Explore the Pearl of Africa Safari – 7 days

(9 Reviews)
Duration: 7 days

Overview

This safari will take you to south-western Uganda with a stop at the drum maker then at the Equator of Uganda. Take snaps and breakfast then drive through twisted, winding roads and lake dotted countryside, before getting into the lower thorn and Savannah scrub lands of Lake Mburo National Park, the long drive between the main road and park entrance is an excellent opportunity to see the flora and fauna, including monkeys, impala and a huge variety of birds. There is also a strong possibility that you will see zebras, as the Lake Mburo National park is the only place in Uganda where one can find the Zebras. Drive south into the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes then Lake Bunyonyi, also known as the Switzerland of Africa due to the landscape and scenery that surrounds it.

Tour Summary

 

  • Midrange Safari
  • You’ll go to Uganda
  • This tour starts in Jinja & ends in Kampala (Uganda) – Getting there & away
  • You’ll visit Bwindi NP & Entebbe Airport
  • Activities: gorilla tracking
  • Getting around: open-sided 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) can be arranged for extra cost
  • Additional accommodation before the tour departs and on the last day can be arranged for extra cost
  • Simba Safari Camp-Budget lodge located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP (All meals included)
  • Nile HotelBudget hotel located in or near Jinja (Breakfast included)
  • Fly to/from Entebbe International Airport (EBB)

 

Itinerary (7 days)

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 1

    Lake Mburo National Park, Whispers of the wild

    You will be met by our representative at the Air port transfer to your hotel for an

    overnight. The following morning, set off for the safari heading to south western

    Uganda with a stop at the drum maker then at Equator of Uganda

    Take snaps and breakfast then drive through twisted, winding roads and lake dotted

    countryside, before getting into the lower thorn and Savannah scrub lands of Lake

    Mburo National Park, the long drive between the main road and park entrance is an

    excellent opportunity to see the flora and fauna, including monkeys, impala and a huge

    variety of birds. There is also a strong possibility that you will see zebras, as the Lake

    Mburo National park is the only place in Uganda where one can find the Zebras

    Drive south into the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes then Lake Bunyonyi, also known

    as the “Switzerland of Africa” due to the landscape and scenery that surrounds it, lunch

    enroute arrive Lake Bunyonyi in the evening you will have the opportunity to take a

    local dug out canoe trip to discover the islands around the lake & a chance to take a

    nature walk on at least one of the islands to appreciate the landscape of the area and

    see the lake from a variety of different angles; you will see the pygmies and their ways

    of life.

    You will have one night next to the lake where you get the chance to enjoy the sunset

    whilst looking out for otters and the many different types of bird life that are in the area.

    Spending the night and wake up with the love songs of the birds found in this beautiful

    area is a wonderful experience to last a life time.

  • Day 2

    Bwindi Park

    Next day after a good breakfast, continue driving through southwestern Uganda; drive

    up through the Kigezi hills and valleys and arrive in Bwindi early afternoon then have a

    well deserved lunch at your accommodation. This will be followed by simple walk to the

    Batwa community and the traditional healer – these are the shortest people in Uganda

    (the pygmies). Return to your accommodation for relaxation, supper and overnight.

  • Day 3

    Bwindi National Park, The ultimate Gorilla Experience

    Wake up in the morning, take good breakfast and collect your packed Lunch, then meet

    with your ranger guide before setting off into the gorilla sanctuary. The rainforest

    landscape is steep and densely populated with trees (you need to be physically fit) – it’s

    easy to see how the name of the park was derived from this forest! (Bwindi

    Impenetrable National Park); the park is crossed with animal trails allowing access for

    tourists in search of the GREAT GIANTS. The trek to find the earth’s greatest primates

    can take up to a full day, but the thrill of discovering this gentle giant in its own habitat

    is rated as one of Africa’s best wildlife watching opportunities. You will be allowed to

    spend one hour with the Gorillas. By the time you return to your accommodation the

    memories will be embedded in your mind forever. Take a refreshment then supper and overnight.

