Saturday, 10 March 2012

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CITY TOURS

A day tour to Jinja

After breakfast our Tour guide will transfer you to Jinja having a stop over at Mabira forest for site seeing .This forest is rich in biomes a number of primates, birds and butterfly species are recorded. As you proceed to Jinja, you will view tea, coffee and sugar plantation en route. Through the ripon falls, now known as the own falls dam, you will access the source of the Nile. A place where John Spekes stood and spotted the source of the Nile River. Have lunch at Nile Resort hotel.

After lunch, in the afternoon, you may go for buggy jumping or else go to Bujagali Falls for white water rafting, kayaking, squad biking, Acrobatic, Dances etc. There after drive back toKampala and if time allows, have a stop over at Ssezibwa Falls which is believed to have been produced by a woman and its twin sister is River musamya.
Arrive at your hotel in Kampala in the evening.

This Tour includes;
. Transportation
. Entry fees
. Lunch
. An English speaking Tour guide
And excludes all personal expenditures.

 This safari costs
2-3 Pax is USD.387 per person sharing
4-6 Pax is USD.295 per person sharing
children under 16 years pay USD.50 less PER KID

A day Tour to Kampala and Namugongo

Kampala with an estimated population of about 2.5million is the capital city of Uganda, working as the administrative and commercial centre of Uganda. Originally, Kampala was on seven hills but because of population growth caused by rural-urban migration and other development, the city has now spread over 20 hills that partly make Wakiso district which encircle Kampala at all its boarders. Kampala city is headed by a mayor is divided into four administrative divisions that is, Kampala Central Division, Kawempe, Nakawa, Lubaga and Makindye division. The second class of Kampala hills include Mengo, Old Kampala, Lubaga, Kisaasi, Kiwatule, Kamwokya, Mulago, Makerere, Nakulabye, Makindye, Kabalagala, Kananga, Kibuli, Nateete, Busega, Lubya, Mutundwe, Kasubi, Wandegeya, Wakaliga, Ndeeba, Kibuye, Katwe, Nsambya, Najjanankumbi, Namasuba, Najjeera, Kalerwe, Namungoona, Namuwongo, Kisugu, Bukasa, Bwayise, Kawempe, Luzira, Nakawa and many more.


After breakfast in the morning, our Tour guide will meet you at your Hotel and take you around Kampala city .The following historical sites will be visited.

Namirembe hills
The oldest and centrally located Diocese in Uganda, Namirembe plays an outstanding role in gauging the life and spirit of the whole church in general as far as Uganda is concerned. Namirembe is the oldest, among the 29 Diocese of the Anglican church of theprovince of Uganda.

You may also visit the kabaka’s lake which is agreat site for bird species in Kampala city. This includes an extra cost for bird watching.

Kasubi Tombs
The kasubi tombs are traditionally known as Muzibu-Azaala-Mpanga and are where the four Kabakas (kings of Buganda kingdom) are buried. Kasubi Tombs are adorned with royal regalia like spears, drums, a stunned leopard, medals, photographs and shields of the kabakas buried there. The structure is supported by wooden poles wrapped in backcloth and the floor covered with grass and palm leaves mats. Backcloth traditionally popular for clothing is a fabric made from the soft back of a fig tree (Ficus natalensis) and has a strong ritual importance to the people of Uganda.


Uganda Museum
This is a display of Uganda’s cultural heritage where one can see ethnological and natural-historical exhibitions. It is a vivid reminder of the country’s colorful past.

Bahai Temple
It’s called ‘MashriquI-Adhkar’, the Persian translation of the drowning place of the praise of God. It is also a mother temple of Africa. People of different religions and beliefs gather there to worship their gods.
You may relax in the gardens and enjoy the magnificent sight accompanied by fresh Air.

Uganda Martyrs Shrine Namugongo
This is a Religious site where by 22 catholic and Anglican boys and men died for their faith in God. Between 1885-1887, the Buganda’s Kabaka (king) Mwanga ordered the killing of the Uganda martyrs and were burnt to death by his soldiers at Namugongo shrine. Most of them were buried at the Anglican church of Uganda Nakiyanja Namugongo.These Uganda Martyrs are always remembered on the 3rd of June every year.

If time allows, you may go to African craft markets at the National Theatre.

This excursion includes;
. Transportation
. An English speaking Tour guide
. Entry fees
And excludes other expenditures like lunch but can be arranged on request.
This safari costs

2-3 Pax is USD.250 per person sharing
4-6 Pax is USD.210 per person sharing
children under 16 years pay USD.50 less PER KID




Wild life tour, chimpanzee trekking Ngamba 3days

Days Ngamba Island chimpanzees tracking

Day 1 (Transfer from the Air port to your hotel)
On arrival, Our Tour guide will meet you at the Airport and take you to your hotel for relaxation, Diner and over night at Fairway Hotel (luxury) or Boma Guest house (budget)

Day 2 (Transfer to Ngamba Island Sanctuary)
Eraly Morning, you will be picked from your Hotel and transferred to Entebbe for a briefing from G and C staff.  Then after walk to the pier at shores of Lake Victoria to meet your9.00am launch to Ngamba Island Mukono District.
The boat takes about 45 minutes – 1 hour across to Ngamba Island Chimp Sanctuary, crossing the Equator en-route.
On arrival at the island, home to 39 chimpanzees, you will be given a short introduction and briefing about sanctuary and its journal. Subsequent to this, is the feeding time! It is compelling to watch the chimps interrelate with each other as their keepers feed them. In the relatively short amount of time you are there you will be able to see such different personalities amongst the group, with some whistling for food and others clapping while others will be struggling to collect as much as they can to keep. Obviously the ideal option would be to re-introduce these orphaned chimpanzees to the wild however this is not possible for a number of different reasons and the sanctuary is not bad for second best. Dinner and overnight at Ngamba Island G AND C Camps


Day 3 (Nature/Forest walk)
After break fats, you will interact with these playful chimps as they may pull your hair, climb on you to carry them or just walk along holding your hand! Its fun for those that are interested!. In the afternoon, Return by boat to the main land from where you will be transferred to your Hotel orEntebbe Airport for your next flight back home.

This Tour includes:

-Transportation from and fuel
-Full Board Accommodation
-Speed boat to and from the Island
-1Chimpanzee permit per person
-All meals
-A forest walk
But it excludes drinks, laundry, optional forest walks and all items of personal nature.

This safari costs
2-3 Pax is USD.975 per person sharing
4-6 Pax is USD.686 per person sharing
children under 16 years pay USD.50 less PER KIN SHARING



 

THREE DAYS MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK


Murchison Falls National Park covers an area of 3,840-sq km with altitude of 619m at the delta and 1,292 at Rabongo Hill. The mean temperature is 29 ° and 21°C-low C-high. It has recorded 76 mammal species and 450 bird species and is known to be the biggest national park in Uganda.

Day 1

Early morning after breakfast, group is picked from hotel in Kampala and drive via Bombo and Masindi town to Murchison falls National Park. Have either lunch in Masindi or a picnic lunch in Kaniyo - Pabidi forest. Proceed to kichumbanyobo gate accessing Murchison falls National Park late afternoon. Drive to the "Top of the falls" for a breathtaking sight of the raging Nile and witness it forcing its way through a rocky gap barely six meters wide, point where the Nile River detonates through a narrow gorge and cascades down to become a placid river. Have Dinner and over night at Red Chillis Camp with basic accommodation, sambiya river lodge with mid range accommodation and luxury accommodation package being at paraa safari lodge / Nile safari camp.

Day 2

Early in the morning, go for an early morning game drive on at the Northern Bank of the Murchison falls National park to view animals unique to the African Savannah like giraffe, elephant, antelope, lion, and the Uganda Kob. Mid morning return to the lodge for breakfast, relaxation and lunch.
In the afternoon return to the Nile river for a launch cruise that leads to the Bottom of the roaring falls where huge crocodiles, schools of hippos, buffaloes, elephants and a variety of water birds like herons, ducks, cormorants, bee-eaters, skimmers, kingfishers, fish eagle and the rare shoebill are seen. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3

Morning at leisure, drive back to Kampala and lunch on the way.

This safari costs
LUXURY
2-3 Pax is USD.1460 per person sharing
4-6 Pax is USD.1356 per person sharing

BUDGET
2-3 Pax is USD.725 per person sharing
4-6 Pax is USD.599 per person sharing
children under 16 years pay USD.50 less PER KID SHARING



A THREE DAY SAFARI TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK


DAY 1

Very early in the morning, our tour guide picks from your hotel or residence, drives to Mbarara (277 Km from Kampala) westwards via Masaka. Have a brief stop over at Equator crossing for snacks and photography. Lunch break is made at Regency Lake view Hotel or Agip Motel Mbarara then proceed to the park enjoying beautiful scenery, herds of long horned Ankole cattle, and tea plantations in Ishaka, Rift valley escarpment, open grassland and woodland savanna. Evening game drive for sight seeing is much more rewarding. Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge/Jacana Safari Lodge./kingfisher lodge.

DAY 2

have an early cup of coffee, Morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile makes visitors encounter elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs and a variety of birds. Return to the lodge for breakfast, relaxation and lunch. After lunch, a two hour boat trip along the famous Kazinga channel is worthwhile an opportunity to see breeding Hippos, Buffalos, Elephants, warthogs etc. This trip also enables visitor chance to see spectacular birds such as pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle billed stork. Dinner & overnight at Mweya safari Lodge/Jacana safari lodge/kingfisher.

DAY 3

With previous day's memories, morning at leisure, get ready for guided primate walk along Kyambura Gorge to look for habituated chimps through the gorge. After primate walk, drive to Mbarara for lunch. Return toKampala at your own convenience where you will be dropped either to your hotel/residence or airport.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES DURING YOUR STAY IN QUEEN

Drive to Lake Katwe: Interacting with the local people and See local methods of salt mining and Sight seeing. Guided nature walk to the bird hide out: Birding, game viewing and photography. Drive to Ishasha sector: See woodland open savannah, look for rare tree climbing lions and game viewing.
The safari package includes:

·         Transportation by a 4 x 4 wheel
·         Full board accommodation as per the itinerary
·         Two hour boat trip along Kazinga channel
·         Guided primate walk along kyambura gorge
·         Park fees
·         Driver/guide
·         Meals
·         Ranger guide fees
The package to exclude expenses of personal nature like: drinks, laundry, tips, cigarettes, telephone expenses etc.
Approximate distance from Kampala is 445 kms.
Estimated transit time is approximately is 6-7 Hrs.


This safari costs
LUXURY
2-3 Pax is USD.1310 per person sharing
4-6 Pax is USD.1206 per person sharing

BUDGET
2-3 Pax is USD.685 per person sharing
4-6 Pax is USD549 per person sharing
children under 16 years pay USD.80 less PER KID SHARING



THREE DAYS LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

Distance from Kampala: 230 km
Estimated travel time: 3-4 hrs.

Day 1

Early in the morning group is driven to Lake Mburo National Park via masaka road with a stop over at Mpambire to watch drums being made using old methods passed down through generations, group takes a stop at the Equator en-route for photographs. Proceeds to the park via the Nshara gate and lunch there. The afternoon is for a game drive along the lakeside track, which will enables you see water plants and animals. The Kigambira loop offers an opportunity of going through the wooded wilderness with scattered thicket- and while here look out for, Zebras, Elands, Topis, bushbucks and bush duikers. Dinner and overnight at Mantana Luxury tented Camp/ Mihingo Lodge/ Rwonyo Camp.

Day 2

After breakfast in the morning, group gets zebra and waruki tracks where harems of Burch ells zebra (EquusBurch Elli) are common along with other species like bush bucks, oribi and reedbucks. The zebra track connects the group to Ruroko track. Drive through a wetland basin and thick acacia scrub and woodland with commonly olive trees and Euphorbia species. Lunch at Ruroko kopje picnic site, then continue to Rubanga forest which offers a variety of conducive habitant for 40species of birds for example, Harrer hawk,greenpegion,Narina`s Trogon, grey backed cameroptera and double toothed barbet. Tourists also view common trees like markhamia platy calyx, sapium, Eythrina and acacia spp, olea spp and boscia spp. Have dinner and an overnight stay at mantana luxury tented camp/rwonyo camp/mihingo lodge

Day 3

After breakfast at l.mburo dinning shelter, group goes to the lake for launch cruise to enjoy the fresh air from the lake while viewing hippos, fish landing site and carry out lake side tracking. Then group drives back to mbarara highway via sanga gate, lunch there arriving Kampala late evening.


This safari costs
LUXURY
2-3 Pax is USD.890 per person sharing
4-6 Pax is USD.640 per person sharing

BUDGET
2-3 Pax is USD.485 per person sharing
4-6 Pax is USD.439 per person sharing
children under 16 years pay USD.80 less PER KID SHARING




3 Days Wildlife, Gorilla Tour

Day 1 (Kampala - Queen - Bwindi NP)
The safari begins and ends from Kampala or Entebbe, Early morning you are picked from your hotel or residence. Drive to Mbarara (283km from Kampala) via Masaka. Make a first stop over at Equator crossing for snacks and photography. Lunch in Queen Elizabeth National park then go for a game drive with chances of seeing elephants, lions, buffalos, Antelopes, warths and Uganda Kobs a must. Then proceed to the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and birds, valleys, hills and swamps filled with papyrus. Dinner and over night at the Buhoma Homestead (luxury) Community Banda’s (Low budget/basic accommodation).

Day 2 (Gorilla Tracking)
Have an early breakfast and get ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00 amwith a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. Tracking may take between 2 to 6 hours but its well worth the effort. Dinner and over night at the Buhoma Homestead (luxury) Community Banda’s (Low budget/basic accommodation).

Day 3 (Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe)
Have an early breakfast and drive to Kampala, then Entebbe, with lunch en routed and stop over at the drum makers arriving Kampala/Entebbe early evening.
Approximate distance from Kampala is 550 km.
Approximate transit time is 9-10 Hrs.

This Tour includes:

    - Transportation by 4x4 wheel drive vehicle
    - Full board accommodation
    - One Gorilla permit per person TO BE SECURED FOR IN ADVANCE
    - Park entry fees
    - An English speaking Driver/guide.
    - Meals
    - Game drive i Queen Elizabeth National park
    - Airport transfers

The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking

This safari costs
LUXURY
2-3 Pax is USD.1825 per person sharing
4-6 Pax is USD.1726 per person sharing

BUDGET
2-3 Pax is USD.1470 per person sharing
4-6 Pax is USD.1389 per person sharing
children under 16 years pay USD.80 less PER KID SHARING



3 Days Rwanda Express Safari

Day 1 (Transfer from the Airport to your Hotel)
Arrival in the morning or afternoon at Kanombe international airport Kigali. Our representative will meet you and transfer to the Mountain Gorilla hotel for Dinner and Overnight.

Day 2 (Gorilla tracking)
Have an early morning breakfast and then transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing before starting the Gorilla trek through the bamboo forests. You may take between 2-4 hours to find the Gorillas and viewing may take another 1 hour before returning to the lodge for lunch. Later transfer to Kigali for Dinner and overnight at Hotel des Collines.

Day 3 (Genocide memorial-Air port)
Depending on the departure flight, you may visit the Genocide memorial centre before heading to the airport for departure.

This safari includes:
-Transportation in a 4x4 wheel drive from and to Airport transfers plus fuel
-Full board Accommodation
-Park entrance fees
-1Gorilla permit TO BE SECURED AND PAID FOR IN ADVANCE
-Government taxes
But excludes all personal expenditures

This safari costs
LUXURY
2-3 Pax is USD.1835 per person sharing
4-6 Pax is USD.1736 per person sharing

BUDGET
2-3 Pax is USD.1490 per person sharing
4-6 Pax is USD.1429 per person sharing
children under 16 years pay USD.80 less PER KID SHARING


6 Days Rwanda Gorillas, Chimpanzees and Monkey trekking      


Day 1 (Transfer from the Air port to your hotel)
Arrival at the Kanombe International airport Kigali or start from your Kigali overnight Hotel for your safari to Nyungwe forest. Your trip takes you through some of the most magnificent scenery before getting to Nyungwe for Overnight and dinner at the Gisakura Guest House.
    
