28 days Cultural & Birding Holiday in Uganda

28 days Cultural & Birding Holiday in Uganda

birding uganda - malachite kingfisher

Spotted in western Uganda is this beautiful Malachite Kingfisher bird

birding uganda - malachite kingfisher

Cultural & Birding Holiday in Uganda

Start/End: Kampala/ Entebbe
Duration: 28 Days
Activity: Gorilla Trekking, Golden monkey expeditions, Primate walks, cultural encounters, City tours
Destinations: Mount Elgon, Pian-Upe, Kidepo Valley, Lake Bisina, Murchison falls, Kibale forest, Semuliki park, Queen Elizabeth park, Bwindi impenetrable forest, Lake Mburo, Kampala city, Entebbe , Jinja.

This cultural & birding holiday will make you taste the diversity of Uganda in over 10 destinations with a mixture of wildlife, Birding, cultural & gorilla trekking tours

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Get ready to see the best birding & cultural experience in your life as you take your Journey throughout the Pearl of Africa – Uganda. Taste the diversity of Uganda from the central to the east, to the north, to the west, then southwest & southern parts of Uganda all in one trip.

First off with a birding experience in and around Kampala before heading to Jinja and visit the source of the mighty river Nile. Then head eastern region Uganda in Mbale famous for the Sipi falls & Mount Elgon national park before heading northwest to Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve. You won’t miss to see one or two species of large flightless birds – the Ostriches commonly found in Pian Upe. Your Journey will continue north to Kidepo valley passing through Kotido, nakapiripiriti & Kabong districts where you will get to see the Karamajong people & enjoy cultural encounters. When you finally arrive at Kidepo valley national park, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of one of Africa’s best national parks. Continue to the north western part via Lake Bisina to Murchison falls national park which has a variety of Mammals & birds but most of all the Murchison Falls. After we transfer to the Royal Miles in Budongo forest, one of the best birding spots and close to Masindi town.

Later go west, passing through Semuliki national park famous for the Sempaya hot springs, Kibale forest with a huge number of birds, primates and Queen Elizabeth national park. At Queen a Launch trip on the Kazinga channel will get u close to some of the world’s rarest bird species. This journey will continue south through the Ishasha sector to Bwindi forest where the famous mountain gorillas live. The impenetrable forests will offer you with a number of bird species and an amazing cultural experience from the Batwa people.  In addition you will learn the way of life of the Batwa people & take village walks around the communities of Buhoma.

By this time your journey is about to end, so we visit one more park in the west between the towns of Mbarara & Masaka. Lake Mburo national park has a variety of game with birds as well. Local communities around as well can give you a perfect history of their culture especially the ‘Ankole’. Return back to Kampala with a city tour to see most of the historical places and sites like the Kasubi tombs, martyrs shrine, Uganda museum and many others.

This is a Journey across the Pearl of Africa – Uganda!!

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Entebbe International Airport/Kampala
  • Mabamba Swamp
  • Mabira forest
  • Jinja & the source of the Nile
  • Sipi falls
  • Mount Elgon national park
  • Pian-upe wildlife reserve
  • Kidepo Valley national park
  • Lake Bisina
  • Murchison falls national park
  • Budongo royal miles
  • Semuliki national park
  • Kibale forest national park
  • Queen Elizabeth national park
  • Bwindi Impenetrable forest
  • Batwa Experience
  • Lake Mburo national park
  • Kasubi tombs
  • Uganda museum
  • Namugongo Shrine

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe airport – Kampala.

You’ll be personally met by our driver guide upon arrival at Entebbe airport, depending on the time of arrival, evening birding at Botanical gardens in Entebbe, then later transfer to Entebbe for overnight stay and dinner.
Accommodation at Serena golf resort & spa (Luxury), 2 Friends Beach hotel (Comfort), Sapphire hotel (Standard)
Meal plan: Lunch & Dinner

Day 2: Birding in Mabamba Swamp and Mabira forest.

