18 Days Uganda & Rwanda Wilderness

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KJong Uganda Safaris Ltd unveils to you the most enchanting African Safari covering two best destination in East Africa. This takes you through the Pearl of Africa-Uganda and The Land of A thousand hills Rwanda. The two countries hold the largest gorilla population size for your memorable and life time experience. Life is indeed short book with us your 18 days discovering the greatest natural wonders of Uganda and Rwanda not to forget with two time of Gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi and Parc Volcanoes Uganda and Rwanda respectively

Day 1 Uganda Rwanda wildlife safari: Arrive in Entebbe
You are met upon arrival in Entebbe and transferred to your hotel. Entebbe is a pleasant and convenient city in which to start our journey. We meet this evening for dinner and orientation. Overnight and dinner at The Boma Hotel in Entebbe (Lodge facility) or Entebbe Airport guest house (Budget facility). Meal plan Dinner

Day 2 Uganda Rwanda wildlife safari: Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary- Mabira forest reserve
This morning, we start our journey by speed boat on Lake Victoria to Ngamba Island, a sanctuary for chimpanzees. We learn about one of our closest relatives, the chimpanzees and also about the work that is done on the island. We can see the chimpanzees at close range; watch their behavior and their playfulness. We also observe one of their daily feedings. It is a real treat to see the chimps in this comfortable and intimate setting on Ngamba Island. In the afternoon, we return to Entebbe and make our way to Mabira Forest Reserve where we can enjoy the lush surroundings. Here you can relax at your eco lodge or take a pleasant hike in search of primates and bird life in the later afternoon. Overnight and dinner at Rain Forest Eco Lodge (Lodge facility) or Paradise hotel jinja (Budget facility). Meal plan Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3 Uganda Rwanda wildlife safari: Mabira-Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Today we drive to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. An experienced ranger will lead you on a hike to find the resident white rhinos. Unfortunately, rhinos were hunted to extinction in Uganda but are being re-introduced with the long term goal of seeing them once again roam the grasslands of Uganda. It is a truly fascinating experience seeing these white rhinos up close. Following our rhino encounter, we continue on to Masindi. Overnight and dinner at Masindi hotel (Lodge facility) or Ziwa rhino Bandas (budget facility). Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4 Uganda Rwanda wildlife safari: Ziwa-Murchison Falls
See and feel the rage and thunder of these magnificent falls from close range. Enjoy a picnic lunch from the upper view of these falls, before they flow into the Victoria Nile. In the afternoon, enjoy a Nile boat journey with great bird life viewing. Hippos and crocodiles are also common here and we keep a lookout for primates. Our furthest point on the river is the base of Murchison Falls, giving us a different view of the falls. We return by boat to our lodge overlooking the Nile for dinner and a relaxing evening. Overnight and dinner at Nile Safari Lodge (Lodge facility) or Red chili camp site (Budget facility). Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 5 Uganda Rwanda wildlife safari: Murchison Falls game drives
Set out on your morning safari game drive. We take a ferry across the Nile before searching for elephants, lions, giraffes, hippos, baboons, several species of primate, numerous types of antelope and of course, excellent birding opportunities. Lunch back at the lodge. Enjoy an afternoon boat journey along the Nile to the delta, passing hippos in the water; and gliding past riverbanks teaming with bird life. At the delta, keep a watchful eye for the massive but elusive shoebill. Overnight at Nile Safari Lodge (Lodge facility) or red Chili Campsite (budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 6 Uganda Rwanda wildlife safari: Murchison Falls morning game drive, free afternoon
Enjoy another morning game drive in Murchison Falls National Park to view the wild inhabitants who make this place their home. The park itself is part of the Great East Rift Valley. After our safari, we return to our lodge for lunch. Enjoy a free afternoon to relax. Gaze out over the Nile from your luxury tent or relax by the pool, while surrounded by jungle. Overnight in at Nile Safari Lodge (Lodge facility) or Red Chili campsite (Budget facility). Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 7 Uganda Rwanda wildlife safari: Murchison Falls-Kibale
Today we have a long drive to the mountainous tea plantation area of Kibale. As the elevation increases, the scenery becomes ever more spectacular. Pass by the many tea plantations, small rural towns and several crater lakes. Overnight and dinner at Ndali Safari Lodge (Lodge facility) or Chimp’s Nest (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 8 Uganda Rwanda wildlife safari: Kibale Chimpanzee Trekking and Swamp Walk
In the morning, we set off for Kibale forest national park. to enjoy one of our great ape encounters. We hike in Kibale forest National Park and have a rare opportunity to see chimpanzees in the wild — truly a special experience.
Enroute, we may see other inhabitants of the forest. After lunch, enjoy a swamp walk, where you  may  see other primates and various bird species. Overnight and dinner at Ndali Safari Lodge (Lodge facility) or Chimps Nest (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 9 Uganda Rwanda wildlife safari: Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast we drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. We enjoy our lunch at a hotel overlooking the Kazinga channel. We explore the Kazinga channel by boat, gliding past the banks full of birds, buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles, elephants and other park inhabitants. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (Lodge facility) or Ihamba Safari Lodge (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 10 Uganda Rwanda wildlife safari: Mweya- Ishasha Sector
