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10 Days Primate Experience And Queen Elizabeth Safari

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Duration: 10 days
Product code: 6699
Overview

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be transferred to The Boma Hotel . Depending on your arrival time, a half day trip to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary may be arranged. This evening, you will receive a short pre-trip briefing at the hotel. Duration; 1 Night Accommodation; The Boma Hotel Entebbe.

Day 2; Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred by vehicle to your lodge. Duration; 3 Nights Accommodation; Buhoma Lodge

Day 3; You will be escorted to the National Parks headquarters in Buhoma to meet guides for your gorilla tracking experience. An early morning trek into the forest on the slopes of the volcanoes, led by experienced trackers will bring you to a family of Mountain Gorillas. These massive primates are extremely rare, only approximately 650 remaining. You will get within meters of the family and be privileged to spend time with them. The trekking may be strenuous; up to six hours or longer at relatively high altitude. Mountain Gorillas are wild animals as such sightings cannot be guaranteed; however, the success rate is well over 95%. The trekking may be strenuous; up to six hours or longer is not uncommon-at relatively high altitude. Mountain Gorillas are wild animals and as such, sightings cannot be guaranteed 100%. PLEASE NOTE: on certain departures, due to Gorilla Permit availability, this leg of your safari may be undertaken in Rwanda. A similar standard of accommodation will be utilized in Rwanda, but there may be a surcharge depending on availability. Please check at time of booking.

Day 4; Today you will have the option of a second Gorilla Trek or Forest Walk in Bwindi. Please inform us at the time of booking. In the afternoon relax or explore the local area on foot.

Day 5; Today you will head in a northerly direction to the Ishasha area of Queen Elizabeth National park, from Bwindi approximately 3 hours' drive, to be welcomed to your established tented camp nestled under trees alongside a river. On a clear day, a sight from the area stretches to the ice-capped Rwenzori Mountains to the north, and the Virunga volcanoes to the south, there are few places on earth that rival the scenery in this park. 'Birders' will appreciate the enormous range of species in the area. The park spreads over an area of 1978 sq km in the western arm of the Great East Rift Valley. It is a home to a variety of wildlife including elephants, lions, hippos, buffaloes, and Uganda kobs, baboons, and birds, all typical of riverine and Savannah habitats. In the southern part of the park is the Ishasha area with tree climbing lions and the Maramagambo forest, one of the largest surviving natural forests in Uganda. The northern part of the park is traversed by the equator and is dominated by the scenery of crater lakes with lots of flamingos on Lake Katwe and Bunyampaka. A launch trip from Mweya pennisular along the Kazinga channel joining Lake Edward and Lake George, provides one of the most memorable experiences of the park. Duration; 3 Nights Accommodation; Mweya safari Lodge

Day 6; A second day in Queen Elizabeth National Park with more game viewing opportunities available to you.

Day 7; From Ishasha, you drive for approximately 2 hours to the Mweya region of Queen Elizabeth National Park. During your visit here you will have time to enjoy game drives, a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and an opportunity to trek chimps in Kyamburu Gorge (subjected to permits and group size). Located on a penninsula overlooking the Kazinga Channel on one side and with spectacular view towards the Ruwenzori Mountains , this upgraded and renovated lodge provides some of the best accommodation and service facilities in Uganda.

Day 8; Today you have a 2-3 hours drive, from Queen Elizabeth National Park (north) on good roads. On a clear day, you may get a view of the Rwenzori mountain in a distance. Two nights spent in the area to permit time for chimpanzee tracking in the forest, (permits must be pre -purchased). You can also do a forest walk (guided) during your stay, or simply enjoy the area and perhaps visit the Bigodi Swamps, or the Vanilla Farm close to Ndali. Duration; 2 Nights Accommodation; Primate Lodge

Day 9; Kibale Forest. This activity will generally take place in the morning. You will either be driven or walk to the Kibale Forest National Parks' headquarters to meet your guides for your morning chimp tracking experience (depending on which lodge you are staying at). The forest is alive with noise and you should be lucky enough to see the habituated chimps during your trek.

Day 10; After an early breakfast for the drive back to Entebbe, stopping for curio shopping on the roadside and a quick photo stop at the Equator. Arriving back in Entebbe, late afternoon. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (Flights for departure to be booked after 8pm)

Highlights
  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Chimp trekking in Kibale Forest
  • Game drive in the national parks
  • Boat cruise at kazinga channel
  • Community Visit
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Private Tour
  • Languages offered on the Activity / TourLanguages offered on the Activity / Tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 10 days
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    We will pick you from the airport (Entebbe international airport) and then transfer you to your accommodation then pick you from your accommodation to the tourism destination and after drop you off at either your accommodation or airport if your flight is due.
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    There is full refund for Customers who who cancel at least 45 days prior to the day of the activity or tour, 50% refund for Customers who who cancel below 45 days prior to the day of the activity or tour. NOTE: Gorilla permit fee of $600 is non-refundable because its a regulation from the government and so Kent Safaris has no control over it.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 24 days before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Meet and greet on arrival
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Flight from Entebbe to Bwindi (Kihihi)
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Tours/sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary
  • Services of a qualified driver/guide
  • 1 Gorilla permit
  • 1 kyambura Chimp Permit
  • 1 Kibale Chimp Permit
  • Park fees
Exclusions
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes unless specified
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Optional excursions
Itinerary
Days

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be transferred to the Boma Guest Lodge. Depending on your arrival time, a half day trip to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary may be arranged. This evening, you will receive a short pre-trip briefing at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Boma Lodge 

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Bwindi. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred by vehicle to your lodge. The park is in South-western Uganda, covering parts of Rukungiri, Kisoro, and Kabale Districts. It is situated in a hilly countryside, which, together with some remnant lowland forest outside the boundary, constitutes an important water catchment area for many rivers, supplying the agricultural land of the surrounding region. This is the richest forest in Uganda, in terms of the number of plant species, as the area is one of the few large expanses of forest in East Africa where lowland and montane communities merge. The valley bottoms contain a dense ground cover of herbs, vines, and shrubs with only a few trees hence its name, the impenetrable forest. This is one of the richest faunal communities in East Africa. There exists about one half of the world's population of the endangered mountain gorillas. There are also several endangered species of birds with limited ranges. Gorilla tracking began on 1st April 1993. It is advisable to make reservations at least 3-6 months before your intended date of visit.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Buhoma Lodge or Standard

You will be escorted to the National Parks headquarters to meet your guides for your gorilla tracking experience. An early morning trek into the forest on the slopes of the volcanoes, led by experienced trackers will bring you amongst a family of Mountain Gorillas. These massive primates are extremely rare, only approximately 650 remaining. You will get within meters of the family and be privileged to spend time amongst them. The trekking may be strenuous; up to six hours or longer is not uncommon - at relatively high altitude. Mountain Gorillas are wild animals, as such sightings cannot be guaranteed; however, the success rate is well over 95%. The trekking may be strenuous; up to six hours or longer is not uncommon-at relatively high altitude. Mountain Gorillas are wild animals and as such, sightings cannot be guaranteed 100%. PLEASE NOTE: on certain departures, due to Gorilla Permit availability, this leg of your safari may be undertaken in Rwanda. A similar standard of accommodation will be utilized in Rwanda, but there may be a surcharge depending on availability. Please check at time of booking.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Buhoma Lodge or Standard

Today you will have the option of a second Gorilla Trek or Forest Walk in Bwindi. Please inform at the time of booking. In the afternoon relax or explore the local area on foot. PLEASE NOTE: on certain departures, due to Gorilla Permit availability, this leg of your safari may be undertaken in Rwanda. A similar standard of accommodation will be utilized in Rwanda, but there may be a surcharge depending on availability. Please check at time of booking.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Buhoma Lodge or Standard

