10 Days Uganda Rwanda primates safari offering you the very best of the two countries. This tour starts in Kigali and Ends in Kampala but can be adjusted to fit our clients interests. This tour takes you to Volcanoes national park to see gorillas, golden monkeys, lake Bunyonyi, lake Kivu, Murchison falls NP, Queen Elizabeth NP and so much more.
Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National park – Visit Twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo
Pick Up from Either airport in Kigali or from Hotel early morning by our guide for a city tour. You will visit the genocide memorial museum, the first house, the national museum among others. Have lunch and drive to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla view Lodge (Luxury)/La Palme Hotel (Deluxe)/Muhabura guest house (Budget).
Day 2: Gorilla trekking – Ibyiwacu Cultural Tour.
Have your early morning breakfast and head to the park headquarters by 7:30am with parked lunch for briefing before you embark on the memorable adventure in the forest. You will be back by mid day-2:00pm. Have refreshments at hotel/lunch and later set off for Ib’iwachu Cultural Village – get drawn into the authentic Kinyarwanda cultural practices. Mountain Gorilla view Lodge (Luxury)/La Palme Hotel (Deluxe)/Muhabura guest house (Budget).
Day 3: Golden Monkey Tracking or Dian Fossey Hike – Transfer to Lake Kivu.
Have breakfast at your hotel and head at the Kinigi park head , you will go to the park headquarters by 8:30am with parked lunch for briefing before you embark on the memorable adventure in the forest. You will be back by mid day-2:00pm. Visitors can opt to hike to the Dian Fossey tomb. Return to your hotel for lunch and refreshments and set off for Lake Kivu where you will relax at along the lake shores. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kivu Serena hotel (Luxury)/ Palm gardens resort (Deluxe)/ Paradise marahide (Budget).
Day 4: Boat Ride & Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Morning breakfast, you will go on a boat ride along Lake Kivu where you will explore the small island on the lake. Lake Kivu is the largest fresh water lake in Rwanda. Later have an early lunch and set off for Uganda, crossing via Chanika boarder. Dinner and overnight at Birdnest/ Bunyonyi Resort.
Day 5: Transfer to queen Elizabeth National park.
Early morning, you will have your breakfast and set off to QENP by 7:30am. You will drive via the Ishasha sector with an opportunity to see tree climbing lions . Continue to QENP reaching early enough for lunch at Mweya safari Lodge. After lunch, you will enjoy a boat cruise at 4pm along the Kazinga channel where you will see lots of bird species, crocodiles, hippos, buffalos, and elephants among others. Embark to the lodge for refreshment, dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari lodge (Luxury)/Ihamba Lodge (Deluxe)/Kingfisher lodge (Budget).
Day 6: Morning game drives and transfer to Kibale national park.
In the morning, you will go for game drives, where you will see games like lions, bush bucks, antelopes, elephants, water hogs among others. Go back to the hotel for a late breakfast, and relax at the pool side as you wait for your lunch. After lunch, set off to Kibale national park, home of over 13 primate species. Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge (Luxury)/Mountains of the moon hotel (Deluxe)/Chimps nest lodge (Budget).
Day 7: Chimpanzee tracking and afternoon nature walk in Bigodi wetland sanctuary.
Early morning breakfast and head out for chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest National Park, where you will stay until mid day. You will have lunch at Chimps nest lodge and in the afternoon, go for a nature walk in Bigodi wetland sanctuary, where you will encounter a variety of birds and animals. You later drive back to Fort Portal, and if still early and strong, you may visit the “Amabeere ganyina Mwiru” and the king’s palace. Dinner and overnight stay (Day 4).
Day 8: Transfer to Murchison Falls national park.
Have an early breakfast at hotel and pick up by our company tour guide – hit the road to Masindi where the magnificent Murchison Falls Park is situated, en-route visit to Zziwa Rhino sanctuary and lunch in Masindi town. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge / Murchison River lodge / Red chilli rest Camp.
Day 9: Game drive and Fantastic boat cruise
Wake up early for a cup of coffee / tea and embark on a morning game drive in search for early raisers as well as predators returning to their hideouts. During this game drive, expect an encounter with the African lions, Leopards, Elephants, Buffaloes, Antelopes and Giraffes among others. Return to the lodge for late breakfast as we wait for lunch.
In the afternoon have a fantastic launch cruise to the bottom of Murchison falls. Murchison falls is a birders paradise with over 450 species, huge crocodiles, Hippos and Elephants basking on the shores. Overnight at Paraa Lodge /Murchison Lodge or Red chilli camp.
Day 10: Kaniyo Pabidi Chimpanzee tracking – Kampala – Departure
Go for Chimpanzee tracking at Kaniyo Pabidi forest reserve after breakfast. The sounds of the chimps carry through the forest, so approaching and watching these creatures in their natural habitat is a fantastic wildlife viewing experience. After, you will transfer back to Kampala in time to catch your departure flight.
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