Visit Africa's Uganda Wildlife to Gorilla to Mountains Tourism Event Experience

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Duration:

11 day Experience

Group Size:

6-25 travellers

Major Destinations:

Lake Mburo National Park

Kibale Forest National Park

Fort Portal

Rwenzori Mountains

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable

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You have arrived to the pearl of all Africa, a nation with unbelievable nature beauty and breathtaking wildlife experience. Let's get the ball rolling!

This breathtaking tourism event experience, set in Uganda in the eastern parts of Africa will take you from nature, thrilling wildlife on ground, on water and in air, to cultural encounters, cultural native entertainment, Chimpanzee tracking, and to an experience of Africa's Mountain Gorilla habituation and tracking.

This Tourism Event Includes

 

  • Mid range Accommodation
  • 10 Dinners
  • 10 Breakfast
  • 9-10 Lunch
  • 6 Major Destinations
  • 1 Extra free Experience
  • Expert Tourism event team and guides
  • 4x4 Tourism vehicles
  • Medical First Aid Kit
  • Gifts
  • In Vehicle WiFi

The Experience Highlights

 

  • Mountain Gorilla Experience
  • Accommodation Experience
  • Uganda Equator
  • Birding
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Cultural Encounters
  • Nature Experience
  • Wildlife Experience
  • Water life Experience
  • History Experience
  • Art Experience

Detailed Event Experience

If you are still here, this means you already excited to join this breathtaking tourism event experience. Let's delve in!

Arrival

Day 1:  Air Travel Experience to Uganda

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Welcome to your adventurous and breathtaking tourism event experience. Visit Africa is geared, all set and ecstatic to share this experience with you. Let’s transfer you to your relaxing hotel for a rest before a thrilling and breathtaking adventure.

 

Lake Mburo National Park

Day 2-3: Transfer to Lake Mburo | Equator | Igongo Cultural Centre

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Oh Yes! The main course tourism event experience begins, with a road trip to discover the beauty that awaits you.

  • Learn more about the Uganda Equator, Photo experience at the Equator. The Imaginary line that divides the earth into two halves; the north and south hemispheres are found in very few countries in the world.
  • Go nature walking, hiking with a birding experience
  • Experience Learn more about the under threat famous Ankole Cows. Visit The Enyemebwa Cultural Conservation Education Centre.
  • Go for Day and Night Wildlife game drives. Lake Mburo National park has more than 68 mammal species, including zebra, impala, topi, eland, bush buck, buffalo, warthog, leopard, hyena and jackal.
  • Experience nature and wildlife on a Mountain Biking Safari
  • A Birding experience at Uganda’s birding paradise. Lake Mburo is packed with over 350 bird species, the best place for a beautiful birding experience.
  • It’s now time for some cultural heritage experience at the Igongo Cultural Centre! Learn about the historical background, cultural heritage of the Banyakitara.
  • The icing on the cake here, is a breathtaking water experience on a boat ride.

Finally some night rest! After a thrilling experience, enjoy a soothing and relaxing night at Mburo Safari Lodge. Get to know the guide and more.

 

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 4-5: Transfer to Bwindi Forest | Gorilla Experience | Full Experience

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the southwestern part of Uganda is Africa’s top destination for mountain Gorilla tracking and viewing, with a spectacular vegetation cover, a great view, and culture and tour activities. The impenetrable forest protects an estimated 400 mountain gorillas, roughly half of the world’s mountain gorilla population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked. Also found here are over 350 bird species, monkeys and other wildlife.

  • For this long awaited experience, Experience mountain gorilla tracking, an experience you will never forget.
  • More Gorilla experience; enjoy a one in a lifetime Gorilla habituation experience in rushaga.
  • Time for some cultural encounter with the Batwa People, the first inhabitants of the forest. They are pygmies, a hunter-gathering people.
  • You need that nature experience, I know you do.
  • Enjoy village walks in Buhoma Village
  • Visit the Buhoma Community Hospital.

After such a memorable day, all I need is a relaxing evening experience. Get exactly that and more at Gorilla Valley Lodge.

