Overview 13 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi, Adventure safari, wildlife & chimpanzee trekking safari Rwanda

This is a 13 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi, Adventure safari, wildlife & chimpanzee trekking safari Rwanda is one of the most interesting Uganda Rwanda safari that starts in Kigali Rwanda and ends in Uganda at the Entebbe International Airport in Entebbe giving you chance to safari in two loving safari destinations; Uganda and Rwanda. You will start this Uganda Rwanda safari with a Kigali city tour, proceed to Nyungwe Forest National Park, a park that habits the oldest forest in Rwanda where you will find chimpanzees as well as do a canopy walk high in the forest above the canopies sighting several primates as well as several bird species. After Nyungwe Forest National Park, cross the border to Uganda and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda where you will have a wonderful experience of seeing some of the remaining population of mountain gorillas in the world. It offers you an opportunity to track gorillas thus have a unique experience with gorilla families in their unique habitat. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park contains one of the loveliest and most varied expanses of a tropical forest in

5 Days Uganda gorilla and adventure safari

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Uganda. You will enjoy an extensive Uganda wildlife safari tour in Queen Elizabeth National Park that you will do during your game drive in the park in your 4×4 safari van, 4×4 safari Land-cruiser, 4×4 safari minivan, 4×4 safari super custom, 4×4 coaster depending on the number of people on the safari in Uganda. This 10 days Uganda safari trip in Uganda also includes a visit to the Kazinga channel on a boat safari, searching for the tree climbing lions of Ishasha, a Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari in Kalinzu Forest Reserve. After your adventure in the wild, you will head to the adrenaline capital of Uganda; Jinja for water rafting, boat cruise, quad biking safari and a horseback riding safari tour. On your way back to Kampala, you will visit the Mabira Forest for a nature walk and the sezibwa falls for a Uganda cultural safari. Accommodation on this trip depends on your choice ranging from Mid-range and luxury.

Safari Highlight of the 13 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi, Adventure safari, wildlife & chimpanzee trekking safari Rwanda

Day 1: Arrive in Kigali at the Kigali International Airport and transfer to your hotel

Day 2: Do a Kigali city tour and transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Day 3: Do your chimpanzee trekking safari in Nyungwe Forest National Park and a canopy walk in the afternoon

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to the lodge that was via booked for you your stay that night

Day 5: Be up early so you transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will have a short stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe & lunch stop at Igongo Cultural centre in Mbarara

Day 6: Do Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening boat cruise along the lake and relaxation

Day 7: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and do game drive en route in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions

Day 8: Do morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park, afternoon Kazinga Channel launch cruise and an evening game drive along the channel track as you approach the hotel that was prior booked, check in, dine and rest

Day 9: Do a Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari in Kalinzu Forest Reserve, and later transfer to Lake Mburo National Park for an afternoon game drive

Day 10: You will do a morning game walking safari in Lake Mburo National Park, a simple game drive and after transfer back to Kampala with a stop en route at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for a polar water experiment and a photo

Day 11: Transfer to Jinja for quad biking and horse-riding safari in the afternoon

Day 12: Do water rafting in the morning, have lunch and do a boat cruise to the source of the Nile and return back to Kampala to your hotel

Day 13: transfer from your hotel to Entebbe for your flight back home

Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 13 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi, Adventure safari, wildlife & chimpanzee trekking safari Rwanda

Day 1 of the 13 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi, Adventure safari, wildlife & chimpanzee trekking safari Rwanda: Arrive in Uganda through the Entebbe International Airport & transfer to the Hotel that was prior booked for you

Arrive in Kigali at the Kigali International Airport where you will meet our Uganda Rwanda safari guide/ representative. Meet and greet, and he will give you a short give you a short briefing about your 13 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi, Adventure safari, wildlife & chimpanzee trekking safari Rwanda. After the briefing, you will be transferred to the Hotel that was prior booked for you, check in, relax and spend your night.

Day 2 of the 13 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi, Adventure safari, wildlife & chimpanzee trekking safari Rwanda: Do a Kigali city tour and transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

Wake up early in the morning at your hotel, pack your bags and go for your Kigali city tour and visit the National Museum, the genocide memorial, craft markets and anymore. Have lunch and depart for Nyungwe National Park Rwanda driving through the rolling hills, a journey that will take you around 8 hours via the Ruhengeri-Gisenyi road. Arrive in Nyungwe National Park at your prior booked accommodation in the park.

