12 Days Uganda Rwanda Primates & Culture

Who said that small landlocked countries have no beauty locked within! experience first hand the spectacular diversity within these landlocked boundaries of Uganda and Rwanda. Enjoy the services of our guide who will give you detailed information on primates, forest flora and fauna alongside lots of wildlife and scenery not to mention our culture that we are so proud of. This African primate safari with both chimp and gorilla tracking will also let you see other primates including l’hoeste’s monkey, red colobus, blue red tailed, baboons and gray cheeked mangabey among others. The wildlife is diverse with a chance to catch the big five of Africa walking through the savanna plains. the bird life is incomparable when its primates you are looking for Uganda and Rwanda will never disappoint you. lets explore the pearl of Africa and the land of a thousand hills.

DAY 4: TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL

DAY 5: KYAMBURA GORGE IN QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK VISIT THE NEARBY KYAMBURA GORGE

DAY 6: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST START FOR BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST

DAY 7 & 8 : GORILLA TRACKING IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

DAY 9: TRANSFER TO RWANDA VIA CYANIKA BORDER

DAY 10 & 11 GORILLA AND GOLDEN MONKEY TRACKING GORILLA TRACKING IN THE PARC NATIONAL DES VOLCANS

DAY 12 DEPATURE AFTER BREAKFAST

Day 1:Arrival for the Uganda Rwanda Safari 

Arrival Today at Enteebe international airport where you will be met by your guide. depending on the time of arrival you could have some money changed on this day and also briefed about your safari. Cassia Lodge for dinner and over night stay.BB

Day 2: Transfer to Kibale Forest

After breakfast, transfer to Fort Portal with a stop over for lunch en-route. Relax at your hotel in the afternoon. As we transfer there will be numerous stopovers in search for various African primate species like the Black and white plus the red collobus, Uganda Red tailed, Valvet, Blue and L’hoests monkey, grey cheeked mangabey among others. Overnight at Mountains Of The Moon or Attacco country resort. FB 

Day 3 – Chimp Tracking in Kibale Uganda

After Breakfast go for chimpanzee tracking. This African primate safari with both chimp and gorilla tracking will also let you see other primates including l’hoestes, red colobus, blue red tailed and gray cheeked mangabey. Enjoy the services of our guide who will give you detailed information on primates, forest, flora and fauna. Afternoon visit to Bigodi swamp, see other mammals and primates including the rare red Columbus monkey and the sitatunga. Dinner and overnight at mountains of the moon Hotel or Attaco country resort.FB

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National

Depart Fort Portal in the morning after breakfast and go through Uganda’s beautiful scenic areas which will produce the scenic views of the Mountains of the moon- among the highest in Africa and the highest in Uganda. Have a stop over at the Equator en-route. Proceed to the Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving in time for lunch. After lunch proceed for an optional evening game drive where you will also see the crater Lakes In the afternoon, enjoy a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, which is especially rewarding for viewing a variety of game especially hippo, buffalo. (B,L,D). Overnight at Jacana lodge or Marafiki safari lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Visit the nearby Kyambura Gorge to track the fast moving and elusive chimpanzees, one of man’s closest relatives. The chimp population is quite mobile and viewing is so interesting once found, however the walk in this “lost world” is nevertheless enchanting Go for an early morning game drive to seek out wildlife. Take a rest during the heat of the day, before going on your evening game drive. The game drives in the park depend on the season. The Kasenyi plains support large concentrations of game, especially lion. The area around the seven crater lakes in the northern hills is very scenic but game viewing is erratic. The Mweya peninsula is usually good to see the large mammals, bushbuck, water buck, and elephant, as well as the unusual giant forest hog. Leopard may also be seen in this area. Dinner and overnight at Jacana lodge or Marafiki safari lodge(B,L,D)

Day 6: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Start for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Either drive via Ishasha, home of the tree climbing lions, roads permitting, or take the alternative route through cultivated expanses. Time permitting, go for a guided nature walk. Overnight at Gorilla mist camp or Buhoma community camp(B,L,D)

Day 7 & 8 : Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Today you will have the option to go gorilla tracking (subject to permit availability at time of booking), walking up steep densely forested hills. In this thick and humid forest you almost have to cut your way through the undergrowth but finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation is an inspiring moment. Tracking in Bwindi requires stamina and can often take most of the day. Alternatively go for a leisurely walk on one of the different trails that meanders through the Impenetrable Forest. Overnight at Gorilla mist camp or Buhoma community camp (B,L,D)

Day 9: Transfer to Rwanda via Cyanika Border.

We have many chance of seeing the I’heost’s, Blue, Red Tailed and the Black and White Colobus Monkey. There are so many special birds at these elevations that we do not want to rush through, we continue with our drive through the kanaba gap a good swamp slightly ahead providing chances for the Common and Lesser Moorhen, Hotentot Teal, African Rail and many more as we ascend into Rwanda. We stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Gorilla Hotel for three nights.FB

Day 10 & 11 Gorilla and Golden Monkey Tracking Gorilla tracking in the Parc National des Volcans.

Tracking the gorillas through the lush forested slopes of the Virungas is a magical experience. If you are lucky you can get to the gorillas, spend an hour with them, and be back at the base in time for a late lunch! Some gorilla families however are more elusive, and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is wet and muddy. Overnight at mountain gorilla view lodge. FB

Day 12 Depature

After breakfast, leave for Kigali and go for a tour of the city including a visit to the market, a pottery project, handicraft shops, the Franco-Rwandan cultural Centre and a genocide memorial. Transfer to the airport for your flight onward.