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Uganda Holiday Packages
Uganda Holiday Packages
6 nights / 7 days
Vehicle: Minibus / 4wd Station Wagon
Starts and ends in Kampala
Adventure Safari 4 Nights / 5 Days
In the jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest live half the world's population of highly endangered Mountain Gorillas. Visiting them is one of the most emotional wildlife encounters you will ever experienceBwindi Forest is located in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the western rift valley covering 331 sq. kms. It is one of the largest natural forests in East Africa, supporting a large number of plants and animals not found elsewhere. About half the world's population of 600 mountain gorillas reside in Bwindi. Queen Elizabeth National Park's diverse Eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Game drives in this park, with the massive Rwenzoris as a backdrop provides excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, cape buffalo, elephants, de fassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, Topi and bush buck
Gorilla Exprience 2 Nights / 3 Days
The tour takes you in a search of the rare mountain gorillas at Bwindi National Park. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is located in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the western rift valley covering 331 sq. kms. It is one of the largest natural forests in East Africa, supporting a large number of plants and animals not found elsewhere. About half the world's population of 600 mountain gorillas reside in Bwindi.
Along with the gorillas, there are nine other species of primates including chimpanzee, blue monkey, redtail monkey, L'hoest's monkey, black and white colobus, potto, Demidoff's and needle-clawed galago. Three hundred forty-seven species of birds have been recorded in Bwindi; seven species are listed as endangered. Species of particular interest include the Kivu ground thrush, white-bellied robin chat, red-throated alethe, collared apallis, short-tailed warbler, yellow-eyed black flycatcher, Rwenzori batis, blue-headed sunbird, strange weaver and the Shelley's crimsonwing. Over 200 species of butterflies have also been recorded here.
This Gorilla tracking tour Uganda will take you to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park a home for half the number of Mountain Gorillas remaining in the whole world (320) and the only Park in the whole world where mountain gorillas co-exist with Chimps. Enroute to Bwindi with stopover at the equator. It will be a long journey but rewarding.
Additional Information About Uganda Holidays
The Republic of Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa and is one of the most beautiful countries in Africa, with fantastic natural scenery, Half of the world's remaining mountain gorilla population is in uganda.It is bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the southwest by Rwamda, and on the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, which is also bordered by Kenya and Tanzania.
Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompassed a portion of the south of the country including the capital Kampala
The official languages are English and Swahili although multiple other languages are spoken in the country.
The country enjoys a pleasant temperatures all year round with temperatures between 20 and 27 degrees by day, owing to its position along the equator. Night temperatures vary between 15 and 19 degrees. The country enjoys two rain seasons- around mid-year and towards the end of the year.
You have to take precaution against malaria by taking anti-malarial two weeks before arrival. All kinds of anti-malarias are available in drug shops and there are white doctors who have been in the country for many years who will treat malaria successfully. . Nearly all-African doctors are good at treating most tropical diseases, always take precautions such as using mosquito repellents, creams or sleeping under treated bed-nets. You could also put on long sleeved shirts, socks and occasionally use sprays in your room. You are meanwhile advised to drink bottled mineral water, although tap water in most places can be drunk without problems. Some visitors to Uganda find a problem coping with fresh vegetables or fruit salads served in hotels, but the problem is usually not that of parasital infection but a change in climate for visitors. You should be able to drink most fresh juices and salads served in most decent hotels. Otherwise washing vegetables or fruits in a tincture of vinegar or salt is recommended. You might want to swim in most of the lakes or rivers, but a precaution should be taken against Schistomiasis (bilharzias).
Most foreign nationals will need a visa in order to enter Uganda. I ist quite easy for tourist to obtain the visa for the Pearl of Africa.
You can obtain visas in two manners: You can apply and purchase a visa abroad in many countries such as Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russian Federation, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA. This is usually done by applying either in person, with two passport pictures and an application that you can download from the Embassy website in your country of origin. You can also look for instructions as to how to mail it to them with express mail of some kind and receive it back to you in a short period of time.
The second and easier way is for tourists to apply for the visa at the point of entry such as the border or Entebbe Airport. No pictures are required, lowering your cost and no mail is required. Just fill out your entrance form and fill in the passport information and dates, and that is your application. For most tourists the cost will 50 USD upon entry and cover up to 90 days.
Valid Passport issued by your country of origin.
International Health Certificate showing that you have had a yellow fever vaccination for some nationalities.
Return Ticket to country of origin is also necessary.
Enough funds or ways to obtain funds: In some rare situations, you might be asked if you have sufficient funds with you while you are in Uganda.
Custom Information for entrance and exit into and from Uganda:
You can bring with you, 400 cigarettes or 500 grams of tobacco. One bottle of spirits or wine, and or 2 1/2 liters of beer, 1oz of perfume.
You can take out of country most souvenirs, items that will need special permits and are restricted are game trophies, tooth, bone, horn, shells, claws, skin, hair, feathers, or any other items requiring export permits.