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Pentagon Safari: Bwindi Mountain Gorillas And Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

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  • Natural Wonders of Africa: We strive to make your experience in East Africa memorable as we carefully and strategically add leisure and relaxation to an already exciting package of activities around East Africa. The breathtaking views also add to the enhancements of the adventure we offer to this experience of a lifetime.
  • Incentives: To boost your successful Safari experience, we have included the provision of capable, trusted, caring, experienced and courteous guides to mobilize your adventures. Our team is disposed to your care during this exploration. Their knowledge of domestic and international tourism has resulted in several re-visits at higher than expected rates.
  • Safety: Our primary objective is to keep our safari guests as close to the animals as possible while simultaneously exposing you to safe interactions with the wide varieties of our land animals. Observing these animals interacting in close proximity of our adventurers is simply breathtaking!
  • Personal Approach to Each Client: We understand that there is no unique way to make a perfect journey that everyone will like because each person has his special needs and desires. We always listen to you first and then suggest the travel solution that is the best for you.
  • Giving Back to our Communities: Through your visit to our great land, a 5% donation from all proceeds go to surrounding communities in our efforts to foster progress with local organizations.
  • Teamwork: We partner with each guest to map out key points of interest for their explorations, broadening the scope of their unique experience for this adventure of a lifetime. With each agenda, we enhance your experience and provide services that are unmatched and unique to your standard of living.
  • Plan Your Trip: We tailor make safari package that suits your budget and we give for individual, family, and group the adventure of a lifetime by sharing the natural wonders East Africa has to offer. We help you design your own individualized holiday. Explore at your own pace, choose your own style of accommodation, and include your own choice of sightseeing

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5 Days and 4 Nights
Availability : Jan-Dec
Min Age : 15+
Max People : 100
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Uganda “The Pearl of Africa” is another wonder in as far as Africa tourism is concerned.

Uganda has the highest percentage of Mountain Gorillas in the world and this 5 Days Uganda Safari starts with an excursion to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a place run by the Jane Goodall Institute, home to orphaned and rescued chimpanzees. Then continue to track gorillas in the primaeval forest of Bwindi.

Bwindi Impenetrable Park has 12 habituated gorilla families that can be tracked by travellers in the four sectors of Buhoma, Nkuringo, Ruhiija and Rushaga. All families exhibit unique behaviours and characteristics, and if you have enough time and resources you can track more than one group during your trip.

Highlights

  • Gorilla and Chimpanzee tracking
  • Game drives, Game viewing, and boat safari
  • 4×4 safari Landcruiser / minivan with pop-up tops
  • Park fees and relevant government taxes
  • Services of an expert guide
  • 4 nights’ accommodation
  • Airport transfer
  • Daily meals

Styles

  • Gorilla Safaris
  • Leopard Safaris
  • Chimpanzee Safaris

Transportation

  • 4×4 Safari Landcruiser / Minivan (up to eight passengers) with pop-up tops and seven window seats for game viewing. Groups of twelve or more people who would like to travel in one vehicle are offered 25-28 seat coasters that have about 16 window seats. Our Safari vehicles are well maintained to provide maximum level of comfort and safety.

Drivers/guides

We recognize this for a fact! The success of your safari will largely depend on your driver/guide.  It is because of this that we have a great team of carefully selected drivers /guides, well trained.

Starting from: USD $2730 (Budget Accommodation) | USD $3730 (Mid-range Accommodation) | USD $3730 (Luxury Accommodation) per person based on two travelers sharing.

Cost per person:

  1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person
Budget $3400
$2730 $2650 $2600 $2500 $2450
Mid-range $4630 $3230 $3130 $3080 $2980 $2930

Luxury

$4630 $3730 $3680 $3630 $3580 $3530

Single Room Supplement: USD 180

SRS- Stands for Single Room Supplement. Most of the hotels have double rooms (A room with one big bed for 2 people or a room with 2 single beds occupied by 2 people) this means the 3rd person will be left without a room to stay and the alternative would be to occupy the single room (a room with one bed ). SRS apply for non-even (3, 5, 7, 9,11…) travelers. Therefore the SRS fee is being paid by the person occupying a room alone.


Accommodation

It is valid and will greatly depend on your budget. We can and will help you choose from the list when planning your trip. At whatever level, we provide the very best for our guests. Kubwa Five Safaris reserves the right to substitute equivalent or superior hotels. If a hotel of an equivalent standard is not available Kubwa Five Safaris may substitute the next best quality hotel or suggest a superior at an extra charge. There is free wi-fi in hotels

Anderita Beach Hotel

Anderita Beach Hotel is warmly decorated to complement the breathtaking, spectacular views of the Lake Victoria, the Sunset, and the airport. Over 30 warmly spacious in-suite rooms with custom in-room amenities like High-Speed Wi-Fi Internet Connection, Flat Screen TV with over 100 Cable Channels, Spacious Shower Room, Closet, small refrigerator, Mosquito net, air conditioning, and a great beach view

Buhoma Lodge

Buhoma lodge has Eight, comfortable cottages each with its own private veranda, offering extensive views of the forest canopy of the National Park. Inside the spacious cottages have comfortable beds, a well-appointed en suite bathroom with a flushing toilet and a hot shower, some rooms have bathtubs. An elevated lounge area, complete with bar and dining facilities, offers a cosy, comfortable environment in which to discuss the day’s activities around the fireplace.

Things to do (optional) - Costing: USD $500 per person extra
 

Overnight in Kampala, this can be done on day 5.

