10 Day Rwanda & Uganda Primate Safari

golden-monkeys-rwandaThis trip is going to take you to human’s closest relatives mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, enable you see golden monkeys, trek chimps in Kyambura Gorge, enjoy a foot safari and game drive at Lake Mburo in Uganda. You will enjoy exploring East Africa.

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer at the Hotel
You will be met by our guide on arrival at the airport who will take you to Hotel Chez Lando. Here you will check in, relax and rest as you prepare to begin your trip.

Day 2: Kigali City Tour
Rwanda is a country known for a lot of things but one them is its clean, and interesting capital city, Kigali. Today you will tour the city and what makes it what it is. You will visit the market of Kimisagara where you will buy yourself something of interest, Gisozi memorial centre where you will hear and see the effects of the genocide back in the 1990s, Gacuriro estate, Amahoro stadium, Nyarutarama estate, Kanombe museum, the national museum in Butare as well as Nyanza palace. You will enjoy this trip and then drive that evening to the volcanoes where you will spend the night at Mountain Gorilla View lodge.

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking
Trekking mountain gorillas cannot be made any more interesting than in the Virungas ranges. You will report to Volcanoes national park headquarters in the morning where you will be briefed then given a ranger to go with. You will trek for 2-6 hours before getting to these animals depending on the location of the gorillas. In their presence you will be given a maximum of an hour to enjoy these awesome creatures. Having enjoyed trekking these creatures, you will visit thw twin lakes of Ruhundo and Burera in the afternoon and later in the evening visit Ibyiwacu cultural village.

Day 4: Golden Monkey Tracking
Golden monkeys are almost exclusively found in the volcanoes national park and the highlight of this day is to track them. You will spend time with these playful, naughty yet inquisitive creatures that will around you in circles jumping from branch to branch. You will then return from the forest relax then go for a big drive to Lake Bunyonyi later that evening.

Day 5: Rwanda to Lake Bunyonyi-Uganda
We shall cross to Uganda from Rwanda today and head to Lake Bunyonyi which is loosely translated as ‘the place with many small birds.’ So prepare yourself for the best birding encounter in your trip as well as a boat ride to the Batwa community and biking or hiking if you like. You will be spending the night at Bird’s resort.

Day 6: Lake Bunyonyi-Queen Elizabeth National Park
You will drive to Kabale from Lake Bunyonyi in the morning where Queen Elizabeth is found. The neatly cultivated slopes will make your journey an interesting one. The views of the lakes of Edward and George will leave you stunned. When you arrive at Queen Elizabeth you will be welcomed and given time to rest and in the evening you wil go for an evening game drive before retiring at Kyambura game lodge.

Day 7: Game & Boat Cruise and Kazinga Channel
You are going to enjoy seeing a collection of wild animals in Queen Elizabeth today like tree climbing lions which are majorly the highlight of the drive, elephants, buffalos, crocodiles, leopards, hyenas, forest hogs, and several bird species on the boat cruise along Kazinga channel. You will then rest after the drive at Kyambura game lodge.

Day 8: Chimpanzee tracking –Lake Mburo National Park
Today you will trek chimps at Kyambura Gorge. This is a fascinating primate experience you should not miss. It wil begin with a briefing from the ranger guide and he will later led you into the wild to trek these animals. In the afternoon you will then proceed to Lake Mburo where you will be spending the rest of the day and the night.

Day 9: Lake Mburo National park-Walking Safari
This is the only national park in Uganda you will find where you can do a safari on foot. The park harbours over 313 bird species, several mammals like zebras, impalas buffalos and so much more. Early in the morning you will begin this fun filled safari where you will be getting time to rest in case you packed something, you can have it as well. After lunch you will be allowed to relax and get ready for an evening game drive. You will then spend the night at Mburo safari lodge.

Day 10: Lake Mburo-Kampala-Departure
You will leave for Kampala in the morning from Lake Mburo making a stop over at the equator to buy souvenirs and all kinds of other things that might interest. You will then head for the airport where you will catch your flight back home.