Room for Romance
UGANDA RWANDA AND LAKE TANGANYIKA PACKAGE
With Destination Jungle
Dreaming of an exotic honeymoon in the sweeping grasslands of the Savannah?
Or maybe flirting with mountain gorillas in the thick of an equatorial rain forest?
Destination Jungle is giving couples room for romance with special honeymoon packages dubbed “DJ Gold” featuring luxurious and romantic “off the beaten path” safari lodges and permanent tented camps.
Your safari will take you to the source of the river Nile, Kibale National Park, Kasenda Crater Lakes, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi National park, Lake Mburo and Lake Bunyoni.
So whether it is rafting on the Nile or listening to the roars of lions in a far away gataway, we guarantee you a sweet escape.
Day 1 – From Entebbe to Kampala along Lake Victoria
On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda you will recognize our representative by DJ dress code for a welcome drink. Drive for an overnight stay at the Emin Pasha Hotel in Kampala, the place of heaven. BB
Emin Pasha Hotel ****
Located right near the city centre, the hotel is set in two acres of peaceful park-like tropical gardens. Big mature trees, flowering shrubs and scented vines abound. Admire the African and Swahili style of the private cottages and the ambience of the old age as you are received by the personnel in typical traditional costumes. Take your time and go for massage or enjoy a cold drink from the gardens’ bar.
Day 2 – The magic of Murchison Falls
Relax from the verandah of the Emin Pasha as you enjoy a royal breakfast. The guide will give you a short briefing before leaving northwards to Murchison Falls National Park. This is the largest national park of Uganda with more than 3800 sq km. It hosts a variety of sceneries, from tropical forests, savannah plains covered with palms and, moreover, the wild beauty of river Nile which bisects the park from East to West. The first stop over of the day is the small rhinos reserve “Ziwa”, before arriving in Masindi town. Enjoy viewing the rhinos, which in future will be repopulated into the national park, where they had disappeared since the 1970s. The “top of the falls” of Murchison is one of the most romantic places in Africa. The mighty 50 metre wide Victoria Nile squeezes through a six metre rocky canyon dropping 43 metres downstream. You view this spectacular panorama. Arrive in the evening for dinner and overnight at the lodge, Nile Safari Lodge, overlooking the river Nile. Full Board
After a cup of coffee, go for the exploration of the magnificent savannah up to the delta of river Nile into Lake Albert. The area is rich in animals, from the elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions and different species of antelopes. Enjoy some tea and breakfast in the wilderness. Return to the lodge for relax and lunch. In the afternoon we suggest the excursion by boat on river Nile to the base of Murchison Falls. This is an experience of nature, as you observe the water birds from the bank of the river, the hippos and huge number of crocodiles. The guide will help you to spot the different species and it is recommended a good binocular and a good camera. Dinner and overnight at the lodge, Nile Safari Lodge. Full Board
After your last Nile breakfast, your journey proceeds descending southwest along the Lake Albert and Rift Valley escarpment, which offer a lot of sceneries and viewpoints. You pass via Hoima the capital town of ancient Bunyoro kingdom and through sugarcane, tea, banana, coffee and cocoa plantations. Lunch en route.
Arrive in Fort Portal, the capital town of the Tooro kingdom. This area is characterized by colored gardens, evergreen tea and banana plantations, picture perfect crater lakes like Lake Saka and idyllic streams. The Mountains of the Moon Hotel is an oasis of peace overlooking the Rwenzori. This will be your pit stop for the night after a long transfer, but full of emotions. Full Board.
Mountains of the Moon Hotel ***
The hotel is located in a calm and tranquil atmosphere of gardens with view of Rwenzori Mountains.
Amenities include a well designed wellness centre and swimming pool, restaurants featuring fusion cuisine and an exclusive bar offering only world class wines and award winning beers.
Day 5 – Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast on the shadow of the Rwenzori Mountains, proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The Katara Lodge is set in a prominent location on the edge of the Albertine Rift Valley escarpment, overlooking the open savannah and Maramagambo forest of Queen Elizabeth. From open savannah to rainforest, from dense papyrus swamps and brooding crater lakes to the vastness of Lake Edward, it is little wonder that Queen Elizabeth National Park boasts one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game reserve in the world. Almost 100 mammal species and a remarkable 606 bird species makes this superb safari territory, with elephant, a profusion of hippos, the elusive giant forest hog and handsome Uganda kob all regularly sighted. In the afternoon enjoy a photographic safari. Dinner and overnight at Katara Lodge. Full Board.
Katara lodge ****
Katara is one of the most charming and characteristic lodges in Uganda. Katara means “lamps” and you will be captivated by the atmosphere.
Day 6 – Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, have a very interesting walk down the Kyambura Gorge, beautiful scenery, where you will search for the chimpanzees and other monkeys. Go back for lunch at your lodge. In the afternoon have an exciting excursion by boat from Mweya peninsula along Kazinga channel, one of the most popular sites in Uganda for its concentration of wildlife, bird life and opportunities for good photographs. Dinner and overnight stay at Katara Lodge. Full Board.
Day 7 – Ishasha - Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast, proceed to Lake Bunyonyi in Southwest of Uganda. You will leave the Northern sector of Queen Elizabeth and head southwards, through the remote Ishasha Sector of the park, the natural migration corridor between Uganda and Congo. The concentration of game animals is high, especially the elephants, the antelope topi, buffalo. However, the area is known for the frequency of sighting the so called tree climbing lions, peacefully relaxing over the figs trees. Pic nic lunch will be arranged in the savannah. In the afternoon arrive in Lake Bunyonyi where you board the boat through the lake up to Habuharo Island at Heritage Lodge. Dinner and overnight. Full Board
Heritage Lodge Ha’buharo
Located on the tranquil waters of Lake Bunyonyi, the lodge has well-spaced, self-contained tents and cottages, all furnished with comfortable beds located in wooded seclusion overlooking the lake.
