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25Days – Uganda & Rwanda “off the Beaten Path Trails”, Primates, Wildlife

This 25 Days start in Entebbe and end in Kigali International Airport. Meet eye to eye with the amazing Gorillas and chimpanzees of Uganda in their natural habitat, one of Africa's major highlights. This close encounter with these amazing apes is simply breathtaking. Also get a close encounter with other diverse African wildlife, beautiful landscapes, and amazing culture and if you are a keen Birder, this is the place to be. Experience the wonder of the World’s reknown Murchison Falls as it squeezes through the narrow gorge commonly known as the Devils Calderon!

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $6745 - $9945
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 20+ days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Rwanda Rwanda , Uganda Uganda
Parks visited: Volcanoes, Bwindi Impenetrable, Kibale, Mgahinga, Queen Elizabeth, Semuliki, Murchison Falls, Lake Mburo , Kidepo Valley
Activity level: Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
  • Night drive
  • Cultural
  • Boating
Day1: Arrive in Entebbe Day2: Transfer to Kampala, boda boda tour highlights of Kampala (Namirembe Cathedral, Lubiri Palace, Rubaga Cathedral, Gaddaffi Mosque, Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, Bahai Temple, Amin's torture chamber, Bulange Mengo (Buganda's parliament) Day3: Morning transfer to Jinja – visit source of the Nile gardens, Mahatma Gandhi Monument, Speke Monument, war cemetery, Owen Falls dam – Enjoy Afternoon 3hour bike tour with the bike ventures company team and visit Kilombero weavers Day4: Drive to Kumi to visit Nyero rock paintings & transfer to Sipi Falls for a Sundowner hike to viewpoint Day5: Hike 3-falls, visit the caves – Later enjoy abseiling on the cliffs and late afternoon coffee tour Day6: Drive to Moroto; hike Mt Moroto to visit Tepeth tribe communities & enjoy the scenery Day7: Drive to Kotido to visit Wednesday cattle market, Nakapelimoru (the biggest Manyatta community) & Kalikruk Day8: Drive to Kidepo - Morning Game drives to the Narus Valley & Kanangorok hot springs in search of Leopard Tortoises and afternoon walk to Rionomde rock walk Day9: Excursion to the Ik tribe - hike Mount Morungule Day10: Drive to Murchison Falls Day11: Early morning game drive the northern bank of river Nile (including Belugi circuit & queen's track, hippo point) visit Nyamisika Cliffs – sundowner cruise to the falls, disembark & walk to the top of the falls Day12: Early drive to Ziwa (with a quick stop at Karuma Falls) Make sure you arrive at 8h & 10hrs best hours to track the white rhino – Drive to Hoima to visit Mparo tombs & Karuzika palace Day13: Drive to Fort Portal – Afternoon classic Crater lakes tour Day14: Morning vanilla tour and early afternoon Transfer to Kalinzu forest with a stopover at the Rubona basket weaver association, Kataara Women's Poverty Alleviation Group and at the equator – crown your day with Kyambura viewpoint Day15: Morning Chimp tracking in Kalinzu forest – afternoon crater drive to Lake Katwe & Katwe guided community walk Day16: Early morning game drive to the Kasenyi lion mating plains, drive through the Janet track, Kaguta track among others – Afternoon Kazinga channel boat ride into Lake Edward, crown the day with night game drive Day17: Early morning drive to Ishasha sector, in time for game drive tree climbing lions – visit river Ntungwe and Kameme Village Day18: Drive to Bwindi impenetrable National Park preferably Rushaga sector Day19: Morning Gorilla tracking – Afternoon drive to the South, enroute visit Shozi caves Day20: Morning golden monkey habituation – Afternoon transfer to Lake Bunyonyi Day21: Visit Rutinda market, enjoy the dugout canoe visiting lakes' islands & local communities Day22: Transfer to Butare – enjoy the Banana Beer experience with the Red Rocks Day23: Morning Hike to Diana Fossey Grave – Visit to Ibyacu Umbrella Village Day24: Transfer to Kigali Via the Nyanza Kings Palace - Transfer to Kigali for an afternoon Cooking Class with Nyamirambo women group. Day25: Morning Visit to Genocide Rwanda Museum and transfer to the Airport for Outbound Flight Back Home

Day1: Arrival in Entebbe

Meet and greet at Entebbe International Airport where your Uganda self-drive private Adventure Safari starts by our representative who will warmly welcome you and facilitate seamless arrival formalities. 

