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Chimpanzees and Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda and Rwanda

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  • Vacation Style Budget and Family Tours, Chimpanzee Tracking, Cultural and Historical Tours, Gorilla Trekking, Wildlife
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    • Activity Level Leisurely
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    1. Day 1 Entebbe - Ngamba Island – Kampala

      Breakfast, check out from your Hotel in Entebbe and enjoy a 45 minutes special boat trip to Ngamba Island chimpanzee sanctuary located on Lake Victoria. Ngamba was established in 1998 with an aim of creating a natural environment for the care and rehabilitation of 19 orphaned chimps from UWEC (Uganda Wildlife Education Centre). You will reach in time for feeding the Chimpanzee and get an opportunity to feed them and interact with this man’s closest relative. Spend about 1 hour with the chimps, have lunch, relax at Ngamba Island Tented Camp as you prepare for the transfer back to Entebbe and then to Kampala for dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel / Tourist Hotel / Acassia Lodge.

    2. Day 2 Kampala - Jinja for White Water Rafting

      After breakfast, we will transfer to Jinja to enjoy white water rafting adventure on the mighty River Nile in Bujagali. Visit the source of River Nile briefly and thereafter, return to Kampala in the evening time for dinner and Overnight at your Hotel as on Day one.

    3. Day 3 Kampala - Murchison Falls National Park

      After heavy breakfast, we will leave town areas and transfer to Murchison falls National Park which is the country’s biggest wildlife National Park, optional visit to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking en route. Have lunch in Masindi town and later enter the Park through the Kichumbanyobo gate. Upon arrival, you will visit the famous top of the falls which are the key tourist attractions with in the Park. Upon reaching the top, you will see water squeezing its self through a 7 meter gorge dropping down 43 meters. As it drops down, the water here make a thunderous roar and creating the rainbow (This is the best of River Nile). Dinner and overnight stay at Paara Safari Lodge / Murchison River lodge / Red Chilli Rest Camp. Meal plan: Full-Board.

    4. Day 4 Morning Game Drive and Launch Cruise to the bottom of the falls

      Breakfast, we will setoff for the panoramic game drive in the Northern banks of the Park. Look out for animals like giraffes, elephants, lions, cape buffalos, Rothschild’s giraffe, hartebeests, waterbuck, oribi, bush back, reed buck, hyena, warthogs and if you are lucky, we can be able to spot the Leopard. The game drive can take like 3-5 hours. Return for lunch and in the afternoon, we set out for a 3 hour launch cruise to the bottom of the falls. Expect to see animals like hippos, crocodiles and elephants stretching to drink water from Albert Nile. Besides these, there are a lot of birds’ species that can be spotted such as goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. Dinner and overnight stay, at your lodge as on day three.

    5. Day 5 Murchison - Kibale Forest National Park

      Breakfast, drive to Kibale National park, lunch en route, dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge / Mountains of the Moon / Chimpanzee Guesthouse. Meal plan: Full-Board

    6. Day 6 Exciting Chimpanzee Trekking in their Natural Habitat

      Breakfast, briefing from the park officials. Then enter into the forest block to trek the chimps in their leisure time swinging in the tree branches. This adventure not only expose you to chimps but also to others primates, birds, butterflies and plant species. Animals like white and black Columbus, vervet monkeys, red tailed monkeys and manageably can be spotted. Return to lodge for refreshment and lunch, thereafter, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will arrive in early evening with your en-route game drive and head to your lodge for check in at Mweya safari lodge / Enganzi lodge / Bush Lodge. Meal plan: Full-Board.

    7. Day 7 Game Drive and Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise

      Dawn game drive to spot quite variety of wildlife like some of the big five that include the lions, elephants, buffalos, Leopards, other animals include warthogs, water bucks, bush bucks, oribi, topi, heart beasts among others. Return to lodge for lunch, afternoon take boat cruise along the River. This cruise is much awesome because it passes through the concentration of the wildlife animals like Hippos, huge Nile crocodiles and many elephants / Buffaloes see basking along the showers, and about 611 bird species. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Full-Board.

    8. Day 8 Transfer to Bwindi National Park

      Today we shall wake up early and start our brave day with breakfast, after we shall drive to Ishasha sector famously loved by its tree climbing lions and we shall use this opportunity with chance to spot them resting in the branches fig trees. Have en-route lunch and after depart for Bwindi national park situated in the southern end with our evening arrival and check in and later for our dinner and overnight at Mahogany springs Lodge / Gorilla mist Camp / Gift of Nature Lodge. Meal plan: Full-Board

    9. Day 9 The Memorable Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

      Breakfast, after prepare for briefing from the park officials. After enter into the jungle to search the shy mountain gorillas in their real habitat, when you encounter the great apes relax and experience them for your one hour entitled to spend viewing their life style. This experience can take 2-7hrs depending on the primates movement in this tropical forest. Carry yourself the hiking shoes, hut, insect repellent, sun screen, rain gears, packed lunch, mineral water, snacks and other requirement may be needed once in the tropical rain forest. Evening drive to Lake Bunyonyi the Switzerland of Africa that offers variety of birds and good scenic view environment with our dinner and overnight at Bird Nest Resort Arcadia cottages. Meal plan: Full-Board

    10. Day 10 Morning Boat Trip – Cross to Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

      Breakfast and take a canoe or boat trip to different Islands on Lake Bunyonyi, including the Batwa people (Pygmies), return to lodge for refreshment and lunch. After drive to volcanoes national park, dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla view lodge / Le bamboo gorilla lodge / Kinigi Guesthouse. Meal plan: Full-Board.

    11. Day 11 Second Gorilla Trek – Volcanoes National Park

      Heavy breakfast and after drive to Kinigi park headquarters, here you will receive briefing from park officials after enter into the jungle to search the shy mountain gorillas to experience a life time experience of tracking memories. You are ideally advised to come with requirements like trekking shoes, hut, sun screen, rain gears, packed lunch and bottled water, insect repellent, standard cameras. When you meet these apes relax and enjoy your one hour permitted close up. Return to lodge for relaxation as you prepare for the optional hike to Dian Fossey Tom. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight, Meal plan: Full-Board

    12. Day 12 Genocide Memorial Tour in Kigali, Departure

      Today after breakfast embark our safari vehicle and transfer to Kigali, visit Gisozi genocide museum, local art and craft shops, have Lunch and later transfer to Kigali International airport to board your flight back home. End of services.

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