11 DAY GORILLA/CHIMPANZEE EXPERIENCE

DAY 1.

Arrival at Entebbe International Airport. The company driver will be there waiting for you with a sign post of either your names on it or the names of the company. The drive from the airport to your place of accommodation is almost 7 minutes. You will be welcomed warmly and then asked to fill out a check-in form. Before you go to your room, our driver/guide will give you a small briefing about tomorrow’s program.

 

Accommodation: Dream Jet Cottages Entebbe. Bed & Breakfast

DAY 2.

Visit the Botanical Gardens with its tree and plant species in the morning, and then drive to Kibale Forest National Park, a home of Chimpanzees and 12 other primates. While in the Botanical Gardens, the local guide will show you both the flora and fauna of that place. The fauna includes different monkey species and birds. He will also take you to the place where the original Tarzan movie was acted from.

 

Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp-Safari Tents  (3 nights). Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 3.

 

The chimpanzee experience awaits you early in the morning. Though living in the wild, some chimpanzee families are used to humans (habituated). A ranger will take you through this wonderful tracking experience in the forest. Usually it takes 3 hours on average for the whole experience, with one hour dedicated to being with chimpanzees after meeting them. A 7-meter distance should be maintained away from the chimpanzees. It is obvious animals have no idea of that distance but the ranger guide is present to give guidance. The afternoon Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary experience is full of primates, birds and plant life. The local guide will inform you about this sanctuary and how it has helped to support the local people in the area.

DAY 4.

 

Enjoy the morning by touring the place since the camp is surrounded by nature. There is a trail that goes around the camp that will amaze you with monkeys of different species jumping from one branch to another. Besides that, you will be able to see more of nature on this trail. After lunch you will go for an afternoon Chimpanzee tracking experience with a ranger to view our closest relatives for the second time. It can’t be the same experience as the first one, even when you viewed the chimpanzees many times.

DAY 5.

Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home of the Mountain Gorillas. The drive takes you through Ishasha, the southern sector of Queen Elisabeth National Park with chances of seeing the tree-climbing lions hanging from branches of fig trees besides the road. They always climb up these trees when it is too hot, and when they have eaten to their satisfaction.

 

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Lodge- Luxury Cottages (3 nights). Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 6.

The Gorilla experience day is here. After breakfast, you are briefed on how to behave when with the Gorillas by a ranger. Dressed properly with hiking shoes, you set off with a ranger to the place where the trackers have located the amazing apes. You can also hire a porter at a small fee to help carrying your rucksack for ease of movement. Meeting the Gorillas is an amazing experience. Since we are all different, our reactions will also vary. But trust me; it is a wonderful one hour experience. Relax in the afternoon.

DAY 7.

You can as well go for another Gorilla Experience (optional) or undertake a village walk outside the national park. In the village walk, you will have a chance to visit a traditional healer, see how banana brewing is done, how coffee is harvested, pygmies will also demonstrate for you how they lived earlier in the forest.

DAY 8.

Drive to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale. It has around 29 Islands and is said to be the deepest lake in Uganda, and second 
deepest in Africa. A boat trip around a few Islands is rewarding.

 

Accommodation: Bird Nest Resort. Bed & Breakfast

DAY 9.

Drive to Lake Mburo National Park and experience a boat trip on the lake in the afternoon. Here, you will see hippos and crocodiles, and the African fish eagles among other bird species. The Vervet monkey is not a rarity here.

 

Accommodation: Rwakobo Rock - Cottages(2 nights). Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10.

It’s time to get out of the car and experience nature and wildlife on a walking safari with a ranger. Imagine observing animals without noise from the car engine! As the heat from the sun lessens, you will go back into the park to experience an evening game drive. Get a chance to view more wildlife like the newly introduced Nubian giraffes all the way from Murchison Falls national park. Besides that, you will also see the plains zebras, impalas, elands, buffaloes, warthogs, water bucks, to mention but a few. On this evening game drive, you will also experience the beautiful sunset.

DAY 11.

Say bye to nature by driving back to Entebbe. Stop at the Equator to experience the water experiment on both sides of the equator. There are many craft shops here for your shopping too. Continue to Entebbe to catch your flight back home. Climax Nature Experience wishes you a safe journey!

No. of Guests
Rooming
Price per Person
1

1 Single Room

$6,200
2

1 Double Room

$4,100
2

2 Single Rooms

$4,500
3

3 Single Rooms

$4,000
4

4 Single Rooms

$3,700
4

2 Double Rooms

$3,300
6

3 Double Rooms

$2,920
Tell Us Your Budget

What is included?

