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Eco Tourism in Uganda

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 16 day(s)
Group Size: 6 - 10 people
Destination(s): Uganda   Rwanda  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing   Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1000 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 4000 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Entebbe airport. Meet, greet and transfer to Boma Guest House for overnight. Includes: (B).

Day 2: Start for Fort Portal via the pretty little town of Mubende set in rolling hills. A brief stop at Nakayima Shrine, a splendid tree known to be 400 years old, worshipped by local people and thought to be holding the spirit of an ancient king. Picnic lunch en route and continue to Kibale. Arrive late afternoon. Relax at lodge or explore nearby Crater Lake. Approximate driving time: 6 hours. Overnight: Ndali Lodge/Mantana Kibale Camp. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 3: Chimp Habituation in Kibale Forest, which has the highest number of primates in Africa - including red, black and white colobus, blue monkeys, baboons and a large number of chimpanzees. Together with the researchers, the Chimp Habituation Experience allows participants the opportunity of acclimatising the primates to humans (this activity is limited to the months of March, April, May and November only). See chimps and other primates playing through the forest. Bird life is also fabulous, with over 300 species recorded in the forest. Overnight: Ndali Lodge, Mantana Kibale Camp. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 4: Choice of activities as in the second day. Time permitting, a walk in Bigodi wetland – owned and managed by the local community - for birds and other primates which live around the swamp. Overnight: Ndali Lodge, Mantana Kibale Camp. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 5: Drive 4 hours to Queen Elizabeth Park, passing via the Rwenzoris, or “Mountains of The Moon”. A boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel is a rewarding experience. Visit to Tropical Bee Care Center, a locally managed Center, to see their projects. Overnight: Jacana Lodge. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth Park. Early start, carrying a packed lunch. Bird Maramagambo Forest, Lake Kikorongo, and Kasenyi Track. See the illustrious blue lake in Maramagambo Forest. Evening game drive. Overnight: Jacana Lodge. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 7: Visit Kyambura gorge to track chimpanzees, man’s closest relation. Evening game drive. Overnight: Jacana Lodge. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 8: Leave for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. We may drive via Ishasha, weather conditions permitting – home of the tree-climbing lion - or drive through farmland to Buhoma. Approximate driving time: 4 hours. Overnight: Mantana Tented Camp or Bwindi Lodge or Buhoma Homestead. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 9: Go gorilla tracking (subject to availability of gorilla permits at time of booking). Overnight: Mantana Tented Camp or Bwindi Lodge or Buhoma Homestead. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 10: Go for the Buhoma Village Tourist Walk organized by the local community. Look at local projects including baskets, mats, etc. Overnight: Mantana Tented Camp or Bwindi Lodge or Buhoma Homestead. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 11: Leave for Kisoro, stopping at Kanaba Gap to view the spectacular Virunga volcanoes and stunning terraced hills. Visit the natural, beautiful-looking Lake Mutanda, surrounded by the volcanoes, take a walk on the shores or continue directly to Mgahinga. Overnight: Mgahinga Safari Lodge or Mount Gahinga Lodge. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 12: Either track gorillas (on payment of US$360 gorilla permit supplement at time of booking) or go for a guided nature walk in the forest for butterflies, plant and bird species; or climb a volcano or simply relax at the camp! In the afternoon visit the Batwa pigmies, a local animist communist that is almost extinct. See their cultures. Evening dance by the group can also be arranged. Overnight: Mgahinga Safari Lodge or Mount Gahinga Lodge. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 13: After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National Park via Kabale. Boat trip and an evening game drive. Approximate driving time: 6 hours. Overnight: Mburo Tented Camp. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 14: Time permitting, an early morning game drive. Return to Kampala via Masaka: look at royal drum makers, stop at the Equator for photo opportunities, and the roadside markets to enjoy some fruit and vegetables; lunch en route. Continue to Kampala arriving late afternoon. Visit a local environment-based project. Overnight: Cottage at Speke Resort Munyonyo. Includes: (L) or (D).

Day 15: Start for Jinja, via Mukono. Detour to Sezzibwa Falls, thought in local folklore to have been “born” by an ancient woman. Birding while there and continue to Mabira Forest. Visit the Source of the Mighty River Nile. Your trip ends with a cultural tour to Bujagali Falls on the other end of the Nile. Return to Kampala late afternoon. Overnight: Cottage at Speke Resort Munyonyo. Includes: (L) or (D).

Day 16: A city tour to visit green environments and projects. Kampala, the capital of Uganda, is a charming green city, spread over about 10 hills. Visit the museum, the Namugongo Martyrs' Shrine, and the colorful markets. Visit Kasubi Royal Tombs, the green Bahai Temple which is the only one in Africa; buy art crafts. Transfer to the airport in time for your flight.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer.  Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Safari car for the itinerary stated
- Accommodation on a shared basis
- Meals
- 1 Boat/launch trip
- Park fees
- Chimpanzee permits and one gorilla permit.

Price Excludes:
- Entry visas
- Airport taxes
- All personal expenditure such as tips, telephone calls, laundry and drinks.

About This Supplier
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Location: Uganda
Joined InfoHub: Oct 2008
Client Request Served: 4

M18754 (Incorporated in Uganda, 2003- Incorp. No. 60088) is a fully licensed, safari tour operator based in Kampala, Uganda. Since 2002 we have outfitted and operated mountain gorilla expeditions specializing in Mountain Gorilla safaris, and organizing events and conferences of all kinds in Uganda, Rwanda, Congo and...

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