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Day 1 Entebbe - Kampala

Arrive at Entebbe airport. Your guide will be there waiting for you.
Pick up and proceed to your accommodation.
medium budget: Namirembe Guest House. (BB)
high budget: Speke Hotel Kampala. (BB)

Day 2 Kampala - Murchison Falls

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park and visit the top of the falls.
Optional visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
medium budget: Red Chilli Rest Camp (RO)
high budget: Paraa Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 3 Murchison Falls

Early game drive and afternoon boat ride on the Victoria Nile
up to the bottom of the falls.
medium budget: Red Chilli Rest Camp (RO)
high budget: Paraa Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 4 Murchison Falls - Hoima

Early morning game drive. In the afternoon we drive to Hoima town. It is also possible to make a boat trip on the Nile to the delta into Lake Albert or to visit Budongo Forest for a jungle walk (both activities optional).
medium budget: Kontiki Hotel (BB)
high budget: Hotel Kontiki (FB)

Day 5 Hoima - Kibale Forest

After breakfast we drive to Kibale Forest. You can make an optional walk through the forest around Chimps' Nest in the afternoon.
medium budget: Chimps' Nest (BB)
high budget: Kyaninga Lodge (BB)

Day 6 Kibale Forest

Chimpanzee tracking in the morning and afternoon visit the Bigodi
Wetland Sanctuary for a primate and bird watching walk (optional).
medium budget: Chimps' Nest (BB)
high budget: Kyaninga Lodge (FB)

Day 7 Kibale Forest - Queen Elizabeth National Park

Transfer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park.
On our way we pass the equator. Game drive in the afternoon.
medium budget: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (BB)
high budget: Mweya Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 8 Queen Elizabeth National Park


Game drive in the morning, boat trip on the Kazinga Channel in the afternoon.
medium budget: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (BB)
high budget: Mweya Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 9 Queen Elizabeth National Park - Ishasha


Game drive in the morning and after breakfast we drive through the
national park to Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Game drive in the afternoon in search of the tree climbing lions.
medium budget: Savannah Resort (BB)
high budget: Ishasha Wilderness Camp (FB)

Day 10 Ishasha - Bwindi


Game drive to search for the tree-climbing lions.
Afterwards we shall drive to Bwindi.
medium budget: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (BB)
high budget: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (FB)

Day 11 Bwindi Impenetrable

Gorilla tracking!
medium budget: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (BB)
high budget: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (FB)

Day 12 Bwindi Impenetrable


Day for relaxation. Optional activities: make a nature walk through the national park, go for a primate or bird watching walk, or visit the local people. It is also possible to do a second gorilla tracking on this day.
medium budget: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (BB)
high budget: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (FB)

Day 13 Bwindi - Lake Bunyonyi


Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi; the deepest and most beautiful lake in Uganda. Day for relaxation. Possible activities: make a nature walk, go for a birding walk, go for canoeing, take a swim or visit the local community.
medium budget: Sharps Island Lodge (BB)
high budget: Bird Nest (FB)

Day 14 Lake Bunyonyi - Lake Mburo


After breakfast we drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Game drive or boat trip in the afternoon.
medium budget: Sky Blue Motel (BB)
high budget: Mantana Luxury Tented Camp (FB)

Day 15 Lake Mburo- Entebbe


Game drive or game walk in the morning to get face to face with
the animals. We can make a stopover at the Equator for photos.
Transfer to Entebbe for your outbound flight.
Flight

Prices for this tour:

2016

USD 1720 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 6 or 7 persons
USD 1920 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 4 or 5 persons
USD 2500 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 2 or 3 persons

GROUP TOUR

USD 2150 per person for the trip based on 2 persons twin sharing

plus USD 360/USD 550 for the gorilla tracking in Uganda (USD 350 in low season: November 2016)

USD 340 single supplement per person

USD 40 extra per person per day for full board

includes:

- Airport transfers
- Accommodations with meals mentioned
- Water, 3 liters per person per day
- A Private 4x4 custom built safari vehicle with knowledgeable driver/guide and fuel
- Entrance fees to the included National Parks
- The following activities: bird watching, game drives, Rhino visit in Ziwa, boat trips on the Nile and boat trip on the Kazinga Channel, one chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest and Bigodi Swamp Walk.


excludes:

- International flights
- Visa for Uganda (and/or Rwanda)
- All optional activities
- Insurances
- Meals not mentioned and beverages
- Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication.


Notes:

The gorilla tracking will be done in Uganda. (USD 500)
The minimum number of persons for the scheduled trip is 2, the maximum number of persons is 6. For the trip we use 4x4 custom made safari vehicles.

Day 1 Entebbe - Kampala

Arrive at Entebbe airport. Your guide will be there waiting for you. Pick up and proceed to your accommodation.
medium budget: Namirembe Guest House (BB)
high budget: Speke Hotel Kampala (BB)

Day 2 Kampala – Murchison Falls


Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park and visit the top of the falls.
Optional visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
medium budget: Red Chilli Rest Camp (RO)
high budget: Paraa Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 3 Murchison Falls


Early game drive and afternoon boat ride on the Victoria Nile up to the bottom of the falls.
medium budget: Red Chilli Rest Camp (RO)
high budget: Paraa Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 4 Murchison Falls


Early morning adventure on the Nile to the delta. Game drive in the afternoon.
medium budget: Red Chilli Rest Camp (RO)
high budget: Paraa Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 5 Murchison Falls - Hoima


Gamedrive in the morning or visit Maramagambo Forest for a jungle walk (optional activity). In the afternoon we drive to Hoima Town.
medium budget: Kontiki Hotel (BB)
high budget: Kontiki Hotel (FB)

Day 6 Hoima - Kibale Forest


After breakfast we drive to Kibale Forest. You can make an optional walk through the forest around Chimps' Nest in the afternoon.
medium budget: Chimps’ Nest (BB)
high budget: Kyaninga Lodge (FB)

Day 7 Kibale Forest


Chimpanzee tracking in the morning and afternoon visit the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary for a primate and bird watching walk (optional).
medium budget: Chimps’ Nest (BB)
high budget: Kyaninga Lodge (FB)

Day 8 Kibale Forest - Semuliki National Park


Visit one of the crater lakes, afterwards transfer to Semuliki National Park.
Visit the Sempaya Hot Springs in the afternoon.
medium budget: Rwenzori View Guesthouse (BB)
high budget: Mountains of the Moon (FB)

Day 9 Semuliki National Park - Queen Elizabeth N. P


Transfer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. On our way we pass the equator. Game drive in the afternoon.
medium budget: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (BB)
high budget: Mweya Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 10 Queen Elizabeth National Park


Game drive in the morning, boat trip on the Kazinga Channel in the afternoon.
medium budget: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (BB)
high budget: Mweya Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 11 Queen Elizabeth National Park


Chimpanzee tracking in the Kyambura Gorge in the morning. Gamedrive in the afternoon. It is also possible to make a nature walk in Maramagambo Forest or visit Lake Katwe (both activities are optional).
medium budget: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (BB)
high budget: Mweya Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 12 Queen Elizabeth National Park - Ishasha


After breakfast we drive through the national park to Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Game drive in the afternoon in search of the tree climbing lions.
medium budget: Savannah Resort (BB)
high budget: Ishasha Wilderness Camp (FB)

Day 13 Ishasha - Bwindi Impenetrable


Game drive in the morning to search for the tree-climbing lions.
Afterwards we shall drive to Bwindi Impenetrable.
medium budget: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (BB)
high budget: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (FB)

Day 14 Bwindi Impenetrable


Gorilla tracking!
medium budget: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (BB)
high budget: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (FB)

Day 15 Bwindi Impenetrable


Day for relaxation. Optional activities: make a nature walk through the national park, go for a primate or bird watching walk, or visit the local people. It is also possible to do a second gorilla tracking on this day.
medium budget: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (BB)
high budget: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (FB)

Day 16 Bwindi Impenetrable - Kisoro


Transfer to Kisoro. Relax at the lodge or visit the pygmies or make a walk to Lake Mutanda if time allows.
medium budget: Travellers Rest Hotel or Tourist Hotel (BB)
high budget: Wagtail Eco camp (FB)

Day 17 Kisoro - Mgahinga National Park


Visit Mgahinga National Park. Choose one of the activities: make a nature walk, go for a birding or primate walk, visit the golden monkeys or climb one of the volcanoes. Out of these activities one per person is included.
medium budget: Travellers Rest Hotel (BB)
high budget: Wagtail Eco camp (FB)

Day 18 Kisoro- Lake Bunyonyi


Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi; the deepest and most beautiful lake in Uganda. Day for relaxation. Possible activities: make a nature walk, go for a birding walk, go for canoeing, take a swim or visit the local community.
medium budget: Sharps Island Lodge (BB)
high budget: Birds Nest (FB)

Day 19 Lake Bunyonyi - Lake Mburo


After breakfast we drive to Lake Mburo. Game drive or boat trip in the afternoon.
medium budget: Sky Blue Motel (BB)
high budget: Mantana Tented Camp (FB)

Day 20 Lake Mburo - Jinja


Game drive or game walk in the morning to get face to face with the animals. Afterwards drive to Jinja. We make a stopover at the Equator for photos.
medium budget: Nile Porch (BB)
high budget: 2friends Hotel (FB)

Day 21 Jinja


Take a walk along the Nile, visit local community projects, visit the Bujagali Falls or visit the source of the Nile. It is also possible to go for White water-rafting, kayaking, quad biking or horse riding (optional activities).
medium budget: Nile Porch (BB)
high budget: 2friends Hotel (FB)

Day 22 Jinja - Entebbe


Drive to Kampala for a city tour and shopping. It is also possible to visit the Botanical Gardens in Entebbe for bird watching, to visit Mabamba Swamp to see the Shoebill Stork, or take a boat to Ngamba Island to see the orphaned chimpanzees (optional activities). Transfer to the airport for your departure.
Flight

Prices for this tour:

2017

medium budget
USD 2515 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 6 or 7 persons
USD 2795 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 4 or 5 persons
USD 3590 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 2 or 3 persons
GROUP TOUR
USD 3140 per person (double/twin sharing)

+ USD 350/USD 500 for the gorilla tracking in Uganda (USD 350 in low season: November 2016)

USD 515 single room supplement per person

USD 35 extra per person per day for full board

includes:

- Airport transfers
- Accommodations with meals mentioned
- Water, 3 litres per person per day
- A Private 4x4 custom built safari vehicle with knowledgeable driver/guide
fuel
- Entrance fees to the included National Parks
- The following activities: bird watching, game drives, Rhino visit in Ziwa, boat trips on the Nile and boat trip on the Kazinga Channel, one chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest, Bigodi Swamp Walk and one of the activities in Mgahinga National Park.


excludes:

- International flights
- Visa for Uganda (and/or Rwanda)
- All optional activities
- Insurances
- Meals not mentioned and beverages
- Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication.

Notes:

The gorilla tracking will be done in Uganda. USD 500 for the gorilla tracking in Uganda
The minimum number of persons for the scheduled trip is 2, the maximum number of persons is 6. For the trip we use 4x4 custom made safari vehicles.

Day 1 Entebbe - Kampala


Arrive at Entebbe modern International Airport, your guide will be at arrivals waiting, you will proceed to Kampala the Capital City of Uganda for your accommodation. If time allows you will move around the City for shopping to prepare for the next day long journey. We have got 24hrs shopping centers in Kampala. Dinner and overnight at
Medium budget: Namirembe Guest House of the Church of Uganda. (BB)
High budget: Speke Hotel in the City Center. (BB)

Day 2 Kampala - Kibale Forest


After breakfast we depart Kampala, heading west to Fort Portal. On the way look out for black-and-white Colobus monkeys as many of these primates are hiding in trees along the road. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon and famous for the many tea plantations. From this lovely town, we shall continue to Kibale National Park for a stay within the tropical forest. Dinner and overnight at.
Medium budget: Primate Lodge Kibale (BB)
High budget: Kyaninga Lodge (FB)

Day 3 Kibale Forest


Today the forest opens its doors for a sensational Chimpanzee 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 monkeys, black-and-white Colobus monkeys 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 projects. The swamp is known for its rich diversity of birds and primates. Dinner and overnight at.
Medium budget: Primate Lodge Kibale (BB)
High budget: Kyaninga Lodge (FB)

Day 4 Kibale Forest - Queen Elizabeth National Park


Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, pass Fort-Portal Town enter the graet rift valley, in the slopes of Mt. Rwenzori. We shall cross the equator just on our way entering the National park, proceed a game drive as we approach the Mweya Peninsula before we check in for our accomodation.
Medium budget: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (BB)
High budget: Mweya Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 5 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Early morning game drive on the Kasenyi plains followed by a visit to Katwe Salt Lake to learn about traditional salt mining that has taken place here since the 16th Century. You can also take a short walk to the neighboring Lake Munyenyange where you might glimpse lesser flamingos (August-November) and other bird life. We shall have a picnic lunch at the KATIC banda or find food in Katwe , Mweya Peninsula or Kikorongo . After lunch,we will visit the Kikorongo Cultural Center to meet the women of the community and learn how to weave traditional baskets and make recycled paper bead necklaces. Return to your lodge or camp to relax - read a book, lounge by the pool or brush up your wildlife knowledge with the Snapshot Safari board game.
Medium budget: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (BB)
High budget: Mweya Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 6 Queen Elizabeth National Park -Ishasha


Early Morning game drive come back for late breakfast, thereafter pack your bags into the car and leave for Ishasha. We drive through the national park to Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Have a game drive in the afternoon in search of the tree climbing lions.
Medium budget: Savannah Resort (BB)
High budget: Ishasha Wilderness Camp (FB)

Day 7 Ishasha - Bwindi

After breakfast we head for a game drive towards the south with our bags in the Vehicles, We leave Ishasha and its tree climbing Lions, to Bwindi Impenetrable. While driving through a verdant countryside, you will pass traditional homesteads and enjoy panoramic views. In the afternoon arrival in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home of the endangered mountain Gorillas.Dinner and overnight at
medium: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (BB)
high budget: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (FB)

Day 8 Bwindi Impenetrable

The highlight of your safari: a meeting with the gentle giants of Bwindi! Especially hikers will love the tracking in the beautiful ecosystem of the park. Expect to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. But it will definitely be worthwhile as you observe them closely while they eat, play and rest. A unique and unforgettable experience before your return back to you Hotel! Dinner and overnight at

Medium: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (BB)
High budget: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (FB)

Day 9 Bwindi Impenetrable - Lake Mburo


Early morning breakfast we depart the impenetrable forest of Bwindi through Rwamabondo Moliz Camp village for Roasted goat and roasted Matooke – Kitagata Hot springs then Mbarara to Lake Mburo National Park. As we entering the park in the afternoon it is likely that you will spot some Wildlife. After checking in to your accomodation you will go on a boat ride on the lake and enjoy the rich bird life and many Hippos that are cooling off. Dinner and overnight at.
medium budget: Mantana Luxury Tented Camp(B&B)
high budget: Mihingo Lodge. (FB)

Day 10 Lake Mburo - Entebbe


Early start of the day as we will go for a nature walk guided by an Armed game ranger. Lake Mburo is the only national park where you can experience a safari on foot. Return to the lodge for breakfast and pack up your bags into the Vehicle,have a game drive on our way out; we depart the protected area and drive back through Masaka cross the Equator again to Kampala.Enriched with an experience of a lifetime and unforgettable memories, proceed to Entebbe Airport for your evenning flight.
Flight

Prices for this tour:

2017
medium budget
USD 1210 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 6 or 7 persons
USD 1350 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 4 or 5 persons
USD 1735 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 2 or 3 persons

+ USD 360/USD 550 for the gorilla tracking in Uganda (USD 350 in low season: April and May 2017, October and November 2017)

USD 230 single supplement per person

USD 40 extra per person per day for full board

includes:

- Airport transfers
- Accommodations with meals mentioned
- Water, 3 liters per person per day
- 4x4 custom built safari vehicle with knowledgeable driver/guide
fuel
- Entrance fees to the included National Parks
- The following activities: bird watching, game drives, boat trip on the Kazinga Channel, one chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest and the Bigodi Swamp Walk.


excludes:

- International flights
- Visa for Uganda and/or Rwanda
- All optional activities
- Insurances
- Meals not mentioned and beverages
- Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication.


