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10 DAYS UGANDA AND RWANDA SAFARI

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10 Day
Availability : Jan 16’ - Dec 30’
Rwanda
Rwanda and Uganda
Min Age : 16+
Max People : 20
Tour Details

Highlights    

Gorilla tracking, Golden monkey tracking, Rwanda City tour, Chimpanzee tracking, Boat cruises, Game drives, Cultural encounter

Safari Overview

This 10 day tour in Rwanda and Uganda will let you explore some of Africa’s exclusive wildlife including Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees and African big 5 mammals like Lions, African Elephant, Cape Buffalos, Rhinos and Leopards. these will be coupled with amazing Landscapes, culture and historic encounters in both countries. The tour will start in Rwanda and end in Uganda.

 

Safari Summary

Day 1 Arrival and Pick up

Day 2 Kigali City tour and transfer to Volcanoes National park

Day 3 Golden Monkey tracking and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National park

Day 4 Gorilla tracking and Batwa Cultural encounter

Day 5 Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park (Ishasha game drive)

Day 6 Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

Day 7 Chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu forest and transfer to Fort portal

Day 8 Transfer to Murchison falls national park

Day 9 Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

Day 10 Drive back Kampala with a stop at Ziwa for Rhino tracking

Departure & Return Location

Kigali

Departure Time

7:00 a.m

Price Includes

  • All ground transport
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Drinking water
  • Gorilla, Chimpanzee and Golden monkey tracking permits
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Accommodation and Meals
  • Park entry fees

Price Excludes

  • International flight fees
  • Tips and other gratuities
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal expenses (Laundry, alcoholic drinks)
  • Accommodation on Last day (But can be arranged on request)
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival and Pick up

Arrive in to this beautiful country at Kigali International airport and you will be welcomed in by our driver guide at the airport. You will then be briefed about the safari and driven to the hotel to rest as you wait for the fascinating awaiting adventures of this epic wonderful beautiful country (Rwanda is nicknamed as land of thousand hills) in the following days.
Meal Plan (D)
Accommodation: Kigali Serena Hotel (High end)
Hotel Chez Lando (Mid-range)
Murugo Hostel (Budget)

Day 2Kigali City tour and transfer to Volcanoes National park

Wake up early in the morning have breakfast, Afer the driver guide will take you for a city tour in and around Kigali so that you are oriented about this great country with a thousand hills and it includes a visit is the Genocide memorial. With giant wall displays, archival documents, photos, video footage and weapons encased in glass, the indoor exhibit sheds light on the Rwandan genocide, as well its pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial roots. The room filled with human skulls and bones are chilling but most heart-wrenching! You will later embark on a from Kigali to Volcanoes national park where you will have an overnight, Volcanoes National park is Rwanda’s premier home of Mountain Gorillas and golden monkeys.
Meal Plan (B, L, D)
Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge(High end)
Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Mid-range)
Kinigi Guest House (Budget)

Day 3Golden Monkey tracking and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National park

You will have breakfast and transfer to the Park Headquarters for registration and briefing about the Golden Monkey tracking. Golden Monkeys are rare species of primates in Africa and only a few populations can be seen in the Virunga forests of Volcanoes National Park and Mgahinga National Park for the side of Uganda. After the briefing you will be led into the forest by ranger guides who will take you to one of the habituated groups of the golden monkeys and you are allowed an hour of photography with these primates
After the trek, return to the lodge for Lunch. You will refresh and embark on a 3hrs 30mins drive in the afternoon from Volcanoes to Bwindi Impenetrable national park. Bwindi is a prime gorilla tracking destination in the world with over half of the remaining population of these apes. On arrival you check in at your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Meal Plan (B, L, D)
Accommodation: Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge(Luxury)
Gorilla Mist Lodge (Mid-range)
Broadbill Forest Camp (Budget)

Day 4Gorilla tracking and Batwa Cultural encounter

Have an early breakfast and at 6:30 AM then set off for briefing at the park visitor where you will be grouped eight people per gorilla family, the forest is always live with a mass wildlife, lots of bird species, colorful butterflies, different plants and tree species, the lead guide does the interpretation as he keeps communicating with the advance tracker team, who will eventually lead the group to the silver back and the entire gorilla family, according to the rules and regulations only an 1 hour is allowed for the interaction with the mountain gorillas. You will carry drinking water, packed lunch, rain gear, because the hikes into this dense forest can be hectic. After a wonderful experience with the mountain gorilla we return to the Lodge for refreshment then get ourselves ready to visit community projects around Bwindi and learn about traditional medicines and agricultural practices, food, hand crafts, the Batwa pygmies and how tourism has helped them to be gainfully employed as an alternative means of survival other than hunting and gathering they did before, it role in conserving the gorilla forest. After return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Meal Plan (B, L, D)
Accommodation: Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge(Luxury)
Gorilla Mist Lodge (Mid-range)
Broadbill Forest Camp (Budget)

