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Safari to Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth & Lake Mburo National Parks – Game Drives and Wilderness Walks

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Tour Summary :

Explore magnificent Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Parks on a 5-day safari tour from Kampala! Evoking the excitement of early safari days when explorers would head out on foot, your tour includes several walks around the parks famous wilderness trails with a knowledgeable ranger guide at your side. See lion, rhino, chimpanzee and other animals roaming freely around their natural habitats, and then see them up close during the game drives and boat safari. Your tour includes six nights of safari lodge accommodation . 
HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7-day safari tour of Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth & Lake Mburo National Parks in Uganda
  • Mix wilderness walks with close-encounter game drives/boat cruise
  • Watch out for the famous Big Six animals, including lions and rhinos, chimpanzee roaming freely in their natural habitats and different bird species
  • Enjoy breakfasts, lunches and dinners at your safari lodge
  • Stay in comfortable lodge accommodation 


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Tour itinerary :

Day One:

 

At 0630hrs check out of your hotel and begin the scenic drive to Murchison Falls with a visit to the Rhino sanctuary. On arrival in the park, drop your luggage at the lodge and proceed for an afternoon/evening game-drive.

 

Day Two:

 

On the early morning game drive, you may see Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Giraffe, Hartebeests and many more. In the afternoon, proceed for a boat trip on the placid Victoria Nile, upstream, to the base of the Falls. En route you will see hippos, crocodiles, water buck and a wide variety of birds like the unusual shoebill stork. The boat stops just tens of meters from the "Devil’s Cauldron". Take pictures of the photogenic and majestic Murchison Falls.

 

Disembark from the boat and take a hike to the Top of the Falls where you can see the Nile's beauty perfected!! Marvel at the Nile, compressing from 50 meters to squeeze through a 6-metre canyon dropping 40 meters with a thunderous roar creating a beautiful rainbow, a plume of spray and the best thing that happened to the Nile..."the Murchison Falls".

 

Day Three:

 

After early breakfast, drive out heading to Kibale Forest National Park. Estimated transit time is 7 hours with frequent stops to stretch legs. The drive takes you through little towns and villages as you observe the African rhythm of life. On arrival, check into your preferred accommodation.

 

Day Four:

 

After breakfast, you gather at the Kanyanchu headquarters for a briefing prior to the chimpanzee tracking. You spend the morning in the forest tracking the famous primates. Thereafter transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Estimated transfer time is 3 hours. On arrival, check in to your preferred accommodation.

 

Day Five:

 

Wake-up and start your day with a sunrise game-drive. Queen Elizabeth National Park's diverse Eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Game drives in this park, with the massive Rwenzoris as a backdrop provides excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephants, de fassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, Topi and bush buck. Later after lunch, have an exciting boat cruise on the spectacular Kazinga Channel. 


This offers an excellent platform for photography and game viewing. The birdlife is colorful and abundant. You will be privileged to see schools of hippos and Nile-crocodiles sunbathing with their jaws open wide. Return to your accommodation facility for overnight.

 

Day Six:

After early morning breakfast, check-out of your accommodation and transfer to Kyambura Gorge for an opportunity to track the Chimpanzees. Thereafter continue your safari to Lake Mburo (estimated travel time is 4 hours). On arrival, you will have a boat ride on Lake Mburo followed by an evening game drive to end your day in adventurous manner.


Day Seven:

Today, be adventurous and take a safari walk with an armed Ranger. After breakfast, return to Kampala with an en-route game-drive.

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Tour Inclusions :

  • Ground Transportation (4WD vehicle) throughout the trip in a private 4WD tour vehicle
  • Accommodation as per options in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated on the aforesaid Meal Plans
  • Activities as stipulated on the safari program
  • A Gorilla tracking permit (where applicable)
  • A Chimpanzee Permit (where applicable)
  • Services of an English-speaking driver/guide
  • Bottled drinking water while on safari
  • Lots of fun in the African sun!!! 

Tour exclusions :

  • Entry permit/visas for Uganda if required.
  • All drinks apart from those served for breakfast
  • Beverages, tips, souvenirs & all items of a personal nature
  • Any deviation from the suggested program
  • All extras NOT mentioned in the inclusive section
  • Any personal insurance covers 

Tour Price Details :

Price per person from, in USD:

Group

1 pax

2 pax

3 pax

4 pax

5 pax

6 pax

SRS

Size

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lodge

$4450

$3070

$2745

$2580

$2485

$2420

$715

 

 

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Mid

$3755

$2535

$2210

$2045

$1950

$1885

$215

 

 

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Budget

$2890

$1840

$1515

$1355

$1255

$1190

$70

 

 

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Accommodation:

Lodge – Ndali Lodge, Mweya Safari Lodge & Mihingo Lodge - full board 

Mid – Primate Lodge, Enganzi Lodge & Mburo Safari Lodge - full board

 

Budget – Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse, Simba Safari Camp & Rwonyo basic campsite - bed & breakfast

 

Tour Terms and Conditions :

Reservations and Payment: When booking your holiday direct with Pearl of Africa Tours and Travel (PATT) or with your travel agent, please quote the tour number provided or your own specialized itinerary, intended date for arrival and departure, number of people traveling in your party, sleeping arrangements and flight details, if known. This ensures that all arrangements are made to your complete satisfaction. Please note that for safaris that include gorilla trekking, advance bookings of at least twelve weeks are strongly recommended. Cancellations may allow for shorter term bookings, but it is strongly advised to book well in advance if specific dates are needed. Children under fifteen are not allowed to trek the gorillas. A 50% deposit is required ten weeks before intended departure or at the time of booking with the balance to be settled thirty days prior to commencement of the tour. On issuance of a PATT official receipt or e-mail confirmation, your booking is confirmed. Reservations made within thirty days of departure require the total amount due to be paid at the time of confirmation. With managers' approval, credit card payments can be made with a 7-9% surcharge. In Kampala cash payments are accepted in any foreign convertible currency and in Uganda Shillings. Travelers Cheques (TCs) are also accepted with a USD$20 surcharge. Unless otherwise stated, tour prices quoted are ex-Kampala and include transport with fuel and driver/guide, accommodation, meals on safari, National Park and activity fees associated with your itinerary. Clients will be directly responsible for: airfare to/from Uganda, visa fees if applicable, airport transfers, meals and accommodation in Kampala, transport in and around Kampala, supplemental activities not included in the itinerary, refreshments and beverages (between meal snacks, alcohol, other refreshments), personal items (porterage, telephone calls and souvenirs), tips and gratuities. Coffee and tea are usually available with meals in upcountry properties and drinking water may be provided. It is advisable to always check what is included in menu prices. All bookings are subject to availability. For Further Reading, Please Click Here: http://www.pearlofafricatours.com/terms-and-conditions.html

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