21 days Uganda Rwanda Primates Safari

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Difficulty Level
Easy
Languages
English
Destination
Rwanda, Uganda
Trusted local partner
Simba Africa E
Short Version
This will be indeed, an unforgettable Uganda Rwanda Safaris to the great pearl of Africa.
The 21 days Uganda Rwanda Primate Safaris which is much stunning and the great numbers of Chimpanzees are found in Uganda’s National Park known as Kibale forest. This forest habits other bio-diversity like monkeys and birds.

The activities encountered at this trip are chimpanzee trekking, Nature walks, game drives, boat ride, and gorilla tracking in Uganda Rwanda, Rwanda city tour, Kalangala Ssese islands!
 
What you can expect
DETAILED ITINERARY
 
DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT ENTEBBE – KAMPALA
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, meet our driver/guide exchange greetings and after transfer to Kampala for dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel/Emin pasha/ Cassia lodge/Holiday Express. Meal plan: H/B

DAY 2: KAMPALA CITY TOUR
Have breakfast and after take a city tour, see Kampala seven wonders. Visit cultural and historical sites. The Kasubi tombs, where previous Buganda kings were laid to rest. The Uganda Museum that exhibits our history and culture, the Namugongo shrines where some of the first Christians were burnt, the Gaddafi mosque, Namirembe cathedral, Rubaga cathedral and Kabaka’s lake that has a number of bird species by the bank, and Makerere university. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

DAY 3: KAMPALA/SSEZIBWA FALLS/JINJA
After breakfast, head to the East with a stopover at Ssezibwa falls, Mabira forest, have a light forest walk, see the birds before continuing to Jinja at the source of the Nile. Enjoy the beautiful scenery, the sunset and a boat ride .Dinner and Overnight at wild water lodge/ Jinja Nile resort/ Sunset/ Hotel triangle. Meal plan: F/B

DAY 4: JINJA EXCURSION
After breakfast, start your day at the Bujagali falls, go quad biking, water rafting or bungee jumping, sport fish, just look at the beautiful rapids as you relax. Return to lodge for Dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

DAY 5: JINJA-MBALE
After breakfast, drive past the sugarcane and tea plantations to Mbale. Visit the Sipi falls before retiring for dinner and rest. The sipi falls is what gives the slogan “gifted by nature” to this country. Watch water plunge into a small drop, several meters down. Dinner and overnight at Lacam lodge/Sipi falls camp. Meal plan: F/B

DAY 6: HIKE MOUNTAIN ELGON
Enjoy breakfast with magnificent views and then set off for a hike on mountain Elgon. The abseiling which takes about 4 hours is a unique and thrilling experience. This takes you to the sipi falls while going down the edge of a 100 meter cliff. Dinner and overnight at Lacam lodge/Sipi falls camp. Meal plan: F/B

DAY 7: MBALE – KAMPALA
After breakfast, set off for Kampala with a stopover in Jinja for lunch. Rest and relax. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Africana/ Cassia lodge. Meal plan: F/B

DAY 8: KAMPALA-MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
After your breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel by our guide. Drive to Murchison falls National Park. Stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking and shoe bird search. Visit the top of the falls, a breathtaking experience where the Nile is forced through a narrow gap in the rocks only 7 meters wide before plunging down 43 meters. Dinner and overnight at Paraa safari lodge/Chobe safari lodge/Murchison River lodge/ Red Chilli rest camp. Meal plan: F/B

DAY 9: GAME DRIVE, BOAT RIDE
Dawn game drive early this morning will enable you to see lions, if you are lucky. Your drive will take you across Lake Albert and the Nile Delta where you will see elephants, buffaloes, antelopes and giraffes. Return to the lodge for lunch and get a chance to relax before taking a boat cruise in the afternoon. The boat cruise takes about 3 hours and is sighted as the highlight of this trip to Murchison. 

It allows you to get up-close with the animals; along the stretch of this river are numerous Nile crocodiles. The bird life is also prolific; brightly colored kingfisher, bee eaters darting along the river banks. This ride will take you all the way to the base of the falls. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, Meal plan: F/B

DAY 10: BUDONGO CHIMP TREK – QUEEN NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, set off early for chimpanzee trekking at Kaniyo Pabidi where you will enjoy the sounds and watch various species of chimpanzee and other primates, birds. These are believed to possess about 98% of human characteristics. Lunch, and then proceed to Queen Elizabeth national park. Dinner and overnight at Mweya lodge/Katara lodge/Enganzi lodge/Bush lodge. Meal plan: F/B

DAY 11: GAME DRIVE, BOAT RIDE
Dawn game drive after your breakfast, View elephants, waterbucks, buffaloes, the Uganda Kobs, among others. Have a boat cruise after lunch with an experienced guide. At the Kazinga channel, you will see various bird species, crocodiles and a good number of hippos. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

