Safari Highlights :
Gorilla Trekking; Bwindi Impenetrable Or Mghahinga National Parks.
Chimpanzee Trekking; Kibale National Park or Kyambura Game Reserve & Chimpanzee Viewing a Ngamba Island on Lake Victoria.
Game Viewing & Safari Drives; Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Bird Watching; Kibale National Parks and Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Boat Cruising Safaris; Kazinga Channel Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Nature & Village Walks; At Kibale and Bwindi National park.
Day I: Arrival Entebbe International Airport – Kampala City
Meet and greet at Entebbe Airport by your selected Driver Guide. Transfer to Kampala the Capital City of Uganda. Arrival and Check in at your Hotel. Dinner at Selected Restaurant Kampala (Own Expense) Overnight at Speke Resort Munyonyo/Serena Hotel Kampala /
Imperial Royale Hotel (High End) Hotel Africana/Cassia Lodge (Medium) or Makerere University Guest House/Namirembe Guest House (Budget).
Day 2: Kampala – Kibale National Park
Morning; Breakfast at the Lodge. Depart for Kibale National Park Mityana & Mubende. Enjoy the spectacular views of Tea plantations along the way. Stop over for lunch at selected restaurant en-route.
Afternoon; Proceed to Kibale National Park via Fort Portal. Transfer to Kibale National Park.
Evening; Arrival and check in at lodge. Dinner at Tented Camp/Lodge.
Overnight at Ndali Lodge/Primate Lodge (High End) Nature Lodges Kibale Camp/Chimps Nest Kibale (Medium), Travellers Hotel Fort Portal (Budget)
Day 3: Kibale National Park – Chimp Trekking -Queen Elizabeth National Park
Morning: Breakfast at the Lodge. Transfer to Kanyanchu Park headquarters for registration and briefing for Chimp trekking. With your Game ranger and park guide, go for Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest. Enjoy Packed Lunch from Mantana Tented Camp/Nature Lodges Kibale.
Afternoon: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Arrive in time for evening Game drive in Kasenyi Area in search of Lions , buffaloes and elephants.
Evening: Proceed to drive through the National park to the Lodge for Dinner. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Jacana Safari Lodge (High end), Kingfsher Resort Kichwamba (Medium), Mweya Hostel (Budget) .
Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Game Drive and Boat Cruise
Morning: At 61:15am enjoy a light Breakfast (Tea/coffe with a snack) and depart for Early Morning Game Drive in search of Lions expect to see herds of buffaloes, Elephants water bucks, lots of Uganda Kobs and leopard. Return to the lodge by 10:30am to enjoy a full buffet breakfast at the lodge viewing Kazinga Channel. Relax at the Lodge or go swimming at the Lodge’s pool. Lunch at Mweya Safari Lodge.
Afternoon; After lunch go for the breathtaking Boat Launch on Kazinga Channel. Expect to see lots of animals and many varieties of birds at a close range. The boat safari starts at 15:00hours and ends at about 17:00hours.
Evening: Return to the Lodge for relaxation & Dinner. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Jacana Safari Lodge (High end), Kingfsher Resort Kichwamba (Medium), Mweya Hostel (Budget) .
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Morning; Enjoy an Early breakfast at the lodge. (Your Driver Guide may recommend Packed breakfast depending on the days travel plan). Depart Queen Elizabeth National Park via Imaramagambo Forest to Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This area is famous for Tree climbing Lions. Enjoy the Ishasha Sector Game drive through the National Park.
Afternoon; Packed Lunch from Mweya Safari Lodge or at Restaurant in Kihiihi town. Proceed to Bwindi National Park Dinner at Lodge at around 5:30pm
Evening: Relax & enjoy Dinner at the Camp (Included). Overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp (High End) Lake Kitandara Tented
Camp (Medium), Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget).
Day 6: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park- Gorilla Trekking
Morning; Enjoy your breakfast at the Lodge. Your guide will pick your packed lunch and mineral water for your take away during the Gorilla
trekking adventure. Walk to the Park Headquarters for Briefing on Gorilla Trekking. Your Guide will register you for the days Gorilla trekking. Your passport copy will be need to ensure the right names and address are registered as they will appear on your Gorilla Trekking Certificate. Depart for Gorilla trekking with your specialised Gorilla Guide, park rangers and your porter to carry your back bag of your cameras, lunch and water. Each Gorilla family can be visited by a maximum number of 8 Persons. Depending on where your Gorilla Family stayed the previous night, the trekking exercise may take anywhere between 2~6 hours through impenetrable Forest. You will spend 1 hour with the Gorillas taking photos and watching their feeding and movements in their natural environment. Its a breathtaking, amazing and a memorable 1 hour experience of a lifetime! This is the highlight of your trip
Afternoon: Enjoy your packed Lunch in the Jungle from Lodge after Gorilla Trekking. Return to the Park headquarters for your Gorilla trekking graduation. You will receive certificates. This is a good time to ask any questions you may have about the Gorillas which will be by Park Officials.
Evening: Return to the lodge and relax. Optional village walk. Enjoy Dinner at Lodge. Overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp (High End) Lake Kitandara Tented Camp (Medium), Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget).
Day 7: Bwindi National Park -Kampala
Breakfast at the lodge. Depart Bwindi for Kampala. Enjoy scenic view of hills, cattle farms, tea and banana plantations among others.
Afternoon: Arrive in time for Lunch at a selected restaurant in Mbarara Town. Proceed to Kampala stopping over at Equator for Water Experiment. Take photos and do some craft shopping. Proceed to Kampala
Evening: Arrive Kampala and check in at your Hotel. Relax & Dinner at Selected restaurant in Kampala (Included)
Overnight at Speke Resort Munyonyo/Serena Hotel Kampala / Imperial Royale Hotel (High End) Hotel Africana/Cassia Lodge (Medium) or Makerere University Guest House/Namiremembe Guest House (Budget).
