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14 Day The Pearl of Africa Uganda Classic Wildlife Safari

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Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe airport and transfer to the guest house

Stop At: Uganda Museum, 5-7 Kira Road Pob 365, Kampala Uganda
Welcome to Uganda! Our representative will meet you at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Entebbe/Kampala.

If time allows, spend the afternoon visiting the Uganda Museum and local markets in downtown Kampala.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at a guest house in Entebbe or in Kampala

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via Ziwa Rhino sanctuary

Stop At: Rhino Fund Uganda ( Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary), Gulu Highway Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Nakitoma Uganda
In the morning we will transfer from Kampala to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Rhino’s got extinct in Uganda in the early 1980s and Ziwa site is being used as breeding site for the black and white Rhino. After we will proceed to Murchison Falls National Park
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Red Chilli Rest Camp or similar budget lodge

Day 3: Game drives, boat trip and top of the falls tour at Murchison Falls National Park

Stop At: Murchison Falls National Park, Murchison Falls P.O.Box 455, Masindi Uganda
In the morning you will go for a game drive in the park to spot elephants, lions, giraffe and other wildlife. In the afternoon, you will take a relaxing boat trip on the River Nile and here you will have a chance to see crocodiles, hippos and a range of rare birds. You will also see for yourself the point where River Nile joins Lake Albert, which is one of the “major highlights” of this trip.

Visit the top of the Murchison Falls in the later afternoon
This trip will take to you to upper Murchison Falls National Park where you have spectacular views of the Murchison Falls along the Nile River.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight at Red Chilli Rest camp or similar lodge

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Stop At: Kibale National Park, Kasese Uganda
After breakfast, we will start the journey to Kibale Forest National Park . This will be the longest drive of the 14 day safari that will take 7 to 8hrs via Fort Portal town.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Rweetera Safari Park or similar budget lodge

Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking experience at Kibale National Park

Stop At: Kibale National Park, Kasese Uganda
You will head to the Kibale forest immediately after breakfast to trek the chimpanzees in their forest home. If you are lucky on the trek, you might encounter other different species of monkeys in the Kibale forest. These include colubus monkey, olibe baboon and red tailed monkey.

Optional activity in the afternoon: Visit Bigodi Swamp Sanctuary knowns as a "birder's paradise"
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Rweetera Safari Park or similar budget lodge

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, 410 kilometers from Kampala, Kasese Uganda
Transfer from Kibale Forest National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive from Kibale to Queen Elizabeth National Park will go through the spectualra Fort Portal crater lakes.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at the Bush Lodge (tents option) or similar budget lodge

Day 7: Kasenyi game drives and Kazinga channel boat trip

Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, 410 kilometers from Kampala, Kasese Uganda
Kasenyi plains game drive

Before sunrise you will go for a game drive in the pack to search for predator and nocturnal dwellers as they return to their hide outs. Expect species such as elephants, buffaloes, side stripped jackals, hyena, leopards, Lions, warthogs, Uganda Kobs, giant forest Hogs.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda
Kazinga channel boat trip

After lunch, you will take a boat trip along the Kazinga Channel. Here, you will see a lot of hippos (more than you can possibly imagine!), as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see: Buffalo, Crocodile, bathing Elephant, and a range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Bush Lodge (tents option) or similar lodge

Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi via Ishasha sector to spot tree climbing lions

Stop At: ishasha sector, Entrance Gate, Uganda
We will start the journey in the morning from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi National Park. We will stopover at the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park to sight tree climbing lions

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Golden Monkey Guest House in Kisoro town or similar budget lodge

Day 9: Gorilla trekking adventure

Stop At: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Buhoma Kanungu and Kisoro, Kabale Uganda
You will head to the Bwindi National Park gate immediately after breakfast to get a briefing about the gorilla trek. The briefing will be conducted by the national park guide and will cover the basics on what to expect during the trek. It is at this point that you will be told which gorilla family to trek. It is likely that you will be joined by other visitors. The gorilla trek can take from few to many hours depending on how far the gorillas are inside the forest.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Golden Monkey Guest House in Kisoro town or similar budget lodge

Day 10: Golden monkey trekking at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Stop At: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Kisoro Uganda
This trip will take you to trek the golden monkeys, an endemic species of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in south western Uganda. You will enter the forest and walk through the thick bamboo vegetation and a variety of indigenous plants like giant lobelia. The golden monkey trek should take about 5 hours. Alternative activities include Sabyinyo volcano hike and Batwa cultural experience
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Amajambere Community Camp or similar budget lodge

Day 11: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Stop At: Edirisa on Lake Bunyonyi, Bufuka Village, Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda
We will transfer to the famous Lake Bunyonyi. Activities at Lake Bunyonyi include canoeing, swimming and bird watching plus relaxation.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Bunyonyi Overland Resort or similar budget lodge

Day 12: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Stop At: Lake Mburo National Park, Mbarara Uganda
Additional activities at Lake Bunyonyi in the morning. Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park in the afternoon. You can also opt to leave Lake Bunyonyi early if needed.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Eagle's Nest or similar budget lodge

Day 13: Activities at Lake Mburo National Park

Stop At: Lake Mburo National Park, Lyantonde, Uganda
Full day at Lake Mburo National Park. Activities include game drives, boat trip, nature walk, horse riding, etc
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at the Eagle's Nest or similar budget lodge

Day 14: Transfer to Kampala or Entebbe Airport

Stop At: Uganda Equator, Masaka Road, Kayabwe Uganda
This will be the last day of the 14 Day Uganda Classic Safari. We will travel from Lake Mburo National Park to Entebbe airport. There will be a stopover at Igongo cultural centre for lunch and another stop at the Equator line crossing to visit handcraft shops and take a cup of coffee as needed.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Entebbe Airport, Entebbe Uganda
Duration
14 days
Inclusions
  • 13x Breakfast
  • 13x Dinner
  • 12x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 13 nights
  • Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking permit
  • Drinking water when in safari vehicle
  • All activity costs
  • All lodging fees
  • Entry/Admission - Uganda Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Rhino Fund Uganda ( Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary)
  • Entry/Admission - Murchison Falls National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Kibale National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Kazinga Channel
  • Entry/Admission - ishasha sector
  • Entry/Admission - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Edirisa on Lake Bunyonyi
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Mburo National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Uganda Equator
Exclusions
  • Visas, flights and other costs of personal nature
  • Costs for activities not listed in the itinerary
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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First I have to say thank you to Edison for arranging this tour, because I am a solo traveler in East Africa and I was looking for a tour, where I can take part in a group. Edison made it possible, so we were a group of two and could share the costs. The tour was well organized
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Response from Edison N, Owner at 14 Day The Pearl of Africa Uganda Classic Wildlife Safari
Responded 5 Oct 2019
Thanks Egbert for taking the time to share your feedback on the 14 day safari. I am glad to hear the planning of the trip went on smoothly as well as the execution of the trip plan. I have noted your comments on lodging and will make sure to make adjustments for future trips. -Thank you, Edison
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