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Saso Uganda Safaris

  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Rwanda
  • Uganda
Destinations

Destinations

Uganda,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Mid Range

Tour Overview

Journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to trek the elusive mountain gorilla, then Queen Elizabeth National Park to marvel at the bio-diversity of wildlife on game drives, watch the water animals and birds on a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and admire the amazing volcanic features that make this park magnificent. In Bwindi Impenetrable Forest you will also have the opportuinity to interact with the former forest people, the Batwa, who will mesmerize you with stories about their former life as gathers, hunters, warriors, blacksmiths and herbalists.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Gorilla Safari, Guided Safari, Trekking Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Trekking, Boat Cruise
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Kigali, end in Kampala or Entebbe Airport

Highlights

  • Equator experience
  • Mountain Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
  • Game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga channel
  • Meet the Batwa people of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Requirements

  • A visa – you can apply for the visa online or very easily get one at the point of entry into the country (airport)
  • Gorilla trekking permit – You can apply and secure these on line but experience has shown that it is better coordinated when you send money to the tour firm to handle it for you at no extra cost to the standard fee (USD 600)
  • Travel & Health Insurance – this should be arranged by you in your home country before you travel
  • A good level of physical fitness

Rates – Per Person USD

From USD 1,978 per person

What's Included

  • Full board accommodation as per the itinerary
  • 4WD safari vehicle with popup roof
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Insurance
  • Game drives
  • Boat launch
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Services of an English Speaking driver/guide
  • Pick up and return airport transfers

What's Excluded

  • International flights
  • Other drinks
  • Laundry
  • Tips to local guides
  • Telephone expenses
  • Porter fees while gorilla trekking

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Saso Uganda Safaris
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Saso Uganda Safaris‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

You will be picked up by our safari guide from your hotel and cross to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. Dinner and overnight will be at your lodge of booking.

Budget: Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp/Broadbill Lodge/Traveler’s Rest Camp
Midrange: Gorilla Mist /Rushaga Gorilla Camp/Lake Mutanda Resort.
Luxury: Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Spring Lodge/Gorilla safari Lodge.

Meal Plan: Full Board Basis

You will have an early morning breakfast and then head to the park headquarters at 7:00am to join other trackers for a briefing about the gorilla trekking rules. Thereafter you will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the gorillas, which can take you 2-8 hours. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access by tourists. Once sighted, you will spend one hour with the gorillas observing at close range as they feed, communicate, play and bond with their young.

The experience is awesomely humbling and one that will leave you with memories of a lifetime. You will return to your lodge for lunch and, if not exhausted, set off for a guided walking safari around the lodge. Alternatively, you will be taken to interact with the local communities, the Batwa, to learn about their interesting forest-based activities, traditions and lifestyles. Dinner and overnight will be at your lodge of booking.

Budget: Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp/Broadbill Lodge/Traveler’s Rest Camp
Midrange: Gorilla Mist /Rushaga Gorilla Camp/Lake Mutanda Resort.
Luxury: Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Spring Lodge/Gorilla safari Lodge.
Meal plan: Full Board Basis

After breakfast you will drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park through the beautiful scenery of this part of the country, characterized by gigantic hills and steep valleys of volcanic origin covered with lush vegetation dotted with gardens and homesteads. You will arrive in Queen Elizabeth National Park through the southern part of the park (Ishasha sector) renowned for its tree climbing lions which if you are lucky, will be seen hanging on fig tree branches to cool off. You will have lunch at one of the lodges before continuing to the centre of the park for an afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga Channelto enjoy, at close range, the profusion of water animals and birds. Later in the evening, you will go for an evening game drive where you will expect to see buffaloes, lions, elephants and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge of your booking.

Budget facility: Bush Lodge in non Self-contained tents
Midrange: Ihamba Lodge/Bush Lodge in Band’s /Kasenyi safari CampCamp/Twin Lakes Lodge.

Luxury: Kyambura Game Lodge/Katara Lodge/Mwaye safari Lodge.
Meal Plan: Full Board Basis

You will wake up early and go for an early morning game drive. The park’s diverse ecosystem of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife including buffalo, lion, elephants and more. Afterwards return to the lodge for a late breakfast and transfer to Kampala, arriving late in the afternoon.

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