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July 27, 2018

3 Days with ALISA Cruise in Ha Long Bay

Written By Tung Do

ALISA Cruise with 21 Private Suite Ocean Views Cabins – Princess of the Ocean – Expect More Than A Cruise! From our beginnings as a single story over one year ago, ALISA CRUISE set out to be a different kind of other cruises. One that not only celebrated cruise with the rich services, but that also brought a feeling of connection among people. In every place that we’ve been and every place that we touch, 5-star ALISA CRUISE tried to make a better than ever! ALISA – named after as a princess, expressing the luxury, noble and exquisite!

TUN Travel offer best price guarantee and transfer you to Ha Long Bay.

DAY 1: HANOI – HALONG BAY – LANHA BAY ON ALISA CRUISE (L/D)
07:30 – 08:20    Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel within Hanoi Old Quarter Area.
08:30    Departure to Halong Bay for 3.5 Hours and on the way you can enjoy the landscape of the the Red River Delta country side
10:00    Stopover at Hai Duong province for refreshment about 20 – 30 minutes
12:00    Arrive to Tuan Chau harbor,  take break and welcome drink at Alisa Cruise Lounge before transfered to Alisa Cruise
12:15    Welcome to Alisa Cruise, enjoy welcome drink while our cruise manager give a brief introduction, safety guidelines bout Alisa Cruise. Check-in your cabin and  Start cruising and explore Halong Bay – one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.
12:30    Enjoy lunch with Vietnamese and International dishes served, while cruising in the magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.
13.30    After Lunch continues to cruising exploration in HALONG BAY  passing by Cua Van Floating Village, Tien Ong Cave, Trong Cave, Ho dong Tien, Luon cave
14:30    Arrival in Lan Ha Bay where you go kayaking on the bay in Tung Gau Area- The most beautiful area in Halong Bay with wild nature beauty.
15:00    Continued exploration the Lan Ha bay.
16:00    Visiting Halong Pearl Farm Village. Travelers will have chance to visit Floating Pearl Farm and see how local people produce the great pearls. This Pearl Farm Village was established in 1995 by a Japanese organization, after years run by Japanese experts, it was transferred for Vietnamese. Our guide will show you round the farm and the museum there and explained how the process is done. You will pass a floating raft where some kinds of oyster pearls are grown and transplanted such as South Sea pearl, Tahitian Black Pearl,…etc. After that you will see a processing room where workers transplanting oysters and understand some precious species of pearl. The last, you could see one of the workers here opening an alive oyster in front of your eyes to see pearl in side and then have look their achievement in the showroom!
17:30    Come back to our Alisa Cruise and relax by enjoying Sun Set party with Juices, Cocktails, Red Vine and fruits on Pararoma Roof Bar.
18:00- 18: 30    Join the cooking class guided directly by Chef of Alisa Cruise. You have chance to practice Vietnamese traditional dishes such as spring roll or famous cuisine of Vietnam.
19:30    Time for dinner enjoying special food on the cruise at Alisa Restaurant.
21:00    Evening entertainments: Relax at leisure; Beauty Spa Service; Enjoy night movie;  Play game on the cruise such as  cards game, chess, karaoke, squid fishing, and overnight on the Alisa Cruise

