10 Days Combined Primate & Wildlife Safari

10 DAYS COMBINED PRIMATE  & WILDLIFE SAFARI

 

Start/End: Kigali/Kampala

Duration: 10 Days

Activity: Game Drive-Boat Cruise, Gorilla trekking, viewing L. Mutanda, Chimpanzee Tracking, Nature walk, Bird watching.

Destinations: Murchison falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Albert, L. Bunyonyi, L. Mburo, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

 

Description:

The 10 days Combined Primate & Wildlife safari Starts in Kigali, Rwanda and ends in Kampala, Uganda.

During the 10 days Combined Primate and Wildlife safari visit Akagera National park where you will view various wildlife species, enjoy the sightseeing as you cruise along the lake Ihema.

Visit the Volcanoes National park for Rwanda gorilla trekking  ( https://gorillafund.org/what-we-do/where-we-work/rwanda/  ). Drive to Uganda via Kisoro, visit Lake Mutanda and drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) through the Ishasha Sector famous for the tree climbing Lions.

While in QENP experience moments of beautiful wildlife, boat cruise and chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge.

Continue with Primate/chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest National before crowning the Safari with a nature walk through Bigodi Wetland before making your way to Kampala.

Safari Summary

  • Day 01: Transfer from Kigali to Akagera National Park, (FB)
  • Day 02: Game drive & Boat ride, (FB)
  • Day 03: Transfer from Akagera National Park to Volcanoes National park, (FB)
  • Day 04: Rwanda gorilla Trekking (FB)
  • Day 05: transfer to Uganda and boat ride on Lake Mutanda (FB)
  • Day 06: tour Ishasha sector (FB)
  • Day 07: Game Drive and launch cruise on Kazinga channel(FB)
  • Day 08: visit to Amabere caves and fort portal crater area(FB)
  • Day 09: Chimpanzee Trekking and Bigodi swamp walk (Kibale Forest NP), (FB)
  • Day 10: transfer to Kampala (HB)

10 DAYS COMBINED PRIMATE  & WILDLIFE SAFARI

 

DAY 01: TRANSFER FROM KIGALI TO AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK, (FB)

Have breakfast, meet and greet with Driver/Guide before transferring to  Akagera National Park. Akagera is habitat to Rwanda’s vast wildlife species like the elephants, buffaloes, Zebras among others.

Check in for Dinner and Overnight at Akagera Game lodge/Ruzizi Safari Camp.

Meal plan: HB

 

DAY 02: GAME DRIVE & BOAT RIDE, (FB)

After  breakfast have a morning Game Drive in search of wildlife. You might see include lions, buffaloes, elephants, leopards,warthogs, antelopes, water and bush bucks, Kob, topi. Returm to your lodge for lunch  before doing an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema. Have opportunity to View wildlife and birds.

Return to lodge for dinner and overnight,

Meal plan: F/B

 

DAY 03: TRANSFER FROM AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, (FB)

Have breakfast and transfer to Volcanoes National Park via Kigali with lunch en-route.

Dinner and Overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge/Virunga Safari Lodge/La Palme lodge.

Meal plan: FB

 

DAY 04: RWANDA GORILLA TREKKING   (FB)

Report to Volcanoes headquarters for briefing about the endangered mountain Gorillas. Trek Gorilla in the dense tropical rain forest while taking photos and videos. The trek will last in between 1-6 hours depending on the location of the gorillas.

Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, meal plan: FB

DAY 05: BOAT RIDE ON LAKE MUTANDA

Have breakfast at your hotel then drive to Cyanika border to Kisoro. After lunch have a sunset cruise on Lake Mutanda.  Dinner and overnight at  Lake Mutanda Resort. Meal plan: F/B

DAY 06: ISHASHA SECTOR +GAME DRIVES (FB)

Have breakfast, and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via the Ishasha southern sector. Here you can see the the tree climbing Lions. Check into your lodge for lunch. Have an evening game drive in the crater lakes region.

Dinner and overnight in choice lodge

Meal plan: FB

 

DAY 07: GAME DRIVE AND BOAT CRUISE(FB)

Have breakfast and  go for a morning Game Drive in search of wildlife that you missed yesterday. Go on game drives in Kasenyi and the mating grounds. After lunch transfer to Mweya peninsula for a boat Cruise experience along the Kazinga channel, during the cruise expect to spot countless wildlife species and birds along the banks of the channel.

Return to lodge for dinner and overnight,

Meal plan: FB

 

DAY 08: AMABERE CAVES AND FORT-PORTAL CRATER LAKES AREA  (FB)

Drive to Kibale forest after breakfast; exit the park  with a short game drive.

Drive to the Fortportal crater lakes area. You will see breast like features, hanging on the roof of the cave with whitish milk like substance tickling out – This is a result of a ‘chemical reaction between water and calcium carbonate’ in the course of years forming stalactites and stalagmites. The combination causes the dripping of milk like substance similar to breast milk hence the name of Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru a local word for breasts of Nyinamwiru.

According to an oracle; Nyinamwiru daughter to king Bukuku the reigning king of the Bachwezi at the time; would get married and give birth to a son who would dethrone his grandfather. In a fit of rage, Bukuku whose daughter had refused chosen suitors selected by him decided to kill her. He cut off her breasts and threw them in the cave. Unknown to him though Nyinamwiru by the time of her death was already nursing a child Ndahura who later dethroned his grandfather making the oracle come to pass. A hike to the bottom of the caves can be made. However the terrain is slippery and sturdy walking shoes with water, light snack and light rain gear is advised. The hike leads you to the hissing and sight of waterfalls and views of birds, monkeys and squirrels

Check in to lodge for Dinner and Overnight,

Meal plan: FB

 

DAY 09: CHIMPANZEE TREKKING IN KIBALE FOREST NP, + BIGODI SWAMP WALK(FB)

Have breakfast, and proceed to the park head offices for briefing about the primates and the forest. Track the shy chimpanzees in the branches of the trees. While tracking Chimpanzees, you will spot other primates like the white and black Columbus, Vervet monkeys, red tailed monkeys and the mangabey. At the end of the day you would have received a great African experience after interfacing with man’s closest relative among all primates.After lunch in Kibale have an evening walk in Bigodi wetland. This is an interesting experience   for bird and Nature lovers. The Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is a fascinating area, with an extensive array of biodiversity among which are several primates species like the red colobus monkey, baboon, black & white colobus monkey, blue monkey grey cheeked, mangabey, vervet monkey, red tailed monkey and the L’Hoest monkey and birds like the Great Blue Turaco

Head back to the lodge, have dinner & Overnight.

 

DAY 10:TRANSFER TO KAMPALA

After a tasty morning breakfast, check out of your lodge and transfer to Kampala with a lunch stop over en-route

End of Tour

 

Language Switcher »