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Uganda Highlights 10 Days (Gorillas and Chimps) Hiking and Wildlife Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 14 people
Destination(s): Uganda  
Specialty Categories: National Parks   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - November
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 3240 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3309 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: To Murchison Falls National Park. Murchison Falls, Uganda. Early in the morning we will depart to Murchison Falls. Via Masindi we drive for 90 km through the park before we reach Paraa in the late afternoon. You will visit the top of the falls before you proceed to Paraa. Here we will stay and, with a cool drink and a fabulous view over the river Nile, the evening will come with all the noise of an African night.
- Driving time: ± 7,5 hours
- Accommodation: camping or simple Acholi huts
- Shower and toilets are shared
- Luxury Tour: Paraa Lodge or Nile Safari camp.

Day 2: In Murchison Falls National Park. Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. This day we have the impressive launch trip on the Nile to the Falls. Hippos, crocodiles, buffalo, elephants and many birds will be seen!! For the game drive we have to cross the Nile, special here are the lions and giraffes.
- Accommodation: camping or simple Acholi huts
- Shower and toilets are shared
- Luxury Tour: Paraa Lodge or Nile Safari camp.

Day 3: To Kibale Forest. Kibale National Park, Uganda. After breakfast on our way to Kibale Forest, in the afternoon we will arrive at a crater lake where we will stay at Chimpanzee guesthouse in the rooms or camping. This perfect spot is famous for its frogs; at night they will give a beautiful concert. Some times we also stay in Kibale Forest, sleeping with the noises of the tropical rainforest.
- Driving time: ± 3,5 hours Accommodation: camping or simple huts
- Shower and toilets are shared
- Luxury Tour: Mantana or Ndali Lodge.

Day 4: Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, Uganda. At 08.00 we will start with the 4 hours chimp walk. Also 10 other primates can be seen!! The park is also known for all of its butterflies and birds. In the afternoon is a walk through Bigodi Swamp (community based project).
- Accommodation: camping or simple huts
- Shower and toilets are shared
- Luxury Tour: Mantana or Ndali Lodge.

Day 5: To Queen Elizabeth National Park. Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda. Early morning departure for Queen Elizabeth. Via Fort Portal we reach at midday Mweya in Queen Elizabeth NP with a stunningly beautiful view over Kazinga Channel. In the late afternoon we will make a game drive.
- Driving time: ± 3,5 hours
- Accommodation: camping or simple rooms in hostel - Shower and toilets are shared
- Luxury Tour: Mweya Lodge or Jacana Lodge.

Day 6: In Queen Elizabeth National Park. Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda. This day is for a game drive on the plains of Queen Elizabeth with thousands of Ugandan kobs, lions, elephants etc. Also on the program is a two-hour launch trip on the Kazinga channel where we will see all the animals from the waterside. In the evening is a game drive at the mating grounds of the Uganda Kobs. Back at Mweya peninsula, seated with a great view of this park, this day comes to an end.
- Accommodation: camping or simple rooms in hostel
- Shower and toilets are shared
- Luxury Tour: Mweya Lodge or Jacana Lodge.

Day 7: To Kisoro. Kisoro, Uganda. Early morning start (7 AM) for a long drive to Kabale for lunch. From here the bad road takes us through a beautiful landscape called the "Switzerland of Africa". We pass mountains, hills and lakes with cultivated terraces, tropical rainforest and bamboo forest. On the last hill, the landscape unfolds beneath us in the vast plane of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo with the Virunga volcanoes dominating the view. Downhill is Kisoro where we will stay.

Just outside Kisoro, this unique hotel offers a cozy stay for tourists who come to see the endangered mountain gorilla. The hotel, built in a somewhat colonial style, has a comfortable ambiance. In the sixties the famous American ‘gorilla-woman’ Dian Fossey visited Hotel Travellers Rest many, many times to do paperwork, to relax or to meet people. Fossey said about the hotel: "It was my second home."
- Driving time: ± 9 hours
- Accommodation: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro
- Luxury Tour: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro in a suite room.

