30 Days Uganda Primates, Wildlife, Culture and Nyirangongo Hike in DR Congo

close encounter with these amazing apes is simply breathtaking.  Also get a close encounter with other diverse African wildlife, beautiful landscapes, and amazing culture and if you are a keen Birder

This 30 Days Uganda Primates, Wildlife, Culture and Nyirangongo Hike in DR Congo starts and ends in Entebbe International Airport. Meet eye to eye with the amazing gorillas and chimpanzees of Uganda in their natural habitat, one of Africa’s major highlights. This close encounter with these amazing apes is simply breathtaking.  Also get a close encounter with other diverse African wildlife, beautiful landscapes, and amazing culture and if you are a keen Birder, this is the place to be. Experience the wonder of the World’s renown Murchison Falls as it squeezes through the narrow gorge commonly known as the Devils Calderon and not Forgetting the spackling spectacular lava in Nyirangongo, it is Blissful to watch this when its dark!

30 Days Uganda Primates, Wildlife, Culture and Nyirangongo Hike in DR Congo Highlight

Day 1: Arrive, Meet and Greet with the Company Representative and transfer to the The Hotel

Day 2: Enjoy a Boda Boda City Safari – Visit Buganda’s Cultural Sites (The Royal Kasubi Tombs, Bulange Mengo Parliament, Lubiri Mengo oldest Palace and Amins Torture Chambers – Afternoon Visit to Nakasero and Nakawa Market

Day 3: Enjoy the Religious Trail Visit – Drive to Namugongo Matyrs shrine, The Baha’i Temple, Namirembe Cathedral and later end your day with a hike on the Tallest Tower of Gaddaffi Mosque

Day 4: Have Breakfast and Transfer to Jinja with a stopover at Sezibwa Falls, enjoy another site of Buganda’s Important Cultural Heritage and one of the UNESCO sites in Uganda – Poceed to Visit source of The Nile, Owen Falls Dam, Jinja War Cemetery.

Day 5: Half Day Rafting and afternoon Horseback ride in the Communities

Day 6: Morning quad biking along the Nile Valley and Jinja Town – Afternoon community Walk

Day 7: Transfer to Sipi Falls via Nyero Rock Paintings – Afternoon Coffee Experience

Day 8: Hike all the Three Falls That Make up Sipi – Afternoon Abseiling

Day 9: Transfer to Moroto – Hike Mount Moroto

Day 10: Visit the Cattle Market in Kotido and afternoon visit to the Ik Tribe in Morungule Mountains

Day 11: Morning community walks to River Namankwey – Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park

Day 12: Whole Day Game Drives in Kidepo Valley National Park

Day 13: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Day 14: Morning Game Drive and afternoon Boat Cruise – Hike the Top of the Falls at an Extra Fee of $15 per person

Day 15: Transfer to The Rhino sanctuary for Rhino Tracking – Afternoon Transfer to Hoima, Visit the Mparo Tombs

Day 16: Transfer to Fort Portal – Hike to Amabeere Nga Nyina Miru Caves

Day 17: Transfer to Semiliki National Park – enjoy a whole Day walking safari to the Hot springs and you may crown your Day with a visit to the Local Batwa in Ntandi at an extra fee of $30 per person

Day 18: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park – Afternoon Boat safari on Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward

Day 19: Enjoy a Morning Crater Drive and visit Muyanyange, Nyamunuka for a Chance to see Flamingoes as you proceed to Katwe Salt Lake – Late evening Radio collared Predator Tracking

Day 20: Enjoy chimps Trekking Kalinzu Forest and visit to Kataara Women’s Poverty Alleviation Group – paper making of elephant poo Later Transfer to Ishasha Sector – Home of the Tree Climbing Lions

Day 21: Morning Visit to the Predator Project and afternoon Game drive

Day 22: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable N.P.  – Afternoon Canoe safari to Mikozi Village crown your day with a visit to the traditional medicine man

Day 23: Gorilla Tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla N.P. and afternoon Batwa Pygmy Trail

