Day 1 of 14 Day Uganda | Rwanda Primate Tour with Euro Uganda Safaris
Upon your arrival at Kigali international airport, you will be met by Euro Uganda Safaris guide/driver and transferred to your overnight hotel in BB.
Accommodation options are the Flame Tree Village Hotel (midrange) (subject to room availability at the time of booking). Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast.
Our tour guide will take you for a city excursion in and around Kigali so that you are oriented about this great country with a thousand hills. After the city tour, you will proceed to Virunga National Park located in the North of Ruhengeri via the dramatic and beautiful terraced hills showing a clear picture of the general landscape and altitude of Rwanda. Lunch will be en-route. Arrive at the park for dinner and overnight. Accommodation is at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.
In the early morning, have breakfast at the lodge and then drive through the Switzerland of Rwanda: Volcanoes National Park. The activity immerses you into the strange intimacy of the rainforest plus a live call of colorful birds, chattering of the rare golden monkey, and littered with fresh spoor of the mountain elusive populations of buffalo and elephants. Optional activity: choose between a visit to Dian Fossey’s grave or go for golden monkeys. Have lunch at the lodge and later relax up at the lodge from the long and exciting activity. All these mentioned are optional activities that require a supplement cost. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.
After breakfast, drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. You will cross from Rwanda to Uganda through cyanika Uganda-Rwanda border and then drive to your lodge. The transfer takes you through the beautiful spectacular scenery and the rolling hills of southern Uganda. Arrive at your lodge in time for dinner and overnight at your accommodation preference. You can stay at Chameleon Hill Lodge or Nkuringo Gorilla Camp (subject to the allocation of the gorilla permits).
Have an early morning breakfast and then report to the park headquarters for registration and join other trackers in a briefing about the dos and the don’ts during your Gorilla Tracking. You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the Gorillas which can take you half an hour to three-quarters of the day. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. It is an extraordinary feeling being with these beautiful yet endangered creatures. Optional activity: Batwa Experience Trail or the community walk in Buhoma. Dinner and overnight as the previous night.
This morning you will depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park; be prepared for some incredible scenery along the way. Enjoy a breathtaking game drive in the south of the park famed for the tree-climbing lions. Then you will continue northwards arriving in time for lunch at the lodge. After lunch heads off for an afternoon game drive in the plains of Kasenyi in search of savannah wildlife that may include herds of buffaloes, antelopes, elephants and if lucky, some wild cats such as lions and leopard. You may stay at the Enganzi Lodge or Ihamba Safari Lodge.
This morning you will head back to the plains of Kasenyi for a morning game drive to try to find what could have been missed the previous day. Lunch will be served at the lodge and after you will head to the jetty along Kazinga channel for the afternoon boat cruise. This cruise offers you the chance of viewing animals like hippos, water birds, elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles, and much other wildlife which flop the channel for drinking water. Dinner and overnight at the lodge of the previous night.
After an early breakfast, drive to Kibale Forest National Park arriving at your lodge in time for lunch. This afternoon, we can organize an optional nature walk to the crater lakes region or a community walk in the Bigodi community. Dinner and overnight at your choice of accommodation which might be at Kibale Forest Camp.
This morning after breakfast, you will drive to the park headquarters to join other trackers for a briefing. Then you will be taken for chimpanzee tracking through Kibale Forest National Park. During this walk, you will have chances of seeing many of the 13 primate species native to Kibale Forest National Park. After lunch, you will drive to Bigodi for a swamp walk. This wetland belongs to a community neighboring the park. Dinner and overnight as the previous night.
Drive to Murchison Falls National Park through small towns, villages and great views of the escarpment arriving late in the evening. The drive takes you along the Great Rift Valley and magnificent views of the scenery. Lunch will be en-route; later arrive at the National Park and check into your lodge for dinner and overnight at your lodge of preference. You can stay at Murchison River Lodge.
After an early morning cup of tea, transfer to the northern section for your morning game drive that will provide you with an opportunity to spot wild games that may include giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes, hippos and if lucky cats such as lions and leopards. Return to the lodge for a lunch break before proceeding to the pier for your two-hour boat cruise to the bottom of the falls. There you will witness how river Nile squeezes itself in a narrow gorge before exploding out creating the experience of a lifetime. Dinner and overnight as the previous night.
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – Bulago Island
This morning, leave Murchison falls and make a short tour to the top of the falls where you can witness the magnificent Nile making a beautiful twist into a narrow gorge to form the powerful waterfalls. Drive to Zziwa Rhino sanctuary and have a nature walk to visit the endangered rhinos before transferring back to Kampala, and connecting to Bulago Island which is found in Lake Victoria. Overnight at The Lagoon Resort.
Spend time at Leisure at Bulago Island
Spend the entire day at leisure on the island. Dinner and overnight at The Lagoon Resort. We can suggest various activities for you while at the resort which may include nature walks, boat excursions, swimming or mainly just relaxing and spending the day at leisure. Bulago Island is a peaceful island located out in Lake Victoria which is the largest freshwater body in East Africa and the largest tropical lake in Africa and the whole world.
Day 14 of 14 Day Uganda | Rwanda Primate Tour
This is the final day of the program. Breakfast and lunch are included and the final transfer from the Island back to the mainland is organized by speed boat and the departure is flexible depending on your flight schedule.
The driver/guide will eventually receive you at the mainland and transfer you to the airport for your flights in Entebbe.
End of 14 Day Uganda | Rwanda Primate Tour with Euro Uganda Safaris