10 DAYS RWANDA GORILLA AND UGANDA WILDLIFE SPECIAL
Murchison Falls National Park is the biggest national park in Uganda and one of the oldest parks designated in the year 1952.
Murchison falls is a park with most of chances of viewing the 4 of the big 5 of the game as you with the exception of the Rhinoceros. This 3840 square meters big is also home to the famous and the strongest water falls in the world at Murchison Falls where the mighty River Nile explodes through a 6-metre gorge falling 43 meters to form the most dramatic and hardest waterfalls along its 6650km journey to the Mediterranean.
Upon arrival at Kigali International airport, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Kigali.
In the morning you can enjoy a guided city tour and visit some interesting, historical sites, including the Kigali Memorial Centre. Have lunch in the capital city before we proceed to the most beautiful national park of the country: Volcanoes National Park. It is the area with rich montane ecosystems, from bamboo forest to open grassland and swamps.
Early morning wake up to a cup of African coffee and prepare for your life time experience with the gentle giants of Park National De Volcanoes. Your driver will lead you to the park headquarters for briefing from the head of the park rangers. At around 8:30 Am local time, you will start the best wildlife experience in Africa which is gorilla trekking. You will be in the presence of these giants for a maximum of 1 hour where you will take photos for memories to last as you enjoy the antics of baby gorillas swinging from one branch to another. Depending on the time you meet them you will return to your lodge for relaxation.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is no small affair. Today you head to the Southern part of the park, Ishasha sector famous for its tree climbing lions. The same part of the park also has beautiful scenery and also has a rich bird life and more game. In the evening, you will have a game drive as looking out for the tree climbing lions hanging in the trees.
You will have an early morning game drive through the Ishasha area in search of the tree climbing lions once again as you transfer to the Northern sector. In the afternoon we take on a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural channel between Lake Edward and Lake George. Thanks to the elephants, buffaloes and hundreds of hippos, this cruise will definitely be one of the highlights of your safari.
The day begins early as we head for the mating ground of the Uganda Kobs. We search for lions, elephants, buffaloes and other wild animals in their natural habitat, before transferring to Kibale National Park. En route, you will see beautiful green landscapes and tea plantations. You will pass through Fort Portal town with views of the famous Rwenzori Mountains. Fort Portal is Uganda’s most clean town and home to the country’s youngest king.
Today the forest opens its doors for a sensational chimp tracking. Kibale Forest is reputable of having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzee, red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus monkey and many others. After a hearty lunch we transfer to the Bigodi Swamp for another, totally different nature walk. The Bigodi Swamp Walk is an initiative of the local community and is known for its rich diversity of birds and primates.
After breakfast, you will enjoy the amazing scenery one more time as you drive to Murchison Falls National Park. The views en route are rewarding as you through different communities. Murchison Falls National Park derives its name from the Murchison Falls where the mighty River Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and flows down to become a placid river whose banks are thronged with hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks and buffaloes. The vegetation is characterized by savannah, riverine forest and woodland. Wildlife includes lions, Leopards, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, hartebeests, oribi, Uganda Kobs, chimpanzees and many bird species including the rare shoebill.
After an early morning breakfast, you will set out for an early morning game drive while the animals are still most active. In the early morning hours animals are the most active, the sun is not yet so bright and temperatures are cooler. A drive through the park up close with the African animal kingdom: You are likely to spot elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, different species of antelope and a variety of tropical birds. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a boat safari to the bottom of Murchison Falls. You are likely to see Nile crocodiles, hundreds of hippos, buffaloes, water birds and a variety of animals that come to the drink water at the banks of the river Nile. Upon reaching the bottom of the falls, you will disembark the boat for a scenic hike to the bottom of the falls with a ranger /guide to be rewarded with views of the Africa’s longest river being squeezed through a 6m gap in the rock and crashes through this narrow gorge with unbelievable power.
At 7:30am we shall depart Murchison Falls National Park and drive towards Kampala to be transferred to the Airport. You will stopover at the amazing Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you will get to encounter the magnificent Rhinos and have lunch before continuing the drive through the vast plains of Luwero enjoying the scenery. Filled with memories of a life time from the Pearl of Africa, you will be dropped at the airport for your outbound flight to your next destination.
The price for the trip
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