Safari Code: SWG004
Safari Duration (Days): 4
Price (USD): 3630
Custom Tags: Uganda, Conservation Based, Holiday Extension
This trip can be booked either as a PRE-TRIP or POST TRIP to either a Kenya or Tanzania wildlife safari. At the moment it is possible to fly “almost” direct from the world famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which works as a perfect connection from a wildlife safari. This is the home to half of the world's remaining mountain gorillas. Nine other primate species are found here too.

Brief Itinerary

Day
Place
Highlights
Hotel
1
Entebbe - Bwindi National Park
Arrival & transfer flight to Bwindi National Park
Buhoma Lodge / Engagi Lodge
2
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
1st Gorilla Trekking at Bwindi National Park
Buhoma Lodge / Engagi Lodge
3
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
2nd Gorilla Trekking at Bwindi National Park
Buhoma Lodge / Engagi Lodge
4
Bwindi National Park - Entebbe
Transfer to Entebbe for departure flight
Hotel No. 5 (Day room)

Pricing

MID RANGE OPTION (ENGAGI LODGE) Rate valid throughout the year.

Price from: USD. 3,630.00 per person

Travel Date
Price per person
Single Room Supplement
Easter Supp (10-13 April 2020)
MID RANGE OPTION: ENGAGI LODGE
Validity: Throughout 2020
1 pax: USD. 4,710.00 pp
2 pax: USD. 3,800.00 pps
3 pax: USD. 3,650.00 pps
4 pax: USD. 3,630.00 pps
USD. 240.00pp
USD. 40pppd
*The pricing is indicative. Pricing depends on the season and number of travelers.

UP-MARKET OPTION (BUHOMA LODGE) Rate valid with 2 Seasons

Price from: USD. 3,170.00 per person

Price per person sharing
1 pax
2 pax
3 pax
4 pax
Sgl. sup.
luxury: low season Apr/May/Nov
USD. 3,950.00
USD. 3,310.00
USD. 3,190.00
USD. 3,170.00
USD. 180.00
*The pricing is indicative. Pricing depends on the season and number of travelers.

Other Information

  • Arrival / departure transfers in Entebbe
  • All transfers while in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • 2 Gorilla permits and all park entrance fees
  • English speaking driver/guide, conversant with the proposed destinations
  • Selected beverages while at Buhoma Lodge
  • Return flights Entebbe / Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Any items of personal nature such as beverages (where not specified), telephone calls, souvenirs, etc
  • International flights and visas to Kenya
  • Tips / gratuities for the camp / lodge staff and your driver / guide
  • Medical / Travel insurance
  • Entrance fees for cultural visits and schools
  • Change in itinerary
  • Any extras not mentioned above such as extra meals or activities
Important notes;

Visas;
Ugandan visas are required by citizens of the European Union, the USA and Japan; other nationals basically with the principle of reciprocity. Entry visas can be applied online http://www.visas.immigration.go.ug/ or gotten on arrival, applicants must have a valid travel document not less than 6 months from the date of departure. A single entry visa costs US$ 50, and is valid for three months.
NB- The EAC Tourist visa allows you to visit Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda within 90 days and costs US$ 100

Booking Terms & Conditions
1) All quotations are net /non-commissionable and inclusive of statutory taxes/levies.
2) Once a booking is confirmed, an invoice will be sent, after which payment should be made immediately to secure bookings.
3) We shall NOT be liable for any excursions or extra services NOT booked through our offices while on tour.
4) For payments made in cash, US Dollar notes older than 2006 are not accepted, US$ 2 bills not accepted as well.
5) Invoices are subject to a fee of US$ 35.00 towards International Bank Telegraphic transfer charges.