Day 24: Morning Golden Monkey Tracking Transfer to Congo, Goma Town for an overnight

Day 25: Hike Nyirangongo and stay at the shelters

Day 26: Descend to proceed to Magical Bunyonyi

Day 27: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, afternoon Boat Cruise

Day 28: Morning Walking Safari and Afternoon Horse Back Ride – enjoy the Night Game Drive at an extra fee of $100

Day 29: Transfer to Entebbe with a stopover at the Equator for water Experiment and another stopover at the Royal Drum makers

Day 30: Shoebill search in Mabamba on a canoe Safari to Lake Victoria – Transfer for Outbound Flight Back Home

Day 1: Arrive, Meet and Greet with the Company Representative and transfer to the Hotel

Meet and greet at Entebbe International Airport where your 30 Days Uganda Primates, Wildlife, Culture and Nyirangongo Hike in DR Congo starts by our representative who will warmly welcome you and facilitate seamless arrival formalities.  Your will then be transferred to your hotel where you will be briefed about your adventure safari.

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

Overnight: Via Via Guest House
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: Enjoy a Boda Boda City Safari – Visit Buganda’s Cultural Sites (The Royal Kasubi Tombs, Bulange Mengo Parliament, Lubiri Mengo oldest Palace and Amins Torture Chambers – Afternoon Visit to Nakasero and Nakawa Market

Have Breakfast, Drive with your Guide to Kampala where you will be met by one of the best Explorers teams of Kampala City – You will meet our guide who will take you through the Cultural Trail. You will visit The Kasubi Royal Tombs where you will learn more about the previous Kings and other Royals of Buganda and how they were buried. Later Ride to Bulange Mengo, Buganda’s Parliament which is dominated by a Representation of the Colonial Era as well as the 50+ Clans which are represented by their Totems.

You will then proceed through a 1 Km stretch Milo Land that leads to the Mengo Old Lubiri Palace; here you will enjoy a View of over 50+ tree species each representing a Clan in Buganda. On Reaching the Palace, you will listen to the political History that led to the abandonment of the Palace by the Previous King and later visit President Amini Dadas Torture Chambers that are enveloped within the Palace Premises.

Finally, today you will crown your day with a Visit to Nakasero and Nakawa Market, enjoy fresh fruits and get experience on our local Marketing skills as you mix with the natives. Uganda is well known for it hospitable people who have curiosity to mix thus you can take a photo or Photos while in the Markets.

Overnight: Fair Way Hotel & Spa
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 3: Enjoy the Religious Trail Visit – Drive to Namugongo Matyrs shrine, The Baha’i Temple, Namirembe Cathedral and later end your day with a hike on the Tallest Tower of Gaddaffi Mosque

Enjoy breakfast and later transfer to Namugongo Matyrs shrine, visit both the Catholic and Anglican shrine, you will meet the local guide who will take you around and share with you the delicate past that led to the killing by King Mwanga who never liked Christianity to prevail. Proceed to Baha’i Temple which is the biggest and the headquarters of Bahai in Africa. It seats on one of the spectacular hills overlooking Kampala City with the rolling beautiful terraces envelope beautiful forests and orchards that attract so many species of birds including the spectacular Great Blue Turaco.

You will enjoy lunch in a selected Restaurant at your own expense and later drive to Namirembe Cathedral one of the big cathedrals in Uganda and East Africa, You will Crown your Day with the Hike at Gaddaffi Mosque – The Biggest Mosque in East Africa the was donated to The moslem community by Muamar Gaddaffi the late ex-President of Libya. The Mosque has Kampala’s Tallest Tower where one can hike and stand to view the both the Villas and slums that all stand on the over 22 rolling hills that make up Kampala from the original seven Hills.

