Ultimate Uganda and Rwanda - AC U&R 9


Day 1: Entebbe – Kibale Forest National Park Approx. 5 hrs
Meet on arrival at Entebbe airport, assist through customs and start your journey to the west via Kampala. Drive through the green tea plantations and the evergreen Kibale forest, arriving Fort-portal in time for Lunch. Proceed to the Lodge. Meals and Overnight accommodation at the Lodge.

Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking - Kibale Forest NP. Tracking takes about 3 to 4 hrs.
After Breakfast, transfer to Kanyanchu park Headquarters in time for a briefing and head out to the forest. Chimpanzee tracking starts early in the morning. Kibale Forest is a host to 13 primate species. The guide will provide detailed explanations on not only primates, but also on all the forest's fauna and flora, ensuring that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and primates in close quarters. After lunch, go for a walk in Bigodi - an eco-tourism swamp with rare and beautiful flora and fauna. Meals and Overnight at the Lodge.

Day 3: Kibale - Queen Elizabeth National Park. App. 3 hrs drive.
Start for Queen Elizabeth National Park, following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range most of the journey. Explore the Katwe crater area and later proceed to the Lodge for lunch. After lunch, enjoy a game drive where you may be rewarded with game including the waterbucks, Elephants, Leopards, Buffaloes, Hyenas and a variety of Antelope species. Sundowner in the savannah and return to the Lodge for dinner with an option to go for a night game drive. Meals and Overnight at the Lodge.

Day 4: Game Viewing & Boat ride.
An early morning rise, and a cup of your favorite beverage, embark on a morning game drive along Kasenyi track and Queens’s mile in the park and keep a watch out for Lion, Elephant, Cape buffalo, Warthogs, Leopard, Hyena, Mongoose, Waterbuck, Ugandan Kob, and lots of the many small animals and birds. After lunch, enjoy a unique boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through high concentrations of Hippos and a wide variety of animals may be seen drinking at the water's edge. This river cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 600 recorded species having been spotted. Meals and Overnight at the lodge.

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth N.P Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. App. 4 hours’ drive
After Breakfast, start for Bwindi via the Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park . Drive through Ishasha sector famous for its tree climbing Lions unique to this region and multitude of animals. Arrive at the Lodge in the afternoon, relax around the camp or take a village walk around Buhoma area with a visit to craft shops, local schools, hospital and later enjoy entertainment by the local community/Orphan group. Meals and Overnight at the Lodge.

Day 6: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Tracking takes 3 to 10 hrs.
There is an early morning entry into a gorilla sanctuary. The rainforest is spectacular, heavily vegetated and dense landscape crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, allowing access for trekkers. This park is best known for the fascinating Gorillas, where the time taken and terrain varies according to the movements of these fantastic apes. The thrill of spending time with and observing these gentle giants is a rare and moving adventure that will leave you with long lasting memories of a truly unique experience. The Gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact with each other, return to the lodge in the afternoon. Meals and overnight at the Lodge.

Day 7: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - Parc des Volcans. App. 6 hrs drive.
An early start for Rwanda , with stops on the way for amazing views of the Volcanoes. Proceed to the border, go through customs and cross to Rwanda. Drive to Parc des Volcans with views of the great, old volcanoes towering up almost 15,000 feet, and nearly covered with rich, green rainforest. Meals and Accommodation at the Lodge.

Day 8: Gorilla Tracking in Parc des Volcans. Tracking takes 3 to 6 hrs.
Early morning transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing by the park staff. Loaded with your drinking water, packed lunch and walking stick, enter the forest in search for the famous Mountain Gorillas. The trail into the forest, will abruptly immerse you in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest – Home to the Gorillas. An exhilarating Gorilla trek through the cultivated foothills of the Virungas can be muddy and challenging but offers a Great experience. Alive with the calls of Gorillas you will spend an hour before sloping back to the base. As you slope, through gaps in the forest canopy, the magnificent peaks, among the highest in Africa are glimpsed. Meals and Accommodation at the Lodge.

Day 9: Departure via Kigali airport. App. 3 hrs drive.
Start for Kigali , time permitting have a short tour of the city including a visit to genocide memorial, handicraft shops and later to the airport for your international flight. Depending on your flight schedule, you may need a day’s room to freshen-up before your flight (on payment of supplement). Please book return flights departing after 1pm.

Accomodation
Lion range (Luxury):
Mweya Safari Lodge deluxe rooms, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp /Bwindi Lodge, Virunga Lodge/Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge.
Pride Range (Midrange): Bush lodge or Enganzi lodge, Silverback Lodge, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.


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