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DESCRIPTION

You push aside a tangled rope of vines, pressing through the maze of foliage, when at last you see them. Ten or 12 gorillas sit in a forest clearing, two more up in a tree. They stop munching for a moment to observe you, nonchalant. A few feet away, you spy the big silverback. Twice the size of the young females, he sits on massive haunches, stripping leaves from branches. He’s close enough to hold your gaze with his liquid brown eyes. Something primal, inexplicable, connects the two of you in that moment. The rest of the world slips away outside this rare encounter. On this riveting wildlife expedition, meet mountain gorillas at close range and observe a host of other primates, too, including chimpanzees.

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PRICES PER PERSON
Minimum Age - 16 years old / Requires lots of walking

Single Traveler - $6,299

Two Guests - $5,699 per person (double occupancy)

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Day one: ARRIVAL AT ENTEBBE

On this day on you will arrive at Entebbe airport and you will be received by one of our representatives who will give you a short briefing and then you will be transferred to your hotel by te diver guide. You will then rest as you prepare for next days of the safari.
Overnight: 5* Hotel in Entebbe - B/L/D

Day 2 - TRANSFER TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

On this day you after your breakfast you will start your journey to the south-western part of Uganda, your destination being Bwindi Impenetrable National Park home to a significant number of mountain gorillas. You will have lunch en-route and on arrival you will freshen up, have dinner and have some rest for your nest day activities.
Overnight: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge 
- B/L/D

 

Day 3 - TREKKING DAY

After your breakfast, you will be transferred to the briefing point where ideally the trekking starts. While ere you will be briefed on the dos and don’ts that should be practiced whike you are trekking, you will also be assigned a gorilla family that you will be trekking for the day. Depending on the family assigned, you will have packed lunch which you will consume while you are on the trek. While trekking
you will encounter the mountain gorillas, their day to day life, how they communicate with each other, and their characters as a whole while you are interacting with them in their natural habitat. You will then be transferred back to your lodge after your trek.
Overnight: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge 
- B/L/D

Day 4 - A DAY IN THE BATWA COMMUNITYc

This will be a whole day with the people of the community. You will have chance to share meals with them, dance and do community service within teir community. You will have a whole cultural experience with the people of the community and they will entertain you too as you engage with them.
Overnight: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge 
- B/L/D

Day 5 - TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

On this day after your breakfast, you will be transferred to queen Elizabeth national park to encounter more wildlife aside what you have seen in Bwindi impenetrable forest. On arrival you will have an
evening game drive and then retire to have some rest from your journey that you had.
Overnight: Buffalo safari Lodge 
- B/L/D

DAY 6 - GAME DRIVE AND BOAT CRUISE

You will have an early morning game drive where you will have chance to see animals like buffaloes, elepants, my be lions, warthogs among others. You will relax abit after your game drive and have lunch too then in the afternoon set off for a boat cruise on the kazinga channel. While here you will have chance to see aquatic wildlife like the hippopotamus, crocodiles among others. After your boat cruise you will head back to your lode for dinner and some rest.
Overnight: Buffalo Safari Lodge 
- B/L/D

Day 7 - TRANSFER BACK TO ENTENBBE

After your breakfast you will embark on your journey back to Entebbe where it all started, on your way back to Entebbe, you will pass via lake mburo national park and have a game drive then continue and on arrival in Entebbe you will checkin to your hotel where you will have some rest.
Overnight: 5* Hotel in Entebbe 
- B/L/D

Day 8 - DEPARTURE

On this day you will have your breakfast and then be tranfered to the airport for your flight back home. - B/L/D

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TRIP NOTES

NUMBER OF DAYS: 8

LAND TOURS BEGINS/ENDS:

Uganda - Uganda

PASSPORT REQUIRED:

Yes

TRAVEL DATE:

June 2024 - Dates will be announced soon!

GROUP SIZE:

16 guests - 8 guests per tour.

DEPOSIT PER PERSON:

$1000 non-refundable deposit per person / subject to change without notice.

FINAL PAYMENT DUE:

March 1st, 2024.

LAST DAY TO CANCEL:

March 1st, 2024

INTERPRETERS: 

Heart Cruises will provide ASL (American Sign Language) Interpreters for this trip.

TOUR FEATURES:

  • ASL interpreters

  • Drinks as stipulated in itinerary

  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary

  • Water in the vehicle for overland sectors

  • All ground transportation and transfers as indicated, which are inclusive of fuel

  • Activities as indicated in the itinerary 

  • English Speaking Guide Services

  • Game drives

  • Ranger guide fees

  • Park, conservation and community bed night fees 

  • All applicable taxes, administration and banking fees

  • AMREF flying doctors’ emergency evacuation program

  • Gorilla and Chimpanzee permits per person as specified in the itinerary.

  • Tips ($250 per person - Additional)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:

  • International flights and applicable airport departure taxes 

  • All passport and visa fees (easily obtainable at the Airport) 

  • COVID-19 Test fees (To Be Paid By Guest and They Vary from US $70- US $120 Per per
    person)

  • Meals not specified (including lunch and other meal stops between properties on overland

  • sectors)

  • Drinks where not stipulated in itinerary.

  • Items of a personal nature: fax, telephone, etc. 

  • Laundry in Entebbe/Kampala 

  • Gratuities for guide/driver/hotel staff 

  • Any extras and additional activities not mentioned in the itinerary 

  • Travel/medical insurance

  • Trip cancellation, travel delay or baggage insurance. 

  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond our control. 

  • All statutory increases beyond our control.

  • Tips ($250 per person)

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TRAVEL INSURANCE

Heart Cruises, LLC  recommends that you purchase a travel protection plan to protect yourself and your trip investment from the unexpected. Now more than ever it’s extremely important to think about the unexpected. It is important to purchase the travel protection within 15 days of your initial invoice date in order to receive the most coverage. Consider travel protection for Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more

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CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellation Schedule:

120-90 days before commencing travel - 80% of gross fare

89-0 days before commencing travel - 100% of gross fare

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Prices are quoted in US Dollars. All itineraries and prices are subject to change without notice.