10 Days Uganda & Rwanda safari adventure

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Tour Overview
Best choice African safari with lots of wildlife and primates to be seen from two different countries. You will also track gorillas twice from Bwindi national park and Volcanoes national park. Both countries have a lot to offer including wildlife, chimpanzee tracking, cultural tours for both countries, launch cruises and game drives and a lot more adventure on this safari.

Trip Summary
Day 1: Pick Up – Kigali City Tour
Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe NP
Day 3: Chimps Tracking – Canopy walk/nature walk
Day 4: Transfer from Nyungwe NP – Volcanoes National Park
Day 5: First Gorilla Tracking – Tour the Twin Lakes
Day 6: Golden Monkeys Tracking – Transfer to Bwindi
Day 7: Second Gorilla tracking in Uganda
Day 8: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park
Day 9: Game Drive & Launch Cruise
Day 10: Chimpanzee Tracking – Transfer to Kampala

Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Pick Up – City Tour
Our company tour guide will meet you at the airport on arrival who will transfer you to Kigali for a city tour. This depends on your arrival time as early arrival you will have a grand Kigali tour to Rwanda’s historical sites.
Accommodation: Kigali Serena Hotel / Hotel des Mille Collines (Luxury)
Strippe Hotel Biz (Mid-range)
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast.

Day 2: Transfer to Nyungwe National park
Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel, early morning and set off to Nyungwe forest national park. Dinner and Overnight stay
Accommodation: Nyungwe Forst Lodge ( Luxury)
Nyungwe Top View Hotel (Mid-range)
Gisakura Guest House (Basic).
Travel time: About: 5 Hours.

Day 3: Chimps Tracking – Canopy walk/nature walk/birding
Early rise for breakfast. Head out to Nyungwe forest headquarters for briefing about tracking chimps. The rangers know the best spots where you can easily track the chimpanzees. As you hike through the forest, you will come across other primates like monkeys, these will excite you as you get closer to the chimpanzees. Birds will be all over and for birdwatchers, this is the best place to be. Getting a chance to see these chimpanzees is breathtaking; you will see them play on trees, rest and feeding. You are allowed to take as many pictures as you can as long as you observe silence. After a wonderful time with the chimpanzees, you return for lunch and rest. In the afternoon, you go for a forest canopy walk or nature walk to see the twin lakes. You will spot different species of birds. Have dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 4: Transfer from Nyungwe NP – Volcanoes National Park
Have an early at your hotel and your guide will drive you off to Volcanoes National Park. The drive will take you via Lake Kivu were you will have clear views of the water body and take pictures of the beautiful area. Have lunch en route and continue with our interesting drive. Arrive late and check in to your lodge.
Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Volcanoes Lodge ( Luxury)
Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / La Palme (Mid-range)
Muhabura Hotel (Basic).
Travel time: About: 5 Hours.

Day 5: First Gorilla Tracking – Tour the Twin Lakes
Have an early breakfast report to the Volcanoes park headquarters as early as 7:30am. After a short drill as regards your expected gorilla tracking conduct is concerned, you will enter the rain forest in search of the mountain gorillas. It is advisable to carry along with you a packed lunch, energy bite and mineral water on this expedition because sometimes tracking can last very long from 1 -6 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. On locating the gorillas, the experience is so exhilarating and will be well worth the trouble. Spend a maximum of one hour with the gorillas then return to your lodge. In the afternoon if your up for it head out for a tour the twin lake of Burera & Ruhondo. Dinner and overnight at your lodge

Day 6: Golden Monkeys Tracking – Transfer to Bwindi
Wake up early for your breakfast, drive to the park headquarters for briefing about the Golden Monkey, now listed as endangered because of their small numbers. Or you can opt to Hike to the Karisoke Gorilla Research Centre which Dian Fossey, the famous primatologist set up. Return to your lodge for lunch and drive off to Uganda crossing the border to Bwindi Gorilla forest.
Accommodation choices:
Budget: Bakiga Lodge/ Wagtail eco lodge
Mid-range: Gorilla Mist/Nshongi Gorilla resort
Luxury: Gorilla safari lodge/Gorilla resort

Day 7: Second Gorilla tracking in Uganda
Today wakeup early for a quick breakfast and head out for briefing from the guides, set off for the gorilla tracking in the impenetrable forest. All travelers should be assembled at the briefing point by 8.00am. You need to carry packed lunch, drinking water, rain jacket and walking stick will be provided. After briefing, enter the forest to track gorillas, the time taken to find the magnificent primates is unpredictable since it depends on when the gorillas where last seen. If time permits take an afternoon community walk before retiring for dinner at your lodge. Meal plan –Breakfast, lunch &Dinner in accommodations of previous day

Day 8: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park
In the morning, you will set off to QENP passing via Ishasha sector where you will have game drives to view tree climbing lions, variety of bird species. Reach the park early enough for lunch. In the afternoon, gather at the Kazinga channel for a boat cruise along the channel where you will be rewarded with view of game as Hippos, crocodiles, buffalos, elephants as well as a variety of birds. Dinner and overnight
Accommodation choices:
Budget: Kingfisher Lodge
Mid-range: Enganzi Lodge
Luxury: Mweya safari lodge.

Day 9: Game Drive & Launch Cruise
Today wake up early for your breakfast and then go for game drive with a rewarding opportunity to see wildlife such as Lions, Leopards, Giant Forest Hogs, Cape Buffaloes, Elephants, Defassa Waterbucks, Uganda Kobs, Topis, Bush bucks and many more. Return to your lodge for lunch, enjoy the unique 2-hours launch cruise on Kazinga Channel. This trip will pass through possibly the highest concentration of Hippos and many animals that may be seen drinking at the water’s edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing

Day 10: Chimpanzee Tracking – Transfer to Kampala
Early breakfast; proceed to Kyambura gorge for a nature walk. The main activity here is chimpanzee tracking though of recent they are rarely seen in this gorge. However, thgis is compensated with the presences of the other primates, and the gorge itself is a beautiful place to visit. You will then have a lunch en route on your way to Kampala. Transfer to your Hotel or to the Airport for your departure flight

End of Safari

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