15 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari adventure

15 Day Rwanda & Uganda Gorilla Safari – Gorilla Trek Tours.On this trip,you will go gorilla tracking in Rwanda & Uganda for 15 days.The tour starts from Uganda and ends in Kigali,Rwanda. It begins with visiting Murchison falls for launch cruise along the top of the falls and game drive followed by chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest going through Queen Elizabeth National Parks to Bwindi Impenetrable forest crossing to Kigali via the Katuna border to Volcanoes national park then heads to Nyungwe national park and lastly to Kigali for a grand city tour

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arriving at Entebbe Airport
On arrival at the Entebbe International Airport you will be met by our safari ambassadors who will transfer you to your hotel in Entebbe/ Kampala. Dinner and an overnight stay at
Luxury Serena Hotel
Mid range: Cassia Lodge
Budget: The Lodge
Meal plan: half board

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison falls National Park
Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at 8.00am and drive North-East through the famous Luweero Triangle. Reaching Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary at around mid day. If you’re interested you can go Rhino tracking which takes about one hour. After tracking you will continue to Masindi Town, lunch break at Kabalega Resort /New Court View Hotel. After proceed to the park stopping at the top of the falls which is an incredible sight. From here you will continue on, taking a ferry to cross the river up to your desirable Lodge.Game viewing on the way is very good; look out for hippos, crocodile elephants, and buffalos among other animals seeing grazing around the sand bank arriving at the Park in the evening. Check in and relax into your room. Dinner and overnight at.
Luxury: Paraa Lodge
Mid range: Bwana Tembo safari Camp/ Sambiya River Lodge
Budget: Red Chili Camp
Meal plan: Full board

Day 3: Game drive and launch Cruise
After a cup of tea or coffee, the guide will lead you to the forest to watch a variety of animals that hide out with in the tropical forest. The forests are famous to be a home for over 70 mammal species such as jackals, hyenas, giraffe, lion, antelopes, elephants, the Uganda Kob, warthogs, leopards, and buffaloes, among others. After a wonderful moment drive slowly back to the lodge for a full breakfast and lunch. After lunch and relaxation, you will go for a boat trip up to the bottom of the great Murchison Falls. Expect to get close to a variety of animals over 4000 amazing hippos, in addition to some huge Nile crocodiles, Antelopes, elephants, lots of birds including the fish eagle, storks, if lucky you may see the rare shoebills and so many more. Come back for dinner and an overnight stayat
Luxury: Paraa Lodge
Mid range: Bwana Tembo safari Camp/ Sambiya River Lodge
Budget: Red Chili Camp
Meal plan: Full board

Day 4: Murchison Falls-Kibale Forest National Park
After a gorgeous breakfast you will be driven through Masind, Hoima towns to arrive in time for lunch in Fortpotral at mountains of the Moon Hotel or its equivalent. The journey from Murchison to Kibale takes about 7-8 hours drive. After lunch proceed to Kibale Forest National Park which is about 35 kms from Fort portal arrive in the evening at the park for dinner and an overnight stay at.
Luxury: Ndali Lodge/ Kyaninga Lodge
Mid range: Kibale Forest camp/ Chimpanzee Guest House
Budget: Rwenzori View Guest House
Meal plan: Full Board

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and Nature walk in Bigodi Swamps
Have an early morning breakfast, report to a ranger station at 8.00am for a short briefing about chimps tracking. Tracking can take half a day searching for chimpanzee and other primates. These amusing apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are amazing to watch as they play in fruiting trees. The guide will provide information to all forest’s fauna and flora to ensure that the walk is enjoyable and useful. Other primates such as black and white Colobuses, the rare L’hoest monkey, bush baby, bush back, baboons and mammals like elephant, butterflies can be seen. And bird lovers also have a chance to see various species of birds like the yellow spotted nicator, rumped tinker birds among other. Come back at the hotel for lunch and relaxation.
After lunch and relax, take a visit to Bigodi swamp sanctuary for a nature walk which may gift you with an opportunity to see over 229 tree species found within the wet tropical forests of the park. Plus also different primate species such as, blue monkeys, baboons and a variety of birds butterflies to mention but a few. Come back for dinner and an overnight stay at.

