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10 Days Best of Uganda Rwanda




Safari Overview

Our 10 Days Uganda Rwanda Wildlife & Gorilla Tour provides visitor the ultimate adventure experience. Enjoy plenty of wildlife encounters in the Africa jungles including The Elephant, Lion, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, hartebeest, Zebras, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, hyena among other not forgetting the greatest primates including the Chimpanzees in Kibale Tropical Forests and the Great Gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Parc Volcanoes.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala- Murchison Falls

Today drive north-west through the famous Luwero Triangle and, travel to Masindi via Ziwa Rhino Project. A visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino trekking tour. After lunch, drive in to Murchison Falls. Meals and over night at: – Meal plan: (L, D)

Available Safari Lodges:-
High end/ Luxury facilities: – Paraa Safari Lodge| Chobe Safari Lodge | Bakers Lodge
Mid range/ Moderate facilities: Murchison River Lodge |Bwana Tembo Camp| Sambiya River Lodge
Budget/Low facilities: Heritage Safari Lodge| Fort Murchison| Red Chili Rest Camp

Day 2: Murchison Falls

Begin the day with a cup of African Coffee. After your cup of coffee, cross the Nile by ferry to the northern bank of the park. Your guide will help you spot Elephant, Lion, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard. Return to the hotel for breakfast and lunch. After lunch, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron”. En-route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this 17km stretch you may see elephants, waterbucks, Uganda Kobs and crocodiles.
This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. There you leave the boat and start your – quite heavy – hike to the Top of the Falls (approx. 1 hour). See where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Your driver/guide will be waiting for you to bring you back to the lodge. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Available Safari Lodges:-
High end/ Luxury facilities: – Paraa Safari Lodge| Chobe Safari Lodge | Bakers Lodge
Mid range/ Moderate facilities: Murchison River Lodge |Bwana Tembo Camp| Sambiya River Lodge
Budget/Low facilities: Heritage Safari Lodge| Fort Murchison| Red Chili Rest Camp

Day 3: Murchison Falls – Kibale

All day drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms along Albertine Rift escarpments. Fort-Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon Meals and overnight at: – Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Available Safari Lodges:-
High end/ Luxury facilities: -Kyaninga Lodge | Ndali Lodge
Mid range/ Moderate facilities: Primate Lodge Kibale |Mountains of the Moon| Fort Motel
Budget/Low facilities: Chimpanzee Guest House| Chimp’s Nest| Kibale Forest Camp

Day 4: Kibale Chimpanzee Trekking & Bigodi Walk

After early breakfast, report at Kanyanchu Tourist Centre where tourist activities begin and set out to track chimpanzee in the forest. Chances of viewing the chimps are over 90% but not a guarantee. Kibale National Park is one of the beautiful and stunning forests in the Uganda. It is home to our closest living relatives the endangered Chimpanzee, the threatened Red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey. The forest also boasts of having one of the highest diversity and density of primates in Africa totaling 13 species including the Black and white colobus, Blue monkey, Grey-cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey and Bush babies and Pottos.
After lunch visit Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary from where you will take on a guided walk around the Swamp which will provide you with the opportunity to see a wide range of flora and fauna. View a variety of butterflies, birds and other insects. Have a tour of the crater region around Ndali lodge. You may also stop over at any tea plantation along the road if you wish. Return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.
Have an evening tour of the crater region, visit “top of the world”, the natural bridge. On a clear day you will be able to have a view of the snow cap on the Rwenzori. Meals and overnight at: – Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Available Safari Lodges:-
High end/ Luxury facilities: -Kyaninga Lodge | Ndali Lodge
Mid range/ Moderate facilities: Primate Lodge Kibale |Mountains of the Moon| Fort Motel
Budget/Low facilities: Chimpanzee Guest House| Chimp’s Nest| Kibale Forest Camp

Day 5: Kibale – Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park viewing the mystical Rwenzori Mountain range for much of the journey. Check in at your accommodation facility as you wait for your lunch. After lunch, take on an afternoon Launch cruise along Kazinga Channel – one that joins Lakes Edward and George. The cruise is a wonderful way to see hippo, buffalo, kob and the occasional Nile crocodile (which up until recently did not inhabit this area) and a spectacular bird watching on the water bank. Many who experience the launch cruise consider it the high light of their entire African safari. Meals and over night at: – Meal plan: (B, L, D)

Available Safari Lodges:-
High end/ Luxury facilities: -Mweya Safari | Katara Lodge |Kyambura Gorge Lodge
Mid range/ Moderate facilities: Enganzi Safari Lodge |Kasenyi Safari Lodge |Ihamba Safari Lodge
Budget/Low facilities: Wild Track Safari Lodge| Bush Lodge |Simba Safari Lodge

