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Septagon Safari: Bwindi Gorillas and Savannah Wildlife

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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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7 Days and 6 Nights
Availability : Jan-Dec
Max People : 100
Tour Details

You will be blown away on this a 7 Days Uganda Tour,  you are taken through Uganda’s top tourist hotspots. This safari combines gorilla tracking, chimpanzee tracking and game drives in the vast savannah of Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo National Park..

Highlights

  • Gorilla and Chimpanzee tracking
  • Boat Cruise
  • 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
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • Airport transfer
  • Daily meals
  • Boat cruises

Styles

  • Primate Safaris
  • Gorilla Safaris
  • Leopard Safaris
  • Lion Safaris
  • Elephant Safaris
  • Chimpanzee Safaris
  • Hippo Safaris
  • Buffalo Safaris
  • Boat 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 the 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 $4,675 (Budget Accommodation) | USD $ 5175(Mid-range Accommodation) | USD $5875 (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 $5, 475  
$4,675 $4,600 $4,500  $4,400 $4,350
Mid-range $6000 $5175 $5000 $4900 $4850 $4750

Luxury

$6675 $5875 $5700 $5650 $5600 $5500

Single Room Supplement: USD 150

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

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.

Simba safari camp

Simba Safari Camp, renowned for excellent hospitality, is nestled atop a hill overlooking Lake Kikorongo on the edge of Uganda’s most popular Queen Elizabeth National Park (QE), with panoramic views across the park’s extensive savannah plains teeming with wildlife as well as Lakes George and the famed Kazinga Channel. It is the closest accommodation to QE’s Kasenyi plains on the edge of Lake George, the famed mating grounds for the Uganda Kobs and thus the most preferred area for game viewing drives. It is also closest to the other areas of northern Queen Elizabeth National Park, including the Mweya Peninsula and the Kazinga Channel; well known for launch cruises, close range game-viewing as well as bird-viewing. There is also an opportunity to go for guided chimpanzees tracking in Kyambura Gorge.

Mihingo Lodge

Mihingo is a luxurious, family-owned lodge in a magical setting adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park. To further enhance your experience of wild Africa, Mihingo is the only lodge in Uganda to offer daytime and overnight horse safaris into the national park.

Buhoma Lodge

Buhoma lodge, situated within the Bwindi National Park, less than five-minutes-walk from the gorilla trekking start point. 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. 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 flushing toilet and a hot shower, some rooms have bathtubs. LodgeAn 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)

 

 

Lion Tracking in Queen Elizabeth Park, this can be done on day 3.

For visitors who yearn to get up close to wild African fauna, a research trip is a rewarding adventure. This new and unique experience allows visitors to actively participate in monitoring some of the lions in the park, using locator devices and learn habituation calls, as well as monitoring weather, surroundings, and behavior. The results are added to researchers’ databases, contributing valuable information to the overall understanding of wildlife ecology – and helping to conserve this wonderful ecosystem. This will as well give you a 95% chance to see the lions!

The number of people on each outing is limited in order to reduce stress on the animals and to increase the quality of the experience for visitors.

Costing: USD $85 per person.

Chimp tracking in Kyambura Gorge/ Queen Elizabeth Park, this can be done on day 3.

The spectacular Kyambura Gorge also called the “valley of apes”, is located in the eastern corner of Queen Elizabeth. The landscape is among the most impressive you will find in Uganda. Enter into the Gorge and you will be marveled by the verdant, rich tropical rain-forest right close to the equator crossing. You can make a wonderful hike here looking for chimpanzees. Chances of seeing chimps are 50% and that is why you rather call it a nature walk. Don’t miss it; the gorge is simply amazing! .

Costing: USD $50 per person.

Night Game Drive in Lake Mburo National Park, this can be done on day 10.

A night game drive in Lake Mburo national park is absolutely great! You have chances of seeing Hyena, different nocturnal animals and it’s probaply your best chance to spot a leopard. Your night safari is either just before dinner or just after dinner and takes about 2 hours.

Mountain Bike Safari in Lake Mburo National Park, this can be done on day 4.

It’s very exciting to make a safari by mountain bike. Get active and get close to zebra, gazelle, Eland and sometimes even giraffe! 

