Uganda Tours & Travel | January 2019

19 Days
Category:
  • Silverback gorilla in Uganda
  • Uganda-tea-growing-hills
  • Uganda-panorama
  • Uganda-juvenile-gorilla
  • Uganda-chameleon
  • Uganda-gorillas
  • Uganda-lion-up-tree
  • Uganda-local-lady
  • Uganda-mother-child
  • Uganda-rafting
  • Uganda-safari
  • Uganda-elephant
  • Uganda-giraffe
  • Uganda-antelope-herd
  • Uganda-hippos
  • Uganda-silverback-gorilla
  • Uganda-wort-hog
  • Uganda-dug-out-canoes
  • Uganda-baboons
  • Uganda-riverside-life
  • Uganda-locals

Uganda is a traveller’s dream because it has so much to offer in a relatively small place. If wildlife is your thing, Uganda offers the ultimate African experience because you’ll see both savannah and jungle species within a days drive. The gorillas are surely a highlight but certainly not the only reason to visit. The scenery is stunning, the safari style accommodation comfortable, there’s good food and wonderful locals. What’s not to love. 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Trekking with the almost human-like mountain gorillas. Something that will never leave you
  2. The shy, but friendly locals who will want to practice their English with you
  3. The National Parks – of which you will visit five
  4. The plethora of animals in the wild – elephants, hippos, big cats, chimps, brilliantly colourful birds and so much more
  5. The country’s stunning natural beauty – mountains, jungle, lakes and rivers
DEPARTURE DATE
31 Jan 2019
DURATION 19 days
TOUR COST $13,690 – includes one gorilla trek – $14,690 – includes two gorilla treks
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
$1,100 Additional
INCLUDED
Economy international airfares ex Syd/Mel
Internal flights as per itinerary
All transportation as per itinerary
Twin-share accommodation
Transfers to and from hotels as per itinerary
Meals as listed on the itinerary
Entry fees to places of interest as per itinerary
Experienced English speaking local tour guide
Escorted by an Australian host (subject to minimum number of 10 clients)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    • Tours depart with minimum of 4 clients
    • No more than 10 clients on this trip
    • Land only packages available
    • Tour extensions – before or after tour extensions can be arranged on your behalf
    • Business or premium economy flights can be arranged at an additional cost if available
    • To book and reserve your place on a tour, a deposit of $250 and a completed booking form is required

If you like close encounters with wildlife, friendly people and stunning scenery, Uganda might just be the best place to visit in all of Africa. In fact, this wonderful country offers the complete African wildlife experience with the added bonus of the gorillas. There are 10 national parks covering a significant percentage of the countryside. In the North East, you can spot the big cats, the savannah animals and an amazing variety of birdlife. Down the west side of the country you’ll see a plethora of elephants, hippos chimps and more. Plus there’s the mountain gorillas. There are just 880 of these wonderful primates left in the wild and you are assured of seeing them in their natural habitat on this tour. Put simply, Uganda offers a wildlife experience second to none. 

However, its not all about the wildlife. Churchill was right… Uganda is the pearl of Africa! With stunning scenery, much of the country is on a plateau which ascends to over 5,100 metres on Mount Stanley in the south - the 3rd highest peak in Africa. The landscape is a combination of jungle, grasslands and land that has been cleared for farming. Uganda shares Lake Victoria - the largest tropical lake in the world - as its eastern border with Kenya and Tanzania.

Uganda is a land locked nation about the size of Victoria. It is predominantly a Christian country with 80% of the 30 million people being of Christian faith.  The West first took real notice of Uganda in the early 70’s when the dictator Idi Amin took power. Dubbed “the butcher of Uganda”, Amin was a military official who, after seizing power, was responsible for the expulsion and murder of hundreds of thousands of people – namely any one who did not agree with his ways. He died in exile in 2003. Today, the country is at peace. Visitors are attracted by the gorillas which are protected from poachers around the clock. It is a safe place to visit and the hospitality industry is well trained in service with a smile. 

While the recent past of this struggling nation cannot be ignored, it is well and truly open for business.  You will be greatly rewarded by visiting. Not just for the gorillas, but also for the people, the magnificent scenery and the culture. 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

    1. Trekking with the almost human-like mountain gorillas. Something that will never leave you

    2. The shy, but friendly locals who will want to practice their English with you

    3. The National Parks – of which you will visit five

    4. The plethora of animals in the wild – elephants, hippos, big cats, chimps, brilliantly colourful birds and so much more

    5. The country’s stunning natural beauty – mountains, jungle, lakes and rivers

Next Steps

If you would like to speak to us regarding this tour please call (02) 9906-5770
If you would like to email please send to [email protected]
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