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Chimpanzee Tracking

04 Days 03 Nights

Package Validity/Travel Dates : 01 APRIL 2022 – 15 DECEMBER 2022


Accommodation

Complimentary Breakfast

City Tour

Airport transfer


Starting From

USD 860

Per person on a twin sharing basis

Package Rates per person in USD

Single Occupancy

Twin / Double

Triple

Child With Bed (5.1 to 12 years)

Child No Bed (2.1 to 5 yrs)

Infant

1616

1033

860

NA

0

0

Valid for sale in

All Markets.

Tour Duration

03 Nights / 04 Days

Overview

Kibale Forest National Park.

Kibale Forest National Park is famous for primates, where you will track the chimpanzees while spotting other primates in the park like L’hoest monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys and black-and-white colobus monkey.

Countries covered

Western Uganda

Accommodation:

Location

No. of Nights

Hotel Name

Star Category

Room Type

Meal Plan

Kampala

1

Forest Cottages

Midrange

Deluxe

Dinner

Kibale National Park

2

Kibale Forest Camp

Midrange

Tent

Full Board

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival

On arrival at Entebbe international Airport. Upon arrival, you will be met by a Satguru travel representative who will then transfer you to your booked hotel

Accommodation: Forest Cottages Kampala. Meal Plan: Dinner.

Day 02: Transfer to Kibale Forest National park

After an early morning breakfast, Satguru travel representative will transfer you to Kibale forest national park. Enroute to the park you will have the opportunity to visit the tea plantations and learn how tea is harvested and later proceed to the national park. Kibale is not only famous for primates but also offers an accessible and enlightening insight of a tropical rainforest. Here you will be able to see dazzling butterflies and gorgeous forest birds.

Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 03: Morning chimp trekking at Kibale Forest National Park.

After an early breakfast check out of the lodge for chimp tracking. Kibale Forest is where the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa is exceptionally represented and as you track the chimpanzees you will have an opportunity to see other wildlife species such as the rare Lhotse’s monkey, the black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, Red tailed monkey, Olive baboon among others. The tracking takes 2-3 hours after which you will have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon you will go for a guided nature walk in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. The sanctuary offers great birding opportunities and nature walks. Bigodi is also a rich cultural heritage site where you can mix with the local people to learn about their traditional activities and lifestyles.

Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 04: Transfer back to Kampala.

After an early morning breakfast transfer to Entebbe International Airport for your onward connecting flight back home.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

Package Inclusions

  • 03 Nights’ accommodation
  • Ground Transportation in a private 4×4 Safari Vehicle.
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Meals as per Itinerary
  • Chimpanzee Permit
  • Bottled mineral water in the safari vehicle.
  • Entrance fees and ranger fees for national parks.
  • All government Taxes

Package Exclusions

  • Anything not mentioned in “Package Inclusions”
  • Domestic and International Airfare, Train Fare, Travel Visa & Travel Insurance & Medical Premium, Medical tests, etc.
  • Individually extended accommodation, sightseeing, transfers, excursions pre, post or on tour.
  • Cost of Optional activities
  • OK to board for the airline (if applicable)
  • Meals other specified in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses on items such as Laundry, Juices, Sodas, Soft & Beverages Drinks, etc.

Visa Requirement and Charges:

Please check online or with our authorised representative if Travel visa is required to visit our country. It is your responsibility to submit all relevant documents and obtain a legal travel visa (as per requirement) before you travel.

In case your tour is cancelled or curtailed short due to visa issues, we will be unable to provide you any refund of the tour cost.

For E-Visa, we are happy to provide you the visa requirement charges and documents required at highly competitive rates on our portal:https://www.visadone.com

You may click the above link and check the details there*

For Sticker Visa, please check with our local branch for the costing, documents required and approximate processing time.

Travel Insurance

It is Traveller’s responsibility to obtain and be in possession of the comprehensive travel and cancellation insurance, including medical insurance with provision for air evacuation, insurance in case of accidents, sudden sickness, medical expenses or death, before embarking on a tour. Our company is neither responsible nor liable for any claims, damage or loss as a result of Client’s failing to obtain necessary insurance cover.

We are however, happy to provide you travel insurance as per the plan you select which can offer you comprehensive coverage at highly competitive costs.

Age limit to provide Insurance – Up to 75 years. For Insurance, all rates given are per person in USD.

Current Exclusion:

  • To & from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Nepal & Bangladesh.
  • From India (However to India (Inbound) is allowed).

Up to 75 years age

Travel Insurance Anywhere 2 Anywhere

Premium in USD per person

Platinum Plan/Limit

Gold Plan/Limit

Silver Plan/Limit

Return Plan

01 – 07 Days

37

25

15

08 – 15 Days

49

36

21

16 – 30 Days

74

54

32

 

Insurance fees once paid is totally non-refundable. For further details you can check with us on insurance@solidarityinvest.com

*Disclaimer: Please do check with our Branch / Authorised representative about the latest requirement as visa requirement / fees / travel insurance charges are dynamic and subject to change. The consulate at their discretion may ask for additional documents also for visa processing. Visa issuance is purely at the discretion of the consulate and not us.

