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Margical Pearl of Africa 12 Days Uganda Safari

This 12 days Pearl of Africa safari tour offers you the ultimate safari adventure exploring, discovering and relishing the beauty of Uganda. From the urban attractions in the country’s capital – Kampala to nature’s wonders and mesmerizing beauty to be discovered in the distant forests, mountains, lakes, reserves and game parks. Uganda has over 364 mammal species, 1062 bird species, over 300 butterfly species among others. Uganda is the place to go for an unforgettable safari holidays adventures.

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$5,728

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Duration

12 days

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  • What's included :
    • 11x Breakfast
    • 11x Dinner
    • 12x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 11 nights
    • Park fees
    • Private transportation
    • Gorilla and Chimp permits
    • Entry/Admission - Rhino Fund Uganda ( Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary)
    • Entry/Admission - Queen Elizabeth Park
    What's excluded :
    • International flights (From and to home)
    • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
    • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
    • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

  • Day 1: Kampala City tour

    Stop At: Kampala, Kampala, Central Region
    Your magical safari holidays experience will begin when a driver guide picks you from the airport or your hotel in Kampala in the early morning. Your safari holidays adventure will begin with you touring Kampala’s prime attractions; you will visit the Uganda museum – the place where artefacts, antiques and items of historical significance are kept, Kasubi tombs – the regal tombs of the fallen Buganda kingdom kings, Kabaka’s palace – home to the king of the biggest kingdom in Uganda, Ndere centre – Kampala’s cultural epicentre, Uganda martyrs shrine Namugongo, the independence monument, Rubaga Cathedral – the centre of the Catholic faith in Uganda.

    Kampala has a wealth of places to visit for the exploring tourist and its only time that will cut your excitement short. At the end of your first day, you will retire to one of Kampala’s comfortable lodging.
    Duration: 7 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Forest Cottages

    Day 2: Rhino Tracking at Ziwa Sanctuary - arrive at Murchison Falls National Park

    Stop At: Rhino Fund Uganda ( Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary), Gulu Highway Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Nakitoma Uganda
    After an early morning breakfast at your hotel, you will leave Kampala and head towards the north-western Uganda, driving to Murchison Falls National Park for the ultimate safari holidays experience. The ATP-Tours amiable and informed will keep pointing out key attractions for your attention throughout your journey. You will make a brief stop at the historical Luweero Triangle.

    The next stop you will make will be at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – a place which was set up to restore the depleted rhino population. A visit to the sanctuary will allow you time to track the prized species. You will then continue with your journey and make your next stop in Masindi to have lunch. As the evening wanes, you shall arrive at Murchison Falls National Park where you can choose to either retire to your choice accommodation or take a nature walk to the top of the falls. You will then have dinner and sleep over in the Park. The park is a great safari holidays destination.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Murchison River Lodge a Mid-range lodge located just outside Murchison Falls NP

    Day 3: Game drive and boat cruise along the Murchison Falls National Park

    Stop At: Murchison Falls National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Western Region
    You will awake to the strangely beautiful noise of the vibrant wildlife in the park; the chirping of crickets, the twittering of the birds and the sound of the waterfalls. After an early morning breakfast, you will set out for your first safari holidays adventure in the park – a game drive accompanied by a professional ranger. A game drive on the Northern bank around Buligi game tracks will allow you to spot elephants grazing, herds of buffaloes, the graceful giraffes, duikers, warthogs, reedbucks, bush bucks, the hartebeest and the cherished Uganda Kob. Lions maybe seen occasionally and leopards are usually spotted at dusk.

    After the thrilling game drive you will have your lunch and launch out for another safari holidays excursion – a boat cruise at the foot of the aggressive waterfalls. The cruise upstream will allow you to view Murchison Falls at the head of the Fajao gorge. You will see lots of hippos and crocodiles along the banks of the river, among other mammals.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Murchison River Lodge a Mid-range lodge located just outside Murchison Falls NP

    Day 4: Leave Murchison Falls and transfer to Kibale National Park

    Stop At: Kibale National Park, Kibale National Park, Western Region
    After having breakfast in the morning, you will leave Murchison Falls and depart for Kibale National Park, to have more safari holidays excursions. You will stop at Hoima in the afternoon to have lunch and continue with your journey. You will then reach Kibale National Park and check in at your choice accommodation.

    You can then launch out on a bird watching excursion in the famous Bigodi wetland sanctuary or you can go out on a nocturnal walk to spot the strange night creatures that leave their hideouts at dusk; the nightjar, potto, bush baby, cricket, tree hyrax, the occasional civet and serval cat. You will have an innumerable number of safari holidays excursions at the park.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Crater Safari Lodge a Mid-range lodge located just outside Kibale NP

    Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking at Kibale – transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Stop At: Kibale National Park, Kibale National Park, Western Region
    After your breakfast you will set out to the park headquarters for instructions before setting out on your chimpanzee trekking excursions. Kibale National Park has the largest number of chimpanzees and a number of families have been habituated to make trekking easier. With the aid a professional guide you won’t take long before encountering the endangered species; you will be able to watch them go about their daily tasks from a short range – mother’s nursing their infants, the little ones playing and swinging in the trees, the proud males making rounds and keeping a keen eye on their families. Chimpanzee trekking is an exciting safari holidays experience.

