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Uganda Family Wildlife Safari: Gorilla & Chimpanzees Tracking Tour
[ACUG05]: Uganda Family Safari Adventure Holiday (15 Days)
Often rated as Africa's friendliest country, Uganda is a land of infinite variety. For long, Uganda has been referred to as 'the Switzerland' of Africa due to its sheer physical beauty. It is here you will discover your ancestry as well as experience the wonders of its diverse natural heritage. Uganda's national parks reflect the extraordinary diversity of the country's natural resources: fresh water lakes, swamps, mountains, forests, woodland, rolling plains and grassland.

Uganda enjoys one of the best climates in the world. It is sunny and green all year around with two distinct rainy seasons stretching from March to May and September to November. This safari gives you the opportunity to visit the most important national parks in Uganda.The trip is generally available all the year as long as is possible to secure Gorilla Tracking Permits in Uganda. However, the dry seasons are most likely to guarantee a better road conditions in the parks. It is not suitable for people aged under 16 or over 65 years. Learn More >
ITINERARY: Uganda Family Safari Adventure Holiday
Day 1: Arrival in Kampala, Uganda
You will be met by an AfriChoice! representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Kampala. If you arrive in the morning, you will be taken around Kampala for a city tour to introduce to you the beautiful hills of Kampala not leaving out historical sites. Visit some interesting and historical sites, including the Uganda Museum, the Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, Kasubi Tombs, and certainly the African Craft Village. Dinner and overnight at Kampala Serena Hotel (HB)

Day 2: Kampala - Murchison Falls National Park
Depart to the most beautiful and largest protected area in Uganda; Murchison Falls National Park! Have lunch en route probably at Masindi then proceed. On arrival you will visit the top of the falls, visit the magnificent falls where you will enjoy and marvel at the mighty Nile. Here you will encounter the Murchison falls as the water is being plunged into a seven meter The famous waterfall is being forced into a seven meter fissure to thunder 45 meters below in a series of falls. This scenery can be spectacle from different points up at the baler's high point. Dinner and overnight at Nile Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park
Take breakfast and go for an early morning game drive on the northern bank of the Nile. You will encounter Rothschild giraffe, oribis, waterbucks, elephant, lions, Jackson hartebeest and a variety of savannah woodland birds. After lunch we will go for a Nile cruise watch how hippos take a bath, elephants come to drink and crocodiles lying lazy at the shores. Return to your lodge or camp for dinner and overnight. Dinner and overnight at Nile Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 4: Murchison Falls - Fort Portal
We leave Murchison Falls and head towards Fort Portal. The drive is almost eight hours but will provide you with some marvelous views as you pass small African villages and banana plantations. This beautiful town of Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon. Dinner and overnight at the Luxury Ndali Lodge (FB)

Day 5: Semliki National Park
We take break fast and proceed to Semliki National Park. The picturesque, snaky road will lead us through the green mountains and offers you a superlative outlook at the River Semliki and Congo. On arrival in confined area, a ranger will accompany us on a stunning nature walk through the Ituri Rainforest. Take pleasure in the passivity of the forest, search for the bird species at the swamp and don't forget to move with a row egg that will boil in the hot springs for illustration that proves how hot the water from these hot springs is . This has become an interesting natural charm. A picnic lunch provided by the guide, while you delve into the real Africa is enjoyable. Later in the afternoon we return to our hotel. Dinner and overnight at the Luxury Ndali Lodge (FB)

Day 6: Kibale National Park & Bigodi Swamp
This day begins with a sensational chimp tracking. Kibale Forest is the most reliable park if you wanted 100% chances of watching the greatest diversity and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Indulge in the nature guided walks in this tropical rainforest in search for the wild chimpanzee, black-and-white colobus monkey, red-tailed monkey, and many others. After a hearty lunch we transfer to the Bigodi Swamp for another, totally different nature walk. The Bigodi Swamp Walk is an initiative of the local community and takes approximately two hours. The swamp is known for its rich diversity of birds and primates. Dinner and overnight at the Luxury Ndali Lodge (FB)

