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15 DAYS UGANDA RWANDA SAFARI

Uganda and Rwanda are some of the countries in East Africa that are vibrant in Tourism destinations Choice in the World, where you explore the forested areas for chimpanzees and Mountain gorillas. Mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park (Parc National des Volcans) is by far Rwanda’s major international attraction in Rwanda. After the release of the feature film, Gorillas in the Mist, about the late Dian Fossey’s pioneering work in habituating the gorillas, interest in gorilla trekking reached new heights.

Day1: Arrive at Entebbe International Airport- Pick up and drop off at Hotel.

Muleni Safaris Driver or tour representative will collect you from the airport, brief you about this tour and head to Hotel Sojovalo Kampala, Nyange Resort and Marina or Airport View Hotel Entebbe. (Mid Range Accommodation)

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison falls
After an early breakfast, Your guide will pick you from the hotel and drive you to Murchison Falls National Park. This drive will take you through Kawempe and Luwero or through Hoima road. You will have a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track Rhinoes. After your lunch you will continue to the top of the beautiful Murchison falls and there you can take pictures of the great nile exploding through a small 7 meter gorge and thunderous drop to over 43 meters below.
This park is a habitat to more than 76 mammals species among which Giraffes, Lions, Elephants , leopards, Buffaloes, spotted Hyenas and Warthogs, together with Jackals, are commonly spotted. Over 450 species of Birds live within the park including water birds, raptors and the well-known shoebill stork. Among the reptiles are snakes commonly seen preyed on by birds, giant Nile Crocodiles as well as savannah Monitors. There are also several primates in the Budongo forest among which are Chimpanzees, red tailed monkeys, Bush babies, Black & White Colobus Monkeys plus the L’ hoest Monkeys. You will later check into your lodge for dinner and the overnight

Mid Range Accommodation: Baker's Safari lodge or Bwana Tembo lodge
Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge

Day 3- Game drive Have lunch and Boat ride BLD
After an early Breakfast, leave for an early morning game drive looking for the early morning riser. You will look for buffaloes, oribi, elephants, hyena, Rothschild giraffes, lions, Kobs and waterbucks together with birds. Head back and rest at the lodge till lunch time. In the afternoon have a Boat ride along the Victoria Nile to the base of the falls. This Boat ride on River Nile goes for 3 hours and you will be able to see Nile crocodiles, numerous hippos, buffaloes, elephants as well as various bird species. Return for dinner and the overnight at the lodge.

Day 4- Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest transfer to Hoima- Village walk BLD
After breakfast, go to Kanio Papidi where you will be briefed about chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest. you’ll walk under huge old tree species and there you will see several bird species such as puvel’s illadopsis, chimpchocolates-backed Kingfisher and the white-thigh hornbill that are not found in other areas in East Africa. Later head to Hoima. Dine and slumber at

Budget Hoima Kolping Hotel
Standard- Hoima Kontik Hotel or the African Village Hotel

Day 5: Transfer to Fort Portal and a city tour
After breakfast drive to Fort Portal for a city tour and check out the Amabere Ganyinamwiru a limestone area filled with stalagmites plus stalactites. They are traditionally referred to as “breasts of Nyinamwiru” the mother of the very first Bachwezi king. You will also Visit the crater lakes within the area. An over Night Stay, Food and Beverage at;

Mid Range-Primates Lodge cottages 

Luxury – Kyaninga Lodge or the Primates Lodge Tents or Ndali lodge or the Mountains of the moon Lodge

Day 6- Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi Nature walk
After your breakfast, proceed to the park headquarters of Kibale National for briefing about chimpanzee tracking and from there you will head into the forest and begin searching for the chimpanzees. As you look for the chimpanzees, you’ll see various primates such as black & white colobus monkeys plus the L’hotst. Observe the chimpanzees jump from one branch to another as they pick different fruits. Head back to the lodge for your lunch and later have a walk in the swamp to see other primates plus bird species. An Overnight stay at your lodge.

