This is a typical adventure African safari that allows you to explore two famous ecotourism countries in just four days and this safari has by far been liked by many visitors who wish to explore Uganda and Rwanda. Expect to have fun in Jinja along the Nile-Africa`s longest river and the world`s second longest river after the Amazon river and you can engage in some adventurous activities like white-water rafting. You will also explore the Africa`s famous big five namely the lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes and rhinos in the two magnificent national park of Uganda. Many more wildlife will be experienced on this amazing safari, the remarkable boat cruises will be enjoyed, you will also explore the Switzerland of Africa-lake Bunyonyi and above all, the amazing trekking of chimpanzees and gorillas in both Uganda and Rwanda respectively.
Arrive Entebbe International Airport and Drive to Ngamba Island.
Upon arrive at the airport, our professional driver guide will be waiting to welcome you and transfer you to Ngamba Island-a home of habituated chimpanzees and you will have an opportunity to view the chimpanzees while they are being fed. After lunch, you will have a transfer to Jinja through Kampala-Uganda`s capital for an overnight.
Jinja and transfer to Kampala
You will wake up early morning for breakfast and visit Bujagali falls, Itanda falls and the Masese fishing village, return to the lodge for lunch before heading for a boat rise to the source of the mighty river Nile. After that amazing experience, you will then return to Kampala for a relaxation and overnight at the lodge.
Transfer from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda.
Wake up early morning for breakfast and embark on a driv by our professional and experienced guide to the north-west of Uganda, through the famous Luwero Triangle. You will make an Enroute stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to marvel at the gigantic Rhinos-one of the African big five and one of the most endangered wild animals in the world. You will have lunch and continue to Murchison falls national park arriving in the evening. Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge.
Explore Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda
After morning breakfast at your Safari lodge, you will embark on the game drive to explore the beauty of Uganda`s jungle! Expect to see animals such as Cape buffalos, Elephants, Rothschild’s giraffe, Waterbuck, hartebeest, Oribi, Bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, hyenas and on a good day, there are high chances to encounter a lion and a leopard. You will be driven back to the lodge at the time when most of the animals have started hiding away from the scorching sunshine. Relax and enjoy your yummy lunch at the lodge as you get ready for the breathtaking boat cruise along the Nile starting at 2pm. Enjoy the thrill on the water as you view the big numbers of hippos in the river and the big crocodiles along the banks of river Nile. Also expect to see a number of wildlife species such as elephants, buffalos, Uganda Kobs and waterbucks as they come to quench their thirst from the Nile River. Also to see are the various species of birds during the boat cruise some of the birds include; Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, Goliath heron, cormorant and if you’re very lucky, you may also encounter the rare shoebill. The cruise lasts for about two hours while you enjoy the beauty of Africa on the Nile stretching for about 17km to the bottom of the falls. You will then disembark from the boat and take a slightly challenging hike to the magnificent top of the falls and the hike lasts for about 1hour to the top of the falls where the longest river in the world explodes violently through the narrow cleft to plunge into a frothing pool of about 43m below. This experience is definitely mesmerizing.
Your driver will be waiting to drive you back to the lodge for an overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge.
Transfer from Murchison to Kibale Forest national park in Uganda
After morning breakfast, your will set off for a long drive southwards through Hoima to Fort portal traversing the country homesteads and farms Enroute. You will have a stopover in Hoima town for lunch and then continue, arriving in Kibale National Park in the late afternoon for relaxation and overnight at Ndali lodge.
Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park and afternoon Bigodi walk
On this day, you will have breakfast early in the morning before gathering at Kanyanchu tourist centre at 8am for a briefing as you prepare to embark on a trek for chimpanzees in the forest. Chances of seeing chimpanzees are very high up to 95% chances. Kibale forest national park is ranked among the breath taking and stunning ecosystem areas in Uganda and its is a prime capital of the primates in the region with over 13 species of primates including the rare chimpanzees, the Red-colobus monkeys, as well as the rare L’Hoest’s monkey, among others like grey-cheeked mangabeys, Pottos, Bush babies and Red tailed monkeys.
