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15-Day Rwanda & Uganda Gorillas, Chimps, Birds & Kampala

 

  No. of Persons Rate Per Person
2 US$ 7777
3 US$ 6777
4 US$ 5777

 

This tour will start either in Rwanda or Kampala in Uganda. You will be staying in quality lodges and be able to do Gorilla tracking in both countries. Highlights include sighting of the Golden monkey in the Volcanoes National Park in Rwand a; Canoe trekking around the serene bank of Lake B unyonyi in Uganda, An exotic game drive adventure at Queen Elizabeth National Park; A tour at the rich tropical forest of Kibale National Park; Finally, we set foot at the renowned Murchison National Park.

 

Day 1: Airport Pick up-Kigali City Tour & Genocide Memorial Sites

Your guide will pick you up early in the morning and provide briefing on your upcoming safari. We begin our activity by taking 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?

In the afternoon, we take you to your accommodation for check in, rest, and to prepare for the exciting safari ahead.

  • Main destination:Kigali
  • Accommodation:Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge Luxury lodge located in or near Kigali
  • Meals & drinks:All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 2: Gorilla tracking

Today is marked by a fascinating activity of Gorilla tracking in the Volcanoes National Park. Before you go for gorilla trekking, there will be great entertainment from the local people of Rwanda with the greatest cultural dance that one should not miss while in Africa.

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

Day 3: Golden Monkey Tracking and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Today, we set out to Volcanoes National Park for Golden monkey tracking. These active creatures live in the bamboo vegetation towards the base of the volcanoes. Habituation has helped them to become more sociable and accustomed to the sightings of frequent visitors.

After lunch, we make our way to Uganda, known as the Pearl of Africa. We will take
the Katuna boarder through Kabale town where you get to enjoy breathtaking views along the way. Our final destination is at Lake Bunyonyi, which is the 2nd deepest lake in Africa after Lake Tanganyika.

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

Day 4: Bird Watching in Bushara Island & Canoe Trekking around Lake Bunyonyi

We begin with an exciting Bird watching safari at Bushara Island Camp. This cozy nook surrounded by lush green hills and
swamps is a conducive place to relax. You can simply sit, read a book, and let time take its toll.

In the afternoon, we set out for a canoe trek to enjoy the serene ambiance and breath taking views of Lake Bunyonyi. Also referred to as the“place of many little birds”, Lake Bunyonyi encircles 29 islands of various shapes and sizes exuding a kind of grandeur, which has made this place synonymous to paradise.

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

Day 5: Local Community Immersion & Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Today, we visit the local community in the area and immerse in their culture. You can meet and interact with the orphans, the children of Uganda. This is a chance to visit or volunteer for the underprivileged children of Mwendo where you will be
welcomed by traditional dances stemming from its rich history. In the afternoon, we travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for that once in a lifetime game drive adventure.

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

Day 6: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the highlight of today’s activities. We begin with an informative orientation from the briefing center. The rangers will conduct the briefing then lead you to the forest for a walk in search of Gorillas. The park is home to colobus monkeys, chimpanzees, and birds such as hornbills and turacos. Most notably, half of the world’s population of the critically endangered mountain gorillas is found here as well. An up close encounter with the Mountain gorillas is a once in a lifetime experience-a memory that Uganda will leave with you to cherish.

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

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, we make our way to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you can see tree-climbing lions found in the southern area of the park lazily lying up on the branches of the huge fig trees. Also witness Uganda Kobs in the open Ishasha plains as well as other wildlife including elephants and Cheetah roaming freely in their natural habitat.

  • 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 8: Tree climbing Lions Game Drive & Boat Safari at Kazinga Channel

We will set out for a real Ugandan African adventure traversing through the bushes of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This park previously known in 1952 as Kazinga National Park was later on renamed to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth II. Here you can see hippos, leopards, elephants, lions, and Chimpanzees among other 95 species of mammals and over 500 species of birds.

After lunch, we proceed to Mweya peninsula for a boat trip through the Kazinga Channel. Here you will see wildlife along the banks of the channel including buffalo, elephants, birds, and hippos.

  • 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: Transfer to Kibale National Park

Passing through Fort portal town, we will make our way 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.
There will be no major activities today so you can relax and prepare for another exciting activity the following day.

  • Main destination:Kibale Forest National Park
  • Accommodation:Kyaninga LodgeLuxury lodge located inside Kibale NP
  • Meals & drinks:All meals includedDrinks not included

Day 10: Chimpanzee Tracking or Chimpanzee Habituation

Tracking chimpanzees is a unique experience that makes Safari in Uganda at par with its neighboring East African
countries. There is nothing more exotic than starring in a real African jungle adventure. You get the real Ugandan atmosphere as you move through the bushes and watch the Chimps swing through the steady branches. If you can’t get enough, you may opt to do the habituation experience, which means you can spend the whole day with these amazing creatures.

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

Day 11: Hoima Town

Today, we drive to Hoima Town, a municipal town in the Western Region of Uganda. You will be dropped off at your hotel to rest and prepare for the next day’s activity at Murchison Falls National Park. Trivia: Hoima Town is located in Hoima District in Western Uganda about 225 Km from Kampala City. It is the capital of the Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara and the King’s palace is less than 2Km from the town centre.

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

Day 12: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary & Murchison Falls National Park

Be prepared to meet fifteen southern white rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a private, non-profit, animal sanctuary in Uganda. The sanctuary also offers interesting activities including rhino trekking, bird watching, nature walks and relaxation.

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 13: Wildlife and Boat Safari on River Nile

Today, we set our for an early morning game drive to find elusive predators such as Lions, Hyenas, Leopard, and Jackal among several others; all the while enjoying the beautiful savannah landscape.

In the afternoon, we set out for a boat safari along the world-famous River Nile, which sets off at Paara, going upstream to the base of the Murchison Falls. While on cruise, you will see Crocodiles, Hippos, and lizards. You will also chance upon
Buffaloes, Elephants and Antelopes quenching their thirst and cooling off the heat by the river banks.

  • 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: Top of the Falls & Travel to Kampala

We will make our way at the top of the falls on Murchison Falls National Park. This will be a hike lasting for almost an hour adjacent the Murchison falls. Though exhausting, this will all be worth as you feast your eyes with the amazing views of
the falls at different spots along the trail.

In the afternoon, we head back and depart for Kampala to your accommodation, which offers a great view of Lake Victoria.

  • Main destination:Kampala
  • Accommodation:Casia Lodge Luxury lodge located in or near Kampala
  • Meals & drinks:All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 15: City tour, Tour to Buganda tombs & Kampala night life

We will cap off your holiday with a city tour of Kampala. You can go shopping around the malls for souvenirs or pay a visit at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kasubi Tombs. This historical site is the burial ground of four kabakas (kings of Buganda) and other members of the Baganda royal family making it a respected place for the Ganda people as well as an example of traditional architecture. At night, see how Ugandans live it up in one or two or more of Kampala’s best bars and nightclubs.

Main destination: Kampala
Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodation)
Meals & drinks: All meals included
Drinks not included

 

Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits (one per person, non-resident FOR Uganda & Rwanda)
  • 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
  • Includes Rwanda gorilla permit @$1500USD
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Drinks

 

, Rwanda
15 days
4
US$7777.00
US$7777.00

US$7777.00
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