9 Days Uganda Signature Tour

Mojhi (Uganda)
USD2588
  • 9 days
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9 Days Uganda Signature Tour



Description

This 9-days safari takes you to the misty Bwindi Impenetrable forest, which is home to more than half the population of the remaining 720 Mountain Gorillas in the world. Gorilla tracking is the most enchanting experience in this forest. You will have an experience of a life time as you watch at close range these majestic apes feed, play and relax. It also includes a visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s second largest national park, with plenty of wildlife, birds and primates. This park also has spectacular scenery including Crater Lakes and rolling savannah plains overlooking the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountain ranges.

You will enjoy game drives and a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel. You will conclude this tour with a visit to Kibale Forest National Park with several spectacular crater lakes and swamps which are home to hippo, buffalo and some elephant, and the forested areas are the natural habitat of our chimpanzees, occasionally lion and leopard can be spotted as they sleep through the midday sun, before winding up at Murchison falls National park, Uganda’s spectacular heritage, with breathtaking scenic allure, and landscapes.


Itinerary

  • Day 1: Transfer from Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    You will be picked up around 7:00 am from your Hotel in Entebbe by our Guide who will brief you about your tour. You will later be driven in comfortable and secure touring vehicle to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the South-West which will take around 9 hours of drive. Lunch will be provided en-route at Mbarara.

    You will be reaching in the evening at the accommodation in Bwindi. Dinner and Overnight at :

    Accommodation :
    Budget - Self Contained tents at Broadbill Forest Camp / Rushaga Gorilla Camp / Buhoma Community Rest Camp / Ruhija Gorilla Friends Resort and Campsite
    Mid-range - Bakiga Lodge / Gorilla Mist Camp / Gorilla Valley Lodge / Rushaga Gorilla Haven's Lodge / Trekkers Tavern
    Luxury - Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge / Silverback Lodge

  • Day 2 : Gorilla tracking and Batwa trail experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    After an early morning breakfast around 6:30 am you will be driven to the park headquarters for briefing on the do's and don’ts during gorilla tracking and thereafter you will proceed to the gorilla trail. Gorilla tracking normally lasts between 2 to 8 hours or even a day to encounter the gorillas. However, you will be allowed to stay in the presence of these awesome apes for at least an hour.

    It is advisable that you carry packed lunch, which will be provided, as one cannot determine how long it may take to encounter the mountain gorillas. If time and energy allow, you may take the Batwa Cultural visit after the gorilla tracking or just have a relaxed afternoon. Enjoy your evening, dinner and overnight at the accommodation at :

    Accommodation :
    Budget - Self Contained tents at Broadbill Forest Camp / Rushaga Gorilla Camp / Buhoma Community Rest Camp / Ruhija Gorilla Friends Resort and Campsite
    Mid-range - Bakiga Lodge / Gorilla Mist Camp / Gorilla Valley Lodge / Rushaga Gorilla Haven's Lodge / Trekkers Tavern
    Luxury - Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge / Silverback Lodge

  • Day 3: Transfer from Bwindi NP to Lake Bunyonyi for Canoe and later to Ishasha Sector

    After having early breakfast, you will set off to Lake Bunyonyi. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. It is the second deepest lake in Africa (900 meters deep) and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzias free. The journey takes 3-5 hours depending on which sector of Bwindi you are departing from. The landscape around the lake is made up of terraced hills protruding from the water’s edge. Bunyonyi means “place of little birds” and as the name suggests, there is plenty of birdlife around the lake.

    You will take a Canoe ride, and post lunch transferred to Ishasha Sector where you will reach late evening Dinner and overnight at :

    Accommodation -
    Camping - At the River Lodge
    Budget - At the River Lodge
    Midrange - Enjojo Lodge / Savannah Resort Hotel
    Luxury - Ishasha Jungle Lodge

  • Day 4 : Game drive in Ishaha and boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park

    After your breakfast you will be taken to Ishasha Sector, famous for the tree climbing lions lounging in the tree branches while keeping a close eye on herds of Uganda kob, their favorite prey. You could have a chance to spot some tree climbing lions after proceed to your lodge.