DAY 2: HALONG BAY – KAYAKING – CUA VAN FISHING VILLAGE – SUN SET PARTY (B/L/D)
06:30    Early morning sun risers can enjoy Tai Chi le session on the sundeck. Tai chi also called Tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements.,Coffee, tea and pastries for breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape.
07:00    Morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee and breakfast.
08:30 – 10:00    Transfer to Alisa Day Boat for Exploring Luon Cave where you can enjoy KAYAKING or rowing BAMBOO BOATS with local people or  by  yourself.
10:30    Continue cruising and passing through the Stone Dog Island. This Island is another fascinatingly shaped limestone rock in the bay.
11:30    Arriving Cua Van Fishing Village where you can doing kayaking around
12:30 – 13:30   Back to day boat and enjoy excellent lunch there
13:30 – 14:30: Cruising on boat to visiting Ho Dong Tien area
Keep cruising on the bay
14:30    •    16:30: Return to Alisa Cruise and relax on Sundeck and you can enjoy Sun Set Party with Juices, Cocktails, Red Vine and fruits…
16:30     Return to Alisa Cruise and relax on Sundeck and you can enjoy Sun Set Party with Juices, Cocktails, Red Vine and fruits.
17:30    Under the magnificent night sky, in magic atmosphere in Ha long Bay, Our luxury set-menu dinner is served with a variety of Vietnamese and Asian foods.
19:30    Come back to our Alisa Cruise and relax by enjoying Sun Set party with Juices, Cocktails, Red Vine and fruits on Pararoma Roof Bar.
18:00- 18: 30    Join the cooking class guided directly by Chef of Alisa Cruise. You have chance to practice Vietnamese traditional dishes such as spring roll or famous cuisine of Vietnam.
21:00    Evening activities include:
•    Join the squid fishing on boat with our crews. You can enjoy the squid cooked with assistance from our chef.
•    Leisure yourself with our happy-hour drinks at the bar.
22:00    Overnight on Alisa Cruise near Surprising Cave, the quietest sleeping area permitted by Halong Governmental  Authority.

DAY 3: ALISA CRUISE – HANOI (B/L)
06:30    Early morning sun rise to enjoy Tai Chi lesson on sundeck.
07:00    Morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee and  Enjoy breakfast.
08:30 -10:00    Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave ( Amazing Cave). Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes for cave visiting. Visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the most biggest cave in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the boat by tender. Proper shoes are highly recommended.
10: 00    Back to Alisa Cruise,Check-out and settle bills at reception
10:30    Enjoy the lunch on cruise
11:30-12:00    Alisa Cruise is landing Tuan Chau harbor, tourists say goodbye to sailors and finish the cruise.
12:30:     Get on  Air-con shuttle bus back Hanoi
14:30    Stopover in Hai Duong province to relax and visit a ceramics workshop.
16:00- 16:30     Arriving in Hanoi,  end your trip.
See you on the next trip.

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July 25, 2018

Dubai Canal Dinner Cruise

Written By Marcus Dayz

  • Cruise through the brand new Dubai Canal
  • See iconic buildings from the water
  • Experience the most serene marina in Dubai
  • Enjoy your meal onboard our Catamaran as we cruise the new Dubai Canal
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July 24, 2018

10% OFF

Written By Javier Rocafort

Enjoy a members only discount of 10%OFF on any of our food and wine tours in Barcelona!

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July 16, 2018

10 DAYS UGANDA BIRDING, RHINOS, CHIMPS AND GORILLAS SAFARI

Written By Richard Kabazzi

This safari tour intends to introduce you to Uganda’s finest forests; rare Rhinos, Chimps and Gorillas .It involves birding in the richly endowed forests of Mpanga, Budongo, Kibale and Bwindi not forgetting Mabamba swamp.

It also includes tracking the Rhinos at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, tracking the chimpanzees in Kibale forest and trekking the mighty mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.

Safari highlight,

  • Birding in Mabamba, Mpanga, Kibale, Bigodi swamp and Bwindi impenetrable forest
  • Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest
  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park

ITINERARY

Day 1: Travel from Entebbe, Birding in Mabamba swamp and Mpanga forest

The guide picks and drives you south west to Mpigi town and branch off to Mabamba ramsar site for birding and more specifically to search for the prehistoric shoebill. The distance to Mabamba takes about one and half hours.

Mabamba is an extensive marsh stretching through a long narrow bay, fringed with papyrus towards the western main body of Lake Victoria in Mpigi District. It has the status of unprotected area with bird categories, globally threatened species and Lake Victoria Basin biome species. This Important Bird Area (IBA) is one of the best marshy areas along the northern shores of Lake Victoria for bird watching: it is the closest place to Kampala.

While looking for the shoebill, boats are used to paddle through the channels of the swamp. Generally; it takes between two to three hours to locate the Shoebill. The shoebill is normally spotted while standing waiting to catch its prey such as frogs, lungfish and water snakes.

