16 DAYS UGANDA ENCOMPASSED SAFARI

2 Day Rwanda Express Gorilla Safari

16 Days Uganda Encompassed Safari – Visit; Jinja for a Full Day – Grade 5 – White Water Rafting Experience on the Nile (Africa’s Longest River -6700Km long), Kibale Forest National Park for the Best Chimpanzee Trekking Experience, Queen Elizabeth National Park for the Kazinga Channel Boat Safari – Probably The best boat Safari in Uganda, Mgahinga forest for Golden Monkey Trekking and Bwindi impenetrable forest rumoured to be the Capital for Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Africa. Bwindi Forest boasts of over 440 individuals out of the total number – 840 individuals of mountain gorillas still existing in Africa.


PRICE GUIDE:

From USD7,794 per person sharing* – In Low Season.


TOUR PRICE INCLUDES: 01 Gorilla Permit, 01 Chimp Permit, 01 Golden Monkey Permit, 01 white Water Rafting ticket, 15 Nights Accommodation, All Meals, Park Fees, All Transportation including Flights where mentioned. See Below for more Includes / Excludes …


 

16 DAYS UGANDA ENCOMPASSED SAFARI 


 

TOUR DETAILS:

Tour Starts: Entebbe / Kigali

Ends: Entebbe or Kigali

TOUR VISITS:

BRIEF ITINERARY:

  • Day 01: Entebbe to Jinja.
  • Day 02: Full Day – Grade 5 – White Water Rafting On the Nile.
  • Day 03: Transfer from Jinja to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
  • Day 04: On- foot Rhino Tracking at Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
  • Day 05: Transfer from Zziwa to Boomu Women’s Group.
  • Day 06: Community Walk + Afternoon Boat Trip on the Nile.
  • Day 07: Delta Trip + Game Drive in Murchison Falls NP.
  • Day 08: Fly from Murchison Falls NP to Kasese + Swamp Walk.
  • Day 09: Chimpanzee Trekking/tracking In Kibale Forest NP.
  • Day 10: Transfer from Kibale Forest to Queen Elizabeth + Afternoon boat trip.
  • Day 11: Morning Game Drive, + Afternoon transfer to Ishasha Sector.
  • Day 12: Morning game Drive in Ishasha + transfer to Buhoma (Bwindi Forest).
  • Day 13: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest NP.
  • Day 14: Nkuringo Walk through Bwindi Forest NP.
  • Day 15: Golden Monkey Trekking in Mgahinga NP.
  • Day 16: Fly from Kisoro to Entebbe – End of Safari.

16 DAYS UGANDA UGANDA ENCOMPASSED SAFARI 

Full Itinerary / Day by Day.

DAY 01: ARRIVAL INTO UGANDA.

Arrive at Entebbe International Airport where a Realm Africa Safaris representative will meet, greet and transfer you to your Entebbe Accommodation.

Journey Time(s): 10 – 15 minutes.

Accommodation: Airport Guesthouse (Budget). Karibu Guesthouse Entebbe (Midrange). Serena Lake Victoria Spa & Golf Hotel (Upmarket).

Meal plan: Bed & Breakfast.


 DAY 02:  TRANSFER FROM ENTEBBE TO JINJA TOWN (EASTERN UGANDA)

Breakfast; thereafter transfer to Jinja town – Uganda’s adventure capital where you will have lunch. After lunch, you will go for a boat trip on both the Nile and Lake Victoria. Expect a lot of Birds and a few primate sightings along the shoreline.

Journey Time(s): 2 – 3 hours

Accommodation: Nile River Explorers Camp (Budget). Nile Porch (Midrange). Wild Water Lodges (Upmarket).

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (BLD)


DAY 03: FULL DAY GRADE 5 WHITE WATER RAFTING ON RIVER NILE

Early rise; transfer to Jinja town for a light breakfast ahead of your full day white water rafting experience. After breakfast, you will transfer from the briefing point (45minutes drive) to your white water rafting start point. A light lunch will be served on the river.

Accommodation: Nile River Explorers Camp (Budget). Nile Porch (Midrange). Wild Water Lodges (Upmarket).

