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10 Days Uganda Highlights (Gorillas & Chimps) wildlife Safari

Included in this package

 

* Guides
* Safaris and launch trips
* Transport
* Park entrance
* Accommodations and or Camping
* Rangers in the parks
* Tent with mattresses
* Bottled Drinking water
* Chimp walk in Kibale Forest( Where mentioned in the package)
* Bigodi swamp walk( if mentioned in the package)
* All game drives
* Launch trip on the Nile to the Falls( Where mentioned in the package)
* Chimp walk in Budongo Forest(Where mentioned in the package)
* Launch trip on Kazinga Channel
* Full board on the luxury trip

Not included in the price for  most of our safari packages:
* Gorilla permit
* Food (around 150$ total) if not offered in the package
* Beverages like alcohole
* Visa (Uganda/Rwanda)
* If camping bring your sleeping bag

Gorilla Permits:
contact us for the current   Gorilla permt(s) prices , we assist our clients in booking and aquiring the permits

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10 Days Uganda Highlights (Gorillas & Chimps) wildlife Safari

$3,120.00 excl. VAT

Included in this package

 

* Guides
* Safaris and launch trips
* Transport
* Park entrance
* Accommodations and or Camping
* Rangers in the parks
* Tent with mattresses
* Bottled Drinking water
* Chimp walk in Kibale Forest( Where mentioned in the package)
* Bigodi swamp walk( if mentioned in the package)
* All game drives
* Launch trip on the Nile to the Falls( Where mentioned in the package)
* Chimp walk in Budongo Forest(Where mentioned in the package)
* Launch trip on Kazinga Channel
* Full board on the luxury trip

Not included in the price for  most of our safari packages:
* Gorilla permit
* Food (around 150$ total) if not offered in the package
* Beverages like alcohole
* Visa (Uganda/Rwanda)
* If camping bring your sleeping bag

Gorilla Permits:
contact us for the current   Gorilla permt(s) prices , we assist our clients in booking and aquiring the permits


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The price for respective groups will cost as quoted in the table below

Particulars

2 pax 

4 pax

6 pax 

8 pax 

Luxury

US $3120

US$ 3110

US$ 3009

US$ 2890

Midrange

US$ 3000

US$ 2860

US$ 2700

US$ 2560

Budget 

US$ 2890

US$ 2740

US$ 2530

US$ 2410

 

Detailed Itinerary

 

Day 1

To Murchison Falls National Park
Early in the morning we will depart to Murchison Falls. Via Masindi we drive for 90 kms through the park before we reach Paraa in the late afternoon. You will visit the top of the falls before you proceed to Paraa. Here we will stay and, with a cool drink and a fabulous view over the river Nile, the evening will come with all the noise of an African night. Driving time: ± 7,5 hours Accommodation: camping or simple Acholi huts Shower and toilets are shared Luxury Tour: Paraa Lodge or Nile Safari camp  

Day 2

Murchison Falls National Park

This day we have the impressive launch trip on the Nile to the Falls. Hippos, crocodiles, buffalo, elephants and many birds will be seen!!! For the game drive we have to cross the Nile, special here are the lions and giraffes. Accommodation: camping or simple Acholi huts Shower and toilets are shared Luxury Tour: Paraa Lodge or Nile Safari camp  

Day 3

Kibale National Park

After breakfast on our way to Kibale Forest, in the afternoon we will arrive at a crater lake where we will stay at Chimpanzee guesthouse in the rooms or camping. This perfect spot is famous for its frogs; at night they will give a beautiful concert. Some times we also stay in Kibale Forest, sleeping with the noises of the tropical rainforest. Driving time: ± 3,5 hours Accommodation: camping or simple huts Shower and toilets are shared Luxury Tour: Mantana or Ndali Lodge  

Day 4

Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary
UgandaAt 08.00 we will start with the 4 hours chimp walk. Also 10 other primates can be seen!!! The park is also known for all of its butterflies and birds. In the afternoon is a walk through Bigodi Swamp (community based project). Accommodation: camping or simple huts Shower and toilets are shared Luxury Tour: Mantana or Ndali Lodge  

Day 5

To Queen Elizabeth National Park

Early morning departure for Queen Elizabeth. Via Fort Portal we reach at midday Mweya in Queen Elizabeth NP with a stunningly beautiful view over Kazinga Channel. In the late afternoon we will make a game drive. Driving time: ± 3,5 hours Accommodation: camping or simple rooms in hostel Shower and toilets are shared Luxury Tour: Mweya Lodge or Jacana Lodge  

Day 6

In Queen Elizabeth National Park
This day is for a game drive on the plains of Queen Elizabeth with thousands of Ugandan kobs, lions, elephants etc. Also on the program is a two-hour launch trip on the Kazinga channel where we will see all the animals from the waterside. In the evening is a game drive at the mating grounds of the Uganda Kobs. Back at Mweya peninsula, seated with a great view of this park, this day comes to an end. Accommodation: camping or simple rooms in hostel Shower and toilets are shared Luxury Tour: Mweya Lodge or Jacana Lodge

