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PRIMATE AND GAME TOUR IN RWANDA AND UGANDA: VASRW3 (12 DAYS)

This is a bi-country tour combining primates and game in both Rwanda and Uganda. The trip starts from kigali Rwanda and ends from Entebbe Uganda. On this trip, you will visit Nwungwe and park to Parc National des volcans park where you will track mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. you will visit Queen Elizabeth and Kibale forest parks in Uganda. here you will track Chimpanzees in Kyambura gorge and in Kibale forest. you will take a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel viewing hippos, crocodiles and various species of birds. This trip allows you to see various species of game in queen Elizabeth park as you take game drives searching for these attractive species including, kobs, elephants, buffaloes and many more. .This is a scheduled tour, which twice every month every first Sunday and third Sunday of the month.

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GORILLAS, CHIMPS, GAME AND BIRDS IN RWANDA AND UGANDA – 12 DAYS

Tour Code: VASRW3. This safari starts in Kigali, Rwanda and finishes in Entebbe, Uganda.

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Day One: Arrival
On your arrival at Kanombe airport, you will be welcomed by our guide and transfer to Kigali town.
O/N: Hotel chez Lando Hotel or Guestlux Hotel (BB).

Day Two: Kigali – Nyungwe Forest
After breakfast you will head for Nyungwe Forest National Park. Make stops en route at places of interest including local markets, the traditional palace of Rwanda’s Former King in Nyanza. You will visit the Botanical Gardens and a cultural museum in Butare, You will have Lunch en route before proceeding to Nyungwe Forest across cute hilly sceneries modified by tea plantations en route. O/N: Nyungwe Top View Hotel (FB)

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Day Three: Nyungwe Forest
You will go primate tracking in the forest in search for chimpanzees. During the trekking, you could see vast array of birds including; the black and white casqued hornbill, turaco and many others, the forest has over 300 species of birds. O/N: Nyungwe Top View Hotel (FB)

Day Four: Nyungwe Forest – Parc National des Volcans
Transfer to Parc National des volcans, via Kigali. You will see stunning sceneries of hills/volcanoes en route to Kinigi: [this is a long day] O/N: Home Inn or Gorillas Hotel Ruhengeri (FB)

Day Five: Parc National des Volcans
After breakfast, you will drive to the Park Headquarters for briefing by the guides before heading for gorilla tracking in the park [subject to availability at time of booking, otherwise we track gorillas in Uganda]. Tracking can be hard and challenging hence requires physical fitness of the participants. Parc National des Volcans is a forest with hilly sceneries, steep slopes and swamps can make tracking a hard and tiring experience. Tracking can take as long as up to 8 hours of a walk in the forest searching for the gorillas. However an interaction with this closest relatives to human is indeed a rewarding experience. O/N: Home Inn or Gorillas Hotel Ruhengeri (FB)

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Day Six: Parc National des Volcans – Kisoro – Uganda
Do ONE of the following activities; either Track the golden monkeys Or climb the Visoke volcano, or trek to Dian Fossey’s Karisoke Research Centre before transfer to Kisoro in south western Uganda (visa fees $50). O/N: Travellers Rest Hotel or Nkuringo Safari Lodge or Nkuringo Gorilla Camp (FB)

Day Seven: Kisoro – Lake Bunyonyi
EITHER Gorilla Tracking (on payment of $500 gorilla permit supplement), or Go for a guided nature walk in Mt Mgahinga National Park, climb a volcano and visit the beautiful Lake Mutanda in the volcanoes region. After lunch transfer to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale. O/N: Bunyonyi Arcadia Cottages or Birdnest Lodge (FB).

Day Eight: Lake Bunyonyi – Queen Elizabeth Park
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Park and go for an Afternoon game drive. O/N: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge or Ihamba Lodge or similar (FB)

Day Nine: Queen Elizabeth Park
Wake up early in the morning for today’s visit to Kyambura gorge for chimpanzee tracking, an encounter with these man’s closest primate is a remarkable experience you will ever have. In the afternoon, you will be taken for a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel where you will be able to see wildlife like Elephants, Hippos, Crocodile and different bird species. you will alsoo go for an evening game drive to search for more animals in the park. O/N: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge or Ihamba Lodge or similar (FB)

Day Ten: Queen Elizabeth Park – Kibale Forest Park
Go for a morning game drive searching for game especially the early morning raisers and later transfer to kibale forest park arriving late in the afternoon. O/N Chimpanzee View Guest House or Kibale Forest Camp or Primate Lodge cottages (FB)

Day Eleven: Chimpanzee tracking
Track the closest brothers of human in kibale forest the highly populated in the region, Kibale is a tropical rain forest with other primates like bush babies, baboons, black-and-white colobus, red-tailed monkey, and several bird species together with trees including the Elephant beer tree, all can be spotted on a nature walk in the forest. Take a lunch break and head to Bigodi for a swamp walk on the trails by the local community. O/N Chimpanzee View Guest House or Kibale Forest Camp or Primate Lodge cottages (FB)
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Day Twelve: Kibale forest park – Entebbe
You will drive back to Kampala city, making a stop by the equator for photos and then continue to Entebbe airport via Kampala city [Approximate drive time: 6hrs].

 

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Group Price EUR 2574, USD 3347, £ 2231 per person. One gorilla permit included in cost.
Single Room Supplement EUR 295, USD 384, £ 256

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ChimpanzeeThis trip starts from Kigali in Rwanda, where you will visit Nyungwe Forest, the largest afro-montane forest in Central Africa for chimps, birds and other primates. Continue to Parc National des Volcans in the north for gorilla tracking and volcano climbing. Cross over to Uganda (visa fee $50), and visit Queen Elizabeth National park and Kibale forest park. Track chimpanzee and see birds as well as game including, buffalo, leopard, and elephant in Queen Elizabeth Park. Drive to Entebbe stopping at the equator in Mpigi before heading to the airport via Kampala.

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