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PEARLY OF AFRICA SAFARI

DETAILED ITINERARY:

Destination: Uganda

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

9 days from $2,795 per person

* Prices are in US dollars, based on double occupancy.

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1 Night Entebbe 2 Nights Kibale Forest 3 Nights Queen Elizabeth National Park 2 Nights Bwindi Impenetrable . 

HIGHLIGHTS

Endangered mountain gorillas and intriguing chimpanzees are the star attractions in this adventurous safari to Uganda. Venture to the lush green Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to track and observe the habituated primates.

Explore the Kazinga Channel aboard a small boat in search of pink-backed pelicans, saddle-billed storks, buffalo, and hippo.

Discover the coveted hour with Uganda’s rare and endangered mountain gorillas. Watch the family — its dominant male silverback leader and protector, their attentive mothers and playful juveniles — move through their forest home.

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Experience the magical setting of your stunning eco-lodge, overlooking the primeval Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

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Enjoy observing the animated chimpanzees as they traverse the tree canopy and forage on the forest floor.

ITINERARY
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Arrive Entebbe, Uganda

Upon arrival in Entebbe, Uganda, our representative will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel—a transfer of about 30 minutes. When you arrive at the hotel, you will check in and receive your room assignment. Best western hotel located in the close to the shores of Lake Victoria. Typical hotel amenities include a restaurant, bar, an outdoor swimming pool, and a fitness centre; rooms are likely to feature air conditioning, satellite TV, wireless Internet, and private bath with hair dryer.

Protea Hotel Entebbe: Retire early to rest up for start of the safari tomorrow.

Entebbe /Kibale

Fly over Uganda’s crater lakes region to your idyllic lodge on the outskirts of Kibale Forest. The rest of your day is at leisure — relax poolside and soak up the surrounding views of Lake Kyaninga and the Rwenzori Mountains. (BLD)

Kibale Forest Camp

Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Nat Park

Set out to explore the lush Kibale Forest National Park, which is home to 13 primate species, of which the star attraction are the chimpanzees. Return to the lodge for an afternoon at leisure. Alternatively, go on a second trek. (pre-purchase of the chimpanzee permit is required at the time of booking (BLD)

Kibale Forest Camp

Bigodi Nature walk in Kibale Nat Park - Queen Elizabeth Nat park

Visit the Bigodi Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, a haven for a huge number of bird and butterfly species and an ornithologist delight. Continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park, boasting one of the highest biodiversity ratings in the world. Kick off your wildlife viewing with an afternoon game drive to seek out elephants, bushbuck and waterbuck, then watch the sun set over Kyambura Gorge. (BLD)

Bigodi Nature walk in Kibale Nat Park - Queen Elizabeth Nat park

Visit the Bigodi Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, a haven for a huge number of bird and butterfly species and an ornithologist delight. Continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park, boasting one of the highest biodiversity ratings in the world. Kick off your wildlife viewing with an afternoon game drive to seek out elephants, bushbuck and waterbuck, then watch the sun set over Kyambura Gorge. (BLD)

Queen Elizabeth National Park   - Game drive and Boat cruise 

Explore the Kasenyi Plains, excellent for lion sightings. This afternoon, board a small boat and cruise the Kazinga Channel. Look out for pink-backed pelicans, hippos and the Ugandan Kob, often seen along the riverbank. At your lodge, gather for sundowners and watch wildlife on the savanna plains. (BLD)

Queen Elizabeth National Park / Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Journey southwest to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, renowned for its prized population of about 300 mountain gorillas. The magic begins with your stay at your stunning eco-lodge. (BLD)

Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

Gorilla Trekking - Bwindi Nat Park

Don your hiking boots and rain gear and get ready to conquer the “impenetrable forest.” Your expert guide will lead you along the steep jungle trails to meet the habituated gorilla families. Learn about the ongoing conservation efforts to protect them. Tonight, gather around the fire to share your impressions of these gentle primates with fellow adventurers. (BLD)

Ichumbi Gorilla safari Lodge

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Bwindi Nat Park - Entebbe Airport

Bid farewell to your forest friends and travel to Entebbe for your onward arrangements. (B)

PRICING

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

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