13Days Uganda Rwanda Primates Safari

Safari Name13Days Uganda Rwanda Primates Safari
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Full Itinerary

DAY 1: Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park
Early morning breakfast then transfer northwards to Murchison via Budongo forest with a lunch stop-over in Masindi. You will arrive in the Albertine Rift valley at thetop of the falls in the late afternoon a time at which the Nile River’s looks splendid and spectacular especially the point at which this river compresses and squeezes itself from over a kilometer wide down through a 6-meter gorge creating a thunderous roar. This is the most powerful natural surge of water found anywhere in the world. By a ferry you will Cross to Paraa Safari Lodge for your dinner and overnight (FB)

DAY 2: Game drive in Murchison Falls NP
Early morning you will have a game drive on the northern bank. The delta area is gifted with abundant wildlife such as buffalo, lions, hyenas, elephants, cape hartebeests, rothchild’s giraffes, bushbucks, bohor reedbucks, oribi, waterbucks, and if lucky leopards. Return to the lodge for your late breakfast and have rest. Right after your lunch, embark on a boat cruise up the stream of the Victoria Nile and to the base of the falls. On this 17-kilometer cruise you will see the wonderful crocodiles, hippos, elephants, waterbucks and Uganda Kobs. Blessed with a variety of bird species such as the pelican bee-eaters, egyptian geese, Hornbills, goliath herons, the rare shoebill, stork kingfishers and cormorants. You will dinner and have your second overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge

DAY 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
After breakfast traverse the Albertine Escarpment and the lush countryside, traditional farms and homesteads arriving in Fort Portal in the aftenoon for a late lunch. Dinner and overnight at Ndali safari Lodge /Rwenzori View Guest House/Kanyaankyu Ecological Site / Sky Tree House (FB)

DAY 4: Chimpanzee Tracking
Early morning after breakfast drive to Kanyanchu, Kibale Park Headquarters, before 8.00 am forchimpanzee trekking. Kibale forest harbours other primates including the Red-tailed and grey-cheeked Mangabeys, phoestes, Blue and Red-Colobuses in adition to chimps, never the less the many beautiful birds species, butterflies plus many small insects as well. A visit to Bigodi swamp eco tourism site given its astounding flora and fauna will be a time worth adventure too. You will return to the lodge for lunch and later on your dinner and overnight ( Ndali safari Lodge /Rwenzori View Guest House/Kanyaankyu ecological site / Sky Tree House -FB)

DAY 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
After your early morning breakfast you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park- a trip that may take you approximately 3 hours. Your lunch shall be taken at Mweya Safari Lodge .Embark on a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel in the afternoon, between Lakes Edward and George. In addition to the great variety of wildlife, the Channel has a great number of waterbirds. You will go back to Jacana safari Lodge /Mweya Safari Lodge (FB) for your dinner and overnight

DAY 6: Wildlife Viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Early morning before breakfast you will embark on a morning game drive in search of predators such as leopards, lions, jackals, and hyenas. You will return to the lodge for breakfast then transfer to Kyambura Game Reserve for more chimpanzee trekking plus a forest walk in Maramagambo forest. You will have your Dinner and overnight at Jacana safari Lodge /Mweya Safari Lodge (FB)

DAY 7: Transfer to Bwindi via Ishasha for tree-climbing lions
After a morning cup of coffee embark on a game drive along Kasenyi track and Queens mile along which you are assured of seeing gigantic Elephants, leopards, cape buffalo, Lions, Warthogs, hyena, waterbucks mangorose, and lots of many small animals and birds species. After the game drive you will start you to Bwindi NP through Maramagambo and Ishasha sector hoping to the famous tree-climbing lions. You will arrive in the evening at Bwindi national park. Your dinner and overnight shall be at Lake Kitandara tented Camp or Basic Buhoma community bandas (FB)

DAY 8 : Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After an early morning breakfast but with packed lunch, you will have a briefing by the game guides at the park headquarters then start your gorilla trek. Encountering the mountain gorillas in their natural environment takes is cumbersome and takes between 2-9 hrs but nonce found it is the highlight of an Africa adventure safari. You will have only 1 hr to observe, interact with and photograph these calm lovely apes.You shall spend your second dinner and overnight at Lake Kitandara tented Camp/ basic Buhoma community bandas

DAY 9 : Transfer to Rwanda via kibale highlands-‘the Switzerland of Africa’
After breakfast you shall transfer to Rwanda via the magnificent Kigezi highlands usually referred to as the ‘Switzerland of Africa‘ and cross the Uganda – Rwanda border to Ruhengeri. Your evening shall be spent visiting the Burera and Ruhondo twin lakes for a boat drive and interacting with the local community. You will dinner and have you overnight at luxury Volcanoes Rest Camp Rwanda / mid-range Gorilla Nest camp.

DAY 10: Gorilla tracking in Volcano national park .
You will spend part of your day tracking mountain gorillas in Volcano national park and in the afternoon cross back to Uganda and spend your night at Lake Bunyonyi.

Day 11: Transfer to Lake Mburo
After breakfast early in the morning, transfer to Lake Mburo National Park with lunch en route in Mbarara, after which you proceed and enter the park through Nshara Gate. Dinner and overnight shall be at Agip Motel /basic Rwonyo Rest Camp

DAY 12: Game Drive in Lake Mburo national park
After breakfast you will embark on a game drive but in some areas have a guided nature walk. The morning game drive will take you along the lakeshore track, through the “Kigambira Loop” that offers interesting guided lakeside walks. You certainly will see herds of zebra, cape buffaloes, oribi and topi, eland. With over 250 species such as the Papyrus Gonoleks, Brown-faced Lapwings, Bare-faced Go-away bird, the extraordinary White-winged Warbler plus Carruther’s Cisticolas, Bird watches will have a great adventure. After lunch you shall drive back to Kampala to the Lodge-lweza for your overnight / Speke Hotel or any other hotel of your choice

DAY 13: The Source of the Nile Adventure
After your breakfast transfer to Jinja via Mabira forest to get to the Source of the Nile. Proceed to Bujagali Falls and enjoy white water rafting and bungee jumping and in evening enjoy the Jinja town tour on your return to Kampala. If you are good to fly out of Uganda your guide/driver shall transfer you direct to Entebbe International Airport but if not to the Lodge-Lweza for your subsequent transfer to the airport when due.


• Game drives as per the itinerary
• Arrival and Departure airport transfers
• Accommodation and Meals as per the itinerary
• All park entrance fees to include government taxes
• Full time English speaking professional driver/guide
• 1 Gorilla tracking permit per person where applicable in the tour
• 1 Chimpanzee tracking permit per person where applicable in the tour
• Ground transport in a comfortable 4×4 Safari Vehicle equipped for game viewing, photography and touring
• Our 24hours support throughout the safari

• All International / domestic flights and any related taxes
• Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Beverages/Drinks, Tips and
• Travel and personal accident Insurance for any Passenger
• Visas which can be applied online or at the Embassy in your country
• Travel & Personal accident insurance
• Optional activities as indicated above and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
• Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program


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