General

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Morning departure for the south with stops at the craft village at the Uganda Equator for pictures

and shopping. After lunch at the Agip Motel or Rwizi Arch Hotel in Mbarara, proceed through the lush

green terraced mountain country of south western Uganda also referred to as “Switzerland in Africa”

arriving evening for dinner and overnight at Buhoma Homestead. Transit time 8-10 hours.Includes: (L),

(D).

Day 2: Breakfast early, briefing by Park ranger guides. Later with picnic lunch, start the Gorilla trek, the

trekking time ranges from 30 Mins to 8 Hrs. After a picnic lunch in the forest, an hour with the Gorillas,

return for refreshment, dinner and overnight at Buhoma Homestead. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 3: Morning after breakfast, take another chance to track the Gorillas, this time another family

group. Thereafter return for dinner and overnight at Sanctuary Lodges – GFC or Buhoma Lodge. Includes:

(B), (L), (D).

Day 4: Depart for Kampala, stopping over at Agip Motel or Rwizi Arch Hotel in Mbarara for lunch.

Includes: (B), (L).

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Mruchison falls National Park Uganda.

From Kampala, you will head to Murchison Falls National Park. This Park is Uganda’s largest National

park. It harbours the great African savannah Flora and fauna alongside mighty river Nile. It is named

after magnificent Murchison Falls, where the world’s longest river plunges thunderously through a

narrow gorge in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a fizzing pool 43m below. Wildlife populations

have largely recovered from the poaching of the 1980s.

In the rich grassland to the north of the Nile, elephant, buffalo, giraffe and a variety of antelope are

frequently encountered on game drives, while lion are seen with increasing frequency. The Victoria Nile

itself harbors one of Africa’s densest hippo and crocodile populations, and a dazzling variety of water

birds including the world’s most accessible wild population of the rare shoebill stork. Dinner and

overnight at Paraa safari Lodge/ Nile Safari Camp (Luxury). FB

Day 2: The Launch Cruise along the River Nile.

Take a cup of coffee to warm up for the morning then set off for a game drive on the northern Bank of

the Nile River. You expect encounters of the Rothschild Giraffe, Jackson Hartebeest, Elephant, Lions,

Waterbucks and a variety of Savannah woodland birds. Return to your lodge for mid morning breakfast

and lunch. In the afternoon, you will go for a launch cruise on the Victoria Nile.

The boat ride takes you to the bottom of the fall. Along the ride you will encounter hippos, crocodiles,

and many other savannah wild life taking water. For those interested in birds, watch out for the

legendary shoe Bill stork if you are lucky and many other bird species. Return to your lodge for dinner

and overnight at Paraa safari Lodge/ Nile Safari Camp (Luxury). Full Board.

Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking at KaniyoPabidi.

Drive to KaniyoPabidi for Chimpanzee tracking. The ranger guides will help you search for these chimps

as they also give you information about the other primates that you will en counter. Later in the day,

visit the local women’s group neighbouring the park. Dinner and overnight at KaniyoPabidi Cottages. FB

Day 4: Murchison Falls to Fort Portal to Kibale National Park.

Transfer to Kibale National Park. It is the most accessible of Uganda’s major rainforests and yet home to

remarkable 13 primate species, including the much localised red colobus and L’Hoest’s monkey. These

delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are awesome to watch

as they bicker and have fun in fruiting trees. A network of shady forest trails provides much to glee

botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for fragility with 335 species recorded. Dinner and

overnight at Primate Lodge.Full board.

Day 5: Kibale National Park Chimpanzee Tracking.

Spend half of the day searching for chimpanzees. The guide will provide detailed explanations, not only

on primates, but on all the forest fauna and flora and will ensure that your walk is both informative and

enjoyable. This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and seeing primates at close quarters. Take lunch

and then in the afternoon, you will go for a swamp walk in Bigodi swamp a community owned incentive

.Retire for dinner and overnight your lodge.

Day 6: Kibale National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Take breakfast and then transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. A game drive en route may be

rewarded with views of lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, hyena and a variety of antelope species. Check

in and relax as you wait for time for a unique 2 hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake

Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and many animals may be

seen drinking at the water’s edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird

watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident

species. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya safari lodge/Jacana safari Lodge. (Luxury). FB

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park Game Drive.

