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    12 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorillas Chimps and Wildlife

    12 Day Uganda and Rwanda safari, you will go gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Park in Uganda and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. You will also go for a game drive and launch cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Other activities to be enjoyed include;- chimpanzee trekking, Dian Fossey hike, and golden monkey tracking.

    Discover the best of Uganda and Rwanda in the 12 days Primates of Uganda and Rwanda Tour. The highlights of the tour include Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Forest, Kigali, and a track to the Mountain Gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.

    Safari Highlights for 12 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorillas Chimps and Wildlife

    The kazinga Channel boat cruise – a birder’s haven

    An encounter with the gentle giants the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Volcanoes NP

    A unique encounter with golden monkeys in Volcanoes National Park

    Butare city and Nyanza – King’s Palace and Ethnographic museum

    An encounter with the chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest and a canopy walk

    Kigali city tour and Butare – Kigali genocide memorial center

    Relaxation at the deepest lake Bunyonyi

    Tour Itinerary for 12 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorillas Chimps and Wildlife

    Detailed Itinerary: 12 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari

    Day 1: Transfer to Kibale National Park

    After an early breakfast at the lodge, you will be transferred to Kibale forest National Park a home to over 13 species of primates. The journey is interesting as you get to get breathtaking views of Uganda’s beauty full of natural wonder on  this 12 Day Uganda and Rwanda safaris. Reach in the evening and check in to your lodge. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

    Location: Kibale Forest National Park

    Accommodation Option:

     Mid-Range: Chimpanzee Forest Lodge or Similar

    Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

    Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

     Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking at Kibale Forest National Park

    Chimpanzee trekking is a wildlife tourism activity that involves tracking and observing wild chimpanzees in their natural habitatWake up early in the morning and have a cup of tea before being briefed by well-trained guides. After a short brief, you will go for an adventurous chimpanzee trekking in the Forest of Kibale National Park. While trekking the apes, you may encounter other primates like the colobus monkeys, baboons, and others. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

    Location: Kibale Forest National Park

    Accommodation Option:

     Mid-Range: Chimpanzee Forest Lodge or Similar

    Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

    Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

    Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a boat cruise at Kazinga Channel

    On this day, you will be transferred to Queen Elizabeth National park. This park is well known for harboring different wild animals and a game drive through it is a life-changing experience. After check in into your booked accommodation, we embark on a 2 hours boat cruise on the lake for an opportunity to sport different species of wildlife that live and feed on the lake including schools of hippos, basks of crocodiles. The channel has the highest concentration of hippos in Africa it is also a great place for Birders enjoy most as you will see hundreds and hundreds of birds on the shore, you can easily identify over 40 species while on the boat cruise on kazinga channel. Later go for an evening game drive mainly to search for the big cats and other predators of the park. Return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight.

    Location: Queen Elizabeth National park

     Accommodation Option:

     Mid-Range: Twin Lakes Safari Lodge or Similar

    Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

    Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

     Day 4: Morning Game drive and Transfer to Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park

    After a morning coffee, head out for a morning game drive at kasenyi track of the park. Common sightings here are; elephant, warthog, water buck, kob, leopard, lions, hyena, buffalo and so much more.  After a short break visit to katwe fishing and salt mining village. In season, you will see plenty of flamingos in this part of the park. On your return you will transfer to Ishasha sector an extention of queene elizabeth national park a home to rare tree climbing lions. Ishasha is the only place in uganda where one sport lions sited in fig trees arrive in the evening at the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay at

    Location: Queen Elizabeth National park

     Accommodation Option:

     Mid-Range: Topi Lodge Ishashaor similar

    Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

    Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

    Day 5: Morning game drives for tree climbing lions and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable National Park

    After your morning coffee, head out for a game drive to look for tree climbing lions and other wildlife that live in the park. There many factors that make lions to climb trees including Fleeing from the insect bites. During the rainy season the grounds get infested with the breeding tsetse flies that bite the wild inhabitants. You will see other species of animals elephant, warthog, water buck, kob, leopard, lions, hyena, buffalo then drive to bwindi impenetrable forest national park a home to the famous half of the worlds endangered mountain gorillas.

    A magnificent verdant swathe across the steep ridges of the albertain rift valley. This ancient rain forest -one of the few in Africa to have flourished throughout the last ice age -is home to roughly half of the world’s mountain gorilla, arrive to check in and have lunch.After your lunch you can choose to have a free evening for relaxation at the lodge or you will go for an evening village walk and shopping at the craft market before dinner. At an altitude of up to 2,607 meters (8553ft). Expect some cooler temperatures in the evening.

    Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

     Accommodation Option:

     Mid-Range: Bakiga Lodge or Similar

    Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

    Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

    Day 6:Gorilla Trekking & batwa cultural trail

    After an early breakfast and your packed lunch ready, you will walk slowly to the park headquarters for briefing by the park rangers after which we will head out to track the mystical creatures. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular! The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists.

    The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. Once you locate a gorilla trekking tour group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. On this 12 Day Uganda and Rwanda safari, Enjoy your packed lunch with these mystical creatures. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savored. Return to your lodge. Freshen up from the long tracking and thereafter check out for Batwa trail experience, enjoy cultural dances and the local touch which after you will come back for dinner and overnight.

    Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

     Accommodation Option:

     Mid-Range: Gorilla Mist Camp or Similar

    Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

    Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

    Day 7: Transfer and relax on Lake Bunyonyi

    Wake up leisurely for a hearty breakfast while still in the mood of reminiscing about the previous day’s gorilla experiences. After you will be driven to Lake Bunyonyi, the second deepest lake and birders spot in Africa.

    During your transfer to Bunyonyi, you will be enjoying eye-catching landscapes such as the locally terraced interlocking hills where most locals carry out their farming, you will also enjoy the terraced hills named by the British great diplomat Churchill as the ”Switzerland of Africa”. Upon arrival, you could go canoeing on the lake. The evening will be reserved for relaxation. Dinner and overnight at;

    Location: Lake Bunyonyi

     Accommodation Option:

     Mid-Range: Bunyonyi overland  Resort OR Similar

    Meals Plan: break fast Lunch and Dinner

    Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

    Day 8:  Transfer to Volcanoes national park

    Today we will depart the impenetrable forest of Bwindi National Park and drive towards the border area with Rwanda. From here we continue to the most beautiful national park of Rwanda: Parc National des Volcans. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.

    Location: Volcanoes National Park

     Accommodation Option:

     Mid-Range: Da vinci or Similar

     Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

    Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

    Day 9: Golden Monkey Tracking and Transfer to Nyungwe Forest

    Golden monkey trekking in UgandaAfter breakfast, you will go for a thrilling experience of golden monkey trekking in Volcanoes National park. This is a lifetime experience as you get to meet these hard to find primates. Return the lodge and rest while having a breathtaking view of the surrounding hills.

    Location: Nyungwe Forest National Park

    Accommodation Option:

     Mid-Range: Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel or Similar

    Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

    Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

    Day 10: Chimpanzee Tracking and Canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest

    Breakfast and then have an early start to go and trek the Chimpanzees. Depending on the availability you are likely to trek chimpanzees in Cyamudongo Forest, a very small, isolated ‘island’ of forest surrounded by tea estates a little over an hour’s drive from the park office at Gisakura. This group consists of about 40 individuals.

    Alternatively, you might be taken to see a second habituated group, the Uwinka group, which is the largest with around 65 individuals.  The duration of your trek depends on the location of the chimps – this could take from between 30 minutes to 3 hours to find them depending on how far they have moved in search for food.

    After lunch, you will have a 3-hour round trip canopy walk along a 160m-long and 70m-high canopy walkway. Take in the scenery rewarding you with entire forest coverage with some few primate species.  Return to the hotel for relaxation dinner and an overnight stay at the lodge

    Location: Nyungwe Forest National Park

    Accommodation Option:

     Mid-Range: Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel or Similar

    Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

    Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

    Day 11: Nyungwe Forest National Park – Kigali Rwanda

    After breakfast, transfer to the capital city of Rwanda. Kigali boasts a range of hotels, fine restaurants, busy and colorful markets, and lovely local crafts. In the afternoon you are able to experience the delights of the city as we go for a city tour and visit some interesting, historical sites like the Kigali Memorial Centre, dinner and an overnight stay at;

    Location: Kigali Rwanda

    Accommodation Option:

    Mid-Range: five to five or Similar

    Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

    Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

     Day 12:Kigali city tour – Departure

    After breakfast, explore Kigali city tour takes you to the major historical and cultural sites of Rwanda. You may visit the Kandt house or museum of natural history where Dr. Richard Kandt the first German colonial resident of Rwanda resided and is now the Natural History Museum in honor of his work.

    Or visit the Kigali Memorial Centre. This is a grim reminder of the 1994 senseless massacres. The museum is built on a site where over 250,000 people are buried. The exhibits in the museum powerfully tell the story of Rwanda, its history, and the unfolding genocide. Included are touch screens which have on them the testimonials of some of the survivors present during this turbulent time. Enriched with an experience of a lifetime and unforgettable memories of the 12 days primates of Uganda and Rwanda Tour, you will say goodbye to the Land of the Thousand Hills. According to your plan we shall leave you at the lodge on 15th July 2023 or to any area of interest in Kigali.

    Included In the 12 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorillas Chimps and Wildlife

    Ground transportation in a safari customized 4WD with gasoline/fuel,

    Mineral water in the vehicle,

    Services of an English speaking Driver/guide,

    Accommodation as shown at the lodges mentioned in the itinerary,

    Meals as shown (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner),

    All Park Entrance Fees and all permits

    Exclude In the 12 Days Uganda Rwanda Gorillas Chimps and Wildlife

    International Airfares; Excess baggage charges;

    Ugandan and Rwanda Entry Visa Fees

    International travel Vaccinations and Inoculations;

    Items of personal nature such as Room service,

    Beverages, Communications charges (telephone, fax, internet), Laundry, etc;

    Postage fees, Porterage fees, Tips and Gratuities for your Driver/guide and Hotels staff,

    Shopping charges for Curios and Crafts,

    International Airport Departure Taxes,

    Optional activities unless specified as included,

    Any other services not expressly shown in the itinerary or indicated as included.

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