21 DAYS WILDLIFE SAFARI.

Tour Description.

During this 21 days Safari; expect to visit interesting sceneries of both Uganda. “The Pearl of Africa” 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. The trip consist passing through rough roads that are good for photographers through rolling hills.

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.


Destination: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park

Activities


Today drive to Murchison Falls National Park. The most attractive and beautiful national parks of Uganda. One of the main attractions is the Nile, with the spectacular Murchison Falls, where the whole Nile is forced through a narrow gorge and falls 60 meters. And game animals such us elephants, giraffes, lions, hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes and maybe leopards.


With an optional visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. This is the only place in Uganda where you can see the white Rhino. Accommodation in Murchison falls National Park


Destination: Murchison Falls National Park


Activities

Early morning game drive, then in the afternoon go for a boat ride on the Victoria Nile up to the bottom of the falls. The boat is the perfect platform to see and photograph many different bird species, hippos and Nile crocodiles. Accommodation in Murchison falls National Park.


Destination: Murchison Falls National Park – Hoima


Activities

Early morning game drive or boat trip on the Nile to the delta into Lake Albert or visit Budongo Forest for a jungle walk. In the afternoon we drive to Hoima town. Accommodation in Murchison falls National Park


Destination: Hoima - 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


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

Early morning game drive and later in the afternoon a boat trip on Kazinga channel to view enormous hippos and buffalos while elephants linger on the shores. (Optional activities Queens pavilion, Kikorongo African Art workshop, Uganda community carnivore $100 all day $50 half a day). Accommodation: In Queen Elizabeth National Park.


Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Ishasha


Activities

After breakfast we drive through Queen Elizabeth to Ishasha sector in the south of the Park. Afternoon game drive to search for tree climbing lions that are unique in the world, the Topis which are not found anywhere in the National Park. Accommodation: In Ishasha south sector


Destination: Ishasha - Bwindi Impenetrable


Activities

Today take breakfast, then drive to Bwindi Impenetrable, on our way we pass through interesting villages and have some brief talking views of the mountains. Bwindi Impenetrable is the world’s most remarkable encounters with rare mountain gorillas in the remote forests of south-western Uganda. 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

Early morning gorilla tracking in search for the world’s most remarkable encounters, enjoy a remarkable experience with worlds endangered mountain gorillas for an hour. With evening optional activities including; Batwa trail, Village walk and water fall walk along Congolese borders with incredible scenery. 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 Bunyonyi


Activities

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi; the deepest and most beautiful lake in Uganda. Accommodation in Lake Bunyonyi.


Destination: Lake Bunyonyi


Activities

It’s time for relaxing while on this beautiful Island. With possible optional activities like, go for canoeing trek, take a swim, and make a nature walk, go for a birding walk or visit the local community. Accommodation in Lake Bunyonyi


Destination: Lake Bunyonyi - Volcanoes National Park “Rwanda”


Activities

After breakfast, we depart to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Volcanoes National Park is part of the Virunga Mountains, covering 3 countries: Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. (With possible option of visit a pygmy village on our way). Accommodation in volcanoes Regional.


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 within 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 you can make the beautiful waterfall walk in search for monkeys (especially Angolan Black Colobus and Mona Monkey or do the canopy walk (all are optional activities).Accommodation in Nyungwe Forest.


Destination: Nyungwe Forest – Kigali


Activities


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


Price Quotation 2019.

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 Person 2,960 5,275
Based on a private group of 4 or 5 Persons 3,273 5,613
Based on a private group of 2 or 3 persons 3,960 6,402
Gorilla Permit Uganda (per person)
All season 600 600
Gorilla permit Rwanda (per person)
All  season 1500 1500
Options
For Full board per person a day extra USD 35 Not Applicable
Single room Supplement 540 880

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:

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 or Namirembe guest House (BB)

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

Day 2

Destination: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park

Silver budget: Pakuba Game lodge. (HB)

Golden budget: Para safari lodge. (FB)

 

Day 3

Destination: Murchison Falls National Park

Silver budget: Pakuba Game lodge. (BB)

Golden budget: Para safari lodge (FB)

 

Day 4

Destination: Murchison Falls National Park – Hoima

Silver package: Hoima Cultural Lodge (BB)

Golden package: Hoima Cultural Lodge (FB)

 

Day 5

Destination: Hoima - Kibale Forest

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

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

 

Day 6

Destination: Kibale Forest

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

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

Day 7

Destination: Kibale Forest - Semuliki National Park

Silver package: Rwenzori Guest House (BB)

Golden package: Mountains of the Moon (BB)

Day 8

Destination: Semuliki National Park - Queen Elizabeth National Park

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

Golden budget: Mweya safari lodge (FB)

 

 

Day 9

Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Silver budget: Marafiki safari lodge, Kasenyi Safari camp, Enganzi lodge (BB)

Golden budget: Mweya safari lodge (FB)

 

Day 10

Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Ishasha

Silver budget: Ishasha Jungle lodge (BB)

Golden budget: Ishasha wilderness tented camp (FB)

 

Day 11

Destination: Ishasha - 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 12

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 13

Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable - Lake Bunyonyi

Activities:

Silver package: Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort (BB)

Golden package: Bird Nest (FB)

 

Day 14

Destination: Lake Bunyonyi

Silver package: Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort (BB)

Golden package: Bird Nest (FB)

 

Day 15

Destination: Lake Bunyonyi - Volcanoes National Park “Rwanda”

Silver package: Muhabura Hotel (BB)

Golden package: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (FB)

 

Day 16

Destination: Volcanoes National Park

Silver package: Muhabura Hotel (BB)

Golden package: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (FB)

 

Day 17

Destination: Volcanoes National Park – Kibuye

Silver package: Bethanie Guesthouse (BB)

Golden package: Moriah Hill Resort (FB)

 

Day 18

Destination: Kibuye - Nyungwe Forest

Silver package: Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (BB)

Golden package: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (FB)

 

Day 19

Destination: Nyungwe Forest

Silver package: Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (BB)

 

Day 20

Golden package: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (FB)

Silver package: Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (BB)

Golden package: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (FB)

Day 21

Destination: Nyungwe Forest – Kigali