Today you will head in a northerly direction to the Ishasha area of Queen Elizabeth National park, from Bwindi approximately 3 hours' drive, to be welcomed to your established tented camp nestled under trees alongside a river. On a clear day views from the area stretch to the ice-capped Rwenzori Mountains to the north, and the Virunga volcanoes to the south, there are few places on earth to rival the scenery in this park. 'Birders' won't be disappointed with the enormous range of species in the area. The park spreads over an area of 1978 km2 in the western arm of the Great East Rift Valley. It is a home to a variety of wildlife including elephant, lion, hippo, buffalo, and Uganda kob, baboon, and birds, all typical of riverine and savannah habitats. In the southern part of the park is the Ishasha are with tree climbing lions and the Maramagambo, one of the largest surviving natural forests in Uganda. The northern part of the park is traversed by the equator and is dominated by the scenery of crater lakes with lots of flamingos on some of them. A launch trip from Mweya along the Kazinga channel, which joins Lake Edward and Lake George, provides one of the most memorable experiences of the park.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Mweya safari Lodge

A second day in Queen Elizabeth National Park with more game viewing opportunities available to you.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Mweya Safari Lodge or Standard

From Ishasha, you drive approximately 2 hours to the Mweya region of Queen Elizabeth National Park. During your visit here you will have time to enjoy game drives, a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and an opportunity to trek chimps in Chamburu Gorge (subject to permits being available and group size). Located on a peninsula overlooking the Kazinga Channel on one side and with spectacular views towards the Ruwenzori Mountains on the other, this upgraded and renovated lodge provides some of the best accommodation and service facilities in Uganda.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Mweya Safari Lodge or Standard

Today you will travel on a 2-3-hour drive from Queen Elizabeth National Park (north) on good roads. On a clear day you may get views of the Rwenzoris in the distance. Two nights spent in the area to allow time for chimpanzee tracking in the forest, (permits must be pre purchased). You can also do a forest walk (guided) during your stay, or simply enjoy the area and perhaps visit the Bigodi Swamps, or the Vanilla Farm close to Ndali. Kibale, 766 km2 is one of Uganda's enchanting forested parks. Here, you can hike in the park for hours observing the drama of life in a rain forest. The park contains pristine lowland tropical rain forest, montane forest, and mixed tropical deciduous forest. In addition to forest, you will also notice areas of grassland and of swamp. The forest is rich in wildlife. It is most noted for its primate population. Some of these are red-tailed monkey, diademed monkey, olive baboon, chimpanzee, black and white colobus. Some of the other mammals you might see are bushbuck, Harvey's red duiker, blue duiker, bush pig, and African civet. More difficult to spot are buffalo, waterbuck, hippo, warthog, and giant forest hog. Herds of elephant once travelled back and forth through the area. These elephants have become more and more rare, and now are seldom seen. The birdlike in the forest and grasslands of the forest is abundant. There are almost 300 species, which have been identified here. One particularly worth noting is the endemic to Kibale forest. There are 144 species of butterfly in the park and a diverse population of moths and other insects. A system of trails has been developed within the park, and tour guides are available to guide visitors

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Primate Lodge or Standard

This activity will generally take place in the morning. You will either be driven or walk down to the Kibale Forest National Parks' headquarters to meet your guides for your morning's chimp tracking experience (depending which lodge you are staying at). The forest is alive with noise and you should be lucky enough to see the habituated chimps during your trek.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Primate Lodge or Standard

After an early breakfast for the drive back to Entebbe, stopping for curio shopping on the roadside and a quick photo stop at the Equator. Arriving back in Entebbe, late afternoon. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (Departing flights to be booked to depart for after 8pm)

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Pickup and Drop-off
Our staff will meet you at Entebbe Airport.

