2018 has been quite a year. It’s been a tough sail, many can agree; and getting through it is not something you’d take for granted.
However, the world being what it is, life must go on, and with that, two tour companies are joining hands to help Ugandans wind down the year with an experience of a life time.
Fernando Tours together with Voyager Adventures have organized a trip of a lifetime to Queen Elizabeth National Park dubbed “Christmas in the wilderness of Queen Elizabeth National Park”.
Isaiah Rwanyekiro, the Managing Director Fernando Tours, says the group trip which will include visits to various tourist destinations in Western Uganda is part of the ongoing efforts to encourage domestic tourism, which remains largely untapped.
Under the Tourism Ministry and the Uganda Tourism Board’s Tulambule campaign, government has been pushing to attract more Ugandans to go and visit the numerous tourism spots that make the country stand out of the rest.
The Christmas in the wilderness of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Rwanyekiro says, will include traveling from Kampala on Sunday 23rd December to the west and returning on Wednesday 26th.
“Activities will include visiting the Equator at Kayabwe, Igongo Cultural Museum tour and lunch break, tour of the crater lakes of Bunyaruguru,” he said.
“On Monday 24th we will have an early morning game drive where we expect to see lions and other big five and in the afternoon we will do a safe boat ride on the Kazinga Channel using the state of the art Uganda Wildlife Authority boats where safety is highly guaranteed,” he said.
“On 25th in the morning, there will be a church service, then a visit to Lake Katwe and in the afternoon the team will visit the medicinal hot springs in Kasese for a wallowing healing session. On Wednesday after a sumptuous breakfast we will then leisurely drive back to Kampala.”
“In between the revellers will also have a chance to visit Mweya Safari lodge and also attend a sundowner cocktail organized by Parkview Safari lodge on Christmas evening at the picturesque twin lakes crater lakes where there will be lots of music, wines, beers and hard liquors on sale at an open bar. There are opportunities for evening campfires and pool parties during this trip.”
Through this fan packed trip which comes at a paltry Shs650,000, Rwanyekiro says, the travellers will be staying at Equator Voyager, a sleek accommodation facility located a few kilometres south of Kasese town.
The lodge features accommodation with a hot spring bath, a balcony with mountain views in each unit, continental breakfast, children’s playground with hiking just nearby for those that want to.
Individuals will be paying 650,000= while couples will pay 1,300,000= (cost includes accommodation, three course meals, transport in an air conditioned and surround sound music bus and activities minus alcoholic beverages)
Below is the entire itinerary for the trip
One Mega Christmas party in the wilderness
Three party nights, no stress no wahala
Sunday 23rd December, 2018
7AM Departure from Kampala National Theatre parking lot
9AM Stop over at the Equator at Kayabwe
12.30AM Tour of Igongo Cultural centre and museum
1.30PM Lunch break
3.30-5.30PM Tour of the Crater Lakes of Bunyaruguru/Rubirizi area
6.30PM Arrival and check in at Equator Voyager lodge
8.30PM Campfire and chilling
10PM early retirement
Monday 24th December, 2018
6am Wake up
7AM Game drive
11.30AM Fruit salad in the wilderness
2PM Boatcruise over the Kazinga Channel
6PM Return to Equator Voyager
8PM Pool party at Elephant Plains Lodge
Tuesday 25th December, 2018 Christmas
7AM Wake up
8.30AM visit to Lake Katwe/Church service
11.30AM Fruit salad in the wilderness
2.30PM Visit to Kasese medicinal hotsprings and a tour of Kilembe mines
6PM Return to Equator Voyager lodge
7PM Dinner and sundowner cocktail at Twin Lakes venue organized in partnership with Parkview Safari lodge
11AM Check out and departure at leisure back to Kampala
For more information contact Isaiah Jobs Rwanyekiro(0776-222262)
Bruce Muhame Kariisa(0702-567242)
Limited slots available on a first come first served basis.
Booking and advance payment essential.
Book now to avoid disappointment.