Amazing Pearl Of africa

19 Days 1+

HIGHLIGHTS

Game drives (safaris) on the savannahs of Kidepo Valley National park, Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo National Park.

Karamajong cultural experience.

Boat trip on the Nile to the Murchison Falls, where the Nile is forced through a gorge and drops 60 meters.

See the chimpanzees and 12 other monkey species in Kibale Forest National Park, Budongo forest and Kyambura gorge.

Boat trip on the Kazinga Channel with the biggest concentration of hippos and spectacular birds.

Search for the tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Meet the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi National Park, an experience you will never forget!

Enjoy the silence and stunning landscape of Uganda’s most beautiful Lake Bunyonyi.

Do a game walk in Lake Mburo National Park to get close to the animals.

Enjoy authentic Ugandan cuisine and social life.

Rafting

See the source of the Nile in Jinja. If you dare you can go for rafting on the Nile.

Transportation

Transportation in 4*4 safari Vehicle with a pop up roof.

Visit Locals

Visit the local people and/or the pygmies and experience their local way of living.

Botanical Gardens

Visit the beautiful Entebbe Botanical Gardens and experience nature’s true calm.

Trip Itinerary

Luxury

Budget

FB= Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

BB= Bed & Breakfast

Day 1 - Arrival in Uganda

Arrival at Entebbe Airport. Pick up and transfer to your accommodation for a much needed rest. It is possible to visit the beautiful Entebbe Botanical gardens if time allows.
Birds, flowers, Monkeys, butterflies, trees, Lake Victoria and more birds are the highlights of these beautiful gardens. The perfect sneak peak of the pearl of Africa.

Lake Victoria Serena Resort (BB)

Papyrus Guest House (BB)

Day 2 - Flight To Kidepo Valley

We transfer back to Entebbe airport for your flight to Kidepo Valley. Relax at the lodge and later go for an evening game drive
Kidepo Valley National Park is one of the best national parks in Uganda with high chances to see lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes and large numbers of buffalo. Kidepo is also home to the Somali Ostrich.

Apoka Lodge (FB)

Apoka Lodge (FB)

Day 3 - Morning safari Kidepo National Park and afternoon cultural visit

We go for an early morning game drive. In the afternoon, we visit a Karamajong village for a unique cultural visit. Later in the evening, we relax by the fire place.

The Karamajong are a fierce tribe that evaded the British colonial system and as a result marked wild and unfriendly. On the contrary you will experience a rich culture preserved over centuries devoid of civilization and a people living in harmony with nature

Apoka Lodge (FB)

Apoka Lodge (FB)

Day 4 - Early morning Safari Kidepo National Park and game drive Murchison Falls.

Have an Early morning game drive in the Kidepo valley and later we take a flight to Murchison Falls national park. Have an evening game drive in the park.

Murchison Falls is one of the most beautiful national parks of Uganda. One of the main attractions is the Nile, with the spectacular Murchison Falls, where the whole Nile is forced through a narrow gorge and falls 60 meters. Expect to see elephants, giraffes, lions, hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes and maybe leopards.

Paraa Safari Lodge (FB)

Pakuba Lodge (FB)

Day 5 - Murchison Falls National Park

We have a sunrise hot air balloon safari / morning game drive complete with a bush breakfast. Later we take a boat to the bottom of the falls.
This launch cruise is the perfect platform to see and photograph many different bird species.

Paraa Safari Lodge (FB)

Pakuba Lodge (FB)

Day 6 - Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest.

Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest. Later we relax at the lodge or have an afternoon game drive.
Budongo Forest reserve offers an extremely rich biodiversity including 24 species of small mammals, 9 species of primates and 280 butterflies. It is also the natural habitat of more than 600 chimpanzees, of which a small community has been habituated for eco-tourism.

Paraa Safari Lodge (FB)

Pakuba Lodge (FB)

Day 7 - Morning game drive Murchison Falls National Park.

Early morning game drive and later we take a flight to Kasese near Kibale Forest National park. Pick up and transfer to your accommodation. Make a walk around the lodge with possibilities of spotting monkeys and different bird species.

Kibale Forest is a spectacular jungle, with 13 primate species! Including chimps, baboons, black and white colobus, red colobus, grey cheeked mangabey and L’Hoest monkey.

