12 Days Pearl Of Africa Safaris

Tour Details

12 days Uganda safari enables visitors to visit Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, Kibale forest, Bwindi National park and Lake Mburo National park in Uganda.

You will enjoy activities like game drives, birding, gorilla and chimp trekking, boat cruise and hiking among others. Do not miss out visiting the Kazinga channel and the Kyambura Gorge of Queen Elizabeth national park as well as explore the Kasende Crater Lake area in Lake Bunyonyi.

Highlights.

  • Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Kampala.
  • Day 2: Drive to Murchison falls via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
  • Day 3: Boat cruise on the Nile.
  • Day 4: Transfer to Kibale forest.
  • Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking- Kibale National park.
  • Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park-boat cruise on Kazinga channel.
  • Day 7: Game drive and afternoon boat cruise-Queen.
  • Day 8: visit Ishasha and drive to Bwindi.
  • Day 9: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi.
  • Day 10: Game drive and afternoon boat cruise.
  • Day 11: Lake Mburo national park.
  • Day 12: Return to Kampala/Entebbe.

Detailed itinerary.

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Kampala.

Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed by your guide and then transfer you to one of the hotels in Entebbe for your relaxation and breakfast. From there, you can drive to Kampala for a city tour. During this city tour you will have your enroute lunch and then continue with your journey as you get to see a number of attractions  such as  the independence monument, the bahai temple, the kasubi tombs, the museums and so on. You will then get to the lodge where to pend an over night have dinner and relax.

Accommodations.

  • Victoria hotel.
  • Sheraton hotel.
  • Hotel Africana.

Day 2: Drive to Murchison falls via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

After enjoying your  morning breakfast, you will be picked up by your guide and then you will embark on your journey of over 6 hours to reach the national park. This is the largest national park in Uganda which has  got the strongest water falls so far that have attracted a lot of people from whole over the world.

Along your way, you will get a stopover at the Ziwa rhino sanctuary in Nakasongola. You will proceed with your journey and have another stop over at the Karuma falls. Procced with your journey to Murchison falls where you will have the last stop over in Masindi town to have your lunch. You will then embark on your journey and finally within a few minutes you will be arriving at the entrance in Murchison falls. You will be welcomed and directed to the lodge where to spend an overnight. You will refresh, relax and then wait for the next day.

Accommodations.

  • Pakuba safari lodge.
  • Amuka lodge

Day 3: Boat cruise on the Nile.

After having your morning breakfast, your guide will pick you up and then transfer you to the park for a morning game drive. During this activity, you will get to see a number of animals such as the Giraffes, the lions, the leopards and so on. You can get back to the lodge, have your lunch and then prepare for an afternoon launch cruise on the Nile. This will take you over 1 to two hours having a glance at the animals such as the hippos, the crocodiles, the birds like the shoebill which are rarely seen, the pelican and so on. After you will get back to the lodge, refresh, have diner and relax.

Accommodations.

  • Pakuba safari lodge.
  • Amuka lodge.
  • Nile safari lodge.

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale forest.

After grabbing your morning breakfast, your guide will pick you and transfer you from Murchison falls to kibale forest national park. Along your way, you will get to see a lot of beautiful sceneries, escarpments the beautiful lakes and so on. You will then continue with your journey and have an enroute lunch in fort portal town. From there you will proceed with your journey and within a few hours you will be arriving at the park. You will be welcomed at the park entrance and then directed to the lodge where to have an overnight. You will refresh up have dinner and rest.

Accommodations.

  • Chimpanzee forest guest house.
  • Kibale forest camp.
  • Isunga lodge.

Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking- bigodi.

After your morning breakfast, you will be picked up by your guide who will transfer you to the park headquarters for a briefing about trekking rules and the regulations. After, you will be divided into groups of 8 and each group will be allocated a chimpanzee family to search for. This will take you over one hour or more depending on the area where the chimpanzee families are allocated. Once you get these chimpanzees, you will be given ample time to stay with them as you are having fun and taking photos. You will then get to the lodge, have lunch and then prepare for an evening bigodi nature walk. Here you will get to interact with the local people you find  in the community  and get to know what they do to earn a leaving. You can then get back to the lodge, refresh up have dinner and then rest.

Accommodations.

  • Chimpanzee forest guest house.
  • Crater safari lodge.
  • Kibale forest camp.

