Rwanda~ The Land Of Thousand smiles

Rwanda

Welcome to Le Pays des Milles Collines (Land of a Thousand Hills). Rwanda is a lush country of endless mountains and stunning scenery, and nowhere are the mountains more majestic than the peaks of the Virunga volcanoes in the far Northwestern Rwanda. In Parc National…

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DR Congo~Where Adventure Comes true

Congo

As much a geographical concept as a fully fledged nation, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC, formerly Zaïre) has written one of the saddest chapters in modern history: from the brazen political folly of King Leopold of Belgium to the hideously corrupt kleptocracy of…

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Uganda~The Pearl Of Africa

Uganda

Uganda is Africa condensed, with the best of everything the continent has to offer packed into one small but stunning destination. Uganda is home to the highest mountain range in Africa, the Mountains of the Moon in the Rwenzori National Park. It is the source…

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Burundi~Where people Attained hope

Burundi

Beautiful Burundi has been blighted by a generation of ethnic conflict, but with the advent of peace, this charming country may at long last be able to put its dark past to rest. A tiny little nation of soaring mountains and languid lakeside communities, Burundi…

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7 Days Burundi tour

burundi2Burundi is geographically at the heart of Africa but, sadly, has also been at the heart of African horrors in recent years. Here is a country of wonderful landscapes, from mountaintops to forests, huge lakes to tropical plateau. Burundi’s situation is improving. The democratically elected government in 2005 is engaged in peace talks and has announced applauded measures, such as that of introducing free education and tourism promotion.

Burundi things to do with us

We offer three to seven days itineraries. Visitors will be shown the jewels of Burundi by our knowledgeable driver and guide in either a 4X4 vehicle or minibus. Our company takes travelers to Karera Falls to marvel at the misty waters crashing below, Rusizi National park, where hippos, antelopes and exotic birds reside and to Belvedere a look out over Lake Tanganyika and Bujumbura. Travelers will also embark on a city tour of Bujumbura, relax on her idyllic beaches and get some souvenir shopping done in Gitega. While touring with us in Bujumbura Tourist can admire the country’s diverse flora and fauna, from Savannah to steppers, mountain forests to blooming fields, Including Chutes the source of Nile and seduced by the scenic and fun pleasures of Lake Tanganyika, where (in normal circumstances) cafes and restaurants line the lake. Here, there are some opportunities for water sports, including sailing, waterskiing and fishing.

Day 1. Arrival.

Arrive at the airport where we will meet you for transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight in Bujumbura.

Day 2. Rusizi National Park.

After breakfast we take a short drive to Rusizi National Park . Here you can view hippos, sitatungas (antelope) and a wide variety of birds attracted to the wetland environment. During the afternoon, you are free to relax at your hotel.

Day 3. Waterfall Visit and Burundi National Museum.

After an early breakfast we drive toward the south to visit “Chutes de la Karera” or the spectacular Karera Falls”. In the afternoon we travel to Gitega where we visit the Burundi National Museum before returning to your hotel for dinner.

Day 4. Discovering Bujumbura and the Surrounding Area

After breakfast we visit the mausoleum of Prince Louis Rwagasore, a hero of the independence of Burundi. We then climb to the “Belvedere” on the top of the hill, a dominating point of Bujumbura, offering a unique view over Lake Tanganyika. After lunch, we drive ten kilometres south to visit “La Pierre de Stanley et Livingstone” the commemorating stone of the place where the famous explorer Stanley uttered the infamous “Dr Livingstone, I presume” on meeting the legendary Scotsman. This was on 25th November, 1871.

Day 5. Rurubu National Park.

After breakfast we drive to Rurubu National Park, the largest protected area in northern Burundi. Rurubu National Park neighbors Nyungwe National Park in Rwanda and is the largest rainforest in Burundi with wonderful hiking opportunities and views. Late in the afternoon we proceed to Bujumbura.

Day 6. Kibira Forest National Park.

After breakfast we drive to Kibira Forest National Park for a walk in the forest. In the afternoon we travel to Bujumbura and transfer to Lake Tanganyika and relax at Saga Beach with entertainment by Burundi Drummers while enjoying a cold drink. Here, a boat tour on the Lake Tanganyika can be arranged, and for swimmers this may be an opportunity to swim in the lake. After some shopping we transfer to the airport for departure and sadly say our personal good byes after what will have been a fantastic experience in Africa.

Price for two pax: $1450 including the vehicle 4by4, all permits, all taxes to the government people, all activities fees, the boat ride in Tanganyika lake and guiding why not tips?

8 Days Okapi and Bambuti Pygmies Tour

Okapi in Ituri Forest

Okapi in Ituri Forest

Day 1: Arrival.

Arrive at Kisoro/Uganda or at Entebbe International Airport where you will be welcomed by our company safari guide who will transfer you to Goma  or Beni in The DRC Congo.

Day 2 – 3: Transfer to Epulu.

We drive to Epulu via Beni Road – Overnight at Hotel Beni.

Epulu is home to many okapis. Found only in the Congo, the okapi (Okapia johnstoni) is a shy and reclusive forest dweller and is the only living relative of the giraffe. It has an unusual coloration and distinctive markings, including stripes resembling a zebra, provide camouflage in the dense rainforest and protect it from many predators.

Day 4: Okapi Tracking.

