Uganda & Rwanda In Depth
11 Days

ITINERARY

11 Days: Kampala, Ziwa Sanctuary, Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Albert, Fort Portal, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kazinga Channel, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Volcanoes National Park, Lake Kivu, Kigali

Tour Overview:

Chimpanzee and gorilla tracking are the highlights of this exceptional opportunity to experience the unspoiled reserves of this pristine corner of the African continent. The vast plantations, magnificent mountain vistas and high plateaus beckon with adventure and amazing wildlife viewing.


Day 1 – Arrive Entebbe / Kampala

Arrive in Entebbe, Uganda, where you are met and escorted to your hotel in Kampala.


Day 2 – Kampala / Ziwa Sanctuary / Murchison Falls National Park

Depart Kampala to Murchison National Park, stopping at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route. The sanctuary is home to 6 rhinos and a range of other game and many bird species, where a guided rhino-tracking excursion is offered. Cross the Nile by ferry and proceed to your lodge. (BLD)


Day 3 – Murchison National Park

A morning game drive most commonly reveals elephant, giraffe, buffalo, warthog, leopard, lion, and many others. Afternoon boat trip to the bottom of the falls. Enjoy a stunning sunset on your return. (BLD)


Day 4 – Murchison National Park / Lake Albert / Western Uganda

Travel through the Rift Valley, via Lake Albert and its coastal fringes where flocks of small zebu are tended by the proud Alur herdsmen. Continue to Fort Portal, traveling through changing vistas of high plateaus, valleys, and resplendent tea plantations. The landscape becomes more tortuous, descending to the foot of the Rwenzori Mountains, whose snowcapped peaks can be seen in the distance. (BLD)


Day 5 – Kibale National Park / Queen Elizabeth National Park

Start early for chimpanzee tracking. Kibale National Park protects a large block of rainforest harboring the greatest variety and concentration of primates found anywhere in East Africa. Afternoon drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park along the foothills of the Rwenzoris for an evening game drive. (BLD)


Day 6 – Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kazinga Channel

Morning game drive in the park. The Mweya peninsula is good for a variety of animals including elephants; in the Kasenyi plains you will find mostly lion and Uganda cob. A vast array of birds and the wildlife is seen on the afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. (BLD)


Day 7 – Queen Elizabeth National Park / Bwindi National Park

Depart for Bwindi through grass covered hills, valleys filled with a mixture of banana, soy and coffee plantations, and the busy commercial center of Kabale. As you approach, you are afforded the most magnificent view of the whole volcano chain of the Virunga Mountains. Continue to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. (BLD)


Day 8 – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Gorilla Trekking

An early morning trek into the forest on the slopes of the volcanoes, led by experienced trackers will bring you amongst a family of Mountain Gorillas. You will get within feet of the family and be privileged to spend time amongst them. Return to the lodge for a late lunch, with an opportunity for a forest walk with the guides. (BLD)


Day 9 – Bwindi / Volcanoes National Park

Morning departure from Bwindi and head into Rwanda. Travel to our lodge near the Volcanoes National Park. (BLD)


Day 10 – Volcanoes National Park – Gorilla Trekking / Lake Kivu

Early this morning, you are guided into the Volcanoes National Park. Tracking the gorillas through the unique vegetation can take several hours of challenging walking in wet and muddy conditions. In the late afternoon drive to Gisenyi, a small town located on the northern shore of Lake Kivu. (BLD)


Day 11 – Lake Kivu / Depart Kigali

This morning leave the gleaming waters of Lake Kivu and journey to Kigali. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2024
2024
Scheduled Departure Dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Scheduled Departure Dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Jan 07 - Jan 17 CAD 11,245 CAD 12,920
Jan 07 - Jan 17 CAD 11,245 CAD 12,920
Feb 04 - Feb 14 CAD 11,245 CAD 12,920
Feb 04 - Feb 14 CAD 11,245 CAD 12,920
Mar 04 - Mar 14 CAD 11,245 CAD 12,920
Mar 04 - Mar 14 CAD 11,245 CAD 12,920
Apr 01 - Apr 11 CAD 11,245 CAD 12,920
Apr 01 - Apr 11 CAD 11,245 CAD 12,920
May 06 - May 16 CAD 11,245 CAD 12,920
May 06 - May 16 CAD 11,245 CAD 12,920
Jun 03 - Jun 13 CAD 11,245 CAD 12,920
Jun 03 - Jun 13 CAD 11,245 CAD 12,920
Jul 01 - Jul 11 CAD 11,245 CAD 12,920
Jul 01 - Jul 11 CAD 11,245 CAD 12,920
Aug 05 - Aug 15 CAD 11,245 CAD 12,920
Aug 05 - Aug 15 CAD 11,245 CAD 12,920
Sep 02 - Sep 12 CAD 11,245 CAD 12,920
Sep 02 - Sep 12 CAD 11,245 CAD 12,920
Oct 07 - Oct 17 CAD 11,245 CAD 12,920
Oct 07 - Oct 17 CAD 11,245 CAD 12,920
Nov 04 - Nov 14 CAD 11,245 CAD 12,920
Nov 04 - Nov 14 CAD 11,245 CAD 12,920
Dec 02 - Dec 12 CAD 11,245 CAD 12,920
Dec 02 - Dec 12 CAD 11,245 CAD 12,920
Plus Gorilla & Chimpanzee Permits: CAD 3000 per person
Plus Gorilla & Chimpanzee Permits: CAD 3000 per person
Private Departures
Private Departures
Departs Daily, minimum 2 passengers Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Departs Daily, minimum 2 passengers Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Jan 01 - Dec 31 CAD 11,745 CAD 13,420
Jan 01 - Dec 31 CAD 11,745 CAD 13,420
Plus Gorilla & Chimpanzee Permits: CAD 3000 per person
Plus Gorilla & Chimpanzee Permits: CAD 3000 per person
Travel must be completed within these seasonal date ranges - split season cost available upon request
Travel must be completed within these seasonal date ranges - split season cost available upon request
Solo Traveler Supplement available on request
Solo Traveler Supplement available on request
Supplements may apply for special events and holidays
Supplements may apply for special events and holidays
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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions & Highlights:

  • Accommodations in first class and deluxe hotels and lodges
  • 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Transport and game viewing via specially outfitted safari vehicles
  • Park entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Boat trip on the Nile and Kazinga Channel
  • 1 chimp tracking permit in Kibale National Park
  • 1 gorilla tracking permit in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • 1 gorilla tracking permit in Volcanoes National Park
  • Independent tour

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