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11 Days Classic Wildlife Of Uganda Tour

Enjoy 11 days through the remote areas of the western Uganda, exploring Kibale Forest for chimp trekking, a day's walk on the foothills of mountain Rwenzori . We later on catch a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and Lake Bunyonyi, a game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi National Park where we experience the ultimate encounter of gorilla trekking and then back to Entebbe . Duration: 11 Days (approx.)
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Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
Arrive at Entebbe International Airport and right after clearance through the Immigration section, a Kent Safari representative will meet and greet you, then transfer you to the hotel for general briefing on the itinerary. If time Permits on Arrival or Departure, arrangements can be made to visit Ngamba Island and view the home of orphaned Chimpanzees kept on the Island, Entebbe Wildlife Education Centre and Kampala City for its fascinating tourist attractions.
Accommodation: Africana Hotel or Standard
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Kibale Forest
After an early heavy breakfast, we will leave Kampala for Kabarole through Fort Portal. On our way, we will drive through communities, enabling you observe their daily life experiences. As we embark on the journey, you will have the opportunity to spot white Columbus monkeys as many of these primates fodder on trees along the road. Fort Portal the town in Kabarole district rests in the shadow of Mountain Rwenzori and is famous for many tea plantations and pine trees. In fort portal, we will also spend time in the Toro Kingdom’s Karuzika (Palace) to learn about the history and culture of the Batoro (people of the area). From this calm and lovely town of Fort Portal, we will drive to Kibale National Park.
Accommodation: Kibale Safari Lodge or Standard
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Kibale Forest
Kibale forest is known for having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in Africa. On this day, you will enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rain forest in search of wild chimpanzees, white Columbus monkeys, red tailed monkeys and many other species. Later on, in the day we will transfer to Bigodi wetland sanctuary for a walk. Here you will join a guided natural walk through the wetland which is famous for variety of Birds and primates. You will go for a community walk accompanied by our local guides who are proficient with the traditions and customs or lifestyle of the inhabitants of the area. During this walk, you can follow the village path to visit traditional homesteads, primary schools and churches to experience how the local communities go by their day to day lives. You will also learn and view the locals till their gardens and how the young ones listen and enjoy stories from the elderly. All activities are village programs of the inhabitants of Bigodi local community and generate revenue for the local community.
Accommodation: Kibale Safari Lodge or Standard
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Foothills of Mountain Rwenzori walk.
After the earlymeal, we will take a day’s guided walk on the foothills of the mountains of the moon (Mt. Rwenzori), take some amazing photos as you enjoy the scenic views and get a glimpse of the local life. Chances are you will meet the locals and visit waterfalls. After this walk we will drive towards Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Accommodation: Kibale safari Lodge or Standard
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National park.
At first light, you will have heavy breakfast then enjoy an early morning game drive as you head to the ground of the magnificent Ugandan kob , a sub species of the Kob,and a type of antelope found in the sub Saharan Africa. This same escapade will as well enable you acquaint yourself with so many amazing facts about animal life from the trained guides. We will then track for herds of elephants, buffalos, lions and other wildlife as we also enjoy the breath-taking green scenery before returning to the lodge for lunch.
In the afternoon we will take a boat cruise along Kazinga Channel, a natural channel adjoining Lake Edward and George. Bird lovers should look forward to amazing sights of different bird species and you will also be able to spot herds of elephants, buffaloes and yawning hippos cooling off at the shores of these lakes and also get to enjoy the breathtaking sunset before retiring to your hotel.
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge or Standard
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Ishasha Sector and Bwindi National Park
There will be a Game drive to the Ishasha sector at the crack of dawn and later to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. During this short game drive, you can spot the Ishasha tree climbing lions. However, this park is located in the country side, so the traditional homesteads along the way will give you a panoramic view that will require you to take as many photos therefore endeavor to charge your camera batteries such that you do not miss out on beautiful sights and photo moments with the community. We arrive at the Bwindi National Park Later in the afternoon, home to the incredible mountain Gorillas.
Accommodation: Bakiga Lodge or Standard
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After breakfast, your tour guide will lead you to experience what many people define as a life changing event. Expect to walk along distance in steep sloppy terrain and muddy conditions sometimes with fog in the rain forest before you encounter any mountain Gorillas. But it will definitely be worthwhile as you observe them closely while they play, eat and rest with their families. Gorillas are found at an altitude between 1160m and 2607m in verdant sloppy vegetation. These wild animals are very entertaining, peaceful and getting up close and personal with these gentle creatures is a unique, unforgettable and emotional experience for many of our visitors. However, seek advice from the tour guides on how best to relate with them to avoid any acts that may tend to spoil your unforgettable interaction with them. Tourism in Uganda is one of the biggest foreign earners so a portion of the revenue collected from Tourism goes to protecting and preserving the National Parks such as Bwindi impenetrable National Park, which thus justifies the entrance and tracking fees charged by the Uganda Wildlife Authority / Ministry of Tourism Ministry.
Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge or Standard
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Leisure walks in Bwindi
After breakfast, your tour guide will take you on a nature walk to explore the environs of Bwindi National Park and local villages. During this walk, you will also visit the Bwindi local Health centres and Batwa cultural centres. You are capable of learning and experiencing the lifestyle of the Batwa people and also visit their commercial centres where you can support their artistry through purchasing souvenirs.
Accommodation: Clouds Mountains Lodge or Standard
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: Lake Bunyonyi
Lake Bunyonyi is the second deepest lake in Africa after Lake Tanganyika. Our guides will drive you to this beautiful Lake through the amazing vegetation & coffee plantation on sloppy rolling hills. Along the way, you will appreciate the beautiful landscape in small villages, banana plantations and coffee plantations. Upon arrival, you will have lunch, extra time to relax and later on visit the local villages, the pygmies and other surroundings by boat. You will also visit some of the 29 stunning islands on the lake and learn the different histories about them.
Accommodation: Travelers Rest Hotel or Standard
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Lake Mburo and Game drive
We will take an early morning drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Lake Mburo is the only National Park in Uganda where most of the safari is experienced on foot and therefore, if time permits, we will enjoy game viewing walks with spectacular views over the plain. Later as the day winds down, you will return to your hotel to catch a glimpse of the breathtaking sunset as you relax and reminisce about the trip.
Accommodation: Mihingo Lodge or Standard
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Drive back to Entebbe, end of the tour
After the early morning breakfast, we depart from the conserved area where human footprint is strictly controlled. We have a stopover at the Equator for photo moments and purchase of souvenirs. Thereafter, we drive to Entebbe Airport to catch your next flight or stay Kampala, depending on your flight schedule.

A room for refreshment will be provided before your flight.

- What Will You Do

1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
2:Chimp trekking in Kibale Forest
3: Foothills of Mountain Rwenzori walk
4: Game drive in Queen Elizabeth National park and ishasha sector
5: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
6: Community Walk
7: Boat cruise at Lake Bunyonyi
8: Lake Mburo Game drive
9: Drive back to Entebbe, end of the tour

- What To Expect

-Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
-Chimp trekking in Kibale Forest
-Game drive in the National Parks
-Boat cruise at Lake Bunyonyi and kazinga channel
-Community Visit

- What Is Included

An experienced communicable guide / driver
Accommodation and lodging
Meals per Itinerary
Airport transfers
Gorilla permits
Park fees
Bottled water
4WD safari vehicle
Domestic flights

- What Is Not Included

Travel Insurance
Visa and customs fees
Tips or Gratuity
International flights
Personal expenses
Cigarettes and alcohol
Souvenirs

- Know Before You Go

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
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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.
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YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION:
Please remember to get your yellow fever vaccination as it is a crucial requirement especially if you are travelling to Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda. Please be sure to visit the Centers for Disease Control at http://www.cdc.gov/travel. Or check with a physician for more information.
Travel Health Advice
Stay healthy while you travel
Staying healthy while you travel is vital and 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.

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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.
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WHAT TO CARRY:
• Rain jacket /coat
• 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
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TRIP SAFAETY
- Avoid expensive jewellery.
- 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.
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ACCOMMODATION:
Prices for a twin/double shared room are per person and rates for single or triple travelers are available on request.
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- Transfers

We will pick you from the airport (Entebbe international airport) and then transfer you to your accommodation then pick you from your accommodation to the tourism destination and after drop you off at either your accommodation or airport if your flight is due.