After breakfast visit of Okapi Station. After lunch we begin trekking in the tropical forest and we will pass the night in tents within a Pygmy village.

The Bambuti pygmies live in villages that are categorized as bands. Each hut houses a family unit. At the start of the dry season, they leave the village to enter the forest and set up a series of camps. This allows the Bambuti are able to utilize more land area for maximum foraging. These villages are solitary and separated from other groups of people. Their houses are small, circular, and very temporary. The walls of the structures are poles that are placed in the ground. At the top of the poles a vine is woven to keep them together. Large leaves are also used in the construction of the huts.

Mbouti Pygmies in Congo

Mbouti Pygmies in Congo

Day 5: Hunt With the Pygmies.

After an adventurous day learning how to hunt and forage with our expert pygmy teachers we return to the Epulu station late in the afternoon where we will spend the night.

The Bambuti pygmies are primarily hunter-gatherers, foraging for food in the forest. They have a vast knowledge of the forest and the foods it yields. The Bambuti use large nets, traps, and bows and arrows to hunt game. Women and children sometimes help out by trying to drive the animals into the nets. Both sexes gather and forage. Each band has its own hunting ground, although boundaries are hard to maintain. We will be permitted to follow such a group into the forest and where, possible, take our tents and setting up our camp near to their bands. We are invited to spend the night around the camp fire, listening to their endless hunting stories while they smoke their cannabis water pipes under a beautiful blanket of African stars.

Day 6 – 7: Return to Goma.

We make our return journey back to Goma via Beni and Butembo.

Day 8: End of Tour.

We drive back to Kisoro or Kampala in Uganda and transfer to the airport for departure.

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14 days Burundi, Congo, Rwanda and Uganda Tour

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HIGHLIGHT

If you are really wanting to experience what the great lakes region of Africa have to offer, it is recommended to embark on this tour. This is the ultimate tour that allows you to visit 4 different countries of Africa. You will see 5 different lakes, (lake Tanganyika, Lake Kivu, Lake Victoria, Lake Edward and Bunyonyi,) Two different waterfalls, and 3 different museums Including the Kigali genocide memorial center where you will get to know what happened in Rwanda during the Genocide of 1994 ayear in Which 1 million people was killed within 100 days.

You will also get to experience what Africa is all about with nature and species. Some types of Birds and and Primates like the famous Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Angolan acrobatic Colobus monkeys and much more.

You will also climb the famous Nyiragongo volcano in Congo, Experience culture of the people and be entertained by Intore dancers and Burundi Drummers, You will also enjoy a game drive in Queen Elizabeth home of a variety of animals like Elephants, Buffaloes, mongoose among others. Every day is filled with entertainment and adventure.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival at Bujumbura airport- Night at Hotel Keza, or at Club du lake Tanganyika

At your arrival you will be welcomed by our Driver and local guide – transfer to the Hotel- Briefing- After Lunch we visit the mausoleum of Prince Louis Rwagasore, a hero of the independence of Burundi. We then climb to the “Belvedere” on the top of the hill, a dominating point of Bujumbura, offering a unique view over Lake Tanganyika- Be Entertained by le ’’Les tambourinaires du Burundi’’ or Burundi Drummers. Overnight in Bujumbura. Mid Hotel: Keza/ Top: Club du lac Tanganyika

Day 2: Kalera Waterfalls and Burundi National Museum- Night at Keza or at club du Lac Tanganyika (3hours Drive)

After an early breakfast– Drive ten kilometers south to visit “la pierre de Stanley et Livingstone” the commemorating stone of the place where the famous explorers Stanley and Livingstone rested during their attempt to find the source of the Nile; After we drive to Gitega to visit the Burundi National Museum before returning to your hotel for dinner and overnight in Bujumbura. Mid Hotel: Keza. Top: Club du Lac Tanganyika.

Day 3: Early morning transfer to Nyungwe Forest- Night at Gisakura Lodge. (6Hours Drive)

After Breakfast drive to Nyungwe forest national park in Rwanda- We will pass through magnificent views of the beautiful hilly countryside which gives Rwanda its name as “a country of a thousand hills”- Arrive at Lunch time- After lunch we start the trekking in the forest to find the Blue monkeys, Angolan Colobus monkeys among others- Overnight at Gisakura Lodge. (Mid class Hotel)

Nyungwe Forest national park is a preserved part of rain forest which houses 13 species in all, including humankind’s closest living relative the chimpanzee, as well as the handsome L’hoest monkeys and hundred-strong troops of the delightfully acrobatic Angolan Colobus which may be over 300 individuals. These are the largest troops of this species known in the world! Nyungwe forest counts 25% of the African Primates!
There are L’hoest monkeys and blue monkeys present and often observed around Uwinka, requiring less strenuous hiking.

Day 4:  Nature Walk in Nyugwe Foret – after Lunch Transfer to Butare (3 hours Drive)

After Lunch, you will embark on a  nature walk in the forest to explore Nyungwe’s unique features including waterfalls and orchids in the high altitude swamps. While hiking, you may see a variety of primates and bird species found only in this amazing park – back from the Forest at Lunch time. After lunch Transfer to Butare where you will visit the Historical Museum of Rwanda- Overnight. ( Mid Hotel: Ibis hotel /the only option)

Day 5: Transfer to Kigali Visit Rwanda National museum and the Genocide memorial site- (3 Hours Drive)- Night at Okapi or at Hotel de mille collines.