Luxury: Ndali Lodge/ Kyaninga Lodge
Mid range: Kibale Forest camp/ Chimpanzee Guest House
Budget: Rwenzori View Guest House
Meal plan: Full Board

Day 6: Transfer to Semuliki National Park
After breakfast you will be transferred to Semuliki National Park which is a 2-3 hours drive up to the Park. This drive will take you down the Eastern side of Lake Albert situated in the Basin of Western Rift Valley up to the Park arriving in the afternoon. This is the only Park in Uganda where you can do a spot lit night drive. You may came a cross several species of animals such as leopard, big cats, the white tailed mongoose and slender mongoose, standard night pennant and winged night jars, plus several species of birds depending on the time of year. Dinner and an overnight stay at
Luxury: Semuliki Safari Lodge
Mid range: Kanyankyu Ecological Site
Budget: Semliki Valley Wildlife Reserve
Meal plan: Full Board

Day 7: Bird watching and Game drive
After a morning breakfast you will be lead by the guide to Sempaya and Ntandi which provide excellent viewing of the birds among which including the White-crested Hornbill, Red-billed Dwarf Hornbill, Piping Hornbill, Yellow-throated Nicator, Great blue and Ross’s Turacos to mention but a few. A slow drive to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. After relaxation go for a game drive in the evening which may offer you an opportunity to come up with a variety of animals such as elephants, lions, buffaloes, the white tailed mongoose and slender mongoose, standard night pennant and winged night jars and many more. Come back at the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay at the lodge.

Luxury: Semuliki Safari Lodge
Mid range: Kanyankyu Ecological Site
Budget: Semliki Valley Wildlife Reserve
Meal plan: Full Board

Day 8: Transfer to Queen Eliizabeth National Park
Early in the morning after a cup of tea/coffee you will be leaving Semuliki National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will drive through the attractive green countryside eventually ascending the Western Rift Valley to Fort Portal. From here you will continue to the Park. En route game drive to see herds of elephants, antelopes, Uganda kob, buffaloes among other. Arrive at the park in the afternoon for lunch. In the evening go for an evening game drive to catch up with a variety of animals that rush to their hideouts. You may have a chance to see leopards, buffaloes, Kobs, elephants, lions, warthogs, bush pigs and many more. Retire to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay at.
Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge/ Katara Lodge
Mid range: Kyambura Game Lodge
Budget: Enganzi Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board

Day 9: Chimpanzee tracking and lunch cruise
Have an early cup of tea/coffee, leave for the 7.00am chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge. This may give you chance to see various primates most especially Chimpanzee our closest relatives and many more other primate species such as, Black and white Colobus monkeys, baboons vervet monkeys and many other wild animals that live in the forest such as , buffalo, hyenas, antelopes, warthogs to mention but a few. A slow drive to the lodge is made for lunch and relaxation by the side of the pool. After lunch, you will embark on a two hours launch cruise along the famous Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. The launch cruise will gift you with a chance to watch a thousand of hippos and crocodile that concentrate around the Lake. You may also came across a variety of games drinking at the water’s edge such as Buffalo, warthogs, elephants and a great variety of birds on the shores including the open –billed stork, African Jacana, Great White and Pink-Backed Pelicans among others. Return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay at.
Luxurious: Mweya Safari Lodge/ Katara Lodge
Mid range: Kyambura Game Lodge
Budget: Enganzi Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board

Day 10: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After a beautiful breakfast, we will embark on a drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. We will drive through the Southern sector of Queen Elizabeth known as Ishasha, this place is famously known for its tree climbing lions; enjoy lunch by the Ishasha River. And try to spot tree-climbing lions before proceeding to Bwindi National Park home of the few surviving mountain gorillas in the world. The Park is also a home to over 345 species of birds and also supports 24 of 26 Albertine Rift Endemics that occur in Uganda so bird lovers are in position to spot out a number of them and there incredible variety of flora at the Park. Dinner and an Overnight stay at
Luxury: Mahogany Springs/ Gorilla Forest Camp/ Buhoma Lodge
Mid range: Silver Back lodge/ Lake Kitandara Tented Comp
Budget: Buhoma Community Bandas
Meal plan: Full board