You will transfer to the Hotel for Dinner or enjoy it at the selected Restaurant in Town

Overnight: Fair way Hotel & Spa
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast 

Day 4: Have Breakfast and Transfer to Jinja with a stopover at Sezibwa Falls, enjoy another site of Buganda’s Important Cultural Heritage and one of the UNESCO sites in Uganda – Poceed to Visit source of The Nile, Owen Falls Dam, Jinja War Cemetery.

Arise early morning and have breakfast at your Lodge/Hotel, later meet and greet with our company representative who will then transfer you to Jinja via Sezibwa Falls – The drive takes approximately 45minutes from Kampala to Sezibwa falls which are located after Mukono town.  The site is commonly identified with its beauty and Healy waters hence the beautiful and traditionally identified spiritual falls have been for long the King and Buganda kingdom’s favorite. Here the ‘black water’ tumbles over the rock into the pool below – while the local community restores tradition and culture in song and dance!

This has oxymorocally a myth that says that the river was born that makes it one of Buganda’s Cultural sites which is most times said to be having a hidden treasure with a number of traditional attachments, However, besides this Tourists love the place for picnics due to its scenic and conducive environment.

Later, Transfer to Jinja known as the adventure Capital of Uganda with a variety of different adrenaline filled activities to choose from.  On reaching Jinja, visit the source of the Nile gardens, View the Mahatma Ghandi Monument as well John Hanning Speke Monument where he stood to point at The point where the Nile starts to spread to Miles – You May Try out To sample some fish at your expense while at the source of the Nile as well prepare for great photo exercise as this is the best place for bird watching.  Proceed to Owen Falls Dam and later to The Jinja War Cemetery and finally to the Hotel for accommodation

Overnight: Source of the Nile Hotel
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 5: Half Day Rafting and afternoon Horseback ride in the Communities

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

After a tense day congratulate yourself with a Glass of Wine or Whisky! After we’ll transfer to your hotel or selected restaurant for lunch, you have enjoy a horse ride within the communities and along the Nile Valley after Lunch.

Overnight: Source of the Nile Hotel
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 6: Morning quad biking along the Nile Valley and Jinja Town – Afternoon community Walk

Have early morning Quad biking along the Nile Valley and to Jinja Town, you will enjoy the muddy paths on ride. You will later have an afternoon community walk through the Plantations.

 Overnight: Source of the Nile Hotel
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 7: Transfer to Sipi Falls via Nyero Rock Paintings – Afternoon Coffee Experience

Have breakfast and Immediately transfer further to the eastern part of Uganda Near the town of Kumi in the Kumi District in a stopover in Mbale for Lunch in a selected restaurant at your own expense- proceed just by the little village of Nyero you will discover 3 Rock Cave Shelters where you will view some of the oldest rock paintings in Uganda dating back to the Iron Age – If you have an interest in archeology! Nyero Ancient Rock Paintings Caves are a best site to be visited for the History. Meet the Natives of the Place who are the Present day Iteso though they are not believed to have been the people who drew the pictures that make up the Nyero Rock Paintings as well there are no written records as to who did.  However, some tales reveal that Batwa like people lived in the area before the Iteso People and therefore they are the one’s responsible for the paintings though there are no record of them hence remains a Mystery! Later Transfer to Sipi Falls for afternoon coffee farms experience that characterize of this region. Here you will learn the process of coffee making as well you can sample a Drink!

Overnight: Lacam Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 8: Hike all the Three Falls That Make up Sipi – Afternoon Abseiling

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

After a Hot Lunch enjoys Abseiling at the Falls – It is this adventurous already – this will lead you to great views of the surrounding vegetation-clad valleys, caves and mountains with a view of the Karamojong plains, view several birds.

 Overnight: Lacam Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 9: Transfer to Moroto – Hike Mount Moroto

Have Breakfast and Transfer to Moroto where you will hike Mount Moroto – here you will have the best view of Karamojong Plains where the Manayattas rest with herds of Cattle, you will encounter the native Karamojongs with their cows, interact with them as they have very interesting stories to tell.

