"The Pearl of Africa" – Uganda offers a unique diversity of wildlife, natural beauty, and friendly inhabitants that all combine to make the country one of Africa’s hidden gems. This tour includes the obvious attractions of trekking in indigenous forests to see wild Gorilla’s and Chimpanzee’s, as well as exploring vast water-ways, mystical villages hidden in mist, and the lesser known sights of Tree Climbing Lions, huge pods of Hippopotamus, and of course the endless variety of plains animals. This tour endeavors to explore the scenic beauty of Uganda, its people, and its wildlife. We will cover approx. 2000km, some of it on extremely bad roads but the rewards are unequaled.
- Mburo National Park
- Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
- Gorilla Trek
- Queen Elisabeth Nat. Park
- Tree Climbing Lions – Ishasha
- Village and Birding Walks
- Chimpanzee Trek (Permit included)
- Kazinga Channel
- Rwenzori (Mountains of the Moon)
- Murchison Falls + Nat. Park
- Victoria Nile Boat Trip
Pre Departure Information
Everything you need to know.
This trip requires a valid passport and Visa for certain nationalities.
Seasonal Malaria precautions are necessary and are locally obtainable.
A barrel bag or backpack is best suited for this trip (suitcases do not fit into the space provided). An extra day bag or camera bag is advised.
Spending money required will be for the restaurant meals, drinks, visas, tips, curios, airport transfers, and any other optional excursions. Our price includes all food as specified, coffee, tea, juice at breakfast, transport, professional guides, accommodation, group equipment, permits and park entrance fees. Our price does not include restaurant meals where stipulated, visas, tips, curios, optional excursions, alcohol, bottled water and soft drinks, airport tax, airport transfers and airfares.
PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU BRING US$ 600.00 EACH IN CASH FOR YOUR GORILLA PERMIT
– this is to be paid to the Drifters guide on the morning of departure
Accommodation & Menu
Sleep amongst the wild.
Linen will be provided on the Tour Pre night at Lake Heights Hotel but a sleeping bag, towel and pillow are required for this tour. During the tour, guests will stay in premium tents with one other guest.
• Batteries can be charged from a 220 volt source pre tour departure in Jhb, on most nights at the lodges and every day on the truck while the truck is driving from a 12 V inverter.
Meals are provided as indicated in the full itinerary. We do not provide meals on the first day of your tour. We do however stop en-route; therefore it is always possible to buy something along the way. Soft drinks, bottled water and alcohol are for your own expense; there is ample opportunity during the tour to buy refreshments. The guide will advise when you need to stock up for a couple of days.
Make the most of your trip.
- Rhino tracking on foot
- “Source of the Nile”
- Pygmy Village Visit
- Nile White Water Rafting
- Bungee Jumping
Optional activities are at an additional cost to guests.
Optional Activities can be booked on arrival. No bookings are made in advance. Rates are subject to change without notice and activities are subject to availability.