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$2448.57 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Gorilla Safari

ItineraryDay 1: Cape Town international Airport to Entebbe International AirportStop At: Viavia EntebbeWe depart Cape Town, South Africa in the morning and head to Entebbe, Uganda. We overnight here and prepare for our journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park the next dayDuration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: We overnight at ViaVia EntebbeDay 2: Entebbe to Kisoro Stop At: Karungi CampWe drive out in the morning to Kisoro, which is the base from which the Gorilla Tracking takes place. We cross the Equator and stop for the traditional “one-foot in each hemisphere” photo opportunity and later a brief stopover at Igongo Cultural Centre. Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: We overnight at Karungi Camp.Day 3: Gorilla TrackingStop At: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kabale, Western RegionThis morning, we trek with trained park rangers in search of the mountain Gorillas. We spend half the day with these odd sounding and gorgeous primates. We will trek in Mgahinga or Bwindi National ParksDuration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: We overnight at Karungi Camp.Day 4: Kisoro to Entebbe via Lake BunyonyiStop At: Lake Bunyonyi, Kabale, Western RegionFrom Kisoro we drive to Entebbe via Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale. Lake Bunyonyi has the deepest crater lake in Africa and is home to a large and varied number of beautiful birds. We overnight in Entebbe.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Viavia EntebbeWe overnight in Entebbe.Duration: 10 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: We overnight at ViaVia EntebbeDay 5: Entebbe AirportStop At: Entebbe International AirportAfter the thrilling Gorilla experience and enjoying the astonishing Lake Bunyonyi, we exchange contacts and part ways, having just experienced a trip of a lifetime. We suggest you extend your stay by a few days to explore more sights. End of Tour!Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$2400 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

4 Days Safari and Bunyonyi holiday

ItineraryDay 1: Airport ArrivalPass By: Airport Transfer Entebbe, Kampala, Central RegionPick up from Airport to Hotel to prepare for the next day travel to bwindiNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Hotel of choiceDay 2: Travel To BwindiStop At: Kampala Fair, Kampala, Central RegionDay 1: Travel to BwindiFrom your hotel, our Gorilla Trekking Safari private guide will pick you up after breakfast, set off for an 8-9 hour drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the south western part of the country. You will have a stopover at the Equator where you will have the remarkable opportunity of standing in 2 hemispheres at the same time and take some photos. You will make another stopover at Igongo Ankole cultural centre to learn about the Ankole culture and proceed to Mbarara for lunch before continuing with your journey to Bwindi through one of the lushest highlands on the continent filled with primates, birds, and breathtaking scenery. You will arrive at the lodge of your booking in the evening.Duration: 9 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: chameleon hill lodge or hotel of your choice Day 3: Gorilla trekking Safari in Bwindi and travel to Lake BunyonyiStop At: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kabale, Western Regionou will have an early breakfast and be driven to the Park Headquarters for a briefing about the rules of Gorilla tracking at 7:30am. After the briefing, you will set off for the Gorilla hunt in the thick jungle. The jungle is very lively with rich forest sounds. The gorilla trekking safari adventure in the jungle ranges between 2 – 8 hours and you have one hour to stay with the Gorillas once sited. In the afternoon you can opt for a community walk among the Batwa people who used to live in the Bwindi forest before it was gazetted as a National Park and learn about their life and culture as a forest people. After your trek, you will embark on a 2 hour drive to Lake Bunyonyi arriving at the lodge of your booking in the evening.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Hotel of choiceDay 4: AtLake BunyonyiStop At: Lake Bunyonyi, Kabale, Western RegionYou will after breakfast beginan exploration of Lake Bunyonyi. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda and second deepest lake in Africa [900 meters deep]. It is also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzias free. The landscape around the lake is made up of terraced hills protruding from the water’s edge. Bunyonyi means “place of little birds” and as the name suggests, there is plenty of birdlife around the lake.With a canoe you will traverse the gorgeous Kyabahinga peninsular where you will be welcomed with songs and dances by the resident school children. You will interact with a renowned herbalist (Omugurusi Jeremiah) who will disclose to you some of the secrets about the flora on the tropical highland. You will also hike the Kyabahinga slopes and have a breathtaking view of the beautiful scenery.Duration: 5 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Hotel of choiceDay 5: Travel to KampalaPass By: Lake Bunyonyi, Kabale, Western RegionYou will depart Bunyonyi and travel back to Kampala with a stopover for lunch in Mbarara town. You will continue the journey and arrive in Kampala in the late afternoon. That will mark the end of the gorilla trekking safari. Bon Voyage back home.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Hotel of choice

