This is packaged to give you a feel of Ugandas Wild Parks, Ugandan Cultures and amazing lanscapes. With this you are assured of viewing a number of animals which include Bufalo herds in Kidepo, the Zebras of Lake Mburo, Giraffes in Murchison Falls, The super chance too see the Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi, Chimpanzees, Zebras and Antelope herdsin Savanna, the tree climbing Lions of Queen Elizabeth National Park’s Ishasha Sector and then the Land of thousand hills Rwanda. “something You surely dont want to Miss” with a best price Guaranteed.
On your arrival at Entebbe international airport, you will be met by our company driver guide who will brief you and transfer you to your hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight at Maries Royale Hotelas you truly relax from the jet lag and prepare for the next day’s adventure.
On this day, the driver will pick you from your hotel and brief you before heading out to Gulu which is in the northern part of Uganda. Along the way you will make a stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola where rhinos are being reintroduced to the wild in Uganda so that you have a complete feel of the African Big five mammals as it is the Rhinos, out of the big five that are missing in Murchison Falls National park. Here you will go for a trek around the sanctuary on foot. You will have lunch at the sanctuary and some relaxation for an indefinitely short time and embark on an exciting road trip to Gulu, arriving in the evening at the lodge for relaxation and dinner at Kakanyero Hotel
After an early breakfast you will head off to Kidepo Valley National Park passing through villages and farm fields. Upon arrival in the park, you will check in and have lunch thereafter an evening game drive. Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. From Apoka, in the heart of the national park, a savanna landscape extends in all directions, towards horizons outlined by distant mountain ranges. Later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Apoka bandas
After an early breakfast, go for a morning game drive and explore Kidepo’s exclusives including buffalo and Elephant herds. A variety of animals can be seen roaming around including Ostrich and if lucky, the Cheetah. In the afternoon have a cultural experience and a hike to the Morungole ranges that will bring you into contact with Karamojong peoples. Meet the local elders and have an opportunity to interact with them. The Ik are one of Africa’s most remote and interesting tribes, living on top of Mount Morungole in Northern Kidepo. A visit to them is one of the most authentic that one will experience in Africa, largely because they are so untouched by the Western world as they are quite inaccessible. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Apoka bandas
After early breakfast, you will check out of the lodge and kick start this day’s nature adventure with an exciting road trip to Murchison falls National Park with lunch en route. Upon arrival inside the park, you will be amazed by the beautiful landscape while occasionally sighting warthogs and other wildlife with a drive to the top of the falls whose views are breathe taking. About 300 – 400 cubic meters per second of Nile water force through a tiny gorge of about 7 meters to plunge into a violent tempest in a whirlpool about 42 meters below. It is such a beautiful sight with incredible picture moments here. Have an evening game drive as you transfer to the lodge for relaxation and dinner at Twiga Tales Lodge
On this day, take pleasure in a morning game drive towards the Albert and Victoria Nile and experience a great deal of wildlife and birds. Along the way, look out for herds of elephants, giraffes, antelopes, the Uganda Kobs, buffaloes, waterbucks, lions, and several bird species among others.
