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Discover the Pearl of Africa

The pearl of Africa is the touristic nickname for Uganda. Any visitor to Uganda would easily see why. Amazing landscapes are mixed with incredible flora and fauna and welcoming people. Did anyone say the Big 5? It’s here! During this tour, we’ll go on a true safari trip in the country’s best National Park; Queen Elisabeth National Park. We’ll make sure to have enough time to see as much wildlife as possible. We’ll finish the tour in the capital: Kampala. Here you’ll learn about the darker history when the country was ruled by the harsh and brutal dictatorship of Idi Amin.

General info

Start dateJuly 22nd 2023
End dateJuly 26th 2023
Days5 days / 4 nights
Price€ 1845
IncludingAccommodation (shared)
Transportation on the ground
Local & Western guide
Breakfast
Entry fees
ExcludingInternational flights
Single room (€ 150)
Insurance
Visa
Lunch & Dinner
Tips for the guide
Personal expenses
This offer is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website.

Itinerary

Saturday 22 July – Kigali (Rwanda) – Queen Elisabeth National Park (Uganda)

  • Arrival at your own convenience in Kigali. 
  • Or: arrival from our Burundi, DR Congo, Rwanda Tour.
  • 8:00 AM – departure to Uganda.
  • Along the way we’ll make various stops in Rwanda to see a bit more of the country. 
  • Highlight: Border crossing into Uganda, with a quick stop at Lake Buke Bunyoni.
  • See the Equator Monument. 
  • We continue onwards to Queen Elisabeth National Park, which is probably the best National Park in the country. 
  • Overnight stay in our hotel at the Queen Elisabeth National Park.

Sunday 23 July – Queen Elisabeth National Park

  • Highlight: Early rise, as we start the first game drive at 6.00 AM. For several hours we’ll drive around the park to try to spot the Big 5. No guarantees, but mostly we’ll be able to stop a lot of wildlife in the park. 
  • After the first game drive, we’ll visit a local village in the national park.  
  • Highlight: Around 2 pm we’ll hop on a boat to cruise along the Kazinga Channel, another good spot for wildlife. 
  • Time for the evening trip, at 4.30 PM we opt for another game drive around the park. Highlights can include; elephants, chimpanzees, giraffes, lions, and rhinos.  
  • Overnight stay in our hotel at the Queen Elisabeth National Park.

Monday 24 July – Queen Elisabeth National Park – Kampala 

  • Highlight: For anybody who wants to, we offer an optional game drive for another time of wildlife spotting. This morning we’ll focus on finding the chimpanzees, Kibale NP might be known for the chimps, QENP has also a big population of chimps.  
  • When they return from the game drive we’ll get in the car and drive to the capital of Uganda; Kampala. 
  • Overnight stay in Kampala.  

Tuesday 25 – Kampala 

  • Highlight: Kampala City Tour. Sights include:
  • Gaddafi Mosque
  • Idi Amin’s Torture Chambers
  • Buganda Royal Palace
  • We visit the film studios of Uganda; Ugawood! 
  • In the evening we’ll head to a restaurant for our goodbye dinner.
  • Overnight stay in Kampala.

Wednesday 26 July – Kampala

  • Depart at your own convenience. 
  • End of the tour.