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Primates and Wildlife Safaris of Uganda & Rwanda

Primates and Wildlife Safaris of Uganda & Rwanda

per person

Overview

There are few sites in the world where you may have the once-in-a-lifetime experience of witnessing a gorgeous mountain gorilla in its native environment. Rwanda and Uganda are not just in this category, but are also possibly the greatest sites for gorilla trekking trips.

This 14-day itinerary visits some of Rwanda and Uganda’s best gorilla viewing areas, including Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Volcanoes National Park. You will also get the opportunity to track down other primates, such as chimps in Kibale Forest and the rare golden monkey in Mgahinga. And the amazing moments don’t end there. Explore the wildlife-rich Queen Elizabeth National Park by boat and on exhilarating game drives. Hike to Diane Fossey’s tomb, see the Milles Colinnes Hotel, made famous by the film Hotel Rwanda, and connect with members of local community-based organisations such as the Omwani Women’s Coffee Cooperative.

The luxurious properties you’ll be staying in during your journey are the icing on top of this wonderful itinerary. Expect world-class service, courteous personnel, great food, cutting-edge amenities and facilities, contemporary accommodations, and all the creature comforts you could want on a luxury safari vacation.

  • Track Mountain gorilla, chimpanzee and the rare golden monkey
  • Incredible game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Enjoy a Kazinga Channel boat cruise
  • Visit the Ellen DeGeneres Campus
  • Lunch at Milles Colinnes Hotel from Hotel Rwanda film
  • Visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial & Museum
  • Guided Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary Primate Walk
  • Uganda
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Rwanda
  • Volcanoes National Park
  • Kigali
  • ENTEBBE, UGANDA – Karibu Entebbe (1 NIGHT)
  • UGANDA – Ndali Lodge (2 NIGHTS)
  • QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK, UGANDA – Kyambura Gorge Lodge (3 NIGHTS)
  • MGAHINGA GORILLA NATIONAL PARK, UGANDA – Mount Gahinga Lodge (3 NIGHTS)
  • RWANDA, VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – Volcanoes Virunga Lodge (3 NIGHTS)
  • KIGALI, RWANDA – The Retreat (1 NIGHT)
14 Days
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Day 1: Welcome to the Pearl of Africa! | 1 Night

ENTEBBE, UGANDA Your international flight arrives in the charming city of Entebbe, where you will be met by a private transfer to your overnight hotel. Entebbe's Karibu Guesthouse is a beautiful boutique hotel located on a lush green hillside. Karibu is a great place to rest after a long journey and prepare for your safari experience, thanks to its individualised service, friendly personnel, and wide choice of comforts and amenities.
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Day 2-4: Kibale Forest National Park Volcanic Crater Lakes & Chimpanzee Tracking | 2 Nights

UGANDA After breakfast, your private transfer car will bring you to your next destination along a lovely route. Pass through undulating slopes, tea farms, and the famous Ruwenzori Mountain Chain. You'll arrive at the rustic and small Ndali Lodge about mid-afternoon, where you can cool down in the pool and enjoy the breathtaking views from the rim of an extinct volcano. The day is completed with a guided stroll around the rim of the volcanic crater lake in front of the resort. On day three, you'll visit two of Uganda's most different landscapes. The Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary will be visited first by a community-led guided tour. During this tour, you'll learn more about this community-led programme aimed at preserving the wetlands' unique biodiversity and environmental qualities. Stop for a bite to eat after your stroll is finished. By the time you finish your lunch, the Kibale Forest National Park should be ready for your next activity: chimp tracking. Kibale Forest has one of the largest primate populations in East Africa, with a habituated group of chimps found 90% of the time during treks. Spend an hour learning about these magnificent monkeys' habits and lifestyle. Your day concludes with a delicious meal at Ndali Lodge. Please keep in mind that children under the age of 15 are not permitted on the chimp tracking adventure.
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Day 4-7: Cross the Equator into Queen Elizabeth National Park for Exciting Game Viewing | 3 Nights

QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK, UGANDA A pleasant journey through Kibale Forest and Kasese Town leads you to your next destination across the equator. Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda's finest wildlife attraction, home to 95 animal species and over 600 bird species. Morning and afternoon game drives across the park are the most rewarding, with regular sightings of elephants, buffalo, leopards, spotted hyenas, and lions. Exciting game drives aren't the only way to experience this well-known national park. The Kazinga Channel is the lifeblood of Queen Elizabeth National Park, attracting a wide variety of wildlife, including one of the world's greatest concentrations of hippos year round. A Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise is included in your schedule, giving an excellent option for game watching. A visit to the Omwani Women's Coffee Cooperative, a community-based programme that provides vocational training and an alternative, yet sustainable, source of income to local women and their families, adds a cultural touch to your trip. The greatest cup of coffee in Uganda, cultivated, collected, and prepared by these lovely women, will undoubtedly be a highlight of this cultural experience. For your three nights in Queen Elizabeth National Park, you'll stay at the luxury, eco-friendly Kyambura Gorge Lodge. Kyambura is a former coffee plantation and estate in the Rwenzori Mountains.
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Day 7-10: Track Gorillas & Golden Monkeys in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park | 3 Nights

