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9 DAY UGANDA EXPLORER SAFARI

Uganda is a land of contrasts.

In just half a day you can drive from misty volcanic mountains to stunning savannah, dappled with iconic wildlife. Serene undulating hills of tea plantations give way to the tangled beauty of jungles and rainforests, blessed with the musical notes of local birdlife. The tiniest sunbirds, the massive lumbering yet silent elephant, the chimpanzees crashing about the forest canopy, the lugubrious gorilla, chewing thoughtfully in the bamboo thicket. Then there is the famous Nile River, twisting its way north like a shimmering ribbon… and smiling faces everywhere you visit.

It is all here, a feast for all of your senses!!!

*Uganda officially reopened to all international tourists on 1st October 2020.

 

Is this the safari for you?

The perfect safari to escape into, Uganda is often thought about after many people’s first or even second safari, it’s an idealists safari destination that opens up some of Africa’s most precious landscapes, people and iconic wildlife. If you’re looking for as pure a destination as possible for your safari, Uganda is it.

Highlights of this safari

✓  Lesser visited by tourists means open spaces (the perfect post-covid escape)

✓  Epic wildlife encounters including chimpanzee & mountain gorilla viewing

✓  Excellent accommodation standards offering beautiful scenery, food & service

✓  Conservation focussed, giving back to species protection and visit an ethical rhino sanctuary

✓  Year-round destination, Uganda is ready when you are

 

 PACKAGE COST  Low Season High Season Peak Season
Based on 1 pax US $10,995 US $13,485 US $13,958
Based on 2 pax US $7,975 US $9,751 US $9,619

Prices are per person and includes x1 chimpanzee permit and x1 mountain gorilla permit

25% deposit secures your safari booking.

 

Day 1

Arrive at Entebbe International Airport. Meet and greet by your driver guide who will transfer you to your accommodation (Driving time: -/+ 15 minutes – Private transfer).

Overnight at Hotel Number 5 (Bed and Breakfast only)

Day 2

After your morning breakfast, drive to Murchison Falls National park (Driving time -/+ 4 Hours) with stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary where you go for Rhino tracking (Activity duration: -/+ 1-hour 15min). After the trekking, you will have lunch at Amuka Safari Lodge before continuing to Murchison (Driving time: -/+ 2 hours).

Overnight at Nile Safari Lodge (Meals + House drinks)

 

Day 3

Early morning game drive through the park in search of Wildlife. Afternoon waterfall boat cruise on the River Nile in search of wildlife on shore and see the magnificent Murchison Falls (Activity Duration -/+ 2 hours -Shared basis). Then, hike to the top of the falls (Activity duration: -/+ 1h15). You will then be picked up by your guide and return with a short game drive towards the lodge.

Overnight at Nile Safari Lodge (Meals + House drinks)

Day 4

After an early morning breakfast, transfer to Budongo Forest (Driving time: -/+ 1 hour 30) for your morning chimpanzee tracking. Later enjoy an evening game drive in the park.

Overnight at Nile Safari Lodge (Meals + House drinks)

Day 5

Early morning breakfast with packed lunch drive to Semliki Wildlife Reserve. (Driving time: -/+ 7 hours) the drive is long but very beautiful with views of the countryside. Evening game drive and sundowner.

Overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge (Meals + Non-premium drinks)

Day 6

Morning boat cruise on Lake Albert in search of the Shoebill (Activity duration: -/+ 3 hours), return to the lodge for lunch and evening game drive with a sundowner.

Overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge (Meals + Non-premium drinks)

Day 7

Early morning transfer to Semliki airstrip for a scheduled flight to Kisoro (Flight time: 07h45/08h30). Meet and greet with the lodge representative to transfer by road to Sheba’s Camp where guests will embark on a boat cruise on Lake Mutanda for about +/- 2 hours. (the boat cruise is weather dependent) After return to your vehicle and proceed to Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge in the southern sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. We will have a picnic lunch before proceeding to Clouds. In the afternoon go for the Buniga Forest Walk and visit the Batwa Community.

