19 Days Explore Uganda Rwanda with Gorilla and chimp trekking

Explore Uganda Rwanda wildlife, Nature and Communities, it’s an adventurous safari connecting you to the most interesting National Parks in two Countries that is Rwanda and Uganda. This 19 days Explore Uganda Rwanda safari will expose you to some of the greatest places like Murchison falls, Kibale Forest, Bwindi impenetrable forest, Nyungwe forest and city tours with various activities like Gorilla tracking, Chimpanzee trekking , Game Drives , Guided Community / Nature walks and Boat Cruising .

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Explore Uganda Rwanda

HIGHLIGHTS FOR EXPLORE UGANDA RWANDA

  • Gorilla tracking Safari in Bwindi Forest and Volcanoes National Park
  • Game viewing in both uganda & Rwanda National Parks
  • Launch cruise on the nile in Murchison falls
  • Guided Community Nature walk - Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi
  • Service of English speaking guide / driver
  • Golden Monkey - Visit Dian Fossey
  • Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest and Kyambura Gorge
  • 18 nights Accommodations
  • Travel in a customised 4WD safari vehicle
  • Airport Transfers

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1 : Arrival in Entebbe - Kampala

Upon your arrival in Entebbe International Airport, meet our Guide and transfer to Kampala, if you arrive early, you will have a city tour around Kampala City to view the Kasubi Tombs, Bahai Temple and Gaddafi Mosque and to some cultural markets, Dinner and overnight at Cassia lodge / New Madagascar hotel. Meal plan: H / B

Day 2 Kampala - transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

After your breakfast, you will transfer to Murchison Falls National Park and visit the Zziwa Rhino sanctuary o the way for Rhino tracking and after have lunch. You will then continue your drive to Murchison falls driving straight to the top of the falls to witness the beauty of these magnificent falls. Dinner and overnight at Paraa safari lodge/Chobe lodge /Nile safari lodge /Red chilli rest camp. Meal plan: H/B

Day 3 :Murchison Falls Game drive and Boat ride

After breakfast, we will drive through the Northern part of the park to view and take pictures of the wildlife. You will then drive back to your lodge and get some time of relaxation before lunch. After lunch take a two hour boat cruise to the bottom of the mighty Murchison falls where you will clearly see the rushing water escaping through a narrow gorge forming a great thunder. This is also a great opportunity to see the amazing hippos and Nile crocodiles along the riverbanks. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Day 4 : Murchison falls then transfer to Kibale forest National Park

Wake up to a delicious African breakfast and after transfer Kibale NP driving Southwest through the Albertine Escarpment of the great Western Rift Valley. You will have a lunch stop and continue your drive to Kibale. Upon arrival, check into your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options

  • Ndali lodge
  • Kyaninga lodge
  • Kibale safari lodge
  • Mountains of the Moon Hotel
  • Chimp Nest
  • Meal plan: F/B

Day 5 : Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park

You will wake up to an early breakfast, the driver will then take you to the park headquarters for briefing before your chimpanzee experience. After your chimpanzee tracking experience, you will head to the lodge for lunch. Relax and later set out for a hike at Lake Nkuruba to see the crater lakes and this area is a great place to view the red colobus monkeys and the black and white colobus monkeys. Meal plan: F / B

Day 7 : Kibale forest then transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After your morning breakfast, proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Ranges. Upon your arrival, you will have lunch and then set out for the unique 2hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward .This cruise passes through the highest concentration of hippos with an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colourful and stupendous, with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Katara lodge. Meal plan: F/B

Day 8 :Queen Elizabeth Guided Game drive and Boat ride on Kazinga Channel

You will wake up and have an early morning cup of coffee before setting off for a game drive along Kasenyi track and Queen’s mile in the park. After a Get back to the lodge for breakfast. After lunch you will enjoy a two hour launch trip on Kazinga Channel for an amazing bird life and a variety of wild Animals. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Day 9 :Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge - Ishasha southern Sector

After breakfast, you will head to Kyambura gorge for an awesome chimpanzee trekking as you spot other primates and birds. Return to the lodge for Lunch and after drive through the national park to the Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park in search of the tree climbing lions and later transfer to Bwindi for dinner and overnight

  • Engagi lodge
  • Mahogany springs.
  • Meal plan: F/B

Day 10 : Gorilla trekking Bwindi forest National Park

Wake up in the home of the mountain gorillas, have an early morning breakfast and transfer,(with your packed lunch) to the briefing point where you will get to learn a little bit about these creatures you will be visiting in the Bwindi forest. After your experience with the Gorillas, you will return to your lodge, get some time of relaxation before embarking on an afternoon community walk after which, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

  • Meal plan: F/B

Day 11 : Bwindi Community walk and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After your breakfast, you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Drive to Kabale through the beautiful terrain of the rolling hills with a terraced landscape. This is such a beautiful area and it’s commonly referred to as the Switzerland of Africa. Dinner and overnight.