Day2 (Nyungwe-golden monkey tracking)
Start your Golden Monkey Safari in Nyungwe forest with ranger guides to spend the morning trekking in the forest in search of Black and White Colobus, Golden Monkeys and other wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Gisakura Guest House. 

Day 3 (Nyungwe- chimp tracking)
Rise early in the morning before starting your morning Chimpanzee trekking safari in Nyungwe. Later In the afternoon, the drive gets you to Kibuye reaching before dark for dinner and overnight at Kibuye Guest House.
     
Day 4 (To Gisenyi)
Morning at leisure before driving toLake Kivu getting there in the early afternoon. Meals and overnight at the Kivu Sun in Gisenyi. 
          
Day 5 (Gorilla tracking)
Your gorilla safari starts early hiking through the Volcanoes in search of the endangered Mountain Gorillas. Approximately one hour of viewing the gorillas, you have your picnic lunches in the forest before heading to the Mountain Gorillas Nest Lodge for Dinner and overnight. 
     
Day 6 (Transfer to the Air port)
The gorilla safari ends with a 2 hour drive to Kigali to catch your homeward flight
 
This safari includes;
-Transportation in a 4x4 vehicle, plus fuel and Airport transfers
-Full Board Accommodation
-Meals
-Park entrance fees plus government taxes
-1Gorilla permit per person and to be SECURED AND PAID FOR IN ADVANCE

-Golden Monkey permits
-1 chimp permit per person and to be SECURED AND PAID FOR IN ADVANCE
-Knowledgeable English speaking driver guides.
But excludes Airfare to Rwanda, visas (where applicable), drinks and personal expenses not listed in the program.


This safari costs

LUXURY
2-3 Pax isUSD.3425 per person sharing
4-6 Pax is USD.3178 per person sharing

BUDGET
2-3 Pax is USD.2945 per person sharing
4-6 Pax is USD.2639 per person sharing
children under 16 years pay USD.80 less PER KID SHARING


A 9 DAY RWENZORI MOUNTAIN HIKING SAFARI


Day 1 Kampala-Mbarara-Kasese

Arrival at Entebbe airport by morning flight. Transfer to Kasese via Mbarara for lunch at the Agip Motel Mbarara. The journey takes you along the L. Victoria on a good road to Mbarara. From here, the landscape charges to a hilly and fertile area with tea and banana plantations. Dinner and overnight at the Margarita Hotel/Rwenzori Base Camp Guest House.

Day 2, 1 Nyakalengija 1600m - Nybitaba Hut 2652m Nyabitaba hut.

From the Rwenzori Mountains National Park Head Quarter at Nyakalengija, 1.646 m, you will receive the briefing from the guides, with the possibility of hiring equipment. The hike starts through the plantations and homes of the Bakonjo, the people of the mountain, gradually reaching garden plots and elephants grass. You follow the Mobuku River, until crossing the Mahoma River. The trail passes through an open bracken fern slopes and Podorcarpus Forest, up to Nyabitaba Hut, 2.652 m, which is the arrival point for the day. This will take from 5 to 6 hours. From the location, you are facing on the North the Portal Peaks, 4.627 m. and in front Mount Kyniangoma. During the day, you might see monkeys, the Rwenzori turacoos
The hiking of the Rwenzoris begins from this point

Day 3, 2 Nybitaba Hut 2650m - John Matte Hut 3414m

Descend the ridge to the Mubuku River then climb through bamboo forest toward John Matte Hut (3414m). The afternoon is tiring boulder hopping ascending along the north side of the Bujuku river through giant heather forest (4.1/2-5.1/2 hours).

Day 4, 3 John Matte Hut (3414m) - Bujuku Hut 3972m

Trek from John Matte Hut (3380m) to Bujuku Hut (3977m). We encounter the first of notorious bogs for which the Uganda approach to the peaks is famous. Traverse around Bigo Bog and Lake Bujuku. Look for the 'everlasting flower' known to remain on the plants for 40-years!

Day 5, 4 Bujuku Hut 3900m- Elena Hut 4541m

From Bujuku Hut you climb through moss draped groundsel vegetation, to Scott Elliot Pass, 4.372 m., between Mt. Baker and Stanley. Here you divert to Elena Hut, 4.540 m. for spending the night before climbing Mt. Stanley.

Day 6

The Elena glacier to the Stanley Plateau where crampons may be required. Cross this in Elena Hut 4541m - Punta Margherita 5109 m. - Elena Hut 4541m- Kitandara Hut, 4.023 m. Elena Hut to Margherita peak (5109m) then down Elena Hut 4541m . Early morning traverse of a NW direction and follow the Margherita glacier to the col and to the summit (3 hours). Descend to Elena Hut and after you descend to Upper Kitandara lake and through thick mud to Lower Kitandara lake where is located Kitandara Hut, 4.023 m. Time to complete the hike about 3 hours more. From Kitandara Hut you can proceed for climbingMount Baker or Mount Luigi di Savoia and the peak Vittorio Sella. Enjoy the view of Mt. Luigi di Savoia.

Day 7 Kitandara Hut - Guy Yeoman Hut, 3.261 m.

