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15 Day Gorilla Safari Holiday

A 15 days Uganda Rwanda safari Holiday

  • Trip Overview

    Highlights of this safari include;

    – Transportation costs
    – Full board accommodation
    – City tour
    – Whit water rafting
    – National park entrance fees
    – Boat cruises
    – Cultural visits
    – Chimpanzee tracking permits
    – Forest walks
    – Mountain gorilla trekking permits
    – Full time English speaking guide
    – Bottled drinking water while on the safari

    Brief Itinerary:

    • Day 1: Arrival And Transfer To Kampala For A City Tour
    • Day 2: Transfer to Jinja for rafting
    • Day 3: Transfer To Murchison Falls National Park
    • Day 4: Game Drive, Boat Trips And Transfer To Hoima
    • Day 5: A Visit To The King’s Palace And Transfer To Fort Portal
    • Day 6: Chimpanzee Tracking And A Visit To Bigodi
    • Day 7:Transfer To Semuliki Valley National Park
    • Day 8: Transfer To Queen Elizabeth National Park
    • Day 9: Game Drive And Boat Trips In Queen Elizabeth National Park.
    • Day 10: Forest Walks In Kyambura Gorge Forest And Transfer To Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
    • Day 11: Mountain Gorilla Trekking
    • Day 12: Transfer From Bwindi To Lake Bunyonyi
    • Day 13: Transfer To Kinigi Rwanda And A Visit To The Iby‘Iwacu Cultural Village
    • Day 14: Mountain Gorilla Trekking In Rwanda
    • Day 15: Transfer To Kigali City and departure

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  • Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1: Arrival And Transfer To Kampala For A City Tour
    You will be picked up by our company tour guide and transferred to your hotel in Kampala for freshening up and relaxing after a long trip. If you arrive early and you are not very tired, you will be taken for a city tour around Kampala to places like the Kasubi tombs a burial ground for Buganda kings (Buganda is a very strong traditional kingdom in Uganda with a unique cultural background), a visit to the Namugongo martyrs shrine where pope Francis recently visited, the Baha’i temple and many other tourist attractions you might be interested in.
    Meals and overnight red chili hideaway (budget)/cassia lodge (midrange)/ Protea hotel (luxury)

    gorilla tracking

    Day 2: Transfer to Jinja for rafting
    After morning breakfast, your guide will transfer you to Jinja for rafting. You will explore the Nile on a boat as you peddle past six different grades of rapids with your wooden pedal. Expect to be overturned with your boat as you pass these rapids as you enjoy one of the most thrilling adventures where only the strong hearted will participate. You will have lunch and later return in the Afternoon to your Kampala hotel.
    Meals and overnight stay at red chili hideaway (budget)/cassia lodge (midrange)/ Protea hotel (luxury)

    Day 3:Transfer To Murchison Falls National Park
    You will wake up in the morning, have breakfast and head to Murchison Falls National Park and directly head to the top of Murchison falls one of the great points where the magnificent falls can be viewed from. Murchison falls forms a permanent rain ball that can be clearly seen. You have photographs and have some good time, proceed to your hotel for lunch, relax a little and head for the afternoon game drive viewing a number of wild animals in the national park.
    Meals and overnight at red chili rest camp (budget)/Pakuba safari lodge (midrange)/Paraa safari lodge (luxury)

    golden monkey tracking

    Day 4: Game Drive, Boat Trips And Transfer To Hoima
    After breakfast, you will head for morning game drives viewing a number of animals like hartebeests, elephants, giraffes, Oribi, and many others. After the game drive, you head for boat trips along the great river Nile first to the Nile delta where you will view a number of animals including the Nile crocodiles and then drive to the bottom of Murchison falls where you have a clear view of the falls. You will head to your lodge for lunch and then exit the national park for Hoima via Butiaba where you will view the escarpment and Lake Albert, as you will be coming out of the Great Rift Valley.
    Meals and overnight at hotel Kontiki (budget)/Hoima cultural lodge (mid-range)

    gorilla trek rwanda

    Day 5: A Visit To The King’s Palace And Transfer To Fort Portal
    After an early breakfast, you will be taken to the king’s palace where you learn about the Bunyoro kingdom another powerful kingdom in Uganda plus the major traditional cultural practices of the local people. After the touring around, you will then start your journey to fort portal in western Uganda taking about 3 to hours on the way. This journey is not boring at all as it will introduce you to the typical Ugandan lifestyle and you will also be able to view a number of plantations especially tea plantations when you get to Kyenjojo district. You will arrive in fort portal in the evening and directly head to your lodge
    Meals and overnight at chimpanzee guest house (budget)/crater safari lodge (mid range)/Kyaninga lodge (luxury).

