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13 Days Uganda Gorilla Safaris & Primates Tours

  • Day 1: Pick Up and Transfer to Jinja
    Day 2: Jinja – Kampala
    Day 3: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park
    Day 4: Game Drive/ Launch Cruise
    Day 5: Murchison Falls – Kibale National Park
    Day 6: Chimps Tracking
    Day 7: Transfer to Semliki National Park
    Day 8: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth
    Day 9: Game drive &Launch Cruise along the Kazinga Channel
    Day 10: Transfer to Bwindi
    Day 11: Gorilla tracking
    Day 12: Transfer to L. Mburo National Park
    Day 13: Transfer to Kampala

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  • Day 1: Pick Up and Transfer to Jinja – Source of the River Nile for Rafting.
    After an early breakfast our guide will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the source of River Nile in Jinja. You will have a brief tour to the Ssezibwa Falls that are believed to have been born by humans many years ago. You will be welcomed by the hissing of the waterfalls as you make your way through the thick green shrubbery hides with a variety of nature’s wonders like the birds. You will then raft the whole afternoon starting at the Nile for about 31km. You will spend the Night in Jinja town at Jinja Nile Resort Hotel / Hotel Triangle.

    Day 2: Jinja – Kampala
    Have breakfast to have an interesting time at the adrift site while you bungee jump, kayak and do some quads. It is a breathtaking experience! Dinner and overnight in Kampala

    Day 3: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park
    Our company guide will pick you from your hotel after your breakfast and leave for Murchison falls national park. Have an enroute lunch stopover in Masindi town with a detour at the Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Proceed to the park and marvel around the magnificent top of the falls and have fun during the hiking experience with a breathtaking sight of the raging Nile as it forces its way through a rocky gap. Dinner and overnight stay at Paraa safari Lodge

    Day 4: Game Drive/ Launch Cruise
    An early morning game drive on the Northern Bank of the Murchison Falls National Park after your breakfast will reward you with possible sightings of animals that are unique to the African Savannah like giraffe, elephant, antelope, lion, and the Uganda Kob. After lunch you will take a launch cruise on the Nile that will take you to the bottom thriving falls. Were you may possibly spot the huge crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes, elephants and a variety of water birds like herons, ducks, cormorants, bee-eaters, skimmers, kingfishers, fish eagle and the rare shoebill. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Paraa safari Lodge

    Day 5: Murchison Falls – Kibale National Park
    Spend this day on a long drive from Murchison Falls national via Hoima and the Great Western Rift Valley. If you never took with you packed lunch, then you may make a stop-over in Masindi for lunch and then proceed to the park. Dinner and overnight at Primates Lodge, Chimps Nest

    Day 6: Chimps Tracking
    Assemble at the park headquarters after your breakfast for briefing about the tracking code of conduct before you go for chimpanzee tracking in the Kibale tropical rain forest. While tracking the chimps, you may come across other primates and mammals like the Red tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, the Blue Mangabeys, Bushbucks, Warthogs, Bush pigs, Duikers, Golden cats among others, several bird species including African Pita, Warbler, and Blue headed sun bird among others. Dinner and overnight at Primates Lodge

    Day 7: Transfer to Semliki National Park
    Today you will leave Kibale after your breakfast for the crown and hot springs. Enjoy a game drive in the jungle that hosts variety of bird species with exceptional primates which may include black-and-white colobus, De Brazza’s monkey, vervet monkey, red-tailed monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, olive baboons and blue monkeys upon your arrival in the park. After your lunch a visit to the geothermal Sempaya Hot springs through the loveliest tracts of the Semliki forest will reward you with clear views in to the forest canopy to spot monkeys and birds. Dinner and overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge

    Day 8: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth
    After an early breakfast, leave for Fort portal. Detour the Kings Royal tombs in Fortportal besides other cultural groups like the Burungu community which is rooted in Traditional Toro culture where you will be exposed to their ways of life through their music, dancing and storytelling. Spend the whole half day with the local community and on village walks/tours and in the afternoon you will be transferred to Queen Elizabeth National Park for Dinner and over night at Mweya safari lodge