Day 3 of the 13 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi, Adventure safari, wildlife & chimpanzee trekking safari Rwanda: Do your chimpanzee trekking safari in Nyungwe Forest National Park and a canopy walk in the afternoon

After your early morning breakfast, you and your driver guide drive to the park offices for a short briefing about how to conserve the forest when trekking the chimpanzees (do’s and the don’ts of chimpanzee trekking). You will then enter into the forest for your Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari with the rangers to search for the chimpanzees. During your chimpanzee trekking safari Uganda, you will watch some chimpanzees on the ground and others in the branches of the trees in the forest. Expect to hear chimpanzees make several sounds, chattering, laughing and watching them jump from one branch to another. While you look for the chimps expect to spot more primates like the white and black Columbus, vervet monkey, manageably. Trekking takes about 4 hours so take as many photos and videos as you can. Return to the lodge for lunch and refresh as well.

After lunch, go for your afternoon canopy walk, on a bridge that is suspended from large trees. While there, you will be able to have a great amazing view of the rainforest spotting a good number of birds in the forest as well wildlife moving about below you. This activity takes about 2hours. Retreat from the activity and return to the lodge.

Day 4 of the 13 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi, Adventure safari, wildlife & chimpanzee trekking safari Rwanda: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to the lodge that was via booked for you your stay that night

After breakfast at your lodge, you will hit the road for a road trip to Bwindi Forest National Park via the Rwanda – Uganda border driving through the Kigezi High lands and if you wish, may take a visit to Lake Bunyonyi, a birders’ paradise before e proceeding to Bwindi NP. Upon arrival, check in at your lodge/ hotel, rest or take astride to the nearing villages and communities. Later, dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 5 of the 13 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi, Adventure safari, wildlife & chimpanzee trekking safari Rwanda : Be up early so you transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will have a short stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe & lunch stop at Igongo Cultural centre in Mbarara

After breakfast at your hotel, set off for your journey and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where tour will be doing your gorilla tour Uganda. You drive to the country’s south west heading for 527km journey taking about 8 -10 hours’ drive. You drive along the Entebbe high way and connect to Masaka road on a smooth tarmac road driving for about 77km to make a stop at the Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe where the world’s main latitude that partitions the world into the northern and the southern hemisphere can be encountered. You will undertake unique water experiments to justify the geographical divide between the north and the southern hemispheres. While there, you can take photos with one leg in the north hemisphere and another one in the southern hemisphere. Retreat from the break and continue with your journey to Igongo Cultural Center 12km from Mbarara for a local cuisine prepared in modern setting and served in standard utensils. The food is organically grown and freshly served. Continue on the drive welcomed by the fascinating Kigezi Highlands arriving in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Day 6 of the 13 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi, Adventure safari, wildlife & chimpanzee trekking safari Rwanda : Do Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening boat cruise along the lake and relaxation

Wake up to a very interesting day that will mark your re-union with our long-lost cousins; the Mountain Gorillas. You are required to gather at the respective park headquarters for briefing in the morning at 8am where you are be allocated your respective gorilla family to track. From here, you head to the forest in the company of the armed ranger guides that will lead you up the gorillas. The walk is beyond the ordinary as it involves traversing the dense jungle whose thickness would at some points necessitate using a machete to make a path, hiking the challenging landscapes some of which are steep and slippery at times under the canopy of the mature forest which forms darkness even during the day. You are treated to the impressive bird songs and beautiful flowers through the experience. The encounter tends to take 2 – 8 hours depending on the gorilla movements and one hour is availed to you to have a direct touch with the gorillas. Upon approaching gorillas, their reaction is not predictable as it can include them giving you a courteous welcome, minding less about you and charging against you. However, as a result of habituation, Mountain gorillas are always welcoming with the Silverback beating a little of his chest to demonstrate his might and also welcoming to you to the group. The young gorillas are very playful and are at times not aware of the 7m rule thus can try to draw closer to even touching on your body – save it by taking some steps away to observe the distance. You are not limited in any way to ask as many questions about gorillas and their habitats along with taking pictures so long as you have the opportunity to do so. After your one hour with the gorillas, return to the starting point and transfer to the starting point to embark on the transfer to Lake Bunyonyi driving through fascinating Kigezi Highlands which locals apply terracing method to cultivate their slopes deriving impressive scenic landscape. You arrive at Lake Bunyonyi in the afternoon for relaxation and recreational boat ride on the lake, dinner and overnight

Day 7 of the 13 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi, Adventure safari, wildlife & chimpanzee trekking safari Rwanda : Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and do game drive en route in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions

Depart at 7am after breakfast for the 289km about 8 – 10 hours’ drive to upper Queen Elizabeth National Park with an en route game drive in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions and other wild game.

Day 8 of the 13 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi, Adventure safari, wildlife & chimpanzee trekking safari Rwanda : Do morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park, afternoon Kazinga Channel launch cruise and an evening game drive along the channel track as you approach the hotel that was prior booked, check in, dine and rest 

Settle for breakfast before setting off for game drive at 7am.  Kasenyi sector is the main area of interest and offers good possibilities of spotting Lions, Elephants, Leopard, Topi, Uganda Kobs, Warthogs, spotted hyenas, Buffaloes among others. The game drive lasts 3 – 4 hours after which you drive to Mweya peninsular for hot lunch.    You will sign up for the 2pm Kazinga Channel boat cruise for a two-hour experience along this amazing natural channel with possibilities of viewing Nile Crocodiles, Hippos, birds on the shores like Saddle billed stork, African skimmers and many more not forgetting the wild game. Upon return from the boat, you do a game drive along the channel track as you head back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Day 9 of the 13 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi, Adventure safari, wildlife & chimpanzee trekking safari Rwanda : Do a Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari in Kalinzu Forest Reserve, and later transfer to Lake Mburo National Park for an afternoon game drive

Engage in Chimpanzee trekking encounter in Kalinzu Forest Reserve taking 2 – 5-hour trek in search of Chimpanzees. You enjoy the sights and sounds of lush tropical forest and then 1 hour with Chimpanzees as they feed and demonstrate their behaviours.  From the activity, proceed to Lake Mburo National Park making a lunch stop at Igongo Cultural centre & proceeding to the park for an afternoon game drive.

Day 10 of the 13 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi, Adventure safari, wildlife & chimpanzee trekking safari Rwanda : You will do a morning game walking safari in Lake Mburo National Park, a simple game drive and after transfer back to Kampala with a stop en route at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for a polar water experiment and a photo

After your early morning breakfast, you will undertake a nature walk-the most interesting game walks in the country that will expose you to various species of primates, birds, antelopes like elands, waterbucks, Impala, Topis, Bush buck, Klipspringer among others, buffaloes, Rothschild giraffe, Burchell’s Zebra, wart hogs among other species not forgetting the beautiful savannah landscape dotted with great acacia. Retreat from the activity and embark on the transfer to Entebbe 280km about 5 hours’ drive making a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for magical photo shoots where one leg can be placed in north sphere and the other remains in the south. It also an impressive site for purchasing a sovenir to take back home as a remembrance for this safari in Uganda.

Day 11 of the 13 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi, Adventure safari, wildlife & chimpanzee trekking safari Rwanda : Transfer to Jinja for quad biking and horse-riding safari in the afternoon

Set off for Jinja early in the morning for your quad biking safari in Jinja where you will have fun riding along different terrains. Have lunch and after go for a horse-riding safari in the afternoon. Retire and transfer to your hotel where you will spend the night.

Day 12 of the 13 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi, Adventure safari, wildlife & chimpanzee trekking safari Rwanda : Do water rafting in the morning, have lunch and do a boat cruise to the source of the Nile

Early in the morning after breakfast, you will set off for your white-water rafting safari along the Nile where you will have fun with the roaring rapids of the world’s longest river. Return from rafting, have lunch and go for your boat ride along the river to the source of the Nile. After your boat cruise, you will set off for your hotel, dine and rest.

Day 13 of the 13 days Uganda gorilla safari Bwindi, Adventure safari, wildlife & chimpanzee trekking safari Rwanda : Return to Kampala with en route at Mbaira forest and Sezibwa Falls

Set off for Kampala after your early morning breakfast at your hotel. You will break your journey with a stopover at Mabira Forest for a nature walk and simple Uganda birding safari, after you will visit the Sezibwa falls for a cultural safari before you proceed to your hotel booked for you in Kampala or at the Entebbe International airport for your late flight back home.

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