10 days explore Uganda the pearl of africa

13868_169285836435_6724847_nDAY 1: (Lake Mburo National Park, Whispers of the wild)

You will be met by our representative at the Airport transfer to your hotel for an overnight. The following morning, set off for the safari heading to south western Uganda with a stop at the drum maker then at Equator of Uganda for snaps and breakfast. After breakfast, drive through twisted, winding roads and lake dotted countryside, before getting into the lower thorn and Savannah scrub lands of Lake Mburo National Park, the long drive between the main road and park entrance is an excellent opportunity to see the flora and fauna, including monkeys, impala and a huge variety of birds. There is also a strong possibility that you will see zebras, as the Lake Mburo National park is the only place in Uganda where one can find the Zebras. It’s an adventure, arriving at your accommodation in time for lunch, in the afternoon; you will have a boat cruise in the main lake where the park drives its name (Lake Mburo) along you will see the hips and many bird, then return to you accommodation or go for a swim! As you wait for supper and overnight.

Meal Plan: B/L/D
Budget Accommodation (Rwonyo Tented Camp)
Luxury Accommodation (Mhingo Lodge)

DAY 2: (Lake Bunyonyi, for lover birds)
We set off early in the morning, drive south into the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes then Lake Bunyonyi, also known as the “Switzerland of Africa” due to the landscape and scenery that surrounds it, lunch enroute arrive Lake Bunyonyi in the Afternoon. In the evening you will have the opportunity to take a local dug out canoe trip to discover the islands around the lake. You will have a chance to take a nature walk on at least one of the islands to appreciate the landscape of the area and see the lake from a variety of different angles; you will see the pygmies and their ways of life.
You will have one night next to the lake where you get the chance to enjoy the sunset whilst looking out for otters and the many different types of bird life that are in the area. Spending the night and wake up with the love songs of the birds found in this beautiful area is a wonderful experience to last a life time.
Meal Plan: B/L/D
Budget Accommodation (Bunyonyi overland resort)
Luxury Accommodation (Birdnest bunyonyi Resort)

DAY 3: (Bwindi National Park, The ultimate Gorilla Experience)

Next day after a good breakfast, continue driving through southwestern Uganda; drive up through the Kigezi hills and valleys and arrive in Bwindi early afternoon then have a well deserved lunch at your accommodation. This will be followed by simple walk to the Batwa community and the traditional healer – these are the shortest people in Uganda (the pygmies). Return to your accommodation for relaxation, supper and overnight.
Meal Plan: B/L/D
Budget Accommodation (Buhoma Community Camp)
Luxury Accommodation (Sliver Back Lodge)

DAY 4: 

Wake up in the morning, take good breakfast and collect your packed Lunch, then meet with your ranger guide before setting off into the gorilla sanctuary. The rainforest landscape is steep and densely populated with trees (you need to be physically fit) – it’s easy to see how the name of the park was derived from this forest! (Bwindi Impenetrable National Park); the park is crossed with animal trails allowing access for tourists in search of the GREAT GIANTS. The trek to find the earth’s greatest primates can take up to a full day, but the thrill of discovering this gentle giant in its own habitat is rated as one of Africa’s best wildlife watching opportunities. You will be allowed to spend one hour with the Gorillas. By the time you return to your accommodation the memories will be embedded in your mind forever. Take a refreshment then supper and overnight,
Meal Plan: B/L/D
Budget Accommodation (Buhoma Community Camp)
Luxury Accommodation (Sliver Back Lodge)

DAY 5: (Queen Elizabeth National Park: A melody of wonders)

Early in the morning after breakfast set off from Bwindi heading for Queen Elizabeth National park the drive will take around three to four hours, after arriving in the park take the road heading for the morning GAME DRIVE through the Savannah vegetation which brings to you a memorable morning game viewing when all the animal are looking for what to eat before the sun gets very hot. You are expected to see Lions, Buffaloes, Elephants, Bush Backs, worth hogs, antelopes, impalas e.t.c The park has a beautiful natural vegetation and land-scape with over 650 bird species making it number one National Park with Bird life. We shall have a break for lunch then continue with a Game Drive south into the remote area of the park, known as Ishasha searching the vast, infamous tree climbing lions! You can see three or more relaxing up in the tree after their heavy lunch; giving you chance to see again elephants, leopard, buffalo, lions, water buck, wart hogs and birds. Then drive to your accommodation for relaxation supper and overnight
Meal Plan: B/L/D
Budget Accommodation (Mweya Guest House/hostel)
Luxury Accommodation (Mweya Safari Lodge)

DAY 6:

After Breakfast, take a morning BOAT CRUISE on the Kazinga Channel situated between Lake George and Lake Edward (Great Lakes Region), where hippos, crocodiles, elephants and buffalo will be in great abundance either at the water edge, or alongside your boat! The boat will take three hours up to the famous Kazinga Channel Landing site. There are many bird species which can be seen among others include the King Fisher, Pelicans, African Fish Eagle to mention but a few all these will be seen in large numbers, thereafter return to your accommodation you can go swimming as you wait for lunch.

