Africa 2022: Safari + Mountain Gorilla Trekking (Co-ed)

Uganda Africa

GE
40 reviews
Apr 14 - 25, 2022
Group size: 6 - 16
Africa 2022: Safari + Mountain Gorilla Trekking (Co-ed)
Uganda Africa

40 reviews

Apr 14 - 25, 2022
Group size: 6 - 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.


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.


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.   


Please read our supplemental information packet before signing up. 


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aBOceSwIi-aLhs1LBRHcIQxiv6NKjj34Vnw_hcCzsTc/edit


Questions:

Contact 

Tara Short

1-888-622-4911

tara@greenedventures.com 

Travel Documents

US travelers will need proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination and a Passport Valid for 6 months of travel. 


For the most up to day information please the US State Department Website

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Uganda.html


Regarding State Department Advisories:

Green Edventures monitors the advisories in the destinations we travel. The only time we will reconsider travel is if the State Department lists a destination at level 4. When signing up, please review the current travel advisories before submitting your deposit. Uganda is typically at a level 3. 


 

Proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination (Yellow Card)

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/uganda 


Tourist Visa

Purchase online three months before travel for $50 USD (as of 4/2021)


Lodging

  

We stay at a variety of eco-lodges on the edge of the parks and protected areas. 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. During a visit in 2018, there was one night where there wasn’t hot water or electricity in our  cabins. We did have cold bottled water, a delicious meal, and hippos talking to each other while grazing in the 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. 

Where Do We Stay?



Terms Conditions & Cancellation Policy

 A pre-view of the Ts & Cs.


Terms & Conditions:

http://bit.ly/GE-Terms-Conditions


Cancellation Policy:

 bit.ly/GE-Cancellation 


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
    $400 minimum per person.
  • Personal spending money
    $100-300
  • 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)

Select this option if you are traveling with another participant on this trip who will be your roommate. 

$5045
Deposit: $650
Double Occupancy (Solo Traveler)

Solo travelers who want a same sex roommate to share the cost of lodging. 

$5045
Deposit: $650
Solo Traveler Single Supplement

Your own room. Only select this option if you want a guaranteed single room. Otherwise we will try to find you a roommate. 

$5945
Deposit: $650


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.


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