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14-Day Rwanda, Uganda Luxury Gorillas, Chimps & Birds

 

 

No. of Persons

Rate Per Person
2 US$ 6607
3 US$ 5807
4 US$ 4807

This has been crafted to fulfill your dream holiday exploring the wonders of both Rwanda and Uganda. You will stay in luxury accommodation while our staff ensures that you get quality customer service at all times. Highlights include Gorilla tracking at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park; sightings of the Golden monkey in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda; Canoe trekking around the serene bank of Lake Bunyonyi; and an exotic game drive adventure at Queen Elizabeth National Park;.

Day 1: Airport pick up & Accommodation transfer:

Your guide shall meet you at the Kanombe international airrport and transfer to the accommodation in Kigali city (Hotel des Mille Collins).

Day 2: City Tour, Genocide Sites & Volcano National Park

Your guide will pick you up early in the morning and take you to a sightseeing of Kigali, otherwise known as the “country of a thousand hills.” We will pass by several museums and take you to the Rwanda Memorial Genocide site. This educational tour will walk you through Rwanda’s darkest time in history from 1994 where close to one million people died. This eye opening experience will you provide you a deep understanding of Rwanda, hence a better appreciation of the other activities to follow.

  • Main destination:Volcanoes National Park
  • Accommodation:Mountain View Gorilla Lodge Luxury lodge located inside Volcanoes NP
  • Meals & drinks:All meals included’
  • Drinks not included

Day 3: Golden Monkey tracking in the Volcanoes National Park

Today, you wake up and take a hearty breakfast, enjoy the ride of your guide in 4×4 meant for climbing the hills of Rwanda which know as the land of a thousand hills. You will be welcomed by the local entertainment of Kinyarwanda and very unique in Africa, You will get orientation and travel to the volcano for Golden monkey tracking, Guided by Rwanda rangers, your guide shall be waiting for you till you back and take you to your accommodation.

  • Main destination:Volcanoes National Park
  • Accommodation:Mountain view Gorilla Lodge Luxury lodge located inside Volcanoes NP
  • Meals & drinks:All meals included,
  • Drinks not included

Day 4: Lake Bunyonyi, Canoe Trekking & Community Schools

Today you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda. You will wake up, checkout and have breakfast before setting off to Uganda via the Katuna or Kyanika borders. You will either have lunch in Kabale Town or Kisoro Town, depending on which border you cross entering Uganda. You will be traveling through what is known as the “Switzerland” of Africa. Your guide will then drop you to Lake Bunyonyi, one of the deepest lakes in Africa. In the afternoon, you will have the much-awaited Canoe Trekking.

  • Main destination:Lake Bunyonyi
  • Accommodation:Birdnest Resort Luxury lodge located in or near Lake Bunyonyi
  • Meals & drinks:All meals included,
  • Drinks not included

Day 5 : Bushara Island Bird Watching & Lake Bunyonyi or volunteering at needy children project.

You have the option to start your day with a relaxing bird watching safari at Bushara Island Camp or visit the punishment island. Lake Bunyonyi is a place known for its birds, and you will have the chance to see wide range of these beautiful creatures amid breathtaking views and landscape. You may also choose to spend your time visiting one of our company supported community projects, where you can meet Ugandan children. Another activity to enjoy is a canoe trek to see
the communities surrounding the lake. Here you can learn about the people of Uganda, such as the pygmy community of Kyevu.

  • Main destination:Lake Bunyonyi
  • Accommodation:Birdnest Resort Luxury lodge located in or near Lake Bunyonyi
  • Meals & drinks:All meals included,
  • Drinks not included

Day 6: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Batwa Trail

We depart for Kabale Town, where you can go shopping for food at one of the local markets. Wewill then travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National park via Ruhija and arrive early in the afternoon. In the evening you can take a walk near the park with a local guide, otherwise just relax on your lodge and gather your energy for an exciting safari come morning.

  • Main destination:Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Accommodation:Mahogany Springs: Luxury lodge bordering Bwindi Impenetrable NP without fences
  • Meals & drinks:All meals included,
  • Drinks not included

Day 7: Gorilla Tracking & Bwindi impenetrable National park

Today you will go for your second gorilla trek. There are several gorilla families in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, including the Nkuringo, Ruhaga, Ruhija and Buhoma gorilla families. Indeed, over half the gorilla population on the planet live here. You will spend half a day tracking Buhoma gorilla family and spend another cozy night at Bwindi Impenetrable National park.

