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18 Day Pearl Of Africa Safari takes you to the source of the Nile; discover the best of Uganda is gifted by nature, from the cultural sites, hospitality of the people found nowhere, primates, wildlife, physical landforms, all these have been taken into consideration on the mentioned number of days around Uganda, discover Uganda and you will discover the Pearl of Africa.

Day 1: Entebbe - Kampala

Welcome to Uganda, you will be picked by our guide from Entebbe International Airport for Accommodation in Kampala with sight-seeing of Kampala Capital city of Uganda.

Distance: 40km (1hour drive)

Medium range accommodation: Cassia lodge /Shangri- La Hotel (BB)

High range accommodation: Serena Lake Victoria / Commonwealth Resort (BB) 

Day 2: City tour of Kampala

Enjoy the city tours of Kampala with a visit to some of the major tourist attractions within the city, aiming at cultural, religious and historical sits among others.

Medium range accommodation: Cassia lodge / Shangri- La Hotel (BB)

High range accommodation: Serena Lake Victoria / Commonwealth Resort (BB) 

Day 3: Kampala – Jinja 

After your breakfast, proceed to the source of the Nile, with an optional visit at Ssezibwa Falls cultural site, Mabira forest for a tropical rain forest walk to arrive Jinja. Dinner and overnight at your hotel/lodge.

Distance: 80 km (about 2 hours)

Medium range accommodation: 2Friends Jinja (FB) 

High range accommodation: lodge/ Haven Jinja (FB)

Top-end accommodation: Whitewater (on request

Day 4: Source of the River Nile- Mt Elgon National Park

After your breakfast at the source of the River Nile, for the water lover and adventure, you can enjoy the safest white water rafting on the Victoria Nile and later proceed to Elgon national park for dinner and overnight either at / or any hotel of choice (FB

Distance: 282 km (about 4 hours)

Medium range accommodation: Lacam /Sipi resort (FB)

High range accommodationSipi River lodge / Protea Hotel (FB)

Day 5: Mt Elgon National Park- Lira Town 

Today, having a wonderful time at the foot of the Mt. Elgon, precede for your morning Sipi Falls hiking and afternoon, on the way, visit the Nyero Rock painting and admire the plan of the eastern land of the country. Dinner and overnight at your hotel (FB)

Distance: 232 km (about 3 hours)

Medium range accommodationLilian Tower (FB) 

Day 6: Lira Town- Murchison Falls National Park

After your wonderful time in the former president Dr.Milton Obote homeland, leave for Murchison Falls National Park, visit Karuma Falls and proceed for an evening game drive Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Distance: 212 km (about 3 hours)

Medium range accommodation: Pakuba Lodge / Fort Murchison (FB)

High range accommodation: Paraa safari /Baker’s lodge (FB)

Day 7: Murchison Falls National Park

Early morning game drive in Northern circuit of the Park and afternoon have an unforgettable boat cruise to the bottom of the fall. Dinner and overnight at your lodge. 

Medium range accommodation: Pakuba Lodge / Fort Murchison (FB)

High range accommodation: Paraa safari lodge / Baker’s lodge (FB)

Day 8: Murchison Falls National Park- Kibale National Park

After breakfast has a long drive to Fort Portal via Western Rift valley escapement through the Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom and arrives at the foot of the mountain of the Moon, enjoy the atmosphere of Fort Portal town. Dinner and overnight either/or any selection of your choice (FB) 

Distance: 430 km (about 8 hours)

Medium range accommodation: Ruwenzori view guesthouse (FB)

High range accommodation: Kyaninga lodge/ Ndali lodge/ Mountain of the moon (FB)

Day 9: Cultural tour of Tooro kingdom

Visit Tooro kingdom and beautiful culture of Tooro and later proceed to Kibale National Park for dinner and overnight any selection of your choice (FB) 

Medium range accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp/Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse 

High range accommodation: Kyaninga lodge/ Ndali lodge/ Papaya (FB)

Day 10: Kibale National Park

Today after your very early, depart for Chimpanzee Habituation Experience, this is a lifetime experience that allows accompanying Kibale’s researchers and habituation at chimpanzee during their daily activities, thereby getting used to human presence without changing their nature. During your tour, expect to come across the chimps de-nesting (in their nocturnal nests) between 05:30 to 6:30, before them throughout the day till they make new nests and the night around 19.00. Dinner and overnight at your lodge. 

