7-Day Tailor-Made Holiday and Tour in Uganda via Rwanda

DETAIL
YOUR 7 DAY ITINERARY

Join us (Home To Africa) on this tailor-made holiday and tour. The pick-up will be from either; the Hotel in Kigali or from the Kigali Airport upon arrival (before 12pm). The assigned Professional English-speaking Tour Driver-guide will pick/receive you and we shall embark on a transfer to Cyanika Border Post.

From Cyanika, you will be received by our Uganda-based Professional Tour Driver-guide who will take over from his Rwanda-based counterpart. You will cross border into Uganda and overnight at a property close to Mgahinga NP where you will undertake golden monkey trekking tomorrow.

Accommodation: (Traveler’s Rest Kisoro-Budget Level) | Meals: Dinner | Transfer Time: Approx. 5 hours.

When it comes to primates, Uganda is truly rich and on this tailor-made holiday and tour you don’t want to miss is the golden monkeys. Compared with other monkey species, the golden monkeys are gorgeous in appearance. These attractive primates are in the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park which is part of the Virunga Mountains where they are endemic.

This morning, we will embark on a drive of about 45 minutes to an hour to the Mgahinga NP ranger’s post. Once there, we shall receive some briefing and then a ranger-guide will lead you on this adventure into the Mgahinga Forest to encounter golden monkeys. Once located, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The time with these primates is just so amazing that you won’t realize how time has gone.

On return, you will board the car and embark on a transfer to accommodation at the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where we will have gorilla trekking tomorrow.

Accommodation: (Broadbill Forest Camp-Budget Level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer Time: 3-4 hours.

Today is a day you don’t want to miss on the tailor-made holiday and tour. Have breakfast and move to the rangers’ post. You will receive some briefing (from a ranger-guide) on the dos and don’ts during gorilla trekking. Thereafter, you will enter the forest for your adventure and encounter.

The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular! The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken (4-8 hours) and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. Once you have located a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence.

The thrill of spending time observing these gentle but endangered giants is unforgettable. Return to the accommodation, and rest after a strenuous trek. *Optional (extra cost): In case you finished early and the body is willing to go out again, you can request your guide to arrange; a community visit, or some short nature walk (along one of the forest trails).

Accommodation: (Broadbill Forest Camp-Budget level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer Time: n/a.

Be up early, have breakfast and embark on a transfer to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park – famously known for its tree-climbing lion population. Once there, undertake a game drive in search of this rare species of lions.

The chance of spotting these lions stands at about 60-70% but sometimes they are hard to spot (most especially when they are down in the grassland looking for prey). Should you get the chance to spot the lions up in the tree, the sight is picturesque and unforgettable.

From Ishasha (south), exit and head to the booked accommodation in the north sector. Check in and take rest. *Optional: If interested, you may consider a late afternoon-to-evening game drive/safari in the Kasenyi plains.

Accommodation: (Irungu Forest Safari Lodge-Budget Level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer Time: Approx. 6-7 hours.

This day offers you safari encounter on this tailor-made holiday and tour. Be up early and have your breakfast. Proceed for a morning game drive in the Kasenyi plains and be on the look for Cape buffalos, herds of elephants plus lions, leopards (though hard to spot) among others. Return to the accommodation for some rest time and lunch.

After lunch, you will go for a 2-hour boat trip on the Kazinga Channel that connects Lakes George and Edward. During the trip, the sight of wildlife including giant hippos, elephants and crocodiles among others will fascinate you. You will also see many varieties of birds at the water shores. *After the boat trip, you can decide either to return to the lodge to rest or first proceed for a brief late afternoon game drive and thereafter, return to the lodge.

Accommodation: (Irungu Forest Safari Lodge-Budget Level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer Time: n/a

As we prepare to wind down this tailor-made holiday and tour, our next stop is Lake Mburo NP. Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and then, set off to Lake Mburo NP. Mburo is a compact gem, located conveniently close to the highway that connects Entebbe/Kampala to the parks of western Uganda.

It is the smallest of Uganda’s savannah National Parks but home to so many bird species as well as animals such as: Giraffes, Zebra, impala, eland, buffalo, and the elusive leopard among others. We shall arrive and check in for some rest before heading out for a late afternoon-to-evening game drive that will bring us up close with the Mburo inhabitants.

Finally, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay. *Optional (extra cost 30$ pp.): If interested, you may consider the night game drive to encounter nocturnal creatures which will be a rare sighting compared to the regular daytime sightings.

Accommodation: (Eagles Nest Mburo-Budget Level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer Time: Approx. 5 hrs.

Enjoy your early breakfast and proceed for the Mburo morning park (bush) walk in the presence of an armed Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger-guide. On this early morning guided walk, you will have the opportunity to encounter (at close range): Zebras, Giraffes and Eland, Topi and other antelope, Cape buffaloes among others.

Thereafter, return to the accommodation for checkout and then hit the road to Entebbe airport to catch flight (from 1730hrs or later) that will bring to an end this tailor-made holiday and tour. Expect a stop at the Equator crossing (Kayabwe) where you can take some memorable photos while in the Pearl of Africa.

Accommodation: Recommended on request | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch | Transfer Time: Approx. 4 hours.

PRICE PER PERSON

1 pax

USD 3,147

2 pax

USD 2,346

3 pax

USD 2,175

4 pax

USD 2,078

5 pax

USD 2012

6 pax

USD 1,936

Price Includes

Meals specified and accommodation with en suite facilities (i.e. private toilet, bathroom).

Ground transportation in a comfortable 4×4 safari car.

Applicable park entrance, activity fees.

[1] Professional English-speaking Tour Driver-guide.

[1] Gorilla trekking permit per person (Adult) participating.

[1] Golden monkey trekking permit per person.

Bottled water while on safari.

[1] Complimentary airport/hotel pick-up and drop off.

Activities as stipulated (except those stated as optional).

Price Excludes

Activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

Phone calls and bar bills.

Personal/travel insurance.

Driver guide’s gratuity (recommended).

All other Services of a personal nature (e.g. LAUNDRY, Flight ticket(s), souvenir.

East Africa tourist visa (Apply HERE).

Extra meals, all kinds of drinks (soft & alcoholic).

Any activity stated as “OPTIONAL

Gov’t imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees.

TOUR ROUTE
Tailor-made Holiday and Tour

Safari Package Info

Duration: 7 days & 6 nights
Price P/P (2pax): $2,346
A 60% deposit is due upon booking this tour.
Rwanda, Uganda
Private, family-friendly safari.

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