9 Day Pearl Safari UgandaStephen Atwiine
With this safari ,you will visit the three most important national parks in Uganda; Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi Impenetrable. You will also enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale. During the safari you will do the Gorilla tracking in Bwindi and the chimpanzee trek in Kyambura Gorge. You will do a lot of birding and game drives along the parks trails. The weather is incomparable and the people are probably the friendliest in Africa. For accommodation, you can choose between Classic, Midrange and Budget depending on your preference.
Day-1 On arrival at Entebbe International Airport , our representative will meet greet and transfer to Kampala for overnight.
Day 2-The marvelous Murchison falls on the Nile
After an early breakfast, leave Kampala heading northwest. Optional :Visit the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for a nature walk to see the rare rhinos in the wild. Lunch enroute. Proceed to Murchison Falls National Park, with a brief stop on the top of the falls, where you can see the Niles perfected beauty and marvel as it squeezes through a seven meter canyon. The 43 meter drop of the falls creates a thunderous roar and a beautiful rainbow in the spray. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3 – The boat cruise on the river Nile
Today we drive through the Northern part of the park for a game drive and take photographs of elephants, buffalos, waterbucks, hippos, giraffes, Uganda kobs, lions and if you are lucky, the leopards, plus a variety of bird species. After lunch, proceed for a two-hour cruise to the bottom of the mighty Murchison falls. This is an opportunity to see the amazing hippos and crocodiles along the riverbanks. Return for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Fort Portal in the shadow of the Mountains of the Moon
Transfer from Murchison Falls NP driving Southwest through the Albertine Escarpment of the great Western Rift Valley. Lunch enroute. Drive through Hoima and reach the colorful and beautiful town of Fort Portal, the capital of the Tooro kingdom, situated in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon, the Rwenzori. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park, the Pearl of Uganda
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park after breakfast. Have a game drive en route arriving at the lodge in time for lunch. After lunch, enjoy the two hour launch trip on the Kazinga Channel see the amazing bird life and a variety of wild Animals. An evening drive to the crater lakes region is rewarding. Dinner & overnight.
Day 6: The habituated chimpanzees of Kyambura Gorge
Take an early morning cup of coffee before setting off for a game drive along Kasenyi track and Queens mile in the park and expect to see lions, elephants, buffaloes, warthogs and lots of animals and birds. Get back to the lodge for breakfast. After lunch, drive to Kyambura gorge for a forest walk in search of the habituated chimpanzees and other primates. The chimps are quite mobile and viewing them is unpredictable but the walk is great adventure. This gorge is 16 km long on the Rift Valley and 100 meter deep. Dinner & overnight.
Day 7: The tree climbing lions in Ishasha
After breakfast, leave for the Ishasha sector of the park for a game drive in search of the tree climbing lions. Packed lunch. After the game drive proceed to Bwindi for dinner and overnight.
Day 8: The magic encounter with the mountains gorillas
Early breakfast and briefing from the guides before you set off for the mountains gorilla tracking in the Bwindi forest. You need to carry drinking water, packed lunch, a rain jacket and jungle boots while the rangers will provide you with a walking stick. Gorilla tracking is enriching and rewarding as you walk through the thick rain forest.After tracking, set off on a scenic journey to Kabale through the beautiful terrain of the rolling hills with terraced landscape. An area referred as the “Switzerland of Africa. Dinner and overnight at lake Bunyonyi.
Day 9: The fabulous scenery of Lake Bunyonyi
Our day starts with a two hour boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi around the various islands on the lake for bird viewing, sight seeing and discovering the sites of the Bakiga culture. Return to Kampala with lunch enroute. Along the way you will see Ankole long horned cattle, banana plantations, drum makers, papyrus swamps ,roadside barbecue and friendly people to bargain with, arriving on time for an evening flight back .