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11 DAYS GAME AND PRIMATES

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Elly Mwesiga

Pinnacle Safaris Africa

Africa Gorilla and Wildlife Safari Company

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11 DAYS GAME AND PRIMATES

This is a scheduled safari, departing twice a month every first Sunday and third Wednesday, but it can also be done privately. This tour visits Uganda's famous National Parks. Five of these Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, and Bwindi are in the Western arm of the Great East African Rift Valley! Your trip starts with Murchison Falls Conservation Area, the largest in the country, with chimps, birds, crocodile, and game. Visit the dramatic Falls from which the park derives its name. Drive the long journey westwards to Fort Portal for the crater lakes. Continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park, passing the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains. The launch trip along the Kazinga Channel in QE is especially good for viewing hippo, buffalo, elephant and a large host of birds. Further south in Bwindi or Congo, go gorilla tracking and see other primates, birds and butterflies. Have an opportunity to track gorillas again or climb a volcano, go birding or take in the breathtaking landscape. Return to Kampala via Lake Bunyonyi, one of Uganda's most conspicuous lakes and the deepest lake in Uganda!

DAY 1

Arrival and Jinja Source of

Arrive Entebbe airport. Meet, greet and transfer to Kampala. Start for Jinja, via Mukono and through Mabira Forest, the largest in Central Uganda. Proceed to Jinja past the Owen Falls Dam, Uganda's main Hydro Electricity dam. Visit the Source of the Mighty River Nile. Your trip ends with Bujagali Falls on the other end of the Nile. Return to Kampala late afternoon. O/N: Hotel Africana (Bed and Breakfast) Read more

Kampala
DAY 2

Kampala to Masindi

Briefing from your guide before taking a gentle drive for Murchison Falls Conservation Area. Drive through Luwero. Lunch en route and continue to Nakasongola. Evening in Masindi. O/N: Kolping Masindi hotel (B, L, D)

Masindi
DAY 3

To Murchison Park and return

An early start and enter Murchison Falls. An early morning game viewing north of the Nile. Launch trip to the bottom of the mighty exciting Falls, with crocodiles, and a vast array of birds including the rare shoebill stork, lounging on the banks of the Nile. Hippos are everywhere! Have an evening game drive and Visit the top of the stimulating Murchison Falls, crashing through a narrow gorge. Return to Masindi. [Approximate driving time: 2 hours] O/N: Kolping Masindi (B, L, D) Read more

Masindi
DAY 4

Murchison to Budongo to Hoim

Drive to Kaniyo-Pabidi in Budongo Forest. Go for a guided nature walk to track chimpanzees. Budongo is also known for its many plant and bird species. On return drive to Hoima via the mesmerizing Lake Albert, view fishing villages, local communities and local fishermen. O/N: Kolping Hoima Hotel (B, L, D). [Approximate driving time: 5 hours]. Read more

Hoima
DAY 5

Hoima to Fort Portal

Drive south to Fort Portal, past big tea plantations, lunch en route. Proceed to your lodging in Kibale. Either explore a crater lake nearby or relax at your lodging. [Approximate driving time: 5 hour(s)] O/N: Chimpanzee Forest Guest House . (B, L, D)

Fort Portal
DAY 6

Fort Portal to Queen Park

Visit the crater lakes in Kibale and Fort Portal. Lunch and drive to Queen Elizabeth Park. O/N: Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge ((B, L, D)

Queen Elizabeth Park
DAY 7

In Queen Elizabeth Park

An early morning game drive in the park. A boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel is a rewarding experience. O/N: Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge ((B, L, D)

Queen Elizabeth Park
DAY 8

To Kisoro for gorilla tracking

Drive to Kisoro, stop at Kanaba Gap to view the dramatic virunga volcanoes, visit Lake Mutanda, and other lakes in Kisoro. Arrive late afternoon. Finalise boarder arrangements for the tracking to Congo the next day. O/N: Travelers Rest Hotel ((B, L, D)

Uganda or Congo
DAY 9

Gorilla tracking!

Go gorilla tracking in Uganda or Congo (subject to availability of gorilla permits at time of booking. Visa to Congo costs $50 + another $50 to return to Uganda). You will be accompanied by a guide and porters who will carry your shoulder pack for you. You will then set off to the thick forest in search of gorillas. The terrain can be difficult, with steep slopes covered in dense vegetation that gives the park its name. In addition, the altitude of 5200 feet and more means participants do need to be physically fit. The time taken to track the gorillas varies enormously, from as little as half an hour to as much as 8-9 hours before one returns to camp. Difficulty, however, is not impossibility and coming face to face with the great primates is well worth it! O/N: Travelers Rest Hotel ((B, L, D) FB) Read more

Uganda or Congo
DAY 10

Kisoro to Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast, a gentle drive to Lake Bunyonyi for mesmerizing views of the lake, relax at the sandy beaches, explore nearby local communities. O/N: Bunyonyi Overland Resort (B, L, D)

Kabale
DAY 11

Return and fly out

Return to Kampala via Masaka, and on to Kampala arriving late afternoon, lunch en route (B,L). [Approximate driving time: 6 hours]

Entebbe

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Kampala
Day 2
Location Masindi
Day 4
Location Hoima
Day 5
Location Fortportal
Day 6
Location Queen Elizabeth Park
Day 8
Location Kisoro
Day 10
Location Kabale

TRIP PACKAGE

Package Includes

  • • Daily breakfast, except of first day
  • • Meal plan as listed in the itinerary (BB in Kigali, FB on tour)
  • • Accommodation on a shared basis, as listed in the itinerary
  • • All fees for parks, and entrances
  • • Mineral/bottled water in vehicle
  • • All transfers, fuel with vehicle
  • • English speaking driver-guide all along the tour
  • • Cultural visits where available

Package Excludes

  • • Optional activities as shown: chimp fees, primate fees, nature walks, canopy walk, birding
  • • Extra drinks at lunches and dinners
  • • Air tickets
  • • Personal Expenditures; phone calls, laundry
  • • For Single rooms, the Supplement (SRS) has to be paid.

More Information

  • The costs indicated ranging from 2 to 6 travelers are strictly on per person basis and they exclude fees for chimps, gorillas and other primate tracking activities.
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REVIEWS

5 Reviews

Silvia and Andrea Gotti , United States

Amazing experience, great organization and very professional personnel. Pinnacle safaris exceed our expectations. They fit our way to think about travel. Very professional staff, amazing accommodations. Eco-friendly and population/ambient Respectfully. They make out honey moon unforgivable! Thanks! I strongly recommend pinnacle safaris to all my traveller friends! Read more

Michael and Antje, Germany

The experience was so amazing and wonderful - we will keep it in our hearts forever!!! From our point of view the safari was performed very professionally and enthusiastically!!

Sandra Bayer, Austria

I went Rwenzori Trekking + Queen Elizabeth + Gorilla trekking - the whole organization was perfect - the guides were very friendly!

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