After breakfast- visit the Rwandan national Museum- Transfer to Kigali where You will Visit Rwanda Genocide Memorial to understand what happened in Rwanda in 1994 a year in which 1 million people died within 100 days and Overnight in Kigali. Mid Hotel Okapi, Top: Mille collines

The National Museum in Butare was donated in 1989 by the Belgium government and gave back a part of the ethnographic collection acquired during the colonial period. The design and concept of the museum was realized in co-operation with the Royal Museum for Central Africa of Tervuren , Belgium . The modern building has different sections and displays a wide collection of monochrome pictures, traditional artifacts and objects, tools and different craft products. Ethnographic objects are grouped together according to theme giving excellent information on the daily life. Traditional ceramics and basketry are still manufactured and belong to the finest handicrafts of the region. The National Museum remained surprisingly untouched during the civil war in 1994.

Day 6: Transfer To Gisenyi- Be entertained by Intore dancers in Gisenyi- Night at Peace Land or serena lake Kivu view Hotel (4Hours Drive)

After Breakfast- Visit the Genocide Memorial Museum then Drive to Gisenyi town at the shore of the Lake Kivu- we will have a stopover in Ruhengeri for lunch at Muhabura Hotel. After lunch drive to Gisenyi where you will have a spectacular performance of the Intore Traditional dancers. The performance is regarded by many as one of the highlights of their tour in Rwanda Overnight in Gisenyi (Mid: Peace Land hotel or Top: Serena lake view Hotel.
The “Intore”, once the elite of the traditional Rwanda army, were not only trained as military but also in high jump and dance. They were known for their remarkable technique allowing them to jump over 2m40. The Intore became worldwide famous as dancers in 1958 when the World Expo was held in Brussels. Today Intore dancers are part of the rich Rwanda folklore. The warriors dance is a jewel of the choreographic heritage of Rwanda. Dressed with a mane made of sisal fibre, Tied up on ankles, little bells jingle on each step, giving the warriors dance a thrilling rhythm. Throughout the Intore ballet, physical confrontation turns into artistic rivalry and then at “the end” comes out into a vigorous hug of the warriors. This is the most artistic gesture of friendship mutual aid and protection

Day 7: Gorilla trekking- Trekking in the forest on the edge of the Virunga mountain chain, to find one of the last mountain gorilla families in the world. Night in Goma at Lava Stone or Ihusi

Early in the morning, before proceeding to the park head quarters where visitors assemble at 07.00 for a briefing on how to” behave” while in the company of a gorilla group. You will meet your guide here and proceed to the starting point of the trek to our allocated group of gorillas. The length of the trek varies depending on where the gorillas are as well as what the weather conditions are. Meeting these gentle giants Gorillas in their natural habitat is a world unique experience everyone should have the privilege to experience.
It is important to bring good hiking boots, long trousers and gloves for protection against stinging nettles, some snacks & sweets as well as sufficient amount of water as the rain forest gets hot and humid during the day. You spend one hour with the gorillas which is a truly amazing experience “before trekking back to the base and return to your lodge / hotel. Mid Class: Shangwe or Lavastone, Top; Ihusi.

Day 8: Nyiragongo Volcano climbing. Night at the Top of the Volcano in tents

8. 00 Am. Meet you at your Hotel ether in Goma/Congo or Gisenyi/Rwanda and transfer at the super market for Shopping- 9.00am. Transfer to Kibati Village where the Climb starts. 10.30 Am. Start Climbing- arrive at the top late in the afternoon at around 04 or 05.00 am. You will admire the lava lake all the evening- Overnight in tents on the rim of the giant crater high above the violently active lava lake.

Day 9: Back from the volcano- Relax in Goma. (3 Hours Drive)

After breakfast at 7.00am, Back down from the Volcano- arrive in Kibati village at around 10 or 11.00am- Meet your Driver and transfer to Goma. after lunch enjoy a short city tour of Goma. Then Relax at Your Hotel. Lavastone or Ihusi hotel

Day 10: Morning after break fast- Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park-Night at Rwenzori International inn Or Mweya Lodge (4 hours Drive)

Aftetr Breakfast Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park- The road winds up into the forested hills and the views are breathtaking- and you have plenty time to admire them because some stretch are unsurfaced that you can only drive very slowly. It passes through deep-farmed valleys. The drive is reminiscent to what one would experience driving through central Europe- indeed this region of Uganda is often referred to as “Little Switzerland.” arrive late in the Evening and Transfer at your hotel- Night at Rwenzori Inn or Mweya Lodge.

Day 11: Queen Elizabeth- Game drive- Boat Cruise on kazinga chanel and Overnight

After an early breakfast- Set off with packed lunch for a game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park to spot some wild animals like Lion, Topis, Elephants large herds of Uganda Kobs and buffaloes- in the Afternoon enjoy the unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of Hippos, buffalos, elephants and many animals may be seen drinking at the water’s edge. This 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 in Kasese at Rwenzori International Inn. Top: Mweya Lodge

Transfer to Jinja driving through the scenic country side of Ankole – Take a stop over at the Equator for Photography and presentation from the guide, we will also have a short stop in Kampala for Lunch before Proceeding to Jinja – Transfer at your Hotel for Overnight at Triangle Hotel Or Nile Resort

Day 13: Nile River- Transfer to Kampala (2 hour Drive)- Night at Equatorial Hotel or at Red chilli

This day can be dedicated for white water rafting in Jinja. Alternative you will be visiting the source of the Nile River and Bujagali Falls- Transfer to Kampala and overnight.
Day 14: Transfer at Entebbe Airport for Departure

Take breakfast and then visit local markets or a Craft shop for souvenir shopping-Personal good bye- be transferred to the airport for your flight back

TARIFFS: Please contact us directly for a quote.

