12 Days Primates and Birds of Uganda and Rwanda

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Tour starts from: Kigali, Rwanda Primates Safari and finishes in Entebbe, Uganda

12 days – 11 nights

Min: 2 Pax (seat in tour – English)

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
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  • Group Size Medium Group
    6
All about the 12 Days Primates and Birds of Uganda and Rwanda.

This is a bi-country tour combining primates and game in both Rwanda and Uganda. The trip starts from kigali Rwanda and ends from Entebbe Uganda. On this trip, you will visit Nwungwe and park to Parc National des volcans park where you will track mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. You will visit Queen Elizabeth and Kibale forest parks in Uganda. Here you will track Chimpanzees in Kyambura gorge and in Kibale forest. You will take a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel viewing hippos, crocodiles and various species of birds. This trip allows you to see various species of game in queen Elizabeth park as you take game drives searching for these attractive species including, kobs, elephants, buffaloes and many more.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Price includes:

  • 1 Night at Kigali
  • 2 Nights at Nyungwe Top View Hotel
  • 2 Nights at Volcanoes National Park
  • 1 Night at Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro
  • 1 Night at Crater Bay Cottages Lake Bunyonyi
  • 2 nights at Buffalo Safari Lodge QENP
  • 2 Nights at Chimpanzee Forest Guest House Kibale
  • Meals: Breakfast only in Kigali. Tour is on Full Board basis for the rest of the trip
  • Park entrance fees
  • 1 Chimpanzee trekking Permit
  • 1 Gorilla Permit
  • 1 Golden Monkey Permit
  • Game drives
  • Boats on Lake Bunyonyi, Kazinga Channel
  • Kigali City Cultural tour
  • Border crossing fees and insurance fees
  • Drinking Water
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

Price excludes:

  • East Africa Visa
  • Meals Kigali.
  • Alcoholic drinks and drinks off meal time
  • Video camera and photographic fee genocide memorial
  • Porter’s fee
  • Tips and any other expenses described above and related to personal nature
  1. Day 1: Arrival in Kigali

    Day Itinerary

    On your arrival at Kigali International airport, you will be welcomed by our guide and transfer to Kigali town.

  2. Day 2: Nyungwe Forest

    Day Itinerary

    After breakfast you will head for Nyungwe Forest National Park. Make stops en route at places of interest including local markets, the traditional palace of Rwanda’s Former King in Nyanza. You will visit the Botanical Gardens and a cultural museum in Butare, You will have Lunch en route before proceeding to Nyungwe Forest across cute hilly sceneries modified by tea plantations en route.

  3. Day 3: Primate Tracking- Nyungwe

    Day Itinerary

    You will go primate tracking in the forest in search for chimpanzees. Time permitting, you will continue on a guided nature walk in the forest searching for birds including; the black and white casqued hornbill, turaco and many others, the forest has over 300 species of birds. On the forest walk you will also see Gisakura water falls.

  4. Day 4: Nyungwe Forest – Parc National des Volcans

    Parc National des Volcans

    Found in the north of Rwanda, the park habituates approximately 300 mountain gorilla species. Ten Gorilla families are habituated for tracking. They include; Mahoro and Umubano families found on the Visoke volcano, Hirwa family on the Sabinyo volcano and Sabinyo family located between the Sabinyo and Visoke volcanoes. There are also Susa family with 35 individuals on the Karisimbi volcano and 13 individuals on the Sabinyo volcano. There is Kwitonda family as well. Each of the Gorilla families allows a maximum of 8 tourists tracking per day. On addition to gorilla tracking, you may also climb the Visoke volcano and track other primates including golden monkeys. You will also visit the Dian Fossey’s Karisoke Research Centre on a village walk.

    Day Itinerary

    You will go for a nature walk in the morning and rest for lunch before transferring  toParc National des volcans. You will see stunning sceneries of hills/volcanoes en route to Kinigi.

  5. Day 5: Parc National des Volcans [PNV]-Gorilla Tracking

    Day Itinerary

    After breakfast, you will depart for the headquarters of the Park for briefing before starting to track gorillas. After an hour of experiencing one of the closest primates to humans, you will retire for lunch. Afternoon at leisure or visit local communities.

  6. Day 6: Par National des Volcans-Kisoro-Uganda

    Day Itinerary

    Track the golden monkeys before transfer to Kisoro in south western Uganda

  7. Day 7: Kisoro-Lake Bunyonyi

    Kisoro is located under the peaks of the Mufumbiro Mountains, which are part of the Virunga Mountains and home to rare mountain gorillas. Mountain scenery, Lake Mutanda, colorful markets, and volcano trekking also are available for visitors to Kisoro. It is the nearest town to the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and is an access town for those traveling to Rwanda or the DRC for gorilla tracking in the Volcanoes National Park or the Virunga National Park

    Day Itinerary

    Go for a guided nature walk in Mt Mgahinga National Park, climb a volcano and visit the beautiful Lake Mutanda in the volcanoes region. Break for lunch in Kisoro and thereafter transfer to lakeBunyonyi in Kabale.

