Uganda & Rwanda Primates Safari
Elusive Uganda 20N/21D

Itinerary -

DAY : 1 : Arrive Entebbe - Kampala (Approx 45 Kms / 1 hr 20 mins)

On arrival at the Entebbe airport, you will be met and transferred to the hotel in Kampala by a local representative. Enjoy the fresh

weather because of Lake Victoria -2nd largest lake in the world. Get a good night's rest, your adventure startstomorrow.

 Overnight at the hotel in Kampala. (L & D)

DAY 2 : Kampala - Murchison Falls National Park (Approx 260 Kms / 3 hrs 35 mins)

Today leave for Murchison Falls National Park. The journey is a magical adventure with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary route to

track Rhinos on foot after which you will have lunch. Continue on to Murchison falls and proceed to the top of the falls where

you will behold the Nile is forced through a 7-meter gorge with a thunderous fall before your very own eyes. This has caused a

present rainbow. Later we proceed to our lodge for overnight. Overnight at the hotel/lodge in Murchison FallsNational Park.

(B, L & D)

DAY 3 : Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National park is the biggest in Uganda and offers fulfilling game viewing. After an early breakfast start the day with a

game drive on the northern bank  of River Nile, where we look out for giraffes, elephants, hartebeest, Buffaloes, Leopards, Lions

and different bird species. Indeed, it is a privilege watching wild  animals in their habitat as they eat, play, and protect the young. In

the afternoon, the  safari will continue on River Nile. The relaxed boat safari provides more opportunities for spotting a variety of

animals and birds. Enjoy the falls from below also known as the `devils cauldron'. Overnight at the hotel/lodge in Murchison Falls

National Park. (B, L & D)

DAY 4 : Murchison Falls National Park - Hoima Cultural Village (Approx 83 Kms / 1 hr 35 mins)

Bunyoro Kingdom is one of the oldest monarchies in East Africa. Breaking the journey in Hoima will allow you to visit the palace and

explore the life of Kabalega - the king who resisted the British colonial rule. Overnight at the hotel in Hoima. (B, L & D)

DAY 5 : Hoima Cultural Village - Kibale Forest National Park (Approx 225 Kms / 4 hrs 50 mins)

Today we embark on the journey for the home of Chimpanzee. Kibale forest is home to 13 species of primates with the main

attraction being chimpanzee tracking. On this  journey, you have stunning views as you pass small villages, local markets and

several  bird life. Lunch will be on the way to your lodge in a town. Arrive at the lodge later that evening.

 Overnight at the hotel in Kibale National Park. (B, L & D)

DAY 6 : Chimpanzee Tracking

Kibale national park is the primate capital of East Africa. Chimpanzee tracking is a  fulfilling adventure that takes you deep in the

tropical forest across streams of water. You may also have sightings of red tailed monkeys, black andwhite Columbusmonkeys,

 butterflies, and birds calling from the canopies. With the help of your guide, you will locate the chimps. Enjoy picture moments and

watch them as they play and feed. After  lunch - visit Bigodi Village and swamp known for its rich diversity of birds and primates

 depending on the availability of time. Overnight at the hotel in Kibale National Park. (B, L & D)

DAY 7 : Kibale National Park - Queen Elizabeth National Park (Approx 102 Kms / 2 hrs)

Explore Bunyaruguru crater area which is adjacent to Queen Elizabeth national park.The possible community activities include, local

brew making, preparation of local  foods, cave visits, and boardwalk to the swamp, which is helping in conserving the environment.