$18000 Cultural & Theme Tours

13 Days Best Of Uganda Wildlife Safari

Arrival: Pick up at Entebbe airport at 20:55 and transfer to your Lodge in Entebbe or Kampala.Day1; Kampala/Entebbe – Murchison Falls National Park via Zziwa Rhino SanctuaryAfter breakfast, check out and transfer to your Lodge in Murchison falls national Park, stop over along the way for snacks/ lunch at your own cost and the visit to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary. 2; Murchison falls (Game drive & Boat cruise)Early morning, start the game drive to view giraffes, elephants, buffalo, lions and many other animals. After lunch, spend an afternoon of Game Viewing on the river, you will be able to view crocodiles, hippos and various birdlife as well as an up-close view of the waterfalls and rapids bellow..3; Murchison Falls – Kibale rain forest (Chimps) National ParkAfter breakfast, check out and transfer to Kibale Forest. Stop-over in Fort Portal for lunch and quick break. Arrive at your Lodge/Camp in the afternoon..4; Kibale Chimpanzee trackingAfter an early breakfast, short transfer to Kanyanchu visitor area at 8am for Chimpanzee trekking. After a quick briefing you will be guided by park rangers into the forest to view the chimpanzees, and other primates such as the black and white Colobus monkeies.5; Kibale – Queen Elizabeth National ParkCheck out after breakfast and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park (Q.E.N.P), arrive in at your Lodge/camp in the afternoon.6; Queen Elizabeth (Game drive & Boat cruise)After breakfast, transfer to Ishasha sector of the Park. Arrive in the afternoon, and check in at your lodge/ camp, enjoy dinner and spend the rest of the evening at leisure. 7; Queen Elizabeth Ishasha sectorEarly morning for a special game drive to view the tree climbing lions. Return to the lodge for meals and spend the rest of the day at leisure. 8; Ishasha – Bwindi Gorilla National ParkCheck out after breakfast and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Arrive at your lodge/Camp in the afternoon in time for lunch.. 9; Gorilla Tracking (Buhoma)After an early breakfast, report to gorilla briefing point at 7pm. A park ranger will brief you before you set off deep into ancient forest to view the Gorillas. .  10; Buhoma – lake BunyonyiAfter breakfast, check out and transfer to your lodge at Lake Bunyonyi. Check in and spend the rest of the day at leisure.11; Lake Bunyonyi (Boat/pygmy visit) & relaxationIn the morning after late breakfast, you go to the boat ride to the island. Here you choose whether to have an island walk, visit the pygmies..12; Bunyonyi – Kampala/ Entebbe or Kigali (Rwanda) Intel AirportIn the morning after breakfast, you board the jeep to your Airport.

$1650 Cultural & Theme Tours

Bwindi Gorilla Safari Uganda 3 days 2 nights

ItineraryDay 1- Leave Kampala in the morning and drive southwards. A first stop over at the Equator, a famous spot for photography. For the rest of the journey, view the long horned Ankole cattle, papyrus, acacia woodland and terraced landscape of Kigezi highlands on your way to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Lunch enroute in Mbarara. Dinner and overnight at the lodge/camp. You can choose between classic, midrange and budget accommodation. Day 2 - Gorilla tracking in the tropical rain forestAfter an early breakfast and briefing from the guides, set off for the gorilla tracking in the forest sanctuary. The activity starts at 8.00am. You need to carry packed lunch, drinking water, rain jacket and jungle boots while the rangers will provide you with a walking stick. The time taken to find the gorillas varies according to the movements of these marvelous primates. An encounter with an earth shaking 350 pound silver back or a baby gorilla is very exciting and an unforgettable experience! Dinner and overnight at your lodge/ camp.Day 3-After breakfast return to Kampala at leisure. Lunch enroute.Possible one day extensions: Spend the night at Lake Bunyonyi; Visit Lake Mburo National Park.