DAY 12: KYAMBURA GORGE-BWINDI GORILLA PARK
After breakfast drive for early morning chimp trek at Kyambura gorge. Return to lodge for lunch and after set off for the Ishasha reserve where the tree climbing lions can be viewed. Have an evening game drive; see the lions up close before retiring for dinner and overnight at Engagi lodge/Buhoma lodge/ Buhoma rest camp. Meal plan: F/B

DAY 13: BWINDI GORILLA TRACKING
Early breakfast and briefing from the guides before you set off for the mountains gorilla tracking inside the Bwindi forest. You need to carry drinking water, rain jacket and jungle boots while the rangers will provide you with a walking stick. Gorilla tracking is enriching and rewarding as you walk through the thick rain forest. After tracking, come back to the lodge for lunch before making a scenic journey to Kabale through the beautiful terrain of the rolling hills with terraced landscape. An area referred as the “Switzerland of Africa”. Dinner and overnight at Bunyonyi resort/Heritage lodge/Arcadia Cottages. Meal plan: F/B

DAY 14: LAKE BUNYONYI-RWANDA
After your breakfast, you will drive through the hills of Kisoro and Kabale also known as the Switzerland of Africa. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lake Bunyonyi which is also a magnet for various bird species. You will continue to the Katuna border and cross over into Rwanda. Enjoy the beautiful landscape, forests and plantations on your way to Kigali. Visit the craft villages there and thereafter retire for dinner. Dinner and overnight at Kigali Serena hotel/Okapi Hotel. Meal plan: F/B

DAY 15: KIGALI CITY TOUR
After an early morning breakfast, you will visit the genocide memorial center and listen to their stories. After lunch, you will have a city tour safaris. Relax in the late afternoon, visit a cinema hall, have coffee, go for a swim or go shopping. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, Meal plan: F/B

DAY 16: KIGALI-VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, transfer to the Volcanoes National Park. Lunch en-route and after visit to the pygmies on the way. Evening retire at the Muhabura Hotel or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge. Meal plan: F/B

DAY 17: RWANDA GORILLA TRACKING
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 for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

DAY 18: KIGALI – KAMPALA
After an early morning breakfast, you will set off for Uganda. You will have a stopover in Mbarara for lunch and at the Uganda equator for snacks, photo and informative talks. Dinner and overnight in Kampala Serena/ Hotel Africana/Cassia lodge. Meal plan: F/B

DAY 19: KAMPALA-KALANGALA BEACH VACATION
The guide will pick you up at your hotel towards midday. You will drive to Entebbe in time for the 2.00 pm ferry. Enjoy Lake Victoria at its best. You will arrive at Uganda’s best kept secret, the Ssese Islands at 5.00 pm. Have dinner around a bonfire and barbeque by the beach where you may dance the night away. Dinner and overnight at Ssese Palm beach/Mirembe resort. Meal plan: F/B

DAY 20: KALANGALA BEACH HOLIDAY
Wake up and have a leisurely breakfast. You may go for a swim, a boat ride, forest walk through the islands, spot fishing, beach volleyball or any other tourist activity of your choice. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, Meal plan: F/B

DAY 21: KALANGALA – ENTEBBE
Set off from Ssese islands passing via the Nakiwogo landing site. Visit the UWEC for some of animals and birds. You will arrive at Entebbe airport just in time for your flight back home.

PACKAGE FOR UGANDA RWANDA PRIMATES SAFARIS INCLUDES:
⇒Airport transfers pick up and drop off
⇒Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
⇒En-route meals
⇒Gorilla permit
⇒Chimpanzee permit
⇒Transportation by safari vehicle
⇒Nature walks
⇒Bird watching at Bunyonyi islands
⇒Driver allowances
⇒Park Entry fees
⇒Visit Kalangala Ssese islands

PACKAGE FOR UGANDA RWANDA PRIMATES SAFARIS EXCLUDES:
The expenses of personal nature like:
⇒Airfare
⇒Uganda Visa
⇒Luxury drinks
⇒Laundry
⇒Tips to local guides
⇒Telephone and porter fee while trekking
⇒Personal insurance
⇒Personal shopping bills and cigarettes and any other item not mentioned above.
 
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Birding, Wildlife safari
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An amazing experience
Booked a 5 day trip with Hajarah and he was very helpful. Already from the airport pick-up I was warmly welcomed by Katie and Alex, they have done everything to make it as pleasant as possible for my trip. Nothing was too much and they even made proposals. The lodges of Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth were well cared for with excellent meals. Friendly and helpful staff. The visit to the gorillas / chimpanzee, ... more game drive and everything else was an amazing experience in this beautiful country. Will definitely recommend Simba African Expeditions to everyone. This because of the experience and the professionalism of this tour operator. I would therefore like to thank them for making such an experience.
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One of the best safari tours I've done
Awesome! I was a solo traveller and the company provided me with a great driver who spoke excellent English....Mr. Xavier.... and was very knowledgeable about wild life, history, culture of Uganda. He is a great guy who was excellent in every possible way. Always on time, the 4 WD was clean and tidy, kept me entertained and informed about everything. Excellent and safe driver. Attended to all my needs ... more even without asking. The hotels were great...Sapphire, Kampala...a bit off the road but the food was excellent. Huge rooms with all amenities. Haven lodge in Bwindi...omg...awesome! Simba safari camp...fantastic and great staff! Igongo, Mbarara....the best ever....5 star...great room, food, shopping....truly amazing.Gorilla trekking was hard but I am proud to say I did it! Photographed a family of 12....14 km hike up steep slopes. Queen Elizabeth park was good but animal density was rather low. But Mr. Xavier showed me the salt making area, fishing village, crater drive and a very secret little twin lakes off the regular track. had an awesome experience with local kids...bought books and stationary for the whole village! I am very happy...Thank you Xavier. Jinja was great....the Begining of the nile...omg....my dream came true! Cruise on Kazinga channel was awesome....plenty of wildlife...elephants, Hippos etc. etc.Finally the company....Ms. Hajarah was not only efficient but was super quick and made the ideal trip plan for me. Thank you Hajarah....You are great.The smoothest trip ever....I have been to 53 countries, mind you! Traffic in Kampala was terrible but Xavier and I got a lot of time to chat about everything from politics, history, culture, family etc. etc. He made everything look so awesomely easy! Great travel companion. Excellent driver not only in the wilds but also in the city! Thank you all at Simba! You will always be on my mind.
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Chimps and Gorillas
We had an excellent 5 day experience, first seeing the gorillas in Bwindi, and then having some fun game drives in Queen Elizabeth. My absolute favorite part was the chimp trekking in the gorge. Our driver was professional and friendly, our accommodations were comfortable, and the food was fantastic! Thank you for a great time!
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A perfect Trip
Simba was complete perfection from the moment I booked our vacation until the moment we departed. I knew I wanted to select Simba from the many options of tour companies because of Linda. From the moment I began communicating with her, she made me feel completely at ease. She responded to me quickly, answered all of my questions, and gave me honest advice. Everything that I asked of her she did. She ... more stayed in constant communication with me, and her performance made me totally trust this company. She actually accompanied our driver/guide to greet us at the airport. Best of all, she greeted me with a hug, rather than a handshake as if we were old friends...and I felt like we were! She introduced us to our driver and guide whose name was Xavier. I would recommend him to anyone of any age from any country. He was amazing! He was kind, funny, knowledgeable, and he can spot an animal from a mile away...which is absolutely what you want while on safari. He wanted my husband and I to be happy at every second of our trip...and we were! What I also loved about him was his passion. He enjoyed seeing the animals and other sights as much as we did! He was right along side me taking photos of the amazing things that we encountered. I cannot say enough good things about Linda and Xavier. As for the trip itself, it was life changing! It not only met but fully exceeded our expectations. Everything went so smoothly. This is a company that you do not have to worry about. They will take care of everything for you. So book with Simba, and then sit back, relax, and look forward to an amazing experience!Reviewed in Safari Booking
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Amazing Trip in Magnificent Country
From the first e-mail till our arriving in Entebbe, the contact with Simba was great.They responded very quickly on all our questions we had by e-mail.When we arrived in Entebbe airport everything went smoothly and an hour later we were already in the Boma hotel.Our driver and guide for our trip was Alex, really a very good driver and an excellent guide.He's speciality are birds, but he also gave ... more us lots of info about all the other animals we saw. We really want to thank Alex for the wonderful experience we had in Uganda.During our trip we were lucky to see the most of the wildlife in Uganda and Alex did everything to make this possible.So we had a wonderful time in Uganda and treasure all to beautiful memories.All the lodges that were planned in our trip were great and we also enjoyed very much the food.Only the lodges that were planned in our trip The Primates Lodge in Kibale and the Semulike Safari Lodge, that were changed without our knowledge in the Lodge Chimps Nest was a disaster, the water in our room was polluted (dark brown and muddy) and when we informed Simba about this problem, they did not do anything to improve our situation. Staying 3 nights in a lodge that is not suitable to receive guests and nobody was taking any action(except our driver, who called many times the head office), give you a very bad feeling.Even now we don't understand why they changed the lodges, not only one but two.Also on the program they put that non-alcoholic drinks are included in souper and dinner, but this is not true.You have to pay for all your drinks at lunch and dinner.But overall we had a great time, we really enjoyed Uganda and we recommend Simba to all our friends who want to visit Uganda.Reviewed in Safari Booking
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