Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee tracking and wildlife Safari in two countries – Uganda and Rwanda, Rhino sanctuary visit, 2 boat cruises, Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls National Parks
Day 01: Arrival – Entebbe
Upon arrival at Entebbe international Airport you will be met by your driver guide for the safari and transferred to your accommodation for the overnight. If your flight arrives early you can take a walk to the botanical gardens or Uganda Wildlife Education centre formerly the Zoo or just relax by the pool. Overnight The Boma guest House
Day 02: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – Murchison Falls National Park
Depart in the morning and drive North wards for Nakasongola District through the famous Luwero triangle and Stop at Ziwa Ranchers for Rhino viewing. Depart the sanctuary for Murchison Falls with lunch at Masindi.
After lunch, proceed to the park and tour the top of the falls where the Nile’s perfected beauty can be viewed easily, and marvel as it compresses and squeezes itself from over 1 kilometer wide down through a 7-meter canyon. The 150-meter drop of the falls creates a thunderous roar and a beautiful rainbow in a plume of spray – the best thing to ever happen to the Nile. Dinner and over night at Paraa Lodge. All meals included
Day 03: Game Drives – Launch trip
Get up early for a morning wildlife Safari on the Northern bank of the Nile River to View more of the wild animals and try to make out the different bird species with the help of the guide.
After lunch, proceed for a two-hour launch trip up to the bottom of the mighty Murchison falls where appalling water escapes from the narrow gorge, an opportunity to see the amazing hippos, crocodiles, water birds along the river banks. Return to Paraa Safari Lodge. All meals included.
Day 04: Kibaale Forest
After Breakfast, drive via the Albertine escarpment of the western Rift valley on the Masindi-Hoima-Fort portal road. This drive will be a long one south via Hoima to Fort Portal, passing though verdant countryside and traditional homesteads and farms.
Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the Fabled “Mountains of the Moon,” It is also a seat of Toro Kingdom. This Journey takes a long time on dusty and bumpy roads! Dinner and overnight Primate Lodge. All meals included
Day 05: Chimpanzee trek
In the morning after breakfast proceed to Kibaale Forest National Park visitors’ reception for briefing. Kibaale Forest is reputable for the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa.
In the afternoon transfer to the Bigodi Swamp for another, totally different nature walk. The Bigodi Swamp Walk is an initiative of the local community and is known for its rich diversity of birds and primates. Dinner and overnight Primate Lodge. All meals included
Day 06: Queen Elizabeth National Park- Launch Cruise
After breakfast, depart for Queen Elizabeth, see different games as you enter the Park. In the afternoon go for a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural link between Lake Edward and Lake George.
Enjoy abundant bird life such as such as African Fish eagle, Grey headed king fisher, Swamp flycatcher, Grey capped Warbler, Great White and Pink backed Pelican, Great and long tailed Cormorants, Common Squaco Heron, African open billed stock, Pied kingfishers, Black crake, swamp fly catcher among others and the hundreds of hippos that are cooling off at the shores, this cruise will definitely be one of the highlights of your safari.
Return to your accommodation and enjoy beautiful sunset. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge. All meals included
Day 07: Ishasha game drives
Early morning game drive to see Uganda Kobs, elephants, buffaloes, etc. if lucky the Leopard and many bird species. After packed breakfast, drive to the Ishasha sector of the park.
This wide-open savannah country dotted with flat-topped acacia trees, an incredible contrast in vegetation. In this quiet wilderness you can see nature at its best as well as the tree-climbing lion for which this area is most famous. Dinner and overnight at Ishasha Wilderness Camp. All meals included
Day 08: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After breakfast, leave the park for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Take a Community walk, visiting different sites including butterfly pool, banana distillation, traditional healers house, Mukono Parents Primary School, Karehe Hill, cultural entertainment by the Batwa Pygmies, traditional beekeeper, Mukono handicrafts women’s workshop.
The funds from this trip go back to the sites you have visited and the people involved, it is a community tourism initiative, and with this tour you can help the community within the area. Dinner and overnight at Engagi Lodge. All meals included
Day 09: Gorilla Tracking
After breakfast you will be taken to the park headquarters for a briefing on the gorilla tracking etiquette. The rangers and guides will then take you through the thick and steep vegetation until the gorillas are located.
Once located, you will be allowed 1 hour with the gorillas. After the trek return to the park headquarters where you guide will be waiting for you to transfer back to the lodge. Overnight Engagi Lodge. All meals included.
Day 10:Rwanda –Ruhengeri
Depart the ever green forest for Rwanda the Land of a Thousand Hills through Kyanika border post. En route see terraces, beautiful sceneries as you drive through the Kigezi and Mufumbira regions.
Arrive at Ruhengeri the town built on old lava stones overlooking lakes Bulera and Ruhondo. Dinner and overnight at Mt Gorilla View Lodge. All meals included.
Take a picnic lunch and drinking water and all the necessary gear like rain jacket and jungle boots to track the rare Mountain Gorillas, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences. Return to the lodge after the trek. Dinner and overnight at Mt Gorilla view Lodge. All meals included
Day 12: Nyungwe Forest
After breakfast, depart for Nyungwe Forest National Park en route . Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge. All meals included
Day 13: Chimpanzee trek
Get up early into the Nyungwe Forest, the largest block of montane forest in East or Central Africa and is an incredibly rich area of biodiversity but the reason for your visit today is the Chimpanzees and other primates. With 13 species resident you report early in the morning to the Park’s offices before heading off to trek chimpanzee.
In the after noon, take a nature walk around the park for birds, butterflies and other primates. Overnight Nyungwe Forest Lodge. All meals included
Day 14: Kigali
Early morning departure for Kigali the Capital City of Rwanda with a stop at the famous National Museum at Butare and the ancient King’s Palace at Nyanza. After lunch, proceed to Kigali city, en route view some of the a Thousand hills with beuatiful terraces. Dinner and overnight at Kigali Serena Hotel. Breakfast only
Day 15: Kigali City Tour – Uganda
After early breakfast, take a city tour of Kigali that will include Genocide Memorial Center and Gikongoro Market. After lunch, depart the land of a Thousand Hills, Rwanda to the Pearl of Africa, Uganda crossing the border through Gatuna border post. Dinner and overnight at Bunyonyi Overland Resort. All meals included
Day 16: Canoe Ride – Lake Mburo
After break fast, take a boat trip on this beautiful lake Bunyonyi, the lake of the little birds sorounded by green hills. Later depart for Lake Mburo National Park through the scenic route known as “Little Switzerland” and Ankole country.
Enjoy an afternoon game drive. Overnight Mantana Tented Camp. All meals included.
Day 17: Transfer to Entebbe Airport for your international flight out
After breakfast, you’ll enjoy a final morning game drive as you leave Lake Mburo. Return to Entebbe to connect with your international flight out. End of services. All meals included.
Safari includes: airport transfers, private transportation and game drives in 4WD safari vehicles with opening roof hatches for maximum game viewing, the services of professional driver/guides on safari, all park entrance fees, accommodation and meals as stated, excursions as stated.
Safari does not include: flights to and from Uganda, visas , medical or travel insurance, drinks, items of a personal nature, tips and gratuities
*Safari options: All our itineraries can be customized to your wish. You can add extra days, change a hotel or add other tourist sites. Please contact us for free, non-obligation safari advise.
Please note that children below 15 years are not allowed to track gorillas.