Early morning after breakfast, continue with a birding safari to Mabamba swamp for shoebill stork. Birding in the evening & stay at the lodge.
Accommodation at Serena golf resort & spa (Luxury), 2 Friends Beach hotel (Comfort), Sapphire hotel (Standard)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Kampala – Jinja

Early morning after breakfast, go for Birding in Mabira Forest and afternoon visit the source of the Nile in Jinja.
Accommodation at Jinja Nile resort (Comfort)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Jinja – White water rafting on river Nile

Today you will spend the whole day white water rafting on the Nile waterfalls in Jinja.
Accommodation at Jinja Nile resort (Comfort)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Jinja – Mbale

Drive to Mbale and in the evening, visit the Sipi falls. Then stay at the Lodge.
Accommodation at the Sipi River Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Mount Elgon National Park

Today we hike Mount Elgon at an altitude of 4321 m, We spend the whole day Birding in Mount Elgon national park.
Accommodation at the Sipi River Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Pian-upe Wildlife Reserve

Drive to Pian-Upe Wildlife reserve and birding the whole day. The reserve is also a home to several species of wildlife which makes it attractive and often visited by tourists in the entire world, the wild animals such as giraffes, lions, leopard, zebras, buffaloes, Harte beast, greater kudu, topi, Orib, and Uganda’s last population of roam antelope. It is one of the few places to observe Rothschild’s giraffe; different species of birds can also be spotted out around the swamp terrains in the Loporokocho swamp, bird species like the Ostrich, Jackson’s Hornbill, Hartlaub’s Bustard, and the white-headed buffalo- weaver. In addition the vervet monkey, olive baboons can all be spotted out. Pian Upe is home to enormous rock pythons and smaller but venomous puff adders. Harmless water snakes are also found there. The largest lizards in Pian Upe are the Savannah monitors. Others in the reserve include the common agama as well as skinks, chameleons and geckos.
Accommodation at Sipi River Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Transfer to Karamoja for Cultural experience

Drive through communities in Nakapiripiriti and to Kotido & Kabong for the Karamajong in a cultural experience. Drive to Kidepo Valley national park in northern Uganda. Go for an evening game drive as we are checking into the Lodge.
Accommodation at the Apoka Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9: Kidepo Valley national Park

Early morning game drive in Kidepo Valley National park – One of Africa’s best national parks. You will encounter the Lion, leopard, spotted hyena, black-backed & side-striped jackals. Other large species regularly seen here are elephants, Burchell’s zebra, bushpig, warthog, Rothschild’s giraffe, Cape buffalo, bushbuck, bushduiker, Defassa waterbuck, Bohor reedbuck, Jackson’s hartebeest and oribi. In the afternoon, enjoy Ostrich tracking.
Accommodation at the Apoka Safari Lodge 
Meal plan: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 10: Kidepo – Lake Bisina

Drive to Murchison falls National park through Lake Bisina for a Fox Weaver.
Accommodation at the Soroti Hotel
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Drive to Murchison falls National Park

After breakfast, we drive to Murchison Falls National Park. Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest National Park (3893sq.km) and it protects a huge chunk of untamed savannah bisected by the mighty River Nile. Today it is part of the even much larger Murchison Falls Protected Area (5072sq.km) which includes the adjoining Karuma and Bugungu Wildlife Reserves. It is named for the dramatic Murchison Falls where by the World’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge in a frothing pool 43 m below. It is one of Uganda’s oldest conservation areas; it was initially gazetted as a game reserve in 1926 to protect a savannah that Winston Churchill described in 1907 as ‘Kew Gardens and the Zoo combined on an unlimited scale. The park has 76 mammal species including; the lion, elephant, leopard, hippopotamus, Rothschild giraffe, Cape buffalo, hartebeest, oribi, warthog, and the Uganda Kob. The park also hosts over 550 bird species including the rare Shoebill Stork.
Accommodation at Paraa Safari lodge (Luxury) or Murchison River Lodge (Comfort)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Murchison falls national park.