Other species of water birds like the African Jacanas, Yellow billed Ducks, White faced whistling ducks, Long toed Plovers, Village Weavers, Purple Swamphens, Northern brown throated weaver, Malachite king fisher, Grey headed gulls, Gull billed terns, White winged warbler, Papyrus Gonolek, African darter, Rufous bellied heron can be seen.

After conducting this memorable birding experience at Mabamba, proceed to Mpanga forest in search of forest birds such as Little Greenbul, Lesser Honey Guide, Grey headed Nigrita, White breasted Nigrita, Western black headed Oriole, White spotted Fluff tail, Red tailed Bristtlebill, Fire crested Alethe and so many different forest bird species.

These birds can be seen while feeding, perching, displaying, mating while others can be seen establishing their colonies.

Mpanga Forest is a small patch of natural equatorial rainforest covering about 453 hectares. It is found in Mawokota- Mpigi District about 37 kilometers southwest of Kampala and is conveniently located along the Kampala – Masaka highway.

Despite of its small size, it supports an impressive biodiversity for such a small forest. It has 500species of trees and shrubs, 300 species of birds, 97 butterflies, and 112 moths. Three species of monkeys can be seen in the forest such as Red-tailed monkey, Black-and-white colobus monkeys and Vervet monkeys. There are also a number of small mammals including Pottos, Pangolins and Bushabies. Spending a night in this forest therefore gives you an opportunity to spot these rare nocturnals.

Mpanga Forest is surrounded by a community of traditional drum makers who frequently and illegally enter the forest looking for the soft trees that are suitable for the drum making.

On the way back to Kampala, visit and encounter with the drum makers at Mpambire. The drum was/is a musical instrument used during the traditional functions for example traditional weddings, coronations among others especially in the central region of Uganda.

Day 2: Travel from Kampala to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary then Masindi town

Early morning after breakfast, transfer to Ziwa for Rhino tracking and birding. While on the way, enjoy the beautiful views of the varied landscapes and vegetation. Ziwa rhino sanctuary is the first sanctuary in Uganda with over 22 White Rhinos .It was founded in 2005 for the protection of the Rhinos and is the only place in Uganda where rhinos are tracked in the wild. The Rhino tracking exercise begins with the briefing from the specialized site ranger who then guides you through the sanctuary. This activity normally takes between 30minutes to an hour depending on where the rhinos are located in the sanctuary.

After rhino tracking, have lunch from Amuka lodge.

In the afternoon, go for birding in the sanctuary. Expected birds to be spotted from this sanctuary include, White –crested turaco, Bruce’s green pigeon, Thick billed cuckoo, and White winged tit and so many other different species of birds. On a lucky day, the shoe bill stork can be spotted.

Later on, proceed to Masindi for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Masindi Hotel

Day 3: Birding in Budongo forest

After breakfast, drive to Budongo forest- the largest forest in Uganda for birding expedition. Budongo forest found in Masindi is an ideal place for birding with lots of special species of birds which are also found in Congo. Spend the whole day in Budongo and the expected birds to be spotted from this forest include, Chocolate Backed kingfisher, Dwarf kingfisher, Shinning Blue kingfisher, Blue breasted kingfisher, Chestnut wattle Eye, Ituri Batis, Chestnut capped Warbler, Lemon bellied Crombec, White thighed Hornbill, Eremomela to mention but a few. Return to the lodge in the evening while birding.

Arrive late in the evening, have dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Accommodation at  Masindi Hotel

Day 4: Travel to Kibale forest National Park

Early morning, transfer to Kibale forest taking Hoima- Kagadi road. It is a 7 hours’ drive up to Kibale forest National Park. The whole day is generally spent on travel. However, there are occasional stop overs for beautiful views of the rift valley escarpments as well as farming plantations along the way. Have lunch enroute in Fort portal town.

Kibale Forest National Park is one of the most attractive national parks in Uganda with varied tracts of tropical rain forests and several animal species.

The park covers 795 km2 of rain forest, swamps, rivers and few areas of grassland. Forest cover, interspersed with patches of grassland and swamp, dominates the northern and central parts of the park on an elevated plateau.