Overnight: Kara-tunga guesthouse
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 10: Visit the Cattle Market in Kotido and afternoon visit to the Ik Tribe in Morungule Mountains

Today, you will visit the Cattle Market before 9:00 o’clock in the Morning; later spend the Day with the Ik people.  They are the ethnic group numbering about 10,000 people living in the mountains of northeastern Uganda near the border with Kenya. The Ik were displaced from their land to create the Kidepo Valley National Park and consequently suffered extreme famine due to the raids they suffered from their tribe’s mates. The Ik are subsistence farmers who grind their own grain and are very remote and very interesting

Socially, they live in small villages arranged in clusters, which comprise the total community with each village surrounded by an outer wall, then sectioned off into familial (or friend-based) “neighborhoods” called Odoks, each surrounded by a wall. Each Odok is sectioned into walled-off households called asaks.

You will camp in the Gardens or Compounds thus you are expected to carry your tent and sleeping Bag. Your guide will help you arrange meals for this day and if you expect to be on self-drive, then you will take meals from Town and later transfer to camp in the Community.

Overnight: Karamoja Arts
Meal Plan: Arranged on Ground

Day 11: Morning community walks to River Namankwey – Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park

Visit the River where the Karamojongs usually take their cattle for drinking and later transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park, Time allowing, you may enjoy a Game Drive.

Overnight: Kidepo Savannah Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 12:  Whole Day Game Drives in Kidepo Valley National Park

After breakfast, carry packed lunch if you are going have a full day wilderness survey and take a game drive in the morning to the Palm tree lined Kidepo river in search for Leopard tortoise, lions, cheetah, Zebra, Waterbuck, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Warthogs, Patas monkeys and big herds of Buffalo

Overnight: Kidepo Savannah Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 13: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Have breakfast and another Early Morning Game drive and transfer to Murchison Falls National park. You will stopover for lunch in a selected restaurant at your own expense reaching early afternoon for dinner at the Lodge

Overnight: Fort Murchison Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 14: Morning Game Drive and afternoon Boat Cruise – Hike the Top of the Falls at an Extra Fee of $15 per person

Arise very early in the morning for your game drive on the northern bank of the River Nile in your open-roof vehicle which will give you an excellent opportunity to view and photograph the diverse wildlife. Your guide will help you spot elephant, lion, cape buffalo, Roth child’s giraffe, hartebeest, waterbuck, oribi, bushbuck, bohor reed buck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard.

After lunch, go for a boat cruise upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just few of meters from the ‘Devil’s Cauldron’, marvel at the schools of hippos, crocodiles and over the 17km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob. This is also the zone of many birds, species like goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork.

After taking shorts of the photogenic Murchison Falls, you may choose to continue to the top of the falls at an extra fee of $15 per person, where you will have the amazing view of the falls! See where the Nile -world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft  in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Later, return to your lodge and relax in the evening.

Overnight: fort Murchison Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 15: Transfer to The Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino Tracking – Afternoon Transfer to Hoima, Visit the Mparo Tombs

Have breakfast and drive to the Rhino Sanctuary for an opportunity to trek Rhinos.  There are 15 Rhinos which were reintroduced after their extinction in the 1970s through poaching.  A local ranger guide will lead you on foot to an up-close encounter with the rhinos and it may take about 1 and half hours. You will immediately drive to Hoima with a stopover for lunch in a selected restaurant.

Drive to Hoima and you visit Mparo Tombs to have a share of Bunyoro’s Culture and History! The site located about three kilometers from Hoima town on Masindi road where Bunyoro’s great King Omukama Kabalega and his son Omukama Sir Tito Winyi are buried. The site also has graves for the Queen Mothers and other royals. The tombs sit on a six-acre piece of land enclosed in a perimeter wall, erected by the UPDF during renovation in 2008. In front of the site is a monument erected to mark the day King Kabalega met explorer Dr. Emin Pasha in September 1877. You will be met by a Local guide who will share the History and Culture of Bunyoro – All these and artifacts on Kabalega grave, make Mparo a place of cultural importance and a major tourist potential

Overnight Accommodation: Kolping Guest House
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 16: Transfer to Fort Portal – Hike to Amabeere Nga Nyina Miru Caves

Transfer to Fort portal and Visit the Tooro Kingdom Palace and later proceed to hike the caves along the crater valley leading to Amabeere Nga Nyina Miru – the Amabeere Ga Nyina Mwiru Caves and the three surrounding Explosion Crater Lakes make it a most interesting day adventure! Hit up the trails characterized with a slippery jungle path leading to mysterious hidden Amabeere Caves and the three surrounding crater lakes.

