14 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari

14 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari – Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains, River Nile and variety of national parks offer a dazzling range of diverse and unique habitats to natural attractions including the endangered Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzees and over 1,000 species of birds. Uganda’s resulting beauty, natural wonders and biodiversity have impressed generations of enthralled wildlife watchers and seasoned African Safari-goers. 14 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari

Highlights

  • Visit Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Parks.
  • Game drives and water safari, bird watching, gorilla and chimpanzee tracking.
  • See ancient crater lakes, as well as a variety of animals.
DayHighlightsOvernight
Day 1Arrival in EntebbeBoma Guest House
Day 2Drive Murchison Falls National ParkParaa Lodge
Day 3Morning Game drive and afternoon Water safari on the NileParaa Safari Lodge
Day 4Depart for Kibale National ParkNdali Lodge
Day 5Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale National ParkNdali Lodge
Day 6Drive to Queen Elizabeth National ParkIhamba Lakeside lodge
Day 7Game drive and Water Safari.Ihamba Lakeside lodge
Day 8Chimp trekking Kyambura GeorgeIhamba Lakeside Lodge
Day 9Depart for RwandaGorilla Nest Lodge
Day 10Gorilla Tracking in Parc National des VolcanoesGorilla Nest Lodge
Day 11Drive to Lake BunyonyiBird’s Nest
Day 12Depart to Lake Mburo National ParkRwakobo Rock
Day 13Lake Mburo National ParkRwakobo Rock
Day 14Depart for Entebbe

 

Detailed Itinerary – 14 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari

Day 1 Arrival in Entebbe

At Entebbe International Airport, our Umoja Motherland tours professional guide will be waiting to pick you up and transfer you to your lodge.

Overnight at Boma Guest House (BB)

Day 2: Drive Murchison Falls National Park

Depart for Murchison fall national park, Murchison Falls National Park has 76 mammal species and 451 bird species. The River Nile runs through the park and attracts Nile crocodile, hippo and the rare semi-aquatic Sitatunga antelope. Lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and Rothschild’s giraffes are just a few of the big Five mammals you may see.

Overnight at Paraa Lodge (FB)

Day 3: Morning Game drive and afternoon Water safari on the Nile

Early morning game drive. On your game drive, you will see a variety of the wildlife and birdlife of Murchison Falls National park including the Elephants, Lions, Giraffes, Antelopes, Warthogs and much more. One of the highlights of this Safari will be the boat ride to the Nile Delta

Overnight Paraa Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 4 Depart for Kibale National Park

Depart for Kibale Forest National Park, Kibale Forest, an incredibly diverse forest that is home to over 335 bird species (some rare or endemic) and 13 species of primates including chimpanzee, red colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest monkey, blue monkey, grey mangabey, black faced vervet monkeys, baboons, pottos and bush babies.

Overnight at Ndali Lodge (FB).

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale National Park

Chimpanzee Trekking in Rwanda - Umoja Motherland Tours

Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda

Wake up early morning and head to the briefing station for your chimpanzee trekking. In Kibale Forest National Park you will track habituated Chimps. These engaging apes are the closed relatives to human beings and are great fun to watch as they play and fight in the fruit trees. Experienced guides will introduce you to the different members of the chimp families, as well as the birds and plant life of the forest. 14 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour

Overnight Ndali lodge (FB)

Day 6: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. The landscape of northern Queen Elizabeth comprises dozens of ancient craters carved into gentle rolling hills. Queen Elizabeth National Park has over 600 bird species, pleasing to the eye and more than any other national park in Uganda.

Overnight at Ihamba Lakeside lodge (FB)

Day 7: Game drive and Water Safari.

Early morning game drive. A popular route you may take for the game drive is the Kasenyi sector, well-known for its lions that prey on Queen Elizabeth’s large population of Uganda Kob (antelope). Wildlife to look out for includes elephants, antelope, warthogs, Baboons and occasionally a hyena. Later, you will take a boat for a water safari on the Kazinga Channel at Mweya. 14 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour

Overnight at Ihamba Lakeside lodge (FB)

Day 8: Chimp trekking Kyambura George

The forest of Kyambura Gorge is home to a diversity of birdlife and a small number of chimpanzees, and other primates such as black-and-white Colobus and vervet monkeys. You will be on the lookout chimpanzee and other primates while on your trek.

Overnight at Ihamba Lakeside Lodge (FB)

Day 9: Depart for Rwanda

We will enter Rwanda at the Ugandan-Rwandan border. At Kabale, one gets the first impressive view of the volcanic mountains of the Virunga complex. Later we will cross the border to Rwanda.

Overnight Gorilla Nest Lodge (FB)

Day 10: Gorilla Tracking in Parc National des Volcanoes

After a briefing by the rangers, your gorilla trek will start. The rangers will guide you through the village gardens and into the jungle-like forest to locate gorilla families and will interpret the animals’ behavior and advice on what you are watching. 14 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour

Overnight Gorilla Nest Lodge (FB)

Day 11: Drive to Lake Bunyonyi

The day after your mountain gorilla trek, you will return to Uganda and drive to Lake Bunyonyi, a lake of 22 islands, exquisite birdlife, otters, and optional activities such as canoeing and community tourism experiences.

Overnight at Bird’s Nest (FB)

Day 12 Depart to Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo the smallest of Uganda’s savannah national parks can be hot and dry. It is known as the home for the Zebra, and other animals like the giraffe, water bucks, Eland and much more, which you will see.

Overnight at Rwakobo Rock (FB)

Day 13: Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo is one of the few national parks in Uganda where you can do a walking safari, to see some of its 350 bird species, and impala, eland, buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck. Burchill’s zebra and giraffes are Lake Mburo’s most striking inhabitants. – 14 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari Tour

Overnight at Rwakobo Rock (FB)

Day 14: Depart for Entebbe

After breakfast, our guide will drive you to Entebbe with an Equator stopover in Masaka. Picnic lunch enroute, after which you will be in time for your out bound flight.

Included
– All accommodation on Half Board (HB), Full Board (FB) or Bed and Breakfast (B&B)
basis as quoted in the text
– Safari vehicle and fuel
– English speaking tourist guide
– 1 gorilla permit per person
– 1 chimp permit per person
– Game drives and walks
– Entrance fees to the national parks
– All boat tours
– Taxes
– Free mineral water in the vehicle during the tour
– Insurance

Excluded
– Visa fees
– Drinks / alcoholic drinks
– Additional meals
– Tips
– Activities not part of the described program
– International travel insurance

Please note: that the prices and the program can change due to availability or other unplanned conditions like road conditions, weather etc.

Please observe our Additional checklist for Gorilla Tracking
• Long sleeve shirts and trousers (old clothes recommended as they can get very dirty
and torn from the thorns and jungle foliage)
• Insect repellent and sunscreen
• Hat and sunglasses (although once in the jungle you are in the shade)
• Gardening gloves to protect your hand from the thorns and vines
• Good ,comfortable sturdy hiking boots with good ankle support
• Long socks to truck your trousers into
• Rain jacket
• Camera with lenses of different mill metres
• Waterproof rucksack (or plastic bags inside your rucksack)
• Plenty of water (the camp provides a packed lunch and lots of water
• For evenings at the camp it is worth taking a warm fleece as evenings can be chilly.
For the daytime light, casual clothes generally suffice.