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Sisters in the Mist Uganda

15 Days  |  Departing Monday 2nd November 2020 and returning Monday 16th November 2020

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Progress Payment: $ 3200 4000 by 3 Jul 2020
Final Payment: $ 4199 4399 by 3 Aug 2020
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A once in a lifetime opportunity to see Gorilla's in the Mist!

Highlights

Personally Escorted by one of our experienced tour hostesses
Volunteer Opportunity at The Emmaus School
Overnight Accommodation in the stunning Lemala Wildwaters Lodge right on the River Nile
Optional - White Water Rafting on the River Nile (USD 125.00)
Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park to see Lions, Elephants, Giraffe and More!
Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel to view Hippos, Crocodiles, Elephants and Waterbuffalo
Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibaale Forest
Crossing the Equator
Gorilla Tracking Experience in Bwindi's Impenetrable Forest
Meet and interact with the Batwa Pygmy Tribe
Two night Stay in the beautiful Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Inclusions

Personally Escorted Tour - Your Sisterhood Tour Hostess is on hand to assist with making your holiday experience a memorable one!
Return Economy Airfares including taxes with Qatar Airways ex Melbourne (other cities and classes available upon request)
Specialist Guide upon arrival into Uganda
All Transportation as detailed in itinerary
All sightseeing including entrance fees as detailed in itinerary
Gorilla Tracking Permit (Valued at USD700)
Variety of Accommodation Styles as per itineary eg. Hotel, Lodge, Guest House
Meals as detailed in itinerary
Ugandan Visa Processing Fee (Australian Passport Holders)
Willing to Share Option
Meet and Greet Document Distribution Day (subject to minimum numbers attending)

Notice

Vaccinations
A Yellow Fever Certificate is mandatory.  For all other vaccination advice please visit www.travelclinic.com.au or visit your local GP.

Tipping
Local tipping is not expected but is appreciated in Uganda.  When visiting destinations where tipping is expected, the Sisterhood Womens Travel tipping system allows travellers to contribute to a kitty which is paid to your tour hostess at the beginning of your tour.  Your Tour hotsess will then distribute to service providers on your behalf alleviating the need for you to worry about how much and who to tip.  The pre-determined amount for this tour is USD185.00 and will cover your transfers, drivers and guides in each destination and safari guides.  Please ensure you pass this amount in the required currency to your Tour Hostess prior to your departure. 

All other tipping will be at your discretion including when dining out, as a guide please allow:

Meals allow and extra 10% tip, porterage USD1.00 per bag, laundry service USD1.00

Required Fitness Level - Tracking both the chimpanzees and the gorillas requires you to be of a good level of fitness.  Please call the office to discuss your suitability.

Hotel Standards - Please be advised that the standard of hotels will vary on this itinerary.  

Uganda is a developing country and you could sometimes experience long drives on unmade rough roads, limited wifi, occasional power outages, poor water pressure and whilst enroute squat toilets.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Monday 2 November 2020

Melbourne - Uganda (meals inflight)

Today, join your Sisterhood tour hostess at the Melbourne Airport at the designated departure point to check in for your flight to Entebbe, Uganda (via Doha).  Sit back relax and enjoy the inflight entertainement of Qatar Airways as we head towards our bucket list adventure.

Day 2 - Tuesday 3 November 2020

Welcome to Uganda (D)

Welcome to Uganda!  We'll arrive mid afternoon and be met by our guide who will transfer us to our accommodation.  Time to settle in with dinner at our hotel.

Overnight - K Hotel  (or similar)

Day 3 - Wednesday 4 November 2020

Volunteer at The Emmaus School, Omuto Uganda (B,L,D)

Today an amazing hands on experience!  We'll visit and take part in some activities at a local school.  We'll see the daily life of a school student and enjoy spending time with the kids seeing how they learn!  We'll enjoy lunch at the school before returning to our hotel for a free afternoon and dinner.

Overnight - Two Friends Hotel (or similar)

** The children would really love to receive donations of exercise books, pens, pencils etc.

Day 4 - Thursday 5 November 2020

Jinja - River Nile (B,LD)

Today after breakfast we continue our journey to the beautiful Wildwaters Lodge which is a destination in itself.  Nestled in a luxuriant rainforest on its own private island, mid-stream in the mighty Nile, Wildwaters Lodge is breathtaking. Thick riverine forest naturally covers the island and each of the ten timber-floor rooms is nestled amidst the forest with private views over the River Nile and its rapids. The main lodge is located quite unbelievably on a solid rock peninsula, amidst the rapids of the River Nile. Relax here, cooled by the constant breezes from the racing rapids or plunge into the adjacent natural swimming pool, carved by the river over millennia from pink granite. This is the ultimate location to enjoy one of the last wild areas of the entire Nile. The lodge is at the heart of the newly formed Wildwaters Reserve, a group of mid-stream islands in the Nile, mostly widely recognised as the home for the legendary whitewater rafting on the Nile. They are also home to river otters, giant monitor lizards and hundreds of species of birds. The lodge is the centre-piece for a conservation initiative aimed at protecting this pristine riverine environment for future generations, in part by ensuring that the local communities benefit directly from the visitors to the lodge and the protection of these beautiful, heavily forested islands in the Nile. Upon our arrival we'll enjoy a free afternoon to soak up our surrounds or for the more adventurous, you might like to enjoy an optional White Water Rafting experience of the River Nile (Approx USD 125.00).

