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9 Days 8 Nights Primate Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari in Uganda(Flying Package)

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from/per person $5,286.00
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9 Days 8 Nights Primate Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari(Flying Package)

This Classic Primate tour combines the highlights of the country including exciting chimp walks, wildlife viewing and of course the unforgettable gorilla tracking. Uganda has the highest concentration of primates on earth, including the
endangered mountain gorilla, one of the rarest animals on the planet. This Uganda Primate safari is the antithesis of the sedentary safari experience without being overly strenuous and showcases the beauty and rich bio-diversity of the country. Brace yourself for Uganda’s highlights including exciting chimp walks, wildlife viewing and of course the unforgettable gorilla trekking.

SAFARI ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVAL ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Arrival at Entebbe International Airport, pick up by the Hotel and transfer to your accommodation.
Accommodation: Papyrus Guest House on Bed and Breakfast

DAY 2: ENTEBBE – BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
After an early breakfast and briefing we will fly you to Kisoro in southern Uganda.During the short flight you will be able to see Uganda´s diversity from high up. We will pick you up from the airstrip and drive you up to Nkuringo. A short distance that can take up to 2 hours. Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge is set 2160 metres above sea level and offers stunning views looking north over the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, south to the volcanoes of the Virunga and west into the rift valley and the DR Congo.After lunch we will take you for a community walk with one of our guides from the Lodge.
Dinner and overnight: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

DAY 3: GORILLA TREKKING ACTIVITY
At 8 am the gorilla trekking will start with a detailed briefing about gorilla etiquette. Depending on which family you are trekking, the briefing point is either 300 meters or 23 kms away. After the briefing we will either start walking from there or will be driven to the closest starting point. We will then start searching for the gorillas. Once we find them, we will be allowed to spend 1 hour with them.

Full board meals and accommodation: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

DAY 4: FOREST NATURE WALK – BWINDI FOREST
You have the opportunity to undertake a full day trekking, accompanied by our local guides through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest one of the most diverse habitats on earth and home to 120 species of mammals, 200 varieties of tree and more than 50 reptiles. 08.00am with your guide commence the Nkuringo Walking Safari activity into the
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park as part of the Kashasha River and Ivy River trails. This is a full day walk where there would be opportunity to visit the Munyaga River falls in the forest. The emphasis of this activity is for your walking guide to share his knowledge of the forest that you come into contact with and not simply an A to B. The walking distance would be about 15km; proceed to Buhoma.
Full board meals and accommodation: Mahogany Spring .

DAY 5: SECOND GORILLA TRACKING IN BUHOMA SECTOR
After breakfast proceed UWA visitor’s reception where briefing is done before tracking. It takes a few minutes but you leave with gorilla etiquette. Comfortable shoes and clothes are advised along with packed lunch and a walking stick. Walk and hike this steep and slippery terrain until you meet the family gorilla. Enjoy this one hour allowed in the company of the brilliant giants! Looking into the eyes of one of the magnificent creature brings home the distressing fact that they are on the edge of extinction, and that your presence contributes to ensuring their continual
survival Depending on the duration of the track you can either relax in the afternoon at the lodge or enjoy another walk around the village or hike up to the highest football field with the breath taking view ever!
Full board meals and accommodation: Mahogany Spring .

DAY 6: BUHOMA – ISHASHA SECTOR – QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
After an early breakfast, we depart the rain forest and drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park and the rich Savannah plains of the Ishasha region.Queen Elizabeth National Park spreads over 1,978 sq km in the western arm of the
Great Rift Valley and is home to a wide variety of wildlife including elephants, lions, hippos, buffalo, Uganda kob, baboon, and many species of birds. With both a riverine and Savannah habitat, the park includes the southern Ishasha area with its tree climbing lions and Maramagambo, one of the largest surviving natural forests in Uganda. The northern Mweya area, traversed by the equator and dominated by the scenery of crater lakes, is often occupied by large flocks of flamingos. A boat trip from Mweya along the Kazinga Channel, which joins Lakes Edward and George, provides one of the most memorable experiences offered by the park. The Ishasha area of Queen Elizabeth National Park is rich with wildlife including warthog, water buck, bush buck, leopard, Ugandan kob, elephants, countless bird species and even the rare giant forest hog. The Ishasha sector of the park is known for its famous tree climbing lions sometimes found lying about in the branches of the native fig trees.
Full board meals and accommodation: Ishasha Wilderness Camp

DAY 7: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Morning Game drive and return to the Lodge for Breakfast, depart the lodge with packed lunch to Kasenyi sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, you will proceed to the Mweya Penisular, overlooking Lake George and Lake Edwards, to enjoy a unique two hours boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. This launch cruise gives you a great opportunity for photography, animal and bird watching at close range; over 606 birds species have been recorded in this park and most notably along the Kazinga Channel.
Full board meals and accommodation :Mweya Safari Lodge

DAY 8: FULL DAY QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK.
After an early Morning warn up tea or Coffee, you will head for a game drive along the Kasenyi tracks in search of animals like: Lions, cape buffalos, elephants, warthogs, waterbucks, spotted hyenas, Mangoose, kobs and if your luck, the leopard is often spotted. Proceed onwards to the Kyambura Gorge to track Chimpanzees. Kyambura Gorge The gorge is within the savannah sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This 16 kilometre long scar in the earth is home to a group of habituated chimpanzees, baboons, monkeys and birds. The gorge is about 100m deep to where organized chimpanzee trekking can be conducted; bird watching, nature walks and sightseeing can be undertaken from the visitors centre. After tracking, return to the Lodge and in the evening conduct another Game drive in the Kasenyi Plains.
Full board meals and accomodation: Mweya Safari Lodge

DAY 9: SCHEDULED FLIGHT TO ENTEBBE
After breakfast proceed to Mweya Penisular for scheduled flight to Entebbe – relax at Papyrus Guesthouse and later transfer for evening flight.

END OF SAFARI

Number of Participants Cost
Based on 6 pax US$ 5,286
Based on 4 pax US$ 5,793
Based on 2 pax US$ 6,616
Suppl. High Season US$ 900
Single Suppl. US$ 990
Lodges Low Season: March, April, May, October, November
Lodges High Season: January, February, June, July, August, September,December

Included in the above quote: 
1. Drinking water in the vehicle (1 litre per person per day)
2. All the excursions and activities indicated in the itinerary (canoe ride, walks etc) under the supervision of an                  experienced English-speaking walking guide
3. Private 4×4 Land Cruiser Jeeps vehicle with experienced English-speaking driver-guide, from the morning of day        to the evening of day 8
4. Park Fees, Rangers fees and Porters Fees
5. Wi-Fi (in main areas of all Lodges and the Guest House)
6. Day-use room or extra night before and after safari
7. Return local Flight
8. AMREF Evacuation Insurance cover
9. Government taxes

Excluded from the above quote
 1 Gorilla tracking permit per person, 1 morning chimp tracking permit per person, Batwa Fees, Park/Forest Fees
 All drinks, including the drinks for the sun downer
 Day-use room or extra night
 Uganda Entry Visa fee, Medical and Travel Insurances
 International air flights
 Any optional activity not indicated in above program
 Laundry Services
 Gratuities and Tips

NOTE:We provide free mask and sanitizer during safari.


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