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Uganda’s Ape Escape Safari

from $3599
Duration
Duration:
6 Days
Type
Type:
Private Tour
Run
Run:
Everyday
Overview

Embark on Journey on this exclusive luxury safari and marvel at the beauty of the impenetrable Bwindi National Park for the mountain gorilla and witness in awe one of the most powerful waterfalls a true force of nature. Trek through several of Uganda’s national forests as you search for many of its animal jewels. This Uganda Tour promises to deliver an exciting experience with some of man's closest living relatives. Also, enjoy game viewing as you traverse the plains and cruise the lake on this beautiful Ugandan Tour.

Included
  • Luxury accommodations and meal plans - Full Board (FB) or Bed and Breakfast (B&B).
  • Luxury 4x4 Land cruiser with air-conditioning and charging Sockets and Fuel.
  • Chartered domestic private jet flights.
  • English speaking tourists guides.
  • Airstrip |Airport Transfers.
  • Meet and greet.
  • Game drives and walks
  • Entrance fees to the national parks.
  • Luxury boat tours.
  • Taxes.
  • Free mineral water in the vehicle during the tour.
Excluded
  • Visa fees.
  • Drinks/alcoholic drinks.
  • Additional meals.
  • Tips.
  • Activities not part of the described program.
  • International trave insurance.
Itinerary
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Day 1: Arrival, transfer to your Hotel.

On your arrival, our preventative and tourist guide will be waiting for you at the airport for a meet and greet, after you will be transferred to your luxury Golf course hotel. Check-in and overnight. Overnight at Lake Victoria Serena and spa.

(Bed and Breakfast)

Day 2: Bwindi Forest National Park – Flying to see the Mountain Gorillas

Start your Uganda Tour and wake up in the morning for breakfast, after which your driver will be waiting to transfer you to Kajjansi Airstrip for your flight to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is about one and a half hours, compared to the 10-12 hours you spend on a road trip to Bwindi. You will take off and land at Kihihi Airstrip were our representative/guide will be waiting to transfer you to your luxury hotel. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site and one of the richest biological and botanical regions in the world. The forest covers an area of 331 km² at the south-western edge of the western Rift Valley.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Flight: Private jet flight (Kajjansi-Kihihi)

Day 3: Gorilla Tracking

You will be up early on the morning of your Gorilla Tracking for a good breakfast in preparation for the day’s physical activity. You will report for registration at the Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger station by 8 AM. After a briefing by the rangers, your gorilla trek will start. The trek usually takes between three and six hours so a reasonable degree of fitness is required, as well as a strong pair of walking boots or shoes. The rangers will guide you through the village gardens and into the jungle-like forest. They will escort you through the sometimes thick bush, occasionally hacking the dense undergrowth with a machete as you search to locate the gorillas. The mountain gorillas are under 24-hour monitoring for their own.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Murchison Falls National Park – Aerial Safari of the Nile

Wake up for breakfast, the journey from Bwindi to Murchison Falls would take the better part of two days by road, but that is reduced to less than two hours in your private plane. A light aircraft that drops you inside the national park, you will land on an airstrip that is often dappled with elephant dung. More than just a way to have expedited travel, your private plane will provide a compelling window into the heart of Africa. You will explore mystical landscapes from the air as you watch the colours merge and the stories of a continent come alive. Dusty red earth cascades beneath the wingtips, as the River Nile widens as it swerves north, and thick swathes of savannah are dotted with moving herds. Uganda really captures your imagination, evoking so many dreamy preconceptions of Africa. An aerial safari is an ideal way to take it all in.

Murchison Falls National Park has 76 mammal species and 451 bird species. the river Nile runs through the park and attracts Nile crocodile, hippo and the rare semi-aquatic Sitatunga antelope. Lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffes, warthogs, giant forest hog, Uganda Kob, topi and waterbuck are just a few of the big-name mammals you may see.
On arrival at the pakuba Airstrip, you will be welcomed by our preventative/guide who will transfer you to your luxury hotel. Overnight at Baker’s Lodge.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Flight: Private jet flight (Kihihi- Pakuba)

Day 5: Early Game drive and Boat trip

Wake up at 6 am for your breakfast and then drive to the national park in due time for your ferry crossing and an early morning game drive. You may choose to take a packed breakfast to eat mid-morning or eat a full breakfast upon your return to the lodge. Admire the wildlife and birdlife of Murchison Falls National Park and ask your driver to guide lots of questions along the way. You will see some animals like elephants, Buffalos, Hyena, Lions, Giraffes, Warthog, Baboons, and lots of Birds by chance and much more.

After the game drive, you will return for lunch and an hour or use relaxation. One of the highlights of this Safari will be the boat ride on the Nile, in search for some aquatic animal, quenching their thirst by the river banks like Antelopes, Buffalos, Elephants and crocodiles. If time allows you will visit the top of the falls where you will have a magnificent view of the rapid falls gashing through to the Nile and also a moment to take pictures. Overnight at Baker’s Lodge.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Murchison to Entebbe – Departure

Wake up for breakfast, after which your guide will transfer you to Pakuba Airstrip for flight. Murchison Falls National park to Entebbe would be a 7-hours journey by road, but it is an easy connection by air charter and a delightful flight with an aerial view of the landscape. On arrival at Kajjansi, our guide will be waiting for you and he will transfer you to the airport in due time for your outbound flight.

Meal plan: Breakfast

Prices

Prices
Price
$ 3599 Per Person in Double Room
Prices

Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid until December 31.2020 except the peak period and migration Period, payment can be done in Sterling Pounds or Euro with no extra surcharge.

 

Prices on the website or quoted to our clients are subject to change without notice and are not guaranteed until confirmed in writing.

Children Policy

- 0 - 3 Free of Charge.

 

- 4 - 11 Pay 40% of tour price.

 

- 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

 

Children Policy above apply on itineraries/products/tours but it won’t work on the itineraries that have Gorilla Trekking or chimpanzee trekking as activities. The minimum age for Gorilla/Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda and Rwanda is 15 years old. Therefore you will need to adjust the Children Policy depending on which itineraries/products/tours.

Payment Policy
  • All tours will be booked and confirmed only upon receipt of a 45% deposit of the basic program rate. For gorilla permits, a full advance payment of the permit fee (USD $ 700 per permit person) for Gorilla tracking in Uganda and fee (USD $ 1500 per permit per person) for Gorilla tracking in Rwanda), and the chimpanzee permits (US$ 150 per permit per person) is required in order to make the reservation.
  • The payment balance is due no later than 42 days prior to the safari, unless agreed otherwise.
  • Bookings made within 42 days before arrival must be paid in full at the time of confirmation.
  • If payment is not received in accordance with the above, Kubwa Five Safaris has the right to cancel the booking.
  • Payments can be made by bank transfer to our bank account in Uganda. Transfer costs are to be paid by the client(s) before the start of the safari.

 

Note: Regretfully, payments with credit or debit card are not possible and traveler cheques are no longer accepted.

Flexible Cancellation Policy

 

Memphis Tours offers a very flexible cancelation policy in case the government or the airline issues a travel warning from/to your departure country and destination. In the event that this happens, we will be refunding you the amount paid in full. Here at Memphis Tours we prioritize your well-being and safety above anything else and aim that our cancellation policy reflect that.

Tipping

Like most countries, tipping is customary to show one's satisfaction with good services. You are in no way obliged to, however, if you’re willing to do so it would be well appreciated.

Luggage

It is recommended to travel with soft bags such as duffle bags instead of hard shell bags as there is a strict 15KGS per person policy and makes it easier to fit in your safari vehicles.

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