EXTEND YOUR TRAVELJOY SAFARI WITH…
7 DAY / 6 NIGHT GORILLA & CHIMPANZEE SAFARI
Uganda is the ‘Pearl of Africa,’ a country with fantastic natural scenery and home to majestic mountain gorillas, superb wildlife, spectacular lush scenery, tea plantations and so much more.
While on a game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park we will go in search of the famous tree climbing lions.
The highlight of this week extension has to be the 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. The gorilla trek allows you to spend up to an hour in the company of the gorilla family in their home environment.
Wait there is more… enjoy a 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.
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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: $8,490 per person Twin Share
Single supplement $1,350
Please note Australian Passport holders require a Visa to visit Uganda prior to departure from Australia.
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Best Season for Travel: June – September is during the dry season making trekking more pleasant, however can be conducted year round
Gorilla Trekking Option vs Gorilla Habituation Trekking Option
Our Gorilla extension includes a day trek to see the mighty mountain gorillas. You are permitted to stay with the gorillas for up to one hour. This trek is done in the Buhoma Section of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. We can also offer a Gorilla Habituation Trekking option which allows up to four hours to be spent in the gorilla’s company. This option will be taken in the Rushaga Section of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Please note that the itinerary would change to reflect this experience. Cost Upgrade to Gorilla Habituation Experience add approx $1,400 per person Please contact us for a quote.
A popular combination is our 20 Day Kenya & Tanzania safari which departs during the incredible wildlife migration.
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.
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Absolutely LOVED it!! The guide was amazing! Wished would have gone for another day walk the day after seeing the gorillas and could have stayed longer in Uganda.
John & Joyce7 Day Uganda Safari 2018