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Safari to Lake Mburo

2 Days 1 Night

Package Validity/Travel Dates : 01 December 2021 – 30 April 2022


Accommodation

Complimentary Breakfast

City Tour

Airport transfer


Starting From

USD 585

Per person on a twin sharing basis

Package Rates per person in USD
Single Occupancy Twin / Double Third Adult Child With Bed (5.1 to 12 years) Child No Bed (2.1 to 5 yrs) Infant
NA 585 NA NA NA

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Overview

The 2 days/ 1 night wildlife safari is a short Uganda tour from Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park. The park is located only about 3.5 hours from Kampala by road and flights too can be arranged from Entebbe to Mbarara from where vehicles pick you. The short tour from Kampala is perfect for you who has very limited time but you want have a fully-fledged Wildlife safari from Kampala or Entebbe. It is also the best tour from Kampala or Entebbe if you are having a business trip and would like a Uganda tour before your flight back home. The safari perfectly blends with weekend breaks from conferences as well and we ensure you are back for your flights or busy conference schedules. There is a variety of accommodation we offer but we make sure the safari is really that exciting short Uganda wildlife experience tour to fit within everyone’s budget.

Countries covered

Visit Lake Mburo on this trip!

Accommodation:

Location No. of Nights Hotel Name Star Category Room Type Meal Plan
Kampala 1 Mihingo Lodge 3 Tented Rooms Full Board

Itinerary:

Day 01: Kampala Arrival

Welcome to Kampala. Meet in Kampala or Entebbe, Safari to Lake Mburo National Park.

Meet and greet with our local guide over breakfast, and then after we drive heading to south-western Uganda. You will have our Uganda safari guide meeting with you at your hotel or home to start the tour to Lake Mburo National Park. We normally aim at departing at 7 am on any given day but this can be stretched a bit depending on your schedule as well. We only have to mind that we have about 4 hours of driving to the park and we have to reach there before 6 pm.

En route, there is a local community popular for making local drums and crafts and a fruit market. Stopover, admire and buy yourself souvenirs.

Proceed to the Equator line taken as one beautiful scenery in Africa – the pathway of the sun and take photographs.

Early afternoon, arrive in Lake Mburo for a lunch in the park grounds as you marvel at the game and birds within the park. Take a game drive in the afternoon and look out for zebras, topis, buffalo, eland, impala, water hogs, waterbucks and more. We also attempt a boat trip on the Lake Mburo to see hippos, crocodiles and several acacia related birds.

Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)

Overnight at your hotel in Kampala.

 

Day 03: Safari tours in Lake Mburo National Park, boat trip, return to Kampala or Entebbe 

Rise early for breakfast before a game drive towards the Lake Mburo Rwonyo Park headquarters. The morning time is reserved for game drives and safari in Lake Mburo National Park.

This has often been a good chance of seeing hyenas coming back to their dens, hippos walking back to the water. You will see buffalo, zebra, impala and topi and with a bit of luck maybe even a sitatunga, an antelope rarely seen living in the papyrus swamps.

After your early morning activities, return the lodge for checking out before embarking on your return journey to Kampala. On your way out of the park you will see most of the animal species occurring in Lake Mburo National Park.

We drive through a magnificent hilly country and lush cultivation on an approximately four-hour journey.

We will be in Kampala in the evening before for your flight back home.

End of Services…

 

Package rates per person for the above package:

Package Rates per person in USD
Single Occupancy Twin / Double Third Adult Child With Bed (5.1 to 12 years) Child No Bed (2.1 to 5 yrs) Infant
NA 585 NA NA NA

Taxes Extra.  Above 12 years Child will be considered on adult rates only.

Notes:

  • Child with bed – may be given sleeper couch in the same room sharing with 02 fully Paid adults.
  • Child No bed – will share the same room with 02 fully paid adults without any extra bedding
  • Infant – will share the same room with 02 fully paid adults without any extra bedding.
  • All ages will be calculated as per the date on the passport.

Child will be 2.1 years to 11.9 yrs. Child aged 12 and above will be considered on adult basis.

Package Inclusions

  • 01 night accommodation on a twin/double room at Mihingo Lodge.
  • Transport in private 4×4 Land Cruiser.
  • English speaking driver/guide.
  • Game drives.
  • Boat ride on Lake Mburo.
  • Bottled mineral water in the safari vehicle.
  • Entrance fees and ranger fees for national parks.
  • Activities and excursions mentioned in the program.

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 & Medical Insurance Charges:

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:

PAYMENT TERMS:

  • 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

Covid Guidelines (If any): 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

Any Other info: NA

 

 

Package Cost

Package Rates per person in USD
Single Occupancy Twin / Double Third Adult Child With Bed (5.1 to 12 years) Child No Bed (2.1 to 5 yrs) Infant
NA 585 NA NA NA

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS

Harare, Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

Points to Note:

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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