Asian Holiday Club

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London SE27 0LA

Tel: 0208 676 4411

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E-mail: asianholidayclub@hotmail.com



UGANDA


11 days 7 nights


Adults £1699 / Twin Sharing


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20th Sept 2015 Meet and greet at Entebbe Airport. Transfer to Kampala – 1hr

This city of 3 Million inhabitants is the largest in Uganda and the capital. Situated on seven major hills, several areas command fantastic views of the surroundings, including Lake Victoria. Kampala is the political and commercial hub of Uganda, and the people are friendly and communicative. It is easy to move about the city centre and, surprisingly, the visitor does not need to be overly concerned about security. Expansion is rapid and new clubs and restaurants open regularly. A guided tour will point out the highlights including Kasubi Tombs, Uganda Museum, Parliamentary Buildings, Nommo Gallery, National Theater Craft Centre, Owino Market, Kabaka's Lake, Kibuli Mosque, Bahai Temple, Namirembe Cathedral, Namugongo Martyr's Shrine and Makerere University.


Overnight Red Chilli Hideaway on BB

21st Sept Tour to Jinja

This city was previously the industrial capital of Uganda. It is best known for the source of the Nile at the now submerged

____________________________________________________________________________________ Rippon Falls. Owen Falls Dam, located just downstream from the source of the Nile, provides power for Uganda and parts of Kenya. Nearby is Bujagali Falls, where several rapids are situated close together. From here enjoy the scenery or take a white water rafting trip on the mighty Nile. The Nile starts its 4000-mile journey to the Mediterranean from Lake Victoria. Join us to see the source of the Nile and the surrounding environs. Depart from Kampala, heading east to Jinja passing coffee, tea and sugar plantations and colorful roadside fruit/vegetable markets First stop, at Mabira Forest to see primates, birds and butterflies and then on to the Owen Falls Dam and the submerged source of the Nile. After lunch, you will spend the afternoon relaxing at Bujagali Falls. Return to Kampala, arriving early evening.


Overnight Red Chilli Hideaway on BB

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22nd Sept Murchison Falls National Park [Lunch, Dinner]

In the afternoon we will visit the "top of the falls" for your chance to view the magnificence of the Nile. The park is cut into half by the famous River Nile where it has to squeeze itself through the legendary Murchison Falls, an impossibly narrow 7 m gap in a cleft rock creating a powerful explosion of white water. The Falls are believed to be the most powerful natural flow of water anywhere on earth. Superlatives like “awesome” “stupendous” “fantastic” and “wow” have been used to describe this amazing spectacle.


Overnight Red Chilli Rest Camp on FB

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23rd Sept Murchison Falls Park

After an early breakfast, proceed for a game drive. Elephant, Cape buffalo, Rothschild's giraffe, Uganda kob, hartebeest and waterbuck are commonly seen. You may also spot oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, bush duiker, warthog and bushpig. Large carnivores include lion, leopard and spotted hyena.

After lunch, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile. En-route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob. This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. The boat will stop just tens of metres from the sinister, frothing and bubbling base of the falls.

Overnight Red Chilli Rest Camp on FB

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24th Sept Kibale Forest National Park

All day drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms. Fort-Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon.

Overnight Kibale Forest Camp on FB

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25th Sept Kibale Forest to Queen Elizabeth

Morning visit to Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary to search for smaller mammals and primates. Look out for the rare red colobus monkey and the sitatunga. The guided 4.5km circular trail through the swamp is also one of the best guided bird trails in East Africa as well as offering a realistic opportunity to see up to six different primate species in a space of a few hours.


Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Ruwenzori Mountain range for much of the journey.


In the afternoon, enjoy the unique 2 hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water's edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colourful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species.

Overnight Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge on FB

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26th Sept Queen Elizabeth to Entebbe

Morning game drives today. Queen Elizabeth National Park's diverse eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Game drives in this park, with the massive Rwenzoris as a backdrop provides excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephants, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, Topi and bush buck. These two game drives and the boat trip are a memorable method of discovering a vast array of Ugandan wildlife


After drive back to Entebbe stopping at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers en route where you will able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through generations. There will also be time to stop at the equator for photographs. You arrve Entebbe in the early evening. Transfer to Entebbe airport for your onward flight. End of tour!!





INCLUDES

  1. Ground transportation in exclusive 4x4 safari minibuses

  2. Bottled water through the safari

  3. Services of an experienced English speaking drivers / guides

  4. Chimpanzee tracking permit

  5. Activities and accommodations as mentioned in the itinerary.

  6. Meals as indicated

EXCLUDES

  1. Visa to and from Uganda

  2. All beverages [both alcoholic and non-alcoholic]

  3. Telephone bills

  4. Souvenirs, items of a personal nature

  5. Any activity, meal or accommodation NOT mentioned in the itinerary

  6. Travel / Medical / Baggage insurance












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