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (BLD)


DAY 04: TRANSFER FROM JINJA –  ZZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY

Early rise; with your bags packed up, we depart Jinja for Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary with an en route breakfast stop in Kampala (Not Included in the price). After breakfast, we continue with our drive further North towards Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary for check-in & lunch at the lodge. Afternoon at leisure, dinner & overnight at your lodge.

Journey time(s):

Jinja to Kampala (Breakfast Stop ): 1 – 2 hours. | Kampala to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary: 3 – 4 hours.

Accommodation: Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary Guesthouse (Budget). Amuka Safari Lodge (Midrange & Upmarket). 

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (BLD).


DAY 05: ZZIWA RHINO TRACKING, TRANSFER TO BOOMU WOMENS GROUP.

Breakfast; thereafter you will attend a pre-Rhino Tracking briefing from a trained Zziwa Rhino Tracking Ranger guide who will accompany you on this Mornings On-foot Rhino tracking experience. Return to your lodge, freshen up, checkout and embark on a short drive to your lunch stop at the famous Masindi Hotel.

After lunch, proceed towards boomu women’s group bandas for check-in, dinner & overnight.

The Boomu Womens Group Experience: You will stay in traditional African Bandas, participate in the preparation of African foods for dinner and any other family chores.


While at Boomu, “Focus on the EXPERIENCE, forget your Comfort – it’s only one Night” said  a traveller – Alex Bright 2013.


Accommodation: Boomu Women’s Group (budget – Midrange). or Budongo Eco-Lodge (Upmarket).

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (BLD).


DAY 06: COMMUNITY WALK, TRANSFER INTO MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK.

Breakfast; thereafter you will Be guided on a walk through the community neighboring Boomu Women Group’s Banda’s to give you an in-depth understanding of the peoples’ way of life.

Return to your accommodation, for lunch, and thereafter we drive into Murchison Falls National park proceeding to the Top of  Murchison Falls – Nothing amazing like this. Take a guided walk Down Stream to the bottom where your Private Boat guide & captain will be waiting to take you Down Stream the Nile on a boat Safari that ends at your lodge.

Accommodation: Redchilli RestCamp (Budget). | Murchison River Lodge (Midrange). | Bakers Lodge (Upmarket).


DAY 07: DELTA TRIP + AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE.

Breakfast; transfer to the jetty for a boat Safari further downstream to the delta – the popular trip for bird lovers, but there is still chances of sighting other wildlife both in and along the Nile shores. However, catching a glimpse of the pre-historic Shoebill Stork is still the highlight of the Nile Delta trip.

A bush Lunch will be served, and thereafter you will join your driver-guide and embark on a game drive leading you back to the Paraa ferry landing point and then cross back to your lodge(s). Afternoon at leisure – as you unwind to the scenery of your lodge.

Accommodation: Redchilli Rest Camp (Budget). | Murchison River Lodge (Midrange). | Bakers Lodge (Upmarket).


DAY 08: FLY FROM MURCHISON FALL TO KASESE

Breakfast; transfer to the Airstrip (Bugugu / Pakuba) for your Scheduled local flight to Kasese Airfield where your guide will be waiting to transfer you to your lodge for lunch.

In the afternoon,  your guide will then transfer you to Bigodi for a guide Nature walk in the popular Bigodi Swamp home to up to 08 primates – a good starter to your chimp trekking in Kibale forest the next day.

Journey time(s):

Local flight (Murchison Falls to Kasese Airfield): 1.5 – 2 hours. (Depending on Aircraft Routing).

Kasese Airfield to your Lodge: 1.5 – 2hours.

Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (Budget). | Primate Lodge (Midrange). Ndali Lodge (Upmarket).

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (BLD).


DAY 09: CHIMPANZEE TREKKING IN KIBALE FOREST 

Breakfast; thereafter your driver-guide will transfer you to the Parks Information center/briefing point for a pre – chimp trekking Brief from a Uganda wildlife Authority Ranger guide. You then will join a group of other trekkers, in the company of rangers, who will lead you on chimpanzee Tracking and trekking experience Inside Kibale forest – “the world’s primate Capital”. Return to your lodge for lunch.