Costing: USD $30 per person extra

 

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

  • 4×4 safari Landcruiser / minivan with pop-up tops
  • Park fees and relevant government taxes
  • Services of an expert guide
  • Airport transfer
  • Daily meals
  • Ground transportation
  • full board accommodation and enroute meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • 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
  • park fees and relevant government taxes, services of an expert guide
  • airport transfer

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
7 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 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.
Depending on your arrival time, relax in your already-booked hotel after a long flight while you are dreaming of your safari tomorrow morning at 8:00 am from your Kampala location by your guide. Make your journey through the papyrus swamps and thick jungle of the Nile delta and arrive at Kibale national park. Head out for an afternoon guided walk in the Crater Lake areas of the park. Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge. Primate Lodge Kibale’s principal edge is our location, tucked deep in the forest and right next door to the starting point for Chimpanzee tracking excursion as well as the incredible Chimpanzee Habituation, really, two of the most genuinely breath-taking wildlife experiences on the planet.

Day Two:Kibale National Park

Embark on an exciting early morning trek for chimpanzees in the thick jungle of Kibale forest. Then drive southwards to Queen Elizabeth national park in the afternoon, sightseeing and game viewing enroute.
Dinner and overnight at Simba safari camp. More and more travelers are discovering this amazing Simba safari camp with competitive prices and a fantastic location. One part is overlooking the scenic crater lakes and plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park, while on the other side the high peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains stand out against the horizon. Simba Safari Camp has a total capacity of 70 beds including family cottages, twin rooms and dormitories. A variety of meals and drinks are served in the restaurant with an adjacent bar and sitting area. Moreover, for conservation purposes, we invite our guests to plant a tree that will be nourished and carry your name into eternity

Day ThreeQueen Elizabeth Park and Kazinga Channel

Depart at 6:00am for a morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park aiming to catch the lions hunting in the morning. Lions usually hunt as the day dawns since the temperatures are cooler. We also expect to see the Uganda kob, elephants, buffalo, warthog, leopard, and waterbuck. After the game drive, have lunch then enjoy a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel which connects Lake Edward and Lake George. Expect to see large numbers of buffalo and hippo. After the boat cruise, we drive southwards to Lake Mburo National park. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo Lodge. Mihingo is a luxurious, family-owned lodge in a magical setting adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park. To further enhance your experience of wild Africa, Mihingo is the only lodge in Uganda to offer daytime and overnight horse safaris into the national park.

Day Four: Lake Mburo National Park

We begin the day with breakfast then go for a game drive in the park. Lake Mburo National park is home to several savannah wildlife such as the gigantic eland, topi, warthog, impala, zebras, leopards and several savannah bird species some of which include lapwings, hornbills, and cocqui francolin. The park boasts of a beautiful acacia savannah terrain and woodlands. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo Lodge.

Day Five: Kyambura Gorge and Bwindi Impenetrable forest

Begin the day with breakfast, and then embark on a drive to Kyambura Gorge for a primate walk expecting to see chimpanzees, vervet monkey, olive baboon, and black & white Columbus monkey. Continue south on a game drive to Ishasha and proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable forest. Ishasha is most famous for its tree-climbing lions.
Dinner and overnight at Buhoma lodge. It is situated within the Bwindi National Park, less than five minutes-walk from the gorilla trekking start point. 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.
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 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.

Day Six:Gorilla tracking

After breakfast, prepare for the 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. It’s advisable to bring along a rain jacket, and hiking boots. At the end of this long and exciting adventure, return to our lodge for a well-deserved shower, dinner and rest. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge.

Day Seven:Equator

After breakfast transfer back to Kampala making a lunch stop enroute at Mbarara. Proceed making another stop at the equator in Masaka; see where this imaginary line divides our planet into two equal hemispheres. Snacks, souvenirs and photographs may be taken here. Arrive in Kampala later that evening and transferred to Entebbe for your departure flight.

Day Eight:Gorilla Tracking and Community walk -Bwindi

After a cup of tea, head to the park head offices with your guide, have a briefing about the dos and donts while in the park with gorillas. After head for gorilla trekking through the mist rain forest, trekking can take 2 hours or up to 6 hours and this is based on the location of the gentle giants. Only 1 hour is permitted to trekkers while with the gorillas. Make sure you carry packed lunch, enough water, sturdy shoes, non-flash cameras, rain jackets, walking sticks for those who are not so fit. Later return to the lodge and relax.
In the evening, go for a community walk where you will visit the Batwa, which is an indigenous group of people that has lived in the forest for many years, enjoy traditional dances from them. Head back to the lodge for Dinner and overnight at Buhoma lodge.

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