8-Day Exotic Wild Safari Retreat

Uganda is all about its friendly people and the diversity in landscapes and activities. This trip will show you the best of what Uganda has to offer. Queen Elizabeth National Park features
grassland savannah teeming with wildlife and Bwindi Forest is full of interesting endemic flora and fauna. All of this is on top of all main highlights like gorilla tracking, chimpanzee tracking and the boat safaris. And, as with all our luxury, you will stay in some of Uganda's very best lodges!

per adult from

$9,853

AUD

Duration

8 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 6x Dinner
    • 7x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • 1 chimpanzee permit per person (US$ 150);
    • 1 gorilla permit per person (US$700).
    • All fuel for the tour
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Entry/Admission - Uganda Equator
    What's excluded :
    • - All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.).
    • A porter for during the gorilla tracking (someone who carries your daypack)
    • Entry visa Uganda
    • International air fares
    • Meals that are not part of your accommodation
    • Personal (medical/travel) insurance
    • Government tax or park fees increase
    • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.

  • Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport

    Stop At: Entebbe, Uganda
    You will be picked up from the airport by our representative and be transferred to your hotel. You will meet your driver/ guide tomorrow morning when he picks you up from your hotel. The Hotel is set in tropical gardens in a leafy suburb, a few minutes’ drive from Entebbe International Airport. The rooms combine the modern comforts one expects today with the charm and character of an original 1960's home. Depending on the time of your arrival, you might be able to do some optional activities in Entebbe; for example, a visit to the Botanical gardens or the Ugandan Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC). Please note that all activities today are at your own cost.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: No premium drinks
    • Lunch: No premium drinks
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Papyrus Guest house

    Day 2: Kibale Forest Via Fort Portal

    Stop At: Kibale National Park, Kibale National Park, Western Region
    After an early breakfast, you will have some time to change money or go to an ATM before heading to the West of Uganda. The drive is incredibly scenic, passing through villages, lush green forests and hills dotted with tea plantations which characterize this part of Uganda.
    You will stay at a wonderful lodge, just outside the town of Fort Portal, with spacious rooms and amazing views over one of then crater lakes in this area!

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner: No premium drinks
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Kyaninga Lodge

    Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking &Bigodi Swamp Walk

    Stop At: Kibale National Park, Kibale National Park, Western Region
    Today you will experience some serious primates adventure! Kibale Forest National Park boasts the highest number of primate species in the world, including the chimpanzees. Approximately 5,000 chimpanzees live in the wild in Uganda, which makes it a perfect place to spot them!
    In the early morning you will go with an experienced ranger for chimp tracking; you might also see other monkey species that live here. Once you locate the chimpanzees you will have a full hour of eye-to-eye contact with them. Since they are wild animals, we can never guarantee you to see them and might have to settle with hearing their hoots and hollers.
    Your swamp-walk (2-3 hours) will take you through grassland, small communities and some beautiful scenery, where the locals are likely to greet you with enthusiastic waves. It is usual to spot three to four different primate species during this walk, though the highlight is catching a glimpse of the great blue turaco!

    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner: No Premium Drinks
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Kyaninga Lodge

    Day 4: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, 410 kilometers from Kampala, Kasese Uganda
    In the morning, you can either relax at your lodge, make a crater lake hike or visit a nearby tea plantation, where you will be able to assist the tea pickers and learn about how leaves are selected for the highest quality (All activities of this morning are at your own
    cost). You will then continue your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
    Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s second largest park, located at the base of the majestic Rwenzori Mountain range, adjacent to Lake Edward and Lake George. The park has prolific game, including Gazelle, Uganda Kob, Warthog and Waterbuck. You stay overnight at the beautiful Mweya Safari Lodge, located in the heart of Queen Elizabeth National Park on the Mweya peninsula. Watch wildlife from your private veranda and fall asleep to the roaring of lions on the distant savannah. This truly is Africa!
    * You will not stay in the standard rooms, but in the very exclusive and private luxury safari tents
    Lions are often sighted both in the park and at the entrance to the park. Be prepared for huge numbers of hippo and elephant, and keep your eyes peeled for a leopard lazing in the sunshine. In the late afternoon you will go for a game-drive into the park.

    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: No Premium Drinks
    • Dinner: No Premium Drinks
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge, Luxury tents

    Day 5: Game Drive and Boat Safari

    Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Western Region
    Today you wake up early. A little before sunrise coffee, tea and doughnuts will be served in the lounge before we head out for a long game drive in time to see the first rays of light. You will search for all the wildlife in the park and are likely to come across Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Waterbuck, Leopard, Uganda Kob, and many Warthogs. A well-deserved brunch will be served back at the lodge in the late morning. In the afternoon you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel which joins Lake George and Lake Edward. Here, you will see a lot of hippos (more than you can possibly imagine!), as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see buffalo, crocodile, bathing elephant, and a range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: No Premium Drinks
    • Dinner: No Premium Drinks
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge, luxury tents

    Day 6: Game drive Ishasha sector - Transfer to Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable forest NP

    Stop At: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Buhoma Uganda
    After breakfast you will game drive on your way out of the park. After that you will go to Ishasha where you will look for the tree climbing lions: To escape from the heat during the day, the lions here have learned how to climb the fig trees. If you are lucky you might spot a few during your game drive, so keep your eyes open and look up! Besides these famous lions, there is other interesting wildlife to be seen, like buffalo and the Uganda kob.
    Lunch will be provided at Ishasha Wilderness Camp in Ishasha. After lunch you will drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest ; home of the Mountain Gorillas.
    Bwindi Safari Lodge eight bandas overlook the forest canopy, each with a private terrace from which guests can watch birds and monkeys in the tree tops. The main lodge building also maximizes on the beautiful views of the forest canopy, with both open and covered terraces providing optimum viewing platforms facing the forest. Get a good night's sleep because tomorrow you have to be fresh for the Gorilla trekking.
    Duration: 9 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: No Premium Drinks
    • Dinner: No Premium Drinks
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Bwindi Lodge

    Day 7: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest - Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

    Stop At: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Western Region
    Today is the epic day; prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants: the endangered mountain gorilla. For most people, this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees - the only forest in Africa, which can make this claim. It also hosts five other species of primate, 113 species of mammal, over 200 butterflies and 360 birds. The gorillas you track belong to
    One of nine habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence
    Of humans for a brief period every day. Face-to-face with a Mountain Gorilla Your track will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorilla family. The time taken to track the gorillas can be as few as 2 hours to as many as 7 hours. Once the Gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Bwindi Lodge

    Day 8: Back to Kampala/Entebbe

    Stop At: Uganda Equator, Masaka Road, Kayabwe Uganda
    After breakfast at the lodge, you will drive back to Kampala or Entebbe (Airport) stopping at the equator for the requisite snapshot and a bit of souvenir shopping. Accommodation for tonight is not inclusive in the itinerary. If you wish to depart tonight from Entebbe Airport, make sure your flight is at 8 pm or later. If you want us to book one (or more) nights in Kampala and/or Entebbe, please let us know.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: No Premium Drinks
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Private residences within the defined radiusAirports
    • Entebbe Airport, Entebbe Uganda
    Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide, English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Safari Retreats Uganda

Activity ID: V-256596P4

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