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    $6530 p/p in USD
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Bigfoot Adventures

  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
Destinations

Destinations

Uganda, Rwanda,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Luxury, Mid Range

Tour Overview

This adventurous safari encompasses Uganda and Rwanda, with diverse vegetation, scenic views, two incredible gorilla experiences as well as golden monkey trekking and a wealth of wildlife and birds to see on game drives and boat cruises.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Birding Safari, Chimpanzee Safari, Cultural Safari, Gorilla Safari, Guided Safari, Primate Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Volcanoes, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth, Kibale National Park, Lake Mburo, Murchison
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Trekking, Canoe, Boat Cruise, Horse Safari
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Entebbe , end in Entebbe

Highlights

  • Day 1: Entebbe to Kampala
  • Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 3: Game drive and Nile boat cruise
  • Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
  • Day 5: Chimpanzee habituation experience
  • Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and community walk
  • Day 7: Game drive and boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
  • Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
  • Day 9: First gorilla trekking in Bwindi and evening community walk
  • Day 10: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda
  • Day 11: Second gorilla trekking and evening cultural walk to Iby’wachu village
  • Day 12: Golden monkey trekking experience and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
  • Day 13: Boat or canoe ride and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
  • Day 14: Horseback riding and transfer to Entebbe Airport for departure

Rates – Per Person USD

From USD 6,530 per person

What's Included

  • 13 nights’ accommodation and meals
  • Gorilla permits Uganda
  • Chimpanzee permits
  • Park entry fees
  • Rhino trekking fees
  • Golden monkey fees
  • Community visits
  • Boat cruises
  • Comfortable safari vehicle and fuel
  • Full time English speaking guide and all his allowances
  • All park activities as per the itinerary
  • Bottled mineral water
  • All government allowances

What's Excluded

  • Air fares
  • Visa
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal expediture such as bar bills, beverages, phone calls, souvenirs, laundry
  • Optional activities in the itinerary
  • Any other item not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Gorilla permits in Rwanda at USD1,500
  • Tips

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Bigfoot Adventures
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Bigfoot Adventures‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Upon arrival at the airport, our driver/guide will pick you up and then transfer you to Kampala for refreshment, relaxation and overnight.

Overnight at Forest Cottages 

After an early morning breakfast, transfer northwards to Murchison Falls National Park. En-route you experience tracking rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. After lunch in Masindi town, drive up to the top of Murchison Falls. This is a wonderful spot where the Nile water compresses into a narrow gorge of over 1 km wide down through a 7 meter gap forming a thunderous roar and a beautiful rainbow in a plume of spray – the wonders of the Nile River!

Overnight at Pakuba Safari Lodge

After an early morning breakfast, tour the northern part of the park with its high concentration of wildlife. Enjoy game viewing and photography of huge African elephants, cape buffalos, waterbucks, hippos, Rothschild giraffes, Uganda kobs and if you are lucky leopards and lions, plus a variety of bird species. Return to the lodge for lunch and then head for a two hour cruise to the bottom of the mighty Murchison Falls from where the water escapes through a narrow gorge forming a great thunderous uproar. Along the Falls water birds and mammals are in great numbers. Return to the lodge for dinner.

Overnight at Pakuba Safari Lodge

After your breakfast, transfer to Kibale Forest National Park heading southwest via the Albertine Escarpment of the great Western Rift Valley while enjoying the sights of traditional homesteads, huge tea plantations and farms in this fertile countryside. You will have a packed lunch or simply have an early lunch in Hoima. The Murchison to Kibale drive is approximately 7 to 9 hours depending on the weather conditions. Check in to your lodge and relax.

Overnight at Primates Lodge

Wake up for an early morning breakfast to get ready for your chimpanzee trekking activity in Kibale Forest National Park. You will set off with your packed lunch into the forest with a ranger guide before dawn breaks. You will get to the nests that were built by the chimpanzees the previous day. Dawn is just breaking and the chimpanzee community you are going to be with the rest of the day is rising from their sleep. Chimpanzee habituation is done to remove the fear of humans from the chimpanzee group (making chimpanzees get used to the human presence). You will have an opportunity of taking various pictures of the chimpanzees. You will also be able to identify them as individuals by their markings or other unique features. The day will end as the chimpanzees climb into their newly built nests for the night whilst you head back to your lodging for dinner and relaxation.

