9 Days Uganda Safari Encounter
Product Code: 9781-660400
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Gorilla trekking in the Bwindi forests
  • • Chimp trekking Kyambura Gorge
  • • Boat Cruise-Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • • Rhino tracking at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • • Game drives in Murchison and Queen Elizabeth National parks.
Tour Code
9781-660400
Duration
9 days
Departure City
Entebbe
End City
Entebbe
Tour Type
Unassigned
Language
English
Itinerary
Day 01
Entebbe

Arrival at Entebbe International Airport

Hotel: Botanical Beach Hotel or similar

Pick up from the Airport by our company's driver / guide who will later transfer you to the Entebbe Botanical Beach Hotel to dine and stay overnight.

Visiting Attractions

  • Entebbe Entebbe

Meal

  • Breakfast : Included
  • Lunch : Included
  • Dinner : Included
Day 02
Masindi

Visiting the Magnificent Murchison Falls National Park

Hotel: Fort Murchison in tents (Budget)Murchison River Lodge in tents (Budget)Fort Murchison(in rooms) (Mid-range)Murchison River Lodge (Mid-range)Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury)Nile Safari Lodge (Luxury) or similar

After breakfast, we drive northwards to Murchison Falls National Park, with a stopover for your lunch in Masindi and another at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track rare Rhinos that are protected in this sanctuary. Later arrive in Murchison falls National Park also Uganda’s largest well protected wildlife area covering 3,840 Sq. km. Move to the top of the falls to view the natural beauty of these falls. At this place, the river squeezes itself through a 7 meter narrow gorge from a width of more than 1 km and drops below with a thunderous roar forming a water spray that results into a stunning rainbow, the wonders of Nile River! You will dine and slumber.

Visiting Attractions

  • Masindi Masindi
  • Murchison Falls National Park Uganda Murchison Falls National Park Uganda

Meal

  • Breakfast : Included
  • Lunch : Included
  • Dinner : Included
Day 03
Masindi

The River Nile boat cruise

Hotel: Fort Murchison in tents (Budget)Murchison River Lodge in tents (Budget)Fort Murchison(in rooms) (Mid-range)Murchison River Lodge (Mid-range)Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury)Nile Safari Lodge (Luxury) or similar

Have an early delicious breakfast, explore the northern part hosting a high number of Savannah wildlife. This game drive offers great opportunities for photography of elephants, lions, Uganda kobs, buffaloes, giraffes, water bucks as well as hippos and in case you are fortunate the leopards too, in addition to a big number of bird species.

Following lunch, you will have a 2 hours boat-cruise to the bottom of the Murchison falls from where great volumes of water escapes through the small gorge forming an immense thunderous roar. During this boat ride you will see several water birds plus umpteen mammals like Hippos and crocodiles. Head back to the lodge have dinner and slumber at your lodge.

Visiting Attractions

  • Masindi Masindi

Meal

  • Breakfast : Included
  • Lunch : Included
  • Dinner : Included
Day 04
Kasese

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Hotel: Mweya safari lodge or similar

Have a hefty breakfast, depart from Murchison Falls National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park as you drive Southwest through Fort Portal and the Albertine Escarpment of the Western Rift Valley. Have lunch on the way at Mountains of the Moon Hotel found in Fort Portal town.

From here continue to Mweya peninsula found in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will arrive in the park in the evening, have dinner and slumber at your lodge.

Visiting Attractions

  • Kasese Kasese
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park Queen Elizabeth National Park

Meal

  • Breakfast : Included
  • Lunch : Included
  • Dinner : Included
Day 05
Kasese

Game drive & Boat Cruise-Queen Elizabeth National Park

Hotel: Mweya safari lodge  or similar

Following an early breakfast, you will have a morning game drive to see the nocturnal predators as well as the early morning risers like lions, buffaloes, antelope species, leopards, water bucks, elephants, hippos and warthogs. For birders, Queen Elizabeth is paradise, hosting a diversity of migratory and Albertine Rift endemics. You are to dine and slumber at any of these lodges.

Visiting Attractions

  • Kasese Kasese

Meal

  • Breakfast : Included
  • Lunch : Included
  • Dinner : Included
Day 06
Kasese

Boat cruise & Chimp trekking Kyambura Gorge

Hotel: Mweya safari lodge  or similar

Have breakfast and set out for a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel for wonder game viewing and bird watching, head back to the lodge for your lunch and then continue to the Kyambura Gorge to track chimpanzees. If you are still on time you can go for a forest walk in Maramagambo forest to explore the bat cave as you stare at pythons that feed on these bats. Dine and slumber at the lodge.