Our tariff will includes: Airport transfers, Gorillas permits, Accommodation, Ground transportation by 4×4 tourist Land Cruiser or minibus, English speaking Driver/Guide, All park Entrance fees,

The tariff will not include: Air ticket, Tourist insurance/local health insurance, Entrance visas, Meals, drinks and tips.

NOTE: The above hotel cited and Depart Dates are for middle class tourists who would like to save money by joining a group. But those willing to undertake an up market range and would like this tour to be organized at any date, We recomand them to inform us

5 Days Bwindi – Queen Elizabeth

Day  0.   Arrival and hotel transfer.

On arrival, you will be met and warmly received by your driver guide who will then brief you as he transfers you to your hotel for overnight at Golf course hotel/Hotel Africana. (BB)

Day 1. Kampala –  Bwindi

After an early morning breakfast, begin panoramic trip south-word to Bwindi Gorilla Park through the Kigezi Highlands in the beauties of the “Switzerland of Africa”. You will stop for pictures at the Equator and perform a simple experiment  here, Lunch shall be served in Mbarara, at Agip Motel proceeding later to Bwindi through the valleys of Kigezi. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla safari lodge.(FB)

Day 2. Bwindi impenetrable gorilla forest national park.

After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the gorilla tracking information office where you will  receive a pre-briefing by your ranger guide who will then lead you into the jangle  at 8.30am tracking this great relatives of ours.
Lunch shall be served at your accommodation(if not parked), afternoon, transfer to Ruhija to take a guided community/nature walk on the Munyaga River trail, which is an ideal short walk. This trail leads to three delightful crystal clear waterfalls, and there is a profusion of tree ferns, epiphytic ferns, orchids and Bwindi’s colorful array of butterflies. Here you may also see birds and primates from the forest edge. Dinner and overnight at Ruhiija gorilla lodge( FB)

Day 3  Bwindi   –  Queen Elizabeth national park

After your breakfast, you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth via the Ishasha sector of the tree climbing lions and if you are lucky, you may come across this great Cats, with your Box lunch, proceeding to arrive at  Mweya safari lodge, relax into the evening, dinner and overnight.

Day 4.Queen Elizabeth national park.

After  an early warm up tea or coffee, you will transfer for a game drive that will see you return for a full breakfast, relax into the lunch hour and after lunch, Take a three hours boat cruise along the Kazinga channel, this trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and many animals can be seen drinking at the water’s edge. This gives you a great opportunity for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge FB

Day 5. Queen Elizabeth – Kampala/Entebbe.

After an early breakfast, you will take an enroute game drive heading back to Kampala/Entebbe that allows you a lunch break in Masaka town, proceeding later to arrive in Kampala/Entebbe.

2 DAYS/1NIGHT GORILLA TOUR IN BWINDI FROM KIGALI

For those who have limited time in Rwanda (attending seminars, in transit or with a busy schedule) but don’t want to miss a life changing experience with the gorillas and other Rwanda attractions Or have Time and Need A special tour to be Organized for them according their needs here is One

A Baby Gorilla Playing in The Jungle

A Baby Gorilla Playing in The Jungle

Day1: Kigali – Bwindi National Park/Uganda –Pick you at Your hotel or Arrive at Kigali airport where you will be welcomed by our English/French speaking guide- short briefing- and transfer to the southern Bwindi National Park in EasternUganda part of this country. If time allows you will first visit Gisozi genocide memorial museum, later drive to southern Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (3 – 4hours). The journey goes through fantastic scenic views of majestic rolling hills that characterize much of Rwanda, enter Uganda through Chanika or Katuna boarder, proceed through beautiful scenic views in Kigezi Hills, famously known as the Switzerland of Africa, the 4hrs journey goes through rolling hills, winding roads and deep valleys, check in Gorilla Mist Camp / Gift of Nature lodge or Wagtail Eco-Safari camp, relax in the evening with breathtaking view of the forest. Accommodation: From Luxury, Mid Range, to Budget. Meals Plan: Dinner

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Uganda – Back to Kigali We will wake-up early for breakfast, drive to pack headquarters (with packed lunch and water) for a 30 minutes briefing about the ‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts’ while with gorillas. Thereafter, join your trackers and head up the slopes of the Forest to visit one of the habituated groups of gorillas. Only eight people are able to track each habituated group. The trek is quite strenuous, so you should be able to hike for 2-6 hours on steep mountain trails. Sight and stay with gorillas is for 1 hour. Sitting with the mountain gorilla is one of the most amazing wildlife experiences you will ever have. A dominant male silverback can weigh over 200 kilos and is the largest living primate. He will control our meeting as well as deciding when his group will eat, sleep and move on. His females care for their young with affection and playfulness but also with discipline. They are very curious, and are capable of making over 25 different vocalizations, including chuckling and purring. Communication also includes posturing, chest beating and if all else fails – the charge! The privilege of spending an hour with this family group is an experience that will never leave you. After your hour is up, you wind your way slowly out of the forest and back to the camp to swap stories about your amazing experience.
For the gorilla trek please bring walking boots, or waterproof trainers and socks. You need to wear long pants whilst walking in the bush due to stinging nettles. Layers are best, as conditions in the tropical rain forest can change from hot to wet and cold in an instant. Start
with a long sleeved t-shirt and long pants thick socks and boots, add a fleece and rainproof jacket and you should be right for all conditions. Return to the lodge and hit the road back to Kigali where the tour ends. Meals Plan: Half Board. END OF THE TOUR

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5 Day Uganda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari

Trekking African Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is the highlight of this 5 Day Uganda Gorillas & Wildlife Safari.

