Africa 2021: Safari + Mountain Gorilla Trekking (Co-ed)

Uganda Africa

GE
27 reviews
Apr 14 - 25, 2021
Group size: 8 - 16
Africa 2021: Safari + Mountain Gorilla Trekking (Co-ed)
Uganda Africa

27 reviews

$5045
Deposit: $200
Apr 14 - 25, 2021
Group size: 8 - 16

About this trip

Grab your safari hat, binoculars and don’t forget your camera because your friends are not going to believe your stories on this African Safari in Uganda!


Straight out of the pages of a National Geographic Magazine, Uganda offers intrepid travelers a chance to live like an explorer. This epic journey is a combination of observational game drives through wildlife parks, and on-the-ground up-close encounters with some of the world’s most endangered animals like rhinos and, Chimpanzees, and  Mountain Gorillas.


>>>Early Bird Pricing: Sign up by August 15th & Save $300 per person with discount code SHOEBILL2021 <<<


The adventure begins in Entebbe and follows a game circuit north, west, and returns south to Entebbe. We will explore wooded savannas, grasslands, tributaries of the Nile River, and mountain tropical cloud forest. Lodges are 4-star with delicious food and comfortable accommodations.


More off-the-beaten than more popular East Africa countries, Uganda is known for its friendly people, and high concentrations of animals in smaller game reserves. You will see the iconic animals of Africa, but the primates are the highlight of this safari! The grand finale is a ranger-led small group trek into the home of highly endangered wild Mountain Gorillas & Chimpanzees.


This active educational travel adventure is for any healthy adult from beginner to seasoned traveler. All skill levels welcome. No experience necessary. Anyone age 18+ welcome.

Trip Highlights:

  • Walk with the last rhinos in Uganda in their natural habitat.
  • Experience spectacular game drives in Uganda’s National Parks full of amazing mammals, reptiles, and birds!
  • Go Big! Photograph the largest mammals: elephants, giraffes, cape buffalo, and hippos in the wild.
  • Get close to our closest genetic animal relative, on a chimpanzee tracking expedition in the Kimbale National Forest.
  • Stay at lodges in beautiful locations near national parks and in the country-side.
  • See tree-climbing lions of Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth Nation Park.
  • Life-changing up close encounters with endangered mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.


Early Bird Pricing

Early Bird Registration by August 15th: $4745 ($5045) 

Use discount code SHOEBILL2021


Regular Price After August 15th: $5045

A note about physical fitness

No experience is necessary. For trekking, participants should be healthy, know their limits, and be able to walk 4-6 miles on rolling and uneven terrain which could be steep and slippery depending on the conditions. Hiking trails for gorilla and chimpanzee trekking vary from easy, medium, and strenuous. Trails assignments are based on the participants’ abilities, but subject to park rangers’ authority and number of trekkers that day.  During gorilla trekking, each participant has a porter who will carry his/her day pack, and always there to lend a helping hand. If you have concerns about hiking, please contact us. to discuss.  

Travel Documents

Lodging

  We stay at a variety of eco-lodges on the edge of the parks and protected areas. You will not be staying in safari tents. Each lodge is modest, clean, and the staff are friendly. Accommodations are surrounded by beautiful scenery and sometimes animals come through the property. All will have hot water, and solar electricity or generators for power. From luxury accommodations to economical properties, they are at the mercy of a 3rd world infrastructure and the fates. Your packing list will include a headlamp and wet wipes for the possible chance that you could be without running water or electricity for a night. When I visited the locations in 2018, I only had one night where there wasn’t hot water or electricity in my cabin. I did have cold bottled water, a delicious meal, and hippos talking to each other while grazing in my yard that night. It was worth the trade off.


Here is a list of scheduled locations. These are subject to change and can be substituted for similar accommodations. 

Registration

To reserve your place on the trip, sign up with a $200 deposit. 


Your deposit is fully refundable until September 2, 2020. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancel for any reason by September 2, 2020 and receive a 100% refund. 

If the group does not reach a critical mass of 8 participants by December 15th, the trip will be cancelled, and a full refund will be issued.


After September 2, 2020:

All payments are non-refundable. 

Once the participant numbers reach critical mass, the trip is confirmed. Your deposit and subsequent payments are used by Green Edventures to organize and reserve lodging, guides, activities, and other aspects of your trip long in advance of your trip’s departure date. These are unrecoverable funds invested into your trip planning on your behalf including our administrative fees and payments to our partners.  


The full cancellation policy is available before submitting your payment.

