10 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Trekking Gorillas in Rwanda
Day 1 – Arrival at Entebbe Airport
Arrival at Entebbe airport, reception and transfer to the hotel in Kampala. Briefing. Time permitting we will visit the city tour time allowing. Overnight Serena Hotel or Fairway Hotel or Metropole Hotel.
Day 2 – Murchison Falls National Park (BLD)
Early breakfast and depart for the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (170 Kms north of Kampala and half way to Murchison Falls National Park). Take a walk to track the white rhinos that are spending the hot hours mostly in the swampy areas. Depart for Masindi where we will have lunch at Court View Hotel. After lunch proceed to Murchison Falls National Park. We drive in a beautiful landscape, land gets flat towards the north as you head to the bottom of the Victoria Nile. Ferry crossing and check in at our lodge or camp.
Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge for luxury and upmaket facilities or Sambiya River Lodge or Murchison Falls River Lodge for Moderate facilities or Red Chilli Camp (bandas or tents for budget facility).
Day 3 – Murchison Falls National Park (BLD)
Morning game drive in the northern bank of river Nile as we look out for the elephant, lion, Cape buffalo, Rothschild giraffe, hartebeest, Oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, spotted hyena and if lucky you could even spot the leopard. We will be back in time to have lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon we take a boat cruise upstream to the “bottom of the falls”. The Nile here gets calm at the base of the falls, we stop a few metres from the “Devil’s Cauldron”. En-route, marvel at the hippos, crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch you may see elephants as well as a lot of bird species like Goliath heron, pelican bee– eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork.
If you are energetic , at this point will get off the boat and, hike to the “top of the falls” to catch a close view of the beauty that forms the Murchison Falls. This is a pleasant guided walk that takes about one hour. Our driver will pick us from the top and then drive back to the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge for luxury and upmaket facilities or Sambiya River Lodge or Murchison Falls River Lodge for Moderate facilities or Red Chili Camp (bandas or tents for budget facility
Day 4 – Fort Portal (BLD)
This day we drive to Fort Portal via Hoima, in a breathtaking landscape that forms the Albertine western Rift Valley. It is a quite long drive but we will have several stop over to relax, and sightseeing as we pass vibrant countryside, traditional homesteads and farms. We will have our packed/picnic lunch on the way. Check in and relax or take a walk in Fort Portal town until dinner. Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge or Mountains of the Moon Hotel or Rwenzori View Guest House.
Day 5 – Kibale Forest (BLD)
Early transfer to Kibale Forest National Park, where all morning is dedicated to search for chimpanzees and other primate including: I’hoestes, red colobus, blues, red tailed and grey– cheeked mangabey. Evening will take nature walk at Bigodi swamp that will give you chance of viewing other primates including variety species monkeys and baboons. Lots of birds will be viewed and time allowing may visit surrounding communities.
Optional: Chimpanzee Habituation is another activity to be done . Additional top up of $70.Chimpanzee habituation experience almost takes the whole day.
Day 6 – Kibale Forest- Queen Elizabeth National Park (BLD)
After breakfast transfer to Queen Elizabeth park. After we will stop in Fort Portal to have lunch, before proceeding to Queen Elizabeth National Park / Peninsula sector. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Buffalo Safari Lodge or Bush Lodge Farmland Safari Resort Lodge.
Day 7 – Queen Elizabeth National Park (BLD)
In the early morning we do a game drive in the Kasenyi area, within the Queen Elizabeth National Park, on a look out for the lions, buffalos, elephants, and large numbers of Uganda Kobs and other antelopes. After lunch at our lodge we will go for a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, to look out for the hippos, great herds of buffalos, and lots of water birds. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Buffalo Safari Lodge or Bush Lodge Farmland Safari Resort Lodge.
Day 8 – Queen Elizabeth National Park Ishasha – Rwanda (BLD)
In the early morning we drive to the southern part of this park Ishasha sector where will carry out game drive looking for climbing lions and many more wildlife elephants buffalo leopard and antelopes.
After we will depart for Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda), home of the endangered mountain gorilla. We will cross Kabale and Kisoro where we will stop for lunch at Traveller´s Rest (where Dian Fossey used to stay, resting from the long periods spent observing the mountain gorillas in the Virunga Volcanoes). Then we proceed to Cyanika´s border post, and after clearing we will continue to Ruhengeri and Kinigi, at the base of Sabinyo mountain (one of the Virunga Volcanoes). Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla view Lodge or Le Mbambou Lodge or Gorillas Nest Hotel or Asoferwa Kinigi Guest House.
Day 9 – Volcanoes National Park -gorilla tracking/ Kigali (BLD)
After an early morning breakfast, we will be transferred to the national park headquarters in order to be briefed by the park rangers before departing for the hike in search for the Great Mountain Gorillas. The excursion in a thick rainforest and the interaction with the mountain ape, gives a wonderful experience in life. We will have lunch /picnic lunch after returning to the hotel. In the afternoon we will depart to Kigali. Dinner at the hotel or restaurant. Overnight at Manor Hotel Hotel des Mille Collines (pool side room) or Hotel Chez Lando.
Day 10 – Kigali (B)
Breakfast before being transferred to the airport for your departure flight. Note: Time allowing, we will visit Genocide Memorial, and the crafts village.
COST PER PERSON: 2 People sharing.
Luxury: US$ 4790 per person
Upmarket : US$ 3895 per person
Middle : US$ 3240 per person
Budget: US$ 2845 per person
All cost is based on full board and all inclusive in the itinerary. More than 2 people will be given cost on demand.
Please note the safari cost include:
meals and accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
full time safari driver/guides,
park entry fees, all game drives, boat/ launch trips, forest guiding walks, all activities while on safari and all the applicable Government Taxes.
4×4 wheel drive vehicle with gas
Visa Fees into Rwanda
gorilla and chimp permit per person
BB- Bed and breakfast
HB- Half Board
FB- Full Board
Drinks, your bar bills, phone calls, personal insurance and any other services of a personal nature like souvenirs tips and laundry etc.
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