Day 1 Entebbe-Kampala (37km, 1 hour)


Arrive at Entebbe airport. Your guide will
be there waiting for you. Pick up and
proceed to Kampala city; Dinner and overnight.
Hotel African; (BB)

Day 2 Kampala - Sipi Falls


Transfer to Sipi Falls. Excursion to the falls. On our way we pass through Jinja and visit the source of the Nile in Jinja.
Lacam Lodge (BB)

Day 3 Sipi Falls - Kotido


After breakfast we drive towards Kidepo National Park, but because of the distance we shall spend the night in Kotido.
La Maison (BB)

Day 4 Kotido - Kidepo Valley National Park


Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park. Game drive in the afternoon if time allows.
UWA Bandas (RO)

Day 5 Kidepo Valley National Park

Early morning game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park. Afternoon game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park.
UWA Bandas (RO)

Day 6 Kidepo Valley National Park


Early morning game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park. Afternoon game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park. It is also possible to visit a Karamajong village.
UWA Bandas (RO)

Day 7 Kidepo Valley National Park - Kitgum

Early morning game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park. Afternoon transfer to Kitgum.
Bohma Hotel (BB) / Fugly's Hotel (BB)

Day 8 Kitgum - Murchison Falls

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park and proceed with the rest of your trip.

Prices for this tour:

2017

8 days trip, ending in Murchison Falls
USD 715 pp (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 6 or 7 persons
USD 850 pp (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 4 or 5 persons
USD 1280 pp (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 2 or 3 persons

Single room supplement USD 125

9 days trip, including one night in Murchison, game drive(s) and transfer back to Kampala
USD 855 pp (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 6 or 7 persons
USD 1040 pp (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 4 or 5 persons
USD 1510 pp (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 2 or 3 persons

Single room supplement USD 150


includes:

- Airport transfers
- Accommodations with meals mentioned
- Water, 3 liters per person per day
- 4x4 custom built safari vehicle with knowledgeable driver/guide and fuel
- Entrance fees to the included National Parks
- The following activities: bird watching and game drives


excludes:

- International flights
- Visa for Uganda
- All optional activities
- Insurances
- Meals not mentioned and beverages
- Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication.

Day 1 Kampala - Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Transfer to the Rwenzori Mountains N.P through Fort-portal Town, visit the King of Toro's palace.
Tour Holliday Inn B/B



Day 2 Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Hiking Day 1

The "central circuit" trial of Rwenzori is the main hiking activity which people undertake when visiting the mountain range. It consists of a hike lasting six nights and seven days, starting from the headquarter of the Rwenzori Mountains National Park at Nyakalengija.

Then the trial follows a circular path around Mount Baker, spending the night in five different Huts, and reaching a maximum altitude of 4.372 m. at Scott Elliot Pass.

The circuit gives the opportunity to see very close the peaks and glaciers of Mount Speke, Mount Stanley, Mount Luigi di Savoia, Mount Baker.

Everybody is able to manage the hike, as the level of difficulty is not so high. For the mountains climbers, it is possible to reach all the major peaks, only adding one day extension to the trial per each peak. The central circuit is the best experience of Rwenzori, its landscape and vegetations.

From he Rwenzori Mountains National Park Head Quarter at Nyakalengija, 1.646 m, you will receive the briefing from RMS (Rwenzori Mountaineering Services) and UWA (Uganda Wildlife Authority), with the possibility of renting equipment.

The hike starts through the plantations and homes of the Bakonjo, the people of the mountain, gradually reaching garden plots and elephants grass. You follow the Mobuku river, until crossing the Mahoma river.

The trail passes through an open bracken fern slopes and Podorcarpus Forest, up to Nyabitaba Hut, 2.652 m., which is the arrival point for the day. This will take from 5 to 6 hours.

From the location, you are facing on the North the Portal Peaks, 4.627 m., in front Mount Kyniangoma. During the day, you might see monkeys, the Rwenzori Turaco and hearing the chimpanzees.
Nyabitaba Hut

Day 3 Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Hiking Day 2

From Nyabitaba Hut you cross the Kurt Shaffer Bridge, through a muddy area. Then the trail climbs up through the bamboo forest. You reach a steep rocky area, which leads to Nyamuleju Hut. This point marks the start of the giant lobelia and groundsel zone. The way proceeds through a bog full of typical plants along the Bujuku river.

The final point is John Matte Hut, 3.414 m. for spending the night. From Nyabitaba Hut to John Matte it can take approximately 6 hours. Enjoy the view of Mount Stanley and snow capped Margherita and Elena Peaks.
John Matte Hut

Day 4 Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Hiking Day 3

From John Matte Hut you cross the Bujuku River and enter the lower Bigo bog, a grassy bog where you experience how to jump from tussock to tussock. You reach Bigo Hut and enter the upper Bigo bog, proceeding to Lake Bujuku, where it is starting the alpine savannah zone of little vegetation. You finally arrive at Bujuku Hut, 3.962 m.

This day hike can take up to 5 hours. There you have a view on the peaks of Mount Stanley, Mount Baker and Mount Speke. From Bujuku starts the diversion for whom intends to climb Mount Speke. For climbing Margherita and Alexandra peaks it is advised to proceed to Elena Hut for overnight
Bujuku Hut

Day 5 Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Hiking Day 4

From Bujuku Hut you climb through moss draped groundsel vegetation, to Scott Elliot Pass, 4.372 m., the highest point of the loop trail. The path is very rocky and steep, at the foothills of Mount Baker. Enjoy a spectacular view of Margherita peak, Elena and Savoia glaciers and Mount Baker. You reach Upper Kitandara lake through thick mud to Lower Kitandara lake where is located Kitandara Hut, 4.023 m.

Kitandara in the local language means "fresh field", as a cold wind is blowing into the valley. Time to complete the hike about 5 hours. During this tract, it is recommended to check any sign of altitudes sickness or hypothermia. From Kitandara Hut you can proceed for climbing Mount Baker or Mount Luigi di Savoia and the peak Vittorio Sella.
Kitandara Hut

Day 6 Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Hiking Day 5

From Lake Kitandara you climb to Freshfield Pass, 4.282 m., a long flat of high alpine mossy glades, before descending the circuit among rocky and boggy areas. The panorama is dominated by the glaciers of Mounts Stanley and Baker.

A muddy trail leads to Akendahi, Bujongolo and Kabamba rock shelters, where starts the Kabamba valley down to Guy Yeoman Hut, 3.261 m. This can take up to 6 hours. The hut is surrounded by a beautiful landscape of mountains, vegetations and rivers.
Yeoman Hut

Day 7 Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Hiking Day 6

In this day you complete the central circuit by going back to Nyabitaba Hut. The trial is attractive along the valley of the Mobuku and Kichuchu rivers, rich in plants and flowers of the heather zone before reaching the bamboo forest. See Kabamba falls on the way. Time to reach Nyabitaba is about 6 hours.

Eventually, you decide to terminate the trial by descending directly to Nyakalengija, adding 2 to 3 more hours.
Nyabitaba Hut

Day 8 Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Hiking Day 7

From Nyabitaba to reach Nyakalengija it can take up to three hours. From Nyabitaba starts the 40 minutes trail to see Lake Mamoha and back to the hut for descending to the Park Head Quarters. Transfer to the hotel.
Tour Holliday Inn B/B

Prices for this tour:

2017

8 days climbing
USD 1875 per person for the trip (based on 2 to 3 persons)
USD 1585 per person for the trip (based on 4 to 5 persons)
USD 1485 per person for the trip (based on 6 to 7 persons)

Single room/tent supplement is USD 75 per person

Price for one extra day on the mountain is USD 220 per person

Day 1 Entebbe - Kampala (37km,1 hour)

Arrive at Entebbe modern International Airport, your guide will be at arrivals waiting, you will proceed to Kampala the Capital City of Uganda for your accommodation. If time allows, you will move around the City for shopping to prepare yourself for the next day long journey. We have got 24hrs shopping centers in Kampala.

Day 1 Entebbe - Kampala (37km,1 hour)

Arrive at Entebbe modern International Airport, your guide will be at arrivals waiting, you will proceed to Kampala the Capital City of Uganda for your accommodation. If time allows, you will move around the City for shopping to prepare yourself for the next day long journey. We have got 24hrs shopping centers in Kampala.

Medium; Namirembe Guest House of the Church of Uganda

High budget; Speke Hotel in the City Center.

Day 2 Kampala -Murchison falls through Budongo Forest.

Today our Driver/Tour guide will drive you to the most beautiful protected area in Uganda: Murchison Falls National Park. It is the largest national park in the country and characterized of savannah grassland, riverine forest and woodland. Here you will find a great diversity of Wildlife, including Lions, Leopards, Chimpanzees, Giraffes and many birds like the rare Shoebill. Optional visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary on our way. Dinner and overnight at
Budongo Eco Lodge (BB)

Day 3 Budongo Forest - Murchison Falls

After early breakfast we shall go for an exciting Chimp tracking in Budongo Forest. Apart from the Chimps the forest is home to the Black-and-White Colobus Monkeys, Red Tailed Monkeys and other primates. Also a large number of bird species can be seen, including the Afep Pigeon, White thighed Hornbill and Tambourine Dove. Afternoon we follow the road towards the heart of the park to our accommodation at
Paraa Safari Lodge.

Day 4 Murchison Falls

After early morning breakfast you will enjoy a half-day game drive on the northern bank of the Nile, with chances of seeing Elephants, Giraffes, Lions, Hartebeests and a variety of birds. After lunch we shall go for a Boat cruise on the Nile for game viewing at close quarters. Watch how Hippos take a bath, Elephants come to drink and Crocodiles lying lazy at the shores. Dinner and overnight at
Paraa Safari Lodge.

Day 5 Murchison Falls - Kitgum

Early morning game drive through the park on the way to Kitgum. We shall pass Gulu Town one of the historical towns in Northern Uganda. You will enjoy the view of the developments after the distruction by the Rebals of Joseph Kony. Dinner and overnight at
Bohma Hotel or Fugly's Hotel (BB)

Day 6 Kitgum - Kidepo Valley

In the morning we will visit one of our friend's primary school near Kitgum to have a nice morning time with Kids. Then we continue towards the border with Sudan and enter Kidepo Valley National Park. Check in at your accommodation, have lunch in the middle of the national park with beautiful views over the vast plains and go for a game drive in the afternoon.
Dinner and overnight at
Nga'moru Wilderness Camp.

Day 7 Kidepo Valley

A full day in one of the most beautiful and certainly most remote national parks in Uganda! Early in the morning you will explore the Narus River Valley by game drive or safari walk. Go in search of giraffes, ostriches, zebras, elephants and lions. The park is also a birders paradise as it boasts a bird list with over 475 species. Have lunch and relax before going on a visit to one of the local Karamojong communities. The Karamojong tribe is well known for their unique nomadic lifestyle and rich traditions of storytelling.
Dinner and overnight at
Nga'moru Wilderness Camp.

Day 8 Kidepo Valley - Kotido

Early morning game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park. Afternoon game drive on our way out of the wonderful National park to Kotido Town, have a local Karamajong dinner. Sleep a Karamajong style in
La Maison Hotel (BB)

Day 9 Kotido - Siipi Falls

After breakfast we continue our journey and head to the South. It is a long but beautiful drive as we pass different types of landscapes and traditional villages. This area is really off track and not visited by many tourists yet. You will witness what the many years of civil unrest have done to this region, but also how it is slowly but steadily developing. It is completely safe to travel and with a lunch stop in Moroto town, you will arrive in Siipi falls late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at
Lacam Lodge. (BB)

Day 10 Sipi Falls

After breakfast we drive to the Mount Elgon Forest Exploration Centre. Mount Elgon is an extinct volcano, situated on the border with Kenya. With 4321 metres of altitude it is the fourth highest mountain in East Africa and the second highest peak in Uganda.
A day hike will allow you to explore the diverse mountain forest. There are two different trails to choose from, passing clear waterfalls, mysterious caves and spectacular viewpoints. It is a paradise for birders, with about 300 different species of birds recorded in this enchanting area. We shall return back for dinner and overnight at.
Lacam Lodge (BB)

Day 11 Sipi Falls - Jinja

After breakfast, we transfer to Jinja through Mbale one of the biggest town in the Eastern Region of this Country Uganda. Excursion to the source of the Nile, dinner and overnight at
2 Friends Hotel Jinja. (BB)

Day 12 Jinja - Entebbe - Flight (117km, 2 hours)

The following activities are optional for this day: White water-rafting, kayaking, quad biking, horse riding, take a boat trip to see exactly point Source of the mightyNile, visit local community projects or visit the Itanda Falls. And after Transfer to Entebbe International Airport for your late evening flight.

(White water rafting must be booked in advance)
Flight

Prices for this tour:

2017

USD 1240 per person (twin sharing) based on a private group of 6 or 7 persons
USD 1400 per person (twin sharing) based on a private group of 4 or 5 persons
USD 1900 per person (twin sharing) based on a private group of 2 or 3 persons

Single room supplement is USD 230 (when using a single room)

USD 40 extra per person per day for full board

includes:

- Airport transfers
- Accommodations with meals mentioned
- Water, 3 liters per person per day
- A private 4x4 custom built safari vehicle with knowledgeable driver/guide fuel
- All entrance fees to the National Parks
- The following activities: bird watching, game drives, boat trip on the Nile, one chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest, Bigodi Swamp Walk, Sipi Falls and excursion to the source of the Nile.


excludes:

- International Flights
- visa for Uganda
- Insurance
- Meals not mentioned and beverages
- Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication
- Kayaking or rafting in Jinja

Day 1 Entebbe

Arrive at Entebbe airport.You will be welcomed by our Driver/Tour guide, who will transfer you to Airport Guesthouse Entebbe for your Dinner and accommodation. Depending on the time of your arrival, you might spend the afternoon at UWEC, home to captive animals and over 170 species of birds. They include 7 species of weavers, such as the rare Northern Masked Weaver and Orange Weaver, etc.
Your guide will be there waiting for you. Pick up and proceed to your hotel.
Airport Guest House (B&B)

Day 2 Mabamba Swamp

Early morning we shall drive to Mabamba Swamp, 50 km west of Kampala. Look out for many different birds on our way to the swamp, like the Papyrus Gonolek, White winged Warbler, Northern Brown throated Weaver and Weyns Weaver. Mabamba Swamp is one of the best places to spot the rare Shoebill Stork. But also many other species can be found here, like the Allen’s Gallinule, Grey herons, African Water Rail, Goliath, Purple and a variety of egrets and ducks. The best way to enjoy the rich birdlife is by canoe and you might even have the luck to encounter the elusive Sitatunga Antelope, adapted to swampy habitats. Later in the afternoon back to Kampala for your dinner and accommodation at
New Madagascar Hotel.

