One Week In The Pearl Of Africa

Duration

8 days

Max people

30 people

Min Age

0+

Pickup

Land Cruiser

Uganda Itinerary

 

TRIP DETAILS

No. of pax – tailored

No.of days – 8

Start /end – UGANDA

Price – request a quote for this package

 

Day 1: Arrive In Uganda

If you are flying into Uganda, you will land at Entebbe International Airport. Depending on what time you arrive and whether you choose to stay in Entebbe or travel to Kampala, you can plan a few activities for the day at Entebbe

Relax near Lake Victoria at one of the many bars and restaurants.
Visit the Entebbe Botanical Gardens, which are full with monkeys and birds.
Take a Sunset Boat Trip on Lake Victoria.
Watch gorilla feedings at the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

At Kampala you can engage in this activities

Take a city walking tour of the most interesting sites to visit in Kampala or enjoy a cuisine tour.
Visit Mengo Palace, the former home of the King of Buganda.
Visit Parliament House Tour. The National Mosque (also known as the Gaddafi Mosque because he donated funds for its building)
Take a day excursion to Jinja and experience whitewater rafting.
Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
View the city from the Namirembe Cathedral.
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kasubi Tombs.
Discover Kampala’s nightlife.

Dinner and overnight Entebbe or Kampala B/L/D

 

Days 2 and 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park

It’s a lengthy trip from Entebbe to Queen Elizabeth National Park in southern Uganda, so stay for two nights to maximize your experience.
There are several routes from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park. We traveled the Fort Portal Road (Highway A109), which runs west from Kampala and south from Fort Portal. The other route is the Mbarara-Kasese road, which runs directly southwest.
The gorgeous 6- to 8-hour ride to Queen Elizabeth National Park takes you via tea plantations, villages, and the borders of Kibale Forest National Park, which is known for its monkeys. Even though you won’t be going into the forest on this excursion, you’ll most likely spot a few colobus monkeys in the treetops beside the road, as well as a variety of colorful birds. Even when it is not rainy season, you will notice how lush and green the land is as you drive.
The highway followed also passes a small marker that indicates the Equator. This isn’t the most impressive landmark near Kampala, but it’s still fun to transition from the northern to southern hemispheres. An evening game drive is an excellent method to spot large cats, which may emerge when the sun and temperature fall. You will be lucky to spot lions.
Early morning game drives reveal hyenas returning to their burrows, warthogs foraging for food, hippos wallowing in waterholes, and an abundance of colorful birds.

Dinner and overnight Queen Elizabeth National Park lodges B/L/D

 

Day 4: Drive To Ishasha Sector Of Queen Elizabeth National Park

On day four, travel to the southern section of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Ishasha is one of Uganda’s more distant destinations, but it offers a unique environment and fauna.
The travel takes about two hours, but it’s rocky, so ready for a “African massage”!

The Ishasha area of Queen Elizabeth National Park is best known for its tree-climbing lions. While it’s unclear why these lions enjoy climbing into the branches, others believe it’s to escape the heat of the day and avoid biting insects.
There are only a few hundred lions left in Ishasha, so spotting these tree-climbing cats can be tough.

In this region of the country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda are separated by the Ishasha River. You may drive to the river and see how near the DRC is—only a few metres across the filthy waters. But be warned: if you try to cross, there will be lots of hippos standing in for border security!

Dinner and Over Night Ishasha Wilderness Camp B/L/D

 

Day 5: Drive To Kisoro Gorilla Trecking

Day five is another long day of driving. Kisoro, located in southwestern Uganda, is approximately a 5-hour journey from Ishasha.

The drive takes you into the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and this is your first chance to see why it’s so named. The hills are covered in thick forest, with settlements, tea plantations, and tiny pieces of cropland scattered throughout.

Kisoro serves as a gorilla tracking base for those trekking via the southern half of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

 

Dinner and overnight Kisoro lodges B/L/D

 

Day 6: Gorilla Trekking In Uganda

Today is the day you’ve been waiting for: the opportunity to see mountain gorillas in the wild.

Only three countries have wild mountain gorillas Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. More than half of the remaining gorilla population lives in Uganda, making it the best site to see them.

Dinner and overnight Mutanda Lake Resort B/L/D near Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

 

Day 7: Rest By Lake Mutanda

Day 7 is about resting.

Mutanda Lake Resort can offer a variety of activities, such as hiking, boat and canoe tours, Virunga Mountain climbs, trips to see golden monkeys, bird viewing, mountain biking, and community visits.

Alternatively, you may simply relax and enjoy the stunning scenery.

Dinner and Overnight Mutanda Lake Resort

 

Day 8: Return To Entebbe And End Your Uganda Trip

After breakfast, you check out and drive to Entebbe, depending with time of your flight you enroute through the city.

PACKAGE INCLUDE

  • 7 Nights’ accommodation
  • Meals on Full board
  • Mineral water
  • 4*4 land cruiser
  • Service of a professional guide
  • Accommodation lodges/hotels
  • Return transfers
  • All taxes

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