10 Days Gorilla,Chimps,Lions And Wildlife Safari

Daily Tour 10 day Availability: 2019-04-05
Uganda, Rwanda Africa

The Best selling cross country safari in Uganda with Rwanda, This 10 days safari takes you to Kibale forest, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi National Park and in Uganda and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. In addition you will marvel at the beautiful scenery surrounding Lake Bunyonyi found in Kabale and thrill while crossing the Equator community visit including a tour in cultural places in Rwanda. Among the activities you will enjoy will be game drives , Rhino tracking, chimpanzee trekking, gorilla tracking, bird watching and community visit among others. Book your safari now and enjoy the discounted rates.

DAY 1: WELCOME TO UGANDA!

You will be picked up and welcomed from the airport by a representative of your hotel. He will transfer you to your hotel. You will meet your driver/ guide tomorrow morning when he picks you up from your hotel. Depending on the time of your arrival, you may be able to explore the sites in and around Kampala. Activities today are at your own costs. You will stay in a nice lodge with beautiful views on Lake Victoria. The hotel has cozy safari style furnished rooms, equipped with satellite TV, fridge bar, telephone, fan, balcony with lake-view and a comfortable bathroom.
Accommodation: Cassia Lodge
Meal Plan No meals included

DAY 2: DRIVE TO KIBALE NATIONAL PARK AND BIGONDI SWAMP WALK

Kibale national Park is the most magnificent of Uganda’s tropical rain forest and one of the most rewarding areas to explore, it boasts 13 species of primates including the localized Red Colobus,L’hoest monkeys and the endemic Uganda Mangabay. Kibale’s major attraction is the Chimpanzees, the delightful Apes, most closest to humans than any other living creature. This can be seen swinging in the tree branches as one treks through the forest trails. This park also inhabits the elusive forest Elephants, Buffalos, giant forest Hogs and antelopes making it one of the most stunning Parks in Uganda. You will close this day with a fascinating swamp walk through Bigondi where you will be able see different monkey species and lots of beautiful birds such as the Great Blue Turaco
Journey Time :6 hours
Accommodation : Kibale Forest Camp
Meal Plan : Breakfast and dinner

DAY 3: CHIMPANZEE TRACKING (OPTIONAL HABITUATION)

The chimpanzee habituation experience allows you to accompany Kibale’s forest researchers and habituators as they follow chimps during their daily activity, thereby getting them used to human presence without altering their natural behavior. This is a whole day activity and early visitors may be able to see the spectacular scene of the chimps de-nesting, copulating, hunting, breast feeding, resting, patrolling and displaying until they build new nests and retire for the night around 7:00 pm. After this amazing experience will walk back to the briefing point where you will be picked by your guide back to the lodge for dinner and spend an overnight.
Accommodation : Kibale Forest Camp
Meal Plan : Breakfast and dinner

DAY 4: DRIVE TO QUEEN ELIZABETH N.P FOR GAME DRIVE AND BOAT CRUISE

Start this day with an early morning breakfast and head to the second largest National Park in Uganda. It is a medley of wonders because of its fabulous wildlife and many eye catching attractions. This beautiful park is crossed by the Equator where you will have a stopover and pose for the photos as you watch the beauty of the jagged Rwenzori ranges, you will be already in thePark for the classic African safari in the Kasenyi tracks, the North Kazinga which offers virtually guaranteed Buffalos, Antelopes and Elephant sightings, along with warthogs. This is a rewarding game in the Kasenyi plains, this is the northern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park rich with wildlife, the game drive takes about 4-6 hours according to the season and the movement of these animals, this is a magnificent game which includes a lot to see such as Herds of Elephants, Hippos, Buffalos, Antelopes like Uganda Kobs, Daffasa Waterbuck and much more wildlife and on lucky days see a pride of lions and the solitary Leopard. This Park is known to have the longest bird list in all East African protected National Parks, thus giving you a chance to see a lot of beautiful Savanna species. You will later relax and stretch as you are enjoying your bush Breakfast. After this fascinating experience you proceed to Mweya Peninsular, this is the tourism Hub of Queen Elizabeth National Park with most of the attractions the visitors wouldn’t miss out. Mweya Peninsular is an area encircled by two water bodies that is Kazinga channel and the waters of Lake Edward leaving one way which is the entrance and the same time Exit. This is where the majestic boat cruise on Kazinga Channel is done. You will have a hot lunch before you setoff for this wonderful activity which is non-other than a boat cruise on Kazinga Channel. This is an oasis for many of the fascinating species that inhabit the park, and taking a boat trip along Kazinga Channel gives the visitors a chance to cruise just a few meters from hundreds of enormous hippos since Kazinga channel is well known for its big number of Hippos of over 4800, Crocodiles sun basking and Buffaloes while Elephants linger along the shoreline.. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour. This takes about 2hours from the starting point to coming back. After this marvelous and unforgettable experience you will opt for an evening game drive either to the salt lake of Katwe or to the craters. This park has over 52 craters where by others are filled up by water and others and empty grabens filled with vegetation, this is where you will have the great and clear views of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, you later drive back to the lodge where you will have dinner and spend a night. Accommodation : Bush Lodge
Meal Plan Breakfast,Lunch and dinner