Day 1: Kampala to Kibale National Park – Uganda

This Uganda Lodge Safari departs from Kampala after breakfast on day one. From the capital of Uganda, Kampala, we travel through the papyrus swamps and dense jungles of the Nile Delta area, making our way to Kibale National Park.

Arriving at Kibale, located at the foot of the Ruwenzori Mountains, we head off on a guided afternoon walk. We explore the crater lakes of the national park on our walk and experience the local culture.

We stay at a beautifully located lodge overlooking the legendary Mountains of the Moon and the scenic crater lake.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 2: Kibale Chimpanzee Trekking & Queen Elizabeth National – Uganda

Our day starts with an early breakfast before meeting our guide for a briefing on chimpanzee trekking in the Kibale forest.

We then set off on foot to track the chimpanzees of Kibale National Park, home to an impressive 500 chimpanzees. The dense jungles of Kibale Park are considered the best place to view chimpanzees in Africa.

The chimpanzees are commonly found feeding on figtree fruits in the game park and have been habituated to humans since 1992. The guided walk offers a great opportunity to learn more about chimpanzees and other primates, along with the various creatures of the jungle.

Kibale National Park covers 795 km² of mostly equatorial rainforest terrain. This national park is home to numerous forest wildlife species, boasting one of the highest concentrations of primates in the world. The 13 primate species include Black-and-White and Grey Cheeked Colobus, L’Hoest’s monkeys and Galagos, with chimpanzees being the main attraction.

After our guided chimpanzee trek we travel south to the Queen Elizabeth National Park, taking in the sights and looking out for game as we drive. In the evening we embark on a two hour boat trip on the Kazinga Channel, getting up close to hippos, buffalos and other wildlife.

The boat trip offers excellent bird watching opportunities, as well as the chance to see elephants, warthogs and Kobs. The banks of the channel are home to a rich variety of birds, including Pink-backed Pelicans, Pied and Malachite Kingfishers and Saddle billed Stork.

The Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular protected area and covers about 1978 km². The park is scenically located on the rift valley floor between Lake Edward and Lake George flanked by towering mountains in the distance. The game park is set among hills and lakes and consists mostly of euphorbia tree-studded savannahs or grasslands. The varied habitats within Queen Elizabeth National Park host 95 mammal and 612 bird species.

Dinner and overnight stay at a budget safari lodge.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Queen Elizabeth Park to Bwindi Forest – Uganda

After coffee we set off on an early morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth Park, exploring the area along Kasenyi and Queens Mile.

Wildlife sightings include elephants, lions, buffalo, waterbucks, warthogs and various birds.

Next our journey takes us along the impressive craters of the western Rift Valley escarpment and the Ishasha section of Queen Elizabeth National Park. We take a game drive en route, looking out for wildlife, especially the tree climbing lions found in this southern part of the game park.

This rewarding drive brings us to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the evening. Bwindi National Park is home to the endangered African Mountain Gorillas, along with a rich diversity of wild animals and plants. Inhabitants include various other primate species, such as the blue and red tailed monkeys.

Dinner and overnight stay at an affordable community camp.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi – Uganda

Today we set off on the once-in-a-lifetime experience of trekking mountain gorillas in the wild.

The day starts with an early morning breakfast, before meeting up with our guide for a briefing on the gorilla trek.

We then head off into the dense vegetation of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, best known for endangered gorilla trekking, considered the highlight of visiting Uganda.

This gorilla walk can take up to six hours, so a reasonable degree of fitness and a sturdy pair of walking shoes are required. The thrill of encountering these gentle primates in the wild is well worth the sometimes challenging trek through the thick undergrowth.

This rewarding trek through the jungle takes us in search of a group of gorillas. Once we find the African Mountain Gorillas we spend some time watching them feed and interact with each other. We get to hear the gorillas communicating with one another and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant adult male gorillas, called Silverbacks. Encountering these giant apes is one of Africa’s most poignant wildlife experiences.

Each gorilla encounter is unique, offering its own rewards. We generally get up close to the adult gorillas to watch them feeding, grooming and resting, as well as witnessing the young gorillas at play.

In the afternoon we explore a local community on foot, to gain insight into the ways of the Ugandan people living near Bwindi Park. After our village walk we return to the camp and have a drink together, recounting our unforgettable adventures with the African Mountain Gorillas.

Dinner and overnight stay at the community camp.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
About Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Located in southwestern Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park covers part of the diverse Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is best known for its primate populations, being home to about half the world’s mountain gorillas, at over 300 endangered gorillas. The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest ecosystem is exceptionally high in biodiversity, with rich flora and fauna species. This lush forested area hosts some of the richest tree, small mammal, bird, butterfly, reptilian, and moth populations.

