstrip near the stunning Murchison Falls National Park. Transfer from the airstrip to the Paraa Safari Lodge, a small beautiful lodge on the banks of the Nile River in the park. Enjoy lunch overlooking the river, before embarking on a game drive to explore the national park. Start the next day with an early breakfast and then a morning game drive in the northern part of the park to search for more wildlife. The area around the lodge is known to have giraffe, elephants, lions and several types of birds. Return to the lodge for lunch, before continuing your game viewing with cruise on the river Nile in the afternoon.
Day 4-5: Kibale Forest National Park
Today after breakfast you will be transferred to the Pakuba Airport and fly to the Kasese Airstrip near the Kibale Forest National Park via Entebbe in the late morning. After meeting your safari representative, you'll begin the drive to the Primate Lodge Kibale which is in the heart of the national park. Sit back and relax after your travel day as you wait for dinner at the lodge. This morning enjoy a chance to track wild chimpanzees and other primates on a guided nature walk through the forest. The Kibale Forest has some of the largest concentration of primates in East Africa. Transfer following lunch to the Bigodi Swamp to track more primates and to spot the many species of birds in the region.
Day 6-7: Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, you'll make your way from the Kibale Forest through the crater lakes area to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive is a stunning one as you pass by small lakes and rolling hills. Embark on a short game drive once inside the park as you continue to the Mweya Safari Lodge for two nights. The next day begins early with a game drive through the Uganda Kobs as you search for lions, elephants and buffalo. After lunch, you'll head out on a boat cruise of the Kazinga Channel to search for more wildlife including hippo and elephants who cool off along the shore.
Day 8-9: Bwindi Forest National Park
Today is another slow start as you fly from the Kasese Airstrip to the Kihihi Airstrip near the Bwindi Forest National Park. From the airstrip, you'll transfer to the Mahogany Springs, a new lodge in the Bwindi National Park. The afternoon will be spent at Leisure to relax and prepare for your gorilla tracking or head out on a guided forest walk. The next day is the highlight of your 10-day tour of Uganda as today you get to track the gentle mountain gorillas of Uganda. The day is long and tiring but once you get to observe this stunning creatures in their natural habitat you'll realise it was all worth it. Return to the lodge in the evening for dinner and stories around the table.
Day 10: Depart
Check out from your overnight Lodge and fly from the Kihihi Airstrip to the Entebbe International Airport in time to connect to your onwards flight.
Accommodation may vary from the listed properties depending on availability at the time of booking.
Included in this Tour:
- 1 night at the The Boma on bed and breakfast basis
- 2 nights at Paraa Safari Lodge on full board basis
- 2 nights at Mweya Safari Lodge on full board basis
- 2 nights at Primate Lodge Kibale on full board basis
- 1 nights at Mahogany Springs on full board basis
- Airport and airstrip transfers
- Domestic flight by Aerolink per 11-seater Caravan
- Permit for chimp tracking in Kibale Forest
- Entrance and ranger fees for the national parks
- Detailed Uganda map (1 per person)
- Experience English speaking driver/guide
- Game drives
- Boat cruise on the river Nile
- Guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest
- Visit Bigodi Swamp
- Boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel
- Meet Gorillas, the Gentle Giants" of Bwindi!
Excluded in this Tour:
- International flights
- Airport taxes
- All meals and drinks not specified
- Tips and gratuities
- Items of a personal nature
Booking Terms & Conditions
A minimum of 30% of the total price is required at the time of booking and the balance no latter than 21 days prior to the departure of the safari. For overseas bookings payments can be made in US dollars, Sterling pounds and Euros. Residents pay in local currency at the rate of exchange applicable at the time of payment. Late bookings Full payment is due at the time of booking for reservation made withi n 21 days prior to the commencement of the tours.
Modification of tour
If you choose to modify the arrangements after the commencement of the tour i.e. change accommodation or the duration of your stay, the com pany can accept no liability for any loss or additional expense and no refunds will be made.
Tour prices include: All expenses for drivers and vehicles appropriat e for the itinerary as set out. i.e. for transfers, game drives, drive rs allowances unless stated in the itinerary. Government hotel taxes, training levy and service charges, all park entry fees except where sp ecifically indicated separately. Normal communication costs incurred to make the reservation. Tour price exclude: Personal insurance, Airport taxes, landing fees for charters and visas, gratuities to drivers and porters (other than hotel service charge), Beverages (unless otherwise indicated), Laundry, other personal expenses of tour members (i.e. telephone calls etc), any other tour services requested that do not appear in the itinerary.
Demand for safaris can be high and may lead to shortage of the specified hotel/lodge/ tented camp accommodation. All bookings will be confirmed, but on occasions changes may be necessary. Hotel. Lodges and tented camps, here specifically named are given as an indication of the category and rooms may be reserved at similar Lodges/ hotels/ tented ca mps. We undertake to advise you of any changes known to us prior to departure, but the possibility of change without notice, must be accepted when booking. Wherever possible we book rooms with private baths/showers throughout on the basis of two persons sharing a double room. Single rooms are a vailable at supplementary cost but neither single room nor rooms with private bath/showers can be guaranteed. Safari minibuses, cars, four wheel drive or coaches will be provided a ccording to the route and number of participants. The right is reserved to employ the services of subcontractors. English speaking driver/guides are provided. Occasional mechanical problems, changes of lodge or adverse road cond itions may in turn lead to change in routing or game viewing without prior notice being given. We reserve the right to offer substitutes of equal value to cancel the operation of any tour. In practice, Very few itineraries are affected but a little flexibili ty on your part will ensure the tour is unique and rewarding. Safari description Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, regrettably errors do occasionally occur. You must therefore check all details of your holiday booking with your travel agent or supplier at the time of booking. The Company cannot therefore accept responsibility for any information not contained herein, being confirmed verbally by its staff or representatives unless subsequently reconfirmed in writing by the Company.
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Passports and Visas
You are required to ensure that your passport and travel documentation is in order and that you have obtained the necessary visas for your journey. Should you require assistance on this matter we will be pleased to make recommendations.
It is a condition of booking one of our tours that the traveller is adequately insured for the full duration of the tour in respect of illness, injury, death, loss of baggage and personal items, cancellation and curtailment. The choice of insurer is the sole discretion of the client. General Prices are based on fares and other costs prevailing at the time of your request of the price lists and is subject to change if fares or costs subsequently vary. We reserve the right to decline any person as a member of any tour at any time in which event an equitable amount will be refunded.