Depending on the time of arrival you are advised to have money Changed on this day and time allowing you may go for city tour with the help of our driver/guide, visit the shopping Malls around town and craft villages to get items which you may need while in upcountry.

 

Overnight: Viavia Guest House

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

 

Day2: Transfer to Kampala, boda boda tour highlights of Kampala (Namirembe Cathedral, Lubiri Palace, Rubaga Cathedral, Gaddaffi Mosque, Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, Bahai Temple, Amin's torture chamber, Bulange Mengo (Buganda's parliament)

Have Breakfast, Drive with your Guide to Kampala, meet the Boda boda Team & visit the Christian worship centre Cathedrals of Namirembe or Rubaga (You can visit both Depending on the Time) They stand spectacular on a  beautiful hill overlooking Kampala City. We will later take you through Bulange Mengo, Buganda’s Parliament which is dominated by a Representation of the Colonial era as well as the 50+ Clans which are represented by their Totems.

Here you will anxiously proceed through a 1 Km stretch Milo Land that leads to the Mengo Old Lubiri Palace; where you will view over 50+ tree species each representing a Clan in Buganda. On Reaching the Palace, you will listen to the political History that led to the abandonment of the Palace by the Previous King and later visit President Amini Dadas Torture Chambers that are enveloped within the Palace Premises.

 

You will visit the Kasubi Tombs to close your cultural Trail – here you will come across a site local guide who will take you through the Culture of the Buganda, How the Previous Kings were buried and how they treated their subjects as well as how many women each King Married and how many are said to be still alive!

 

Depending on the Time, you may pass via the Baha’i Temple which is the biggest and the headquarters of Bahai faith in Africa. It seats on one of the spectacular hills overlooking Kampala City with the rolling beautiful terraces envelope beautiful forests and orchards that attract so many species of birds Including the spectacular Great Blue Turaco as you proceed to Namugongo for a visit to both the protestant and catholic shrine , you will meet the local guide too  who will delightfully take you around and share with you the delicate past that led to the killing of the Innocent  Subjects by King Mwanga who never liked Christianity to prevail.

 

Finally crown your day with the Hike at Gaddaffi Mosque – The Biggest Mosque in East Africa the was donated to the Moslem community by Muamar Gaddaffi the late ex-President of Libya. The Mosque has Kampala’s Tallest Tower where one can hike and stand to view the both the Villas and slums that all stand on the over 22 rolling hills that make up Kampala from the Original seven Hills.

 

Overnight: Ivory Castle

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

 

Day3: Morning transfer to Jinja – visit source of the Nile gardens, Mahatma Gandhi Monument, Speke Monument, war cemetery, Owen Falls dam – Enjoy Afternoon 3hour bike tour with the bike ventures company team and visit Kilombero weavers

Transfer to Jinja known as the adventure Capital of Uganda with a variety of different Adrenaline filled activities to choose from.  On reaching Jinja, enjoy a Boat Safari to visit the source of the Nile gardens, Mahatma Ghandi Monument as well John Hanning Speke Monument where he stood at The point where the Nile starts to spread to Miles – You May Try out to sample some fish at your expense while at the source of the Nile as well prepare for great photo exercise as this is the best place for bird watching.  Proceed to Owen Falls Dam and later to The Jinja war Cemetery.

 

After Lunch, Cycle through Communities which is one of the ways to mix with the Communities, learn and enjoy our Culture. You may ride along the Bujagali road where you will have an opportunity to visit Kilombero weavers. You may customize your itinerary with the help of the team that day and later you crown your day at the Weavers.