It is home to more than 1,450 chimpanzees protected inside the park and in total, thirteen primate species. Children have to be 12 years and above to able to track the Chimpanzees, children below 12 years can only engage in an educative forest walk.

The park boasts of more than 375 species of birds which include Green-breasted pitta, White-naped pigeon, crowned eagle and many others.

Reach Kibale forest in the evening, check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation at Chimpanzee Guest house

Day 5: Birding and Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest national park

Early morning, go for briefing where the tracking guidelines are passed on by the specialized site guide/ranger. After briefing, walk into the forest with the specialized ranger and your guide in search of Kibale’s special- the Green breasted Pitta and chimp tracking. On a lucky day, you can see the pitta displaying.

Chimp tracking is an adventurous activity that is also part of this day. Chimpanzees are the most closest relatives to man with 98.7%DNA.

When chimps are located, you are allowed to spend a maximum of one hour within their vicinity and then after, exit the forest.

Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, head to Bigodi swamp for yet another amazing excursion. The expected birds of this activity include, Green Crombec, Little Greenbul, Tooro olive greenbul, Grey capped warbler, Western black headed oriole, White spotted fluff tail, Afep pigeon, White napped pigeon, Olive pigeon, Cassin’s grey flycatcher.

Also, apart from the chimpanzees, other primates that can be seen in Kibale forest national park include, Red colobus, Black and white colobus, Uganda Mangabey, olive baboon, Blue monkey, Vervet monkeys among others.

Accommodation at Chimpanzee Guest house

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest

Start the day by travelling to Bwindi forest by taking Kasese- Queen Elizabeth route through the Ishasha sector. This route consists of areas that are habitats to wildlife including the tree climbing lions which are likely to be seen as you drive through the Ishasha sector.

On your way, you can make occasional stopovers for some birding to enrich your birding list.

On arrival in Bwindi -Buhoma, check in at your accommodation for overnight stay and prepare for the next day’s activities of gorilla trekking and birding.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley has mist-covered hillsides that are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s gorilla population, including several habituated groups, which can be trekked.

This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes. There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.

Accommodation at Buhoma Haven lodge,

Day 7: Gorilla trekking and birding in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park

This day’s activities start very early in the morning. Start this day’s activity with briefing by the site ranger for gorilla trekking. After briefing, proceed through the dense bush to trek for these endangered animals. This wonderful and memorable activity can take between 2- 7 hours while searching in the jungle forest.

For conservation purposes, time allowed with the Gorillas after being located is one hour. This is an awesome and thrilling experience not worthy forgetting.

After trekking, return to your lodge and rest.

In the afternoon, go for birding in Bwindi forest in search of the Albertine rift endemics such as, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Black billed weaver, Short tailed warbler, Bar tailed trogon, Black faced Rufous warbler, Red throated Alethe, Mountain Illadopsis, Dusky long tailed cuckoo, Tulbergs wood pecker, Banded Prinia, Elliot’s wood pecker, Dwarf honey guide, Brown capped weaver, Pink footed puff back, Purple breasted sunbird, Blue shouldered Robin chat among others.

Accommodation at  Buhoma Haven lodge

Day 8: Birding in Buhoma – Ruhija sector

Buhoma-Ruhija sector is yet another great birding zone. It’s part of Bwindi impenetrable forest. This day’s activity involves birding along the route that lies between Buhoma and Ruhija. It is a span that is likely to take you 2 -3 hours of driving.

On your way to Ruhija passing through the forest, different species of birds can be seen and these include, Black collared Apalis, Buff throated Apalis, Masked Apalis, Mountain Apalis, African black duck, Black bee eater, Grey cuckoo shrikes, Many coloured bush shrikes, Black billed Turaco, White tailed Blue Flycatcher, Regal Sunbird among others.

Arrive in Ruhija in the afternoon, have lunch then after, go for evening birding.

