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9 days Pearl Of Africa Safari

Tour Overview

9 Days Pearl Safari experience, will take you to north-western Uganda via Luwero highway or Hoima highway to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and Murchison Falls National Park. While on this trip you will view typical African home settings and other sceneries, wildlife that Murchison falls is much known to offer.

You will then head to Kibale Forest National Park for the chimpanzee tracking expedition, you will still in your safari make a quick stop at Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will take part in some activities and then head to Bwindi National Park for the amazing Gorilla Tracking activity.

With that, you will make a quick stop to at Lake Bunyonyi and then your final destination will be your drop to the airport for your drop off or to Kampala if you still have time in our beautiful pearl of Africa country.

DAY 1 AIRPORT PICK UP AND TRANSFER TO KAMPALA

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be picked by both your driver / guide who will transfer you to Kampala for dinner and overnight at the booked accommodation.

DAY 2 DRIVE FROM KAMPALA, VISIT THE RHINOS AND PROCEED TO MURCHISON FALLS

Today we shall have breakfast and leave Kampala early to avoid the city jam as you will be driving Northwest of Uganda. You will have a stop at the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino track. Proceed to Murchison Falls National Park, the largest protected area in Uganda, visit to the top of the spectacular falls, where you can see the Nile's perfected beauty and marvel as it compresses and squeezes itself from over 1 kilometer wide down through a seven meter canyon. The 43-meter drop of the falls creates a thunderous roar and a beautiful rainbow in a plume of spray the best of the Nile River. Dinner and overnight

DAY 3 GAME DRIVE & BOAT CRUISE ON THE RIVER NILE

Today we have breakfast and after we drive through the Northern part of the park to view and take photograph wildlife game drive off Elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, hippos, giraffes, Uganda kobs, Lions 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 from where the rushing water escapes through a narrow gorge forming a great thunder. This is an opportunity to see the amazing hippos, crocodiles along the riverbanks. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

DAY 4 TRANSFER TO KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

Have breakfast and after transfer from Murchison Falls National Park, driving Southwest through the Albertine Escarpment of the great Western Rift Valley. Drive through Hoima and reach the colorful and beautiful town of Fort Portal, the capital of the Toro kingdom, situated in the shadow of the fabled “Mountains of the Moon” the Rwenzori. You will arrive in the late evening hours just in time to rest and relax. You will check into your accommodation as booked ahead and wait for your dinner.

DAY 5 CHIMPANZEE TRACKING KIBALE WITH TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, head to the starting point for chimpanzees and have a briefing from park officials about the conservation rules and regulations of chimpanzees, Thereafter enter into the forest block to trek the amazing chimpanzees in the branches of the trees.

Return to lodge for lunch, check out and thereafter transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Have a game drive en-route to spot some of the wildlife like buffaloes, elephants, warthogs and much more. An evening drive to the crater lakes region is rewarding. The day will be concluded with dinner and overnight at the booked accommodation earlier.

DAY 6 MORNING GAME DRIVE WITH AFTERNOON LAUNCH TRIP

Since you will be out for the game drive by 6:30 am, all you will have is a cup of coffee or tea before starting your activity expect to see lions, elephants, buffaloes, warthogs and lots of animals and birds. You should later return to the lodge and have your breakfast. Relax at the lodge / hotel as you wait for your lunch, have lunch and then get ready to enjoy the two-hour launch trip on Kazinga Channel for amazing bird life and a variety of wild Animals. Head back to the lodge / Hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 7 MORNING ISHASHA SECTOR GAME DRIVE WITH TRANSFER TO BWINDI NATIONAL PARK

The game drive today will be done in the morning as this will be your last day in the Queen Elizabeth National. These start by 6:30 am as you will want to see the animals as they get out starting their day. In most cases, before you leave for the game drive all you have is a cup of tea or coffee with some snacks as organized by the lodge you would have stayed to keep time, By 6:30 am you ought to be on the tracking road already to find the animal as the sun rises, Later after the game drive is done, you will drive back to the lodge for your full breakfast and of course, check out of the hotel / lodge.

The drive straight to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where you will arrive in the late evening and check in to your booked accommodation. You will rest as wait for your dinner to be served.

DAY 8 MOUNTAIN GORILLA TRACKING BWINDI WITH TRANSFER TO LAKE BUNYONYI

Early breakfast and briefing from the guides before you set off for the mountains gorilla tracking inside the Bwindi forest. You need to carry drinking water, 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 rainforest. Immediately after the tracking activity as you should have checked out of the lodge / hotel in the morning, you will drive straight to Lake Bunyonyi. The drive will take not more than 3 hours and you will be at Lake Bunyonyi and check in to your booked accommodation and call it a day.

DAY 9 MORNING BOAT RIDE AND TRANSFER BACK TO KAMPALA

Today we start with a two-hour boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi to various Islands inside the lake for bird viewing, sightseeing and discovering the sites of the Bakiga culture, You will start your drive to Kampala immediately after the activity as you will also have lunch en-route on your way back. Along the way you will see Ankole longhorn cattle, banana plantations, drum makers, papyrus swamps, roadside barbecue stop at the equator for snacks and photo shooting and friendly people to bargain with, arriving on time for an evening flight back.

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