Bwindi is a birding paradise, home to 348 bird species. This area is one of Uganda’s best bird watching destinations supporting nearly all of the Albertine Rift endemic species found in Uganda, along with several Red Data Book species.

The Bwindi Forest of Uganda is an ancient rainforest, said to have survived the last ice age. A recently proclaimed World Heritage Site, Bwindi is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world hosting unique and precious floral species. There’s also a substantial chimpanzee population and research shows that Bwindi is the only forest in Africa where these two apes live together.

Day 5: Bwindi to Kampala or Entebbe – Uganda

We enjoy an early breakfast on day five and then return to Kampala, visiting Igongo Cultural Village en route. Here we learn about the Bahima and Ankole cultures of Uganda, glimpsing the history of these interesting people.

Along the way we cross the Equator, stopping to take photographs and to have lunch. We arrive back in Kampala (or Entebbe on request) in time to catch evening flights, bringing this Uganda Gorilla Safari to a close.

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

2 DAYS Rwanda Gorilla Tour

gorillas2Day 1: Arrive at Kigali International Airport – Transfer to the Volcano NP

Meet and greet our tour guide/ driver who will shortly brief you about your tour in Rwanda and immediate transfer to the volcanoes National Park in the northwest part of this country.
If time allows you can short visit Kigali and after all, visit the genocide memorial site, a grim reminder of a senseless massacre of innocent’s lives in 1994. Learn about Rwanda’s history from pre-colonial times to 1994 genocide and how Rwanda has dealt with that past. We continue with our tour and see the new developments in Rwanda; the recovery has been incredible, a testament to humankind’s resilience.
After words we drive to the Volcanoes National park in Musanze District / Northwestern.
The drive is through beautiful rolling hills, bypassing coffee, tea and banana plantations on a comfortable paved road and is approximately 2.5 hours from Kigali. Arrive at your lodge for Dinner and Overnight.
Overnight: From Luxury, Midrange, to Budget Facilities

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in the Parc des Volcans – Return to Kigali

Wake up early, have breakfast and report for briefing and after, move in a company of experienced ranger guides through the forest while searching for mountain gorillas. Time taken while searching for these great apes, rangers between 2 to 6 hours depending on the movement of the gorilla groups therefore, move with your packed lunch, water, tracking gears among others. Meet, chant and enjoy their entertainment for one hour while taking photos for remembrance.
After the trekking, return to Kigali to catch your evening out bound flight or to your Hotel.
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Only one other option is possible for this Tour.

I. Arrival and stay in Kigali for the 1st Night, then Leave very earlier in the morning at around 4:30 am to travel to the volcanoes the next day – Gorilla trekking and return to your lodge after the trek, then transfer to the airport the following day (Day3) – including the city tour on the last day.

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10 days explore Uganda the pearl of africa

13868_169285836435_6724847_nDAY 1: (Lake Mburo National Park, Whispers of the wild)

You will be met by our representative at the Airport transfer to your hotel for an overnight. The following morning, set off for the safari heading to south western Uganda with a stop at the drum maker then at Equator of Uganda for snaps and breakfast. After breakfast, drive through twisted, winding roads and lake dotted countryside, before getting into the lower thorn and Savannah scrub lands of Lake Mburo National Park, the long drive between the main road and park entrance is an excellent opportunity to see the flora and fauna, including monkeys, impala and a huge variety of birds. There is also a strong possibility that you will see zebras, as the Lake Mburo National park is the only place in Uganda where one can find the Zebras. It’s an adventure, arriving at your accommodation in time for lunch, in the afternoon; you will have a boat cruise in the main lake where the park drives its name (Lake Mburo) along you will see the hips and many bird, then return to you accommodation or go for a swim! As you wait for supper and overnight.

Meal Plan: B/L/D
Budget Accommodation (Rwonyo Tented Camp)
Luxury Accommodation (Mhingo Lodge)

DAY 2: (Lake Bunyonyi, for lover birds)
We set off early in the morning, drive south into the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes then Lake Bunyonyi, also known as the “Switzerland of Africa” due to the landscape and scenery that surrounds it, lunch enroute arrive Lake Bunyonyi in the Afternoon. In the evening you will have the opportunity to take a local dug out canoe trip to discover the islands around the lake. You will have a chance to take a nature walk on at least one of the islands to appreciate the landscape of the area and see the lake from a variety of different angles; you will see the pygmies and their ways of life.
You will have one night next to the lake where you get the chance to enjoy the sunset whilst looking out for otters and the many different types of bird life that are in the area. Spending the night and wake up with the love songs of the birds found in this beautiful area is a wonderful experience to last a life time.
Meal Plan: B/L/D
Budget Accommodation (Bunyonyi overland resort)
Luxury Accommodation (Birdnest bunyonyi Resort)

DAY 3: (Bwindi National Park, The ultimate Gorilla Experience)

Next day after a good breakfast, continue driving through southwestern Uganda; drive up through the Kigezi hills and valleys and arrive in Bwindi early afternoon then have a well deserved lunch at your accommodation. This will be followed by simple walk to the Batwa community and the traditional healer – these are the shortest people in Uganda (the pygmies). Return to your accommodation for relaxation, supper and overnight.
Meal Plan: B/L/D
Budget Accommodation (Buhoma Community Camp)
Luxury Accommodation (Sliver Back Lodge)