Wake up early in the morning for a game drive to search for the early risers. Queen Elizabeth National

Park’s diverse eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is

home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Game drives in this park, with the massive Rwenzoris as a

backdrop provides excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, buffalo, elephants,

defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, Topi and bush buck. Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari

Lodge/Jacana lodge. FB

Day 8: Kyambura Gorge, Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse Eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps,

lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. An early morning walk in the

spectacular Kyambura Gorge provides excellent opportunities to see chimpanzees, L’hoest’s, red

colobus, black and white colobus and more. After lunch, return to the Mweya Area for another exciting

scenic drive to the craters. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari lodge. FB

Day 9: Mweya Sector to the Ishasha Sector.

Early morning transfer to Ishasha Area of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Ishasha is home to the famous

tree-climbing lions and the large herds of game. The scenic beauty, the size of the Savannah vegetation

plains and equatorial forest makes this a memorable drive, only found in Africa. Dinner and overnight

stay at Ishasha wilderness camp (Luxury). FB

Day 10: Ishasha Game Viewing.

Morning and afternoon game drives in the Ishasha plains. Search for tree climbing lions and then later

have dinner and overnight at the Ishasha wilderness Camp. FB

Day 11: Ishasha Sector – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Park Home to the Mountain Gorillas. This morning, you will leave for

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. You will again travel through the seasonal southern sector of

Queen Elizabeth called Ishasha. Bird life and primate life in Bwindi is quite superb, and there is an

incredible variety of flora. In the afternoon, take a walk in Buhoma community and appreciate their

ways of living. Overnight at Buhoma Lodge or Gorilla Resort camp (Luxury).Full board.

12: Bwindi Mountain Gorilla Tracking.

Early morning entry into Gorilla sanctuary. This rainforest is spectacular. It offers a dramatic steeply

forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but criss-crossed by numerous animal trails allowing access

to tourists. Mammals recorded include the endangered mountain gorilla, rare golden monkey, buffalo,

elephant, black-fronted duiker, bushbuck, giant forest log and others. This park is best known for the

fascinating gorillas. The time taken and the terrain varies according to the movements of these great

apes. The thrill of spending time and observing the gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting

adventure. Dinner and overnight at the Buhoma Lodge/Gorilla Forest Camp. FB

Day 13: Buhoma – Kisoro.

Travel to Kisoro, a town bordering Rwanda and DRC. Dinner and overnight stay at Kisoro Tourist Hotel.

FB

Day 14: Mountain Mgahinga – Park National des Volcanoes.

You will have to hike Mountain Mgahinga then later cross to Rwanda. endangered mountain gorillas .

Half the world’s population of gorillas can be found in these mountains. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla

nest lodge.

Day 15: Mountain Gorilla Tracking Rwanda.

Gorilla tracking in Parc Nationals des Volcanoes in Rwanda. This will give you an opportunity endangered

mountain gorillas. Dinner and overnight at Mgahinga Safari Lodge.

Day 16: Mgahinga Lodge – Lake Bunyonyi.

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Relax as you wait for the sunset. Dinner and overnight at Acardia Cottages

Day 17: Lake Bunyonyi.

Proceed for a traditional boat trip visiting the various Islands on Lake Bunyonyi. Dinner and overnight at

Acardia Cottages. FB

Day 18: Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo National Park.

After an early breakfast, you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Enter the Park. Afternoon game

drives along the Lakeshore track is rewarding the likely animals to see include herds of zebra, Cape

buffalo and eland. Oribi and topi. Retire for dinner and overnight at Mantana luxury tented (Luxury). FB

Day 19: Lake Mburo National Park Game drive and Boat Trip.

After breakfast, proceed for a game drive or a safari walk under the escort of an armed ranger. Return

for lunch which should be taken leisurely enjoying the view of the lakes in this park. Enjoy the boat ride

on Lake Mburo and get quite close to crocs and hippo. Rather refreshing! Dinner and Overnight stay at

Mantana luxury tented (Luxury). FB

Day 20: Lake mburo National Park – Kampala.

After breakfast, go for one more game drive. After lunch, drive back to Kampala stopping equator for

photographs. Proceed to Entebbe for overnight stay at Golf course hotel. (BB)

Day 21: Airport transfer.

Tour Kampala’s star attractions like the Bahai Temple, National museum, Namugongo martyrs shrine or

Visit the Uganda Wildlife Education centre. Depending on the time of your flight you will later transfer to

the airport for your departure flight.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival.

On your arrival Trinita tours guide will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to Lake Victoria

Windsor hotel or The Boma Guest House BB.

