Visit Waterfall Visit /National Museum, Kibira Forest National Park, Rusizi National Park,Nyungwe National Park, Butare the National Museum, Kigali, Gorilla Trekking in the Virungamountain, Golden Monkeys Tracking- Lake Kivu, and The lake kivu.Day 1: Entebbe- Kampala: Arriving at the airport you will be warmly welcomed by a Charis Uganda Safaris representative, and transferred to your hotel in Kampala. Optional Activities for the day include a city tour. Depending on the time of your arrival, explore the vibrant and chaotic city of Kampala. Discover historical and political sites including the ancient tombs of the Kabaka’s, where the Buganda tribe laid their kings to rest or the Bahai Temple. You might also eat out. Kampala is a town full of culinary wonders. Stray outside your hotel to taste some of the eclectic cuisine of the region including Kampala’s delicious Indian food. Overnight / breakfast -accommodation options are Sheraton Kampala hotel (luxury), Cassia Lodge (medium range), Holiday Express.
Day 2: Kampala -Jinja- Kampala: After breakfast, you will be met at your hotel, from Kampala it’s about 1 ½ hours to the spectacular falls. After a full safety demonstration, it is time for the white water rafting. With the biggest rafts on the river, we are able to safely conquer the most challenging rapids. We rest up on our own private island for a hearty buffet lunch of salads, deli meats and freshly white-water-baked bread. Then it’s back in the rafts to paddle the pool, a beautiful section of the river. Here, you will have the chance to watch the local fishermen and the fantastic birdlife. But don’t relax too much as we soon hit a series of wild rapids, culminating in “The Bad Place”. To the cheers of the local villagers, we swap the river for the road to Kampala arriving in the evening. Please note there is an option of either a full day’s rafting or ½ day with a visit to the source of the Nile. Cassia Lodge, Holiday Express- full board.
Day 3: Kampala-Kibale : Your safari continues as you depart for Kibale National Forest for two nights in 795 sq km of rainforest in Western Uganda. Kibale is home to an amazing thirteen species of primates, including chimpanzees, red colobus, and L’Hoest monkeys. Kibale National Forest has also recorded over 355 bird species, and a range of other mammals including the elusive forest elephant. Return to your accommodation – full board.
Day 4: Kibale- Chimp Tracking: Go for Chimpanzee tracking along the forest trails. Seeing habituated chimps squabbling and swinging from the trees is an exhilarating experience. Later in the afternoon you will have the opportunity to visit Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, which is rich in bird species, vegetation, and wildlife. This is also a great opportunity to support local tourism initiatives which benefit social and economic development in the area. Optional activities include a Crater Lakes Hike. Formed by ancient volcanic activity, the crater lakes of Uganda are located near Fort Portal, and are a great hiking option. Typical hikes take you through local villages and tea plantations, to the base of several of these incredibly serene and beautiful lakes. With the Rwenzori Mountains in the background, this is by far one of Uganda’s most peaceful and extraordinary sights – full board.
Day 5: Kibale – Queen Elizabeth National Park : Today you depart Kibale for two nights in Queen Elizabeth National Park, which boasts one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game park or reserve in the world. Uganda’s second largest National Park, the 1,978 sq km has everything from open savannah to rain forest. Queen Elizabeth has over 100 mammal species, and an astounding 606 bird species, making it a premier safari destination. Arrive in the park in the afternoon, and go for a game drive in the early evening.
Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park : In the morning, you will have a game drive to the Kisenyi area to look for lion prides and other wildlife like the Uganda Kob, before returning to the lodge for breakfast. In the afternoon take a cruise along the Kazinga Channel, home to one of the largest concentrations of hippopotamus, as well as herds of elephants, buffalo, and other wildlife that come to drink from the river. The Kazinga also attracts a tremendous variety of bird species including the African Eagle, Open-Billed Stork, and Pied Kingfishers. Optional activities include Queen’s Pavilion, Katwe Salt Walk, Kikorongo African Art Workshop. Full board.
Day 7: Queen Elizabeth – Ishasha Southern Sector : Today you proceed to Ishasha, home to the famed tree climbing lions. The lions are located in the Southern Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, and are best seen in early hours of the morning. Have a game drive before stopping for lunch, and Another game drive in the afternoon before dinner. Accommodation options include Ishasha Wilderness Camp (luxury), Savannah Resort Hotel (medium), and Simba Safari Lodge (budget).
Day 8: Ishasha – Rwanda : Today you will continue to Rwanda passing via Kabale. This area is known as the Switzerland of Uganda with its beautiful hills, lakes and valleys. The journey takes approximately 6 hours. Overnight at either Mountain Gorilla view hotel or La palme hotel or hotel Muhabura- Full board.
Day 9: Gorilla Tracking in Parc de National : Today you set off for gorilla trekking in Parc des Volcans. Ascending the slopes of the Virungas, you will be immersed in the dense, lush rainforest. The vibrant birdcalls and squabbles of the golden monkeys will eventually bring you to the gorillas in their natural habitat. Starring into the eyes of these gentle giants is a truly once in a lifetime experience.
Returning in the afternoon you can go for the optional Ibyiwatu Cultural group performance, where you will be entertained, and learn more about Rwandan culture, music, dance, and drama. Or take a visit to the twin lakes before returning to the lodge in the evening. Overnight at Mountain Gorilla view Lodge or La palme hotel or hotel Muhabura. F/B.
Day 10: Ruhengere – Kigali : Today your safari will continue to Kigali. The two-hour drive through the rolling hills of Rwanda takes you via the base of the magnificent volcanoes of the Virunga mountain range. Arrive in the afternoon and explore the city by visiting the Genocide Museum and the Caplaki Crafts Center. Dinner and overnight at either Lemigo hotel or Top Tower hotel or Step down hotel.
Day 11: Kigali – Bujumura : You will have breakfast and the travel to Bujumbura the capital of Burundi. Tour Bujumbura for half of the day, visit the cultural and snake museum, tour the memorial, the city hall, Lake Tanganyika which is the most prominent attraction in the area, the Islam Culture Centre and the President’s Office. Dine and sleep on the shores of Lake Tanganyika at Club du Lac Tanganyika Hotel (B&B). Accommodation is at Club du Lac Tanganyika Hotel.
Day 12: Kibira National Park: After breakfast you will depart for the Kibira National Park. Visit the Kabira Forest National Park and enjoy a nature walk in the company of a guide. If time allows, visit the Memorial of the Explorers which is a massive rock in the outskirts of Bujumbura that commemorates the conference of Hanington with John Speke in 1871 who both where explorers.
Accommodation is at Club du Lac Tanganyika Hotel.
Day 13: City Tour- Bujumbura: Take a City Tour of Bujumbura for half of the day, visit the cultural and snake museum, tour the memorial, the city hall, Lake Tanganyika which is the most prominent attraction in the area, the Islam Culture Centre, and the President’s Office. You will have some time for relaxing in the afternoon. You may also have to transfer to Kigali instead if the flight is in Kigali.
Day 14: Final Day- Flyout: Have breakfast and then transfer to the airport to later catch your flight back home.
End of tour.
Included: Accommodation full board, airport transfers, driver/ guides fees, park entrance fees, game drives, permit where applicable, 2 bottles of water en- route, government, 4X4 wheel drive vehicle, fuel,
Excluded: Personal insurance, visas, international flight, tips,