 

Payment and Cancellation Policy:

  • 50% payment at the time of confirmation
  • Balance 50% within 10 days of confirmation or travel date whichever is earlier.

We accept payments via bank transfer/Debit & Credit cards also. In case of a bank transfer please add USD 30 per transfer per time you transfer.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

We need to receive a cancellation request in writing for us to proceed with cancellation. The following charges will be applicable based on the cancellation request received by us.

If you cancel –

  • 60 days prior to departure there will be a 10% deduction on the package cost.
  • 59 – 45 days prior to departure: 25% deduction on the package cost.
  • 44 – 30 days prior to departure: 45% deduction on the package cost.
  • 30 – 15 days prior to departure: 65% deduction on the package cost.
  • 15 – 07 days prior to departure: 95% deduction on the package cost.
  • 06 days or less: 100% deduction on the package cost.

TERM AND CONDITIONS:

  • Disclaimer: In view of the COVID19 situation we retain the right to adjust rates based on any changes to current operational or capacity restrictions imposed by Governments or other Authorities.
  • We reserve all rights. All rooms, rates and services are subject to availability at the time of confirmation. Rates are subject to change at the time of confirmation.
  • Standard check-in time at the hotel is normally 1500 hrs. and check-out 12 Noon. (Please check with the hotel for the same)
  • Early check-in, late check-out is solely based on the discretion of the hotel and not guaranteed unless paid for.
  • We reserve the rights to reschedule the itinerary or routing.
  • Unused inclusions in a tour package are non-refundable.
  • Tours will be seat in coach basis or SIC basis (Unless mentioned otherwise) where guests have to reach on time at designated pick up point.
  • Any delays from your side are considered a no show.
  • No refund applicable in case of no show.
  • Rates are not valid during any trade fair periods, Major European Holidays, Events & festivals and blackout dates.
  • Most of the Hotels may ask for a security deposit at the time of check-in, which is refundable at the time of check-out and is subject to the hotel’s policy.
  • All rates are net and per person for the package.
  • Rates for the extra night, if given are per person per night.
  • Child rates apply for children aged from 2 to 11 years old. One child sharing a room with two adults (depending on hotel policy).
  • Most hotels in Europe have occupancy policy per room. They will generally not allow more than 03 people in one room (based on the room size).
  • If the hotel doesn’t have availability for family rooms, adult rates will apply for child also.
  • We will endeavour to match the rates quoted in the packages.
  • If certain entrances are closed during certain periods, alternative entrances will be provided.
  • In view of the current situation, please be advised that whilst the information and rates quoted are correct as of today’s date – we retain the right to adjust rates based on any changes to current operational or capacity restrictions imposed by Governments or other Authorities.
  • Any damages caused whilst on tour shall be borne (paid or settled) locally by the client, we will not be liable for the same.

COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES

When entering Uganda you must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test from your country of departure from an accredited laboratory. Tests must be carried out within 72 hours of arrival.

All travellers, including children, will need to show a negative COVID-19 test certificate and also undergo a PCR test on arrival at their own expense (USD65), regardless of country of origin or vaccination status.

Please check the following website for Covid Guidelines – https://www.health.go.ug/

Mandatory Medical /Tests or Vaccination details: Please check the below website for the same –

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/uganda

Package Cost

Package rates per person for the above package:

Package Rates per person in USD

Single Occupancy

Twin / Double

Triple

Child With Bed (5.1 to 12 years)

Child No Bed (2.1 to 5 yrs)

Infant

1616

1033

860

NA

0

0

Persons Below 18 years are not allowed to Chimpanzee tracking.

Points to Note (If any)

Please do note that the below points are shared with you for your reference only. Please use them at your own discretion.

Your Health: It is your (Traveller’s) responsibility is to ensure that you are in good health and medically fit to undertake safari tour. If the tour passes through the malaria area, precautionary treatment is advised. Consultation with medical practitioner/doctor and obtaining prophylactic and precautionary anti-malaria treatment is necessary.

Local Currency: Ugandan Shilling (USh)

As on 23 Dec 2021 1 USD = 3,537 Ugandan Shilling approximately.

  • Banks and foreign exchange bureaus are available at capital cities.
  • Most hotels and lodges accept Visa and MasterCard.
  • In addition to credit cards, travellers should bring US dollars cash. Small denominations are recommended.
  • US dollars are widely accepted; however older or high denomination notes may not be accepted.