$1855.80 Day Trips & Excursions

14-Day Gorilla Encounter Overland Tour from Nairobi

ItineraryDay 1: Nairobi – Lake Nakuru National ParkStop At: Lake Nakuru, Lake Nakuru National Park, Rift Valley ProvinceWe depart Nairobi early and descend into the ‘Great Rift Valley’, an enormous cleft in the Earth’s surface stretching from the Red Sea to Madagascar but with particularly marked escarpments here in Kenya. We stop at a lookout point to take in the magnificent views. Our overnight stop is Lake Nakuru National Park, a relatively small park (by African standards) however prolific in wildlife, sited on the Great Rift Valley floor. The shallow soda lake attracts a huge variety of birdlife – especially flamingos, which may gather in such numbers that (when viewed from above) they form a strikingly pink ‘fringe’ around the lake-shore. However Lake Nakuru is not simply a bird sanctuary, it is also home to buffalo, lion, rhino (black and white), leopard, warthog, baboon, antelope, and a variety of smaller animals. A delightful introduction to East Africa’s wildlife diversity that we search for in an afternoon game drive making use of local guides and smaller safari vehicles for a more intimate experience.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Punda Milias Camp, Nakuru, KenyaDay 2: Lake Nakuru - EldoretStop At: EldoretFrom Nakuru we continue northwest and climb in altitude towards the town of Eldoret en route to the Ugandan frontier. We cross from the Southern Hemisphere to the Northern Hemisphere today over the Equator, enjoy some time here learning a little about its significance and taking photos before moving onwards to Eldoret. The name ‘Eldoret’ is based on the Maasai word ‘Eldore’ meaning stony river due to the stony bed of the nearby Sosiani River. The town is the 5th largest in Kenya and is the fastest growing with a population of approx. 194,000. We camp outside of the town in a unique campsite. It is created on a hilly forest tribal land, which was once home to members of the ancient Sirikwa tribe. Preserved on the site are excavations with stone sides, commonly called Sirikwa holes, which are believed to have been roofed and occupied by the inhabitants of a bygone age.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Naiberi Overland Camp, Eldoret, KenyaDay 3: Eldoret - KampalaStop At: Red Chilli HidewayWe cross into Uganda, Winston Churchill’s ‘Pearl of Africa’, a country with beautiful natural scenery and a rich mosaic of tribes and cultures. Travelling through Uganda you will be captivated by its sheer overwhelming beauty and friendly people. Our first night we camp in the capital city Kampala, which is an attractive hilly city, bustling with roadside traders, markets and busy matatu (mini-bus taxi) stands. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Red Chilli Hideway, Kampala, UgandaDay 4: Kampala – Queen Elizabeth National ParkStop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese, Western RegionFrom Kampala, we travel west towards Queen Elizabeth National Park, across the Equator again, through fertile green terraced hillsides, lush banana plantations, steep mountains and tangled forests with herds of Ankole cattle with their incredible long curving horns roaming the roads and paddocks. We camp a short distance from the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here you will have the opportunity to relax and unwind, take a walk in the surrounding areas and mingle with the local community.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Simba Camp, Queen Elizabeth National Park area, UgandaDay 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park Area Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese, Western RegionThis morning we enter the Queen Elizabeth National Park and take in the magnificent views of the mountains that separate Uganda from central Africa as well as Lake Edwards and Lake George. Queen Elizabeth National park has over 500 species of bird and 100 species of mammals making it one of the most bio diverse national parks in the world and if we are lucky, we may get to spot these animals en route to Kyambura Gorge for the trek to see the chimpanzees. Unlike their larger cousins the mountain gorilla, chimps live mostly in the trees and so our viewing is usually peering high into the forest canopy. However, the experience of seeing man’s closest relative in the wild is a memorable one. Chimpanzee Trek permits are issued by the wildlife authority in groups of up to 8 people per group. Depending on our group size, we may trek on the afternoon of Day 4, morning of day 5 and afternoon of Day 5 or morning of day 6.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Simba Camp, Queen Elizabeth National Park area, UgandaDay 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park - Lake Bunyonyi Stop At: Bunyonyi Overland ResortWe leave the picturesque hills of the national park and make our way to the lush and stunning ‘Lake Bunyonyi’ (‘Place of many little birds’). This lake is 27 km long, 7km wide and at an elevation of 1950 metres above sea level is surrounded by undulating hills between 2200m to 2478m high. With a depth of nearly 900m in parts this lake is the second deepest lake in Africa (the deepest being Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania). With twenty-nine islands that can be visited by local boats, the lake is a great place to unwind, relax and explore on the days that we don’t trek to see the mountain gorillas. Over the next two days the group will be split with one group trekking to the mountain gorillas while the others relax at Lake Bunyonyi to enjoy the many activities on offer. Lake BunyonyiThere are many activities to do here such as hiring canoes to visit some of the lakes islands, visit local tribes and villages, visit the local orphanage, bird watching and nature walks. Alternatively, just relax around camp, catch up on your travel diary or postcards to home.Mountain Gorilla TrekkingThis region of Africa is home to the world’s remaining 700 mountain gorillas, many of which inhabit the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. [We may travel into neighbouring Rwanda to trek for the gorillas on rare occasion].On the day of our trek we gather in the early morning to meet our local guide and