UGANDA PEARL EXPLORER LUXURY SAFARI. UTBH 7
(12 nights, 13 days)
Arrive at Entebbe International Airport. To be met by UTB Holidays staff. Transfer to Kampala and check in at Emin Pasha Hotel for overnight.
After breakfast, proceed for a day trip to Jinja to visit the Source of the River Nile and Bujagali Falls Lunch at the Jinja Nile Resort. On your return, you will pass by the Uganda Martyrs Shrine at Namugongo. Overnight at the Emin Pasha. (B/L).
Leave Kampala after breakfast and proceed west to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Masaka. Stop at the Equator for photographs. Continue to Mbarara where lunch will be served at the Regency Lake View Hotel. Arrival at Mweya Lodge will be in the afternoon in time for tea. The rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at the Mweya Safari Lodge. (B/L/D).
After breakfast, morning game drive. Lunch at Mweya Lodge. In the afternoon at 3.00pm a launch (boat) trip on Kazinga Channel to see a variety of wildlife, hundreds of hippos, crocodile and birds from the launch for two hours. You will then have an evening game drive. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge. (B/L/D).
After breakfast, morning game drive. Lunch at Mweya Lodge. In the afternoon at 3.00pm a launch (boat) trip onthe Kazinga Channel to see a variety of wildlife, hundreds of hippos, crocodile and birds from the launch for two hours. You will then have an evening game drive. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge. (B/L/D).
Early wake up call at 06:00hrs and after a quick cup of coffee/tea, early morning game drive at 06:30hrs. Return to the lodge for breakfast and morning relaxation. Lunch at Mweya Lodge and at 14:00, depart Queen Elizabeth National Park for Fort Portal (4 hours drive). Check-in at Ndali Lodge in the late afternoon. Ndali Lodge is situated on a 1,000 acre private estate overlooking a beautiful crater lake overnight on one side, and the Rwenzori Mountains on the other. The rest of the early evening can be spent at leisure or visiting one of the nearby villages to get a feel of the village life. Or one can enjoy a canoe ride on one of the crater lakes. Dinner and at Ndali Lodge .(B/L/D).
Early breakfast then proceed to the Kibale Forest National Park (approx. 1 hour drive). Nature walk in the forest for about 3 hours, to to track the chimpanzees spotting a variety of monkeys, birds and flora. Picnic lunch to be enjoyed somewhere in the forest. In the afternoon, visit the Bigodi Swamp where one also has an opportunity to view more birds, etc. Return to Ndali Lodge. Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge. (B/L/D).
Wake up early, have breakfast and then proceed to Semliki National Park. You visit the Hot Springs at Sempaya. You may have a chance to see the Pygmies at Ntoroko. Move with packed lunch. From there you proceed to Semiliki Wildlife Reserve, and check in the lodge, then have an evening game drive. Dinner and over night at Semiliki Safari Lodge (B/L/D).
After an early breakfast begin the journey to Murchison Falls National Park at 08:00hrs. The drive takes 8-10 hours. A picnic lunch will be enjoyed en route before Masindi. The drive will be through Budongo Forest along Lake Albert, and arrival at the Lodge will be in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge. (B/L/D).
Breakfast at leisure enjoying the spectacular views on the River Nile, spotting many hippos and other animals. After lunch, a bird walk around the vicinity of the Lodge and perhaps a dip in the pool. Dinner and overnight at the Paraa Safari Lodge. (B/L/D).
After breakfast take the launch trip to see the bottom of the falls. It is possible to view hundreds of hippos, crocodiles and a variety of birds. Return to the lodge at approx. midday. Lunch at the lodge. Afternoon at leisure near the swimming pool. At 17:00hrs, an evening game drive. Dinner and overnight at the Paraa Safari Lodge. (B/L/D).
After breakfast drive to the top of the falls. Short walk around the top of the falls from where you can walk down to the river’s edge and see the waters narrow as they are forced through a rocky cleft and plunge down 35 metres in a majestic cascade. The fall itself is one of Africa’s wonders – the whole of the Victoria Nile bursting majestically through a six-meter gap to an awesome 35 meter drop. A picnic lunch to be enjoyed near the falls. Proceed for the return journey to Kampala with a stop over at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. The drive takes approx 6-7 hours. Continue for 45kms to Entebbe. Overnight at the Laico Lake Victoria Hotel, Entebbe. (B/L/D)
Day of Departure. If departure is in the evening, there is a possibility of touring the Uganda Wildlife Educational Center the Ngamba Island Sanctuary and the beautiful Botanical Gardens, all in a walking distance from the hotel. (approx. 15 minutes walk). The Laico Lake Victoria offers free airport transfers for all hotel guests. (B).
Cost of Safari Includes:
- Full Board Accommodation and meals (as specified in the itinerary), excluding drinks, snacks, laundry, telephone bills etc.
- Bed and Breakfast Accommodation, excluding drinks, snacks, laundry, and telephone bills etc. at the Emin Pasha Hotel & Laico.
- Park Entrance Fees to all National Parks visited.
- Entrance fees in Jinja, including lunch.
- Launch trips on Kazinga Channel and Victoria Nile.
- Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary fees.
- 1 Chimp Permit. (subject t o availability).
- Bigodi Swamp Walk.
- Kyambura George Forest Walk .
- Internal Transportation for 13 days in a 4 Wheel Drive Vehicle, inclusive of driver, driver’s allowances, fuel, and taxes.
- 2 liters of bottled drinking water per person will be provided.
Cost of Safari Excludes:
- Any tips to porters, guides etc.
- Any cost of a personal nature, e.g. drinks, laundry, tips, etc.