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth NP

Rise very early with your packed lunch take on a morning game drive to catch-up with the early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. You will most likely meet grazing Hippos, Elephants, and Lions, spotted Hyenas, bush buck, water buck, stripped jackal, comical warthogs and the elusive leopard. Proceed to Maramagambo forest. Many surprises await you here for example pythons are often observed in the crevices of the bat cave floor using the bats as a source of food. The cave is near a picturesque formerly Blue lake and Hunters cave. You may also see forest birds such as bat hawks, brown eared woodpecker and other primates. Meals and over night at: – Meal plan: (B, L, D)

Available Safari Lodges:-
High end/ Luxury facilities: -Mweya Safari | Katara Lodge |Kyambura Gorge Lodge
Mid range/ Moderate facilities: Enganzi Safari Lodge |Kasenyi Safari Lodge |Ihamba Safari Lodge
Budget/Low facilities: Wild Track Safari Lodge| Bush Lodge |Simba Safari Lodge

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Lake Mburo

With previous day’s memories, enjoy your breakfast ready for guided Chimpanzee/primate walk along Kyambura Gorge to look for habituated chimps through the gorge. After primate walk, proceed to Lake Mburo National park. Make a stopover at Igongo Cultural village to explore and learn the Bahima and Ankole culture time permitting. This park is an extension of the Tanzanian Plains. Lake Mburo National park is renowned for zebras, impalas, buffaloes, hippos, topi and elands including the rare shoebill, crested crane, pelicans, fish eagle, heron and many water birds. Meals and over night at: – Meal plan: (B, L, D)

Available Safari Lodges:-
High end/ Luxury facilities: -Mihingo Safari Lodge | Mantana Tented Camp
Mid range/ Moderate facilities: Rwakobo Safari Lodge |Lake Mburo Safari Lodge |Acadia Cottages
Budget/Low facilities: Eagles Nest Lake Mburo

Day 8: Mburo – Rwanda

After breakfast, drive to Rwanda as you enjoy the rolling hills for which Rwanda is well known to Ruhengere via Musanze. Thereafter drive by the lakes (Ruhondo and Mutera) arriving at Parc Volcanoes in the afternoon. The evening is spent on sightseeing and relaxing around the hotel. Dinner and overnight at: – Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Available Safari Lodges:-
High end/ Luxury facilities: -Governors camp Silverback | Gorilla Nest Lodge | Gorilla View Lodge
Mid range/ Moderate facilities: Da Vinci Lodge | Le’ Bambou Gorilla Safari Lodge La Palme Hotel
Budget/Low facilities: Kinigi Guest House |Muhabura Guest House

Day 9: Gorilla Trekking Parc Volcanoes

Have breakfast, transfer to the park headquarters where you will meet the ranger guides. When you are done with the briefing you will begin the trekking. The trek can be quite tough that it takes a lot of time approximately 2-8 hours. After the trekking, return to your lodge for complete relaxation. Dinner and overnight at: – Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Available Safari Lodges:-
High end/ Luxury facilities: -Governors camp Silverback | Gorilla Nest Lodge | Gorilla View Lodge
Mid range/ Moderate facilities: Da Vinci Lodge | Le’ Bambou Gorilla Safari Lodge La Palme Hotel
Budget/Low facilities: Kinigi Guest House |Muhabura Guest House

Day 10: Golden monkey Trek -Kigali City Tour – Out

Morning is dedicated for golden monkey trekking, these rare species are also listed as endangered and the second most rated highlight in Parc Volcanoes thereafter a drive to visit of Kigali city which includes the Genocide Memorial centre at Gisozi. The Kigali City tour will enable you visit the colorful markets, genocide memorials and craft centers are the main areas of interest. You will be transferred to Kigali Airport for your outbound flight. Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch End of service.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions
Airport transfers
Transportation by a 4wd vehicle
Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
Igongo cultural village visit
Boat trips
Park fees
Hike to top of the falls
Kibale Chimpanzee and Kyambura Gorge chimp Permits
One Gorilla trekking permit for Rwanda
One Golden Monkey trek in Rwanda
Kigali city tour
Community visits
Ziwa sanctuary Rhino Tour
Services of English speaking Driver/guide.
Enroute lunches
Game drives,
Bigodi Guided Nature Walk.

Exclusions: – International flight ticket expenses, Visa fess in to Uganda & Rwanda, expenses of personal nature like: drinks, laundry, tips, telephone, any activities not highlighted in the itinerary cigars, etc.