8 DAYS UGANDA CHIMPS AND GORILLAS SAFARI
Spend eight days exploring the beautiful wilderness of Uganda, taking the opportunity to track chimpanzees in the Kibale Forest and trekking the endangered mountain gorilla in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Day 1: Kampala Serena Hotel
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, we will welcome you and transfer you to the Kampala Serena Hotel for the night. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy, either relaxing at the hotel or exploring this vibrant East African city.
Day 2: Kibale Forest National Park
Today after breakfast you will drive west to the town of Fort Portal in the foothills of the Ruwenzori Mountains. Pass through the rural villages of Mityana, Mubende, or Kwenjojo and grab a glimpse of local Ugandan life. After lunch in Fort Portal, continue on your journey to the Kibale Forest National Park, passing through some stunning scenery before stopping for the night at the Kibale Forest Camp.
Day 3-4: Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, you’ll head out with a local guide to track a community of chimpanzees that live in the Kibale Forest. The chimps have lived in the forest since 1991, and there's a 90% chance of spotting them. Following lunch at the camp, After Lunch drive through the Crater Lakes area, crossing the Equator travelling south to the Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge in the famous Queen Elizabeth National park. Keep your eyes open as you may be able to spot elephants and buffalo in the distance. The next day, explore the renowned Queen Elizabeth National Park for elephant, buffalo and lion; all of which roam the Kazinga and Kasenyi areas of the park. Take a game drive around the park and visit the breeding grounds of the Ugandan kob.
Day 5-6: Bwindi Forest National Park
This morning, travel to the Ishasha Plains in the southern part of the park where you’ll search the woodlands for the tree-climbing lions that the region is known for. After the drive, you'll leave the savannah plains behind and drive to Engagi Lodge near the town of Buhoma and the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The next day you’ll head out early to track the mountain gorillas of Uganda in the dense foliage. Guided by a professional tracking team, you will hike through this lush forest in search of the gentle giants of Bwindi. Return to Engagi Lodge in the evening where you can reminisce about the day's encounter.
Day 7: Lake Mburo National Park
Depart the stunning Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to the northwest as you start your way back towards Entebbe. Enjoy a long scenic drive through the country and stop off for the night at the Mantana Tented Camp in the spectacular Lake Mburo National Park for the night. Embark on an afternoon boat cruise along the shoreline as you search for wildlife. The lake is home to an abundant variety of birdlife and the park is the only place in Uganda to see impala and zebra.
Day 8: Depart
Enjoy breakfast before heading out on one last game drive or game walk to the nearby salt lick - a place frequented by wildlife. Return to the camp to pack up and start your journey to Entebbe. Upon arrival, you'll be transferred to the Entebbe International Airport where your tour officially ends.
Accommodation may vary from the listed properties depending on availability at the time of booking.
Included in this Tour:
- Entrance Fees for National Parks as specified in the itinerary
- Airport transfers
- Bush/game walk in Lake Mburo National Park
- 1 night at Kampala Serena Hotel on bed and breakfast basis
- 1 night at Kibale Forest Camp on full board basis
- 2 nights at Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge on full board basis
- 2 nights at Engagi Lodge on full board basis
- 1 night at Lake Mburo Mnatana Camp on full board basis
- Private 4WD vehicle, with experienced Naturalist, Driver-Guide
- Gorilla permit, per person, for Bwindi Forest
- Chimp tracking permit, per person, for Kibale Forest
- Gorilla tracking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
- Game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Chimpanzee Tracking Kibale Forest National Park
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.