BWINDI, KIBALE FOREST, MURCHISON FALLS, QUEEN ELIZABETH AND LAKE MBURO

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Long Tour

A very long, exciting tour of western Uganda's main attractions

01/01/15 To 01/01/17

Available all year through, upon your request!

Uganda

All trips within Uganda are fully customizable.

2220 – 6235 $ / Person

After having such an awesome time on our Ugandan/ Rwandan vacation, we wanted to post information regarding the tour operator that we used - we thought this might be helpful for others who are planning a trip to this beautiful country. Kelly and Ben were not only very helpful & informative during the planning phase of our trip but also were quick to respond to our many emails while tweaking our itinerary. Our driver/guide, Robert Mugabe, was previously a ranger for the Uganda Wildlife Authority. On game drives he was able to routinely spot a variety of animals which other vehicles would pass by however return back to see what we had found. One example is at Murchison Falls NP when 4 or 5 vehicles passed us - Robert stopped the vehicle, jumped onto the hood of the Land Cruiser with his binoculars and then spotted a male & female lion way off in the distance - needless to say vehicles started coming back our way to see what Robert had spotted. Even while driving from one region to another his ever watchful gaze would spot a variety of monkeys, birds, etc. Not only was he very knowledgeable about the big game animals but was also extremely informative regarding all of the flora and fauna. He was always very attentive to making certain that our meals, accommodations, and treks were to our liking. He has an excellent way of ``networking`` with a variety of people at the camps and parks. He was very easy going & funny in addition to being an excellent guide - we really enjoyed just hanging out with him. Also, he checked the vehicle daily due to the long drives on unpaved rutted roads. He was always making certain that we had the best opportunities to see the most wildlife possible. We are very thankful to have had Robert as our guide during our two week adventure in Uganda/Rwanda.
We believe that we can recommend Pearl of Africa for those who want to experience all of the beauty and wildlife that Uganda & Rwanda has to offer.

JEFF HOOVER

20/06/2009 _ OHIO, USA

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One of the longer tours. Start off in Murchison, then proceed south to Kibale and Queen Elizabeth then Bwindi and finally to Lake Mburo.

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PACKAGE DETAILS

DAY 1 - DRIVE TO MURCHISON VIA ZZIWA

At 0630hrs check out of your hotel and begin the scenic drive to Murchison Falls with a visit to the Rhino sanctuary. On arrival in the park, drop your luggage at the lodge and proceed for an afternoon/evening game-drive.

DAY 2 - EXPLORE MURCHISON

On the early morning game drive, you may see Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Giraffe, Hartebeests and many more. In the afternoon, proceed for a boat trip on the placid Victoria Nile, upstream, to the base of the Falls. En route you will see hippos, crocodiles, water buck and a wide variety of birds like the unusual shoebill stork. The boat stops just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron”. Take pictures of the photogenic and majestic Murchison Falls. Disembark from the boat and take a hike to the Top of the Falls where you can see the Nile’s beauty perfected!! Marvel at the Nile, compressing from 50 meters to squeeze through a 6-metre canyon dropping 40 meters with a thunderous roar creating a beautiful rainbow, a plume of spray and the best thing that happened to the Nile…”the Murchison Falls”.

DAY 3 - PROCEED TO KIBALE

After an early breakfast, drive out heading to Kibale Forest National Park. Estimated transit time is 7 hours with frequent stops to stretch your legs. The drive takes you through little towns and villages as you observe the African rhythm of life. On arrival, check into your preferred accommodation.

DAY 4 - CHIMP TRACKING THEN TO QENP

After breakfast, you gather at the Kanyanchu headquarters for a briefing prior to the chimpanzee tracking. You spend the morning in the forest tracking the famous primates. Thereafter transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Estimated transfer time is 3 hours. On arrival, check in to your preferred accommodation.

DAY 5 - TOUR QUEEN ELIZABETH

Wake-up and prepare to be fascinated on a sunrise game-drive. Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse Eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Game drives in this park, with the massive Rwenzoris as a backdrop provides excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephants, de fassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, Topi and bush buck. Later after lunch, have an exciting boat cruise on the spectacular Kazinga Channel. This offers an excellent platform for photography and game viewing. The birdlife is colorful and abundant. You will be privileged to see schools of hippos and Nile-crocodiles sunbathing and opening wide their saw-like jaws. Return to your accommodation facility for overnight.

DAY 6 - PROCEED TO BWINDI

An early breakfast, exit the park heading to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The drive takes you through the Ishasha section of the park famous for its tree climbing lions. You have an opportunity to spot the famous tree-climbing lions, often seen languishing in Fig trees.

DAY 7 - TRACK BWINDI GORILLAS

After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide, enter the gorilla sanctuary for an experience of a lifetime. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular. The area offers a dramatic, steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but criss-crossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savored. Many find it to be a rare and moving opportunity.

DAY 8 - LAKE MBURO

Exit Bwindi and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park to arrive in time for the afternoon boat ride on the lake. Thereafter proceed for an evening game drive to end your day in adventurous manner. Estimated transit time is 6 hours).

DAY 9 - DEPARTURE

Today, accompanied by an armed Ranger, take a morning safari walk, breakfast and an en-route game-drive as you exit the Park. You have a stopover at the Equator for photographs before proceeding to Kampala. Drop off at your accommodation.

INCLUDED AND NOT

  •  Ground transportation (4WD vehicle) throughout the trip in a 4WD tour vehicle YES
  • Meals as indicated on the aforesaid meal plans YES
  • A Gorilla Tracking permit (where applicable)YES
  • A Chimpanzee Permit (where applicable)YES
  • Bottled drinking water while on safariYES
  • Accommodation as per options in the intineraryYES
  • Activities as stipulated on the Safari programYES
  • Services of an English-speaking driver/guideYES
  • Lots of fun in the African sun!!!YES
  • Typical souvenir NOT
  • Entry permit/visas for Uganda if required NOT
  • All drinks apart from those served for breakfast NOT
  • Beverages, tips, souvenirs & all items of a personal nature NOT
  • Any deviation from the suggested program NOT
  • All extras NOT mentioned in the inclusive section NOT
  • Any personal insurance covers NOT

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