African Elephant Safari – Uganda

Uganda’s healthy climate makes it possible to get on with life with a minimum of fuss. You have to take precaution against malaria by taking anti-malarial two weeks before arrival. All kinds of anti-malaria is available in drug shops and there are doctors who have been in the country for many years who will treat malaria successfully.

Nearly all-African doctors are good at treating most tropical diseases. Some malaria strains now are resistant to treatments like malaria-quine or quinine, so its is better to always take precautions such as using mosquito repellents, creams or sleeping under treated bed-nets. You could also put on long sleeved shirts, socks and occasionally use sprays in your room. You are meanwhile advised to drink bottled mineral water, although tap water in most places can be drunk without problems.

Immunization

Some visitors to Uganda find a problem coping with fresh vegetables or fruit salads served in hotels, but the problem is usually not that of parasite infection but a change in climate for visitors.

You should be able to drink most fresh juices and salads served in most decent hotels. Otherwise washing vegetables or fruits in a tincture of vinegar or salt is recommended.

You might want to swim in most of the lakes or rivers, but a precaution should be taken against Schistomiasis (bilharzias).

 

 

Compulsory vaccinations:
There was an outbreak of Yellow Fever in northern Uganda in December 2010. You should ensure that your vaccination is up to date before arriving in Uganda. You should also take a valid Yellow Fever vaccination certificate with you, as you may be asked to produce this when travelling onward from Uganda to other countries.

Recommended immunizations:
Very urgently recommended are vaccination against hepatitis A and typhoid fever. From October to May is recommended vaccination against meningococcal meningitis. In case of a longer stay, is recommended vaccination against hepatitis B and against cholera. For those travelers who will not stay mainly in the towns, is recommended vaccination against rabies. People over 30 years should be re-vaccinated against diphtheria and polio. Before travelling you should check, if you are vaccinated against tetanus and measles.

  • Chimpanzee track: The chimpanzee track will be done at Kalinzu forest reserve park
  • Game drive Safaris: This will be done on the Savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park & Lake    Mburo National Park with chances of seeing the wildlife from close quarters
  • Boat trip on Kazinga Channel and Lake Mburo: with the biggest concentration of hippos and spectacular birds.
  • Visiting of crater lake zones

 

Route

  • Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park-Game drive
  • Day 2: Game drive and boat cruise
  • Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking -Boat ride on Lake Mburo
  • Day 4: Game drive and transfer to Kampala

 

Map of Uganda showing Safari Journey

Day 1: Transfer  to Queen Elizabeth national park.
Early this morning you will have your lovely breakfast, and by 6:00 am you will transfer from Kampala or Entebbe and head to Queen Elizabeth national park , you will cross the equator in the Kasese district then arrive in for lunch at your new home lodge for two nights. After lunch you will go for a boat ride on Kazinga channel cruising towards lake Edward you will be looking for a school of hippos, water bucks, Uganda kobs, elephants and buffaloes coming down the beach to drink  water, hippos will be swimming and playing in water, there is also many different species

of birds including kingfishers, pelicans, herons, fish eagles, palm nut vultures and many more. After the boat ride we will have a short game drive as you go back to your lodge.

Mid range accommodation: Marafiki lodge.

Meal plan: lunch & dinner.

Travel time: 6 hours drive.

Activity: Road trip & Boat cruise on Kazinga channel

 

 

 

Day 2: Chimpanzee trekking & Game Drive
Early this morning you will have your lovely breakfast, and by 6:30 am  you will go for chimpanzee trekking to look

for chimps in Kalinzu forest, the walk for 3 hours takes you to look chimps and also other different spies of monkeys including the black and white colobus, red-tailed monkeys, if you are a bird lover then you have come to the right place. It is usual to spot three to four different primate species during this walk.

In the late evening you will have another game drive to look for mammals that  include gazelle, Uganda kob, warthog and water buck.  Be prepared for huge numbers of hippo and elephant, and keep your eyes peeled for a leopard lazing in the sunshine, the game drive

will last for four hours and later come back for lunch at the lodge and get prepared for you boat ride on the Kazinga channel.

