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11 Days-Uganda and Rwanda Safari


Overview
This 11days Uganda Adventure Safari starts and ends in Entebbe International Airport. Meet eye to eye with the amazing gorillas of Uganda in their natural habitat, one of Africa's major highlights. This close encounter with these amazing apes is simply breathtaking. Also get a close encounter with other diverse African wildlife, beautiful landscapes, and amazing culture and if you are a keen Birder, you will have a chance to mix, interact with the communities - it is said that smiles are contagious and here in Uganda you will enjoy our hospitality and big smiles and you pass through communities. Do not forget your Camera if you are a keen Birder!

Day1: Arrive, meet and Greet at the Airport with our Company Representative

Day2: Transfer to Sipi Falls – Afternoon Coffee Experience

Day3: Hike to Falls that make up Sipi - Afternoon Abseiling on a 100 M Cliff

Day4: Transfer to Jinja

Day5: Whole Day Rafting on Grade 5 Rapids on River Nile

Day6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day7: Morning Chimps Trekking in Kalinzu forest – Afternoon Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward

Day8: Morning Game Drive - Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day9: Gorilla Tracking Experience

Day10: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest – Afternoon Canopy walk

Day11: Transfer to Kigali for Outbound Flight

Detailed Itinerary

Day1: Arrive, meet and Greet at the Airport with our Company Representative

Meet and greet at Entebbe International Airport where your Uganda Adventure Safari starts by our representative who will warmly welcome you and facilitate seamless arrival formalities. Your will then be transferred to your hotel where you will be briefed about your adventure safari.

Depending on the time of arrival you are advised to have money Changed on this day and time allowing you may go for city tour with the help of our driver/guide, visit the shopping Malls around town and craft villages to get items which you may need while in upcountry.

Overnight: Humura Resort

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day2: Transfer to Sipi Falls – Afternoon Coffee Experience

Have Breakfast at The hotel, transfer to Sipi Falls with a stopover in Jinja for coffee or Breakfast at Your own Expense. You will too Make another stopover in Mbale for Lunch then Proceed to Sipi Falls reaching in the afternoon to Relax and enjoy a Coffee Experience right from the Garden to Learn how it is Planted to the Site Home where you will learn how it is Fermented, roasted, grinded and locally Consumed or Packed to different coffee Shops.

Overnight: Sipi River Lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day3: Hike to Falls that make up Sipi - Afternoon Abseiling on a 100 M Cliff

Arise early morning and enjoy the sun rise on the plains- Have breakfast and a morning unforgettable guided hike and nature walk, we shall tackle three falls that make up Sipi. The visit of the three falls involves hiking a trail network that is characterized by a steep and slippery path, mud on rainy days, climbing ladders and going through farms as well as checking on caves.

Have lunch and enjoy Abseiling at the Falls with a site guide - It is this adventurous already – this will lead you to great views of the surrounding vegetation-clad valleys, caves and mountains with a view of the Karamojong plains, view several birds. 

Overnight: Sipi River Lodge 

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day4: Transfer to Jinja

Have Breakfast and leisurely transfer to Jinja where you will have coffee en route to the Camp. You will too enjoy lunch at a selected Restaurant at your own Expense However, if you are willing, You may stopover in Mbale for a City walk around markets, this will help you to stretch your legs as you prepare to Transfer to Jinja.

Overnight: Source of the Nile Hotel 

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day5: Whole Day Rafting on Grade 5 Rapids on River Nile

Jinja is known as the adventure Capital of Uganda with a variety of different adrenaline filled activities to choose from. One of the most amazing experiences you can have is rafting grade 5 rapids on the Mighty white River Nile! - after your breakfast, we'll transfer to our departure point for briefing on white water rafting on the Nile! After, you will tussle on serial rapids of different grades. Your Screems, anxiety, competition, Marvel – you may try diving to swim if you can swim, this will sum up a thrilling day!

After a tense day congratulate yourself with a Glass of Wine or Whisky! Return to The Camp and Prepare to Cycle through Communities this is one of the ways to help you mix, learn and enjoy our Culture. 

Overnight: Source of the Nile Hotel 

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Have Breakfast and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park with a stopover at the Equator for water experiment, here you will too have an opportunity to stand in 2 hemispheres at the same time. Take some photos, then another stop over at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers where you will be able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through the generations Having Lunch in a selected restaurant arriving in the afternoon at the Lodge.

