9 Day Luxury Uganda Safari

Set out on a 9 days & 8 nights safari in five wildlife parks of Uganda - Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest & Lake Mburo National Parks. Combine wildlife safaris, and the great apes of Uganda. This tour includes game drives, gorilla & chimpanzee trekking and a boat cruises with Pearl of Africa Tours & Travel Ltd.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$2220 - $6235
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
9 days
Best months:
January - April, June - December
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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Track rhinos on foot at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary with the help of local ranger/guide
Go on a launch trip to Murchison Falls, the top of the falls viewpoint in the Buligi savannah,
Explore the evergreen Kibale rainforest and trek to see troops of chimps
Take a drive through little towns and villages as you observe the African rhythm of life
Trek to see chimpanzees, admire a family of mountain gorillas in their natural habitat in Uganda
Day One: Kampala - Murchison Falls National Park
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 Two: Murchison Falls National Park
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 Three: Murchsion Falls  - Kibale Forest National Parks 
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 Four: Kibale Forest National Park - Queen Forest National Park
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 Five: Queen Elizabeth National Park
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 Six: Queen Elizabeth National Park  - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
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 Seven: Gorilla Trekking Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
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 Eight: Exit Bwindi and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
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 Nine: 
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.
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Package Includes:

  • Ground Transportation throughout the trip in a private tour vehicle
  • All national park fees
  • Chimp tracking permit
  • Gorilla Trekking Permit
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary stop
  • Game drive
  • Boat cruise to the bottom of the falls at Murchison Falls
  • Boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel
  • Boat cruise on Lake Mburo
  • Accommodation  & Meals
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Bottled drinking water while on safari
  • Lots of fun in the African sun!!!

Not Included

  • Entry visas for Uganda if required.
  • All drinks apart from those served for breakfast
  •  Beverages, tips, souvenirs & all items of a personal nature
  • Any deviation from the suggested program
  • All extras NOT mentioned in the inclusive section
  • Any personal insurance covers
  • Airport  arrival transfer from Entebbe to your accommodation in Kampala
 

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

  • Accommodation:
  • Lodge – Paraa Safari Lodge, Ndali Lodge, Mweya Safari Lodge, Mahogany Springs & Mihingo Lodge - full board
  • Mid – Murchison River Lodge, Primate Lodge, Enganzi Lodge, Silverback Lodge & Mburo Safari Lodge - full board
  • Budget – Red Chilli Camp, Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse, Simba Safari Camp, Buhoma Community Rest Camp & Rwonyo basic campsite - bed & breakfast

Pearl of Africa

- We offer private/custom safaris
- We offer group tours/safaris
- Our main focus is: High-end safaris
- We book pre/post-safari attractions
T: 256 (0)41 434 0533
Since: Aug 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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