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7 Day Uganda Gorillas Safari Tour (Comfort)

R13,550

+ Single Supplement ZAR 1790

+ Optional Activity Package ZAR 3200

+ Optional Gorilla Trekking USD 630 - 730


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Tour Style Accommodated
Countries Visited Uganda
Starts Kampala
Ends Kampala
Group Size Max 20
Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older

The Kenya Game Parks and Gorillas is a budget accommodated safari that allows you to experience the best game reserves in Kenya and Gorillas.

 

 

Tour Overview

Departing from Kampala
Ends in
Kampala

This 1 week  budget  accommodated Uganda Gorilla Safari allows you to experience the beauty that is Uganda and trek to see Gorillas in their natural habitat. This is an affordable Gorilla adventure tour experience.

Highlights

Included

  • Meals - 7 Breakfast, 7 Lunch, 5 Dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Registered guides
  • Transport

Excluded

  • All items of a personal nature
  • Alcohol
  • Soft Drinks
  • Bottles Water
  • Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips
  • Activity Package and Optional activities

SKU: ACE0442
 

Itinerary

Day 1

Kampala – Masindi – Murchison National Park, Uganda

You will be collected in Kampala and depart on route to Murchison National Park. The park is recognized as one of the best National Parks in Uganda. Once settled in at your accommodation, a briefing will be given on the various activities available for the upcoming day.

Accommodation: Two per room: Kabalega Resort Hotel
Facilities: Two Per Room Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Jinja to Masindi ±265 km

Day 2 - 3

Masindi – Budongo Central Forest Reserve – Kampala, Uganda

Budongo Forest is the biggest Mahogany forest found in the whole of East Africa and is home to the largest number of chimpanzees throughout Uganda. In the morning we will depart on a Chimp Trek. Enjoy a game drive through the park before making your way to Kampala the following day. The next morning we pay a visit to the Zhiwa Rhino Sanctuary and the rest of the day is free to participate in activities you were not able to partake in previous days then off to Kampala. Feel free to explore the city in the afternoon.

Note: As the Chimp trekking is limited to 12 guests per trek, should there be more than 12 guests on a tour and thus split over two days. Therefore you may find that you will first do the game drive activity followed by the Chimp trekking the following day or vice versa.

Accommodation Two per room: Kabalega Resort Hotel  and Sky Hotel
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Activity Package: Chimp trekking (half day) , Ziwa Rhino walk
Included Highlight: Game drive (half day), visit to Murchison Falls lookout , Dinne Out

Day 4 - 5

Gorillas (Lake Bunyonyi), Uganda

Making our way across the Equator another time, we make our way to a small, but beautiful lake with steep banks and plentiful birdlife, Lake Bunyonyi . Circled by mountains and is most famous for its abundant otter population and picturesque surrounds. We take this day to unwind in this stunning spot the evening prior to our final drive to the gorillas.

The mountain gorilla is an extremely endangered animal and though the precise numbers of its population vary, it is largely believed that there are just around 650 of the gentle giants remaining. Paying a visit to the gorillas is a lovely way to support their future on earth as the money you spend on your gorilla permit goes toward their protection. A crucial part of conserving the gorillas that are still left lies within the community development work. As local communities adjust their attitudes toward nature and wildlife, and begin to protect rather than poach, the future of the beautiful mountain gorilla is guaranteed.

Because permits granted to visit the gorillas are extremely limited, we will require some flexibility on both our travel itinerary and the location where will actually get to see them. The mountain gorillas reside in man-made borders, therefore, their inhabitance range includes Uganda, Rwanda and the DRC. Whenever it is possible, we will be making use of the National Park in Uganda, but this is dependent upon the availability of permits. If we do not manage to obtain permits to go on our Gorilla Trek, then all passengers will be told beforehand that our journey will travel to Rwanda or the DRC.

On our free day spent in Bunyonyi, we will have the chance to partake in some Optional Activities. You can also opt to go hiking or to explore the region on mountain bike.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Kampala to Lake Bunyonyi ±420 km, Lake Bunyonyi National Park to the starting point of the gorilla trek ±125 km(in safari or smaller vehicles)
Optional Activity: Gorilla Trekking

Gorillas (Lake Bunyonyi)

Day 6

Gorillas (Lake Bunyonyi), Uganda

PLEASE NOTE: Although two days have been allocated for the Gorilla Trekking, only one day will be spent on the trek. The next day is there to provide time in which to obtain permits and to allow the entire group to trek if there are more than 6 passengers on the tour. We travel to a village by boat from the Bunyonyi Resort, and here you have an opportunity arises to be educated by the cultures of the people in the village.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Activity Package: Pygmy Village Visit

Day 7

Lake Bunyonyi – Kampala, Uganda

Today we head back from the Gorilla Trekking at Lake Bunyonyi to end in Uganda’s capital, Kampala.

Accommodation: Own Arrangements
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Optional Activity: Dinner Out Kampala

 

Activities

This is a optional payment that covers what we consider to be an ‘essential activity’ on our tour.

  • Chimp Trekking Murchison Falls ZAR1750
  • Pygmy visit Kabale ZAR500
  • Ziwa Rhino walk ZAR950


Other Activities

  • Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tips
  • Uganda Kampala Dinner Out

 

Dates

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Price

R13,550

+ Single Supplement ZAR 1790

+ Optional Activity Package ZAR 3200

+ Optional Gorilla Trekking USD 630 - 730


View next year's price





R13,550

+ Single Supplement ZAR 1790

+ Activity Package (Optional) ZAR 3200

+ Gorilla Trekking Permit (Optional) USD 630 - 730

View next year's price

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