Dinner tonight at our lodge.

Overnight - Wildwaters Lodge 

Day 5 - Friday 6 November 2020

Nile River - Kibaale National Park (B,L,D)

After an early breakfast we will head to Western Uganda to Kibaale National Park (approximately 6 hours drive).  Enjoy beautiful scenery and local life along the way with refreshment stops.

Afternoon at leusure before enjoying dinner followed by relaxing around the camp fire.

Overnight - Primates Lodge (or similar)

Day 6 - Saturday 7 November 2020

Kibaale National Park - Queen Elizabeth National Park (B,L,D)

This morning we'll begin our search of Chimpanzees in the Kibaale Forest.  We'll not only see chimps playing in the tree tops but also a variety of other primates, bird and plant life.  Afterwards we continue onto Queen Elizabeth National Park taking in the beauty of Mt Rwenzori, referred to as Mountain of the Moon where we will stop for photographs.

Afternoon at leusure to enjoy our luxurious lodge and its facilities.

Overnight - Mweya Lodge (or similar)

Day 7 - Sunday 8 November 2020

Queen Elizabeth National Park (B,L,D)

This morning we'll enjoy a game drive through the National Park in search of lions, waterbuck, buffalo, elephants, Ugandan kob and more!  Later we'll enjoy a boat ride cruise along the Kazinga chanel, along the way we may see herds of elephants , crocodiles, hippos and many birds   Dinner tonight at our lodge.

Overnight - Ishasha Wilderness Camp (or similar)

Day 8 - Monday 9 November 2020

Queen Elizabeth National Park (B L,D)

Another morning game dirve to search for some of the big five including tree climbing Lions.  In the afternoon an optional final game drive (own expense) or relax and enjoy the facilities at the lodge.  Dinner tonight at our lodge.

Overnight - Ishasha Wilderness Camp (or similar)

Day 9 - Tuesday 10 November 2020

Queen Elizabeth National Park - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (B,L,D)

Today we make our way to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the South West of Uganda.  Arrive at our lodge set amidst an African mountain landscape and, situated uniquely inside the national park, you are only minutes away from the start of your gorilla trekking adventure  Lunch today and dinner tonight at our lodge.
 

Overnight - Bohoma Lodge (or similar)

Day 10 - Wednesday 11 November 2020

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (B,L,D)

An early breakfast before the day we've all been waiting for!  We'll be briefed and prepared for our gorilla tracking experience.  Whilst it is never guaranteed to see these beautiful creatures up close and personal, over 80% of treks with this Safari company get their once in a lifetime opportunity to see gorillas in their natural habitat.  The duration of our trek will be dependant on the location of the gorillas.  This is a bucket list moment for all travellers.
This afternoon we'll enjoy a visit from the Batwa Pygmy Tribe who will educate us about village life.  Dinner tonight at our Camp.

Overnight - Bohoma Lodge (or similar)

Day 11 - Thursday 12 November 2020

Bwindi - Mbarara (B,L,D)

This morning before leaving Bwindi we will pay a visit to the Ride 4 a Woman project where we will have the opportunity to purchase some hand made fabric products, we will also learn about this fabulous initiative which supports local women struggling at home with issues resulting from HIV, domestic violence and poverty. We will then drive from Bwindi to Mbarara where we will break our journey overnigh.  Enjoy the scenery and views of village life as we pass through small villages and towns.  Dinner and overnight at our hotel with an evening cultural dance show

Overnight - Ingogo Cultural Centre

Day 12 - Friday 13 November 2020

Mbarara - Entebee (B,L,D)

Today we travel onto Entebee for our last night. On our way we will stop at Lake Mburo for a game drive where we will see Zebras, Impala, African Buffalo and much more..  Tonight a farewell dinner to celebrate great times with good friends.

Overnight - K Hotel (or similar)

Day 13 - Saturday 14 November 2020

Entebee - Doha (Meals Inflight)

This morning we'll have the opportunity to visit a local handicraft market before being transferred early afternoon for our flight to Doha.  Sit back, relax and enjoy the inflight entertainment of our airlines.

Overnight - Warwick Hotel (or similar)

Day 14 - Sunday 15 November 2020

Doha - Melbourne (Meals Inflight)

Upon our early morning arrival into Doha we'll transfer to our hotel for overnight stay.  We'll have the chance to explore the up and coming city of Doha and all that it offers before returning to the airport for our evening onward flight to Melbourne.

Day 15 - Monday 16 November 2020

Welcome Home

Welcome Home!  We arrive back home into Melbourne early evening.  What an adventure!  So glad you joined us and we look forward to welcoming you back

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