Luxury schedule
Tour Code: UL01
Created for: Scheduled departure
Tour Name: Hard days, Soft Nights
Dates: 14 JAN, 10 FEB, 21 MAR, 20 APR, 14 MAY, 14 JUNE,21 JULY,08 AUG,01 SEP,21 OCT,07 NOV, 08 DEC 2019
Starts: Entebbe
Ends: Entebbe
Release period: 90 Days
Meals: As detailed in the itinerary

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

Day Location Accommodation Board Activity
1 Entebbe Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa BB Arrival Trsf
2 Murchison Falls National Park Baker’s Lodge LDBB Trsf, P
3 Murchison Falls National Park Baker’s Lodge LDBB A,BT,P
4 Kibale Forest National Park Kyaninga Lodge LDBB Trsf
5 Queen Elizabeth National Par Mweya Safari Lodge LDBB Ct, Trsf, P
6 Queen Elizabeth National Par Mweya Safari Lodge LDBB A,BT,P
7 Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Clouds Gorilla Mountain Lodge LDBB Trsf
8 Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Clouds Gorilla Mountain Lodge LDBB GT
9 Departure LDBB Departure Transfer

Glossary

L-Lunch, D-Dinner, BB-Bed and breakfast, LDBB-Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast, Trsf-Transfer, E-Early morning game drive, A-Morning game drive, P-Afternoon game drive, HDS-Half Day sightseeing, FDS-Full Day Sightseeing, GT-Gorilla tracking, CT-Chimpanzee tracking, BT-Boat trip, CV-Community village visit.

Enjoy tracking playful chimpanzees through the dense Kibale forest, the Park with 13 different primate species is one of the best in Africa.

Day 1

Arrival at Entebbe International Airport. Met and assisted by a Safari Chapter representative. Transfer to Entebbe for overnight at The Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa (BB) Styled to replicate a pastel-shaded Italian hillside village, The Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa stands out among hotels in Uganda. Situated amid terraced rose gardens above its own boating marina, which has been sculpted from the sparkling waters of Lake Victoria

Day 2

0800Hrs after breakfast, drive to Murchison Falls National park, (~5 Hrs. drive). Arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley, and is Uganda's largest and oldest conservation area, hosting 76 species of mammals and 451 birds. The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls, the centerpiece of the park and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids. 1730Hrs, enjoy evening game drive. Dinner will be served at the Lodge

OVERNIGHT: BAKER’S LODGE (LDBB) Deriving its name from the historic English explorer Samuel Baker, Baker’s Lodge is situated on the South bank of the mighty Nile River which transects Murchison Falls National Park. This intimate, safari styled lodge is set within a large private area with direct river access, large shady trees and wetland areas hosting abundant birdlife along the water’s edge. The views onto the river are vast and magnificent with islands hosting nesting egret birds, elephants bathing and pods of hippos regularly viewed.

Day 3

0700Hrs, Breakfast will be served at the lodge. 0730Hrs, Enjoy morning game drive in the park. 1300Hrs, Lunch will be served at the lodge. 1400Hrs, Enjoy a boat trip on River Nile, followed by afternoon game drive. 1900Hrs, Dinner at the Lodge. OVERNIGHT: BAKER’S LODGE (LDBB)

Day 4

0700Hrs, Breakfast at the Lodge. 0800Hrs, Embark on an early morning drive (~07 Hrs.) with Picnic Lunch to Kibale Forest Park, which is home to some 13 species of primates including the red colobus, chimpanzee and L'Hoest's monkeys as well as 70 mammal species. 1630Hrs, Nature walks 1900Hrs, Dinner will be served at the lodge. OVERNIGHT: KYANINGA LODGE (LDBB) Kyaninga Lodge is located 15 minutes outside Fort Portal town. Perched atop a hill overlooking a stunning blue crater lake, the lodge enjoys spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding landscape,set against a magnificent backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountains in the distance. The lodge accommodates twenty guests in eight raised log cabins.

Day 5

Breakfast will be served at the lodge. After briefing, embark on the chimp tracking which takes about 2-3 hours. On the trek, you can see other primates such as grey-cheeked mangabeys along with red tailed and blue monkeys. Your expert guide will share the secrets of the forest's flora and fauna, ensuring that the trail is both informative and enjoyable. Lunch will be served at Kyaninga Lodge. 1400Hrs drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park (~3Hrs), through volcanic crater lakes, and on a clear day one can see the famous “Mountains of the Moon”, The Rwenzori Mountains. 1730Hrs, Enjoy a game drive. Dinner and overnight. OVERNIGHT: MWEYA SAFARI LODGE (LDBB) Mweya Lodge is located on a peninsula in the heart of the spectacular Queen Elizabeth national Park, with breathtaking, game and some of the best bird watching in East Africa (about 500 different bird species). Each room at Mweya Safari Lodge has a breathtaking view of the Kazinga channel.

