This ten-day combined Safari in Uganda, DR Congo and Rwanda offer plenty for travellers who are after an insight into the remarkable charms of the Eastern part of Africa.
You will partake in a number of exciting activities such as Gorilla trekking, Mountain hiking, Game viewing and boat cruise, chimpanzee tracking and Batwa community visits. It starts in Uganda and ends in Rwanda.
Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe – Transfer to hotel.
Expect to be picked up by our Safari guide on arrival, meet and greet, and then transfer up to your hotel of residence in Kampala. Options are Serena hotel (Luxury), HBT (mid-range) and Namirembe guesthouse (budget)
Day 2: Kampala – Drive to Kibale National Park
Very early in the morning, you will embark on a six-hour drive from Kampala up to Kibale Forest National Park in the western part of Uganda.
Once you reach in time, there is a possibility of engaging in the Bigodi walk or the Crater Lake drive. Dinner and overnight at Chimpanzee guest house (budget), Primates lodge (Mid-range) and Kyaninga lodge (luxury).
Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
After your morning breakfast, transfer to join the group at Kanywanchu tourism Centre. Before starting a rewarding journey to the Jungle, you are all first briefed about how to conduct yourself while in the Jungle.
The tracking takes about 3-5 hours though the time taken mostly depends on where these primates spent their last night.
After returning to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the evening you transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Check-in at Simba Safari camp (budget), Park view lodge (mid-range) and Mweya Safari lodge (luxury).
Day 4: Morning game drive – Kazinga channel
Very early in the morning, you will start with a morning game drive via tracks in the Kasenyi plains. This rewards spectacular views of different wild animals such as elephants, leopards, lions, buffaloes and more.
After this 3-4 hours excursion, the drive will continue straight to Mweya Peninsula. Have lunch at the Mweya canteen and later join the afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga channel. The cruise reveals a plethora of aquatic species like hippopotami, crocodiles and more.
Day 5:Queen – Transfer to Bwindi.
After beautiful moments in Queen, transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via the southern Ishasha sector route up to Buhoma. You will stop over in Ishasha to see the famous tree-climbing lions. Check-in and relax at the lodge.
Day 6: Gorilla trekking in Buhoma
Early in the morning, head to the park headquarters for a short briefing conducted to highlight trekkers on how to behave with the Gorillas. After the briefing, you will start the journey to the jungle in search of the Gorillas for interaction. Later return to the lodge.
Day 7: Bwindi – Drive to Volcanoes National Park.
From Bwindi drive straight to Volcanoes in the northwestern part of Rwanda. You will cross via the Chanika border. It takes about 3-4 hours for the drive. Check-in at the lodge for relaxation after a long drive.
Day 8: Golden Monkeys – Transfer to DR Congo
Early in the morning, you will track the Golden monkeys in the Volcanoes, after crossing to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Golden monkeys are mostly found in mountainous areas, so it requires physical fitness.
Day 9: Nyiragongo Hike
Join an expedition that includes a hike up to the top of the Volcano, it starts with a briefing at the Kibati starting point. It takes about 6-7 hours for the hike up to the top and you will arrive in the evening. Overnight at the top to sight the red glow of burning lava.
Day 10: Descend – Transfer back to Kigali
After an exciting night at the top, the next day morning you will descend back to the base and transfer back to Kigali for your return flight. End of Safari.
The Package includes:
- Airport picks and drops.
- Nyiragongo hike
- Golden Monkeys.
- Gorilla Permit
- Chimpanzee tracking permit.
- Ground Transportation
- English-speaking driver guide.
- Mineral water
- Visa Fees for Rwanda
- Personal Insurance
- Personal expenses.
- Tipping fees.