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Uganda & Rwanda In Depth
11 Days

ITINERARY

11 Days: Kampala, Ziwa Sanctuary, Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Albert, Fort Portal, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kazinga Channel, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Volcanoes National Park, Lake Kivu, Kigali

Tour Overview:
Chimpanzee and gorilla tracking are the highlights of this exceptional opportunity to experience the unspoiled reserves of this pristine corner of the African continent. The vast plantations, magnificent mountain vistas and high plateaus beckon with adventure and amazing wildlife viewing.

Day 1 – Arrive Entebbe / Kampala

Arrive in Entebbe, Uganda, where you are met and escorted to your hotel in Kampala.


Day 2 – Kampala / Ziwa Sanctuary / Murchison Falls National Park

Depart Kampala to Murchison National Park, stopping at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route. The sanctuary is home to 6 rhinos and a range of other game and many bird species, where a guided rhino-tracking excursion is offered. Cross the Nile by ferry and proceed to your lodge. (BLD)


Day 3 – Murchison National Park

A morning game drive most commonly reveals elephant, giraffe, buffalo, warthog, leopard, lion, and many others. Afternoon boat trip to the bottom of the falls. Enjoy a stunning sunset on your return. (BLD)


Day 4 – Murchison National Park / Lake Albert / Western Uganda

Travel through the Rift Valley, via Lake Albert and its coastal fringes where flocks of small zebu are tended by the proud Alur herdsmen. Continue to Fort Portal, traveling through changing vistas of high plateaus, valleys, and resplendent tea plantations. The landscape becomes more tortuous, descending to the foot of the Rwenzori Mountains, whose snowcapped peaks can be seen in the distance. (BLD)


Day 5 – Kibale National Park / Queen Elizabeth National Park

Start early for chimpanzee tracking. Kibale National Park protects a large block of rainforest harboring the greatest variety and concentration of primates found anywhere in East Africa. Afternoon drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park along the foothills of the Rwenzoris for an evening game drive. (BLD)


Day 6 – Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kazinga Channel

Morning game drive in the park. The Mweya peninsula is good for a variety of animals including elephants; in the Kasenyi plains you will find mostly lion and Uganda cob. A vast array of birds and the wildlife is seen on the afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. (BLD)


Day 7 – Queen Elizabeth National Park / Bwindi National Park

Depart for Bwindi through grass covered hills, valleys filled with a mixture of banana, soy and coffee plantations, and the busy commercial center of Kabale. As you approach, you are afforded the most magnificent view of the whole volcano chain of the Virunga Mountains. Continue to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. (BLD)


Day 8 – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Gorilla Trekking

An early morning trek into the forest on the slopes of the volcanoes, led by experienced trackers will bring you amongst a family of Mountain Gorillas. You will get within feet of the family and be privileged to spend time amongst them. Return to the lodge for a late lunch, with an opportunity for a forest walk with the guides. (BLD)


Day 9 – Bwindi / Volcanoes National Park

Morning departure from Bwindi and head into Rwanda. Travel to our lodge near the Volcanoes National Park. (BLD)


Day 10 – Volcanoes National Park – Gorilla Trekking / Lake Kivu

Early this morning, you are guided into the Volcanoes National Park. Tracking the gorillas through the unique vegetation can take several hours of challenging walking in wet and muddy conditions. In the late afternoon drive to Gisenyi, a small town located on the northern shore of Lake Kivu. (BLD)


Day 11 – Lake Kivu / Depart Kigali

This morning leave the gleaming waters of Lake Kivu and journey to Kigali. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2020
Departure Date Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
May 07 - May 17 10895 12095
May 14 - May 24 10895 12095
May 21 - May 31 10895 12095
May 28 - Jun 07 10895 12095
Jun 04 - Jun 14 10895 12095
Jun 11 - May 21 10895 12095
Jun 18 - Jun 28 10895 12095
Jun 25 - Jul 05 10895 12095
Jul 02 - Jul 12 10895 12095
Jul 09 - Jul 19 10895 12095
Jul 16 - Jul 26 10895 12095
Jul 23 - Aug 02 10895 12095
Jul 30 - Aug 09 10895 12095
Aug 06 - Aug 16 10895 12095
Aug 13 - Aug 23 10895 12095
Aug 20 - Aug 30 10895 12095
Aug 27 - Sep 06 10895 12095
Sep 03 - Sep 13 10895 12095
Sep 10 - Sep 20 10895 12095
Sep 17 - Sep 27 10895 12095
Sep 24 - Oct 04 10895 12095
Oct 01 - Oct 11 10895 12095
Oct 08 - Oct 18 10895 12095
Oct 15 - Oct 25 10895 12095
Oct 22 - Nov 01 10895 12095
Oct 29 - Nov 08 10895 12095
Nov 05 - Nov 15 10895 12095
Nov 12 - Nov 22 10895 12095
Nov 19 - Nov 29 10895 12095
Nov 26 - Dec 06 10895 12095
Dec 03 - Dec 13 10895 12095
Dec 10 - Dec 20 10895 12095
Dec 17 - Dec 27 10895 12095
Dec 24 - Jan 03 10895 12095
Dec 31 - Jan 10 10895 12095
* Minimum 2 passengers
* It is possible to depart on this program on any day as a Private Tour. Please check for prices.
* Price above are based on 2 passengers traveling, special group rates available for 4 or more
* Solo Traveler Supplement available on request
Hotels
Kampala Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Cassia Lodge Silverback Lodge
Murchison National Park Volcanoes National Park
Paraa Safari Lodge Mountain Gorillas View Lodge
Fort Portal Lake Kivu
Mountains of the Moon Hotel & Resort Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
Queen Elizabeth N.P.
Mweya Safari Lodge

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions & Highlights:

  • Accommodations in first class and deluxe hotels and lodges
  • 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Transport and game viewing via specially outfitted safari vehicles
  • Park entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Boat trip on the Nile and Kazinga Channel
  • 1 chimp tracking permit in Kibale National Park
  • 1 gorilla tracking permit in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • 1 gorilla tracking permit in Volcanoes National Park
  • Independent tour

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