Day 7: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast head back to Queen Elizabeth National Park renowned for its diverse wildlife such as hippos, elephkobs, buffaloes as well as elephants, plus various bird species. See crater lakes such as Lake Katwe renowned for salt mining. Have your lunch back at the lodge go for a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel to see Hippos and Crocodiles plus water birds and other animals in a distance away. Dine and an Overnight stay at;

Mid range: Park View Lodge, Kyambura 

Luxury: Katara Lodge

Day 8: Game drive and launch cruise
After breakfast, head out for a game drive to see the early risers such as the lions, Hippos, water bucks, buffaloes as well as warthogs, in addition to several birds mainly within the Albertine rift valley. The park features one of the greatest bio diversity including the open Savannah, Rain forests as well as thick swamps. Head back to your lodge for a late breakfast. After lunch you will have a launch cruise along the Kazinga channel to see the various water birds, buffaloes and elephants. Dine and slumber at

Day 9: Transfer to Bwindi National Park
After an Early breakfast, Drive to Bwindi National Park renowned for the endangered mountain gorillas. This park has eight habituated groups that visitors are permitted to visit and another for scientists plus researchers. Drive through the Ishasha sector which is found in southern Queen Elizabeth National Park legendary for its tree climbing lions. Dine and an Overnight stay at;

Budget: Buhoma Community bandas / Bwindi View bandas / Nkuringo campsite tents / Virunga Hotel / Nkuringo safari centre

Moderate accommodation: Lake Kitandara camp / Nkuringo camp site / Wagtail Eco lodge or similar

Upmarket accommodation: Engagi lodge / Buhoma lodge / Gorilla Resort camp / Traveler’s rest camp or Silver back lodge

Luxury accommodation: Gorilla Forest Camp / Clouds Lodge / Gahinga Volcanoes Lodge / Volcanoes Bwindi safari Lodge

Day 10 Gorilla Tracking
Following an early breakfast Proceed with a packed lunch, to the park headquarters where you will be briefed by park ranger about gorilla tracking. Go into the forest and begin searching for the gorillas beginning from where they were previous seen the day before. When you finally find them, you will be allowed to stay with them for only an hour observing them play, feed and cater for each other. Gorilla trekking may take 2 to 8 hours basing on the weather. Diner and an overnight stay at your lodge.

Day 11- Transfer to Kigali and Ruhengeri
After breakfast proceed to Rwanda via Kabale. See the stunning hills and go for a city tour in Kigali. Go to the genocide Memorial centre to see a few of the remains of the victims who were murdered during the genocide. You’ll be informed about what happened and then proceed to Ruhengeri where the mountain gorillas of Par des Volcanoes live found. Diner and Overnight Stay at

Budget accommodation: Muhabura Lodge / Kinigi guest house.
Moderate accommodation: GORILLA NEST LODGE / Mountain gorilla view
Up market accommodation: Volcanoes Lodge / Sabinyo Silver Back lodge

Day 12- Gorilla Tracking
After breakfast, go to the ORTPN, a briefing point about gorilla tracking. The Mountain Gorillas are among the endangered mammal species which are presently seen in Uganda, Congo as well as Rwanda. They stay in families each with a dominant male referred to as silver back.

At the present time, they are estimated to be 720 mountain gorillas in the whole world. Your guide will guide you into the verdant forest to start the search. You’re recommended to put on hiking shoes plus long trousers since the forest is usually wet and there could be some biting insects. The total time it will take before you see the gorillas is unpredictable therefore your patience is needed. This search takes Two to eight hours. When you finally meet them, you’ll be filled with pleasure to the extent of not remembering the tiresome journey. You will spend one hour with them, take photographs and observe the young ones play while others feed. Following the tracking, you will visit the two twin lakes Bulera plus Ruhundo. Diner and an overnight at your lodge.

Day 13: Transfer to Kabale
Following breakfast proceed to Kabale to see the local museum plus the art & crafts pieces available for sale. You will have lunch after which enjoy a canoe ride on the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi the 2nd deepest of Africa’s lava damned lakes with Twenty nine small islands. This lake has various bird species such as cranes, black rumped buttonquail, cattel egrets, papyrus gonolek, plus the pink-backed pelican. Please note that this lake is bilharzia free. Dine and an overnight stay at

Mid range: Birdnest Lodge Bunyonyi

Day 14- Transfer to Lake Mburo Np – nature walk in the salt lick area
zebrasFollowing breakfast proceed to Lake Mburo National Park to see the huge populations of impalas plus Zebras. The park in addition has several Uganda kobs, antelopes, impalas, dickers as well as bushbucks. Go to the salt licking area to see the various animals that gather here to lick the salt here. Dine and slumber at

Budget- Rwonyo bandas
Moderate: Arcadia cottage Lake Mburo
Luxury: Mihingo Lodge or Mantana Luxury camp

Day 15- game drive and then transfer to Kampala
After breakfast drive to Kampala, with a game drive on the way, stop by the equator and take some pictures and then proceed to Kampala where you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.