 

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 6-7: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park | Full Experience

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Queen Elizabeth National park in the west of Uganda is a true experience of wonders with a diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big five, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds.

  • Your day’s adventure starts with a mouth-watering game drive experience across the savannah of Queen Elizabeth national park. This one is special, real special, don’t stay in bed.
  • Join the fun at the Kazinga Channel for a thrilling boat ride experience. The shores of Kazinga Channel draw large numbers of wild life like Hippos, Crocodiles, Statunga Antelopes, Bird Species, Waterbucks, Buffaloes and elephants among others.
  • It’s time for some nature walks, hiking and birding at the Maramagambo Forest
  • You have to see this; How salt is harvested at Lake Katwe. Lake Katwe is known throughout Uganda and the East African region for its substantial salt production. Lake Katwe is found within an explosion crater in the formerly active volcanic area north-east of Lake Edward and south-east of Lake George.
  • Join the Mongoose and Lion Tracking Research experience.
  • Cultural Heritage Experience Time! Go native dancing with the Kikorongo Women Community.
  • Some Charity Experience, Shall we! Visit the Leopard Village. Learn about efforts to preserve culture, nature and wildlife at this community run, socio-economical initiative.
  • The best is always saved for last. Experience tree climbing lions at the Ishasha Sector.

What an experience! It’s now time for some evening rest at Marafiki Safari Lodge.

 

Rwenzori Mountains

Day 8: Mountain Rwenzori National Park Experience

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Rwenzori Mountains National Park covers nearly 100,000ha in western Uganda and comprises the main part of the Rwenzori mountain chain, which includes Africa's third highest peak (Mount Margherita: 5,109 m)

  • Start your day’s experience with a mountain climbing experience to the first camp on the Rwenzori Mountains.
  • Note: Climbing to the Summit of Mt.Rwenzori takes 6-7days. If you would like to add this as a separate experience, Let us know
  • Wow, What a breathtaking nature walk experience, this is! Enjoy some cool climate nature experience.
  • The Bakonjo People is an interesting culture to discover and learn more about their lifestyle and heritage. Visit the Ruboni Community Village.

 

Kibale Forest National Park

Day 9: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park | Full Chimpanzee Experience

Meals Included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Start your experience with a block buster Chimpanzee Habituation experience. Experience Chimpanzees up-close throughout the day.
  • Come on! Don’t miss out on some amazing nature walk sceneries

This has been a fun Chimpanzee day, it’s time to rest up for the night at Amazing Kibale Forest Camp.

 

Fort Portal

Day 10: Transfer to Fort Portal | Experience The Tourism City of Uganda

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Welcome Uganda’s tourism city, here it’s all about culture and some breathtaking nature experiences.

  • Start your day’s experience with some history experience of the Lugard Monument. Frederick Lugard was a British soldier who arrived in Uganda in the 1890s and built his fort on top of the Kampala hill.
  • Go on a Toro Palace Tour. Learn about the history of the Toro Kingdom and more
  • Next, The Amabeere Caves awaits. The Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru Caves are a historic site believed to be the birthplace of the founding King of the Bachwezi.
  • Experience a breathtaking view of the Kyaninga Crater Lake as you relax at Kyaninga Lodge at the shores of the Crater Lake for the evening.

This is awesome! I am having the experience of a lifetime. It’s time for some night rest at Kyaninga Royal Cottages

 

Departure

Day 11: Transfer back to Entebbe & departure

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch (except for early morning departures)

  • Transfer back to Kampala, grab some souvenirs as reminder of this experience.
  • Transfer to Entebbe Airport for your departure.

We can’t hold back the tears of this experience, we are humbled for the opportunity to be part of such an amazing adventurous experience with you. Thank you!

Hotel & Lodges

We carefully select each hotel or lodge with our mission "crafted to inspire, and enable an adventurous breathtaking experience of tourism of Africa" in mind; your experience is our priority. All hotel and lodges have been vetted to inspire and enable for a beautiful stay and experience while on this tourism event experience.