Amabeere Ga Nyina Mwiru means “the breasts of Nyina Mwiru – these are traditionally surrounded by different myths and folklore which has it that the caves acquired the name after King Bukuku of Toro chopped off the breasts of his daughter Nyina Mwiru and had them thrown inside these caves, following a prophecy that the daughter would one day get married and have a son, Ndahura, who would kill the king and take over his throne. According to local legend the prophecy came true. While another myth has it that the breasts were chopped off following her refusal to marry the suiter that was choosen for her by her parents. Get More astonishing and interesting stories while you are there.

Overnight Accommodation: Rweteera Safari Park
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 17: Transfer to Semiliki National Park – enjoy a whole Day walking safari to the Hot springs and crown your Day with a visit to the Local Batwa in Ntandi at an extra fee of $30 per person

Depart early after breakfast for the hot springs tour. Enjoy a full day pursuing the Semiliki Valley Wildlife Reserve; The Park is dominated by the easternmost extension of the great Ituri Forest of the Congo Basin. This is one of Africa’s most ancient and bio-diverse forests; one of the few that survived the last ice age, 12-18,000 years ago. Your guide will point out and explain the park’s diversity of wildlife and flora and fauna. The Sempaya hot springs are Semliki’s most famous attraction. There’s a “male” spring, known as Bintente, measuring 12m in diameter and is set in a lush swampy clearing. The “female” spring Nyasimbi, meaning “the female ancestors”, is a boiling geyser (103°C) which spurts bubbling water and steam up to two meters high – the steam cloud can be seen from as far as 2km away. Local residents used to cook their food in these boiling pools.

You may Crown the day with a visit to the local Batwa community located in Ntandi at an extra fee of $30 per person. The community dancers put on traditional performances for visitors. The visit to the villages has proven to be an interesting cultural experience. The guide will have lunch arranged for you to be served as a picnic while you experience the “Real Africa”.  Return to your accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay.

 Overnight Accommodation: Rweteera Safari Park
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 18: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park – Afternoon Boat safari on Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward

After breakfast at your lodge proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range. Your expert driver guide will take you through the game park where you might spot some animals.

Upon arriving at your lodge, you will enjoy a hot lunch and later in the afternoon take a unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and this launch/cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing.  The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous, with well over 550 resident species.

 Overnight: Elephant Hab Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 19: Enjoy a Morning game drive and Crater Drive – visit Muyanyange, Nyamunuka for a Chance to see Flamingoes as you proceed to Katwe Salt Lake – Late evening Radio collared Predator Tracking

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

You will make stopovers at Lake Nyamunuka and Muyanyange with the Hope that you will see some Flamingoes that might have already come around to breed from Lake Nakuru and Manyara as well a chance to spot wildlife and Birds at a close range, proceed to the Katwe salt Lake and see how locals mine salt locally.

Alternatively; you may opt to go for a balloon safari on payment of a supplement of $380. Arise early in the morning and proceed to the starting point of your balloon safari at the Kasenyi gate of Queen Elizabeth NP at 5:30am. This early drive in the dark is a chance to see nocturnal animals that live in and around the park. You will meet your pilot and be given a safety briefing and instructions for boarding the balloon as well as landing procedures. The flight gives you great photo opportunities that are different from an ordinary safari on the ground. As you gently drift over the park, you can watch the sun rise as savannah below come to life with birds and animals. After landing, celebrate the flight with a glass of sparkling wine. After the toast, passengers sit down to a delectable bush breakfast prepared by Mweya Safari Lodge. The bush breakfast makes for a memorable ending to your ballooning adventure in Queen Elizabeth NP.