Gorilla Permits
Gorilla permits are confirmed via payment of US$ 600 per permit to Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), who confirm the permits on first come first serve basis. Primate Expeditions Ltd shall NOT be held responsible if at the time of receipt of payments the permits will not be available.
NB:
a) Gorilla Permits based on current Government Park Tariffs. Park fees are subject to change without prior notice.
b) Gorilla permits are non-refundable & non-transferable

Cancellation Policy: The cancellation policy for safari sector excludes permits policy:
a) To cancel any reservation, Primate Expeditions Ltd must be notified in writing as soon as possible.
b) Notice of cancellation is only effective when it is received in writing.
c)  In such case the following cancellation charges will be payable on accommodation and related services:
 i. If cancelled 60 days and over - No charges.  
ii. If cancelled 59 - 36 days and under, 45% cancellation charges will apply   
iii. If cancelled 35 - 16 days and under, 75% cancellation charges will apply   
iv. If cancelled 15 days and under, 100% cancellation charges will apply
d) Unused portion of any Safari or Tour is not refundable.
e) The small and up market properties such as Apoka Lodge, Clouds Gorilla Mountain Lodge, Semliki lodge and Pineapple Bay and any other as advised at the time of quotation/booking may require a non-refundable deposit to guarantee bookings. This will be communicated at the time of booking.
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Key

BB:
Bed & Breakfast
Half Board:
2 Meals per day (Breakfast / Dinner)
Full Board:
3 Meals per day (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Eco-status:
Indicates the Environmentally friendly/ sustainable approach of the hotel
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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Fly Entebbe / Kihihi - Transferred to Bwindi National Park

Upon arrival in Entebbe (either connecting from the MARA or your international arrival) connect to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park scheduled flight arriving at 1355 hrs. Your private safari guide will pick you up and transfer you to your lodge which will take approx. 1 hour located at an altitude of 2300m. This is the home to half of the world's remaining mountain gorillas. Nine other primate species are found here too. The name Bwindi Impenetrable is as a result of the landscape i.e. the dense mountain rain forest that developed since the Ice Age and the shrub and bush vegetation provide an ideal habitat for the primates. You will arrive at your accommodation in the afternoon. Rest of the afternoon at leisure in preparation for the trek next morning. Dinner and overnight at BUHOMA LODGE (luxury option) / ENGAGI LODGE (medium range option).

Meal Plan: Full Board

Meal Plan: Full Board

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Day 2

1st Gorilla Trekking and overnight in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

1st Gorilla Trekking and overnight in BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

Early breakfast at your lodge followed by transfer to the park reception – for check-in/registration of your Bwindi Forest gorilla trek adventure. The largest of the great apes, gorillas are stocky animals with broad chests and shoulders, large, human-like hands and small eyes set into hairless faces. Gorillas display many human-like behaviors and emotions, such as laughter and sadness. They even make their own tools to help them survive in the forest. In fact, gorillas share 98.3% of their genetic code with humans, making them our closest cousins after chimpanzees and bonobos After the trek, drive back to your lodge – for freshening up and lunch. Afternoon and evening at leisure at your lodge. Meals and overnight at BUHOMA LODGE (luxury option) / ENGAGI LODGE (medium range option).

Meal Plan: Full Board

Meal Plan: Full Board

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Day 3

2nd Gorilla Trekking and overnight in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Same program as above but always advisable to trek another family as experiences are always different. In the afternoon you may take a self-guided walk in the nearby town which is quite safe or bird walk. Meals and overnight at Meals and overnight at BUHOMA LODGE (luxury option) / ENGAGI LODGE (medium range option).

Meal Plan: Full Board

Meal Plan: Full Board

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Day 4


After breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip to board your flight to Entebbe. Evening departure

After breakfast you will be transferred to Kihihi airstrip (drive takes approx… 1 hour) to catch your light scheduled flight to Entebbe departing at 1020 hours (baggage allowance is strictly 15 kg in soft sided duffel bags). Upon arrival at 1125 hours, transferred to The Hotel No. 5 for day room use. Thereafter drop off at Entebbe International Airport for outbound departure.

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