Uganda Safari – Congo Gorillas


12 Days Uganda Safari – Congo Gorillas

Our 12 days Uganda Safari – Congo Gorillas lead you to Uganda’s primate destinations of Kibale national park to discover Chimpanzee commonly known as the capital of primates with 13 primate species including the olive baboon, Bwindi impenetrable national park covered in rolling forested hills, home to the famous Uganda Safari – Congo Gorillas and silberback gorillas, winding you through to Kigali-volcanoes for golden monkey tracking and visit the Nyirangongo the active volcanoes in Congo.

Day 1:  Arrival at the airport

You will be picked by our company representative who will transfer you to the hotel, take your time to relax from the long flight as you prepare for your next day’s safari

Accommodation

Luxury: lake heights hotel Entebbe | Boma Hotel | Protea Hotel

Mid-range: 2 friends hotel

Best Budget: African Root guest house

Meal plan: Bed and breakfast

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison falls national park

Uganda Safari - Congo Gorillas

Morning breakfast and a transfer to Murchison falls national park, having a stopover at the ziwa rhino sanctuary to track Rhinos taking 2-3hours lunch en-route in Masindi town and after continue to the largest conservation area in Uganda where we will stay for an overnight.

Accommodation

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge| Chobe Safari Lodge | Bakers Lodge | Nile Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Pakuba Safari Lodge | Murchison River Lodge

Best Budget: Fort Murchison | Red Chilli Rest Camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Game drive and launch cruise

Uganda Safari - Congo Gorillas

You will have breakfast, after drive to the northern bank of the park in search for early morning risers you will spot animals like buffaloes, giraffes, bush bucks, warthogs, elephants, waterbucks, oribi, Jackson hartebeest among a variety on a lucky day you will see lions returning to the lodge for lunch and later an afternoon boat cruise to the bottom of the falls you will have chance to see the water animals like crocodiles, hippos as you enjoy the roar of the magnificent Murchison falls.

Accommodation

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge| Chobe Safari Lodge | Bakers Lodge | Nile Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Pakuba Safari Lodge | Murchison River Lodge

Best Budget: Fort Murchison | Red Chilli Rest Camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale forest national park

After your early morning breakfast, you will have a full day drive to Kibale Forest National park its well-known for primates which include the chimpanzee and with the largest forest cover in Kabalore district, its home to various mammal species though they are rarely seen and boasts with over 325 bird species six of which are endemic. You will have a lunch stopover along the journey. Arriving in the evening to check in for dinner and overnight at

Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge | Primate Lodge| Ndali lodge

Mid-range: Isunga lodge, Rweetera lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi swamp walk

3 Days Discover Chimpanzee Kibale

After your morning breakfast, you will head to the park headquarters at kanyanchu visitor center to start your chimpanzee tracking by 8 am it may last for 2 to 3 hours, chimpanzees share close to 98% of the human DNA, they are communicable and social primates. Chimpanzee are the most popular primate most sought of by many tourists, expect to see other primates like the grey cheeked mangabey, black and white colobus monkey, red tailed mangabey and later back to the hotel for lunch, you will have an afternoon swamp walk to Bigodi wetland sanctuary at magombe swamp, its home to various bird species, it’s a community run initiative aimed at conserving the environment and its biodiversity. Dinner and overnight at

Luxury: Kyaninga lodge | Primate lodge| Ndali lodge | Crater Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Isunga lodge | Chimpanzee Forest Guest House

Best Budget: Kibale Forest Camp | Rweteera Safari Park

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park

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After your early morning breakfast, you will transfer to Bwindi via the ishasha sector for tree climbing lions arriving Bwindi in the evening, depending on your gorilla permit booked, if you booked Buhoma, you can optionally do the batwa cultural experience in the evening enjoying their traditional dance, cultural norms and customs, crafts and later head to the lodge to relax have dinner and stay overnight.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Buhoma lodge| Mahogany springs |Mountain gorilla lodge (Clouds) | Chameleon Hills

Mid-range: Havens Lodge | Ichumbi Gorilla | Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge

Best Budget: Rushaga gorilla Camp | Ruhija Gorilla Friend Camp | Buhoma community Rest Camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Gorilla Trekking Uganda – Bwindi impenetrable national park

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After your early morning breakfast, you will transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing before you can go for gorilla tracking, they will brief you on what to do while with the gorillas, remember flash photography is prohibited, you will be assigned  your gorilla family to track and your guide will drive you to the starting point, tracking is could be so tiring but rewarding by the end of the day, time to find the gorillas depends on how far the gorilla families have moved it can take 2 to 8 hours or even the whole day.one hour is allowed to spend with the animals interact with them but not so closely.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Buhoma lodge| Mahogany springs |Mountain gorilla lodge (Clouds) | Chameleon Hills

Mid-range: Havens Lodge | Ichumbi Gorilla | Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge

Best Budget: Rushaga gorilla Camp | Ruhija Gorilla Friend Camp | Buhoma community Rest Camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Visit the Batwa(pygmies)-transfer to Goma

Following breakfast visit the last group of the short structured people(pygmies), they are a bantu race with a distinctive culture enjoying their traditional dances, songs, norms and their way of living, have a brunch and transfer to Goma approximately 5hours drive spending dinner and stay overnight

Accommodation

Luxury: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel

Mid-range: Malakahide | Paradise

Best Budget: Malakahide Hotel

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Hiking Nyirangongo

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Today is real adventure where you spend a day hiking the live volcano Nyiragongo. The trek includes a walk through lush forest and lava fields with a steep incline near the top, and includes an overnight stay in the Nyiragongo Crater Cabanas on the volcano rim. The stunning views both day and night make this an unforgettable experience. Later stay for overnight in tents at the rim of the giant crater high above the active lava lake. CRATER BANDAS Ready Food and Water are included in the rates below. Things to bring for Nyiragongo Hiking Sleeping Bag, Change of dry clothes, Rain gear, Good walking shoes, Warm Clothes (sweater, jacket) it is cold up the rim. Sun cream, warm Hat, Torch, Camera and any other personal toiletries

Day 10: Descend to Goma- transfer to musanze

Have Breakfast later start to descend by 7 or 8 Am. Arrive at the trail head before lunch and transfer back to hotel for refreshment thereafter road transfer to Rwanda, arrive in musanze later in afternoon for relaxation. overnight at

Accommodation

luxury: five volcanoes | mountain gorilla view lodge | Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

mid-range: Lapalme Hotel | Davince Hotel

Best Budget: Muhabura Hotel

meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Golden monkey tracking- transfer to Kigali

After breakfast, you will go for Golden monkey trekking in Volcanoes national park, the activity lasts 3 to 4 hours and return back to the lodge where you will relax and have lunch and later transfer to Kigali the capital of Rwanda where you will have your stay for the night.

Accommodation

Luxury: Kigali Serena Hotel | Marriot Hotel | Des Milles Colline

Mid-range: five to five hotel | hotel downtown | Golf hills Residence

Best Budget: five to five hotel

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 12: Kigali city

Morning breakfast and after tour around Kigali city visiting the genocide memorial ground markets to buy some souvenirs, later transfer to the airport to catch your flight back home and we say bye bye to Uganda Safari – Congo Gorillas tours.


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