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WHAT IS MID RANGE TRAVEL?

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Our Midrange Trips keep things simple to give you amazing experiences at a great price. We use simple, clean and centrally located accommodation and include plenty of free time so you can do the things that suit your budget and interests.

This trip is designed for travelers who want exceptional value, plenty of free time and having the flexibility to choose where and how their time and money is spent. By working plenty of time into the itineraries and keeping many of the activities optional, we aim to make travel possible for those on even the most slender of budgets.

WHAT IS THE ACCOMMODATION LIKE?

We look for simple, clean and centrally located accommodation to give you a good night's rest along with a great trip price. Generally Midrange trips use budget accommodation, sometimes with shared facilities and occasionally on a Double-share basis.

HOMESTAY

On some of our itineraries, we also include a home-stay for a night or two to really get a feel for local life. While the facilities are often basic, what better way to get immersed into a culture by sharing a roof and meal with a local family.

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Book Gorilla Trekking, Birding and Wildlife Safari [Itinerary below]

 

01Day One:Kampala / Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Uganda

We will leave Kampala at 7:00am. Our team will be pick you up from your hotel or preferred location in Kampala or Entebbe and we will drive west toward Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. We will make our first stop at the Equator crossing. It’s a wonderful spot to take pictures and have a cup of coffee. We will then proceed to Mbarara for lunch en route to Bwindi. We will have lunch at Acacia Hotel in Mbarara. It’s great opportunity to try out western Uganda’s Matooke (plantain-type bananas) and roasted goat meat. (if not vegetarian) After lunch, we will drive through the virgin rolling hills of Ankole -Kigezi to the home of the infamous Mountain Gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, arriving at around 6 pm. Overnight at Buhoma community Rest camp (Inc. Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner).

02Day Two:Gorilla Trekking

After an early breakfast, we will head to the Headquarters of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for an orientation plus meeting the guides as well as separation into the groups basing on which gorilla group you are to be tracking. From there you will set off for your thrilling experience of the Gorillas. Hiking within this mysterious and wonderful forest offers quite a lot to see as you make your way to see the Mountain Gorillas. Look out for additional primates, butterflies, mammals and birds. The trekking will entail thorough climbing before you come face to face with the Mountain Gorillas, watching them only a few meters away. You will see the baby with the mothers, the gorillas partaking their every day routine just right in front of you. Because of tourists like you, we have worked with communities to protect the Gorillas. Our Fair Tourism model supports communities around Buhoma to protect the Gorillas. You will personally see how they are thriving within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Overnight at Buhoma community Rest camp (Inc: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

03Day Three: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

You will have an early breakfast and then travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park entering it through the Ishasha sector renowned for the tree climbing lions. You will have a game drive along the way during which you will see Lions, various Antelope species, Elephants, zebras, Hyenas, Leopards and Buffaloes. In the afternoon, we will go for a two hour boat cruise down the Kazinga Channel that connects Lakes George and Edward. The cruise takes you through the highest population of Hippos and you will see a profusion of animals on the water shores. This launch cruise rewards you with a great opportunity to take photos, watch birds and see the water animals. Overnight at Simba Safari Camp (Inc: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

04Day Four:Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast you will go on an early morning Game Drive on the Kasenyi Track, viewing a large fishing area. The Game Drive will take 2-4 hours. We will also tour Kikorongo, where you will encounter both wet and dry Crater Lakes. We will have another game drive in the afternoon to see Lions, Elephants, Topis, Leopards, Bush bucks, Cape Buffaloes, Defassa Waterbucks, Giant Forest Hogs, Uganda Kobs, among others. Overnight at Simba Safari Camp (Inc: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

05Day Five: Katwe Explosion Crater

Katwe explosion crater is located in Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is believed that this significant feature came into existence as a result of violent eruptions that took place approximately 8000 – 10,000 years ago. We will take an extremely rewarding 27 km crater drive to Katwe that will offer you a remarkable memory of your safari in Uganda. The communities have got rich traditions and their lifestyle is centered on the lakes’ natural offerings. You will learn the local processes of salt extraction and how they arrange their mining areas. The crater drive track offers impressive scenic views and the extending to the wider Savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth. The views of the overlooking Rwenzori Mountains dubbed the mountains of the moon also add spice to remarkable memories for the safari. Overnight at Simba Safari Camp (Inc: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

06Day Six: More Game Viewing and Birding

We will go another game drive that will enable you to see wildlife in their natural setting for example buffalo, elephants and other animals that dwell in the grassland thickets of the Northern Kazinga. If we lucky, we might have a rare chance to spot lions prey on other game. Queen Elizabeth National Park is a wonderful birding destination. We will do a round of birding to conclude the safari. A number of bird species will also be seen along including the rare shoe bill. Overnight at Simba Safari Camp (Inc: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

07Day Seven: Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kampala / Entebbe

After breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala with a stopover for lunch in Mbarara town and proceed to Kampala arriving late afternoon. Drop off at your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe in time for your flight.

Departure Date Group Luxury (Double Share) Budget (Double Share)
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 1 Person $2900 Per Person $1900 Per Person Get a Quote
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 2 Persons $2700 Per Person $1700 Per Person Get a Quote
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 3 Persons $2500 Per Person $1500 Per Person Get a Quote
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 4 Persons $2300 Per Person $1400 Per Person Get a Quote
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 5 Persons $1900 Per Person $1300 Per Person Get a Quote
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 6 Persons $1900 Per Person $1250 Per Person Get a Quote