Accommodation at Gorilla Mist Camp

Day 9: Birding in Bwindi forest- Ruhija sector

This day’s birding activity is conducted in Mubwindi swamp. Mubwindi swamp is a swamp adjacent to Bwindi impenetrable forest very rich in birds and best place for bird watching. This swamp has almost all the Albertine endemics including the African green broadbill and will greatly enrich your birding list.

Expected birds to be seen from here are, Greater swamp warbler, Lesser swamp Warbler, Stripe breasted Tit, Rwenzori Batis, Strange Weaver, Handsome francolin, African hill Babbler, Cinnamon breasted bee-eater and so many others. This is a whole day activity.

After, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation at Gorilla Mist Camp

Day 10: Drive to Kampala

After breakfast, check out, drive to Kampala and this brings to an end your trip. Stop and take in a visit to the Equator that runs through Uganda. It’s marvelous to have pictures taken underneath the Equator Sign.

Generally, people tend to carry out nonscientific experiments, most of them are manipulated illusions and not authentic, but fun to watch. Arrive in Kampala in the evening then proceed to Entebbe International Airport for your flight back home.

The tour price includes,

  • Accommodation
  • Ground transport
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Chimpanzee tracking permit
  • Rhino tracking
  • Lunch enroute
  • Services of an English speaking guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Vehicle entrance fees
  • Birding fees
  • Bottled water in the safari vehicle

This tour price excludes,

  • Visa fees
  • All extras at the accommodation and any other optionals
  • Flight tickets
  • Tips for the guide
  • Charges by the porters during the gorilla trekking
  • Insurance
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July 12, 2018

Uganda’s Cultural heritage and Martyr’s Religious Experience.

Written By Richard Kabazzi

This tour has been designed to give you an in depth insight about the most famous places in the history of Uganda. A lot of things are written and said about the Uganda martyr’s and how they were brutally burnt following the orders of Kabaka Mwanga. Visit  Kabaka’s lake which is one of the largest man made lakes in Africa, Bigo Bya Mugenyi, Kitagata Hot springs and the Amabere caves. However coming aboard on this tour will not only make you amazed by what you will discover but it will also unveil a lot of Uganda’s hidden treasures and for tourists that like mystery and adventure this tour is defiantly recommended for you. A lot of things are said about African culture and believes and this tour will give you an in depth understanding of the African culture. You will enjoy preparing food in our kitchen as well as eat our locally prepared food. How can you miss the traditional dances and the sound of the drums.This tour will also take you to the most visited National Park in Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National park where you will sight a great number of wildlife and bird life. Enjoy a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel for sights of both land and water adopted animals as well as track Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest.

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July 11, 2018

Greek island honeymoon Paros Naxos Santorini 10 days

Written By Easytraveller.gr

Greek island honeymoon Paros Naxos Santorini 10 days
Enjoy your honeymoon or relaxed vacation in these Islands with the sandy beaches and the day and night life. Taste the Greek and Mediterranean food, relax in the open air cafés, give or renew your love vows at Santorini sunset or Volcano Cruise

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July 5, 2018

5 days gorillas and wildlife tour

Written By Africa Adventure Vacations

You will be picked from your hotel in Kampala after your breakfast and head to the biologically diverse and unique magnificent green swathe impenetrable rainforest in southwestern Uganda,which sustains almost half of the world’s mountain gorilla population. You will have a stopover in Kayabwe for photographs at the equator and souvenir shopping accompanied with an enroute lunch in Mbarara town. Have dinner and an overnight stay atthe booked lodge.

Safari lodges: (Gorilla Resort Lodge / Silverback lodge / Buhoma community rest camp).
Accommodation type: ( Luxury / Mid-range / Budget ).

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July 5, 2018

8 DAYS BEST OF UGANDA GORILLAS, CHIMPANZEE AND TREE CLIMBING LIONS

Written By Africa Adventure Vacations

This Safari is Tailored to give you a feel of three of Ugandas Wild Parks, with this you are assured of viewing a number of animals which include the Zebras of Lake Mburo, The chance too see the Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi, Chimpanzees,  Zebras and Antelope herds in Lake Mburo, the tree climbing Lions of Queen Elizabeth National Park’s Ishasha Sector and a day in between to explore authentic Batwa culture. “something You surely dont want to Miss” with a best price Guaranteed.