Day 8 – The Virunga volcanoes in the mist
After breakfast, enjoy one of the most extraordinary wildlife and birding experience by boat. The forested green islands on the lake are home to different species of endemic birds which the guide will help you to spot. Have Lunch and in the afternoon follow the shadow of misty Virunga Volcanoes at the border between Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. Volcano Muhavura indicates the last territory of Uganda and the starting of the ancient tropical forest of Virunga, historical home to the mountain gorillas. After crossing the border of Rwanda, arrive in Volcanoes National park. This is the place where Dian Fossey in the 1970s was conducting the battle for the conservation of mountain gorillas against poaching, against the destruction of the forest for farming and against the local authorities, but with an increasing international support. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. Full Board
Day 9- Mountain gorilla safari
Experience a rejuvenating morning in the rain tropical forest of Bwindi for a gorilla safari. This is a guided group activity which starts at 8am with each group comprising a maximum of 8 people.
Looking deep into the expressive brown eyes of these gentle giants is surely the most exciting and poignant wildlife encounter that Africa has to offer. The park hosts other species of primates, including the endemic golden monkeys, an endangered species.
Ensure you take the packed lunch and water with you in the bag and for this you might need the support of available porters.
In the afternoon, after the activities, we suggest you transfer to Lake Kivu in Gisenyi. Enjoy the service and comfort of Kivu Serena Hotel, its private beach and view over the lake. Celebrate the encounter with the gorillas and have a special dinner. Full Board
Day 10 – Lake Kivu – Nyungwe Forest
After breakfast, today’s program is a journey through the country of the “thousand hills”, from North to South at Nyungwe National Park. The road is panoramic with all the tea and banana plantations, the coast along Lake Kivu, the children of Rwanda walking aside and typical mountain villages. Lunch during the transfer. Arrive by evening in the tropical forest of Nyungwe. With more than 1000 sq km this is one of the most intact ancient forests in Africa, a real natural lung where your senses will be fully activated. There is no better and peaceful place to be as Nyungwe Forest Lodge. The swimming pool and bar overlooking the forest is one of the amenities you cannot miss. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge. Full Board
Today’s activity is the encounter with the deep tropical forest and with our closest related great ape, the chimpanzee. This requires an early start by 6 in the morning. Follow the rangers along the forest trails and off track. There are 13 species of primates in Nyungwe: the chimpanzees (more than 1000 recorded), the Rwenzori colobus, L’Hoest monkey, the silver monkey, the owl faced monkey, the red tailed monkey, mona monkey, vervet monkey, olive baboon, grey cheeked mangabey. In the late morning you go back to the lodge for resting and for lunch. In the afternoon you are free to enjoy the beauty of the atmosphere and breathing the deed green of Nyungwe. Surely this day will give you for loong sweet dreams. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge. Full Board
Day 12 – Finally Lake Tanganyika
After breakfast, depart from Nyungwe to the border with Burundi along river Rusizi. It takes only few hours drive to arrive in Bujumbura on Lake Tanganyika. This is the coronation of your honeymoon: the most peaceful and beautiful sandy beach, the green and transparent water.
Full board at Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika. Full Board
After breakfast, take your time and relax on the beach. Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika is just offering everything you might need: the beach, swimming pool, tennis courts, wireless internet connections, bar and restaurant 24hr service, Sauna, gym and massage, nightclub, shuttle services.
Full board and overnight at Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika. Full Board
Hotel club du Lac Tanganyika ****
The Hotel is located just 5 minutes from downtown Bujumbura and from the Bujumbura International Airport. Hotel Club du Lac is the first and largest touristic spot in the country. It offers green and sunny surroundings alongside Lake Tanganyika, where you can choose between a walk in its park grounds or a rest on the white sandy beaches, or admire colorful sunsets. Their rooms are also air conditioned and provided with internet connection.
Today reserved for the transfer to Bujumbura International Airport for your departure. In alternative, it is possible to arrange shuttle connection to Kigali International Airport, according to your flight availability.
The tariff includes:
- Airport transfers
- Full board accommodation excluding drinks
- Ground transportation by 4x4 tourist Land Cruiser
- English speaking Driver/Guide
- Gorilla and chimpanzee permits
- Entrance fees, taxes
The tariff does not include:
- Air ticket
- Tourist insurance/ local health insurance
- Entrance visas: Uganda 50 USD directly from Entebbe Int. Airport; Rwanda 60 USD after applying ON LINE to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and obtained permission; Burundi 30 USD.
- Drinks and tips
Destination Jungle LTD.
Pan Africa House 5th Floor
PO Box 2874 Kampala
Office Tel: + 256 (0) 312113863
Mobile Tel: +256 712 385446
Skype: destination.jungle - costantino.tessarin
DJ – Sounds of the Jungle
Tips that go a long way in making your honeymoon the most enjoyable and memorable experience:
HOTELS IN EAST AFRICA
DESTINATION JUNGLE NEWS
Check out our blog for news
Meet Destination Jungle in Italy
Italy TTG INCONTRI from 18th – 21st October 2012
Meet Destination Jungle in Berlin
Berlin – ITB 6th-10th March 2013
New Departures 2012 / 2013
Meet Destination Jungle at Fitur
FITUR 18th -22 January stand 4b22 Africa Hall For Madrid
Like us on Facebook
|Destination Jungle Ltd
P.O.Box 2874 Kampala Tel: +256 (0) 414 232754 , +256 (0) 312113863 , Mobile Tel: +256 712 385446
Destination Jungle USA Office