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Abercrombie & Kent

Uganda Marco Polo Journey

Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars per person (based on double occupancy) - All rates are subject to change. Does not include international airfare

Uganda: Gorillas & Beyond

11 Days from $10,995 - Marco Polo Journey - Limited to 16 Guests


"Journey up the Nile River in Murchison Falls National Park, trek through Kibale National Park in search of chimpanzees, and track — and closely observe — endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park." - A & K

A&K Advantages

 

  • Explore the “Pearl of Africa” and discover Uganda’s wild treasures, from the banks of the Nile to the deepest reaches of the rainforest
     

  • Cruise up the Nile River to the misty base of Murchison Falls, spotting wildlife on the banks as you float past
     

  • Trek the lush, tropical trails of Kibale National Park in search of chimpanzees
     

  • Set out on game drives in the wilds of Queen Elizabeth National Park, keeping watch for tree-climbing lions
     

  • Encounter endangered mountain gorillas under the biodiverse canopy of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Itinerary

DAY 1

ARRIVE ENTEBBE, UGANDA

Arrive in Entebbe, Uganda, a nation of stunning greenery, deep lakes, soaring mountains and rich biodiversity. Transfer to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

 

Protea Hotel Entebbe 

DAY 2

MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK | THE NILE’S JEWEL

Depart Entebbe and fly to Murchison Falls National Park, one of the most scenic spots along the Nile and the location of the classic Humphrey Bogart film, The African Queen. After settling into your thatched cottage on the banks of the Victoria Nile, join your guide for a visit to Murchison Falls, where invigorating spray — the collective force of the majestic Nile — pours down on a narrow ravine.

Baker's Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3

MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK | NILE SAFARI

Today, a game drive takes you along the northern banks of the Nile in the heart of Murchison Falls National Park. You may see giraffes, buffalo, elephants, warthogs, leopards, lions and antelope. This afternoon, embark on a boat cruise up the Nile River to the base of the falls. Watch for hippos, crocodiles, elephants and the many bird species that inhabit the river’s papyrus-lined banks.

Baker's Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4

KIBALE NATIONAL PARK | BUNYARUGURU CRATER WALK

After breakfast, board a flight to Kibale and transfer to your lodge. Later, you may take an optional nature walk along the top of the Bunyaruguru Crater.

Kyaninga Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5

KIBALE NATIONAL PARK | FOREST OF CHIMPANZEES

Kibale Forest is home to 11 species of primates, including chimpanzees and mangabeys, as well as 300 species of birds and a vast array of butterflies. Rise early this morning for the short drive to the start of your chimpanzee trek. Barks of baboons occasionally pierce the forest’s silence as you make your way along the trail. This afternoon, you may go on a guided primate walk in the Bigodi Forest swamp.

Kyaninga Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 - 7

QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK | NATURE ANEW

After breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, home to elephants, lions, hippos, buffalo and baboons. Participate in game drives this afternoon and the next day. While exploring, watch above for tree-climbing lions, a sight rarely to be seen anywhere else in Africa. You may also encounter some of Uganda’s largest elephant herds.

Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8

BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK | MIST-SHROUDED MOUNTAINS

Set out for a morning game drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park. Make your way out of the Rift Valley through the Kigezi Highlands and on to the mountains of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later today, visit the Uganda Nursing School Bwindi, an A&K Philanthropy-supported project enhancing health care in this remote region.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9 - 10

BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK | GORILLA ENCOUNTERS IN THE WILD

Spend two days tracking endangered mountain gorillas, which share 97.7% of our DNA, spending up to an hour among them each day. See mothers keeping infants close as they knucklewalk on three limbs. Toddlers scamper around and get reined in by an attentive father, whose job is to protect his family. When you encounter a mountain gorilla in the wild, there is no mistaking the bond that exists between primate and man — and no escaping the poignant reminder that these creatures lie on the brink of extinction.
 

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11

DEPART ENTEBBE

Fly to Entebbe and return to your hotel, where a dayroom awaits until your international flight home.

Protea Hotel Entebbe (dayroom)

Meals: Breakfast

Included With Every Luxury Marco Polo Journey

English-Speaking Resident Tour Director® and Local Guides

Hand-Selected Luxury Accommodations (Where Available)

Travelling Bell Boy® Luggage Handling

Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers

New! Breakfast in Bed on Select Days

Full Breakfast Daily; Select Lunches and Dinners

Traveller’s Valet® Laundry Service

Internet Access (Where Available)

Entrance Fees, Taxes and All Gratuities Except Resident Tour Director

24/7 A&K On-Call Support

Guaranteed Departures with Just Two Guests

Deposit & Cancellation


Payment Schedule

Deposit Per Person at Time of Booking: $1,000 (full-payment if within 90 days of departure)
Gorilla Tracking Permit Surcharge: $1,350 (non-refundable)
Final Payment Due: 90 days prior to departure

 

Cancellation Fees Per Person – Main Group Journeys and related Group Pre/Post Tour Extensions 

91 days prior to departure or more: $500 
90-61 days prior to departure: 20% of program price
60-31 days prior to departure: 50% of program price
30 days prior to departure or less: 100% of the program price

Cancellations must be received in writing. Additional terms and fees apply to Internal Air, Extra Services and Partial Room cancellations.


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