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9 Days Uganda Safari Encounter

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Duration: 9 days
Product code: 6701
Overview

Day 1: 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 spend the night. Accommodation; Botanical Beach Hotel

Day 2: After breakfast, drive north towards 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 meters 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! Dine and slumber. Accommodation; Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury)

Day 3: 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, waterbucks as well as hippos, and in case you are fortunate even the leopards, in addition to large number of bird species. Following lunch, have 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 mammals in big numbers like Hippos and crocodiles. Head back to the lodge have dinner and slumber at your lodge. Accommodation Options; Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury)

Day 4: 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 penninsular found in the Queen Elizabeth national park. You will arrive in the Park in the evening, have dinner and slumber at your lodge. Accommodation Mweya safari

Day 5: Following an early breakfast, have a morning game drive to see the nocturnal predators as well as the early morning risers like lions, buffaloes, antelope species, leopards, waterbucks, elephants, hippos and warthogs. For birders, Queen Elizabeth is a paradise for birders hosting a diversity of migratory and Albertine Rift Endemics. Dine and slumber at any of these lodges. Accommodation; Mweya safari lodge

Day 6: 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 look for pythons that feed on these bats. Dine and slumber at the lodge. Accommodations; Mweya safari lodge

Day 7: On this day 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. Accommodation; Buhoma Lodge (Luxury)

Day 8: After breakfast proceed to the park headquarter to be briefed about the gorilla tracking before going into the verdant forest lead 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 very overwhelming. Head back to the lodge where you will have lunch after tracking the gorillas. Relax at the lodge the whole evening. Accommodation; Buhoma Lodge (Luxury)

Day 9: You will have breakfast and later return to Kampala having lunch along the way in Mbarara and eventually reach Kampala late in the afternoon where you will have a city tour. After transfer direct 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

Highlights
  • Gorilla trekking in the Bwindi forests
  • Chimp tracking in the Kyambura Gorge
  • Rhino tracking at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Game drives in Murchison and Queen Elizabeth National parks.
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Private Tour
  • Languages offered on the Activity / TourLanguages offered on the Activity / Tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 9 days
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    We will pick you from the Entebbe International Airport, transfer you to your accommodation, then pick you from your accommodation to the tour destination. 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 cancel at least 45 days prior to the day of the activity or tour, 50% refund for Customers who cancel after 45 days prior the day of the activity or tour. NOTE: Gorilla permit fee of $600 is non-refundable because its a regulation from the Uganda government therefore, Kent Safari Tours 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
  • 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)
Exclusions
  • International flights
  • Visa and customs fees or charges
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cigarettes and alcohol
  • Gratuity
  • Souvenirs
Itinerary
Days

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 spend the night.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Botanical Beach Hotel

After breakfast, 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 rainbow that results into a stunning rainbow the wonders of Nile River! Dine and slumber.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation : Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury)

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, waterbucks as well as hippos, and in case you are fortunate even the leopards, in addition to a big number of bird species. Following lunch, have for a 2-hour 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 mammals in big numbers like Hippos and crocodiles. Head back to the lodge have dinner and slumber at your lodge.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :  Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury)

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.

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

Following an early breakfast, have a morning game drive to see the nocturnal predators as well as the early morning risers like lions, buffaloes, antelope species, leopards, waterbucks, elephants, hippos and warthogs. For birders, Queen Elizabeth is a paradise for birders hosting a diversity of migratory and Albertine Rift Endemics. Dine and slumber at any of these lodges.

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

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 look for pythons that feed on these bats. Dine and slumber at the lodge.

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

On this day 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

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :  Buhoma Lodge (Luxury)

After breakfast proceed to the park headquarter to be briefed about the gorilla tracking before going into the verdant forest lead by the rangers. In case you are fortunate, it makes 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 very overwhelming. Head back to the lodge where you will have lunch after tracking the gorillas. Relax at the lodge the whole evening.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :  Buhoma Lodge (Luxury)

You will have breakfast and later return to Kampala having lunch along the way in Mbarara and eventually reach Kampala late in the afternoon where you will have a city tour. After transfer direct 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

  • 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
  • TERMS AND CONDITIONS: ACCOMMODATION: Prices for a twin/double shared room are per person, and, rates for single or triple travelers are available on request.
  • TRIP INFORMATION: Our Team 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 Predeparture 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 and Any Flight Changes
  • 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.
  • VISA AND CONSULAR ADVICE: Each individual traveler 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.
  • 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 30 days 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 is non – refundable. Thank you, have an ultimate fascinating experience.
  • 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, our tour director shall use all means necessary to obtain the monies / refunds and pass it on to the client.
  • 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 bookings. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • AMENDMENT FEES: Amendments made on the booking 25 days before departure attracts a surcharge of $25 per amendment. Less than 25 days no amendments or fees will be applied. A changed reservation will be confirmed within 24 hours. Flexible Booking and free Cancellation - Changing booking - Changing departure date - Changing guest name - Removing /Replacing a guest - Changing pick up time or location
  • WHAT TO CARRY: • Rain Jacket /coat • Masks • Shoes with good traction • Binoculars • Travel plug adapter with USB port • 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 25 days before departure attracts a surcharge of $25 per amendment. Less than 25 days no amendments or fees will be applied. A changed reservation will be confirmed within 24 hours. Flexible Booking and free Cancellation - Changing booking - Changing departure date - Changing guest name - Removing /Replacing a guest - Changing pick up time or location
  • 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.
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