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Legends of Uganda – 8 Days

From: $12,344.00

Spend 8 days exploring the best that Uganda has to offer. From gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to the majestic Murchison Falls. Fly into the Kidepo Valley in the far North of Uganda and experience the wide open plains of this incredible environment – views to the horizon dotted with antelope, elephant and the odd predator that lurks in the long grass.

This is a bucket list adventure crisscrossing the country in style ticking off the most elusive of Africa’s animals and experiencing the vast open plains reminiscent of the Serengeti.

 

Description

Long after western explorers first walked the vibrant red soil of Uganda and named her the “Pearl of Africa”, tourism is thriving here, people come to marvel at the country’s natural beauty, diverse wildlife and fascinating cultures.

Uganda’s landscape is uniquely diverse. From the wildlife inhabited savannah plains to glacier covered mountains, tracking endangered mountain gorillas in the rainforest to rushing down the rapids of the mighty Nile. Chimpanzee tracking, find the elusive Shoebill and more than 1000 other bird species in the country. For the more adventurous travellers, mountain biking, volcano hiking and kayaking is possible.

Uganda is located on the equator. Temperatures average between 22 and 32ºC. In the high lying areas the temperatures can drop quite dramatically at night. This is normally in areas such as Bwindi, Kisoro, Lake Bunyonyi, Mount Elgon, Sipi Falls and the Rwenzori Mountains. Its not always easy to predict when the rains will fall each year, typically heavy rains occur from March to May with a light rainy season in November and December. Most of December has sunny and warm days.

Uganda is a land of contrasts. In half a day you can drive from mist-shrouded volcanic mountains to hot hazy savannah, dappled with wildlife. Serene undulating hills of tea plantations give way to tangled jungle and rainforest with the musical accompaniment of chaotic, cacophonous birdlife.The tiniest sunbirds, iridescent in the morning light, the massive lumbering yet silent elephant, disappearing like a vapor behind the trees, the chimpanzees crashing about the forest canopy, the lugubrious gorilla, chewing thoughtfully in the bamboo thicket.

Let us show you the Uganda we know and love. This is Africa: the way it should be!

How to Get There

By Plane

Fly into Entebbe in Uganda with any of the following airlines:

Emirates, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Kenya Airways, South African Airways from Johannesburg, Ethiopian Airlines, Turkish Airways or Egypt Air.

On your arrival you will be met by our safari driver who will transfer you to The Boma Guest House. All other transfers and movements between the lodges and areas are included in the cost of the package.
Contact us for further travel advice.

 

Full Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive at Entebbe Airport. Meet and greet by your Driver/Guide who will transfer you to your accommodation in Entebbe (+/-15 minutes). Overnight at the Boma Guest House (BB).

Day 2

Early morning pickup at 06h00 from your hotel and transfer to Entebbe Airport (+/- 15 minutes) for a scheduled flight to Kisoro (07h45/08h55). Pick up from Kisoro Airstrip and transfer by road for 2 hours to Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge in the southern sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. In the afternoon visit the Community in Nkuringo village. Overnight at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge (FB)

Day 3

Full day Gorilla tracking in the Nkuringo area (depending on gorilla permit availability). Overnight at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge (FB)

Day 4

Transfer by road for 2 hours to Kisoro Airstrip for a scheduled flight to Entebbe Airport (09h10/11h25) and then connect onto a scheduled flight to Bugungu Airstrip (12h30/13h30). Pickup by a lodge representative on arrival who will transfer you to Bakers Lodge (+/- 30 minutes). Evening game drive. Overnight at Bakers Lodge (FB)

Day 5

Morning game drive to Northern side of the park. Afternoon boat excursion in Murchison Falls National Park – Boat ride with a walk to the top of the falls. Overnight at Bakers Lodge (FB)

Day 6

Transfer by road to Bugungu Airstrip (+/- 30 minutes) for a scheduled flight to Kidepo Valley National Park (13h45/14h45). Evening game drive / walk. Overnight at Apoka Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 7

Game activities in Kidepo and visit to Lorukul Village. Overnight at Apoka Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 8

Transfer to the Kidepo Airstrip for a scheduled flight to Entebbe Airport (15h00/16h30). Stay at Entebbe Airport and connect to your outbound International flight.