Chimpanzee trekking lasts for about 8 hours as you search for these cousins of man that were lost in the jungle! With no doubt, you will enjoy the lifestyle of the chimpanzees as they jump from one tree branch to another while eating fruits in the forest and if you’re lucky find a family with many toddlers, you will enjoy their games as the young ones come closer to you and run back into the tree branches. You will enjoy a variety of flora and fauna, birds, reptiles, insects and various species of butterflies which make Kibale National Park a much beautiful destination worth visiting. After an encounter with the chimpanzees, you will return to the lodge for lunch before preparing to take on a walk to the Bigodi swamp, a communally conserved area which inhabits a variety of attractions like birds and some other animals and well as local community activities that will surely not leave you the same way you came. Return to the lodge in the evening for relation, dinner and overnight.
Transfer from Kibale National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park
You will be served breakfast in the morning at the lodge and undertake a visit to the Amabera Caves before you proceed with panoramic drive south wards. While transferring to the lodge in queen, you will have an enroute game drive as you search for wildlife such as lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, hyena and a variety of antelope species. You will arrive at the lodge in time for lunch and after lunch, you will have a rewarding two hour boat trip along the famous Kazinga channel, a worthwhile an opportunity to see Hippo, Buffalos, Kobs, Elephants, warthogs etc while they come to quench their thirst from this magnificent water channel. This Uganda Rwanda Safari will also enable you a chance to see spectacular birds. Especially in Queen Elizabeth national park commonly known as the best destination for birding in the whole of east Africa with over 600 species of birds. Return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight
A full day in Queen Elizabeth National Park
A aftern cup of tea in the early morning at the lodge, you will undertakle a game drive along the kasenyi plains and the Queen`s Mile insearch of animals such as lions, elephants, buffalos, water bucks, bush bucks, oribis, elands, uganda Kobs and so many others, as well as a variety of bird species. Return to the lodge for lunch as you get ready to embark on a search for chimpanzees and other primates during an evening guided walk along the Kyambura Gorge. After that remarkable experience, return to your lodge for dinner, relaxation and overnight
Transfer from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
After your morning breakfast, we shall drive you with packed lunch to Kyambura gorge for look for habituated chimpanzees as we wind up with our visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Proceed to the Ishasha sector in search of the endangered tree climbing lions. The Ishasha sector is located south of Queen Elizabeth national Park and it is perhaps the best areas to view climbing lions because of its short acacia trees where these lions hide away from the scorching sunshine. Tree climbing lions are only found in the Ishasha sector and Lake Manyara national park in the whole world but they are best viewed in the Ishasha sector. The game drive lasts for about two hours, expect to encounter other species of animals as well such as elephants, buffalos and many antelopes. After the game drive, proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable national Park which is between 4-5hours drive arriving at Buhoma lodge in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Uganda Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Gorilla trekking begins with a briefing at the park headquarters at 8am. This means you will have breakfast very early so that by this time are ready for the trek. At the briefing, they take you through the rules and regulations that are considered during the trekking of mountain gorillas in Uganda, as well as allocate you to particular gorilla families which you are supposed to track. After the briefing, you will embark on the gorilla trekking activity traversing through the almost impenetrable forest but using the already existing tracks that enable you to penetrate. You will be accompanied by the professional armed ranger guides to ensure your safety in the forest. These rangers will also help in guiding you to ensure a successful gorilla trek. Bwindi national park is a very thick forested park with rugged hills and slippery slopes which sometimes makes the trek quite challenging but possible. You will be entertained by the stunning sights of the rush flora and fauna, the various species of birds will be entertaining you with the melodies and the design of the forest which is decorated by the various bird species will surely catch your attention as you continue searching for mountain gorillas.
