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6DAY UGANDA GROUP SAFARI- HIGHLIGHTS


  • Beautifully situated luxury lodges
  • Tree studded savannah terrain and a multitude of Wild animal species.
  • Support the lion conservation initiative in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Only USD 1,465 per person 
  • Gorilla permit included!

Departure dates:
  • 25th September - 30th September 2020
  • 25th October - 30th November 2020
  • 25th November -30th November 2020
  • 28rd December 2020 - 2nd January 2021

INTRODUCTION

Explore the two most popular national parks in Uganda in just 6 days on a journey that will take you from wildlife safaris on the sweeping savannah plains to incredible encounters with the mountain gorillas in the rainforest highlands. 

Imagine trekking through the misty rainforest and suddenly encountering a family of these shy but imposing primates. No safari in Africa compares to this. This is truly a rare encounter only a few are privileged to see, experience and remember.

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

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Day 1: Welcome to Uganda!

 

Your driver/guide will pick you up from Entebbe airport and transfers you to your hotel, only a 10 minute drive from the airport. This is where your Safari Hunters UG representative will find you tomorrow morning for the start of your tour after a good breakfast. 

Depending on the time of your arrival, you might be able to explore the area. There are many options in Entebbe that can be easily organized before your arrival in Uganda. For example a visit to the Botanical gardens or the Ugandan Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC). Please let us know if you would like us to book any of these trips for you.

Accommodation: Via Via Guesthouse

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Day 2: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you will be spending the next two nights.

Enroute, you will have a stopover at the Equator where you will take some pictures and buy some snacks/ souvenirs. You will then move on to Igongo Cultural centre where you will stop for a hearty lunch buffet and a chance to try out our local Ugandan cuisine. After lunch you will then drive to your accommodation where you will check-in in time for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Engiri Game Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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Day 3: Game drive & Boat Cruise

Safari breakfasts are traditionally served before the day breaks so that you can start your morning game drive as the sun comes up. Sunrise is the best time for wildlife spotting as animals tend to be the most active during the “golden hours”, when the first rays of sunshine come to rest on the savannah. Elephants, buffalo and several species of antelope are some of the characters you may come across today, and if you’re lucky, you may even spot a lion or leopard. 

 Later in the day when the sun is high in the sky and the animals make their way to the river for a drink, we will head to Kazinga Channel for an exciting boat safari. You will spot more hippos today than you can possibly imagine. Herds of hippos, elephants and buffalo will also wander down to the shoreline to bathe in the cooling waters. A boat safari is a fantastic way to get close to wildlife. For many visitors the boat safari is the highlight of their visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Accommodation: Engiri Game Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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Day 4: Travel To Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After an early morning breakfast, continue to Bwindi through the Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth NP famously known for the tree climbing Lions.  This is the most memorable sight in the park as you have never seen such photogenic lions posing for your camera before. Meanwhile don't miss the stunning scenery and superb birdlife in this southern remote section of the park either.

Your journey will then continue south-west toward Kisoro, a bustling town next to the Bwindi Forest, near the borders to Rwanda and Congo. This is one of our favorite drives in Uganda. The serpentine roads wind through lush rainforests, skirting hill tops (keep your eyes open for the volcanos!) and dipping into lively villages in the valley before arriving to the serene waters of Lake Mulehe.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Camp
Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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Day 5: Gorilla Trekking

Today is the big day… Prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants: the rare Mountain Gorilla, an experience of a lifetime.

Half of the world’s population of gorillas live under the mist-covered canopies of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforest. You will be tracking the whereabouts of one of the nine habituated family groups who live in the park. 

Your tracking experience will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, tangled vines, thick vegetation and bamboo forests before you reach the territory of these gentle giants. En-route, your ranger will point out signs of previous gorilla activity like dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. Depending on the location of the gorillas, the walk can take anything from 2 to 7 hours. Once the family of gorillas has been located, settle in to your surroundings and enjoy the hour you have to quietly observe these fascinating primates whose habits and mannerisms remind us so much of our own.

You are sure to remember this experience for the rest of your life.

 Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Camp
Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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Day 6: Transfer to Entebbe International Airport

Enriched with an experience of a lifetime and unforgettable memories you will say goodbye to the Pearl of Africa. Enjoy your day at leisure. Depending on the time of departure you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home. 

Please make sure your flight departure is after 9 pm at the very earliest.

Meal Plan: Half Board (Breakfast, Lunch)

Included

  • Gorilla trekking permit (USD 700)
  • Pick Up and drop off at the airport
  • English speaking guide
  • 4x4 Safari vehicle with pop up roof
  • Fuel
  • Accommodation on Full board basis unless specified
  • Park Entrances and guide fees

Excluded

  • Flights into and out of Uganda
  • Visa fees
  • Items of a personal nature e.g. laundry, alcohol, cigarettes, etc
  • Activities described as optional in the program
  • Meals that are not mentioned above
  • Cost of a porter to carry your daypack during gorilla tracking (recommended)
  • Personal insurance (medical/travel)
  • Tips and gratuities to guides, rangers, porters, site guides, hotel staff, etc.
  • Government tax or park fee increases

Don't want the fun to end?

Why not combine your Ugandan safari with a beach excursion on the wonderous sandy beaches of  Mombasa? Soak up the sun along the shores of the Indian Ocean and experience the cultural melting pot of East Africa as you delight in an array of water sports. Get in touch with one or our Travel Consultants for more information about suitable options.

 

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