The 8 days safari starts in Uganda and ends in Rwanda. This trip exposes you to a range of unforgettable experiences such as sighting the Murchison falls, tracking primates in Kibale forest national park including the chimps, vervet monkeys and other primates; encountering wildlife in Queen Elizabeth national park and finally tracking the only remaining endangered mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes national park (Parc Des Volcanoes).
Day 1: Drive to Murchison Falls National park
Upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport, our expert driver guide will welcome and brief you about everything you expect while on your 8 days’ adventure safari in Uganda and Rwanda. Afterwards, embark on a 6-hour drive to Murchison Falls National Park while enjoying the scenic views of the hills and plantations found along the road side.
Optional Rhino tracking experience in Nakasongola at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, have lunch and continue to the park. Upon arrival, check-in to your lodge for dinner and accommodation.
Day 2: Game Drive and Launch cruise in Murchison falls
After a very yummy morning breakfast, head for an early game drive (preferably before sunrise), to experience wildlife extravaganza in Uganda’s largest and oldest national park. While here, you stand a chance of spotting variety of animals which include; lions, giraffes, Uganda Kobs, Elephants and others.
Later in the afternoon, head for a launch cruise where you will sight the park’s main tourist attraction (the Unique Murchison falls and Uhuru falls). However, there are a lot more that comes your way as you sail upstream including the Nile crocodiles, different animals drinking water at the river bank, and hippos along the sandbanks.
Day 3: Transfer from to Kibale national park for primate viewing
Kibale National park is recognized as one of the best destinations to spot about 13 primate species such as the chimpanzees, baboons, countless species of monkeys and others. You will have a full day drive with lunch stopover enroute, and check-in at the lodge for dinner and overnight. The beauty of this route is that you sight beautiful landscapes marked with the legendary Albertine rift valley, extensive plantations and the fascinating local towns.
Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park
After a very delicious breakfast, Head for a memorable chimpanzee tracking exercise in Kibale’s 795km2 national park. Here, you will encounter several chimpanzees having fun in the jungle covered with the sweet songs of monkeys, birds and chimpanzees.
While trekking, you follow one of the most beautiful tracks of tropical forest in the whole of Uganda, the ranger will guide you while in the quest up to the point of finding an allocated troop of the unique apes. After spending an hour with the group, you will have lunch and then head to Bigodi wetland for an encounter with the community, flora, and various bird species that call this bio-diverse swamp home.
Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, ensure all your property is safe and with you, before checking out of the lodge to start the journey to Queen Elizabeth national park (a medley of wonders), this journey is so nice as you sight the stunning sight of the ranges of mountain Rwenzori (mountain of the moon). Check-in to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Game drive and Boat cruise along Kazinga channel
Take an early breakfast or warm coffee, you will be transferred for a game drive along Kasenyi tracks and Queens’s mile in quest for the early morning hunters as they get to the battle field to get their day’s meal, as well as the night hunters returning to have a rest from the night activities. Some of the animals you have chances of encountering include among others; lions, elephants, cape buffalos, warthogs, spotted hyenas, mangoose, waterbucks, Kobs and, if lucky, the leopard, and over 606 bird species recorded at close range.
Return to the Lodge for some refreshment as well as lunch before heading for an afternoon boat cruise at Kazinga channel. This boat experience that starts at 2:00pm exposes you to several aquatic animals such as hippos, and crocodiles among others, not forgetting some animals that come to drink water and bath. Return for dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 7: Drive to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda
After a tasty cup of coffee, check out from the lodge and transfer to Volcanoes in Rwanda via Kisoro – Cyanika border post. Undertake all the immigration procedures before proceeding to Musanze province – the home of Volcanoes national park. Check in at your hotel and spend the rest of the evening at a cultural center or just relaxing.
Day 8: Track Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National park and Departure
Gorilla trekking is a lifetime experience that no tourist should miss at any expense, so, wakeup to a very delicious cup of tea before transferring to the information office for a pre-briefing session by the park rangers. They will inform you the dos and don’ts while in the jungle, as well as verifying all your travel documents.
Thereafter, the park rangers will lead you into the steep misty jungles of Pac National des Volcans to commence with the trekking activity. Trekking great apes is real fun, though tiresome, but rewards all visitors with new discoveries and experiences. The whole event might last for about 2-6 hours depending on how far the apes have gone, plus one hour given to you to watch while studying the ultimate behaviors of these mighty apes
While in your quest for the Gorillas, don’t be surprised when you sight some other primates such as olive baboons, monkeys and big mammals like elephants, forest hogs, bush pigs, plus the melodies from different bird species will keep you smiling and energetic to move.
Head back to the starting point for lunch and proceed to the lodge, checkout and drive for roughly two hours to Kigali airport to catch-up with your flight in the night.
End of safari