DAY 4: 


Wake up in the morning, take good breakfast and collect your packed Lunch, then meet with your ranger guide before setting off into the gorilla sanctuary. The rainforest landscape is steep and densely populated with trees (you need to be physically fit) – it’s easy to see how the name of the park was derived from this forest! (Bwindi Impenetrable National Park); the park is crossed with animal trails allowing access for tourists in search of the GREAT GIANTS. The trek to find the earth’s greatest primates can take up to a full day, but the thrill of discovering this gentle giant in its own habitat is rated as one of Africa’s best wildlife watching opportunities. You will be allowed to spend one hour with the Gorillas. By the time you return to your accommodation the memories will be embedded in your mind forever. Take a refreshment then supper and overnight,
Meal Plan: B/L/D
Budget Accommodation (Buhoma Community Camp)
Luxury Accommodation (Sliver Back Lodge)

DAY 5: (Queen Elizabeth National Park: A melody of wonders)

Early in the morning after breakfast set off from Bwindi heading for Queen Elizabeth National park the drive will take around three to four hours, after arriving in the park take the road heading for the morning GAME DRIVE through the Savannah vegetation which brings to you a memorable morning game viewing when all the animal are looking for what to eat before the sun gets very hot. You are expected to see Lions, Buffaloes, Elephants, Bush Backs, worth hogs, antelopes, impalas e.t.c The park has a beautiful natural vegetation and land-scape with over 650 bird species making it number one National Park with Bird life. We shall have a break for lunch then continue with a Game Drive south into the remote area of the park, known as Ishasha searching the vast, infamous tree climbing lions! You can see three or more relaxing up in the tree after their heavy lunch; giving you chance to see again elephants, leopard, buffalo, lions, water buck, wart hogs and birds. Then drive to your accommodation for relaxation supper and overnight
Meal Plan: B/L/D
Budget Accommodation (Mweya Guest House/hostel)
Luxury Accommodation (Mweya Safari Lodge)

DAY 6:

After Breakfast, take a morning BOAT CRUISE on the Kazinga Channel situated between Lake George and Lake Edward (Great Lakes Region), where hippos, crocodiles, elephants and buffalo will be in great abundance either at the water edge, or alongside your boat! The boat will take three hours up to the famous Kazinga Channel Landing site. There are many bird species which can be seen among others include the King Fisher, Pelicans, African Fish Eagle to mention but a few all these will be seen in large numbers, thereafter return to your accommodation you can go swimming as you wait for lunch.

In the afternoon, drive to the crater lakes region here you will see salt mining and many animal are found in this area because of the availability of salty waters. You will have the whole afternoon driving around the park looking for Leopards and Hyenas there after return to your accommodation for supper and overnight.
Meal Plan: B/L/D
Budget Accommodation (Mweya Guest House/hostel)
Luxury Accommodation (Mweya Safari Lodge)

DAY 7: (The primate Capital of the World)

An early rise after breakfast we set off for Kibale National Park drive through Fort-portal town take a stop along the way to view the only highest block mount in East Africa (Mount Rwenzori) continue with the drive up to Kibale depending on where you will have your accommodation, you will check in before heading to the park headquarters for your Chimpanzee Trekking,

After lunch in the afternoon, set off for afternoon Chimpanzee trekking, after a gathering and briefing by the ranger guide you start our journey to trek the man’s closest relative the Chimpanzee. With sounds form different types of flora and fauna it’s an amazing life time experience. The park is endowed with primate lives which among others are: Chimpanzee the dominating ones, Baboon, all types of monkeys, Bush Elephants, over 600 bird species, butterflies and much more.
After a long walk in the forest we return tour accommodation for relaxation, supper and overnight
Meal Plan: B/L/D
Budget Accommodation (Crater Valley Kibale)
Luxury Accommodation (Primate Lodge Kibale or equivalent)

DAY 8: (Murchison Falls, The world’s most powerful Waterfalls)

Have an early breakfast, set off for Murchison Falls National park that morning driving through Kyenjojo up to Hioma or Masind with a break for lunch, the road through is gifted with beautiful plants up to Murchison Falls

If time allows take the road to the top of the falls, where you get to experience the awesome site of the whole river getting compressed through a 6mtr gap in the rocks before dropping 44mtrs with a thunderous roar. It creates rainbows and plumes of spray giving opportunities for some great photographs. We then return to our accommodation in preparation for super and overnight.

Meal Plan: B/L/D

Budget Accommodation (Red Chill Camp site)

Luxury Accommodation (Paraa Safari Lodge)

DAY 9:

An early rise with the sun after taking a cup of Coffee or Tea in order to be on the first ferry across the river – making the most of the best hours for Game viewing on the northern banks. Here we hope to find lions, leopard, elephants, buffalo, giraffe and many more of Africa’s big game. The Game drive will take about 3-4 hours then return to your accommodation for breakfast relaxation or go swimming at the Lodge as you wait for an early lunch to prepare for an afternoon boat cruise on the river.

At 14:00 hrs we shall head for the guided Boat Trip on the placid Victoria Nile, upstream of the base of the falls. En-route we will see many hippos, crocodiles, water buck and a wide variety of birds like the unusual shoe bill stork. The boat stops about 50mtrs away from the base of the falls allowing ample time to get some wonderful photos of one of the most powerful flows of water in the world. After wards we return to your accommodation for supper and overnight.