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to your hotel (Tour to the Ndere Cultural centre)

On your arrival at Entebbe international airport (EBB), you will be met by our staff who will brief you and transfer you to your hotel for relaxation. In the evening you will be transferred to Ndere cultural centre In Kampala central, which is a home of performing arts and a representation of Ugandan cultures through music, dance and drama. Dinner and overnight stay at your Maries Royale Hotel/Equivalent

Day 2: Transfer to Lake Mburo for an evening game drive/optional night game drive.

After a late breakfast, drive westwards to Lake Mburo National park via Masaka-Mbarara high way with lunch en route. You will have a stopover at the Equator to take memorable pictures on this latitude. On arrival in the park, take an evening bush game drive where you should expect to see Zebras, Impala herds, Warthogs, water bucks, Topis among others. Check in to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Rwakobo Rock/Equivalent

Day 3: Lake Mburo National Park-Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest.

After having breakfast, go for a morning game drive in Lake Mburo national park. This park is famous for Zebras, Impalas, Jackson’s hartebeests, Cape Buffalos and many tropical bird species. You will have lunch and, in the afternoon, embark on an exciting road trip to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park. Dinner and Overnight at Gorilla Mist Camp/Equivalent

Day 4: Gorilla tracking and Batwa trail

After having breakfast, drive to the park quarters at Ruhija for briefing before you head out to the most thrilling wildlife encounter in Africa. The location of Mountain Gorillas is unpredictable hence you will have packed lunch. In the evening, explore the unique fantastic Batwa culture. Come back to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Gorilla Mist camp/Equivalent

 

Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park through Ishasha sector [Tree climbing Lions’ zone]

After having breakfast, drive to the Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth national park, which is famous for tree climbing Lions that are seen resting on big tree branches on hot afternoon. The zone is also a habitat for Cape Buffalo herds, African Elephants, Topis and many more. You will have lunch en route or at the lodge near the park.  You will check in for relaxation, or take an optional nature walk around the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Parkview safari Lodge/Equivalent

Day 6: Game drive and afternoon boat cruise at Kazinga channel

After breakfast, you will go for a game drive most likely to Kasenyi plain which is a famous ground for Lions, African Elephants, and Spotted Hyena and many antelope species including Topis. Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, have a boat cruise on the famous Kazinga channel. This water body is known for being a catchment for Nile Crocodiles, Hippos, African Elephants, Cape Buffalos and many water birds including Great White Pelicans and Great Cormorant. Dinner and overnight at Parkview safari Lodge/Equivalent

 

 

 

 

Day 7: Chimpanzee tracking transfer back to Kampala via Mbarara-Masaka High way for the equator experience.

Have an early morning breakfast and head to Kalinzu Forest for Chimpanzee tracking to meet man’s closet cousins in the wild and later embark on an exciting road trip back to Kampala with en route lunch in Mbarara. A second top over will be made at the Equator line for experiment and Photography, arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight at Fairway Hotel/Equivalent

Day 8: Transfer to Entebbe international airport

After having breakfast at your pace, check out of the hotel and transfer to Entebbe international airport to readily catch your flight back home as you say farewell to the pearl of Africa!!

Net rate:

1 pax: $3530

2 pax: $5360

3 pax: $7190

4 pax: $9020

5 pax: $11150

6 pax: $14980

What is included?

  • Gorilla permits
  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • Transport in 4×4
  • Guides & Park fees

What is not included?

  • International flight ticket
  • Tourist Insurance
  • Beverages
  • Tips
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July 5, 2018

3 DAYS MAGICAL EXPERIENCE IN QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Written By Africa Adventure Vacations

DAY 1: TRANSFER

After an early morning breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National park, located in Western Uganda. Make a stop at the Equator for photo shoots with one leg in the southern hemisphere and the other in the northern hemisphere. You can also perform water experiments to justify the geographical divide between the two hemispheres. There are craft centers at the site where you can get yourself a souvenir as remembrance of your safari in Uganda. Another stop is made at the Igongo Cultural Center 12km and to Mbarara town for lunch. Here, you are served organically grown and freshly prepared African cuisine at the famous byamungu restaurant literally translated as “its all for God”. Proceed driving to arrive in Queen Elizabeth National Park in the evening for relaxation dinner and overnight at Elephant Hub lodge.