DAY 5: DRIVE TO ISHASHA FOR TREE CLIMBING LIONS AND LATER CONTINUE TO BWINDI

Start this day with an early morning breakfast and set off for Ishasha which is about 75Kms from the northern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park along the way you will meet a lot of amazing wildlife such as the Baboons, Black and white Colobus monkeys, Red tailed monkeys,Vavet Monkeys and much more bird species. When you reach Ishasha you will relax, have lunch and set off for a game drive in the Ishasha plains, this is more than rewarding with a lot to see starting from the big mammals to the small ones like the mongooses, reptiles like the Nile monitor Lizard and the Agama Lizards and more eye catching bird species. Nature is unpredictable that means I cannot guarantee the sighting of the Predators but we trust our guides to do the required needful, the fact that this is the capital of the tree climbing Lions, which is famous for the tree climbing Lions. The fig trees of Ishasha hide Lions ready to prey on the Herds of unsuspecting Uganda Kobs. This side of the park is also endowed with great number of wildlife and it’s in this part of the park that you will only and only have a chance to see the Topi and lots of amazing bird life. Since Queen Elizabeth was classified as an Important Birding Area by Birding International, Queens’ great variety of habitats mean it is home to over 600 species which is the greatest of any East African National Park. After this rewarding experience you proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, check in Buhoma Community Lodge where you will have dinner and spend an overnight.
Accommodation : Buhoma Community Lodge
Meal Plan : Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

DAY 6: GORILLA TRACKING

Today is the big day; prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants: the rare mountain gorilla. For most people this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda. Tracking is a captivation and unforgettable experience which more than repays the efforts needed to reach Bwindi and to trek through the forest. Gorilla tracking can be challenging and needs one to be reasonable fit before undertaking to venture into the activity. Gorilla tracking starts at 8:30am and lasts from a few hours to a whole day depending on where the Gorillas where left the previous day. This means you shall have to carry you packed Lunch and enough driving water. Though Gorilla tracking is the main attraction, the forest is also endowed with 120 species of mammals, 364 species of birds, 202 species of Butterflies, 163 species of trees, 100 species of ferns and many other endangered species. It is a UNESCO designated world Heritage Site popular for Mountain Gorillas and chimpanzees, the two great African apes listed as endangered animals in the IUCN Red Data Book. After this memorable and unique experience you will be driven back to the lodge where you will relax, have dinner and spend an overnight Accommodation : Buhoma Community Lodge
Meal Plan : Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

DAY 7: TRANSFER TO BUNYONYI

Begin the day with a cup of coffee or tea, and then depart for Lake Bunyonyi to mean a place of very many birds. This lake is the Africa’s second deepest Lake with about 900M. This is situated in the south-western part of Uganda and has about 29 islands amongst these include the Punishment Island. This is a beautiful place with beautiful sceneries accompanied by good historical attachments. While on this lake you can opt to do a boat cruise around the lake and visit all the 29 Islands and enjoy the cool breath of the lake. Later relax at the lodge as wait for diner and spend and overnight.
Accommodation : Bunyonyi Overland Resort
Meal Plan : Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

DAY 8: MORNING BOAT CRUISE AND ISLAND VISIT AND LATER TRANSFER TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK.

