The Pearl of Africa

Embark on a journey through the Pearl of Africa and discover a land of breathtaking beauty and remarkable wildlife. Experience the vibrant culture, warm hospitality, and diverse landscapes that Uganda has to offer. Prepare to be enchanted by the wonders of the Pearl of Africa and create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.

Go on a two-week journey across Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, and enjoy the things this wonderful country has to offer! From adventure Murchison Falls over cultural immersion in Kampala to awe-inspiring natural wonders in the national parks, after this trip Uganda won’t have any secrets for you anymore.

Day 1 – Arrival in Entebbe

Get an instant taste of the local culture and enjoy a Nile Special or one of the fresh fruit juices on ViaVia’s terrace.

Day 2 – Rhino Sanctuary

Early departure for the ride to Murchison Falls National park. Before driving to the final destination, a stop will be made at the Rhino Sanctuary. On foot and accompanied by a ranger, you will search for rhinos. 

Day 3 – Murchison Falls

The day starts with a relaxing morning at the lodge. In the afternoon, a game drive through the park follows. During this drive, you can search for elephants, lions, buffaloes, … and spot various bird species.

Day 4 – Murchison Falls

The day starts with a game drive through the park. In the afternoon, the safari car is put aside for a boat ride on the Nile with the aim of getting as close as possible to the powerful Murchison waterfall. Along the way, it is a paradise for hippos, crocodiles and various birds to spot.

Day 5 – Murchison Falls & Kibale National Park

Today you will visit the top of the waterfalls. Hike through lush greenery, witness the stunning waterfalls, and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Indulge in the serene beauty and tranquility of this hidden gem. Later, you begin your journey to Kibale Forest National Park for another exiting adventure.

Day 6 – Chimp trekking

Kibale Forest is truly one of the most beautiful rainforests! Up to 13 different species of primates can be found here, such as the Red Tailed Monkey, Blue Monkey and Grey-cheeked Mangabey. However, the main reason for the visit is clearly the chimpanzees, as about 1,500 live in the forest in the wild. After the chimp trekking, it is time for lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, you can relax or go for a community walk.

Day 7 – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Early departure for the ride to Queen Elizabeth, Uganda’s second largest national park. After arrival at the accommodation, you will have a game drive. Full of admiration, countless antelopes, herds of buffalo and, with luck, a lion or leopard can be spotted.

Day 8 – Queen Elizabeth National Park

After a sunrise safari, the national park is further explored in the afternoon by taking a boat on the Kazinga Channel. This connects Lake Edward with Lake George. Don’t forget the binoculars to spot all the hippos and elephants. A mighty experience!

Day 9 – Three climbing lions in Isasha

After a final morning safari, the drive continues to Isasha. This is where the lions crawl into trees to rest or enjoy a fresh breeze.

Day 10 – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Early departure for the ride to Lake Mutanda, near Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The forest is known for its exceptional mountain gorillas. In addition, the area is home to 350 bird species and several other animals. The altitude of the forest varies between 1100 and 2600 metres. Upon arrival at the lodge, enjoy the fantastic view of the lake surrounded by several volcanoes.

Day 11 – Gorilla trekking

The time has come! Today, the world-famous mountain gorillas are on the programme. These gentle musclemen are used to a daily visit from nature lovers by now. This will be a magical experience, one to remember!

Day 12 – Lake Mburo

Lake Mburo National Park is Uganda’s smallest national park. Apart from Kidepo (with a small population of zebras), this is the only park where you can spot zebras. What makes the park even more unique is that it is the only option for a walking safari.

Day 13 – Kampala

In the morning, set out on foot for a walking safari through the park. Just listen carefully to the guide’s instructions, because in a moment you will be face to face with zebras, buffaloes and so much more. This is followed by a drive to Kampala for a city tour.

Day 14 – Kampala & Entebbe

The vibrant capital Kampala is built on 7 hills. Can you spot them all while visiting the mosque? Go out on your own and visit some monuments and the local market. Or join a boda boda tour, and cruise through the city on Uganda’s favourite means of transport. In the evening, enjoy the sunset on Lake Victoria. The sunset boat cruise gives you a chance to catch your breath from the intense journey.

+ 13 nights of accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner

+ Activities listed (excluding optional): Mabamba Swamp, walk safari, sunset boat cruise, …

+ Park entrance fees for the national parks

+ Chimp & gorilla permit

+ Driver & safari car (incl. petrol)

Basic: stay in simple but cosy accommodation with private or shared sanitary facilities and a private safari van with pop-up roof; back to the basics.

Comfort: stay in unique, comfortable accommodations with breathtaking views and a private safari van with pop-up roof; just that little bit extra.

Deluxe: stay in high-end, exclusive accommodation with the possibility of refreshment at a swimming pool and private safari jeep with pop-up roof; a once-in-a-lifetime experience.