10 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Safari Adventure
Meet our Company Representative at Entebbe Airport. He will drive you to your Hotel in Kampala Like Serena hotel/ Fairway Hotel/ Imperial Royale Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 1: Brief city tour – transfer to Kibale Forest National Park.
Short morning tour of Kampala City, highlights including the bustling Nakasero market with a lot of fresh fruits display and the mysterious Kasubi tombs – a burial ground for Buganda Kings. Visit Uganda Museum a display of all Uganda cultures National Theater centre for art crafts shops. After early lunch, drive through the lush green countryside on Mityana-Mubende road to Fort portal stopping at some coffee holdings tea plantations and open swamp valleys. Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge/ Kyaninga Lodge/ Chimp Nest lodge.
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest
Breakfast, with local guides trek chimpanzees in Kibale forest National Park. Meet chimps in their natural habitat nestled in the shadows of the Rwenzori Mountains (the famed mist shrouded “Mountains of the Moon”) Kibale Forest is rich in animal life, including an astonishing 12 species of primates have been recorded; the much localized red colobus and L’Hoest’s monkeys. Tracking the chimpanzee our ‘cousin’ is a very interesting experience. The way they feed, climb trees, respond to humans, caring for their young ones leaves an imaginative dream to tell. In the afternoon visit the surrounding – Bigodi swamp for birding or enjoy unique view of crater lakes and other volcanic features. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Kibale – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Breakfast; depart at your leisure for Queen Elizabeth National arrives in time for the launch trip on Kazinga Channel. Alternatively, we shall visit the crater area and enjoy volcanic features. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/ Enganzi Lodge/ Bush Lodge / Twin Lake Lodge / Mweya Hostels / Kyambura game lodge.
Day 4: Game drive and Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
The day begins with an early game drive to encounter animals like; lions, buffaloes, elephants, kobs, bushbucks and the rare leopards. Over 500 bird species have been identified here, making it a Mecca for bird-watchers. They include the black bee–eater, 11 different species of kingfisher and several falcons, eagles and other raptors. Return to your lodge for late breakfast as you wait for lunch.
Take a 2-hour Boat trip on the Kazinga channel in the afternoon. The trip will enable you see the schools of hippos, buffaloes with elephants at the banks. Retire to your accommodation for dinner and over night. (F, B) Evening will be at your leisure.
Day 5: Morning game drive – Transfer to Kabale Lake Bunyonyi
Warm your self with a cup of tea/ coffee; go for the early morning game drive to encounter the early risers like lions, leopard, hyenas among others. Explore more chances of viewing other species of game you may not have sighted yet and retire to your accommodation for late breakfast. With packed lunch leave this interesting part of the world to Kabale. Arrive in the evening at Kabale and proceed to dramatically scenic Lake Bunyonyi. Dinner and Overnight at Bunyonyi Safari Resort / Bird Nest resort or Overland camp.
Day 6: Kabale – cross to Rwanda – Volcanoes National Park
Morning boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi to the Islands, seeing a different bird species and other local community activities. Enjoy the as the “Switzerland of Africa”. After early lunch cross to Rwanda at Katuna and drive to Ruhengeri via Kigali for dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/ Hotel La palme/ Kinigi guest house / Sabyinyo Silverback or Virunga lodges.
Day 7: Gorilla Tracking Adventure
After breakfast with packed lunch, you will be driven to the park headquarters where the local guides will lead you to the very gorilla family you will track. Track gorillas seeing a variety of fauna. The time taken while searching for the gentle giants depends on the movement of the gorilla family however; it ranges from 2-7hours. Enjoy a close view of these primates as they undergo their daily activities.
You will particularly enjoy the young ones as swing from branch to branch while the sliver back patrols to ensure the safety of the entire family. Cross border to Uganda and transfer to Bwindi national park for dinner and overnight at Mahogany springs Lodge/ Wagtail Eco Safari Camp/ Gift of Nature Lodge / Chameleon Hill Lodge.
Day 8: Second Gorilla Trek in Uganda
There is an early morning entry into a gorilla sanctuary. The rainforest is spectacular as it offers a dramatic, heavily forested and dense landscape crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, allowing access for tourists. Recorded mammals here include the endangered mountain gorilla, the rare golden monkey, buffalo, elephants, black-fronted duikers, bushbucks, leopards, giant forest hogs as well as other animals. This park is best known for the fascinating gorillas, where the time taken and terrain varies according to the movements of these marvelous primates.
The thrill of spending time with and observing the gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure. The gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact with each other. Have dinner and over night at your lodge as on day seven.
Day 9: Transfer to Lake Mburo National park
After an early breakfast, you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park Lunch en route and enter the Park through the Nshara Gate. Candlelit dinner and first class service at the Mantana Tented Camp all under canvas and in the heart of the African Bush underneath the starlit African sky.
Day 10: Return to Kampala
After breakfast, go for morning game drive along the Lake shore track, and with its own system of game trails and cleared walkways, the “Kigambara Loop” offers interesting guided lakeside walks. Here you can find herds of zebra, cape buffalo and eland, and Pribi and topi are easy to approach.
Along with the game drive, many visitors also enjoy a boat trip on Lake Mburo and self-guided nature trails. Bird watches will enjoy more than 250 species of birds found in Lake Mburo including Papyrus Gonoleks, Brown-faced Lapwings, Carruther’s Cisticolas, the extraordinary White winged Warbler and Bare-Faced Go-away bird.
After lunch, then drive back to Kampala stopping at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers. Here you will be able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through generations. There will also be time to stop at the equator for photographs and you will arrive in Kampala by early evening.
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