From Lake Kitandara you climb to Fresh field Pass, 4.282 m., a long flat of high alpine mossy glades, before descending the circuit among rocky and boggy areas. The panorama is dominated by the glaciers of Mounts Stanley and Baker and Mount of Savoy. A muddy trail leads to Akendahi, Bujongolo and Kabamba rock shelters, where starts the Kabamba valley down to Guy Yeoman Hut, 3.261 m. This can take up to 6 hours. The hut is surrounded by a beautiful landscape of mountains, vegetations and rivers.

Day 8

Guy Yeoman Hut - Nyabitaba hut. Drop very steeply alongside the Mobuku River, past Kichuchu, another rock shelter and join our original route near the confluence of the Bujuku River (3.1/2 hours).

Day 9 Nyabitaba- Nyakalengija base camp for overnight.

Nyabitaba Hut to the Nyakalengija road head (2-hours). Descend steeply off the ridge and notice enter the warm rainforest. Look for the tropical forest birds and monkeys. *Car leaves Kampala to pick Guests Driveback to Entebbe or Kampala, having lunch on the way.
Important: 
Climbers must be prepared to walk for up to 8 hours every day via steep cliff and muddy paths. Climbers must bring along their own climbing gear or hire it at the base camp. Our porters carry 8 kg of personal climbing gear 

We invite you to join us on what will be a very challenging but ultimately extremely rewarding climb in one of the world's greatest ranges - the Rwenzori commonly known to outside world as 'The Mountains of the moon'
The approximate distance is 470 Kms.
The estimated travel time is 6-7 Hrs


This safari costs
LUXURY
2-3 Pax is USD.3425 per person sharing
4-6 Pax is USD.3196 per person sharing

BUDGET
2-3 Pax is USD.2825 per person sharing
4-6 Pax is USD.2490 per person sharing
Not applicable to kids




12 Days Birding To Pearl of Uganda


Day 1 semuliki
This safari begins and ends from kampala or Entebbe at 8am, after breakfast, you are picked from your hotel and drive through fort portal Bundibugyo to reach the park. The journey offers you beautiful sceneries of the mountains of the moon and plantations, arriving time for the afternoon birding at the entrance of the park. The entrance passes through beautiful Borassus savannah and extensive grass lands that harbour bird species such as common scimitarbill, African grey hornbill, Crested francolin, Helmeted guinea fowl and many more. Have dinner and over night at Semliki Safari Lodge.


Day 2 
Early in the morning take breakfast, and with packed lunch go for full day birding on the Kirumira trail or forest. This early morning birding rewards you with species like African scops Owl,Pearl spotted Owlet and Night jars. The Forest being a home to some of the Congo biome species this birding will also reward you with birds like, African piculet, Zenkel, Red billed, Nkurengu rail, honey guide, Black chested cuckoo, red rumped tinkerbird, Rufous sided broadbill, Green tailed bristle bill, White bellied, dwarf and Pygmy kingfishers, piping, white thighed, black and white casqued, and African pied hornbills, fire crested alethe, red bellied and blue billed malimbe, black wattled, black bill and white crested hornbill, swamp palm bulbul, forest scrub robin, Leaf love, red breasted sparrow hawk, and others. Over night and dinner at Semuliki safari lodge.


Day 3
In the morning after breakfast,with packed lunch to embark on another birding on either the main road Sempaya trail or the Kirumira trail, depending on the previous’ day results. The choice remains in the hands of the group.Return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and over night at semuliki safari lodge.


Day 4 Sebitoli kibale
After breakfast in the morning, transfer to Kibale National park- Sebitoli birding site which is recommended as the best birding site arriving early afternoon for lunch at the park.Then embark on birding Looking out for specials like, African black duck, Joyful, cabanis, Toro olive and Cameroon sombre green buls, Brown and scaly breasted illadopsis, Green-throated Sunbird, Green-breasted Pita, African pita, -headed Sunbird, Brown-capped Weaver, Velvet-mantled Drongo, Bocage's Bush-shrike, Pink-footed Puff Back,  and many more. Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge/ Kanyanchu tourist centre.


Day 5 
In the morning after breakfast go for guided birding in the Kanyanchu area where you will watch out for birds like the African go-shwak, the majestic crowned eagle, masked apalis, grey parrots and many more. Picnic lunch in the forest and the afternoon head to the Bigodi wetland sanctuary through the magombe swamp to see birds such as papyrus Gonolek, papyrus canary, mosque swallow and brown headed Tchagra. Return to Ndali lodge / Kanyanchu for dinner and overnight.


Day 6 bwindi
Early in the morning,after breakfast,drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, watch out for birds and game enroute reaching late afternoon.Have lunch at the park,then go birding Buhoma area. Dinner and overnight Gorilla forest camp/ Buhoma community Bandas.


Day 7
Very early after breakfast move into the forest on the water fall trail for birding. Look out for birds such as Kivu ground thrush, Mountain Buzzard, Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater,  Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo, Mackinnon's Fiscal, Sooty Boubou, African Hill-Babbler, Dusky Tit, Ashy Flycatcher, Dusky-blue Flycatcher,  Doherty's Bush-shrike, Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher,  Chin-spot Batis, Rwenzori Batis,  Ayre's Hawk-eagle, white bellied Robin-chat and slender billed starling moving along the main track as you descend to the camp for lunch. In the afternoon move along the long trail to bwindi for more birding. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla forest Camp/ Buhoma community Banda.


Day 8- Buhoma
Early in the morning go for birding on the longtrail to Mubwindi and also the short trail in the afternoon. Watchout for birds like the Montane Oriole, Waller’s starling, Blacke –billed turacos, barbets, Carruthers’ Cisticola Red chested Flufftail,Cabanis’s Green bull, Dwarf Honey guide, Oriole Finch and Bar tailed trogon. This bird search offers you an opportunity to view for gorillas too. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla forest Camp/ Buhoma community Banda.