Day 8: Kampala City Tour -Entebbe Outbound Flight
Morning: Breakfast at the Lodge. Check out and visit Uganda Museum and the Uganda Cultural Village. You will be amazed by the interior and exterior of each of the traditional houses of 15 major tribes of Uganda. Visit Kasubi Tombs, a UNESCO heritage, where Buganda kingdom traditional leaders are buried.
Afternoon: Early Lunch at Selected Restaurant in Kampala (Own Expense). Transfer to Entebbe Airport for your outbound Flight.
Before you depart for your Safari
Parking List for Gorilla Trekking (Will work for Chimp Trekking)
- Strong Shoes should be hiking or strong athletic type tennis shoes, and/or Teva/Chaco like water sandals
- A good hat that shades you well
- A fleece jacket and/or a rain jacket very advisable…it can get quite cool here and even if it is not the rainy season it might pour!
- Long sleeve shirts, and long trousers. Fast drying materials suggested.
- Sun screen & insect mosquito repellent
- Camera with extra batteries and Film or storage chip.
When You Arrive In Uganda
Airport Pick Up
You will be met at the Entebbe International Airport by BIC staff who will help you to transfer to Kampala City and Check in at Hotel. Your Tour Coordinator will guide you through the 8 days itinerary. He/she will answer all you questions and concerns you may have at this time.
Most of the payments will be made in Uganda Shillings. Some places you may pay in USD. You will need to change some of your USD dollars into Uganda shillings. BIC tour guide will help you to identify the exchange point that gives the best rate.
NOTE: Foreign Currency: USD is the most widely accepted foreign currency in Uganda. Bring with you USD which can easily be exchanged at a Forex Bureau. Older notes produced below year 2000 as well as USD notes of $1, $5, & $10 and $20 (at some Forex Bureau) attract lower rates. Bring crisp new undamaged $50 or $100 bills that will bring the best exchange rates. The USD bills must be 2006 series or newer.
Travellers Cheques: can be used at some locations but are charged high rates. We recommend that you do not bring Travelers Checks. They are really hard to cash even in Kampala the Capital City and will cost you a lot to cash them.
Credit Cards: A VISA card can be used at most Banks with a wide network of ATM with A VISA sign which allow withdrawal of Uganda Shillings to a daily maximum equivalent of about $1,000 (2,000,000UGX) at the exchange rate of the Banks which is lower that the market rates in tow. VISA, MasterCard, JCB & AMEX can also be used at some establishments in Kampala & up market lodges in National parks.
Safari Vehicles & Driver Guides
Well maintained 4WDs Customised Safari Vehicles with enough leg room and luggage space will be used during your Safari in Uganda. For all our Safaris, we ensure that clients have a Pop up roof or open roof 4WD Safari Vehicle to enjoy maximum wildlife viewing and excellent photo shooting opportunities. The Driver Guides are well trained and have experience on driving the routes of your Safari. The Drivers have been trained in both time management and professional driving as well as wildlife guiding. All our Driver Guised speak English. We can arrange Guided speaking Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian and Chinese.
All meals are provided on the trip as indicated on the ITINERARY. While in Kampala, we will arrange for you to enjoy a variety of Chinese, Korean, Italian, France and Ugandan Foods. There are lots of Fresh & Organic Foods all over Uganda. Variety of foods and fruits and delicious Juice will be served. There are also Fast Food Restaurants in Kampala where you can buy Pizzas, Humbugger, fried chicken and Irish potatoes. Uganda Coffee and Uganda Tea are delicious, if you like coffee we will take you to the best coffee shops one of the free evenings in Kampala.
Hotels, Lodges and Luxury Tented Camps in National Parks, prepare meals of International standards with fresh foods right from the gardens.
Uganda has a variety of food and fruits. Traditional foods include banana, Irish potato. There are lots of fresh vegetables and fruits. We are sure you will get used to Ugandan fresh foods, vegetables and fruits during your trip.
NOTE: The food tends to be of the unprocessed kind, so one may not really find much tinned stuff!
While on Safari we will provide you with at least 1 litre (1,000 mls) of Bottled Mineral water on long journeys. Do not drink Tap water. Most restaurants and hotels have Bars where you can buy a variety of Beers and Wines.
|High End Luxury
& Tented Camps
|Tight Budget Class Guest Houses, Camps
and Hostels & Homestay.
|2 PAX||$2,978||$2,650||$ 2,150|
|4 PAX||$2,657||$2,479||$ 1,907
|6 PAX||$2,370||$2,114||$ 1,715|
Tour Cost Includes :
Services of a English-Japanese Speaking Tour Coordinator.
Pick up from Entebbe International Airport.
Car Rental with Fuel, and Comprehensive Vehicle insurance.
Service of an English Speaking Driver & Guide.
Park entry fees to all the parks on the Itinerary.
Accommodation based in twin /double.
Meals are inclusive of full board on safari.
Hotel Africana (Kampala) is on bed & breakfast.
Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda.
Gorilla Trekking Ticket (Based on Availability)
Game drives as per the Itinerary
Complimentary bottle of mineral water Per Person per day
Complementary 5 minutes International call per person to talk to your loved ones
Complementary 1 Hour Internet Access to check & send your messages
Cost does not Include :
International flights from Japan to Uganda.
Tips and personal donations.
Souvenirs Shopping Expenses.