Begin the day with a cup of coffee or tea, and then setoff for the boat cruise around Lake Bunyonyi to mean a place of very many birds. This lake is the Africa’s second deepest Lake with about 900M. This is situated in the south-western part of Uganda and has about 29 islands amongst these include the Punishment Island. This is a beautiful place with beautiful sceneries accompanied by good historical attachments. While on this lake you will do a boat cruise around the lake and visit all the 29 Islands and enjoy the cool breath of the lake. Later you continue for yet another destination which is in Rwanda-Kigali one of the cleanest City in East Africa and Africa at Large. Your travel will be destined to Volcanoes National Park, this beautiful park sits on the north-western province of Rwanda in a small town known as Musanze .This park is apparently the oldest national park in the entire African continent and harbors the endangered Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda that are always available for tourists who would love to carry out gorilla tracking in Rwanda. Volcanoes National Park borders Virunga National Park in DRC and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in south-western Uganda. Besides Mountain Gorillas, this park also harbors the endangered Golden Monkeys, primate specie that apparently offers the best diverse tourism activity within the national park at the moment. Volcanoes National Park also shelters five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains which are: Mount Karisimbi, Mount Bisoke, Mount Muhabura, Mount Mgahinga and Mount Sabyinyo) covering over 160 km2 of rain forest and bamboo. Several years ago, this same park acted as a base for American zoologist Dian Fossey – A lady who turned out to be so passionate about Gorilla conservation that her works still live on till today. The prime attraction of the park are the endangered mountain gorilla with a lot other mammals that also inhabit its plains. Some of these mammals include: golden monkeys, buffaloes, black-fronted duiker, hyenas then bushbucks. The bird life spans at 178 species, with about 12 of the main species and 15 of the subspecies being endemic to the Virunga conservation area and the great Rwenzori Mountains. When you reach the Park you will be warmly welcomed check-in have dinner and spend an overnight.
Accommodation : Le Bambou gorilla lodge
Meal Plan :Breakfast and Lunch, dinner

DAY 9: GOLDEN MONKEY TRACKING

Begin this amazing day with a warm and fantastic breakfast and prwpare to setoff for this wonderful experience of the endermic and endangered Golden monkeys found only in Uganda and Rwanda. The park also harbors the endangered Golden Monkeys, primate specie that apparently offers the best diverse tourism activity within the national park at the moment. The entire experience is simply amazing and definitely an adventure you can never forget. After this unforgettable experience you will walk back and drive to the lodge where you will relax, have diner and spend an overnight.
Accommodation : Le Bambou gorilla lodge
Meal Plan : Breakfast and Lunch & dinner

DAY 10: TRANSFER TO KIGALI FOR GENOCIDE MEMORIAL VISIT AND TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT FOR YOUR FLIGHT

Start this wonderful day with a delicious breakfast, then later check-out and drive to Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda where you will have a chance to visit the Genocide Memorial site. This took place between two ethnic groups populating Rwanda: the Hutus and the Tutsis and this was between April and June 1994 (~100 days), an estimated 800,000 Rwandans were killed. Soldiers and police officers encouraged ordinary citizens to take part in the killings. Hutu civilians, forced by military personnel, were to murder their neighbors, friends, and even relatives. Participants were given incentives, in the form of money, food, or land, to kill Tutsis; they could appropriate the land of the Tutsis they killed. But this now left history behind and the Genocide is now a tourist attraction. After this experience you will have your Lunch, do some shopping if you want as souvenirs and later leave for the Airport to catch up with your Flight Schedule.
Accommodation :End of the Tour
Meal Plan :Breakfast and Lunch
THIS IS THE END OF A WONDERFUL TOUR

Inclusions

 Park fees (for non-residents)
 All activities (unless labeled as optional)
 All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
 A professional driver/guide
 All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
 All Taxes/VAT
 Roundtrip airport transfer
 Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
 Drinking water (on all days

Exclusions

 International flights (from/to home)
 Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
 Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
 Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
 Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees