16 days Uganda- Rwanda Safari
DAY 1: Airport Transfer
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport at will be met by our representative, who doubles as your driver and guide, will drive you to Kampala city. Transfer to your hotel for overnight at Kampala Serena Hotel or Mestil Hotel
DAY 2: Kampala-Murchison Falls National Park
After breakfast drive to Murchison falls. Stop for lunch at Masindi town. After lunch proceed to Murchison falls. Visit the top of the falls an exciting point where millions of gallons of water squeeze in 6-7 meter gap with thunderous sound before falling down 40 meters forming placid river. Dinner and overnight at lodge of your choice. At Paraa Safari Lodge or Pakuba Safari Lodge FB
DAY 3: Murchison Falls National Park
Early morning take game drive looking for wildlife. Murchison Falls is the largest national park in the country and harbors different flora and fauna. Your game drive in the morning with a local guide who will assist you to sight wild game in the northern bank of River Nile where concentrations of game are in common sight of elephants, giraffes, antelopes, lions leopards hyenas and many bird species are a common sight. After lunch in the afternoon go for a boat cruise on the famous River Nile up to the bottom of falls viewing variety of game that throng along banks of the river. Chances of sighting the shoe bill stork are many though not a guarantee and many more bird species continue up to the bottom of the falls where you will see animals like schools of hippos, crocodiles and many species of birds .Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge or Pakuba Safari Lodge FB
DAY 4: Murchison Falls National Park
Today will have another game drive looking for wildlife. Your game drive in the morning will also take place in the northern bank of river taking different tracks where to see game life like elephants, giraffes, antelopes, lions, leopards, hyenas and many bird species are a common sight. Afternoon will also use different boat cruise on the River Nile to Albert Delta viewing variety of game that throng along banks of the river. You will see animals like schools of hippos, crocodiles and many species of birds. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge or Pakuba Safari Lodge FB
DAY 5: Murchison Falls – Fort Portal.
Morning after breakfast proceed to Fort Portal /Kibale with packed lunch. Drive in one of the remotest parts of this country enjoying different forest environment and other savannah woodland vegetation plus communities along the road stop where you find local market to mix briefly with local people. Arrival will be a in the evening enjoy nice views of the mountains of the moon on clear days.
Continue to Kibale National Park where you will settle in at Primate Lodge luxury tent facilities. Dinner and overnight. FB
DAY 6: Kibale Forest National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast visit Kanyanchu the park headquarter offices for your chimpanzee tracking where you will see other primates like the colobus monkeys, veryet monkeys plus other primates that share this forest with chimpanzees. The park also hosts over 320 species of birds including the yellow spotted nectar, yellow rumped tinker birds etc. It also has colorful butterflies; over 250 species have been spotted. For nature lovers, the dense forest is still intact you can see trees of different species. Track chimps in their natural habitat. Kibale Forest National Park is believed to have most concentration of primates in the world. Over 12 different species of primates including chimps in this park have been recorded.
Enjoy a lot plant life with tall tropical tree species.
After lunch drive along the foot of Mountain Rwenzori and on clear days enjoys its nice ice peaks that remain wonder on equator line. Stop for communities along the road stop where you find local market to mix briefly with local people. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge FB
DAY 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Early Breakfast in the morning, carryout game drive to catch-up with the early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. You are likely to meet grazing hippos, elephants, lions, spotted hyenas and leopards, bushbuck, waterbuck and stripped jackal and off-course the several warthogs.
