12 DAY UGANDA RWANDA SAFARI

Uganda is known as the pearl of Africa and boosts of the ideal climate which favors most tourists that choose Uganda as their holiday destination. It has 10 national parks and ahs a variety of wildlife, fauna and fauna.
Tourists always take the best memories home especially on tracking the mountain gorillas and the famous tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth national park in western Uganda. Rwanda is also one of the best destination countries in east Africa. It is also known as the land of a thousand hills. It has 3 national parks i.e. Nyungwe forest national park, Akagera and volcanoes national parks which attract tourists to her region.
Chimpanzees are traced in the famous Nyungwe forest national park.

Day 1
arrive at Entebbe international airport and transfer to Banana village for dinner and overnight stay. (Full board)

Day 2
transfer to Kibale forest national park via Mityana, Mubende and Fort portal. Enroute stop at the Tooro king’s palace in Fort portal town for lunch. Proceed to Kibale via the tea plantation of Mpanga and connect to the park through Isunga gates. Expect to see lots of animals for example baboons, elephants, monkeys and birds like the Rwenzori turaces. Arrive at primate lodge Kibale in time for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3
after early served breakfast, tourists arrive at Kanyanchu tourism centre for a briefing before entering the forest to track the chimpanzees. Expect to see lots of animals for example chimpanzees, elephants, and primates like the l’hoest monkeys, black & white monkeys, grey cheeked monkeys mangabey among others. KNP boosts of being the primate destination hence primate capital of the world. Expect to see different birds for example the emerald cooko and the Rwenzori turaw. Spending the day with the chimps is one of the best memories and chimps communicate through banging the buttress roots and defend themselves from their enemies.

They do feed on fruits and groom themselves. Return to the hotel in time for lunch. In the afternoon, take a walk to Bigodi swamp. This is also known as the true birding destination for KNP. Expect to see the best birds in the swamp for example the Rwenzori turaw. Visit the local community; learn about the culture of the people of Tooro and Bakiga migrants living around the park. Visit the crafts shop at Kafred and buy different art materials like mats, shoes, bags, baskets and beads. Return to the hotel in time for dinner & over night stay. (full board)

Day 4
After served breakfast check out of Kibale forest national park to queen Elizabeth Park. Enroute stop in Kasese for lunch before connecting to the Park through Katwe Kabatooro-Katunguru. Arrive at Mweya in time for dinner and overnight stay. (Full board)

Day 5
after early served breakfast go for a game drive in Kasenyi area. This sector, a tourist is offered high chances of spotting the lions, elephants, forest hogs. Return to the hotel in time for lunch. At 3pm, go for the launch cruise at the Kazinga channel to L. Edward. This gives a spectacular view and beautiful scenery of the area. Special birds are spotted during the launch cruise like fish eagles and pelicans at the pelican point. Return to the hotel in time for relaxation, dinner & overnight stay.

Day 6
after breakfast check out of Queen Elizabeth Park to Bwindi impenetrable park via Ishasha. Enroute stop at Ishasha for a game drive and spot the climbing lions in the northern sector. This is an unforgettable experience and the best memory every tourist wishes to take home. Connect to Bwindi Park through Kihihi and Kanyantorogo. Arrive in Buhoma in time for dinner. (Full board)

Day 7
at 6:30 am after served breakfast; arrive at the briefing point for instructions and guidelines with the guide before entering the forest to search for man’s shy cousins. On entering the forest, expect to see lots of other animals especially elephants and golden monkeys. The forest boosts of over 400 species of plants, 202 species of butterflies, 27 species of frogs and at least 120 species of mammals. Forest trails may lead the tourists to other attractions including rivers, waterfalls and swamps. Remember to carry with you enough water during the tracking and heavy raingears since it’s a rain forest as the weather condition may change at any time. Return to the hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay. (Full board)

Day 8
early morning after served breakfast, check out of the hotel on a journey to Rwanda. Enroute stop at Kyanika boarder before proceeding to Volcanoes Park. Have lunch at one of the best hotels in the area. Connect to Volcanoes through Burera, Ruhengeri and Musanze. Check in at the Bamboo in time for dinner and overnight stay. (Full board)

Day 9
early morning after served breakfast, arrive at Kinigi, volcanoes park headquarters before entering the park to track the mountain gorillas. Following man’s shy cousins is an unforgettable experience as the tourists also enjoy the beautiful scenery of the area. Expect to see different animals and primates like golden monkeys and l’hoest monkeys. Return to the hotel in time for dinner and overnight stay. (Full board)

Day 10
after early served breakfast, check out of the hotel and embark on the journey to Nyungwe forest park south west of Rwanda. Make a stopover at Murambi memorial museum and get to learn about the history of the people of Rwanda. The guide will take you through the history and how the genocide started in Rwanda leading to mass killing of people in the 1994 tragedy. Check in at the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 11
early morning, go for chimp tracking in Nyungwe forest, Nyungwe park is one of Rwanda’s park which most primates for example l’hoest monkeys, golden monkeys and red tailed monkey among others. Return to the hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

Day 12
after early breakfast check out of the hotel for Kigali tour. Go shopping at Kimilonko market. The art and crafts shops around town for the best crafts materials like beads, mats, cups, baskets and decoration pots. Visit the Gisozi memorial sites in Kigali town. Return to the city for lunch before departure.