Southern Africa Expedition 2019

March 18-24, 2019 (7 Days 6 nights)

Led by Tahuayo Lodge Owner/ Tour Leader Dolly Beaver &

Head Guide Nelly Alvarado

Group Size: 16 Traveler Limit

Difficulty: Easy

Interested in joining us for this expedition? Let us know here!

Trip Highlights

Experience and encounter gorillas and chimpanzees in their natural habitat, as well as viewing a range of other wildlife in the remote Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. 

Some highlights of the trip include:

  • Experience an up-close encounter with gorillas and chimpanzees in their natural habitat

  • A unique boat cruise down the Kazinga Channel, and into the Edward Lake

  • … And More

Accommodations

 

During your adventure, you will experience several parts of Southern Africa. Amazonia aims to provide you with the best possible experience and will be traveling to the following locations. Please note that hotels are subject to replacement with equivalent accommodations based on availability.

Crater Lodge - Kibale

The Boma Entebbe

Silverback Lodge

Full Itinerary

March 18

Arrival – Entebbe

  • Meet on arrival at Entebbe airport, assist through customs and take a 10 minutes’ drive to Boma guest house or Carpe Diem guest house for an overnight on Bed & Breakfast basis.
March 19

Entebbe – Kibale Forest National Park –  Approx. 5 hrs

  • After breakfast, have a briefing on your safari and start the journey to the west via Kampala. Drive through the green tea plantations and the evergreen Kibale forest, arriving Fort-portal in time for Lunch.
  • Proceed to the Lodge.
  • Meals and Overnight accommodation at Crater Lodge – Kibale.
March 20

Chimpanzee Tracking – Kibale Forest NP. Tracking takes about 3 to 4 hrs.

  • After Breakfast, transfer to Kanyanchu park Headquarters in time for a briefing and head out to the forest. Chimpanzee tracking starts early in the morning and takes about 3-4 hours.
  • Kibale Forest is a host to 13 primate species. The guide will provide detailed explanations on not only primates, but also on all the forest’s fauna and flora, ensuring that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and primates in close quarters.
  • After lunch, go for a walk in Bigodi – an eco-tourism swamp with rare and beautiful flora and fauna.
  • Meals and Overnight at Crater  Lodge – Kibale.
March 21

Kibale – Queen Elizabeth National Park. App. 3 hrs. drive.

  • After breakfast, start for Queen Elizabeth National Park, following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range most of the journey. Explore the Katwe crater area and later proceed to the Lodge for lunch.
  • After lunch, enjoy a unique boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through high concentrations of Hippos and a wide variety of animals may be seen drinking at the water’s edge. This river cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing at a very close range, including elephants and crocodiles. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 600 recorded species having been spotted. Meals and Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge.
March 22

Queen Elizabeth N.P. – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. App. 4 hrs. drive

  • After an early morning breakfast, proceed to Bwindi via the Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. As you drive along the road via Ishasha sector, (famous for its tree climbing Lions) you should see a multitude of animals.
  • Arrive at the camp in the afternoon, relax around the camp.
  • Meals and Overnight accommodation included at Silverback lodge.
March 23

Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Tracking takes 3 – 10 hours.

  • There is an early morning entry into a gorilla sanctuary. The rainforest is spectacular, heavily vegetated and dense landscape crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, allowing access for trekkers. This park is best known for the fascinating gorillas, where the time is taken and terrain varies according to the movements of these fantastic apes. The thrill of spending time with and observing these gentle giants is a rare and moving adventure that will leave you with long lasting memories of a truly unique experience. The gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact with each other.
  • Meals and Overnight accommodation included at Silverback lodge.
March 24

Drive to Entebbe – Connect to international flight.

  • After Breakfast, drive to Entebbe for your international flight

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Deposit: $2000/person

$5,900 per person (double occupancy)

For a single room + $780

All-Inclusive except for International flights (we can help to find discount air)

NOTES:

 

This Trip Includes:

  • Meet and greet services
  • All meals except in airport when traveling
  • Services of an English speaking driver and guides
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • All accommodations and meals as specified
  • All park fees and government taxes

This Trip DOES NOT Include:

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Driver, guide, or local escort tips
  • Drinks and dining rooms tips, porterage, personal travel and baggage insurance
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
  • Medical, evacuation, or travel insurance

Erika

Our time in the jungle was an absolute highlight on our trip to Peru! Truly amazing! …Again, we had the most wonderful time. Almost more than words can say. The jungle and the Tahuayo Lodge hold very special places in our hearts and CAN NOT WAIT to return. Thank you again for offering such an amazing trip.

Renee

Our trip was INCREDIBLE. The lodge was great, the food was amazing, and the staff were all so friendly. We loved our stays at the B&B, the main lodge, and the ARC.

Tia & Paula

It was incredible and a trip of a lifetime Paul! My sister Paula and I had an amazing time and loved everything — your facilities and staff are top notch and I want to come back with my husband and daughters!!

What Our Guests

Have to Say…

Erika

Our time in the jungle was an absolute highlight on our trip to Peru! Truly amazing! …Again, we had the most wonderful time. Almost more than words can say. The jungle and the Tahuayo Lodge hold very special places in our hearts and CAN NOT WAIT to return. Thank you again for offering such an amazing trip.

Renee

Our trip was INCREDIBLE. The lodge was great, the food was amazing, and the staff were all so friendly. We loved our stays at the B&B, the main lodge, and the ARC.

Tia & Paula

It was incredible and a trip of a lifetime Paul! My sister Paula and I had an amazing time and loved everything — your facilities and staff are top notch and I want to come back with my husband and daughters!!