After lunch take boat cruise on Kazinga channel connecting lake George and Lake Edward viewing different game lion, elephant, buffalo and many more plus plenty of birdlife. Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari Lodge. FB
DAY 8: Queen Elizabeth – Ishasha
After breakfast you will drive Kyambura gorge to track chimpanzees. After picnic lunch, drive towards the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth national park. The Ishasha sector famous for climbing lions. Will
carry out game drive in the evening dinner and overnight at Ishasha Wilderness luxury camp
DAY 9: Ishasha-Bwindi
Morning will do a game drive looking for climbing lions and other game. After will precede to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park the home of Mountain Gorillas. It is estimated half of the world’s surviving population of mountain gorillas -300 live within Bwindi boundaries. Highlands once known as Switzerland of Africa before the drop of the Western Rift Valley. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp. FB
DAY 10: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Early morning breakfast and head for gorilla trekking with guides together with other tourists trackers on this day. The trek is strenuous but enjoyable. This is the major tourist attraction in Bwindi. Carry packed lunch with you that will have at picnic site in the forest. The thrill of your encounter with these gentle giants will erase your difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Spend time in awe watching gorillas go about their activities. Each encounter is different and has its own rewards. You are likely to enjoy a close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic from vines in a delightfully playful display.
Return from tracking gorillas, have dinner and overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp. FB
DAY 11: Bwindi to Rwanda
After breakfast at your leisure will be driven to Rwanda. Enjoy this Switzerland of Africa scenery. After lunch drive to Kisoro and cross border to Rwanda. After crossing boarder through Kisoro in the north of Rwanda, drive to Ruhengeri for overnight at Gorilla View Lodge/ Gorilla Nest Lodge.
DAY 12: Gorilla tracking Park des Volcans
Day for gorilla tracking in Parc National des Volcans (PNV) located in the northern part of Rwanda. Volcanic mountain ranges of Muhavura where about over 300 mountain gorillas find their natural habitat. Morning will be driven to park headquarters after briefing start off the adventure with trackers. There are 8 habituated gorilla families – Amahoro, “Group 13”, Sabinyo and Susa – etc each of the groups allows up to 8 people per day. You will track either family to be allocated. Tracking gorillas may take 2- 8 hours depending on the movements of these primates. After tracking will be led back to park headquarters. Diner and overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel.
DAY 13: Kigali – Bunyonyi
After breakfast will be driven to Kigali City the main administrative and economic centre of Rwanda. With an ever green feel of fresh air, it is the cleanest face isher fortune; it is this dramatic beauty from which its name is derived. There are, however, other factors; Kigali is a city that delights the mind as well as the eye of any visitor. It is the city where the past lives comfortably with the present.
You will have the opportunity to see the following: Visit an artisan shopping centre for local arts and crafts shopping. Visit the Kigali Museum and learn the history of Kigali’s and Rwanda’s pre-colonial and colonial period as well as the colonial masters in Rwanda. Visit the city and see firsthand the post genocide development and expansion of Kigali. Visit the 1994 Kigali Genocide Memorial site.
After lunch cross into Uganda again drive Lake Bunyonyi located in the center of many hills. Enjoy the good scenery of the area and overnight at Heritage Lodge.
DAY 14: Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo
Morning take a boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi a seeing plenty of bird life and visiting communities as they go their daily activities. Enjoy this Switzerland of Africa scenery. After lunch drive to Lake Mburo national park or Mbarara town. Lunch will be on the way transfer to Lake Mburo. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo Lodge.
DAY 15: Lake Mburo
After Breakfast take a game drive take boat ride on lake Mburo proceed to Masaka road to Kampala. Stopover on your way could be for Ankole grassland where long horned cattle are common sight. Return to Kampala with stopover at Equator Uganda crossing and Mpambire drum makers for a brief photo opportunity and to shop Souvenirs. Continue to Kampala and overnight will be at Kampala Serena Hotel.
DAY 16: Airport Transfer
After breakfast will be transferred to Entebbe airport for your home bound flight.
End of Safari.
Pease note the safari cost will include:
All meals and accommodation as per itinerary
Two gorilla permits per person
Services of an English safari driver/guides
Vehicle border crossing fees
All park entry fees, all game drives, boat/ launch trips.
All the applicable Government Taxes.
4×4 wheel drive vehicle with gas
Two chimp permits per person – Kyambura /Kibale
Drinking bottled water
Drinks, your bar bills, phone calls, visa fees, personal insurance and any other services of a personal nature like souvenirs tips and laundry etc.