11 Days Primates & wildlife of Uganda and Rwanda

Rwanda primates - Uganda Mountain Gorilla safari

Rwanda-Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari Adventure

11 Days Scheduled [Uganda And Rwanda primates]

Highlights:

Uganda-Rwanda primates safari overview;

  • 4+ Hour road trip to Fort Portal and Kibale Forest
  • Gorillas and Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale forest
  • Excellent gorilla tracking with almost guaranteed sightings in both Bwindi and Volcanoes in Rwanda because rangers will make it a priority
  • Game drive and Boat Trip in QENP
  • Superb birdwatching and adventure with knowledgeable guides
  • Pristine rainforest Exploration.

Overview

This Uganda-Rwanda primates adventure covers the two (2) East African countries that are commonly known with the Mountain Gorillas. This is a great Uganda and Rwanda primates and wildlife safari adventure that explores the best areas with a lot of sight see during the entire safari. From Entebbe via Kampala or Kigali via kabale/Kisoro, you’ll visit the thunderous Murchison Falls, the Rhinos of Ziwa, the Tree climbing lions of Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth National Park, the Volcanoes of Rwanda (for Rwanda primates) and of course the unforgettable mountain gorilla trekking experience in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. On this safari you could get a wild chance to view all the famous Africa Big 5 Game animals in Uganda, Rwanda Primate, so look out and let’s take you on the wild side of holiday, fun and adventure.

DAY 1

Pick from your hotel.

You will be welcomed by our professional tour guide who will take you for a city excursion in and around Kigali so that you are oriented about this great country with a thousand hills but this will depend on your flight time. After this excursion, you will proceed to Virunga National Park located in the North of Ruhengeri and the beautiful terraced hills showing a clear picture of the general landscape and altitude of Rwanda. Arrive at the Park for Dinner and Overnight.

Lodge: Lebambou Gorilla Lodge

DAY 2

Gorilla trekking / Golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park

Early morning benefit from a tasty breakfast at the lodge before your first exciting morning drive through the Switzerland of Rwanda Park that is too clear in the indigenous forest for all Rwanda primates, Gorilla trekking and draws one to the real side of natural beauty. The activity immerses you into the strange intimacy of the rainforest and a live call of colorful birds, chattering of the rare golden monkey, and littered with fresh spoor of the mountain elusive populations of buffaloes and elephants. If you don’t want to trek gorillas in Rwanda, then you can choose to visit Diane Fossey’s grave or go for golden monkeys. Have lunch at the lodge and later relax up at the lodge from the tiresome and exciting activity.

Lodge: Lebambou Gorilla Lodge

DAY 3

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

After breakfast, drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. You will cross from Rwanda to Uganda through chanika/ Katuna  Uganda Rwanda boarder  depending on the gorilla permit locations  and then drive to your Lodge.

Lodge: Buhoma Community Rest Camp\Nkuringo Gorilla Camp

DAY 4

Bwindi Gorilla Tracking 

We will head to the briefing point at the park headquarters and from here you will be briefed about the does and don’ts while gorilla trekking in the jungle forest with the gentle Giants. You will be provided with walking sticks and you are also advised to have your lunch parked with enough drinking water. The Gorillas share with us humans 95% of their genes and starring into their pondering eyes is as overwhelming as it is awesome.

After gorilla tracking we will travel back to our lodge, relax, dine and overnight.

Lodge: Buhoma Community Rest Camp\Nkuringo Gorilla Camp

DAY 5

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Today we will drive through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth known as Ishasha, famous for its tree-climbing lions. Ishasha is a remote and beautiful extension of Queen Elizabeth National Park. There is an opportunity to view Buffaloes, Topi, Hippos and many more wildlife species. After checking in and having some time to relax, have an evening  game drive which will provide opportunities to see Spotted Hyena, Buffalo, Uganda Kobs, Defassa Waterbucks, Elephant, Leopard (if lucky), antelopes, Lions and several bird species

Lodge: Bush Lodge\Enganzi Lodge.

DAY 6

Morning Game drive and afternoon boat on Kazinga Channel.

We start with an extensive early morning game drive in the Park, while pursuing the most Uganda wildlife congested tracks including the Kasenyi Track. Expect to see; Elephants, Buffalos, Lions, Bush bucks, Kobs, the rare Giant forest hogs, Hyenas and Waterbucks. Return and have breakfast at your accommodation. In the afternoon we’ll take a launch cruise along the amazing Kazinga channel, an experience not to miss!! You will appreciate the scores of Hippos, Buffalos, and Crocodiles close to the waterside as well as if lucky, the rare Leopard prowling. There is a variety of bird species for example Pelicans, Cormorants, egrets, herons and Jacana amongst others.

We then return to our accommodation for dinner and overnight.

 Lodge: Bush Lodge\Enganzi Lodge.

