10 Days Uganda Congo Primate & Wildlife Safari

Overview of the 10 Days Uganda Congo Primate & Wildlife Safari

The 10 Days Uganda Rwanda Congo Primate & Wildlife Safari starts in Kigali Rwanda and ends in Entebbe Uganda. The safari features primate encounter including double Mountain Gorilla trekking in Congo and Uganda and Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park, extensive wild game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park along with majestic Kazinga Channel launch cruise, the historical tour to the Gisozi genocide memorial and recreational encounter along Nile River in Jinja.

Safari Highlight of the 9 Days Uganda Congo Primate & Wildlife Safari

Day 1: Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport & transfer to the Hotel

Day 2: Do Kigali City tour including Gisozi genocide memorial and Kigali markets & transfer to Goma Congo

Day 3: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Congo in DR Congo & transfer to Gisenyi

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Np, Sightseeing in Virunga Volcanoes & Kigezi Highlands

Day 5: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Np & relax

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Do game drive in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions

Day 7: Do Morning game drive in Kasenyi Sector, afternoon Kazinga Channel launch cruise & evening game drive along the channel track

Day 8: Transfer to Kibale National Park & do Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Np in the afternoon

Day 9: Relaxed breakfast & transfer to Kampala. Optional tour to Amabere caves and Fort Portal Crater Lake hike

Day 10: Do Jinja Trip; visit Ssezibwa Falls & Boat to the source of the Nile. Night departure from Entebbe

  • Day 1: Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport & transfer to the Hotel

    Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport and transfer to the hotel for relaxation and overnight

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Flame Tree Hotel

    Luxury: Hotel Mille Collines

  • Day 2: Do Kigali City tour including Gisozi genocide memorial and Kigali markets & transfer to Goma Congo

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel in Kigali after which you undertake Kigali city tour exploring the historical landscapes including the Kigali genocide memorial at Gisozi to gain an insight of what transpired in the 1994 genocide, Kigali markets, the art studio and other impressive city features after which you transfer to Goma Congo crossing the border in the afternoon. The views of the hills of Rwanda are fascinating before being welcomed by the resort town of Gisenyi on Lake Kivu and the great chain of Virunga Volcanoes.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Hotel Ihusi Goma

    Luxury: Mikeno Lodge

  • Day 3: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Congo in DR Congo & transfer to Gisenyi

    Gather at the designated point depending on the location of the Mountain Gorillas and embark on the trek traversing the jungle of Congo in search of the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas. Virunga National Park is part of the greater Virunga massif which incorporates Rwanda’s Volcanoes and Uganda’s Mgahinga sheltering a population of 480 Mountain Gorillas. The moment with the gorillas is limited to one (1) hour after which you retreat from the activity and transfer to Gisenyi Lake Kivu for relaxation, dinner and overnight

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Hotel Paladis Malahide

    Luxury: Serena Resort Lake Kivu

  • Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Np, Sightseeing in Virunga Volcanoes & Kigezi Highlands

    After a relaxed breakfast, embark on the transfer to Uganda passing through the scenic Virunga Volcanoes – the chain of eight volcanoes straddling from Uganda through Rwanda to Democratic Republic of Congo.  You cross at Chanica border, drive through Kisoro town and proceed to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Gorilla Mist Camp

    Luxury: Haven Lodge Buhoma

  • Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Do game drive in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions

    Settle for breakfast and depart the lodge at 7am driving to Queen Elizabeth National Park 218km from Ruhija and 160km from Buhoma.  The 2-hour game drive will be made in Ishasha sector to the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park in search of the famous tree climbing lions and other wild game. Its an amazing experience viewing and taking photos of the Lions lying comfortably on the branches of trees overlooking their prey down in the plains. Proceed to upper Queen and spend the evening relaxing at the lodge

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge

    Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge – Deluxe rooms

  • Day 6 - Central Serengeti – Unlimited game drive

    The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti. Predators include lions, leopards (in the acacia trees) and cheetahs are seeing in this great park. During the short rainy season in November and December the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return up central heading west. As the migration is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls, the location of the herds may vary from year to year.

    After a full day wandering through the Serengeti central plains, you will head back to you camp for evening leisure and hot dinner.

