Day 1 | Entebbe - Kampala

Arrive at Entebbe International Airport. Our driver and/or a representative from the company shall be available to welcome you, and transfer you to your accommodation. You shall be briefed regarding the tour and answer all your questions. All meals and overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation

  • Protea Hotel (Luxury)
  • Lake Heights Hotel (Mid-range)

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

Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 2 | Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. On our way we visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. This is the only place in Uganda where you can see the white rhino. Murchison Falls is one of the most beautiful national parks of Uganda. One of the main attractions is the Nile, with the spectacular Murchison Falls, where the whole Nile is forced through a narrow gorge and falls 60 meters. Expect to see elephants, giraffes, lions, hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes and maybe leopards. Included: Ziwa Sanctuary, visit top of the falls

Accommodation

  • Kabalega Wilderness Lodge (Luxury)
  • Paara Safari Lodge (Mid-range)

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Day 3 | Murchison Falls National Park

Giraffes at Murchison Falls National Park

Early morning game drive in this beautiful national park. Afternoon boat ride on the Victoria Nile up to the bottom of the falls, and from there hike to the top of the falls. The boat is the perfect platform to see and photograph many different bird species. Included: game drive, boat trip

Accommodation

  • Kabalega Wilderness Lodge (Luxury)
  • Paara Safari Lodge (Mid-range)

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 4 | Murchison Falls National Park - Hoima

Murchison Falls

Early morning game drive or optional boat trip on the Nile to the delta into Lake Albert or optional visit Budongo Forest for a jungle walk. In the afternoon we drive to Hoima town. Included: game drive

Accommodation

  • Hoima Cultural Lodge

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Day 5 | Hoima - 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)
  • Kibale Forest Camp (Mid-range)

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Day 6 | Kibale Forest

Chimpanzees at Kibale Forest National Park

Chimpanzee tracking in the morning or in the afternoon. In the evening we make another nature walk into Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary where you can see primates and birds. It is also possible to visit the local people or the crater lakes (optional). Included: chimp tracking, Bigodi Swamp Walk

Accommodation

  • Primate Lodge (Luxury)
  • Kibale Forest Camp (Mid-range)

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 7 | Kibale Forest - Semuliki National Park

Visit one of the crater lakes. Afterwards transfer to Semuliki National Park. Visit the Sempaya Hot Springs in the afternoon. Semuliki is a unique place and the only lowland jungle in East Africa, part of the Congo eco system. Included: visit crater lake, visit hot springs

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Non-alcoholic drinks

Accommodation

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

Day 8 | Semuliki National Park - Queen Elizabeth National Park

Transfer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. On our way we pass the equator where we will make a stop. 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. Included: game drive

Accommodation

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

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 9 | Queen Elizabeth National Park

Game drive in the morning. Boat trip on the Kazinga Channel in the afternoon. The Kazinga Channel is one of the highlights of Uganda and has the highest concentration of hippos in the world. Included: game drive, boat trip

Accommodation

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

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 10 | Queen Elizabeth National Park - Ishasha

After breakfast we drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park to the Ishasha sector in the South. Game drive in the afternoon in search of the tree climbing lions. In Ishasha there are 4 prides of lions that climb the trees. Unique in the world! The other attraction of Ishasha are the Topis, not found anywhere else in this National Park. Included: game drives.

Accommodation

  • Ishasha Wilderness Tented Camp (Luxury)
  • Ishasha Jungle Lodge (Mid-range)

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 11 | Ishasha - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Gorilla at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Today we drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. On our way we pass through interesting villages and have some breath taking views of the mountains. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 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 which 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 12 | Bwindi Impenetrable

Gorilla tracking!!! Early morning departure with your ranger to search for one of the world’s most interesting and endangered animals, 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 13 | Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - Lake Bunyonyi

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi; the deepest and most beautiful lake in Uganda.

Accommodation

  • Bird Nest (Luxury)
  • Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort (Mid-range)

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 14 | Lake Bunyonyi

Today you can relax on one of the beautiful islands on lake Bunyonyi. It is also possible to make a nature walk, go for a birding walk, go for canoeing, take a swim or visit the local community (all activities optional).

Accommodation

  • Bird Nest (Luxury)
  • Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort (Mid-range)

Mid-range lodge-Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 15 | Lake Bunyonyi - Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda)

Gorilla at Volcanoes National Park

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.

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Non-alcoholic drinks

Accommodation

  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)
  • Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge (Mid-range)

Day 16 | 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.

Accommodation

  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)
  • Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge (Mid-range)

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 17 | 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 18 | Kibuye - Nyungwe Forest

After breakfast we drive to Nyungwe Forest. Optional walk around the lodge to see monkeys and birds. Nyungwe is one of East Africa’s largest forests. It is home to 13 primate species including chimpanzees. Other attractive monkeys to see: Angolan Black Colobus, Mona Monkey, Blue Monkey, L'Hoest Monkey and Owl Faced Monkey.

Accommodation

  • Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Day 19 | 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. Included: chimp tracking

Accommodation

  • Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel

Meals & drinks: All meals included

Day 20 | Nyungwe Forest

Today you can make the beautiful waterfall walk, search for monkeys (especially Angolan Black Colobus and Mona Monkey or do the canopy walk (all activities optional).

Accommodation

  • Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel

Day 21 | Nyungwe Forest - Kigali

After breakfast transfer to Kigali Airport for your departure. City tour through Kigali if time allows.

The above tour package will include

  • Transport in a 4WD Land Cruiser with pop-up roof for excellent game viewing
  • Fuel for the tour
  • Boat cruises
  • Park entrance fees
  • Car entrance fees
  • Game drives
  • English speaking Ugandan driver/guide
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals per itinerary
  • Bottled water on the safari journey
  • Hike to top of the falls
  • Nature Walk
  • Gorilla Permit per person
  • Chimpanzee Permit per person
Excludes
  • Any other activities not mentioned in the program

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