DAY 7

Morning game drive and transfer to Kibale National Park

After an early breakfast drive to the northern bank of Queen Elizabeth National Park (kasenyi) area in searches the wild animals which include: Elephants, Buffalos, and the wild cats, Savanna birds and different species of antelopes such water buck, Uganda kobs among others. After lunch you will drive to Kibale Forest National Park arriving at your lodge in the evening.

Lodge: Kibale Forest Camp .Rwenzori view guest house

DAY 8

Chimpanzee Tracking.

After breakfast we visit Kibale Forest National Park, which is reputed to have the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. The most famous of its 13 species is the Chimpanzee, our closest relative. Kibale 1450 Chimpanzee represent Uganda’s largest population of this endangered primate. Kibale is also a home to the rare I’Hoest’s monkey. Other primates include the black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey, Olive baboon to mention but a few. So you will enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and many others.

After lunch we explore the Crater Lake region, which has many crater lakes or swamp walk.

Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp .Rwenzori view guest house.

DAY 9

Drive to Murchison Falls National Park

After your very early morning breakfast drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside and pass traditional homesteads and farms. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon, and the town was named after a British Special Commissioner for Uganda Sir. Gerald Portal, whose statue graces the main road of the town. Proceed to Murchison Falls , in so doing  this is gives you an opportunity of exploring more of Ugandan cultures while driving through these villages you enter  the mighty parks.

Accommodation: Murchison River Lodge

DAY 10

Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise to the bottom of the falls

The Uganda Wildlife Safari today takes us for an early morning game drive on the northern bank of the River Nile. This is a beautiful drive across Borassus Palm Forest and grassland savannah down to Lake Albert where the Albert Nile heads north to Sudan. Animals you may see include; Elephants, Lions, Cape buffalo, Rothchild’s Giraffe, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck, Bohor reed buck, Spotted Hyena and if you are lucky, the Leopard. And After lunch, go for a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls, an experience not to be missed!! Here you will see the River Nile said to be the 2nd longest river in the world crush through a narrow gorge and forming the magnificent Murchison Falls. While on the cruise you may see Hippos, Crocodiles, Elephants, Waterbuck and Uganda Kobs among others. This is also the zone of many birds, with species like Goliath Heron, Egyptian Geese, Pelicans, Bee-eaters, Kingfishers, Hornbill, Cormorant and the rare Shoebill stork.

We then return to our accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Murchison River Lodge/ pakuba lodge / paraa lodge

DAY 11

To Entebbe International airport.

As we wind up our safari, drive through the  famous Luwero Triangle, and visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary  for the last of the BIG 5, the Rhinos, though this will depend on your flight time ,. Thereafter, drive to  the  airport.

End of your 11 Days Uganda-Rwanda Tour

Budget Accommodation

Murchison Falls: Red Chilli Camp.

Kibale: Rwenzori View Guest House or Chimpanzee Guest house

QENP: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge or Simba Camp.

Ishasha Sector: Savannah Resort or Students dormitory/Bandas.

Rwanda: Lebambou Gorilla Lodge

Bwindi: Buhoma community Rest camp or Wagtail Eco-safari camp.

Luxury Accommodation

Murchison: Paraa Safari Lodge, Nile safari Lodge/Pakuba lodge/Baker’s Lodge

Kibale: Primate Lodge or Ndali Lodge

QENP: Mweya Safari Lodge/Katala lodge/Enganzi lodge/Bush lodge

Ishasha Sector: Ishasha Wildness camp or Savanna Resort.

Bwindi: Silver back lodge, Buhoma lodge or Lake Kitandara Tented camp

Volocanoes: Wilderness safari Bisate Lodge

Safari Cost Includes

  • Airport Transfers
  • Transportation – 4×4 Safari Cruiser/Van
  • Accommodation – Budget/Luxury Lodging
  • English Speaking Driver/Guide
  • Park Fees and Guide Fees
  • Bottled Drinking Water en-route
  • Meals as specified in Itinerary

Our Safari cost exclude:

  • For short trips, accommodation on arrival and departure are not included, but can be arranged on request.
  • Flights
  • Visa fees (50 USD)
  • Sodas, beers, wines and other drinks
  • Vaccinations
  • Medical Insurance
  • And all kinds of personal nature
  • Uganda Gorilla permits (USD600.00)
  • Rwanda Golden Monkeys (USD150.00)
  • Rwanda Gorilla Permits (USD1500.00)
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Activities:

Golden Monkey Tracking /Gorilla trekking /Chimpanzee Trekking / Tracking African Big Five / World Heritage Sites / Photography / Scenic Drive / Wildlife Game Drive / Boat ride / Nature Discovery / Outdoor Adventures

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Leisure / Photography / African Safari / Outdoor Adventures / Wildlife Safari

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