 Day 7

 To Kisoro
Early morning start (7 AM) for a long drive to Kabale for lunch. From here the bad road takes us through a beautiful landscape called the «Switzerland of Africa». We pass mountains, hills and lakes with cultivated terraces, tropical rainforest and bamboo forest. On the last hill, the landscape unfolds beneath us in the vast plane of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo with the Virunga volcanoes dominating the view. Downhill is Kisoro where we will stay. Just outside Kisoro, this unique hotel offers a cozy stay for tourists who come to see the endangered mountain gorilla. The hotel, built in a somewhat colonial style, has a comfortable ambiance. In the sixties the famous American ‘gorilla-woman’ Dian Fossey visited Hotel Travellers Rest many, many times to do paperwork, to relax or to meet people. Fossey said about the hotel: «It was my second home.» Driving time: ± 9 hours Accommodation: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro Luxury Tour: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro in a suite room  

Day 8

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Gorilla Tracking

The day of Gorilla tracking (it can also be on Day 9 depending on the availability of the permits). From Kisoro it is 1 hour by car to the Nkuringo group in South Bwindi and 35 minutes to Mgahinga. For clients who want to trek in Rwanda, you spend the night of Day 4 in Rwanda in Kinigi Guesthouse for simple accommodation, while luxury tour guests will stay in Gorilla Nest Lodge; after tracking on this day you will cross back to Kisoro, Uganda. Accommodation: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro Luxury Tour: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro in a Suite Room  

Day 9

In Kisoro
Travellers rest will be the home-base for the coming days in the South West of Uganda. Here everybody can do individual(or group) activities. With local organizations and the National Park we have developed a number of very interesting activities: 1. Gorilla Tracking in Nkuringo (1 day) (If tracking from Kisoro, it can also be on Day 12 or 13 depending on the availability of the permits) From Travellers Rest in Kisoro it is one hour by car to Nkuringo South of Bwindi and and 35 minutes to Mgahinga (it is closed now because the Gorillas crossed to Congo and not returned yet). 2. Gorilla tracking in Rwanda, if you are going for the 2nd Gorilla trek in Rwanda you will be staying a night there on Day 2 after trekking in Uganda. And after you will cross back to Kisoro (1 day). 3. Climbing Muhavura Volcano (± 8 hrs; distance 12km; height 4127m; elevation gain 1700m; price 30$ pp). 4. Climbing Gahinga Volcano (± 6 hrs; distance 8km; height 3474m; elevation gain 1100m; price 30$ pp). 5. Sabinyo Gorge (± 4 hrs; distance 6km, no elevation gain). 6. Climbing the Sabinyo volcano (Sabinyo has three peaks, you can climb all three in the same walk, you need to be fit!!! ± 8 hrs; distance 14 km; height 3669m, elevation gain 1300 m; price 30$ pp). 7. In Magahinga to the viewpoint and Garama Cave (pygmy cave) (± 4 hrs; distance 1 and 4 km). 8. Bird walk in Magahinga (start at 10 AM, it can take up to 4-5 PM). 9. Several bicycle rides on mountain bikes. From 25km to 50km. The hills can be steep and tough! 10. Cultural village walk (with a local guide walking through the land of the Bafumbira tribe). 11. Walk to Lake Mutanda. Visit Python island and go canoeing on this beautiful lake. 12. Or just sit and relax or read a book in the garden of Travellers Rest!!! Accommodation: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro Luxury Tour: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro in a suite Room  

Day 10

To Kampala
After breakfast, the last part of the journey will bring us back to Kampala. We will bring you to a guesthouse, campsite or hotel. If you continue your holiday somewhere else or back home; we bring you to Entebbe airport for your onwards flight. Driving time: ± 9 hours NB Tours are camping or simple accommodation! Luxury Tours have the best accommodation available. Note: This trip can also go to Bwindi and Rwanda (but for Rwanda the prices goes a bit high).  

About chimps

Like us, chimps are highly social animals, care for their offspring for years and can live to be over 50. In fact, chimpanzees are our closest cousins; we share about 98 percent of our genes.


In their habitat in the forests of central Africa, chimpanzees spend most of their days in the tree tops. When they do come down to earth, chimps usually travel on all fours, though they can walk on their legs like humans for as far as a mile. They use sticks to fish termites out of mounds and bunches of leaves to sop up drinking water. Chimpanzees are very intelligent great apes that are closely related to humans.

Chimps live in small, stable groups (called communities or unit groups) of about 40-60 chimps. They are an endangered species, since the forests they live in are cut down and used for farm land. 

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