Pearl of Uganda safari 9 days

Pearl of Uganda safari 9 days 8 nights

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$2400 - $3482
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
9 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Cultural safaris Cultural Birding safaris Birding Boating safaris Boating
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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Day One: Arrival in Uganda
Day Two: The marvellous Murchison Falls on the Nile
Day Three: The boat cruise on the river Nile
Day Four: Fort Portal on the shadow of the Mountains of the Moon
Day Five: Queen Elizabeth National Park, the Pearl of Uganda
Day Six: The habituated chimpanzees of Kyambura Gorge
Day Seven: The tree climbing lions in Ishasha
Day Eight: The magic encounter with the mountains gorillas
Day Nine: The fabulous scenery of Lake Bunyonyi

Day One:

On the arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel. 

 Day Two: The marvellous Murchison Falls on the Nile

Early morning, leave Entebbe driving Northwest through the famous Luwero Triangle. If you start early morning, it is possible to visit the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary to see rhinos in the wild. Lunch in Masindi Hotel. Proceed to Murchison Falls National Park, the largest protected area in Uganda, with 3.840 Kms, named after the falls on the Victoria Nile, which divides the park into two sectors. Relax a bit at a situated site on 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 kilometre 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. 

 Day Three: The boat cruise on the river Nile

Your day starts with an early morning game drive, transverse  the Northern part of the park for a game drive to view and take photographs of elephants, buffalos, 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. This is an opportunity to see the amazing hippos, crocodiles along the riverbanks. 

Day Four: Fort Portal on the shadow of the Mountains of the Moon

Early morning transfer from Murchison Falls driving Southwest via the Albertine Escarpment of the great Western Rift Valley. Drive through Hoima and reach the colourful 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. 

Day Five:  Queen Elizabeth National Park, the Pearl of Uganda

Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park after breakfast. Have a game drive en –route to the lodge.After lunch, enjoy the two hours launch trip on Kazinga Channel for amazing bird life and a variety of wild life. An evening drive to the crater lakes region is rewarding. 

Day Six: The habituated chimpanzees of Kyambura Gorge

Take an early morning cup of coffee before setting off for a game drive along Kasenyi track and Queen’s mile in the park and expect to see lions, elephants, buffalos, warthogs and lots of animals and birds. Get back to the lodge for breakfast. After lunch, drive to Kyambura gorge for a forest walk to look for the habituated chimpanzees and other primates. This gorge is 16 km long on the Rift Valley and 100 meter deep. The rangers will provide you with a walking stick for this spectacular trekking. 

 Day Seven: The tree climbing lions in Ishasha

Early breakfast and drive to the Ishasha sector of the park for a game drive in search of the tree climbing lions. Today you will have packed lunch. After the game drive proceed to Bwindi for dinner and overnight.

Day Eight: The magic encounter with the mountains gorillas

After an early breakfast and briefing from the guides, 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 one of the unique activities you will enjoy while photographing and observing the gorillas. After tracking, come back to the Homestead for lunch before making a scenic journey to Kabale through the beautiful terrain of the rolling hills with terraced landscape. An area referred as the "Switzerland of Africa”, with its incredible view of Lake Bunyonyi. 

Day Nine: The fabulous scenery of Lake Bunyonyi

After an early breakfast, have a two hour boat ride inside Lake Bunyonyi to various islands inside the lake for bird viewing, sight seeing and discovering the sites of the Bakiga culture. Drive to Entebbe. Lunch en route in Mbarara. A stopover is made at the Equator for photography. End of service.

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Serena Kampala
  • Chobe safari lodge
  • Primate Lodge
  • Mweya safari lodge
  • Mahogany springs
  • Birdnest resort

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Acacia Safaris

- We offer group tours/safaris
- Our main focus is: High-end safaris
- We book pre/post-safari attractions
T: 256-414-253597
Since: Mar 2013

Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

African buffalo
African buffalo
Baboon
Baboon
Bushbaby
Bushbaby
Chimpanzee
Chimpanzee
Elephant
Elephant
Giraffe
Giraffe
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Activities you can do

Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Bush walks
Bush walks
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Fishing
Fishing
Game drives
Game drives
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