Day 9 Ruhiija. 
At sunset,go birding in the ruhija area and watchout for birds like the Red-tailed and Shelley's Greenbul, Grey-throated Barbet, Common Buzzard, Black Bee-eater and Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, Red-throated Alethe, African Shrike-flycatcher Ayres's Hawk-eagle,  and many more. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla forest Camp/ Buhoma community Banda.

Day 10 Lake Mburo NP
After breakfast in the morning, drive towards Lake Mburo NP via Kabale. Lunch in mbarara ,then proceed to mburo national park and Bird along the entrance road to Rwonyo in the late afternoon to watch out for acacia associated bird species like mosque swallow, black bellied bustard and Rupell’s long-tailed starling.Have over night at Rwonyo Rest Camp/ Mantana Tented camp.


Day 11
Morning after break fast, drive along the lake side track and Kigambira loop towards Kampala, Watch out for birds like Green-capped Eremomela, Austral migrant, black cuckoo-shrike Tawny, African Hawk, Batelour and others enroute. Lunch on the way arriving kampala early evening for dinner and over night at serena hotel / Sheraton Hotel.


Day 12
You will be transferred to Entebbe international airport to catch up with your Flight
The safari package includes: 
• Transportation by a 4wd vehicle 
• Full board accommodation 
• Park fees 
• Full time English speaking Driver/guide. 
• Enrooted lunches 
• Game drives 
• Airport transfers. 
The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, personal insurance, tobacco etc.


This safari costs
LUXURY
2-3 Pax is USD.5825 per person sharing
4-6 Pax is USD.5626 per person sharing

BUDGET
2-3 Pax is USD.5315 per person sharing
4-6 Pax is USD.4956 per person sharing
children under 16 years pay USD.100 less PER KID SHARING




Adventure Uganda Safari to Major National Parks 17days

17 Days Grand Safari-Uganda Major National Parks

This Safari includes the major Tourism attraction destinations in Uganda ie Jinja tour to the Source of the nile Murchison falls, Kibale park, Queen Elizabeth park, Bwindi park,Lake Bunyonyi and Mburo National park

Day 1 (Arrival at the Air port and Transfer to Kampala)
You will be picked by our driver/guide who will transfer you to Kampala for Dinner and overnight stay at Imperial Royal hotel (Luxury) or Namirembe guest house (Budget)

Day 2 (Jinja – Source of the Nile River)
After breakfast our Tour guide will transfer you to Jinja having a stop over at Mabira forest for site seeing .This forest is rich in biomes a number of primates, birds and butterfly species are recorded. As you proceed to Jinja, you will view tea, coffee and sugar plantation en route. Through the ripon falls, now known as the own falls dam, you will access the source of the Nile. A place where John Spekes stood and spotted the source of the Nile River. Have lunch at Nile Resort hotel.
After lunch, in the afternoon, you may go for buggy jumping or else go to Bujagali Falls for white water rafting, kayaking, squad biking, Acrobatic, Dances etc. There after drive back to Kampala and if time allows, have a stop over at Ssezibwa Falls which is believed to have been produced by a woman and its twin sister is River musamya.
Arrive at your hotel in Kampala in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at Imperial Royal hotel (Luxury) or Namirembe guest house (Budget)

Day 3 (Transfer to Murchison Falls NP)
Early morning after breakfast you will leave for Murchison Falls. Via Masindi and drive for 90 kms through the park for your lunch. Dinner and Overnight at Nile safari lodge/Paraa Safari lodge (luxury) or Red chili camp (budget)

Day 4 (Game drive & Launch cruise)
Early in the morning will go for the game drive after crossing the Nile, special are here the lions and giraffes. In the afternoon will have the impressive launch trip on the Nile to the fall. Hippos, crocodiles, buffalo, elephants and many birds will be seen. Dinner and Overnight at Nile safari lodge/Paraa Safari lodge (luxury) or Red chili camp (budget)

Day 5 (Boat tour & Top of the falls)
Early morning the boat will take you downstream to the delta. The place where the Nileenters Lake Albert. This trip of 5-6 hours will show us all the beauty of this national park especially the delta with all the different birds. Here is a good chance to see the elusive Shoebill stork! In the afternoon is a visit to the top of the fall, a wonderful view. Dinner and Overnight at Nile safari lodge/Paraa Safari lodge (luxury) or Red chili camp (budget)

Day 6 (To Kibale Forest)
Early morning after Break fast, departure for the journey to Kibale Forest. You will pass close toLake Albert, on a clear day the view from the top of the Albert rift is spectacular. In the afternoon you will arrive at Kibale Forest for your lunch. Dinner and over night at Kibale Forest Camp/Ndali lodge (luxury) or Chimpanzee Guesthouse/chimp nest/Bandas (Budget)

Day 7 (Chimp tracking & Swamp Walk)
At 08.00 you will start with the 4 hours chimp walk. Also 10 other primates can be seen!! The park is also known for all the butterflies and birds. In the afternoon a walk throughBigodi Swamp (community based project). Dinner and over night at Kibale Forest Camp/Ndali lodge (luxury) or Chimpanzee Guesthouse/chimp nest/Bandas (Budget)