This 3-star tree-filled cottages with rustic touches is set 47km from Entebbe International Airport

Forest Cottages Kampala

This 3-star tree-filled cottages with rustic touches is set 47km from Entebbe International Airport. The cottages is designed in harmony with the environment and aiming to fully immerse guests in a nature experience.

Mburo Safari Lodge is a luxury and eco friendly lodge in Lake Mburo National Park with excellent accommodations

Mburo Safari Lodge

Mburo Safari Lodge is a luxury and eco friendly lodge in Lake Mburo National Park with excellent accommodations which comprises the main Lodge, cottages and honeymoon house, all raised on a wooden platform.

Gorilla Valley Lodge located in the Rushaga Bwindi Gorilla sector, is a 3 star lodge consisting of 12 en-suite rooms

Gorilla Valley Lodge

Gorilla Valley Lodge located in the Rushaga Bwindi Gorilla sector, is a 3 star lodge consisting of 12 en-suite rooms, built on a steep slope, ensuring the best views on Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. All rooms have a private terrace.

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FAQ
  • Your Travel Documents

    Your passport, travel air tickets, or any other travel documents, locks for your luggage and alternative variety of identification just in case of passport loss should be set early enough before your travel for a tourism event experience.

    For tourism in Africa, you will need your passport to be valid for six months beyond your travel dates in Africa. Ensure your passport has enough blank pages for any stamping, and thoroughly review all the entry requirements for each country you’re visiting.

     

    For entry into the Pearl of Africa, the Republic of Uganda, you will require a visa. Luckily, you can obtain one online via the Uganda Electronic Visa/Permit Application System. Find all the other information about your stay in Uganda here. There is a support area where you can make inquiries about passport, visa and other related matters.

  • Health

    • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements.
    • Local governments will require proof of a yellow fever vaccination (often referred to as a yellow card ) or a statement of medical exemption from the vaccine.
    • Drink bottled water only. Refrain from ingesting tap water
    • Bring a small first aid kit, including antacids, anti-maleria medication, anti-diarrhea medication, motion sickness medication, and any prescription medications that is recommended by your doctor for the tourism event.
    • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tourism event and any possible delays encountered.
    • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify Visit Africa at least 30 days prior to your departure.
  • Transportation and Arrival Information

    • A representative from Visit Africa will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel.
    • Transfers to and from the airport at your destination are included as part of your tourism event experience.
    • During your game drives, you’ll travel in a specially equipped 4x4 tourism vehicle. The vehicle is open, allowing for panoramic views. Window seats are guaranteed for all travellers. Be advised that transfers between parks are long and cross bumpy terrain.
  • Clothing & Packing Tips

    • Loose-fitting, layered clothing that can accommodate varying temperatures will be most comfortable. Quick-dry material is best for hot days outside and a warmer layer may be needed for chilly evenings and early mornings.
    • Wear muted colours for game drives, as bright clothing may scare animals away and blue or black clothing attracts tsetse flies.
    • Comfortable closed-toes shoes, such as sneakers or lightweight hiking boots, are best for walking during the day.
    • Pack a swimsuit as many of the hotels have pools that you are free to use at your leisure.
    • Sun protection is very important. Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a broad-brimmed hat to protect your face and the back of your neck from the sun.
    • Occasional rain showers are common during certain seasons, so lightweight rain-wear may be necessary depending on the timing of your trip.
    • Mosquito repellent, binoculars, and a flashlight are highly recommended.
    • A small bottle of hand sanitizer may be helpful when other facilities are not readily available while on the road.
    • Many African countries are adopting strict bans on plastic bags. We kindly advise you not to carry any.
  • Cuisine

    • Most of the cuisines you will encounter while on your tourism event experience are native (local). Other foreign cuisines are mainly British and Asian, this is so due to their earlier influence in these parts of Africa.
    • Africa is the true food basket of the world. Find all types of fruits including those you have never heard of before. Note that fruits that only grow in cold climate temperatures are not that common. though some can be accessed in selected super/mega market shops.
    • African Cuisine is a breathtaking experience on it's own right. Prepare your taste buds.
  • Hotel & Lodging Amenities

