When You Arrive In Uganda
Airport Pick Up
You will be met at the Entebbe International Airport by BIC staff who will help
you to transfer to Kampala City and Check in at Hotel. Your Tour Coordinator
will guide you through the 8 days itinerary. He/she will answer all you questions
and concerns you may have at this time.
Most of the payments will be made in Uganda Shillings. Some places you may
pay in USD. You will need to change some of your USD dollars into Uganda
shillings. BIC tour guide will help you to identify the exchange point that gives
the best rate.
NOTE: Foreign Currency: USD is the most widely accepted foreign currency in
Uganda. Bring with you USD which can easily be exchanged at a Forex Bureau.
Older notes produced below year 2000 as well as USD notes of $1, $5, & $10 and
$20 (at some Forex Bureau) attract lower rates. Bring crisp new undamaged
$50 or $100 bills that will bring the best exchange rates. The USD bills must be
2001 series or newer (printed in 2001, 2002, 2003,2006 etc.)
Travellers Cheques: can be used at some locations but are charged high rates.
We recommend that you do not bring Travelers Checks. They are really hard
to cash even in Kampala the Capital City and will cost you a lot to cash them.
Credit Cards: A VISA card can be used at most Banks with a wide network of
ATM with A VISA sign which allow withdrawal of Uganda Shillings to a daily
muximum equivalent of about $1,000 (2,000,000UGX) at the exchange rate of
the Banks which is lower that the market rates in tow. VISA, MasterCard, JCB &
AMEX can also be used at some establishments in Kampala & up market
lodges in National parks.
Safari Vehicles & Driver Guides
Well maintained 4WDs Customised Safari Vehicles with enough leg room and
luggage space will be used during your Safari in Uganda. For all our Safaris,
we ensure that clients have a Pop up roof or open roof 4WD Safari Vehicle to
enjoy maximum wildlife viewing and excellent photo shooting opportunities.
The Driver Guides are well trained and have experience on driving the routes of
your Safari. The Drivers have been trained in both time management and
professional driving as well as wildlife guiding. All our Driver Guised speak
English. We can arrange Guided speaking Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian
All meals are provided on the trip as indicated on the ITINERARY. While in
Kampala, we will arrange for you to enjoy a variety of Chinese, Korean, Italian,
France and Ugandan Foods. There are lots of Fresh & Organic Foods all over
Uganda. Variety of foods and fruits and delicious Juice will be served. There
are also Fast Food Restaurants in Kampala where you can buy Pizzas,
Humbugger, fried chicken and Irish potatoes. Uganda Coffee and Uganda Tea
are delicious, if you like coffee we will take you to the best coffee shops one of
the free evenings in Kampala.
Hotels, Lodges and Luxury Tented Camps in National Parks, prepare meals of
International standards with fresh foods right from the gardens.
Uganda has a variety of food and fruits. Traditional foods include banana, Irish
potato. There are lots of fresh vegetables and fruits. We are sure you will get
used to Ugandan fresh foods, vegetables and fruits during your trip.
NOTE: The food tends to be of the unprocessed kind, so one may not really
find much tinned stuff!
While on Safari we will provide you with at least 1 litre (1,000 mls) of Bottled
Mineral water on long journeys. Do not drink Tap water. Most restaurants and
hotels have Bars where you can buy a variety of Beers and Wines.
Tour Cost Includes:
- Services of a English-Japanese Speaking Tour Coordinator
- Meet & Greet at Entebbe International Airport
- Car Rental with Fuel for all the trip
- Service of an English Speaking Driver & Guide
- Park entry fees to all the parks on the Itinerary
- Game drives as per the Itinerary
- Boat Cruise Safari on Kazinga Channel
- Accommodation based in twin /double room with Single supplement
- Meals are inclusive of full board on Safari.
- Chimpanzee trekking Permit
- Gorilla Trekking Permit (Based on Availability)
- Soft drinks on meals and Mineral water on long Journeys
Cost does not Include
- International flights from Japan to Uganda
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Tips and personal donations
- Alcohol Expenses
- Souvenirs Shopping Expenses
|What our Previous clients say....
From: "Carol Sibelius"
Subject: Re: Welcome from
Uganda Trip 18th -29th
Date: Sun, 8 Oct 2006 18:09:11
Thanks to BIC and ARC and
especially your personal
attention to our travel. We had
a wonderful time and everything
was very well planned. We had
no problems and were very
pleased with your service. We
will recommend you to any
others traveling to Uganda. We
were very pleased with our
driver, Robert Wambi. He was
knowledgeable, polite and very
|5Nights/6 Days Uganda Express Safari Tour Price Per Person
|No. of Persons
Business Hotels &
|Tight Budget Class
Camps and Hostels
|5Nights/6 Days Uganda Express Safari Highlights
- Gorilla Trekking; Bwindi Impenetrable Or Mghahinga National
- Chimpanzee Trekking; Kibale National Park
- Game Viewing & Safari Drives; Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Bird Watching; Kibale National Parks and Queen Elizabeth
- Boat Cruising Safaris; Kazinga Channel Queen Elizabeth National
- Nature & Village Walks; At Kibale and Bwindi National parks
Day I: Arrival Entebbe International Airport - Kampala City
Meet and greet at Entebbe Airport by your selected Driver Guide. Transfer to
Kampala the Capital City of Uganda. Arrival and Check in at your Hotel.
