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  • Atlas African Safaris

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Tour Description

Check out of the park and drive along lake Albert to the escarpment area for a great view of the great rift valley, continue to Hoima town for lunch at the kolping Hotel, continue through Mabale, kagadi towns with great views the local community, thatched houses, school kids and finally to Kyenjojo town. Remember it a dirt road from Murchison falls to Kyenjonjo town.

Tour highlights

  • Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
  • Day 2: Kibale National Park
  • Day 3: Chimp trekking in Kibale forest national park
  • Day 4: Kibaale- Queen Elizabeth National park
  • Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 6: Bwindi Impenetrable Park
  • Day 7: Gorilla Tracking Experience.
  • Day 8: Transfer from Bwindi to Lake Kivu Rwanda
  • Day 10: Gorilla Trekking.
  • Day 11: Musanze – Akagera
  • Day 12: Akagera – Kigali
Prices include

  • Park entrance fees
  • Vehicle entrance fees
  • Box of bottled water
  • Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Launch cruises
  • Game drives
  • 1 Gorilla permit each in Uganda ($600)
  • -1 Gorilla permits each in Rwanda ($750)
  • Golden monkey Tracking
  • Bigodi wetland

Prices excludes

  • Air ticket to and from Uganda
  • Visa to Uganda
  • Yellow fever vacation card
  • Personal expenses

You will be received by a company representative driver/guide at Gutana border. Depending on your arrival time, you check into your hotel for a relaxation moment after the long drive.

Morning breakfast, check out of the park and drive along lake Albert to the escarpment area for a great view of the great rift valley, continue to Hoima town for lunch at the kolping Hotel, continue through Mabale, kagadi towns with great views the local community, thatched houses, school kids and finally to Kyenjojo town. Remember it a dirt road from Murchison falls to Kyenjonjo town. Dinner and overnight.

Early morning breakfast, continue to Kibale park headquarters for a morning briefing and start the chimpanzee trekking experience. In the afternoon head for a swamp walk in bigodi, Expect loads of monkeys, birds i.e.; the famous Shoe bill and lots tree species. Dinner and overnight as above.

Depart to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will pass through the crater Valley with beautiful lakes and rich grasslands which are set deep. This is truly the most magnificent scenery in the park. Queen Elizabeth hosts a large variety and volume of wildlife. It boasts one of the highest bio diversity ranging from the open Savannah to Rain forest, dense swamps and beautiful crater lakes to the vastness of Lake Edward. After checking in and having lunch, you will head for an evening game drive. You might spot Elephants, warthogs, waterbucks, hippos and others. You might want to head to the Kasenyi area of the park where lions are frequently spotted.

Game drive and Launch cruise along the kazinga channel, Take a cup of coffee and go for an early morning game drive in this park, provide excellent opportunities to see Lions, Cape Buffaloes, Giant Forest Hogs, Leopards, Elephants, Defassa Waterbucks, Uganda Kobs, Topi and Bush bucks and many more.

After lunch, enjoy the unique 2-hour launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of Hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water’s edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing, ideal for the Uganda safari .The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and overnight as above.

Early breakfast, Check out and continue to Bwindi through the Ishasha plains with chances of seeing the tree climbing lions on the way. Lunch at Savannah Resort Hotel, continue to Bwindi and check into our lodge for dinner and overnight.

You will rise relatively early for a jovial breakfast to give you the energy needed for gorilla tracking. Report to the ranger station at 08.00 am where the guides will take you through the forest, slashing at the undergrowth, panting thick creepers, to track gorillas. This trek can take from half an hour to five hours therefore a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes.

You will spend only one hour with seeing the gorillas as you listen to them grumble at each other and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male, the silverback. It is amazing to think that there are only 650 or so of these creatures left in the world! If you have the afternoon free, you will take a guided village amongst the locals. Return at your lodge for an overnight and dinner as above.

Transfer to Gisenyi Lake Kivu. Lunch at Serena Hotel, in the afternoon relax at the Hotel on the border of the Kivu Lake or take a by speed boat where you explore the wonderful views of different islands. Overnight and Dinner at the lodge.

Relaxing day on Kivu Serena beach. After Lunch, Depart to Ruhengeri visit of IBYIWACU CULTURAL VILLAGE. In the Ibyiwacu village at Kinigi you can enjoy the exchange at the village. This village offers a number of activities and the opportunity to experience Rwandan traditional living and what makes it authentic. Grind millet and sorghum on the local grinding stone to make food, cycle a wooden bicycle around the village, shoot arrows with the people, listen to village elders explain their traditions and practices and so much more. There is even the opportunity to enjoy the traditional Intore dancers. Overnight and Dinner at the lodge.

After your morning wake-up call and breakfast (6:30 am), transfer to report to the park headquarters (7:00 am), for Gorilla trekking formalities and briefing by the Volcanoes National Park’s guides on the Gorillas’ etiquette. Then drive on the brim of Parc National des Volcans, depending on the group or family of gorilla that you will be allocated to trek. The gorilla safari here commences at about 2000 meters above sea level in the upmost slopes of the Volcanoes, led by experienced trackers who have spent their entire lives living in or close to the forest – time will vary with how close they will be and it is unpredictable because gorilla tracking takes place in their natural habitats also depending on the ape’s movements, some families are not far others are quite fast moving that it may take you longer hours to find them – Your trek will be captivating as you merge through pending vines, moss-covered Hagenia trees and giant Lobelias that thrive in the tropical climate. The high point, of course, one of the greatest wildlife experiences on earth, will be spending an hour with the gentle giant gorillas as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, resting, and raising their young. After lunch relax at the Lodge. Overnight and Dinner as above.

Transfers to Akagera via Kigali have a lunch and drive to Akagera national Park. Akagera National Park is on the north-eastern edge of Rwanda. It is the largest National Park in Rwanda covering an area of 1085 km². It borders Tanzania and incorporates the Kagera River, hence the name of Akagera. The National park was founded in 1934 to protect animals and vegetation in three habitats: Savannah, mountain and swamp. Akagera with its many lakes is big game country. A few of the species that you will encounter are: buffalo, zebra, giraffe and a variety of antelope. In the afternoon enjoy one hour of Boat ride on the Lake Ihema. Important to note is that Akagera and its lakes are home to one of the highest concentrations of hippopotamus in Africa. One of the animals that you will probably also see is the Nile crocodile which is the world’s largest reptile. Overnight and dinner at the lodge.

Game drive all day with packed lunch in the vehicle. Of the shy animals that you may be able to spot, Akagera has a small but nonetheless important population of Leopards and spotted hyenas. The smaller predators to be found within the Park are mongooses, genets, serval cats, and side-striped jackals. Also very common in the park, are the primates: olive baboons, vervet monkeys, bush babies and more rarely, silver monkeys. Of the 12 antelope species that may be observed in Akagera, the graceful impala is the most common and will probably be impossible to miss! With more than 525 bird species, Akagera is one of the best spots for bird-watching in Rwanda. The three habitats of the park encourage a wide variety of birds. Akagera is indisputably the best place in Rwanda to find Savannah birds and raptors. It is also very well stocked with water birds and the less common birds living amongst the papyrus swamps. In the evening return to Kigali for transfer towards the Kigali Airport.

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