Day 3 Kampala - Kibale National Park.

After breakfast we shall start our tour heading western part of the Country to Fort Portal. We will have a buffet lunch in Fort Portal Town, that rests in the shadow of the fabled “Mountains of the Moon” and is famous for the many tea plantations. From this lovely town we will continue to Kibale National Park. Dinner and Overnight at
Primate lodge Kibale.

Day 4 Crater Lakes & Bigodi Swamp

Have a calm breakfast before we head off for an exploration of the crater lakes. Enjoy the beauty of the numerous small lakes, surrounded by gentle hills, and the stunning views. At Lake Nkuruba you will take a hike to encounter different species of birds. Return to the lodge for lunch and transfer to Bigodi Swamp. This wetland is a great attraction for birders with over 200 bird species, including the popular Great Blue Turaco.Dinner and overnight
Primate lodge Kibale.

Day 5 Kibale Forest - Queen Elizabeth National Park

After a delicious breakfast we take a nature walk in the forest in search of bird species - look out for the blue breasted kingfisher, black billed Turaco, a variety of Greenbuls among others. Have lunch and thereafter transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.Dinner and overnight at
Mweya Safari lodge

Day 6 Queen Elizabeth National Park

The day begins early as we start with a morning game drive and head to the mating ground of the Uganda Kobs. This is not only an area for excellent game viewing but also offers much to birders. We move through savannah grasslands that support large flocks of White and Abdims Stork as well as the spectacular Saddle Billed Stork during the migratory season. Come back for lunch and relax at Mweya peninsula near the swimming pool while waiting for afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, that connects Lake Edward and Lake George. Watch hundreds of hippos, elephants and many migratory bird species, such as the Grey headed Gulls, African skimmers, Water Dikkops and the Great White and Pink-Backed Pelicans.Dinner and overnight at
Mweya safari lodge.

Day 7 Queen Elizabeth National Park - Lake Mburo National Park

Breakfast and then head to Lake Mburo National Park arriving in lunch time. This park is popular for birders and the only park in Uganda where you can find the Zebra. As we enter the park heading towards the accommodation place it is likely, you will see some wildlife like Impalas, Topis, Zebras and Buffaloes. Look out also for birds such as the Crested Francolin, Bare faced Go-Away bird, Common Scimitarbill, Spot-Flanked Barbet, Lilac breasted Roller, Northern Black Tit, Trilling Cisticola and Brown Parrot. We will make an evening game drive along the Kigambira loop. Species that may be seen are the localized Red Faced Barbet, Black Collared Barbet, Red Headed lovebird, Lead colored Flycatcher and Green capped Eremomela.Dinner and overnight at
Mihingo lodge in lake Mburo National park.

Day 8 Lake Mburo National Park

Early morning start the day as we will go for a nature walk with a game ranger. Lake Mburo is the only national park where you can experience a safari on foot. You will encounter several species of wetland and savannah birds, Impalas and other wildlife before you come back for African Tea or Coffee. After breakfast you will go on a boat ride on the lake and enjoy the rich birdlife and the hippos that are cooling off. Late in the afternoon a game drive along the Zebra Track may reveal bird species such as Coqui Francolin, Black Bellied Bustard, African Wattled Plover, Rufous Chested Swallow etc. Also look out for elusive leopard and other nocturnal species. Dinner and overnight at
Mihingo lodge in Lake Mburo National park.

Day 9 Lake Mburo - Entebbe –Departure

Early morning start the journey out of the park with a game drive along the Lakeside Track. This will give you the chance to spot some water birds like the Lesser and Great Swamp Warbler, White Winged Warbler, Papyrus Gonolek, Papyrus Yellow Warbler. We continue out of the park towards Kampala, stop for lunch in Masaka and then at the Equator for photos and some shopping. Continue to Entebbe for your flight back home.
Bye for now we are looking forward to see you again.
Flight.

Prices for this tour:

USD 1300 per person (twin sharing) based on a private group of 6 or 7 persons
USD 1650 per person (twin sharing) based on a private group of 4 or 5 persons
USD 2325 per person (twin sharing) based on a private group of 2 or 3 persons

+ USD 360/USD 550 for the gorilla tracking in Uganda (USD 360 in low season: November 2015)

USD 300 single room supplement when using a single room

includes:

- Airport transfers Ground transport per comfortable 4WD safari vehicle
- English speaking driver/guide
- Full board accommodation in mentioned places
- Bottled mineral water throughout the safari
- Park entrance fees and game ranger fees
- Activities as described in the program

excludes:


- International flight
- Visa
- Insurance
- Laundry and tips
- Expenditures of personal nature


Day 1 Entebbe

Arrive at Entebbe airport.You will be welcomed by our Driver/Tour guide, who will transfer you to Airport Guesthouse Entebbe for your Dinner and accommodation. Depending on the time of your arrival, you might spend the afternoon at UWEC, home to captive animals and over 170 species of birds. They include 7 species of weavers, such as the rare Northern Masked Weaver and Orange Weaver, etc.
Your guide will be there waiting for you. Pick up and proceed to your hotel.
Airport Guest House (B&B)

Day 2 Mabamba Swamp

Early morning we shall drive to Mabamba Swamp, 50 km west of Kampala. Look out for many different birds on our way to the swamp, like the Papyrus Gonolek, White winged Warbler, Northern Brown throated Weaver and Weyns Weaver. Mabamba Swamp is one of the best places to spot the rare Shoebill Stork. But also many other species can be found here, like the Allen’s Gallinule, Grey herons, African Water Rail, Goliath, Purple and a variety of egrets and ducks. The best way to enjoy the rich birdlife is by canoe and you might even have the luck to encounter the elusive Sitatunga Antelope, adapted to swampy habitats. Later in the afternoon back to Kampala for your dinner and accommodation at
New Madagascar Hotel.

Day 3 Kampala - Mabira Forest - Jinja - Kampala

Transfer to Mabira Forest, 65km east of Kampala. We spend the rest of the day birding in the Mabira forest, pausing for lunch at Jinja and visiting the source of the Nile. Transfer to Kampala afterwards.
Namirembe Guest House of the Church of Uganda (B&B)

Day 4 Kampala - Murchison Falls

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. Birding in Kaniyo Pabidi (Budongo Forest) in the afternoon. Afterwards we proceed to Murchison falls and spend the night on the shores of the Nile.
Red Chilli Rest Camp (RO)

Day 5 Murchison Falls

Early game drive in the morning to see the large animals of Africa and also for birding. In the afternoon we make a boat trip on the Victoria Nile up to the bottom of the falls. The boat is an ideal platform to make photos of the birds.
Red Chilli Rest Camp (RO)

Day 6 Murchison Falls

Early morning adventure on the Nile on a private boat trip to the delta. Game drive in the afternoon.
Red Chilli Rest Camp (RO)

Day 7 Murchison Falls - Hoima

Early transfer to Budongo forest. Birding through the jungle. In the afternoon we drive to Hoima Town were we spend the night. Budongo Forest is also home of many butterflies and chimpanzees.
Kontiki Hotel (B&B)

Day 8 Hoima - Kibale

After Breakfast we drive to Kibale Forest. Make a walk through the forest in Chimps' Nest to see birds and monkeys in the afternoon. Optional night walk through the forest to see the animals of the night, like bats, Bushbabies and Galagos.
Chimps' Nest (B&B)

Day 9 Kibale Forest

Chimpanzee tracking in the morning and afternoon visit the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary for birding.
Chimps' Nest (B&B)

Day 10 Kibale Forest

Birding in Kibale Forest and the area around it.
Chimps' Nest (B&B)

Day 11 Kibale - Semuliki National Park

National Park. Visit the Sempaya Hot Springs and make a walk through the jungle for birding.
Vanilla Lodge (B&B)

Day 12 Semuliki National Park - Semliki Wildlife Reserve - Fort Portal

Birding in the morning through the national park and transfer to Semliki Wildlife Reserve in the afternoon. Boat trip on Lake Albert. Transfer to Fort Portal afterwards.
Rwenzori View Guesthouse (B&B)

Day 13 Fort Portal - Queen Elizabeth National Park

Transfer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. On our way we pass the equator. Game drive for birding or optional guided walk on the Mweya Peninsula in the afternoon.
Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (B&B)

Day 14 Queen Elizabeth NP

Game drive in the morning, boat trip on the Kazinga Channel in the afternoon. The boat is an ideal platform to make photos of the birds.
Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (B&B)

Day 15 Queen Elizabeth - Bwindi Impenetrable

Birding through the park, leading to Maramagambo Forest. Transfer to Buhoma, Bwindi, in the afternoon.
Buhoma Community Rest Camp (B&B)

Day 16 Bwindi Impenetrable

Birding in Bwindi National Park.
Buhoma Community Rest Camp (B&B)

Day 17 Bwindi Impenetrable

Optional gorilla tracking or optional birding through the Neck (area in Bwindi).
Buhoma Community Rest Camp (B&B)

Day 18 Bwindi Impenetrable

Transfer to Ruhija. Birding in this unique area, with a lot of Albertine endemics.
Ruhija Gorilla Lodge (B&B)

Day 19 Bwindi Impenetrable - Lake Bunyonyi

Birding in Mubwindi swamp and after transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, the deepest and most beautiful lake of Uganda.
Sharps Island Lodge (B&B)

Day 20 Lake Bunyoni

Birding on the island, around the lake and in the area. Optional boat trip on the lake.
Natures Prime Island (B&B)

Day 21 Lake Bunyonyi - Lake Mburo

After breakfast we drive to Lake Mburo. Boat trip for birding on the lake in the afternoon.
Mantana Luxury Tented Camp (FB)

Day 22 Lake Mburo - Entebbe

Early morning game drive or game walk (optional) in Lake Mburo National Park. Transfer to Entebbe to catch your flight.
Flight

Prices for this tour:

USD 2410 per person (twin sharing) based on a private group of 6 or 7 persons
USD 2710 per person (twin sharing) based on a private group of 4 or 5 persons
USD 3600 per person (twin sharing) based on a private group of 2 or 3 persons

+ USD 360/USD 550 for the gorilla tracking in Uganda (USD 360 in low season: November 2017)

USD 480 single room supplement when using a single room




includes:

- Airport transfers
- Accommodations
- Private 4x4 custom built safari vehicle
- Knowledgeable driver/guide
- All entrance fees to the National Parks
- Bird watching and game drives (safaris)
- Boat-trips on the Nile, the Kazinga Channel, Lake Mburo and Lake Bunyonyi
- One Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest



excludes:

- International Flights
- Visa for Uganda
- Insurance
- Meals (not mentioned) and beverages
- Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication


Day 1 Entebbe -Kampala


Arrive at Entebbe modern International Airport, your guide will be at arrivals waiting, you will proceed to Kampala the Capital City of Uganda for your accommodation. If time allows you will move around the City for shopping to prepare for the next day long journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National game park. We have got 24hrs shopping centers in Kampala.
medium budget: Namirembe Guest House of the Church of Uganda.
high budget: Speke Hotel

Day 2 Kampala -Bwindi Impenetrable


Early morning breakfast and then drive to Bwindi the home to the Mountain Gorillas with a stop over at the equator.The hikers will love the tracking in the beautiful ecosystem of the Impenetrable forests of Bwindi. It is difficult to foresee how long you will hike, it may take two to eight hours. Expect to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any Gorilla. But it will definitely be worthwhile for you to observe them closely while they eat, play and rest. This will be a unique and unforgettable experience! Dinner and overnight at
Buhoma Community Bandas in the forests of Bwindi.

Day 3 Bwindi Impenetrable


After breakfast we bring you to the starting point of the gorilla tracking. After the briefing you begin your tracking of the gorillas.
The bamboo forest will drip around you as you first hear the breaking of bamboo signaling the group is near and then you will be face to face with one of the most delightful and fascinating creatures in the world. After an hour's viewing you will make the trek back to the lodge.
Buhoma Community Bandas in the forests of Bwindi.

Day 4 Bwindi Impenetrable - Entebbe


Early morning breakfast we depart the Impenetrable forest of Bwindi through Rwamabondo Moliz Camp village for Roasted goat and roasted Matooke – Kitagata Hot springs then Mbarara to Lake Mburo National Park, as we continue to Kampala then Entebbe Airport for your late flight.
Flight

Prices for this tour:

2016

medium budget:
USD 385 per person (twin sharing) based on a private group of 6 to 7 persons
USD 470 per person (twin sharing) based on a private group of 4 to 5 persons
USD 675 per person (twin sharing) based on a private group of 2 to 3 persons

plus USD 360/USD 550 for the gorilla tracking in Uganda (USD 350 in low season: April and May 2016, October and November 2016)

USD 75 Single supplement per person

USD 40 extra per person per day for full board


includes:

- Airport transfers
- Accommodations as mentioned in lodges
- Park entrance fees
- Drinking water during the trip




excludes:

- International Flights
- Visa for Uganda
- Insurance
- Meals and beverages
- Tips and personal expenses such as laundry, communication etcetera




Notes:

The gorilla tracking will be done in Uganda. (USD 500)

Day 1 Kigali - Volcanoes National Park

Arrival in Kigali. Transfer to your hotel in the Volcanoes National Park.
If time allows you can make a city tour through Kigali.
Medium Budget: Muhabura Hotel (BB)
High Budget: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (BB)



Day 2 Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast we bring you to the starting point
of the gorilla tracking. After the briefing you begin
your tracking of the gorillas.

The bamboo forest will drip around you as you first
hear the breaking of bamboo signaling the group is
near and then you will be face to face with one of
the most delightful and fascinating creatures in the
world.

After an hour's viewing you will make the trek
back to the lodge.
Medium Budget: Muhabura Hotel (BB)
High Budget: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (BB)

Day 3 Volcanoes National Park - Kigali

Transfer to Kigali for your outbound flight.
Flight

Price for the tour

2017

Medium Budget
USD 305 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 6 - 7 persons
USD 390 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 4 - 5 persons
USD 585 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 2 - 3 persons

+ USD 750 per gorilla permit

USD 50 single supplement p.p
USD 35 extra p.p per day for full board


High Budget
USD 495 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 6 - 7 persons
USD 570 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 4 - 5 persons
USD 785 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 2 - 3 persons

+ USD 750 per gorilla permit

USD 75 single supplement p.p
USD 30 extra p.p per day for full board





includes:

- Airport transfers
- Accommodations with meals mentioned
- Drinking water during the trip (3 litres p.p per day)
- A private 4x4 custom built safari vehicle with knowledgeable driver/guide and fuel
- Entrance fees to the included National Parks

excludes:

- International flights
- Visa for Rwanda
- All optional activities
- Insurances
- Meals not mentioned and beverages
- Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication.


Day 1 Kigali - Butare - Nyanza - Nyungwe Forest National Park

Arrival in the morning on the airport of Kigali. Transfer to Butare (Huye) where you can visit the national museum and Nyanza Hill (both activities optional). Afterwards transfer to Nyungwe Forest.
Medium Budget: Gisakura Guesthouse (BB)
High Budget: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (BB)

Day 2 Nyungwe Forest National Park

Nyungwe is one of East Africa's largest forests,
with 13 monkey species, including chimpanzees.

