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13 Day Uganda-Rwanda Gorilla Safari Tour

This 13 Day Uganda-Rwanda Gorilla Safari Tour takes to Murchison falls National Park; where you will have a boat cruise and several game drives; you will also visit Kibale National Park where you will have chimp tracking and a visit to Bigodi wetland. this Uganda-Rwanda gorilla tour will make you experience a three hours trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park and get a game drive in search of predators like lions, leopards, jackals and hyenas as well as drive to Kyambura game reserve for chimp trailing and a walk in the Maramagambo forest, you will also get a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel which is between Lake Edward and Lake George.

The Uganda-Rwanda gorilla tour will as well lead you to Bwindi National Park; and get a game drive along Kasenyi trail then see various animals and bird species. You will also be led to Bwindi impenetrable forest for Gorilla tracking as well as a travel to Rwanda via the Kigezi highlands; and then transfer to Lake Mburo National Park for a game drive. Then head to the source of the Nile as well as the Bujagali falls for an experience.

After an early morning breakfast, ride northwards to Murchison via Budongo forest with a lunch stopover in Masindi. You will arrive in the Albertine Rift valley at the top of the falls in the late afternoon when. At this time, the Nile River looks impressive and especially magnificent when it streams down in a thunderous growl, going from a kilometer wide river to becoming a 6 meter wide gorge. This is the most powerful natural rush of water found anywhere in the world. Then take a ferry to reach Paraa Safari Lodge for dinner and night.

You will have an early morning game drive on the northern bank. The delta area is blessed with a rich wildlife such as buffalo, lions, hyenas, elephants, cape hartebeests, rothchild’s giraffes, bushbucks, bohor reedbucks, oribi, waterbucks, and even leopards. Go back to the lodge for a late breakfast and rest. Then after lunch, get on a boat cruise up the stream of the Victoria Nile and to the base of the falls. Through this Uganda-Rwanda gorilla tour, you will also see the wonderful crocodiles, hippos, elephants, waterbucks and Uganda kobs on this 17 kilometers cruise. It is also set apart by its variety of bird species such as the pelican bee-eaters, Egyptian geese, hornbills, goliath herons, the rare shoebill, stork kingfishers and cormorants. Then finally have dinner and spend your second night at Paraa Safari Lodge.

After breakfast, pass through the Albertine Escarpment and the verdant countryside, traditional farms and homesteads for an arrival and late lunch in Fort Portal in the afternoon. Then dinner and night at Ndali safari Lodge /Rwenzori View Guest House / Kanyanchu Ecological Site / Sky Tree House.

After an early breakfast, drive to Kanyanchu; Kibale Park Headquarters by 8.00 am for chimpanzee trailing. In addition to chimps, Kibale forest is home to other primates including the red-tailed and grey-cheeked mangabeys, phoestes, blue and red-colobuses. There are many beautiful birds’ species, butterflies and many small insects as well. A visit to Bigodi swamp ecotourism site; given its astounding flora and fauna, will be worth it too. Then return to the lodge for lunch, and later on have dinner and spend the night at Ndali safari Lodge/Rwenzori View Guest House/Kanyanchu ecological site/Sky Tree House.

Take a 3 hour trip to Queen Elizabeth national park after an early morning breakfast. Your lunch will be taken at Mweya Safari Lodge. Then get on a cruise along the Kazinga Channel; between Lakes Edward and George. In addition to the vast diversity of the landscape, the Channel offers a great number of water birds. And finally go back to Jacana safari Lodge and Mweya Safari Lodge for your dinner and night.

Early in the morning, you will get on a game drive. It will be in search in search of predators such as leopards, lions, jackals, and hyenas. Then return to the lodge for breakfast and drive to Kyambura Game Reserve for more chimpanzees trailing and a walk in Maramagambo forest. Finally dinner and night at Jacana safari Lodge /Mweya Safari Lodge.

After a daybreak cup of coffee, get on a game drive along Kasenyi trail and Queens mile along. While there, you are bound to see extremely large elephants, leopards, cape buffalo, lions, warthogs, hyena, waterbucks, mangorose, and lots of many small animals and birds species. After the game drive, you will drive to Bwindi NP through Maramagambo and Ishasha sector hoping to see the well-known tree-climbing lions. Then reach Bwindi national park in the evening. Have dinner and finally spend the night at Lake Kitandara tented Camp or Basic Buhoma community bandas.

After an early breakfast, you will take a packed lunch; then have a briefing by the game guides at the park headquarters,; then start your gorilla trail. Encountering the mountain gorillas in their natural environment takes between 2 to 9 hours.  This encounter is a highlight of an Africa exploration safari. But you will only have 1 hour to scrutinize these calm lovely apes, take pictures and get acquainted to them. Then have dinner and spend the second night at Lake Kitandara tented Camp/ basic Buhoma community bandas.Rwanda Gorilla safaris

After breakfast you will be taken to Rwanda via the glorious Kigezi highlands; usually referred to as the ‘Switzerland of Africa’ and across Uganda’s border to enter in Ruhengeri, Rwanda. Then spend the evening visiting the Burera and Ruhondo twin lakes on a boat and interact with the local community. Finally dinner and night at luxury Volcanoes Rest Camp Rwanda or mid-range Gorilla Nest camp.

Most of the day will be spent trailing mountain gorillas in Volcano national park. Then in the afternoon, cross back to Uganda and spend your night at Lake Bunyonyi.

After breakfast, go to Lake Mburo National Park with lunch en route in Mbarara. Then continue until you reach the park through Nshara Gate. Finally have dinner and spend the night at Agip Motel or basic Rwonyo Rest Camp.

After breakfast, get on a game drive. In some areas you may have a guided nature walk. The morning game drive will take you along the lakeshore trail through the “Kigambira Loop” that presents interesting guided lakeside walks. You will definitely see herds of zebras, cape buffalos, oribis,topis and elands. There are 250 species such as the papyrus gonoleks, brown-faced lapwings,bare-faced go-away bird, the extraordinary white-winged warbler and carruther’scisticolas. Bird watchers will have a great adventure. Then after lunch, drive back to Kampala for a night at Speke Hotel or any other hotel of your choice.

After breakfast, let us take you to Jinja via Mabira forest to get to the Source of the Nile. We will drive to Bujagali Falls so you can enjoy white water rafting and bungee jumping. Then in the evening, take a look at Jinja town while returning to Kampala. But if you wish to fly out of Uganda, your guide or driver will take you directly to Entebbe International Airport.

If you are not ready yet, then we can take you to Lodge-Lweza for a night until a drive to the airport is more appropriate.

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What is included in this safari:

  • Chimpanzee permit
  • Gorilla permit
  • 4 WD Vehicle – with a pop – up roof for game viewing
  • A professional English speaking Driver guide
  • Entrance fees to all parks and protected areas
  • Free Wi-Fi internet in the vehicle
  • All ground transportation and fuel
  • Accommodation and Meals
  • All activities / service as per itinerary
  • Boarder fees
  • Drinking water in the vehicle

Exclusions of the safari:

  • Visas
  • International air fares
  • Activities / services not included in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic drinks / wines
  • Laundry and any service of personal nature