    In the afternoon you will take a Boat Cruise along the amazing Kazinga channel to see, at close range, the water animals to include Hippos, Buffalos, Crocodiles and elephants bathing on the channel banks. There is also a variety of bird species on the water banks especially the famous Shoebill, pelican and Jacana. Dinner and overnight at :

    Accommodation -
    Camping - Mweya Peninsula
    Budget - Kazinga Channel View Resort / Tembo Safari Lodge / Pumba Safari Lodge / Little Elephant Camp
    Mid-range - Bush Lodge / Baboon Safari Resort / Elephant Hub Lodge
    Luxury - Mweya Safari Lodge / Jacana Lodge / Kingfisher Lodge / Katara Lodge

  • Day 5 : Full day Game drive at Queen Elizabeth and transfer to Kibale National Park

    After breakfast you will take packed lunch and head for a full day game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park to see Africa’s highly famed “Big 5”, Bush Bucks, Giant Hogs, Antelopes, Waterbucks and plenty of birds. . Later in the evening you will be transferred to Kibale Forest National Park for Dinner and overnight at:

    Dinner and overnight accommodation will be provided at :

    Accommodations:
    Camping - Camping at Rweteera Safari Park / Kibale Homestay
    Budget - Rweteera Safari Park / Kibale Homestay
    Mid Range - Kibale Forest Camp / Isunga Lodge / Chimpanzee Forest Guest House
    Luxury - Primate Lodge

  • Day 6 : Chimpanzee Trekking and Bigodi walk in Kibale National Park

    After breakfast head to Kibale Forest. The activity begins at 8.00 am with a briefing of the rule for trekking the chimpanzees after which you set off to search for them in the forest. Kibale Forest National Park, it boasts the highest number of primate species in the world, including the chimpanzees. Approximately 5,000 chimpanzees live in the wild in Uganda, which makes it a perfect place to spot them! An experienced ranger will take you chimp tracking in the morning. Once you locate the chimpanzees, you will spend an hour with them and then head back to the accommodation for Lunch.

    Post Lunch you will be taken for Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary walk This is a guided swamp walk that takes you closer seeing primates mostly monkeys, birds and butterflies. The wetland is a birder’s paradise with about 138 species and is best known for being home to the Great Blue Turaco.

    This is a 2½ - 3 hour walk and is a must for bird lovers. The walk is almost as popular as the Kibale Forest Walk. You will need good walking shoes since part of the walk is sometimes muddy. Hopefully you will spot the elusive Sitatunga antelope and the Shoebill Stork. This is nothing to be missed. You will meet some of the primates here, even a chimpanzee at times. Other primate species include the black-and-white colobus, grey-cheeked mangabey, red-tailed, l’Hoest’s and blue monkeys, and olive baboons. Also, Bushbucks and mongooses and many more can also be found here. There is also an abundance of butterflies. Bigodi Sanctuary is located outside the park in Magombe Swamp.

    Dinner and overnight at :

    Accommodations:
    Camping - Camping at Rweteera Safari Park / Kibale Homestay
    Budget - Rweteera Safari Park / Kibale Homestay
    Mid Range - Kibale Forest Camp / Isunga Lodge / Chimpanzee Forest Guest House
    Luxury - Primate Lodge

  • Day 7 : Transfer to Murchison falls National Park

    After breakfast you will be transferred to Murchison Falls National Park which will take around 7/8 hours of drive, Head straight to tour the Top and bottom of majestic falls, where the Nile crashes through a 7 metres gorge to the falls 45 metres. Numerous scenic viewpoints are a photographers’ delight, The most impressive view of the foaming waters rushing into the gorge with a deafening roar, You will have dinner and overnight at :

    Accommodation -
    Camping - Camping at Red Chili Rest Camp
    Budget - Red Chilli Rest Camp / Windsor Hotel
    Mid-range - Parkside Safari Lodge / Fort Murchison Lodge
    Luxury - Paara Safari Lodge / Murchison River Lodge