  8. Day 8: Lake Bunyonyi-Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Day Itinerary

    Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Park and go for an Afternoon game drive.

  9. Day 9: Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Day Itinerary

    Wake up early in the morning for today’s visit to Kyambura gorge for chimpanzee tracking, an encounter with this man’s closest primate is a remarkable experience you will ever have. In the afternoon, you will be taken for a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel where you will be able to see wildlife like Elephants, Hippos, Crocodile and different bird species. You will also go for an evening game drive to search for more animals in the park.

  10. Day 10: Queen Elizabeth National Park - Kibale Forest National Park

    Day Itinerary

    Go for a morning game drive searching for game especially the early morning raisers and later transfer to kibale forest park arriving late in the afternoon.

  11. Day 12: Kibale Forest National Park-Chimpanzee Tracking

    Day Itinerary

    Track the closest brothers of human in kibale forest the highly populated in the region, Kibale is a tropical rain forest with other primates like bush babies, baboons, black-and-white colobus, red-tailed monkey, and several bird species together with trees including the Elephant beer tree, all can be spotted on a nature walk in the forest. Take a lunch break and head to Bigodi for a swamp walk on the trails by the local community.

  12. Day 13: Kibale Forest National Park-Entebbe

    Day Itinerary

    You will drive back to Kampala city, making a stop by the equator for photos and then continue to Entebbe airport via Kampala city (Uganda). Fly out.

Our Hotels and Lodges in this Safari

Hotel Chez Lando

Located at the heart of  the bustling Ramera business suburb in Kigali, Chez Lando Hotel represents the essence of a homely, green family, friendly and hospitable hotel with one of the most exquisite menus in the city. Chez Lando environment carries a character that spews of freshness, vibrancy, hope ambition and confidence resonating from a past of pain and loss

Nyungwe Top View Hotel

Nyungwe Top View Hotel is located in 5km outside the Nyungwe National Park close to the Gisakura Tea Estate precisely on the road from Park to Rusizi former Cyangugu. The hotel offers you a starting point to visit Chimpanzees, Different trails, Canopy walkway, Bird species of Central African Highlands, More than 120 orchid species, various trees species, Colobus troop living on the nearby Tea Estate and Vervet monkeys occasionally pass through the grounds.

Hotel La Palme

La Palme Hotel is a three star Hotel, located in Musanze City; offering Luxurious accommodation to business and Leisure tourists to Musanze. An exceptional dining experience awaits you at La Palme Hotel. The unique and renowned restaurant will delight your senses with French and Oriental kitchens. African meals can be obtained on prior request. The full breakfast is included in room service rate. The adjacent Mini Bar makes you enjoy a range of drinks carefully selected for your unique taste and satisfaction.

Travellers Rest Hotel

When you enter Travellers Rest Hotel, you enter history. One of the oldest hotels in Uganda, boosting on an impressive list of guests. To name just one: Dian Fossey, who even called this second home. Situated just outside Kisoro it offers a quiet setting with an amazing view on the Virunga volcanoes. In the evening our lounge with its big fireplace is the perfect spot to wind down from a day filled with experiences.

Crater Bay Cottages

On the lakes shores, Crater Bay Cottages is offering you a base to explore the lake, ecologically built, with local materials. It is locally owned and provides important employment opportunities for the people around the lake.

Lake Bunyonyi has no bilharzia, no crocodiles, no hippos, and due to its altitude malaria is rather scarce – you could hardly find a friendlier body of water on our continent.

Chimpanzee Forest Guest House

Located just inside Kibale National Park only 23 Km from Fort Portal on the Kamwenge Road.
Accommodation outside of the main house is offered in either a large twin bedded self-contained or in a choice of three self-contained cottages with views of Kibale Forest National Park. You may also camp on flat grassy sites.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Inclusions

Price includes:

  • 1 Night at Kigali
  • 2 Nights at Nyungwe Top View Hotel
  • 2 Nights at Volcanoes National Park
  • 1 Night at Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro
  • 1 Night at Crater Bay Cottages Lake Bunyonyi
  • 2 nights at Buffalo Safari Lodge QENP
  • 2 Nights at Chimpanzee Forest Guest House Kibale
  • Meals: Breakfast only in Kigali. Tour is on Full Board basis for the rest of the trip
  • Park entrance fees
  • 1 Chimpanzee trekking Permit
  • 1 Gorilla Permit
  • 1 Golden Monkey Permit
  • Game drives
  • Boats on Lake Bunyonyi, Kazinga Channel
  • Kigali City Cultural tour
  • Border crossing fees and insurance fees
  • Drinking Water
Exclusions

Price excludes:

  • East Africa Visa
  • Meals Kigali.
  • Alcoholic drinks and drinks off meal time
  • Video camera and photographic fee genocide memorial
  • Porter’s fee
  • Tips and any other expenses described above and related to personal nature
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