6 nights/ 7 days $2250 per person shared room or $2650 for private accommodations. Join us for a once in a lifetime trek to see the mountain gorillas of Bwindi, Uganda. This incredible trek features stays at beautiful eco mountain lodges, and lots of exotic animals. In addition to the gorilla trek we will observe the mountain chimpanzees and witness the famous tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park. A boat cruise down the Kazinga Channel will bring you close to large herds of hippos and the native crocodiles. You will also get to view giraffes and zebras in the Kiruhura district. We will also have an opportunity to visit a local orphanage in Bwindi. You are welcome to spend time with the children and they will insure that you are entertained. You are welcome to bring donations to the community if you choose. Due to the lack of luggage space in our vans I recommend cash donations, pencils, and pens. This is an active trip for fun minded people. If you enjoy laughing, dancing, exploring and adventure, then this trip is for you. Bring a family member or friend, but make sure they are fun!
Becky Baker a veteran of the last three Happy trips to Uganda will be leading this 7 day tour.
Airport transfer in Uganda
6 nights accommodations (first night stay near Uganda Kampala airport and 5 nights)
Gorilla/ Chimpanzee/ Park Permits
Transport in 4X4 minibuses
Full time English speaking guide
Bottled water while on Safari
Meals, breakfast, lunch and dinners (Dinner only on the first night)
You will be welcomed by our company guide for a transfer to your Kampala
hotel for a rest after a long flight. We will have a meet and greet at 5:30 pm with light snacks. Overnight Forest Cottages Kampala http://www.forest-cottages.com
Day 2 (18th May): Transfer to Kibale National park and chimpanzee tracking.
In the morning at 6:00am, you will be picked from the hotel by the tour
guides and set off 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 game as Vervet Monkeys, Blue Hoest Monkeys, Black and
white colobus Monkeys among others. Dinner and overnight at Primates Lodge http://ugandalodges.com/primate/
Day 3 (19th May): Transfer to Queen Elizabeth and boat cruise.
In the morning, you will set off to Queen Elizabeth National park reaching
early for a lunch break. You will then set off to Kazinga channel at 3pm
for afternoon boat cruise where you will be rewarded with view of animals
as crocodiles, Hippos, Elephants, Buffalo among others. In the evening go
for game drive along the Kasenyi sector. Dinner and overnight at Enganzi
Day 4 (20th May): Game Drive and Transfer to Bwindi national park.
In the morning, you will set off a spectacular drive to Bwindi national park. You will reach Bwindi in the evening for dinner and
overnight at Gorilla Mist Camp. http://gorillamistcamp.com
Day 5 (21st May): Gorilla tracking and afternoon cultural walk.
Early morning, with packed lunch, you will go to the park headquarters for
briefing before embarking on the gorilla tracking adventure. In the
evening, you will go for OPTIONAL cultural walk to the Batwa community
where you will learn more about their way of living.. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Mist Camp
Day 6 (22nd May): Transfer lake Mburo and game drive
After having breakfast, you will transfer to Lake Mburo 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/ Igongo cultural center. http://www.mpogosafarilodge.com
Day 7 (23rd May): Transfer to Entebbe for departure (4 to 5) hours drive. You will have breakfast and set off for Entebbe with a stop at the Equator for photography , then proceed to Entebbe arriving in the late afternoon
for check in depending on schedule. We can have you at the airport on the last day by 3pm. For those of who you wish to arrive a day early into Kampala, Uganda I recommend staying at the Entebbe Guesthouse which is about a 15 minute ride from the airport. http://gorillatours.com/accommodation/airport-guesthouse-entebbe/
Please note that we cover a lot of ground during our 7 day tour. The logistics of this trip sometimes has us in a van for up to 5 hours. This was not an issue on our last trip as the scenery was breathtaking and the roads are mostly paved. If you cannot handle the simple inconveniences of Africa such as hit or miss internet or the occasional power outage please do not sign up for this trip. Air conditioning is also very rare in Uganda. The temperatures are very mild in the evening (65-68 degrees), so it was not an issue on our last trip. I mention the above things not to scare you, but to give you all the information you need to prepare yourself for this trip of a lifetime. Uganda is truly a life changing trip and the people and wildlife are captivating.
Getting to Uganda
There are several international carriers that fly into Entebbe, Uganda (EBB). European options include nonstop flights from London Heathrow (LHR), Brussels (BRU), Amsterdam (AMS), and Istanbul (IST). Middle East nonstop options include Dubai (DXB), Doha (DOH) and Abu Dhabi (AUH). There are also several smaller African carriers to choose from. You can also request an east african visa on arrival that will allow you to visit Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya . The cost of a single entry Visa is $50.00. You must apply for your visa online at https://visas.immigration.go.ug
Terms and Conditions
Both the $300 deposit and final balance paid within 60 days are NON REFUNDABLE. If you do cancel and I can find another person to take your spot I will refund you your monies paid. Pre payments are required months in advance to secure hotel rooms and tours. Everyone who attends a You Can't Steal My Happy Trip is required to sign an electronic liability release form. Trip insurance is also highly recommended. There are several companies that offer this insurance and it's usually very inexpensive. Again here is our preferred insurance company https://www.bhtp.com
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