Make a walk through the forest in search of
chimpanzees, monkeys and birds,
or do the waterfall trail.
Medium Budget: Gisakura Guesthouse (BB)
High Budget:Nyungwe Forest Lodge (BB)

Day 3 Nyungwe Forest National Park - Volcanoes National Park

Transfer to the Volcanoes National Park. It is possible to visit the pygmies on the way.
Medium Budget: Muhabura Hotel (BB)
High Budget: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (BB)

Day 4 Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast we bring you to the starting point of the gorilla tracking. After the briefing you begin your tracking of the gorillas. The bamboo forest will drip around you as you first hear the breaking of bamboo signaling the group is near and then you will be face to face with one of the most delightful and fascinating creatures in the world. After an hour's viewing you will make the trek back to the lodge.
Medium Budget: Muhabura Hotel (BB)
High Budget: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (BB)



Day 5 Volcanoes National Park

Optional activities for today (one activity included): Make a nature walk in the national park, visit the golden monkeys, climb a volcano or visit Dian Fossey's Grave.

It is also possible to make another gorilla tracking, or to visit the Twin Lakes, Lake Ruhondo and Lake Burera.
Medium Budget: Muhabura Hotel (BB)
High Budget: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (BB)

Day 6 Volcanoes National Park - Kigali

Transfer to Kigali for your outbound flight. If time allows you can make a city tour through Kigali.
Flight

Price for the tour

2017

Medium Budget
USD 855 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on private group of 6 or 7 persons
USD 960 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on private group of 4 or 5 persons
USD 1295 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on private group of 2 or 3 persons


+ USD 750 per gorilla permit

USD 145 single supplement per person
USD 35 extra per person per day for full board


High Budget
USD 1260 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on private group of 6 or 7 persons
USD 1365 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on private group of 4 or 5 persons
USD 1680 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on private group of 2 or 3 persons

+ USD 750 per gorilla permit

USD 325 single supplement per person
USD 40 extra per person per day for full board



includes:

- Airport transfers
- Accommodations with meals mentioned
- Drinking water during the trip (3 litres per person per day)
- A Private 4x4 custom built safari vehicle with knowledgeable driver/guide and fuel
- Entrance fees to the included National Parks
- Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest, drinking water during the trip



excludes:

- International flights
- Visa for Rwanda
- All optional activities
- Insurances
- Meals not mentioned and beverages
- Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication.

Day 1 Kigali Arrive at Kigali airport.

City trip with possible visit of the Genocide memorial if time allows.
Medium budget: ChezLando Hotel (BB)
High budget: Kigali Serena Hotel (HB)

Day 2 Kigali - Butare - Nyungwe

Transfer to Butare (Huye) where it is possible
to visit the national museum and Nyanza Hill.
Afterwards transfer to Nyungwe Forest.
Medium budget: Gisakura Guesthouse (BB)
High budget: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (FB)

Day 3 Nyungwe Forest

Nyungwe is one of East Africa's largest forests,
with 13 monkey species, including chimpanzees.

Make a walk through the forest in search of chimpanzees, monkeys and birds, or do the waterfall trail.
Medium budget: Gisakura Guesthouse (BB)
High budget: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (FB)

Day 4 Nyungwe - Kibuye - Gisenyi (Lake Kivu)

We drive to Kibuye on the shores of Lake Kivu, where we will have lunch. Afterwards we proceed to Gisenyi, where we will spend the night.
Medium budget: Paradise Malahide (BB)
High budget: Lake Kivu Serena Hotel (FB)

Day 5 Gisenyi - Volcanoes National Park

Relax at the beach in the morning, or go for a nature walk along the shore. In the afternoon we drive to the Volcanoes National Park.
Medium budget:Muhabura Hotel (BB)
High budget: Le-Bamboo Gorilla Lodge (FB)

Day 6 Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast we bring you to the starting point of the gorilla tracking. After the briefing you begin your tracking of the gorillas.

The bamboo forest will drip around you as you first hear the breaking of bamboo signaling the group is near and then you will be face to face with one of the most delightful and fascinating creatures in the world. After an hour's viewing you will make the trek back to the lodge.
Medium budget: Muhabura Hotel (BB)
High budget: Le-Bamboo Gorilla Lodge (FB)

Day 7 Volcanoes National Park - Kigali

Optional activities for today (one activity included): Make a nature walk in the national park, visit the golden monkeys, climb a volcano or visit Dian Fossey's Grave.

It is also possible to make another gorilla tracking, or to visit the Twin Lakes, Lake Ruhondo and Lake Burera.
Medium budget: Muhabura Hotel (BB)
High budget: Le-Bamboo Gorilla Lodge (FB)

Day 8 Volcanoes National Park - Kigali

After breakfast drive to Kigali for your outbound flight
Flight

Price for the tour

2017

Medium Budget
USD 1060 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 6 - 7 persons
USD 1195 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 4 - 5 persons
USD 1595 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 2 - 3 persons


+ USD 750 per gorilla permit

USD 175 single supplement per person
USD 35 extra per person per day for full board


High Budget
USD 1895 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 6 - 7 persons
USD 2025 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 4 - 5 persons
USD 2410 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 2 - 3 persons

+ USD 750 per gorilla permit

USD 570 single supplement per person


includes:

- Airport transfers
- Accommodations with meals mentioned
- Private 4x4 custom built safari vehicle with knowledgeable driver/guide and fuel
- Drinking water during the trip (3 litres per person per day)
- Entrance fees to the included National Parks
- Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest

excludes:

- International flights
- Visa for Rwanda
- All optional activities
- Insurances
- Meals not mentioned and beverages
- Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication.

Day 1 Kigali

Arrive at Kigali International Airport. City tour, visit the Genocide memorial grounds.
Medium budget: Chezlando Hotel (BB)
High budget: Serena Hotel (HB)

Day 2 Kigali - Akagera National Park

After breakfast, we drive to the Akagera National
Park for a game drive in the afternoon.
Medium budget: Centre St Joseph (BB)
High budget: Akagera Lodge (FB)

Day 3 Akagera

Akagera game drives and boat-trip.
Medium budget: Centre St Joseph (BB)
High budget: Akagera Lodge (FB)

Day 4 Akagera - Kigali

Game drive in the morning. Picnic lunch at the top of Mt. Mutumba (1825 meters), with stunning panoramic views of the park. Transfer to Kigali afterwards.
Medium budget: Chezlando Hotel (BB)
High budget: Kigali Serena Hotel (FB)

Day 5 Kigali - Butare - Nyungwe

Today we drive to Butare, where we visit the National Museum. Afterwards proceed to Nyungwe Forest.
Medium budget: Gisakura Guesthouse (BB)
High budget: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (FB)

Day 6 Nyungwe Forest

Chimpanzee tracking and see the other monkey
species.
Medium budget: Gisakura Guesthouse (BB)
High budget: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (FB)

Day 7 Nyungwe Forest

Make a nature walk, go for birding, make the primate walk or do the waterfall trail. Visit the tea factory in the afternoon (optional).
Medium budget: Gisakura Guesthouse (BB)
High budget: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (FB)

Day 8 Nyungwe - Kibuye (Lake Kivu)

We drive to the Bugarama hot water springs (the largest and biggest natural spring in Rwanda) via Cyamudongo natural forest. It is possible to take a warm bath in the hot springs (optional). Afterwards we drive to River Rusizi for a day trip with lunch and fresh drinks. Afterwards we drive to Kibuye town.
Medium budget: Bethanie hotel (BB)
High budget: Mariah Hills (FB)

Day 9 Kibuye - Gisenyi (Lake Kivu)

Relax at the lodge or at the shores of Lake Kivu. It is also possible to make a walk along the lake. Afterwards drive to Gisenyi.
Medium budget: Ubumwe Hotel (BB)
High budget: Lake Kivu Serena hotel (BB)

Day 10 Gisenyi - Volcanoes National Park

Today we drive to the Volcanoes National Park, home of the mountain gorilla.
Medium budget: Muhabura Hotel (BB)
High budget:Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (FB)

Day 11 Volcanoes National Park

Gorilla tracking!
Nature walk in a beautiful scenery in the afternoon (optional)
Medium budget: Muhabura Hotel (BB)
High budget: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (FB)

Day 12 Volcanoes National Park - Lake Ruhondo

Optional activities for today: Make a nature walk in the national park, visit the golden monkeys, climb a volcano, visit Diane Fossey's Grave or make another gorilla tracking. Afterwards we drive to Lake Ruhondo and Lake Burera, the Twin lakes.
Medium budget: Foyer de Charité B&B/ Homestay (BB)
High budget: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (FB)

Day 13 Lake Ruhondo - Kigali

Make a nature walk in a beautiful scenery or drive around the lakes. Visit the Musangabo Viewpoint or visit the Rusumo Falls. Afterwards we drive to Kigali.
Medium budget: Chezlando Hotel (BB)
High budget: Kigali Serena Hotel (BB)

Day 14 Kigali - Flight

Transfer to the airport for your outbound flight
Flight

Price for the tour

2017


Medium Budget
USD 2045 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 6 - 7 persons
USD 2285 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 4 - 5 persons
USD 3010 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 2 - 3 persons


GROUP TOUR
USD 2560 p.p (double/twin sharing)


+ USD 750 per gorilla permit per person


USD 385 single supplement p.p when using a single room
USD 35 extra p.p per day for full board


High Budget
USD 3150 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 6 - 7 persons
USD 3575 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 4 - 5 persons
USD 4040 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on a private group of 2 - 3 persons

+ USD 750 per gorilla permit

USD 985 single supplement p.p when using a single room
USD 40 extra p.p per day for full board




includes:

- Airport transfers
- Accommodations with meals mentioned
- Drinking water during the trip (3 litres p.p per day)
- Private 4x4 custom built safari vehicle with knowledgeable driver/guide and fuel
- Entrance fees to the included National Parks
- The following activities: bird watching, game drives, boat trips on Lake Akagera and the Rusizi river and one chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest, drinking water during the trip.


excludes:

- International flights
- Visa for Rwanda
- All optional activities
- Insurances
- Meals not mentioned and beverages
- Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication.

Day 1 Entebbe - Kampala (37km,1 hour)

Arrive at Entebbe airport. Your guide will be there waiting for you. Pick up and proceed to Kampala city.
medium budget: Namirembe Guest House (BB)
high budget: Hotel Africa Kampala (BB)

Day 2 Kampala – Murchison Falls (311km, 5 hours)

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park and visit the top of the falls. Optional visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
medium budget: Red Chilli Rest Camp (RO)
high budget: Paraa Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 3 Murchison Falls

Early game drive and afternoon boat ride on the Victoria Nile up to the bottom of the falls.
medium budget: Red Chilli Rest Camp (RO)
high budget: Paraa Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 4 Murchison Falls - Hoima (150km, 3 hours)

Early morning game drive. In the afternoon we drive to Hoima town. It is also possible to make a boat trip on the Nile to the delta into Lake Albert in the morning.
medium budget: Kontiki Hotel (BB)
high budget: Kontiki Hotel (FB)

Day 5 Hoima - Kibale Forest (291km, 6 hours)

After breakfast we drive to Kibale Forest. You can make an optional walk through the forest around Chimps' Nest in the afternoon.
medium budget: Chimps’ Nest (BB)
high budget: Kyaninga Lodge (FB)

Day 6 Kibale Forest

Chimpanzee tracking in the morning and afternoon visit the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary for a primate and bird watching walk.
medium budget: Chimps’ Nest (BB)
high budget: Kyaninga Lodge (FB)

Day 7 Kibale Forest - Queen Elizabeth National Park (157km, 4 hours)

Transfer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. On our way we pass the equator. Game drive in the afternoon
medium budget: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (BB)
high budget: Mweya Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 8 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Game drive in the morning, boat trip on the Kazinga Channel in the afternoon.
medium budget: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (BB)
high budget: Mweya Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 9 Queen Elizabeth National Park - Ishasha

(97km, 3 hours)
Game drive in the morning and after breakfast we drive through the national park to the Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Game drive in the afternoon in search of the tree climbing lions.
medium budget: Savannah Resort (BB)
high budget: Ishasha wilderness camp (FB)

Day 10 Ishasha - Bwindi

(63km, 2 hours)
Game drive in the morning to search for the tree-climbing lions. Afterwards we shall drive to Bwindi.
medium budget: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (BB)
high budget: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (FB)

Day 11 Bwindi

Gorilla tracking!!! Optional activities: make a nature walk through the national park, go for primate or bird watching walk, or visit the local people or pygmies.
medium budget: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (BB)
high budget: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (FB)

Day 12 Bwindi - Lake Bunyonyi

(110km, 4 hours)
Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi; the deepest and most beautiful lake in Uganda. Today you can relax or do one of the activities (one activity included): make a nature walk, go for a birding walk, go for canoeing or canoe trekking, take a swim or visit the local community.
medium budget: Sharps Island Lodge (BB)
high budget: Bird nest (BB)

Day 13 Lake Bunyonyi - Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda)

(134km, 5 hours)
Transfer to the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Optional visit to the pygmies on the way.
medium budget: Muhabura Hotel (BB)
high budget: Le-Bamboo Gorilla Lodge (FB)

Day 14 Volcanoes National Park

Choose one of the activities: Visit the golden monkeys or make a nature walk in the national park, climb a volcano or visit Dian Fossey's Grave.
It is also possible to visit the Twin Lakes, Lake Ruhondo and Lake Burera, or to make optional second gorilla tracking.
medium budget: Muhabura Hotel (BB)
high budget: Le-Bamboo Gorilla Lodge (FB)

Day 15 Volcanoes National Park - Kigali

(116km, 3 hours)
Transfer to Kigali. Make a city tour and go for shopping if time allows. Afterwards transfer to Kigali for your outbound flight.
Flight

Prices for this tour:

2017

medium budget:
USD 1720 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on private group of 6 or 7 persons
USD 1895 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on private group of 4 or 5 persons
USD 2495 p.p (double/twin sharing) based on private group of 2 or 3 persons

GROUP TOUR
USD 2190 per person (double/twin sharing)

plus USD 350/USD 500 for the gorilla tracking in Uganda (USD 350 in low season: November 2015)

USD 750 per person for the gorilla tracking in Rwanda

USD 325 single supplement per person when using a single room
USD 35 extra per person per day for full board

includes:

- Airport transfers
- Accommodations with meals mentioned
- Water, 3 litres per person per day
- A Private 4x4 custom built safari vehicle with knowledgeable driver/guide and fuel
- Entrance fees to the included National Parks
- The following activities: bird watching, game drives, Rhino visit in Ziwa, boat trips on the Nile and on the Kazinga Channel, Bigodi Swamp Walk and one chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest.


excludes:

- International flights
- Visa for Uganda and/or Rwanda
- All optional activities
- Insurances
- Meals not mentioned and beverages
- Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication.


Notes:

The gorilla tracking will be done in Uganda (USD 350/USD 500 for the gorilla tracking in Uganda (USD 350 in low season: November 2016, April and May 2016, October and November 2016).
It is possible to do an extra gorilla tracking in Rwanda as well (USD 750)
The minimum number of persons for the scheduled trip is 2, the maximum number of persons is 6. For the trip we use 4x4 custom made safari vehicles.

