Uganda is the ‘Pearl of Africa,’ a country with fantastic natural scenery and home to majestic mountain gorillas. While on a game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park you may be fortunate enough to see the famous tree climbing lions. An incredible day of gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (permit included). The experience of observing these gentle giants is a humbling and exciting adventure. An excursion to walk through the Kyambura Gorge to view the fast moving and elusive chimpanzee, plus a cruise on the Kazinga Channel are also included. This extension is fully guided by local experienced guides.
Full Itinerary available on request.
Accommodation: 2 nights hotel in Entebbe and 4 nights lodge.
Meals Included: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners.
Flights Included: Internal flights in Uganda from Entebbe to Kasese airstrip and Kihihi airstrip to Entebbe.
Permits Included: Gorilla and chimpanzee permits. Cost subject to fluctuation due to introduction of Ugandan VAT.
Cost: $7,290pp Twin Share
Single supplement $1,040 based on minimum 2 passengers
Please note Australian Passport holders require a Visa to visit Uganda prior to departure from Australia.
Ugandan Trekking Tips:
During the day, temperatures are generally warm depending on which region of the country one is at, so bring lots of light clothing. Evening temperatures are cooler at especially high altitudes, so it is advisable to bring a couple of light sweaters as well. For the tourist intending to hike or climb on the mountains, you are advised to pack accordingly due to the alpine temperatures. You would do well to carry solid walking shoes and strong clothing, a sun hat, sunglasses, waterproof jackets which are ideal for forest walks, game drives and national park tours. Please Note: Hand gloves are very important too as the bushes can be prickly. The Jungles of Bwindi are always wet and muddy, so it is advised that an extra pair of trekking boots is taken (it they fit in your luggage!)
Uganda is generally a safe country. One is required to have a certificate of yellow fever vaccination. All visitors to Uganda should take anti-malaria drugs as a precaution against this prevalent disease. It is also advisable to drink bottled which are readily available in any of the many supermarkets, restaurants and shops rather than tap water. The AIDS scourge which afflicted the nation has dramatically dropped due to a strong AIDS sensitization campaign by the government and NGOs but one is advised to take precaution.