Visiting Attractions

  • Kasese Kasese
  • Kyambura Gorge Kyambura Gorge

Meal

  • Breakfast : Included
  • Lunch : Included
  • Dinner : Included
Day 07
Kanungu

Transfer to Bwindi Forest via Ishasha Sector tree-climbing lions

Hotel: Buhoma Lodge (Luxury) or similar

On this day you will have an early breakfast and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest via Ishasha region in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth to see tree climbing lions that are prevalent in this area. Continue to where you will have lunch along the way. Have a community walk (the Batwa -Pygmy cultural experience and entertainment) in the evening. Enjoy dinner and slumber at the lodge of your choice.

Visiting Attractions

  • Kanungu Kanungu
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Meal

  • Breakfast : Included
  • Lunch : Included
  • Dinner : Included
Day 08
Kanungu

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Hotel: Buhoma Lodge (Luxury) or similar

After breakfast, proceed to the park headquarter to be briefed about the Gorilla tracking before going into the verdant forest led by the rangers. In case you are fortunate, it may take you about 2 hours or even less to see amazing Bwindi giants. The experience of coming face to face with these peaceful primates is overwhelming. Head back to the lodge where you will have lunch after tracking the gorillas. Relax at the lodge the whole evening.

Visiting Attractions

  • Kanungu Kanungu

Meal

  • Breakfast : Included
  • Lunch : Included
  • Dinner : Included
Day 09
Kampala

Transfer to Kampala

You will have breakfast and later return to Kampala, then have lunch along the way in Mbarara and eventually reach Kampala late in the afternoon where you will have a city tour. After, move directly to the airport for your outbound flight back home or transfer to your accommodation if you do not have a flight this evening. Note: city tour is optional.

Visiting Attractions

  • Kampala Kampala

Meal

  • Breakfast : Included
  • Lunch : Included
Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.
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Pick-up Details / Transfers
On arrival at the airport, clear with Immigration and customs thereafter, follow the exit signs towards pickup and waiting area where our Kent safaris’ representative awaits to offer meet and greet service then transfer our guests to a booked hotel for itinerary briefings and an overnight stay
Meeting Point
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Time Region Location Full Address
12:00 AM ~ 11:55 PM Central region Entebbe
Entebbe International Airport
End Location
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Time Region Location Full Address
12:00 AM ~ 11:55 PM Central region Entebbe
Entebbe International Airport
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • All Airport transfers
  • Gorilla/chimpanzee permits
  • Accommodation and lodging
  • Meals throughout the itinerary
  • English speaking guides/drivers
  • 4WD safari vehicles
  • Domestic flights
  • Park Fees
  • Emergency Evacuations (AMREF)

Package Excludes

  • International flights
  • Visa and customs fees or charges
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cigarettes and alcohol
  • Gratuity
  • Souvenirs
Cancellation Policy

Cancellation made within:

  • Cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience for a full refund.
Please Note:
Gorilla Permits are non-refundable since prices for permits are determined by the Government Authority. Once, Gorilla permit dates for Trekking are confirmed, there's no refund. Force Majeure, it is with regret that our office cannot compensate where an impediment to proper performance of duty is as a result of an event above and beyond our own making, control or anticipation for example government quarantine, travel ban, border closure ,fire, extreme weather, riots, civil strife or natural disaster. Kindly notify us in case of cancellation such that our office can re-schedule your safari activities and confirmation is subjected to availability.
Special Notes
  • Vegetarians and those with special diet, notify us on the Booking note such that our team pay close attention and Gorilla permit worth $ 600 per person is Non- refundable . In case of cancellation, kindly notify our office such that your safari activities can be re-scheduled and any confirmation is subjected to availability.
  • Depending on your arrival time, your hotel room may not be available until the afternoon. Most hotels allow check-in between 1:00pm-3:00pm, however some charge a fee for early check-in. Please check at the hotel desk to see if you may store your luggage at the hotel if you wish to explore the city on your own before check-in.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.
  • If any of the attractions are closed due to Covid-19, the guide will arrange the itinerary based on the actual situation on the tour date. Please understand. Thanks.

Pricing Info

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A discount of 5% for more than 5 people
  • *The final tour rates already include possible booking fee, handling fee, and exchange rate loss.
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      3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
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