Tuesday, November 15, 2016

True Primate Special August 2017-Group Travel = Savings

Have you always wanted to see the gorillas but your friends or family aren't really keen to join you on the trip - that leaves you wondering who to travel with? There are others just like you AND I have the perfect solution! 

True Primate Special - 'Solo Travellers' Adventure - August 2017. 

Sharing the costs with like minded travellers with similar interests is one way to avoid single supplements and higher fees you often incur as a solo traveller. Double rooms (sharing with another trekker of same sex) is the best way to keep within budget. Should you prefer to have your own room that can also be arranged.

Trip Highlights - Offered by Matoke Tours 
Intimate group size - maximum of eight trekkers
Explore two countries 
Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda
Gorilla trekking in Uganda & Rwanda National Parks 
Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park 
Lake Mutanda rest and relaxation 
Genocide Museum in Kigali, Rwanda

The cost of the safari includes breakfasts, most lunches and dinners. Please have a look at the program for the details. 

Accommodation is based on standard double/twin or single rooms in mid-range to Semi-luxury lodges. All lodges have nice self-contained rooms and are selected by their location and service standards.


Day 1 - Arrive at Entebbe international airport, pick up by Boma Guesthouse driver and transfer to Entebbe Town for overnight at Boma GuestHouse.

Day 2 - Meet with your guide at 8am and depart for Kibale Forest. Afternoon will be spent with time for Bigodi swam walk. Overnight at Primate Lodge - Forest Cottage. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Today you will enjoy your first trekking day - chimpanzee habituation experience. Return to Primate Lodge for meals and overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park with lunch at Mweya Safari Lodge (inclusive). Afternoon boat safari on the Kazinga Channel. Dinner and overnight at Ihamba Safari Lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Breakfast and depart for Lake Mutanda, lunch on the way. Arrive at Mutanda Lake Resort to enjoy the lodge and rest before your first day of gorilla tracking. Overnight at Mutanda Lake resort. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Early morning breakfast and depart for your Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Return to Mutanda Lake Resort following your trek, reflect on your days adventure, dinner and overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Today you will cross the border to Rwanda and arrive at Volcanoes National Park. Relaxing or optional activities at the lodge can be arranged. Meals and overnight at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Another early morning for your second gorilla trekking experience, this time in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. Return to lodge following the trek for dinner and overnight.

Day 9 - Breakfast at your lodge and depart for Kigali (about 2 hour drive). Visit the Genocide Memorial and stop for lunch should you have time before you are dropped off at the Kigali airport. (B)

Contact Amanda to learn more about this great adventure!

Pricing Details - prices are based on a group of 8
Double room sharing - $5280 USD per person
Single room - $5280 USD + single supplement of $380USD

Price includes all taxes and fees which are outlined below. Speak with Amanda for more information on how to book. See below for package inclusions & exclusions.

Accommodation upgrade options....

Kibale Forest National Park
Primate Lodge - Luxury Cottage on full board meal plan
Shared room $130 USD, per person, per night
Single room $180 USD, per person, per night 

Lake Mutanda 
Chameleon Hill - Luxury Cottage of full board meal plan 
Shared room $60 USD, per person, per night
Single room $100 USD, per person, per night 

Volcanoes National Park
Mountain Gorilla View - full board meal plan
Shared room $60 USD, per person, per night
Single room $90 USD, per person, per night 

Transport in a 4x4 extended landcruiser with pop up roof. Of course all car costs like park fees, driver/guide, washing, fuel, etc. are included in the rate of your tour.

Please note...

It is not possible to ‘reserve’ gorilla permits. Therefore we can only buy them after your booking and down-payment has been confirmed. 

Exact dates will be determined based on the availability of the permits. Once a group size of 8 has been created then we can determine the best dates for the adventure. 

The bookings with the lodges/camps mentioned in the program depend on availability. Reservations will only be made after your booking. In case the mentioned accommodations are not available during the requested period, we will do our utmost best to book one for you in the same class for you (of course we will only do this after consulting you).

We retain the right to substitute the accommodations shown above with suitable accommodations if there is no availability, and we retain the right to run aspects of the itinerary in a reverse direction if necessary.

Booking conditions....

A non-refundable deposit of 30% of the land arrangements cost, the full amount for the gorilla permits, the chimpanzee permits, and air tickets if needed, for each person, is required when booking.

The final balance is to be paid no less than forty two days (6 weeks) before the date upon which your event is due to start. If you do not make your deposit payments by the due dates given then you shall be deemed to have cancelled the event. We only buy permits and flights when deposit is received. Matoke Tours Ltd will not be held responsible for price changes or over bookings in the time between booking and receiving the deposit.

Looking to combine this trip with a visit to Tanzania or Kenya? 

Experience the "Great Migration" in both countries for the Ultimate East Africa Safari. 

Unwind along the shores of the Indian Ocean with a retreat in Zanzibar. 

I can arrange all of these options for you! Connect with me today to learn more about the True Primate Special.