21 Days Uganda Rwanda Primates tracking

With Simba Africa Expeditions professional guide/driver take your tailor-made 21 days Uganda Rwanda primates adventure which is much stunning and the great numbers of Chimpanzees are found in Uganda’s National Park known as Kibale forest. This forest habits other bio-diversity like monkeys and birds. The activities encountered at this trip are chimp trek, Nature walks, game drives, boat ride, and gorilla tracking in Uganda and Rwanda the thousand hills, Rwanda city tour, Kalangala Ssese islands!

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✓ Group Size : Minimum One traveler
✓ Transport 4X4 Safari Vehicle - Van or Mini Bus
✓ Accommodation : Safari Lodges types ( Budget , Mid - Range or Luxury )
Note : For Booking and Confirmation , a 50% initial deposit is required in order to secure the Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking permit
Booking

Day 1 : Entebbe-Kampala

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, meet our driver/guide exchange greetings and after transfer to Kampala for dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel/Emin pasha/ Cassia lodge/Holiday Express. Meal plan: H/B

Day 2 : Kampala City Tour

Have breakfast and after take a city tour, see Kampala seven wonders. Visit cultural and historical sites. The Kasubi tombs, where previous Buganda kings were laid to rest. The Uganda Museum that exhibits our history and culture, the Namugongo shrines where some of the first Christians were burnt, the Gaddafi mosque, Namirembe cathedral, Rubaga cathedral and Kabaka’s lake that has a number of bird species by the bank, and Makerere university. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Day 3 : Kampala/Ssezibwa falls/Jinja

After breakfast, head to the East with a stopover at Ssezibwa falls, Mabira forest; have a light forest walk, see the birds before continuing to Jinja at the source of the Nile. Enjoy the beautiful scenery, the sunset and a boat ride .Dinner and Overnight at wild water lodge/ Jinja Nile resort/ Sunset/ Hotel triangle. Meal plan: F/B

Day 4 : Jinja Excursion

After breakfast, start your day at the Bujagali falls, go quad biking, water rafting or bungee jumping, sport fish, just look at the beautiful rapids as you relax. Return to lodge for Dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Day 5 : Jinja-Mbale

After breakfast, drive past the sugarcane and tea plantations to Mbale. Visit the Sipi falls before retiring for dinner and rest. The sipi falls is what gives the slogan “gifted by nature” to this country. Watch water plunge into a small drop, several meters down. Dinner and overnight at Lacam lodge/Sipi falls camp. Meal plan: F/B

Day 6 : Hike Mountain Elgon

Enjoy breakfast with magnificent views and then set off for a hike on mountain Elgon. The abseiling which takes about 4 hours is a unique and thrilling experience. This takes you to the sipi falls while going down the edge of a 100 meter cliff. Dinner and overnight at Lacam lodge/Sipi falls camp. Meal plan: F/B

Day 7 : Mbale-Kampala

After breakfast, set off for Kampala with a stopover in Jinja for lunch. Rest and relax. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Africana/ Cassia lodge. Meal plan: F/B

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h2>Day 8: Kampala-Murchison Falls National Park<//h2>

After your breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel by our guide. Drive to Murchison falls National Park. Stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking and shoe bird search. Visit the top of the falls, a breathtaking experience where the Nile is forced through a narrow gap in the rocks only 7 meters wide before plunging down 43 meters. Dinner and overnight at Paraa safari lodge/Chobe safari lodge/Murchison River lodge/ Red Chilli rest camp. Meal plan: F/B

Day 9 : Game drive & Boat ride

Dawn game drive early this morning will enable you to see lions, if you are lucky. Your drive will take you across Lake Albert and the Nile Delta where you will see elephants, buffaloes, antelopes and giraffes. Return to the lodge for lunch and get a chance to relax before taking a boat cruise in the afternoon. The boat cruise takes about 3 hours and is sighted as the highlight of this trip to Murchison. It allows you to get up-close with the animals; along the stretch of this river are numerous Nile crocodiles. The bird life is also prolific; brightly colored kingfisher, bee eaters darting along the river banks. This ride will take you all the way to the base of the falls. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, Meal plan: F/B

Day 10 : Budongo Chimp trek-Queen National Park

After breakfast, set off early for chimpanzee trekking at Kaniyo Pabidi where you will enjoy the sounds and watch various species of chimpanzee and other primates, birds. These are believed to possess about 98% of human characteristics. Lunch, and then proceed to Queen Elizabeth national park. Dinner and overnight at Mweya lodge/Katara lodge/Enganzi lodge/Bush lodge. Meal plan: F/B