    Accommodation: Kati Kati Tented Camp (Full Board) Midrange

  • Day 7: Do Morning game drive in Kasenyi Sector, afternoon Kazinga Channel launch cruise & evening game drive along the channel track

    Settle for breakfast at 6:30am and transfer to the park to start at the game drive at 7am. The savannah plains of Kasenyi sector offers incredible chances of viewing a range of wild game including four of the Big five namely; Elephants, Buffaloes, Lions & Buffaloes, other wild game such as Defassa waterbucks, spotted hyena, Topis among others. The game drive lasts 3 – 4 hours.  Drive to Mweya peninsular for hot lunch at Tembo restaurant before gathering at Mweya jetty for an afternoon Kazinga Channel boat ride departing at 2pm. The majestic Kazinga Channel boat cruise lasts for 2 hours offering good recreational moments, likely views of Nile crocodiles, Hippos, bird species on the shores and wild game drinking on the shores. From the boat, you do an evening game drive along the channel track for more wild game viewing possibilities.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge

    Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge – Deluxe rooms

  • Day 8: Transfer to Kibale National Park & do Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Np in the afternoon

    Depart the lodge at 7am after breakfast for Kibale National Park 157km about 3 hours’ drive enjoying the views of Rwenzori Mountains dubbed the legendary Mountains of the moon.  Gather at Kanyanchu Tourism centre at 2pm for an afternoon Chimpanzee trekking experience traversing the forest for 2 – 5 hours with incredible sights of lush flora, beautiful birds (375 bird species) and other primate species (13 primates thrive in Kibale). You spend one hour with Chimpanzees, view them as they forage and socialize which is also a good moment for photoshoots. Retreat from the activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp – en suite Safari tent

    Luxury:  Primate Lodge – Luxury Cottages

  • Day 9: Relaxed breakfast & transfer to Kampala. Optional tour to Amabere caves and Fort Portal Crater Lake hike

    Settle for breakfast after which you transfer to Kampala enjoying the views of the countryside landscapes. Optional activities in Fort Portal area before transferring to Kampala include; the visit to Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves for heritage experience and the hike to the Fort Portal crater field with incredible sights of various explosion crater lakes and hollows or engage in cycling in Mpanga Tea estates.

    Accommodation:

    Midrange: Cassia Lodge

    Luxury: Speke Resort Munyonyo

  • Day 10: Do Jinja Trip; visit Ssezibwa Falls & Boat to the source of the Nile. Night departure

    Explore the source of River Nile – world’s longest River but the journey that takes you there is beyond the ordinary.  It involves the visit to the scenic Ssezibwa Falls which also has rich cultural attachment to the Kingdom of Buganda and a forest walk in Mabira Forest Walk – the largest central forest reserve in Uganda. Upon arrival in Jinja, you take up a boat ride to the source of the Nile exploring the site where the Nile River marks its 90 days journey to Mediterranean Sea through the tropics and the great Sahara Desert.

    End of the 10 Days Uganda Congo Primate & Wildlife Safari

Safari Overview and Highlights

Overview of the 10 Days Uganda Congo Primate & Wildlife Safari

The 10 Days Uganda Rwanda Congo Primate & Wildlife Safari starts in Kigali Rwanda and ends in Entebbe Uganda. The safari features primate encounter including double Mountain Gorilla trekking in Congo and Uganda and Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park, extensive wild game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park along with majestic Kazinga Channel launch cruise, the historical tour to the Gisozi genocide memorial and recreational encounter along Nile River in Jinja.

Safari Highlight of the 9 Days Uganda Congo Primate & Wildlife Safari

Day 1: Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport & transfer to the Hotel

Day 2: Do Kigali City tour including Gisozi genocide memorial and Kigali markets & transfer to Goma Congo

Day 3: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Congo in DR Congo & transfer to Gisenyi

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Np, Sightseeing in Virunga Volcanoes & Kigezi Highlands

Day 5: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Np & relax

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Do game drive in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions

Day 7: Do Morning game drive in Kasenyi Sector, afternoon Kazinga Channel launch cruise & evening game drive along the channel track

Day 8: Transfer to Kibale National Park & do Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Np in the afternoon

Day 9: Relaxed breakfast & transfer to Kampala. Optional tour to Amabere caves and Fort Portal Crater Lake hike

Day 10: Do Jinja Trip; visit Ssezibwa Falls & Boat to the source of the Nile. Night departure from Entebbe

Detailed Itinerary
  • Day 1: Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport & transfer to the Hotel

    Arrive in Rwanda – Kigali International Airport and transfer to the hotel for relaxation and overnight

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Flame Tree Hotel

    Luxury: Hotel Mille Collines

  • Day 2: Do Kigali City tour including Gisozi genocide memorial and Kigali markets & transfer to Goma Congo

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel in Kigali after which you undertake Kigali city tour exploring the historical landscapes including the Kigali genocide memorial at Gisozi to gain an insight of what transpired in the 1994 genocide, Kigali markets, the art studio and other impressive city features after which you transfer to Goma Congo crossing the border in the afternoon. The views of the hills of Rwanda are fascinating before being welcomed by the resort town of Gisenyi on Lake Kivu and the great chain of Virunga Volcanoes.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Hotel Ihusi Goma

    Luxury: Mikeno Lodge

  • Day 3: Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Congo in DR Congo & transfer to Gisenyi

