Day 1 | Entebbe - Kampala

Arrival at Entebbe airport. Your guide will be there waiting for you. Pick up and proceed to your accommodation.

Accommodation

  • Cassia Lodge (Luxury)
  • Nanjing Motel (Mid-range)

Meals & drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)

Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 2 | Kampala - Kibale Forest

After breakfast we drive to Kibale Forest. You can make a walk around the lodge in the afternoon. During this walk it is possible to see monkeys and birds. It is also possible to make a night walk through the forest to see the animals of the night, like bush babies (both activities optional). Kibale Forest is a spectacular jungle, with 13 primate species! Including chimps, baboons, black and white colobus, red colobus, grey cheeked mangabey and L'Hoest monkey.

Accommodation

  • Primate Lodge (Luxury)
  • Chimps’ Nest (Mid-range)

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Day 3 | Kibale Forest

Chimpanzee tracking in the morning or afternoon. Night walk through the forest around Chimps’ Nest. Expect to see the animals of the night, including Galagos, Bush babies, Servals and Genet cats.

Accommodation

  • Primate Lodge (Luxury)
  • Chimps’ Nest (Mid-range)

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 4 | Kibale Forest

Morning forest walk in Kibale Forest with many chances of meeting primate species and different birds on the way. Bigodi Swamp Walk in the afternoon. This gives you another chance to see the monkey species of Kibale Forest.

Accommodation

  • Primate Lodge (Luxury)
  • Chimps’ Nest (Mid-range)

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Day 5 | Kibale Forest - Semuliki National Park

Transfer to Semuliki National Park with chances of seeing the Rwenzori mountains. Visit the Sempaya Hot Springs in the afternoon and search for monkeys in the forest. Semuliki is a unique place and the only lowland jungle in East Africa, part of the Congo eco system.

Accommodation

  • Mountains of the Moon (Luxury)
  • Rwenzori View Guesthouse (Mid-range)

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Day 6 | Semuliki National Park - Queen Elizabeth National Park

Transfer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. On our way we pass the equator. Game drive in the afternoon. Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the best places in Uganda to see lions. Expect to see elephants, lions, many hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes and maybe leopards.

Accommodation

  • Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury)
  • Kasenyi Safari Camp (Mid-range)

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 7 | Queen Elizabeth National Park

Chimpanzee tracking in the Kyambura Gorge in the morning. Afternoon boat trip on Kazinga Channel. The Kyambura Gorge is a gorge of 100 meters deep and up to 500 meters wide. The gorge is forested and is inhabited by habituated chimpanzees. The Kazinga Channel is one of the highlights of Uganda and has the highest concentration of hippos in the world.

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Non-alcoholic drinks

Accommodation

  • Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury)
  • Kasenyi Safari Camp (Mid-range)

Day 8 | Queen Elizabeth National Park - Bwindi Impenetrable

Nature walk in Maramagambo Forest in the morning and afterwards transfer to Bwindi Forest National Park for an overnight. Bwindi Impenetrable is a unique jungle, with many monkey species. Bwindi is one of the two places in the world where you can find Mountain Gorillas! (Driving time depends on the area in Bwindi we stay).

Accommodation

  • Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (Fullboard)

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 9 | Bwindi Impenetrable

Gorilla tracking!!! Early morning departure with your ranger to search for one of the world’s most interesting and endangered animal, the Mountain Gorilla! You will spend one hour with one of our closest relatives. An experience you will never forget.

Accommodation

  • Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (Fullboard)

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 10 | Bwindi Impenetrable - Lake Mutanda

Transfer to Lake Mutanda, one of the most beautiful places in Uganda. On a clear day you can see the 3 volcanoes in the distance. Relax at the lodge or do one of the following activities (one activity included): boat trip on the lake, walk along the lake or to the local people, go for a swim, or visit the pygmies. (Driving time to Lake Mutanda depends on the area in Bwindi we stay.)

Accommodation

  • Lake Mutanda Resort

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 11 | Lake Mutanda and Mgahinga National Park

Visit Mgahinga National Park to see the Golden Monkeys. Mgahinga National Park is part of the Virunga Volcanoes and borders Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. Apart from Mountain Gorillas, the stars of Mgahinga are the golden monkeys, a subspecies of the Blue Monkey.

Accommodation

  • Lake Mutanda Resort

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 12 | Lake Mutanda – Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda)

Transfer to the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. It is possible to visit a pygmy village on the way (optional). Volcanoes National Park is part of the Virunga Mountains, covering 3 countries: Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. Together with Bwindi this is the only place in the world to see the Mountain Gorillas.

Accommodation

  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)
  • Muhabura Hotel (Mid-range)

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 13 | Volcanoes National Park

Optional activities for today: Do a second gorilla tracking (must be booked in advance to be sure), visit the golden monkeys, make a nature walk in the national park, climb a volcano, visit Dian Fossey’s Grave, or visit the Twin Lakes, Lake Ruhondo and Lake Burera (all activities optional).

Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)
  • Muhabura Hotel (Mid-range)

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 14 | Volcanoes National Park - Kibuye

Transfer to Kibuye by the shores of Lake Kivu. Relax at the shores of this beautiful lake. It is possible to make a walk along the lake or visit a village or make an optional boat trip on the lake.

Accommodation

  • Moriah Hill Resort

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 15 | Kibuye – Nyungwe Forest

After breakfast we drive to Nyungwe Forest for an overnight. Nyungwe is one of East Africa’s largest forests. It is home to 11 primate species including chimpanzees. Other attractive monkeys to see: Angolan Black Colobus, Mona Monkey, Blue Monkey, L’Hoest Monkey and Owl Faced Monkey.

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Drinks not included

Accommodation

  • Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury)
  • Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (Mid-range)

Day 16 | Kibuye – Nyungwe Forest

Go for Chimpanzee tracking in the morning! See them feeding, walking around and swinging the trees. The chimpanzees are our closest relatives! During this walk you are also able to see other monkey species and birds. Optional visit of a tea factory in the afternoon.

Accommodation

  • Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury)
  • Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (Mid-range)

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 17 | Nyungwe Forest

Today we make a beautiful waterfall walk in search for monkeys (especially Angolan Black Colobus and Mona Monkey. It is also possible to do the canopy walk (optional).

Accommodation

  • Nyungwe Forest Lodge (Luxury)
  • Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (Mid-range)

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 18 | Nyungwe Forest - Kigali

After breakfast drive to Kigali for your flight. Go for a City tour if time allows.

Excludes
  • Any other activities not mentioned in the program

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