Know Before You Go
  • TRAVEL HEALTH ADVICE Stay healthy while you travel Staying healthy while you travel is vital it isn't all about vaccinations and medicine. Most problems you could face are easily preventable. Drinking bottled, boiled or treated water, washing your hands properly before eating and carefully avoiding insect bites could save your life, money and Time. Yellow fever vaccination /Covid-19 Please remember to get your yellow fever /Covid-19 Vaccination as it is a crucial requirement especially if you are travelling to Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda and global Covid-19 Please be sure to visit the Centres for Disease Control at http://www.cdc.gov/travel. Or check with a physician for more information.
  • YOU HAVE BOOKED YOUR DREAM SAFARI TOUR AND NOW IT’S TIME TO PREPARE FOR YOUR TRIP. HERE IS A CHECKLIST OF THINGS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE YOU LEAVE. • .Pay telephone service provider and other bills before you go, so they will not be disconnected while you are away. • Call your credit card companies to advise dates and places to which you will be traveling • Put a hold on newspaper and magazine deliveries. • Ensure arrangements for your pets are in place. • Remove perishable food items from your fridge. • Turn off any pre-set alarm clocks and electrical appliances at the switch. • If you are taking your cell phone on tour, contact your service provider to ensure international roam is on. • Inform neighbours and neighbourhood watch groups of your trip dates. • Make sure your family member or close friends have copies of your travel itinerary; in case they need to contact you for emergency purposes. • Alert us if you have any special food consideration – vegetarian • Some airlines will allow you
  • TRIP INFORMATION: Our Tour director is committed to executing the tour activities as detailed in the itinerary provided. We only request our clients to be understanding, remain calm and flexible on a few isolated occasions where local events may inconvenience the activities on the itinerary. Our clients should also note that the first day of the trip is simply for the drive or flight to the destination as shown on the itinerary and has a few activities planned. We advise that you be conversant with our representative who will take you through the pre-departure briefings. NOTE: Entebbe international airport is your gateway to and from Uganda. To avoid inconveniences that are occasioned by rushing at the time of departure, we advise that you book international flights departing from Entebbe after 8pm. We will need you to furnish us with the following information: - Airline - Flight number - Arrival and departure date - Flight times /Flight Changes
  • TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Accommodation is shared. Travel Insurance is a MUST.
  • ACCOMMODATION: Prices for a twin/double shared room are per person, and, rates for single or triple travelers are available on request.
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE: This tour requires that all traveller should have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and all personal Emergencies, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We therefore recommend Travel Guard, Allianz and Nomads Travel Insurance” for all your insurance necessities
  • PRIVACY: We understand and respect the value and importance of your privacy. Be assured therefore that protection of privacy is given the highest priority. All personal information that you avail to us is strictly used for purposes of Safari tour booking. We will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to keep secure any personal information which we hold about the guest. However, cognizant of the rampant cases of hacking into data on the internet, it becomes a bit tricky to guarantee 100% security to data shared through online sources. We therefore will not be held culpable if the breach or hacking into your personal information is by international unauthorized individuals.
  • 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 and anticipation nor is it due to the supplier of the service in question. Such events may include unexpected government quarantines, travel bans, riots, civil strife, natural disaster, terrorist acts, border closure, fire, road closures, industrial disputes, extreme weather conditions and other incidents beyond our control. NOTE: In some unfortunate circumstances, getting a park or Gorilla permit may not be guarantee to seeing wildlife in their habitats as unfavourable local conditions may sometimes hinder access to the wildlife. This can happen without prior notice or it can be at short notice. We therefore accept no liabilities in circumstances where Gorilla or wildlife viewing is due to cancellation by the authorities. Where the loss is due to the absence of Gorillas, closure of boarders, national park or security changes, refunding is at the discretion of the responsible offices. However, we shall use all means necessary to obtain the monies / refunds and pass it on to the client.
