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Uganda Primates Safari [09 Nights/08 Days]
A time to realize that we were lucky to be made human, because some wonders in nature are really incredible. This trip brings out a reflection which sticks with you for the rest of your life – these primates actually see and learn a lot from us. Their level of intelligence in the wild is a quite a surprise.
Obtain Uganda Visa Online - Applications can be filled at: visas.immigration.go.ug Travel to Uganda and within Uganda is much easier. Uganda & Rwanda jointly offer Mountain Gorillas, besides Chimpanzee, Baboons, amongst other primates. Major circuit roads connecting to these primates’ habitats are paved.
Gorilla Permit in Uganda is: USD: 700.00 PER PERSON! No Low Season [April, May and November] incentive discounts anymore. Rwanda Gorilla Permit is: USD: 1500.00 PER PERSON! We shall always update our clients, once any price changes are announced. In both countries – Uganda or Rwanda – children under the age of 15 years are NOT allowed to trek gorillas or chimps.
Uganda Primates Safari [09 Nights/08 Days]
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KIBAALE N. PARK - QUEEN ELIZABETH N. PARK - BWINDI NATIONAL PARK – LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK [BY ROAD] .
Day 01: Arrival at Entebbe (EBB)
Afternoon or night arrival at Entebbe, and transfer to Best Western Hotel - Entebbe. If afternoon or early evening arrival, then dinner is included. If late night arrival, then obviously no dinner. Overnight: Best Western Hotel, Entebbe - BB.
Day 02: Entebbe – Kibale Forest National Park
Wake up at 06h00. Bags out and breakfast at 06h45. Start at 07h30 and drive south towards Kibale Forest N. Park. Lunch will be served at Fort Portal Garden Restaurant in Fort Portal Town. Afternoon continuation toward Kibale N. Park for overnight at Ndali Lodge, or similar.
Day 03: Explore Kibale Forest National Park
Morning - Go tracking the noisy chimps and other primates crashing around through the high canopy of the forest. Lunch at Primate Lodge. In the afternoon, we head for a guided walk in the Bogodi Swamp. After Bigodi Swamp Walk we return to Ndali Lodge outside Kibaale Forest. Dinner and Overnight: Ndali Lodge, or similar.
Day 04: Kibale Forest - Queen Elizabeth N. Park
Wake up for early check out & breakfast. From 08h00 - start morning drive via short-cut to Queen Elizabeth. Visit Katwe Salt Works to see where Uganda’s Table salt is mined, before check-in and lunch at Mweya Safari Lodge. A brief siesta before heading out on an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight: Mweya Safari Lodge – [Classic Tents]..
Day 05: Explore Q. Elizabeth N. Park
After early breakfast at the lodge, we head out for a full morning game drive returning to our lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, we enjoy a Sunset Boat Trip – [Departure at 1600 Hours] on UWA’s (Uganda Wildlife Authority) new 30-seater boat - on the Kazinga Channel to reveal more of the water birds and animals this park offers. Dinner and overnight: Mweya Safari Lodge - [Classic Tents].
Day 06: Qn. Elizabeth N. Park – Bwindi Forest N. Park
We delay departure from Queen Elizabeth N. Park doing another game drive in the park till mid-morning. There washrooms at the park exit point on our way to Ishasha – a section of Queen Elizabeth Park – famous for tree-climbing lions. Lunch at Ishasha Jungle Lodge on the edge of Ishasha Park Area. Afterwards, we continue drive to Buhoma- Bwindi to arrive in the evening in time for a shower before dinner. Dinner and overnight: Engagi Lodge, or similar.
Day 07: Explore Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
With picnic lunch boxes provided by your lodge depart for early morning gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – returning later to the park headquarters to pick up trekking certificates, and head back to our lodge. Evening may be spent at leisure, or enjoy a walk of Buhoma Village to visit handicraft shops and view Bakiga Dances Entertainment by orphans and students of the village. Dinner and overnight: Engagi Lodge or similar.
Day 08: Bwindi Forest N. Park – L. Mburo N. Park
This morning we visit the Batwa – a Pigmy Tribe – originally from the Ituri Forest of the Congo – learn about their way of life – returning to our lodge in time for lunch. Afterward, we drive via Mbarara City to Lake Mburo National Park.
What is currently Lake Mburo National Park was first gazetted in 1933 as a controlled hunting area and later upgraded to a game reserve in 1963. The area was dominantly occupied by the Banyankore pastoralists (commonly known as Bahima) who continued to herd their cattle and other livestock in the reserve until it was granted a National park status in 1983. Arrive at our destination before sunset. Dinner and overnight: Mihingo Lodge.
Day 09: Lake Mburo N. Park - Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort – Overnight Stay, or – Onward Flight Connect
Breakfast at our lodge, Drive into Lake Mburo N. Park for a full morning game drive – returning to Mihingo Lodge for lunch. Afterward departure for Best Western Hotel – Entebbe for our Farewell Dinner, and subsequent transfer to Entebbe International Airport for your home bound or onward flight connection.
NOTES: Gorilla & Chimp Permit charges are subject to change anytime. Client shall be supposed to pay the going rate for the time of your gorilla, or chimp trekking.
- All meals and accommodation as per the itinerary.
- Game drives, and trekking as per itinerary.
- All ground transportation in 4x4 vehicle(s) with pop-up hatch.
- Airport transfers and porter age at all the hotels and lodges.
- All national parks and reserves entrance fees.
- Daily exploration and unique cultural discoveries.
- Boat trip on the Kazinga Channel in The Queen Elizabeth NP
- Current cost of Gorilla Permit USD: 700.00 per person.
- Current cost of Chimpanzee Permit USD: 200.00 per person
- Mineral water (up to 2 litres per person per day OUTSIDE lodge).
- NOTE: Lodge water inside lodge is chargeable by the lodge.
- All international air transportation.
- Visa fees - US$ 50.00 per person. Visas to be obtained online before arrival.
- NOTE: We shall provide link for visa application.
- Intl departure tax of US $20 per person, if not included in air-ticket.
- Tip for driver guide (budget from US $ 6.00 per person per day).
- Any other form of tip - (budget approx. US$ 5.00 per person per day).
- Any item (s) of personal nature i.e. tobacco, laundry, phone bills.
- Drinks of any nature such as lodge bottled water, beers, wines, etc.
- Any other item (s) not included on the above list.
- Any deviation (s) from the above itinerary.
- Any form of insurance. End of Quotation!