Day 7: Kibale - Queen Elizabeth National Park
We transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is a beautiful route via Kasese, with the Rwenzori Mountains on your right side and the green valley on the left. A game drive on our way to the accommodation in the middle of the national park gives us the chance to spot waterbucks, warthogs and other wildlife. After lunch we take on a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural channel between Lake Edward and Lake George. Thanks to the elephants, buffaloes and hundreds of hippos, this cruise will definitely be one of the highlights of your safari. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Wake up very early in the morning and head to the mating ground of the Uganda kobs along the kasenyi track. We look for for buffaloes, lions, elephants, and other wild animals in their natural habitat, before returning for lunch. In the afternoon you will have the chance to indulge in a nature walks in the Maramagambo tropical forest. Here you will find the blue lake which got its name Kimera Njojo (meaning the shallower of the Elephant) after it had drowned an elephant. This is a small lake and you may be not believe that it might have drowned a big elephant. The Hunters Cave is another interesting scene which will expose you to bats and the Rock python that preys on them. You will get the chance to have a close look at the bats and maybe even the rock python and forest cobras, that feed on the bats. The same walk will provide you with views of primates, different bird species and beautiful fauna. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 9: Queen Elizabeth National Park - Bwindi
After breakfast you may choose for the optional activity of exploring Kyambura Wildlife Reserve (not included). Driving through a grassland area, all of a sudden we come across an amazing gorge of one hundred meters deep, covered with tropical rainforest. You will hike into the gorge of the Kyambura River in search of the wild chimpanzees. It is a beautiful walk through the river valley, home to many birds and butterfly species. Later we will leave Queen Elizabeth National Park and head towards Bwindi. The scenic route runs through a verdant countryside while you pass traditional homesteads and farms. In Bwindi dinner and overnight at Lake Kitandara Luxury Tented Camp (FB)

Day 10: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Another highlight of your safari: a meeting with the gentle giants of Bwindi! Especially hikers will love the tracking in the beautiful ecosystem of the park. It is difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike, it may take two to eight hours. Expect to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. But it will definitely be worthwhile as you observe them closely while they eat, play and rest. A unique and unforgettable experience! For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. The ranger guide always briefs you on how to behave with these giant apes. Dinner and overnight at at Lake Kitandara Luxury Tented Camp (FB)

Day 11: Bwindi - Lake Bunyonyi National Park
After breakfast you can choose to have a guided village walk for a closer meeting with the local community. Learn about their way of living as you walk through coffee, tea and banana plantations. Afterwards we depart to Lake Bunyonyi, the deepest lake in Uganda. This area is often called "Little Switzerland of Uganda" and boosts one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Relax or go for a canoe trip while you watch the beautiful sunset. Dinner and overnight at Arcadia Cottages (FB)

Day 12: Lake Bunyonyi National Park
After the challenging and strenuous hike in Bwindi, some relaxing moments on the shores of this peaceful lake are most welcome. The options here are birding, nature walks, swimming or canoeing (not included). Dinner and overnight at Arcadia Cottages (FB)

Day 13: Lake Bunyonyi - Lake Mburo National Park
After breakfast we drive to Lake Mburo National Park which takes us about four hours with lunch en route. As we enter the park and head towards the accommodation it is likely that you will see some wildlife, like impalas, topis, warthogs, zebras and buffaloes. After checking in you will go on a boat ride on the lake and enjoy the rich birdlife and the hippos that are cooling off. Dinner and overnight at Rwonyo Camp. For upgrade you can stay at Mantana Tented Camp.

Day 14: Lake Mburo National Park - Kampala
Early start of the day as we will go for a nature walk guided by a ranger. Lake Mburo is the only national park where you can experience a safari on foot. After breakfast we transfer to Kampala with a stop at the equator for photos or shopping. Arrival late in the afternoon in Kampala. Dinner and overnight at Kampala Serena Hotel (HB)

Day 15: Departure
Enriched with an experience of a lifetime and unforgettable memories you will say goodbye to the Pearl of Africa. Depending on the time of departure you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home. We are looking forward to seeing you again! AfriChoice! representative will re-confirm your onward flight, and assist you at check-in.