You can alternatively visit Katara women's group and watch how they make recycled paper out of elephant dung. Arrive in Queen

Elizabeth National Park. Overnight at the hotel in Queen Elizabeth National Park. (B, L & D)

DAY 8 : Game drive and Boat Safari

Today after breakfast, our tour continues to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will enjoy views of several crater lakes and the

mystical Rwenzori Mountain ranges and a boat cruise on Kazinga channel. The boat safari offers you great photo sessionsin a

 relaxed way with lots of bird life on the shores.  Overnight at the hotel in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

DAY 9 : Queen Elizabeth National Park - Ishasha (Approx 84 Kms / 1 hr 30 mins)

Drive to Ishasha. The animals in their different families, clans, and groups are out starting on their day. Watch the animals in their

natural habitat and notice the difference with those caged in zoos. Return to the lodge for a relaxed afternoon.

Overnight at the hotel in Ishasha. (B, L & D)

DAY 10 : Ishasha - Bwindi (Approx 178 Kms / 3 hrs 30 mins)

Start your journey to the home of the gentle giants of Bwindi. This fulfilling journey  takes us through the Kigezi highlands with

great scenery of terraced hills. The road will offer you our famed `African massage'. Lunch will be along the way or at the lodge

 depending on time of arrival. Your lodge in the impenetrable forest will offer you great resting as you prepare for the next day's

trek. Overnight at the hotel/lodge in Bwindi. (B, L & D)

DAY 11 : Gorillas Trekking in the mist

The highlight of your safari is meeting the gentle giants of Bwindi! Enjoy the fullness of  the impenetrable forest abounding with life,

which is host to several species of birds, butterflies, primates, mammals. Eventually with help of your guide who is also a park

 ranger, you will find yourself face to face with the enormous and rare mountain gorillas. You only have one hour with gorillas to

capture your finest moment. Suggested activities for those not interested in gorilla tracking is a community village walk or

 short guided forest walk.  Overnight at the hotel/lodge in Bwindi. (B, L & D)

DAY 12 : Bwindi - Kisoro - Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Today proceed to Kisoro from which the journey to the Golden monkeys and Batwa trail starts. Take a rest in the afternoon from

the hectic gorilla tracking. Overnight at the hotel in Kisoro. (B, L & D)

DAY 13 : Golden Monkey Trekking

After an early morning breakfast, we travel to the briefing point where the golden  monkey trekking starts. A range guide will lead

you to hike up Mgahinga national park  in search of the golden monkeys, which are only in the Virunga Volcanoes.

 Overnight at the hotel in Kisoro. (B, L & D)

DAY 14 : Walk in the footsteps of the Batwa

The Batwa are an indigenous tribe that lived in the forest and depended on it for  livelihood, as they were hunter-gatherers. You will

have an opportunity to experience  their life in the forest with the Batwa guides sharing with you their life and in turn

 earning an income for themselves and their families. Overnight at the hotel in Kisoro.

DAY 15 : Kisoro - Volcanoes National Park (Ruhengeri) (Approx 80 Kms / 2 hrs 5 mins)

This morning drive to Rwanda through Cyanika border. Arrive in Ruhengeri/Musanze  and check into the hotel/lodge. Later in the

afternoon visit Ibyacu cultural village.  Overnight at the hotel/lodge in Ruhengeri. (B, L & D)

DAY 16 : Gorilla Trekking

Early in the morning the guide will pick you up from the Lodge and you will be driven to the RDB office at 6:30am for briefing and

then begin Gorilla trekking at 7am. Volcanoes National Park is a magnificent mountain range and home to the rare

 mountain gorilla. It has a rich mosaic of montane ecosystems, which embrace  evergreen and bamboo forest, open grassland,

swamp and heath. The highlight of your  trip will be spending an hour with the remarkably peaceful gorillas despite their size.

