Trip to Uganda National Parks

Trip to Uganda National Parks



WHEN: Friday, March 9, 2018

WHERE: Uganda Africa

PRICE: $5999.00    image  PAY DEPOSIT    image  PAY FULL AMOUNT


Trip to Uganda

March 9th – 17th, 2018

$5999 if paid by credit card
$5899 if paid by check

* Price based on double occupancy. See description for single rates.
** Check price is valid if all payments, other than the initial deposit, are paid by check.


Included in the Price:

* All in country transfers including domestic flights
* 8 night accommodations at A&K Gold Star Properties
* 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners
* 1 Gorilla Trek permit
* Game drive at the Queen Elizabeth National Park
* Trail walk in Kibale
* One liter of water per person per day
* English speaking driver/guide

Does Not Include:

* International Flight
* Meals not expressed in the itinerary
* Optional tours
* Travel Insurance
* Visa fees
* Vaccinations
* Gratuities/tips/portage
* Day 2 Gorilla Trek Permit ($600)

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Join us as we embark on an adventure like no other in Uganda. This East African country is roughly the size of Oregon and has some of the most unique and awe-inspiring landscape and wildlife in the world. With rare birds, tropical jungles, beautiful mountains and gorgeous Lake Victoria in your immediate surroundings, make sure there is plenty of room on your camera to take a ton of pictures to show friends and family. Uganda straddles the equator, so there is not a whole lot of temperature fluctuation throughout the year. With average temperatures in the high 70’s and relatively high humidity level, Uganda will bring warmth to the otherwise cold March you would be used to in the states.

Dotted with marshlands and tea plantations, Uganda is home to the tallest mountain range in Africa and miles of big cat inhabited plains. We will not only experience the warmth of the climate in Uganda, but also that of its people. This mainly English-speaking population will welcome us with open arms and share its culture and country with us as we set out to see its main attraction that brings tourists year-round, the Kibale National Park. Here we will trek through the jungle learning to track the 11 different primates that reside in this lush green haven. We’ll get the chance to search for cheetahs and tree climbing lions in the vast northern plains and set out in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in search of a glimpse of the Mountain Gorilla before coming back to reality back in the States. After your stunning accommodations, adventurous activities and cultural experience you may want to dress up as Tarzan and stay a while.

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Flight Information from Washington, D.C.

A flight is not included in the price of this trip. Please wait for a consultation before purchasing your flight from this trip. Details will be provided after deposit.

*Flight information is subject to change based on availability, price and schedule at the time of deposit
*Please arrive at the airport 3 hours prior to your flight’s scheduled departure time
*Professionals in the City is not liable if you miss your flight


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March 9th, Day 1: Arrive into the Entebbe Airport and take a short transfer to the Protea Hotel by Marriott, overlooking Lake Victoria, where you will rest your head for the night and get over the jet lag. With tons of amenities, get with your fellow travelers for a get to know you drink at the bar. Tomorrow, the real fun begins.

March 10th, Day 2: After breakfast we depart Entebbe for the Kibale National Park. While traveling through rural Uganda, we will see the beautifully diverse landscape of jungle and grassland dotted with marshlands. On our way to the Kyaning Lodge alongside the lake that gives these luxury cabins their name, we will travel through some of the tea plantations that call Uganda home as well as many small villages. Lunch with the group. After check in and a little time to settle, it’s off to dinner with the group before nesting down to allow the 300 local bird species to sing us to sleep.

March 11th, Day 3: After breakfast at the lodge we head out to explore the Kibale Rainforest. Today we explore the Kibale National Park to track the park’s population of chimpanzee. While traveling through the unique landscape, we will soak in the diverse foliage and array of wildlife throughout this amazing adventure. With binoculars around your neck and the help of your amazing guide, you will feel like a natural explorer, destined to wander the jungle for its many hidden gems. After our long and exciting morning soaking in the wildlife and fauna in the jungle we take a break for lunch before heading back to our lodging to get cleaned up and relax before a group dinner. The evening is yours to enjoy however you please.

March 12th, Day 4: After breakfast at our accommodations we head out for our next destination. Heading south, we embark on a 2-hour drive through some of Uganda’s awesome countryside to another one of its national parks, the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Hugging the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo, this National Park has a large population of leopard, tree climbing lions and the Ugandan kob, a type of antelope that is native to the region. We will rest our heads with a riverside view at the Ishasha Wilderness Camp. Here we will stay in the heart of the wilderness in large, authentic safari tents.

