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Listing ID: 165919

9-Day Uganda Safari Trip

In this 9 day trip, you will be able to participate in Gorilla trekking in the Bwindi forests, Chimp tracking in the Kyambura Gorge,  Rhino tracking at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and Game drives in Murchison and Queen Elizabeth National parks. Duration: 9 Days (approx.)
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Day 1: Pick up from the Airport by our company’s driver guide who will later transfer you to the Entebbe Botanical Beach Hotel to dine and spend the night.
Accommodation; Botanical Beach Hotel

Day 2: After breakfast, drive northwards to Murchison Falls national park, with a stopover for your lunch in Masindi and another at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track rare rhinos that are protected in this sanctuary. Later arrive in Murchison falls national park also Uganda’s largest well protected wildlife area covering 3,840 Sq. km. Move to the top of the Falls to view the natural beauty of these falls. At this place, the river squeezes itself through a 7-meter narrow gorge from a width of more than 1 km and drops below with a thunderous roar forming a water spray that rainbow that results into a stunning rainbow the wonders of Nile River! Dine and slumber. Accommodation; Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury)

Day 3: Have an early delicious breakfast, explore the Northern part hosting a high number of Savannah wildlife. this game drive offers great opportunities for photography of elephants, lions, Uganda kobs, buffaloes, giraffes, waterbucks as well as hippos, and in case you are fortunate even the leopards, in addition to a big number of bird species.
Following lunch, have for a 2-hour boat-cruise to the bottom of the Murchison falls from where great volumes of water escapes through the small gorge forming an immense thunderous roar. During this boat ride you will see several water birds plus mammals in big numbers like Hippos and crocodiles. Head back to the lodge have dinner and slumber at your lodge. Accommodation Options; Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury)

Day 4: Have a hefty breakfast, depart from Murchison Falls National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park as you drive Southwest through Fort Portal and the Albertine Escarpment of the Western Rift Valley. Have lunch on the way at Mountains of the Moon Hotel found in Fort Portal town. From here continue to Mweya peninsula found in the Queen Elizabeth national park. You will arrive in the Park in the evening, have dinner and slumber at your lodge. Accommodation Mweya safari

Day 5: Following an early breakfast, have a morning game drive to see the nocturnal predators as well as the early morning risers like lions, buffaloes, antelope species, leopards, waterbucks, elephants, hippos and warthogs. For birders, Queen Elizabeth is a paradise for birders hosting a diversity of migratory and Albertine Rift Endemics. Dine and slumber at any of these lodges. Accommodation; Mweya safari lodge

Day 6: Have breakfast and set out for a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel for wonder game viewing and bird watching, head back to the lodge for your lunch and then continue to the Kyambura Gorge to track chimpanzees. If you are still on time you can go for a forest walk in Maramagambo forest to explore the bat cave as you look for pythons that feed on these bats. Dine and slumber at the lodge. Accommodations; Mweya safari lodge

Day 7: On this day have an early breakfast and drive to Bwindi impenetrable Forest via Ishasha region in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth to see tree-climbing lions that are prevalent in this area. Continue to where you will have lunch along the way. Have a community walk (the Batwa -Pygmy cultural experience and entertainment) in the evening. Enjoy dinner and slumber at the lodge of your choice Accommodation; Buhoma Lodge (Luxury)

Day 8: After breakfast proceed to the park headquarter to be briefed about the gorilla tracking before going into the verdant forest lead by the rangers. In case you are fortunate, it makes take you about 2 hours or even less to see amazing Bwindi giants. The experience of coming face to face with these peaceful primates is very overwhelming. Head back to the lodge where you will have lunch after tracking the gorillas. Relax at the lodge the whole evening. Accommodation; Buhoma Lodge (Luxury)

Day 9: You will have breakfast and later return to Kampala having lunch along the way in Mbarara and eventually reach Kampala late in the afternoon where you will have a city tour. After transfer direct the airport for your outbound flight back home or transfer to your accommodation if you do not have a flight this evening. Note: city Tour is optional.

- What Will You Do

1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
2: Visiting the Magnificent Murchison Falls
3: The river Nile boat cruise
4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
5: Game drive & Boat Cruise-Queen Elizabeth National Park
6: Boat cruise & Chimp trekking Kyambura Gorge
7: Transfer to Bwindi Forest via Ishasha Sector tree-climbing lions
8: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest
9: Transfer to Kampala

- What To Expect

- Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest
- Chimp trekking Kyambura Gorge
- Boat cruise at Kyambura Gorge and the river Nile
- Game drives at the parks

- What Is Included

- All Airport transfers
- Gorilla/chimpanzee permits per person
- 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 SAFETY
- 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.

- 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 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?
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.

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Pricing

Price per person:
- Senior (76 to 100): 3,634.00 
- Child (4 to 12): 3,554.00 
- Youth (13 to 17): 3,674.00 
- Adult (18 to 75): 3,714.00 

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- Duration: 9 days
- Printed tickets are accepted
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- We speak: EN language flag

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Entebbe
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