Gorillas in Uganda

Uganda is a land of contrasts. In half a day you can drive from mist -shrouded volcanic mountains to hot hazy Savannah, dappled with wildlife. Serene undulating hills of tea plantations, lush but...

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Uganda is a land of contrasts. In half a day you can drive from mist -shrouded volcanic mountains to hot hazy Savannah, dappled with wildlife. Serene undulating hills of tea plantations, lush but ordered, give way to tangled jungle and rainforest with the musical accompaniment of chaotic, cacophonous birdlife. Uganda is alive with these contrasts: The tiniest Sunbirds, iridescent in the morning light, the massive lumbering yet silent elephant, disappearing like a vapor behind the trees, the chimpanzees crashing about the forest canopy, t he lugubrious gorilla, chewing thoughtfully in the bamboo thicket. There is the Nile, twisting its way north like a shimmering ribbon, through arid semi -desert scattered about with rocky kopjes.
Snow-capped peaks, tropical, sandy, freshwater beaches, and smiling faces everywhere. It is all here, a feast for all the senses.
Let us show you the Uganda we know and love.
This is Africa: the way it should be!

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Lusaka
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
[icon_tick state=”on”]Return flights from Lusaka to Entebbe
[icon_tick state=”on”]Meals as specified in the itinerary (hotels in Kampala / Entebbe are B&B)
[icon_tick state=”on”]Drinks as stipulated in itinerary
[icon_tick state=”on”]Accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary
[icon_tick state=”on”]Water in the vehicle for overland sectors
[icon_tick state=”on”]Charter or scheduled flights, inclusive of airport taxes where applicable, as specified in the itinerary
NB: Baggage restriction of 15kgs per person (no more) is applicable on all flights in small, soft-sided bags. This includes hand luggage. Extra luggage will incur a charge of $3 per kg, per sector, to be paid directly to the airline upon check-in.
NB: Certain routings have restrictions on schedules and have minimum numbers: details will be confirmed upon booking
[icon_tick state=”on”]All ground transportation and transfers as indicated, which are inclusive of fuel
[icon_tick state=”on”]Activities as stipulated in the itinerary
[icon_tick state=”on”]Game drives in a shared 4 wheel drive vehicle at Lodges where indicated
[icon_tick state=”on”]Park, ranger guide, conservation fees
[icon_tick state=”on”]Community bed night fees
[icon_tick state=”on”]All applicable taxes, administration and banking fees
[icon_tick state=”on”]Gorilla and/or Chimpanzee permits as stipulated in the itinerary:
o Gorilla and Chimpanzee tracking is subject to availability of permits, which are limited to 8 per Gorilla family per day and 6 per Chimpanzee family per ½ day.
o Gorilla and Chimpanzee permits cannot be held/secured/booked with the Uganda Wildlife Authority or the Rwanda Development Board in advance of payment – they are only secured once physically paid for.
We can check availability of permits but we cannot hold them.
o We will invoice for the permits, and as soon as the funds clear in our account, we will go ahead and purchase.
o Gorilla and Chimpanzee permits are always 100% non-transferable and non-refundable.
o There is a minimum age limit for gorilla tracking of 15 years (no exceptions).
o In Uganda, please be advised that if clients are staying at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, we shall endeavour to buy Nkuringo Gorilla group permits – the Nkuringo group tracking start point is close to the Lodge. If at the time of booking, Nkuringo group permits are not available, we shall secure permits from the Rushaga group (encompassing the Nshongi, Mishaya, Busingye, Kahungye and Bweza Families) which is a 45 – 60 minute drive from Clouds. There is an additional cost of approximately $188 (per vehicle) which transfers guests to the tracking start point, waits and returns them to the Lodge.
NOT INCLUDED
[icon_tick state=”off”]All passport and visa fees:
[icon_tick state=”off”]All health vaccinations and medications, including, but not limited to:
Yellow Fever vaccinations are currently compulsory for entry into Uganda. All those entering Uganda must be in possession of a valid and original Yellow Fever vaccination card
[icon_tick state=”off”]International flights and associated airport departure taxes
[icon_tick state=”off”]Meals not specified (including lunch and other meal stops between properties on overland sectors)
[icon_tick state=”off”]Drinks where not stipulated in itinerary
[icon_tick state=”off”]Items of a personal nature
[icon_tick state=”off”]Laundry in Kampala / Entebbe
[icon_tick state=”off”]Gratuities for guides / drivers / hotel staff etc.
[icon_tick state=”off”]Any extras and additional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
[icon_tick state=”off”]Charges incurred as a result of delays or cancellations or other inconveniences beyond our control
[icon_tick state=”off”]Trip cancellation, travel delay or baggage insurance
[icon_tick state=”off”]All statutory increases beyond our control
[icon_tick state=”off”]Travel / medical insurance
[icon_tick state=”off”]Amref Flying Doctors emergency evacuation: this can be arranged @$24 per person per 31 days (needs to be requested and is not automatically included)

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