  • Bunyonyi resort
  • Heritage lodge
  • Arcadia Cottages
  • Meal plan: F/B

Day 12 :Canoeing and Birding on Lake Bunyonyi

After your early morning breakfast, enjoy birding and canoeing activities on Lake Bunyonyi; the deepest and most beautiful lake in Uganda. Return to the lodge for lunch and have a rather relaxed and laid back afternoon so you can catch up on some rest before the next day’s long haul journey. Dinner and overnight.

  • Meal plan: F/B

Day 13 : Transfer to Land of thousand Hills Rwanda

You will head south over the border to Rwanda after your breakfast, to Volcanoes National park; another home of the mountain Gorillas. We will have a stop for lunch and continue the journey to Virunga. Enjoy the scenery as we drive down through southwestern Uganda and come into sight of the dramatic Virunga volcanic peaks. Upon arrival, you will check into your safari lodge for dinner and overnight.

  • Meal plan: F/B

Day 14 : Rwanda Gorilla Tracking volcanoes National Park

This is yet another day for a beautiful gorilla trekking experience in the Virunga. Expect an early morning and after your breakfast, you will be briefed about these gentle giants you will be spending time with. You will return to your lodge having already had your packed lunch and get some rest. Dinner and overnight.Meal plan: F/B

Day 15 : Golden Monkey trekking and Visiting Dian Fossey

After breakfast, you will take the golden monkeys trek and enjoy the Golden monkey trekking experience as well as get an encounter with lots of bird species. Return to the lodge for Lunch and later after a few minutes of catching your breath, you will visit Dian Fossey’s Grave, a Zoologist that undertook the study of mountain gorillas and later died in Rwanda in 1985. It is an emotional place to visit and has with a lot of rich history >that will captivate you. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

  • Muhabura Hotel
  • Meal plan: F / B

Day 16 : Visiting Gisenyi and Relax on Lake Kivu

After breakfast, we will head to Gisenyi on Lake Kivu for a relaxed day on the beautiful shores, have lunch maybe some fried fish if you may and later head to your lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Day 17 : Visit Nyungwe Forest

After breakfast, we will drive to Nyungwe Forest and visit some historical sites, lunch en – route. Spend an evening while trekking the tea plantation. Dinner and overnight

Accommodation Options

  • Nyungwe forest lodge
  • Gisakura Guest House.
  • Meal plan: F / B

Day 18 :Chimpanzee trekking Nyungwe Forest National Park

You will wake up to a delicious breakfast and after you will take a walk through Nyungwe forest. Nyungwe is one of East Africa’s largest forests, we will be taking the chimpanzee trekking trails and you may encounter monkeys and different bird species. You will return to your lodge for lunch and later you may get to visit a tea factory in the afternoon, provided you are not exhausted. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Day 19 : Canopy walkway in Nyungwe then transfer to Kigali

It will be an early morning, we encourage you to get up in time to have all your things packed up and ready to check out after your breakfast to transfer to Kigali. You will have a city tour and get to shop for some little souvenirs. Afterwards, you will transfer to the airport for your outbound flight. End of your explore Uganda Rwanda Safari

Package for Explore Uganda Rwanda includes :

  • Airport transfers
  • Full board Accommodation
  • Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla permits
  • Game viewing and Boat trips
  • Chimpanzee trekking permits
  • Golden monkey treks and visit Dian Fossey
  • Visit Lake Kivu
  • All activities
  • Guiding fees
  • Transportation by 4×4 comfortable safari vehicles good for game viewing and photographing
  • Professional full - time English speaking Driver Guide

Package for Explore Uganda Rwanda excludes :

The expenses of personal nature like :

  • Airfare
  • Uganda and Rwanda Visa
  • Luxury drinks
  • laundry
  • Tips to local guides
  • Telephone and porter fee while trekking
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal shopping bills and cigarettes
  • Any other item not mentioned above