 

Overnight: Nile River Camp (Safari Tents)

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

 

Day4: Drive to Kumi to visit Nyero rock paintings & transfer to Sipi Falls for a Sundowner hike to viewpoint

Have breakfast and immediately transfer further to the eastern part of Uganda Kumi District, Proceed just by the little village of Nyero you will discover 3 Rock Cave Shelters where you will view some of the oldest rock paintings in Uganda dating back to the Iron Age – If you have an interest in archeology! Nyero Ancient Rock Paintings Caves are a best site to be visited for the History. Meet the Natives of the Place who are the Present day Iteso though they are not believed to have been the people who drew the pictures that make up the Nyero Rock Paintings as well there are no written records as to who did.  However, some tales reveal that Batwa like people lived in the area before the Iteso People and therefore they are the one’s responsible for the paintings though there are no record of them hence remains a

Mystery!

 

Later Transfer to Sipi Falls for a guided sundowner hike to the view point where you are most Likely to have the best views of the falls, part of the Mountain Elgon Peak and ranges, Iteso Plains and part of the Karamojong Plains plains and most romantically you will watch the sun setting as the rays disappear through the rocks, cliffs, caves and green platatntions.

 

Overnight: Sipi River Lodge 

Meal Plan: Full Baord

 

Day5: Hike 3-falls, visit the caves – Later enjoy abseiling on the cliffs and late afternoon coffee tour

Arise early morning and enjoy the sun rise on the plains- Have breakfast and a morning unforgettable guided hike and nature walk, we shall tackle three falls that make up Sipi. The visit of the three falls involves hiking a trail network that is characterized by a steep and Slippery path, mud on rainy days, climbing ladders and going through farms as well as Checking on caves. 

 

After a Hot Lunch enjoys Abseiling at the Falls with a site guide - It is this adventurous already – this will lead you to great views of the surrounding vegetation-clad valleys, caves and Mountains with a view of the Karamojong plains, view several birds.

 

Finally for the day, have guided coffee tour with a site guide where you will be taken through plantations to learn about how coffee is plantated and later you will be taken where it is processes and you will be showed the process before planting to consuming it.

 

Overnight: Sipi River Lodge 

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day6: Drive to Moroto; hike Mt Moroto to visit Tepeth tribe communities & enjoy the scenery

Have Breakfast and Transfer to Moroto where you will have a guided hike Mount Moroto – here you will have the best view of Karamojong Plains, you will later proceed with a guided visit to the Tepeth tribe who are said to be the original settlers of the Karamoja planes. They were socially hunters and food/fruit gatherers but later, due to famine caused by decline in Wildlife

Population in 1970 and early 80s as well as increase in human population, they later adapted Agro-pastoralism to boost on the way of living in their livelihoods.

 

Overnight: Kara –Tunga Guest House 

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

 

Day7: Drive to Kotido to visit Wednesday cattle market, Nakapelimoru (the biggest Manyatta community) & Kalikruk

Have breakfast and drive to Kotido reaching by 9:00 o’clock for the Cattle Market Visit. You will mix in the drama of selling and buying and all negotiations. You will later have a community visit to the biggest Community Manayattas in Kotido where you will enjoy the Comical hair Styles and body Tattoos - The Nakapelimoru community seats on the Nakipel which is the Largest group of rural housing in East Africa. It will give you an insight of the Karamojong backward culture and their way of life and it’s a mountain hike with astonishing view on Karamoja savannah. Thereafter a village visit and contact with the people.

 

You may crown your day with a climb to Kalikruk rock, which is a climbing rock just outside Kotido; here you can watch the sun setting!

 

Overnight: Karamoja Arts 

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

 

Day8: Drive to Kidepo - Morning Game drives to the Narus Valley & Kanangorok hot springs in search of Leopard Tortoises and afternoon walk to Rionomde rock walk

Morning Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park, enjoy an Afternoon Game Drive driving through Narus Valley via the Palm tree lined Kidepo river in search for Leopard tortoise, lions, cheetah, Zebra, Waterbuck, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Warthogs, Patas monkeys and big herds of Buffalo leading to the Kanangorok Hot springs, You will have an afternoon guided safari walk to Rionomde Rock returning late afternoon at The Lodge.

