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7-Day Trip To Murchison Falls, Semliki Forest And Kibale Forest

Join our 7 Days trip to Murchison Falls, Semliki & Kibale Forest national park for activities like chimp trekking, game drives and nature walks among others. Duration: 7 Days (approx.)
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Day 1: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park beginning from Kampala using the Bombo road; a drive that will take approximately 5 hours. Along the way you will see the well-known Luwero triangle, which currently has developed into a small town having a trading center famous for its painful history of the Baganda mass murder. Drive on and stopover for lunch at Masindi Hotel. You will drive through Budongo forest as well as Kaniyo Pabidi. On arrival in the park, proceed to the Top of the waterfalls; it is a very breathtaking site for unwinding and adventure. Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge.

Day 2: Set out on an early morning game drive through the park to look for elephants, Uganda kobs, giraffes, lions, water bucks, hippos and buffaloes, plus a diversity of bird species. Return to the lodge for breakfast as well as wait for lunch while taking nature walks around the park and later enjoy a boat cruise in the afternoon to the bottom of the falls to see a diversity of wildlife on the riverbanks drinking water. You will see various antelope species, crocodiles, water bucks, hippos, elephants plus buffaloes among many others on the shore, in addition to a diversity of water bird species that make this a renowned birding paradise. The waterfalls display a natural beauty unmatched to no other place in the whole world. The 7-meter gorge together with a 43m drop of these falls results into a thunderous roar and a gorgeous rainbow in a cloud of water spray which leaves several tourists yearning. Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge.

Day 3: After breakfast leave for chimpanzee trekking within Budongo forest which takes approximately 3 to 5 hours. Budongo forest is as well known for its special Mahogany tree species which are very tall. In addition, there are numerous primates including the forest galago, red-tailed monkeys, potto as well as blue monkey, in addition to several bird species like the yellow-footed eye catcher and the white-thighed hornbill. Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge.

Day 4: Semliki National Park Drive to Semliki and head to Bundibugyo. enjoy this spectacular drive with views of Lake Albert and the legendary Mountain Rwenzori ranges. This park is situated in Bundibugyo district along the western border of Uganda with the Democratic Republic of Congo near Lake Albert. The park has a great location within western Albertine Rift valley region and occupies the eastern section of Ituri forest connecting Uganda with Congo River separated by river Semliki. Semliki is a site for ornithologists with approximately 400 species of bird mainly forest birds. approximately 300 species of trees have been recorded here and more than 52 mammal species including 11 diurnal species. In the night you will have a spot-lit game drive. the night, only one of this nature in the whole of Uganda and see the thin white-tailed mongoose, very small nightjars plus several cats. Accommodation: Semliki Safari Lodge

Day 5: Visit the highlight in Semliki, referred to as the Sempaya hot springs. These natural springs have a geyser shooting high from an 8-meter-wide hole at a very high temperature. Of its kind, this is the largest in the whole of Uganda. On this very trail, you may identify a couple of bird types such as the blue breasted kingfisher plus Frasier’s ant-thrush in addition to primates such as the grey checked mangabey plus the red-tailed monkey. Proceed to Mungilo waterfall to see some other fascinating birds, particularly ideal for birders. In the Late afternoon after lunch, take a boat ride on Lake Albert, a wonderful lake. See the various water animals and later head back to Semliki Safari Lodge where you will spend the night.
Accommodation: Semliki Safari Lodge

Day 6: Head to Kibale another favorite tourist destination. Enjoy the beautiful drive southwest through Fort Portal where you will have a lunch break. See the Toro Kingdom palace, the eating places, Royal tombs, the mosque and several shops however drive on to Kibale, only a couple of kilometers ahead. This national park has the biggest number of primates in the whole of East Africa such as chimpanzees, black & white Colobus monkeys, the blue monkeys plus baboons. After lunch, take a guided nature walk in the Bigodi swamp sanctuary, a place ideal for birders. The Papyrus Gonolek plus the Blue Turaco can easily be seen among other 137 bird types. In addition, there is a great array of colorful butterflies. It highlights an assortment of plants and animals in the forest. Accommodation: Kibale Forest camp

Day 7: Following breakfast, wake up early to track chimps near Kanyanchu. This can take you half a day. There are primates in the area like the golden monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, baboons, white and black Colobus monkeys, grey checked mangabeys, red Colobus, blue monkeys and pottos. Other animals involve forest elephants unique from the common type, giant forest hogs and a striking tree species. Later, return to Kampala with lunch along the way and this will end our safari.

- What Will You Do

1: Transfer to Murchison Falls
2: Wildlife safari at Murchison Falls
3: Chimp Trekking in Budongo Forest
4: Transfer to Semliki National Park
5: Visit Sempaya hot springs
6: Transfer to Kibale National Park
7: Chimp Tracking and Departure

- What To Expect

- Chimp Trekking in Budongo Forest and Kibale National Park
- Boat cruise at Murchison Falls national park
- Game drives and nature walks at the parks

- What Is Included

- All Airport transfers
- Chimpanzee permits
- Accommodation and lodging
- Meals throughout the itinerary
- English speaking guides/drivers
- 4WD safari vehicles
- Domestic flights
- Park Fees
- Emergency Evacuations (AMREF)

- What Is Not Included

- International flights
- Visa and customs fees or charges
- Travel Insurance
- Cigarettes and alcohol
- Gratuity
- 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

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.

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 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.

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.

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

TRIP SAFAETY
- Avoid expensive jewelry.
- 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.

ACCOMMODATION:
Prices for a twin/double shared room are per person, and, rates for single or triple travelers are available on request.

- 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 and date of birth when booking ?
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 the Travel Insurance and why is strongly recommended?
What is the Travel Insurance and why is strongly recommended? 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. 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 banks to ensure you are able to withdraw cash on your cards while abroad may  Notify your banks 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:
- Adult (18 to 75): 1,604.00 
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- Child (4 to 12): 1,444.00 
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