  • Gorilla permit per person

  • 2 Chimpanzee permits per person

  • Accommodation as indicated

  • Safari vehicle with diesel (Toyota Landcruiser)

  • Meals as indicated

  • Entrance fees to national parks

  • All activities as indicated in the itinerary

  • German-speaking driver/guide

  • English-speaking driver/guide

What is excluded?

  • Flight fares

  • Tips to service providers

  • Drinks

14 DAY SAFARI EXPERIENCE

DAY 1.

Arrival at Entebbe International Airport. The company driver will be there waiting for you with a sign post of either your names on it or the names of the company. The drive from the airport to your place of accommodation is almost 7 minutes. You will be welcomed warmly and then asked to fill out a check-in form. Before you go to your room, our driver/guide will give you a small briefing about tomorrow’s program.

 

Accommodation: Dream Jet Cottages Entebbe. Bed & Breakfast

DAY 2.

Break the journey to Murchison Falls National park with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for the Rhino experience. These are white Rhinos and can be seen in a short distance on foot with a ranger. You will reach the park in the evening.

Accommodation: Murchison River Lodge-Thatched Safari Tents (2 nights). Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 3.

Wake up for an early morning game drive to view wild life. View the Rothschild’s giraffes, series of antelopes including the Uganda Cobs, elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, warthogs, hyenas, to mention but a few. The afternoon boat ride to the gigantic Murchison Falls also includes the experience of a short nature walk to the top of the same falls.

DAY 4.

As you drive southwards towards Kibale Forest National Park, you will not miss the beautiful landscape, passing through small towns with fully active people. Kibale Forest National park is the home of Chimpanzees in addition to other 12 primate species like the red-tail monkey, blue monkey, and black-and-white colobus monkeys, among others. Make stopovers for pictures of the landscape.

Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp-Safari Tents (2 nights). Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 5.

The Chimpanzee experience awaits you early in the morning. Though living in the wild, some chimpanzee families are used to humans. A ranger will take you through this wonderful tracking experience in the forest. The afternoon Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary Experience is full of primates, birds and plant life.

DAY 6.

Drive more southwest towards Queen Elizabeth National park and have an evening game drive to view more nature and wild life. This park is the second largest in Uganda after Murchison Falls NP and is known for big herds of elephants along the Kazinga Channel.

Accommodation: Bush Lodge-Banda (2nights) Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 7.

Wake up early in the morning for another game drive to view Uganda cobs, elephants, lions and leopards (based on luck), hippos, buffaloes, warthogs and different bird species. The afternoon boat ride on Kazinga Channel is among the highlights of this trip with its different bird species, crocodiles, buffaloes, and waterbucks, elephants coming to assuage their thirst, schools of hippos and a village of fishermen at the park boundary.

DAY 8.

Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home of the Mountain Gorillas. The drive takes you through Ishasha, the southern sector of Queen Elisabeth National Park with chances of seeing the tree-climbing lions hanging from branches of fig trees besides the road. They always climb up these trees when it is too hot, and when they have eaten to their satisfaction.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Lodge-Luxury Cottage (2 nights). Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 9.

The Gorilla experience day is here. After breakfast, you are briefed on how to behave when with the Gorillas by a ranger. Dressed properly with hiking shoes, you set off with a ranger to the place where the trackers have located the amazing apes. You can also hire a porter at a small fee to help carrying your rucksack for ease of movement. Meeting the Gorillas is an amazing experience. Since we are all different, our reactions will also vary. But trust me; it is a wonderful one hour experience. Relax in the afternoon.

DAY 10.

Drive to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale while viewing the beautiful landscape making it worthwhile to make several stopovers for pictures. This place is called the ‘Switzerland of Africa’ because of its idyllic hills. The lake, with its 29 Islands, is said to be the second deepest in Africa. A boat ride around some of these Islands is worth the experience. See how people use canoes as transport from one Island to another.

Accommodation: Bird Nest ResortBed & Breakfast

DAY 11.

This day’s journey will lead you to Lake Mburo National Park, the second smallest national park in Uganda. This is where you will see big herds of plains zebras and Impalas. The rare and shy Elands live in this park. Bushbucks can be seen standing majestically on termite moulds. You will also get another chance to see the Rothschild’s giraffes introduced from Murchison Falls National Park.

Accommodation: Rwakobo Rock-Cottages(2 nights). Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 12.

Enjoy the morning cool breeze in the early morning nature walk with a ranger. Here, you will experience nature and wildlife on foot. Imagine observing animals without noise from the car engine! On the afternoon boat ride, you will see hippos and crocodiles, and the African fish eagles among other bird species. The Vervet monkey is not a rarity here.