After breakfast, we have a game drive to the rolling plains where you will have chances of viewing; Hartebeest, Lions, Buffalo, Primates, Mongoose, Giraffe and Elephants. After lunch, we will have an afternoon launch cruise where you have chances to view huge Nile Crocodiles, big Pods of Hippos, and other wildlife. You will also be able to see a wide variety of water birds like; the Shoebill, Secretary Bird, Abyssinian Roller and Ground Hornbill, Pied Kingfishers and many more.
Accommodation at Paraa Safari lodge (Luxury) or Murchison River Lodge (Comfort)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13: Budongo royal miles.

Game drive to Budongo royal miles for the first forest birds in the Budongo Forest. We bird Budongo’s famous Royal Mile in the early morning. It is a wide forestry track considered by many to be the country’s premier forest birding locality. This is the best place in Uganda for Nahan’s Francolin, Cassin’s Spinetail, and Chestnut-capped Flycatcher. There are many confusing forest Greenbuls to test us including; Spotted, Xavier’s, White-throated, Red-tailed and Honeyguide Greenbuls. Canopy flocks support Yellow-mantled Weaver, Rufous Thrush and Uganda Woodland Warbler. The undergrowth along the track holds numerous skulkers including; Scaly-breasted, Brown and Pale-breasted Illadopses, Fire-crested Alethe, Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat, Rufous Flycatcher-Thrush, Red-tailed Ant-Thrush, Yellow-browed Camaroptera, Yellow Long-bill, and Grey-throated Tit-Flycatcher. We will keep an eye on any openings in the forest canopy such as; Cassin’s and Crowned Hawk Eagles, Cassin’s and Sabine’s Spinetails, and White-throated Bee-eaters are all possible. The area around the Park Headquarters is the only site in East Africa for the elusive canopy dwelling Ituri Batis.
Accommodation at the Masindi Hotel
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14: Masindi – Semuliki

Drive to Semuliki national park while birding on the way and Lunch we have a stopover at a restaurant en-route to the park.
Accommodation at the Semiliki Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15: Semuliki national park.

The whole day birding in Semuliki to look for endemic birds. Semliki Forest represents the only example of Congo-Basin vegetation in Uganda. A large number of Guinea-Congo biome species reach their eastern limits here, which is one of the richest for forest birds in the country. No less than 131 of the 144 Guinea -Congo forest Biome species have been recorded in Semliki Forest, as well as 31 Guinea Congo Biome species, and 39 others that are only known from Semliki antional park in Uganda. Other species such as White-tailed/Piping Hornbill (also recorded in Budongo forest reserve), Capuchin Babbler and Blue-headed, Crested flycatcher are now known from Mabira forest reserve, the Orange weaver is common along the northern shores of Lake Victoria and the Red-billed Malimbe has been recorded from Kibale National Park.
Accommodation at the Semiliki Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 16: Semuliki forest – Kibale

After breakfast, we drive to Kibale forest National park, with a Community visit and birding in Bigodi Swamp in the evening.
Accommodation at the Kibale Forest Camp (Standard), Mountains of the Moon hotel (Comfort), Papaya lake lodge (Luxury)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 17: Kibale forest national park

After an early breakfast, we drive to Kibale National Park visitor center for briefing and chimp tracking. The activity may last from a few hours to several hours. Kibale forest is home to 13 primates of Uganda. Birding in the afternoon along the main road may be productive. Kibale National Park is a good site for a number of birds that are hard to find elsewhere including; the Speckle-breasted Woodpecker, Cabanis’s Greenbul and Joyful Greenbul as well as White-spotted Flufftail, Dusky and Olive Long-tailed Cuckoos, Lesser Honey guide, Blue-shouldered Robin-Chat, White-chinned Prinia, Grey Apalis, Olive-green Camaroptera, White-collared Oliveback and Blue Breasted Piffa.
Accommodation at the Kibale Forest Camp (Standard), Mountains of the Moon hotel (Comfort), Papaya Lake lodge (Luxury)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 18: Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru Caves then transfer to Queen Elizabeth Park

