3 Nights 4 Days
12 Days Uganda, Rwanda Combo
Day 1: Entebbe – Murchison Falls National Park
Feel vibrant on a morning in Africa, after your cup of coffee, drive north-west through the famous Luwero Triangle to Masindi via Ziwa Rhino Project. A visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and you’ll want more time to enjoy limitless experiences with the Rhinos. After lunch, drive to Murchison Falls.
About 5 hour
Day 2: Murchison Fall National Park.
Feel warmed as you listen to the sounds of the falls, start with a dawn game drive with your guide who will help you spot Elephant, Lion, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard. Return to the hotel for breakfast and lunch. After lunch, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron”. En-route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob crocodile. This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. There you leave the boat and start your – quite heavy – hike to the Top of the falls (approx. 1 hour). See where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below.
Day 3: Murchison Fall National Park – Kibale Forest National Park
All day through a scenic drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through an amazing scenic belt in along the western circuit (Lunch enroute) Fort-Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon.
About 5 hours
Day 4: Chimpanzee Habituation Experience.
For a more time, you experience the best of meeting the Chimpanzees for a whole day. Enter the jungle at 0600AM for a life journey to learn about the Chimpanzees. For the unparalleled encounter in Kibale forest, meeting a variety of living creatures, see unique flora and fauna on this classic adventure.
Day 5: Kibale Forest-Queen Elizabeth National Park.
After breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park viewing the mystical Rwenzori Mountain range for much of the journey. Check in at your accommodation facility as you wait for your lunch. After lunch, take on an afternoon Launch cruise along Kazinga Channel – one that joins Lakes Edward and George. The cruise is a wonderful way to see hippo, buffalo, kob and the occasional Nile crocodile (which up until recently did not inhabit this area) and a spectacular bird watching on the water bank. Many who experience the launch cruise consider it the high light of their entire African safari.
Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Rise very early with a morning game drive to catch-up with the early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. You will most likely meet grazing Hippos, Elephants, and Lions, spotted Hyenas, bush buck, water buck, stripped jackal, comical warthogs and the elusive leopard. Proceed to Maramagambo forest. Many surprises await you here for example pythons are often observed in the crevices of the bat cave floor using the bats as a source of food. The cave is near a picturesque formerly Blue lake and Hunters cave. You may also see forest birds such as bat hawks, brown eared woodpecker and other primates. Later have dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park –Ishasaha Section
Today’s drive is in to Ishasha section –south of Queen Elizabeth National Park, for those of you longing to immerse yourself in the very heart of all the wildlife action, here is the place to find the tree climbing lions. The afternoon is spent on a game drive to sight these lions. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 8: Ishasaha Section-Bwindi Forest
Start the day with an amazing sightings of the big cats of Ishasha with a morning bush walk. Continue to Bwindi Forest National Park. This park is home of the rare mountain gorillas. Apart from gorillas, there are a wide variety of primates to see including the blue and red tailed monkeys. The forest itself is lush and green and there are streams running through it.
Day 9: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking Day.
After an early breakfast, you will be driven to the park headquarters for briefing. You will then proceed to the start point and set off for your Gorilla trekking experience inside Bwindi forest. You will need to carry drinking water, rain jacket and jungle boots while the rangers will provide you with a walking stick. Gorilla trekking is one of the unique activities you will enjoy while photographing and observing the gorillas. Bwindi is however most notable for her 340 Mountain Gorillas, about half the world’s population of this critically endangered primate. After tracking, come back to the lodge for late lunch. Evening at leisure enjoying and sightseeing around your lodge. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 10: Bwindi Forest –Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
After breakfast, drive to Rwanda as you enjoy the rolling hills for which Rwanda is well known to Ruhengeri via Musanze. Volcanoes National Park is the iconic palace of mountain gorillas and golden monkeys in Rwanda. A place that Dian Fossey, a former primatologist lived in for decades in an effort to protect these endangered primates.
Day 11: Bisoke Hike/Dian Fossey Grave Trek.
Today chose what you would like to enjoy. A full day to hike Mount Bisoke or make your way to the grave of Dian Fossey. Dian Fossey loved the mountain gorillas like no other and was at the forefront of their conservation. She was killed by gorilla poachers it is believed. No matter what you choose, the experience is so unforgettable. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 12: Twin Lakes Visit (Ruhondo & Bulera0) – Drive to Kigali & Departure.
Rise early, breakfast and then transfer to the twin Lakes for a Canoe ride. Explore these beautiful twin lakes at the base Volcano Muhabura. With vast views that you cannot find elsewhere in this world. See birds winding through the land. Thereafter drive to Kigali International Airport for your departing flight.