    Day 9: Game drive &Launch Cruise along the Kazinga Channel
    Today you will have an early morning game drive after your breakfast along the Kasenyi track and the Queens mile. Expect to see Lions, Elephants, Cape buffalo, Warthogs, leopard, hyena, mangoose, waterbucks, Uganda kobs, Topi and lots many small animals and birds. After your lunch you will take launch cruise on the Kazinga channel and into the Lake Edward through the known place for the highest concentration of Hippos. You will also be rewarded with views of other animals as they drink on the shores. The cruise also offers an excellent platform for photography besides game viewing and bird watching.
    Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge

    Day 10: Transfer to Bwindi
    Today you will depart for Bwindi, through the southern sector of the park; you will drive through the Ishasha sector where you will have spectacular views of the famous tree climbing lions as the rest up in the fig trees. Take a community walk in the nearby villages after your lunch and get exposed to their ways of life. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla resort

    Day 11: Gorilla tracking
    Have an early breakfast after which you proceed to the park headquarters for briefing on the tracking code of conduct then continue on for the trek. You will trek, with your guide, to find the family of the mountain Gorillas and you will have a memorable experience of viewing them in their nature habitat. In the evening, a forest walk will reward you with views of other residents in the impenetrable forest. Possible sightings may include bird like the Crimson wings, sunbirds, starlings, Illadopses warblers and many more. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla resort

    Day 12: Transfer to L. Mburo National Park
    After your breakfast you will drive through Uganda’s rolling green hills to Lake Mburo National park. You will have lunch and go for an afternoon boat ride on Lake Mburo. Possible sightings on this trip may include a variety of animal species as they drink on the lake shores, for example the hippo, and crocodile. However sightings of the Papyrus gonolek, blue headed coucal, southern ground hornbill and mosque swallow may be possible on this trip. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo lodge

    Day 13: Transfer to Kampala
    Enjoy a game drive in the park after your breakfast before you drive back to Kampala. Expect to see the Impala, oribi, zebra, buffalo, elephant and topis among others. You will proceed to Entebbe International airport for departure.

    End of Safari
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  • Included in this tour package;

    • Gorilla Permits

    • Nyiragongo hiking fees

    • Park Ranger Fees

    • Relevant Government Taxes

    • Full Board Accommodation

    • Full-time English speaking Driver/Guide

    • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle

    • Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.

    Exclusions:

    • Airfares

    • Visa Fees

    • Personal Insurance

    • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities

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  • Gorilla Trek Africa makes sure all our clients stay at the most relaxed during a safari with us, in clean and highly rated safari establishment in the different destinations Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, and DR Congo.

    Hotels we use in Kigali
    Our preferred high-end hotels in Kigali are Serena Kigali Hotel, Gorillas Golf Hotel, and Mille Collines Hotel, In the mid-range category, we have The Garr hotel and Lemigo Hotel.

    Serena Kigali Hotel

    serena Kigali
    A five-star hotel in Kigali built around a polished granite atrium, showcasing the very best of Rwandese cultural art. Elegant hotel featuring an executive lounge and bar

    Gorillas Golf Hotel

    Gorillas Golf Hotel
    Hotel gorillas is a Five-star hotel situated within Kigali city. The charming establishment comprises of 31 fully furnished rooms, a cozy bar & restaurant, and a swimming pool.

    Mille Collines Hotel

    Mille Collines Hotel
    Located in Kigali, the historical hotel offers exceptional comfort to all its clients. Elegantly furnished rooms and suites with a mix of traditional and contemporary handicrafts and art.

     

    The Garr hotel

    The Garr hotel
    Located in Kigali, Garr hotel with beautiful and comfortable rooms featuring room service, phone facilities, hot water, airport pickup on request, Internet, laundry and drying cleaning services.