    • All hotels picked for your tourism event fall under mid-range. These normally have all the basic amenities you need for convenience.
    • Note that Uganda uses a Type G plug with three large, flat pins.
    • We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hair-dryer or other device without a built-in converter.
    • Not all of the hotels on this tour will have air conditioning.
    • Your hotels may provide hair-dryers, irons, and other small appliances. However, these amenities cannot be guaranteed.
    • Power outages are common. In some of the camps, power is turned off in the late afternoon as well as in the early morning
  • Connectivity

    • Wi-Fi is available in some hotels, though charges may apply.
    • Visit Africa will provide you with Wi-Fi in the tourism coaches or safari vehicles during the duration fo the tourism event.
  • Visit Africa Team

    • You will be assigned a tourism event guide for this tourism event experience. You will be met by a representative from Visit Africa upon arrival and will then meet your guide the morning of your first full day on tour. He or she will act as both your tour guide and driver for the duration of your tour.
  • Currency

    • The currency you’ll be using on your tourism event is the Uganda shilling or US Dollars if you would like.
    • You may be able to purchase Uganda shillings in advance from your local bank or a foreign currency exchange retailer.
    • We recommend that you carry as little local cash as possible as well as small amounts of U.S. dollars (only crisp bills printed in 2004 or later).
    • ATMs are most readily available in Uganda, almost all towns have bank ATM Machines; while there, we recommend taking out cash in small bills to have on safari.
    • Major North American credit cards are accepted but can be difficult to use in remote locations (Visa and Mastercard is the most widely accepted).
    • International banks and businesses primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.
    • We suggest that you inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans, so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.
  • Shopping

    • You will have the opportunity to shop for local handicrafts, such as wood carvings and textiles, at outdoor markets and roadside stalls. Some lodges will have souvenirs shops on the premises as well.
    • Prices at most markets are negotiable, so don't be afraid to bargain, it's a great way to strike up a conversation with a local.
  • Tipping

    Tipping tourism event guides or any service provider on your African tourism visit is something you do at your own discretion

    • At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your driver/guide a gratuity in USD.
    • We advise tipping to be paid in cash.
  • Time zones

    • The world is divided longitudinally into time zones, with each hour difference roughly 15 degrees apart. Due to some countries having half hour time zones, there are more than 24 times zones in the world. Most countries, especially the smaller ones, have only one time zone.
    • A time zone is an area that observes a uniform standard time for legal, commercial and social purposes. All time zones are defined as offsets from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), ranging from UTC−12:00 to UTC+14:00.
    • Africa uses six time zones and thirteen standard time zone names to describe them. Africa time zone offsets range from UTC/GMT -1 to UTC/GMT + 4.
    • Uganda observes Eastern Africa Time (EAT) all year.
  • Travel Insurance

    Acquiring travel insurance for any tourism event is essential due to unforeseen inconveniences, so we recommend you get one before the start of your tourism event.

    Travel insurance is a plan you purchase that protects you from certain financial risks and losses that can occur while traveling. These losses can be minor, like a delayed suitcase, or significant, like a last-minute trip cancellation or a medical emergency overseas.

Kyaninga Royal Cottages located at the edge of Fort Portal crater lakes is an eco-friendly sustainable retreat

Kyaninga Royal Cottages

Kyaninga Royal Cottages located at the edge of Fort Portal crater lakes is an eco-friendly sustainable retreat in the heart of nature. A place to relax and re-connect with yourself, in scenic surroundings.

Located in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Kasese District, Marafiki Safari Lodge is more than a safari lodge

Marafiki Safari Lodge

Located in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Kasese District, Marafiki Safari Lodge is more than a safari lodge, its an experience of wilderness, with private luxury safari tents on raised wooden floors and canvas walls that can be rolled up to allow you to sit comfortably watching the Savannah Plains

This amazing accommodation facility in Kibale National Park has 12 African safari style tents

Kibale Forest Camp

This amazing accommodation facility in Kibale National Park has 12 African safari style tents, comfortably furnished with twin or double beds. Each unit has its own private ensuite bathroom with a flush toilet, a dressing room and a hot water shower.

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