Enjoy Lunch and together with the Research team of Large Predator Project (LPP) IN Mweya , you will proceed for late afternoon Lion Tracking exercise that will involve the GPS to locate the radio collared lions in the Northern sector – Kasenyi lion mating grounds, Darting Gun and ranger guides will be part of the exercise, You are sure to find African Cats during this exercise and viewing it at a close range,

Overnight: Elephant Hab Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 20: Enjoy chimps Trekking Kalinzu Forest and visit to Kataara Women’s Poverty Alleviation Group – paper making of elephant poo Later Transfer to Ishasha Sector – Home of the Tree Climbing Lions

This morning, you will go for chimp tracking in Kalinzu Forest. Spend the Whole morning in the forest – Kalinzu Forest in Western Uganda is one of those special places that you will always want to explore while in Queen Elizabeth Park and this was always an off the beaten tourist path for most visitors who come to Uganda – you can easily spend a full or half day in Kalinzu Forest Reserve Hiking, nature walks, birding, chimpanzee tracking and more all accessible from Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Kalinzu Forest is home to over 414 species of trees, shrubs and in this forest, 379 species of birds which is an amazing treasure trove for birders. 378 Species of Birds call this their home including the Great Blue Turaco, Black and White Cascket, Cuckoos, and Sunbirds including the six species of Primates like the Blue Monkeys, Vervet Monkeys, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, and Chimpanzees. There are over 220 Chimpanzees and 70 plus of the total chimpanzees have been habituated and can be tracked here at Kalinzu Forest Reserve. That is not all, 262 Butterflies, 97 Moths, Reptiles and Flowers can all be seen here!

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

Visit the paper making women in Kyambura around Kataara; you will enjoy the experience as they process the dung to make more materials such as papers out of it. After your lunch, pack-up your bags and transfer to Ishasha Plains, a Sector in Queen Elizabeth, Enjoy the wilderness and its habitants that are highlighted by Uganda’s Tree Climbing Lions as well as numerous Birds and more Mammals.

Overnight: Topi Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 21: Morning Visit to the Predator Project and afternoon Game drive

Here you will visit the predator Study project while in Ishasha sector which is under Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), You may pay an extra of $100 per person to join them to the Wilderness to Track radio collared lions,

Enjoy Lunch and transfer to the Wilderness for a Game Drive in search of Ishasha Inhabitants.

Overnight: Topi Safari Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 22: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable N.P.  – Afternoon Canoe safari to Mikozi Village crown your day with a visit to the traditional medicine man

After your early morning breakfast, pack-up your bags and drive through Ishasha plains for your final visit with the tree climbing lions and other wildlife before heading out of the Queen Elizabeth National Park and on to Bwindi.  The drive takes you through the Switzerland of Africa area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, arriving in the evening. Check into the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Have Lunch at the lodge or while still in the jungle and enjoy an afternoon marvel through wooded trees over the mystical lake and wave to the local fishermen and children going to school. We join Mikozi Village where we unequivocally get acquainted with the authentic Ugandan countryside life. We visit a traditional Ugandan ‘healer’, the market and sample a local drink in the bar.

Accommodation:    Lake Mutanda Resort
Meal Plan:     Full Board

Day 23: Gorilla Tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla N.P. and afternoon Batwa Pygmy Trail

After an early breakfast depart to the starting point for briefing about your gorilla trekking adventure after which you will be led by experienced gorilla trackers on the slopes of the volcanoes. You will start from the site where the gorillas were encountered the day before and from here the gorilla tracking begins. Although the hike can be physically demanding, the anticipation of the exciting experience ahead is amazing, and the beauty of the gorilla forest and its inhabitants are fascinating. One of Africa’s major highlights is when you encounter these gentle apes. It is a humbling experience to stand just meters from man’s distant cousins as they eat rest, play and bond with their young ones. Follow the mountain gorillas as they range freely in the impenetrable forest, and discover their gorgeous natural habitual and the many species they share it with. You are allowed an hour with the gorillas before finally sloping down back to your lodge. If your trek was relatively short, you may have a guided nature walk around the lodge and the surrounding communities in the evening. Return to the lodge where you will enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers before getting a good night’s rest for tomorrow’s safari adventure.

