- Tour Package: 10 Days Budget –Primates And Wildlife
- Number of Activities : 6
- Tour(Safari) Duration: 3 days
- Maximum Number of Tourist in the Group : 14
- Date of Booking : Any Date
10 Days–Wildlife and Gorilla Family Tour.
10 days in Uganda is relatively a good time to enable you explore most of Uganda’s hidden treasures.This is a Primate and wildlife safari package designed for up market clients who would wish to spend 10 days of their family tour in Uganda the Pearl of Africa. Uganda has got ten major national parks and this package covers four of them , Murchison falls national park,Kibale national park, Queen Elizabeth national park and Bwindi Impenetrable national park. This family tour involves tracking of primates like Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi national park as well chimpanzees in Kibale national park. A wildlife tour in Queen Elizabeth national park. Launch trips for shoreline view are also part of this package where client will have chance to see animals on the shores a few meters away.On addition you will have chance to view beautiful scenery of nature and the locals of Uganda on your way to the park. The package also provides accommodations on a full board basis to enable you enjoy your stay in our country as you explore your safari dreams in the four national parks.
This family tour also insures your Transportation in a 4×4 customized safari vehicle (min van) as a priority to make this package safe and successful due to the rough terrain in these national parks.
- Airport transfers
- Equator monument experience
- Park entrance fee
- Ziwa white Rhino tracking
- Game drives (Queen Elizabeth NP and Lake Mburo NP)
- Boat cruise (Murchison falls NP ,Queen Elizabeth NP and Lake Mburo NP)
- Top of the Falls scenery viewing
- Ferry crossing fee (Murchison falls NP)
- Services of Game rangers
- Accommodations on full board basis as stimulated in the Itinerary
- Car hire 4×4 customized safari vehicle inclusive of fuel (Land Cruiser or Min van)
- Services of an English speaking driver/guide
- Refreshments on the way (mineral water)
- All government taxes.
- All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.
- Gorilla permit (USD 600.00)
- Chimpanzee (USD 150.00)
- Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
- Any local or international flight and departure taxes.
- Laundry services.
- Any other item not included in the itenerary
On Arrival at Entebbe Airport you will be welcomed by our Guide representative who will also brief you about your family tour and then transfer to Entebbe palm beach hotel for dinner and overnight BB.
Day 1 Entebbe – Murchison falls national park
Pick from Entebbe palm beach hotel at 08.00 am and Depart for Murchison Falls National park taking a panoramic drive north-west through the famous Luwero Triangle. Optional stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Opened up in 1998, the Rhino fund aims at re introducing black and white Rhinos in to Uganda’s protected areas as well as educating the local communities on endangered Rhinos, poaching and environmental conservation The Rhino trek takes 1-2 hours and you will get an opportunity of viewing them at close quarters. Have a lunch stop in Masindi and continue on to the top of the falls. Checking in for the night at Pakuba safari lodge B, L, D
Day 2 Murchison falls national park
Early morning game drive in the Northern sector of the park, on a good day, you may be able to see animals such as Giraffes, Lions, Hartebeests, Elephants, Cape buffalo and many other mammals. Bird species may include the Black Chested Snake Eagle, Blue Napped Mouse birds, the Secretary bird, Swallow Tailed Bee-eaters and the Silver Headed Agama. After the game drive your will drive you back to your lodge for late breakfast and relaxation. After lunch, enjoy a boat cruise on the placid Victoria Nile to the bottom of the magnificent Murchison Falls where the Nile plunges through a narrow crevice and over a 40 Meter drop. En route, you may be able to see the Nile crocodile, pools of hippo, water bucks and a variety of bird species. Overnight stay at pakuba safari lodge, B, L, D
Game Drives: In the cool early morning before the sun rises too high, set out for a game drive through the Buligi, Albert and Queen’s tracks north of the River Nile. At Nyamusika Cliffs you might be able to see and Elephants and other game on the grassy hillsides. Go well prepared for a four-hour game drive. The best time is 06:30 hr and 16:00 hr.
Day 3 Murchison falls national park – Kibale Forest national park
Morning will depart with your packed lunch, visit the top of the falls and continue driving back to Kibale Forest National Park, Overnight at Crater safari lodge
Day 4 Kibale (Chimpanzee tracking)
Early morning wake up to be ready for your chimp trekking experience today. Afternoon Bigodi swamp walks. Bigodi is a very interesting area of Papyrus and swamp forest. Distinct possibilities include White-spotted Flufftail, Blue-headed Coucal, Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Yellow-billed Barbet and Scaly-throated Honey guide, Scaly-breasted Illadopsis, Blue-shouldered and Snowy-headed Robin-Chats, Black-faced Rufous Warbler and plenty of the spectacular Great Blue Turacos. Overnight at Buffalo safari resortB, L, D
Day 5 Kibale National park – Queen Elizabeth national park
Have an early morning tour to the crater lakes region and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park Overnight at Buffalo safari resortDay
6 Queen Elizabeth national park
Get up ready for a 6.30 am morning game drive. The park’s diverse ecosystem of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Look out for buffaloes, lions, elephants and other wild life in their natural habitat. Return to the lodge for a late breakfast. After lunch go for the afternoon launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel. This is a home of a variety of water birds and on a hot day, hippos, elephants, buffaloes and waterbucks can be sighted as they bathe and drink water at the water edge. Crocodiles are occasionally sighted along the channel banks. Dinner and overnight stay Buffalo safari resort
B, L, D
Day 7 Queen Elizabeth national park – Bwindi Forest national park
Early Morning game drive and then transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park Overnight stay at Rushaga gorilla havens lodgeB,L,D
Day 8 Gorilla tracking
Enter the forest at dawn and enjoy the beauty and freshness of the forest, home to more than half of the world’s mountain gorillas. After a short briefing by the guides, proceed through the dense bush to trek for these endangered animals depending on where they built their nest the previous night. For conservation purposes, time allowed with the Gorillas is 1 hour. Observe the gentle giants as they feed and play. Overnight stay at Rushaga gorilla havens lodge. FB
Day 9 Bwindi -Entebbe
After your breakfast,you will check out for the lodge with packed lunch and transfer to Kampala-Entebbe and check in at Entebbe palm beach hotel to freshen up,dinner and overnight.
Day 10 Entebbe – Airport
On the last day you will have a nature walk in Entebbe botanical gardens in await for the time of your flight and later transfer to the Entebbe international Airport.
What To Carry for your Family Tour
- Wear jungle shoes suitable for steep muddy slopes and carry a rain jacket because the park is often wet.
- Put on ear plugs for those who feel uncomfortable with jungle sounds.
- Carry rain gear, sunscreen lotion, a hat (as the weather is unpredictable) and insect repellent.
- Carry a packed lunch.
For conservation reasons, visits to the gorillas are tightly controlled. The following rules apply and must be strictly adhered to:
- No one with a communicable disease (e.g. flu, diarrhea) is allowed to enter the park.
- Stay together in a tight group while with the gorillas, don’t surround them.
- Don’t get closer than 7 metres (21 feet) to the gorillas.
- Don’t eat or smoke when with the gorillas or within a distance of 200 metres from the gorillas.
- Turn away from the gorillas if you have to sneeze or cough. Cover your nose and mouth in the process.
- Burry all human feaces a minimum of one foot deep and ensure that the hole is properly covered.
- Don’t leave litter. All litter must be carried out of the park and disposed off properly.
- No person under 15 years is allowed to track gorillas.
- Don’t spit on vegetation or soil when in the park; use your hankie or other garment.
Your group must not be more than 8 tourists and must all be over 15 years old.