Safari Name15Days Uganda and Rwanda Primate Gorilla Tracking and Game Safari
Tour CodeTATS-EAC-109
DestinationUganda and Rwanda

Full Itinerary

Summary of Key Tour Details:
• Duration: 14Days/13Nights
• Transport: Using 4×4 Landcruisers/Jeep
• Destinations: Entebbe/Murchison Falls/Kibale/ Queen Elizabeth/Bwindi/LK Bunyonyi/Parc de Volcanoes/ Kigali
• Accommodation: As indicated below. However we can also work with any of the hotels that you prefer.
• Flight Option: Flying option is also available for this safari but at an extra cost from either from Entebbe Airport to Murchison Falls, Then or Murchison Fall to Near Kibale National Park
• We offer exclusive private vehicle and driver from 2pax onwards and we don’t mix clients
• In Peak Season, Early booking is always advised as hotels tend to fill up early
• Point to Note: A night in Kigali can be added at the at the end at an extra cost

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda
On arrival, you will meet our company representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Entebbe for overnight stay.Meals and overnight in Kampala Serena Hotel or Central Inn Hotel or Boma Guest House on Bed and Breakfast.

Day 2: Kampala City – Murchison Falls National Park
Your breakfast will be served at your hotel and later a drive off to Murchison falls from Kampala, have a lunch stop in Masindi at any Hotel of your choice, proceed after to the top of the falls. Here you will checkout the calm Nile forcing its self through a narrow gorge to fall a distance of 50 km down with a thunderous roar. You should watch out for game and birds at the top of the falls. You then proceed to you Hotel overnight stay.These optional Activities can be included on this day:

• A branch to the Rhino Sanctuary for a Rhino walking safari
• Afternoon chimpanzee tracking in the Budongo Forest
• A visit to the cultural site before entry to Murchison falls National park
Meals and overnight in either Paraa Lodge or Fort Murchison Lodge or RedChillis Camp on Full Board

Day 3: Activities in Murchison Falls National Park
Take a cup of coffee very early to go for a game drive on the northern circuit of the park. This drive will reward you with game like Jackson Hartebeest, Elephant, Waterbucks, if lucky will spot Lions, Rothschild Giraffe, and a variety of birds. Return from the drive for lunch at the lodge and the go for a boat ride in the afternoon along the Nile. Animals include crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, and plenty of bird species, overnight stay.

Meals and overnight in either Paraa Lodge or Fort Murchison Lodge or RedChillis Camp on Full Board

Day 4: Murchison Falls National Park – Kibale National Park
Check out of the your hotel after your breakfast with your guide will drive along the Albertine rift the village homestead will be an added advantage for great views and compensation to the bumpy road, pass Hoima, in case you need something at the market, its optional to stop, if you have your packed lunch good time too to stop enroute for your picnic lunch. The journey on this day will end to the Town of Fort Portal that. This drive will take you about 8 hours, after this long journey relax and spend the night.

These optional Activities can be included on this day:

• Tour of the Fort portal Cultural sites
• Visit to Amabere Nyinamwiru crater/caves are
• Visit to the tea plantation
Meals and overnight in either Kyaninga Lodge or Kibale Tented Camp or Chimpanzee Guest House on Full Board.

Day 5: Chimpanzees to Kibale National Park
Drive to Kibale Forest National Park- commonly known and accepted for its excellent diversity of and massive primates in East Africa. You will go for guided walk to search for the wild chimpanzees, black white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, butterflies of different species and many others. In the afternoon, you will go for a swamp walk to Bigodi before your return to your hotel for overnight.

Meals and overnight in either Kyaninga Lodge or Kibale Tented Camp or Chimpanzee Guest House on Full Board.

Day 6: Kibale National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park where we take on a mid morning game drive in search of the wild game and a marvel view of the great lakes of Lake Edwards and lake George, then also the great Kazinga channel. In the afternoon, you will go for a launch cruise on the Kazinga channel to Lake Edward. During the game drive and launch trip you will see animals like waterbucks, bushbucks, Buffaloes, warthogs, hyenas, hippos, pythons and Kobs and birds like the rare shoe bill, later overnight.

