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Classic Uganda and Rwanda Safaris - 12 Days Tour

offered by supplier M19600 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 12 - 15 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 10 people
Destination(s): Uganda  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 4778 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 5643 US Dollar (USD)

A 12 day safari which starts in Entebbe and finishes in Kigali. Track the fast moving and elusive chimpanzees in Kyambura Gorge. In Ishasha go on the hunt for the tree-climbing lions lounging on old fig trees. See the rich wildlife and array of birds on the Kazinga Channel.

Your Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive at Entebbe Airport, welcomed by our guide. Briefing on the great African adventure. Set off on the southbound road. On the way see the royal drum makers, stand on the Equator, and bargain at the roadside markets. Descend to the Queen Elizabeth National Park, keeping an eye out for game. Overnight: Mweya/Jacana. Includes: (B).

Day 2: Go for an early morning game drive to seek out wildlife, rest during the heat of the day and then go on an evening game drive. The game seen will depend on the season, the Kasenyi plains are good for lion and the Mweya peninsula for a variety of animals. Overnight: Mweya/Jacana. Includes: (B).

Day 3: An excursion to Kyambura gorge nearby to track the fast moving and elusive chimpanzees, one of man's closest relations. The chimp population is quite mobile and viewing is unpredictable but the walk is enchanting. Alternatively go for a nature walk in Maramagambo Forest to see other primates and to visit the bat cave and the blue lake. In the afternoon take a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel where the wildlife and a vast array of birds come to drink. Overnight: Mweya/Jacana. Includes: (B).

Day 4: Start for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Either drive via Ishasha, home of the tree climbing lion, roads permitting, or take the alternative route through cultivated expanses. Time permitting, go for a guided nature walk. Overnight: Bwindi Lodge. Includes: (B).

Day 5: Go gorilla tracking (subject to permit availability at time of booking), walking up steep densely forested hills before finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation. An inspiring moment! Tracking in Bwindi requires stamina and can often take most of the day. Alternatively go for a leisurely nature or community walk. Overnight: Bwindi Lodge. Includes: (B).

Day 6: Either go gorilla tracking again (on payment of supplement at the time of booking subject to permit availability) or go for a guided nature walk in the thick forest rich in birds, butterflies and monkeys. Alternatively go for a stroll around the Lodge or for a community walk. Overnight: Bwindi Lodge. Includes: (B).

Day 7: Leave for Mgahinga. Make brief stops at places of interest including Kanaba Gap to view the dramatic Virunga volcanoes and the beautiful terraced hills. Proceed, via the frontier town of Kisoro, up the mountain to Mgahinga at 2,300 m. overnight: Mount Gahinga Lodge. Includes: (B).

Day 8: Either go gorilla tracking again, this time in Mgahinga/Nkuringo (on payment of supplement at time of booking), or climb the Muhavura or Gahinga volcanoes, or go for a nature walk or visit golden monkeys in Mgahinga. Overnight: Mount Gahinga Lodge. Includes: (B).

Day 9: Either relax or walk near the Lodge, or do one of the activities in day 8 in the morning (except gorilla tracking) and transfer to Rwanda after lunch. Clocks go backward one hour. Stroll around the Lodge, or simply take in the panoramic sunset over the volcanoes. Overnight: Virunga Lodge. Includes: (B).

Day 10: Go gorilla tracking in Parc National des Volcans (on payment of supplement at time of booking). Tracking gorillas through the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virungas is a magical experience. If you are lucky you can get to the gorillas, spend an hour with them, and be back at the base in time for a late lunch! Some gorilla families however are more elusive, and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is wet and muddy. Overnight: Virunga Lodge. Includes: (B).

Day 11: Either go gorilla tracking again in Parc National des Volcans (on payment of supplement at time of booking), or visit the golden monkeys or drive to Gisenyi, visit Ross Carr's orphanage and Lake Kivu or climb the Visoke/Muhavura volcanoes, or trek to Dian Fossey's grave, or visit the local school, community projects or walk to Lake Bulera. Overnight: Virunga Lodge. Includes: (B).

Day 12: Leave for Kigali. Time permitting, go for a tour of the city including a visit to the market, a pottery project, handicraft shops, the Franco-Rwandan cultural center and the genocide memorial. Transfer to the airport. Includes: (B).

- 3 nights at Mweya/Jacana
- 3 nights at Bwindi Lodge
- 2 nights at Mount Gahinga Lodge
- 3 nights at Virunga Lodge.

Notes: Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer.  Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- All accommodation
- All meals apart from Kampala hotels which are B/B
- A full time safari guide with his associated expenses
- All ground transportation and airport transfers
- All fuel
- Forest guides walks
- Day and night game drives where possible
- 1 gorilla permit ($500)
- Chimp tracking
- Hire of a boat trip in Queen Elizabeth
- Bottled water
- Other activities while on safari and all applicable government taxes.

Price Excludes:
- Alcohol
- Tips
- Air fare
- Any extras outside the outlined itinerary
- Personal insurance
- Personal services like laundry
- Phone calls

Transportation: please note that clients will be traveling in 4 wheel drive vehicles with enough
legroom with well-experienced guides who can handle all the requirements of the discerning traveler.

About This Supplier
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Location: Uganda
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2009

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