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Kent Safari Tours, Inc. - 5 - DAYS GORILLA AND CHIMPANZEE SAFARI - UGANDA

Friday, 24 Sep 2021 Past Event
Kent Safari Tours, Inc. - 5 - DAYS GORILLA AND CHIMPANZEE SAFARI - UGANDA
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5-Day private tour of Kibale and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
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RATE - $2300 / Person
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DURATION
5 Days
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#OVERVIEW
Amalgamate trekking Mountain gorillas with chimpanzees from these two Uganda’s amazing lush green forests of Bwindi Impenetrable and Kibale Forest National Parks. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is found in the South-western part of Uganda on the edge of the Albertine rift valley.
The National Park is obscured with a gigantic miscellaneous impenetrable rainforest that comprehends over 400 species of plants. The National park is faddish for being home to approximate half of the world’s susceptible Mountain Gorillas. It also has 350 bird species, 200 butterfly species, 27 frog species, and 120 mammals such as baboons, chimpanzees, and more than 30 elephants which make Bwindi a world heritage site. The tour begins and ends from Entebbe / Kampala.
Kibale National Forest is one of the top destinations in Africa for chimpanzee trekking. The park contains one of the most blooming varying tropical forests home to 13 species of primates. It is also eminent for Bigodi which is a top birders spot, red tailed monkeys, black and white colobus, and bushbuck.
Kibale Forest has more than 138 bird species seen on the nature walk from Sebitoli which takes about 2 days.
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#HIGHLIGHTS
- Arrival in Uganda
- Road trips
- Airport transfer
- Gorilla trekking
- Chimpanzee trekking
- Community and nature walks
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ITINERARY
#Day 1: Entebbe / Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable forests
After sunrise Breakfast, we embark on a road trip to Bwindi arriving to Lake Bunyonyi in the eastern side of this amazing forest of Bwindi Impenetrable forest, a home to the preculia Mountain Gorillas. Road trip stop overs should be expected during the trip especially in places of interest like the Equator mark in Kayabwe, Mbarara town, Kagezi hills and many beautiful types of scenery.
Overnight: Buhoma safari lodge or Standard
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
#Day 2: Gorilla Trekking
After breakfast inaugurate on the hindmost Mountain Gorilla experience as the guide drives the guests to the Uganda Wildlife Authority point where impermanenting about trekking these endangered species is done.
After you will be apportioned in groups with an experienced game ranger as a ‘head trekker’ for safety and guidance. The process goes between 1 to 8 hours reckoning on how providential you are tracking the gorillas. An hour interoperating and photography experience is conceding to the guests and Trekking certificates from Uganda Wildlife Authority are awarded on return.
Overnight: Buhoma safari lodge or Standard
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
#Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest
Sunrise Breakfast before we embark on a road trip supplanting to Kibale Forest where our Chimpanzees trekking experience will take place. The road trip takes us through Queen Elizabeth national pack giving us a brief insight and experience on wildlife with a chance to spot ‘Tree climbing lions’ of Ishasha, cross the equator the second time, enjoy country view of the Rwenzori mountain ranges as we crest to ‘Fort Portal’ town the pride of Toro kingdom. Check-in to the lodge in Kibale forest for our night stay.
Overnight: Primate Lodge or Standard
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
#Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking
After Breakfast, drive to the Uganda Wildlife Authority headquarters for briefing before conjugating a group headed by an experienced game ranger or guide who is to be your head for the trekking activity in the Kibale Forest. Keep in mind Chimpanzees live in groups of between 50-150 individuals and during day, they break up into small groups to attenuate contention on their resources and they regroup in the evening as they build their nests. An hour interaction is conceded and a certificate afterwards. Reciprocate for lunch and relax waiting for the Bigodi wetland or village evening walk.
Overnight: Primate Hotel or Standard
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
#Day 5: Return to Entebbe / Kampala
After breakfast, drive to Entebbe/Kampala no major activity but to rest and enjoy the city view or to catch a flight back home. If time consents arrangements can be made to visit Entebbe Wildlife Center, Ngamba Islands and Entebbe Botanical Gardens.