After a morning game drive along the Kasenyi trail, we depart for Ishasha in the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Ishasha is known as the region where you can find the rare tree-climbing lions. Our drives are in the park so we can enjoy wildlife viewing while traveling to our next destination. Overnight and dinner at Ishasha Wildness Camp – luxury tents on the banks of a river (Lodge facility) or Savanna Hotel Kihihi (Budget facility). Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 11 Uganda Rwanda wildlife safari: Ishasha
We enjoy 2 game drives today, including a drive to the delta, providing another opportunity to see the shoebill, and also the region where we hope to find the tree-climbing lions. After several days of game viewing, relax at our luxury tents located at a beautiful spot on the banks of the river. Overnight and dinner at Ishasha Wildness Camp – luxury tents on the banks of a river (Lodge facility) or Savanna Hotel Kihihi (Budget facility). Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 Uganda Rwanda wildlife safari: Ishasha-Bwindi Impenetrable Forest — Pygmies
This morning we depart for  Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. In the afternoon, we take a walk through a rural village, learning about the herbs and medicines from the local medicine man and also meeting some of the Pygmies who live in the region. The Pygmies are the shortest people on earth with males averaging 4 feet and women averaging 4 feet too. Overnight and dinner at Buhoma Lodge (Lodge facility) or Bwindi view Banda (Budget facility). Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13 Uganda Rwanda wildlife safari: Gorilla Trekking Bwindi
Begin the day with breakfast ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00 a.m with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for, do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. Tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but it’s well worth the effort. Dinner and over night at Overnight and dinner at Buhoma Lodge (Lodge facility) or Bwindi view Banda (budget facility). Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 14 Uganda Rwanda wildlife safari: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Today is dedicated for a forest guided walk or relax at the lodge, or do some curio shopping all of which can be organized during day time. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge (Lodge facility) or Bwindi view Banda (Budget facility). Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 15 Uganda Rwanda wildlife safari: Bwindi to Rwanda
From Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, we will depart in the morning after breakfast and drive to the border at Kisoro to enter Rwanda. We drive via beautiful mountainous forests, and through local villages to reach this bustling little border town. On a clear day, you should be able to see the row of Volcanoes, lining up along the border like sentries! Entering Rwanda, it is a relatively short drive to your lodge. Settle in for the balance of the afternoon, or possibly go for a short walk in the area. Once again, the views of the Volcanoes in the early evening can be quite spectacular. Overnight and dinner at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Lodge facility) or Kinigi Guest House (Budget facility). Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 16 Uganda Rwanda wildlife safari: Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
After an early breakfast, depart for a day of mountain gorilla tracking. 18 days Uganda Rwanda wildlife safari offer gorilla trekking option from both countries so as to compare gorilla trekking activities from Uganda to that in Rwanda. You will be transported by vehicle to the start point at the ORTPN offices, to meet your gorilla mountain trekking guide. A short briefing will follow by either a transfer, or a walk, to the allocated gorilla family. As with Bwindi in Uganda, the hike can vary in length and terrain, but be prepared for an average of 3-4 hours hiking, plus of course the hour spent watching the gorillas. Return to the lodge for a hot shower and to relax! Overnight and dinner at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Lodge facility) or Kinigi Guest house (Budget facility). Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 17 Uganda Rwanda wildlife safari: Kigali
Drive to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda… the roads are good, but quite busy with pedestrians! The rest of the day in Kigali and we will have time to visit the Genocide Museum, as well as other historical sites of interest hence making an end to our 18 days Uganda Rwanda wildlife safari. Overnight and dinner at Kigali Milles Collines Hotel (Lodge facility) or Okapi hotel(Budget facility) in Kigali Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 18 Uganda Rwanda wildlife safari: Kigali Departures
As we get to an end of our 18 days Uganda Rwanda wildlife safari, the whole day is dedicated for transfers to Kigali International Airport to catch your flight back home or to your next destination. Meal Plan Breakfast

18 days Uganda Rwanda wildlife safari package includes:
-Airport transfers,
-Transportation by a 4wd safari land cruisers,
-Ngamba Island Excursion,
-Guided Nature Walk Mabira Bwindi,
-Boat ride to the Delta,
-Batwa Pygmy visit,
-Bigodi Walk,
-Cultural visit,
-Two Gorilla Trekking permit per person,
-Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary,
-Boat trip in Queen Elizabeth along the Kazinga Channel Murchison Falls NP,
-One chimpanzee permit per person to be secured and paid for in advance for Kibale,
-Park fees,
-Enroute Lunches,
-Ziwa Rhino Trekking,
-Kigali city tour,
-Services on an English speaking Driver/guide,
– Game drives,
-Park fees,
-Hike to the Top of the Falls.
18 days Uganda Rwanda wildlife safari excludes:-
-Gorilla and Chimpanzee Permits for Tour Leader Visa fees to Rwanda from Uganda,
-Personal Travel insurance,
-Drinks,
-Cigarettes,
-Tips,
-Souvenirs and any other items of personal nature.
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