IMPORTANT SAFARI NOTES:
Uganda can be visited at any time, though mountain hikes, gorilla tracking and other forest walks are more challenging during the rains, which generally peak over mid-September to November and March to May. Uganda is the home to half of world's remaining population of mountain gorillas. A certificate of yellow fever vaccination is required. All visitors should take malaria prophylactic drugs. It is advisable to drink bottled rather than tap water. Entebbe International Airport, which lies 40km from the capital Kampala, is serviced by a number of international airlines, including SN Brussels, British Airways, South African Airways, Kenya Airways, Air Tanzania, Rwandair Express, Egypt Air and Ethiopian Airlines. Uganda can also be reached overland from Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania. For More information, DO NOT hesitate to Contact Us.
PRICE GUIDE: 2016-2017 Uganda Travel Planner
NO. OF
PAX
PER PERSON
SHARING TWIN
SINGLE ROOM
SUPPLEMENT
EXTRA
NIGHT
2-4
USD 4950
USD 699
USD 295
5-8
USD 4795
USD 699
USD 295
9-12
USD 4680
USD 699
USD 295
13+
USD 4625
USD 699
USD 295
ABBREVIATION KEY: NO. Of Pax = NO. Of Participants, USD = U.S. Dollar
CHILDREN POLICY : Between 2-12 Yrs= 50% of Adult, Under 2 Yrs= FREE
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Uganda Family Wildlife Safari: Gorilla & Chimpanzees Tracking Tour
INCLUDED In the Uganda Family Safari Price
Meet and Greet Services with airport assistance
Arrival and departure airport transfers with assistance
Complimentary baggage handling of two pieces per person
Free excess baggage storage in the Gateway City / Town
Express check-in with assistance in your city hotels / safari lodges
Full board accommodation whilst on Safari
Transport in a custom-built safari vehicle with window seat guarantee
At least a pair of standard Binoculars in each safari vehicle
All parks and game reserve entry gate fees including vehicle & driver fees
One Gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for in advance
Complimentary bottled mineral water on safari and game drives
Unlimited game viewing drives per day whilst on safari
Services of an English - speaking and professional safari driver/guide
Guided Pre-Departure Shopping Tour at an African Market or Arts Store
NB: Government taxes and levies are EXCLUDED
EXCLUDED In the Uganda Family Safari Price
International Airfares into and out of Uganda
Tourist entry Visa to Uganda (If required for your nationality)
Accommodation in your City Hotels (Extra Nights / Day Room)
Travel Insurance Cover, Personal or Baggage (Recommended)
International airport(s) departures taxes (if not included in your ticket)
Optional excursions not mentioned in the inclusions and/or quoted separately
Expenses of personal nature such as phone calls, internet, laundry etc.
All alcoholic drinks, wines and spirits.
Tips and gratuities to driver guides/lodge/hotel staff
All other extras not mentioned in the 'included'
VALUE ADDED FEATURES: The AfriChoice! Difference
Membership to AMREF's Flying Doctors Emergency Evacuation Programme*
Illustrated Spectrum Guide® to Africa Wildlife Safaris and Animal Spotter®
Assorted and Pre-Stamped 'AfriChoice!® African Safari Post Cards
Complimentary 'AfriChoice!® Authentic African Safari Hat

NB: The AMREF's Flying Doctors Emergency Evacuation Programme ONLY covers the cost of evacuating the casualties from emergency site to the nearest hospital by air or ground ambulance but does not cover hospitalization bills.
Tailor-Made / Custom-Designed Uganda Tours and Safaris:

NB: The Uganda Safari packages listed here are only the most popular ones. AfriChoice can also offer you Custom-Designed or Tailor-Made African Safari Packages. We work closely with all the leading Uganda safari hotels, lodges and safari camps to produce the best safari itineraries for varied desires and needs. To get more information on a custom-designed Uganda Safari package or experience, DO NOT hesitate to Contact Us or simply complete our short Booking Enquiry Form. A knowledgeable Uganda safari consultant or representative from our office will get in touch with you.

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