HAPPY IN Uganda
7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS
SHARED ROOM : FROM $3700
or $4300 Private Room
Come explore this amazing country with us
This trip starts and ends in Uganda and you will need to fly into Entebbe. Join us for a once in a lifetime trek to see the mountain gorillas of Bwindi, Uganda.
Explore the top highlights of Uganda in this 8 day Uganda safari in which you will track the chimpanzees in Kibale, Visit Queen Elizabeth national park for a game viewing safari and boat cruise and end your safari with the amazing gorilla trekking experience at the Bwindi impenetrable forest.
- Gorilla permits
- Chimpanzee permits
- Park entrance fees
- Nature walk
- Community visit
- Kazinga channel boat cruise
- Transport costs
- 6 nights 7 days full board accommodation
- Full time English speaking guide and his allowances.
- Bottled drinking water while on safari
- Any other activity indicated in the itinerary.
- Airport transfer.
Travelers are responsible for international airfare to and from Entebbe.
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary are not included. Personal Drinks, any additional activities or transfers, gratuities, medical expenses or additional entrance fees to theatres, parks, museums/visitor centres not outlined in this itinerary, additional travel expenses or waiting time. Travel insurance and personal spending are travelers responsibility.
Yellow fever vaccination certificate, Covid testing and Visa Fee are not included.
Trips booked after January 1, 2023 will be required to have medical travel insurance for all You Can’t Steal My Happy trips.
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Day 1 :
Arrival, transfer your hotel
You will be picked up from the airport on arrival and transferred to
your hotel for a rest.
Overnight at Papyrus Guest-house;
Bed & Breakfast
Day 2 :
Transfer to Kibale National Park and Chimpanzee Tracking
We will be driving for 6 to 7 hours today. In the morning at 6:00am, you will be picked from the hotel by the tour guides and set off on a scenic drive to Kibale National Park with en route stop over for breakfast. You will reach the park early in the afternoon for lunch and then go for afternoon chimpanzee tracking. You will encounter other games such as Vervet Monkeys, Blue Hoest Monkeys, Black and white colobus Monkeys among others. Dinner and overnight at Turaco Tree Tops.
Day 3 :
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth and Boat Cruise
In the morning, you will set off to Queen Elizabeth National Park early for a lunch break. You will then set off to Kazinga channel at 3pm for an afternoon boat cruise where you will be rewarded with views of animals such as crocodiles, Hippos, Elephants, Buffalo among others. In the evening go for a game drive along the Kasenyi sector. Dinner and overnight at Enganzi Lodge.
Day 4 :
Game Drive and Transfer to Bwindi National Park
In the morning, you will set off on a spectacular drive to Bwindi national park via Ishasha sector where you will have a game drive in search of tree climbing lions. You will reach Bwindi in the evening for dinner and overnight at Bakiga Lodge.
Day 5 :
Gorilla tracking and Afternoon Cultural Walk
Early morning, with packed lunch, you will go to the park headquarters for a briefing before embarking on the gorilla trekking adventure. In the evening, you will go for an OPTIONAL cultural walk to the Batwa community where you will learn more about their way of living. Dinner and overnight at Bakiga Lodge.
Day 6 :
Transfer Lake Mburo and Game Drive
We will be driving 3 hours today. After having breakfast, you will transfer to Lake Mburo NP located in Kiruhura district arriving early enough for a lunch break after which you will go for a game drive viewing a number of wildlife species including Zebras, Buffaloes, Giraffes and many others. Meals and overnight at Mpogo Lodge.
Day 7 :
Transfer to Entebbe for departure
After breakfast you will go for a nature walk in the park getting close to wildlife and later exit the park for a transfer to Entebbe for a drop Papyrus Guesthouse.
Day 8 :
Transfer to the Airport for Departure
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport to depart home.
Terms and Conditions
Group Trip Cancellations.
If YCSMH has to cancel a group trip because a country has closed its borders, everyone will have a choice of receiving a refund or being rolled over to another group trip. The decision to cancel a group trip will be determined by myself and our local guides.
DEPOSITS PAID- CANCEL WITH NO REPLACEMENT
If you cancel a booking and cannot find a replacement the FULL deposit amount will be lost from the original person making the reservation.
DEPOSITS PAID- CANCEL WITH A REPLACEMENT – $100 Penalty
If YOU cancel and find your own replacement that “helps” but it doesn’t alleviate the time and effort I must spend to get your replacement up to speed (answer questions and send previous emails). A $100 fee will be charged if you cancel and find your own replacement.
FULL PAYMENTS PAID- CANCEL WITH NO REPLACEMENT- 90 DAYS BEFORE TRIP DEPARTURE
Full payments for all Happy trips are due 90 days before departure. If you cancel the trip you will not be eligible to receive a refund. You will need to file a claim with your insurance provider. As a rule most tour vendors, charter companies and hotels require full payment 90 days before arrival. Once we have made reservations MOST resorts, Charter companies, rental shops, etc hold YCSMH financially responsible (i.e. we have to pay them, hence we expect YOU to pay us).
FULL PAYMENTS PAID- CANCEL WITH A REPLACEMENT- 90 DAYS BEFORE TRIP DEPARTURE
In the event of a cancellation, YCSMH will gladly help find a replacement but the responsibility to find the replacement is that of the person canceling. If you find a replacement to fill your spot you will be eligible for a full refund minus a $100 fee.
If YCSMH finds you a replacement you will receive a refund minus the trip deposit. As I mentioned there is a considerable amount of time and effort spent to send out emails to your replacement to get them up to speed.
I hope this helps clarify our terms as we all navigate through this post pandemic world. For those of us who are passionate travelers the small inconveniences of testing, insurance and entry requirements are well worth it.
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