Gorillas of Uganda

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  • Group Tour
  • Starting Price: $9,135
  • Length: 8 days
  • Operator: Travcoa
  • 866-591-0260
    Destinations: Africa, Kenya, Uganda
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Tour Description

Let yourself become one with nature in Uganda and Kenya as you leave your everyday routine behind. Experience the exhilaration of spectacular game drives, wondrous nature walks and magical starlit nights. Uganda, “the Pearl of East Africa,” glistens in the sun as you explore one of the most exciting destinations on the African continent. Your remarkable game drives focus on this world of primates where you’ll view a variety of monkeys, bush babies and chimpanzees. In Kenya, gaze at the shimmering sunsets and bask in the light of the rising moon. Encounter breathtaking vistas of rolling savannahs and acacia woodlands teaming with giraffe, wildebeests, ostriches, gazelles, waterbuck and the elegant gerenuk. And be ever wary of the predators - hyena, cheetah, lion and the elusive leopard. There’s something astounding to see no matter where you look.

  • Enjoy a 4WD or walking safari of the Maasai Mara and spot the Big Five animals
  • Take a forest walk to explore Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to 11 types of primates
  • Explore Bwindi and take a full day gorilla trekking adventure
  • Immerse yourself culturally while visiting a local village and meeting the inhabitants

Itinerary

DAY 1

Arrive Nairobi the Masai Mara, Kenya

You are met on arrival at Nairobi airport and then taken the regional airport for your flight out to the to the Masai Mara. On arrival, you are met and taken directly to Olonana Safari Camp, located on the banks of the Mara River. Relax in your deluxe tent or perhaps take a game drive this afternoon.Meals: Full board at the camp

Olonana Safari Camp, Masai Mara

DAYS 2 & 3

Maasai Mara

Enjoy 4WD or walking safaris of these plains that are rich with flora and fauna, including all of the Big Five. Spot the big cats, including lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena, as well herds of wildebeest, gazelle, buffalo, elephant and more than 300 bird species. Take time to visit the local Maasai village to learn about the local culture and traditional ways. The camp is also a wonderful place to relax, with its pool and mini spa. One night enjoy an elegant dinner out in the bush. Early one morning experience the Masai Mara as you float over the incredible landscape in a balloon.(B,L,D)

Olonana Safari Camp, Maasai Mara

DAY 4

Masai Mara to Entebbe, Uganda

Spend the morning on safari and relaxing before your afternoon flights (via Nairobi) to Entebbe. You will be met on arrival and taken directly to your hotel camp. (B,L,D)

Emin Pasha Hotel, Entebbe

DAY 5

Entebbe to Bwindi

This morning take a charter flight to the Kayonza airstrip on the edge of the western rift valley in southwestern Uganda. You will be met on arrival, and driven to the Gorilla Forest Camp, in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Relax this afternoon or take a forest walk to explore the local area. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and home to 11 types of primates, including red tailed and blue monkey, black and white colobus, baboons and chimpanzee. There are also forest elephant, antelope, more than 350 species of birds and 200 species of butterflies. (B,L,D)

Gorilla Forest Camp, Bwindi

DAY 6

Gorilla Trekking

Today enjoy an incredible full day trekking adventure in Bwindi, home to half the world’s mountain gorilla population. You will visit one of the three available gorilla groups, each with approximately 17-23 gorillas and at least one silverback. Human contact is very strictly regulated, and once you make contact, you will be allowed only one hour with the gorilla group. Experienced guides will accompany you throughout, many of whom have been intimately involved in getting the gorillas used to the presence of humans. Your guide will describe and elaborate on the wildlife and environment, as well as the gorillas. Return to camp for dinner. (B,L,D)

Gorilla Forest Camp, Bwindi

DAY 7

Bwindi National Forest

Today relax at the camp, and take advantage of the other activities. Take a bird walk to see the more than 300 bird species, including 24 that are endemic to these highlands. Walk to visit the local village to meet the inhabitants, including the traditional medicine man and the blacksmith. See their honey production site and school and attend a Batwa (Pygmy dance performance).(B,L,D)

Gorilla Forest Camp, Bwindi

DAY 8

Depart from Entebbe

This morning you are taken to the airstrip for your charter flight back to Entebbe, where you are then transferred to the international airport for your flight home or on to your next destination.(B)

Departures

Pricing Information

December 31, 2011

From $9,135.00 per person double occupancy.

From $3,140.00 single room supplement.

Journey Includes

  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All transfers and fully guided daily sightseeing provided by a private deluxe A/C vehicle
  • Local English-speaking guide for sightseeing in each city
  • Entrance fees per final scheduled itinerary
  • Airport porterage, where available (2 bags per person)
  • Local taxes
  • TravcoAssist (Medical Travel Assistance Plan)

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Prices displayed are based on the lowest season base price and assume double occupancy. Prices are shown in U.S. dollars and may or may not include administrative fees, taxes, meals, airfare (where applicable) and Single Supplements. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.

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