Day 2: Ngamba Island Tour.

Wake up, have break fast and then later our tour guide will transfer you the pier for a boat transfer to

Ngamba Island. There are two half day excursions to Ngamba Island. One starts at 09:00 hours while the

other begins at 1200 hours. The choice is yours to choose whether you take any at any time but all are

subject to availability and therefore we must book them in advance. Enjoy the ride while on the largest

lake in East Africa – Lake Victoria is! At Ngamba Island, they have replicated some of the country’s

conservation zones such as savannah, wetlands and tropical forest.

The boat takes about 45 minutes across to Ngamba Island Chimp Sanctuary, crossing the Equator enroute.

On arrival at this home to 39 orphaned chimps, you will be briefed about the sanctuary and its

history. After, the chimpanzee feeding time will come! Watch these primates from the visitors’ platform

while they are being fed. It is fascinating to watch the chimps intermingle with each other and with their

keepers. You will realize that most of them have different characters just like Man. Whereby some are

very greedy others aren’t.

This is charming! In the relatively short amount of time you will be there, you will be able to see such

different personalities amongst the group, with some whistling for food and others clapping. Clearly, the

exceptional option would be to re-introduce these orphaned chimpanzees to the wild however this is

not possible for a number of different reasons and the sanctuary is not bad for second best. Return to

the main land after which we will transfer you to at your Lodge BB.

Day 3: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park.

From Kampala, you will head to Murchison Falls National Park, but you will first take a luncheon at

Masindi then proceed to the magnificent falls. So wondrous! Marvel at the robust Nile as it is farfetched

into a seven-meter abyss to rumble 45 meters below. Check the series of cascades it forms, which can

be viewed at different points up to the culmination. Next will be the dinner and overnight at Paraa

Lodge/Nile safari Lodge (Up Market) Sambiya River Lodge (Moderate) Red Chillis camp (Budget).

Day 4: Murchison Falls National Park.

Wake up early morning for a cup of coffee or tea then set off for a 3-4 hours game drive on the northern

Bank of the Nile River. Expect encounters of Game in this park that include Rothschild Giraffe, Elephant,

Jackson Hartebeest, Lions, Waterbucks and a variety of Savannah woodland birds. Return to your lodge.

Have a mid morning breakfast and relax as you wait for lunch. In the afternoon, you will go for your

reserved private boat ride along the Nile to view aqua game and avian species at close proximity. This is

a unique encounter with a family of hippos, crocodiles, among other animals. For those interested in

birds, watch out for the legendary shoe Bill stork if you are lucky and many other bird species. Then take

dinner and overnight at your lodge

Day 5: Murchison Falls – Ndali Lodge.

Depart Murchison Falls after an early breakfast. You will pass through The Albertine rift via Hoima to the

Verdant country side of Fort Portal. Have lunch en route and arrive in the late after noon. Dinner and

over night at Ndali Lodge/Mountains of the moons Lodge (Up market) Rwenzori View House (Moderate)

Chimps Nest Lodge (Budget).

Day 6: Kibale National Park.

Take breakfast early morning. Leave for Kibale Forest National Park, this is commonly accepted to have a

diversity and highest massing of primates in East Africa. Enjoy a guided chimpanzee walk in the tropical

rainforest evergreen in searching of the Hotsprings, Black white colobus monkeys, wild chimpanzees,

red-tailed monkeys, butterflies of different species and many others. Have a luncheon, and then go to

the Bigodi areas for a swamp walk. The guide will provide details about the flora and fauna that you will

encounter and then after, you will be transferred back to your lodge.

Day 7: Kibale – Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive will take 2-4 hours. A game drive en route is

rewarding with views of acacia trees, antelopes, birds and many other savanna wildlife and flora species.

You will visit the crater lakes region, Katwe salt mines to see how salt is traditionally mined in Uganda.

Then later transfer for dinner and overnight at Mweya safari Lodge/Kyambura Wildlife reserve/Jacana

Safari Lodge (Up market) Hippo Hill Luxury tented camp (Moderate), Albertine river camp (Budget)

Day 8: Game drive and Launch cruise.