Upon sight of the mountain gorillas, here the best moments come! You will be welcomed by the Silverback (male Gorilla) this sometimes welcome visitors by beating in its chest as a sign of manhood, with its red eyes and appearance which makes you believe that you have really met your long lost cousins. Should you luckily trek a gorilla family that has toddlers, then the best moments are physically observed from even the very exhausted person as these little gorillas come to almost touch your clothes and run back to their parents. The gorilla trekking encounter takes between two to eight hours but the exact encounter lasts for strictly one hour which starts counting from the time you meet these gorillas. This limited time with the gorillas is purposely for conservation purposes and you are also advised to observe and respect the 7meter rule. At the end of one hour of observing mountain gorillas, it is certain that you will have enjoyed the worth of your dollars paid and you should have taken good pictures with these relatives of humans in the wild. Retreat from the forest and return back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Transfer fromBwindi impenetrable national park to Lake Bunyonyi.
You will be driven to Lake Bunyonyi via Kabale a region popularly known by many tourists as the 'Switzerland of Africa' because of its stunning scenery of winding road, hills and valleys, terraced landscape and friendly African people all of which is meant to give you the best Uganda safari experience. Lake Bunyonyi is also known as the lake of a thousand hills because of its bigger number of islands in this East Africa`s tallest lake. Relax the whole afternoon at the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Birdnest eco resort,
Transfer from Lake Bunyonyi to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda
You will wake up early morning for breakfast and start a drive to Rwanda via Cyanika border near Kisoro, enjoy the enroute stunning scenery of the terraced hillside that characterizes much of Rwanda’s landscape, gradually climbing to the base of the Virunga volcanoes; you may also have an opportunity to view the 5 peaks on a clear weather. Arrive at Gorilla view lodge for lunch, relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Volcanoes National Park (Parc National des Volcans)
In the morning after breakfast, you will go through the gorilla trekking briefing at the park headquarters which is usually done by the park officials, and then emberk on Tracking gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virungas with the company of the armed ranger guides to ensure your safety-an owesome experience. You will spend an hour with the mountain gorillas and return back at the base in time for a late lunch. Overnight at Gorilla View Lodge
Visit the Dian Fossey Grounds and transfer to Nyungwe National Park
After breakfast, you will be briefed at the park headquarters and then driven to the starting point of the trek for about 1 hr. Trek to Karisoke Research Centre which Dian Fossey (RIP), the famous primatologist established. Return for lunch at Ruhengere and later drive to Nyungwe National Park, arriving in the evening for dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge.
Undertake Chimpanzee Trekking Nyungwe Forest National Park
You will have morning breakfast, and after embark on Primates trekking (Chimps, Colobus monkeys, etc...), the park also boasts for inhabiting about 300 bird species, 24 of which are regional endemics and over 100 varieties of orchids and butterflies are other attractions. Return to the lodge for lunch and drive to Kigali-Rwanda`s capital for dinner and overnight at Kigali Serna Hotel.
Transfer from Kigali in Rwanda to Lake Mburo National Park in Uganda.
After an early morning breakfast, you will spend the morning hours touring the capital Kigali with focus on genocide history and the main intention for the stay in Kigali. After the experince, you will drive back to Uganda border crossing at Katuna. A stop will be made in Kabale town for Lunch and later proceed to Mburo for an overnight Mihingo Safari Lodge.
Lake Mburo National Park in Uganda.
After breakfast in the morning, you will do a game drive in search of elands, buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, Impalas, Zebras and much other wild game, not forgetting a big number of bird species that dwell in the park. Return back to the lodge for lunch and after, a fascinating boat cruise on Lake Mburo will be waiting to introduce you to the huge masses of hippos, crocodiles, and many birds like herons, Fish Eagles, African King Fisher, Pelicans, Crested Cranes, and on a lucky day you may also spot a shoebill. You may also interact with the local fishermen in their fishing villages. In the evening, you will have guided walks around the park for further exploration that will enhance your Uganda safari experience. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo lodge
Transfer from Lake Mburo National Park to Kampala
After breakfast, you will begin the day with a aguided morning bush walk for a close interation with the nature. After, proceed with your drive back to Kampalat. You will make a stop at the uganda equator for photographs and purchasing some memorabiria to take home. Arrive in kamapala in the evening for dinner and overnight at Kampala Serena Hotel.
Having visited the “Pearl of Africa”, wake up very early in the morning prepared to take a photo with the African sunrise! Have breakfast, and drive to the airport for an international flight back home.