Medium range accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp/Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (FB)

High range accommodation: Kyaninga lodge/ Ndali lodge/ Papaya (FB)

Day 11: Kibale Forest- Queen Elizabeth National Park (Mweya sector) 

Today, we drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park with a mysterious view of the mountain of the moon. On our way, we pass on the equator famous for a photo. Optional visit to Katwe the salt or evening game drive. Dinner and overnight either at Mweya safari Lodge/ Kyambura game lodge

Distance: 157 km (about 3hours)

Medium range accommodation: Kasenyi Game lodge / Bush lodge (FB)

High range accommodation: Mweya safari Lodge/ Kyambura game lodge (FB)

Day 12: Queen Elizabeth National Park (Mweya sector) 

Early morning game drives experience in the national park, to see animals like elephants, buffaloes, spotted hyenas, waterbucks, Ugandan kobs, and if lucky lion and leopard. In the afternoon, take the most exciting 2 hours boat cruise on the Kazinga channel, one of the most popular sites in Uganda for its concentration of wildlife and bird. 

Medium range accommodation: Kasenyi Game lodge / Bush lodge (FB)

High range accommodation: Mweya safari Lodge/ Kyambura game lodge (FB)

Day 13: Queen Elizabeth National Park (Ishasha sector) 

After your breakfast, we drive to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth, famous for tree climbing Lion. Enjoy the afternoon game drive in search of the tree-climbing lions. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. 

Distance: 120 km (about 3hours)

Medium range accommodation: Ishasha Jungle lodge/ Savannah Resort (FB)

High range accommodation: Ishasha Wilderness Camp (FB

Day 14: Queen Elizabeth National Park (Ishasha sector) - Bwindi 

Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park the home of the Mountain Gorilla. Accommodation for your overnight will depend on the permit location in Bwindi (FB)

Distance: 90 km to Buhoma sector (about 2hours)/ 180 km to Nkuringo sector (about 4hours)

Medium range accommodation: BuhomaBandas/ Gorilla Mist/ Nkuringo camp (FB)

High range accommodation: / Mahogany spring / Buhoma lodge/ Chameleon Hill (FB)

Top-end accommodation: 

Gorilla Forest Camp/ Cloud lodge (on request

Day 15: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

 Very early go for briefing and proceed for gorilla tracking. Accommodation for your overnight will depend on the permit location in Bwindi (FB)

Medium range accommodation: BuhomaBandas/ Gorilla Mist/ Nkuringo camp (FB)

High range accommodation: / Mahogany spring / Buhoma lodge/ Chameleon Hill (FB)

Top-end accommodation: Gorilla Forest Camp/ Cloud lodge (on request

Day 16: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park- Lake Bunyonyi

After your relaxed breakfast, proceed to Lake Bunyonyi, one of the deepest lakes in Uganda and place for relaxation. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Distance: 110 km (about 3hours)

Medium range accommodation: Bunyonyi overland resort/ Bunyonyi Eco-resort (FB)

High range accommodation: Bird nest / Arcadia cottage (FB)

Day 17: Lake Bunyonyi- Lake Mburo

 Today, we drive to Lake Mburo national park with a lunch stop on the way and arrive for a 1-hour boat in the afternoon.

Distance: 210 km (about 3hours)

Medium range accommodation: Rwackobo Rock / Mburo safari lodge /Eagle Nest (FB)

High range accommodation: Mihingo lodge / Mantana Tented camp / (FB)

 Day 18: Lake Mburo –Kampala or Entebbe 

 Early morning game walks to get face to face with animal or horseback in the morning, after your lunch and return to Kampala or Entebbe with a stopover at the Equator for photo and experiment. Depending on your flight schedule, transfer to Entebbe for your departure flight. 

Distance: 350 km (about 5hours)

Note: Accommodations shall be based on client selection (Top end, high range, Medium or low budget. All lodges have self-contained rooms and are selected as per the interest of the client.

Inclusive: 

 Transport in a 4wd Land cruiser with modified roof excellent for game viewing.

 English speaking guide

 Accommodation as listed in the program

Gorilla permit per person per tracking 

 Meals according to the program

 Park entrance fees to the national parks, all mentioned activities: boat cruise in Murchison, Queen Elizabeth and Mburo, chimpanzee habituation experience and gorilla permits each

Exclusive: 

 International airfares

 Entry visa Uganda50USD (East African visa $100) 

 Meals that are not part of your accommodation.

 Personal (medical/travel) insurance

 Tips and gratitude to rangers, driver/guide, porter, and hotel staff, etc.

 All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional, optional activities, souvenirs, etc

 

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