Mid range accommodation: Marafiki lodge.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Activity: Chimpanzee trek & Game drive

 

 

 

 

Day 3: Transfer to Lake Mburo n.p- game drive
After breakfast, you will continue your journey to Lake Mburo National Park which is one of Uganda’s smallest parks, but certainly not to be underestimated. It is the only Ugandan national park (besides to Kidepo Valley NP) which is home to zebra, eland and impala, as well as an abundance of other wildlife.

The lake itself is full with hippos and crocodiles! You will stay just outside the park boundaries, but it will

feel like being in the middle of the park. From your verandah and restaurant you have a great view over the park and its wildlife.

Mid range accommodation: Rwaboko lodge.

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Travel time: 4 Hours

Activity: Game drive.

 

 

 

 

Day 4: Boat Ride on Lake Mburo  – Airport Transfer
This morning you will have a boat ride on Lake Mburo, where you will see lots hippos playing and resting in water, thus seeing other animals, like impala, buffalo, and warthogs coming to drink water.

Later after the boat ride you will head back to the lodge for lunch.

After lunch you will head straight to the airport for you flight back home.

Accommodation: Not included.

Meal plan: Breakfast & lunch .

Travel time: 5 hours.

Activity: Morning Boat ride & Afternoon road trip to Airport or Kampala

 

END OF SAFARI

 

 

This 4 Day Uganda safari starts from Kampala city to Queen Elizabeth national park,Kalinzu forest and Lake Mburo national park

 

Safari price:

 Type of Safari: Road Trip
Mid-range Safari
 1 Traveler pays:  US $ 1,605
 2 people traveling together: each person pays:  US $ 1,068
 3 people traveling together: each person pays:  US $ 943
 4 people traveling together: each person pays:  US $ 853
 5 people traveling together: each person pays:  US $ 809
6  people traveling together: each person pays: US $788
 Single supplement, each person pays: US $ 78

 

International Group Safari 2017-2018:
This is a join-in tour in which a mix of people from all ages (above 16) and nationalities are welcome to join. The following Safari has been guaranteed departure with a minimum of 5 people and maximum 7 people.

 

NOTE:

 

Single supplement:

  • This is when some people on this trip would like to travel with others and share everything but when it comes to Accommodation they would like not share the room with other people, each prefers to have a single room. That’s why they have to pay extra fee on top of the safari price we call it  “single supplement”

Lodges and Hotels:

  • The bookings with the lodges and hotels mentioned in the program depend on availability. Reservations will only be made after your booking.
  • In case the mentioned lodges are not available during the requested period, we will do our best to book a lodge in the same class for you (of course we will only do this after consulting you).

 

 

Guide/ driver  1
Max Passengers  7
Duration 4 Days, 3 Nights
Type of Vehicle Mini van bus/Land cruiser
Accommodation type Lodge / Hotel
Meals 3 Breakfast, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Country Uganda

 

 Uganda  4 Days safari (What you are paying for)

 

SAFARI COST INCLUDES: SAFARI COST EXCLUDES:
Chimpanzee permit International air fares;
English speaking driver/guide Entry visa Uganda and Rwanda
All three meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Alcohol drinks, All soft drinks
Park entrance fees. Activities optional activities
4 game drives in 2 national parks A porter for during the gorilla tracking
Transport in a 4WD minibus/land cruiser Personal (medical/travel) insurance
All Accommodation as in program Tips and gratuities to rangers and driver/guide
vehicle fuel laundry and souvenirs
2 Boat rides. All expenses of a personal nature

 

Tipping

Clients are advised to give a fair, reasonable tip to the local guides, cleaners, drivers, hotel staff, etc. We advise you to only give tips when you are truly happy with the service provided.

Tipping suggestions:

Your driver/guide:  $10 dollars per person/per day
Porters:  $5 dollars per half day (3 – 4 hours)
Hotel porters:  $2 dollar per bag.
Rangers/ local guides:  $15 dollars per activity (in total)
Restaurants:  5 – 10%
Hotel staff $1 – $2 dollars per person/per night
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NOTE: For those who have their own departure dates please contact us for your departure amendments