DAY 13.

Drive back to Entebbe with a stopover at the equator for a water experiment and craft shops.

Accommodation: Dream Jet Cottages Entebbe. Bed and Breakfast

DAY 14.

Visit the Botanical Gardens in Entebbe rich with its tree species and plant life. The guide will also show you where the first movie ‘Tarzan’ was acted from. After dinner (not included), continue to the airport to catch your flight.

No. of Guests
Rooming
Price per Person
1

1 Single Room

$7,100
2

1 Double Room

$4,700
2

2 Single Rooms

$5,065
3

3 Single Rooms

$4,375
4

4 Single Rooms

$4,030
4

2 Double Rooms

$3,670
6

3 Double Rooms

$3,325
Tell Us Your Budget

What is included?

  • Gorilla permit per person

  • Chimpanzee permit per person

  • Accommodation as indicated

  • Safari vehicle with diesel (Toyota Landcruiser)

  • Meals as indicated

  • Entrance fees to national parks

  • All activities as indicated in the itinerary

  • German-speaking driver/guide

  • English-speaking driver/guide

What is excluded?

  • Flight fares

  • Tips to service providers

  • Drinks

5 DAY SAFARI EXPERIENCE WITH GORILLA TREKKING

DAY 1.

Drive to Lake Mburo national park, the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks with 370 square kilometres. This is where you will see zebras, impalas, elands, buffalos, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck. Bushbucks can be seen standing majestically on termite mounds. You will also get chance to see the Nubian giraffes introduced into this park all the way from Murchison Falls National Park. Right from the main road, there are chances of seeing wildlife up to the reception of the lodge. Not only wildlife but also the Ankole long-horned cows.

After lunch, you will go for an evening game drive to look for Zebras, Impalas, elands, buffalos, waterbucks, topis, reedbucks and giraffes. For those who are interested in birds, this park is home to 350 bird species. Towards the end of the game drive, you will not miss the sun setting between either acacia or cactus trees which is a rare moment for photographers.

 

Accommodation: Rwakobo Rock-Cottages. (1night) Lunch & Dinner

DAY 2.

Wake up for an early morning nature walk in the national park with a ranger before you take your breakfast but after a simple cup of coffee. This will give you a chance to walk through the wild on foot without the noise from the car engine. This way, you get closer to the animals without scaring them away. No cause for alarm, the ranger is well equipped in case of anything. Enjoy the morning cool breeze as the ranger explains to you about nature and wildlife. The walk will take you like 2 hours before you go back to take breakfast.

After breakfast, you will then get into the car and head towards Bwindi Impenetrable national park, home of the mountain Gorillas. The journey will take you through scenes of beautiful landscape beckoning you to take out your camera to remain with a copy.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Lodge (2 nights). Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 3.

The long awaited Gorilla experience day is here. After breakfast, you will be driven to the briefing point to know how to behave as you are heading to and while with the gorillas in the jungle. This briefing is done by a ranger who is also ready for any questions before you set off.  Dressed properly with hiking shoes, you set off with a ranger to the place where the trackers have located the amazing apes. You can also hire a porter at a small fee to help carrying your rucksack for ease of movement. Meeting the Gorillas is an amazing experience. Since we are all different, our reactions will also vary. But trust me; it is a wonderful one hour experience.

Depending on your condition after Gorilla trekking, you can as well go for another nature walk to see the water falls and the pygmies who once lived in the forest where gorillas are (optional). These will show you how they lived there and the activities they carried out.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 4.

Have you ever been to the ‘Switzerland of Africa’? If not, then today is the day. The drive from Bwindi will again take you through wonderful scenery till you start seeing terraced hills from far and beyond. As you approach Lake Bunyonyi, you will start to see why that area is called the ‘Switzerland of Africa’. The lake is the water body you will see below as you approach Kabale town from the hills. It has 29 Islands and is said to be the second deepest in Africa.

After taking your lunch in the wonderful Bird Nest Resort which is also your place of accommodation, you will undertake a boat ride the explore some of the Islands around the lake. You will also see how people in the area use canoes as a means of transport between Islands.

Accommodation: Bird Nest Resort (1 night). Bed & Breakfast

DAY 5.

This marks the end of our adventure. But wait a minute! You will have a stopover at the equator to be educated about the forces that are present by a guide using a water experiment. He will demonstrate to you how and why the water moves in different directions from different sides of the equator. This is also a place to do your last shopping for souvenirs and African wear being displayed in different shops. You will thereafter head back to Kampala. Thank you for travelling with Climax Nature Experience!

