8 DAYS UGANDA & RWANDA PRIMATE SAFARI

Enjoy primates on this Uganda and Rwanda safari – mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and golden monkeys.This journey will bring you close to the nature and landscape of Uganda the pearl of Africa and Rwanda the land of a thousand hills.

Safari Highlights

  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Golden Monkey Trekking
  • Nature walk in Bigodi Swamp
  • Gorilla tracking
  • Golden monkey trekking

Day 1: Arrival to the Pearl of Africa

On your arrival, Kagera Safaris representative will welcome you to Uganda at Entebbe airport and transfer you to your hotel in Kampala. Enjoy the breeze from Lake Victoria – 2nd largest lake in the world.

Drive time – 20 minutes
Hotel No.5 / Protea Hotel

Day 2: Transfer to Kibale national park

Today we depart for the home of Chimpanzee in Kibale National Park. Kibale forest is home to 13 species of primates with the main attraction being chimpanzee tracking and bird watching. The journey to this tropical forest passes villages and colorful road markets.

Drive time – 5 hours or Schedule flight – 1 hour 35 minutes
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Kyaninga Lodge / Ndali Lodge / Primate Lodge

Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking

Chimpanzee tracking is a fulfilling adventure that takes you deep in the tropical forests with streams of water and abundant wildlife. You will start with a briefing from the ranger guide about your chimp trek. On your trek, you might have sightings of red-tailed monkeys, black-and white Columbus monkeys, butterflies, and birds calling from the canopies. With the help of your ranger guide, you will locate the chimps. Enjoy picture moments and watch them as they play, groom, and feed.

After lunch take on the Bigodi Community Walks – a community project where you visit a swamp known for its rich diversity of birds and primates depending on the availability of time. This community project is involved in providing employment for youth through tour guiding. You also have opportunity of visiting the medicine man, weaving women, coffee experience and beer making home.

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Kyaninga Lodge / Ndali Lodge / Primate Lodge

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi

Have breakfast and thereafter your driver guide will pick you up for the journey to Bwindi forest.  The journey takes you through beautiful landscape of Kigezi region of winding terraced hills arriving at the lodge later that afternoon.

Drive time – 6 hours
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Buhoma Lodge/Bwindi Lodge/ Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp/ Clouds Mt Gorilla Lodge/ Gorilla Heights

Day 5: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Mountain gorillas are true gentle giants found in Bwindi impenetrable forest and Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda. The driver guide will transfer you to the briefing area where you will meet your ranger guide. After briefing you will start the journey into the park with guidance of the ranger guide. The trekking experience takes anything from a few minutes to hours to eventually sight the gorillas, you are only allowed one hour with gorillas to capture your finest moment before you start your trek back. .

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Buhoma Lodge/Bwindi Lodge/ Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp/ Clouds Mt Gorilla Lodge/ Gorilla Heights

Day 6: Transfer to Rwanda  and Gorilla Guardians Village

Today morning after breakfast we start the journey to Rwanda through Cyanika border and continue to Musanze/Kinigi Rwanda arriving later that afternoon. Enjoy the beautiful landscape of south western Uganda.

Visit the gorilla guardians village before proceeding to your lodge.

Drive time – 5 hours
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Sabyinyo Silverback / Virunga Lodge

Day 7: Golden Monkey Trekking

After an early morning breakfast, we travel to the briefing point where the golden monkey trekking starts. A ranger guide will lead you to hike up in search of the golden monkeys, which are only in the Virunga massif. The golden monkeys are such amazing creatures to watch as they jump from tree to tree and feed the shots of bamboo. They are very active unlike the gorillas, so you will move quite a distance following them.

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Sabyinyo Silverback / Virunga Lodge

Day 8: Transfer to Kigali – Departure

We hope you had a fantastic time on your safari. Buy souvenirs and transfer to the airport with a short Kigali city tour depending on your flight time.

Drive time – 2 hours 30 minutes
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