Later on, you will enjoy your packed lunch and some relaxation for an indefinitely short time. Later we set out for the afternoon Boat Ride on the Victoria Nile which is the high spot of any Murchison Falls Safari for you get to spot lots of animals at a close encounter. You will have to spot lots of hippos, Nile crocodiles, Elephants, Buffaloes, and many other animals that come to drink water, refresh and cool themselves off the scorching sun and some animals to eat the fresh grass along the river banks. Dinner and overnight at Twiga Tales Lodge
After a healthy breakfast, you will be transfer to Kibale forest National Park, the capital world of Primates such as chimpanzee, baboons and monkeys. With en-route lunch meals. Upon arrival, you will check in at your lodge for relaxation. Later in the day you shall transfer to the Bigodi Wetlands, situated on the eastern edge of the forest. There you shall take a light walk in the wetlands to observe plenty of wildlife including birds and many monkey species. You will retire for the day at Lake Nkuruba Campsite
Assemble at the park headquarters for briefing and then go for the most popular activity in this park which is Chimpanzee tracking. Chimpanzees are man’s closet cousins though they are one of the most threatened primate’s species. More primates like Black and white Columbus monkeys, L’Hoest Monkeys, Grey cheecked Mangabey, Red tailed monkeys, bush babies, pottos and many bird species like the yellow spotted nicator, rumped tinker bird, Little greenbul, green breasted pitta, the crowned eagle, black bee eater and mammals like Elephants can be seen in this trek. Have lunch and relax for some time. You will enjoy an evening tour to Bigodi wetland. This wetland sanctuary near Kibale forest is famous for the colobus monkeys, blue monkeys and a wealth of bird life like the African Broad-bill and the great blue turraco. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nkuruba Campsite
Have your health breakfast and then embark on a road trip to Queen Elizabeth national park for a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel. You will be treated to an awesome sight of elephant herds, buffaloes, antelopes, and thousands of birds. Not forgetting that the channel has the highest concentration of hippos in Uganda. This short channel of water is a tapestry of nature. The slow boat ride from Mweya into Lake Edward and George is an experience that many who have been there, would like to repeat. This boat launch has been in existence since 1952, and is quite popular with visitors to Queen Elizabeth national park. Dinner and overnight at Pumba Safari Cottages
Transfer through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park on the way to Bwindi, and this area is known for its tree-climbing lions.
In Ishasha we will drive off in this adventurous vast savannah area with Topis and African Elephants plus to hopefully get the Lions high in the fig tree branches. You will have lunch in Ishasha and continue with the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Here you will experience a change in the landscape from flat savanna, via cultivated hills to jungle covered mountains. Dinner and overnight at Broadbill Forest Camp
Early morning breakfast and proceed to the briefing point. Enjoy the highlight of your trip – Gorilla trekking, which may last from 2 to 6 hours depending on the group you are visiting. We trek through the rainforest and bamboo covered slopes, accompanied by a Uganda Wildlife Authority guide and other trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla family. The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be quickly forgotten. Due to the nature of the activity, you will have packed lunch. After Gorilla trekking, you will drive through the terraced hills to Lake bunyonyi. Besides canoeing, there is a short list of optional activities: swimming (safe in this lake), hiking on some of the Island trails along the lake-shores, community walks and having a chance to meet the local people with small resident and exotic bird species singing. Dinner and overnight at Bunyonyi View Resort
After having breakfast at your pace, you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for another lake side adventure. The canoe trek on Bunyonyi will introduce you to the major islands and their rich history, but also to a traditional healer and a craft maker who live on a peninsula with most complete views of the 25-kilometres long lake. There will be some little energetic hiking but also great time spent in traditional dugout canoes.
You also have the option of visiting the Orugano rain Forest which has diverse plants and animals or spend some time interacting with the Batwa (pygmies) community who inhabit parts of the forest and its surrounding areas. Birders will treat themselves with well over 300 bird species recorded. Like Otters, pied kingfishers, swallows among others.After lunch, ready for a border crossing journey to Rwanda, arriving in the evening for dinner and overnight at Great Seasons Hotel
After having breakfast, have a short briefing about your city tour. Proceed for a city tour in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital city. Kigali city is surrounded by lush hills of green. On the tour through the city, expect to see the following: Kigali Museum and learn the history of city and country’s pre-colonial and colonial period as well as the colonial masters in Rwanda. Visit the genocide memorial site, a grim reminder of a senseless massacre of innocent’s lives in 1994. Learn about Rwanda’s history from pre-colonial times to 1994 genocide and how Rwanda has dealt with that past. We continue with our tour and see the new developments in Rwanda; the recovery has been incredible, a testament to humankind’s resilience.
