Uganda Discovery Journey

10 Days / 9 Nights

Uganda Discovery Journey
Uganda Discovery Journey

Join us on a journey of discovery like no other, where for few days you can step into the privileged world of earth's greatest explorers and track the Mountain Gorillas in the Mist... Uganda is one of Africa's top destinations and is also the home of the last remaining Mountain Gorillas. Your adventure includes accommodations in cozy lodges that will make you feel at home.

Daily arrival in Entebbe year-round

A journey by private car featuring Entebbe, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elisabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Bhuoma, Lake Victoria & Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

Price per person starting from : $4,293

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Price based on a minimum of two participants:
Per person sharing double / twin occupancy room: $5,495
Single supplement: $743

Price based on a minimum of four to seven participants:
Per person sharing double / twin occupancy room: $4,293
Single supplement: $743
 

Please add $600 per person, to all the above prices, for the Gorillas Trekking Permit.

Rates are valid through December 2017. Some restrictions may apply.

Journey's Highlights »

  • Mountain Gorilla Trekking
  • Spot 13 species of primates at the Kibale Forest National Park
  • Chimpanzee trekking at the Bidgodi Swamp
  • Visit a local school
  • Cross the Equator at the Queen Elisabeth National Park
  • See the Katwe Slat Mine Crater
  • Boat ride on the Jazinga Channel
  • Game Drives
  •  Look for the Tree Climbing Lions in Ishasha Sector
  • Visit a local community of Pygmies
     

Included in Your Journey »

Accommodation:

  • 2 nights in Entebbe at the Protea Hotel Entebbe
  • 2 nights in Kibale Forest National Park at the Primate Lodge Kibale
  • 2 nights in Queen Elisabeth National Park at the Mweya Safari Lodge
  • 1 night in the Ishasha Sector at the Ishasha Wilderness Camp
  • 2 nights in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park at the Buhoma Lodge

Sightseeing and Transportation:

  • All transfers and sightseeing via 4x4 Land Cruiser with pop-up roof
  • Locally escorted by a professional and experienced English Speaking Guide
  • Scheduled charter flight from Bwindi to Entebbe
  • All Entrance Fees, taxes and other government fees
  • Mineral water while touring

Meals:

  • All meals are included during your Journey in Uganda.
  • 9 breakfasts, 9 lunches (including several lunch boxes) and 9 dinners

Not Included:

  • Gorilla Trekking Permit Fee of $600 per person
  • International Airfare to / from Uganda
  • Uganda Visa Fee of $50 per person
  • Any tips or gratuities
  • Any beverages (beside mineral water on the tours)
  • Activities in the itinerary that are marked as “Optional”

Itinerary

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  • Day 1

    Arrival in Entebbe

    Arrival in Entebbe and transfer to your hotel (d)

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    On arrival at Entebbe Airport You will be warmly welcomed by your guide and transferred
    to your Hotel. (d)

    Accommodation; Protea Hotel Entebbe

  • Day 2

    Entebbe / Kibale Forest National Park

    Drive to Kibale Forest National Park and explore all 13 species of primates that roam this rainforest. (b,l,d)

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    After breakfast you will depart for Kibale Forest National Park (4 hrs); arriving at your Lodge in the afternoon. Kibaale Forest is a large protected block of rainforest which has about 13 species of primates, such as Chimpanzees, Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Red Tailed monkey and Red Colobus. (b,l,d)

    Accommodation; Primate Lodge Kibale

  • Day 3

    Kibale Forest National Park

    Today will include Chimpanzee trekking and forest exploration. In the afternoon, walk through the Bidgodi Swamp and visit a local school. (b,l,d)

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    Today you will go for Chimp trekking (15 min drive). You shall enjoy a wonderful forest experience as you see numerous primates in this national park. After lunch you shall take a walk through the Bigodi Swamp, as well as visit a local School. (b,l,d)

    Accommodation: Primate Lodge Kibale

  • Day 4

    Kibale Forest National Park /Queen Elisabeth National Park

    Today drive Drive to Queen Elisabeth National Park enjoying local markets & the equator. Later you will visit the Katwe salt mining crater. In the evening you may choose to go on a game drive. (b,l,d)

