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Panorama of Uganda - Safari Tour
Day 1 — Entebbe
On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred for overnight in BB to the hotel, at Cassia Lodge – Hotel Le Bougainviller. BB
Day 2 – Murchison Falls National Park
After breakfast your adventure begins by driving northwest towards Masindi and Murchison Falls National Park, thelargest national park in Uganda, which offers beautiful sceneries of grassland acacia savannah in the north and tropical forests in the south.
You will stop for a nature walk at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, the breeding project which saw the rebirth of the endangered white and black rhinos. You can see them closely while walking freely in the reserve. Lunch. Proceed to the national park; you reach the river Nile where the beautifulMurchisonFallscreate a narrow canyon of thunderous water. You will have a view from the top of the falls. Check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight, Full Board
Note: Today transfer is about 6 hours drive, part of it through dirt road within the park.
Day 3 – Murchison Falls National Park
After breakfast you will embark on an early morning game drive, explore the savannah in the delta of the Nile on Lake Albert, Northern bank. As you view and take memorable photographs of the animals in the wild, you might find elephants, lions, buffalos, giraffes, waterbucks, bushbucks, spotted hyenas and, very rarely, the leopards. Drive back to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, you take the boat safari along the river Nile to the base of the magnificent Murchison Falls. The concentration of wildlife in the bank of the river Nile is amazing, including hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird’s species, like African eagles, pelicans, kingfisher, Egyptian geese and much more. Dinner and overnight. Full Board
Day 4 – Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo Forest — Hoima
Early morning after breakfast you drive to Budongo Forest, in Kaniyo-Pabidi, for the tropical forest trekking. This is the natural habitat of the chimpanzees and other primates such as black and white colobus monkey, red-tailed monkey, blue monkey, vervet monkey and baboons. Lunch. In the afternoon, we offer the opportunity to experience the local culture through a guided village walk organized by the eco tourist association Boomu Women Group. Dinner and overnight in Hoima, Kontiki Hotel. Full Board
Day 5 — Hoima to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, you leave Hoima heading southwest along the Lake Albert and Rift Valley escarpment, with a breathtaking panoramic scenery as you drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Lunch. The road follows along the Rwenzori mountain range to Kasese town. As you enter the park, you have an evening game drive. Dinner and overnight. Full Board
Note: Today transfer is about 7 / 8 hours drive, through dirt road and the conditions are variable according to the rains.
Day 6 – Queen Elizabeth National Park
In the early morning, take a game drive along the tracks of the national park, in the Northern sectors and towards Lake Georgeand Kasenyi village. You might see lions, elephants, buffaloes, spotted hyenas, waterbucks, Ugandan kobs, perhaps the leopard which is a rare sight. Queen Elizabeth holds unique landscapes and views of crater lakes and the Albertine Rift Valley, which make this area special and unforgettable. Lunch from the lodge. In the afternoon, take the most exciting safari by boat from Mweya peninsula along Kazinga channel, one of the most popular sites in Uganda for its concentration of wildlife, bird’s life and opportunities for good photographs. Moreover, you will see plenty of hippos, buffaloes and elephants drinking from the channel. In the evening you go for another short game drive and try out your luck. Return at lush to your lodge for dinner and overnight. Full Board
Day 7 – Ishasha — Bwindi Forest National Park
After breakfast, leave the Northern sector of Queen Elizabeth and head southwards, where you find the rain tropical forests which are the natural habitat for the endangered mountain gorillas. Pass through the Ishasha sector, the southern region of Queen Elizabeth NP. Take a game drive in search for the “tree climbing lions” which are seen during the hot hours of the day, as they lie resting on top of Figs trees. See also herds of buffaloes, elephants, topi antelopes and more. Lunch en route. Reach Bwindi National Park or Kisoro by evening for dinner and overnight. Full Board
Note: Today's transfer can be very long up to 9 hours and depends on roads conditions and place of allocation of gorilla permits. The choice of the area of the gorilla safari depends on the availability of permits.
Day 8 — Mountain gorilla safari
In the morning you enter the rain tropical forest of Bwindi for the gorilla safari. The activity starts at 8am and you will follow the ranger guides in a group of maximum 8 people as you search for the habituated family of mountain gorillas, which was allocated according to the permits. The Bwindi forest in Uganda has a population of about 370 gorillas, which is half the world population according to 2007 gorilla population surveys. The time you will spend to encounter the gorillas is not predictable. You have one hour for observing the primates and their behaviors, while taking photographs. Ensure you take the packed lunch and water with you in the bag (for this you might need the support of available porters).
Dinner and overnight. Full Board
Day 9 – Kampala
After breakfast, proceed back to Kampala, with stop over for lunch at the Igongo Cultural Museum in Mbarara. Stop over at the Equator and the local handicraft markets. Dinner and overnight in Kampala. Full Board
Note: Today's transfer takes about 8/ 9 hours drive, through tarmac road.
Reserved to Kampala city tour and late transfer to Entebbe International Airport. BB
- Airport transfers
- Full board accommodation excluding drinks
- Ground transportation by 4x4 tourist Land Cruiser
- English speaking Driver/Guide
- Gorilla permits at 500 USD each and chimpanzee permits
- Entrance fees, taxes
- Water on board
- Air ticket
- Personal tourist insurance
- Entrance visas to Uganda 50 USD directly from Entebbe Int. Airport
- Optional activities and changes to the program
- Drinks and tips.
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|Accomodation type: Economy - 2 people sharing (price per person)||1-1||3177 $||Book now|
|Accomodation type: Economy - 4 people sharing (price per person)||1-1||2589 $||Book now|
|Accomodation type: Economy - 6 people sharing (price per person)||1-1||2471 $||Book now|
|Accomodation type: Comfort - 2 people sharing (price per person)||1-1||3648 $||Book now|
|Accomodation type: Comfort - 4 people sharing (price per person)||1-1||3095 $||Book now|
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- Press Book now, select dates and options
- Pay by credit card or PayPal
- Receive guide confirmation and voucher
The offer has to be booked at least 40 days in advance. Canceling and confirmation policy
Cancellation & modification
- Gorilla and chimpanzee permits are not refundable
- Before 60 days from departure, full refund, deducting not refundable fees;
- Between 30 and 59 days prior departure: refund 70 % of the total amount
- Between 15 and 29 days prior departure: refund 40% of the total amount
- Less than 15 days no refund given. The same apply to any program already started.
15. D.J. reserves the right to cancel and/or alter any aspect of the tour package, any routes and/or the itinerary relating to the tour package, should it, in D.J.'s sole and absolute discretion, be prudent and/or appropriate to do so. The Client and/or the members of the tour group shall have no claim for any refund, loss, damage or expenses (all of whatsoever nature) arising out of the cancellation and/or alteration of any aspect of the tour package, any routes and/or the itinerary as aforesaid.