  • Day 8 : Game drive and Boat cruise in Murchison falls National Park

    You will set off at 6:30 am cross to the northern bank of river Nile head for a sunrise game drive in the Nyamsika plateau to see the Cape buffaloes, Rothschild’s giraffes, Uganda kob, hartebeest and waterbucks. You may also spot oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, shy sitatunga, bush duiker, warthog and bush pig plus large carnivores including lions, leopards and spotted hyenas. Chimpanzees and olive baboons head the list of six species of primates found in the park. Crocodiles and hippos will be seen along the banks of the Nile. Some of the more common birds that can be seen include goliath heron, Egyptian geese, pelican, bee- eaters, kingfishers, hornbill, cormorant, saddle-bill stork and the rare shoebill stork.

    You will return to your lodge for a late breakfast and some relaxation before setting off in the afternoon for a Boat cruise on the placid Victoria Nile, upstream, to the base of the falls. En route you will see hippos, crocodiles, water buck and a wide variety of birds including the unusual shoebill stork. The boat stops just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron” for pictures to be taken of the photogenic and majestic Murchison Falls. You will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at :

    Accommodation -
    Camping - Camping at Red Chili Rest Camp
    Budget - Red Chilli Rest Camp / Windsor Hotel
    Mid-range - Parkside Safari Lodge / Fort Murchison Lodge
    Luxury - Paara Safari Lodge / Murchison River Lodge

  • Day 9: Rhino tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and transfer to Kampala

    After an early morning breakfast, depart with great memories of the moments spent at Murchison falls, You will be driven to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, after a briefing from the ranger you trek the sanctuary for close to two hours. With Lunch en-route you will be transferred back to Kampala.


Inclusions

  • Airport transfer on Day 1 and Day 9 for Private tours only
  • Transportation Charges
  • Gorilla tracking permit (600$ pp)
  • Batwa Cultural Visit
  • Canoe ride at Lake Bunyonyi
  • Game drive in Ishasha Sector
  • Boat cruise in Kazinga Channel
  • Game drives in Queen Elizabeth
  • Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest NP
  • Bigodi Swamp Walk in Kibale Forest NP
  • Game drive and Launch Cruise in Murchison Falls National Park
  • Ziwa Rhino Tracking
  • Park entry fees
  • Guide fees
  • Full board accommodation
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • All meals

Exclusions

  • International / Domestic Flights
  • Additional accommodation before or after the tour
  • Personnel items ( souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fee)
  • Drinks/spirits

Package Cost

Private Tour:
All Costs mentioned are per person in USD

Group Size Camping Budget Mid Range Luxury
1 3287 3655 4299 5859
2 2588 2871 3106 4217
3 2211 2500 2856 4272
4 2089 2389 2578 3870
5 1967 2300 2556 3913
6 1911 2189 2400 3696

 

Group Joining Tour:
- All Costs mentioned are per person in USD.
- Solo Person price includes Single supplement charges.

Group Size Camping Budget Mid Range
1 3043 3383 3979
2 2472 2742 2966

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Accommodations -

Entebbe:
All Costs mentioned are in USD.

Room type Via Via Guest House 2 Friends Protea Entebbe
Single room 60 160 225
Double room 90 185 265

 





Kampala:
All Costs mentioned are in USD.

Room type Ministers Village Forest Cottages Speke Resort
Single room 35 75 155
Double room 50 80 175


Refund Policy

  • Cancellations 60 or more days before the adventure date - No Cancellation fees 100% Refund.
  • Cancellations between 32-59 days before the adventure date - 75% refund
  • Cancellations between 8-31 days before the adventure date - 50% refund
  • Cancellations between 3-7 days before the adventure date - 25% refund
  • Cancellations between 0-2 days before the adventure date - no refund
  • Gorilla and Chimp permits and flight tickets are excluded from percentages above and are 100% non-refundable

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