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12 DAYS EXPLORER THE PEARL OF AFRICA

Day 1. -Our representative from JTC will pick you from the airport and transfer to the hotel in Entebbe to rest after a long haul flight. The following morning we shall set off for the 12 days Magical safari heading south Masaka road and we shall have the first stop over at the Equator for breakfast and poses for photographs. After you will continue with the drive until you will ascend into the shrub lands of L.mburo Np, branch off to the park headquarters and the drive to the park entrance is equally rewarding with animal encounters, reach at your accommodation in time for Lunch. In the afternoon, we hall head off for a boat cruise in a local canoe on the lake, expect to see hippos in large numbers and birds, retire for supper and overnight at Mihingo lodge/rwonyo tented camp/Rwakobo rock. 

2nd day – Transfer to L.Bunyonyi. We shall arise early, breakfast and then drive far south into the foothills of the Virungas, through snake-like hill roads, lunch en route and then Kabale town. Drive off road 8 kms on a dusty road to Lake Bunyonyi and check in at overland resort, Bunyonyi @bird nest/craterbay cottages. Later in the afternoon, we shall take a boat cruise on the lake to discover the islands found within that lake. You will have a chance of stopping at one of the islands to admire the beautiful scenery that surrounds the lake. Retire after and you will sleep next to the lake banks only to realize its morning by the Morning songs of the birds that are found in that area. 

Meal Plan: B/L& D 

Luxury Acc: Bird nest Bunyonyi Resort 

Budget Acc: Bunyonyi overland resort 

3rd Day: – Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP –(The Magical Gorilla experience) After breakfast, we shall drive far south through the Kigezi hills and valleys, to Bwindi and as you approach, you will be seeing the Virungas on a clear day. You will at times for lunch and after lunch, we shall have a guided community walk to the Batwas who are believed to be the shortest people in the world. You will have a chance of knowing their ways of life,and maybe their traditional dance performances from organized groups of the community, retire for supper and overnight at Buhoma Community. 

 Meal Plan: B,L& D 

Luxury Acc: Silverback Lodge 

Budget Acc: Buhoma Community  

4th Day: -(Gorilla Tracking experience) An early rise with breakfast, make sure you are physically fit for the next strenuous activity tracking the Gorillas. Depart from your accommodation to the park headquarters with lunch boxes and plenty of water to be briefed on the principles to follow while in search for the great giants, depart into the jungle with the guides looking for spots where the Gorillas spent their last night. After finding those spots, you follow their footprints, until reaching where they are, this trek is rewarding with of course other Goodies of a variety of different species of birds in that area. It’s an awesome experience watching these creatures, their way of life with the dominant male as the head of the family, we can spend an hour here like taking photographs, videos and at this very moment all the fatigue is forgotten, it’s a wonderful wildlife encounter that surpasses any other. Retire very tired, supper and overnight. 

Meal Plan: B,L& D 

Luxury Acc: Silverback Lodge 

Budget Acc: Buhoma Community 

5th Day: - Transfer to Queen Elizabeth (Tunes of wonders) An early rise for breakfast and depart the park for Queen Elizabeth, this will take 3-4hrs and on so approaching is the Magnificent Mountains of the Moon that keep looming in the background,  You will reach and go straight into the remote areas of the park for the Morning Game Drive. Here we expect to see lions, schools of elephants, bushbucks, Ipalas, hippos, antelopes, warthogs that are seen all over the park every blick of the eye and a variety of different bird species since the park harbors over 650 sps of birds both migrant and resident birds. Proceed your drive into the southern remote areas of the park Ishasha Sector for the Tree climbing lions, these are seen lying on tree branches after their heavy meals and the drive to Ishasha is another chance for encounters of elephants, buffaloes, lions and other animals. There is also bird watching activity during the drive, birds like kingfisher, pelicans, fish eagles, cormorants, herons etc this is an interesting. Retire supper and overnight. 