Day 8 (To Queen Elizabeth NP- Game drive)
Morning at leisure, departure for Queen Elizabeth Via Fort Portal, arriving mid day for relaxation and Lunch. After noon Game drive in the park. Dinner and Over night at Jacana Lodge/Mweya Safari Lodge (luxury) or Queen Elizabeth Bush Camp/King fisher (budget)

Day 9 (Game drive & launch cruise)
Early Morning go for a game drive on the plains of Queen Elizabeth with thousands of Ugandan kobs, lions, elephants etc. Afternoon is for a two hours launch trip on the Kazinga channel where we will see all the animals from the waterside. Dinner and Over night at Jacana Lodge/Mweya Safari Lodge (luxury) or Queen Elizabeth Bush Camp/King fisher (budget)

Day 10 (Kyambura gorge & Ishasha sector)
After break fast in the morning go to Kyambura Gorge. Here you can go for a 3-4 hour walk in to the Gorge for meeting the chimpanzees. After the Gorge will drive to Ishasha Sector and have an evening game drive in search of the tree climbing lions. Dinner and over night at Ishasha wilderness camp (luxury)

Day 11 (To Bwindi NP)
In the morning you will leave Queen for Bwindi national park. Through a beautiful landscape called the "Switzerland of Africa", we will access Bwindi forest In the afternoon. Dinner and Overnight at Gorilla Resort/Buhoma (luxury), Travelers Rest Hotel in Kisoro/Nkuringo Gorilla campsite (budget)

Day 12 (Gorilla tracking)
Once at Bwindi head quarters with your packed lunch, you will receive briefing. Then proceed to the jungle once you have found the gorillas, you will be able to spend up to one hour with them! You will be expected back to the starting point by 7.00pm at the latest. Dinner and Overnight at Gorilla Resort/Buhoma (luxury), Travelers Rest Hotel in Kisoro/Nkuringo Gorilla campsite (budget)
Day 13 (Cultural walk & nature walk)
Morning at Leisure, you will have a cultural walk or nature walk depending on your choice where a number of bird species will be viewed in the forest. Lunch at the park, Dinner and Overnight at Gorilla Resort/Buhoma (luxury), Travelers Rest Hotel in Kisoro/Nkuringo Gorilla campsite (budget)

Day 14 (To Lake Bunyonyi)
After breakfast you will drive to Lake Bunyonyi beautiful surrounded by the hills of Western Uganda. For people who like to walk, the last 14 km is a stunning beautiful walk along the lakeshore and above on the hills. Lake Bunyonyi is famous for birds, otters and delicious crayfish. You will stay the rest of the day here, it is possible to swim and try a canoe. Seated on the veranda more then 300 birds species can be seen (bring your binoculars). Dinner and Overnight at Bunyonyi Resort hotel (luxury) or Kale-bas Campsite and Banda's (budget)

Day 15 (To Lake Mburo-Game drive)
Very Early in the morning departure to Lake Mburo national park, lunch at the park. In the evening have a game drive to see impalas, zebras and a few antelopes. Dinner and overnight at Mantana Luxury tented Camp/Mihingo Lodge (luxury) or Rwonyo Camp (budget).

Day 16 (Boat Tour &Transfer to Kampala)
Morning at leisure, after break fast, take a boat tour on the lake. Here you will view several species of birds and large numbers of hippos. The proceed to Kampala lunching on the way. You will stop at the Equator to take pictures and buying souvenirs, arriving Kampalaearly Evening. Dinner and overnight stay at Imperial Royal hotel (Luxury) or Namirembe guest house (Budget)

Day 17 (Transfer to Entebbe Air port)
Morning at leisure or Depending on your flight, Transfer to Entebbe Airport for your flight back home.

This Tour package includes:
-Transportation by a 4wheel drive vehicle plus fuel
-Full board accommodation
-One Gorilla permit per person TO BE SECURED AND PAID FOR IN ADVANCE
-One Chimpanzee permit per person TO BE PAID FOR IN ADVANCE
-Park entry fees
-An English speaking Driver/guide.
-En route Meals
-Cultural walks and Nature walks
-Launch cruise
-Boats fees
-Top of the falls         
The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking

This safari costs
LUXURY
2-3 Pax is USD.8425 per person sharing
4-6 Pax is USD.8226 per person sharing

BUDGET
2-3 Pax is USD.7825 per person sharing
4-6 Pax is USD.7526 per person sharing
children under 16 years pay USD.120 less PER KID SHARING





Gorilla Tracking Safari Uganda and Rwanda7days

7 Days Gorilla trekking Uganda and Rwanda

Day 1 (Transfer from Air port to Kampala)
On your arrival you will be met by Our Tour guide, who will transfer you to Kampala for your relaxation, Dinner and over night at Imperial Royal Hotel (luxury) or Namirembe guest house (budget)

Day 2 (Transfer to Rwanda)
Early morning, depart from your lodge in Kampala and head south-West toRwanda. You will have short stop at the Equator an informative talk as well as a photographic opportunity then proceeds to Mbarara where you will stop for lunch. Your drive will take you through Uganda rolling green hills through the highlands, also known as the 'Switzerland of Uganda'. Your road will then head even higher to where you can see the triangular peaks of the Virunga Volcanoes of Rwanda and the Cong. Dinner and over night at Gorilla Nest Lodge / Mountain Gorilla View Hotel (luxury) or Kinigi Guest House/ Muhavura lodge (budget)

Day 3 (Gorilla tracking)
Early morning, you will enter the Gorilla sanctuary of Parc National des  Volcans, the rain tropical forest covering the hills surrounding Virunga Volcanoes. The trekking is a demanding but rewarding experience. Ensure you bring with you enough water and packed lunch. The time spent in the forest depends on the movements of the Gorillas in their natural environments. After the activity, you will return for your Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Lodge / Mountain Gorilla View Hotel (luxury) or Kinigi Guest House/ Muhavura lodge (budget).

