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1 Arrival at Entebbe Airport – Transfer to Hotel/Lodge The Boma GH/Cassia Lodge
2 Entebbe/Kampala (city tour & Kabaka´s Trail) B-L-D The Boma GH/Cassia Lodge
3 EBB/Kampala – Mubende (kalinzu) – Kibale Forest (bigodi swamp) B-L-D Kibale Forest Camp
4 Kibale Forest NP (chimps) – Queen Elizabeth NP (game drive) B-L-D Bush Lodge
5 Queen Elizabeth NP (game drive) – Bwindi Forest NP B-L-D Kitandara Camp/Ruhija Safari Lodge
6 Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP (gorilla tracking) B-L-D Kitandara Camp/Ruhija Safari Lodge
7 Bwindi Forest NP – Lake Bunyonyi (optional activities) B-L-D Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort
8 Lake Bunyonyi – Entebbe Airport (departure) B-L

Meal Plan B: Breakfast / L: Lunch / D: Dinner

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    Day 1:     MEET AND GREET

    On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will meet our company representative who will warmly welcome and transfer you to your Hotel in Entebbe or Kampala.  Overnight at The Boma Guesthouse or Cassia Lodge


    Breakfast and you will have a city tour and places to visit include:Bulange-Mengo-palms travel

    • Bulange, the parliamentary building of the Buganda kingdom. Apart from housing the kingdom parliament called Lukiiko, it also contains the office of the Buganda king called Kabaka, The kingdom prime minister called Katikkiro, the cultural Ministers and other royal functionaries. At the entrance to the Bulange is the mural of all the 52 clans of Buganda and their totems.kasubi-tombs-palms travel
    • The traditional site, Kasubi tombs found 5kms to the south west of KAMPALA capital city of Uganda. These tombs house the graves of four kings of the Buganda kingdom namely; Mutesa1 (1865-1884), Daniel Mwanga11 (1884-1897), Daudi Chwa11 (1897-1939) and Frederick Mutesa11 (1939-1966) are buried in this site known as MUZIBU AZAALA MPANGA.
    • Independence monument the sculpture of a lady holding a baby represents the independence of Uganda 9th October 1962 and it was made by Gregory Maloba.
    • Makerere University ‘the ivory tower’.
    • The clock tower that commemorates the time when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11 came to Uganda
    • Namungogo Martyrs Shrines: about 15 km east of Kampala city lies Namungogo shrines where 22 catholic martyrs were burnt alive on the orders of Kabaka Mwanga in June 1886.
    • Tour the business center of Kampala: taxi & bus parks, St Balikudembe Market (Owino), etc

    Later in the evening you will be dropped off to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at The Boma Guesthouse or Cassia Lodge


    Today after an early morning breakfast you will start your trip with a visit to the famous Nakaima tree, 2 km off Mubende town, on the top of Mubende hill. This is famously known as the final resting place for one of the Buganda tribal gods known as NAKAIMA, within the root buttresses of  this ancient tree is a shrine visited by Baganda from all parts of the country searching for spiritual fulfillment throughout the year, It is also known as the witch tree. The Kalinzu Forest Reserve is steeped in mysteries and rich with local legends. Learn about the folklore and uses of the forest from a local guide. You will then proceed to Fort Portal for a guided walk in the Bigodi Sanctuary Swamp. Dinner & Overnight at Kibale Forest Camp

    Day 4: CHIMPANZEE & QUEEN ELIZABETH NPkibale-chimpanzee-Africa

    Early breakfast and transfer at 06:30hrs to Kibale Forest National Park headquarters for briefing before setting off for chimpanzees tracking.You will also have a chance to see primates including I’hoestes, red colobus, blues, red tailed and gray– cheeked mangabey. Enjoy lunch at the hotel and transfer to Queen Elisabeth NP. Depending on the time of arrival, you will do a game drive in the Katwe crater region. Dinner & overnight at Bush Lodge


    After breakfast, go for a game drive in the Kasenyi region. Thereafter, we will take a long drive in direction basing on availability of permits, as you enjoy the beauty of an African country side over hills, down valleys, through villages and trading centers with lunch en-route to Bwindi. You will arrive in afternoon and relax as you prepare for the great adventure of trekking the Gorillas tomorrow. Dinner and overnight in Kitandara Luxury Tented Camp (Buhoma) or Gorila Safari Lodge (standard)

