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8 DAYS EXPLORER THE PEARL OF AFRICA

1st Day –(Transfer to L.Mburo Np)  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 8 day 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. 

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. 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

8th Day: Return Journey. After breakfast, we shall set off for home through Fort portal, Mubende with lunch en route arriving Kampala /Jinja late in the evening with memories of the jungle.

The package includes:

1. Ground transportation +fuel

2. All park entrance fees

3. Accommodation at L.Mburo NP

4. Accommodation at L.Bunyonyi

5. Gorilla permits

6. Accommodation in Bwindi

7. Game drives

8. Accommodation in Queen Elizabeth NP

9. Boat cruises

10. Chimpanzee trekking

11. All activities mentioned in the package.