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PRICE FROMUSD 9 565 per person
IDEAL DURATION9 Nights
Destinations: Uganda, Zanzibar
Uganda is blessed with an undeniable natural beauty and is home to some of the world’s most exotic animals: silverbacks, chimpanzees , Africa’s Big 5 and countless other mammals and bird species. Sammy and Bob wanted to take in The Pearl of Africa’s natural beauty through gorilla trekking, safaris and river cruises, while enjoying superb accomodation and scenery along the way, wellness activities including yoga and meditation and massages, blissfull walks and memories in Zanzibar making theirs a holiday they will never forget.
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Samantha and Bob received a VIP welcome and were assisted through health screenings, immigration and baggage collection to their transfer vehicle. After arriving at The Boma Hotel, they received their Timeless Africa Safaris Welcome Pack and an e-ticket for BAR Aviation at the Boma Hotel. After a relaxed morning, the pair were collected and transfered to Entebbe Airport for their flight to Kihihi Airstrip whereafter they hopped onto a road transfer to Buhoma Lodge for a two-night stay. Day two featured an awe-inspiring gorilla trekking experience into the forest on the slopes of the volcanoes, led by experienced trackers who brought them within metres of a family of mountain gorillas. After an hour with these noble creatures, the couple headed back to Buhoma Lodge for a complimentary massage after their trek, then explored the surrounding Bwindi community.
On day three Sammy and Bob departed for the Ishasha area of Queen Elizabeth National Park. En-route they stopped at the Ishasha Community Project to enjoy Agartha’s Taste of Uganda tour, where they met a rural craftswoman and subsistence farmer who showed them how to prepare local food. Located in the western arm of the Great Rift Valley, the park is home to a wide variety of wildlife including elephants, leopard, lions, hippos, buffalo, Uganda kob (a type of antelope), baboon, and many species of birds. With both a riverine and savannah habitat, the southern Ishasha area includes the massive Maramagambo, one of the largest surviving natural forests in Uganda. The couple spent their night at Enjojo Lodge in a solar-powered thatched cottage.
The couple then departed for Kibale Forest National Park on a five-hour drive through unrivaled nature, scenery and serenity into the heart of Kibale rainforest National Park – Uganda’s primates’ paradise – home to over 13 different species of primates and numerous other mammals, butterflies and birds. With a delightful one-night stay at Primate Lodge they experienced world-renowned Ugandan hospitality, while staying in an en-suite luxury cottage secluded deep in the forest for maximum privacy and a natural ‘living in nature’ feel. Privately secluded in the jungle, the eco-friendly Primate Lodge provided a truly authentic jungle experience and proved the perfect location for tracking the primates of Uganda. Following the winding path through the lush greenery, Sammy and Bob found the main lodge’s spacious dining room, where delicious local and international meals were served with a smile, or fresh cups of coffee and cold beers while they enjoyed the magical forest that enclosed the lodge.
The pair left Kibale Forest for Murchison Falls National Park to enjoy two magical nights at Paraa Safari Lodge. The lodge is north-west of Uganda overlooking one of nature’s best kept secrets, the River Nile, on its journey from its source at Lake Victoria to join Lake Albert. Here it is suddenly channeled into a gorge only six meters wide, and cascades 43 meters below. The River Nile attracts a whole host of different wildlife such as crocodiles, hippos, water birds, lion, warthogs, buffalo, the rare aquatic sitatunga antelope, giant forest hog, Uganda kob, topi, waterbuck, elephant and leopards, which made it a feast for the eyes on the couple’s morning game drive! Post-lunch, Sammy and Bob embarked on a private waterfall / sundowner cruise, which included snacks, drinks and a bottle of wine to enjoy while taking in the spectacular, scenic views of the waterfall and large pods of hippos and crocodiles along the river banks.
After an early breakfast, the couple met the safari guide for the road transfer to Entebbe Airport for their departure flight to Zanzibar, where a Zuri Zanzibar representative met them for their transfer to their resort for a three-night stay in a Jacuzzi Bungalow. All of Zuri’s 56 bungalows, suites and villas are fitted-out with a mix of stylish contemporary furniture and local artisanal features and artwork, ensuring a wonderful tropical experience of indoor and outdoor living, with rooms flowing seamlessly out to generous terraces surrounded by lush tropical gardens.
They then went on to enjoy their final day in Zanzibar, departing the resort for Zanzibar International Airport and their overseas flights and a safe and pleasant journey home.