Seasons and Costs

LOW SEASON: [MAR | APR | MAY | OCT | NOV 2019)

Based on 2 people:

Per person sharing a double/twin room: US$ 12 344-00

Per person in a single room: US$ 12 871-00

Based on 4 people:

Per person sharing a double/twin room: US$ 8191-00

Per person in a single room: US$ 8719-00

Based on 6 people:

Per person sharing a double/twin room: US$ 6965-00

Per person in a single room: US$ 7493-00

HIGH SEASON: [ JAN | FEB | JUN | SEP | 1-14 DEC | 11 – 31 JAN 2019 ]

Based on 2 people:

Per person sharing a double/twin room: US$ 13 405-00

Per person in a single room: US$ 14 467-00

Based on 4 people:

Per person sharing a double/twin room: US$ 9253-00

Per person in a single room: US$ 10 314-00

Based on 6 people:

Per person sharing a double/twin room: US$ 8027-00

Per person in a single room: US$ 9088-00

PEAK SEASON: [ JUL | AUG | 15 DEC – 10 JAN 2019]

Based on 2 people:

Per person sharing a double/twin room: US$ 13 665-00

Per person in a single room: US$ 14 810-00

Based on 4 people:

Per person sharing a double/twin room: US$ 9513-00

Per person in a single room: US$ 10 657-00

Based on 6 people:

Per person sharing a double/twin room: US$ 8288-00

Per person in a single room: US$ 9432-00

Includes / Excludes

Pricing includes:

  • All meals except Boma Guest House

  • Local brands drinks

  • Accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary

  • Water in the vehicle for overland sectors

  • Charter or scheduled flights, inclusive of airport taxes where applicable, as specified in the itinerary

  • NB: Baggage restriction of 15kgs per person (no more) is applicable on all flights in small, soft-sided bags. This includes hand luggage. Extra luggage will incur a charge of $3 per kg, per sector, to be paid directly to the airline upon check-in.

  • NB: Certain routings have restrictions on schedules and have minimum numbers: details will be confirmed upon booking

  • All ground transportation and transfers as indicated, which are inclusive of fuel

  • Activities as stipulated in the itinerary

  • Game drives in a shared 4-wheel drive vehicle at Lodges where indicated

  • Park, ranger guide, conservation fees

  • Community bed night fees

  • All applicable taxes, administration and banking fees

  • Gorilla and/or Chimpanzee permits as stipulated in the itinerary

Pricing Excludes:

All passport and visa fees.

Uganda:

With effect from 01 July 2016, the Government of Uganda has introduced an online visa application system. Guests intending to visit Uganda for tourism-purposes are required to apply and obtain a visa online: https://visas.immigration.go.ug/. Single entry tourist visas are available at a cost of $50, and East African tourist visas (between Uganda | Rwanda | Kenya) are available at a cost of $100.

Rwanda:

All visa applications for Rwanda are applied via their online visa application system. Guests intending to visit Rwanda for tourism-purposes are required to apply and obtain a visa online: http://www.migration.gov.rw/. Single entry tourist visas are available at a cost of $50. East African tourist visas (between Uganda | Rwanda | Kenya) are available at a cost of $100.

All health vaccinations and medications, including, but not limited to: Yellow Fever vaccinations are currently compulsory for entry into Uganda. All those entering Uganda must be in possession of a valid and original Yellow Fever vaccination card.

  • International flights and associated airport departure taxes.
  • Meals not specified (including lunch and other meal stops between properties on overland sectors).
  • Drinks where not stipulated in itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Laundry in Kampala / Entebbe.
  • Gratuities for guides / drivers / hotel staff etc.
  • Any extras and additional activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Travel / medical insurance.
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays or cancellations or other inconveniences beyond our control. Trip cancellation, travel delay or baggage insurance.
  • All statutory increases beyond our control.