On this trip you will discover the beauty of the fauna of Uganda, where we will see from the climbing lions of Queen Elizabeth to the gorillas in Bwindi. We will marvel at the beauty of the landscapes of Uganda and Rwanda. The heart of Africa, Kigali, is the end of our journey that will begin in one of Africa’s most successful destinations.
Day 1: Arrival to the Pearl of Africa
On your arrival, Great Trekkers Safaris representative will welcome you to Uganda at Entebbe airport and transfer you to your hotel in Entebbe. Enjoy the breeze from Lake Victoria – 2nd largest lake in the world. Meal plan – Bed and Breakfast at Pineapple guest house
Day 2: Rhino Tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Have an early breakfast and depart for Murchison Falls National Park. The journey is a magical adventure with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary route to track Rhinos. Your ranger guide will brief you after which you proceed to trek Rhinos in the sanctuary. After this fulfilling experience and photo session, we proceed to Murchison falls National Park arriving late evening in time for dinner and Night rest at Pakuba Safari lodge / Fort Murchison lodge. Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
Day 3: Game drive and Boat Safari on River Nile
Murchison Falls National Park is the biggest National Park in Uganda and offers fulfilling game viewing. The game drives start early morning right after breakfast which increases the chances of sighting different animals especially the predators that tend to go into hiding during the heat of the day. The game drive happen in the northern bank of River Nile, where we look out for giraffes, elephants, hartebeest, Buffaloes, Leopards, Lions and different bird species. In the after-noon, the safari will continue on River Nile – Nile boat safari towards the mighty Murchison falls. The relaxed boat safari provides more opportunities for spotting a variety of animals and birds and falls from. You have an opportunity to watch the falls from below. Do the hike to the top of the falls. Return to the lodge for Dinner and Night rest at Pakuba Safari lodge / Fort Murchison lodge. Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
Day 4: Drive to the Chimps in Kibale Forest NP
Today we depart for the primates capital; Kibale National Park. Kibale forest is home to 13 species of primates with the main attraction being chimpanzee tracking and bird watching. The journey to this tropical forest passes villages and colorful road markets. Lunch will be en route or packed. Late evening arrival at the lodge, check in have dinner and Night rest at Isunga Safari lodge / Kibale Forest Cottages Meal plan -Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking in their natural habitat
Chimpanzee tracking is a fulfilling adventure that takes you deep in the tropical forest with streams of water and abundant wildlife. You will start with a briefing from the ranger guide about your chimp trek. On your trek, you might have sightings of red-tailed monkeys, black-and white Columbus monkeys, butterflies, and birds calling from the canopies. With the help of your ranger guide, you will locate the chimps. Enjoy picture moments and watch them as they play, groom, and feed. After lunch visit Bigodi swamp – a community project known for its rich diversity of birds and primates depending on the availability of time. This community project is involved in providing employment for youth through tour guiding, some of the proceeds go into establishment of schools and teachers pay. Dinner and Overnight at Isunga Safari lodge / Kibale Forest Cottages. Meal plan Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 6: Kibale – Lake Mburo National Park.
