HIGHLIGHTS

  • City tour in Kigali
  • Mountain Gorilla tracking
  • Optional activities
  • Community walk around the lodge
  • Game viewing in Queen Elizabeth national park and Lake Mburo National Park
  • Boat ride in Queen Elizabeth National park
  • City tour in Kampala
  • Visit the Source of the Nile
Duration: 12 days
(*Minimum 2 persons)

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DAY 1: ARRIVAL RWANDA -KIGALI

Meet and greet at Kinobe Airport by your Guide who will warmly welcome you and transfer you to a hotel in Kigali. Depending on the time of arrival e.g if your flight arrives in the morning, you are advised to have money changed this day. To get to know Kigali, you can visit some of the landmarks in town with the help of our driver/guide. Places may include; the genocide Memorial site, the markets, Franco-Rwanda Cultural centre. Overnight at your lodge BB

DAY 2: KIGALI – RUHENGERI

After breakfast take a two hours drive North of Kigali to Kinigi through the beautifully terraced hillside and the spectacular Virunga volcanoes. Proceed to Kinigi Park Headquarters to track gorillas in Pac Des National Volcan. Tracking through the dense forest is great adventure and thrill of observing the gorilla is rare, moving and exciting, though tough and tiresome. Once the gorillas are sighted it's worth the input of time and effort. Overnight at your lodge FB

DAY 3: KINIGI

Today you have different options; you can choose to Gorilla track again which is subject to payment of supplement at the time of booking, or track the Golden monkeys, or climb the muhavura Volcanoes, or take a walk to Lake Bulera or drive to Gisenyi and visit Ross Carr's orphanage and visit the local community or simply stay resting at the camp. Overnight at your lodge FB

DAY 4: KINIGI – BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast our destination is Bwindi Impenetrable Forest driving through the Kigezi Highlands a place formally known as the 'Switzerland of Africa' and catching your eye again are the beautifully terraced hillsides with the winding roads and the distant view of the volcanoes and lakes. Time permitting you can take a guided nature walk in the thick and dense forest which is a habitat for many types of game, several bird species and beautifully colored butterflies. Overnight at your lodge FB

DAY 5: GORILLA TREKKING

After an early morning breakfast proceed to the starting point to embark on your Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in such of the awesome Gorillas – an unforgettable experience of your lifetime. Don't forget to carry your rain gear, packed lunch and plenty of water. Once you find the gorillas, you will spend with them an hour before returning to your lodge. Time allowing; take a community walk around the lodge. Overnight at your lodge FB

DAY 6: BWINDI NATIONAL PARK – QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park via Ishasha to view the famous tree climbing lions. Overnight at your lodge FB

DAY 7 : QUEEN ELIZABETH

Today we have an early morning game. Queen Elizabeth National Park is a home of abundant wildlife with grassy plains, and volcanic craters. You will have an excellent opportunity to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, cape buffalo, elephants, defassa waterbuck, Uganda kob, topi and bushbuck. After lunch enjoy the unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. It is a 42kms channel that joins Lake Edward and Lake George. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos. It offers and excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous, with well over 550 resident species. Overnight at your lodge FB

DAY 8: QUEEN ELIZABETH

Go for an exciting nature walk to Maramagambo Forest to catch a glimpse of a variety of primates including chimpanzee. Visit the bat caves and the 'Blue Lake'. Or visit Kyambura Gorge to track one of man's closest relatives "chimpanzees" which are unpredictable to see because they are quite mobile but the walk is enchanting. Overnight at your lodge FB

DAY 9: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK – LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. Enter through the Nshara Gate. Afternoon game drive along the lakeshore track. With its own system of game trails and cleared walkways, the "Kigambara Loop" offers interesting guided lakeside walks. Find here herds of Zebra, Cape buffalo and eland. Pribi and topi are easily approached. Along the game drive, many visitors enjoy a boat trip on Lake Mburo. Self-guided nature trails are also available. Birdwatchers will enjoy more than 250 species of birds found in Lake Mburo including papyrus Gonolek, Brown-faced Lapwing, Carruther's Cisticola, the extraordinary White winged warbler and bare-faced go-away bird. Overnight at your lodge FB

DAY 10: LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK - JINJA

After an early morning game drive to Jinja; en-route stand on the Equator, bargain at the roadside markets and see the royal drum makers. Overnight at your lodge FB

DAY 11: JINJA

You can either indulge yourself in a whole day White water rafting or visit the source of the Nile and relax at the Bujagali falls in the afternoon. Transfer to Kampala in the evening. Overnight at your lodge FB

DAY 12: DEPARTURE

Depending on your time of departure, get to know Kampala, you can visit some of the landmarks in town with the help of our driver/guide. Places may include; Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, Museums, craft markets and many others. Transport to Entebbe Airport ready to catch your flight back home.

Accommodation facilities vary including up market accommodation, medium range accommodation and Low budget accommodation. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your choice of accommodation so that we can send you our best quotation for this safari.

INCLUSIVE:

All ground transportation in A 4x4 safari vehicle with all fuel

Full time driver/guide with all his associated expenses

Full board accommodation as per above itinerary a part from Kigali and Jinja where it bed and breakfast.

Game drive as per itinerary

Boat cruise as per itinerary

Visit the source of the Nile

City tours

Any other items included in the above itinerary

EXCLUSIVE:

International Air tickets and airport taxes

Visas

Personal insurance

Optional Gorilla trekking, Golden monkey trekking, Muhavura Hiking

White Water Rafting

Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, telephone calls, etc

Any other items which are not included in the above itinerary


Above Price Quotes Includes

 

Price Quote Excludes

  • Airport transfers (pick and drop)
  • Ground transport per 4WD safari vehicle
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Three meals a day, apart from your stay in Kampala & Entebbe (B&B)
  • Mineral water in the safari vehicle
  • Park entrance fees
  • Gorilla permit (USD $600 per permit)
  • Ranger fees
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones
 
  • International flight
  • Visa (USD $100 per person)
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Items of personal nature
  • Tips & laundry service