The Majestic Queen and Apes

The Majestic Queen and Apes

$2450 per person

Accommodations: Sheraton Kampala Resort Location: Ternan Avenue Kampala, Uganda Kampala’s only international hotel brand the Sheraton Kampala Hotel is ideally located in the heart of the city and welcomes travellers with a relaxed ambience and a dazzling array of upscale amenities. Just 45 minutes drive from…

Accommodations:

Sheraton Kampala Resort

Location: Ternan Avenue
Kampala, Uganda

Kampala's only international hotel brand the Sheraton Kampala Hotel is ideally located in the heart of the city and welcomes travellers with a relaxed ambience and a dazzling array of upscale amenities.
Just 45 minutes drive from Entebbe International Airport, the hotel is within reach of the Central Business District. Take a magnificent view of the city from any of the 233 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, decorated with a local flavour and homey comfort.
The Sheraton Kampala Hotel is also the ideal starting point to explore Kampala or take one of the many excursions such as safaris or Gorilla trekking.

Facilities:
- Satellite TV
- In-room movies
- WIFI in all rooms
- Telephone
- 24 Hr room service
- Minibar
- Coffee and Tea Maker
- Health Club
- Equator Lounge
- Paradise Grill Restaurant
- Meeting rooms
- Grand Ballroom

Buhoma Lodge

Location: Bwindi National Park
Uganda

Buhoma Lodge commands spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park home to the rare and elusive Mountain Gorilla. The lodge offers a top quality, intimate gatehouse for guests’ enjoyment in this area. Situated within the National Park, Buhoma Lodge is a short distance from the meeting point for gorilla trekking and other activities in the area.

Ten comfortable cottages have been carefully built, each with its own private verandah, allowing wonderful views of the forest canopy of the National Park. Inside the spacious cottages you will find comfortable beds, a well appointed en suite bathroom with flushing toilet and a hot shower and also some rooms with bath tubs. An elevated lounge area, complete with bar and dining facilities, offers a cozy, comfortable environment, to discuss the day’s activities around the fireplaces which add atmosphere and warmth in the cool evenings.

Mweya Safari Lodge

Location: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Uganda

The Lodge is located on a peninsula within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park and surrounded by the magical Ruwenzori Mountains - the 'Mountains of the Moon'; Mweya Safari Lodge offers visitors a spectacular experience of luxury in the wilderness. The Lodge offers a range of activities and attractions including rich wild life with some of the 619 different species of birds available to be seen. Nearby, chimpanzees can be found in the breathtaking Kyambura gorge - a formation of the natural rift in the earth. Here the ancient movement of tectonic plates has created a natural forest habitat for hippos, monkeys, chimpanzees, elephants and buffaloes. Each room at Mweya Safari Lodge has a breathtaking view of the Kazinga channel. You can watch the forest hogs grazing the grass outside, as well as the odd curious hippo! Our cuisine is of the highest quality, presenting a range of exquisite Continental, Indian and International cuisine.

Facilities:
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Business centre
- Gift Shop
- Conference room
- Gym
- Spa
- The Tembo Bar

Lake Victoria Serena Resort

Location: Lweza-Kigo Road Off Entebbe Road, Kampala, Uganda

Styled to replicate the lines of a classically rustic Roman villa, which might just as easily stand amid the sunflowers of the Tuscan Hills, as on the shores of Africa's largest lake, Lake Victoria Serena Resort is the latest addition to the Serena East Africa Portfolio. Opened in October 2009, it will be complemented by the addition of a golf course, marina and luxury residential complex.
Rising above white-terraced rose gardens, which descend through water cascades and fountains almost to the shores of Lake Victoria, this tranquil resort has been positioned so as to offer both a contras.
Rising above white-terraced rose gardens, which descend through water cascades and fountains almost to the shores of Lake Victoria, this tranquil resort has been positioned so as to offer both a contrast and an extension to the 5-star profile of the flagship Kampala Serena Hotel, thus ensuring that the Serena portfolio embraces all aspects of Uganda's social and corporate life.
A gracious terracotta and cream palace, the central citadel is encircled by broad café and cocktail terraces, where cushioned sofas invite relaxation. Above the marble reception, where a Roman fountain plays, white-arched galleries rise to a clear glass atrium, through which shafts of light illuminate the fountained courtyard below.
Beyond the mosaic frescoes of the main restaurant, a clock tower rises above the pool-deck where colonnades of white arches offer the perfect frame for the hazy blue of the lake and the encircling green of the Lweza Hills. Widely spaced amongst the rose gardens, clusters of pastel-painted villas offer a choice of rooms and suites, all with panoramic lake views.

FACILITIES
- Wide selection of rooms and suites: all with AC, satellite TV, WiFi and voice-mail
- The Citadel, all-day brasserie
- The Kigo, cocktail bar
- The Lake View Pool Terrace bar and café
- Panoramic terraces for private cocktails and social events
- The Maisha Mind Body and Spirit Spa
- Dedicated conference and social events floor
- VIP entrance, helipad, dedicated car park, full security
- Wide range of incentives options.
- Business Centre, travel desk, taxi and limousine service.
- Wedding planning service
- Gift Shop, news-stand and travel requisites kiosk
- Tennis Court

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Entebbe, Minimum 12 people
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.
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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 at Sheraton Kampala. Overnight at Sheraton Kampala or similar Accommodation: Sheraton Kampala Resort
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Day 2: Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Depart Kampala after breakfast and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest crossing the equator at Kayabwe where it is possible to stop to take photographs. You will have a Lunch stop at the Lake View Resort Hotel in Mbarara. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge or similar Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge Included Meals: BLD
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Day 3: Gorilla Trekking
After an early breakfast, 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 a flask 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) Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge or similar Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge Included Meals: BLD
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Day 4: Bwindi to Ishasha to Mweya
After early breakfast, drive to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, for a game drive then have picnic Lunch by the Ishasha River. In the afternoon you proceed to Mweya peninsula and check in at Mweya Safari Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or similar Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge Included Meals: BLD
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Day 5: Queen Elizabeth Park
Early wakeup call at 6.00 am and after a quick cup of coffee/tea you go for a game drive and then have breakfast. In the morning you go for a nature walk in Maramagambo Forest, and then return to the Lodge for Lunch. In the afternoon you go for a launch trip at 2:30 P.M. on the Kazinga Channel to view a variety of birds and wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or similar Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge Included Meals: BLD
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Day 6: Queen Elizabeth Park to Kampala
After breakfast you go for a game drive to the Craters and depart from Queen Elizabeth National Park and return to Kampala. Travel with packed lunch which will be eaten en route you will arrive in Kampala in the late afternoon. Proceed to Lweza 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
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Day 7: 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
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InclusionsNot Included
Bed & breakfast accommodation at Sheraton Hotel & Lake Victoria Serena ResortInternational airfares and departure taxes
Full board accommodation at Buhoma Lodge and Mweya Safari LodgeMeals not indicated
Park Entrance Fees to Queen Elizabeth National ParkAny tips or gratuities
1 Gorilla Permit per person (subject to availability)Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry or internet usage
Launch trip on the Kazinga ChannelOptional tours or excursions not included
Private Internal Transportation, inclusive of driver (allowances, fuel, mileage and taxes)Entry visa fees
Any travel insurance