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October 8, 2015

Uganda Gorilla Safari 10 days

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Meet  the mountain gorillas and the other amazing primates on this once in the lifetime adventure. Join experienced trackers and travel deep into the Uganda’s Impenetrable forests for an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spot endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Our safari trucks are an adventurous and inexpensive way to see the highlights. Experience a world apart as you encounter the colorful cultures and wild landscapes of Uganda.

Day 1: Arrival

1000 Shades of Green representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at 2 Friends Guest Hose Entebbe (B&B)

Day 2: Entebbe – Kibale Forest National Park (6 hrs)

After a relaxed breakfast we will depart Entebbe and head west to Fort Portal, with lunch en route. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled “Mountains of the Moon” and is famous for the many tea plantations. From this lovely town we will continue to Kibale National Park. Dinner and overnight at the deluxe safari tents of Chimp Forest Guest House (B-L-D)

Day 3: Kibale Forest & Bigodi Swamp

Today the forest opens its doors for a sensational chimp tracking. Kibale Forest is reputable of having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzee, red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus monkey and many others. After a hearty lunch we transfer to the Bigodi Swamp for another, totally different nature walks. The Bigodi Swamp Walk is an initiative of the local community and is known for its rich diversity of birds and primates. Dinner and overnight at the deluxe safari tents of Chimp Forest Guest House (B-L-D)

Day 4: Kibale Forest – Queen Elizabeth National Park (3 hrs)

After a delicious breakfast we calmly transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park while passing the region of the Crater Lakes. Have lunch and relax at the pool before going on a game drive in search of the first wildlife, including warthogs, buffaloes, waterbucks and elephants. Dinner and overnight at Kingfisher  Lodge Kiichwamba (B-L-D)

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park

The day begins early as we start with a morning game drive and head to the mating ground of the Uganda Kobs. We search for lions, elephants, buffaloes and other wild animals in their natural habitat before returning for lunch. In the afternoon we take on a luxury boat cruise (drinks and canapés included!) along the Kazinga Channel, a natural channel between Lake Edward and Lake George. Thanks to the abundant birdlife that is sighted, and the elephants,buffaloes and hundreds of hippos that are cooling off at the shores, this cruise will definitely be one of the highlights of your safari. Dinner and overnight Kingfisher  Lodge Kiichwamba (B-L-D)

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi National Park (4-5 hrs)

After breakfast we head towards the south, passing the southern sector of the national park (if road conditions allow). This part is called Ishasha and is famous for the tree-climbing lions. After a short game drive in this area we continue to Bwindi. While driving through a verdant countryside, you will pass traditional homesteads and enjoy panoramic views. Arrive in Bwindi National Park, home of the endangered mountain gorillas in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Community Rest Camp (B-L-D)

Day 7: Gorilla Tracking

The highlight of your safari: a meeting with the gentle giants of Bwindi! Especially hikers will love the tracking in the beautiful ecosystem of the park. Expect to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. But it will definitely be worthwhile as you observe them closely while they eat, play and rest. A unique and unforgettable experience!

Those who prefer not to participate in the gorilla tracking can go for a guided forest walk or explore the surroundings with the Buhoma Village Walk. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Community Rest Camp (B-L-D)

Day 8: Bwindi – Lake Mburo National Park (4 hrs)

After breakfast we depart the impenetrable forest of Bwindi and head to Lake Mburo National Park. As we enter the park it is likely that you will spot some wildlife. After checking in you will go on a boat ride on the lake to view the rich bird life and many hippos that are cooling off. Have an early dinner before going on a night game drive in an open Land Cruiser with spotlight. This special game drive of 2-3 hours provides 30% chances of seeing the elusive leopard and of course other nocturnal animals. Overnight at Rwakobo Lodge. (B-L-D)

Day 9: Lake Mburo National Park – Kampala (4 hrs)

Early breakfast and go for a safari walk guided by a ranger. Lake Mburo is the only national park where you can experience a safari on foot. Return the lodge for breakfast and with a game drive on our way out we departs the protected area and drive back to Kampala. Arrival in the afternoon and leisure time to visit some shops or relaxes at the pool. Overnight at 2 Friends Guest House Entebbe .(B-L)

Day 10: Departure: Enriched with an experience of a lifetime and unforgettable memories you will say goodbye to the Pearl of Africa. Depending on your flight schedule you can join our guide on a city tour and visit some interesting and historicalsites. In time you will be transferred to Entebbe Airport for your international flight. (B)

Prices: Per person is USD dollars

1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4 persons 5 persons 6 persons 7 persons  
$3542 $2625 $2434 $2233 $2197 $2102 $1981  

 Included in the price:

                                Airport transfers

                                Ground transport per 4WD safari vehicle

                                English speaking driver/guide

                                Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary, based on double room

                                Three meals a day, apart from your stay in Kampala (B&B)

                                Mineral water in the safari vehicle

                                Park entrance fees

                                Gorilla permit (USD $600 per permit)

                                Ranger fees

                                Permit for chimp tracking in Kibale Forest National Park

                                All mentioned activities except for the optional ones

Not included in the price:

                                International flight

                                Visa (USD $50 per person

                                Optional activities – forest walk in Bwindi (USD $50 per person)

                                Meals and drinks not mentioned

                                Items of personal nature

                                Tips & laundry service

                               Christmas supplement

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Country: Uganda
City: Kampala
Address: Plot 11 Portal Avenue Adam House
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