UGANDA WILDLIFE
GORILLAS IN UGANDA
14 Day tour from $6,699
BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST • MURCHISON FALLS • KAZINGA CHANNEL
INCLUDING FLIGHTS OCT/ NOV/ FEB/ APR

Uganda is no ordinary destination – dense jungle meets snow-capped mountains $6,699 full of unique sights, sounds and wildlife including Africa’s largest population of mountain gorillas. If you’ve ever wanted to surround yourself with the beauty of Uganda and its magnificent creatures, then here is your chance.

Discover the real Africa on this 14 day journey to incredible Uganda. Go trekking for elusive African gorillas in thick forest, explore 5 amazing Ugandan National Parks including Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls and Bwindi Impenetrable, and marvel at vast Savannah plains. Go on safari in search of tree-climbing lions, chimpanzee, giraffes and other unique wildlife. Cruise on the Kazinga Channel keeping an eye out for river crocodiles, and hippos. Includes return international flights, 22 meals including daily breakfast, transportation by A/C vehicles and private open air 4×4 vehicles, return airport transfers and much more.

Tour Highlights
  • Discover 5 amazing Ugandan National Parks including Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable and Lake Mburo
  • Experience 5 safari game drives in open air 4×4 vehicles
  • Look for wildlife on 2 safari river cruises
  • Search for elephants, hippos and more on a game drive in Murchison Falls National Park
  • Cruise to the bottom of the mighty Murchison Falls
  • Visit Fort Portal, a vibrant community with bustling village markets
  • Go chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park
  • Explore the Bigodi Wetlands, home to over 200 bird species
  • Cruise along the Kazinga Channel, home to one of the largest populations of hippos
  • Look for buffalo and antelopes on a game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Search savannah plains for the infamous black maned ‘tree climbing lions’ on a game drive
  • Go gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Experience an evening and morning game drive in Lake Mburo National Park

Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    UGANDA

  • When
    :

    2018: OCTOBER 25, NOVEMBER 14

    2019: FEBRUARY 14, APRIL 25

Itinerary

Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Entebbe, Uganda. Fly with award winning airlines such as Etihad Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways or South African Airways to name a few (subject to availability).

Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, be met by a representative and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Boma Guest House, Entebbe

Meals included: None

After breakfast, depart for Murchison Falls National Park. Along the way enjoy Uganda’s beautiful countryside. Upon arrival check into the lodge. Take the opportunity to join an optional tour to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (not included) and get up close to these beautiful animals. Alternatively, enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in the lodge, situated on the Nile River.

Overnight: Murchison River Lodge, Murchison Falls National Park

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Enjoy breakfast before heading out on a morning game drive in Murchison Falls National Park. The Murchison Falls Conservation Area, which is about 7,000 sq. km in size, is the largest in Uganda. It consists of Murchison Falls National Park, Karuma Game Reserve and Bugungu Game Reserve among others. It is a stunning habitat for wildlife, birds and vegetation. Crocodiles, hippos, elephants and birds including the rare shoebill stork, can be found on the banks of the Nile. With over 1000 chimpanzees in Budongo and Kaniyo Pabidi Forests, Murchison is thought to have the largest chimp numbers in the region.

Return to the lodge for lunch and then depart for an afternoon river cruise to the bottom of the mighty Murchison Falls. The launch trip to the bottom of the Falls, lasting about 3 hours, is unforgettable – look for birds, elephants, buffalos, crocodiles and hippos on the banks of the Nile.

Overnight: Murchison River Lodge, Murchison Falls National Park

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

This morning you will begin your journey to Kibale National Park via Fort Portal; a vibrant local community with a bustling marketplace. Check into the Chimpanzee Forest Guest House and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in these wonderful lodgings overlooking the vast forests and lush vegetation below.

Overnight: Chimpanzee Forest Guest House, Kibale National Park

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Wake up to the sounds of nature and enjoy breakfast before going chimpanzee tracking to get up close and personal with these amazing animals. Trekking lasts between 2-4 hours. This afternoon, visit the Bigodi Wetlands; home to multiple primate species, mammals, over 200 bird species, many reptiles and a large variety of endemic flora.

Overnight: Chimpanzee Forest Guest House, Kibale National Park

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

After breakfast, depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. Arrive in the afternoon and be rewarded with a cruise on the Kazinga Channel; a 32km long natural channel connecting Lake Gorge and Lake Edward.

The shores of this channel draw a large number of wild animals, birds and reptiles throughout the year. It has one of the largest populations of hippos in the world as well as a large number of Nile crocodiles.

Overnight: Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park (Mweya Sector)

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Enjoy breakfast before heading out for a game drive through the Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Drive along tracks dotted with Acacia trees in the open Savannah plains. You can hope to see huge buffalo herds and numerous antelopes.

There are also a number of elephants that have actually settled within the Ishasha area, also keep an eye out for hippos. This region offers a feeling that you are on safari by yourself.

Overnight: Ishasha Jungle Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park (Ishasha Sector)

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

This morning, go for a morning game drive to see the infamous ‘tree climbing lions’ of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Found only in Queen Elizabeth National Park and also in Tanzania, these lions are frequently spotted hanging on branches of huge fig trees in the Southern sector of the National Park.

You will notice that the males of these exceptional prides have black manes! Have lunch on route (not included) and then transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Overnight: Travelers Rest Hotel, Kisoro

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

Today, tick off gorilla tracking from your bucket list! With gorilla permits included, a guide and porters who will carry your shoulder pack, set off to the thick forest in search of gorillas.

The terrain can be difficult, with steep slopes covered in dense vegetation that gives the park its name. In addition, the altitude of 5200 feet and more means participants do need to be reasonably fit. The time taken to track the gorillas will vary enormously, from as little as half an hour to as much as 8-9 hours before one returns to camp. It is definitely not impossible and coming face to face with these amazing primates will reward you. For those not wishing to participate, you are welcome to relax at the lodge and enjoy the day at leisure.

Overnight: Travelers Rest Hotel, Kisoro

Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

This morning, take the opportunity to visit the Pygmy Villages (not included) and experience their lifestyle. Alternatively, relax at the lodge before transferring to Lake Mburo National Park where you will check in and go for an evening game drive. The network of game tracks in the east of the park passes a variety of landscape features; acacia woodland, wetlands, grassy hillsides, rock outcrops and seasonally flooded valley floors.

Overnight: Mburo Eagle’s Nest, Lake Mburo National Park

Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

This morning enjoy a morning game drive in Lake Mburo National Park before beginning the journey back to Entebbe. Enjoy the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Boma Guest House, Entebbe

Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy the morning at leisure before transferring to Entebbe International Airport for your flight back to Australia after one bucket list experience you won’t soon forget!

Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

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Pricing and Inclusions
Pricing and inclusions
    FROM14 Day tour
    $6,699

    *Tipically $10,599. Book by 30 June 2018.

     

    INCLUSIONS

    FLIGHTS

    • Return international flights (economy class) departing SYD/ MEL/BNE/ADL/PER

     

    ACCOMMODATION

    • 11 nights accommodation including boutique lodges in National Parks

     

    DINING

    • Enjoy 22 meals including daily breakfast

     

    TOUR ESSENTIALS

    • Gorilla and Chimpanzee permits
    • All game reserve entrance fees
    • Drinking water whilst on safari
    • Personal porterage whilst gorilla trekking
    • English speaking guides
    • Safari field rangers and trackers
    • Airline taxes and surcharges

     

    TRANSPORT

    • Transportation by A/C vehicles & private open air 4×4 vehicles

     

    TRANSFERS

    • Return airport transfers
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