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#INCLUSIONS:
- An experienced tour guide / driver
- Accommodation and hotel
- Meals per Itinerary
- Airport transfers
- Gorilla permits
- Park fees
- Bottled water
- 4WD safari vehicle
- Domestic flights
- Emergency Evacuation AMREF
- Public Liability Insurance
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#EXCLUSIONS:
- Travel Insurance
- Visa and customs fees
- Tips or Gratuity
- International flights
- Personal expenses
- Cigarettes and alcohol
- Souvenirs
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#TRIP INFORMATION:
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and National Park is located in a series of verdant rolling hills with incredibly thick forests. When it comes to tracking the mountain gorillas, it often involves steep up and down hill climbs and sometimes uneven and wet terrain. We therefore advise our visitors to wear hiking boots, rain coats and carry walking sticks for balancing your feet as we embark on the journey. The altitude in the forest is varied, with the highest point being 2607m above sea level. With this in mind, you might find hiking through that rather steep terrain a bit challenging. Your tour guides and Game rangers will be in handy to take you through the safety measures and important key notes to consider, before departure for planned activities, and also prior to getting close to the mountain gorillas.
As a visitor, your time with the gorillas is restricted to one or two hours only by the Wildlife Authority. This is to safeguard the gorillas and avoid excessive contact with human beings. You will have some photo opportunities during the trek, so make sure your camera batteries are fully charged. Once the authorized time winds up, with your tour guides, you will retreat from the forest to your respective vehicles waiting to transport you to the hotel or to your next scheduled activity. Gorilla Trekking is an unforgettable experience especially when you have close ups with these gentle and incredible animals, an intense and life time encounter.
Kent Safari Team is committed to executing the tour activities as detailed in the itinerary provided. We only request our clients to be understanding, remain calm and flexible on a few isolated occasions where local events may inconvenience the activities on the itinerary. Our clients should also note that the first day of the trip is simply for the drive or flight to the destination as shown on the itinerary and has a few activities planned. We advise that you be conversant with our Kent Safari representative who will take you through the Pre-departure briefings.
NOTE: Entebbe international airport is your gateway to and from Uganda. To avoid inconveniences that are occasioned by rushing at the time of departure, we advise that you book international flights departing from Entebbe after 8pm.
We will need you to furnish us with the following information:
- Airline
- Flight number
- Arrival and departure date
- Flight times
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#PAYMENTS:
A deposit of 10% is required to confirm the tour. The remaining balance will be due and charged 45 days before departure. Prices however may be subjected to changes until a full payment is received.
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#VISA AND CONSULAR ADVISE:
Each individual traveler is responsible for obtaining the required visa, as visa requirements vary per country. For visa information, we advise our clients to consult the US State Department and local Embassies for non-US citizens.
NOTE:
1. A visa can be obtained at Entebbe international airport on arrival at a fee $50 per person.
2. Visas for all other East African Countries can be obtained, on arrival, at the international airport or at boarder points.
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#CASH AT HAND:
It is crucial to note that in many countries, some local Forex bureaus place much emphasis on quality of the dollar and other foreign currency notes frequently used by most visitors. It is our humble view therefore that you carry new and undamaged bills / notes especially in the dominations of $50 and $100 bills. Major credit cards like Visa and Master card are acceptable in towns.
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#YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION:
Please remember to get your yellow fever vaccination as it is a crucial requirement especially if you are travelling to Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda. Please be sure to visit the Centers for Disease Control at http://www.cdc.gov/travel. Or check with a physician for more information.
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#ITINERARY, TRAVEL INSURANCE AND PASSPORT COPIES:
Leave a copy of your itinerary, travel insurance, smart waiver and passport to a family member, for reference purposes, in case of an emergency. Travel insurance is also compulsory on all trips.
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#WHAT TO CARRY:
- Rain Jacket /coat
- Shoes with good traction
- Binoculars
- Travel plug adapter with USB port
- Antibacterial hand cleaning gel
- Good camera with fully charged battery and good memory card storage
- First aid kit
- Small back park
- Sun block hat
- Sun glasses
- Hiking boots
- Mosquito repellent
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#AMENDMENT FEES:
Amendments made on the booking 25 days before departure attracts a surcharge of $25 per amendment. Less than 25 days no amendments or fees will be applied. A changed reservation will be confirmed within 24 hours.
