14 DAYS BEST OF THE PEARL OF AFRICA
Trip starts and ends from Entebbe airport. Through Kampala city to the northwestern part of Uganda, to the south near the borders with Rwanda in the hills of Kigezi, this involves meals and breakfast, park entrance fees plus payment for activities like nature walks, game drives among others.
FREE Internet/ WiFi will be provided in some places we will stay though not all including electricity for charging phones, cameras etc.
ATM services are well distributed allover Uganda.
EXPECTED DISTANCE to cover
is approximately 1700km.
PLACES TO VISIT
-Lake Mburo national park
-Queen Elizabeth national park
-Murchison falls national park
-Fort portal crater lakes
-Lake Nkuruba nature reserve
-Around Kampala and Entebbe
– Lake Bunyonyi
of Murchison falls national park, with a lot of adventures say game drive, a visit to top of falls
around Fort portal and Kibale area for chimpanzees tracking, Crater lakes tour, tea plantations and vanilla, plus a mini hike of the Mountains of the Moon from where you expect to see Crater lakes on the mountain, waterfall, and beautiful vegetation cover including rear bird species.
of the Queen Elizabeth national park expect tree climbing lions, Katwe salt lake, boat at Kazinga channel that connects lakes George to Edward for elephants, hippopotamus among others watch elephants swim here and this is also an ideal place for elephants to mate as it is easily at the banks cause its slopping.
of Lake Bunyonyi, lake Bunyonyi has 29/different island with different history that described the social life of the surrounding communities islands like the punishment islands, the upsidedown and Dr Sharp’s island have a strong history attached to them.
of lake Mburo national park, expect nature walk/game drive for zebras, you can take a bike and ride with the zebras its fun, impalas, among other animals you can be chanced to see giraffes here as they have been introduced to this park now its about 3 years since 15 giraffes where transferred from Murchison falls national park, a baby has been produced making the number go to 16.
expect the reptiles rescue village, botanical garden and shopping for souvenirs
Expected distance to cover is
– mosquito repellant,
ACTIVITIES AROUND PLACES TO VISIT
-Nature/ forest walks,
-community walks include local restaurants, bars, markets…
– game drive for wildlife,
-boat cruise to bottom of Murchison falls, around the islands on lake Bunyonyi, on Kazinga channel.
-Crater lakes tour by walking or by Bodaboda, bodaboda means motorbike taxi.
-Tea plantation and vanilla,
– A visit to the traditional healer,
– Katwe salt lake.
-View points of the rift valley, the Rwenzori mountains
-The Batwa call them pygmies or the Bush men.
DAG 1: ARRIVAL AND TRANSFER
After your arrival on Banjul international airport in the Gambia you will be met by our host who will bring you to Abene in Senegal
Overnachting: Guesthouse Diabatalo
DAG 2: ABENE
Take the time today to acclimatize. If desired, you can choose from a list of activities to get more acquainted with Senegal and its cultures.
Accommodation: Guesthouse Diabatalo
DAG 3: CROCODILES
After breakfast we drive to Ziguinchoir on the south bank of the Casamance river. Here you board the boat for a trip on the river in search of dolphins, manatees, flamingos and birds.
After the boat trip you will visit Djibelor Farm where crocodiles are bred and fruit is grown.
Dinner and overnight at Djibelor Farm
DAG 4: ROYAL CASAMANCE
After breakfast embark on a canoe trip through the Bolongs at Daken Wolof. You will see many birds and monkeys while you quietly peddle through the mangroves.
In the afternoon a visit to the animistic Kingdom of Oussouye is on the menu. You will visit so-called fetishes and other animistic sights.
If possible, you will go on an audience with the King of Oussouye.
Accommodation: Camp site Alulum in Oussouye
DAG 5: KALOUNAYES FOREST
After breakfast we take the car to another part of the Casamance, the Forest of Kalounayes. After settling in you can go out to explore the area.
Walk in the Forest of Kalounayes with its monkeys and stray cows
Visit a cattle breeder with perhaps some fresh milk to enjoy
Pirogue (kind of canoe) trip through the bolongs
Accommodation: Coubalan Village Lodge
DAG 6: OSTRICHES
Today we travel to the cultural village of Mlomp and meet the owner and assistant of an ostrich project. From head to toe, they use everything from the ostrich in this village in a bid to present a viable and alternative to over-fishing and other non-sustainable agricultural practices.
During the walk through the village we will eat lunch provided by a local family. After diner you will be presented with a surprise!
In the afternoon, relax in your room because we have arranged an overnight stay with a family, where you will also enjoy your diner.
Accommodation: local family
DAG 2: BACK TO ABENE
After breakfast we slowly make our way back to the Guesthouse in Abene. The rest of the day is at your own discretion. You can also opt for a 7-day extension to the Niokolo Koba National Park.