Pearl Uganda Safari Tour 9 days 8 nights - Tour Code ASU03 Where do you go? With this safari you will visit the three most important national parks in Uganda, Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi Impenetrable. Furthermore you can relax and enjoy the scenery of Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale. What activities & attractions: during the safari expect to take the Gorilla tracking walk, the chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge. You will do a lot of birding and game drives in private vehicles along the parks trials. Who should take this Safari: anybody can join this tour itinerary, though the gorilla tracking can be generally the most demanding activity in terms of readiness to walk many hours in the rain tropical forest. When? generally all the year long is possible to undertake gorilla tracking and game drives in Uganda. The dry seasons are most likely to guarantee a better road conditions in the parks. ITINERARY Day 1 On the arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to Kampala, Africana Hotel or similar (C) or Ivys Hotel (B).BB
Day 2 - The marvelous Murchison Falls on the Nile After breakfast, leave Kampala driving northwest. Visit the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for a nature walk to see the rare rhinos in the wild. Lunch in Masindi. Proceed to Murchison Falls National Park, the largest protected area in Uganda, with 3.840 Kms, named after the falls on the Victoria Nile. Relax a bit at a situated site on the top of the spectacular falls, where you can see the Nile’s perfected beauty and marvel as it compresses and squeezes itself from over 1 kilometer wide down through a seven meter canyon. The 43 meter drop of the falls creates a thunderous roar and a beautiful rainbow in a plume of spray – the best of the Nile River. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge (C) with a unique view of the River or Red Chilli Rest Camp (B). FB Day 3 - The boat cruise on the river Nile After an early breakfast, transverse the Northern part of the park for a game drive to view and take photographs of elephants, buffalos, waterbucks, hippos, giraffes, Uganda kobs, lions, if you are lucky the leopards, plus a variety of bird species. After lunch, proceed for a two-hour cruise to the bottom of the mighty Murchison falls from where appalling water escapes through the narrow gorge forming a great thunder. This is an opportunity to see the amazing hippos, crocodiles along the riverbanks. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. FB
Day 4 - Fort Portal on the shadow of the Mountains of the Moon After breakfast drive from Murchison Falls NP heading Southwest via the Albertine Escarpment of the great Western Rift Valley. Drive through Hoima and reach the colorful 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. Have lunch at Mountains of the Moon Hotel in Fort Portal or similar. In the afternoon you proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and sightseeing on the way to Mweya Safari Lodge (C) or Mweya Hostel (B) for dinner and overnight. This day’s journey is long, as it takes an average of 8 hours. FB
Day 5 - Queen Elizabeth National Park, the Pearl of Uganda 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, enjoy the two hours launch trip on Kazinga Channel for amazing bird life and a variety of wild life. Evening drive to the crater lakes region is lovely and splendid. Dinner & overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (C) or Mweya Hostel (B). FB
Day 6 - The habituated chimpanzees of Kyambura Gorge After a cup of coffee, with a packed breakfast and 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. After primate walk, drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through Maramagambo and Ishasha sector of the Park. Dinner and overnight at Bwindi Gorilla Resort or Nkuringo Lodge (C) or Buhoma Community – Kisoro Tourist Hotel (B). FB Day 7 - The magic encounter with the mountains gorillas After an early breakfast and briefing from the guides, set off for the mountains gorilla tracking inside the Bwindi forest. You need to carry drinking water, rain jacket and jungle boots while the rangers will provide you with a walking stick. Gorilla tracking is one of the unique activities you will enjoy while photographing and observing the gorillas. After tracking, come back to the Homestead for lunch before making a scenic journey to Kabale through the beautiful terrain of the rolling hills with terraced landscape. An area referred as the "Switzerland of Africa”. Dinner and overnight at Arcadia Cottages, with the best, incredible view on the Lake Bunyonyi. FB
Day 8 - 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, sight seeing 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. Dinner and overnight at Africana Hotel or similar (C) or Ivys Hotel (B) in Kampala. FB Day 9 Reserved for departure. BB CHOOSE BETWEEN CLASSIC (C) OR BUDGET TARIFF (B) The tariff includes: -Airport transfer - Full board accommodation, included one soft drink for the meals - Ground transportation by 4x4 tourist Land Cruiser or minibus - English speaking Driver/Guide - Entrance fees, taxes and “gorilla permit” The tariff does not include: - Air ticket. - Tourist insurance - Entrance visas: 50 USD directly from Entebbe Int. Airport. - Extra drinks and tips.