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Uganda - Rwanda

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Marcel Walter

Mapendano Voyages

We are a company aiming to offer the ultimate natural experience in Central and Eastern Africa.

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Uganda - Rwanda

11 Days Entebbe, Ziwa Sanctuary, Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Albert, Fort Portal, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kazinga Channel, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Volcanoes National Park, Lake Kivu, Kigali Tours Overview Chimpanzee and gorilla tracking are the highlights of this exceptional opportunity to experience the unspoiled reserves of this pristine corner of the African continent. The vast plantations, magnificent mountain vistas and high plateaus beckon with adventure and amazing wildlife viewing.

DAY 1

ARRIVE ENTEBBE

Arrive in Entebbe, Uganda, where you are met and escorted to your hotel.

Entebbe 1 night
DAY 2

ZIWA - MURCHISON FALLS

Depart Entebbe to Murchison National Park, stopping at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route. The sanctuary is home to 6 rhinos and a range of other game and many bird species, where a guided rhino-tracking excursion is offered. Cross the Nile by ferry and proceed to your lodge.

Murchison 1 night
DAY 3

MURCHISON FALLS NP

A morning game drive most commonly reveals elephant, giraffe, buffalo, warthog, leopard, lion, and many others. Afternoon boat trip to the bottom of the falls. Enjoy a stunning sunset on your return.

Murchison 1 night
DAY 4

LAKE ALBERT - WESTERN UGANDA

Travel through the Rift Valley, via Lake Albert and its coastal fringes where flocks of small zebu are tended by the proud Alur herdsmen. Continue to Fort Portal, traveling through changing vistas of high plateaus, valleys, and resplendent tea plantations. The landscape becomes more tortuous, descending to the foot of the Rwenzori Mountains, whose snow capped peaks can be seen in the distance. Read more

Kibale 1 night
DAY 5

KIBALE - QUEEN ELIZABETH

Start early for chimpanzee tracking. Kibale National Park protects a large block of rainforest harboring the greatest variety and concentration of primates found anywhere in East Africa. Afternoon drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park along the foothills of the Rwenzoris for an evening game drive.

Queen Elizabeth Park 1 night
DAY 6

QUEEN ELIZ.– KAZINGA CHANNEL

Morning game drive in the park. The Mweya peninsula is good for a variety of animals including elephants; in the Kasenyi plains you will find mostly lion and Uganda cob. A vast array of birds and the wildlife is seen on the afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel.

Kazinga 1 night
DAY 7

QUEEN ELIZABETH - BWINDI NP

Depart for Bwindi through grass covered hills, valleys filled with a mixture of banana, soy and coffee plantations, and the busy commercial center of Kabale. As you approach, you are afforded the most magnificent view of the whole volcano chain of the Virunga Mountains. Continue to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Read more

Bwindi 1 night
DAY 8

GORILLA TREKKING IN BWINDI

An early morning trek into the forest on the slopes of the volcanoes, led by experienced trackers will bring you amongst a family of Mountain Gorillas. You will get within feet of the family and be privileged to spend time amongst them. Return to the lodge for a late lunch, with an opportunity for a forest walk with the guides. Read more

Bwindi 1 night
DAY 9

BWINDI - VOLCANOES NP

Morning departure from Bwindi and head into Rwanda. Travel to our lodge near the Volcanoes National Park.

Volcanoes NP 1 night
DAY 10

VOLCANOES NP - LAKE KIVU

Early this morning, you are guided into the Volcanoes National Park. Tracking the gorillas through the unique vegetation can take several hours of challenging walking in wet and muddy conditions. In the late afternoon drive to Gisenyi, a small town located on the northern shore of Lake Kivu.

Gisenyi 1 night
DAY 11

LAKE KIVU - DEPART KIGALI

This morning leave the gleaming waters of Lake Kivu and journey to Kigali. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Entebbe
Day 2
Location Murchoson
Day 4
Location Kibale
Day 5
Location Queen Elizabeth
Day 7
Location Bwindi
Day 9
Location Musanze
Day 10
Location Rubavu
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Entebbe
Day 2
Location Murchison
Hotel PARAA LODGE
Day 4
Location Kibale
Hotel CRATER LODGE
Day 5
Location Queen Elizabeth
Day 7
Location Bwindi
Day 9
Location Musanze
Day 10
Location Rubavu
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Entebbe
Day 2
Location Murchison
Hotel BAKER LODGE
Day 4
Location Kibale
Hotel PAPAYA LODGE
Day 5
Location Queen Elizabeth
Day 7
Location Bwindi
Day 9
Location Musanze
Day 10
Location Rubavu

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Kris de Bardia, France

Gorilla and Chimps tour : a dream trip ! Great tour, great organisation, great vehicle, great countries (Rwanda and Ouganda) and world class quality guide. We got what we came here for (Apes) but got much much more thanks to the flexibility of the management and thanks to our smart and knowledgeable guide. Thanks Mapendano ! :) Read more

Dan FAVRE, Switzerland

EXCELLENT ! I contacted Mapendano a few months before the departure. They organised everything and all was perfect in the communication (answers to my questions were quick and complete). During the trip, I visited twice the gorillas and both experiences were different and complementary. The hotels were excellent, so was the food. Samuel, guide / driver, couldn't possibly have been nicer or more helpful - he felt like an old friend by the end of the first week. He was perfect during the safari drives in the animals parks. We only got little problems with the car (2 flat tires and another problem with the transmission), it was just part of the trip and the lost of time was minimal. I highly recommend MAPENDANO for any trip in central Africa. Read more

Corinne, France

Nous avons eu la joie et la chance de tomber sur cette agence en septembre 2014. Nous avons été plus que satisfaits, vraiment enchantés par le pays et surtout par notre chauffeur guide Jean-Marie Kiguge que je recommande vivement pour ses grandes connaissances mais aussi son service impeccable. N'hesitez pas, avec Mapendano vous êtes entre de bonnes mains. Read more

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