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Discover Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla Safari Tour

Starts: Entebbe, Uganda
Finishes: Kigali, Rwanda

Visit: Entebbe, Kabarega Falls, Nkingo, Kichwamba, Katunguru, Ishasha, Bunyonyi, Ruhengeri, Gisenyi, Kigali

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Safari,Wildlife

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This fabulous wildlife safari holiday to Uganda and Rwanda focuses on tracking the endangered Mountain Gorillas as well as all the wildlife highlights of these countries. Our adventure begins with a Rhino Walk' at the Ziwa Sanctuary to see these beautiful and also endangered giants. We then move to the Murchison Falls National Park where we enjoy boat rides, game drives on the shores of the River Nile, and see the famous waterfalls. Hippos, elephant and giraffe are all found on the river banks and gives us a lovely start to this two-week wildlife holiday.

We then track chimpanzees in Kibale National Park (loads of elephants here as well) with its splendid views over to the Rwenzori Mountains, and pop to the Bigodi Wetlands for some further monkeys and to see its prolific birdlife. Continuing south we cross the Equator (exciting!) and enter Queen Elizabeth National Park for some classic game drives to see lion, leopard, buffalo, Kob, elephants and much more. We include Ishasha were the lions, unusually, hang out in the trees. From our hotel base on Lake Bunyonyi we track the gorillas in their forest habitat - a most humbling of wildlife experiences. A couple of days later we are in Rwanda in Virunga National Park, were we have a free day to take advantage of a list of further awesome wildlife to see - we can purchase a further gorilla permit and see them here, near Dian Fossey's famous hide-out in the forest. Or we can go see the golden monkeys, before we have a night on Lake Gisenyi and transfer to Kigali for a city tour and our flight home. These two countries are both beautiful, they contain some very special wildlife and this holiday will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Highlights

    • Rhino Sanctuary visit and Murchison Falls on the shores of the Nile
    • Chimp trek in Kibale, Inhasha tree climbing lions & game drives
    • Visit lovely Lake Bunyonyi and Queen Elizabeth National Park
    • Optional further Gorilla tracking in Rwanda`s Virunga National Park

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 161811
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private##Private
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Entebbe, Uganda
Finishes: Kigali, Rwanda
Duration: 14 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • Professional English speaking local wildlife guide
  • Uganda Gorilla Permit
  • Single timed airport transfers
  • All accommodation as described
  • Meals as described in the Meal Plan
  • Park Fees
  • Transfers in 4WD vehicle with pop-up roof for game drives

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $5,525 ($395/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

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Itinerary

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Tanzania, Uganda Entebbe, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale National Park, Ugandan Rift Valley Escarpment, Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ishasha, Lake Bunyonyi, Ruhengeri, Mt Bisoke, Gisenyi
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Safari,Wildlife

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Charlotte  

This was an amazing trip and a brilliant introduction to Africa, particularly for those who like a wildlife-focused holiday. I didn't know much about Uganda before I booked, but it turned out to be a beautiful country with a huge range of landscapes. I didn't expect it to be so green! The local operator was very professional, and the guides and drivers were great. It was a little bit strange as the tour was run in English and German, with the group split between two buses according to language. The tour leader travelled in the German bus so we missed out on a bit of information as we travelled, but it meant the 3 of us on the English bus had plenty of room to spread out, which was great on the game drives. The buses were well designed for game viewing with a roof which lifted upwards so you could stand up and see out, but still be shaded from the sun. The tour leader and drivers were great at spotting wildlife. A fair amount of the trip is spent on unsurfaced roads, but I didn’t find these a huge problem. There is one very long and dusty day of travel on Day 4. The worst road was the one between Queen Elizabeth National Park and the hotel (about an hour each way) – it was surfaced, but full of potholes and not the most pleasant drive. If you suffer from travel sickness I would definitely recommend taking Stugeron or similar! The pace of the first week is pretty full on with lots of traveling and packed days.

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