8 Days Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari through Kigali
This 8 Days Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari through Kigali will give you an opportunity to trek all the prime primates of Uganda including Golden monkeys in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi and Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park, you will as well have time to visit Queen Elizabeth National Park for wildlife Safari to see all the Big 4 animals. This 8 Days Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari through Kigali is an all inclusive tour that will start and end in Kigali and includes return airport transfers.
Day 1: Pick up from Kigali and Transfer from to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Day 2: Golden Monkey tracking and transfer to Bwindi
Day 3: Gorilla trekking
Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park for an evening game drive
Day 5: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga Channel.
Day 6: Morning game drive and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park for overnight.
Day 7: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi wetland walk
Day 8: Transfer back to Kigali to end the Safari
DAY 01: Pick up from Kigali and Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
You will either be picked from airport or from your hotel in Kigali and drive north to Mgahinga Gorilla National park, you will an optional visit to Kigali Genocide Museum and a stopover for lunch, you will then proceed to Mgahinga Gorilla national park. Dinner and overnight at: Lake Chahafi Resort or Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge.
DAY 02: Golden tracking and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Have morning breakfast and assemble at the park headquarters for briefing from the park rangers about the dos and don’ts while tracking golden monkeys. Proceed for the memorable exercise in the forest, an activity that may take 1-9 hours depending on the movement of these human cousins. Meet and stay with them for a maximum of one hour, then go to the park headquarters to pick your gorilla tracking certificates and you will then proceed to Bwindi impenetrable national park.
Dinner and overnight at: Silverback Lodge (Luxury)/Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget)/Lake Kitandala Lodge (Mid Range).
DAY 03: Gorilla trekking
After breakfast at the lodge, you will go to the park headquarters for briefing from the Uganda wildlife Authority ranger guides. After the briefing, the ranger will lead you into the thick impenetrable forest to start your search for the endangered rare species of Mountain Gorillas. The gorilla search always continues from the place where they were last seen the previous day. Upon reaching the area where these famous species are, you will only be allowed to interact with them for only one hour and you should always keep maximum silence while with these Gorillas. You are allowed to take photographs and so on.
To find the Gorillas, its a such a tiresome experience since it can take you almost 3-8 hours to find them. However, once you meet these gorillas, you will easily forget the hatches you have gone through to find them and instead save the good memories you will experience with them. After the interaction, you will return late to the lodge for Dinner and overnight at Silver back lodge for luxury, gorilla mist camp (mid-range), Bwindi view lodge for budget.
DAY 04: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Wakeup early in the morning, have breakfast and check out to meet our driver guide. You will start the amazing Journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will arrive in evening, check in at the lodge.
Accommodation options include:- Mweya Safari Lodge/ Jacana Safari Lodge (luxury), Enganzi Safari Lodge/Bush Lodge (Mid-range) and Simba Safari Camp/ Tembo Safari Lodge (Budget).
DAY 05: Morning Game Drive – Afternoon Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel
Have morning breakfast, after embark on a Safari vehicle for morning game through the Kasenyi plains to catch the early risers. Some of these animals to behold are elephants, buffalos, leopards, lions, bushbucks, kobs and more.
This drive last for about 2-3 hours and after drive straight to Mweya for lunch at the canteen. Have lunch as you get prepared to the afternoon cruise along the Kazinga channel. After the cruise return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 06: Morning Drive/Visit Katwe Salt Lakes – Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
Have a morning game drive through the Mweya Peninsula with all your belongings in the Car. After the 3 hour game drive, you continue with the Journey back to Kigali. If not game drive, you can visit Katwe Salt Lakes after you will drive to Kibale National Park with a stopover for lunch enroute on your way to the National Park. On influx you will have a nature walk through the Bigodi Swamp awesome sightseeing of the resident monkeys and birds. Dinner and overnight at Chimpanzee guest house, mountain of the moon hotel, primates lodge kibale.
DAY 07: Chimpanzee Tracking
Subsequently you will have an early breakfast with that you will be guided to Kanyanchu head offices for a briefing about the track that you will be carrying out in a couple of hours. From there you will start the Chimpanzee tracking but that is not the only species you will be seeing today, you will be able to see 12 other different primate species like vervet monkeys, gray cheeked mangabeys and baboons. Dinner and overnight as above.
DAY 08: Departure back to Kigali to end your 8 Days Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari Through Kigali
In the early morning after breakfast, drive back to Kigali to end the tour.
End of the 8 Days Uganda Primates and Wildlife Safari Through Kigali
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