- FAQ

WHY IS MY CONTACT INFORMATION COLLECTED WHEN I BOOK?
There may be times when unforeseen events beyond our control impact travel schedules and potentially disrupt your Safari Holidays. These include, but are not limited to, severe weather conditions, acts of nature, and government travel advisories or force Majeure, Under such circumstances, it is critical that Kent Safari tours be able to contact you immediately and reliably-including nights, weekends, and holidays-to make sure we’ve informed you of any possible changes to your travel. Additionally, the care and safety of our guests have always been our highest priority. There may be a need to contact you while on the trip or to contact someone back home due to an unforeseen event that happens while on the trip. Therefore, in addition to pre-trip contact information, we also require an emergency contact name number or email as well as an on-trip phone number for all travelers for emergency communications
WHY AM I ASKED TO GIVE MY PASSPORT NAME, GENDER,NUMBER,AND DATE OF BIRTH WHEN BOOKNG?
Due to increased travel security around the world ,All security agencies around the global requires airlines to collect this information in accordance with the Secure Flight Program enacted by Global security Agencies If the name on the airline ticket does not match the name exactly as it appears on your passport or other government-issued ID being used at the time of travel, you may not be allowed to board the plane .or booking a gorilla permit in Uganda Wild Authority may not be possible It is also important that this information be provided correctly at the time of booking, as any changes to your air booking, which includes spelling, could be subject to a change fee, penalties, higher fares, new schedule, and/or cancellation
WHAT IS TRAVEL INSURANCE?
The Travel Insurance offers important services to help protect your vacation purchase’ you can cancel your trip before departure for several eligible reasons and receive a refund Travel Insurance benefits including Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Air Ticket refund, Trip Delay, medical expense, emergency medical transportation, body repatriation, baggage loss, theft, damage or delay coverage, as well as 24-hour emergency assistance services and we strongly recommend travel insurance on all Trips Travel Insurance Companies Include Travel Guard, Allianz and World Nomads. Offers better deals to its Travel Clients around the global.
ARE CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTABLE?
Major credit cards are widely accepted but some shops and restaurants require a minimum purchase amount when using them (so they are not appropriate for incidentals such as Soft drinks, Cigarettes ice creams, snacks You might consider bringing more than one card, as some outlets may not accept all types. Due to increasing credit card fraud worldwide, be prepared to show identification your passport when making a transaction with your credit card. When your card is being processed, do not let it out of your sight. For the best available exchange rate, you will find ATM (automatic teller machine) cards indispensable. The Plus and Cirrus logos are now displayed at many ATM locations worldwide. The usual care should be exercised when using ATMs; avoid making withdrawals at night or in isolated areas, conceal your security PIN and be wary of assistance from seemingly helpful strangers, however polite or well-dressed. In order to safeguard your card details and your transactions, wherever possible use the special security rooms provided by banks for this purpose. A lost or blocked card should be reported to your bank via its 24-hour emergency number for immediate cancellation or replacement. Before traveling be sure to:  Activate ATM or credit card(s) - if possible, carry at least two or more working cards.  Bring your security PIN code(s) - consisting of numbers (4-digits), numerical key pads only) - to facilitate use of both ATM and credit card(s).  Check with your bank to ensure you are able to withdraw cash on your cards abroad may  Notify your bank that you will be traveling abroad and plan to use your card(s) to avoid fraud suspious activities they may refuse charges made overseas unless they know they are being made by the card owner).  Check also that cards are valid for at least 90 days beyond completion of your vacation travel.  Ask your credit card companies for emergency numbers (suitable for international access Always keep these numbers with you while traveling. Traveler's checks are not recommended. and suggest carry new larger denominations ($50, $100) There is always a fee involved in any exchange transaction; sometimes it is built in to the published rate; in other places, it can be a percentage fee especially if the denominations are older than their set acceptable years.
CAN I GET A REFUND?
Yes, refund is possible in case of Force Majeure less $ 600 gorilla permit fees per person because permits are regulated by Uganda Wildlife Authority. or Trips can be rescheduled at suitable date.

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Price per person:
- Senior (76 to 100): 2,818.00 
- Youth (13 to 17): 2,858.00 
- Adult (18 to 75): 2,898.00 
- Child (4 to 12): 2,738.00 

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- Duration: 11 days
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