Overnight: Mweya Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day7: Morning Chimps Trekking in Kalinzu forest – Afternoon Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward

Have morning breakfast and together with your guide, proceed to Kalinzu forest, you will spend your Time on Nature walks, hiking as you look out for Man’s closest relative – the Chimpanzee in Kalinzu Forest. Primate tracking is one of the best highlight Tourism activity in Africa – You will have a Chance to explore Queen Elizabeth’s Once the off Beaten tourism track and now one of the best Chimpanzee tracking places to Kyambura George in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Have Lunch in a selected Restaurant at Your expense and later in the afternoon take a unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and this launch/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: Mweya Lodge 

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day8: Morning Game Drive - Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Have an early morning game drive where you have an opportunity to view the massive Rwenzori as backdrop, which provides excellent opportunities to spot lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephant, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, topi and bushbuck. The game drives and the boat trip (taken prior) are memorable methods of discovering a vast array of Ugandan wildlife. Be sure to have your camera ready for these amazing sightings!

Enjoy Lunch in a selected Restaurant and proceed through Ishasha plains for the visit with the tree climbing lions and other wildlife before heading out of the Queen Elizabeth National Park and on to Bwindi. The drive takes you through the Switzerland of Africa area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, arriving in the evening. Check into the camp for dinner and your overnight stay. 

Overnight: Lake Mulehe Lodge 

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day9: Gorilla Tracking Experience

After an early breakfast depart to the starting point for briefing about your gorilla trekking adventure after which you will be led by experienced gorilla trackers on the slopes of the volcanoes. You will start from the site where the gorillas were encountered the day before and from here the gorilla tracking begins. Although the hike can be physically demanding, the anticipation of the exciting experience ahead is amazing, and the beauty of the gorilla forest and its inhabitants are fascinating.

One of Africa’s major highlights is when you encounter these gentle apes. It is a humbling experience to stand just meters from man’s distant cousins as they eat rest, play and bond with their young ones. Follow the mountain gorillas as they range freely in the impenetrable forest, and discover their gorgeous natural habitual and the many species they share it with. You are allowed an hour with the gorillas before finally sloping down back to your lodge. If your trek was relatively short, you may have a guided nature walk around the lodge and the surrounding communities in the evening. Return to the lodge where you will enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers before getting a good night’s rest for tomorrow's safari adventure.

You may opt for Gorilla Habituation on supplement of $900 per person – here you will be sure of meeting and spending enough time with the Gorillas.  

Don’t forget to carry your rain gear, packed lunch, plenty of water, gloves, hat, and water proof bag for protection of your camera in case of rain 

Overnight: Lake Mulehe Lodge 

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day10: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest – Afternoon Canopy walk

Have Breakfast and Transfer Nyungwe Forest in Rwanda – You will cross the Uganda – Rwanda Boarder and Proceed to Nyungwe where you will Have Lunch and Later Enjoy an Afternoon Canopy walk, we will drive to Uwinka, the main reception center of the park, and set out for the canopy walk to experience which will give us a different perspective of the park – the Canopy Walk way is a highlight of a Nyungwe Safari and hangs 60 meters above the forest floor between giant trees and towers, this is East Africa's only Canopy Walkway that provides a stunning view of the park's amazing wildlife and nature. The Walkway accesses several trails including the famous Igishigishigi trail if one is interested in hiking one! Enjoy epic views of the Nyungwe forest and catch elusive wildlife in the canopies such as monkeys and birds!

Accommodation: Nyungwe Forest Lodge  

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day11: Transfer to Kigali for Outbound Flight Back Home

After breakfast, leisurely transfer to Kigali City and have lunch in a selected restaurant, you will later have a city drive time allowing, you may visit Genocide memorial center where we shall learn of the Political, social and economic History of the Hutus and Tutsi tribe prior to the Genocide.

Later, drive through Nyamirambo Township – this is the oldest town in Kigali which has a unique stretched neighborhood found in southwestern corner of Kigali that envelopes diverse behavior with dominancy of Arab – like Culture. It is a huge stretched corner which is sometimes referred to as a gangsters’ Paradise! Characterized with Many Muslim residents, Mosques and unlike other places that close by 8pm with everyone inside their homes, Nyamirambo hustles and rocks late into the nights. You will Have Lunch in a selected Restaurant enroute and Later Transfer to the Airport for Outbound Flight back Home

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TOUR INCLUSIONS

• All ground private transportation in
  A 4x4 safari pop up roof vehicle with all fuel
• Field Coordinator at all Times
• Guided Hike to all the Three Falls
  That Make Up Spectacular Sipi
• Kigali City Tour
• Meals at Per the Itinerary
• Budget accommodation as per the Itineray
• Coffee Experience
• Abseiling on the 100m Cliff
• whole Day white water Rafting
• Gorilla Tracking Experience
• Equator water Experience
• Chimps Trekking in Kalinzu Forest
• Canopy walk in Nyungwe
• Well Bottled mineral water for drinking 

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

• Air Tickets
• Visas
• Personal insurance
• Personal expenses (tips, souvenir shopping, laundry etc.)
• All optional/Alternative activities
• All items not included in the itinerary 

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