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5 Days Uganda Safari - 5 Days

5 Days Uganda Safari

Tour overview

This 5 day safari will start and end in Kampala city -Uganda and during this time you will have an extraordinary experience as you will visit some of Uganda’s best National parks such as Bwindi Impenetrable where you will track mountain gorillas and Queen Elizabeth National park for game viewing and a boat ride on the Kazinga channel. Bwindi is home to biggest number of Mountain gorillas in the entire world

Brief itinerary

Day 1: Travel to Bwindi impenetrable

Day 2: Gorilla trekking/tracking- Bwindi forest

Day 3: Travel to Queen Elizabeth via the Ishasha sector-have a boat cruise

Day 4: Game drive & afternoon boat cruise

Day 5: Morning game drive as you Depart to Entebbe/Kampala

 

Day 1
Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable

Pick from Entebbe or hotel in Kampala by our drive guide, he will brief you and after that drive to the Southwest to Bwindi forest. Have two stopovers one at the Equator to buy crafts and take photos and another in Mbarara for lunch. Proceed with your journey to this magnificent forest and home to mountain gorillas and other primate species reaching in the evening. Have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options; Chameleon Hill/Mahogany springs(Up market)/Gorilla Mist camp(Moderate), Ruhija gorilla friends camp(Budget)

Meal plan; Half Board

Day 2
Gorilla Trekking / Tracking - Bwindi Forest

After the tasty breakfast, ensure you carry packed lunch from the lodge as you drive straight to the headquarters. Here you will meet fellow trekkers and be briefed concerning gorilla trekking. Later you will begin trekking as led by the park ranger guides who are well informed and knowledgeable about these gorillas, how long trekking will take depends on the movement of mountain gorillas at that time therefore it could last for 2 to 8 hours. You are encouraged to carry enough water, sunglasses, rain coats, hats, and to wear sturdy shoes. You will be allowed to be with the gorillas for only one hour. Return to your lodge and relax. During the evening hours, you can decide to stay at the lodge and rest or visit the Batwa community of which you will discover a lot about their culture and customs. Come back for dinner and have an overnight.

Accommodation Options; Chameleon Hill/Mahogany springs(Up market)/Gorilla Mist camp(Moderate), Ruhija gorilla friends camp(Budget)

Meal plan; Half Board

Day 3
Travel to Queen Elizabeth via the Ishasha Sector - have a boat cruise

fter breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth passing through the Ishasha sector which is well known for tree climbing lions and other wildlife species such as monkeys, kobs, buffaloes, elephants, birds among others. Upon arrival at the park you will check in at the lodge, enjoy a yummy lunch there as you prepare to go for a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel. On this boat you will see a lot of water animals like hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes and elephants that come to take water as well as different bird species like the malachite kingfisher, saddle billed stork, among others. Head back to the lodge, have dinner and Overnight.

Accommodation Options; Mweya safari lodge(Luxury)/Kyambura game lodge(Midrange)/Bush lodge(Budget)

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 4
Game Drive & Afternoon Boat Cruise

Wake up so early, have a cup of coffee and set out for the game drive in Kasenyi track and other track for the morning risers, here you will have chance of seeing lions, buffaloes, antelopes, elephants. After drive back to the lodge have breakfast and aso lunch as you get ready for the boat cruise on the Kazinga channel which an outstanding activity to do while in this park. Later have dinner at the lodge and overnight there.

Accommodation Options; Mweya safari lodge(Luxury)/Kyambura game lodge(Midrange)/Bush lodge(Budget)

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 5
Morning Game Drive as you Depart to Kampala

Have breakfast, have a game drive as you drive out of the park, have lunch en-route and reach Entebbe airport for your flight or Kampala at the hotel in the evening.

End of Safari

Day 6
Chomrong to Dobhan (Dovan)

The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen.

Day 7
Dovan to Deurali

When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane. Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Accomodation
  • Gorilla Permits
  • Ground Transport
  • Bottled Water
  • Driver/ Guide who speaks English
  • All activities mentioned Above

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • The Hotels fees thats if you will be staying in Kampala
  • Visa Charges
  • Laundry
  • Beers, wines and Souvenirs
  • Tips
  • Any Other Activity not mentioned in the itinerary Above
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Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season. It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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