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11 DAYS UGANDA RWANDA WILDLIFE SAFARI

Day 1: ARRIVE AT ENTEBBE AIRPORT

When you arrive at Entebbe international airport, a driver guide from AA SAFARIS AND TOURS LTD will be waiting for you. You will be later transferred to your hotel. Get a welcome dinner and overnight at

Luxury accommodation: Serena hotel/ Imperial royale Hotel/Sheraton hotel

Mid range accommodation: Hotel Africana/ hotel triangle/ Hotel Shangri-La

Budget accommodation: Holiday express Hotel/Namirembe guest house

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Day 2: JINJA TOUR AND WHITE WATER RAFTING

After your breakfast, you will be picked by our tour guide from your overnight hotel. You will later move to jinja. On the way, you will break at Ssezibwa falls the home of the traditional Buganda spirits. Take a walk around the area and listen to the history of this great area. Carry on to Jinja where you will have the chance of seeing the source of the Nile as you take on the boat ride. Enjoy your lunch enroute and continue to Bujjagali falls where the Mile roars. Be part of the afternoon adventure with the rafters. You will have fun with this great adventure as the waves move you up and down the water tides. You may also opt to take on the Bungee jumping which is a daring activity. Use the afternoon for sight seeing and get entertained by the divers. Return to Kampala for dinner and overnight at your selected hotel

 

Day 3: DRIVE TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

After your warm breakfast, head southwestwards to the land of the gorillas. Have a stopover at the equator for photographs, stand in both the northern and southern part of the earth at the same time and perform the water experiment. Enjoy your lunch enroute and continue to Bwindi. You will see the undulating hills of western Uganda and admire the beautiful green vegetation that covers the slopes of the high lands. Get to Bwindi late in the evening because the terrain is quite slippery when it rains and most of the roads are winding roads. Check in and have your dinner and overnight at:

Super Rustic Luxury accommodation: Gorilla Forest Camp/ Clouds lodge/ Bwindi safari Lodge / Gahinga

Mid range accommodation: Lake Kitandara camp/Gorilla Forest Camp

Budget accommodation: Buhoma Community bandas / Bwindi View bandas / Nkuringo campsite tents / Virunga Hotel /Nkuringo safari centre

 

Day 4: GORILLA TRACKING IN BWINDI NATIONAL PARK

Following breakfast, carry your tracking gears to the park headquarters .a guide will brief you about the next adventurous search for the great, gentle eyed apes. Move into the forest to begin the search. You are advised to wear long trousers because the forest has some beetles. Wear trekking shoes too because the ground is quite slippery. As you pass through the rainforest, it is quite spectacular and offers a dramatic, heavily forested dense landscape which is crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, allowing access to tourists. This park is famous for the fascinating gorillas but the time taken to meet them is determined by the movements of these amazing primates and weather conditions. Gorilla tracking can last approximately 2-8 hours normally. When you get to meet the gorillas you will be filled with joy, spending an hour with them observing these gentle giant gorillas. You will notice that the gorillas are shy and peaceful animals. Return to your lodge to relax or move on for a community walk in the Batwa lands. Dinner and overnight at the lodge you booked.

 

Day 5: TRANSFER TO RWANDA.

After your early morning breakfast, start your journey to Rwanda. The journey may take about 5 to 6 hours. Remember to adjust your clock because Rwanda is one hours behind (+2) Uganda. You will cross to Rawanda via Katuna boarder to Ruhengeri getting to Rwanda in the evening. Dinner and over night at

Luxury: Volcanoes Virunga Lodge/ sabinyo silver back lodge.

Standard: Mountain gorilla view lodge/ Mountain Gorilla Nest Lodge/ Hotel Gorillas in Kinigi

Budget: Kinigi guest house/ Hotel Muhabura

 

Day 7: GORILLA TRACKING IN PARC DES VOLCANOES.

Following your hearty breakfast, carry on to the ORTPN for briefing from the guide who will brief you on the next expedition. Move into the forest to search for the great apes. You are cautioned to wear hiking shoes because the ground is quite slippery and there are some beetles on the ground too. You should also wear long trousers too. When you get into the forest, you will have an opportunity of meeting other primates like monkeys playing from the tree branches. There are a variety of birds that whistle from the tree branches. Move passed the lush trees of the forest searching for the gorillas that hide on the slopes of the Virunga Mountains. This is a magnificent experience that you ought to be part of. You may get to the gorillas earlier, spend an hour with them and come back ready for lunch. At times you may need to be a little patient because your meeting the gorillas depends on there movement as they search for fruits. The moment you meet them, you are overwhelmed by your meeting with the great apes. You may even forget about the fatigue you had earlier. Spend an hour with the gorillas, taking there photographs and viewing the little ones as they play from the vines.  Come back to your booked hotel  for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 8: KIGALI CITY TOUR

Have breakfast early in the morning then drive to Kigali the capital of Rwanda. Visit some of the genocide memorials like the Kigali genocide memorial, Nyamata genocide memorial and others. Visit other places like the Kigali museum, orphanages, communities and several other interesting places. Enjoy your lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight.

Budget: hotel Isimbi/Bethanieguest house/ Hotel Chez Lando

Mid range: Hotel Des Mille Collines

Luxury accommodation: Kigali Serena hotel/Hotel Manor

 

 

Day 9: RETURN TO UGANDA.

After the interesting Rwanda tour, return to Uganda for the final part of the tour. Re cross to Uganda up to Kisoro where you will spend the night. The drive is quite long so you need some patience.

 

Day 10: DRIVE TO LAKE MBURO.

After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo national park. Enjoy the beautiful view of the undulating high land that you by pass. You will also notice a change in altitude as you part from the south western part of Uganda. Continue to Lake Mburo where you will spend the night at

Luxury accommodation: Mihingo lodge/ Mantana Tented camp

Mid range accommodation: Accadia cottages

Budget accommodation: Uwa tents /Rwonyo tented camp

 

Day 11: RETURN TO KAMPALA

After that wonderful trip, you will drive back to Kampala to catch up with your home bound flight.