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Uganda – the celebrated Pearl of Africa, is your ideal destination for a memorable luxury family holiday safari experience. Your 14 days Pearl of Africa luxury family holiday safari package offers you the opportunity to explore Uganda’s prime attractions and best safari destinations. This safari package includes an assortment of adventures to engage and excite an entire family. You will get to explore the source of the world’s longest river – the eminent river Nile, the remote Kidepo Valley National Park – one of Africa’s finest wildernesses, the ancient Nyero rock paintings dating back to the stone age, Murchison Falls National Park – the home of the raging Murchison Falls, Kibale National Park– a habitat to 13 primate species including a noteworthy population of over 1450 individual chimpanzees, Queen Elizabeth National Park – the home of the notorious tree-climbing lions found in its Ishasha region, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – the habitat of more than half of the world’s population of the endangered mountain gorillas, and Lake Mburo National Park.
While on your Pearl of Africa luxury family holiday safari, your family will enjoy; a series of game drives through the different national parks, boat cruises on the Nile and lake Mburo, nature walks and birding excursions, mountain gorilla trekking excursions, and chimpanzee tracking expeditions. Also, you will encounter the pastoral Karamojong people, the Batwa pygmy forest dwellers, among other local tribes and native people. Further still, you will have access to the best accommodation facilities and social amenities. Uganda is the ideal destination for a satiating family adventure safari experience.
Entebbe International Airport
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Your 14 days Pearl of Africa Uganda luxury family holiday safari package will include:
Your 14 days Pearl of Africa Uganda luxury family holiday tour will begin with a driver-guide picking you and your family from Entebbe airport or your residence in Kampala. After briefing you on the major highlights of your safari, you will embark on a drive to Jinja – Eastern Uganda. Your guide will stop briefly on the way for your family to have lunch. When you reach Jinja in the evening, your guide will drive you to a luxuriously comfortable lodging for dinner and overnight. You will have everything in place for a luxury family holiday tour.
On the second day of your luxury family holiday tour, you will have breakfast and then go out for your day’s safari adventure. You will first visit the source of the Nile and then embark on an exciting white water rafting adventure, still on river Nile. Besides white water rafting, there are a series of optional activities a family can engage in; bungee jumping, canoeing, kayaking, biking and horse riding.
After having lunch, you will embark on a transfer to Sipi Falls, a series of three waterfalls situated in Kapchorwa district, northeast of Sironko and Mbale districts. As you approach Sipi falls, the legendary Elgon mountain – commonly referred to as Mount Masaba by the native locals, will come into view. You will tour the falls and the several trail heads; the starting points of many hikes up Mount Elgon. You will check in at the comfortable Sipi River Lodge for dinner and overnight.
After having breakfast, you will embark on the next adventure on your luxury family holiday safari Itinerary – a game drive in the pristine Pian Upe game reserve. During the drive, you will be able to see various wildlife and primate species including; lions, zebras, cheetahs, buffaloes, kudus, hertebeests, vervet monkeys and olive baboons. You will also see a variety of bird species including but not limited to; ostriches, Jackson’s hornbills, white-headed buffalo weavers and Hartlaub’s bastard.
After having breakfast, you will embark on a transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park to continue with your luxury family holiday excursions. Your family will check in and have lunch at Kidepo’s prestigious Apoka Safari Lodge. You will then go for a game drive in Narus valley situated south of the park. The region is covered in savannah grasslands and acacia woodland. Narus valley has the highest concentration of game in the park because it is the only region with permanent water sources throughout the year.
While doing an afternoon game drive, you will see masses of thirsty animals drinking at the various pools. You will spot large herds of buffaloes, zebras, lions and antelopes, among other animals. You will report at your lodge in the late evening to have dinner and a good night’s rest. Kidepo Valley is one of Africa’s finest wildernesses – the place to go for a satiating luxury family holiday experience.
You will embark on another game drive, this time around in Kidepo Valley situated in the northern region of the park. On of the major highlights in the region is Kidepo river and its sand bed. The river is seasonal, it does not flow during the long dry spells. It is lined with lush borrasus palms which are a habitat to a great number of bird species. You will spot a great number of wildlife animals while driving through the valley. You will most likely see the leopard, ostrich and tortoise.
After the drive, you will have a family picnic lunch before setting out to the Karamojong community for a cultural encounter. As their guides take you through the community, you will see their manyattas – kraals, the grinding stones, the local defense fences, and their cultural dance – edonga, among other things. You will be inspired by their culture and way of life. You will head back to your comfortable lodging for dinner and overnight in the late evening.
You will check out of your lodge after breakfast, and then set out on a drive to Murchison Falls National Park – Uganda’s largest national park. The park boasts a population of over 76 mammal species and more than 450 bird species. The other outstanding attraction in the park are the roaring Murchison waterfalls. Once you arrive at the park in the late afternoon, you will drive to the top of the falls before checking in at your choice lodging. Murchison Falls National Park offers the best facilities to guarantee a memorable luxury family holiday safari.
Your day’s luxury family holiday excursions in Murchison Falls National Park will begin with a good family breakfast before embarking on a game drive. Depending on the location of your lodging, you will embark on a game drive. You could drive through the Albert track, Buligi track or the Victoria track. Also, the area around Nyamsika gorge and its cliffs has a high concentration of game. You will see various animals including four of the big fives; the lion, elephant, leopard, and the cape buffalo.