A Cultural tour of the ‘Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru’ Caves located 10km from fort portal town passing through the tea plantations. Guided nature hikes to the explosion craters then return back to fort portal town for Lunch before going to tour the Tooro Kingdom palace. In the evening, we drive to Queen Elizabeth national park while having an amazing view of the Rwenzori Mountain ranges. This park was named after the Queen of England who visited it in 1954 & is the second largest national park in Uganda. It boasts the highest biodiversity ratings of any game reserve in the world. This is evidenced by the presence of open Savannah, rain-forest, dense papyrus swamps and brooding crater lakes, and the vast Lake Edward.
Accommodation at Kasenyi Safari Camp (Comfort) or Mweya Safari lodge (Luxury)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 19: Queen Elizabeth national park

There will be a morning game drive searching for; Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, Waterbucks, Warthorgs and many more. After lunch, you have an exotic and exciting launch trip on the Kazinga Channel. The launch trip is one of the most exciting water activities in Uganda. The Kazinga channel is a narrow neck of water that connects Lakes George and Edward, with excellent photographic opportunities for waterside birds and abundant Hippopotamus, huge families of buffalos, and elephants. And you are likely to encounter some bird species as well.
Accommodation at Kasenyi Safari Camp (Comfort) or Mweya Safari lodge (Luxury)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 20: Transfer to Bwindi.

You start early after breakfast, We will also drive through the Ishasha section where, if lucky, you may be able to view tree climbing lions and continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to approximately half of the world endangered population of Mountain Gorillas. This vast reserve offers arguably the most productive montane forest birding in Africa and supports 23 of Uganda’s 24 Albertine Rift endemic bird species. Once part of a much larger forest that included the Virunga Volcanoes in neighbouring Rwanda, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is now an ecological island within a sea of human cultivation and therefore of big conservation importance. Forest birding in Bwindi ranks the best in Uganda. It is home to 23 highly localized Albertine Rift Endemics. Special birds include; Black-faced Rufous Warbler, Grauer’s Warbler, Banded Prinia, Black-throated Apalis, Mountain Masked Apalis, Red-throated Alethe, Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher, Ashy Flycatcher, Dusky-blue Flycatcher, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Chin-spot Batis, Rwenzori Batis, Black-and-white-Shrike-flycatcher, Yellow-bellied Waxbill, Magpie Mannikin, Yellow-crowned Canary, Thick-billed Seed-eater, Streaky Seedeater, African Green Broadbill, Shelly’s Crimsonwing, Oriole Finch, Mountain Buzzard, Ayre’s Hawk Eagle, Handsome Francolin, Black-billed Turaco, Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo, African Wood Owl, Rwenzori Nightjar, Scarce Swift, Bar-tailed Trogon, Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, Black Bee-eater, Western Bronze-naped Pigeon, Red-chested Owlet, Tullberg’s Woodpecker, Elliot’s Woodpecker, African Broadbill, Western Green Tinkerbird, African Green Broadbill, Lagden’s Bush Shrike, Petit’s Cuckoo Shrike, Grey Cuckoo Shrike, Archer’s Ground Robin, Toro Olive Greenbul, Ansorge’s Greenbul, Equatorial Akalat, White-bellied Robin-Chat, Olive Thrush, White-tailed Ant Thrush, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Short-tailed Warbler, Neumann’s Warbler, and Red-faced Woodland Warbler to mention but a few.
Accommodation at Silverback lodge (luxury), Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Comfort), Bunyonyi Overland resort (Standard)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 21: Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park.