    Day 6: GORILLA TREKKING (BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NP)Chimpanzee-tracking3-1024x768

    After breakfast, proceed for the morning briefing before enjoying the highlight of the trip- G
    orilla trekking, which may last the entire day. We trek through the rainforest and bamboo covered slopes, accompanied by a guide and trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla family. The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be quickly forgotten. When sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6 meters from the gorillas, sit around them for a whole hour while gazing into their big round eyes. Gorilla trekking is unpredictable. It’s difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike. The gorilla excursion can take from 2 up to 8 hours. Expect to walk along distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. A good physical condition is recommended. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. A ranger will brief you on how to behave with the gorillas. Dinner and overnight in Kitandara Luxury Tented Camp (Buhoma) or Ruhija Safari Lodge (standard)

    Day 7: TO LAKE BUNYONYILake Bunyonyi creata lakes

    Today you will make short journey to Lake Bunyonyi for a day of relaxation as you recover from the previous rigorous day at Bwindi, on the shores of this peaceful lake. You have got a wide range of relaxing/optional activities to choose from namely; birding, cycling, and sun bathing, swimming or even canoeing. Be sure to also enjoy various cultural activities with the indigenous Batwa people who have lived in these areas for 100’s of years surviving on the surrounding environment for food, medicine and shelter. Dinner and overnight at Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort


    Palms Travel takes you to the equatorHaving had an early breakfast you will embark on your return to Kampala, driving down the grassed and terraced escarpments of southwestern Uganda while taking in the breathtaking sights of the hills of the region dubbed ‘the little Switzerland of Africa’. This area is a highly fertile, mountainous region with steep sided hills covered from top to bottom in neatly terraced cultivated rows. Not to miss as we traverse Mbarara are the imposing long horn Ankole cattle. A remarkable highlight of this journey is the Equator line and surely you will cross it as we have a brief stop here for you to take photographs. We will be in Kampala in the evening in time for your night flight back home

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  • TRANSPORTMini Buses
    We have got Comfortable 4WD vehicles that are specifically designed with large windows, comfortable seats, and large open roof so that you don’t miss that special moment on your safari. Our Land Cruisers offer seats for 5-6 people to ensure that everybody has a window seat and that luggage can be stored well. Besides the Land Cruisers, we also own several 4WD minibuses which take up 20 people to cater for those groups that would like to travel together and not in separate small vehicles.

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    – Back up vehicle

    – Mountain bikes

    We know the guide is the key to a great safari. we also have a team of highly Qualified and professional in house tour guides that speak fluent English, French, Spanish and Germany. They have an extensive knowledge of the country, its culture,flora and fauna. They know the hidden places of unparalleled beauty. Above all, they are sensitive to your needs and will take care of you meticulously. You will notice that within a short period of time, they will not only be your guide but have become

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    Uganda has a wide range of standards when it comes to places to stay – from five star hotels and first class luxury lodges to rustic bush camps and guesthouses. We carefully select the most suitable accommodations for your itinerary, based on location, facilities, atmosphere and personal touch. But no matter how different in style and location these accommodations might be, they all have one thing in common: a genuine warm and hospitable welcome that a visitor to Uganda is entitled to experience!
    So it is important for the client let us know the category of accommodation they wish to stay in.

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  • Services Included

    • All activities and park entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
    • A 4×4 Van driven by an English speaking driver/guide. Exclusive use of vehicle.
    • Mineral water on route except during meals.
    • Pick up and drop off at the airport.
    • All transfers as per the itinerary
    • All the accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary

    Services not Included

    • International flights in and out of the country.
    • All services not indicated in the itinerary (any of the optional activities).
    • Drinks: sodas, wines, whiskies, brandies, beers, etc
    • Ugandan visas: single entry visa costs US$50 and it is required for all countries that require visas for Uganda (principle of reciprocity). The visa can be obtained on arrival at the airport.
    • Medical and travel insurance
    • Tips, telephone expenses, etc