  • CANCELLATION AND REFUND: Customers will receive a full refund, minus the cost of gorilla permits of $600 which is a policy from the regulator the government of Uganda, it is non-refundable. However, for other tour itineraries provided the cancellation is done with in 24hours from the time of the tour, it shall be received and rescheduling planned accordingly. Otherwise beyond the above factors the customers will receive a full refund in case of natural disasters or global effects. 10% deposit - No refund More than 24 hours – full refund Less than 24 hours - No refund Please note that cancellation fees are calculated based on the date we receive your cancellation request. Also note: Sale of Gorilla permits is a preserve of the government (Uganda wildlife Authority), hence, fees for these permits are non – refundable. Thank you, have an ultimate fascinating experience.
  • VISA AND CONSULAR ADVICE: Each individual traveller is responsible for obtaining the required visa, as visa requirements vary per country. For visa information, we advise our clients to consult the US State Department and local Embassies for non-US citizens. NOTE: 1. A visa can be obtained at Entebbe international airport on arrival at a fee $50 per person. 2. Visas for all other East African Countries can be obtained, on arrival, at the international airport or at boarder points.
  • PAYMENTS: A deposit of 10% is required to confirm the tour. The remaining balance will be due and charged 45 days before departure. Prices however may be subjected to changes until a full payment is received.
  • CASH AT HAND: It is crucial to note that in many countries, some local Forex bureaus place much emphasis on quality of the dollar and other foreign currency notes frequently used by most visitors. It is our humble view therefore that you carry new and undamaged bills / notes especially in the dominations of $50 and $100 bills. Major credit cards like Visa and Master card are acceptable in towns.
  • ITINERARY, TRAVEL INSURANCE AND PASSPORT COPIES: Leave a copy of your itinerary, travel insurance and passport to a family member, for reference purposes, in case of an emergency. Travel insurance is also compulsory on all trips.
  • WHAT TO CARRY: • Rain Jacket /coat • Shoes with good traction • Binoculars • Travel plug adapter with USB port • Mask and Antibacterial hand cleaning gel • Good camera with fully charged battery and good memory card storage • First aid kit • Small back park • Sun block hat • Sun glasses • Hiking boots • Mosquito repellent
  • AMENDMENT FEES: Amendments made on the booking 24 Hours before departure attracts a surcharge of $25 per amendment. more than 24 Hours no amendments fees will be applied. A changed reservation will be confirmed within 24 hours. Flexible Bookings at no costs - Changing booking - Changing departure date - Changing guest name - Removing /Replacing a guest - Changing pick up time or location
  • AGE LIMIT: Some of our tours have strict age limit. Children 13 years and below are not allowed to visit the gorillas or participate in certain activities like canoeing and, for adults above 65 years of age, a medical report may be required.
  • GENERAL SAFETY TIPS: We prioritize safety of our tours; however, travels are susceptible to risks. So, it is important to be prepared and approach all arrangements with utmost caution. It’s advisable to do some research about your destination to equip yourself with some tips to ensure safety. Register your trip and also avail a copy of your emergency contact details to your government travel advisory service (or diplomatic mission) in a country that you are visiting so that they can contact you in case of emergency. This process can be done online and it is also advisable to get contacts of the American Embassy in Uganda, your final destination. Depending on the itinerary you have booked, some activities may carry greater risks or personal injury, we therefore advise that you take great care and strictly adhere to the established pre-cautions before participating. These activities include white water rafting, canoe and boat rides, Gorilla trekking and Chimpanzee tracking, mountaineering, bungee jumping, culture walk or community visit and game drive. For safety, the following must also be accorded due consideration; SAFAETY TIPS - Avoid expensive jewellery. -Hide your cash and Monitor your ATM/ Credit card transactions - Avoid all demonstrations and protests given their potential to turn violent. - Monitor the media for information about any possible security risks and pay close attention to your personal security. - Carry a copy of your passport and avoid hanging alone without the advice of the tour guide. And avoid Voluntary helpers who are not among your group and be worry of any assistance from seemingly helpful strangers however polite or well dressed. In order to safeguard your items and report any lost or blocked bank card to your Bank.
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