Day 1:

On the arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to Kampala, Imperial royale or Metro pole Hotel.

 

Day 2: The marvellous Murchison Falls on the Nile

Early morning, leave Kampala driving Northwest through the famous Luwero Triangle. If you start early morning, it is possible to visit the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary to see rhinos in the wild. Proceed to Murchison Falls National Park, the largest protected area in Uganda, with 3.840 Kms, named after the falls on the Victoria Nile, which divides the park into two sectors. Relax a bit at a situated site on the top of the spectacular falls, where you can see the Nile’s perfected beauty and marvel as it compresses and squeezes itself from over 1 kilometre wide down through a seven meter canyon. The 43 meter drop of the falls creates a thunderous roar and a beautiful rainbow in a plume of spray – the best of the Nile River Dinner and over night at Paraa safari lodge or Pakuba safari lodge.

 

Day 3: The boat cruise on the river Nile

Your day starts with an early morning game drive, transverse  the Northern part of the park for a game drive to view and take photographs of elephants, buffalos, waterbucks, hippos, giraffes, Uganda kobs, lions, if you are lucky the leopards, plus a variety of bird species. After lunch, proceed for a two-hour cruise to the bottom of the mighty Murchison falls. This is an opportunity to see the amazing hippos, crocodiles along the riverbanks. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight as above.

 

Day 4: Transfer to Kasese town through Fort Portal

Early morning transfer from Murchison Falls driving Southwest via the Albertine Escarpment of the great Western Rift Valley. Drive through Hoima and reach the colourful and beautiful town of Fort Portal, the capital of the Tooro kingdom, situated in the shadow of the fabled “Mountains of the Moon,” the Rwenzori. Dinner and overnight at Margherita hotel/Sandton hotel in Kasese.

 

Day 5: Rwenzori hiking

After breakfast, transfer to Trekkers Hostel in Kyanjiki 12 kilometres from Kasese past Kilembe. Best to start by 8.30am but can leave as late as 10am. Meet your guides and briefing. You walk 2.2km to the UWA rangers post at 1,727metres. Here the rangers brief you on the day’s activities and rules of the National Park. You will then start the hike of 8.6 km expected time 5 to 6 hours Start height is 1,667 metres climbing to 3,171 metres. You will have packed lunch, and this will be had later on your hike. The dinner and overnight will be had at Samalira Camp. This Camp has spectular views across the foothills to Lake George and Queen Elisabeth National Park while on the left you can clearly see Kasese town.

 

 

Day 6: Descending the Rwenzori

After a hearty breakfast we again climb about one kilometre to a lookout (3,300m) on the ridge leading up to Charavulla For those who are fit we may proceed to Charavulla wherethere is a flat wet area on which you may find two species of Giant Lobelias. After taking and few pictures we then descend back down to the rangers post and back to Kilembe. Dinner and overnight in Margherita hotel/Sandton hotel.

 

Day 7: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park  

 

Transfer  to Kibale Forest National Park after an early break, for primate viewing. The activity starts at 8.00 am in the morning. A half day search for chimpanzees and other primates including phoestes, Red-colobuses, Blues, Red-tailed and grey cheeked mangabeys swinging through the dense forest and birds, butterflies and many small insects. The guide will provide detailed explanations on not only primates, but also on all the forest’s fauna and flora. After lunch a visit to Bigodi swamp eco -tourism site is amazing, as we shall encounter rare and beautiful flora and fauna. On the way back do not miss the beauty of the Kasenda Crater Lakes, which dominates all the surrounding areas with the possibility of amazing panoramic views. Dinner and overnight at Primate lodge or Mountains of the Moon hotel.

 

Day 8: The boat cruise on Kazinga Channel

 

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, following the mystical Ruwenzori Mountain Range most of the journey. A game drive enroute may be rewarded with view of waterbucks, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, spotted hyenas and a variety of antelope species. Arrive early for lunch on top of the Mweya peninsula. Enjoy the unique two hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water’s edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Ihamba safari lodge.

 

Day 9: Queen Elizabeth National Park

 

After a cup of coffee embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi tracks and Queens mile in the park and expect to see lions, elephants, cape buffalos, warthogs, spotted hyenas, mangoose, waterbucks, kobs and, if lucky, the leopard, plus a lot of small animals and birds. You will reach the Lake George. Drive back to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon drive to the splendid Crater Lakes region for sightseeing’s.Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Ihamba safari lodge.

 

Day 10:

This day is reserved for your return to Kampala and later departure.

 

 

TARIFFS 2015-16:

 

  5 star  4 star
Each of 10 people $2,444 $2,000

 

 

The tariff includes:

-Airport transfer

– Full board accommodation excluding drinks

– Ground transportation by 4×4 Land Cruiser or minibus

-Hiking fees that include porters on the mountain.

-Chimp permits

-English speaking Driver/Guide

– Entrance fees, taxes

-All activities that has been mentioned directly on the itinerary

 

 The tariff does not include:

– Air ticket.

– Tourist insurance

– Entrance visas: 50 USD directly from Entebbe Int. Airport.

– Drinks and tips.

– Everything not directly mentioned in the programme itinerary.

 

How the hike is organized: The group or the individual person is accompanied by a Guide and by “porters”, who have the duty of transporting some of the luggage for up to 25kg per person (the rest is extra luggage and it will be chargeable at extra cost).

NOTE: Most of the necessary equipment is rentable directly at the store of Rwenzori trekking Services at the base of the Rwenzori. However, we kindly request to communicate in advance what type of equipment you would like to rent in place or buy in Uganda, so that we will guarantee the availability.

 

Hiring Prices:

Rope US$25-
Crampons US$25-
Harnesses US$25-
Ice axe US$25-
Sleeping bag US$25-
Climbing boots US$25-
Cap US$5-
Trouser US$5-
Jacket /sweaters US$5-
Rubber boots US$7-
Garters US$5-
Gloves US$5-

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

-We require a 50% deposit of the total tour cost upon confirmation of the safari to secure gorilla permits and safeguard the reservations.

The balance should be paid 1 month prior to the arrival.

-For bookings coming one month before departure we shall require the full payment of the tour costs.

-The payment is made by international money transfer to the company bank account in Uganda.

 

– Tour tariffs are based on all known costs and rates of exchange at the time of the transfer, any significant changes beyond our will be immediately communicated to our clients.

– We also retain the right to alter any arrangements due to local conditions. We also retain the right to refuse any person from participating or continuing any tour if that person causes or is deemed to cause hazard or inconvenience to other clients and to our environment and ecosystems.

– Please note that in Uganda US dollar banknotes series before year 2000 are accepted only with a low exchange rate, therefore clients are advised to travel to Uganda with more recent banknotes series.  The same applies to banknotes below 50 USD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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