Dinner at Selected Restaurant Kampala (Own Expense)
Overnight at Speke Resort Munyonyo/Serena Hotel Kampala /
Imperial Royale Hotel (High End) Hotel Africana/Cassia Lodge
(Medium) or Makerere University Guest House/Namiremembe Guest
Day 2: Kampala - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Morning; Breakfast at the Lodge. Depart for Bwindi National Park Via
Mbarara. Enjoy the spectacular views of Ankole Cattle Fams, Banana and Tea
plantations along the way. Stop over for at the Equator for Gravity Water
Afternoon; Lunch at selected restaurant en-route.
Evening; Arrival and check in at lodge. Dinner at Tented Camp/Lodge.
Overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp (High End) Lake Kitandara Tented
Camp (Medium), Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget).
Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park- Gorilla Trekking
Morning; Enjoy your breakfast at the Lodge. Your guide will pick your
packed lunch and mineral water for your take away during the Gorilla
Walk to the Park Headquarters for Briefing on Gorilla Trekking. Your Guide
will register you for the days Gorilla trekking. Your passport copy will be need
to ensure the right names and address are registered as they will appear on
your Gorilla Trekking Certificate.
Depart for Gorilla trekking with your specialised Gorilla Guide, park rangers
and your porter to carry your back bag of your cameras, lunch and water.
Each Gorilla family can be visited by a maximum number of 8 Persons.
Depending on where your Gorilla Family stayed the previous night, the
trekking exercise may take anywhere between 2~6 hours through
impenetrable Forest. You will spend 1 hours with the Gorillas taking photos
and watching their feeding and movements in their natural environment. Its a
breathtaking, amazing and a memorable 1 hour experience of a lifetime! This
is the highlight of your trip
Afternoon: Enjoy your packed Lunch in the Jungle from Lodge after Gorilla
Trekking. Return to the Park headquarters for your Gorilla trekking
graduation. You will receive certificates. This is a good time to ask any
questions you may have about the Gorillas which will be by Park Officials.
Evening: Transfer to Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Enjoy
Dinner at Lodge. Overnight at Ishasha Wilderness Camp (High End)
Savannah Resort (Medium), Ishasha River Camp UWA Bandas
Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park - Game Drive and Boat Cruise
Morning: Enjoy an Early breakfast at the lodge. Depart for a game drive in
Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This area is famous for
Tree climbing Lions. After the Game drive through the National Park to the
Northern sector arriving in time for Lunch at Mweya Safari Lodge.
Afternoon; After lunch go for the breathtaking Boat Launch on Kazinga
Channel. Expect to see lots of animals and many varieties of birds at a close
range. The boat safari starts at 15:00hours and ends at about 17:00hours.
Evening: Return to the Lodge for relaxation & Dinner. Overnight at Mweya
Safari Lodge/Jacana Safari Lodge (High end), Kingfsher Resort
Kichwamba (Medium), Mweya Hostel (Budget) .
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park- Kibale National Park
Morning; At 61:15am enjoy a light Breakfast (Tea/coffe with a snack) and
depart for Early Morning Game Drive in search of Lions expect to see herds
of buffaloes, Elephants water bucks, lots of Uganda Kobs and leopard. Enjoy
packed breakfast from the lodge after the game drivel. Transfer to Kibale
National Park arriving in time for Lunch at the Lodge/Camp.
Afternoon; Transfer to Kanyanchu Park headquarters for registration and
briefing for Chimp trekking. With your Game ranger and park guide, go for
Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest.
Evening: Return to the Lodge/Camp for Dinner. Overnight at Primate
Lodge Kibale/Ndali Lodge (High end), Mantana/Nature Lodges
Kibale/Mountains of the Moon Hotel/Nynabulitwa Country Resort
(Medium), CVK Resort/Rwenzori Travellers Hotel (Budget).
Day 8: Kibale National Park- Kampala City Tour -Entebbe Outbound
Morning: Breakfast at the Lodge. Transfer to Kampala City. Arrive in time
for Lunch at selected restaurant in Kampala city.
Afternoon: If Flight time is in the evening, visit Uganda Museum
and the Uganda Cultural Village. You will be amazed by the interior and
exterior of each of the traditional houses of 15 major tribes of Uganda. Visit
Kasubi Tombs, a UNESCO heritage, where Buganda kingdom traditional
leaders are buried.
Evening; Transfer to Entebbe Airport for your outbound flight.
End of our Service
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|Before you Depart for your Safari
Parking List for Gorilla Trekking (Will work for Chimp Trekking also)
- Strong sturded Shoes should be hiking or strong shoes with traded
- A good hat that shades you well; if possible waterproof
- A fleece jacket and/or a rain jacket very advisable...it can get quite cool
here and even if it is not the rainy season it might pour!
- Long sleeve shirts, and long trousers. Fast drying materials suggested.
- Sun screen & insect mosquito repellent
- Camera with extra batteries and Film or storage chip.
- Backpack or light bag to carry your camera and packed lunch+water.
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