    chimps tracking

    Day 6: Chimpanzee Tracking And A Visit To Bigodi
    You will wake very early in the morning have breakfast and get your packed lunch and then head to Kanyanchu park headquarters in Kibale forest national park where you will be allocated a guide who will brief you and you then head for chimpanzee tracking in the forest. Kibale forest national park is called the primate capital of East Africa because of the high primate population it has. It’s the only national park in East Africa where one can have the best primate tracking viewing the chimpanzee man’s closest primate and many other primates like monkeys plus a number of bird species.

    You will get the chance to have your lunch in the wild as you listen to the sights and sounds of the forest. After tracking, you will return to the park headquarters, relax a bit and head to the Bigodi wetlands if you are interested in birding or visit the Bigodi community for community tourism and later return to your lodge
    Meals and overnight at chimpanzee guest house (budget)/crater safari lodge (mid range)/Kyaninga lodge (luxury)

    rwanda gorilla trekking

    Day 7:Transfer To Semuliki Valley National Park
    After breakfast, you will proceed to Semuliki valley national park, situated in the extreme west of Uganda, in Bundibugyo District. The Park is the only lowland tropical Forest in East Africa classified as moist and semi-deciduous. There are 336 tree species recorded of which24 are restricted to Semuliki National Park. 63 species of mammals, 9 species of which are diurnal forest primates including Chimpanzees, blue monkey, vervet monkeys, and olive baboons. You will arrive early because it’s just about 30 kilometers from fort portal to semuliki valley national park.
    You will, therefore, get to visit the hot springs, go for game drives.
    Meals and overnight at Kirimia guesthouse (midrange)/semuliki safari lodge (luxury)

    game drive

    Day 8: Transfer To Queen Elizabeth National Park
    After breakfast this morning, you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park taking about 3 to 4 hours. You will arrive during lunchtime, have your meals and head for afternoon game drives to view the major wildlife species in this part of Uganda. This national park has a number of wild animals like elephants, warthogs, waterbucks plus a number of antelopes. After the game drives, you will then head to your lodge for relaxation
    Meals and overnight at Enganzi lodge (budget)/Kyambura game lodge (midrange)

    Day 9: Game Drive And Boat Trips In Queen Elizabeth National Park
    You will wake up early in the morning, have breakfast and head to the Ishasha sector to track the tree-climbing lions. While on the search for lions, you will also view a number of wild animals like the elephants, baboons, Topi as well as a number of bird species. From the game drives you will head for afternoon boat tips along the Kazinga channel where you will see a number of the hippopotamus. The Kazinga channel has the highest number of hippopotamus in east Africa therefore while here, viewing them is a guarantee. Other animals that can be viewed along the Kazinga channel include crocodiles, elephants among others.
    Meals and overnight at Enganzi lodge (budget)/Kyambura game lodge (midrange)

    Day 10: Forest Walks In Kyambura Gorge Forest And Transfer To Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
    After breakfast, you will head straight for forest walks in Kyambura Gorge at exactly 8:00 am. While here, you may get a chance to view other primate species like monkeys. The gorge also has many bird species. After the hike, you will then transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park located in southwestern Uganda a home to the mountain gorillas some of the most endangered species on the planet.
    Meals and overnight at Buhoma community camp (budget)/Mahogany Springs (mid range)/Gorilla Forest Camp (luxury)

    Day 11: Mountain Gorilla Trekking
    On this day, you will be expected to wake up early in the morning, take breakfast and head to the park headquarters for briefing about the gorillas and immediately head for the thick jungles of Bwindi as you trek searching for the gorillas. This can take you half a day or more. After getting to the mountain gorillas, you will spend an hour with them observing and taking photographs after which you will be directed back to the park headquarters and given certificates of participation.
    In the evening you can take a village walk around Buhoma and find out about the Batwa pygmy natives.
    Meals and overnight at Buhoma community camp (budget)/Mahogany Springs (mid range)/Gorilla Forest Camp (luxury)