Day 11: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi forest National Park
After an early breakfast, proceed to the Park Headquarters for a briefing before go Gorilla trekking. The time you take to get to the Gorillas is very unpredictable because they keep on moving as they search for food. It may take between 2 to 9hours. A reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a strong pair of walking shoes, together with packed lunch and water. After, a guide will lead you to the forest to begin the searching of these endangered mountain gorillas, one of the most exciting and memorable activity done at the Park; You spend just an hour with the apes’ ounce found. After a full satisfaction, come back to the lodge for leisure. If you have energy this afternoon go for a guided village walk, see the local communities living around the park, (Batwa) visit their homestead as they perform their cultural dance, among other activities. Dinner and an overnight at
Luxury: Mahogany Springs/ Gorilla Forest Camp/ Buhoma Lodge
Mid range: Silver Back lodge/ Lake Kitandara Tented Comp
Budget: Buhoma Community Bandas
Meal plan: Full board

Day 11: Transfer to Rwanda
After a morning breakfast, you will cross the boarder to Rwanda (N.B clock will go one hour back ward) enjoy lunch en route. After continue to the park while enjoying a scenic view and the fantastic foothills of the volcano that make up volcanoes National Park. Arriving at the park in the evening for leisure. Dinner and an overnight stay at
Luxury: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Mid range: Le Bombou Lodge
Budget: Kinigi Guest House
Meal plan: Full Board

Day 12: Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the park headquarters for a short briefing about the dos and don’ts while with the giant apes. After, get accompanied by a ranger guide who will lead you to the forest to search for the gorillas for the group booked for. Some level of physical fitness is needed because it involves passing through muddy areas and thick forest. The time spent searching for these giants is unpredictable as it depends on their movements, but once it happens to come across these apes, you will forget all the troubles you have passed through and begin enjoying watching them, you may find them doing their daily activities like feeding, playing, mother feeding their young ones among others. The 1 hour spent with these gorillas is so rewarding, return back to the lodge for leisure. Or if you happen to have the evening free you will go for Ibyiwacu community walk in the Banyarwanda community meet the local people that live around the park. Return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight at.
Luxury: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Mid range: Le Bombou Lodge
Budget: Kinigi Guest House
Meal plan: Full Board

Day 13: Golden monkey tracking
Have breakfast and then after head to the park headquarters to get briefed about golden monkey tracking, after you will be accompanied by a ranger guide who will lead you to the forest to begin the tracking. You May either follow Kabatwa at the base of Sabyinyo or Musanga at the base of Karisimbi. Golden monkeys are the most endangeredprimates in the volcanoes. Tracking these elusive golden monkeys is unpredictable since it can take between 1-7 hours depending on their movements. After a full day of satisfaction you will return back to the lodge. The evening will be reserved for resting and relaxation. Dinner and an overnight stay at.
Luxury: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
Mid range: Le Bombou Lodge
Budget: Kinigi Guest House
Meal plan: Full Board

Day 14: Transfer to Kigali
In the morning after a gorgeous breakfast, you will take a visit to the Dian Fossey Grave a prominent researcher who carried out research on the behaviors of gorillas for the period of over 18 years .Visit also her research centre at Karisoke. Then after transfer to Kigali with lunch en route and visiting to places like the Butare Museum and Murambi Genocide sites, the King’s Palace at Nyanza. You will reach Kigali city late evening for dinner and an overnight stay at

Luxury: Manor Hotel
Budget: Chez lando Hotel
Half board bull

Day 15: Departure
After breakfast, take a short city tour to visit cultural centre and other interesting places if time allows and then after you will be transferred to the Airport to take your flight back home.

End of the tour

The safari quotation include
– All Park entrance fees to include government taxes
– Ground transportation by 4×4 tourist Land Cruiser
– Airport Transfers
– Accommodation and meals on full board (FB) as per itinerary
– Rwanda& Uganda Gorilla/ Chimp permits
– All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
– En-route lunches
– Driver/guide allowances
– Bottled water while on safari

The safari quotation excludes:
The tour excludes flight fares, Airline ticket, beverages, tips, visas and personal expenses not included in the itinerary

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