March 13th, Day 5: Awake to the sounds of the nearby chirping birds and grab some breakfast at the lodge. We set out to explore this amazing national park today with a brief stop for lunch with the group. On our long game drive, we will explore all that the national park has to offer while trying to catch a glimpse of all of the local wildlife that brings visitors year-round. This area is home to spotted hyenas, elephants, lions, buffalos and hippos. Our experienced guide will take us to the best possible areas for viewing many of these local animals. It is not uncommon to see a majestic herd of over 2000 kob frolicking through the pristine and untouched wilderness. If we are lucky, we may see a rare leopard in the trees feasting on a snack. Dinner tonight is included with the group.

March 14th, Day 6: Breakfast is at the lodge today. After we get packed up and say goodbye to the Queen Elizabeth National Park we set out for the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park about 5 hours south. We head through Lutoto, Ishaka, Makota, Kagamba, Bikongozo and many more small villages, stopping for lunch along the way. As we leave the plains behind and head up to the lush green rolling hills, we stop at last at the Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp inside the Bwindi National Park. Check in and get situated before dinner is served for the group. The evening is yours to relax and soak in your new environment.

March 15th, Day 7: After breakfast with the group we embark a wondrous journey on our gorilla trek to spot the rare mountain gorilla. Uganda is home to over half the population left in the world, so our chances of getting a glimpse of these majestic primates is far better here than anywhere else. Raved about by the famous Winston Churchill, you will see why Uganda really is the “Pearl of Africa” once you get the chance to explore the diversity of plants and animals in this rugged forest.

March 16th, Day 8: After breakfast the day is yours to enjoy. Keep in mind that lunch will be served at camp or on the optional excursions. If you signed up for the second gorilla trek, today is the day. Set off with our expert guides to in small groups to see if you can catch a glimpse or even a photo of one of these endangered primates. If you chose to spend your day away from the gorilla chase, we have a few options for you. If you choose to sign up for the second gorilla trek, please be prepared to pay an additional $600 immediately after signing up. These permits are expensive and have limited availability.

Sign up for a living history encounter like no other. Embark on the Batwa Experience to learn about the native pygmy Batwa and their rich heritage. Join other Ugandans in learning how to make the Batwa people self-sufficient, while trekking into the rainforest. Learn about medicinal plants in the area, see how they hunted and lived and even enjoy a traditional meal with your Batwa guide.

You can also sign up for a community walk that will lead you on an adventure through the nearby village. The walk will start at a handcraft market where you will watch the locals weave baskets. Accompanied by a local medicine man, who will educate you on the natural vegetation and its ability to cure many ailments, we will head to a coffee and tea farm nearby and experience the process of turning the fresh plants and herbs into tea that is sold throughout the country. We may have time to see how the locals make waragi, a local brew made from some of the 40 different types of bananas that grow in Uganda.

You will also have the opportunity to sign up for a forest walk. Your guide will lead you deep into the forest to search for a large array of wildlife, learn about the local plants and get some exercise. Your hike will reward you with a stunning view of an amazing waterfall as your end destination.

March 17th, Day 9: Today is departure day. The group will head to the local airstrip for a flight back to Entebbe for the connecting flight home. The use of a day room will be available for a small extra fee if you find yourself with more time than you wish to spend at the airport.

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Roommates: If you would like us to pair you with a roommate, please indicate in the "comments" section of your order form. We do our best to pair roommates, although there is no guarantee. If we are unable to pair you, you would need to upgrade to a single supplement.

Single Supplement: A single supplement is available for an additional fee of $1199. If you would like to sign up for a single supplement, please indicate this in the comments section of the order form.

Payment Deadlines: After you make your initial $1200 deposit, an additional payment of $1000 is be due on September 1, 2017. The final payment of the remaining balance is due by December 1, 2017. Please keep in mind an additional $600 will be due immediately after registration if you wish to sign up for the second day of gorilla trekking.

Cancellations: Cancellations prior to September 1, 2017 will be subject to a $1200 ($1800 if signed up for additional gorilla trek) cancellation charge. Cancellations made on or after September 1, 2017 and prior to December 1, 2017 will be subject to a $2200 ($2800 if you sign up for an additional gorilla trek) cancellation charge. There will be no refund issued in case of a cancellation on or after December 1, 2017.

Passport Information: A valid passport will be required of all passengers (please verify that your passport will be valid six months beyond your returned date to the United States). Please complete your Trip Information Form (will be e-mailed to you after registration) immediately upon receipt and return to Professionals in the City for verification.

Contact your local embassy, or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE THE CORRECT TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION.

Insurance Information: Professionals in the City strongly recommends that you purchase travel insurance to cover many personal emergency situations that might arise. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance from Travelex Insurance Services, a reputable travel insurance company with extensive 24-hour emergency assistance services. For more information, or to purchase travel insurance directly from Travelex, please Click Here to be directed to the relevant page of the Travelex website.

All itineraries and accommodations are subject to modification. The prices listed are in U.S. dollars per person and based on double occupancy.


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