Day 6

0700Hrs Breakfast at the lodge. 0730Hrs, Enjoy morning game drive in the Queen Elizabeth National Park whose diverse ecosystems include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, that make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, primates and over 600 species of birds. Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills and the panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel. 1300Hrs Lunch at the lodge. 1400Hrs, Take a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel, 32 Kms long followed by a game drive. This water system has the highest concentration of Hippo in the world and you will get quite close to them. See also crocodile, buffalo and other game that drink from the channel, also marvel at the abundant ornitho-life that is supported here. OVERNIGHT: MWEYA SAFARI LODGE (LDBB)

Day 7

0630Hrs, Breakfast at the Lodge. 0700Hrs, drive to Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge (~6 Hrs.), your base for Gorilla tracking for the next 2 nights. 1330Hrs arrive at the lodge for a late Lunch and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure, or walks in and around the lodge.The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP) is a sanctuary for colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, and many birds such as hornbills and turacos. It is most notable for the 340 Bwindi gorillas, half of the world's population of the critically endangered mountain gorillas. It is accessible only on foot and is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization-designated World Heritage Site. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. OVERNIGHT: CLOUDS MOUNTAIN GORILLA LODGE (LDBB) Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge high up on Nteko Ridge, on the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, the views are breathtaking.Clouds, with the ultimate goal of protecting the natural habitat of the mountain gorilla, will also directly benefit the community of Nkuringo who also have a significant stake in the venture. &

Day 8

Today after an energizing breakfast, you will embark on your gorilla trek. Before 8 am report to the ranger station for registration and briefing by one of the rangers; the guides will then lead you through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. The trek can take anywhere from half an hour to 7 hours – a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking boots. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas – sadly enough there are only about 650 of these beautiful creatures left. You are allowed exactly one hour with the gorillas before returning to the base station. OVERNIGHT: CLOUDS MOUNTAIN GORILLA LODGE (LDBB)

Day 9

0630Hrs Breakfast at the Lodge. 0700Hrs Transfer to the Kisoro airstrip (~02Hrs) for scheduled flight (0925hrs/1125hrs) to Entebbe International airport. Transfer to international terminal for outbound flight.

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NETT AND NON-COMMISSIONABLE RATES; 2019

 

HIGH SEASON 01 JANUARY-28 FEBRUARY 01 JUNE-30 SEPTEMBER 01 DECEMBER-31 DECEMBER
Each of 1 paying clients sharing in twin; US$7,564.00
Each of 2 paying clients sharing in twin; US$5,942.00
Each of 3 paying clients sharing in twin; US$5,493.00
Each of 4 paying clients sharing in twin; US$5,314.00
Each of 5 paying clients sharing in twin; US$5,194.00
Each of 6 paying clients sharing in twin; US$5,098.00
Each of 7 paying clients in 2 vehicles sharing in twin; US$5,368.00
Each of 8 paying clients in 2 vehicles sharing in twin; US$5,249.00
Single room supplement; US$1,022.00

LOW SEASON 01 MARCH-30 MAY 01 OCTOBER- 30 NOVEMBER
Each of 1 paying clients sharing in twin; US$7,276.00
Each of 2 paying clients sharing in twin; US$5,712.00
Each of 3 paying clients sharing in twin; US$5,229.00
Each of 4 paying clients sharing in twin; US$4,935.00
Each of 5 paying clients sharing in twin; US$4,814.00
Each of 6 paying clients sharing in twin; US$4,720.00
Each of 7 paying clients in 2 vehicles sharing in twin; US$4,987.00
Each of 8 paying clients in 2 vehicles sharing in twin; US$4,871.00
Single room supplement; US$952.00

NOTE:
  • PLEASE NOTE THAT GORILLA PERMIT OR CHIMPANZEE TRACKING PERMIT AVAILABILITY CANNOT BE GUARANTEED UNTIL WE RECEIVE A DEPOSIT OF US$600 PER GORILLA PERMIT AND ACTUALLY BOOK AND PAY FOR THE PERMITS. THE PROGRAMME OR EVEN DATES OF TRAVEL MAY HAVE TO BE ALTERED IF AFFECTED BY GORILLA PERMIT OR LODGE AVAILABILITY.
The Package Includes:

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 1 Nights’ accommodation at The Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis – Deluxe room
  • 2 Nights’ accommodation at Baker’s Lodge on fullboard basis
  • 1 Nights’ accommodation at Kyaninga Lodge on fullboard basis
  • 2 Nights’ accommodation at Mweya Safari Lodge on fullboard basis
  • 2 Nights’ accommodation at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge on fullboard basis
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person
  • 1 Scheduled flight Bwindi to Entebbe International Airport
  • All game drives as per itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • 1 litre bottle of mineral water per person per day while on a road safari in a Safari Chapter vehicle

 

The Package Excludes:

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers (transfers will cost USD 80 per vehicle one way.)
  • Day room at Protea by Marriot Entebbe US$150 Per room
  • All International Flights + Taxes
  • Visas at US$50 per person for single entry visa
  • Travel & Personal accident insurance
  • Tips & personal expenses such as telephone calls…etc.
  • Excursions not detailed in above program

 

WHAT TO PACK:

For tracking

  • A small, lightweight day backpack
  • Light, waterproof hiking boots or shoe
  • Walking socks
  • Canvas or leather gloves (in case you need to protect your hands from ‘spiky’ vegetation)
  • Waterproof trousers/pants
  • Waterproof jacket or poncho, with hood (or waterproof hat)
  • Lightweight, quick-dry hiking trousers
  • Short-sleeved shirt or T-shirt
  • Water bottle or canteen (boiled water and a packed lunch will be provided by your Lodge)
  • A camera or video-camera with high-speed settings (or 800ASA speed film minimum—no flash photography is allowed when tracking)

General

  • Long-sleeved shirts and trousers
  • Short-sleeved shirts, T-shirts and shorts
  • A down / fleece vest or safari jacket
  • Travel alarm clock
  • A sweatshirt or sweater for chilly evenings and early mornings
  • Sunscreen & after-sun care
  • Insect repellent (tropical formula recommended)