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14 DAY GORILLA UGANDA-RWANDA

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Elly Mwesiga

Pinnacle Safaris Africa

Africa Gorilla and Wildlife Safari Company

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14 DAY GORILLA UGANDA-RWANDA

This trip will cover three East African countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. The major activities of interest are gorillas and chimp tracking . The safari is for fourteen days, starting in Uganda and ends in Rwanda.

ARIVAL

Level of Service: Mid Range accommodations in Uganda/Rwanda with an option for high level properties at the gorilla parks Arrive at Entebbe International Airport, meet our guide and transfer to check-in at Boma Guest House (Bed and breakfast).

Entebbe

ENTEBBE - MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

Leave Entebbe for Murchison Falls game park through Luwero to the meandering Victoria Nile and the dramatic Murchison Falls in the National Park. Murchison falls National Park is the biggest in the country, a stunning beautiful home for wildlife. The Murchison Falls is a point where the 50 metre wide Nile is forced through a narrow cleft in the rocks, dropping down with a thundering roar and a beautiful rainbow. The three-hour launch trip to the bottom of the Falls is unforgettable, both to experience this mighty river and to see the wildlife and birds that bask on its banks. Experience the mighty River Nile thundering down a narrow opening and go for a game drive searching for the park's big game and birds. Overnight: Murchison River Lodge for mid level (B, L, D); OR: Paraa Lodge/Chobe’s Lodge for high level (B, L, D) Read more

MURCHISON FALLS NP
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IN MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

An early morning game viewing north of the Nile. Launch trip to the bottom of the mighty exciting Falls, with crocodiles, hippos and a vast array of birds including the rare shoebill stork, lounging on the banks of the Nile. Evening game drive. Overnight: Murchison River Lodge for mid level (B, L, D); OR: Paraa Lodge/Chobe’s Lodge for high level (B, L, D) Read more

MURCHISON FALLS NP
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MURCHISON – KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

Take the long drive to Fort Portal, through Hoima with Lake Albert in the distance. Drive past green fields and tea plantations scattered across the region. Reach Kibale late. [Approximate driving time: 7 hours] Overnight: Chimpanzee Guest House for Mid range, full board Or: Ndali Lodge/Kyaninga Lodge for high level, Read more

KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

CHIMPANZEE TRACKING – KIBALE

You will go for guided nature walk in Kibale Forest with the highest number of primates in Africa, including red, black and white colobus, blue monkeys and baboons and a large number of chimpanzees. A chimpanzee walk provides a high possibility of seeing and hearing the noisy chimps and other primates playing around through the forest. Various birds over 300 species are recorded in the forest. An afternoon walk in Bigodi wetland gives the opportunity of seeing the unusual birds, baboons, chimps and other primates which live around the swamp. Overnight: Chimpanzee Guest House for Mid range, full board Or: Ndali Lodge/Kyaninga Lodge for high level, Read more

KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

KIBALE - QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Leave for Mweya in Queen Elizabeth National Park, passing via the Rwenzoris, or Mountains of The Moon as they are sometimes called. Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in the western arm of the Great East African Rift Valley, is centered around Lake Edward, Lake George and the Kazinga channel rich in wildlife and birds. Over 500 bird species are present, including the shoebill stork, the black bee-eater, 11 different species of kingfisher and several falcons, eagles and flamingos which can be seen on a launch cruise alongside game, especially hippo, buffalo, elephants Overnight: Ihamba Lodge for Mid range, full board Or: Katara Lodge/Mweya Lodge for high level, full board Read more

QUEEN ELIZABETH NP

QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK

Early morning game drive. A boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel is a rewarding experience. Evening game drive. Overnight: Ihamba Lodge for Mid range, full board Or: Katara Lodge/Mweya Lodge for high level, full board

QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK

Queen Elizabeth Park to Bwindi Park

We go for an early morning game drive. Afterwards, start for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. We may drive via Ishasha, weather conditions permitting – where you may see tree-climbing lion - or drive through farmland to Bwindi. [Approximate driving time: 6 hours] Overnight: Travellers Rest Hotel/Mutanda Lake Resort for lower mid level Or: Chameleon Hill Lodge for upper Mid range, full board Or: Clouds Lodge for high level, full board Read more

