10 Day Rwanda & Uganda Primate Safari

//10 Day Rwanda & Uganda Primate Safari

Meet up with people’s closet relatives in their natural habitats, mountain gorillas in Volcanoes-Rwanda, the golden monkeys, chimpanzees at Kyambura Gorge-Uganda, Batwa community in Kabale and take a safari on foot at Lake Mburo National park in Uganda on one safari adventure.

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer at the Hotel
Our guide will meet & welcome you at Kigali International Airport and transfer your hotel in Kigali. You will check in your hotel, refresh and then our guide will brief you about the rest of your entire safari. You will have dinner or lunch based on your arrival time. Dinner and Overnight at your lodge. B.L.D.
Accommodation: Hotel Chez Lando

Day 2: Kigali City Tour
After breakfast, our guide will brief you and embark on an orientation city tour of Kigali. Our tour will start with a visit to Kimisagara market and later to Gisozi genocide memorial museum. Here you will learn tons about Rwanda genocide take pictures and have a lunch break. After lunch, we’ll precede to Gacuriro estate, Nyarutarama estate, a quick look at Amahoro stadium, to the local markets, as well Kanombe museum. From the museum will wind up our tour at Caplaki craft shop and then later transfer to the Volcanoes for dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View lodge-B.L.D. Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking
Early morning transfer to the volcanoes national park. Meet the rangers for orientation join groups and commence the gorilla trek that may vary in length depending on the gorilla family you have trekked. The trek may go between 2-6 hours sometimes and very strenuous. Return for a hot lunch at your lodge and in the evening visit cultural village Ibyiwacu or a visit to Twin lakes Burera and Ruhundo, Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View lodge-B.L.D. Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Day 4: Golden Monkey Tracking
Trekking the golden monkey in Volcanoes National park is another highlight of your safari in Rwanda. Spend time watching these playful and inquisitive creatures leaping from one-bamboo branches to another descending to the base of Volcanoes. Return to the lodge in the afternoon and spend the rest of the evening relaxing for the big drive to Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda the following day. Dinner and Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View lodge-B.L.D. Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Day 5: Rwanda to Lake Bunyonyi-Uganda
After breakfast, we will check out of the lodge and crossover into Uganda to Lake Bunyonyi- “meaning the place of many birds”. This place is haven of birds. You will find many activities to keep you more than occupied such as bird watching, fishing, canoe ride to Batwa community, biking and many more. Dinner & Overnight at Bird’s Nest Resort-B.L.D. Accommodation: Bird’s Nest Resort

Day 6: Lake Bunyonyi-Queen Elizabeth National Park
At 0800 hrs depart lake Bunyonyi and proceed through Kabale enjoy beautiful terrace views of Kabale towards Queen Elizabeth National Park. The descent reveals a stunning panorama of Lakes George and Edward amidst game-filled plains. In the evening, proceed for a game-drive, before retiring at your lodge for Dinner & Overnight at Kyambura Game lodge. B.L.D. Accommodation: Kyambura Game Lodge

Day 7: Game & Boat Cruise and Kazinga Channel
Today we explore Queen Elizabeth national park with tree-climbing lion search. We enjoy the game with possible sightings of buffalo, waterbuck, warthog, lion, leopard, hyena, giant forest hog as well as elephants, crocodiles, hippos as well as several bird species. In the afternoon, we go on boat-cruise that offers an excellent platform for photography and game viewing. Dinner and overnight at Kyambura game lodge- B.L.D. Accommodation: Kyambura Game Lodge

Day 8: Chimpanzee tracking –Lake Mburo National Park
After an early breakfast, check out from your hotel and prepare yourself for another very fascinating primate experience at Kyambura Gorge. Attend briefing by the ranger-guide and rally behind him for a morning chimpanzee tracking activity. Return in the afternoon board your vehicle and proceed to Lake Mburo. Lunch is en-route at Mbarara town. Arrive late in the evening and check in at your hotel. Dinner and Overnight at Mburo Safari lodge-B.L.D. Accommodation: Mburo Safari Lodge

Day 9: Lake Mburo National park-Walking Safari
Lake Mburo is the only Ugandan national parks where safaris are done on foot. It harbors several species of mammals such as Zebras, Impala, Buffalos and over 313 species of birds comprising of the bill storks that are not found anywhere else in Uganda. Wake up to an early walking safari that makes you feel part of nature and often get the chance to see the more timid animals. It is an amazing experience not to be missed. Return for lunch, relax and be ready for an evening game drive. Dinner and Overnight at Mburo Safari lodge-B.L.D. Accommodation: Mburo Safari Lodge

Day 10: Lake Mburo-Kampala-Departure
Early breakfast, and drive back to Kampala. Stop at the Equator and marvel at the amazing illustrations by a local guide. Arrive late in Kampala in the afternoon, visit the African craft shops for souvenirs and drop off at the airport late in the evening for your flight back to your home country. B.B.L.

Important to know
Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.

Solo travelers can join this group tour, but it requires a minimum of 2 people to run.

Rates per person – Must be paid in United States Dollar (USD)

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Solo (1 room) 2 people (1 room) 3+ people
$5,874 $2,977 Request rat

Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits (one per person, non-resident)
  • Chimp permits (one per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section) 

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day)
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