After breakfast, we shall assemble at the Park Offices for the briefing prior to this historic event. Gorilla tracking is a very captivating activity; It might take 1-8 hours which involves walking in the wilderness in search of these gentle giants. Gorilla Tracking can be a challenging activity, therefore ensure physical fitness. Eight people are permitted per group per day. On occasions the Gorillas prove elusive but often can be found within an hour by the tracker guides. It is a wonderful experience to stare in to the eyes of these gentle giants; watch them in awe as they play and go about their daily activities. Gorilla Tracking is indeed a “once in a lifetime” experience that you must never miss. Each encounter with the gorillas is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters’ frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display.
Accommodation at Silverback lodge (luxury), Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Comfort), Bunyonyi Overland resort (Standard)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 22: Birding in Ruhija

After Breakfast, head out to the Ruhija section of Bwindi Forest which is a key birding area on the Albertine region. Some of the key birds sighted here include; the African Green Broodbill, Dusky Twine Sport, Mountain Yellow Warble, Colored Apatis, Narina Erogon, Strange Weaver and Broadbill Camp.
Accommodation at Silverback lodge (luxury), Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Comfort), Bunyonyi Overland resort (Standard)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 23: Batwa Experience

After Breakfast, we have a village walk around the Buhoma Community. We will visit the Batwa People and you will observe their ways of living. The Batwa were given land upon relocation from the forest and most of their basic needs are taken care of. The money they receive out of the village walk is, therefore, used to buy clothes and food. They also use the money from sale of crafts for recreational purposes, reading and buying of alcohol. You will also observe how they go about the process of juice making. We will also visit the traditional healer and you will observe how he treats ailments using tree bark, leaves, and some animal material. He dresses in goat and cow skin to preserve the way traditional healers used to dress. You will also be taken through tea plantations and 10 sites that describe the way of life of the Buhoma Community.
Accommodation at Silverback lodge (luxury), Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Comfort), Bunyonyi Overland resort (Standard)
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 24: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo is the only park in Uganda to contain Impala and the only one in the rift region to host Burchell’s Zebra and Eland. In Uganda, Topi are only found in Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth national parks. Common wildlife species include; warthog, buffalo, oribi, Deffassa Water buck and reedbuck. Leopard and hyena are also present while hippo and crocodile are found in the lake. Common conspicuous birds we will encounter on our journey to Lake Mburo include; Crested Francolin, Emerald Spotted Wood Dove, Brown Parrot, Bare-faced Go-away Bird, Blue-napped Mousebird, Lilac-breasted Roller, Green Wood hoopoe, Common Scimitar Bill, African Grey Hornbill, Spot-flanked Barbet, Nubian Woodpecker, Trilling Cisticola, Yellow-breasted Apalis, Northern Black Tit, Chin-spot Batis, Greate Blue-eared Starling, and Marico Sunbird. The woodland in the immediate vicinity of Rwonyo also supports many of these widespread species.
Accommodation at Mihingo Lodge(luxury) or Rwakobo Rock Lodge (Comfort).
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 25: Whole day Birding and game drive in the Park

After breakfast, we will have a morning game drive in the Park looking for mammals including; Zebras, Impalas, Elands, Topi and Buffaloes. In the afternoon, we will have a boat trip looking for bird specialties and other mammals in the Park.
Accommodation at Mihingo Lodge(luxury) or Mburo Safari Lodge (Comfort).
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 26: Transfer to Kampala

After an early breakfast, we drive out of the park having our lunch on the way. We stop en route to visit the Mpambire Royal Drum makers. We also stop over at the Equator for photographs and continue to Kampala.
Accommodation at Serena Hotel (luxury) or Cassia Lodge (Comfort).
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 27: Visit Kasubi Tombs, Uganda Museum 