 

Overnight: Kidepo Savannah Lodge 

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day9: Excursion to the Ik tribe - hike Mount Morungule

Spend the Day with the Ik people in Morungule Mountain.  They are the ethnic group numbering about 10,000 people living in the Morungule Mountain of northeastern Uganda near the border with Kenya.  The Ik were displaced from their land to create the Kidepo Valley National Park and consequently suffered extreme famine due to the raids they suffered from their tribe’s mates. The Ik are subsistence farmers who grind their own grain and are very remote and very interesting socially, they live in small villages arranged in clusters, which comprise the total community with each village surrounded by an outer wall.

 

Overnight: Kidepo Savannah Lodge 

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day10: Drive to Murchison Falls

Have breakfast and another Early Morning Game drive and transfer to Murchison Falls National park. You will stopover for lunch in a selected restaurant at your own expense reaching early afternoon for dinner at the Lodge

 

Overnight: Fort Murchison 

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day11: Early morning game drive the northern bank of river Nile (including Belugi circuit & queen's track, hippo point) visit Nyamisika Cliffs – sundowner cruise to the falls, disembark & walk to the top of the falls

Arise very early in the morning for your guided game drive on the northern bank of the River Nile in your open-roof vehicle which will give you an excellent opportunity to view and photograph the diverse wildlife. Your guide will help you spot elephant, lion, cape buffalo, Roth child’s giraffe, hartebeest, waterbuck, oribi, bushbuck, bohor reed buck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard. 

 

After lunch, go for a 3:300 guided sundowner 3hrs return boat cruise upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just few of meters from the ‘Devil’s Cauldron’, Marvel at the schools of hippos, crocodiles and over the 17km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob. This is also the zone of many birds, species like goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork.

 

After taking shorts of the photogenic Murchison Falls, you will continue with a guided top of the falls where you will have the amazing view of the falls! See where the Nile -world's longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft  in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into frothing pool 43m below. Later, return to your lodge and relax in the evening.

 

Overnight: Fort Murchison 

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day12: Early drive to Ziwa (with a quick stop at Karuma Falls) Make sure you arrive at 8h & 10hrs best hours to track the white rhino – Drive to Hoima to visit Mparo tombs & Karuzika palace

Have breakfast and drive to the Rhino Sanctuary for an opportunity to trek Rhinos.  There are15 Rhinos which were reintroduced after their extinction in the 1970s through poaching.  A local ranger guide will lead you on foot to an up-close encounter with the rhinos and it may take about 1 and half hours while on the guided tracking exercise. You will immediately drive to Hoima with a stopover for lunch in a selected restaurant.

 

Drive to Hoima for a guided visit to Mparo Tombs to have a share of Bunyoro’s Culture and History! The site located about three kilometers from Hoima town on Masindi road where Bunyoro’s great King Omukama Kabalega and his son Omukama Sir Tito Winyi are buried. The site also has graves for the Queen Mothers and other royals. The tombs sit on a six-acre piece of land enclosed in a perimeter wall, erected by the UPDF during renovation in 2008. In front of the site is a monument erected to mark the day King Kabalega met explorer Dr. Emin Pasha in September 1877. You will be met by a Local guide who will share the History and Culture of Bunyoro – All these and artifacts on Kabalega grave, make Mparo a place of cultural importance and a major tourist potential in the Country.

 

Overnight: Kontik Hotel

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

 

13: Drive to Fort Portal – Afternoon classic Crater lakes tour

Have breakfast and Transfer to Fort portal through verdant home steads and tea estates, you will reach early to have an optional visit to the palace of Tooro depending on your time of arrival in fort portal. Have early Lunch in a selected restaurant and later you will meet and greet with Noah or his team representative from Uganda crater lakes Tours. You will drive to the starting point at kabata around Ndali Lodge which is about 25km from Fort portal town.