Meal Plan: B/L/D

Budget Accommodation (Red Chill Camp site)

Luxury Accommodation (Paraa Safari Lodge)

DAY 10:

After Breakfast, set off from Murchison Falls  drive to Masindi town and take a stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, where you have the option of walking through a national reserve getting close to the newly reintroduced White Rhino you can have a chance of seeing two or all. Lunch will be enroute arriving Jinja in the evening, check in your accommodation then supper and overnight.

Meal Plan: B/L

Notes on Gorilla tracking

– Gorilla trekking is a strenuous activity and one should be physically fit to enjoy this tour.
– Minimum gorilla tracking age is 15 years.

–  Minimum chimpanzee tracking age is 12 years
– Anyone with signs of communicable diseases will NOT be allowed to track.
– While possession of a gorilla permit is a guarantee of trekking and sighting the gorillas, the quality of the gorilla trekking cannot be guaranteed.
– Maximum time allowed with the gorillas will NOT exceed ONE hour.

We strongly recommend the following:
– Rain poncho (lightweight)
– Long-sleeved shirt
– Waterproof trousers
– Sturdy hiking boots
– Leather gardening -type gloves
– Sunscreen,
– Insect repellent and any necessary medications must be brought by you either from your home town or Kampala.
– Still Cameras and Camcorders are allowed, but bring batteries and film from your home town or Kampala.

On confirmation, please advise the following details:
– Full names as they appear in your passports
– Dates of Birth
– Nationality
– Passport number

Please understand that gorilla permits are booked on a “first come first served” CASH basis and therefore can be snapped up by anybody.

2 Days Chimpanzee Trekking Tour to Nyungwe Forest

chimpDay 1: Meet in Kigali – Transfer to Nyungwe National park

Meet and greet our tour guide/ driver in Kigali, who will shortly brief you about your 2 Days tour in Rwanda and immediate transfer to Nyungwe National Park in the Sothern Province of Rwanda.

The drive from Kigali to nyungwe takes around 6 – 7 hours to get to your Lodge.

Nyungwe is most alluring for its primates: 13 species in all, including humankind’s closes living relative the chimpanzee, as well as handsome L’Hoest’t monkey and Hundred- strong troops of the delightfully acrobatic Angola Columbus. This is also known as the largest block of mountain forest in east or central Africa, and one of the most ancient

On the way to Nyungwe if time allows you can visit the Ancient King palace, the Rwanda national Museum and the Murambi Genocide Memorial. Arrive at your lodge for Dinner and Overnight.

Overnight: From Luxury, Midrange, to Budget Facilities

Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking in Nyungwe Forest – Back to Kigali

Breakfast will be served early morning and after you will proceed to the park headquarters for briefing at 6:00am. Unlike other countries like Uganda where chimpanzee tracking activity starts at 8:00am, here in Nyungwe forest National Park the activity starts at 6:00am. You will enter into the forest when its dark and sometimes you will be able to see primate species such as Colobus monkeys, Red-tailed Monkey, Dent’s Mona Monkey, Olive Baboon, Grey-cheeked Mangabeys among other primates, forest birds and later, you will be able to see the chimpanzees when its already day time.

Return to your lodge after the tracking for Lunch and later drive back to Kigali for your evening flight.

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3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour

HIGHLIGHT

Day Location Accomodation Options Meals Activities
1
  • Volcanoes NP
  • Sabyinyo Silver Back L
  • Mountain Gorillas view MC
  • Kinigi Guest house
D Transfer
2
  • Volcanoes NP
  • Kigali
  • Kigali Serena Hotel- Luxury
  • Okapi Hotel- LOW B
FB Gorillas Trekking
3
  • Kigali
Check out FB Genocide memorial
Twin Babies in HIRWA GROUP

Twin Babies in HIRWA GROUP

with a direct transfer to the volcanoes

Day 1: Arrive at Kigali International Airport – Transfer to the Volcano NP

Meet and greet our tour guide/ driver who will shortly brief you about your tour in Rwanda and immediate transfer to the volcanoes National Park in the northwest part of this country.

The drive is through beautiful rolling hills, bypassing coffee, tea and banana plantations on a comfortable paved road and is approximately 2.5 hours from Kigali. Arrive at your lodge for Dinner and Overnight.

Overnight: From Luxury, Midrange, to Budget Facilities

Day 2: Gorilla trekking in the Parc des Volcans

Wake up early, have breakfast and report for briefing and after, move in a company of experienced ranger guides through the forest while searching for mountain gorillas. Time taken while searching for these great apes, rangers between 2 to 6 hours depending on the movement of the gorilla groups therefore, move with your packed lunch, water, tracking gears among others. Meet, chant and enjoy their entertainment for one hour while taking photos for remembrance. Return to your lodge, relax shortly and transfer to the Kigali for Dinner and overnight.

Overnight: From Luxury, Midrange, to Budget Facilities

Day 3: Kigali – Check out

Morning city tour of Kigali and after all, visit the genocide memorial site, a grim reminder of a senseless massacre of innocent’s lives in 1994. Learn about Rwanda’s history from pre-colonial times to 1994 genocide and how Rwanda has dealt with that past. We continue with our tour and see the new developments in Rwanda; the recovery has been incredible, a testament to humankind’s resilience.

After the small tour you will be transferred to the airport for your out bound.

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