As part of our contribution to the wellbeing of the communities around us, we use tourism through various ways. One of our social goal is using tourism to foster social-economic growth. So on this safari you will track gorillas in Bwindi and visit a charity home.
As part of our contribution to the wellbeing of the communities and people around us, we extend support in various ways. We organize solidarity/ charity/ volunteer programs combined with various tourist activities such as wildlife and cultural experiences. These packages are basically geared towards making sure travelers have purposeful trips and contribute to local wellbeing in a destination.
So on this 6 day Uganda safari, you will experience Uganda's wildlife and also visit a charity organization. You will track Gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable forest, a UNESCO site located southwest of the country. Secondly you will browse the savannas of Queen Elizabeth on a game and wildlife viewing experience and finally end this Uganda safari with a visit to Missionaries of the Poor charity home in Mengo Kisenyi a Kampala suburb.
This charity home takes care of kids and children from various backgrounds with different mental and physical impairments. Some of these children are orphans and others abandoned. On this safari, during your visit to the charity center, you are free to make any donations or contribution. The donations may be in form of tangible items like clothes, foodstuffs, scholastic materials, wheel-chairs, clutches, financial support to procure medicines for the clinic at the home etc.
Note: Welcome to Uganda! You will be warmly received by our guide on the day you arrive at the airport. He will then transfer you to your overnight accommodation in Kampala.
Overnight (o/n): Sheraton Hotel(Luxury) /Cassia lodge (Midrange) /Grand Imperial (Basic):Bed & Breakfast
Have a hearty breakfast, later leave Kampala on a journey southwest of the country to Bwindi where you will be for your Gorilla trekking adventure. En-route, you will stop at the Equator for a simple introductory safari experience in Uganda, take some snapshots and souvenir shopping then continue to Mbarara for a lunch break before continuing to the lodge in the milieu of the rolling beautiful landscape. It is here dinner and overnight will be.
Meal Plan: Full Board [FB].
Overnight: Buhoma lodge (Luxury) /Silverback lodge (Midrange) /Buhoma haven lodge (Basic).
Or Any equivalent in the 4 sectors of the park depending on the gorilla tracking permit sector
Begin with an early breakfast, then leave the lodge with packed lunch boxes and assemble at the park reception area for registration and briefing about the Gorilla tracking etiquette. Later, your ranger guide leads you into the forest on this quest to track the Mountain Gorillas following the trails to where the allocated gorilla family will be. Walking through this misty shrouded mountain forest is surreal and absolutely amazing.
Trekking takes a few hours to nearly half day depending on the location and movement of the gorilla family you are tracking; once you find them, you spend an hour watching and photographing them, as your guide takes you through about their behavior. Later retreat, have picnic lunch and back to the reception and lodge.
Meal Plan: Full Board [FB],
O/night: Buhoma lodge (Luxury) /Silverback lodge (Midrange) /Buhoma haven lodge (Basic).
Have a hearty breakfast, leave Bwindi and drive north of the park westwards to Queen Elizabeth National Park. This journey leads through some of Africa’s dirt paths as you enjoy Uganda’s beautiful countryside all the way to the southern section of Queen Elizabeth known as the Ishasha sector known for the tree climbing Lions. Time permitting, you will take on a short evening game drive for chance to see if you encounter the tree Lions as well as other wildlife. Have a picnic lunch, dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Meal Plan: Full Board [FB]:
O/night: Ishasha Wilderness Camp (Luxury) /Ishasha Jungle lodge (Midrange) /Ishasha Ntungwe Safari Camp (Basic).
Start off with an early breakfast, prepare and leave by 0600hours for a wildlife game safari in the park, expect to see various mammals and other species that the park shelters. On the drive around Kasenyi or Mweya peninsular, hope to see Buffalo herds, Warthogs, African Elephants, and Antelopes among others. These may be opportune moments to spot Lions plan their morning hunt, or as early grazers nourish on moist grass.
After a lunch break, you take-on a boat cruise to see wildlife in a different perspective along the Kazinga channel. Expect to see particularly the Hippopotamuses, you also see other game like Elephants, Buffalos etc. along the shores that come to cool off from the scorching sun. Dinner and retirement for the night at the lodge.
Meal Plan: Full Board [FB]:
O/night: Elephant Plains lodge (Luxury) /Buffalo lodge (Midrange) /Marafiki lodge (Basic).
Today after an early breakfast, depart for Kampala with an en-route stop at Igongo cultural center which is along the highway to Kampala. It is situated in the greater Ankole region showcasing the Ankole culture. Have lunch here afterwards and transfer back to Kampala at the hotel where dinner and overnight will be.
Meal Plan: Full Board
O/night: Sheraton Hotel(Luxury) /Cassia lodge (Midrange) /Grand Imperial (Basic)
Start with breakfast, leave the hotel and go for a short city tour where you will visit Mengo palace of Buganda Kingdom, the Royal Mile and Kasubi Royal tombs- a UNESCO site and later go for a noble visit to the Missionary of the Poor home. We shall go to local markets and do some shopping of the items we shall take to the charity home, spend some time with the children at the home, inspire them, give them hope and teach them something new etc. Later in the afternoon have lunch at a restaurant in Kampala then be transferred to the airport in Entebbe for your flight back home. Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch. End of Safari
* Tour Starts and Ends in Entebbe or Kampala.
* Please book return flights that depart after 2100hrs
*Gorilla Trekking permit per person, Park entrance fees and All activity fees unless labeled as optional
*Professional English-Speaking guide/driver
*Ground Transportation in 4X4 safari vehicle & Round trip Airport or Hotel transfers
*Accommodation on Arrival day based on Bed & Breakfast & during Safari
*Drinking mineral water in the car and Meals as the itinerary describes
*Necessary Government VATs
*Fruits where available
*AMREF Flying Doctors Evacuation Insurance
*Tourist Visa fees (visa can be arranged on request)
*Accommodation onlast day of tour [can be arranged on request if required]
*Airline tickets [can be arranged on request]
*Tips, Gratuities and expenses of personal nature
*Additional Meals outside the meal plan
*Increase in Government VAT’s