 

Here you will start your crater exploration excursion of beautiful Kasenda crater lakes region which covers over nine crater lakes including the dried 80meter lava pipe, community experience and different viewpoints where you will be able to stand and view the beautiful surrounding. You will be able to encounter caves, beautiful waterfall and communities.

 

Overnight: Kluges Guest Farm

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day14: Morning vanilla tour and early afternoon Transfer to Kalinzu forest with a stopover at the Rubona basket weaver association, Kataara Women's Poverty Alleviation Group and at the equator – crown your day with Kyambura viewpoint

After breakfast, we will visit the Vanilla Farmer with the same team. Here we will practically learn how Vanilla is grown and theoretically learn how it is processed (however, there are no Expectations to buy already made).

 

Later transfer early transfer to Kalinzu Forest via Queen Elizabeth National Park. Kalinzu Forest in Western Uganda is one of those special places that you will always want to explore while in Queen Elizabeth Park and this was always an off the beaten tourist path for most visitors who come to Uganda – you can easily spend a full or half day in Kalinzu Forest Reserve Hiking, nature walks, birding, chimpanzee tracking and more all accessible from Queen Elizabeth National Park.

 

You will be able to stopover at the equator to perhaps watch the dances as well visit the Rubona Basket weaver association and the Kataara Womens Poverty alleviation group that has made the best use of the Elephant dung to make paper products, you will Crown your Day with a drive to Kyambura Gorge where you will have the best view of Queen Elizabeth National Park savannah which is a home over 95 mammal species and over 622 species of birds.

 

Overnight: Albertine Valley Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day15: Morning Chimp tracking in Kalinzu forest – afternoon crater drive to Lake Katwe & Katwe guided community walk

This morning, you will go for guided chimp tracking in Kalinzu Forest. Spend the Whole morning in the forest - Kalinzu Forest in Western Uganda is one of those special places that you will always want to explore while in Queen Elizabeth Park and this was always an off the beaten tourist path for most visitors who come to Uganda – you can easily spend a full or half day in Kalinzu Forest Reserve Hiking, nature walks, birding, chimpanzee tracking and more all accessible from Queen Elizabeth National Park.

 

Kalinzu Forest is home to over 414 species of trees, shrubs and in this forest, 379 species of birds which is an amazing treasure trove for birders. 378 Species of Birds call this their home including the Great Blue Turaco, Black and White Cascket, Cuckoos, and Sunbirds including the six species of Primates like the Blue Monkeys, Vervet Monkeys, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, and Chimpanzees. There are over 220 Chimpanzees and 70 plus of the total Chimpanzees have been habituated and can be tracked here at Kalinzu Forest Reserve. That is not all, 262 Butterflies, 97 Moths, Reptiles and Flowers can all be seen here!

 

Don’t forget to carry your rain gear, packed lunch, plenty of water, gloves, hat, and water proof bag for protection of your camera in case of rain

 

Later enjoy an afternoon guided Crater drive to the Katwe salt lake via Nyamunuka and Munyanyange crater lakes which are famously known for Flamingoes that seasonally come from Nakuru and Natron purposely for breeding purposes. You will lead to Katwe salt Lake where you will see how salt is mined locally by the locals. Enjoy a guided Community walk around Katwe before heading back to the Lodge.

 

Overnight: Albertine Valley Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day16: Early morning game drive to the Kasenyi lion mating plains, drive through the Janet track, Kaguta track among others – Afternoon Kazinga channel boat ride into Lake Edward, crown the day with night game drive

Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife.  Have an early morning game drive where you have an opportunity to view the massive Rwenzori as Backdrop, which provides excellent opportunities to spot lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephant, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, topi and bushbuck. The game drives and the boat trip are memorable methods of discovering a vast array of Ugandan wildlife. Be sure to have your camera ready for these amazing sightings!

