20 DAYS BEST RWANDA UGANDA (Primate & Wildlife) SAFARI 22/23
20 DAYS BEST RWANDA UGANDA (Primate & Wildlife) SAFARI 22/23 takes you for Gorilla trekking, Golden Monkey, Chimpanzee Tracking & Wildlife in Rwanda & Uganda
20 DAYS BEST RWANDA UGANDA (Primate & Wildlife) SAFARI 22/23 starts from Kigali Rwanda and ends in Entebbe Uganda with wildlife safaris in Akagera, Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Fallss national Parks; Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national Parks Rwanda and Bwindi Impenetrable national Park; Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest National Park, Nyungwe Forest National parks and Kaniyo Pabidi in Murchison National Park not forgetting Rhino and Golden Monkey tracking Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and Volcanoes national Park respectively.
Day 1: Arrival in Kigali
On arrival at the Airport, you will be welcomed by our company representative and have a city tour, where you will Visit Gisozi Genocide memorials, Craft shop, local market , Continue and visit the two Genocide churches Nyamata and Ntarama which will give you a clear picture of what happened in 1994 genocide. Thereafter transfer to Kigali for Dinner and overnight stay at Chezlando Hotel.
Day 2: Transfer to Akagera National Park- Afternoon Boat cruise
After breakfast, you will depart for Akagera National Park which is located along the Rwanda and Tanzanian border. After lunch at the Lodge, you will go for the afternoon boat trip on the Lake Ihema to see the large number of hippos, the huge Nile crocodile and so many bird species. Retire in the evening to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Akagera Game Lodge
Day 3: Game drive and transfer back to Kigali
After breakfast, you will go for the morning breakfast to search for the large herds of game animals which the park is famous for and these include: Burchell’s Zebra, lions, elephants, topi, giraffes, impalas and over 425 species of birds including the rare shoe billed stock, African jacana, sacred ibis goliath heron. Return back to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, drive back to Kigali for dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Chezlando.
Day 4, Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
After breakfast, you will transfer to Nyungwe forest National Park. En route stopovers at Gikongoro for a tour of the Genocide Memorial of Murambi and the Royal Palace in Nyanza. The site displays original items and pieces of history of the Old Mwami who was the King. Later after lunch you will continue with your Journey to Nyungwe National Park for dinner and overnight stay at Gisakura Guest House
Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking-Canopy walk.
Early morning breakfast, and after proceed to the park for Chimpanzee Tracking. You will enter into the forest early but you will be able to see primate species such as Columbus monkeys, forest birds and later, you will be able to see the chimpanzees in their natural environment. Return for Lunch and then go for canopy walk in the forest. You will view most of the attractions up the canopies, like birds. Dinner and Overnight at your lodge.
Day 6, Nature walk.
After breakfast, you will spend another day in the forest participating in the nature walk up to the water falls. You can also spot other primate species missed out in the previous primate trek. Return for dinner and overnight at Gisakura Guest house Meal plan: F/B
Day 7: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Have breakfast, you will leave Nyungwe Forest National Park and transfer to northern Rwanda to the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes where Parc National Des Volcanoes is found. Upon reaching PNV you will relax as you prepare for your Gorilla trek the next day. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel Muhabura Meal plan: F/B
Day 8: Mountain Gorilla tracking
After breakfast, you will transfer to the Park headquarters for a briefing from the park Ranger guides. After this, you will be accompanied by your ranger guide and start your trek into the forest to search for the habituated Mountain Gorilla family allocated to your group. You are reminded to bring with you bottled Mineral water. In terms of clothes, trekking boots, long sleeved shirts and blouses, rain coats, and Cameras are highly recommended for the trek. The time you will spend in the forest searching for the Gorillas is not predictable as it depends on where they spend the last night. Once you come across the Gorillas, all the troubles you have gone through to reach them will be easily forgotten and instead utilize the1 hour you have with them to get a great experience. You can observe them in terms of behaviors as well as taking photographs. Return to the lodge for refreshments, dinner and overnight at Hotel Muhabura Meal plan: F/B
Day 9, Golden Monkey trekking—Ibyi’wachu Cultural Village
After breakfast, you will go for the trekking of the Golden Monkeys in the Virunga forest. It is also another experience with another endangered species. Enjoy them Jumping around the tree top. After return back for lunch and in the afternoon, go for Ibyi’wachu cultural Village, they perform cultural Dance, songs, Traditional hunting etc. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Hotel Muhabura.
Day 10: Transfer to Uganda and then to Lake Bunyonyi (Boat Cruise)
After breakfast, you will cross the Rwanda Uganda Border and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. The journey will offer you with sights of the beautiful terrain of the rolling hills with terraced landscape. Upon arrival at Bunyonyi, have lunch and later carry out an afternoon boat ride on the lake which will reward you with sights of different birds on the many small islands on the lake. Dinner and overnight Bunyonyi Overland.
