10 days Uganda, Rwanda Gorilla trekking and Wildlife Tour

10 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking, Rwanda Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Tour

This is an incredibe Gorilla trekking safari both in Uganda and Rwanda. Gorilla trekking aside, the itinerary also entails Chimpanzee tracking and other primates, A big four wildlife safari, Birding, Boat cruises, various Cultures, beautiful landscapes and multitude of wildlife the two countries have to offer.

This Ten day safari will give you some of the best attractions in Uganda and Rwanda. The tour will take you to Three National parks in Uganda and One in Rwanda.

In Uganda, Kibale forest for Chimpanzee trekking and other primate tracking and Birding in Bigodi swamp, Queen elizabeth for Big four(lions, elephants, leapard, buffalo), boat cruise on Kazinga channel and game drives and Bwindi impenetrable for mountain gorilla trekking and birding.

In Rwanda, You will have the second Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park, Cultural tour and a visit to the Genocide memorial.



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Safari highlights

  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest national park
  • Game drives for Tree climbing Lions, leopards, Elephants, etc
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga channel for game viewing
  • Birding in Kibale forest and Queen Elizabeth national parks
  • Explosion craters
  • Large crop Plantations and sceneries
  • Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park
  • Gorilla trekkking in volcanoes national park in Rwanda
  • Beautiful sceneries in Both countries
  • Cultural Tour
  • Genocide museum, craft markets, presidential palace museum

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Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

Our driver guide will pick you from your hotel/lodge in Kampala/ Entebbe or your place of residence to start a five hour journey to west of Uganda passing through big towns of Mityana and Mubende before reaching Fort portal.
This town is known as the cleanest town in Uganda and it is ever green. Surrounded by big tea plantations and estates presents a good photographic opportunities.
We continue to check in at our lodge before having hot lunch. A relaxing afternoon and evening though we have room for many optional activities.
Summary

  • Journey to Kibale
  • Large Crop plantations and Photos
  • Check in
  • Nature walk or Crater lakes Adventure

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Travel to Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast you report at the Kanyanchu river camp Tourist Centre at 07.45am for group allocation and briefing on the Do's and Don'ts of Chimpanzee tracking. Kibale Forest National Park has a variety of primates. 13 species have been recorded, including; L'Hoest's monkey, the black and white colobus, red tailed monkey, coppery tailed monkey, Uganda mangabey, among others.


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Chimpanzee trekking is the main focus here. The trek takes an average of 4 hours, and on this trek, other Primates and some rare Bird species (325) plus butterflies can be seen.


After spending an hour with our closes cousins, you will return to the lodge for hot lunch.
In the afternoon, we visit Bigodi Wetland sanctuary for a community Nature walk where you are to see many birds and 4-5 monkey species.


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Summary

  • Chimpanzee Tracking & watching
  • Other Primates watching
  • Bird watching
  • Bigodi swamp for Birding and Nature walk

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Early in the morning, we depart for Queen Elizabeth national park, driving through big banana plantations, maize, cotton and sunflowers on season, this is so, because of the volcanic soils which are eroded from mountain Ruwenzori’s and also the land is generally flat enabling mechanization. We drive on the foothills of mountain Ruwenzori and through the copper mining town of kasese.
On arrival in Queen Elizabeth national park, we checkin and have Lunch at the lodge.
In the Evening, we do an evening game drive through Queen elizabeth national park.
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Day 4: Game Drive and boat ride along the Kazinga channel

We drive off for an early morning game drive with parked breakfast, aiming for the big cats which are more active in the morning such as; Lions, Leopards, Hyenas, Elephants, Buffalos, Antelopes and different bird species through Kasenyi.
Kasenyi tracks in Queen Elizabeth presents the best region for game viewing because of the open grounds which attracts big game.
After the game drive, we head back to the lodge for lunch.
After lunch we head for a boat cruise on Kazinga channel which is wonder of its own, you cant imagine how close you get to giant animals like Buffalos and Elephants which come to banks for water, giant forest hogs, Hippopotamus, Nile crocodiles and many bird species like great white Pelicans, African spoonbills, Great cormorants, African fish eagles among others.
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Day 5: Game drives for Tree climbing Lions in Ishasha, Hyenas, Leopard etc and Primates

After sunrise experience and breakfast, we drive to the southern part of queen Elizabeth national park (ISHASHA). It’s the most remote part and less visited though very rich game. This is the home of the tree climbing lions. Other gaming potentials include the rare Leopard, Hyenas, Giant forest hogs, Topi, big herds of Uganda Kob.
We then drive through maramagambo forest which presents opportunities of seeing some primates such as Baboons, Red tailed colobus, Black and White colobus, L’hoest’s monkey, among others.
We then spend a night in or near the park.
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Day 6: Morning Game drive and Transfer to Bwindi for Gorilla trekking

We set out for morning game driving to catch some moments that might have transpired in the dark by visiting the mating grounds, cats hunting and hyenas going back to their dens to sleep. We return to the lodge for breakfast before transferring to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park for mountain Gorilla trekking.
Bwindi is the home of mountain gorillas harboring half of the worlds population, a thick old rainforest, surrounded by magical terraces all hand made by the people leaving in the communities around the park. Elevation increase from low savanna to mountain.
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Day 7: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable National park

This is the day to visit the rare mountain Gorilla. In the morning, after breakfast, we assemble at the visitor centre for briefing and grouping our selves before being guided in the forest by the park ranger guide and armed escorts. Trekking is very physical but interesting, different vegetation in the forest and atmosphere is rewarding, It might be long or short depending on their location, but seeing the peaceful giants brings joy and excitement in your heart. We then spend an hour with the Gentle giants and enjoy the breath taking hour before returning back to the lodge.
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Day 8t: Beautiful landscapes and Drive to Rwanda

We checkout and then start on the journey south to Rwanda. The drive to the south in very interesting because of the beautiful paranomic views along the way. We can see women attending to their farms either on steep slopes or down in the valleys, men cutting timber with bow saws, beautiful sceneries of lakes with several islands, volcanic mountains boarding Uganda, Rwanda and DRC.
We arrive at the lodge and then have Lunch and a relax in the afternoon. In the evening, we have an option of visiting the local community or the cultural village.
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Day 9: Second Gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park

Gorilla tracking in volcanoes national park. We drive to the park headquarters for briefing and gorilla group a location, here you enjoy tea or coffee as your guide works with registration and group. A traditional performance entertainment is good to jump start your second gorilla adventure. We then drive to the trekking starting point. Trekking here is however said to be easier than the first one. Enjoy another hour with the Gorillas before finding your way out of the forest
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Day 10: Rwanda Genocide memorial and Departure

We Say bye to the Volcanoes national park. After breakfast, we drive off to Kigali the capital city of Rwanda, another scenic journey of a thousand hills, a brief city tour to the genocide museum, craft markets, Presidential palace museum, we then have lunch before the airport for your flight back home.