Afternoon at leisure – Enjoy the Scenery at your Lodge.

Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (Budget). | Primate Lodge (Midrange). Ndali Lodge (Upmarket).


DAY 10: TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK

Breakfast; thereafter transfer to Queen Elizabeth Park crossing the equator line. Drive to Mweya Peninsular in time for the Kazinga Channel boat safari – a slow-moving boat that allows you both viewing and photographic moments capturing both birds and animals.

Accommodation: Bush Lodge (Budget). | Kasenyi Safari Camp (Midrange). | Mweya Safari Lodge (Upmarket).

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.


DAY 11: TRANSFER FROM QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK TO BWINDI VIA ISHASHA

Breakfast; then embark on a morning game drive through the Kasenyi plains of Queen Elizabeth National park. Return to the lodge for lunch, thereafter transfer to Ishasha Sector (Southern Queen Elizabeth) arriving in time for check-in & dinner at the lodge.

Accommodation: @ the River Ishasha (Budget). | Ishasha Jungle Lodge (Midrange). | Ishasha Wilderness Camp (Upmarket).

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.


DAY 12: MORNING GAME DRIVE, TRANSFER TO BWINDI FOREST.

Breakfast; thereafter embark on a morning game drive through the Ishasha plains in search of wildlife with a chance of sighting the tree Climbing Lions that roam the plains of this park. Transfer to Buhoma arriving on time for lunch at your lodge.

Accommodation: Buhoma Rest Camp (Budget). | Engagi Lodge (Midrange). | Buhoma Lodge (Upmarket).

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (BLD).


DAY 13: GORILLA TREKKING IN BWINDI

Breakfast; thereafter you will join other trekkers for Gorilla trekking experience through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. In the lead of an armed ranger and guide, you will trek through this impenetrable forest and upon finding the gorillas you will be allowed up to 1-hour viewing and photography time. Gorilla trekking may at times last up to 5 hours requiring good physical health and or fitness is very important. Return to your lodge for dinner & overnight.

Accommodation: Buhoma Rest Camp (Budget). | Engagi Lodge (Midrange). | Buhoma Lodge (Upmarket).

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (BLD).


DAY 14: GUIDED WALK TO NKURINGO.

Breakfast; thereafter your Nkuringo Community guide will be waiting to lead you through the Forest trails of Bwindi Forest on the IVY’S trailhead. You will be picked up on the other end and transferred to your Lodge in Nkuringo – Overlooking the Virunga Volcanoes.

Afternoon at Leisure – Enjoy the Scenery form your Lodge.

Accommodation: Nkuringo Virunga Terrace Rooms (Budget). | Nkuringo Cottages (Midrange). | Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge (Upmarket).

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.


DAY 15: GOLDEN MONKEY TREKKING IN MGAHINGA PARK.

Breakfast; thereafter drive to Mgahinga National Park for Golden Monkey trekking. Return to Lodge for Dinner and Overnight.

Accommodation: Nkuringo Virunga Terrace Rooms (Budget). | Nkuringo Cottages (Midrange). | Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge (Upmarket).

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.


DAY 16: TRANSFER TO KISORO, FLY TO ENTEBBE.

Breakfast; thereafter with all your bags packed, we embark on a transfer journey to Kisoro Airstrip for your Scheduled local flight to Entebbe arriving Ontime for your Connection flight back home.

Accommodation (Day Room): Karibu Guesthouse. (No Meals Included).

In the evening, your-driver guide will then transfer you to the Airport – 15 minutes away – for your international Flight back home.


End of your 16 Days Uganda Encompassed Safari. 

Safari Van

STANDARD OFFER:

4X4 Safari Customized Toyota Super custom – Mini Van


Our standard mode of transportation is Road transport with the use of 4×4 Safari Customized Vans as our standard offering.

Our Vans have an open roof that offers a 360° animal view allowing for photography while on safari.

Our Vans take a maximum of 06 passengers each with the privilege of having a personal window seat.

Toyota Landcruiser

UPGRADE: 

4X4 Safari Customized Toyota Landcruiser – Superior off Road Driving.


