Pearl Uganda Safari Tour 9 days 8 nights, Tour Code ASU03.
Day 1: On arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to Kampala, Metropole Hotel (C).
Day 2: The marvellous Murchison Falls on the Nile. Early morning, transfer to Murchison Falls National Park driving Northwest through the famous Luwero Triangle. If you start early morning, it is possible to visit the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary. Lunch at Masindi Hotel, Proceed to Murchison Falls National Park, the largest protected area in Uganda, with 3.840 Kms, named after the falls on the Victoria Nile, which divides the park into two sectors. Brief stopover at the top of the spectacular falls, where you can see the Nile’s perfected beauty.Dinner and over night at Paraa Safari Lodge (C)Red Chilli Rest Camp (B). FB.
Day 3: The boat cruise on the river Nile. Your day starts with an early morning game drive through the Northern part of the park for a game drive and expect to see elephants, buffalos, waterbucks, hippos, giraffes, Uganda kobs, lions, if you are lucky the leopards, plus a variety of bird species. After lunch, go for an exciting two-hour boat cruise to the bottom of the mighty Murchison falls. This is an opportunity to see the amazing wildlife along the riverbanks as they come to drink water. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge (C) or Red Chilli Rest Camp (B). FB.
Day 4: Fort Portal on the shadow of the Mountains of the Moon. Early morning transfer from Murchison Falls to Fort portal driving Southwest through the Albertine Escarpment of the great Western Rift Valley. Drive through Hoima and reach the colourful and beautiful town of Fort Portal, the capital of the Tooro kingdom, situated in the shadow of the fabled “Mountains of the Moon,” the Rwenzori. Mountains of the moon Hotel (C) Chimpanzee Guest House (B) FB.
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park, the Pearl of Uganda. Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park after breakfast. Have a game drive as you enter the park. Lunch at the lodge, after enjoy the two hours boat cruise on Kazinga Channel for amazing bird life and a variety of wild life. An evening drive to the crater lakes region is rewarding.Dinner & overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (C) or Hippo Hill Camp (B). FB.
Day 6: The habituated chimpanzees of Kyambura Gorge. Take an early morning cup of coffee before setting off for a game drive along Kasenyi track and Queen’s mile in the park and expect to see lions, elephants, buffalos, warthogs and lots of animals and birds. Get back to the lodge for breakfast. After lunch, drive to Kyambura gorge for a forest walk to look for the habituated chimpanzees and other primates. This gorge is 16 km long on the Rift Valley and 100 meter deep. The rangers will provide you with a walking stick for this spectacular trekking. Dinner & overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (C) Simba safari Camp (B). FB.
Day 7: The tree climbing lions in Ishasha. Early breakfast and drive to the Ishasha sector of the park for a game drive in search of the tree climbing lions. Today you will have packed lunch. After the game drive proceed to Bwindi for dinner and overnight at Silver Back Lodge (C) or Buhoma Community (B). FB.
Day 8: The magic encounter with the mountains gorillas. Morning briefing from the rangers at 8.00 am before you enter the gorilla sanctuary. The thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Bring jungle boots and rain jackets because the park is often wet. Spend time in awe watching the gorillas go about their activities. Each encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display.
A recently proclaimed World Heritage site, it’s one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth and its unique, precious flora sustains roughly half of the world population of mountain gorillas – believed to number just 600. There’s also a substantial chimpanzee population and research shows that Bwindi is the only forest in Africa in which these two apes live together. After, transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for dinner and over night.
Day 9: The fabulous scenery of Lake Bunyonyi. After an early breakfast, have a two hour boat ride inside Lake Bunyonyi to various islands inside the lake for bird viewing, sightseeing and discovering the sites of the Bakiga culture. Drive to Kampala. Lunch en route in Mbarara. A stopover is made at the Equator for photography. Evening reserved for departure.
Valid from April to July 31st 2012.
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