12-Day Pearl of Africa Wildlife and Adventure Highlights

This is a grand Uganda safari, on the tour you will discover some of Uganda’s premier wildlife destinations. The country offers sublime tourist experiences ranging from Game viewing in the striking savanna plains, Gorilla adventure, rafting on the Nile and more. On this safari, you will track the Mountain Gorillas in the misty Bwindi, track Golden monkeys and hiking in Mgahinga, view the big game roaming the undulating savanna plains of Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls National Parks.

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$6,556

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Duration

12 days

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  • What's included :
    • 11x Breakfast
    • 11x Dinner
    • 11x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 11 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • WiFi on board
    • Private transportation
    • Restroom on board
    • Entry/Admission - Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Virunga Volcanoes
    • Entry/Admission - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
    • Entry/Admission - Queen Elizabeth National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Kibale Forest National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Murchison Falls National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Rhino Fund Uganda ( Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary)
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Departure to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

      Stop At: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Kisoro Uganda
      Start with an early breakfast at your overnight hotel in either Kampala or Entebbe, you will be met here by your guide and then embark on an early drive southwest of the country to Mgahinga National Park. On this drive, you will break off in Kayabwe at the Equator for an introductory safari experience, here you will be exposed to a water try out, enjoy some snap shots as well as having a lifetime experience of standing in the Earth's Northern and Southern hemispheres.

      Later continue with the drive breaking off again at Igongo Country hotel for lunch or in Mbarara. Afterwards, continue with the drive through this beautiful countryside arriving Kisoro in the evening, you will set your eyes open on the rolling green terraced highlands of Kigezi; sights presenting remarkable Kodak moments. Proceed to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Travelers Rest lodge

      Day 2: Adventurous hike to one of the Volcanoes

      Stop At: Virunga Volcanoes, Nyarusiza, Kisoro Uganda
      Begin with an early breakfast at the lodge, with your packed lunch boxes transfer to the park headquarters where hiking will proceed from. Hiking sets off from Ntebeko reception area, you will hike one of the 3 volcanoes in the park that is; Muhavura at 4127 meters, or Sabinyo at 3669 meters or Gahinga at 3474m depending on your fitness levels and strength, the activity lasts through the entire day and therefore a picnic lunch will be enjoyed.
      Trails to the summit reward you with forest varieties and species like birds, primates, as well as glorious views of lakes and agricultural villages. The summits of the volcanoes command stunning views within neighboring Rwanda and DR Congo.

      Later in the day, return to the lodge for relaxation and it's here where dinner and overnight will be.
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Travellers rest lodge

      Day 3: Golden monkey tracking in Mgahinga and head to Lake Bunyonyi

      Stop At: Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda
      Start with an early breakfast at the lodge, transfer to Ntebeko reception area from where you will start off the Golden monkey tracking experience. These are an endangered species of primates and only traced in the beautiful Bamboo forests of the Virunga ranges with Mgahinga being part of the greater Virunga Massif. On this ritual, you will look out for these primates in the wilds of Mgahinga National Park; a place where Gold meets Silver, once you find them, you will utilize an hour with them and later retreat to the start point.

      Head to the lodge, have lunch and afterwards, checkout and transfer to Bunyonyi, a lake known for its glittering beauty. On arrival, continue to the booked accommodation and it is here you will have your dinner and overnight.
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Bunyonyi safaris resort

      Day 4: Canoe ride on the idyllic Lake Bunyonyi and transfer to Bwindi

      Stop At: Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda
      Start with a delightful breakfast at the resort as you enjoy the tranquil views of the lake from the accommodation, later transfer for a breathtaking canoe ride along the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi. The 2-3hours boat experience rewards you with stunning views of the terraced Kigezi Highlands towering in the background, you will explore some of the 29 Islands that the lake harbors such as the punishment Island. The ride rewards you with sights of the many little birds here as they skim along the waters.

      You will return to the lodge in the afternoon for lunch, check-out and head North wards to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Check-in at the booked lodge where dinner and overnight will be.
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: silver-back lodge

      Day 5: Tracking the Mountain Gorillas in the park

      Stop At: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Buhoma Uganda
      Start with an early breakfast and then transfer to the park headquarters with your packed lunch boxes, you will receive briefing from the ranger and then enter the forest for the day’s ultimate adventure. Trekking is such a challenging activity, characterized by steep and slippery terrain as well as tangled vegetation, it’s a park where only the brave can penetrate. Its ever chilly weather and terrain offer unparalleled ambiance.
      Look out for the Mountain Gorillas and once you find them, an hour will be allowed to you in their presence. Tracking can last just for a few hours or through the whole day depending on where these Apes are located and their movements, later retreat to the start point, and return to the lodge for relaxation, its here where dinner and overnight will be.
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: silver-back lodge

      Day 6: Leave Bwindi and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

      Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, 410 kilometers from Kampala, Kasese Uganda
      Have a relaxed breakfast at the lodge, leave Bwindi and transfer northwards of the park to Queen Elizabeth National park, entering through the Southern section via the famous Ishasha sector known for its tree climbing Lions. Game drive within the Ishasha for opportune moments to watch these elusive species lying in tree branches as they keep a close eye on their prey or as they move through the grasses planning their hunt.
      Spotting the Kings of the East African savanna plains is one of the most remarkable moments you can ever have in the wilds of Africa. Afterwards, proceed to the lodge where your dinner and overnight will be.
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Ishasha jungle lodge

      Day 7: Safari Game drive and launch trip in Queen Elizabeth

      Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, 410 kilometers from Kampala, Kasese Uganda
      Start with breakfast at the lodge and hit the savanna plains in search of the game variety. The undulating savannas are crammed with a number of wildlife like mammals and birds such as; Uganda Kobs, Warthogs, the giant African Elephants and Buffaloes among others, the safari drives present dream photographic opportunities in the African wilderness. The parks diversity, vastness and ecosystems is something to marvel.

