14 Days Best Of Africa Adventure Vacations

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This magical trip encompasses Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking combined with game viewing to Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and lastly Lake Mburo National Parks safari, takes you through the most scenic places in the pearl of Africa, it involves the rolling hills with beautiful manicured tea plantations to the magnificent Rwenzori slopes, dense true African jungle, amazing nature created features, plenty of wild animals, different primates and numerous bird species that will make you appreciate that Uganda is truly “The pearl of Africa”. We carefully selected best activities to extremely make this package eye-catching and to enjoy each minute you spend with us on this safari in the true African Wilderness. You will also explore Zanzibar for a magnificent vacation

Day 1: Arrival Entebbe International Airport – Transfer to Kampala City

Upon your arrival at Entebbe international airport you will be welcomed by our company representative and safari guide who will transfer you to the hotel reserved for you in Kampala. The 10 days game viewing combined with gorilla and chimpanzee trekking safari briefing will be done right before dinner at the hotel where you will be spending the night. The next early morning we begin this adventurous safari you have all been preparing for.
Accommodation options: Fairway hotel and spa
Meal plan: Lunch/ Dinner.

Day 2: Kampala City – Transfer to Murchison falls national park (311 kms) (time drive: approx. 6-7 hours)

After breakfast begin the panoramic drive northwest through the famous Luwero Triangle, en-route stop to visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary the only place where you can meet these members of the big five family in the wilderness, This visit will provide you with an opportunity to go closer to these peaceful giants to have clearer view and photo moment. Later proceed to Masindi Town for lunch and later drive to Murchison Falls National Park to explore the top of the falls. Dinner and overnight
Accommodation options: Pakuba Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner.

Day 3: Murchison falls NP – Morning game drive – Afternoon boat cruise – Evening game drive

Enjoy breakfast and later head out for morning game drive on the northern bank of the River Nile. Your guide will help you spot elephant, lion, cape buffalo, Roth child’s giraffe, hartebeest, waterbuck, oribi, bushbuck, bohor reed buck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard after you have encountered all these best you will retire lunch and later go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just few of meters from the ‘Devil’s Cauldron’, marvel at the toothsome hippos, home of crocodiles and over the 17km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob. This is also the zone of many birds, species like goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork and by chance you might meet the lake shore hunters. After taking shorts of the photogenic Murchison Falls. After this amazing boat cruise safari make a simple evening game drive specifically in search for the big cuts and return to your Lodge. Dinner and overnight
Accommodation options: Pakuba Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner.

Day 4: Murchison falls national park – Morning game drive – Transfer to Kibale forest national park – Evening nature walk to Bigodi swamp (441) KMS

After breakfast check out, drive to Kibale Forest National Park with morning game drive through the park and this will award you with an opportunity to see some animals you missed during previous game drive. 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 in to your preferred accommodation to relax and later go for an evening nature walk to Bigodi sanctuary nature walk. Kibale forest national park is proudly known to have the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. The most famous of its 13 species is the Chimpanzee, our closest relative. Kibale 1450 Chimpanzee represent Uganda’s largest population of this endangered primate. Kibale is also a home to the rare I’Hoest’s monkey. Other primates include the black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey, Olive baboon to mention but a few. Dinner and overnight
Accommodation: Crater Safari Lodge
Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 5: Kibale National Park – Morning Chimp Trekking – Queen Elizabeth National Park

In the morning you will have breakfast then transfer to Kibale Forest National Park head quarters for briefing before setting off for a forest walk in search for chimpanzees. The forest walk will be guided to provide information not only on chimpanzees and primates but also on small organisms making it interesting. The walk will reward you with other primates like Grey cheeked Mangabeys, Colobus monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, lhoestes, and butterflies. After tracking the chimps go the lodge for refreshments lunch and start the drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, the park is nestled between two lakes, George and Edward with the kazinga channel joining the two, its lush Savannah offers prime grazing ground for the African buffaloes, African elephants and various antelopes, the parks hosts over 600 bird species, on a clear day there are chances of viewing the mountains of the moon the Rwenzori and its snow peak. Drive straight to the lodge check in, the entire evening of this day will be spent relaxing at the lodge and you decide to swim or massaging and enjoying steam bath.
Accommodation: Parkview Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner.

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Early Morning game drive – Afternoon Boat cruise – Evening game drive

Early rise today, 06:00am grab your breakfast and out to catch the lions, hyenas hunting before they disappear into the thickets. Other animals to see on the game drive are; cape buffalo, the handsome Uganda kob, warthog, elephant, leopard, waterbuck. At 03:00pm, take a cruise on the Kazinga channel a haven for over 600 bird types, hippo, crocodile, Cape buffalo and later go for another evening game drive through Kasenyi tracker and this will be specifically to search for the big hunters of the park such as Lions, Leopard, Spotted hyenas and many others since evening is their prime time to looking for their survival and expect to find them in action. Later return to the lodge for relaxation and dinner.
Accommodation: Parkview Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner.