Supplemental Information

You probably have a lot of questions about this adventure. Many of the answers can be found here in our Uganda Supplemental Information Packet


Feel free to contact us with additional questions:

Green Edventures Tours

1-888-622-4911

contact@greenedventures.com 

What’s included

  • Local Guide(s)
    English speaking
  • Group Transfer
    Round trip from Entebbe International Airport to the guesthouse in Kampala
  • Lodging
    11 nights lodging in wilderness lodges and hotels
  • Meals
    All meals from dinner night 1 to lunch day 12 include bottled water during game drives.
  • Ground transportation
    No more than 6 pax to a vehicle. Each pax has their own window seat in Land Cruisers with pop-top for 360 degree viewing.
  • 1 gorilla permit
    1 hour viewing permit
  • 1 chimpanzee permit
    Viewing permit
  • Lake Victoria Day Trip
    Shoebill & Birding Safari
  • Victoria Nile Boat Trip
    Safari, optional hike, waterfall viewing
  • Lake Mburo Day Trip
    Wildlife viewing
  • Game Drives
    Murchison Falls NP, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo
  • Tour Leader
    Green Edventures host throughout the program.
  • Airfare
    To Entebbe, Uganda
  • Tourist Visa
    $50
  • Gratuities
    $300 minimum per person.
  • Personal spending money
    $100-200
  • Travel insurance
    Highly suggested
  • Travel & incidentals
    Special travel & incidentals
  • Bottle Beverages
    At hotels including water, sodas and alcohol

Available Packages

Double Occupancy (w/ a Travel Companion)

I am traveling with another participant on this trip who will be my roommate. 

$5045
Deposit: $200
Double Occupancy (Solo Traveler)
$5045
Deposit: $200
Solo Traveler Single Supplement
$5945
Deposit: $200
$5045
Deposit: $200

Double Occupancy (w/ a Travel Companion)

Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome to Uganda!

Arrival at Entebbe International Airport where you will be greeted by our guide or representative and then transferred to your hotel. Overnight at Papyrus Guest House. 


Travel Plan:

Airport Code EBB

Arrive anytime before 10:30PM. Pre-trip lodging can be arranged for those who would like to come in earlier.


Your Organizer


GE
Green Edventures Wildlife & Adventure Tours
27 reviews
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Reviews

I've been on many scuba diving trips, educational/cultural adventures and international travels. This was the best-organized and executed by FAR. All accommodations were very clean and welcoming. Our guides were knowledgeable and responsive to our individual interests in the natural world. I signed up for trip ONE WEEK ahead and thought--oh, I know what to pack! But, I didn't for THIS trip. Tara's packing list SAVED me. Her careful instructions let me bring all the RIGHT items. Food and activities were excellent. We were taken care of SO very well. Tara kept everything running right on schedule, which is sometimes challenging if cultures run on island time! I have wanted to see Baja and the Sea of Cortez for many years and finally got my wish. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
thank you Cynthia for this rave review. It means to me that you took the time to write for everyone to see. It was a pleasure to meet you and to have you on our adventure. Hope to see you again! -- tara
GE
Most amazing trip I've ever been on and I've traveled to many places! I wanted an adventure and I got it. Plenty of physical activities in the 10-days including hiking, glacier trekking, swimming, horseback riding, and kayaking. All the ladies in our group - along with our two guides - were so much fun! Would totally book another trip with Green Edventures! - Nikki
I can't say enough positive things about this trip! The guide and trip leader were knowledgeable, entertaining, professional, and SO fun to travel with! The planned activities kept us busy and gave us an excellent feel for what Iceland had to offer. I definitely want to go back. The pre-trip information prepared me well for all possibilities of weather and challenge, and I realized that before this trip, I had been missing the camaraderie of traveling with an all-women group. I would definitely do another trip with Green Edventures! Cheryl
AMAZING! Absolutely amazing, from start to finish. The attention to detail and care provided by both Tara and Kristin was above all. I made lifelong friends I didn't know I needed and have unforgettable memories to last a lifetime. It was educational and intimate with just the right number of fellow viking sisters. Between glacier trekking, horseback riding, and the countless waterfalls an adventure is guaranteed. From the fantastic food to the amazing views Iceland provides; everything felt like a dream...but it's your real life! If you're even slightly considering going to Iceland this is the way to do it, you will not be disappointed.
Experience of a lifetime!! A VERY well planned out trip that kept us busy all day. We never had to figure out where to go or how to get there, the hardest decision of the day was deciding on what delicious food to choose for supper. If we ever had a problem or a question, our guides had or found the answer for us. So glad I found this travel group, I'm planning on using it again!!!
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