Day 4 (Transfer to Bwindi NP)
After breakfast, leave for Kisoro or Kabale depending on your tracking group. Stroll throught the beautiful country side of Rwanda. Have lunch en route then arrive in the late afternoon.  Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Resort/Buhoma (luxury), Travelers Rest Hotel in Kisoro/Nkuringo Gorilla campsite (budget)

Day 5 (Gorilla tracking)
Early morning after breakfast, with your packed lunch, Go gorilla tracking, walking up steep densely forested hills before finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation. An inspiring moment! (This trek can take from half an hour to 5 hours - a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes) Sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them grumble to each other, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male; the silverback. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas. It's
Amazing to think there are only about 650 of these beautiful creatures left! If you have the energy this afternoon, take a guided walk on the Munyaga River trail, which is an ideal short walk. This trail leads to three delightful crystal clear waterfalls, and there is a profusion of tree ferns, epithytic ferns, orchids and Bwindi's colourful  array of butterflies. Here you may also see birds and primates from the forest edge. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Resort/Buhoma (luxury), Travelers Rest Hotel in Kisoro/Nkuringo Gorilla campsite (budget)

Day 6 (Transfer to Kampala)
After breakfast, you will depart to Kampala arriving in the late evening having lunch on the way. Dinner and over night at Imperial Royal Hotel (luxury) or Namirembe guest house/Boma guest house (budget)

Day 7 (Transfer to the Airport)
Depending on your flight, you will be transferred to the Airport back home.


This Tour package includes:
-Transportation by a 4wheel drive vehicle plus fuel
-Full board accommodation
-2 Gorilla permits per person TO BE SECURED AND PAID FOR IN ADVANCE
-Park entry fees
-An English speaking Driver/guide.
-Meals
-Ranger fees
-Government taxes
The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking

This safari costs
LUXURY
2-3 Pax is USD.3925 per person sharing
4-6 Pax is USD.3526 per person sharing

BUDGET
2-3 Pax is USD.3125 per person sharing
4-6 Pax is USD.29526 per person sharing
children under 16 years pay USD.100 less PER KID SHARING



Uganda Primate tours, chimpanzee and gorilla safaris 7days

7 Days Primates – chimps and gorilla safari

Day 1 (Pick up from Air port to Kampala)
On your arrival, you will be picked by our tour guide from Airport to Kampala. Having dinner and Overnight at Emin pasha/Fairway hotel (luxury) or Namirembe guest house (budget)

Day 2 (Transfer to Kibale Forest N.P)
Early in the morning, Our Guide will pick you up from Kampala at your hotel and leave forKibale Forest, lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon relax diner and over night at Kibale Forest Camp/Ndali lodge (luxury) or Chimpanzee Guesthouse/chimp nest/Bandas (Budget)

Day 3 (Chimp tracking)
After an early Morning break fast, will start with the 4 hour chimp walk - during which you may also get to see 10 other primates! Kibale Park is also known for all the butterflies and birds. In the afternoon you will walk throughBigodi Swamp (home to a community based project).Dinner and over night at Kibale Forest Camp/Ndali lodge (luxury) or Chimpanzee Guesthouse/chimp nest/Bandas (Budget)


Day 4 (Transfer to Bwindi N.P)
Morning at Leisure, you will drive to bwindi park by traveling through Queen Elizabeth Park through Ishasha sector. Lunch en route arriving in the park early evening for relaxation. Dinner and Overnight at Gorilla Resort/Buhoma (luxury), Travelers Rest Hotel in Kisoro/Nkuringo Gorilla campsite (budget)


Day 5 (Gorilla Tracking)
Once at bwindi head quarters with your packed lunch, you will receive briefing. Then proceed to the jungle once you have found the gorillas, you will be able to spend up to one hour with them! You will be expected back to the starting point by 7.00pm at the latest. Dinner and Overnight at Gorilla Resort/Buhoma (luxury), Travelers Rest Hotel in Kisoro/Nkuringo Gorilla campsite (budget)

Day 6 (Transfer to Kampala)
Early in the morning after breakfast you will travel back to Kampala. Lunching en route and having a stop over at the Equator to take photos and to visit craft shops.
You will arrive Kampala early evening for your dinner and over night stay at Emin pasha/Fairway hotel (luxury) or Namirembe guest house (budget)

Day 7 (Transfer to Air port)
Morning at leisure or Depending on your flight, Transfer to Entebbe Airport for your flight back home.


This Tour package includes:
-Transportation by a 4wheel drive vehicle plus fuel
-Full board accommodation
-One Gorilla permit per person TO BE SECURED AND PAID FOR IN ADVANCE
-One Chimpanzee permit per person TO BE PAID FOR IN ADVANCE
-Park fees
-An English speaking Driver/guide.
-Meals
-Cultural walk
The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking

This safari costs
LUXURY
2-3 Pax is USD.3425 per person sharing
4-6 Pax is USD.3126 per person sharing

BUDGET
2-3 Pax is USD.2925 per person sharing
4-6 Pax is USD.27526 per person sharing
children under 16 years pay USD.100 less PER KID SHARING


These rates are valid up to  31st.December.2012

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