We take on a morning game drive in search of the wild game. The drive will provide excellent scenic

view of the great Lakes of Lake Edwards and Lake George, then also their gutter-the great

Kazingachannel. In the game drive, expect elephants, lions, buffaloes, kobs, the Python, hyenas,

warthogs, birds’ hippos etc. Return to the lodge for mid morning breakfast and then have lunch. In the

after noon you will go for a boat – cruise along Kazinga Channel, a natural channel between Lake Edward

and Lake George. Expect to get exposed to a bird sin abundance both typical and migrants and the

highest concentration of hippos in Africa. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Day 9: Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Wake up for an early morning breakfast and then transfer to Kyambura gorge for a chimpanzee tour.

Driving through grassland area, straight away we come transversely to an amazing ravine of tropical

rainforest 100 meters deep. Trek into Kyambura River Gorge for an odd; experience hiking chimpanzees.

It’s so paying to see the river valley, home of many bird and butterfly species. Rangers will provide the

necessary information about the gorge and then later you will return to your lodge for lunch, dinner and

overnight.

Day 10: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi.

This morning, you will leave for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. You will drive through the

seasonal southern sector of Queen Elizabeth known as Ishasha. Here we will take lunch by the Ishasha

River if time permits and after searching for the famed Ishasha tree-climbing lions before continuing to

Bwindi, home to the few remaining mountain gorillas. If you are tracking gorillas in the southern part of

Bwindi, you will not be able to drive via this sector to shorten the drive between Kisoro and Queen

Elizabeth national park. Bird life and primate life in the Bwindi national park is quite superb, and there is

an incredible variety of flora.

Some bird watchers refer to Bwindi as a bird heaven! It holds 348 species of birds and supports 24 of 26

Albertine Rift Endemics that occur in Uganda; and seven red data book species. Once continuous with

the forests of the Virunga Volcanoes (Dian Fossey’s stomping ground), Bwindi is now an ecological

island, surrounded by cultivation on the rich volcanic soils. Overnight at Gorilla Forest camp/Gorilla

resort camp Clouds lodge (Up Market) Lake Kitandara Camp (Moderate) Buhoma Community Bandas

(Budget).

Day 11: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Gorilla Tracking. Take breakfast, with your packed lunch and all your trekking gear, that is; a rain coat,

ankle level hiking boots on, gardener’s gloves, pair of trousers and long sleeved shirt, etc go to the

starting point for briefing by a ranger guide. Enter the gorilla sanctuary for your world premier wildlife

encounter and adventure – Gorilla Tracking. The beauty of this rain forest is magnificent. The area offers

dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails

allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great giant

apes. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting

experience to be long savored. Many find it to be a rare and moving experience! Whether you track the

“M” group or the “N” group, you will not find wildlife experience quite as exhilarating or emotional.

Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 12: Transfer to Rwanda.

After breakfast, drive across the Uganda – Rwanda – Cyanika Border. Have lunch en route and arrive at

your lodge. You will check in and retire for dinner and over night at Virunga Volcanoes Lodge

(Upmarket), Mountain Gorilla Nest Lodge/Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Moderate), Kinigi Guest

House/Muhavura Lodge (Budget).

Day 13: Another day of tracking gorillas.

An early morning breakfast is followed by a drive/walk to Kinigi park headquarters for briefing, group

allocation and orientation. This is followed by a drive to the trailheads where hiking and trekking up the

hills to the bamboo zone begins. Hiking, trekking and tracking gorillas may take between 3-10 hours.

Sight and stay with the Gorillas for one hour. Dinner and over night at your lodge

Day 14: Dianne Fossey hike/Golden monkey. Transfer to Kanombe airport.

Take breakfast and report to the starting point of the Dianne fossey hike for your excursion to slopes of

the Bisoke volcano and pay a visit to the former Karisokecentre where the grave of Dian Fossey is

located. Fantastic views, lush forested slopes and an exceptional environment. This fantastic hike to the

grave will take 2 up 3 hours. Those who will choose Golden monkey tracking will be in for another

primates watch treat. Return to the lodge to freshen up and then later, we will transfer you to Kigali and

then to Kanombe airport for your flight back home.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Murchison Falls, Uganda National Park. From Kampala, you will head to Murchison

Falls National Park. This Park is Uganda’s largest national park. It harbors a chunk of feral

African savannah flora and fauna along side mighty river Nile. It is named after magnificent

Murchison Falls, where the world’s longest river plunges thunderously through a narrow gorge

in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a fizzing pool 43 meters below.

Wildlife populations have largely recovered from the poaching of the 1980-ties, in the rich

grassland to the north of the Nile, elephant, buffalo, giraffe and a variety of antelope are

frequently encountered on game drives, while lion are seen with increasing frequency. In the

southeast, Rabongo forest is home to chimps and other rainforest creatures. The Victoria Nile

itself harbors one of Africa’s densest hippo and crocodile populations, and a dazzling variety of

water birds including the world’s most accessible wild population of the rare shoebill stork.

Dinner and overnight at Paraa safari lodge or Nile safari camp (luxury), Sambiya River lodge

(moderate), Red Chillis camp (budget) (full board).

Day 2: The launch cruise along the river Nile. Take a cup of coffee or tea to warm up for the

morning, then set off for a game drive on the northern bank of the Nile river. You expect

encounters of the Rothschild’s giraffe, Jackson hartebeest, elephant, lions, waterbucks and a

variety of savannah woodland birds. Return to your lodge for mid morning breakfast and lunch.

In the afternoon, you will go for a launch cruise on the Victoria Nile.

The boat ride takes you to the bottom of the fall. Along the ride you will encounter hippos,

crocodiles, and many other savannah wild life taking water. For those interested in birds, watch

out for the legendary shoebill stork if you are lucky and many other bird species. Return to your

lodge for dinner and overnight at Paraa safari lodge or Nile safari camp (luxury), Sambiya River

lodge (moderate), Red Chillis camp (budget) (full board).

Day 3: Another game drive and chimpanzee tracking at KaniyoPabidi. Early morning game drive

on the northern bank. Your guide will help you spot elephant, lion, cape buffalo, Rothschild’s

giraffe, hartebeest, waterbuck, oribi, bushbuck, bohor reedbuck, hyena and if you are lucky, the

leopard. After a packed lunch picnic, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the

base of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron”. En route, marvel at the

toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and

Uganda kob.

This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater,

kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. After taking shots of photogenic

Murchison Falls, return for breakfast and lunch and then in the afternoon you will head to

KaniyoPabidi for chimpanzee tracking. The rangers will help you search for these chimps as they

also give you information about the other primates that you will en counter. Return to your lodge

for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Fort portal, Kibale National Park. Transfer to Kibale National Park. It is the most

accessible of Uganda’s major rainforests and yet home to remarkable 13 primate species,

including the very localized red colobus and L’Hoest’s monkey. You will have the opportunity

to track habituated chimps. These delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any

other living creature, are awesome to watch as they bicker and have fun in fruiting trees.

A network of shady forest trails provides much to glee botanists and butterfly lovers, while

birders are in for a fragility with 335 species recorded including the endemic Prirogrine’s ground

thrush. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier than its savannah counterpart, budges

seasonally into the industrial part of the park, while other earthly mammals include buffalo, giant

forest hog and a half dozen antelope species. Retire for dinner and overnight at Ndali lodge

(luxury), Mountains of the moon lodge (moderate) or Rwenzori view guest house or Ataco

Chimps nest (budget) (full board).

Day 5: Kibale National park. Spend half of the day searching for chimpanzees and 10 other

primates species including L’Hoest’s monkey, red colobus, blues, red tailed and gray-cheeked

mangabey. The guide will provide detailed explanations, not only on primates, but on all the

forest fauna and flora and will ensure that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. This

walk is excellent for viewing bird life and seeing primates at close quarters. Take lunch and then

in the afternoon, you will go for a swamp walk in Bigodi swamp a community owned incentive.

Retire for dinner and overnight your lodge.

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National park. Take breakfast and then transfer to Queen Elizabeth

National park. A game drive en route may be rewarded with views of lion, elephant, leopard,

buffalo, hyena and a variety of antelope species. Check in and relax as you wait for time for a

unique 2 hour boat cruise on the Kazinga channel and into lake Edward. This trip passes through

possibly the highest concentration of hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the

water’s edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and

game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident

species. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya safari lodge (luxury), Jacana safari lodge or

Kyambura wildlife lodge (moderate), Albertine River camp (budget).

Day 7: Two game drives today. Wake up early in the morning for a game drive to search for the

early risers. Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest,

rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Game

drives in this park, with the massive Rwenzoris as a backdrop provides excellent opportunities to

see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, cape buffalo, elephants, defassa waterbuck, Uganda kob, topi

and bush buck. These two game drives and the boat trip (taken prior) are a memorable method of

discovering a vast array of Ugandan wildlife. Dinner cruise at Jacana lodge and overnight stay at

the lodge of your budget.

Day 8: Kyambura Gorge. An early morning walk in the spectacular Kyambura Gorge provides

excellent opportunities to see chimpanzees, L’Hoest’s monkey, red colobus, black and white

colobus and more. After lunch, return to the Mweya area for another exciting and scintillating

game drive. Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.

Day 9: Queen Elizabeth National park. Early morning transfer to Ishasha Area of Queen

Elizabeth National Park. Ishasha is home to the famous tree-climbing lions and the large herds of

game. The scenic beauty, the size of the euphorbias and combination of riverine forest, savannah

plain and equatorial forest makes this a memorable day, only found in Africa. Dinner and

overnight stay at Ishasha wilderness camp (luxury), lodge in Ishasha (budget).

Day 10: Game drives. Morning and afternoon game drives in the Ishasha plains. Search for tree

climbing lions and then latter have dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Day 11: Bwindi National Park. Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Park, home to the mountain

gorillas. This morning, you will leave for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. You will

again travel through the seasonal southern sector of Queen Elizabeth called Ishasha. Here we

will take lunch by the Ishasha River and try to find the famed Ishasha tree-climbing lions before

continuing to Bwindi, home to the few remaining mountain gorillas. Bird life and primate life in

Bwindi is quite superb, and there is an incredible variety of flora. Bwindi is the bird watchers

heaven!

It holds 348 species of birds and supports 24 of 26 Albertine Rift endemics that occur in Uganda,

and seven red data book species. Once continuous with the forests of the Virunga Volcanoes

(Dian Fossey’s stomping ground), Bwindi is now an ecological island, surrounded by cultivation

on the rich volcanic soils. Overnight at Buhoma Homestead or Gorilla Resort camp or Gorilla

Forest (luxury), Lake Kitandara (moderate), Buhoma Community Bandas (budget) (full board).

Day 12: Bwindi National Park. Uganda Gorillas.Early morning entry into gorilla sanctuary. This

rainforest is spectacular. It offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense,

but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. Mammals recorded

include the endangered mountain gorilla, rare golden monkey, buffalo, elephant, black-fronted

duiker, bushbuck, leopard, giant forest log and others. This park is best known for the fascinating

gorillas. The time taken and the terrain varies according to the movements of this marvelous

primates. The thrill of spending time and observing the gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and

exciting adventure. The gorilla is a shy and peaceful animal and it is unforgettable experience to

watch and photograph them as they interact. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Day 13: Forest walk in Bwindi and later transfer to lake Mutanda. After breakfast you will

proceed on a forest walk to see more of what Bwindi Impenetrable Forest has to offer. Later

travel to Kisoro for dinner and overnight stay at Nkuringo safari lodge or Clouds lodge (luxury),

Nkuringo safari Center (budget).

Day 14: Hike the Gahinga. Transfer to Rwanda. Parc des Volcanoes. You will have to hike the

Gahinga and Virunga. Then later transfer to Rwanda. Lying in the northern part of Rwanda Parc

National Des Volcans are looms up to almost 15000 feet, and nearly covered with rich, green

rainforest. Situated in the far northwest of Rwanda the most notable amongst these is the “the

Virungas”, and is inhabited by Rwanda’s most prized endowment – the endangered mountain

gorillas. Half the world’s population of gorillas can be found in these mountains. The 1994

genocide and war greatly hurt the tourism sector of the economy, however due to diligent work

by the government this has first become the leading industry. Dinner and overnight at Virunga

lodge (luxury), Gorilla nest lodge (moderate), KinigiMuhabura lodge (budget) (full board).

Day 15: Gorilla tracking. Gorilla tracking in ParcNationales des Volcans in Rwanda.Two

amazing chances to see the fascinating, but seriously endangered gorillas. Dinner and overnight

stay at Mgahinga Safari lodge or Vrunga lodge.

Day 16: Kigali airport. Transfer to Kigali airport to catch your flight back home.

Notes:

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:

– Park entry fees

– Full board accommodation

– The launch cruise

– Game drives

– Chimpanzee tracking

– Boat rides

– 2 gorilla permits

– 1 golden monkey tracking permit or Dianne Fossey trek

– Ground transportation in a four-wheel drive vehicle with a pop up roof ideal for game viewing

– Services of a full time English speaking driver guide and all his personal expenses

– Drinking water

– Taxes.

Price Excludes:

– Items of personal nature

– Flights

– Visa fees

– Optional activities

– Laundry

– Drinks.

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