      In the afternoon after your lunch break, you will go for a luxurious way of enjoying the wilderness, on a safari launch trip along the Kazinga channel. This trip leads you past the enormous Hippo schools, these are opportune moments to spot Caimans, Monitor lizards, Buffaloes and birds like Marabou Storks, White Pelicans and Cormorants among others along the shores. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Buffalo safari lodge

      Day 8: Game drive and head to Kibale Forest National Park

      Stop At: Kibale Forest National Park - Chimpanzee Tracking, Fort Portal Uganda
      After a hearty breakfast, leave the lodge and proceed for yet another stunning safari game drive, to explore the park diversity. The drive presents you opportune moments to add on your game count.
      Have lunch and later in the afternoon, proceed to Kibale Forest National Park. Check-in at the lodge on arrival where you will relax for the evening, dinner and overnight. The lodge is perfectly situated in a serene location characterized by beautiful sounds and scents of nature.
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: primate lodge

      Day 9: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi wetland nature walk

      Stop At: Kibale Forest National Park - Chimpanzee Tracking, Fort Portal Uganda
      After an early breakfast at the lodge, transfer to Kanyancu where you will set-off from for an interesting Chimpanzee tracking expedition. Here, you will receive briefing from the ranger and at 08:00 hours, you will set into the forest to track these delightful Apes. The forest is rich in primates with over 13 species and a tally of over 1500 Chimpanzees. It is a diverse forest Eco-system, so expect to see a number of species on the walk. Once you encounter the Chimps, an hour is accorded to you to watch them display and later retreat to the start point, from here, head back to the lodge for a lunch break.

      In the afternoon after your lunch break, set-off to Bigodi wetland just near the park for a nature walk within the sanctuary that serves as a wildlife corridor to the park. The wetland is home to various species such as birds like the Great Blue Turaco, primates, and mammals like the swamp dwelling Sitatunga. Afterwards return to the the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: primate lodge

      Day 10: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

      Stop At: Murchison Falls National Park, Murchison Falls P.O.Box 455, Masindi Uganda
      After an early breakfast, checkout from the lodge and continue northwards through the greater Bunyoro region; one of the oldest Kingdoms of Uganda. You will have a lunch break in Masindi town and continue to the park arriving in the early evening hours, proceed to the top of the falls for stunning photographic moments, and a feel of the power of Nature at the roaring falls; Later proceed to your booked lodge through the Northern Bank where you will spot some game.
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Pakuba safari lodge

      Day 11: Safari game drive and launch trip

      Stop At: Murchison Falls National Park, Murchison Falls P.O.Box 455, Masindi Uganda
      Start with an early breakfast at the lodge, transfer for an early morning game drive through the Northern bank where you will see the game variety. The rolling savanna plains are crammed with variety of wildlife species such as, the Jackson's Hartebeests, Cape Buffaloes, Rothschild's Giraffes, Lions and many more as well as birds. The mornings (before sun-rise) present an opportune moment to spot the predators before they return to their hideouts.

      Later after lunch, prepare for an exquisite afternoon launch trip along the majestic river Nile. The cruise upstream along this world's wonder river culminates into the frontal display of the astonishing falls, this is a life changing moment that presents you some of the best Kodak moments in the African wilderness. The trip along the majestic waters of the Nile rewards you with views of wildlife like the Nile Crocodiles, and Hippopotamuses among other game, birds that linger along the banks, cliffs and in trees nearby.
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: pakuba safari lodge

      Day 12: Rhino tracking in the wilds of Ziwa and return to Kampala

      Stop At: Rhino Fund Uganda ( Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary), Gulu Highway Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Nakitoma Uganda
      Have an early breakfast at the lodge, checkout and leave, driving through the park and this may be chance for you to see more game at dawn. Continue with the journey through Masindi, past Kafu and en-route you will break-off in Nakasongola district, head to Nakitoma village where Ziwa Rhino sanctuary is found. You will sign-off your 12 days safari with a Big Game encounter as you track the Rhinoceros in the sanctuary, one of the members of the African Big Five.
      You will have your lunch here and later embark on the journey back to Kampala, arriving in the evening, then be dropped off at the hotel or the airport for your flight back home.
      Duration: 1 day

      No meals included on this day.
      No accommodation included on this day.
    • Departure Point :
      Entebbe, Uganda
      Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
      • Entebbe aircargo transporter, 14 Kitaasa Rd, Entebbe, Uganda
      Departure Time :
      7:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Infant seats available
      • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
      • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English - Guide, English - Written, English - Audio

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    12

    Organised by Lulu safaris, uganda

    Activity ID: V-233974P4

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