tracker. Walking in small groups we trek into the thick rainforest. The trek can be demanding at times with uneven terrain and hilly rainforest but the privilege of spending time with a family of these gentle primates makes the effort well worthwhile. To many people the day’s trek and time with the gorillas remains their most exciting wildlife encounter in Africa. The usual procedure, once we have located the gorilla ‘family’, is to squat or sit down and simply observe them for around an hour – the time set by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (the national body charged with controlling and maintaining the gorillas in Uganda). Gorillas are sociable creatures, living in groups between 12 and 20 individuals, usually led by an ‘alpha male’ (the ‘silverback’ - so called because of the silver hair on his back which grows once the male gorilla attains maturity). Most people find that the gorillas are remarkably human-like at close quarters – particularly in the social interaction between family members and in ‘play’ activity in which the young engage. Photography is permitted (although not with a flash and there are restrictions for those who wish to use a video camera.)Your permit allows you one trek and gorilla viewing (time limited to one hour). However, because the authorities maintain strict limits on the number of visitors allowed to view the gorillas each day we may spend several days in the area while all passengers in our group complete the trek and viewing.NB: Depending on the availability of the gorilla permits the tour itinerary may vary in day to day running order which is based on the brochure itinerary. From time to time we may have to trek on different days. If at any chance our Gorilla trek should be in another neighbouring country, e.g. Rwanda (instead of Uganda) this may entail extra visa fees although we shall endeavour to advise you before departure of any significant changes to the tour itinerary. Please take the above itinerary as a guideline only. This applies to Day 7 – 9 of this tour.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Lake Bunyonyi Overland Stop, UgandaDay 7: Lake Bunyonyi rest days or Gorilla Trek dayStop At: Bunyonyi Overland ResortIf not trekking, today is free to explore the surrounding area, discover the Islands by boat on Lake Bunyonyi or relax back at camp catching up on some well-deserved rest and relaxation.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Lake Bunyonyi Overland Stop, UgandaDay 8: Lake Bunyonyi rest days or Gorilla Trek dayStop At: Bunyonyi Overland ResortToday is a trek day or a day at leisure to enjoy the many optional activities in Lake Bunyonyi. Whether relaxing on the shores of this deep Crater Lake with a good book or heading out to the village and orphanage to gain an insight into the everyday life of Ugandans in this area - you’ll no doubt wish you could stay in this beautiful part of Africa for longer. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Lake Bunyonyi Overland Stop, UgandaDay 9: Lake Bunyonyi - KampalaStop At: Red Chilli HidewayLeaving Lake Bunyonyi we make our way back across the Equator (stopping for a photo opportunity if we did not stop on route to Queen Elizabeth National Park) through lush pasture lands and the northern reaches of Lake Victoria (largest lake in Africa) to Kampala where we will overnight. Kampala is a hotspot for great food and entertainment. If time allows, take the night out and try the local cuisines and enjoy the hospitality and friendliness of the local Ugandans. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Red Chilli Hideway, Kampala, UgandaDay 10: Kampala - JinjaStop At: Nile River ExplorersLeaving Kampala we drive the short distance to the town of Jinja on the banks of Lake Victoria and the Nile. It was in 1862 that the British explorer John Hanning Speke recognised Lake Victoria as the ‘source of the Nile’ settling a long running dispute about Africa’s (and the world’s) longest river. From this modest monument the Nile begins its 4132-mile course through Uganda, Sudan and eventually Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea.Our camp is situated on the grassy banks overlooking the Nile River. It is here that we usually have the option to try river rafting - an exciting day out for those enjoying the thrill of ‘white-water’. There is also the opportunity to make some difference to local children at a local school project: ‘Softpower’ is a locally run voluntary programme aimed at building and improving schools in the Jinja area to which your contribution of a few hours of painting or plastering is always most welcome. Other activities at Jinja include mountain biking, quad biking, village walks and even cruises! Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Nile River Explorers, Jinja, UgandaDay 11: JinjaStop At: Nile River ExplorersEnjoy a free day in this magical place and the many optional activities on offer. Adrenaline lovers can head to the world class rapids and try rafting - an exciting day out for those enjoying the thrill of ‘white-water’. Those seeking a more relaxing day can visit the local community or simply just relax at camp.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Nile River Explorers, Jinja, UgandaDay 12: JinjaStop At: Nile River ExplorersEnjoy a last day on the banks of the Nile exploring the surrounding community, the town of Jinja and discover the beauty of the river Nile as you relax on its banks or indulge in the many optional activities on offer. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Nile River Explorers, Jinja, UgandaDay 13: Jinja – Eldoret Stop At: EldoretAfter our refreshing stop at Jinja, we retrace our steps across the border to the Kenya’s frontier and onwards to Eldoret, where we will camp for the evening. Tonight, you can celebrate the last evening of your Gorilla Encounter with your fellow travellers and exchange stories, emails and laughter around the campfire one last time.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Naiberi Overland Camp, Eldoret, KenyaDay 14: Eldoret - NairobiStop At: Karen CampThis morning we make our way south to the Capital city ‘Nairobi’ where our tour ends on arrival in the late afternoon. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$1153.97 Day Trips & Excursions