For our upmarket clients that wish to enjoy Superior comfort of traveling in our state of art Toyota land cruiser, we can upgrade you at an extra charge of US$190 per day

All our land cruisers come fully air-conditioned and with a cool box fully packed with complimentary en route drinks and snacks. The trucks all have large windows and an open roof that offers a 360° animal view allowing for photography while on safari.

BUDGET TOUR


USD7,794p/p*


  • → 01 Gorilla Permit Per Person.
  • →01 Chimp Permit Per Person.
  • →01 Golden Monkey Permit per Person.
  • → 15 Nights Stay at BUDGET LODGES mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • → All Meals as specified in the itinerary.
  • → Ground Transportation in a 4X4 Mini – Van.
  • →Local Flights – where mentioned.
  • → All Park Fees.

MIDRANGE TOUR


USD_____ p/p


  • → 01 Gorilla Permit Per Person.
  • →01 Chimp Permit Per Person.
  • →01 Golden Monkey Permit per Person.
  • → 15 Nights Stay at MIDRANGE LODGES mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • → All Meals as specified in the itinerary.
  • → Ground Transportation in a 4X4 Mini – Van.
  • →Local Flights – where mentioned.
  • → All Park Fees.

UPMARKET TOUR


USD____ p/p


  • → 01 Gorilla Permit Per Person.
  • →01 Chimp Permit Per Person.
  • →01 Golden Monkey Permit per Person.
  • → 15 Nights Stay at UPMARKET LODGES mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • → All Meals as specified in the itinerary.
  • → Ground Transportation in a 4X4 Toyota Landcruiser.
  • →Local Flights – where mentioned.
  • → All Park Fees.

16 DAYS UGANDA ENCOMPASSED SAFARI – Price Includes & Excludes


TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

  • *01 Gorilla Permit Per Person.
  • *01 Chimp Permit per Person.
  • *01 Golden Monkey Permit per Person.
  • *15 Nights’ Accommodation.
  • *All Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • *All Park Fees.
  • *Ground transportation.
  • * Local Flights – where mentioned Incl.
  • *English speaking driver-guide.
  • *All fuel Costs for the tours as per the itinerary.
  • *Bottled mineral water in the car NOT at the lodges.

TOUR PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • *Visa Fees.
  • *Any government imposed increments on park fees/taxes.
  • *Accommodation on the last day.
  • *International flights (from/to home).
  • *Tips (tipping guideline US$10 pp per day).
  • *Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • *……..and or any other items not mentioned as inclusive.
Volunteer Safaris

ADD 05 DAYS RWANDA GORILLA & CHIMP TREKKING SAFARI


Add to your 16 Days Uganda Encompassed Itinerary a 05 Days Rwanda Safari that Visits Nyungwe Forest National Park for the famous Canopy Walk & Chimpanzee trekking in Cyamudongo Forest, and Volcanoes National Park for the Popular Gorilla Trekking Experience in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.

SPECIAL NOTE:

  • *Adding 05 Days Rwanda Gorilla & Chimpanzee Safari to your itinerary means your 16 Days Uganda Encompassed tour then becomes 21 Days Uganda – Rwanda Gorilla Safari.
  • *In the event that you opt to Add 05 Days of Gorilla & Chimpanzee Trekking In Rwanda, we advise Flying-out from Kigali.
National Parks of Rwanda

ADD 02 DAYS RWANDA GORILLA TREKKING SAFARI


Add to this Itinerary a SECOND gorilla trekking Experience in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.

SPECIAL NOTE:

  • *Adding a Second Gorilla Trekking In Rwanda to your itinerary means this tour then becomes 19 Days Double Uganda – Rwanda Gorilla Safari instead of 16 Days Uganda Encompassed.
  • *In the event that you opt to Add 03 Days of Gorilla Trekking In Rwanda, we advise Flying-out from Kigali.

Tour prices above are based on 02 persons traveling & sharing a room – In Low season 2018 and if you would like us to discuss any specific Interest(s) and or budget adjustments, Contact Us.

We accept Visa, MasterCard & American Express.

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