    Day 12: Transfer From Bwindi To Lake Bunyonyi
    After breakfast, you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi with beautiful sceneries en-route. Enjoy one of the most extraordinary wildlife and birding experience by boat as you cross the Lake Bunyonyi. The forested green islands on the lake are home to different species of endemic birds, which the guide will help you to spot.
    Bunyonyi Overland camp (budget)/Bunyonyi safari resort (mid range)/ Bunyonyi overland resort (luxury)

    Day 13: Transfer To Kinigi Rwanda And A Visit To The Iby‘Iwacu Cultural Village
    You will wake up in the morning, have breakfast and drive through the Kisoro highlands while having great scenic views and directly head to Kyanika border and then cross over to Rwanda where you will directly head to Kinigi. You will arrive at your lodge, have lunch, relax a little and later visit the Iby‘Iwacu cultural village where you will be entertained by local Rwandese and get to learn about the Rwandese people after which you will drive back to your lodge for dinner and rest.
    Meals and overnight at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (mid range)/ Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (luxury)

    gorilla forest camp

    Day 14: Mountain Gorilla Trekking In Rwanda
    After early morning breakfast, you will head to the Kinigi park headquarters where you will be divided into groups of eight allocated to a particular gorilla family and head to the jungle for the highly anticipated trek.
    The guides are well informed and will, therefore, provide the necessary information needed. Trekking mountain gorillas in volcanoes national park offers a very unique experience giving you a chance to get up close to one of human’s closest primate species. The trek takes several hours depending on how quickly you get to your allocated mountain gorilla family. You will strictly be given an hour to interact with the mountain gorillas and after it elapses, you will be directed back for to the headquarters and given certificates of participation
    Meals and overnight at Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (mid range)/ Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (luxury)

    rwanda culture

    Day 15: Transfer To Kigali City and departure
    You will wake up in the morning, have breakfast and head Kigali city Rwanda’s capital city. You will arrive in Kigali in the afternoon and head to the Gisozi/ Kigali genocide memorial located in the city premises in Gisozi district. This genocide features mass graves where a number of people were buried during the genocide. The mass graves are outside and have names of the people who were buried there. Inside the genocide memorial are some of the remains of the people who were killed during the genocide as well as some of their photographs.
    You will then head to Kigali international airport for departure.

    End Of Safari

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  • Where to Stay

    Gorilla Mist Lodge


    Gorilla Mist Camp is situated in Ruhija area of Bwindi national park located 50 kilometers from Kabale town and about 2 and half hours drive from Buhoma.
    The drive to the lodge offers you beautiful scenery of mountains, hills and beautiful terraces.
    Gorilla Mist Camp is a luxury accommodation and provides very good services including clean well-maintained rooms, solar electricity for lighting and worming water, a well-stocked bar and very good meals

    La Palme Hotel


    La Palme Hotel counts on its comfortable and intimate atmosphere to make your stay the most enjoyable in safety and tranquility. We offer 48 well-furnished rooms including 4 big suites that have been elegantly designed, featuring great attention to our culture details.

    All our Guest rooms are self-contained with WIFI Internet Access, 24-Hour Room Service, Double bed, Telephone, More than 15 TV Satellite Channels.

    Kyambura Lodge, Uganda

    kyambura game lodge Uganda
    Kyambura Lodge is situated at the eastern edge of Queen Elizabeth National Park, in the western part of the great East African Rift valley, with fantastic views over the national park and the Rwenzori Mountains and at a short distance from the Kyambura Gorge.

    Cassia Lodge

    cassia lodge buziga kampala uganda
    Cassia Lodge is located on Buziga Hill, one of the highest hills of Kampala, close to Lake Victoria. The environment is cool with few mosquitoes and an astonishing view of the lake as well as the city.

    The lodge offers and international cuisine in a serene environment. In addition, we have conference facilities, a business centre, wireless Internet connection, a large swimming pool and 20 luxurious rooms with satellite television, bar and balcony overlooking the lake.
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