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11 DAYS UGANDA & RWANDA SAFARI

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11 days Uganda & Rwanda Tour:

The safari will take you through the lush Tropical rainforests of East and Central Africa, some of the Continent’s endowed savannah National Parks, meet face to face with the majestic mountain gorillas, see the big five game freely roaming across the savannah plains and explore one of Africa’s most breathtaking waterfalls. Starting from Uganda and ending in Rwanda, some of the destinations to be visited include Murchison falls, Queen Elizabeth, Kibale Forest, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks in Uganda as well as Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Breathtaking views of the powerful Murchison Falls.
  • Ziwa Rhino tracking.
  • Scenic viewing & Birding opportunities.
  • Chimpanzee tracking.
  • Game drives.
  • Boat cruise at the bottom of the Murchison falls.
  • Gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda.
  • Cultural experiences
  • Kigali Genocide memorial visit

BRIEF ITINERARY:

Day 1: Arrival Entebbe
Day 2: Transfer to Murchison falls National Park / Ziwa Rhino tracking Enroute.
Day 3: Game drive / Boat cruise @ bottom of the falls / Hike to top of the falls
Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park.
Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking / Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Day 6: Morning game drive / Boat cruise.
Day 7: Ishasha game drive  / Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Day 8: Mountain gorilla trekking / optional: Batwa cultural visit
Day 9: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park / Iby’Iwacu cultural experience.
Day 10: Gorilla trekking
Day 11: Kigali Genocide memorial visit / Departure.


DETAILED ITINERARY:

Day 1: Arrive Entebbe
Arrive at Entebbe Airport. Meet and greet by your driver/Guide. Transfer to your Hotel in Entebbe – BB (+/- 15 minutes)

Day 2: Transfer from Kampala to Murchison falls National Park
Depart early morning for Murchison falls National Park – Uganda’s largest National Park (+/- 7hrs), and home to the mighty Murchison falls. Have a stop over enroute to visit the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, and enjoy  Rhino tracking. Have Lunch enroute before continuing to the park. Transfer to your lodge (FB)

Day 3: Game drive / Boat cruise @ bottom of the falls / Hike to top of the falls
Morning game drive
with opportunities to view the big five & other wildlife including lions, leopards, buffaloes and elephants, Reedbucks, Rothschild giraffes, warthogs, Oribis, Topis, Kobs and many others. The park is also home to Nile crocodiles, Monitor lizards and several snake species.

After lunch,  take a Boat ride at the bottom of the falls The ride on the Nile also provides sights of Nile crocodiles, Hippos, waterbucks as well as several bird species.

Later, hike or drive to the Top of the Murchison falls, and see the massive Murchison falls forces through a 7 meters’ gorge and falls into the Devils’ Cauldron, creating a spectacular rainbow.
Later, transfer to your lodge (FB)

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
Depart Murchison falls National Park for the Primate Capital of the World-Kibale Forest National Park
(+/- 8hrs). Pass through the stunning Albertine Escarpment within the western arm of the East African Rift Valley with endless views of the Countryside, mountains of the Moon and Lake Albert among others. Lunch enroute and arrive the Park in the evening. Transfer to your lodge (FB)

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking / Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Transfer to park HQ for a pre tracking briefing before you start your trek in search of the Chimpanzees. The forest is also home to other primate species, birds, flora & fauna.
Spend 1 hour with the chimpanzees as they feed, play, take care of their young and groom.

After the trek, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, home of elephants, buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, warthogs, and waterbucks among others. Transfer to your lodge (FB)

Day 6: Morning game drive and Boat cruise
Depart for an early morning game drive through some of the wildlife-rich areas. Wildlife includes Kobs, warthogs, buffaloes, bushbucks, elephants, Topis, Common elands and Defassa waterbucks among others.

Later, take an afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, and expect to see crocodiles, Hippos, elephants, buffaloes, Kobs and Topis drinking from the banks of the Channel. Also Several species of birds, the commonest being the pelicans, African fish eagles, Kingfishers and sometimes shoebill storks call this home.
Return to the Lodge. (FB)

Day 7: Ishasha game drive  / Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
After breakfast, transfer through the Park through Ishasha sector famed for the tree-climbing lions. Game drive before transferring to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Home of the Endangered mountain Gorillas. Overnight at your lodge.(FB)

Day 8: Mountain gorilla trekking and optional: cultural tour
After Early breakfast, proceed to the park hq for briefing on rules and safety measures to be observed during the trekking activity. The gorilla trek can take anything from few minutes to several hours depending on where they nested the previous night. Once you locate the gorillas with help of your guide and trackers, you are allowed to stay with them for only one hour – take pictures and learn more about their habits.
Gorilla Trekking is unpredictable, and physical fitness is required for this adventure.

*Batwa visit:
If time allows, take an evening walk to the Batwa community to enjoy cultural & music performances as well as ancient culture demonstrations. Later, return to your lodge.(FB)

Day 9: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park / Iby’Iwacu cultural experience.
After breakfast, transfer to Volcanoes National Park through Cyanika border (+/- 2hrs). The park is located in the vast Virunga Conservation, with mountain gorillas and other primates.

later, head to the Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village to experience the Rwandan Culture and partake inseveral traditional activities. Return to your lodge (FB)

Day 10: Gorilla trekking
After breakfast, report to Kinigi Visitor Centre for a briefing on gorilla trekking rules. Then depart for your trekking experience in search of the mountain gorillas. After you locate the gorillas, expect to spend 1 hour with these amazing rare apes. Return to your lodge (FB)

Day 11:Transfer to Kigali / Genocide memorial visit / Departure.
After Breakfast, depart for Kigali city (+/- 2hrs) to visit Kigali genocide memorial site. After, your  Driver guide will transfer you to Kigali international Airport for your flight back home.
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