    You will then set off from Kibale National Park and go to Queen Elizabeth arriving there in the evening. Using the Fort-portal, you will be able to make a stop at the historical ‘Amabeere ga Nyina Mwiru’ caves where you will hear a very fascinating folklore about the caves and see the amusing formations of ‘Nyina Mwiru’s breasts.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: The Bush Lodge (Banda) a Mid-range lodge located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP

    Day 6: Game drives in the Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Stop At: Queen Elizabeth Park, 4600 Cambie St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 2M4 Canada
    After breakfast, you will begin your safari holidays adventure with a game drive through the park. You will be thrilled at the sight of herds of buffaloes, elephants, bush-bucks, duikers, warthogs, lions, hippos, and a number of primate species. While on the game drive you will not miss spotting a number of bird species, some endemic to the region.

    After lunch, your safari holidays adventure will continue when you head out for a boat cruise on Kazinga channel, a natural water channel connecting Lake Edward and Lake George. While on the cruise, you will be able to see plenty of Nile crocodiles and hippos plus a variety of birds. The bird species to see include; the yellow-billed stork, plovers, white-bellied Cormorants, and pink-bellied pelicans. Your day will end with dinner and overnight at your lodging.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: The Bush Lodge (Banda) a Mid-range lodge located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP

    Day 7: Safari game drives in Mweya peninsula and Ishasha area

    Stop At: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Western Region
    After your breakfast, you will head out to the Mweya Peninsula for a game drive, an opportunity for you to see its wealth of wildlife and enjoy the beautiful view over the waters and Rwenzori mountains. After Mweya Peninsula, you will tour the famous Ishasha region where you will have a chance to see the tree-climbing lions. You will be amazed to spot lions stretched out languidly between tree trunks and branches.

    In addition to the fascinating lions, you will see herds of buffalos, antelopes, elephants and hippos. After having a late lunch you can head out for another game drive or nature walk through the enormous Queen Elizabeth – a remarkable safari holidays destination.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: The Bush Lodge (Banda) a Mid-range lodge located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP

    Day 8: Depart from Queen Elizabeth and travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

    Stop At: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Western Region
    After your breakfast, your safari holidays excursions will continue when you set out further south to the formidable Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Once in Bwindi, you will have your lunch and then go out on a community – social encounter to meet the Batwa pygmy people. The Batwa were the initial forest dwellers who co-existed with the mountain gorillas and other wildlife. The Batwa now live as conservation refugees and an encounter with them will give you a chance to hear their story first hand.

    A guided tour to the Garama cave which is about 200m long under Mgahinga mountain is a thrilling one; you get to be entertained by the Batwa music, dance and drama group whose performances are a reflection of their ancient ways. You will retire to your choice accommodation at the end of the day. Bwindi offers you the ultimate safari holidays experience.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Bwindi Lodge a Mid-range lodge bordering Bwindi NP

    Day 9: Gorilla trekking at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

    Stop At: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Western Region
    After your breakfast you will be driven to the park headquarters where you will have a briefing on how to conduct a successful gorilla trek. A safari holiday experience in Bwindi sees you hitting one of the trails in pursuit of the endangered species. Over the years, a number of gorilla families have been habituated, a fact that makes trekking exciting.

    Finding the families lasts between 3-8 hours and once discovered, it is exciting to watch the gigantic creatures feed, play and interact with each other. The females are normally nursing their little ones or keeping an eye on them as they play as the male Silverbacks walk about dominatingly. You will be able to spend an hour with the mountain gorillas after which you will retire to your lodging for the night. This will mark the end of the day’s safari holidays excursions.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Bwindi Lodge a Mid-range lodge bordering Bwindi NP

    Day 10: Explore the Lake Bunyonyi

    Stop At: Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda
    You will leave Bwindi very early in the morning and arrive at Lake Bunyonyi at around midday. After having lunch, you will head out for a boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi. For the rest of the afternoon until the late evening, you will sail to the various islands on the lake. Lake Bunyonyi has 29 islands among which is the famous Akampene (Punishment Island) and Bwama and Njuyeera (sharp’s island).

    A tour to the islands will give you a chance to see over 200 bird species. Lake Bunyonyi translated ‘place of many little birds’ is a haven for bird watchers. After your excursion on Lake Bunyonyi, you will head to your lodging for dinner and overnight. Lake Bunyonyi is an ideal safari holidays tour destination.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Bunyonyi Safaris Resort a Mid-range resort

    Day 11: Transfer to Lake Mburo

    Stop At: Lake Mburo National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Western Region
    After your breakfast, you will leave Lake Bunyonyo and drive to Lake Mburo National Park in Mbarara to continue with your safari holidays adventure. You will head out on a game drive upon arriving at the park and you will be thrilled to see animals like; the defassa waterbuck, buffalos, hippos, Impalas, hyenas, topis, eland, zebras and reedbucks. Besides the mammals the park has over 350 bird species.

    After having lunch, you go for a boat cruise on Lake Mburo, a chance to enjoy the breeze, relish the beautiful scenery of crocodiles and hippos basking in the sun, the animals grazing at a distance, the rugged fishermen drawing and mending their nets, and the colourful birds flying over the waters and resting atop the grazing buffalos and the yawning hippos. At the climax of your day’s safari holidays excursions, you will enjoy the beautiful African sunset.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Lake Mburo Lodge a Mid-range lodge located inside Lake Mburo NP

    Day 12: Return to Kampala with a brief stop at the equator

    Stop At: Entebbe, Entebbe, Central Region
    After your breakfast you will then set off for Kampala. Your driver will make a brief stop at the equator for you to take photographs, visit the curio shops in the area for a purchase of souvenirs. Our guide will then drive you to the airport.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Kampala, Uganda
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Entebbe Airport, Entebbe Uganda
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by ATP Tours

Activity ID: V-216287P11

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