Day 8: Gorilla Tracking. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. The day of Gorilla tracking (it can also be on Day 9 depending on the availability of the permits). From Kisoro it is 1 hour by car to the Nkuringo group in South Bwindi and 35 minutes to Mgahinga. For clients who want to trek in Rwanda, you spend the night of Day 4 in Rwanda in Kinigi Guesthouse for simple accommodation, while luxury tour guests will stay in Gorilla Nest Lodge; after tracking on this day you will cross back to Kisoro, Uganda.
- Accommodation: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro
- Luxury Tour: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro in a Suite Room.

Day 9: In Kisoro. Kisoro, Uganda. Travellers rest will be the home-base for the coming days in the South West of Uganda. Here everybody can do individual(or group) activities. With local organizations and the National Park we have developed a number of very interesting activities:
- Gorilla Tracking in Nkuringo (1 day) (If tracking from Kisoro, it can also be on Day 12 or 13 depending on the availability of the permits) From Travellers Rest in Kisoro it is one hour by car to Nkuringo South of Bwindi and and 35 minutes to Mgahinga (it is closed now because the Gorillas crossed to Congo and not returned yet).
- Gorilla tracking in Rwanda, if you are going for the 2nd Gorilla trek in Rwanda you will be staying a night there on Day 2 after trekking in Uganda. And after you will cross back to Kisoro (1 day).
- Climbing Muhavura Volcano (± 8 hrs; distance 12 km; height 4127 m; elevation gain 1700 m; price 30$ pp).
- Climbing Gahinga Volcano (± 6 hrs; distance 8 km; height 3474 m; elevation gain 1100 m; price 30$ pp).
- Sabinyo Gorge (± 4 hrs; distance 6 km, no elevation gain).
- Climbing the Sabinyo volcano (Sabinyo has three peaks, you can climb all three in the same walk, you need to be fit!! ± 8 hrs; distance 14 km; height 3669 m, elevation gain 1300 m; price 30$ pp).
- In Magahinga to the viewpoint and Garama Cave (pygmy cave) (± 4 hrs; distance 1 and 4 km).
- Bird walk in Magahinga (start at 10 AM, it can take up to 4-5 PM).
- Several bicycle rides on mountain bikes. From 25 km to 50 km. The hills can be steep and tough!
- Cultural village walk (with a local guide walking through the land of the Bafumbira tribe).
- Walk to Lake Mutanda. Visit Python island and go canoeing on this beautiful lake.
- Or just sit and relax or read a book in the garden of Travellers Rest!
- Accommodation: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro
- Luxury Tour: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro in a suite room.

Day 10: To Kampala. Kampala, Uganda. After breakfast, the last part of the journey will bring us back to Kampala. We will bring you to a guesthouse, campsite or hotel. If you continue your holiday somewhere else or back home; we bring you to Entebbe airport for your onwards flight.
- Driving time: ± 9 hours

NB: Tours are camping or simple accommodation! Luxury Tours have the best accommodation available.

Member discount:
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Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Guide(s) and driver(s)
- Safaris and launch trips
- Transport 4x4 car
- Park entrance
- Accommodations and/or camping
- Rangers in the parks
- Tent with mattresses
- Chimp walk in Kibale Forest
- Bigodi swamp walk
- All game drives
- Launch trip on the Nile to the Falls
- Chimp walk in Budongo Forest
- Launch trip on Kazinga Channel
- Full board on the luxury trip (extra cost on hotel to be met by client)
- All activities in Kisoro.

Note: If camping, bring your sleeping bag.

About This Supplier
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Location: Uganda
Joined InfoHub: Nov 2011
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M21114 is one of the leading tour/safari companies in Uganda. With tailor made Safari packages our goal is to offer the best to our customer. We offer the following services: - General Tour guiding - Traditional camping - Individual tours - Historical tours - Cultural tours - Water rafting - Gorilla tours -...

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