Primates Lodge (FB)

Kibale Forest Camp (BB)

Day 8 - Chimp tracking Kibale Forest

Chimpanzee tracking/ Full day chimpanzee habituation experience.
In the afternoon we take a walk through the Bigodi wetland sanctuary home to the beautiful Blue Turaco.

Primates Lodge (FB)

Kibale Forest Camp (BB)

Day 9 - Drive to Queen Elizabeth Park.

In the morning we dive to the park named Queen Elizabeth with a stopover at the equator for the equator experiment and photos. Later we have an afternoon game drive in the park.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the best places in Uganda to see lions. Expect to see elephants, lions, many hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes and maybe leopards.

Mweya Safari Lodge (FB)

Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (BB)

Day 10 - Safari Queen Elizabeth Park

Early morning game drive in the park. In the afternoon we go for a boat trip on the Kazinga channel.
The Kazinga Channel is one of the highlights of Uganda and has the highest concentration of hippos in the world.

Mweya Safari Lodge (FB)

Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (BB)

Day 11 - Visit Kyambura Gorge’s atmospheric rainforest.

In the morning, we go for Chimpanzee tracking in the Kyambura gorge. In the afternoon, It is possible to go for a forest walk in the maramagambo forest.
The Kyambura Gorge experience is more than discovering chimpanzees in their natural environment: it teaches visitors about the ecosystems of Kyambura Gorge’s atmospheric “underground” rainforest, including vegetation types; bird identification and behavior; and chimp and monkey ecology.

Mweya Safari Lodge (FB)

Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (BB)

Day 12 - Safari Queen Elizabeth park and Ishasha

Early morning game drive. After breakfast we transfer to Ishasha, the southern sector of queen Elizabeth national park. Game drive in the afternoon in search of tree climbing lions.
In Ishasha there are 4 prides of lions that climb the trees. Unique in the world! The other attraction of Ishasha are the Topis, not found anywhere else in this National Park

Ishasha Wilderness Camp (FB)

Ishasha Jungle Lodge (BB)

Day 13 - Drive to Lake Bunyonyi

Today, we drive to Lake Bunyonyi, the deepest lake in Uganda near Bwindi Forest. You will see breathtaking sceneries and villages en route.
Bwindi Impenetrable is a unique jungle, with many monkey species. Bwindi is one of the 2 places in the world where you can find Mountain Gorillas!

BirdNest Resort (FB)

BirdNest Resort (BB)

Day 14 - Gorilla Tracking!!

Today is the day we go for Gorilla Tracking!!

Early morning departure with your ranger to search for one of the world’s most interesting and endangered animal, the Mountain Gorilla! You will spend one hour with one of our closest relatives. An experience you will never forget.

BirdNest Resort (FB)

BirdNest Resort (BB)

Day 15 - Relax by the lakeside of Lake Bunyonyi

Relax by the lakeside. You can go swimming in the lake, canoeing or visit one of the nearby communities. You can also visit one of the Children community schools to understand how they are nurtured.

BirdNest Resort (FB)

BirdNest Resort (BB)

Day 16 - Safari Lake Mburo National Park

Today we drive to Ankole’s popular Mburo national park. Have a lazy game drive in the afternoon. In the evening we make a night game drive with high chances of seeing leopards.
Lake Mburo is one of the 2 national parks with zebras and the only national park with impalas in Uganda. There are no elephants and lions, so walking safaris are possible.

Mihingo Lodge (FB)

Rwakobo Rock (BB)

Day 17 - Game drive/walk Lake Mburo National Park

Early morning game drive/game walk. We drive by Igongo cultural center for an insight on the Ankole culture. Later we drive to Jinja for overnight
Jinja is popularly known as adventure city but perhaps its most popular gem is the fact that it is home to the source of the River Nile which is the longest river in the whole world cascading through Northern Uganda to Egypt pouring its waters into the Red sea.

The Haven Jinja (FB)

Rwakobo Rock (BB)

Day 18 - White water rafting Jinja

White water rafting, a visit to the source of the Nile, Bungee jumping, zip lining over Mabira forest, Quad Biking, horse riding. (One activity included).
We have a meal/sundowner at bird by the window for a taste of authentic Uganda cuisine.

The Haven Jinja (FB)

Rwakobo Rock (BB)

Day 19 - Departure
Today we dive to Entebbe airport for your departure flight. And if you missed the botanical gardens on Day One, now is your chance to visit them only if time allows.

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