Pearls Of Uganda Tour

Glossary
BB-Bed and breakfast, LDBB-Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast, P Trsf- Park Transfer, F Trsf- Fight Transfer, E-Early morning game drive, OA-Optional Activity, A-Morning game drive, P-Afternoon game drive, GH-Gorilla Habituation, CT- Chimpanzee Tracking, BT-Afternoon Boat Trip, CV-Community village visit, CE – City excursion, AA – Adventure activity, CTR- City Tour, RT- Rhino Tracking

Tour Highlights

  • Only 600 gorillas remain in the world and half of them are found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park.
  • Bwindi National Park offers some of the best montane- forest bird watching in Africa with about 350 recorded different species including rare ones.
  • Embarking on an early morning game drive in hopes of spotting The Big Five in Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls National parks, indeed the former park is “Queen of parks” in Uganda.

Safari Quotation

  • Each Pax of 2 Sharing Paying $3,676.00 (with English speaking guide)
  • French, Italian or Spanish speaking guide: US$800 to be shared amongst travelers
  • Single supplement: US$299.00

Please note that gorilla permit or chimpanzee tracking permit availability cannot be guaranteed until we receive a deposit of USD$700 per gorilla permit and actually book and pay for the permits. The programme or even dates of travel may have to be altered if affected by gorilla permit or lodge availability.

THE PACKAGE INCLUDES:-

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers 
  • ALL Accommodations as per itinerary with all meals
  • All park entrance fees
  • Services of a qualified English Speaking Driver Guide
  • Transport in 1 x 4×4 vehicle
  • 1 liter bottle of mineral water per person per day while on a road safari in a SAFARI CHAPTER UGANDA vehicle 
  • 1 Gorilla permits per person as specified in the itinerary. Gorilla viewing is subject to availability of permits, which are limited. Any gorilla permits required should be purchased when booking. There is a minimum age limit for gorilla tracking which is strictly 15 years.  Gorilla permit prices are subject to change without warning.

THE PACKAGE EXCLUDES:-

  • All International Flights + Taxes
  • Visas
  • Travel & Personal accident insurance
  • Tips & personal expenses such as telephone calls…etc.
  • Excursions not detailed in above program

Arrival at Entebbe International Airport. You will be Met and assisted by a UGANDA SAFARI CHAPTER representative. Transfer to Entebbe for overnight at 2 Friends Beach Hotel.

Two friends beach Hotel is situated on the banks of Lake Victoria with convenient access to Kampala and the best spots around Entebbe with excellent service, comfortable rooms, cosy atmosphere, friendly staff and a touch of luxury.

Overnight at Two Friends Beach Hotel (BB) “OR similar”

An early departure – but well worth it! After breakfast, you are on your way North to Murchison Falls National Park having a break at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola to view the Rhinos. Uganda’s Rhinos became extinct in the early 1980s, after a period of civil unrest and heavy poaching. This sanctuary has now been established to breed black and white rhino, and restore Rhino populations in Uganda’s protected areas in a later stage.

This is a long drive as you travel north of the country. Once you reach the Nile in the heart of the Park you will cross on the ferry. 

Overnight at Twiga Safari Lodge “OR similar”

After breakfast, you will go for an early morning game drive to the rolling plains where you have chances of viewing Lions, Giraffe, Hartebeest, Buffalo and Elephant as well as many of the other mammals of the park.  For the birders amongst you, these areas support the Secretary Bird, Black Chested Snake Eagle, Tawny and Marshal Eagles Carmine and Swallow Tailed Bee-Eaters, to pick just a few.  This is a beautiful drive across Borassus Palm Forest and grassland savannah down to Lake Albert where the Albert Nile heads north to the Sudan.

In the afternoon, go for a boat trip to the foot of Murchison Falls where the Nile thunders through a small 7-meter gap, or down river to the delta where the Nile empties into Lake Albert. This is an experience not to be missed! The banks of the Nile are home to many species. You may see huge Nile Crocodiles, big Pods of Hippos and other wildlife that may come down to drink from the river. Overnight at Twiga Safari Lodge

Early game drive to the Top of Murchison Falls where you can have a close look in to the gorge where the Nile squeezes in to a 7meter gorge dropping 40 meters. 

The falls are spectacular and thunderous with a beautiful rainbow displayed on sunny days. Later  we will transfer you to hoima.

Overnight at Hoima Cultural Lodge “OR similar”

This morning we Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park (about 3-4 hrs drive). The drive takes us past Volcanic crater lakes, with breathtaking game and some of the best bird watching in East Africa (about 500 different bird species). Late afternoon we take a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel, 32 kms long. This water system has the highest concentration of Hippo in the world and we will get quite close to them. See also crocodile, buffalo and other game that drink from the channel, also marvel at the abundant ornitho-life that is supported here.

Overnight at Twin Lakes Safari Lodge “OR similar”

This day after your early morning breakfast we will leave the lodge for a morning Game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park. After the drive we will head to Mweya Safari lodge for lunch and later in the afternoon you will be transferred to Ishasha the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. 

Overnight at Ishasha Jungle “OR similar”

After breakfast, you will do a game drive in the Ishasha side of Queen Elizabeth National park in the morning. Ishasha is popular for tree climbing lions and chances of seeing them climbing depends on your luck of the day. Ishasha has other animals like Buffaloes, Elephants, Antelopes and many others. You may also drive to River Ishasha to see the border of Uganda and Democratice republic of Congo. Return to the Lodge for Lunch and then evening game drive in Ishasha.

Overnight at Ishasha Jungle “OR similar”

This day after breakfast you will be driven to Bwindi where you will spend two nights as well as experience a unique and ultimate Panoramic hills of Kigezi, on your way you encounter the beautiful scenic volcanoes of the great Virunga. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a sanctuary for colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, and many birds such as hornbills and turacos. It is most notable for the 340 Bwindi gorillas, half of the world’s population of the critically endangered mountain gorillas. It is accessible only on foot and is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization-designated World Heritage Site.

Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp “OR similar”

Today after an energizing breakfast, you will have a once in a lifetime experience of gorilla trekking, you will report to the ranger station before 8 am registration and briefing by one of the rangers; the guides will then lead you through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. The trek can take anywhere from half an hour to 7 hours – a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking boots. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas.

Later in the evening you will visit the first people of the Forest – the Batwa: These are the pygmies and were the first inhabitants of years, they were hunter-gatherers and lived in the forests of Southwest Uganda and beyond.  They left a small ecological footprint on the forest and lived in harmony with nature. Conservationists insisted that they were evicted from their traditional home, the Forest.  In those days they had no voice, no representation – the existed as squatters, beggars, accused of being drunkards, marijuana smoking and lazy people.

Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp. 

After your breakfast, your guide will transfer you by road to Entebbe. 

Overnight at 2 Friends Beach Hotel (LDBB)

 After your breakfast, your guide will transfer you by road to Entebbe to catch your flight back home.

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