Fees Apply:
- Changing booking
- Changing departure date
- Changing guest name
- Removing /Replacing a guest
- Changing pick up time or location
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#AGE LIMIT:
Some of our tours have strict age limit. Children 13 years and below are not allowed to visit the gorillas or participate in certain activities like canoeing and, for adults above 65 years of age, a medical report may be required.
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#GENERAL SAFETY TIPS:
We prioritize safety of our tours, however travels are susceptible to risks. So, it is important to be prepared and approach all arrangements with utmost caution. It’s advisable to do some research about your destination to equip yourself with some tips to ensure safety. Register your trip and also avail a copy of your emergency contact details to your government travel advisory service (or diplomatic mission) in a country that you are visiting so that they can contact you in case of emergency. This process can be done online and it is also advisable to get contacts of the American Embassy in Uganda, your final destination. Depending on the itinerary you have booked, some activities may carry greater risks or personal injury, we therefore advise that you take great care and strictly adhere to the established pre-cautions before participating. These activities include white water rafting, canoe and boat rides, Gorilla trekking and Chimpanzee tracking, mountaineering, bungee jumping, culture walk or community visit and game drive. For safety, the following must also be accorded due consideration;
- Avoid expensive jewelry.
- Avoid all demonstrations and protests given their potential to turn violent.
- Monitor the media for information about any possible security risks and pay close attention to your personal security.
- Carry a copy of your passport and avoid hanging alone without the advice of the tour guide.
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#TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
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ACCOMMODATION:
Prices for a twin/double shared room are per person, and, rates for single or triple travelers are available on request.
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TRAVEL INSURANCE
This tour requires that a traveler should have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We therefore recommend “Travel Guard” or Allianz travel Insurance” for all your insurance necessities.
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PRIVACY:
We understand and respect the value and importance of your privacy. Be assured therefore that protection of privacy is given the highest priority. All personal information that you avail to us is strictly used for purposes of Safari tour booking. We will endeavor to take all reasonable steps to keep secure any personal information which we hold about the guest. However, cognizant of the rampant cases of hacking into data on the internet, it becomes a bit tricky to guarantee 100% security to data shared through online sources. We therefore will not be held culpable if the breach or hacking into your personal information is by international unauthorized individuals.
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FORCE MAJEURE:
It is with regret that our office cannot compensate where an impediment to proper performance of duty is as a result of an event above and beyond our own making, control and anticipation nor is it due to the supplier of the service in question. Such events may include unexpected government quarantines, travel bans, riots, civil strife, natural disaster, terrorist acts, border closure, fire, road closures, industrial disputes, extreme weather conditions and other incidents beyond our control.
NOTE: In some unfortunate circumstances, getting a park or Gorilla permit may not be guarantee to seeing wildlife in their habitats as unfavorable local conditions may sometimes hinder access to the wildlife. This can happen without prior notice or it can be at short notice. We therefore accept no liabilities in circumstances where Gorilla or wildlife viewing is due to cancellation by the authorities. Where the loss is due to the absence of Gorillas, closure of boarders, national park or security changes, refunding is at the discretion of the responsible offices. However, Kent Tour Safaris shall use all means necessary to obtain the monies / refunds and pass it on to the client.
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CANCELLATION AND REFUND:
Customers will receive a full refund, less the cost of the non- refundable gorilla permit ($600), with 45 days’ notice of cancellation. Customers will receive a full refund in case of operator’s cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, as indicated below;
- 10% deposit - No refund
- 30 – 44 days - 55% refund
- Less than 30 days - No refund
Please note that cancellation fees are calculated based on the date we receive your cancellation request.
Also note: Sale of Gorilla permits is a preserve of the government (Uganda wildlife Authority), hence, fees for these permits is non – refundable.
Thank you, have an ultimate fascinating experience.

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#CONTACT US:

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#UGANDA
KENT SAFARI TOURS INC.
Sales&Operations office
Silver Arcade Annex Suite #C.O7
Second Floor Plot 62
P.O. Box 22000 Bombo Rd Opp.YMCA
Kampala Uganda
Office:+256393228997
Cell:+256752010111/256 772537793
E-mail: info@kentsafaris.com
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