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Combined Uganda Rwanda And Congo Gorillas and Wildlife Tour (17 Days)

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Introduction

Combined Uganda Rwanda And Congo Gorillas and Wildlife Tour

This combined Uganda Rwanda and Congo Safari takes you through Uganda’s major national parks of Kidepo Valley NP,
Murchison Falls NP, Kibale Forest NP, Queen Elizabeth NP, Bwindi Forest NP, and Lake Mburo NP and later brings you to
Rwanda’s Volcanoes NP and eventually to Mt Nyiragongo Crater for both Gorillas and wildlife viewing.

Destination

Uganda

Departure

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Itinerary

1
1

Arrival at Entebbe International Airport

On arrival, you will be received and welcomed by our company guide who will later transfer you to your hotel in Kampala/
Entebbe. Dinner and overnight at;
Mid Luxury: Protea Hotel by Marriot Entebbe / Mestil Hotel / Latitude Hotels Kampala
Luxury: Lake Victoria Serena Hotel / Mestil Hotel / Latitude Hotels Kampala
Midrange: Cassia Lodge / La Petit Village
Budget: Hotel Ruch

2
2

White Water Rafting at River Nile, Jinja

You will be picked up by our company tour guide at 5: 30AM from your hotel in Entebbe/ Kampala for the transfer to Jinja
for white water rafting. You’ll spend the whole day rafting. Later, check in at your lodge in Jinja for dinner and overnight at;
Mid Luxury: Lemala Wild Waters Lodge
Luxury: Jinja Nile Resort
Midrange: 2 Friends Guest Hotel
Budget: Nile Village Hotel &Spa, Holland Park

3
3

Transfer to Gulu with en route stopover at Zziwa Rhinos Sanctuary

Upon rising, have breakfast and later hit the road for a transfer to Gulu with En route stopover at Zziwa Rhinos and Karuma
Falls. Dinner and overnight at Virgin World Suites in Gulu.

4
4

Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park

Have breakfast and later transfer to Kidepo Valley NP and On arrival, check in at your lodge and engage in a guided
community walk to the Karamajong communities. Night Game Drive. Dinner and overnight at;
Mid Luxury: Adere Safari Lodge / Apoka Safari Lodge
Luxury: Apoka Lodge
Mid-range: Kidepo Savannah lodge/ Nga’moru Wilderness Camp/ Apoka Rest Camp
Basic: National Park Bandas found at Apoka or Apoka Rest Camp

5
5

Morning Game Drive in Kidepo Valley National Park - Transfer to Murchison Falls NP;

After break Fats, you will proceed with the drive to the top of the falls, Murchison Falls NP. Dinner and overnight at;
Super Luxury: Chobe Safari Lodge/ Paara Safari Tents/ Bakers Lodge
Mid Luxury: Paara Safari Lodge
Luxury: Paara Safari Lodge/ Murchison River lodge
Midrange: Pakuba Safari Lodge
Budge: Redchilli

6
6

Morning Game Drive and Launch Cruise

Rise early morning and engage in an amazing game drive; rewarding you with several wildlife species and in the afternoon,
have a 2 Hours Kaunch Cruise to the bottom of the falls. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.(Day 5)

7
7

Transfer to Kibale National park

Have breakfast and get ready for a transfer to Kibale Forest National Park, have lunch en route. Dinner and overnight stay
at ;
Super Luxury: Kyaninga Safari Lodge/ Ndali Lodge
Mid Luxury: Papaya Lake Lodge / Crater Safari Lodge/ Primates Lodge Kibale
Luxury: Primates Lodge Kibale
Midrange: Chimpanzee View Guest House / Kibale Forest Camp/ Kibale Forest Cotatges
Budge: Ishunga Lodge

8
8

Chimpanzee Tracking – Bigodi swamp tour and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP

After breakfast, assemble at the Kanyanchu head offices for morning briefing on the dos and don’ts before embarking on
the chimpanzee tracking exercise. In the afternoon, visit the Bigodi Sanctuary – a Birder’s Paradise. Later, transfer to Queen
Elizabeth NP . Dinner and overnight at.
Super Luxury: Kyambura Gorge lodge/ Mweya Safari Tents/Ishasha Wilderness Camp
Mid Luxury: Elephant Plains/ Mazike Lodge/ Katara Safari Lodge
Luxury: Mweya safari lodge / Enjojo Lodge / Ishasha Jungle Lodge
Midrange: Park View Lodge / Eganzi Lodge
Budget: Simba Safari Lodge