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth N.P – Morning game through Ishasha sector – Transfer Bwindi National Park

Wake up to have breakfast before continuing to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park a home to the half of the world’s Mountain Gorillas with a game drive through Ishasha sector to search for the amazing tree climbing lions and after collecting memories here continue with the journey to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park for the thrilling mountain gorilla experience, Arrive to check in, relax and go for an evening village walk or souvenir shopping in the local craft shops if time allows. Dinner and overnight
Accommodation; Gorilla Mist Camp
Meal Plan; Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Day 8: Bwindi National Park – Morning gorilla trekking –Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi – Evening canoeing

After 06:45am breakfast, head to the information center for a briefing before embarking on the long awaited trek. Gorilla trekking may last only for 3 hours or up to 8 hours or more of the day sometimes with rain overhead so be prepared with sturdy hiking boots, waterproof jacket. After a satisfactory trek, return to lodge for a well-deserved hot shower and lunch and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for evening canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi.
Accommodation; Arcadia lodge Bunyonyi
Meal Plan; Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Day 9: Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo National Park – Evening game drive

After breakfast with great memories of the mountain gorillas depart Lake Bunyonyi heading to Lake Mburo National Park the best place in the country to see the gigantic eland antelope, as
well as zebra, topi, impala, and several acacia-associated birds. On arrival to the park enjoy the drive en route to the overnight accommodation. Wildlife here include: the elusive leopard, jackals, hyenas, zebra and the newly introduced giraffes among others. Drive straight to the lodge to have lunch relax as you are viewing the park and in the evening go for an amazing game drive in search for the wildlife of the park. Lake Mburo is the only park in Uganda with few predators and it is the best for biking and nature walk safaris. Dinner and overnight Accommodation; Rwakobo Rock lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Lake Mburo N.P – Morning horseback riding – Entebbe international airport

Wake up for breakfast before going out on horseback riding safari– a nature walk on horses for 2 hours in the park accompanied by an armed ranger will be one of the best since you get the opportunity to get closer to the inhabitants of the park and photo moment. Return to the lodge for another set of breakfast and then embark on the drive to Entebbe with a stopover at Kayabwe equator point for the water experience and to buy souvenirs and have lunch later drive straight to Entebbe international airport to catch up your flight to Zanzibar airport.
Meal plan Breakfast and Lunch

Day 11: Arrival at Zanzibar airport.

Meet our guide and driver, greet and enjoy our welcoming with cold face towels and cold mineral water served by our beautiful airport service controllers. Then you will be transferred to stone town and check into Mnarani Beach Cottage Hotel or similar hotel depending the availability.

Day 12: Transfer to Kizimkazi for Dolphin tour

Meet our guide and driver at reception then transferred to Kizimkazi for Dolphin tour to experience the amazing, graceful and beautiful wild dolphins? The most popular dolphin spotting location in Zanzibar is in Kizimkazi on the Southern coast, where you can see both bottle-nose and humpback dolphins. Several bottle-nose dolphins stay there all year round. Kizimkazi is also the site of a 12th century mosque, the earliest evidence of Islam in East Africa. Dolphin tour is best very early in the morning, because in the afternoon as the sun rises sea water tends to become warm, therefore dolphins dive deep down the and more free, then transferred to Jozani forest Zanzibar’s first and only National Park which is centered on Jozani Forest. A walk through this impressive flora and fauna is one of the highlights Zanzibar has to offer. Jozani has an excellent nature trail and the guides are well trained and informative. This forest is one of the last remaining sanctuaries in the world of the Red Colubus Monkeys. Then drive back to the Mnarani Beach Cottage Hotel for dinner and overnight or similar hotel.

Day 13: Safari Blue

Meet our guide at the reception and driven to the south coast for a full day trip – Safari Blue. It starts from the village of Fumba, a 20-minute drive from Stone Town, and you will see dolphins, sandbanks, islands and coral reefs of Menai Bay, a beautiful conservation area. In the morning, we set down on one of the beautiful sandbanks where you can relax, swim or snorkel. Our guides will show you the pristine coral reef, which teems with tropical sea life. Instruction is also available for beginners. After snorkeling, you will go to Kwale island where we have our “desert island” restaurant. The buffet lunch includes fish, slipper lobster, calamari, rice and sauces, all
served hot from the grill. The crews also prepare fruits tasting with a large selection of delicious tropical fruits. Safari Blue explores the Menai Bay Conservation Area, which is home of two different species of dolphins, the Indo-pacific Humpback and the Bottlenose. We are enough lucky to see dolphins on 85% of our excursions. As Safari Blue ends and we return to Fumba by traditional lateen sail, the full splendor of the African sunset reveals itself. Fresh coconuts and local snacks are available throughout the day. Meet our driver about 5:00pm and drive you back to the Mnarani Beach Cottage Hotel for dinner and overnight or similar hotel.

Day 14: Departure.

Meet our driver at the reception. Load your luggage into the car and drive straight to airport to catch a flight back to your home.

Included in the price
• Ground transportation in a safari van which is 4*4WD and air-conditioned.
• English speaking driver/guide
• 2 hours boat cruise on the River Nile Murchison Falls NP and Kazinga channel at Queen Elizabeth NP
• 1 chimpanzee permit per person
• 1 gorilla permit per person
• Rhino trekking at Ziwa
• Game drives as indicted as indicated in the itinerary
• Game drive in search for the tree climbing lion
• A village experience
• A visit to Lake Bunyonyi and canoeing
• Accommodation for 9 nights on full board meal plan
• 2 hours Horseback riding in the wilderness at Lake Mburo National park
• A visit to Equator crossing point
• Meals as indicated against each day.
• Park entry fees to all mentioned national parks in the itinerary
• Mineral water for the entire safari
• En-route meals
• Return airport transfers
• Baggage carriage for the whole safari
• All the required government taxes
• Any thing included in the itinerary

Excluded:
• Entry visas and flights
• Items of personal nature/tips/laundry
• Personal insurance
• Extra meals and activities
• Any item excluded from itinerary
Package Quotation
$9542 USD for 2 people on sharing basis and full board meal plan
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Fairway Hotel and Spa at Kampala

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