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4-Day Uganda Chimps and Gorilla Safari
Product Code: 4045-195202
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Visit the chimp sanctuary on Ngamba island
  • • Cross the Equator on Lake Victoria
  • • Go gorilla trekking in Bwindi
  • • Follow the Batwa trail 
Tour Code
4045-195202
Duration
4 days
Departure City
Kampala
End City
Kampala
Tour Type:
Adventure/Activities
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Wildlife, Adventure, Nature

Get up close and personal with nature on guided wildlife tours; Explore the world with an active and adrenaline pumping tour; Get in touch with Mother Earth

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Budget, Deluxe, Standard

The most affordable tour service and/or accommodation with fast-paced itineraries; High quality service, meals, private transfers and/or accommodation; Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Accessibility: Not accessible

Tour does not have wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions or allow service dogs

Itinerary
Day 01
Kampala

Kampala - Ngamba Island - Kampala

Hotel: Anderita Beach Hotel or similar

On the first day of the chimps and gorilla trekking tour, you will be driven to the pier on Lake Victoria to catch a speed boat that will take you to the sanctuary for orphaned chimpanzees on the Ngamba Island, aka Chimpanzee Island. With this unique trip you'll get to see chimpanzees feed and display their playful antics that are a delight to watch.

You will return to Entebbe and then transfer to Kampala for dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Tips:
Lunch and dinner are included.
Day 02
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Kampala - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Hotel: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisolo (Lowest) / Gorilla Valley Lodge (Lowest) / Gorilla Resort Bwindi (Mid-Range) / Gorilla Safari Lodge (Mid-Range) / Mahogang Lodge (Luxury) / Buhoma Lodge (Luxury) or similar

The second day starts after breakfast when we set off for an 8-9 hours drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the south western part of the country where the long awaited gorilla trekking adventure will take place. You will make another stopover for lunch en-route before continuing with your journey to Bwindi arriving in the evening. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge in Bwindi.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 03
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Hotel: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisolo (Lowest) / Gorilla Valley Lodge (Lowest) / Gorilla Resort Bwindi (Mid-Range) / Gorilla Safari Lodge (Mid-Range) / Mahogang Lodge (Luxury) / Buhoma Lodge (Luxury) or similar

You will have an early breakfast and be driven to the Park Headquarters for a briefing about the rules of Gorilla tracking.

After the briefing, you will set off for the Gorilla hunt in the thick jungle. The jungle is very lively with rich forest sounds. The trek ranges between 2-8 hours and you have one hour to stay with the Gorillas once sited. In the afternoon you can opt for a community walk among the Batwa people who used to live in the Bwindi forest before it was gazetted as a National Park and learn about their life and culture as a forest people or just rest after a tiresome trek.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 04
Kampala

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - Kampala

You will depart Bwindi after breakfast and travel back to Kampala with a stopover for lunch in Mbarara town. You will continue the journey and make another stopover at the Equator where you will have an opportunity to stand in 2 hemispheres at the same time and take some photos. You will arrive in Kampala in the late afternoon.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Pick-up Details/Transfers
Arrival

Please contact the local operator (number is provided on the e-ticket once your reservation is confirmed) before the tour. The driver would be waiting for you at the arrivals hall.

Departure

Please book your flights departing Kampala after 5:00pm.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Chimp and gorilla permit
  • 3-night full board accommodation with all meals
  • All tour activities as indicated in the program
  • Bottled drinking water on safari
  • All park entrance and related fees
  • Private 4x4 ground transportation
  • Professional English-speaking driver guide

Package Excludes

  • Flight tickets and departure taxes
  • Travel documentation such as visa
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Tips for your guide
  • Beverages other than mineral water
  • Items of a personal nature
Special Notes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    If cancellation was made within 17 days prior to the departure date, it's non-refundable.
    If cancellation was made 18-29 days prior to the departure date, 75% of payment will be refunded.
    If cancellation was made 30 or more days prior to the departure date, 90% of payment will be refunded.
  • Given that chimp and gorilla tracking involves a lot of walking on rough, mountainous terrain, a tracker is advised to:
    - Bring shoes with good traction, suitable for steep muddy slopes
    - Carry rain gear, sunscreen and a hat, as the weather is unpredictable
    - Carry enough water and food
    - Carry binoculars
    - Carry a good camera that can take photographs of black animals in dim light without a flash. A monopod can also be very helpful.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

*Price for Single Occupancy applies when one person stays in one standard hotel room.
*Price for Double/Triple Occupancy applies when two/three people stay in one standard hotel room respectively. Each room may be equipped with two full size beds or one large bed with a double sofa-bed.
*Triple price does not guarantee a third bed in the room. Please check the availability at the time of check-in.
*Maximum room capacity: 3 people including adult and child/infant.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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