9-Day Troop To The Gorillas Overland Tour from Kampala

ItineraryDay 1: Kampala – Queen Elizabeth National ParkStop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese, Western RegionDeparting early from Kampala, we travel west towards Queen Elizabeth National Park, across the Equator, through fertile green terraced hillsides, lush banana plantations, steep mountains and tangled forests with herds of Ankole cattle with their incredible long curving horns roaming the roads and paddocks. We camp a short distance from the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here you will have the opportunity to relax and unwind, take a walk in the surrounding areas and mingle with the local community.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Simba Camp, Queen Elizabeth National Park area, UgandaDay 2: Queen Elizabeth National Park Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese, Western RegionThis morning we enter the Queen Elizabeth National Park and take in the magnificent views of the mountains that separate Uganda from central Africa as well as Lake Edwards and Lake George. Queen Elizabeth National park has over 500 species of bird and 100 species of mammals making it one of the most bio diverse national parks in the world and if we are lucky, we may get to spot these animals en route to Kyambura Gorge for the trek to see the chimpanzees. Unlike their larger cousins the mountain gorilla, chimps live mostly in the trees and so our viewing is usually peering high into the forest canopy. However, the experience of seeing man’s closest relative in the wild is a memorable one. Chimpanzee Trek permits are issued by the wildlife authority in groups of up to 8 people per group. Depending on our group size, we may trek on the afternoon of Day 1, the morning of Day 2 and afternoon of Day 2 or morning of Day 3.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Simba Camp, Queen Elizabeth National Park area, UgandaDay 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park - Lake Bunyonyi Stop At: Bunyonyi Overland ResortWe leave the picturesque hills of the national park and make our way to the lush and stunning ‘Lake Bunyonyi’ (‘Place of many little birds’). This lake is 27 km long, 7km wide and at an elevation of 1950 metres above sea level is surrounded by undulating hills between 2200m to 2478m high. With a depth of nearly 900m in parts this lake is the second deepest lake in Africa (the deepest being Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania). With twenty-nine islands that can be visited by local boats, the lake is a great place to unwind, relax and explore on the days that we don’t trek to see the mountain gorillas. Over the next two days the group will be split with one group trekking to the mountain gorillas while the others relax at Lake Bunyonyi to enjoy the many activities on offer. Lake BunyonyiThere are many activities to do here such as hiring canoes to visit some of the lakes’ islands, visit local tribes and villages, visit the local orphanage, bird watching and nature walks. Alternatively, just relax around camp, catch up on your travel diary or postcards to home.Mountain Gorilla TrekkingThis region of Africa is home to the world’s remaining 700 mountain gorillas, many of which inhabit the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. [We may travel into neighbouring Rwanda to trek for the gorillas on rare occasion].On the day of our trek we gather in the early morning to meet our local guide and tracker. Walking in small groups we trek into the thick rainforest. The trek can be demanding at times with uneven terrain and hilly rainforest but the privilege of spending time with a family of these gentle primates makes the effort well worthwhile. To many people the day’s trek and time with the gorillas remains their most exciting wildlife encounter in Africa. The usual procedure, once we have located the gorilla ‘family’, is to squat or sit down and simply observe them for around an hour – the time set by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (the national body charged with controlling and maintaining the gorillas in Uganda). Gorillas are sociable creatures, living in groups between 12 and 20 individuals, usually led by an ‘alpha male’ (the ‘silverback’ - so called because of the silver hair on his back which grows once the male gorilla attains maturity). Most people find that the gorillas are remarkably human-like at close quarters – particularly in the social interaction between family members and in ‘play’ activity in which the young engage. Photography is permitted (although not with a flash and there