  • Day 4

    Queen Elizabeth National Park: A melody of wonders

    Early in the morning after breakfast set off from Bwindi heading for Queen Elizabeth

    National park the drive will take around three to four hours, after arriving in the park

    take the road heading for the morning GAME DRIVE through the Savannah vegetation

    which brings to you a memorable morning game viewing when all the animal are looking

    for what to eat before the sun gets very hot. You are expected to see Lions, Buffaloes,

    Elephants, Bush Backs, worth hogs, antelopes, impalas e.t.c The park has a beautiful

    natural vegetation and land-scape with over 650 bird species making it number one

    National Park with Bird life. We shall have a break for lunch then continue with a Game

    Drive south into the remote area of the park, known as Ishasha searching the vast,

    infamous tree climbing lions! You can see three or more relaxing up in the tree after

    their heavy lunch; giving you chance to see again elephants, leopard, buffalo, lions,

    water buck, wart hogs and birds. Then drive to your accommodation for relaxation

    supper and overnight

  • Day 5

    Queen Elizabeth National Park: A melody of wonders

    After Breakfast, take a morning BOAT CRUISE on the Kazinga Channel situated

    between Lake George and Lake Edward (Great Lakes Region), where hippos, crocodiles,

    elephants and buffalo will be in great abundance either at the water edge, or alongside

    your boat! The boat will take three hours up to the famous Kazinga Channel Landing

    site. There are many bird species which can be seen among others include the King

    Fisher, Pelicans, African Fish Eagle to mention but a few all these will be seen in large

    numbers

    In the afternoon, drive off for Kibale National Park with your parked lunch through Fort-

    portal town take a stop along the way to view the only highest block mount in East

    Africa (Mount Rwenzori) continue with the drive up to Kibale depending on where you

    will have your accommodation, you will check in before heading to the park

    headquarters for your Chimpanzee Trekking guidelines, Afternoon Chimpanzee

    trekking

    with sounds form different types of flora and fauna is an amazing life time experience.

    The park is endowed with primate lives which among others are: Chimpanzee the

    dominating ones, Baboon, all types of monkeys, Bush Elephants, over 600 bird species,

    butterflies and much more.

    After a long walk in the forest we return tour accommodation for relaxation, supper and

    overnight

  • Day 6

    After breakfast Checkout and take the road which runs through Fort-portal town the

    Mubende town where you will have a break for lunch then arrive Jinja in the evening for

    supper and over night.

  • Day 7

    Jinja the Adventure Capital

    After breakfast, you will be picked by the rafting company for a Full day rafting, this

    will take you through the wild waters rafting the Grade 5, lunch will be provided from

    one of the islands and later in the evening you will have a full buffet with breeze from

    the river seeing the sun set and night stars makes it a very interesting moment, you can

    have a night at their campsite or return to your accommodation for supper and over

    night.

Best Price (USD)

$1033.00

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9 Verified Reviews

5 / 5
Helen Goddard
Reviewed: 13/10/2015
From: GB

"Professional, Friendly & Helpful"

Patience and the Advanced Team have always been friendly and made you feel part of their family whilst still maintaining their professionalism. Their drivers are always safe and you feel well looked after. Walking Mount Elgon, Airport Pick up and Safaris have always been a success with this company! Thank you! - Less
Patience and the Advanced Team have always been friendly and made you feel part of their family whilst still maintaining their professionalism. Their drivers are always safe and you feel well looked after. Walking Mount Elgon, Airport Pick up and Safaris have always been a success with this company! Thank you!
Sally Leonard
Reviewed: 22/10/2015
From: GB

"Ugandan Safari"

Communication was first class - due to the distance we had to communicate by email but Patience was always very quick to reply and would always answer my questions/concerns or help me with any extra queries re: Uganda. She tailor made our tour for our dates/areas of interest - we even added visits to Orphanages outside our tour which Patience and her colleagues organised as well as took us there! We ( 2 young women) felt very well looked after and safe all through the Safari. Was a memorable trip that I still talk about to people I meet. Fantastic service. Would highly recommend. Advanced Travel & Tours went above and beyond and exceeded our expectations. - Less
Communication was first class - due to the distance we had to communicate by email but Patience was always very quick to reply and would always answer my questions/concerns or help me with any extra queries re: Uganda. She tailor made our tour for our dates/areas of interest - we even added visits to Orphanages outside our tour which Patience and her colleagues organised as well as took us + More

Inclusions & Exclusions

Included
  • Ground transportation with a 4WD and Fuel
  • Gorilla Permits Park entrance fees
  • Accommodation on Full Board All Meals with no drinks
  • Services of an English speaking Driver/Guide
  • A bottle of Mineral Water per day Visit
  • Buwama Crocodile Camp Nature Walk ( Visit the Pygmies)
  • All Activities in the package Guide book in your safari vehicle
Excluded
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal drinks
  • Air ticket and related costs
  • Insurance covers

About the Seller

Advanced Tours & Travels Uganda

Plot No 39 Rippon Gardes, Clive Road West, Jinja. P.0.Box 806, Jinja, Uganda

Office In: Jinja
Founded In: 2008
Employees: 5-50

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