Bwindi
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GORILLA TRACKING! – BWINDI NATIONAL PARK

Go gorilla tracking (subject to availability of gorilla permits at time of booking) Mt. Mgahinga Gorilla park or South-western Bwindi (permit cost shown separately), carrying a packed lunch. You will be accompanied by a guide and porters who will carry your shoulder pack for you. You will then set off to the thick forest in search of gorillas. The terrain can be difficult, with steep slopes covered in dense vegetation that gives the park its name. In addition, the altitude of 5200 feet and more means participants do need to be physically fit. The time taken to track the gorillas varies enormously, from as little as half an hour to as much as 8 hours before one returns to camp. Difficulty, however, is not impossibility and coming face to face with the great primates is well worth it! Overnight: Travellers Rest Hotel/Mutanda Lake Resort for lower mid level Or: Chameleon Hill Lodge for upper Mid range, full board Or: Clouds Lodge for high level, full board Read more

BWINDI OR GAHINGA NP

BWINDI - VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

Transfer to Kinigi in Rwanda via Cyanika boarder (Visa fees $30). Finalise boarder clearance arrangements to Rwanda (note: Clocks backwards one hour) Drive the one hour to Ruhengeri. Enjoy the rolling hills for which Rwanda is well known. [Approximate driving time: 3 hours] Overnight: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge for mid range; OR: Jack Hanna Cottage for Upper range, Full Board OR: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge or Virunga Lodge for Luxury, Full Board  Mountain Gorilla View Lodge: rate is inclusive of all meals, and taxes only.  Jack Hanna Cottage: rate is inclusive of all meals, tea, coffee, water and 18% Vat tax.  At Virunga Lodge the tariff is on an all-inclusive basis and in addition to accommodation and meals, include unlimited consumption of all available alcoholic and soft drinks, laundry services, and any activities clients wish to do around the lodges. One complimentary massage per guest is also offered.  At Sabinyo Silverback Lodge: Rate includes full board accommodation with 3 meals per person per night booked, laundry, room service, drinks (wines, beers & soft drinks), Community Bed Night Fees and applicable VAT. Rates exclude drinks (champagnes, liqueurs & spirits), and personal expenses. Read more

VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

In Parc National des Volcans: Either go gorilla tracking (on payment of US$1500 gorilla permit supplement at time of booking) or Track the golden monkeys or climb the awesome Visoke volcano, or trek to Karisoke Research Centre which was set up by the famous primatologist Dian Fossey, or visit local communities.. O/N: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (B, L, D). Overnight: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge for mid range; OR: Jack Hanna Cottage for Upper range, Full Board OR: Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge or Virunga Lodge for Luxury, Full Board Read more

VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

LAKE KIVU

Morning at leisure. Drive to Gisenyi, a town on Lake Kivu for two days of relaxation by the sandy beaches, after days of intense activity. [Approximate driving time: 1 hour] O/N: Paradise Malahide or Palm Garden Resort for mid range (B, L, D) OR: Serena Kivu Hotel (B, L, D)

LAKE KIVU

LAKE KIVU

Lake Kivu for two days of relaxation by the sandy beaches, after days of intense activity. [Approximate driving time: 1 hour] O/N: Paradise Malahide or Palm Garden Resort for mid range (B, L, D) OR: Serena Kivu Hotel (B, L, D)

LAKE KIVU

DEPARTURE

Transfer to Kigali airport in time for check-in for your flight. [Approximate driving time: 3 hour] End of service

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Entebbe
Day 2
Location Murchison Falls Park
Day 4
Location Fortportal
Day 6
Location Queen Elizabeth Park
Day 8
Location Bwindi Park
Day 10
Location Volcanoes National Park
Day 12
Location Lake Kivu
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 2
Location Murchison Falls Park
Day 4
Location Kibale
Hotel Ndali Lodge
Day 6
Location Queen Elizabeth Park
Day 8
Location Bwindi Park
Day 10
Location Volcanoes National Park
Day 12
Location Lake Kivu