Day 1 Entebbe - Kampala

(37km, 1 hour)
Arrive at Entebbe airport. Your guide will be there waiting for you. Pick up and proceed to Kampala city for an overnight..
Namirembe Guest House of the Church of Uganda (BB)

Day 2 Kampala - Kibale Forest

(358km, 6 hours)
After Breakfast we drive to Kibale Forest. Make a walk through the forest in Chimps' Nest in the afternoon. Expect to see monkeys and birds.
Chimps' Nest (BB)

Day 3 Kibale Forest

Chimpanzee tracking in the morning or optional habituation experience. Night walk through the forest. Expect to see the animals of the night, including Galagos, Bushbabies, Servals and Genets.
Chimps' Nest (BB)

Day 4 Kibale Forest

Morning forest walk in Kibale Forest with many chances of meeting primate species and different birds on the way. Bigodi Swamp Walk in the afternoon.
Chimps' Nest (BB)

Day 5 Kibale Forest - Semuliki National Park

(120km, 2,5hrs)
Transfer to Semuliki National Park with chances of seeing the Rwenzori mountains. Visit the Sempaya Hot Springs in the afternoon and search for monkeys in the forest.
Rwenzori View Guesthouse (BB)

Day 6 Semuliki National Park - Queen Elizabeth National Park

(140km, 3hrs)
Transfer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. On our way we pass the equator. Game drive in the afternoon.
Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (BB)

Day 7 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Chimpanzee tracking in the Kyambura Gorge in the morning. Boat trip on Kazinga Channel in the afternoon.
Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (BB)

Day 8 Queen Elizabeth National Park - Bwindi

(160 km, 5 hours)
Nature walk in Maramagambo Forest in the morning and after transfer to Bwindi forest national park for an overnight.
Buhoma Community Rest Camp/ Wagtail Eco Safari Camp (BB)

Day 9 Bwindi Impenetrable

Gorilla tracking!!!
Buhoma Community Rest Camp/ Wagtail Eco Safari Camp (BB)

Day 10 Bwindi Impenetrable

Make nature walk through the national park for primates and birds in the morning, optional visit to the local people. It is also possible to do an optional second gorilla tracking on this day.
Buhoma Community Rest Camp/ Wagtail Eco Safari Camp (BB)

Day 11 Bwindi Impenetrable- Mgahinga National Park

(195km, 6 hours)
Transfer to Mgahinga National Park. If time allows you can go for an optional visit to the pygmies in Echuya forest,
Travellers Rest Hotel/Tourist Hotel (BB)

Day 12 Mgahinga National Park

Walk in Mgahinga National Park to search for the golden monkey and other primates.
Travellers Rest Hotel/Tourist Hotel (BB)

Day 13 Mgahinga National Park - Volcanoes National Park

(Rwanda) (134km, 5 hours)
Transfer to the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. It is possible to visit a pygmy village near Mgahinga.
Muhabura Hotel (BB)

Day 14 Volcanoes National Park

Choose one of the activities: Visit the golden monkeys or make a nature walk in the national park, climb a volcano or visit Dian Fossey's Grave. It is also possible to visit the Twin Lakes, Lake Ruhondo and Lake Burera, or to make a second gorilla tracking,
Muhabura Hotel (BB)

Day 15 Volcanoes National Park - Nyungwe Forest

Breakfast and after drive to Nyungwe Forest.
Gisakura Guest House (BB)

Day 16 Nyungwe Forest

Make a walk through Nyungwe Forest in search of Chimpanzees, Angolan Colobus and other monkeys.

Nyungwe is one of East Africa's largest forests, with 13 monkey species, including chimpanzees and the Angolan Colobus.
Gisakura Guest House (BB)

Day 17 Nyungwe Forest

Optional walk through the forest for monkeys and birds. It is also possible to do an optional waterfall trail.
Gisakura Guest House (BB)

Day 18 Nyungwe Forest -Kigali Airport

Breakfast and after pack your bags into the Vehicle, drive to Kigali Internatonal Airport for your flight. We are waiting for your return next time.
Flight

Prices for this tour:

2017

USD 2295 p.p (twin sharing) based on a private group of 6 or 7 persons
USD 2520 p.p (twin sharing) based on a private group of 4 or 5 persons
USD 3195 p.p (twin sharing) based on a private group of 2 or 3 persons

Single supplement USD 425

USD 350/USD 500 for the gorilla tracking in Uganda (USD 350 in low season: November 2016)

(USD 750 per person for the gorilla tracking in Rwanda for people interesting in seeing them twice)

USD 70 to upgrade chimpanzee tracking to chimpanzee habituation experience (full day with the chimps)

USD 35 extra per person per day for full board

includes:

- Airport transfers
- Accommodations with meals mentioned
- Water, 3 liters per person per day
- A private 4x4 custom built safari vehicle with knowledgeable driver/guide
fuel
- All entrance fees to the National Parks
- The following activities: bird watching, game drives, boat trip on the Kazinga Channel, Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest, Kyambura Gorge and Nyungwe Forest

excludes:

- International Flights
- visa for Uganda and Rwanda
- Insurance
- Meals not mentioned and beverages
- Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication


Notes:

The gorilla tracking will be done in Uganda USD 350/USD 500 for the gorilla tracking in Uganda (USD 350 in low season: November 2016, April and May 2016, October and November 2016).
It is possible to do an extra gorilla tracking in Rwanda as well (USD 750)

Day 1 Entebbe - Kampala

Arrive at Entebbe airport. Your guide will be there waiting for you. Pick up and proceed to Kampala city.
medium budget: Namirembe Guest House of the Church of Uganda (BB)
high budget: Speke Hotel in the City center (BB)

Day 2 Kampala – Murchison Falls

(320km, 5 hours)
Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park and visit the top of the falls. Optional visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
medium budget: Red Chilli Rest Camp (RO)
high budget: Paraa Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 3 Murchison Falls

Early game drive and afternoon boat ride on the Victoria Nile up to the bottom of the falls.
medium budget: Red Chilli Rest Camp (RO)
high budget: Paraa Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 4 Murchison Falls - Hoima

(150km, 3 hours)
Early morning game drive. In the afternoon we drive to Hoima town. It is also possible to make a boat trip on the Nile to the delta into Lake Albert in the morning (optional).
medium budget: Kontiki Hotel (BB)
high budget: Hotel Kontiki (FB)

Day 5 Hoima - Kibale Forest

(291km, 6 hours)
After breakfast we drive to Kibale Forest. You can make an optional walk through the forest around Chimps' Nest in the afternoon.
medium budget: Chimps’ Nest (BB)
high budget: Kyaninga Lodge (FB)

Day 6 Kibale Forest

Chimpanzee tracking in the morning and afternoon visit the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary for a primate and bird watching walk (optional).
medium budget: Chimps’ Nest (B&B)
high budget: Kyaninga Lodge (FB)

Day 7 Kibale Forest - Semuliki National Park

Visit one of the crater lakes. Afterwards transfer to Semuliki National Park with chances of seeing the Rwenzori mountains. Visit the Sempaya Hot Springs in the afternoon.
medium budget: Rwenzori View Guesthouse (BB)
high budget: Mountains of the Moon (BB)

Day 8 Semuliki National Park - Queen Elizabeth National Park

(140km, 3hrs)
Transfer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. On our way we pass the equator. Game drive in the afternoon.
medium budget: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (BB)
high budget: Mweya Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 9 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Game drive in the morning, boat trip on the Kazinga Channel in the afternoon.
medium budget: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (BB)
high budget: Mweya Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 10 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge in the morning. Game drive in the afternoon. Possible activities: make a nature walk in Maramagambo Forest or visit Lake Katwe.
medium budget: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (BB)
high budget: Mweya Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 11 Queen Elizabeth National Park Ishasha

(97km, 3 hours)
After breakfast we drive through the national park to the Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Game drive in the afternoon in search of the tree climbing lions.
medium budget: Savannah Resort (BB)
high budget: Ishasha Wilderness Camp (FB)

Day 12 Ishasha - Bwindi

(63km, 2,5 hours)
Game drive in the morning to search for the tree-climbing lions. Afterwards we shall drive to Bwindi Impenetrable.
medium budget: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (BB)
high budget: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (FB)

Day 13 Bwindi Impenetrable

Gorilla tracking!!!
medium budget: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (BB)
high budget: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (FB)

Day 14 Bwindi Impenetrable

Day for relaxation. Optional activities: make a nature walk through the national park, go for a primate or bird watching walk, or visit the local people. It is also possible to do a second gorilla tracking on this day.
medium budget: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (BB)
high budget: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (FB)

Day 15 Bwindi Impenetrable-Lake Bunyonyi

(110km, 4 hours)
Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi; the deepest and most beautiful lake in Uganda.

Relax, make a nature walk, go for birding, go for canoeing, take a swim or visit the local communities (all activities optional).
medium budget: Birdnest Lodge (BB)
high budget: Bird Nest (FB)

Day 16 Lake Bunyonyi

Today you can relax or do one of the activities (one activity included): make a nature walk, go for a birding walk, go for canoeing or canoe trekking, take a swim or visit the local community.
medium budget: Sharps Island Lodge (BB)
high budget: Bird Nest (FB)

Day 17 Lake Bunyonyi - Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda)

(134km, 5 hours)
Transfer to the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. It is possible to visit a pygmy village on the way.
medium budget: Muhabura Hotel (BB)
high budget: Le-Bamboo Gorilla Lodge (FB)

Day 18 Volcanoes National Park

Choose one of the activities (one activity included): Visit the golden monkeys or make a nature walk in the national park, climb a volcano or visit Dian Fossey's Grave.

It is also possible to visit the Twin Lakes, Lake Ruhondo and Lake Burera, or to make a second gorilla tracking.
medium budget: Muhabura Hotel (BB)
high budget: Le-Bamboo Gorilla Lodge (FB)

Day 19 Volcanoes National Park -Gisenyi

(110km, 3 hours)
After breakfast we drive to Gisenyi on Lake Kivu for a relaxed day on the beautiful shores.
medium budget: Ubumwe Hotel (BB)
high budget: Lake Kivu Serena (FB)

Day 20 Gisenyi -Nyungwe Forest

After breakfast we drive to Nyungwe Forest for an overnight.
medium budget: Gisakura Guest House (BB)
high budget: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (FB)

Day 21 Nyungwe Forest

Make a walk through the forest in search of chimpanzees, monkeys and birds, or take the waterfall trail. It is possible to visit a tea factory in the afternoon.

Nyungwe is one of East Africa's largest forests. It is home to 13 primate species including chimpanzees.
medium budget: Gisakura Guest House (BB)
high budget: Nyungwe Forest Lodge (FB)

Day 22 Nyungwe Forest -Kigali Airport

Breakfast and after drive to Kigali for your flight.
Flight

Prices for this tour:

2017

medium budget:

USD 2470 pp (double/twin sharing) based on private group of 6 or 7 persons
USD 2770 pp (double/twin sharing) based on private group of 4 or 5 persons
USD 3580 pp (double/twin sharing) based on private group of 2 or 3 persons

GROUP TOUR

USD 3150 per person (double/twin sharing)


plus USD 350/USD 500 for the gorilla tracking in Uganda (USD 350 in low season: November 2016)
(USD 750 per person for the gorilla tracking in Rwanda)

USD 475 single supplement per person when using a single room

USD 35 extra per person per day for full board



includes:

- Airport transfers
- Accommodations with meals mentioned
- Water, 3 litres per person per day
- A Private 4x4 custom built safari vehicle with knowledgeable driver/guide and fuel
- Entrance fees to the included National Parks
- The following activities: bird watching, game drives, Rhino visit in Ziwa, boat trips on the Nile and the Kazinga Channel, Bigodi Swamp Walk, one chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest and one chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest.


excludes:

- International flights
- Visa for Uganda and/or Rwanda
- All optional activities
- Insurances
- Meals not mentioned and beverages
- Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication.


Notes:

The gorilla tracking will be done in Uganda USD 350/USD 500 for the gorilla tracking in Uganda (USD 350 in low season: November 2015, April and May 2016, October and November 2016).
It is possible to do an extra gorilla tracking in Rwanda as well (USD 750)
The minimum number of persons for the scheduled trip is 2, the maximum number of persons is 6. For the trip we use 4x4 custom made safari vehicles.

DAY 6:ISHASHA;

Take an Agro-Tour Walk through community farmland to learn about farming methods, medicinal plants and bee keeping, then drive to the Ishasha Sector for a picnic lunch on the plains. Explore the Edward Flats and spot the region’s famous tree climbing lions. You can also take a nature walk with an Armed guide along the Ishasha River.Accomodation - Ishasha Campsite and Lodges.

DAY 7:

Take a final game drive through the Ishasha plains before heading out of the park on your way home or to Bwindi for more adventures. You will continue enjoying the difference as long as MolizTours and Safaris is your choice.

Prices for this tour:

PRICES 2017

JANUARY TO DECEMBER 2017

7 days Queen Elizabeth
USD 1240 per person for the trip (based on 2 to 3 persons)
USD 1080 per person for the trip (based on 4 to 5 persons)
USD 1010 per person for the trip (based on 6 to 7 persons)

Single room/tent supplement is USD 30 per person

Price for one extra day on the mountain is USD 200 per person


INCLUDES

- Airport and destination transfers
- Four wheel Custom Safaris Vehicle
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and drinks during the trip
- Accommodations (hotel and tents)
- Knowledgeable guide, assistant guide, porters, cook
- Rescue and entrance fees to the Queen Elizabeth National Park.


EXCLUDES

- Flights
- Visa for Uganda
- Insurance
- Personal things like sleeping bag, rucksack, footwear, other clothing etc.
- Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication

DAY 1

Our guide awaits you at the Arrivals, Entebbe International Airport, then proceed to Kampala the Capital City of Uganda for your accommodation. Depending on your time of arrival you will move around the City for shopping to prepare for the next day long journey. We have got 24hrs shopping centers. Accomodation - Namirembe Guest House of the Church of Uganda.

DAY 2:

Arrive at one of the many lodges or campsites in or near Queen Elizabeth National Park in the afternoon, check in and relax before leaving for an evening game drive on the Kasenyi plains.
Mweya Safari Lodge (BB)

DAY 3:

Choose between chimp tracking in Kyambura Gorge or a walk in Maramagambo Forest with birds, antelope and monkeys. In the afternoon visit the Kikorongo Cultural Center to meet the women of the community and learn how to make traditional baskets and paper bead necklaces. Enjoy cultural dances and drama performed by the group. Take an evening game drive on the Kasenyi plains before returning to your accommodation.
Mweya Safari Lodge (BB)

DAY 4:

See a different face of the park with a research team at Mweya. Venture off road to track lions or monitor mongoose behavior and contribute to valuable research project. After a leisurely lunch on the Mweya Peninsula, take a two hour boat ride along the Kazinga Channel. To top off a wildlife packed day, there is an optional sunset Crater Lake Drive to the Baboon Cliffs for an evening drink as the sun sets over the park’s rolling hills.
Mweya Safari Lodge (BB)

DAY 5: TRANSIFER TO ISHASHA

Early morning guided nature walk on the Mweya Peninsula,come back for breakfast there after pack your bags in the Car and move to Lake Kikorongo to see the bird species that inhabit this lake and the surrounding forest. In the afternoon visit Katwe Salt Lake to learn about traditional salt mining, followed by a short walk to Lake Munyenyange to spot lesser flamingos (August-November) and other bird life. Continue to Ishasha for tree Climbing Lion, game drive on the Channel track and looping trails.Dinner and overnight.
Ishasha Campsite and Lodges.

