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Gorillas in the Mist & Cradle of the Nile - 12 Days / 11 Nights

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Uganda!

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by a MyEscapades Representative and after clearing immigration/customs formalities, transfer to Kampala and check in for overnight at Sheraton Kampala Resort or similar
Accommodation: Sheraton Kampala Resort

Day 2: Kampala to Murchison Falls

After an early breakfast begin the journey to Murchison Falls National Park at 8:00 A.M. The drive takes 6-7 hours, you will have a Lunch stop at Masindi, the drive will be through Budongo Forest along Lake Albert, and arrival at the Lodge will be in the evening. Dinner and overnight at the Paraa Safari Lodge or similar
Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge
Included Meals: BLD

Day 3: Murchison Falls Game Drive

After breakfast take the launch trip to see the bottom of the falls. It is possible to view hundreds of hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds. Return to the lodge in time for Lunch. Afternoon at leisure near the swimming pool. At 4:00 P.M., enjoy your evening game drive. Dinner and overnight at the Paraa Safari Lodge or similar
Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge
Included Meals: BLD

Day 4: The Top of the Falls

After breakfast drive to the top of the falls. Short walk around the top of the falls from where you can walk down to the river’s edge and see the waters narrow as they are forced through a rocky cleft and plunge down in a majestic cascade. The fall itself is one of Africa’s wonders – the whole of the Victoria Nile bursting majestically through a six-meter gap to an awesome 35 meter drop. A picnic lunch to be enjoyed en route from there you proceed to Fort Portal and check in at Ndali Lodge. Dinner and overnight at the Ndali Lodge or similar
Accommodation: Ndali Lodge
Included Meals: BLD

Day 5: Tracking Chimpanzees

Early breakfast then proceed to the Kibale Forest National Park. You take a Nature walk in the forest for about 3 hours, to track the Chimpanzees and a variety of monkeys, and flora. Picnic lunch to be enjoyed in the forest. In the afternoon, you visit the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary to see birds and animals then return to Ndali Lodge. Dinner and overnight at the Ndali Lodge or similar
Accommodation: Ndali Lodge
Included Meals: BLD

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, you visit the King’s Palace and the Royal Tombs at Karambi you will have Lunch en route then proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park and check in at Mweya Lodge. In the afternoon at 3:00 P.M. you go for a launch (boat) trip on the Kazinga Channel to see a variety of wildlife, hundreds of hippos, crocodile and birds from the launch for two hours. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or similar
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge
Included Meals: BLD

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Early wakeup call at 6:00 A.M. and after a quick cup of coffee/ tea you go for a game drive then have breakfast. In the morning you drive to Maramagambo Forest to have a nature walk and visit the Blue Lake then you return to the Lodge for Lunch. In the afternoon you relax by the Swimming Pool and you can possibly have a dip, the evening will be at your leisure. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or similar
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge
Included Meals: BLD

Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park to Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast you drive to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park for a game drive you will have a picnic lunch by the river, then you proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge or similar
Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge
Included Meals: BLD

Day 9: Gorilla Tracking

After an early breakfast you start gorilla tracking at 8:00 A.M. in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. We recommend that you wear good walking shoes and carry a rain jacket and bottle of water. Tracking can be tough and we trust you are in reasonably fit condition. You will carry a picnic lunch into the forest with you. You will be thrilled to have seen these rare primates (no guarantee) and the return journey will be easier. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge or similar
Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge
Included Meals: BLD

Day 10: Bwindi to Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast you drive to Lake Mburo National Park you will have Lunch en route upon arrival you check in at Mantana Camp. At 4:00 P.M. you are sure to enjoy game drive at Lake Mburo. Dinner and overnight at Mantana Luxury Tented Camp or similar
Accommodation: Mantana Luxury Tented Camp
Included Meals: BLD

Day 11: Lake Mburo National Park to Kampala

After breakfast you go for a Boat ride on Lake Mburo and then visit the Salt Lick and a nature walk. Then you return to the camp for lunch. In the afternoon you drive to Kampala and check in at the Lake Victoria Serena Resort. Overnight at Lake Victoria Serena Resort or similar
Accommodation: Lake Victoria Serena Resort
Included Meals: BL

Day 12: Depart Kampala

After breakfast, you can drive to Kampala City and do some shopping and have lunch (own account) or rest and relax at the hotel. In the late afternoon, you will be transferred to Entebbe Airport for your onward flight.
Included Meals: B


Dates & Pricing

Travel Dates Per Person Sharing Twin
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Single Room Supplement
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Local Fee

2 Passengers - - N/A
4 Passengers - - N/A
6 Passengers - - N/A

Saturday departures with minimum 2 passengers.


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Accommodations


Sheraton Kampala Resort

Paraa Safari Lodge

Ndali Lodge

Mweya Safari Lodge

Buhoma Lodge

Mantana Luxury Tented Camp

Lake Victoria Serena Resort

Included

- Full Board Accommodation at Paraa, Mweya, Ndali Lodges, Buhoma Lodge and Mantana Luxury Tented Camp excluding drinks.
- Bed and Breakfast Accommodation at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel & Lake Victoria Serena Resort.
- Park Entrance Fees to all National Parks visited
- One gorilla permit per person (subject to availability)
- One chimpanzee permit per person (subject to availability)
- Launch trips on Kazinga Channel and the Victoria Nile
- Internal Transportation in a 4 Wheel Drive Vehicle, inclusive of driver, driver's allowances, fuel, and taxes

Not Included

- International airfares and departure taxes
- Meals not indicated
- Any tips or gratuities
- Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry or internet usage
- Optional tours or excursions not included
- Entry visa fees
- Any travel insurance



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