Helpful items for your packing list:

  • Light weight shirts/blouses with long sleeves as protection from the sun and mosquitos
  • T-shirts / Shorts / Jeans or safari trousers / Pajamas / Socks /Underwear
  • A light weight water-proof jacket
  • Comfortable walking shoes/sneakers / Comfortable walking sandals or flip flops for warmer days
  • A wide brimmed hat with under-chin tie to prevent it from flying away
    Swimsuit
  • A warm windproof jacket (winter) / A fleece jacket that will go under the warm jacket (winter) /A warm polo neck shirt (winter) A beanie (winter)
  • Gloves (winter) / A warm scarf (winter)
  • Sunglasses / Spare prescription eye glasses/contact lenses
    Binoculars
  • Cameras and related paraphernalia like lenses etc and plenty of memory cards and spare batteries
  • A small powerful flashlight and extra batteries
  • Travel alarm clock / Small purse size umbrella can come in handy
  • Small lint roller / A light packable backpack or tote to carry equipment and stuff on game vehicles
  • A supply of Ziploc bags in different sizes may come in handy for dust or water proofing cameras, wet bathing suits etc.
  • Chargers for cell phones, iPads, cameras, computers and you may want to invest in a mini travel charger surge protector with dual USB ports and five charging outlets.

Photography: Please be sure to bring sufficient memory cards and batteries as these are not readily available in Uganda and Rwanda. Please ask permission before taking a photograph of any residents.

Please be advised that the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) is not allowed in any of the conservation areas we manage until such time as their impact on wildlife and anti-poaching initiatives can be assessed. This rule will apply throughout Africa, as our partners in various countries and regions have adopted a similar stance.

People and Culture: There are a wide range of ethnic groups in Uganda with many different languages spoken, namely Luganda (most common), English (only a small portion speak it), Bantu, Swahili, Nilotic and Lumasaba. Christians make up 85.2% of Uganda’s population, there are a certain amount of Sikhs and Hindus, and 12% are Muslims.

In a recent survey of African Nations, Uganda ranked in the top ten friendliest and welcoming countries in Africa. Visitors to both Uganda are often concerned are about their safety and well-being. … Visitors often feel safer, more secure, and more welcomed in the Pearl of Africa than in their own country.

Climate: Uganda’s tropical climate is a little different in the north and south of the country. From March to November, the north experiences a rainy and warm Wet season, followed by an almost equally warm Dry season from December to February. The south, on the other hand has a pair of Dry seasons (December to February, and June to July) broken up by a pair of Wet seasons.

Safety and Security: Opportunistic crime like burglaries, muggings, drive-by bag snatches and thefts from vehicles occur in Uganda. There have been a few cases of individuals being drugged and robbed on public transport and in bars. Don’t accept food and drink from strangers. Foreign visitors and residents may be targeted by scam artists. Leaving your belongings unattended is not advisable. Be with your driver / guide and/or group to avoid unnecessary issues.

  • It is advisable to check with your guide – they will know if there are any potentially unsafe areas you should avoid.
  • Avoid deserted areas, particularly at night. Dress-down (i.e. don’t wear excessive jewellery) when exploring the city. Concealed travel wallets are recommended.
  • Ugandans are a very warm and hospitable nation – please do not hesitate in asking for assistance at any time.
  • Avoid taking pictures of anything connected with the government or the military, including army barracks, land or people close to the army barracks, government offices, post offices, banks, ports, train stations and airports.

Staying safe on Wildlife Viewing Activities: Your safari guide will ensure your safety at all times – listen carefully to instructions and follow the park’s rules at all times. When on a self-drive safari, don’t drive too close to wildlife and only leave your car in designated areas where it is safe to do so.

Elephant, hippo, buffalo and zebra are plentiful in Uganda. Lion, giraffe and white rhino are more localized but easily seen in the right location. Leopard are less certain. The birding is a real highlight with more than 1,000 species recorded. So is the tracking of primates, in particular gorilla and chimp, but there are many other species worth watching. The antelope known as the Uganda kob is found in most savannah reserves and is a favourite prey of lion.

Staying safe in Cities and Towns:

A nationwide, daily curfew from 7pm to 5.30am is in place currently

When in public, anyone aged six or above must wear masks and maintain social distancing.

Inter-district travel by private vehicle is allowed but vehicles can only carry a maximum of three people, including the driver. Public transport can carry 50% capacity. Bodas-bodas (motorbike and scooter taxis) can move until 6pm and can only carry one passenger at a time. Food markets, retail shops, malls, arcades and other business centres are open under strict COVID-19 guidance. All schools are closed. Bars and dance halls remain closed.

Enhanced health screening is in place. If you have COVID-19 like symptoms, you will be placed in a government isolation centre until you test negative for COVID-19. Monitor the media for latest developments on COVID-19 and follow the advice of local officials.

If you’re staying in Uganda:

  • follow the advice of local authorities
  • make arrangements for an extended stay
  • take care to protect yourself from exposure to COVID-19
  • stay in touch with friends and family so they know you’re safe and well.

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