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Buy of the Season - Gorilla & Game Budget Safari, Uganda

Gorilla & Game Safari - UGANDA

---NEW--- Budget option / The Gorilla & Game Safari has long been one of our best sellers. Due to popular demand, we have now tailored this package to offer a new budget lodge option in addition to our superior/luxury option.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest covers an area of 321 square kilometeres and is located on the edge of the Western Rift Valley. This mysterious and awesome forest is true African jungle, and is so called because the dense undergrowth, vines and other vegetation make it almost "impenetrable". Huge trees are festooned with creepers and plants such as mistletoe and orchids. Giant thickets of bamboo thrive in the humid atmosphere and, where sunlight breaks through, the elegant heliconia or lobster claw, spreads its colourful petals. The forest is a sanctuary for almost half the world's population of mountain gorillas, which is the rarest race of gorilla. Activities include a gorilla tracking expedition in the forest. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of the gorillas. Once you sight the gorillas, you are permitted to view them for an hour. Observing these great primates is a moving and exciting experience never to be forgotten. 

Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in the western area of the Great Rift Valley, near the famous Rwenzori Mountains, or "Mountains of the Moon" which Livingstone had to cross in his quest to find the source of the White Nile. The park covers almost 2000 sq. km, and includes a remarkable variety of ecosystems from semi-deciduous tropical forest to green meadows, savannah, crater lakes and swamps. There is a wide range of wildlife in the park, including lion, leopard, elephant, hippo, buffalo, hyena, a host of smaller game, small primates and over 500 bird species. Activities include game drives, a boat cruise on the majestic Kazinga Channel, chimpanzee trekking at the nearby Kyambura Gorge, as well as guided nature and bird walks. The remote Ishasha area of the park in the far south is famous for tree climbing lions.

Our offer of the season begins and ends in Kampala or Entebbe (Uganda)
Safari prices include:
  • 2 nights accommodation at a variety of lodges, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • 3 nights accommodation at a variety of lodges, Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Full board meal plan (i.e. breakfast, lunch, dinner included)
  • Round trip transport in private 4WD safari vehicle with driver
  • 1 gorilla tracking permit per person at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • 3 game drives at Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Driver expenses
  • All statutory taxes

 Not included:

  • Queen Elizabeth National Park / National park entrance fees of $40 per adult (non-residents), $30 per adult (residents), Shs. 15,000 per adult (East Africans), PER 24 HOURS.
  • Beverages, incidentals, gratuities and items of a personal nature
  • Lunch on the first day
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park / Optional primate walk at the Kyambura Gorge of $50 per person (non-residents/residents) or Shs. 30,000 per person (East Africans) – must be booked in advance if required
  • Optional nature walk or bird walk of $30 per person (non-residents / residents) or Shs. 10,000 per person (East Africans) – payable direct 

Silverback gorilla at Bwindi

---NEW--- Budget option / For accommodation at either Engagi Lodge, Chameleon Hill Lodge or Bwindi Jungle Lodge (Bwindi Impenetrable Forest) and Twin Lakes Safari Lodge (Queen Elizabeth National Park):

 (Rates valid from 10 JAN – 20 DEC 2018)

Group size of 2 adults: USD 2120 per person sharing twin / USD 2420 per person single
Group size of 3 adults: USD 1845 per person sharing twin / USD 2145 per person single
Group size of 4-5 adults: USD 1710 per person sharing twin / USD 2010 per person single
Group size of 6 adults: USD 1605 per person sharing twin / USD 1905 per person single

Note: Upgrade to an Executive room at Twin Lakes Safari Lodge: USD 90 per person sharing or USD 120 per person single 

Great add-on ideas... Break your journey en-route and spend a night or two at Lake Mburo National Park and enjoy a game drive or nature walk; Or break your journey at Kibale Forest and enjoy a chimpanzee trek  

click here for pricing and itinerary (budget lodge options)

Or stick with our regular best seller (superior lodges with luxury upgrade options)...

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CHILD POLICY: Children below the age of 15 years are not permitted to track the gorillas

View at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

'Elephant crossing' at Queen Elizabeth National Park

Engagi Lodge - Bwindi Buhoma

Twin Lakes Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Chameleon Hill Lodge, Lake Mutanda (Southern Bwindi)
Bwindi Jungle Lodge, Lake Mulehe (Southern Bwindi)

Flight schedules to Semliki with Aerolink Uganda
Entebbe - Semliki (DAILY) / Dep 0700, Arr 1005 / Dep. 1245, Arr 1435
Semliki - Entebbe (DAILY) / Dep 1020, Arr 1125 / Dep. 1455, Arr 1555