    Gather at the designated point depending on the location of the Mountain Gorillas and embark on the trek traversing the jungle of Congo in search of the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas. Virunga National Park is part of the greater Virunga massif which incorporates Rwanda’s Volcanoes and Uganda’s Mgahinga sheltering a population of 480 Mountain Gorillas. The moment with the gorillas is limited to one (1) hour after which you retreat from the activity and transfer to Gisenyi Lake Kivu for relaxation, dinner and overnight

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Hotel Paladis Malahide

    Luxury: Serena Resort Lake Kivu

  • Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Np, Sightseeing in Virunga Volcanoes & Kigezi Highlands

    After a relaxed breakfast, embark on the transfer to Uganda passing through the scenic Virunga Volcanoes – the chain of eight volcanoes straddling from Uganda through Rwanda to Democratic Republic of Congo.  You cross at Chanica border, drive through Kisoro town and proceed to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Gorilla Mist Camp

    Luxury: Haven Lodge Buhoma

  • Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Do game drive in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions

    Settle for breakfast and depart the lodge at 7am driving to Queen Elizabeth National Park 218km from Ruhija and 160km from Buhoma.  The 2-hour game drive will be made in Ishasha sector to the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park in search of the famous tree climbing lions and other wild game. Its an amazing experience viewing and taking photos of the Lions lying comfortably on the branches of trees overlooking their prey down in the plains. Proceed to upper Queen and spend the evening relaxing at the lodge

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge

    Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge – Deluxe rooms

  • Day 6 - Central Serengeti – Unlimited game drive

    The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti. Predators include lions, leopards (in the acacia trees) and cheetahs are seeing in this great park. During the short rainy season in November and December the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return up central heading west. As the migration is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls, the location of the herds may vary from year to year.

    After a full day wandering through the Serengeti central plains, you will head back to you camp for evening leisure and hot dinner.

    Accommodation: Kati Kati Tented Camp (Full Board) Midrange

  • Day 7: Do Morning game drive in Kasenyi Sector, afternoon Kazinga Channel launch cruise & evening game drive along the channel track

    Settle for breakfast at 6:30am and transfer to the park to start at the game drive at 7am. The savannah plains of Kasenyi sector offers incredible chances of viewing a range of wild game including four of the Big five namely; Elephants, Buffaloes, Lions & Buffaloes, other wild game such as Defassa waterbucks, spotted hyena, Topis among others. The game drive lasts 3 – 4 hours.  Drive to Mweya peninsular for hot lunch at Tembo restaurant before gathering at Mweya jetty for an afternoon Kazinga Channel boat ride departing at 2pm. The majestic Kazinga Channel boat cruise lasts for 2 hours offering good recreational moments, likely views of Nile crocodiles, Hippos, bird species on the shores and wild game drinking on the shores. From the boat, you do an evening game drive along the channel track for more wild game viewing possibilities.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge

    Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge – Deluxe rooms

  • Day 8: Transfer to Kibale National Park & do Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Np in the afternoon

    Depart the lodge at 7am after breakfast for Kibale National Park 157km about 3 hours’ drive enjoying the views of Rwenzori Mountains dubbed the legendary Mountains of the moon.  Gather at Kanyanchu Tourism centre at 2pm for an afternoon Chimpanzee trekking experience traversing the forest for 2 – 5 hours with incredible sights of lush flora, beautiful birds (375 bird species) and other primate species (13 primates thrive in Kibale). You spend one hour with Chimpanzees, view them as they forage and socialize which is also a good moment for photoshoots. Retreat from the activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

    Accommodation

    Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp – en suite Safari tent

    Luxury:  Primate Lodge – Luxury Cottages

  • Day 9: Relaxed breakfast & transfer to Kampala. Optional tour to Amabere caves and Fort Portal Crater Lake hike

    Settle for breakfast after which you transfer to Kampala enjoying the views of the countryside landscapes. Optional activities in Fort Portal area before transferring to Kampala include; the visit to Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves for heritage experience and the hike to the Fort Portal crater field with incredible sights of various explosion crater lakes and hollows or engage in cycling in Mpanga Tea estates.

    Accommodation:

    Midrange: Cassia Lodge

    Luxury: Speke Resort Munyonyo

  • Day 10: Do Jinja Trip; visit Ssezibwa Falls & Boat to the source of the Nile. Night departure

    Explore the source of River Nile – world’s longest River but the journey that takes you there is beyond the ordinary.  It involves the visit to the scenic Ssezibwa Falls which also has rich cultural attachment to the Kingdom of Buganda and a forest walk in Mabira Forest Walk – the largest central forest reserve in Uganda. Upon arrival in Jinja, you take up a boat ride to the source of the Nile exploring the site where the Nile River marks its 90 days journey to Mediterranean Sea through the tropics and the great Sahara Desert.

    End of the 10 Days Uganda Congo Primate & Wildlife Safari

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