Have morning breakfast, check out of lodge and we transfer to Lake Mburo National park making a stop in Mbarara at Igongo for Lunch before proceeding to visit Rwenjeru community camp site for a Ankole cultural experience. Meet the Bahima pastoralists and get to see how they graze their long horned cattle and later we drive to the lodge for Dinner and Night rest at Rwakobo Safari lodge. B.L.D
Day 7: Lake Mburo Safari
Early morning breakfast and we drive to Lake Mburo National Park for the early morning game drive across this game park. While on the drive expect to see herds of Zebras, Giraffes, Uganda Kobs, several bird species, Buffaloes etc. Have lunch and prepare for a boat trip on Lake Mburo where you will see lots of Hippos, crocodiles and many bird species. Dinner and Over night at Rwankobo Safari lodge. Meal plan B.L.D
Day 8: Lake Mburo – Queen Elizabeth national park
Early morning embark on a road drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park making several stop over en route at Kyamuhunga tea estates, then at Lutoto crater lakes for a photo experience. We later drive directly to the Lodge, have a hot lunch and after which we shall do a community walk up to the twin lakes. Over Night at Twin Lakes Safari lodge. B.L.D
Day 9: Game & Boat- Queen Elizabeth national park
We will wake up for an early morning game drive with an informative ranger guide who will help you search and point out wild animals as he/she leads you to the various habitats of the game. Lunch at the Lodge and later in the afternoon take a boat-ride on Kazinga Channel to see birds, semi- and aquatic animals that rely on the channel for their livelihood. Dinner and Overnight at Twin lakes Safari lodge. Meal Plan B.L.D
Day 10: Queen Elizabeth national park (Ishasha)
Breakfast, ride to Ishasha Section of the Queen Elizabeth in search of the tree climbing lions often to be seen in the vicinity of the camp which is situated just off the Northern circuit game viewing track. Later, utilize the network of park trails to explore more of the scenic beauty and rich wildlife of this remote parkland bordering the Congo. Dinner and Overnight at Enjojo Safari lodge. Meal Plan B.L.D
Day 11: Queen Elizabeth- Bwindi
Early morning drive to Bwindi through Ishasha section of Queen Elizabeth national park with a chance to have a glimpse of the famous tree-climbing lions. Arrive in the evening, check in have dinner and get ready for your gorilla adventure the following day. Dinner and Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp. Meal Plan B.L.D
Day 12: Gorilla Trekking
Today is the long awaited day! Early morning preparations for the activity, pack lunch, attend briefing by the Ranger-guide, get hold of a walking stick and follow the Ranger to the Sanctuary. Maximum time allowed with the fascinating Gorillas is one hour. Spend the rest of the evening visiting the Batwa community and return to your lodge for dinner and Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp. Meal Plan B.L.D
Day 13: Bwindi – Lake Bunyonyi
Have morning breakfast, check out of lodge and we transfer to Lake Bunyonyi arriving later in the afternoon. Check in, have lunch and later we do a boat cruise where we get to visit several islands on this lake. Return in time for dinner, camp fire and Night rest at Arcadia Safari lodge. B.L.D
Day 14: Lake Bunyonyi- Akagera National Park.
Have early morning breakfast, check out and we start a road drive to Rwanda crossing through the Katuna border. Stop at the crossing point and have some ink added into your passport and we later drive through the amazing slopping hills of this beautiful country stoping en route for Lunch. We later transfer to Akagera National Park arriving late in the evening. Have Dinner and Night rest at Akagera Game lodge. Meal Plan B.L.D.
Day 15: Extended Game Drive and Cultural experience
Have morning breakfast and later prepare to enjoy an extended game drive across this game park. While on the game drive expect to see lots of animals including Impala and topi, with eland, oribi, Masai Giraffe, waterbuck, reedbuck, bushbuck, sable, antelope, bird species among many others. Return in time for lunch and spend the rest of the evening a guided walk to rural communities for cultural experiences. Dinner and Overnight at Akagera Game lodge. Meal Plan B.L.D
Day 16: Akagera National Park- Kigali International Airport.
Have morning breakfast, check out and we drive through the game park and depending on your flight schedule we transfer to Kigali International Airport in time for your flight. Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
End of Tour!
|Foods and drinks|
As indicated in the itinerary, Water in transport
East Africa Tourist Visa
|Type of vehicle|
4WD Safari Van, Land cruiser
Accommodation as per options in the itinerary, Activities as stipulated on the safari program, Batwa cultural experience, Community walks and cultural experiences, Ranger fees, Walking Safari
|Others not included|
All drinks apart from those served for breakfast, Any activity or accommodation NOT mentioned in the itinerary, Any deviation from the suggested program, Any personal insurance covers, Beverages, tips, souvenirs & all items of a personal nature, Porters and other luggage service, Souvenirs and items of a personal nature like telephone calls, Tips and gratuities