Your tailor-made safari holiday to Uganda

In many respects this is a very simple if luxurious property, however just these two stops during your time in Uganda you will get a chance to take in a huge amount, from gorillas in Bwindi, to Lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park to a potential chimpanzee sightings within Kyambura Gorge. If you looking for a comfortable and yet adventurous itinerary this could be a great option. Please Note: Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking has an age restriction of minimum 15 years.

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Day 1

Catch your overnight flight from Philadelphia International Airport to Entebbe International

Day 2 - 4

3 nights at Kyambura Gorge Lodge | Queen Elizabeth National Park

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be met by a member of the Mahlatini team who will assist you onto your light aircraft. From here you will be flown to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your camp. During your time at Kyambura Gorge Lodge you will have the opportunity to view a wide variety of animals from game drive vehicles as well as a unique boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, headed into Lake Edward. Lion, Elephant, Cape buffalo, Warthogs, Leopard, Hyena, Mongoose, Waterbuck, Ugandan Kob, Hippo & a prolific bird life are to mention a few! While Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge you can expect to observe numerous primates which include chimpanzees, baboons red-tailed monkeys, black and white colubus and vervet monkeys.

Room Type: Grass roofed banda Meal Basis: AIS All Inclusive and Scheduled Safari Activities

Day 5 - 7

3 nights at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp | Bwindi

Today you will be driven out to Bwindi via the Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, famous for its tree climbing Lions which are unique to this region. During your Gorilla Tracking, experienced wildlife guides along with trackers and porters will accompany you through the ever-green forest. The journey, through dense foliage and up steep climbs, leads you to lifetime experience of viewing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. After finding the Gorillas, you will have an opportunity to be within meters of these magnificent apes, sharing in their daily lives and experiencing their day-to-day activities. With an estimated 850 Gorilla population in the world, spending one hour with a Gorilla family is a once in a lifetime experience! In the afternoon, you have option to visit a women project (Ride 4 a woman). It's a charitable organization set up to support women struggling with poverty, HIV and domestic violence. Your visit indirectly supports the project work and while here, you may participate in basketry, weaving, making local dishes and have an opportunity for last minute craft shopping. The Batwa Community visit is a mind-opening adventure you will never forget as you go for an incredible day hike in the rain forest with the elderly Batwa (pygmy) guides. See how the Batwa lived and hunted, learn about medicinal plants, and watch for animals and birds. You will share a traditional meal with the Batwa, hear ancient legends and traditional songs, and join in on a mock hunting party. You can even test your skill with a Batwa bow and arrow and participate in traditional dances.

Room Type: Tent Meal Basis: AIS All Inclusive and Scheduled Safari Activities

Day 8

Today you will be transferred to the Kihihi airstrip for your onward flight via light aircraft to Entebbe International Airport. Here you will connect with your onward flight home.

Tailor-made itinerary from $11,830 pp

Includes

  • International flights from Philadelphia International Airport
  • Meals and accommodation as per itinerary
  • All road transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • Game drives where applicable
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Light aircraft transfers as per itinerary
  • Private professional English speaking safari guide
  • Transportation with exclusive use of 4X4 safari vehicle as per itinerary
  • Complimentary bottled water while on safari
  • One gorilla tracking permit in Bwindi National Park [age restriction: 15 years minimum]
  • One boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • One chimpanzee tracking permit in Kyambura Gorge [age restriction: 15 years minimum]

Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
  • Premium brands whilst all inclusive

Flights

  • Outward Flight:
  • Overnight from Philadelphia International Airport to Entebbe International
  • Return Flight:
  • Overnight from Entebbe International to Philadelphia International Airport

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