African Travel – Tour Details 2018-12-11T21:56:08+00:00

Pearl of Africa

The Highlights of Pearl Of Africa 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. Highlights 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. Experience the magical setting of your stunning eco-lodge, overlooking the primeval Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Enjoy observing the animated chimpanzees as they traverse the tree canopy and forage on the forest floor.


Destination & Sightseeing

ITINERARY

Day 1
Arrive Entebbe, Uganda Upon your airport arrival, you’ll be welcomed and transferred to your tranquil hotel in Entebbe. Protea Hotel Entebbe 1

Day 2
Entebbe / Kibale Forest 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) Ndali Lodge 2

Day 3
Kibale Forest 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) Ndali Lodge 3

Day 4
Kibale Forest / Queen Elizabeth National 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) Kyambura Gorge Lodge 4

Day 5
Queen Elizabeth National Park 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) Kyambura Gorge Lodge 5

Day 6
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) Bwindi Lodge 6

Day 7
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest 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) Bwindi Lodge 7

Day 8
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest / Depart Bid farewell to your forest friends and travel to Entebbe for your onward arrangements. (B) 8