Day 11, Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
After breakfast, you will transfer to Bwindi via the Kabale region commonly known as the Switzerland of Africa. Upon reaching Bwindi, have lunch and then spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing at your lodge while preparing for your gorilla trek the next morning. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Mist Camp.
Day 12, Gorilla tracking
After breakfast, you will report to the park headquarters where you will be briefed about the mountain gorilla trackers code of conduct. Later you will penetrate through the impenetrable forest for a more adventurous and exciting lifetime experience of Mountain Gorilla tracking. You are all reminded to go with your bottled water. Besides the Gorillas, you may also spot other forest wildlife like the Black and White Columbus Monkeys, Red Tailed Columbus, Blue Monkey, L’hoests and baboons and many more. Retire for dinner and overnight at Gorilla Mist Camp.
Day 13, Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, you will depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will enter the park via Ishasha sector the commonly known area for the rare tree climbing lions. Dinner and overnight Bush Lodge at self-contained tent.
Day 14, Game drive and afternoon Launch cruise
After your breakfast, you will go for the morning game drive in Kasenyi area to search for different wildlife animals. In the afternoon, go for the launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel where you may be rewarded with wildlife sights of species like the Hippopotamuses, Waterbucks, Crocodiles and a variety of Water Birds like the black bee- eater, several species of falcons and the raptors. Dinner and overnight at Bush Lodge at self-contained tent.
Day 15, Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
After breakfast, you will leave Queen Elizabeth National Park and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park which is the most popular area for Chimpanzee tracking and also a good habitat for a lot of bird species and other primates. Reach Kibale in the afternoon where you will check in to your lodge and later go for the evening nature walk around the Lodge. Dinner and Overnight at Kibale Forest Camp.
Day 16, Chimp tracking and Bigodi Swamp walk
Upon having breakfast in the morning at your lodge, you will go for the life time Chimpanzee tracking experience in their natural environment and habitat. You will first report to the Park Headquarters at Kanyanchu for a briefing about the chimp trackers code of conduct by a UWA official and then later go for the morning chimpanzee tracking experience. You will penetrate into the forest under the guidance of an armed ranger for the tracking. Besides the chimps, you may spot other primates and these include: Vervet Monkey, L’hoest, Blue Monkey, Red-Tailed Monkey, Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Black And White Columbus Monkey and many more. Return back to the lodge for Lunch and later go for the afternoon Bigodi swamp walk to search for different bird species. Dinner and overnight at Kibale Forest Camp
Day 17, Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
After a morning breakfast, you will drive to Murchison falls with lunch en route in Hoima. The journey will reward you with spectacular views of the magnificent scenery as you drive through the traditional homesteads and farms on your way to Murchison. Reach Masindi town in the evening and then proceed to the Park for dinner and overnight at Fort Murchison tent.
Day 18, Game drive and launch cruise along the Albert Nile
After breakfast, you will set out for game drive on the northern sector of the Park. Here you will search for the early risers where you may be able to spot animals like Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Warthogs, baboons, Giraffes, Water bucks, bush bucks and so on. If you are a lucky visitor, you can also spot the Leopard. Return to your lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, you will set out for the launch cruise along the Nile where you will enjoy the cruise and can be able to spot animals like hippos, crocodiles, Oribi, buffalos and the wonderful bottom of the falls. Return back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Murchison River lodge in thatched safari tent
Day 19, Chimpanzee tracking and top of the falls.
After breakfast, you will go for chimpanzee tracking in Kaniyo Pabidi area within Budongo Forest. There are a number of chimpanzees as well as other primates. Have lunch at Kaniyo Pabidi and in the afternoon, visit the top of the falls where you will be rewarded with sights and sound on the Albert Nile crashing through the chasm. The water forces it’s self in a narrow gap in a rock only 7 meters wide pouring into a gorge 43 meters down thus making a thunderous roaring sound. Return back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Murchison River lodge in thatched safari tent
Day 20, Transfer back to Kampala (Ziwa Rhino sanctuary) and departure
After breakfast, visit Ziwa for Rhino tracking, after transfer back to Kampala en-route Lunch. Drop off will be at the Airport for your flight back home.
The package includes
Accommodation and meals
Gorilla permits in Rwanda, Uganda
Chimp permits in Rwanda, Uganda
Ibyiwachu Cultural Village
Golden monkey tracking
Ziwa rhino tracking
Visit top of the falls
The package excludes
The expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, Luxury drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, and porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills.