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    $3990 p/p in USD
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  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zimbabwe
Destinations

Destinations

Uganda,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Luxury, Luxury+, Mid Range

Tour Overview

See two of Uganda’s finest national parks on this safari; Queen Elizabeth National Park with its wide ranging wildlife including lion and many bird species and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, famous for its gorilla tracking, where its an incredible experience to track, find and spend time with these magnificent primates.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Gorilla Safari, Guided Safari, Primate Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth
  • Wildlife:
    elephant, kob, chimpanzees
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Walking Safari, Trekking
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Entebbe or Kampala

Highlights

Uganda is a land of contrasts. In half a day you can drive from mist-shrouded volcanic mountains to hot hazy savannah, dappled with wildlife.  Serene undulating hills of tea plantations, lush but ordered, give way to tangled jungle and rainforest with the musical accompaniment of chaotic, cacophonous birdlife.

Uganda is alive with these contrasts: The tiniest sunbirds, iridescent in the morning light, the massive lumbering yet silent elephant, disappearing like a vapor behind the trees, the chimpanzees crashing about the forest canopy, the lugubrious gorilla, chewing thoughtfully in the bamboo thicket. There’s the Nile, twisting its way north like a shimmering ribbon, through arid semi-desert scattered about with rocky kopjes. Snow capped peaks, tropical, sandy, freshwater beaches, and smiling faces everywhere. It’s all here, a feast for all the senses.

Note:

Safari classes are classified according to accommodation type. Budget is a simple camping sight with basic facilities and in most cases tents for camping. Medium is banda or cottage accomodation. Luxury consists of travel in high end comfortable safari vehicle, usually a Land Cruiser, five star accommodation with a swimming pool, no less than three course meals.

RATES – PER PERSON USD

Medium standard from USD 3,990 per person sharing, based on 2-4 travelling

Luxury from USD 5,625 per person sharing, based on 2-4 travelling

What's Included

  • Full board accommodation as per itinerary
  • All meals
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle plus fuel
  • Park entrance fees
  • Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide
  • Bottled water, coffee and tea while on safari
  • Park guide fee
  • Gorilla permits
  • Boat trip, game drive, nature walks and other activities as per itinerary
  • Government taxes/levies

What's Excluded

  • Flights
  • Bar Bills
  • Phone calls
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Laundry
  • Tipping
  • Porters fee

Disclaimer

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

Day by Day Overview

Arrive in Entebbe or Kampala. You will be given an orientation and get ready for the safari.

After breakfast your safari guide will meet you and you depart by road to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive will take approximately 7-8 hrs depending on interests along the way. We will stop at the equator for pictures and then continue to Mbarara for lunch. Queen Elizabeth National Park covers 1,978 sq km and lies north and south of the equator in south western Uganda. The park has a wide range of vegetation, from open savannah and rainforest to dense papyrus swamps, brooding crater lakes to the vast Lake Edward.

Overnight at our choice of accommodation (luxury/high end/medium class)

This morning starts with a game drive to the Kasenyi Area to look for lion prides and other wildlife. Uganda kobs mate around this area which gives you a chance to see their breeding behaviors. Many animals will cross your paths: elephants, antelopes and with a bit of luck lions or hyenas. Head back to the lodge for lunch and later in the afternoon embark one of the boats for a boat trip. This will allow you to experience wildlife up close where hippos huff and spray mere feet away, buffalo linger in the shallows and a tremendous variety of birds grace the grasses on the river’s edge. Amongst those you will see are the malachite and pied kingfishers, great white and pink-backed pelicans and the open-billed stork. With some luck you will even spot elephants on the river banks coming for a drink and a bath. We return to the lodge for dinner. Spend the early evening at the lodge, enjoy the pool which is overlooking the Kazinga Channel and observe animals from the pool deck.

Overnight at our choice of accommodation (luxury/high end/medium class)

After a hearty breakfast, we will exit the park at around 10:00 am and depart by road to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, situated in south western Uganda. a drive of approximately 3 hours. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest comprises 331 sq km of jungle containing both montane and lowland forest only accessible on foot. it has 120 species of mammals, the most famous being the mountain gorilla. There are hiking trails where you can see a variety of birds and primates. Bwindi also provides refugee to elephants, chimpanzee, monkeys and various small antelopes.

Overnight at  your choice of accommodation

This morning starts with tracking the mountain gorillas, which takes 2-8 hours depending on the location of the group. The adventure requires a reasonable level of fitness since the forest comprises of dense tangled vegetation draped over the mountainous landscape of deeply fissured valleys and steep ridges. Afterwards head back to the lodge/hotel for lunch and later in the afternoon take a community walk which provides an insight into the lives of Bakiga and Batwa (pygmy) people living beside the forest. Bwindi hills are inhabited by Bakiga, hard working farmers who have created the regions emblematic landscape of steeply terraced hills. Batwa pygyms inhabit the margins of Bwindi and Mgahinga forests and offer exciting tours to glimpse life through their eyes. We return to the lodge/hotel  for dinner.

OR

If you are tired from the morning adventure you can spend the afternoon at the lodge/hotel. Relax by the swimming pool if there is one and enjoythe beautiful scenary. Later on have dinner at the lodge/hotel.

Overnight at our choice of accommodation (luxury/high end/medium class)

After breakfast, we will exit the park and depart by road to Entebbe (or Kampala) for a late evening flight.

Optional extra USD 150 per person for an extra night if your flight is the next day.

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