  • Main destination:Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Accommodation:Mahogany Springs Lodge: Luxury lodge located inside Bwindi Impenetrable NP
  • Meals & drinks:All meals included,
  • Drinks not included

Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park & game drive within the park

Today, we set out for a real Ugandan African adventure traversing through the bushes of Queen Elizabeth National Park. After checking in at Mweya Peninsula, we commence an evening game drive to see hippos, leopards, elephants, lions, and Chimpanzees among other 95 species of mammals and over 500 species of birds.

  • Main destination:Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Accommodation:Mweya Safari Lodge Luxury lodge located inside Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Meals & drinks:All meals included,
  • Drinks not included

Day 9: Game Drive & afternoon Boat Safari on Kazinga Channel

In the morning, we will go for a walk at Maramagombo Forest to see various bird species, elephants and golden monkeys.
You will then get back to your lodge to relax and have your last lunch in the park of Savannah. In the afternoon, we go for a boat safari on Kazinga channel giving you an up-close encounter with the animals.

  • Main destination:Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Accommodation:Mweya safari Lodge Luxury lodge located inside Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Meals & drinks:All meals included,
  • Drinks not included

Day 10: Bird Watching & Bigodi wetland walk

Begin your day with a proper stretching because there will be a lot of looking up to do! A place regarded as paradise for bird watchers, Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is home to over 375 species of birds including the Great Blue Turaco, African Pitta, Green-breasted Pitta, Afep Pigeon, White-naped Pigeon, Crowned Eagle, Red-chested Owlet, Black Bee-eater, Western Nicator…. And the list goes on.

 

Day 11: Chimpanzee Habituation experience in Kibale National park

We proceed to a rich tropical forest in Uganda, Kibale National park. The park provides shelter to roughly around 70 mammal species including chimpanzees, as well as over 375 species of birds.

In the afternoon, we will have the much awaited chimpanzee immersion. You can choose between a 3 hour chimpanzee tracking or full-day chimpanzee habituation experience. Chimpanzee tracking involves a few hours of tracking, while chimpanzee habituation involves tracking the primates from morning until the evening.

  • Main destination:Kibale Forest National Park
  • Accommodation:Kyaninga Lodge Luxury lodge located inside Kibale NP
  • Meals & drinks:All meals included,
  • Drinks not included

 

 

Day 12: Masindi Town or Hoima town

Today, we make our way to Murchison Falls National Park passing through the town of Hoima. We will cross the river with a ferry and check in at Hotel Kontiki Hoima, a relaxing nook with spacious grass thatched cottages set in the beautiful Victoria
gardens. We cap off the day with a late afternoon game drive.

  • Main destination:Hoima
  • Accommodation:Hotel Kontiki Hoima Luxury resort located in or near Hoima
  • Meals & drinks:All meals included,
  • Drinks not included

Day 13: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park & game drive in the park before check in.

Today you will cross the Nile River in a ferry and arrive at Paara Lodge in the afternoon in time for lunch. In the afternoon, we head out to Murchison Falls National Park for a late game drive. This park boasts of the famous Murchison Falls, where the waters of the Nile River squeeze through a narrow gorge. This is also home to a number of mammals and has Uganda’s largest population of Nile crocodiles.

  • Main destination:Murchison Falls National Park
  • Accommodation:Paara Lodge Luxury lodge located inside Murchison Falls NP
  • Meals & drinks:All meals included,
  • Drinks not included

Day 14: Morning Game Drive & afternoon Boat cruise on the Nile

Today you will cross the Nile River in a ferry and arrive at Paara Lodge in the afternoon in time for lunch. In the afternoon, we head out to Murchison Falls National Park for a late game drive. This park boasts of the famous Murchison Falls,
where the waters of the Nile River squeeze through a narrow gorge. This is also home to a number of mammals and has Uganda’s largest population of Nile crocodiles.

  • Main destination:Murchison Falls National Park
  • Accommodation:Paara Lodge Luxury lodge located inside Murchison Falls NP
  • Meals & drinks:All meals included,
  • Drinks not included

 

Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits (one per person, non-resident)
  • Chimp permits (one per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Exclusion Gorilla permits for Rwanda valued at $1500USD pp.
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Drinks

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14 days
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US$6607.00
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