AUG 003 – 6 Days Uganda Gorilla Wildlife Safari

mountain-gorilla
Uganda Safari Offer
Duration : 6 Days
Group Size : Min 2
From : $ 1,645 pp
  • Day 1: Depart to Kibale/ Chimpanzee Trekking
  • Day 2: Bigodi walk/ Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
  • Day 3: Game drive & Launch cruise
  • Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi NP
  • Day 5: Gorilla trekking
  • Day 6: Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe

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Tour Price in USD
Valid for 2017 / 2018

PER PERSON sharing in Double/Twin Room
Based on Kibale Guest Cottages, Kyambura Game lodge & Chameleon Hill Lodge: USD 1,615 PER PERSON
Based on Kibale Guest Cottages, Enganzi Lodge & Gorilla mist Lodge: USD 1,560 PER PERSON

EXTRA FEE:
– Gorilla permit: USD 450 each per person – Low season (April, May & November)
– Gorilla permit: USD 600 each per person – Rest of the Year

Day 1: Depart to Kibale/ Chimpanzee Trekking
After Breakfast, meet your safari guide who will warmly welcome you and drive to Kibale National Park. This scenic drive takes approximately 7 hours arriving in the afternoon. You will stop over in Fort portal town for lunch.
After, report to the ranger station in Kibale National Park to track habituated chimps – these delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. The incredibly diverse forest is home to over 13 species of primates including red Colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, black faced vervet monkeys, baboons and also bush babies. A network of shady forest trails provides much to delight botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with 335 species recorded including the endemic Prirogrine’s ground thrush. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier that its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into the developed part of the park, while other terrestrial mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and a half dozen antelope species.
*Accommodations:
– Kibale Guest cottages
*Meal Plan: Full Board (lunch & dinner)
*Travel Time: 7 hrs

Day 2: Bigodi walk/ Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
Have an early morning breakfast and then go for a swamp walk in Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary a community owned swamp under Kibale Association for Rural and Environmental organization formed in 1992 with the aim of achieving social and economic development for local communities. Your guide will provide detailed information as the walk goes on. This area harbors over 137 bird species including the Snowy Headed Robin Cat, Emerald Cuckoo, Black and White Casqued Hornbill and a variety of Weavers, Warblers, Greenbuls and Sunbirds. You will also see plenty of butterflies and the unique flora such as wild palms, polita figs and the dominant papyrus.
After lunch, we will depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. We will enter the park via the Northern crater Area. With beautiful lakes and rich grasslands which are set deep in the crater valley, this is truly the most breathtaking scenery in the park. Queen Elizabeth is host to a large variety and volume of wildlife. Take an afternoon game drive before checking in.
*Accommodations:
– Kyambura game lodge
– Enganzi lodge
*Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 3: Game drive & Launch cruise

Early morning wake up for the morning game drive to catch up with early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. During the game drive, you will be likely to meet grazing hippos, elephants, lions, spotted hyenas, bushbucks, water bucks, stripped jackal, leopard and of course the several warthogs. Return to the lodge for Breakfast, before taking another game drive.
After lunch, take an afternoon boat trip along on Kazinga channel. This will give you the opportunity to view wildlife up close: hippo’s huff and spray mere feet away from the boat, buffalo linger in the shallows. The shores of the channel are also home to an array of birds including pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle billed stork and many others. After this wonderful afternoon, a slow drive back to the lodge with an afternoon game drive before returning to your
*Accommodations:
– Kyambura game lodge
– Enganzi lodge
*Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi NP

We will then leave for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home to the few remaining mountain gorillas. Bird life and primate life in Bwindi is quite superb, and there is an incredible variety of flora. Bwindi is the Bird watchers haven! It holds 348 species of birds and supports 24 of 26 Albertine Rift Endemics that occur in Uganda; and seven red data book species. Once continuous with the forests of the Virunga Volcanoes (Dian Fossey’s stomping ground), Bwindi is now an ecological island, surrounded by cultivation on the rich volcanic soils.

*Accommodations:
– Chameleon Hill Lodge
– Gorilla Mist camp
*Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
*Travel Time: 6 hrs

Day 5: Gorilla trekking

After an early breakfast and briefing from the guides, set off for the mountains gorilla tracking inside the Bwindi forest. You need to carry drinking water, rain jacket and jungle boots while the rangers will provide you with a walking stick. Gorilla tracking is one of the unique activities you will enjoy while photographing and observing the gorillas. After tracking, come back to the lodge and relax.

*Accommodations:
– Chameleon Hill Lodge
– Gorilla Mist camp
*Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
*Trekking Time: Unpredictable

Day 6: Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe
After breakfast, we will transfer to Entebbe Airport for your flight back home.

*Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch
* Drive Time: 9-11 hrs
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Price includes;
• Ground transportation and Fuel
• Full time safari guide
• Park entrance fees
• Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
• Boat trip
• Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale
• All game drives
• Activities included above
• But it excludes; Gorilla permit, Flights, Visa fees, Airport taxes, Items of personal nature like Laundry, bar bills, Beverages, tipping and any extra expenses not included above.