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Umoja Motherland Tours

  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zimbabwe

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Destinations

Destinations

Uganda,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget

Tour Overview

From its source in Lake Victoria, the River Nile crosses the Rift Valley to give Uganda a dazzling range of unique habitats. Its wild beauty, natural wonders and biodiversity have impressed generations of travellers. Visitors return for Uganda’s welcoming people and temperate climate as well as its most coveted natural attractions, the endangered mountain gorilla, chimpanzees and over 1,000 species of birds. A comparatively small country, Uganda has won many accolades including Lonely Planet number one destination to visit in 2012.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Gorilla Safari, Trekking Safari
  • You will visit:
    Bwindi
  • Activities:
    Trekking
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Entebbee

Summary

  • Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport and transfer to hotel
  • Day 2: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day 3: Gorilla Tracking
  • Day 4: Drive from Bwindi to Kampala for your depature

Rates – Per Person USD

From USD 1,991 per person – 2 pax

From USD 1,654 per person – 4 pax

From USD 1,541 per person – 6 pax

Single room suppliment USD 180

What's Included

  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transfer vehicle/fuel/driver
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • Batwa pygmies
  • Entrance fees to the national parks
  • Free mineral water in the vehicle during the tour
  • AMREF emergency evacuation insurance
  • Taxes

What's Excluded

  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Drinks / alcoholic drinks
  • Additional meals
  • Tips and items of personal nature / souvenirs
  • Activities not part of the described program
  • International travel insurance

Disclaimer

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

Day by Day Overview

After arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by our representative after passing through immigration. The guide will then drive you to your hotel, to rest and prepare for your morning flight.

Accommodation: Karibu Guest house – Meal plan (BB)
Activities Included: Transfer to hotel

Wake up early morning and have breakfast then your guide will drive you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. En route you will have a lunch break at the Equator and also try out the Equator experiment.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site and one of the richest biological and botanical regions in the world. The forest covers an area of 331 km² at the south-western edge of the western Rift Valley. Bwindi’s most-revered species are the approximately 350 wild Mountain Gorillas that make up just over half of the world population of these gentle apes. Bwindi bird watching is highly recommended by the African Bird Club.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Camp – Meal plan (B,L,D)
Activities Included: Transfer to Bwindi, Equator

You will be up early on the morning of your Gorilla Tracking for a good breakfast in preparation for the day’s physical activity. You will report for registration at the Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger station by 8.00 am. After a briefing by the rangers, your gorilla trek will start. It usually takes between three and six hours so a reasonable degree of fitness is required, as well as a strong pair of walking boots or shoes.

The rangers will guide you through the village gardens and into the jungle-like forest. They will escort you through the sometimes thick bush, occasionally hacking the dense undergrowth with a machete as you search to locate the gorillas. The mountain gorillas are under 24 hour monitoring for their own safety, so you’re almost guaranteed to see them. The rangers monitor each gorilla family by keeping in close radio contact.

In part due to gorilla tourism, the population of gorillas is slowly increasing but the species remains critically endangered. Gorillas and humans share almost identical genetic material and their health must not be compromised by coming into contact with human diseases (via our food for example). To reduce transmission of disease from humans to gorillas, you will also be advised to keep a distance of 7 metres from the gorillas.

Once you have located the gorilla family, you will be asked to leave all your belongings to one side and approach the gentle giants, just with your camera. The guides will interpret the animals’ behaviour and advice on what you are watching. Females and their young, young males and even a dominant Silverback may be seen: feeding, playing, interacting with each other, or just sleeping! You will never forget your encounter with the gorillas. They will be quite curious to see you too! You are allowed exactly one hour with the gorillas before returning to base. After the tracking, if time permits, you will visit the Batwa. The Batwa ‘pygmy’ tribe are the original inhabitants of the forest. Enjoy the ‘Batwa Experience’ and learn how this unique culture lived and hunted in the forest. You may even have a chance to try their bow and arrow.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Camp – Meal plan (B,L,D)
Activities Included: Gorilla trek

After breakfast, your driver will drive you from Bwindi to Entebbe. This is a long journey and when you reach Entebbe you transfer to the airport in time for your outbound flight.

Accommodation: Onward journey
Activities Included: Transfer to Entebbe

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