 

Enjoy a hot lunch and later in the afternoon take a unique guided 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest Concentration of hippos and this launch/cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing.  The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous, with well over 550 resident species

 

Overnight: Albertine Valley Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day17: Early morning drive to Ishasha sector, in time for game drive tree climbing lions – visit river Ntungwe and Kameme Village

After your breakfast, pack-up your bags and transfer to Ishasha Plains, a Sector in Queen Elizabeth, enjoy the wilderness on a guided game drive, encounter its habitants that are highlighted by Uganda’s Tree Climbing Lions as well as numerous Birds and more Mammals.

 

Have lunch and an afternoon guided visit to Ishasha Ntungwe river and Kameme Village, you may visit the nearby school or market.

 

Overnight: Enjojo Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day18: Drive to Bwindi impenetrable National Park preferably Rushaga sector

After your early morning breakfast, pack-up your bags and drive through Ishasha plains for your final visit with the tree climbing lions and other wildlife before heading out of the Queen Elizabeth National Park and on to Bwindi.  The drive takes you through the Switzerland of Africa area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, arriving early for Lunch.

 

You will have an afternoon guided community walk around the Lodge which will sum up your days activity perfectly.

 

Overnight: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day19: Morning Gorilla tracking – Afternoon drive to the South, enroute visit Shozi caves

After an early breakfast depart to the starting point for briefing about your gorilla trekking adventure after which you will be led by experienced gorilla trackers on the slopes of the volcanoes. You will start from the site where the gorillas were encountered the day before and from here the gorilla tracking begins. Although the hike can be physically demanding, the anticipation of the exciting experience ahead is amazing, and the beauty of the gorilla forest and its inhabitants are fascinating. One of Africa’s major highlights is when you encounter these gentle apes. It is a humbling experience to stand just meters from man’s distant cousins as they eat rest, play and bond with their young ones. Follow the mountain gorillas as they range freely in the impenetrable forest, and discover their gorgeous natural habitual and the many species they share it with. You are allowed an hour with the gorillas before finally sloping down back to your lodge.

 

Transfer to Kisoro with a stopover at Shozi Caves, a Local Guide will take You through the stories and Transfer to the Lodge at The Foothills of Mgahinga.

 

Don’t forget to carry your rain gear, packed lunch, plenty of water, gloves, hat, and water proof bag for protection of your camera in case of rain

 

Overnight: Travellers Rest Hotel

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day20: Morning golden monkey habituation – Afternoon transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After an early breakfast you may depart to the starting point for briefing about your Golden monkey Experience – after which you will be led to the forest ending your exercise at Mgahinga platform for a viewing Experience.

 

Have lunch and drive to Lake Bunyonyi which has breathtaking scenery. Spend the night overlooking Uganda deepest lake, where you may try your hand at paddling at dugout canoe, or eating fresh water crayfish

 

Overnight: Birds Nest

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day21: Visit Rutinda market, enjoy the dugout canoe visiting lakes' islands & local communities

Today you will relax the whole Day at the resort or you may speak to the manager about activities you wish to do at your expense.

 

Such as you may proceed with a site guide on the Speed Boat and visit 4-5 distant Islands on Lake Bunyonyi which includes the Banishment Island, upside down island among others at an extra Fee.

 

You will return to have lunch and later you may still join a one hour sunset cruise where you are encouraged to bring your cameras, snacks and drinks as you encounter breath taking sceneries at your expense. This will help you close up your Day Perfectly.

 

 

Overnight: Birds Nest

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day22: Transfer to Butare – enjoy the Banana Beer experience with the Red Rocks

Early morning, we will drive to Musanze to head to the village where you will learn how to grow bananas, their species, ripening process, demonstration of making beer. The banana beer is manufactured from fermentation of mashed bananas and roasted Sorghum flour is added as a source of wild yeast. You will visit different families for historical background of homemade beer and further demonstration. You will end the tour by visiting a local pub where banana beer and other local homemade beer are being served and enjoy interacting with local people.