After breakfast, we drive to Kasubi Tombs. This is globally recognized as a major Heritage site. It is where four of the former Kings of Buganda were buried. It is a royal palace enclosure that was first built in 1881. Here there are huge traditional reed and bark cloth buildings of the Kabakas (Kings) of Buganda Kingdom. The Kasubi Tombs, also known as the Ssekabaka’s Tombs, are the royal tombs where the four former Kabakas of Buganda are buried. This site is a masterpiece of human creativity both in its conception and execution. It bears eloquent witness to the living cultural traditions of the Baganda. The spatial organization of the Kasubi Tombs represents the best example of a Buganda palace or architectural ensemble. Built in the finest traditions of the Ganda architecture and palace design, it reflects technical achievements developed over many centuries. The Kasubi Tombs constitute a site embracing almost 30 ha of hillside within Kampala district. Most of the site is agricultural, farmed by traditional methods. At its core on the hilltop is the former palace of the Kabakas of Buganda, built in 1882 and converted into the royal burial ground in 1884. Four royal tombs now lie within the ‘’Muzibu Azaala Mpanga’’ the main building, which is circular and surmounted by a dome. Kasubi Tombs is a major example of an architectural achievement in organic materials, principally wood, thatch, reed, wattle and daub. The site’s main significance lies, however, in its intangible values of belief, spirituality, continuity and identity. Thereafter, we drive to the Uganda Museum. The Uganda Museum (founded in 1908) in Kampala has exhibits of traditional culture, archaeology, science, and natural history. It regularly presents performances of traditional music. It is a display of Uganda’s cultural heritage where one can see ethnological and natural-historical exhibitions. It is a vivid reminder of the country’s colorful past. One of its most interesting features is the collection of traditional musical instruments, which one is free to play. The museum contains rich materials from Uganda and is a must see. The Uganda Society’s library is housed in one room of the Uganda National Museum. Started in the 1930’s by a group of scholars, the collection is comprised of approximately 3,000 volumes, maps, periodicals and photographs, all pertaining to African history and culture. It also contains documents on the turbulent political history of Uganda. In the period of 1971-1979, the Republic of Uganda was under the leadership of “Field Marshal” President Idi Amin Dada who wrecked the Ugandan economy almost beyond recovery. He expelled the Asians who were the backbone of the Ugandan economy. This is the time when the Tourism industry in Uganda suffered a major stroke. Accommodation establishments were plundered and Uganda was officially pronounced a “politically unsafe place” hence not an ideal place for tourists. Despite this, the Ugandan economy was able to regain stability when the National Resistance Movement took over power in 1986 and the Tourism infrastructure was put back in place hence Uganda becoming a safe destination for tourists.
Accommodation at Serena Hotel (luxury) or Cassia Lodge (Comfort).
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 28: Namugongo Shrine

After an early breakfast, drive to the Namugongo Shrine. Namugongo is where 22 young men were burnt alive on the orders of king Mwanga for refusing to denounce their newly found faith in Christ. They were executed on the orders of Kabaka Mwanga II in 1886. On the visit of Pope Paul VI to Uganda in 1969, the victims were canonized Martyrs and since then the shrine has become an important site for Uganda Christians and tourists. The site has been host to three Popes (1969, 1993 and 2015), and thousands of other religious, political, and civic celebrities. To this day, every 3rd of June also known as the Martyrs” Day, Catholics from both within and outside Uganda make a pilgrimage to Namugongo to remember these young heroes known as the Uganda Martyrs. There are two churches built at the site; one for the Anglicans and the other for the Catholics. Transfer to the airport for evening departure.
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch.

End of tour.

INCLUDED

  • Transport in a 4WD vehicle with pop-up roof.
  • All fuel for the tour
  • English speaking Ugandan driver/guide.
  • Accommodation and Meals on Full Board (Breakfast Lunch and Dinner)
  • Park-entrance fees for all National parks
  • All activities described in the itinerary
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person.
  • 1 chimp permit per person
  • Drinking water.

NOT INCLUDED

  • International air fares
  • Entry visa Uganda
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation.
  • A porter for during the gorilla tracking’s (someone who carries your daypack).
  • Personal (medical/travel) insurance
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)
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