You may opt for Gorilla Habituation on supplement of $800 per person – here you will be sure of meeting and spending enough time with the Gorillas.

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

Have lunch and take a Visit to the local Batwa community. Watch the community dancers put on traditional performances for visitors. The visit to the villages has proven to be an interesting cultural experience, listen to their stories surrounding their social life. The guide will have lunch arranged for you to be served as a picnic while you experience the “Real Africa”.  Return to your accommodation for lunch, dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation:    Lake Mutanda Resort
Meal Plan:     Full Board

Day 24: Morning Golden Monkey Tracking Transfer to Congo, Goma Town for an overnight

After an early breakfast you may depart to the starting point for briefing about your Golden monkey search adventure – after which you will be led by experienced trackers on the slopes of the volcanoes. Although the hike can be physically demanding, the anticipation of the exciting experience ahead is amazing, and the beauty of the forest and its inhabitants are fascinating. One of Africa’s major highlights is when you encounter these gentle primates. It is a humbling experience to stand just meters watching playful cheeky primates eats rest, play and bond with their young ones. Follow the jungle path freely in the impenetrable forest, and discover more gorgeous natural habitual and the many species they share it with. Finally slop down back to your lodge and if your trek was relatively short, you may have a guided nature walk around the lodge and the surrounding communities in the evening.

Have lunch and drive along the winding roads through the ‘land of a thousand hills’ to reach the border crossing into the Democratic Republic of Congo. On completing the border crossing you will have a City Tour in Goma Town

Accommodation: Kibumba Tented Camp
Meal Plan:     Full Board

Day 25: Hike Nyirangongo and stay at the shelters

This morning you’ll be driven to the Kibati border post at the base of Mount Nyiragongo to receive your safety briefing from the rangers. The hike covers a steep ascent starting at 1989m above sea level, to the crater rim at 3470m. The path winds up the volcano for a distance of 8km taking between 4 and 6 hours to summit with 4 break points along the way to allow you to adjust to the altitude (ask your guides if you need any additional breaks).

On summiting the volcano the billowing smoke and roaring of the lava filled crater is a phenomenal sight. But the real spectacle will be when the sun has set and the glow and full scale of the lava lake comes into view. Watch the mosaic cooling lava plates migrate across the scorching surface, until they are dragged down, sending up splashes of molten rock. You’ll have several hours to watch the spectacle before retiring to your huts containing thermal tents for the night.

Accommodation: Summit Shelter
Meal Plan:     Full Board

Day 26: Descend to proceed to lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast Descend and drive to Lake Bunyonyi which has breathtaking scenery. Spend the night overlooking Uganda deepest lake, where you may try your hand at paddling at dugout canoe, or eating fresh water crayfish.

Accommodation: Bunyonyi Rock Resort
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 27: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, afternoon Boat Cruise

After breakfast, at 08.00 hours you will travel to L. Mburo National Park, the smallest National Park of Uganda. Though being small, it has a lot offer!!  Centered on a series of swamp-fringed lakes its birdlife is very rich.  The green acacia woodland harbors wildlife like Zebra, warthog, Eland, Impala, not to mention the lake itself, which is home to schools of hippos and crocodiles! Furthermore, Uganda Wildlife Authority recently brought 15 giraffes from Murchison falls to Lake Mburo.

You will arrive at the lodge in time for lunch.  Later in the afternoon at 16:00 enjoy the boat ride on Lake   Mburo and get quite close to the croc and hippos. As you return to your Lodge, you may have an evening game drive as you return to your lodge.