Day 5Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park (Ishasha game drive)

After having an early morning breakfast at the lodge, your will drive to the famous Queen Elizabeth national park via the Ishasha sector which is known for its tree climbing Lions. You will embark on the game drive that will give you a chance to see tree climbing lions in Ishasha. You will be amazed to see them resting on the branches of fig trees during afternoon hours this together with other wild animals and amazing vegetation cover and landscapes. You will have lunch en route as you proceed with the journey to the northern part of the park. Other animals to see include Warthogs, African Elephants, Uganda Kobs, Cape Buffalo and many tropical birds.
Meal Plan (B, L, D)
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury)
Ihamba Safari Lodge (Mid-range)
Simba Safari Camp (Budget)

Day 6Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga Channel

You have an early morning breakfast and then go for a morning game drive within the park. Anticipate to see the famous big five including Buffalos, Elephants, Lions and other mammals like Wart hog, Bush bucks, Kobs, Hyenas and water bucks in the Kasenyi plains. In the afternoon you will embark on a launch cruise along Kazinga channel. You will appreciate the high scores of Elephants, Hippos, Buffalos and crocodiles. A number of bird species will also be seen along including the Great Pelicans that are resident to the banks of the 40km long and 8 metre deep channel which joins two lakes Edward and George.
Meal Plan (B, L, D)
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury)
Ihamba Safari Lodge (Mid-range)
Simba Safari Camp (Budget)

Day 7Chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu forest and transfer to Fort portal

Have an early morning breakfast and head to Kalinzu Forest for Chimpanzee tracking to meet man’s closet cousins in the wild. Kalinzu forest is in the proximity with the savannas of Queen Elizabeth National park. You will be amazed to see these primates as they play, swing on tree branches, fight for food etc. Later we will make our scenic journey through the beautiful terrain of the rolling hills with terraced landscape to Fort Portal. You can have stopovers for photography.
Meal Plan (B, L, D)
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury)
Ihamba Safari Lodge (Mid-range)
Simba Safari Camp (Budget)

Day 8Transfer to Murchison falls national park

Wake early in the morning for your breakfast and a transfer to Murchison falls national park. You will have a road drive through the great rift valley for about 7-8 hours and over the way you will enjoy fascinating nature of landscapes, Uganda’s remote setting through the window and as well you can have a taste on Ugandan made brochettes. On reaching Murchison falls national park, you will drive to the top of the falls breathe taking views of Nile water forcing its self through a tiny gorge of about 7 meters to plunge into a violent tempest in a whirlpool about 42 meters below. It is such a beautiful sight with incredible picture moments here. You will transfer to the lodge in the evening as you view mammals of the savanna.
Meal Plan (B, L, D)
Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury)
Pakuba Safari Lodge (Mid-range)
Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget)

Day 9Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise

After your early morning breakfast, our driver guide picks you up for the early game drive. Explore the major game trails especially in the northern bank for good game spotting including lots of Elephants, Lions, Giraffes, Antelopes, Jackals, Hyenas, Uganda Kobs, Waterbucks, Jackson’s Hartebeests and hopefully the elusive Leopards among others. Later on, get your lunch break and some relaxation for an indefinitely short time. Later we set out for the afternoon boat ride on the Victoria Nile which is the high spot of any Murchison Falls Safari for you get to spot lots of animals at a close encounter. You will have to spot lots of hippos, Nile crocodiles, Elephants, Buffaloes, and many other animals that come to drink water, refresh and cool themselves off the scorching sun and some animals to eat the fresh grass along the river banks.
Meal Plan (B, L, D)
Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury)
Pakuba Safari Lodge (Mid-range)
Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget)

Day 10Drive back Kampala with a stop at Ziwa for Rhino tracking

After an early breakfast you will check out and set off for the drive back to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary. Along the way you will make a stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where rhinos are being reintroduced to the wild in Uganda so that you have a complete feel of the African Big five mammals as it is the Rhinos, out of the big five that are missing in Murchison Falls National park. Here you will go for a trek around the sanctuary on foot. You will have lunch at the sanctuary and after proceed to Kampala or Entebbe.
Meal Plan (B, L)

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