No. of Guests
Rooming
Price per Person
1

1 Single Room

$3,120
2

1 Double Room

$2,150
2

2 Single Rooms

$2,320
3

3 Single Rooms

$2,050
4

4 Single Rooms

$1,900
4

2 Double Rooms

$1,750
6

3 Double Rooms

$1,570
Tell Us Your Budget

What is included?

  • Gorilla permit per person

  • Accommodation as indicated

  • Safari vehicle with diesel (Toyota Landcruiser)

  • Meals as indicated

  • Entrance fees to national parks

  • All activities as indicated in the itinerary

  • German-speaking driver/guide

  • English-speaking driver/guide

What is excluded?

  • Flight fares

  • Tips to service providers

  • Drinks

3 DAY SAFARI EXPERIENCE IN MURCHISON FALLS NP AND ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY

DAY 1.

Drive to Murchison Falls national park with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for the Rhino experience. This is the only place in Uganda where one can see the white rhinos in the wild and on foot with a ranger. As a project managed by Rhino Fund Uganda, it has been successful with now about 32 white rhinos in the sanctuary. After being briefed by a ranger about the sanctuary and how these animals were re-introduced in Uganda, you will embark on a rhino trekking experience with information about the behaviour of the rhinos, which can be seen in a short distance on foot with a ranger. The experience takes like an hour depending on your interests and how much you would like to know about the rhinos.

After lunch, you will continue in the direction of Murchison Falls national park. As you enter the park, you will be welcomed and entertained by olive baboons who usually sit either in the middle or at the edge the road doing their grooming stuff. Do not be surprised when you don’t see many animals in this southern side of the park, as part of it is covered in trees, shrubs and a dense forest. You will reach the lodge in the evening.

 

 

Accommodation: Murchison River Lodge – Thatched Safari Tents (2nights) Lunch & Dinner

DAY 2.

Wake up before the birds for an early morning game drive in the national park. After an early morning breakfast, you will drive from the lodge in a safari vehicle which has an open roof enter the park. When the weather is good, you will get a treat of a sunrise over the waters of the Victoria-Nile. Sometimes you get this sunrise between acacia trees. As you carry on with game drive, you will see animals like the lions, leopards, Nubian giraffes, buffalos, Jackson’s hartebeests, oribis, Uganda cobs, hyenas, waterbucks, patas monkeys, warthogs, African elephants and a variety of different bird species. The park is blessed with over 144 mammals, 556 bird species, 51 reptiles and amphibians. Having almost 4,000 square kilometres makes it the largest national park in Uganda. A game drive in this northern art of the park can never be a disappointment as you will see wildlife everywhere you turn.

In the afternoon, you will embark on a 3-hour boat ride to the bottom of the falls. The water falls being the goal doesn’t mean there is nothing else to see along the way. As the boat roles upstream, you will be treated with ‘schools’ of hippos in the waters of the Victoria-Nile and other animals that come to assuage their thirst. Different bird species like the kingfishers, bee-eaters, African fish eagles, to mention but a few will entertain your ride as the guide labours to tell you their different names. Monkeys have also been sited on this boat ride, swinging between tree branches at the shores.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 3.

After breakfast, you will have one more adventure before you continue back to Kampala. You will drive to the top of Murchison Falls to have another view of them and take awesome photos. This is where the Nile squeezes itself between a 7-meter-gap of rock, falling almost 40 meters into the deep. This part of the morning is the best to capture the rainbow in-between the vapours produced by the turbulence of the waters on a good sunny day. Thereafter, you will say farewell to the park and drive back to Kampala. Thank you for choosing Climax Nature Experience!

Breakfast

No. of Guests
Rooming
Price per Person
1

1 Single Room

$1,375
2

1 Double Room

$825
2

2 Single Rooms

$845
3

3 Single Rooms

$668
4

4 Single Rooms

$580
4

2 Double Rooms

$560
6

3 Double Rooms

$472
Tell Us Your Budget

What is included?

  • Entry permit to the rhinos

  • Accommodation as indicated

  • Safari vehicle with diesel (Toyota Landcruiser)

  • Meals as indicated

  • Entrance fees to the national park

  • All activities as indicated in the itinerary

  • German-speaking driver/guide

  • English-speaking driver/guide

What is excluded?