Overnight at Primates Lodge

After your breakfast, you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, one of the most diversified national parks on the continent. Take a tour of the Katwe-Kabatooro community and explore how the locals engage in salt mining to boost their incomes at Lake Katwe. You may also pass by Lake Munyanyange, a popular breeding site for the lesser flamingos. Proceed to your lodge for lunch and later take an evening game drive where you will site a variety of wildlife.

Dinner & overnight at Parkview Safari Lodge 

After breakfast, set off for a morning game drive to the Kasenyi area expecting to view early morning predators such as lions, antelope species, buffaloes, African elephants, hippos, warthogs and more. For birders, Queen Elizabeth National Park is a birders paradise with over 606 species including a variety of migratory and Albertine Rift endemics. In the afternoon at 14:00 hrs after enjoying a delicacy for lunch, you will walk down to the Kazinga Channel for a boat cruise along the channel between Lakes Edward and George. This is the best place to see a cross section of all the park’s wildlife.

Dinner & overnight at Parkview Safari Lodge 

After an early morning breakfast transfer to Bwindi impenetrable Forest National Park through Ishasha – the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park for a game drive to view the tree-climbing lions which are found only here. You will also be able to see a variety of other wildlife. Savannah Hotel is ideal for lunch after a game drive in Ishasha. Arrive to Bwindi in the evening.

Overnight stay at Rushaga Gorilla Camp

Following an early morning breakfast stroll to the park headquarters for a briefing and later follow the gorilla trail. It normally takes between 2 and 8 hours or even a day to encounter the gorillas. You will be allowed to stay in the presence of these awesome apes for at least an hour. We recommend that you carry a packed lunch as one cannot determine how long it may take to encounter the mountain gorillas. If time and energy allow, you may take a community tour in the neighboring community after trekking to interact with the locals and learn about their lifestyle, traditions and so on.

Overnight stay at Rushaga Gorilla Camp

After breakfast, you will transfer to Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, arriving in the afternoon hours. Check in at your lodge and rest as you prepare for the second gorilla experience in Rwanda.

Overnight at Red Rocks Rwanda 

In the morning after your breakfast, you will report to the park’s headquarters with packed lunch and drinking water for a briefing as you go on your second gorilla experience, this time in Rwanda. After trekking you will return to your lodge to relax and later go for a cultural tour to Iby’wachu village to get a further insight into the Rwanda history and culture.

Overnight at Red Rocks Rwanda

In the morning, you will report to the park headquarters with your trekking gear, where you will be briefed about golden monkey trekking and then proceed to trek these rare monkeys. You will later return to cross back in to Uganda and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, popular for its scenery. The lake is the second deepest on the continent and home to an abundance of bird species after which it is named ‘place of many little birds’. The lake also has several small islands and a rich cultural history.

Overnight stay at Bunyonyi Overland and Resort

After breakfast, take a boat or a canoe to explore some of the islands including the punishment island. Later transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, arriving early in the afternoon before going for a boat cruise where you may be rewarded with views of crocodiles, hippos and a variety of bird species. The park is an extension of the Tanzania plains with big herds of antelope species, zebras, buffaloes, klipspringers and other ungulates as well as a variety of birds. It is the only park in the country with impala and the only one in the lower region of the country with zebra. En route to Lake Mburo National Park, you will make a stopover at Mbarara town to hike Biharwe hill to view the 1520 Ad Biharwe Eclipse Monument. The hill gives a good view of the Igongo Cultural Centre. You may also be able to purchase some souvenir to take back home.

Dinner and overnight at Mburo Safari Lodge

After breakfast, you will go for horseback riding in the park with great views of a number of wildlife and then leave the park with a game drive en route. Proceed via Masaka witih a stopover at the Equator in Kayabwe where you will take some cool pictures and do some last minute souvenir shopping. You will then return to Kampala with lunch en route, arriving in the late afternoon and later heading to Entebbe for departure.

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