9
9

Morning Kazinga Channel Launch Cruise and Transfer to Bwindi Forest NP

Rise quite early, enjoy breakfast and engage in a morning launch cruise along kazinga channel and later transfer to Bwindi
Forest NP. Dinner and overnight at;
Super Luxury: Trackers Safari Lodge/ Sanctuary Gorilla Retreat Lodge/ Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge/ Mgahinga Mountain
Gorilla Lodge/Bwindi Forest Lodge
Mid Luxury: Mahogany Springs/ Gorilla Cousins Lodge / Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge/ Buhoma Lodge/ Gorilla Safari Lodge
Luxury Lodges: Buhoma Haven Lodge/ Rushaga Gorilla Camp / Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
Midrange Lodge: Bakiga Lodge /Rushaga Gorilla Camp/ Gorilla Valley Lodge
Budget Lodges: Broadbill Forest Camp/ Tarvan Trekkers Cottages / Buhoma Community Rest Camp

10
10

Mountain Gorilla Trek and Batwa Pygmies

Today is your gorilla trekking day. Wake up early for breakfast and with a packed lunch at your hotel, set off with your
guide to the park head offices where you will attend a briefing session from a head
guide. Trekking for gorillas in Bwindi requires visitors to be physically fit as it involves hiking for long hours. Time taken to
finally meet your group may last from 1 – 8 hours depending on the movement of your group. Once you meet the gorillas,
only one hour is allowed during which you get to observe, take pictures, and study how they interact with one another.
Later, step out for a community nature walk to the nearby villages and the Batwa pygmies- the former human dwellers of
Bwindi Forest and learn about their rare cultural beliefs and practices, Dinner and overnight at; (Day 9)

11
11

Transfer to Volcanoes NP

After breakfast, you will set off for Volcanoes National Park with en route stopover at Lake Bunyonyi for Dugout Canoe
boat ride, later proceed with the drive to Volcanoes NP, Musanze. Upon arrival, check in at your lodge. Dinner and
overnight at;
Super Luxury: Bisate Lodge / Sabyinyo Safari Lodge / Five Volcanoes Manor
Mid Luxury: Five Volcanoes Lodge
Luxury: Five Volcanoes Lodge
Midrange: Da Vinci Lodge / Le bamboo Lodge
NBudget: Virunga Hotel / Muhabura Hotel

12
12

Golden Monkeys Tracking and Iby’wacu Cultural Visit

Have an early morning breakfast and assemble at Kinigi Park Offices for morning briefing on the dos and don’ts during
golden moneys tracking. Take note to follow all that will be provided by the ranger guide for the trek for both your safety
and that of the animals.
On locating them, enjoy an hour with the shy creatures before returning to the base for certificate of participation. Have
Lunch, and later visit the Iby’wacu Cultural Center. Dinner and overnight at your lodge (Day 11)

13
13

Transfer to Lake Kivu, Gisenyi/Goma.

Have breakfast at your lodge and later hit the road for the transfer to Lake Kivu. Upon arrival, check in at your lodge, relax
or you can take a cone ride to Nyamirundi Island, engage in the healthy club or just relax by the Lake Kivu shores.

On waking up, have breakfast and proceed to Lake Kivu; Dinner and overnight at;
Luxury: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel
Midrange: Lac Kivu Lodge / Palm Gardens Resort
Budget: Paradise Marahide

14
14

Hike to top of Mt Nyiragongo

Rise up very early and crossover to Congo via the Goma border (Rwanda – Congo border) to Kibatsi village – the base for
Mt Nyiragongo. Attend morning briefing and registration and later start up the hike to Mt Nyiragiongo. This hike lasts up
to 6 hours depending on group’s physical capability. Dinner and overnight at the top of Mt Nyiragongo.

15
15

Descend Mt Nyiragongo and Transfer to Nyungwe Forest NP

Upon rising, enjoy breakfast and later descend to the Nyiragongo base; here you meet your driver guide who will later
bring you to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Dinner and overnight at;
Super Luxury: One and Only Lodge
Mid Luxury: Nyungwe Lodge
Luxury: Nyungwe Top View Lodge
Budget: Gisakura Lodge

16
16

Chimpanzee Tracking and Forest Canopy Walk

After breakfast, you’ll embark on your wonderful search for the chimpanzees through Nyungwe Forest National Park.
Enjoy your lunch; taking in the beautiful sights and sounds of the thick forest. Later, engage in the Forest Canopy walk
over seeing the thick dense montane forest from above. Dinner and overnight at your lodge. (Day 15)

17
17

Return to Kigali, Kigali City Tour and Departure

Return to Kigali, Rwanda, depending on time, engage in Kigali city tour to Gisozi Genocide memorial site before drop off
at a hotel / Kigali International Airport to catch departure flight.
END OF TOUR

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