 

Overnight: Mountain Gorilla Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day23: Morning Hike to Diana Fossey Grave – Visit to Ibyacu Umbrella Village

After breakfast, Transfer to Volcanoes National Park and Proceed with the trail head to access the karisoke research Camp which is about 10 minutes from the park boundary Trekking to the Dian Fossey’s grave takes about one and half to 2 hour hike which too rewards you with good views of forest hogs, forest elephants, a variety of primates and bird species. This hike is an incredible experience physically, emotionally and intellectually. It is so inspiring to learn about someone who was so dedicated and left a legacy that exists even today. The hike involves moving through the forests and hiking up the slopes and therefore requires some relative degree of fitness and patience. At the site you will find the house from where Dian Fossey was mysteriously murdered in 1985 but the more peaceful is the place where she was buried just next to her favorite gorilla friend, Digit and about 20 other mountain gorillas either killed by poachers or suffered death for other reasons unknown.

 

After lunch in the Jungle lunch, hike to Ibyiwacu Community or Village which is a Profit Umbrella that that aims at improving the lives of Poachers or the Community through Community initiatives, supporting community development and livelihood based projects. Share their stories and Knowledge

 

Overnight: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Overnight: Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day24: Transfer to Kigali via the Nyanza Kings Palace - Transfer to Kigali for an afternoon Cooking Class with Nyamirambo women group.

After Breakfast, transfer to Nyanza Palace and see the reconstruction of the traditional royal residence, the King’s Palace is a beautifully-crafted thatched dwelling shaped like a beehive. In olden times, Nyanza was the heart of Rwanda. According to oral tradition, it was the site of battles and power struggles. For a long time, the monarchy was mobile, moving the court between various locations. When it eventually settled in one place, Nyanza was the obvious choice. The capital of the kingdom had as many as 2,000 inhabitants, and huts built with the same methods as seen here.

 

You will join a women group in Nyamirambo where you will go to the Market and return with the Food staffs – you will go through a Process to prepare local Dishes which you will enjoy at last.

 

Overnight: Flame Tree Village

Overnight: Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day25: Morning Visit to Genocide Rwanda Museum and transfer to the Airport for Outbound Flight Back Home

 

                                              Rate per Person Sharing

               Sole Traveler          2pax            3pax           4pax          5pax           6pax   

                    $9,945               $6,745           $6,295         $5,605       $5,600          $5,565

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • All ground transportation in A 4x4 pop up roof safari vehicle with Fuel
  • Accommodation based on per person sharing
  • Full time driver/guide with all his associated expenses
  • Park entrance Fees for visitors
  • Veh. Park Entrance Fees
  • Cultural Trails in Kampala
  • Religious Trails in Kampala
  • Market walks in Kampala
  • Meals as per the Itinerary
  • Chimpanzee Tracking Permit per person
  • Golden Monkey Habituation
  • Guided Bike adventure
  • Banana Beer experience
  • Coffee Tour
  • Gorilla Tracking
  • Community and Cultural Encounters
  • Guided Boat Safaris
  • Guided Cooking Classes
  • Guided Hike
  • Guided Game Drives
  • Guided Walking Safaris
  • White Water Rafting
  • Guided Hikes
  • Any other items included in the above itinerary

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • International Air tickets
  • Visas
  • Personal insurance
  • Meals enroute
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, telephone calls, etc
  • Any other items which are not included in the above itinerary

 

                                                    Thank you for Considering Us!

 

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Via via Guest House
  • Ivory Castle
  • Nile River Camp (Safari Tents)
  • Sipi River Lodge
  • Kara –Tunga Guest House
  • Karamoja Arts
  • Kidepo Savannah Lodge
  • Fort Murchison
  • Kontik Hotel
  • Kluges Guest Farm
  • Albertine Valley Lodge
  • Overnight: Enjojo Lodge
  • Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge
  • Travelers Rest Hotel
  • Birds Nest
  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
  • Flame Tree Village

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This 13-Day Prestigious Combined Uganda and Rwanda safari takes you across Uganda borders to Rwanda - famously k...

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This 4 Days – Gorilla Tracking Express starts in Entebbe International Airport and ends in Entebbe International...

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This 8 Days – Rwanda Primate Experience starts and ends in Kigali International Airport. Meet eye to eye with th...

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