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Tour Packages Details

Price Per Person

USD 2,000
Country: Uganda
City: Entebbe
Duration: 8 Day(s) - 7 Night(s)
Tour Category: Adventure Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

The 8 Days Best of Uganda Tour takes you the two largest National parks in Uganda these are Murchison falls and Queen Elizabeth national parks. It also introduces you to Kibale Forest national park which is home for approximately 13 primate species and hundreds of birds species. The tour also has a great mix beautiful landscapes.

Day 1 Arrival in Uganda On arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda and after finalizing the immigration formalities, you shall be welcomed by your guide who will then drive you to your accommodation. Depending on your time of arrival you may choose an optional activity to do around Entebbe town. Main Destination: Entebbe Accommodation: Airport Guest House Mid-range guest house located in or near Entebbe Airport Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included) Drinks not included

Day 2 Drive to Murchison falls national park via Ziwa Rhinos sanctuary After breakfast you shall start your tour by driving through Kampala to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. There you shall have a walking Safari to the Southern White Rhinos that have been re-introduced in Uganda. In the afternoon you will drive to the legendary Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s biggest National Park. Main Destination: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary Accommodation: Heritage Safari Lodge Budget lodge located just outside Murchison Falls NP Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3 Morning game drive and afternoon boat ride After an early breakfast, proceed for a game drive inside Murchison falls National park. This is a beautiful drive across savannah, Borassus Palm Forest and grasslands down to Lake Albert where the Albert Nile heads north. Drive in search for Lions, Leopard, Hyena, Buffalo, Elephant, Jackson Hartebeest. Oribi, Waterbucks, Uganda Kobs and enjoy spotting various Bird species. In the afternoon, go for a boat ride on the Nile, to Murchison falls, whence the park derives its name. Enjoy these spectacular falls by hiking to the top of the falls where the Nile squeezes through a 7 meter gap. Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park Best Time to Visit December to February (Easier to spot animals) High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda) Best Weather June and July (Less rain and lower temperatures) Heritage Safari Lodge Budget lodge located just outside Murchison Falls NP Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4 Drive to Fort Portal town After breakfast, you will embark on a long drive to Fort Portal. Along the way you will pass many tea plantations. You have the opportunity to stop there for photo moments. In the evening you will arrive at your accommodation and take a deserved rest. Main Destination: Kibale National Park Best Time to Visit December to February and June to July High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda) Best Weather June to July and December to February (Least rain) Kibale Forest Camp (Safari Tent) Mid-range tented camp located just outside Kibale NP Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5 Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi swamp visit Today you will track the most famous inhabitants of Kibale National Park: the chimpanzees. With over 1,450 individuals protected within the park, Kibale forest is home to the largest number of the endangered chimpanzees in Uganda as well as the threatened red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey. The forest has one of the highest diversity and density of primates in Africa totaling 13 species including the black and white colobus, blue monkey and grey-cheeked mangabey, red tailed monkey, bush babies and pottos. In the afternoon after tracking, you have the opportunity for a guided walk through the swamps of Bigodi. After the fascinating walk you have the choice of relaxing in the accommodation or community walk in a village nearby. Alternatively, you can visit a school in the local community, talk to the students and teachers and participate in the lessons. Main Destination: Kibale Forest National Park Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp (Safari Tent) Mid-range tented camp located just outside Kibale NP Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6 Drive to Queen Elizabeth National park After breakfast you will drive today to the world-famous Queen Elizabeth National Park, crossing the equator along the way. You shall have an evening game drive upon arrival at the park. Queen Elizabeth National park boasts of very high biodiversity capacities due different habitats of fauna that it has. Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park Best Time to Visit January to February and June to July (Dry seasons) High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda) Best Weather June to July and January to February (Less rainfall) Marafiki Safari Lodge Mid-range lodge located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7 Morning game drive and afternoon boat ride You will have an early Morning Game Drive. There are over 100 mammal species that include Lions, Hippos, Buffaloes, Leopard, Spotted Hyena, Elephants and the elusive Giant Forest Hog in this park. The Primates include Chimps, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Blue, Black faced Red Colobus, and Red tailed monkeys and Olive Baboons. In the afternoon, you will have a boat ride on Kazinga Channel. Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park Accommodation: Marafiki Safari Lodge Mid-range lodge located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8 Drive to Entebbe and departure After an early breakfast, you will start your journey back to Entebbe. Cross the equator and have time to take photos at the equator. You may also buy souvenirs and some fruits along the way. Later you will depart for the Airport and take your flight back home. Main Destination: Entebbe International Airport Accommodation: No accommodation

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Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included) Drinks not included Solo 1 room 2 people 1 room 3 people 2 rooms 4 people 2 rooms 5 people 3 rooms 6 people 3 rooms 7+ people. $3,510 $2,100 $1,850 $1,680 $1,575 $1,505 Included Park fees (For non-residents) Chimp permits (One per person, non-resident) All activities (Unless labeled as optional) All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade) A professional driver/guide All transportation (Unless labeled as optional) All Taxes/VAT Roundtrip airport transfer Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section) Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section) Excluded International flights (From/to home) Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day) Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.) Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

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