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    After Breakfast you shall drive to Queen Elisabeth National Park (3 hrs) having a stop at a local market, as well as the Equator along the way. In the afternoon you shall visit the Katwe salt mining crater where traditional Salt mining has been practiced since the 16th Century. You may choose to have an evening game drive or relax at your lodge. (b,l,d)

    Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge

  • Day 5

    Queen Elisabeth National Park

    Today enjoy an early morning Game drive and later a boat ride on the Kazinga Channel in search of the many exciting mammals, primates and reptiles that reside in this game park. (b,l,d)

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    After an early morning cup of coffee with a muffin you shall set off for your game drive (3-4 hours), returning later for breakfast. After lunch you shall have an afternoon Boat ride on Kazinga Channel. Its little wonder that Queen Elizabeth boasts one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any game park or reserve in the world, from the open Savannah to Rain Forest, dense Papyrus Swamps and brooding Crater Lakes to the vastness of Lake Edward. There are almost 100 mammal species that include Lions, Hippos, Buffalo, Leopard, Spotted Hyena, Elephants and the elusive Giant Forest Hog in this Park.
    The Primates include Chimps, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Blue, Black faced Red Colobus, Red tailed monkeys and Olive Baboons. Reptiles are the amazing huge rock-Python, Puff adders, Spitting Cobras, Gabon Rippers, Green Mambas, and Turtles. (b,l,d)

    Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge

  • Day 6

    Queen Elisabeth National Park / Ishasha Sector

    Today enjoy a Game Drive search of the Tree Climbing Lions and then proceed to the Wilderness lodge. (b,l,d)

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    Today drive to the Ishasha area in search of the Tree Climbing Lions. The Lions can spend up to 7 hours in the Fig trees. After your game drive you shall proceed to your lodge that lies on the banks of the Ishasha Ntungwe River. (b,l,d)

    Accommodation: Ishasha Wilderness Camp

  • Day 7

    Ishasha / Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    Today is another Game Drive and later proceed to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Feel free to explore the village on a nature walk. (b,l,d)

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    After your breakfast, you shall have another Game Drive in search of the Tree climbing Lions. Later proceed to Buhoma, Home of the endangered Mountain Gorilla. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is also a haven of a number species of animals, birds, plants among others. You could take a village nature walk that leads to the pygmies who are believed to be the original inhabitants of the area. (b,l,d)

    Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge

  • Day 8

    Bwindi Imprenetrable National Park

    Today prepare for gorilla trekking and in the afternoon relax or take a nature hike in search of more primates. (b,l,d)

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    After an early breakfast, you will report at the Park Office at 7:45 am, where you shall have a briefing as you get ready for the Gorilla trekking. Take with you lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences. The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours with a Park Ranger Guide interpreting the flora and fauna and the lifestyle of the Gorillas. In the afternoon relax at the Camp or take a forest nature walk (Optional) that will lead you to the Munyaga Waterfall and a chance to see primates such as the Grey Cheeked Mangabey Blue monkeys and several bird species. (b,l,d)

    Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge

  • Day 9

    Fly to Entebbe

    Today fly to Entebbe and relax by Lake Victoria. (b,l,d)

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    After breakfast, you shall Fly to Entebbe . You may take the afternoon to relax by the Lake Victoria. (b,l,d)

    Accommodation: Protea Hotel Entebbe

  • Day 10

    Ngamba Island / Depart Entebbe

    Today you will take a boat to the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary where you will view them feeding and interacting. Enjoy lunch and stroll through the Botanical Gardens before proceeding to the Airport for your flight back home. (b,l)

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    After breakfast you shall be transferred to the Entebbe Pier where you shall take a boat ride to the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary that is now a home to orphaned Chimpanzees. You shall view their feeding times as well as interact with the caretakers. You shall have lunch at the Island. You may choose to have an afternoon walk in the Botanical Gardens. Later proceed to Entebbe for your flight back home. (b,l)

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