Visit the Kimoronko Giant Market, the hand art and craft market of CAPLAKI and later we transfer you on your next destination in Nyungwe arriving in the evening for dinner and overnight at Gisakura Guest House
Breakfast and after head to the Nyungwe forest national park offices for the briefing about the primates and the park, thereafter enter into the tropical rain forest looking for the shy primates in the mist. This walk is not only searching the chimpanzees but also there is a chance of spotting other primates like the white and black Columbus, Vervet monkeys, red tailed monkeys and the Mangabey. In the afternoon, you will go for the fascinating canopy walk. The Canopy Walkway in the Nyungwe Forest National Park in south western Rwanda is 50 meters above the ground level, and 90 meters long. The dizzying platform is above a steep and deep valley trotting across massive forest. The 200m walkway with three towers is the biggest in East Africa! Spread over hundreds of square meters Nyungwe is said to be largest and most ancient Afro-Montane forest remaining in the East & Central Africa, dating back to the last ice age. Dinner and overnight at Gisakura Guest House
After having breakfast, you will be picked up by our company driver guide and transfer to Gisenyi on the edges of Lake Kivu. Upon arrival, take refreshment and go for a boat ride to some of the Islands in Lake Kivu. You can Visit Napoleon Island, Amahoro and Nkombo islands, you can also take a tour around the fishing villages, rural coffee washing stations and Nyamyumba Hot springs. We shall take time to visit some splendid sites along the ride and then return to the main land. Drive to kinigi arriving in the evening for an overnight at The Palm beach resort
Today, after breakfast you shall drive northeast to the town of Musanze close to the Virunga Volcano range. Here you will see the Rwanda’s Musanze caves which date back 65 million years and lay with in the volcanic region where lava flow layers long ago created the Albertine Rift Valley. The caves offer easy hiking 2 kilometers in distance and have brilliant views of cascading lights from the surface, unique rock formations, and a colony of bats. You will have lunch in this town at your own cost then be on your way to Volcanoes
In the evening, you will embark on the Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village which gives you a rare chance to meet local people, in their environment, with a taste of the culture and traditions. Be genuinely welcomed by the community as a special visitor while they proudly present to you aspects of their traditions and beliefs. Expect to have a guided community walk to visit different sites and experience the everyday lives of the local people. Retire for overnight at your accommodation at Kinigi Guest house
On this day, you will have breakfast and later transfer to Kinigi at the briefing point at 7 am with the hiking gears and assigned to rangers. Mt Bisoke stands at 3700M, it has the typical conic shape of a “perfect” volcano and in its crater lies a deep crater lake. For those interested in climbing Mt Bisoke the volcano does not present an exceptionally demanding climb but it is nevertheless still a tough hike. The high elevation demands extra strength of climbers and the whole excursion can take between 5 hours and the whole day depending on the speed of the walk and the frequency of stops. The ascent typically takes around 3 hours.
During the climb, you will cross a series of different vegetation habitats starting with bamboo forests, then moving into Hagenia – Hypericum forest and finally moving through Senecio – Lobelia bush near the summit. You will descend and transfer to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Kinigi Guest house
Golden Monkey Trekking begins at 8 am in the morning with an orientation and then it is up into the forest along what is referred to as the Gahinga Trail. Best to have a daypack, a snack such as dried fruit, a large bottle of Rwenzori Water, binoculars if you enjoy birding, long trousers, long-sleeved shirt, hat, rain jacket, hiking boots, and maybe a walking stick that you can buy locally.When you get into the presence of the Golden Monkeys you will know it, the forest comes alive with monkeys everywhere, even jumping over you, and the flurry of Monkey activities will be amazing.
You are in the presence of the Golden Monkey for one hour; you will enjoy your time with the Golden Monkeys of Mgahinga Gorilla Park. Sadly that one hour is soon gone and you come back down the Gahinga Trail to call it a day. You will later transfer to Kigali airport and board your return flight!