MGAHINGA GORILLA NATIONAL PARK, UGANDA From Kasese to Kisoro, you may take a small aircraft flight. A smooth transfer will get you to Mount Gahinga Lodge by late morning. This luxurious exclusive-use resort is situated in one of Western Uganda's most beautiful places. You'll experience the most magnificent views of the three gigantic extinct volcanoes from the backdrop of a lovely panorama of gardens, nestled in the slopes of the famed Virunga Volcanoes. During your stay at Mount Gahinga, you'll learn about the Batwa's fascinating past at the lodge's historical site. The Batwa Cultural Heritage Site has a demonstration herbal garden, a modest collection of traditional cottages, and a short walk that depicts the Batwa way of life. The true lure of your stay, however, is the chance to visit Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in pursuit of the spectacular mountain gorillas and the unique golden monkeys. Trekking with gorillas is an enthralling and life-changing event. Spending time with these gentle giants and watching them interact in their natural surroundings is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Golden Monkeys are a little more difficult to see, but there's no finer sensation than suddenly spotting these vivacious endangered species leaping from tree to tree. Please keep in mind that children under the age of 15 are not permitted on the gorilla tracking adventure. From Kasese to Kisoro, you may take a small aircraft flight. A smooth transfer will get you to Mount Gahinga Lodge by late morning. This luxurious exclusive-use resort is situated in one of Western Uganda's most beautiful places. You'll experience the most magnificent views of the three gigantic extinct volcanoes from the backdrop of a lovely panorama of gardens, nestled in the slopes of the famed Virunga Volcanoes. During your stay at Mount Gahinga, you'll learn about the Batwa's fascinating past at the lodge's historical site. The Batwa Cultural Heritage Site has a demonstration herbal garden, a modest collection of traditional cottages, and a short walk that depicts the Batwa way of life. The true lure of your stay, however, is the chance to visit Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in pursuit of the spectacular mountain gorillas and the unique golden monkeys. Trekking with gorillas is an enthralling and life-changing event. Spending time with these gentle giants and watching them interact in their natural surroundings is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Golden Monkeys are a little more difficult to see, but there's no finer sensation than suddenly spotting these vivacious endangered species leaping from tree to tree. Please keep in mind that children under the age of 15 are not permitted on the gorilla tracking adventure.
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Day 10-13: Mountain Gorillas, Diane Fossey’s Grave & Ellen DeGeneres | 3 Nights

VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK, RWANDA As you cross the border into Rwanda, you bid farewell to your Uganda trip. For the next three nights, you'll be staying in the cosy yet wonderfully opulent Virunga Lodge. This beautiful resort is perched on the crest of a high hill, offering breathtaking 360-degree views of the surrounding nature and the five extinct Virunga Volcanoes. There are just a few spots in the world where you may see gorillas up close. Uganda and Rwanda are the two best places to do so. And because you got to go gorilla tracking in Uganda, it's only fair that you get to do it again in Rwanda. Volcanoes National Park gorilla trekking adventures are among the top outdoor adventure activities on the African continent. Hiking through the park to visit the Diane Fossey Grave and her old Karisoke Research Centre will appeal to history enthusiasts, animal lovers, and conservationists alike. You will not only obtain a better appreciation of Diane Fossey's extraordinary life and her unshakable devotion for gorillas, but you will also be rewarded with stunning views of Volcanoes National Park. Before returning to the lodge, you'll stop at the Diane Fossey Gorilla Fund's Ellen DeGeneres Campus. Please keep in mind that children under the age of 15 are not permitted on the gorilla tracking adventure.
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Day 13-14: Hotel Rwanda and the Genocide Memorial & Museum in Kigali | 1 Night

KIGALI, RWANDA After breakfast at Virunga Lodge, head for the final stop on our incredible journey: Kigali. You'll arrive in time for lunch at the Milles Collines establishment, which film fans and history lovers will remember as the famous establishment in Hotel Rwanda. It was in this hotel that 1,268 Rwandans were spared from the genocide that was raging across the country. Keeping with the theme of the day, your journey will continue with a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial & Museum, where you will learn more about this awful episode in Rwanda's history and pay tribute to those who perished. Your day will come to a finish with an overnight stay at The Retreat, Kigali's leading boutique hotel that mixes Italian architecture with outstanding Rwandan workmanship and artisanship.
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Day 14: Say Goodbye to Rwanda!

Your journey through Uganda and Rwanda ends here in Kigali. Savour your final breakfast in Africa before being transferred to Kigali International Airport to catch your departure flight home.
Inclusions
  • All specified meals
  • All specified flights
  • All specified transfers
  • All specified activities
Exclusions
  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
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