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Trekking safari

GORILAS AND CHIMPS OF UGANDA AND RWANDA.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $2400 - $4400
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 10 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Rwanda Rwanda , Uganda Uganda
Parks visited: Volcanoes, Bwindi Impenetrable, Kibale, Nyungwe Forest
Activity level: Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
  • Camping
  • Birding
  • Boating
This 10 days’ tour in the pearl of Africa and land of 1000 hills is one of a kind. Uganda and Rwanda have a lot to offer when it comes to wildlife not forgetting that they are home to more than a half of the world’ s surviving mountain gorillas. You will track man”s closest relatives(chimpanzee) in Kibale forest as well. Description Travel time Accommodation Meal plan Day 1 Arrival Day 2 Kampala to Kibale Day 3 Chimpanzee tracking Day 4 Kibale to Bwindi Day 5 Gorilla tracking Day 6 Lake Bunyonyi Day 7 Transfer to Rwanda and gorilla tracking Day 8 Optional activities Day 9 Gisozi Memorial Genocide sites Day 10 Airport transfer.

Day 1 Arrival.On the time of your arrival at Entebbe Airport, you will be picked by your guide for transfer to your accommodation in Kampala or Entebbe.On this day, you will be briefed about your entire tour.

Travel time – Approx 1 hr.

Accommodation

Standard – Platinum Royal Hotel/Airport Guest House.

Luxury – Protea Hotel Kampala

Meal plan – lunch and supper.

 

Day 2 Kampala to Kibale.

After a mighty breakfast, you will be transferred to Kibale forest.On your way there,you pass beautiful scenaries of the ever green cover that Uganda is known for, verdant landscapes and beautiful tea farms on the sides of the bumpy roads. You have lunch on the way and check in your lodge in the after noon. This evening, you have an option of either going for the Bigodi Swamp walk for birding or go for the Crater Valley hike.

Travel time – approx7 hrs

Accommodation

Standard – Kibale Forest Camp.

Luxury – Primate Lodge Kibale

Meal plan-Breakfast,lunch and supper.

 

Day 3 Chimpanzee tracking.

On this day you wake up on early breakfast prepared by your accommodation and move to the park headquarters to be briefed about the dos and don’ts of chimpanzee tracking. You then enter the jungle with your packed lunch and search for man’s closest relatives.This hike can take you 45 minutes to 6 hours depending on where you will find the chimps. Having encountered them, you will be given a full hour with them which is magical and then transfer to your lodge.

Accommodation

Standard – Kibale Forest Camp.

Luxury – Primate Lodge Kibale

Meal plan-Breakfast,lunch and supper.

 

Day 4 Kibale to Bwindi

Having had a leisure breakfast, you will be transferred to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park passing verdant landscapes such as terraced hills.You have lunch and check in lodge for accommodation. Bwindi is home to more than a half of the surviving endangered mountain gorillas.You then check in your accommodation for over night.

Travel time – approx 6hrs.

Accommodation

Standard – Ruhija community Rest camp

Luxury – Gorilla Forest Camp

Meal plan-Breakfast,lunch and supper.

 

Day 5 Gorilla tracking.

On this day you wake up on breakfast prepared by your accommodation,have a briefing about tracking these apes,and then enter the impenetrable forest with your packed lunch.This can take you up to 6hrs depending on where you will find the gorillas.Getting face to face with a mountain gorilla is a lifetime experience and trust me its something you will narrate for years. Having encountered them, you will be given a full magical hour with them and then check in your lodge.

Accommodation

Standard –  Ruhija Community Rest Camp

Luxury – Gorilla Forest Camp

Meal plan- breakfast,lunch and supper.

 

Day 6 Transfer to lake Bunyonyi.

After having your breakfast at leisure,you will be led by your guide to Uganda’s deepest and most beautiful lake.This is lake Bunyonyi and is also known as the “LAKE OF A HUNDRED ISLANDS”. It is some where you will feel relaxed after your chimp and gorilla trek in Kibale and Bwindi respectively.

Here are a number of activities you maybe interested in including;canoeing,birding,hiking to nearby falls and forests,visiting local communities and swimming.Note that lake Bunyonyi and lake Mutanda have been proved bilharzia free in Uganda and therefore are safe for swimming.

Travel time – approx 50 minutes

Accommodation – Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Meal plan – breakfast, lunch and supper.

 

Day 7 Transfer to Volcanoes National park Rwanda.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Volcanoes national park in Rwanda for your second gorilla trek. You will be led to the park headquarters and begin your trek. The trek will also give a good view of part of this beautiful country.

Travel time- approx 3 hrs

Accommodation

Standard –  Kinigi Guest House

Luxury – Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Meal plan – Breakfast,lunch, and supper.

 

Day 8 Optional activities.

After breakfast, you have a number of optional activities, you can either visit the golden monkeys or visit Ross Carv’s orphanage and lake Kivu or hike the Muhavura volcanoes or trek to Dian Fossey’s grave or visit a local school or hike to lake Bulera or even stay at your accommodation and relax.

Accommodation

Standard –  Kinigi Guest House.

Luxury – Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Meal plan – Breakfast,lunch and supper.

 

Day 9. Gisozi Memorial Genocide sites.

On this day you wakeup on a final prepared cup of coffee or tea and be led by your guide to Gisozi Memorial Genocide sites to know about Rwanda’s history of colonial and precolonial period. You then check in your lodge for accommodation.

Accommodation

Standard – Kinigi Guest House

Luxury – Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch and supper.

 

Day 10 Airport transfer.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kigali International Airport for you flight back home hence end of service.

Included in the cost are;fueled 4WD car, English speaking driver/guide,bottled drinking water, full board accommodation with meals,1chimpanzee permit, and 2 gorilla permits per person,all park entrance fees and ranger fees.

Not included in the costs are;laundry unless provided by accommodation,costs for optional activities on day 8, alchol,airtime,porters and visas.

You may remove the bits you don’t want and add the ones you want to meet your budget and interest.

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  • Kibale Forest Camp
  • Bunyonyi Overland Resort
  • Kinigi Guest House
  • Mountain Gorilla View Guest House
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