DAY 1

Our guide awaits you at the Arrivals, Entebbe International Airport, then proceed to Kampala the Capital City of Uganda for your accommodation. Depending on your time of arrival you will move around the City for shopping to prepare for the next day long journey. We have got 24hrs shopping centers in Kampla. Accomodation :Medium budget ; Namirembe Guest House of the Church of Uganda. High Budget ; Speke Hotel in the City Center.

DAY 2 Transfer to Queen Elizabeth.

After breakfast we drive West, cross the Equator to Masaka - Mbarara highway. Arrive at Mweya Safari lodges in Queen Elizabeth National Park in the afternoon, check in, have lunch and relax at the pool, Enjoy the peninsula plains with a conversation live with Elephants just in close quarters. Dinner and overnight ;
Mweya Safari Lodge

DAY 3

Early morning game drive heading to the mating ground of the Uganda Kobs. We search for Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes and other wild animals in their natural habitat before returning for lunch. In the afternoon we take on a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural channel that connects Lakes Edward and Lake George. Thanks to the abundant birdlife that is sighted, and the Elephants, Buffaloes and hundreds of Hippos that are cooling off at the shores, this cruise will definitely be one of the highlights of your safari. Dinner and overnight at; Mweya Safari Lodge.

DAY 4

Early morning breakfast at Mweya safari lodge, take a walk with an armed game ranger to the grounds of the Uganda Kob. Search for Lions in their natural habitat, as well as Elephants, Buffaloes etc, before returning for lunch. After a leg-stretch, we visit the bat and hunters cave where we take a close look at the bats, rock Python and forest Cobras. During the trail we seek out birds, primates; tree species etc. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge.

DAY 5

After breakfast, driving through grassland area, instantly we come across an amazing gorge of tropical rainforest 100 meters deep. Trek into Kyambura River Gorge for an extraordinary experience, hiking Chimpanzees. Get a remunerative sight of the ravishing river valley- home of many bird and butterfly species. Come back for lunch and relux. Dinner and overnight; Mweya Safari Lodge.

DAY 6

To the day begins with the Crater lake on the way to visit the home of Snakes. These will provide an opportunity to see Pythons at their homes, Lions, Leopards, giant Warthogs, Buffaloes, Elephants, Deffasa water bucks, Uganda kob and Topi plus many more in their natural habitat. The crator lakes area is another place of beauty in this park.

DAY 7

After breakfast we move to Kikorongo Cultural Center for a craft workshop and cultural performance. Have lunch in Kikorongo or have a picnic at the Queen’s Pavilion. At 2pm arrive at Kyambura Gorge for another Chimp Tracking style. Explore the gorge’s ‘underground forest’ before returning to your accomodation at Mweya Safari Lodge.(BB)

DAY 8

Today Pack your Bags in the Car as you take your last day in these wonderful green areas of Queen Elizabeth National park. Go for Agro-Tour Walk to the sweeping Kichwamba Escarpment. This makes up the eastern wall of the Western Rift Valley. This 2-3 hour tour begins in rural Kataara Village with a hike through the farms of the escarpment in the cool morning or early evening.Your expert local guide, will point out beautiful bird species, exotic and medicinal plants and sites of cultural importance, as well as explaining local farming methods. Visitors will also learn about the enduring challenge of human-animal conflicts in the area, and will tour the beehives that are used to divert destructive elephants away from community crops on the park border. Interested clients will even have the chance to try their hand at honey harvesting. Groups have a minimum of four participants. After enjoying the peace of the endless savannah and the shade of the trees, visitors hike back up the escarpment and take off for Kampala - Entebbe Airport for your evenning flight.

We can say bye for now and wait for your return.

Prices for this tour:

PRICES 2016 - 2017

SEPTEMBER 2016 TO JUNE 2017
8 days Queen Elizabeth.
USD 1530 per person for the trip (based on 2 to 3 persons)
USD 1330 per person for the trip (based on 4 to 5 persons)
USD 1255 per person for the trip (based on 6 to 7 persons)

Single room/tent supplement is USD 75 per person

Price for one extra day is USD 210 per person

INCLUDES

- Airport and destination transfers
- Four wheels Custom Safari Vehicle
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and drinks during the trip
- Accommodations (hotel and tents)
- Knowledgeable guide, assistant guide, porters, cook
- Rescue and entrance fees to the Queen Elizabeth National Park


EXCLUDES

- Flights
- Visa for Uganda
- Insurance
- Beverages
- Personal things like sleeping bag, rucksack, footwear, other clothing etc.
- Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication


DAY 1

Arrival, Our Driver/Tour guide picks you from Entebbe Airport and destined for your accommodation in Kampala, depending on the time of arrival. If your flight arrives in the morning, you are advised to change your money in Ugandan Shillings for use in your safari. You can then make urban trips to some of Kampala's historical sites with the help of our driver/guide. This can be done in places like; Kasubi Tombs, Wamala tombs, Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, Museums and craft shops, Exposure Africa along Buganda road. Dinner and overnight at Speke Hotel Kampala City Centre.

DAY 2

Early morning breakfast, then drive to Queen Elizabeth through Fort-portal.We shall have our lunch at Rwenzori travellers in Fort-Portal, then proceed through the slopes of Rwenzori Mountains to the great rift valley, enter Kasese Town in style, continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park; with a game drive to Mweya Peninsula for your dinner and accomodation. Mweya Safaris Lodge.

DAY 3

Choose between chimp tracking in Kyambura George or a walk in Maramagambo Forest with birds, antelope and monkeys. In the afternoon visit the Kikorongo Cultural Center to meet the women of the community and learn how to make traditional baskets and paper bead necklaces. Enjoy cultural dances and drama performed by the group. Take an evening game drive on the Kasenyi plains before returning to your accommodation.
Mweya Safari Lodge.

DAY 4

See a different face of the park with a research team at Mweya Peninsula. Venture off road to track lions or monitor mongoose behavior and contribute to valuable research project. After a leisurely lunch on the Mweya Peninsula take a two hour boat ride along the Kazinga Channel, to top off a wildlife packed day, there is an optional sunset Crater Lake Drive to the Baboon Cliffs for an evening drink as the sun sets over the park’s rolling hills. Mweya Safari Lodge.

DAY 5

Rise early and take a packed breakfast with you on your morning game drive along the Katunguru Channel Tracks and looping trails (1-2 hours); pass through Kabatoro Gate to ‘Crater Lake Drive, Stop at the Baboon Cliffs lookout for breakfast and admire the views. End your morning drive at Queen’s Pavilion for a cup of African coffee or tea and look back on the rolling hills you have just traversed and the steep slopes of the Rwenzori Mountains. Enjoy a picnic lunch here, return to Mweya Peninsula where you can relax and enjoy the wild scenery on close quarters. Overnight ; Mweya Safari Lodge.

DAY 6

Meet your guide in the morning for the Agro-Tour Walk. This tour takes you through community farmland where you will learn about farming, local medicinal plants and bee keeping - which provides them with honey while keeping the elephants away from their crops. After your agrarian experience drive the short distance to The Cave for lunch. Try the famous mamba fish and check out the cave that holds cultural significance to the local community as well as the restaurant’s organic garden. After lunch take an evenning game drive, head back to the Mweya Peninsula. Dinner and overnight; Mweya Safaris Lodge.

DAY 7

Early morning game drive on the Kasenyi plains followed by a visit to Katwe Salt Lake to learn about traditional salt mining that has taken place here since the 16th Century. You can also take a short walk to the neighboring Lake Munyenyange where you might glimpse lesser flamingos (August-November) and other bird life. We shall have a picnic lunch at the KATIC banda or find food in Katwe or Kikorongo . After lunch,we will visit the Kikorongo Cultural Center to meet the women of the community and learn how to weave traditional baskets and make recycled paper bead necklaces. Return to your lodge or camp to relax - read a book, lounge by the pool or brush up your wildlife knowledge with the Snapshot Safari board game. Once you are rested, you can set off for an evening game drive. Mweya Safari Lodge.

DAY 8

Early morning game drive through the park to Katunguru gate, cross Kazinga channel that connects lakes Edward and George. We take a final drive through the Ishasha plains climbing Lions before heading out of the park on our way back home.
NOTE: We shall drive to Kyamuhunga tea plantations on the way back. You will pass on Ankole long horned cattle before Mbarara town heading to Kampala - Entebbe Airport.
End of Service we are looking forward to see you again.

Prices for this tour:

PRICES 2016 AUGUST TO JUNE 2017

8 days
USD 1580 per person for the trip (based on 2 to 3 persons)
USD 1355 per person for the trip (based on 4 to 5 persons)
USD 1295 per person for the trip (based on 6 to 7 persons)

Single room/tent supplement is USD 75 per person

Price for one extra day on the mountain is USD 220 per person


INCLUDES

- A private 4X4 Custom designed Safari vehicles
- Airport and destination transfers
- Meals mentioned in your hotel
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and drinks during the trip
- Accommodations (hotel and tents)
- Knowledgeable guide, assistant guide, porters
- Rescue and entrance fees to the Queen Elizabeth National Park


EXCLUDES

- Flights
- Visa for Uganda
- Insurance
- Beverages
- Personal things like sleeping bag, rucksack, footwear, other clothing etc.
- Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication

DAY 1

DAY TO DAY PROGRAM
Arrive at Entebbe modern International Airport, your guide will be at arrivals waiting, you will proceed to Kampala the Capital City of Uganda. If time allows you will move around the City for shopping to prepare for the next day long journey to Queen Elizabeth National park. We have got 24hrs shopping centers in Kampala. Medium budget; Namirembe Guest House of the Church of Uganda.

DAY 2

Early-morning breakfast, then head West to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will stop in Fort-portal Town for lunch at Rwnzori travellers, then proceed. Arriving at Ruboni Community in the afternoon, beside Rwenzori Mountains National Park, enjoy the delights of storytellers telling tales of the Royal Kingdom and local folklore. Mweya Safari Lodge.

DAY 3

The day begins early as we start with a morning game drive and head to the mating ground of the Uganda Kobs. This is not only an area for excellent game viewing but also offers much to birders. We move through savannah grasslands that support large flocks of White and Abdims Stork as well as the spectacular Saddle Billed Stork during the migratory season. Come back for lunch and relax at Mweya peninsula near the swimming pool while waiting for afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, that connects Lake Edward and Lake George. Watch hundreds of hippos, elephants and many migratory bird species, such as the Grey headed Gulls, African skimmers, Water Dikkops and the Great White and Pink-Backed Pelicans. Mweya Safari Lodge.

DAY 4

See a different face of the park! Meet the park’s research team at Mweya for a morning of tracking and monitoring either lions or mongooses and contribute to a valuable research project. After lunch on the Mweya Peninsula, enjoy a boat ride along the Kazinga Channel. To top off a wildlife packed day, take a sunset Crater Lake Drive with an optional stop at the Baboon Cliffs for sundowners. Mweya Safari Lodge.

DAY 5

You’re on holiday – relax! If you do wish to venture out, take a nature walk on the Mweya Peninsula ; or a guided bird walk around Lake Kikorongo. In the afternoon visit the Katwe Salt Lake to learn about traditional salt mining, and view birds on the nearby Lake Munyenyange. Be sure to stop at KATIC to pick up your guide. End the day with an evening game drive on the Channel track
Mweya Safari Lodge.

DAY 6

Meet your guide for an Agro-Tour Walk through community farmland. Learn about farming practices, medicinal plants and bee keeping. Drive to the south of the park for a picnic lunch on the Ishasha plains. Explore the Edward flats and search for Ishasha’s famous tree climbing lions. You can also take a nature walk with an UWA guide. Mweya Safari Lodge.

DAY 7

Wake up early in the morning (pick your packed breakfast)and head to Kasenyi plains for a morning game drive. Eat breakfast at Lake Bwenyanpaka overlooking the salt pans and Lake George before heading over to Kikorongo to visit the local women’s group. They offer several child-friendly workshops. During the African Craft Workshop, children learn how to roll paper beads and make toy cars from recycled materials, and older participants can learn how to weave baskets. The Percussion Workshop teaches kids (or kids at heart!) how to play traditional Bakonzo instruments. After lunch, you can choose a different workshop, an hour-long cultural performance or relax back at your accommodation. In the evening, have a drink at the Queen’s Pavilion before setting off for an evening safari through the explosion craters .
Mweya Safari Lodge.

DAY 8

This is your last chance to see game before heading on your way! Have an early breakfast and head to Kasenyi Plains for a morning game drive. If you are not rushing off to your next destination, visit Katwe Salt Lake and village to learn about traditional salt mining in Lake Katwe that has persisted since the 16th Century. From here there is also the option of taking a short walk to the neighboring Lake Munyenyange where you might glimpse lesser flamingos (August-November) and other bird life. Back to Kampala with your memory full the continue to Entebbe International Airport for your flight.
Flight.

Prices for this tour:

PRICES 2016 SEPTEMBER TO JUNE 2017


8 days Queen Elizabeth.
USD 1875 per person for the trip (based on 2 to 3 persons)
USD 1585 per person for the trip (based on 4 to 5 persons)
USD 1485 per person for the trip (based on 6 to 7 persons)

Single room/tent supplement is USD 75 per person

Price for one extra day on the mountain is USD 220 per person


INCLUDES

- A private 4X4 Custom designed Safari vehicles
- Airport and destination transfers
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and drinks during the trip
- Accommodations (hotel and tents)
- Knowledgeable guide, assistant guide, porters
- Entrance fees to the Queen Elizabet national park


EXCLUDES

- Flights
- Visa for Uganda
- Insurance
- Beverages
- Personal things like sleeping bag, rucksack, footwear, other clothing etc.
- Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication


DAY 1

Arrival at Entebbe International Airport.
Our Safari Driver/tour guide will pick you, then transfer to Kampala. If your flight arrives in the morning you are advised to change your money into Uganda Shillings.You can straight away continue to visit some exciting places with the help of our driver/guide. These may include; Kasubi Tombs, Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, the Uganda museum among others . Dinner and overnight; Namirembe Guest House of the Church of Uganda.

DAY 2

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth.
After an early morning breakfast we calmly drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park passing through Fort-Portal enter the great Western rift valley into the slopes of Mt.Rwenzori to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Have lunch and relax near the pool at Mweya Peninsula before going on a game drive in search of the first wildlife, including Warthogs, Buffaloes, Waterbucks and Elephants. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge.

DAY 3

Queen Elizabeth National Park
Early morning game drive heading to the mating ground of the Uganda Kobs. We search for Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes and other wild animals in their natural habitat before returning for lunch. In the afternoon we take on a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural channel that connects Lakes Edward and Lake George. Thanks to the abundant birdlife that is sighted, and the Elephants, Buffaloes and hundreds of Hippos that are cooling off at the shores, this cruise will definitely be one of the highlights of your safari.Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge.

DAY 4

QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK.
Early morning breakfast at Mweya safari lodge, take a walk with an armed game ranger to the grounds of the Uganda Kob. Search for Lions in their natural habitat, as well as Elephants, Buffaloes etc, before returning for lunch. After a leg-stretch, we visit the bat and hunters cave where we take a close look at the bats, rock Python and forest Cobras. During the trail we seek out birds, primates; tree species etc. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge.

DAY 5

QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK .
After breakfast, driving through grassland area, instantly we come across an amazing gorge of tropical rainforest 100 meters deep. Trek into Kyambura River Gorge for an extraordinary experience, hiking Chimpanzees. Get a remunerative sight of the ravishing river valley- home of many bird and butterfly species. Take lunch in preparation for a drive back through Katunguru gate to Mweya Peninsula to arrive in the late evening. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge.

