Adventures in Uganda

Adventures in Uganda



HIGHLIGHTS

-Wildlife and birds in Queen Elizabeth National Park – elephants, lions, buffalo, hippos, leopards, antelopes and birds
-Ishasha, an area with the highest concentration of wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park (with luck, you can see the famous tree-climbing lions that lounge nonchalantly in the upper branches of high trees)
-See the Rwenzori “Mountains of the Moon” as a majestic backdrop
-Kazinga Channel, a waterway rich in wildlife and birds
-Gorilla trekking and butterfly sighting in Bwindi National Park
-Scenic relaxation in Lake Bunyonyi

 
ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival
What we’ll be doing today: Arrive at Entebbe airport or Kigali airport.
Where we’ll be sleeping:
-Transfer to Airport Guest House (B&B)

Day 2: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park
What we’ll be doing today: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. With our brief stop at the Equator, you’ll be in both hemispheres at once. Arrive late in the afternoon.
Where we’ll be sleeping:
Budget: Simba Safari Lodge (B&B)
Luxury: Kyambura Game Lodge (B&B)

Day 3: Game drive and launch/boat cruise
What we’ll be doing today: Early morning game drive. Go for 3pm boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, home to a spectacular display of birdlife and unique game, providing an excellent platform for photography.
Where we’ll be sleeping:
Budget: Simba Safari Lodge (B&B)
Luxury: Kyambura Game Lodge (B&B)

Day 4: Travel From Queen Elizabeth to Bwindi Park
What we’ll be doing today: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest through Ishasha looking for for the world-famous tree climbing lions. (Note: gorilla trekking starting points are either at Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga or Nkuringo, which are separated by a long, meandering road. Our overnight stay will be determined by the location of the gorilla permits available at the time of booking.)
Where we’ll be sleeping:
Budget: Wagtail safari camp/Bakiga Lodge/Community Camp Ground (FB)
Luxury: Gorilla Safari Lodge/Buhoma Lodge/Gorilla Mist Lodge (FB)

Day 5: Gorilla Trekking
What we’ll be doing today: Gorilla briefing at 8:00 am. Then gorilla trek. (Note: The time taken to trek the gorillas varies enormously, from as little as half an hour to as much as 8 hours before one returns to lodge.)
Where we’ll be sleeping:
Budget: Wagtail safari camp/Bakiga Lodge/Community Camp Ground (FB)
Luxury: Gorilla Safari Lodge/Buhoma Lodge/Gorilla Mist Lodge (FB)

Day 6: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
What we’ll be doing today: Take a leisurely drive and proceed to Lake Bunyonyi for sightseeing and an evening hill hike or walk.
Where we’ll be sleeping:
Budget: Nature’s Prime Island
Luxury: Birdsnest@Bunyonyi

Day 7: Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe Airport
What we’ll be doing today:After an early morning, drive to Kampala. Time permitting, pass by Lake Mburo (a 2 hour drive away) to possibly see zebras and impalas. Arrive in the city in the early afternoon and transfer to Entebbe airport for your flight. (Note: Your return flight must be after 7:00pm).

 
ACCOMMODATION
Our packages are based on a accommodations in a B&B (bed and breakfast) whether you decide on either the budget or luxury lodging. However, if you want full board (with breakfast, lunch and dinner), a supplemental fee of $20 will be added per person for all budget accommodations, and a supplemental fee of $40 will be added per person for all luxury accommodations. This fee would be added on top of the nightly cost of the hotel accommodation.

 
WHAT’S INCLUDED
-Airport transfers
-All on-the-ground transportation
-Accommodations with meals mentioned on the itinerary
-Water bottles, up to 2 liters per person per day on the van
-4×4 custom-built safari open-roof vehicle (Toyota Hiace Van or similar)
-Knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking driver/guide
-Entrance fees to parks

 
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
-Airfare
-Entry visas for Uganda and/or Rwanda ($50 and $30, respectively)
-Gorilla trekking permit ($500)
-All optional activities highlighted on the itinerary
-Travel insurance
-Meals not mentioned in the itinerary and meals/beverages on arrival and departure dates
-Personal expenses such as laundry and data plans
-Alcoholic beverages and personal entertainment
-Gratuity

 
For specific tour pricing, please email us at kitta@kigezitours.com or info@kigezitours.com or call us at +256 777 408098 or +256 772 449444.

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