10 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Safari
The 10 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Safari takes you on Wildlife Safari Tour, Chimpanzee Tracking Adventure and Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest national Park and Volcanoes National park in Rwanda.
The 10 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Safari begins from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park for Wildlife Tours, Kibale Forest National Park for Chimpanzee Tracking, Queen Elizabeth National Park for tree climbing lions experiences then Bwindi Forest National Park and Volcanoes National Park Rwanda for Gorilla Trekking and Golden Monkey Tracking.
This 10 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorilla Safari begins from Uganda and Ends up from Kigali Rwanda after the memorable Gorilla Trekking Experience in Volcanoes National Park.
Day 1: Kampala/Entebbe- Murchison Falls National Park- (Ziwa Rhino sanctuary)
Upon pick up from Entebbe international Airport by Ultimate Gorilla Expeditions Tour Guide if time allows drive to Murchison Falls National Park, or Have an Over night Stay in overnight stay in Entebbe or Kampala .
OR Have breakfast in your lodge and after drive through the famous Luwero triangle and stopover in Masindi town for lunch. Thereafter, drive to Murchison Falls National Park, the largest protected area in Uganda, on the way; you will have a stopover at Nakitoma for Rhino viewing at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary. Lunch en route. Reach the park in the evening. Dinner and Overnight at Fort Murchison Camp, staying in safari tents, Meal plan: F/B
Day 2: Game drive & Boat ride
Have breakfast, go for a game drive and expect to spot Elephants, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Bush bucks, Lions and a variety of bird species. Return to lodge for lunch and after in the afternoon prepare for boat cruise on the river Nile up to the bottom of the falls where the 40 meter wide river Nile squeezes itself through a seven meter narrow gorge.
Expect to spot aquatic wildlife like hippos, crocodiles and over the 17-kilometer stretch you may also see elephants, waterbucks and Uganda Kobs and bird Species including goliath herons, Egyptian geese, pelican bee-eaters, kingfishers, horn bills, cormorants and the rare shoe bill stork along the shores of the River. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight, Meal plan: F/B
Day 3: Murchison Falls -Kibale National Park
Have breakfast; take en-route drive from Murchison to Kibale forest via Southwest to experience the Albertine Escarpment of the Western Rift Valley ( Kibale National Park is the best destination for Nature Walks and . Lunch en-route, after drive to Fort portal with panoramic view of undulating and fabled of Mountain Rwenzori. Lunch en-route. Dinner and Overnight at Kibale Forest Camp staying in safari tents. Meal plan half board
Day 4: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale Forest ( Morning)- Bigodi wetland ( Afternoon)
Have breakfast, head to the park headquarters, for briefing and after Depart for the chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park the ideal destination for Primates Tracking and Nature walks. Expect to find families of Chimpanzees and other primates such as red vervet, white and black Columbus monkeys, Blue monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys and grey cheeked Mangabey chattering and swinging through the ancient forest trees.
Return to lodge for lunch and after in the afternoon visit the Bigodi wetland for foot safari to spot wildlife like Sitatungas, birds the rare shoe bill. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, Meal plan: F/B
Day 5: Kibale National Park - Queen Elizabeth National Park- Boat cruise
Breakfast; embark your truck drive to Mweya through crater lakes region, take en-route game drive as you enter the park and check in at Bush Lodge safari tents. Lunch and thereafter prepare to go for the boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel to view the wildlife from close quarters as they cool off along the shores of the Channel that connects the Ramsar site Lakes George to Lake Edwards. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight at Bush Lodge Safari Tents. Meal plan: F/B
Day 6: Game drive-Transfer to Ishasha sector (tree climbing lions)
Very early in the morning, the guide will drive you ishasha in search for tree climbing lions. You will enjoy them sleeping up in the fig trees. After drive to the Ishasha River Safari Camp for relaxation for dinner and Overnight, meal plan: F/B.
Day 7: Game drive-Bwindi Gorilla Park
Dawn game drive searching for more wildlife which includes Buffalos, Kobs, Warthogs, Elephants, Waterbucks, Lions, Hyenas, and if you are lucky Leopards among others. After the game drive that takes about 3-4 hours, Return to lodge for breakfast and thereafter drive to Bwindi through the Local villages to Bwindi for dinner and overnight at Bwindi View Camp Staying in safari tents, meal plan: F/B
Day 8: Uganda Gorilla Trekking-Rwanda Volcano National Park
Have breakfast, you will have a briefing by the park rangers about gorilla tracking rules prior to our transfer to the impenetrable forest. You will go with your packed lunch boxes. The rain forest is spectacular as it Offers dramatic, heavily forested and dense landscape.
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. On finding the gorillas, you will spend one hour with them and have a chance of taking some pictures. Return to the park head quarters for your certificate and then proceed to Rwanda (Volcano national park)via Cyanika boarder Kisoro. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Muhabura.
Day 9: Gorilla Tracking Volcano National Park
Very early in the morning you will assemble at the park head quarters for briefing and then after enter the forest in search for gorillas this time Volcano National park Rwanda side. Spend 1 hour with them before returning back to the park headquarters and then to the lodge for relaxation. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Muhabura.
Day 10: Golden Monkey Tracking and Transfer to Kigali
After Early morning Break Fast,you will assemble at the park headquarter for briefing and then after enter the forest in search for Golden Monkey and After have Lunch and take a shower at the lodge and the guide will drive you back to Kigali, you will have a stopover at Local market, craft shop. After you will be taken to the airport for your flight back home.
The package includes
- Ground transportation
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- Visit Ziwa rhino sanctuary
- Park entrances for clients and car
- Ferry crossing
- Game drives
- Boat cruises along River Nile and Kazinga Channel
- Chimpanzee Tracking permits
- Bigodi walk
- Gorilla permits Uganda (US $600) and Rwanda ( US $1500)
- Golden Monkey Permit Rwanda( US $100)
- Kigali city tour
- Driver allowances
- En-route meals
- Mineral water
All expenses of personal nature like Air fares, ticket, telephone expenses, tipping to porters among others.