DAY 6

Choose between a nature walk on the Mweya Peninsula or a guided walk around Lake Kikorongo to see the bird species that inhabit this lake and the surrounding forest. In the afternoon visit Katwe Salt Lake to learn about traditional salt mining, followed by a short walk to Lake Munyenyange to spot lesser flamingos (August-November) and other bird life. End the day with an evening game drive on the Channel track and looping trails. Drive back to the Lodge for an evenning drink and relux at Mweya Safari Lodge.

DAY 7

Take an Agro-Tour Walk through community farmland to learn about farming methods, medicinal plants and bee keeping, then drive to the Ishasha Sector for a picnic lunch on the plains. Explore the Edward Flats and spot the region’s famous tree climbing lions. We can also take a nature walk with an Armed guide along the Ishasha River.End your drive at the Queen’s Pavilion for a cup of African tea or coffee enjoy views of the rolling hills against the Rwenzori Mountains. Mweya Safari Lodge.

DAY 8

Have a cup of African Coffee or tea and a muffin at 6:15am and take your packed breakfast with you to watch birds in Maramagambo Forest. After a late lunch return back to your lodge, proceed to the Katwe area, looking out for birds like little Grebe; African Finfoot; Greater and Lesser Flamingos; Augur Buzzard; Crested Guineafowl; Pied Avocet; Black-winged Stilt; Diederick Cuckoo; Yellowbill; Narina Trogon; Shining-blue Kingfisher; Black Bee-eater; Black-and-White-Casqued Hornbill; Yellow-rumped, and Speckled Tinkerbirds; Grey-throated and Yellow-Spotted Barbets; Brown- eared Woodpecker, Rufous-naped, Flappet and Red-capped Larks; Grassland and Plain-backed Pipits; Western Nicator, Yellow-whiskered, Little and Slender-billed Green buls; Snowy-headed and Red-capped Robin-chats; Brown-backed Scrub-robin; Grey-capped Warbler; Grey and Buff-throated Apalis; Brown-thoated Wattle-eye; African Paradise Flycatcher; Olive-bellied, Green, Olive, Variable and Collared Sunbirds; Starlings; Weavers; Widowbirds; Bishops; Finches; and Waxbills among others. Mweya Safari Lodge.

DAY 9

Take a morning game drive through the Mweya Peninsula to the Crater Lakes, continue to Snake homes for a visit to Pythons and enjoy the differnce with a final glimpse of the wildlife experience. Join the main road to cross Kazinga Channel on our way out through Kyamuhunga Tea plantations on the way back.You will pass on Ankole Long horned Cattle before Mbarara town heading to Kampala continue to Entebbe International Airport for your evening flight.
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Prices for this tour:

PRICES 2016 SEPTEMBER TO JUNE 2017

9 days
USD 1875 per person for the trip (based on 2 to 3 persons)
USD 1585 per person for the trip (based on 4 to 5 persons)
USD 1485 per person for the trip (based on 6 to 7 persons)

Single room/tent supplement is USD 75 per person

Price for one extra day on the mountain is USD 210 per person

INCLUDES

- A private 4X4 Custom designed Safari Vehicles
- Airport and destination transfers
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and drinks during the trip
- Accommodations (hotel and tents)
- Knowledgeable guide, assistant guide, porters, cook
- Entrance fees to the Queen Elizabeth National Park


EXCLUDES

- Flights
- Visa for Uganda
- Insurance
- Beverages
- Personal things like sleeping bag, rucksack, footwear, other clothing etc.
- Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication

DAY 1

Arrival at Entebbe International Airport in the evening, meet and greet by your guide, then make a transfer to Kampala Town, 37 Kms 1hrs drive to the Hotel for an Overnight. Briefing about the Queen Elizabeth then to Rwenzori climb by your guide. Your guide will also check your equipments so that anything missing can be rented.
Namirembe Guest House of the Church of Uganda.

DAY 2

After a delicious breakfast we calmly drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park passing through Masaka road to cross the Equator to Mbarara Town for our Lunch then continue through Western rift valley. Have an evenning game drive as you enter Queen Elizabeth National Park. Relax near the pool at Mweya Peninsula before going for your dinner and overnight.
Mweya Safari Lodge.

DAY 3:

Early morning game drive heading to the mating ground of the Uganda Kobs. We search for Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes and other wild animals in their natural habitat before returning for lunch. In the afternoon we take on a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural channel that connects Lakes Edward and Lake George. Thanks to the abundant birdlife that is sighted, and the Elephants, Buffaloes and hundreds of Hippos that are cooling off at the shores, this cruise will definitely be one of the highlights of your safari. In the evenning transifer to the Slopes of Mt. Rwenzori. Dinner and overnight at Nyabitaba Camp in Nyakalengija.

DAY 4

From Nyakalengija the starting point 2650m, you will hike through a thick tropical forest and climb up a step ridge with fields of ferms up to the camp, this takes 4-5hrs hike. The camp is located in a dence forested canopy mixed up with podoculpus trees. A view of variety of birds species, black and White colobus monkeys, butterflies and many more. Duikers and mountain elephants can be seen by chance. Dinner and overnight at;
John mate Camp

DAY 5

John Mate camp 3380m: From Nyabitaba to John Mate is a 6 - 7hrs walk. The trail takes you through the Kurt Schafar bridge at the Mubuku/ Bujuku rivers confluence, bamboo, heather with moss forest up to alpine zone of the giant lobelias and the groundsel to the camp surrounded by heather trees.The heather trees make its own zone however, you will find other species of trees like the St.Johns wart, rapanea,giant lobelia will be found in this zone. Animals like the rocky hyrax can be spotted or heared at night. Dinner and overnight at Bujuku Camp

DAY 6

Bujuku Camp 3977m: From John Mate to Bujuku camp will take you 4 - 5 hrs hike. The Camp is located beneath/foot of the heart of Mt.Stanley, Mt.Baker, Mt. Speke and the camp is a place you will have a breath taking view of the glaciers and Lake Bujukujust at a close range. Bujuku is preferred as a resting point for most peak climbers for acclimatization. From here you can ably climb Mt.Speke and back the same day. Dinner and overnight at Elena Camp.

DAY 7

Elena Camp 4541m: From Bujuku camp to Elena camp will take you 5 - 6 hrs hike. The camp is established at the snow line as the starting point to the main high peaks of Margherita 5109 and Alexandra both twin peaks on Mt. Stanly. On this day, ensure that you have all the necessary snow ware equipments in order to ensure your safety. Fom Elena camp to the summit will take you 6 - 7 hrs hike. Dinner and overnight at Kitandara Lakes Camp.

DAY 8

Kitandara Lakes Camp 4027 m: From Elena camp to Kitandara lakes camp will take you only 3 - 4 hrs hike.The camp is surrounded with senecio / groundsels trees, St.Johns wort. While at the camp you will be able to see the two beautiful upper and lower Kitandara Lakes. Have a nice view of the Elena glaciers from this camp. Dinner and ovenight at
Guy Yeoman Camp.

DAY 9

From Kitandara to Guy Yeoman is 5 - 7 hrs descend after an early morning thigh bursting climb lead you to the fresh field pass at 4280 m to have a view of the Edward glacierson Mt.Baker, Luigi du Savoia, Lakes of Kitandara and the Eastern part of Democratic Republic of Congo. Guy Yeoman is located within a scenic valley of River Mubuku, Bujongolo, Kendahi rock shelters of the Duke of Abruzzi and Kabamba waterfalls are part of the amazing attractions you will enjoy as you descend to this camp.
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Prices for this tour:

PRICES 2016 SEPTEMBER TO JUNE 2017

9 days climbing
USD 1875 per person for the trip (based on 2 to 3 persons)
USD 1585 per person for the trip (based on 4 to 5 persons)
USD 1485 per person for the trip (based on 6 to 7 persons)

Single room/tent supplement is USD 75 per person

Price for one extra day on the mountain is USD 220 per person



INCLUDES

- A private 4x4 Custom designed Vehicles
- Airport and destination transfers
- Meals mentioned in your hotel
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and drinks during the tracking
- Accommodations (hotel and tents)
- Knowledgeable guide, assistant guide, porters, cook
- Rescue and entrance fees to the Rwenzori National Park

EXCLUDES

- Flights
- Visa for Uganda
- Insurance
- Beverages
- Personal things like sleeping bag, rucksack, footwear, other clothing etc.
- Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication

A Helping Hand

A helping hand in developing (eco-tourism) Uganda.

There we stood in the office of Moliz tours and Safaris, in Rwamabondo Town part of the great rift valley.
It was our first step to, what was called in our program, "volunteership".

Moliz Tours and Safaris, together with the Local people of Nyamiko Community organized a volunteering program for us.
Below was a description of what we experienced in
1-5 days of volunteering during our stay of 4 weeks in Uganda.

At first we spent some 2-3 weeks crossing Uganda, getting to know the people, their culture, their habits, their tourism. We travelled from the most beautiful Murchison falls, through a booming experience encountering the Chimps in Kibale National Park, to a Wildlife of most amazing species in Queen Elizabeth National park. An experience of a close look at the Congo border in Ishasha, crossing borders to Rwanda for visiting the mountain gorilla in "Parc National des Volcans" and coming to Kigali to visit the Hutu/Tutsi memorial.

Most astonishing part in this period, I think, our guide "Mr. Moses Tumukunde, was amazing……! He was always on time, never delayed, spoke lots of Uganda languages, has humor and enthusiastic in everything. Besides, what we enjoyed was pure Wildlife, the kindness of the people and their open hearts.

In the 1-5 days following up, "tourism" changed into "volunteering". A small step into the office of Moliz tours and Safaris had a huge impact on their portfolio. There was a welcome meeting organized by the Staffs of Moliz Tours and Safaris with the people of all the projects we were to visit. Our program was set! Below is a small outline of what each program consists:

Taking part in community awareness program. (3 days)
Near Ntungamo we met our first "host" family. Head of family "Mr. Karuguru" was a very vital man for his age(73). Together with his daughters(Edith and Scovia) and a project developer (Elizabeth Birungi) we visited some established projects. We climbed steep hills and made a very nice surrounding walk with learning through talking. It was a homely welcome, relaxation of the first kind. During this stay we made a small contribution to fight malnutrition especially in orphans and promote HIV/AIDS awareness programs in Ntungamo area. In cooperation with another "peace-core" volunteer we gave "tips"to appriciate some people and discussed some measures to eradicate malnutrition. We visited one school and a family which takes care of 12 orphans,it was quite shocking to see how young some of these orphans were!

Visiting Afforestration project. (1-5 days)

The project developer (Elizabeth Birungi) who was our tour guide, and a care taker in this project, took us to her hometown near another beatiful City Fort-portal, neighbouring the Rwenzori Mountains, where land is decreasing its value due to deforestation as many trees are cut down by the poor to earn a living which is not sustainable for sure! Elizabeth is conserving the environment through tree planting program. Here, She has replanted pine-trees on a large scale as part of an income for the community and land environmental conservation. Beautiful views was part of our memories as also was the straineous walk where we heard oftenly phrases,"we are almost there". Be sure when Elizabeth invites you for a "walk" put on your hiking boots and expect at least a two hour walk up and down steep hills. Last but not least the tour through the village. The image of what was left was looking at poverty, joy and kindness so close together in such a small village.

Developing an ECO Tourism project (5 days)

Developing an ECO Tourism project (5 days)
In the last program, we were the "tourist models". We visited a community called "Nyundo Hills" which is situated 4 km to the entrance of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park,"the home of Gorrillas". The community gave us shelter in a small tourist Banda in the village called Keyishero,it was a warm welcome by some 50 orphans who spent their afternoon dancing, playing and singing with us in this area. The purpose of our visit was evaluating the so called "eco-trails" which were part of an eco-tourism project. 7 trails were developed in the past 1-5 years but until now there were hardly any tourist to visit these trails. In 4 days time we visited most of the trails. Two we did on foot and the rest by car or by looking at them from a distance as some trails were very hard to reach physically. Lots of shaking hands, hugging and visiting dancing groups and looking at how things came to us as we were regarded as the first explorer - tourists ever to set a foot in Nyundo Hills. At the end, we were totally overwhelmed by the way the primitive community came to organize a function to give us certificates of being the first tourists clearing all the trails.


Eyeing Uganda from a different perspective, being among the people feeling their culture as it is, seeing and hearing stories how things were in the past, creates memorable moments you and the local people will never forget. It gave us such more of Uganda than being tourists alone. An experience we wouldn't have missed and will always dream of when to return to this beautiful country. Therefore i would recommend that if you are planning to do some volunteer work in Uganda, MolizTours and Safaris can arrange it for you.

Cultural interests in your personal tour


If you like we can add some very interesting cultural things in your personal tour.

Kitagata Hot spring. Hot Spring where the king used to bath, Bushenyi District, 15 km from Nyamiko Moliz Campsite-Mbarara road.

Have a local meal with local people.

Visit the Batwa pygmies across Lake Bunyonyi.

Make a walk along the Bigodi Swamps: Swamp area, good for birding and seeing monkeys like Black and White Colobus, Baboon, Vervet Monkey, Blue Monkey, nearby Kibale Forest.

Wildlife and Nature

Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga National Park (part of the Virunga Volcanoes).

Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest and the Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Boat-trips on the Nile and the Kazinga Channel with spectacular wildlife and photo opportunities.

Chimpanzee habituation experience in Kibale Forest and Semliki Wildlife Reserve.

Game drives on the Savannas of Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Lake Mburo National Park and Semliki Wildlife Reserve. Wildlife includes: Elephants, Lions, Buffaloes, Leopards, Giraffes, Zebras, Hyenas, Warthogs, Baboons, Hippos, Crocodiles and a lot of beautiful bird species.

Spot the tree climbing lions on the plains of Ishasha, southern part of the Queen Elizabeth N.P.

Birdwatching with up to 1000 bird species. It is possible for a birder to see up too 500 species in one trip.

See up to 13 monkey species during a nature walk in Kibale Forest National Park. The species include Black and White Colobus, Red Tailed monkeys, Patas monkeys, L'Hoest monkeys, Baboons,Chimpanzees and up to 335 bird species.

The mighty Nile with the spectacular Murchison Falls in Murchison Falls National Park.

Enjoy the beautiful scenery in the Mbale Region (Mount Elgon National Park) with the Sipi Falls.

Visit the Golden Monkeys in Mgahinga National Park.

Visit the Sempaya Hot Springs in Semuliki National Park

Relax on the idyllic islands of Lake Victoria (Ssese Islands) and Lake Bunyonyi.

Things to see and do

Some of the world's best white water rafting (wild water rafting) in Jinja, the source of the Nile.

Hiking / Trekking in the Rwenzori Mountains (Ruwenzori Mountains, also known as the Mountains of the Moon) with their snow-capped peaks.

Hiking / Trekking in Mount Elgon National Park (Mt. Elgon National Park)

Climbing the Virunga Volcanoes (Sabinio, Gahinga and Muhavura) in Mgahinga, part of the Virunga National Park.

Forest Walks in Kibale Forest, Budongo Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable and Semuliki National Park (Semliki National Park).

Visit Kampala, Uganda's modern and bustling cosmopolitan capitol, with the Kasubi Tombs, museums and craftcenters.

Meet the local people

Visit local tribes, enjoy a typical African church ceremony or spend an afternoon with a local family

Visit the pygmies and experience their unique culture.