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park-boat cruise on Kazinga channel.

After having our morning breakfast, your guide will pick you up from the hotel and then transfer you to queen Elizabeth national park. Along your way, you will get to see the beautiful sceneries, the land scapes and so on. Upon your arrival, you will be checked in and then directed where to have an over night. You will refresh up and have lunch. You will then relax and then get to kazinga channel for an evening boat cruise. Here you will get to see a number of animals such as the crocodiles, the hippos,  and birds such as the shoe bill which is a rare bird, the pelican and so on. You will then get to the lodge have dinner and rest.

Accommodation.

  • Mweya safari lodge.
  • Katara lodge.
  • Elephant Hub lodge.

Day 7: Game drive and afternoon boat cruise-Queen.

After grabbing your morning breakfast, your guide will pick you up and then transfer you to the park for a morning game drive. You will get to see a number of animals such as the elephants, the lions, the leopards and so on. You will get to the lodge, have your lunch and then prepare for an afternoon boat cruise. Here you will get to see a number of animals such as the hippos, the crocodiles, the elephants and so on. You will then get to the lodge have your dinner and then rest.

Accommodation.

  • Mweya safari lodge.
  • Katara lodge.
  • Elephant Hub lodge.

Day 8: visit Ishasha and drive to Bwindi.

After grabbing your morning coffee, your guide will pick you up and then drive you to queen Elizabeth park in the ishasha sector to have a glance at the tree climbing lions. You will be given a chance to take photos. From there you will continue to Bwindi impenetrable national park and hen finally you will arrive to the park. Upon your arrival, you will be checked in and then directed to the lodge where to spend an overnight. You will then have lunch and have a relaxed evening.

Accommodations.

  • Trekkers Tavern Cottages.
  • Rushaga gorilla Haven lodge.
  • Nkuringo Bwindi gorilla lodge.

Day 9: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi.

 After grabbing your morning breakfast, your guide will pick you up from the hotel and then transfer you to the park headquarters where you will first have a briefing with your trained ranger guide about the rules and the regulations of trekking gorillas. From there, you will be divided into the groups of 8 members. Each group will be given a gorilla family to trek.  From there, you will enter into the jungle and then start the trekking, once you get these gorilla families, you will be given ample time of over one hour to stay with these primates as you are having fun and taking photos. From there you will get back to the lodge, have your lunch and then get back to the park for an evening batwa community walk. Here, you will get to interact with these local people also known as the pygmies. You will get to know what activity they always do to earn a leaving. After this activity, you will get back to the lodge, have a refreshment, take your dinner and then rest.

Accommodations.

  • Trekkers Tavern cottages.
  • Rushaga gorilla haven lodge.
  • Buhoma community rest camp.

Day 10: Lake Mburo national park.

After grabbing your morning breakfast, you will be picked up by your guide who will transfer you to lake Mburo national park which is just 4 hours to arrive at the park. Along your way, you will have to see the rolling hills of kabale, the beautiful sceneries and so on. As you continue with your journey, you will have an enroute lunch in Mbarara at igongo cultural center. You will then soon arrive in the park finally. Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed at the entrance, and then directed to the lodge where to have an overnight.

Accommodations.

  • Arcadia cottages.
  • Mihingo lodge.
  • Rwakobo lodge.

Day 11: Game drive and afternoon boat cruise.

 After having  your morning breakfast, your trained  guide will pick you up and then transfer you to the park for a morning game drive. While in the park, you will get to see a number of animals such as the zebras, the lions, the bush backs and so on. You can get back to the lodge have your lunch and then prepare for an afternoon boat cruise. While on this boat, you will get to see animals such as the crocodiles, the giraffes, the zebras and so on. You will then get to the lodge, refresh up and then have your dinner.

Accommodations.

  • Arcadia cottages.
  • Mihingo lodge.
  • Rwakobo lodge

Day 12: Return to Kampala/Entebbe.

This being your last day of the trip, you will wake up, have your morning tea and then embark on your journey back to Kampala.

The package includes the following.

  • Gorilla permits.
  • Chimpanzee permits.
  • Boat cruise.
  • Park entrances.
  • The English speaking guide.

The package excludes the following.

  • Alcoholic drinks.
  • Laundry services.
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