DAY 2: GAME DRIVE AND BOAT CRUISE

Embark on the exciting game drive encounter at 7am after the breakfast to the area where a range of wild game might be encountered including the elephants, water bucks, Uganda Kobs, Buffaloes, Lions, Spotted Hyenas, leopards, Bushbucks among other species. You’ll also get a chance to see other things like the birds such as Palm-nut Vulture, African White-backed Vulture, Hooded Vulture, Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture, Brown Snake Eagle, Lappet-faced Vulture, Wahlberg’s Eagle, Bateleur, Martial Eagle, Grey Kestrel, Long-created Eagle, African Crake, Black-bellied Bustard, Temminck’s Courser, Crowned Plover, Senegal Plover, African Wattled Plover among others. The beautiful moist open savannah grassland view is also impressive. Return from 3 – 4 hour activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation an lunch. In the afternoon, you connect to Mweya Jetty for an afternoon boat cruise commencing at 2pm. The boat encounter on what has been termed the Paradise of hippos features impressive sights of Hippos and Nile crocodiles, birds like the African skimmer, Yellow billed stork and Kingfishers. The wild game can also be encountered during on the channel side. Retreat from the 2 hour activity and do a game drive along the channel track as you connect back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight at Elephant Hub lodge

DAY 3: CHIMP TREKKING AND DEPARTURE

Wake up for breakfast after which you will connect to the park to kalinzu for chimpanzee trekking experience the magical lush mature tropical forest thriving below sea level supporting counts of chimpanzees.   The eventual encounter with the chimpanzees as they munch fruits, make pant hooting calls, socialize, patrol, copulate and roll themselves in tree branches derive an exciting memory that will last for a life time. Retreat from the encounter which tend to take 2 – 5 hours and embark on the transfer to Kampala

End of Safari of the 3 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari tour in Queen Elizabeth National park

NET RATE: per person sharing

                        $40 room supplement per night

 

 

PRICE IS INCLUSIVE:

  • All ground transportation in our air-conditioned safari vehicle
  • Full time driver/guide with all his associated expenses
  • Full board accommodation
  • Park entrance
  • Game drives
  • Chimp permits
  • Hikes
  • Refreshments during travel

Any other items included in the above itinerary

 

EXCLUSIVE

  • Visas
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, telephone calls, etc
  • Any other items which are not included in the above itinerary
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July 2, 2018

4 DAYS Nature Safari in the Wild of Queen Elizabeth National Game Park( Luxury )

Written By Richard Kabazzi

Why should you contact me?

I manage a tours and travel corporate entity registered by the company Registry in Uganda.  The company is legally approved by Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) and we are a member of Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO). We also partner with Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to ensure sustainable conservation of the ecosystem. Our company ensures that your accommodation facilities selected are comfortable during this safari.  The vehicles you will travel in are in good conditions with “ pop up’’ roof- tops to maximize game viewing and they are fitted with seat belts, reclining seats, a window seat for every member on board and are comfortable.

This Safari is designed to give you memorable encounter with the wilderness of Queen Elizabeth National Game Park. It is known that this park is the most popular tourist destinations in Uganda. It is not popular for its name or anything else, but for tourist attractions found therein, the scenery in the environs and the tour activities engaged in by people who visit this park. While on this safari, you will enjoy conducting game drives that may give you opportunity to see animals of this wild such as tree climbing lions, elephants, the Uganda Kob and buffalos.

The Safari will enable you do Chimp tracking in Kalinzu Forest and also avail you opportunity to have a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel where at, you will likely view water adapted animals as well as a variety of bird species. The crater lakes in the environs of the park and the sighting of the Rwenzori Mountains give you more reason to take on this Safari. Take up this opportunity.

Highlights of the tour

  • Exploration and Game drive in the park.
  • Chimp tracking in Kalinzu forest.
  • Boat Cruise along Kazinga Channel.

