9 Days Uganda Rwanda Primates Safari

9 Days Uganda Rwanda Primates Safari

This 9 Days Uganda Rwanda primates safari itinerary will take place in Uganda and Rwanda and you will encounter the Primates. Arriving in Uganda via Entebbe International Airport and departing through Kigali International Airport in Rwanda. In Uganda, you will visit Kibale Forest and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and take part in the Chimpanzee and Gorilla Habituation experience in both parks. In Rwanda you will visit Volcanoes National Park and trek the Gorillas and Golden Monkeys.

9 Days Uganda Rwanda Primates Safari Highlights

Detailed 9 Days Uganda Rwanda Primates Safari

Day 1:  Arrival

After arriving Entebbe International Airport, you will clear with immigration, proceed to the arrivals where you will meet your 9 Days Uganda Rwanda Primates Safari driver guide who will transfer you to your hotel for overnight stay. Next day you start off with your Uganda & Rwanda primates tour.

  • Destination: Entebbe
  • Accommodation: Papyrus Guest House (Mid-Range), Protea Hotel by Marriott Entebbe (High-end Accommodation)
  • Meal plan: BB

 

Day 2: Drive To Fort Portal

Drive to Fort Portal Town / Kibale National Park. Fort Portal was founded as a garrison for British soldiers by Gerald Portal from whom the town derives its name. And is the only town with an English name in Uganda. Here you will see many tea plantations producing high quality tea for local and export market en-route.

  • Destination: Kibale Forest National Park
  • Accommodation: Chimpanzee Forest Lodge (Mid-Range), Kyaninga Lodge (High-end Accommodation).
  • Meal plan: B, L, D

 

Day 3:  Chimpanzee Habituation in Uganda

9 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari

Kibale Forest National Park

On this day of your 9 Days Uganda Rwanda Primates Safari, after an early breakfast, you will proceed to the park headquarters for briefing. Along with an experienced ranger guide and researchers you will search for Kibale Forest’s resident Chimpanzees spending the whole day in the forest with chances of seeing other primates such as Grey-cheeked Mangabeys, Red Colobus, Red-tailed and Blue monkeys. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

 

Day 4:  Kibale – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast, you will be assisted with checking out and start your drive to the South Western part of Uganda; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park home to the great apes the Mountain Gorillas.

  • Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Accommodation: Gorilla Mist Camp (Mid-Range), Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge (High-end accommodation).
  • Meal plan: B, L, D

 

Day 5:  Gorilla Habituation in Uganda

9 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari

gorilla trekking in Uganda

After an early breakfast; you will proceed to the park headquarters for briefing and thereafter go to the start points and enjoy the highlight of the 9 Days Uganda Rwanda Primates Safari. Gorilla Habituation is different from trekking because it’s a full day experience. Along with researchers, conservationists, rangers and other environmental experts you will be taken through the raw process of habituating a Gorilla family. This experience is restricted to a few people per day. Dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge.

  • Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Accommodation: Gorilla Mist Camp (Mid-Range), Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge (High-end accommodation).
  • Meal plan: B, L, D

 

Day 6:  Bwindi – Musanze / Volcanoes National Park

Breakfast at your hotel, along with your 9 Days Uganda Rwanda Primates Safari driver guide you will start your drive to Rwanda crossing via the Cyanika border. After dealing with the immigration formalities, you will proceed to Musanze town to your lodge. Lunch and dinner at the Lodge.

  • Destination: Volcanoes National Park
  • Accommodation: Da Vince Gorilla Lodge (Mid-Range), Silverback gorilla Lodge (High-end accommodation)
  • Meal plan: B, L, D

 

Day 7:  Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

9 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari

Volcanoes National Park

After a very early breakfast at the lodge, you will proceed to the park headquarters for briefing and thereafter drive to the trail heads the start point for your amazing adventure.

You will be trekking the Great Apes, the Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. This activity could take between 2-6 hours. Rwanda has 12 habituated groups of Mountain Gorillas scattered all over the park. You will spend an hour watching the habituated group going about their normal day playing, eating… etc

Upon return from your trek, you will be driven back to the lodge where you will have lunch and spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the lodge facilities.

  • Destination: Volcanoes National Park
  • Accommodation: Da Vince Gorilla Lodge (Mid-Range), Silverback gorilla Lodge (High-end accommodation)
  • Meal plan: B, L, D

 

Day 8: Golden Monkey Trekking

After breakfast at the Resort, proceed to the park headquarters for briefing and thereafter drive to the trail heads for another highlight of the Volcanoes National Park. Trekking usually takes 4 hrs. When you encounter the habituated primates, you will spend 1 hour with them as they go about their normal day. The monkeys are playful and inquisitive by nature hence spend their day leaping from bamboo branches. Upon return from your trek, you will be driven back to the Resort where you will have lunch and spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying their facilities.

  • Destination: Volcanoes National Park
  • Accommodation: Da Vince Gorilla Lodge (Mid-Range), Silverback gorilla Lodge (High-end accommodation)
  • Meal plan: B, L, D
9 Days Uganda Rwanda Safari

Golden Monkey Tracking in Africa

Day 9: Departure

After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, you will be assisted with checking out; then you will start your drive to Kigali International Airport to catch your departure international flight.

  • Destination: Kigali Airport
  • Accommodation: No Accommodation
  • Meal plan: Breakfast

9 Days Uganda Rwanda Primates Safari Inclusions and Exclusions

Includes:

  • Uganda Gorilla Habituation permits $1,500 per person
  • Rwanda Gorilla permits $1,500 per person
  • 11 nights’ accommodation with meals as indicated in the itinerary above
  • Activities shown in the itinerary
  • Park fees
  • Chimpanzee Habituation permits
  • Services of an experienced English speaking driver guide
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Government taxes

9 Days Uganda Rwanda Primates Safari Excludes:

  • International flights
  • Visas – East Africa Tourist visa apply online from arrival country (Uganda migration website)
  • Insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Items of personal nature

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