Overnight at the hotel/lodge in Ruhengeri. (B, L & D)

DAY 17 : Volcanoes National Park (Ruhengeri) - Gisenyi (Lake Kivu) (Approx 68 Kms / 1 hr 30 mins)

Proceed to Gisenyi - enjoy the 1 hour a scenic journey. Today will mostly be spent  recuperating from the gorilla experience as you

wind down at your lodge by Lake  Kivu.Overnight at the hotel/lodge in Gisenyi(Lake Kivu). (B, L & D)

DAY 18 : Gisenyi (Lake Kivu)

Take a boat trip on Lake Kivu to explore some of the islands, islets and peninsulas. Afternoon will be spent at leisure or exploring

Gisenyi town. Overnight at the hotel/lodge in Gisenyi(Lake Kivu). (B, L & D)

DAY 19 : Gisenyi (Lake Kivu) - Nyungwe Forest National Park (Approx 205 Kms / 4 hrs 15 mins)

Depart for Nyungwe forest having with backdrops of Lake Kivu. Arrive in Nyungwe  forest later in the evening.

 Overnight at the hotel/lodge in Nyungwe Forest. (B, L & D)

DAY 20 : Chimpanzee Trekking in Nyungwe Forest

This morning leave for Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe forest after an early  breakfast. The forest is rich in botanical diversity and

home to 13 species of primates including Chimpanzees, L'Hoest monkeys, and Columbus monkeys with 300 bird

 species.We have an opportunity to take a canopy walk immediately or later on in the  afternoon. Return back to the hotel/lodge.

 Overnight at the hotel/lodge in Nyungwe Forest. (B, L & D)

DAY 21 : Depart Nyungwe Forest

This morning you will be transferred to Kigali airport to board your flight back home or

 to your next destination. (B & L)

                               Trip Ends With Sweet Memories !!!

 Inclusions -

  • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

  • Parking and Toll tax

  • Pick and Drop at time of arrival/departure

  • Driver's allowance, Road tax and Fuel charges

  • Sightseeing by private car

  • Transfer & sightseeing by A/c Vehicle Depending on number of pax.

  • Accommodation at the mentioned hotels or similar on twin sharing basis   

  • (depending on the availability )  

Exclusions -

  • Camera fee

  • Alcoholic / Non- Alcoholic beverages

  • Travel insurance

  • 4.35% GST (includes 0.15% Swachh Bharat Cess)

  • Any Airfare / Train fare

  • Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances etc.

  • Tips, laundry & phone call

  • Entrance charges anywhere are not included

  • All personal expenses

  • Anything not included in the inclusions is excluded.

Seasons :-

  • The rainy season is from March till May and October till November.

  • Light rain season falls in November and December.

  • Dry seasons are from December to February and June to August.

Currency: –

  • Ugandan shilling

Language: –

  • English / Swahili / Luganda

Payment Policy

  • Booking Fee

  • 30 or more days before departure: 50%

  • Between 29 to 20 days before departure: 100%

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation charges per person

  • 30 or more days before departure: 50%

  • Between 29 to 1 days before departure: 100%

Terms & Conditions

  • Per person rates (in Rs) - applicable on two persons staying together sharing the same room

  • Entrance charges anywhere are not included

  • Package rates are subject to change without prior notice

  • Meal plan: EP - Accommodation only, CP - Accommodation with breakfast, MAP - Accommodation with breakfast, lunch or dinner, AP -Accommodation with breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • The above package is not valid during national holidays, festivals & long weekends (Independece Day and Janmashtami)

  • Namoh Retails (Pvt) Ltd reserves the right to change/modify or terminate the offer any time at its discretion and without any prior notice

  • In case of unavailability in mentioned hotels, alternate accommodation will be arranged in a similar category hotel

Things To carry

For Adults - Photo identification in the form of Pan Card /Passport / Voter ID / Driving License
For students
 - Carry original as well as 2 photocopies of school or college Photo Identity card
For Infants - Carry 2 passport sized photographs

Mobile phone with appropriate sim card
Along with your necessary clothing and toiletries carry sun screen lotion, hand sanitizer, sun glasses, cap, sports shoes, umbrella / windcheater, camera etc. and woollens if needed
If you are on any medication, carry sufficient stock of the medicines with prescription

For Departure Dates just call 7350530009 / 7350540009 / 7350550009

About The Place:

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary. Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos.

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