18 DAYS PRIMATE SAFARI UGANDA AND RWANDA.

Tour Description.

Our 18 days Safari specifically includes interesting attractions in Uganda and Rwanda The Land of Thousand Hills”, During your tour, you will have a chance to meet endangered Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzees man’s closest relatives and over 13other primates in the forests of   Kibale Forest National Park, Semuliki National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi National Park, Mgahinga National Park, Volcanoes National Park and Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Tour Highlights.

  • Safari on Queen Elizabeth National Park with chances of viewing the Five Game animals at a close range.
  • Boat ride on Kazinga Channel which has a greatest concentration of Hippos and Birds.
  • Search for the tree climbing lions from Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • Enjoy a beautiful landscape on your way to Mgahinga “Kisolo Hills and Rwanda.
  • Trekking Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees and other 13 primates in the parks of in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
  • Game drives “safaris” in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo National Park.
  • Visit the Twin Lakes, Lake Ruhondo and Lake Burera.
  • Visit interesting local communities or pygmies around Bwindi.

Destination: Entebbe Airport – Kampala


Activities

Arriving at Entebbe International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by Gakima safaris ltd representative and transfer you to your own Accommodation in Kampala.Accommodation on you.


Destination: Kampala - Kibale Forest.

Activities


After breakfast we depart to Kibale Forest. With optional activities such us, a walk around the lodge in the afternoon .During this walk it is possible to see monkeys and birds. It is also possible to make a night walk through the forest to see the animals of the night, like bush babies.


Kibale Forest is a spectacular jungle, with 13 primate species! Including Chimps, Baboons, Grey cheeked Mangabey and L'Hoest monkey, Black and White Colobus, Red Colobus. Accommodation in Kibale Forest.


Destination: Kibale Forest.


Activities


Chimpanzee trekking in the morning or in the afternoon. For people interested in primates and birds and willing to make another walk we can make a community walk in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary as well. It is also possible to visit the local people or the crater lakes (all 3 activities optional). Accommodation in Kibale Forest.


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Kibale Forest.

Activities


Chimpanzee trekking in the morning or in the afternoon. For people interested in primates and birds and willing to make another walk we can make a community walk in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary as well. It is also possible to visit the local people or the crater lakes (all 3 activities optional). Accommodation in Kibale Forest.


Destination: Kibale Forest - Semuliki National Park.

Activities


Visit one of the crater lakes. Afterwards transfer to Semuliki National Park. Then in the afternoon Visit Sempaya Hot Springs, a unique place and the only lowland jungle in East Africa, part of the Congo eco system. Accommodation in Semuliki National Park.


Destination: Semuliki National Park - Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Activities

Transfer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. On our way we pass the equator where we will make a stop. Game drive in the afternoon. Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the best places in Uganda to see lions. Expect to see elephants, lions, many hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes and maybe leopards. Accommodation in Queen Elizabeth.


Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Activities


In the morning go for Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge. This forested Gorge is over 500 meters deep and up to 1 km wide. Then Afternoon enjoy a boat cruise on Kazinga Channel.


Kazinga Channel is one of the highlights of Uganda and high concentration of hippos in the world. Accommodation in Queen Elizabeth.


Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park - Bwindi Impenetrable.

Activities


Enjoy a nature walk in Maramagambo Forest during morning hours, thereafter depart to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for an overnight.


Bwindi Impenetrable is a unique jungle, one of the two places you can find Mountain Gorillas in the world, and on your trek you will see many monkey species. (Driving time depends on the area in Bwindi we stay). Accommodation: In Bwindi National Park but this depends on the group of gorilla you will be tracking in Buhoma, Ruhija and Nkuringo.


Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable.

Activities

Gorilla trekking. Early morning departure with your ranger in search for one of the world's most remarkable and endangered animal, the (Mountain Gorilla). You will spend one hour with one of our closest relatives. An experience you will never forget. Accommodation: In Bwindi National Park but this depends on the group of gorilla you will be tracking in Buhoma, Ruhija and Nkuringo.


Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable - Lake Mutanda.

Activities

Transfer to Lake Mutanda, one of the most beautiful places in Uganda. On a clear day you can see the 3 volcanoes in the distance. Relax at the lodge or do one of the following activities (one activity included) boat trip on the lake, walk along the lake or to the local people, go for a swim, or visit the pygmies. (Driving time to Lake Mutanda depends on the area in Bwindi we stay.) Accommodation in Lake Mutanda Resort.


Destination: Lake Mutanda and Mgahinga National Park.

Activities

Depart to Mgahinga National Park is part of the Virunga Volcanoes and borders Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. Apart from Mountain Gorillas, the stars of Mgahinga are the golden monkeys, a subspecies of the Blue Monkey. Accommodation in Lake Mutanda.


Destination: Lake Mutanda – Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda).

Activities

Transfer to the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. The park is part of Virunga Mountains, found in 3 countries: Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. Together with Bwindi this is the only place in the world to see the Mountain Gorillas. With an optional visit to a pygmy village on the way. Accommodation in volcanoes National Park.


Destination: Volcanoes National Park.

Activities


Today have a list of optional activities such as; go for a second gorilla tracking (but book in advance in order to secure your permit), do a nature walk in the national park, visit the golden monkeys, climb a volcano, or visit the Twin Lakes, Lake Ruhondo and Lake Burera. Accommodation in Volcanoes National Park.


Destination: Volcanoes National Park – Kibuye.

Activities


After breakfast, depart to Kibuye by the shores of Lake Kivu. Relax at the shores of this beautiful lake. With possible optional activities of walking along the lake or boat trip on the lake or visit a vising village. Accommodation in Kibuye.


Destination: Kibuye - Nyungwe Forest.