Accommodation: Mpogo Safari Lodge
Meal Plan:  Full Board

Day 28: Morning Walking Safari and Afternoon Horse Back Ride – enjoy the Night Game Drive at an extra fee of $100

After breakfast have a safari walk under the escort of an armed ranger. The Kopjes are particularly interesting with the camouflage kilspringers and topis. Due to cattle herding in the area it is amusing to see zebra grazing alongside the long horned Ankole cattle peaceably.  It is exciting to approach wildlife at such close range.

 Afternoon enjoy a 1 Horse Back Ride in the wilderness, you will encounter more mammals at a close range

Accommodation:    Mpogo Safari Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 29: Transfer to Entebbe with a stopover at the Equator for water Experiment and another stopover at the Royal Drum makers

Later drive to Entebbe with a stopover at the Equator for water experience, here you will too have an opportunity to stand in 2 hemispheres at the same time.  Take some photos, then another stop over at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers where you will be able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through the generations arriving in the afternoon.

Accommodation:    Via Via Guest House
Meal Plan:    Full Board

Day 30: Shoebill search in Mabamba on a canoe Safari to Lake Victoria – Transfer for Outbound Flight Back Home

After morning Breakfast, drive west of Entebbe to Mabamba Swamp which is one of the best and most convenient places to see the elusive Shoebill. You will meet with the Local guides who will take you through the briefing and later you will enjoy a few minutes in a small canoe to the papyrus reeds that opens up into a flat grassy wetlands where a number of Shoebill can regularly be seen.

This bird is easily spotted in the morning hence you may have a chance a make a great photo while it stalks its prey of mudfish or frogs, enjoy their hunting tricks as they stand absolutely still for long periods waiting the movements of their prey and then suddenly strike with a marvelous speed. Finally enjoy a boat tour across Lake Victoria which will give you more opportunities to view more birds.

Have lunch in a selected Restaurant and transfer to the Airport to end your 30 Days Uganda Primates, Wildlife, Culture and Nyirangongo Hike in DR Congo

Tour Inclusions

  • All ground transportation in A 4×4 comfortable safari Vehicle with all fuel
  • Full time driver/guide with all his associated expenses (Optional)
  • A full-Time trained Safari field office Coordinator
  • Accommodation based Double Occupancy
  • Meals are on Full Board apart from in Cities or Towns.
  • Lion Tracking In queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Golden Monkey Tracking
  • Cultural trails
  • Religious City Trail
  • Karamojong Experience
  • Batwa Cultural Experience
  • Canoe on Lake Mabamba for a shoe bill search
  • Rhino Tracking
  • Golden Monkey Tracking
  • Visit to Mparo Tombs
  • Hiking Sipi Falls
  • Crater Hike to Amabeere Nga Nyina Mwiru
  • Walking Safari to Hot springs
  • Walking Safari In Lake Mburo
  • Hike to Nyero Rock Paintings
  • Visit To Mikozi Village
  • Equator Water Experience
  • Predator Tracking
  • Hike to Mountain Moroto
  • Half Day Rafting
  • Quad Riding
  • Community walk
  • Horse Back Riding
  • Hiking
  • Abseiling 100m down
  • Coffee Experience
  • Park entrance fees
  • Boat Safaris
  • Game drives
  • 1 Chimpanzee tracking permit in kalinzu forest
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person at $700
  • Mount Nyiragongo hiking package and guides(VNP) at $300 per person
  • Porters to carry equipment on Mount Nyiragongo x1 per person (VNP)
  • A $10 per person donation to the Virunga Alliance (see CSR Program)
  • Well bottled mineral water

Any other items included in the above itinerary

Tour Exclusions

  • International Air tickets
  • Visas
  • Personal insurance
  • All meal enroute an in Cities/town where Accommodation is on Bed and Breakfast
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, telephone calls, etc
  • All meals en route and in cities
  • Any other items which are not included in the above itinerary
  • All optional activities

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