Day 1: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Game Park with an Intermediate Stopover at the Equator

Upon arrival and after being briefed by our Safari guide, you embark on travelling to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park is located in the South Western part of Uganda and is close to mountain Rwenzori and rests in the floor of the Albertine Rift. The journey time is between 7 to 8 hours and therefore this day will mainly involve travelling.

However the route to the park crosses the imaginary line of the Equator at Kayabwe-Mpigi District. You will make a brief stopover at the equator where at you can take pictures for your memories and supplementation of your photo gallery/collection. At the same point, you will find a variety of crafts that represent much about Ugandan Culture, animals of Africa and the history of Uganda and Africa. You will enjoy much about how these crafts are made by the residents of this area.

Continue driving southwards and when you approach Mbarara, you will visit Birharwe Eclipse Monument. The story about the Eclipse dates back to the fights that the three contemporary kings were involved in. You will enjoy the story behind this monument because it’s really interesting. After this visit, you will then go Igongo cultural center for lunch as well as see crafts made by Ugandans.  Continue the drive to the park further observing and enjoying the natural and beautiful terrain, estates, plantations and escarpments of the western rift valley.

Your arrival to Mweya Safari lodge will be in the evening for your overnight stay.

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu forest and transfer to queen Elizabeth national Game Park.

This day is reserved to avail you with opportunity to conduct Chimpanzee tracking. The activity starts with briefing where instructions on how to track chimpanzees are passed on.

Kalinzu Forest is home to over 220 chimpanzees, over 414 species of trees, primates like Blue monkeys, Vervet monkeys, Black and white colobus monkeys, and a variety of bird species as well different animals.

The forest is only accessible on foot and the walk will provide you with the opportunity to also see a variety of other primates and animals as well as birds, and a variety of butterflies, and other insects. Chimpanzees are the closest relatives to humans sharing about 98.7% of their DNA composition with humans. They are sociable, intelligent as well as communicative and among their very interesting traits are their abilities to utilize tools like rocks for crushing nuts, empty pods for hollowing out water plus sticks for capturing termites from their holes. A successful track of the chimpanzees will give you beautiful lasting memories about Uganda.

After tracking chimps, you will be transferred back to Queen Elizabeth National Game Park and later on retire for the day at Mweya safari lodge.

Day 3: Game Drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park and a Boat cruise along Kazinga Channel

This day focuses on enabling you explore the wilderness of Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is intended to enable you get a feel of what Queen Elizabeth National Park contains. The game drive will take you through the park’s diverse ecosystem, which includes sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands. Being an ideal habitat for the big five, the ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds, we believe that you may get opportunity to spot Elephants, Buffalos, lions, Leopards, Warthogs, Hyenas, water bucks, Uganda Kob and many bird species including Ibis, Fish Eagles and vultures among others that live in this park.

The jagged Rwenzori Mountains and the dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills will avail you moments of sighting wonders of nature.

On return from the game drive, you will have lunch and in the afternoon go for boat-cruise on the famous Kazinga channel. This is a natural link connecting Lake George with Lake Edward. On the cruise, you may be able to view great numbers of wildlife including Elephants, crocodiles, Hippos, Buffaloes and large numbers of birds like Fish Eagles, kingfishers, Egrets, Cormorants converging at the channel waters to enjoy a sip of the natural waters. You will then be driven back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: Transfer to Entebbe airport

Breakfast will be taken in the morning and then prepare for the drive back to Entebbe airport through Kasese where you will have a better view of the mountain of the moon-Rwenzori. This will be the end of this wonderful and memorable tour.

Tour fees charged include:

  • Park entrance fees
  • Boat cruise
  • Game drive
  • Chimp tracking permit
  • Accommodation
  • Bottled water in the safari vehicle and Lunch served Enroute
  • Road transport
  • Services of an English speaking guide
  • Vehicle entrance fees

Exclusions;

  • Flight tickets
  • Visa fees
  • Other extra services like laundry, drinks
  • Tips to the guide
  • Insurance
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