Volunteer in local education, health care or conservation projects.

Wildlife and Nature

Gorilla tracking in the Volcanoes National Park (Parc National des Volcans) part of the Virunga Volcanoes (Virunga National Park / Parc National des Virunga).

Forest Walks in Nyungwe Forest National Park (Parc National de Nyungwe) to see up to 13 monkey species, including Angolan Colobus, Red tailed monkeys, Patas monkeys, L'Hoest monkeys, Baboons, Chimpanzees and up to 280 bird species.

Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest.

Game drives on the Savannas of Akagera National Park (Parc National de l'Akagera). Wildlife includes: Elephants, Lions, Buffaloes, Leopards, Giraffes, Zebras, Hyenas, Warthogs, Baboons, Hippos, Crocodiles and up to 550 bird species.

Birdwatching with up to 800 bird species. It is possible for a birder to see up to 400 bird species in one trip

Visit the Golden Monkeys in the Volcanoes National Park

Relax on the idyllic islands of Lake Burera and Lake Kivu, with its tropical sandy beaches.

Things to see and do

Climbing the Virunga Volcanoes in the Volcanoes National Park

Hiking / Trekking through the jungle of Nyungwe Forest, with it's beautiful waterfalls and fantastic scenery.

Visit Diane Fossey's grave (Diane Fossey's Tomb) next to the gorilla graveyard, Karisoke Research Centre.

Visit Kigali, Rwanda's attractive capitol, with the Genocide Memorial, museums and craftcenters.

Visit the National Museum in Butare (Huye).

Meet the local people

Visit local tribes, enjoy a typical African church ceremony or spend an afternoon with a local family

Visit the pygmies and experience their unique culture.

Budongo Forest

Budongo Forest is located on the banks of Lake Albert, south of Murchison Falls National Park. It covers an area of 793 km² of which only 53% is forest. The remaining 47% is grassland.

Budongo Forest is the largest Mahogany forest in East Africa and home of the largest population of chimpanzees (600-700) in Uganda.

Kaniyo Pabidi and Busingiro Ecotourism site are the major tourist site within Budongo Forest Reserve.

Budongo Forest has a high biodiversity with 24 species of small mammals; nine being primates; 465 species of trees and shrubs; 359 species of birds; 289 species of butterflies; and 130 species of moths.

The bird life is extremely rich with many outstanding species, including a number of colorful turacos, kingfishers, barbets, woodpeckers, and sunbirds.

The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in southwestern Uganda.

It comprises 331 square kilometres of jungle forests and contains both montane and lowland forest.

Only accessible on foot.

The park provides habitat for 90 species of mammals, including 11 primates, 346 species of birds, 202 species of butterflies, 163 species of trees, 100 species of ferns, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos and many endangered species.

The park has about 340 individual mountain gorillas. There are four habituated Mountain Gorilla groups open to tourism: Mubare, Habinyanja, Rushegura near Buhoma; and the Nkuringo group at Nkuringo.

Area: 331 km²

Ishasha (Queen Elizabeth NP)

The Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to the tree-climbing lions, unique to this area. The males of these lions sport manes that are black, another unique feature.

Kalinzu Forest Reserve

Kalinzu Forest Reserve is located in the Bushenyi district in Western Uganda and covers an area of 137 km2.

In Kalinzu Forest you can find 414 species of trees and shrubs, 378 species of birds, 6 different species of primates, 262 butterflies and 97 moths.

The total number of chimpanzees in this reserve is about 240 of which 70 or two groups have been habituated for tourism and research purposes.

Katonga Wildlife Reserve

Katonga Wildlife Reserve is located in western Uganda, along the banks of River Katonga.

It was established in 1998 and measures approximately 211 sq km.

The reserve is a recent addition to Uganda's list of protected wildlife areas.

The wildlife reserve is named after Katonga River, which flows from Lake Victoria in the east to Lake George in the west.

Home to over 40 species of mammal and at least 150 bird species (many specific to wetland habitats) it is an ornithologist's haven. Most on seen are the elephants, colobus monkeys, waterbucks and reedbuck and river otter.

The reserve is best explored on foot or by river canoe.

Kazinga Channel (Queen Elizabeth NP)

The Kazinga Channel is a wide and dominant feature of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

It connects Lakes Edward and George at the foot of 5100m Rwenzori Mountains and is 32km long.

The channel attracts a varied range of animals and birds, with one of the worlds largest concentration of hippos and numerous Nile crocodiles.

A tourist dream is not fulfilled while in Queen Elizabeth National Park unless the Kazinga Channel cruise is made to view lots of animals and birdlife on the two Lakes

Kibale Forest National Park

Kibale forest national park is located in western Uganda, protecting moist evergreen rain forest.

The park was created in 1993 to protect a large area of forest previously managed as a logged Forest Reserve (gazetted in 1932).

The park adjoins with Queen Elizabeth National Park and is an important eco-tourism and safari destination, popular for its population of habituated chimpanzees and 12 other species of primates.

The park's population of elephants travels between the park and Queen Elizabeth National Park, and other large animals that live in the park include leopards, bushpigs, three species of duiker and two species of otter. Bird life is also prolific.

Area: 776 km²

Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National park is located in the northeastern corner of Uganda.

Perennial water makes River Kidepo an oasis in the semi-desert which hosts over 86 mammal species including lion, cheetah, leopard, bat-eared fox, giraffe — as well as almost 500 bird species.

Area: 1,442 km²

Kigezi Wildlife Reserve

The Kigezi Wildlife Reserve is found in Uganda. It was established in 1952. It covers an area of 265 km².

This reserve is a buffer between Queen Elizabeth National Park's Ishasha sector, Maramagambo Forest and heavily populated areas to the south.

Kigezi is a refuge for elephants that move east from the Rwindi Plain in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and south from Queen Elizabeth NP at the start of the wet season.

Kyambura Gorge (Queen Elizabeth NP)

Kyambura Game Reserve, also known as Kyambura Gorge, is part of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. It's located approximately 30 km from QENP Headquarters.

Kyambura Gorge spans a distance of 16 km, links to the Kazinga Channel and is 154 sq km.

The gorge is home to a variety of wildlife, including the only primates in the Queen Elizabeth National Park.

The area is an important water source for many animals and is surrounded by savanna.

It has three saline crater lakes, which attracts a large number of flamingoes (not found anywhere else in Uganda).

Lake Bunyonyi

Lake Bunyonyi ('Place of many little birds') lies in south western Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale close to the border with Rwanda.

Located at 1,962 m above sea level, it is about 25 km long and 7 km wide. The depth of the lake is rumored to vary between 44m and 900m, which if true would make the lake the second deepest in Africa.

Dotted with at least 20 small Islands and encircled by steep terraced hills, Bunyonyi is a magical spot, and it has been a popular day trip out of Kabale for decades.

It is one of the few lakes in the region that is free of bilharzia and safe for swimming.

This large freshwater lake supporting otters, sitatungas and waterbirds

Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park is located in western Uganda.

The park has a variety of animals such as zebras, impala, buffaloes, and over 300 bird species. At 260 square kilometres, the park is the smallest of Uganda’s Savannah national parks.

Area: 260 km²

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria is one of the African Great Lakes. The lake was named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, by John Hanning Speke, the first European to visit this lake.
With a surface area of 68,800 km², Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake by area, and it is the largest tropical lake in the world. Lake Victoria supports Africa's largest inland fishery.

Mabira Forest

The Mabira Forest is a rainforest located in the Mukono District between Kampala and Jinja. It covers about 300 sq km.

It has been protected as Mabira Forest Reserve since 1932.

Hundreds of bird and butterfly species call the forest home. The forest also hosts a wide range of animals, including endangered primates. There are leopards, antelopes and snakes.

Mabira Forest is nature’s seventh heaven. Because of its beauty, location and biodiversity, the jungle is now one of the most visited eco-tourism spots in the country.

Mgahinga national park

The Mgahinga national park is located in the Virunga Mountains and is contiguous with the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Mgahinga is one of two locations in Uganda in which mountain gorillas can be found; the other being Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Mgahinga covers an area of 33,7 sq km.

Mount Elgon National park

Mount Elgon National park is located on the border of Kenya and Uganda.

Elephants and buffalo can be found on the lower slopes. The park is also home to a variety of small antelope and forest monkeys, including the Black-and-white Colobus and Blue Monkey. Over 300 birds can also be found in the area.

The park has a variety of scenery; this includes cliffs, caves, waterfalls, gorges, mesas, calderas, hot springs, and the mountain peaks.

Area: 1279 km² (total)

Mpanga Forest

Mpanga Forest is a Tiny (45 sq km) but intact tall rainforest and swamp community with 205 tree species, 8 large mammal species and 78 butterfly species.

Mpanga Forest is easily accessed from Kampala and well worth a stop on a visit en-route to the west of Uganda.

Mpanga has a vibrant birdlife where you can see the African Pied Hornbill, Black and White Casqued Hornbill and African Grey Parrot. The Great Blue Turaco and Blue Chested King Fisher are the most conspicuous of the 180 birds recorded.

Visitors are welcome to picnic or camp at the forest center and follow any of the way marked trails to the south of the river.

Murchison Falls National

The Murchison Falls National park lies in north western Uganda, spreading inland from the shore of Lake Albert around the Victoria Nile.

It's Uganda's largest national park and the only one which has all "big five". Buffalos, elephants, lions, leopards are best to be seen in the northern part (above the Nile).

Rhinos were sadly extinguished but are now being bred again in the rhino sanctuary south of the park; 40 to 50 rhinos are planned to be released into the wild in approx. 30 years (by 2040).

Area: 3,480 km²

Pian-Upe Wildlife Reserve

The reserve covers an area of 2,275 sq km, and is Uganda’s second largest Protected Area after Murchison Falls National Park.

It is located in Karamoja, in eastern Uganda and is th most important game reserve in the region.

141 species of flowering plant were identified, and 4 vegetation types were described: grassland and wooded grassland, which covers most of the reserve, riverine woodland, kopjes, and cultivated land.

It gives home to 31 species of large mammals, 12 species of small rodent, 3 species of shrew, 5 species of bat, and 11 species of reptiles.

Queen Elizabeth Natinal Park

Queen Elizabeth Natinal Park is located in western Uganda.

It's home to 95 species of mammal and over 500 species of birds.

You can find hippos, elephants, leopards, lions and chimpanzees. The area around Ishasha in Rukungiri District is famous for its tree-climbing lions, whose males sport black manes, a feature unique to the lions in this area.

The park is also famous for its volcanic features, comprising volcanic cones and deep craters, many with crater lakes such as Lake Katwe, from which salt is extracted.

Area: 1,978 km²

Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Rwenzori Mountains National Park is located in southwestern Uganda.

It has Africa's third highest mountain peak and many waterfalls, lakes, and glaciers.

The park has 89 species of birds, 15 species of butterfly, and four primate species.

The park's wildlife varies with elevation, and its species include the forest elephant, chimpanzee, hyrax, black-and-white colobus, L'Hoest's monkeys, duiker, and Ruwenzori Turaco.

Area: 998 km²

Semliki Valley Wildlife Reserve

Semliki Valley Wildlife Reserve, formerly called Toro Game Reserve, is the oldest protected area in Uganda.

It's stretching from the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains to the southern tip of Lake Albert and is a rich mosaic of grassland, savannah, forest and wetland habitats.

The 558km² area of the reserve supports a huge array of fauna including lion, leopard, elephant (both savannah and forest species) buffalo, and chimpanzees as well as a staggering number of birds, with over 400 having been recorded.

Semuliki National Park

Semuliki National Park is located in the Bundibugyo District in western Uganda.

It was made a National Park in October 1993, and is one of Uganda’s newest national parks and is one of Uganda's most important safari destination.

The 220km² area of the reserve supports 336 tree species, over 53 mammal species, more than 400 bird species, 8 primate species and almost 300 butterfly species.

The Hot Springs at Sempaya are Semuliki National Park’s most famous attraction.

Ssese Islands

The Ssese Islands are an archipelago of 84 islands in the northwest of Lake Victoria, Uganda, in the nation's Kalangala District.

Some Islands are large and densely inhabited, others small and deserted.

The islands get their names from the enormous swarms of lakeflies that breed in giant clouds near the shores. Although this sounds irritating, the enormity of the swarms is quite a sight.

The Ssese islands are blessed with over 13 forests, uncountable beaches and over seven hours of sunshine. This makes the Ssese islands the most perfect destination for holiday, honey moons or relaxation retreat.

The islands are home to a variety of animals including primates.

Akagera National Park

The Akagera National Park covers 1,200km² in eastern Rwanda, against the Tanzanian border.

It was founded in 1934 to protect animals and vegetation in three ecoregions: savannah, mountain and swamp.

The park is named for the Kagera River which flows along its eastern boundary feeding into several lakes the largest of which is Lake Ihema. The complex system of lakes and linking papyrus swamps makes up over 1/3 of the park and is the largest protected wetland in central Africa.

Due to land shortages, in 1997 the western boundary was regazetted and much of the land allocated as farms to returning refugees. The park was reduced in size from over 2,500km² to its current size.

Although much of the best savannah grazing land is now outside the park boundaries, what remains of Akagera is some of the most diverse and scenic landscape in Africa.

Gishwati Forest

Gishwati Forest is a protected reserve in the north-western part of Rwanda, not far from Lake Kivu.

The reserve’s forests were largely intact in 1978, and substantial forest cover still remained in 1986.

During the Rwandan Genocide, wave after wave of refugees arrived in Gishwati Forest and began clearing it, often for subsistence farming. By 2001, only a small circular patch of native forest remained, 1500 acres of the forest’s original 250,000. In addition to tremendous loss of biodiversity, the region experiences soil erosion and degradation and landslides. Reforestation efforts in the past few years have increased the remnant native forest to about 2,500 acres. Large tea estates occupy the central and northern parts of the reserve.

Lake Kivu

Lake Kivu is one of the African Great Lakes. It lies on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda, and is in the Albertine (western) Rift, a part of the Great Rift Valley. Lake Kivu empties into the Ruzizi River, which flows southwards into Lake Tanganyika.

The lake covers a total surface area of some 2,700 km2 and stands at a height of 1,460 metres above sea level. Some 1 370 km2 or 58% of the lake's waters lie within DRC borders.

Mukura Forest Reserve

Mukura Forest is a protected reserve in the North-West part of Rwanda, covering about 12.00 km²

Nyungwe Forest National Park

Nyungwe Forest National Park is a national park in southwestern Rwanda, located south of Lake Kivu on the border with Burundi.

The park was established in 2004 and covers an area of approximately 970 km² of rainforest, bamboo, grassland, swamps, and bogs.

The nearest town is Cyangugu, 54 km to the west. Mount Bigugu is located within the park borders.

The park is the location of the most distant source of the Nile.

Nyungwe has a wide diversity of animal species, making it a priority for conservation in Africa.

The park contains 13 different primate species (25% of Africa's total), 275 bird species, 1068 plant species, 85 mammal species, 32 amphibian and 38 reptile species. Many of these animals are restricted-range species that are only found in the Albertine Rift ecoregion in Africa. In fact, the number of endemic species found here is greater than in any other forest in the Albertine Rift that has been surveyed.

Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park (French: Parc National des Volcans) lies in northwestern Rwanda and borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.

The national park is known as a haven for the mountain gorilla. It is home to five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains (Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo), which are covered in rainforest and bamboo.

The park was the base for the zoologist Dian Fossey.

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