are restrictions for those who wish to use a video camera.)Your permit allows you one trek and gorilla viewing (time limited to one hour). However, because the authorities maintain strict limits on the number of visitors allowed to view the gorillas each day we may spend several days in the area while all passengers in our group complete the trek and viewing.NB: Depending on the availability of the gorilla permits the tour itinerary may vary in day to day running order which is based on the brochure itinerary. From time to time we may have to trek on different days. If at any chance our Gorilla trek should be in another neighbouring country, e.g. Rwanda (instead of Uganda) this may entail extra visa fees although we shall endeavour to advise you before departure of any significant changes to the tour itinerary. Please take the above itinerary as a guideline only. This applies to Day 3 – 5 of this tour.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Lake Bunyonyi Overland Stop, UgandaDay 4: Lake Bunyonyi rest days or Gorilla Trek dayStop At: Bunyonyi Overland ResortIf not trekking, today is free to explore the surrounding area, discover the Islands by boat on Lake Bunyonyi or relax back at camp catching up on some well-deserved rest and relaxation.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Lake Bunyonyi Overland Stop, UgandaDay 5: Lake Bunyonyi rest days or Gorilla Trek dayStop At: Bunyonyi Overland ResortToday is a trek day or a day at leisure to enjoy the many optional activities in Lake Bunyonyi. Whether relaxing on the shores of this deep crater lake with a good book or heading out to the village and orphanage to gain an insight into the everyday life of Ugandans in this area - you’ll no doubt wish you could stay in this beautiful part of Africa for longer. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Lake Bunyonyi Overland Stop, UgandaDay 6: Lake Bunyonyi - KampalaStop At: Red Chilli HidewayLeaving Lake Bunyonyi we make our way back across the Equator (stopping for a photo opportunity if we did not stop on route to Queen Elizabeth National Park) through lush pasture lands and the northern reaches of Lake Victoria (largest lake in Africa) to Kampala where the tour finishes upon arrival. Kampala is a hotspot for great food and entertainment. If time allows, take the night out and try the local cuisines and enjoy the hospitality and friendliness of the local Ugandan’s. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Red Chilli Hideway, Kampala, UgandaDay 7: Kampala - JinjaStop At: Nile River ExplorersLeaving Kampala, we drive the short distance to the town of Jinja on the banks of Lake Victoria and the Nile. It was in 1862 that the British explorer John Hanning Speke recognised Lake Victoria as the ‘source of the Nile’ settling a long running dispute about Africa’s (and the world’s) longest river. From this modest monument the Nile begins its 4132-mile course through Uganda, Sudan and eventually Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea.Our camp is situated on the grassy banks overlooking the Nile River. It is here that we usually have the option to try river rafting - an exciting day out for those enjoying the thrill of ‘white-water’. There is also the opportunity to make some difference to local children at a local school project: ‘Softpower’ is a locally run voluntary programme aimed at building and improving schools in the Jinja area to which your contribution of a few hours of painting or plastering is always most welcome. Other activities at Jinja include mountain biking, quad biking, village walks and even bungee jumping! Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Nile River Explorers, Jinja, UgandaDay 8: JinjaStop At: Nile River ExplorersEnjoy a free day in this magical place and the many optional activities on offer. Adrenaline lovers can head to the world-class rapids and try rafting - an exciting day out for those enjoying the thrill of ‘white-water’. Those seeking a more relaxing day can visit the local community or simply just relax at camp.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Nile River Explorers, Jinja, UgandaDay 9: Jinja - KampalaStop At: Red Chilli HidewayEnjoy a last day on the banks of the Nile exploring the surrounding community, the town of Jinja and discover the beauty of the river Nile as you relax on its banks or indulge in the many optional activities on offer. After our refreshing stop at Jinja, we retrace our steps back to Kampala in the late afternoon where our tour ends. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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