Activities


After breakfast, transfer to Nyungwe Forest, this is one of the East Africa's largest forests. A home to over 13 primate species including chimpanzees. Expect to see attractive monkeys like L'Hoest Monkey and Owl Faced Monkey, Angolan Black Colobus, Blue Monkeys and Mona Money. (Optional walk around the lodge to see monkeys and birds). Accommodation in Volcanoes National Park.


Destination: Nyungwe Forest.

Activities


Chimpanzee tracking in the morning, experience them feeding, watch them around swinging on the trees. The chimpanzees are closest relatives to humans, during this walk you can also able to see variety of different monkey species and birds. Optional visit of a tea factory in the afternoon. Accommodation in Nyungwe Forest.


Destination: Nyungwe Forest.

Activities


Today we make a beautiful waterfall walk in search for monkeys (mainly Angolan Black Colobus and Mona Monkey. It is also with a possible optional activity of Canopy walk. Accommodation in Nyungwe Forest.


Destination: Nyungwe Forest – Kigali international airport.

Activities

After breakfast transfer to Kigali Airport for your out bound flight. City tour through Kigali if time allows.


Price Quotation 2020.

Please note that prices are as (per person) based on Twin/ double room sharing, they are estimates only and subjected to change without notice.

Silver Budget (USD) per person Golden Budget (USD) per person
Based on a private group of 1-6 people. 2,940 4,955
Based on a private group of 4 or 5 people. 3,217 5,310
Based on a private group of 2 or 3 people. 3,755 5,970
Gorilla Permit.
All seasons. 600 600
Gorilla permit Rwanda.
All seasons. 750 750
Options.
For Full board per person a day extra USD. 35 Not Applicable
Single room Supplement. 499 690

Includes.

Accommodations and meals mentioned, Airport transfers, a 4x4 vehicle with a driver/tour guide and fuel, entrances and attractions mentioned, Hiking / Nature walks, Game drives, boat cruise at Kazinga channel and Lake Mburo, visiting Igongo cultural Centre.

Excludes.

Visa for Uganda and insurance, flights, tips and personal expenses, beverages and meals not mentioned, all optional activities, Gorilla permits.

NOTE:

NOTE:

We advise our esteemed clients always to book with us in advance in order to secure for you these accommodations mention. However incase these accommodation are found all booked we can get for you other nearby accommodation that offer same services.

Day 1 Arrival

Destination: Entebbe airport – Kampala

Silver package: Hotel Sojovalo, Namirembe guest House (BB).

Golden package: Shangri-La Hotel Kampala, Sheraton Hotel (FB).

Day 2

Destination: Kampala - Kibale Forest

Silver Budget: Chimps Nest or Kibale Forest Camp (BB).

Golden Budget: Primate Lodge, Kibale Guest Cottage.

Day 3

Destination: Kibale Forest

Silver Budget: Chimps Nest or Kibale Forest Camp (BB).

Golden Budget: Primate Lodge, Kibale Guest Cottage (FB).

Day 4

Destination: Kibale Forest

Silver Budget: Chimps Nest or Kibale Forest Camp (BB).

Golden Budget: Primate Lodge, Kibale Guest Cottage (FB).

Day 5

Destination: Kibale Forest - Semuliki National Park

Silver package: Rwenzori Guest House (BB).

Golden package: Mountains of the Moon (BB).

Day 6

Destination: Semuliki National Park - Queen Elizabeth National Park

Silver budget: Marafiki safari lodge, Enganzi lodge (BB).

Golden budget: Mweya safari lodge (FB).

Day 7

Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Silver budget: Marafiki safari lodge, Enganzi lodge (BB).

Golden budget: Mweya safari lodge (FB).

Day 8

Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park - Bwindi Impenetrable

Silver budget:

Buhoma: Buhoma community rest camp or Buhoma Haven Lodge (BB).

Ruhija; Gorilla mist camp (BB).

Nkuringo; Nshongi Gorilla resort or Wagtail Eco safari camp (BB).

Golden budget:

Buhoma: Mahogany springs, Buhoma lodge (FB).

Ruhija: Ruhija gorilla safari lodge (FB).

Nkuringo: Nkuringo gorilla safari lodge (FB).

Day 9.

Destination; Bwindi Impenetrable

Silver budget:

Buhoma: Buhoma community rest camp or Buhoma Haven Lodge (BB).

Ruhija; Gorilla mist camp (BB).

Nkuringo; Nshongi Gorilla resort or Wagtail Eco safari camp (BB).

Golden budget:

Buhoma: Mahogany springs, Buhoma lodge (FB).

Ruhija: Ruhija gorilla safari lodge (FB).

Nkuringo: Nkuringo gorilla safari lodge (FB).

Day 10

Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable - Lake Mutanda

Silver package: Lake Mutanda Resort (BB).

Golden package: Lake Mutanda Resort (FB).

Day 11

Destination: Lake Mutanda and Mgahinga National Park

Silver package: Lake Mutanda Resort (BB).

Golden package: Lake Mutanda Resort (FB).

Day 12

Destination: Lake Mutanda – Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda)

Silver package: Muhabura Hotel (BB).

Golden package: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (FB).

Day 13

Destination: Volcanoes National Park

Silver package: Muhabura Hotel (BB).

Golden package: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (FB).

Day 14

Destination: Volcanoes National Park – Kibuye

Silver package: Bethanie Guesthouse (BB).

Golden package: Moriah Hill Resort (FB).

Day 15

Destination: Kibuye - Nyungwe Forest

Silver package: Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (BB).

Golden package: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (FB).

Day 16

Destination: Nyungwe Forest

Silver package: Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (BB).

Golden package: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (FB).

Day 17

Destination: Nyungwe Forest

Silver package: Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (BB).

Golden package: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (FB).

Day 18

Destination: Nyungwe Forest – Kigali international airport.