Arrival at Entebbe International Airport, where you be met by Marabou Tour guide and transfer to 4 Penguins Hotel located near Lake Victoria. After a short brief we are going to Entebbe Botanic Garden. The walk here shows all the amazing green tropical trees and there inhabitants: monkeys (black-and-white colobus, red tailed monkey, and blue monkeys), birds, butterflies, flowers, dragonflies, ants etc. The story goes that in a part of the original Tarzan movie (1947) was shot here. In the evening we have a wonderful dinner made of fish from Lake Victoria and degustate famous local gin (included into tour price). Overnight in 4 Penguins Hotel.
After breakfast we will drive to Ziwa Rhino Ranch near Masindi where you will have a trekking with the rhinos. Ziwa Rhino & Wildlife Ranch is home to Uganda’s only rhinos – making this a must for anyone who has come to Uganda to see Africa’s “Big Five”! Tracking these enormous creatures on foot through the savannah and swamps is a thrilling experience, and your specialist guide will share his expert knowledge on these impressive animals. Dinner and overnight at New Court View Hotel.
Early morning we will drive towards Murchison Falls National Park. Murchison National Park occupies an area of 3840 square meters, is inhabited by 76 mammal species and 450 species of birds. Here we will have a graceful boat trip along the Victoria Nile to the great falls as we view clearly the hippopotamuses, crocodiles and birds. Then we leave the boat and trek (1 hour) to the top of the hill to see how the water falls makes its way through the rocks forming a great Murchison falls. After lunch we will take a ferry across the river Nile to the heart of Murchison Falls National Park and enjoy safari. We will be accompanied by a Uganda Wildlife Authority guide who are experts on the wildlife in the park and greatly increase your chances of finding the animals, so keep an eye out for the elephants, lions, and giraffes as well as large game herds. Dinner and overnight at New Court View Hotel.
We will drive to Fort Portal (450 km), and make a stop in the most mysterious place of Uganda – Tanda Pits (Walumbe Pits of Uganda). Walumbe pits are recesses in the rock, 1.5 meters wide and up to 70 meters long), going vertically downwards into the ground. There are 240 pits that bring questions of who could have spared the time to dig all these pits. Animals seem to keep away from this place, and the people who dared to go down into the depths of the pits, said that they were overcome with inexplicable horror. Approximate arriving time is 21:00. Dinner and overnight at Raja Hotel.
After breakfast we drive to Semiliki National Park crossing Rwenzori Mountains (60km). This impressive range includes the third highest mountain in Africa, Mt. Stanely which includes snow-capped Margherita peak (5109m). Semuliki National Park sprawls across the floor of the Semliki Valley on the remote, western side of the Rwenzori. We are going to have a walk in Semiliki tropical jungles. The most captivating attractions here are the extraordinary panoramas, hot springs, bird watching, and primate viewing. We can boil food (eggs, bananas and cassava) in hot spring, a natural boiler, and eat it for a lunch! Leopards live in a park, but it is hard to see them, because they are nocturnal. But we certainly can see a lot of primates like white and black colobus and baboons. After trekking, we visit a village of pygmies and watch their dancing. Then we drive to Kasese , arrival time is 19:00, overnight in International Rwenzori.
After breakfast we drive to Kasese, and then we enjoy a morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Expect to see the famous Big Five; Elephants, Buffalos, Lions, Bush bucks, Kobs, Giant forest hog, Hyenas, Waterbucks and Warthogs. In the afternoon we will cross the amazing Kazinga channel and forward to Ishasha Plains, that is well known for its tree-climbing lion population. Around 20:00 we arrive to Kihihi for overnight in Suba Motel.
We drive forward to Lake Bunyonyi located in Kigezi region. This amazing Lake formed about 8,000 years ago as a result of a lava flow from local craters which blocked off the Ndego River at present day Muko to create a natural dam. It is probably nowhere greater than 45m deep, the second deepest lake in Africa. We will have a canoe (or motor boat) trip to Bushara Island. Approximate arriving time is 20:00. Accommodation in cottages.
We will spend whole day in the island. There are a lot of activities available here: swimming, sailing to other islands of Lake Bunyonyi by canoe (27 islands), bird watching (crested crane - a symbol of Uganda) , butterfly watching, visiting caves, meet people from a friendly Bakiga tribe, getting acquainted with the work of local blacksmiths, etc. Overnight in Bushara Island.
We will cross Uganda-Congo border through Bunaganga and drive to Goma. We will have a break in La Brise Hotel located near Lake Kivu. At 17:00 we will enjoy city tour in Goma and buy Congolese souvenirs. This day we will make all necessary preparations for the next day hike on top Volcano Nyiragongo: arrange permits, buying food, etc.
Note. You need to show your Yellow Fewer Vaccination Certificate! It is rather cold on the top of volcano.
Volcano Nyiragongo climbing. Trekking to the top takes approximately 5-6 hours to climb there. But on the top we will enjoy fantastic views of nature and boiling lava in the crater of the volcano. Nyiragongo is 3470m high volcano—one of the most active volcanoes on the planet. The volcano is famous for persistent lava lake activity in its huge summit crater. Such lakes are currently only observed from few volcanoes. Accommodation at cottages on the top of volcano
Note. Don’t forget to take thick soles shoes and warm clothes, it is rather cold on the top.
After breakfast we will forward to Kibati village crossing lava lake, and then we will come back to Goma and have a rest there. Accommodation at the hotel "La Brise" (around 12:00 ). Rest time
At 5:30 am we will get breakfast and switch on to Virunga National Park, where at 7.00 we will meet tour guides lead us for mountain gorillas tracking. The walk may take up to 6-7hours, that depends on the weather gorillas family location. But, for sure, meeting with these animals become a remarkable event and you will remember it for a lifetime! In the evening we will cross the Ugandan border and drive to the city Kabale. Overnight at the hotel "Cepha's Inn" (arriving time is around 20.00)
We will drive to Jinja. We make a stop in the Equator for photos and watching water experiments, and buy some souvenirs. Overnight in Brisk Hotel located on Lake Victoria.
On this day we shall have rafting across the Nile with professional guides who know how to have fun and take safety. Rafting across the Nile covering a distance of 31km with 6 rapids whereby between them it is possible to swim and observe numerous beautiful birds in the vicinity and then have dinner at the island. Here we offer you a wonderful opportunity whereby you have a variety of activities to choose from in case you do not participate in rafting. Among these activities we have visiting the source of the Great Nile, we also have the visit to the place where the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi have been dispelled and then a boat ride to one of the Islets of Lake Victoria. But believe us! Rafting on the rapids’ of the Nile is a mad beauty of the great River Nile a!! Farewell dinner in 4 Penguins Hotel and transfer to the airport.
2700 USD per person (2 people group)
2400 USD per person (4 people group)
2150 USD per person (6 people group)
1890 USD per person (8-14 people group)
1. Residing in double rooms (300 USD extra charges for Single room).
3. All movements within the limits of the program, park guides and security
4. Entrances to national parks
5. Crossing the Nile by a boat and ferry on Murchison falls
6. Pygmies dancing
7. Volcano Nyiragongo climbing, park guides and security
8. Motor boat in Lake Kivu
9. Water experiments in the Equator
1. International air fare.
2. Uganda and Congo visas (200 USD)
3. Lunch and dinner approximately 15-20 USD a day.
4. Nile rafting (125 USD)
5. Gorillas tracking (500 USD)
Note: Yellow Fewer Vaccination is required
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