  • Flight fares

  • Tips to service providers

  • Drinks

1 DAY RHINO TREKKING EXPERIENCE IN ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY

Drive from Kampala very early in the morning towards Nakasongola district where Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is located. It is a 176km drive from Kampala. This is the only place in Uganda where one can see the white rhinos in the wild and on foot with a ranger. As a project managed by Rhino Fund Uganda, it has been successful with now about 32 white rhinos in the sanctuary. After being briefed by a ranger about the sanctuary and how these animals were re-introduced in Uganda, you will embark on a rhino trekking experience with information about the behaviour of the rhinos, which can be seen in a short distance on foot with a ranger. The experience takes like an hour depending on your interests and how much you would like to know about the rhinos.

There is a nice restaurant there to cater for your stomachs after that wonderful experience. Thereafter, you will drive back to Kampala using the same route. Thank you for choosing Climax Nature Experience.

 

COST OF THIS EXPERIENCE

No. of Guests
Price per person
0 - 1
$200
2 - 4
$180
5 - 7
$160
8 - 10
$140
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TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

All bookings made with Climax Nature Experience are subject to these terms and conditions.

 

Price of trip includes: Private Ground transport (car and fuel in 4*4), Safari guide who speaks either English or German, entry cost to all parks mentioned in the itinerary, all activities mentioned (boat, and so on), all meals and accommodation. This is if nothing else has been agreed.

 

Price does not include: International flights (unless special agreement), insurance, visa fees, beverages, items of personal use and tips.

 

Gorilla/ Chimpanzee Permits:

Trips that have either gorilla or chimpanzee experiences can only be confirmed with the availability of those permits. No trip will be confirmed without the prior knowledge of their availability. Once a trip is confirmed from our side, just rest assured that a permit has been reserved for you.

Adjustments after booking: If you want to make changes in your itinerary after booking we will arrange for this if it is possible. Note that the dates for gorilla and chimpanzee trekking cannot be adjusted after booking.

 

Changes in itinerary: In the case of unforeseen circumstances (such as road closures, bad weather, security conditions or problems with hotels) Climax Nature Experience reserves the right to make adjustments in the itinerary. You will off-course be informed about this as soon as possible.

                                                                                                                             

Payment: We will ask you for a down payment in connection with making the booking (this payment always includes the Gorilla/ Chimpanzee permits since these have to be secured right away). At the latest one month prior to the start of the safari full payment should be made (unless other terms have been agreed). Bookings made within one month of departure must be paid in full in connection to booking. After receipt of first down payment Climax Nature Experience will take necessary steps to secure bookings of items specified in the itinerary.

 

Means of payment: Payment from abroad should be done through bank transfer to our account in Uganda. Fees for transfer are paid by the client. We also have a secure online payment platform with a good refund system in case of any genuine cancellations. We accept payment in cash. Payments made while in Uganda can be made in Dollars, Euros, GBP, and in the native Local currency (shillings) on our account.

 

During the safari: The animals in the parks are wild so no guarantees can be given of good sightings during game drives or trekking, but rangers and our guides will do their very best to make sure you get a great experience. Climax Nature Experience reserves the right to refuse any client behaving in way that can cause danger/inconvenience to any third party, damage to property, environments or ecosystems to continue the trip. In such a case no refunds will be made and Climax Nature Experience will not be liable for expenses that occur due to termination.

 

Vehicles: We put a lot of energy into getting cars that are in a roadworthy condition. Despite this, punctures, breakdowns, damage or any other delay can occur due to poor road conditions that are out of our control. For this, no liability can be accepted.

 

CANCELLATIONS:

60> days to start of safari 10% charge

59-32 days to start of safari 25% charge

31-8 days to start of safari 50% charge

7-3 days to start of safari 75% charge

2-0 days to start of safari 100% charge

 

NB: Gorilla permits and chimpanzee permits are excluded from percentages above and are 100% nonrefundable since booking for these is made with payment.

 

Complaints: Any issues that occur during the safari should be reported immediately to the guide and we'll do our best to resolve it. If an issue has not been solved to the client's satisfaction a written complaint should be e-mailed to us no later than 30 days after finishing the safari.

 

Liability: Climax Nature Experience   cannot accept liability or pay compensation for unforeseen circumstances that are out of our control. This includes flight delays/cancellations, war/threat of war, riots, civil unrest, terrorist attacks, border closure, acts of the government, strikes, thefts, epidemics, road closure, natural disasters, extreme weather conditions, fire, technical/mechanical problems to transport due to bad roads and similar events beyond the company's control.

 

Insurance: It is the client’s responsibility to make sure that they have sufficient coverage with travel insurance.

 

Health: It is the responsibility of the client to insure that proper medical precautions (immunizations and so on) have been taken.

 

Updated on 3/13/2022

 

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