Meal Plan: L,D 

Luxury Acc: Mweya Safari Lodge 

Budget Acc: Mweya Guesthouse 

6th Day - After breakfast, we shall take a Morning Boat Cruise on the Kazinga channel which is a stream that adjoins lakes Edward & George. During the cruise expect to see hippos, crocodiles are seen in large numbers, elephants and buffaloes at the channel banks. There is also bird watching whilst on the boat, birds like kingfisher, pelicans, fish eagles, cormorants, herons etc this is an interesting, return for Lunch at the place of accommodation. In the afternoon after lunch, we shall go for crater-lakes Drive where you will how salt is mined from lake Katwe and other crater lakes, this is another opportunity of seeing animals while on final touches as the sun sets, return for supper and overnight. 

Meal Plan: B,L D 

Luxury Acc: Mweya Safari Lodge 

Budget Acc: Mweya Guesthouse 

7th Day: - Transfer to Kibale, The primate Home. Here we shall arise earlier than usual to be able to reach the primate Capital Kibale via Fortportal town, branch off on a dusty road about 35kms and then reach the PARK. We shall check in at the lodge and then have an early lunch, after lunch converge at the visitor centre for briefyings from the ranger guides, head off for afternoon Chimpanzee trekking the man’s closest relatives. Other encounters apart from the Chimps nclude baboons, all monkey types, bush elephants, butterflies, different bird species like the turaco and the naked Adam & Eve tree. This is an amazing tree that has creatures like a naked man and woman. After the trek, return for supper and overnight. 

Meal Plan: B,L D 

Luxury Acc: Primate lodge 

Budget Acc: Crater valley Kibale 

Day 8 (Transfer to Murchison Falls) -An early rise for breakfast and set off for Murchison Falls through Kyenjojo and then branch off Kiboga –Hoima –Masindi road with a stopover for Lunch reaching Murchison falls in the evening. If you reach early proceed to the top of the falls where you will experience the whole Mighty River Nile waters plunging down steam roaring like an angry Lion, forming rainbow like frames, Its an awesome experience. We shall return after to the lodge for supper and overnight. 
DAY 9 -An early rise will be rewarding to visitors before a cup of tea to have the best hours on the Game Drive in the Morning at the Northern banks of the park when all animals are very busy looking for what to eat before the sun gets very hot. These are the best hours to search for the animals like lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, giraffes, antelopes ect and a variety of birds like the shoebill although there are minimal chances of seeing them during the Game Drive than on the boat cruise. This will take between 2-3 Hrs and then we shall go back to the lodge for breakfast. In the afternoon at around 14:00 Hrs, we shall head off for a Launch Cruise on the Victoria Nile to the base of the falls, here expect to see schools of hippos in the water, crocodiles busking in the sun along the river banks, water birds, herds of buffalos. The boat will stop at around 50mtrs away from the base of the falls, giving us a chance to see clearly one of the seven natural wonders of the world, The Mighty Falls. After return to the campsite/lodge for supper and overnight. 
Day 10. -After the morning breakfast, we shall depart the park driving to Masindi and then a stop over to see the introduced White Rhinos at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, after embark on your journey back to Jinja arriving in the evening after having spent all 12 days in the jangle. 
Day 11 –Rafting in Jinja the Adventure city. You will be picked from JTC offices by the Rafting Co- representative and set off into the waters of R.Nile. You will be served breakfast and then transfer to the starting point for the Grade 5 through the remaining rapids of the mighty-river, you will be served lunch from one of the islands. Retire at around 5pm for the evening barbeque served and then to the campsite for overnight. 
Day12 –Back Home. In the Morning, you will be dropped at the airport by one of our guides for your flight back to the US,UK with memories of the jungle that will stick in your brains up to when you die.  

The package includes; 

Ground transportation & fuel 

One night acc at L. mburo 

One night acc at L.Bunyonyi 

Acc in Bwindi 2 nights 

Acc in Queen Elizabeth 

Acc in Kibale 

Rafting  

Gorilla permits 

All park entrance fees 

Boat trips 

Chimpanzee trekking 

All meals 

Top of the falls 

Ferry crossing fees 

Airport transfers 

All activities mentioned in the trip 

Mineral water throughout the safari 

Services of a guide/driver 

Excludes: 

Wines & liquors 

Tips for guides 

Insurance covers 

Souvenirs 

Visa fees