Day 11: Game drive & Boat ride

Dawn game drive after your breakfast, View elephants, waterbucks, buffaloes, the Uganda Kobs, among others. Have a boat cruise after lunch with an experienced guide. At the Kazinga channel, you will see various bird species, crocodiles and a good number of hippos. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Day 12 : Kyambura Gorge-Bwindi Gorilla Park

After breakfast drive for early morning chimp trek at Kyambura gorge. Return to lodge for lunch and after set off for the Ishasha reserve where the tree climbing lions can be viewed. Have an evening game drive; see the lions up close before retiring for dinner and over night at Engagi lodge/Buhoma lodge/ Buhoma rest camp. Meal plan: F/B
Day13: Bwindi Gorilla tracking

Early breakfast and briefing from the guides before you set off for the mountains gorilla tracking inside the Bwindi forest. You need to carry drinking water, rain jacket and jungle boots while the rangers will provide you with a walking stick. Gorilla tracking is enriching and rewarding as you walk through the thick rain forest. After tracking, come back to the lodge for lunch before making a scenic journey to Kabale through the beautiful terrain of the rolling hills with terraced landscape. An area referred as the “Switzerland of Africa”. Dinner and overnight at Bunyonyi resort/Heritage lodge/Arcadia Cottages. Meal plan: F/B

Day 14 : Lake Bunyonyi-Rwanda

After your breakfast, you will drive through the hills of Kisoro and Kabale also known as the Switzerland of Africa. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lake Bunyonyi which is also a magnet for various bird species. You will continue to the Katuna border and cross over into Rwanda. Enjoy the beautiful landscape, forests and plantations on your way to Kigali. Visit the craft villages there and thereafter retire for dinner. Dinner and overnight at Kigali Serena hotel/Okapi Hotel. Meal plan: F/B

Day15: Kigali City tour

After an early morning breakfast, you will visit the genocide memorial center and listen to their stories. After lunch, you will have a city tour of Kigali. Relax in the late afternoon, visit a cinema hall, have coffee, go for a swim or go shopping. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, Meal plan: F/B

Day16: Kigali-Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, transfer to the Volcanoes National Park. Lunch en-route and after visit to the pygmies on the way. Evening retire at the Muhabura Hotel or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge. Meal plan: F/B

Day 17: Rwanda Gorilla tracking

After breakfast we bring you to the starting point of the gorilla tracking. After the briefing you begin your tracking of the gorillas. The bamboo forest will drip around you as you first hear the breaking of bamboo signaling the group is near and then you will be face to face with one of the most delightful and fascinating creatures in the world. After an hour’s viewing you will make the trek back to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Day 18 : Kigali-Kampala

After an early morning breakfast, you will set off for Uganda. You will have a stopover in Mbarara for lunch and at the equator for snacks, photo and informative talks. Dinner and overnight in Kampala Serena/ Hotel Africana/Cassia lodge. Meal plan: F/B

Day19: Kampala-Kalangala Beach Vacation

The guide will pick you up at your hotel towards midday. You will drive to Entebbe in time for the 2.00 pm ferry. Enjoy Lake Victoria at its best. You will arrive at Uganda’s best kept secret, the Ssese Islands at 5.00 pm. Have dinner around a bonfire and barbeque by the beach where you may dance the night away. Dinner and overnight at Ssese Palm beach/Mirembe resort. Meal plan: F/B

Day20: Kalangala Beach Holiday

Wake up and have a leisurely breakfast. You may go for a swim, a boat ride, forest walk through the islands, spot fishing, beach volleyball or any other tourist activity of your choice. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, Meal plan: F/B

Day 21 : Kalangala-Entebbe

Set off from Ssese islands passing via the Nakiwogo landing site. Visit the UWEC for some of animals and birds. You will arrive at Entebbe airport just in time for your flight back home.M

Package for Uganda Rwanda primates includes :

  • Airport transfers
  • Private 4×4 Safari Vehicle
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Chimpanzee tracking permit
  • Transportation by safari vehicle
  • Bird watching at Bunyonyi islands
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Bird watching at Bunyonyi islands
  • Mount Elgon hike

Package for Uganda Rwanda Primates Exclusions :

  • Air fare
  • Uganda Visa
  • Luxury drinks
  • Laundry
  • Gratitude to local guides
  • Telephone and porter fee while trekking
  • Personal shopping bills and cigarettes and any other item not mentioned
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