In the afternoon, drive to the crater lakes region here you will see salt mining and many animal are found in this area because of the availability of salty waters. You will have the whole afternoon driving around the park looking for Leopards and Hyenas there after return to your accommodation for supper and overnight.
Meal Plan: B/L/D
Budget Accommodation (Mweya Guest House/hostel)
Luxury Accommodation (Mweya Safari Lodge)

DAY 7: (The primate Capital of the World)

An early rise after breakfast we set off for Kibale National Park drive through Fort-portal town take a stop along the way to view the only highest block mount in East Africa (Mount Rwenzori) continue with the drive up to Kibale depending on where you will have your accommodation, you will check in before heading to the park headquarters for your Chimpanzee Trekking,

After lunch in the afternoon, set off for afternoon Chimpanzee trekking, after a gathering and briefing by the ranger guide you start our journey to trek the man’s closest relative the Chimpanzee. With sounds form different types of flora and fauna it’s an amazing life time experience. The park is endowed with primate lives which among others are: Chimpanzee the dominating ones, Baboon, all types of monkeys, Bush Elephants, over 600 bird species, butterflies and much more.
After a long walk in the forest we return tour accommodation for relaxation, supper and overnight
Meal Plan: B/L/D
Budget Accommodation (Crater Valley Kibale)
Luxury Accommodation (Primate Lodge Kibale or equivalent)

DAY 8: (Murchison Falls, The world’s most powerful Waterfalls)

Have an early breakfast, set off for Murchison Falls National park that morning driving through Kyenjojo up to Hioma or Masind with a break for lunch, the road through is gifted with beautiful plants up to Murchison Falls

If time allows take the road to the top of the falls, where you get to experience the awesome site of the whole river getting compressed through a 6mtr gap in the rocks before dropping 44mtrs with a thunderous roar. It creates rainbows and plumes of spray giving opportunities for some great photographs. We then return to our accommodation in preparation for super and overnight.

Meal Plan: B/L/D

Budget Accommodation (Red Chill Camp site)

Luxury Accommodation (Paraa Safari Lodge)

DAY 9:

An early rise with the sun after taking a cup of Coffee or Tea in order to be on the first ferry across the river – making the most of the best hours for Game viewing on the northern banks. Here we hope to find lions, leopard, elephants, buffalo, giraffe and many more of Africa’s big game. The Game drive will take about 3-4 hours then return to your accommodation for breakfast relaxation or go swimming at the Lodge as you wait for an early lunch to prepare for an afternoon boat cruise on the river.

At 14:00 hrs we shall head for the guided Boat Trip on the placid Victoria Nile, upstream of the base of the falls. En-route we will see many hippos, crocodiles, water buck and a wide variety of birds like the unusual shoe bill stork. The boat stops about 50mtrs away from the base of the falls allowing ample time to get some wonderful photos of one of the most powerful flows of water in the world. After wards we return to your accommodation for supper and overnight.

Meal Plan: B/L/D

Budget Accommodation (Red Chill Camp site)

Luxury Accommodation (Paraa Safari Lodge)

DAY 10:

After Breakfast, set off from Murchison Falls  drive to Masindi town and take a stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, where you have the option of walking through a national reserve getting close to the newly reintroduced White Rhino you can have a chance of seeing two or all. Lunch will be enroute arriving Jinja in the evening, check in your accommodation then supper and overnight.

Meal Plan: B/L

Notes on Gorilla tracking

– Gorilla trekking is a strenuous activity and one should be physically fit to enjoy this tour.
– Minimum gorilla tracking age is 15 years.

–  Minimum chimpanzee tracking age is 12 years
– Anyone with signs of communicable diseases will NOT be allowed to track.
– While possession of a gorilla permit is a guarantee of trekking and sighting the gorillas, the quality of the gorilla trekking cannot be guaranteed.
– Maximum time allowed with the gorillas will NOT exceed ONE hour.

We strongly recommend the following:
– Rain poncho (lightweight)
– Long-sleeved shirt
– Waterproof trousers
– Sturdy hiking boots
– Leather gardening -type gloves
– Sunscreen,
– Insect repellent and any necessary medications must be brought by you either from your home town or Kampala.
– Still Cameras and Camcorders are allowed, but bring batteries and film from your home town or Kampala.

On confirmation, please advise the following details:
– Full names as they appear in your passports
– Dates of Birth
– Nationality
– Passport number

Please understand that gorilla permits are booked on a “first come first served” CASH basis and therefore can be snapped up by anybody.

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