Meals and overnight in either Mweya Safari Lodge or Bush safari Camp or Simba Camp on Full Board

Day 7: Activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Take breakfast to go for a walk through Maramagmbo forest and the Kyambura reserve for the whole day. You will have a picnic lunch in the forest. The walk through the forest provides an opportunity to view Uganda Kobs, cobras, rock pythons, monkeys and many more. Dinner and overnight.

Meals and overnight in either Mweya Safari Lodge or Bush safari Camp or Simba Camp on Full Board.

Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi Gorilla Park
Go through the Ishasha sector to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park a home of the gorillas. You will reach in the evening for overnight.

Meals and overnight in Gorilla Forest Lodge or Silverback Lodge or Buhoma Community Bandas on Full Board.

Day 9: Full day Bwindi Gorilla Trekking
Breakfast, receive briefing and depart for gorilla tracking in the morning. The activity is unpredictable, and therefore difficult to determine the time it takes however, it ranges between 2-9 hours. It’s a tough experience but equally rewarding when you observe the gorillas interact and feed.

These optional Activities can be included on this day: • Forest Walk to the Bwindi including the falls
• Village walk to the communities near the forest
• Bicycle riding to the communities or to Butogota

Meals and overnight in Gorilla Forest Lodge or Silverback Lodge or Buhoma Community Bandas on Full Board.

Day 10: Bwindi National Park – Lake Bunyonyi
Leave Bwindi National park, arrive in time for Lunch and take boat /canoe ride in the afternoon on lake Bunyonyi viewing many bird species and European migratory birds can be viewed here because of the temperate climate in this area. Visit local group’s activities on the Island. Dinner and overnight.

Meals and overnight in Birds Nest Lodge or Arcadia Cottage or Lake Bunyonyi Overland Camp on Full Board.

Day 11 : Lake Bunyonyi via Kisoro to Ruhengeri
In the morning after breakfast drive via Kisoro to crossing the border to Rwanda and continue Ruhengeri near to Parc de Volcano for overnight stay.

Meals and overnight in Sabinyo Silverback Lodge or Mountain Gorilla Vies Lodge or Le palm hotel on Full Board.

Day 12: Park Des Volcans Gorilla Tracking Day
Breakfast then receive gorilla trekking before starting the adventure with trackers. You will be assigned guides who will and join other trackers allocated to the gorilla family that you will be tracking. Tracking may take 2- 8 hours depending on the movement of these primates. Overnight will be at your hotel facility.

Meals and overnight in Sabinyo Silverback Lodge or Mountain Gorilla Vies Lodge or Le palm hotel on Full Board.

Day 13: Gorilla Park Lodge – Kigali, Rwanda City
Early departure after your breakfast in the morning at 8:00am from gorilla park sightseeing before Lunch shall be served after check in to you hotel in Kigali then afternoon visit places in the city include genocide memorial site at Gisozi. This takes almost to 4hrs. Afterwards transfer to the Airport to depart back home.

Please not note following regarding Gorilla Permits

1) Gorilla permit prices are subject to change without warning.
2) Prices for gorilla safaris are based on clients staying together.
3) Gorilla viewing is subject to availability of permits, which are limited.
4) Separate quotes are available, on request, for clients wishing to stay at other properties.
5) All gorilla permits need to be purchased at the time of booking or a deposit equivalent to 50% of the cost of the safari paid, whichever is higher.
6) We may customize any of our itineraries to suit you. You are at liberty to reduce or add a number of nights, change a hotel (upgrade/downgrade), change a given routing etc.

 

Activities/services included in the cost:
• Arrival and departure airport transfer. • Accommodation as per the itinerary.
• Accommodation in the National Parks is based on Full Board
• Road transportation in custom made safari vehicles.
• Exclusive private vehicle and driver-guide throughout the safari
• Game dives as per the itinerary
• Park and game reserve entrance fees
• English Driver guides available for the safari
• Our 24hours support throughout the safari

Activities/services excluded in the cost:
• All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
• Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
• Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
• Flying option available for certain safaris at an extra cost
• Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips etc

To get costs for this tour, contact our Sales Office Team on sales@trailsofafrica.co.ke
Just give us the Safari Tour Code and name of the safari you want to book and we shall revert back with costs and availability.