** GUARANTEED DEPARTURES: **
11 July 2015
22 August 2015
19 September 2015
From USD $2155 per person
including 1 gorilla and chimp permit per person!
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at Entebbe Airport where you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at Karibu Guesthouse (B&B).
Upgrade option: The Boma
** Note: the airport pick up will be arranged by your guesthouse. **
Day 2: Entebbe – Lake Mburo National Park
After breakfast we will head southwest to Lake Mburo National Park. On our way we will pass the Ugandan Equator where you can take pictures and shop for a souvenir. From here we continue to Igongo Cultural Centre where we also will have 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.
In the afternoon we enter Lake Mburo National Park. Check in at your accommodation located on the top of a hill and enjoy the wonderful views. In the late afternoon we will go on a game drive to get a closer look at the wildlife that surrounds us. Dinner and overnight at Rwaboko Rock. (B-L-D)
Upgrade option: Mihingo Lodge
Day 3: Lake Mburo National Park – Bwindi National Park
Wake up in the morning to the sounds of the African bush! Early in the morning we will join a guided safari walk to explore the park on foot. After a delicious breakfast we will calmly depart the protected area and drive to Bwindi National Park, home of the endangered mountain gorillas. Dinner and overnight at Silverback Lodge. (B-L-D)
Upgrade option: Mahogany Springs
Day 4: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Forest
The highlight of your safari: a meeting with the gentle giants of Bwindi! Especially hikers will love the tracking in the beautiful ecosystem of the park. Expect to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. But it will definitely be worthwhile as you observe them closely while they eat, play and rest. A unique and unforgettable experience!
Those who prefer not to participate in the gorilla tracking can go for a guided forest walk or explore the surroundings with the Buhoma Village Walk. Dinner and overnight at Silverback Lodge. (B-L-D)
Day 5: Bwindi National Park – Kibale National Park
After an early breakfast we head to another tropical rainforest. 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. Enjoy a picnic lunch before we proceed towards the foothills of the “Mountains of the Moon” and finally reach Kibale Forest National Park, for an overnight in the middle of the African jungle. Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge Kibale cottages. (B-L-D)
Upgrade option: Primate Lodge Kibale superior safari tents
Day 6: Kibale Forest & Bigodi Village
Today the forest opens its doors for a sensational chimp tracking. Kibale Forest is reputable of having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzee, red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus monkey and many others.
After a hearty lunch 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. Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge Kibale cottages. (B-L-D)
Day 7: Kibale Forest National Park – Entebbe
Time to say goodbye to the Pearl of Africa! After breakfast we calmly back towards the capital city with lunch en route. Look out for the black-and-white colobus monkeys which are hiding along the road. From Kampala we continue to Entebbe where you will be dropped at the International Airport in time for your flight. (B-L)
Travel tip: Book a day room at The Boma in Entebbe to freshen up and relax (available until 21.00 hr), before you are being transferred to Entebbe International Airport for your return flight!
Tour package price: From US $2155 per person (min. 4 people) – including 1 gorilla permit and 1 chimp permit!
Please contact our Tour Consultants for the detailed price information!
Departure dates 2015:
- 26 January2015
- 21 February 2015
- 9 May 2015 *
- 10 June 2015
- 11 July 2015 – GUARANTEED DEPARTURE!
- 25 July 2015
- 8 August 2015
- 22 August 2015 – GUARANTEED DEPARTURE!
- 19 September 2015 – GUARANTEED DEPARTURE!
- 3 October 2015
- 5 November 2015 *
- 16 December 2015
* Low season
Included in the price:
- Airport transfers to/from Entebbe Airport
- Ground transport per 4WD safari vehicle
- English speaking driver/guide
- Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary, based on double room
- Meals as specified (B=breakfast / L=lunch / D=dinner)
- Mineral water in the safari vehicle
- Park entrance fees and ranger fees
- Permit for chimp tracking in Kibale Forest National Park
- All mentioned activities except for the optional ones
- Welcome package including detailed map of Uganda
- AMREF Flying Doctor Insurance
- VAT for hotels and lodges outside Kampala
Not included in the price:
- International flight
- Visa (USD $100 per person)
- Gorilla permit
- Optional activities – forest walk in Bwindi
- Meals and drinks not mentioned
- Items of personal nature
- Tips & laundry service
- Christmas supplement
Terms and conditions apply.