Overnight and Dinner at Sky hotel. Sky hotel in Kampala located 10 Km from the city center towards Naalya Housing Estate, it has a capacity of 29 Rooms with twin beds taking up 58 guests, there is one restaurant, which is open from 7-10 am for breakfast. However, it is open for the rest of the day for meals.

Travel to Jinja, city tour, this can be done on day 6.

Depart for Jinja after your breakfast. You will be driven to Jinja. You will go through Mabira forest. The Mabira Forest is a rainforest area covering about 300 square kilometers in Uganda, located in Buikwe District, between Lugazi and Jinja. It has been protected as Mabira Forest Reserve since 1932. It is home for many endangered species like the primate Lophocebus Uganda

Accommodation Options: Explorers Rever Camp/ Jinja Nile Resort

Meal Plan: Full Board

Explorers River Camp: Situated 8km from Jinja town overlooking the new Lake Bujagali, Explorers River Camp is often referred to as one of Uganda’s, and even Africa’s most memorable places to stay.

Fantastic views of the Nile, a well-stocked bar and excellent meals have made this site one of East Africa’s most popular places to stay. Whether you are camping, staying in dorms or rooms, our bar deck overlooking the river is the perfect place to enjoy a cold beer and amazing sunsets. The trees above boast a multitude of tropical bird life and monkeys, and the ‘riverside showers’ alone have become famous for the incredible scenery they overlook.

Lush terraces offer secluded safari tents with stunning views of the Nile. Our safari tents have become extremely popular and numbers are limited so it is strongly advised you book well in advance. In addition to our terraced safari tents, we also offer standard safari tents and en-suite rooms.

Jinja Nile Resort rests on the banks of this magnificent River and offers magnificent views of the Nile and the rich fauna that it attracts. It offers services for both the business traveler and holidaymaker.

The cottages and hotel services are spread over 30 acres of gardens allowing one to appreciate the beauty of Uganda…the pearl of Africa.

Activities available from the resort include white water rafting and bungee jumping.

It was voted best weekend getaway and best country hotel in Uganda by Travel News magazine in the year 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

 Whitewater rafting & discovering the River Nile, this can be done on day 7.

Have an early breakfast and head out for today’s activities. The Nile River finds its source in Jinja where it starts the 4000 km through different African countries. So your driver will take you to where the beginning point is as you go for discovering the Source of the Nile; you will go for a guided boat cruise on the Nile.

After the boat ride, go for half day rafting on the rapids which is an adventure and an unforgettable experience.

Have lunch and after you could choose to rest at the lodge on the swimming pool or go for optional activities like bungee jumping or kayaking or quad biking or Horse riding.

Accommodation Options: Explorers Rever Camp / Jinja Nile Resort

Meal Plan: Full Board

Return to Kampala the Entebbe International Airport, this can be done on day 8.

Take breakfast leave Jinja for Kampala buy some souvenirs to take home with you. If you have a flight on the same day your guide will transfer you to Entebbe International Airport for a departure flight home.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it’s a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Price Includes

  • One gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for well in advance
  • One chimpanzee permit per person to be secured and paid for well in advance
  • Services of an expert guide
  • Airport transfer
  • Daily meals
  • Ground transportation (4×4 safari Landcruiser / minivan with pop-up tops)
  • Full board accommodation and en route meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Park fees and relevant government taxes, services of an expert guide

Price Excludes

  • Airfares
  • Visa fees
  • Personal insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature, such as drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, and cigarettes
  • Accommodation and meals not indicated in the itinerary
What to Expect
5 activity days in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Kubwa Five Safaris will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Entebbe International Airport Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 65% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 42 days before arrival.
Itinerary

Day 1:Welcome To Uganda

On your arrival, Kubwa Five Safaris representative with your name printed on an A4 paper will welcome you to Uganda at Entebbe airport and transfer you to Anderita Beach Hotel in Entebbe.

Day 2:Chimpanzee Sanctuary

After your breakfast, you will be picked from your hotel by Kubwa Five guide and taken to Wildlife Education Centre for a boat cruise to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary; home to the orphaned chimpanzees.
Arrive in time to catch up with their lunch hour as they respond to the bell and gather near the fence to be fed on fruits. You will also visit the laboratories and where the sick chimps are treated. After your lunch, return for an overnight at Anderita Beach Hotel in Entebbe.

Day 3: Travel to Bwindi National Park

Depart Kampala at 7:00am for Bwindi NP in South-Western Uganda. A brief stop at the Equator allows time for photographs and souvenir shopping at the crafts market. Proceed to Bwindi arriving in the evening.
Overnight stay at Buhoma lodge

Day 4: Gorilla Tracking

After breakfast, we prepare for our gorilla tracking adventure which begins at 8:00am with a briefing at the information center by the Uganda Wildlife Authority staff. We will then be guided into the jungle to track the shy primates.

Gorilla tracking may take 3 to 7 hours but it is well worth the effort. Once you get sight of the gorillas, you have an hour to admire, observe and take photos of them. It’s advisable to bring along a rain jacket and hiking boots. At the end of this long and exciting adventure, return to the Buhoma lodge for a well-deserved shower, dinner and rest.

Day 5: Departure

After breakfast, depart to Kampala with an en route lunch in Mbarara. Arrive in Kampala in the evening (depending on arrival time in Kampala, you will be taken for a city tour) and transferred to Entebbe for your departure flight home.

Accommodation for tonight is not inclusive in the program. If you wish to depart tonight from Entebbe International Airport (EBB), make sure your flight is at 10:00 or later. If you would like us to book one (or more) nights in Kampala and/or Entebbe, please let Kubwa Five Safaris know.

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