TRIP PACKAGE

Package Includes

  • • Daily breakfast, except of first day
  • • Meal plan as listed in the itinerary (BB in Kigali, Entebbe or Kampala; FB on tour – see terms for luxury lodges)
  • • Accommodation on a shared basis, as listed in the itinerary
  • • All fees for parks, and entrances
  • • Gorilla and Chimpanzee Permits, as quoted separately
  • • Mineral/bottled water in vehicle
  • • All transfers, fuel with 4x4 vehicle
  • • English speaking driver-guide all along the tour
  • • Cultural visits where available
  • • Genocide Memorial visit in Kigali is always complementary and has no bearing on cost if guests choose to have it or not.
  • • Overnight stays at Sabinyo Silverback Lodge include $87 per person per night, which are the Community fees.

Package Excludes

  • • Meals in Entebbe, Kampala or Kigali
  • • Extra drinks at lunches and dinners
  • • Personal Expenditures; phone calls, laundry
  • • Other optional activities
  • • For Single rooms, the Supplement (SRS) has to be paid
  • • Air tickets
  • • Visa fees for Uganda or Rwanda
  • • Low Season rates apply to High level property rates in Rwanda only
  • Helicopter Flight to Rwanda Gorilla Park (3-sitter) USD 1,430 for the Plane (One Way); or USD 2,860 (Two way)
  • Helicopter Flight to Rwanda Gorilla Park (5-sitter) USD 3,256 for the Plane (One Way); or USD 6,512 (Two way)
  • Golden Monkey Tracking USD 110
  • Day hike at the Visoke USD 105
  • Nature walk with park fees USD 55
  • Dian Fossey Tomb visit USD 90
  • Climb Mount Muhabura USD 70
  • Escorted Village and Community Walk USD 30
  • Scenic Walk & Bird Watching USD 40
  • Local Women Basket Weaving Experience USD 35
  • Boat cruise Lake Kivu USD 55PP
  • Rwanda Visa Arrangements Visa fee USD 30 for non American, non British and non Africans

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  • CALCULATION OF COSTS CURRENTLY
  • USD 7,760 @ USD 3,880 x2 pax Safari cost Mid range
  • USD 300 @ USD 150 for Uganda Chimpanzee Permit x2 pax x1 gorilla tracking
  • USD 1,200 @ USD 600 for Uganda Gorilla Permit x2 pax x1 gorilla tracking
  • USD 1,500 @ USD 750 for Rwanda Gorilla Permit x2 pax x1 gorilla tracking
  • USD XXXX Optional activities from above list
  • USD 10,760 GRAND TOTAL
  • The prices indicated are subject to change depending on the season of the business.
  • EXTRAS BELOW FEES NOT INCLUDED IN ABOVE
  • Gorilla Permit PP, Uganda USD 600 per permit
  • Gorilla Permit PP, Rwanda USD 750 per permit
  • Chimpanzee Permit PP, Uganda USD 150 per permit
  • German/Foreign speaking guide USD 100/Day
  • Extra night Mid level Entebbe/Kampala (Uganda) USD 85PP sharing a Room ($156 a Single room)
  • Extra night High level Entebbe/Kampala (Uganda) USD 180PP sharing a Room ($350 a Single room)
  • Extra night Mille Collines Hotel, Kigali (Rwanda) USD 145PP sharing a Room ($276 a Single room)

REVIEWS

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Silvia and Andrea Gotti , United States

Amazing experience, great organization and very professional personnel. Pinnacle safaris exceed our expectations. They fit our way to think about travel. Very professional staff, amazing accommodations. Eco-friendly and population/ambient Respectfully. They make out honey moon unforgivable! Thanks! I strongly recommend pinnacle safaris to all my traveller friends! Read more

Michael and Antje, Germany

The experience was so amazing and wonderful - we will keep it in our hearts forever!!! From our point of view the safari was performed very professionally and enthusiastically!!

Sandra Bayer, Austria

I went Rwenzori Trekking + Queen Elizabeth + Gorilla trekking - the whole organization was perfect - the guides were very friendly!

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