Overnight at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge (Meals + Non-premium brand drinks)

Day 8

Full day Gorilla tracking in Nkuringo. (Depending on availability of the permits).

Overnight at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge (Meals + Non-premium brand drinks)

Day 9

After breakfast, transfer by road in a lodge vehicle (shared basis) from Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge to Kisoro Airstrip (Driving time: -/+ 1 hour 30) to catch a scheduled flight to Entebbe (08h25/11h25). (Note that the scheduled flight makes two stops at different airstrips before arriving in Entebbe Airport).

Our team will be happy to amend this itinerary to suit your needs.

 

SAFARI FOR CHANGE

Nile Safari Lodge actively supports conservation projects around the lodge and have initiated several ground-breaking community development projects, in which they will gladly involve guests. A solar system does it all from lighting the spacious bandas, heating water and pumping water from River Nile. The lodge only operates generators to boost the system and to operate washing machines. Herbs and Vegetables also come from the lodge’s own garden.

Semliki Safari Lodge has an active conservation programme and community participation, working with the local communities on the edge of the reserve, communicating the benefits of conservation involving them in the lodge operations, training them to be guides. Through the establishment of the Semliki Conservation Trust, the lodge have worked in the area of public health in the local communities, focussing on maternal nutritional health.

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is owned by the community of Nkuringo (designed, built and managed by Wildplaces Africa) as part of a conservation protect spearheaded by the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) and the Africa Wildlife Foundation (AWF). The community earns a significant share of the revenue and there are many spin-off benefits from these earnings.

 

Included in your safari

  • All accommodation rates are per person per night, unless otherwise specified
  • All transfer/flight rates are per person, unless specified
  • Voluntary contribution to Captured In Africa Foundation, thank you
  • Accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary. Meals as specified in the itinerary (accommodation in Entebbe is on Bed & Breakfast basis). Drinks as stipulated in itinerary. Water in the vehicle for overland sectors
  • Scheduled flight inclusive of airport taxes where applicable, as specified in the itinerary (Semliki- Kisoro; Kisoro-Entebbe). Amref Flying Doctors emergency evacuation
  • All ground transportation and transfers as indicated, which are inclusive of fuel
  • Activities as stipulated in the itinerary to include: Game drives in a shared 4-wheel drive vehicle at Lodges where indicated. Shared boat trips in Murchison, Semliki, and Lake Mutanda. Hike to the top of the falls. Buniga forest walk and visit to Batwa community
  • Visit to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
  • Park, ranger guide, conservation fees. Community bed night fees
  • All applicable taxes and administration fees

Excluded from your safari

  • International flights to arrival/departure points
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Anything not listed as included at each accommodation such as premium drinks. Personal expenditure, curio shop purchases, phone calls. Gratuities for guides / drivers / hotel staff etc.
  • Visas for each country and any other entry fees at borders
  • Additional Gorilla permits: US$700 per person per trek. Additional Chimpanzee permits: US$90 per person per trek

Important Notes

  1. Booking terms and conditions apply
  2. All prices are in US Dollars, correct at time of quotation and subject to change
  3. 25% non-refundable deposit due to confirm your booking. Full balance due 65 days prior to travelling
  4. Bank transfers are free of charge with Captured In Africa, however you bank provider may charge a sending fee and exchange rate
  5. Credit/Debit Card Payment Fee of 3.5-4.5% is not included in your quotation and will be added to your final invoice
  6. LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE 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
  7. Gorilla and Chimpanzee tracking is subject to availability of permits at time of booking
  8. Captured In Africa Foundation contribution is voluntary. Learn more about our work for wildlife on our website – www.capturedinafricafoundation.com

 

Secure your safari today with just 25% deposit, contact our team;

📧 info@capturedinafrica.co.za

or use the contact form here

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Thank you for travelling ethically with Captured In Africa.

COVID-19 POLICY: Should your booking be negatively impacted as a result of the current Covid-19 outbreak continuing into late 2020 and 2021, then Captured In Africa will allow ONE free of charge CHANGE to any date within 12 months of your original travel date. Please stay safe.

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