    Five to Five Hotel Kigali

    Gorillas Golf Hotel
    Beautiful hotel for all types of travelers offering visitors high-quality comfort and very clean Rwanda hospitality. Centrally situated in Kigali city, just 3 minuted drive from the Kigali international airport and hence a very convenient accommodation in Kigali.

     

    Hotels we use in Volcanoes National Park
    In this park, we have Gorilla Nest Lodge, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge in the High-end category. In the mid-range are the Le Bamboo Lodge and La Palme Hotel. In Budget Hotel Muhabura

    Gorilla Nest Lodge

    Gorilla Nest lodge
    Situated along the foothills of the Virunga Volcano. The Lodge comprises of 2 cottages accommodating 4 guests in two large bedrooms each with a king size bed.

    Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

    mountain Gorilla View Lodge
    The lodge comprises of 30 cottages built on 4 acres of land on the slopes of Mt Sabinyo. The cottages are made of stone and thatch with en-suite facilities.

    Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

    Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
    Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge is located in Rwanda’s Northern province, in Volcanoes National park – comprising of 9 comfortable self-contained Bandas and a one family cottage.

     

    La Palme Hotel

    La Palme Hotel
    Three stars Hotel, located in Musanze City; offering Luxurious accommodation to business and Leisure tourists to Musanze. An exceptional dining experience awaits you.

    Muhabura Hotel

    Muhabura Hotel
    3 Star hotel situated 10 km from Volcano NP with 48 fully furnished rooms & 4 elegant suites with an intimate atmosphere to make clients comfortable. Located in Musanze district.

     

    Nyungwe Forest national park
    Nyungwe Forest has a limited range of accommodations. Our preferred luxury lodge is the magnificent and award-winning Nyungwe Forest Lodge. In the mid-range, we have Nyungwe Top View Lodge.

    Nyungwe Forest Lodge

    Nyungwe Forest Lodge
    Nyungwe Forest Lodge is a 5-star hotel offering you supreme comfort and style amongst the rolling hills of Rwanda. Boasting twenty-two spacious villa rooms and two luxurious suites

    Nyungwe Top View Lodge

    Nyungwe Top View Lodge
    Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel is located on the edge of Nyungwe Forest National Park. The property offers a total of 12 comfortable cottages featuring a welcome fireplace for cooler winter evenings.

     

    Accommodations we use in Lake Kivu
    At Lake Kivu, our high-end choice of the lodge is Lake Kivu Serena Lodge. In the mid-range section is Paladise Malahide, Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu, and Palm Beach Hotel, among others.

    Lake Kivu Serena Lodge

    Lake Kivu Serena Lodge
    Located on the white sandy shores of Lake Kivu, the hotel is overlooking its own private beach and offers; 66 luxury rooms, executive suites and family accommodation, a panoramic restaurant.

    Paradise Malahide

    Paradise Malahide
    Paradise Malahide is a charming and friendly guesthouse with 10 rooms – and 4 apartments. It’s well run, and with great food and a lovely location, we think it’s excellent value for money.

    Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu

    Hotel Gorillas Lake Kivu
    Gorillas Lake Kivu Hotel is located in the town of Gisenyi at the northern end of Lake Kivu in Rwanda. Very comfortable room, good swimming pool area garden area is very relaxing Staff are friendly.

     

    Safari lodges we use in Akagera
    In Akagera national park, we use Ruzizi tented camp for high end and Akagera game lodge for the budget.

    Ruzizi tented camp

    Ruzizi tented camp
    The Ruzizi Tented Lodge, a 14-bed tented eco-camp. Ruzizi is built on the shores of Lake Ihema, Rwanda’s second largest lake, tucked away in a tract of unique riverine forest.

    Akagera game lodge

    Akagera game lodge
    Akagera Game Lodge is located in Eastern Province; about 2 hours drive from Kigali. The Akagera Game Lodge has an attractive setting on a ridge overlooking Lake Ihema.

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