After having lunch, your luxury family holiday adventure will continue with a boat cruise along the Victoria Nile. The sight and sound of the gushing and rushing waterfalls is soothing and breath-taking. As you sail upstream to the bottom of the falls, you will spot herds of hippos and crocodiles along the river banks. The boat cruise is also the ideal adventure for the avid birder. The Murchison Falls Park is nature’s hub; you will enjoy the sight and sound of the abundant wildlife before the family retires for dinner and overnight in the late evening.
After having breakfast, your family will embark on a transfer to Kibale National Park, a primate hub with over 13 primate species including an astounding population of over 1450 individual chimpanzees. The drive to Kibale offers a thrilling view of the rugged landscape, the rolling hills, the green terraces and their steep slopes, the long-horned cattle and modest homesteads of the countryside dwellers. You will have lunch en route and once you arrive at the park, you will go for a guided nature walk in Bigodi wetland sanctuary before checking in at your choice lodging.
The swamp is a habitat to over 200 bird species, and a variety of primate and mammal species including; the various kinds of monkeys, otters, bush pigs, bushbucks, sitatungas, and mongooses. You will spend the entire evening enjoying Kibale’s bountiful wildlife, bird species and plant life. You will drive back to your lodge in time for dinner. The park has everything in place to guarantee an unforgettable luxury family holiday experience.
The day’s luxury family holiday safari adventure will begin with Kibale’s major highlight; chimpanzee trekking. After having breakfast, you will head out to Kanyanchu Visitor Center for a briefing from the park authorities after which you will be allocated a chimp community to track. Chimpanzees live in large communities of about 100 individuals, and a typical tracking experience lasts between 2 – 6 hours. You will have the opportunity to watch the chimps go about their daily routine.
After the chimpanzee trekking experience, you will return back to your lodge, have a family lunch and take some time to unwind before embarking on a transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. On your way to Queen Elizabeth, you will visit the crater lakes region to explore the mass of eye-catching lakes formed as a result of volcanic explosions. Once you arrive at the park, you will check in for dinner and overnight. The park has the ideal accommodation options to give you a satiating luxury family holiday safari.
Your luxury family holiday safari excursion in Queen Elizabeth will begin with a game drive at 6:30 am after an early breakfast. You will head out to the famous Kasenyi plains with an experienced game ranger. The plains are a mass of African Savannah known for harboring the largest concentration of game and bird species as compared to any other section in Park.
You will head back to your lodge in the early afternoon to have a family lunch before setting out for a boat cruise on Kazinga channel. The launch cruise along the channel is one of the most popular luxury family holiday excursions in Queen Elizabeth National Park. You get to sit back and enjoy the sight of elephants, buffalo, bush bucks, kobs and large herds of hippos on the riverbanks. Besides the various mammals, the channel is a habitat for various species of water birds. After the boat cruise, you can embark on a nature walk before returning to your lodge for the night.
After having breakfast, the family will embark on a transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, passing through Queen Elizabeth’s famous Ishasha region – the home of the tree-climbing lions. As you drive through Ishasha, you will be amazed at the sight of the peculiar lions languidly stretched out in massive tree branches. You will also be able to spot other wildlife species in the region.
You will have lunch en route and arrive at Bwindi in the early evening. The park offers an inexhaustible list of adventures for a gratifying luxury family holiday experience. You can embark on a guided nature walk after checking in at your choice lodging. A great family dinner will be the highlight of the evening.
The major highlight of a luxury family holiday safari excursion in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is mountain gorilla trekking. After having breakfast, you will report at the park headquarters and you’ll be briefed about the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ while on a gorilla trekking excursion. A typical gorilla trekking excursion lasts between 2 – 8 hours. The hours you spent searching through the vast forest are not boring; you get to encounter a variety of mammal, primate and bird species as well as noteworthy floral and plant life.
Because mountain gorilla trekking has age restrictions, you can choose to go for any of the optional safari activities, favoring the entire family. For one to embark on a gorilla trekking excursion, they must be 15 years and above. If you came for your luxury family holiday safari with children below 15 years, you can choose to go for a Batwa trail experience – visiting the community of the native pygmy forest dwellers. After having lunch, you will check out of your lodge and embark on a transfer to Mgahinga National Park.
You will spend the thirteenth day of your luxury family holiday safari in Mgahinga National Park. The park is situated in Kisoro district, in the far south-western region of the country. Besides Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga is the only other park protecting the endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda. You will be able to trek the only habituated gorilla family present in the park – Nyakagezi group. After the excursion, you will have lunch and embark on a transfer to Lake Bunyonyi where you will reach in the late evening. You will check in at your choice accommodation for dinner and the night.
On the last day of your luxury family holiday safari, you will have breakfast and then go for a boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi translated ‘the place of many little birds’ is a habitat to over 200 bird species and is the location of 29 islands spread across its waters. As you explore the islands, you will spot various bird species. Lake Bunyonyi is a birder’s paradise. You will have lunch and then embark on a drive back to Kampala. Your guide will drop you to the airport to catch up with your flight marking the end of your 14 days luxury family holiday safari tour.