This 10 days trip is seamlessly designed to take you to the fun filled, fascinating and educative premium destinations both in Uganda and Rwanda. This safari will apprise you of an everlasting astonishment and admiration about Uganda’s beauty as well as the diversity that unites the communities both in Uganda and Rwanda. With this trip, you will visit the major savanna parks, interact with the local people as well as encountering with the mountain gorillas.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Designated Location in Entebbe|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Kick off Time: Early Morning|
Day 1:Travel to Murchison Falls National Park with Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Early morning, the company guide will pick you from your hotel and embark on this memorable safari by driving North West of Uganda along the Kampala Gulu High way to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and later to Murchison Falls National Park.
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is endowed with over 22 Re-introduced White Rhinos. The Rhino tracking exercise begins with briefing from a specialized site ranger and thereafter you proceed to track the Rhinos. This activity normally takes between 30minutes to an hour depending on where the Rhinos are located within the sanctuary. Your time at the sanctuary will offer you an opportunity to learn more about the White Rhinos and will give you memorable experience about Rhinos in Africa.
After rhino tracking at Ziwa, you will proceed with your journey to Murchison Falls where you’re likely to arrive at late in the afternoon. Upon arrival, you will check in at your lodge to relax in preparation of the next day’s activities.
- Main Destination:
- Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda)
- Hornbill Bush Lodge
- Meals & Drinks:
Day 2: Game drive and boat cruise in Murchison Falls National Park
This second day of your Safari gets you to encounter with the natural establishment of Murchison Falls National Park. You begin your exploration of the park with a game drive in the northern circuit of the park. This game drive will certainly avail you with the chance to see various animals which among others include; lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hartebeests, Uganda kobs, chimpanzees and many bird species.
In the afternoon, go for a boat trip to the bottom of Murchison Falls where the Nile River explodes through a narrow gorge of 7 metres wide and cascades down to become a placid river whose banks are thronged with hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks and buffaloes.
Day 3: Travel to Kibale Forest National Park
On this third day of the safari, you will embark on the journey in the morning to Kibale Forest National Park and this is a long drive which might take several hours with enroute lunch from Hoima town.
While on the journey, you may opt for occasional stopovers to enjoy views of beautiful sceneries like the Rift valley escarpment on Lake Albert. Also, this travel gives you an opportunity to have an insight about the typical African village setup in the far countryside and various plantations.
On arrival, you will check in at your lodge in preparation for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park
This day starts with opportunity to encounter with Man’s closest cousins-chimpanzees in Kibale forest. The activity starts with briefing where instructions on how to track chimpanzees are passed on.
The forest is only accessible on foot and the walk will provide you with the opportunity to also see a variety of other primates as well as birds and a variety of butterflies, and other insects. Chimpanzees are the closest relatives to humans sharing about 98.7% of their DNA composition with humans. They are sociable, intelligent as well as communicative and among their very interesting traits are their abilities to utilize tools like rocks for crushing nuts, empty pods for hollowing out water plus sticks for capturing termites from their holes.
A successful track of the chimpanzees will give you beautiful lasting memories about Uganda.
In the evening, you may walk around the community (optional) to discover more about the economic and social livelihood of the local community.
Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
On this day, you will leave for Queen Elizabeth National Park and while on the way, you will enjoy the spectacular views of the splendid Rwenzori ranges.
Upon arrival, check in at your lodge and relax. Alternatively, you can take an evening walk around the environs to learn and explore more about the community’s economic and social set up.
Day 6: Game drive and Launch cruise on Kazinga channel
Start the day with a game drive which will expose you to a variety of different animal species which are habitat to this park. The Park has several spots of well-maintained game viewing tracks where there are high chances of seeing animals such as elephants, buffaloes, lions and a variety of antelopes among others.
In the afternoon, enjoy a boat cruise on the spectacular Kazinga Channel which connects Lake Edward to Lake George. The boat ride will give you an opportunity to see yawning hippos in water, buffaloes, elephants, zebras, the Uganda-kobs, topis, water bucks, bush bucks, reed bucks, duikers, mongoose, swamp antelopes, spotted hyenas, warthogs, forest hogs among others.
Taking a boat cruise will therefore avail you with a chance to get into close encounter with such animals in addition to enjoying your time.
After this fun thrilling expedition, you will relax at your lodge and have dinner before retiring to your respective rooms for overnight sleep.
Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park for the highlight of this safari which is gorilla tracking. Bwindi is home to almost half of the remaining mountain gorillas in the world and your encounter with these gigantic apes will certainly give you lasting memories about your safari.
On arrival at the lodge, you will check in and relax in preparation for the next day’s activities.
Day 8: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest National Park
Early morning, you will go gorilla trekking. This amazing activity takes you through the densely forested steep hills until you finally meet these tranquil gorillas within the green plant cover. It is such a wonderful yet memorable encounter. Tracking in the dense Bwindi requires physical fitness as it may last the entire day.
Once gorillas are identified, you will be allowed a maximum time of one hour within their vicinity and then after walk out of the dense forest. Your time with the gorillas will certainly create a long lasting memory about your visit to Uganda.
After this fun filled expedition, you will travel back to your lodge for relaxation. Also, you can opt to take a walk around the environs of the lodge.
Day 9: Travel to Kigali for a city tour
On this day, you will leave Bwindi and travel to the Republic of Rwanda. While on the way, you will enjoy scenic views of the rolling hills that characterize this region. Upon arrival in Kigali city, you will embark on discovering more about this city by taking a city tour. Particular places expected to be visited will include the Genocide Memorial, the city’s Caplaki Crafts Village and the local markets. Visiting the genocide memorial will give you an insight about the negative consequences about Africa’s civil wars.
After this adventurous exercise, you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight stay.
- Main Destination:
- Kigali (City, Rwanda)
- Five to Five Hotel
- Meals & Drinks:
Day 10: Transfer to Kigali International Airport
After having spent a peaceful and comfortable night in Kigali city, the guide will pick you from your hotel and drive you to Kigali International Airport to enable you catch up with your flight back. This day therefore concludes your African tour which had started in Uganda.
- Main Destination:
- Kigali International Airport (Airport/Airstrip, Rwanda)
- No accommodation (End of tour)
- Meals & Drinks: