Day 1 of 14 Day Rwanda | Uganda Gorilla | Chimps | Birds with Euro Uganda Safaris
Euro Uganda Safaris guide will pick you up early in the morning and take you to sightsee of Kigali, otherwise known as the “country of a thousand hills.” We will pass by several museums and take you to the Rwanda Memorial Genocide site. This educational tour will walk you through Rwanda’s darkest time in history from 1994 where close to one million people died. This eye-opening experience will you provide you with a deep understanding of Rwanda, hence a better appreciation of the other activities to follow.
Today is set for gorilla trekking! You will have an orientation before the activity and be welcomed by a cultural dance performed by the local Rwandan people. You will then have the experience of a lifetime –tracking gorillas! There will be an assigned group of gorilla families you will spend time with during your trek. Afterwards, you will board your vehicles and return to the lodge for your overnight stay.
Today, we set out to Mgahinga National park in Uganda for gorilla tracking. This family is called Nyakagezi gorilla family which is composed of 10 individuals ie 5 silverbacks, 2 adults females and 2 juveniles and 1 infant.
After gorilla tracking in the Mgahinga national park, will see us travelling to Kisoro town for our lunch, It will be after this lunch that, Our final destination is at Lake Bunyonyi, which is the 2nd deepest lake in Africa after Lake Tanganyika.
You have the option to start your day with a relaxing bird watching safari at Bushara Island Camp or visit the punishment island. Lake Bunyonyi is a place known for its birds, and you will have the chance to see a wide range of these beautiful creatures amid breathtaking views and landscape. You may also choose to spend your time visiting one of our company supported community projects, where you can meet Ugandan children. Another activity to enjoy is a canoe trek to see
the communities surrounding the lake. Here you can learn about the people of Uganda, such as the pygmy community of Kyevu.
We depart for Kabale Town, where you can go shopping for food at one of the local markets. We will then travels to Bwindi Impenetrable National park via Ruhija and arrive early in the afternoon. In the evening you can take a walk near the park with a local guide, otherwise, just relax on your lodge and gather your energy for an exciting safari come morning.
Today you will go for your second gorilla trek. There are several gorilla families in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, including the Nkuringo, Ruhaga, Ruhija and Buhoma gorilla families. Indeed, over half the gorilla population on the planet
live here. You will spend half a day tracking Buhoma gorilla family and spend another cosy night at Bwindi Impenetrable National park.
Today, we set out for a real Ugandan African adventure traversing through the bushes of Queen Elizabeth National Park. After checking in at Mweya Peninsula, we commence an evening game drive to see hippos, leopards, elephants, lions, and Chimpanzees among other 95 species of mammals and over 500 species of birds.
In the morning, we will go for a walk at Maramagombo Forest to see various bird species, elephants and golden monkeys.
You will then get back to your lodge to relax and have your last lunch in the park of Savannah. In the afternoon, we go for a boat safari on Kazinga channel giving you an up-close encounter with the animals.
We proceed to a rich tropical forest in Uganda, Kibale National park. The park provides shelter to roughly around 70 mammal species including chimpanzees, as well as over 375 species of birds.
In the afternoon, we will have the much-awaited chimpanzee immersion. You can choose between a 3-hour chimpanzee tracking or full-day chimpanzee habituation experience. Chimpanzee tracking involves a few hours of tracking, while chimpanzee habituation involves tracking the primates from morning until the evening.
Begin your day with a proper stretching because there will be a lot of looking up to do! A place regarded as a paradise for bird watchers, Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is home to over 375 species of birds including the Great Blue Turaco, African Pitta, Green-breasted Pitta, Afep Pigeon, White-naped Pigeon, Crowned Eagle, Red-chested Owlet, Black Bee-eater, Western Nicator… And the list goes on.
Masindi Town or Hoima town
Today, we make our way to Murchison Falls National Park passing through the town of Hoima. We will cross the river with a ferry and check-in at Hotel Kontiki Hoima, a relaxing nook with spacious grass-thatched cottages set in the beautiful Victoria gardens. We cap off the day with a late afternoon game drive.
Today you will cross the Nile River in a ferry and arrive at Paara Lodge in the afternoon in time for lunch. In the afternoon, we head out to Murchison Falls National Park for a late game drive. This park boasts of the famous Murchison Falls, where the waters of the Nile River squeeze through a narrow gorge. This is also home to a number of mammals and has Uganda’s largest population of Nile crocodiles.
Today you will cross the Nile River in a ferry and arrive at Paara Lodge in the afternoon in time for lunch. In the afternoon, we head out to Murchison Falls National Park for a late game drive. This park boasts of the famous Murchison Falls,
where the waters of the Nile River squeeze through a narrow gorge. This is also home to a number of mammals and has Uganda’s largest population of Nile crocodiles.
Day 14 of 14 Day Rwanda | Uganda Gorilla | Chimps | Birds
To cap off your safari holiday, we will travel through Nakasongola for an ultimate rhino encounter! Be prepared to meet fifteen southern white rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a private, non-profit, animal sanctuary in Uganda. The sanctuary also offers interesting activities including rhino trekking, bird watching, nature walks and relaxation. Afterwards, we take you to Kampala or Entebbe international for your flight home or onward destination.
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