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Overview of the 10 Days Primates & Wildlife Tour
10 days Primates & Wildlife tour starts in Kigali, Rwanda and ends in Kampala, Uganda. During the 10 days Primates and Wildlife safari you visit Akagera National park. While there, you view various wildlife species. Moreover, enjoy the sightseeing as you cruise along the lake Ihema.
Additionally, visit the Volcanoes National park for Rwanda gorilla trekking. Drive to Uganda via Kisoro, visit Lake Mutanda and drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) through the Ishasha Sector. it is ceratinly famous for the tree climbing Lions.
While in QENP, experience moments of beautiful wildlife, boat cruise and chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge. Sustain with primate/chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest National. Finally, crown down the Safari with a nature walk through Bigodi Wetland and later make your way back to Kampala.
Highlights of the 10 Days Primates & Wildlife Tour
Day 1 of the 10 Days Primate & Wildlife Tour: Transfer from Kigali to Akagera National Park
Day 2 of the 10 Days Primate & Wildlife Tour: Game Drive & Boat Ride
Day 3 of the 10 Days Primate & Wildlife Tour: Transfer from Akagera National Park to Volcanoes National Park,
Day 04 of the 10 Days Primate & Wildlife Tour: Rwanda Gorilla Trekking
Day 5 of the 10 Days Primate & Wildlife Tour: Boat Ride On Lake Mutanda
Day 6 of the 10 Days Primate & Wildlife Tour: Ishasha Sector +Game Drives
Day 7 of the 10 Days Primate & Wildlife Tour: Game Drive And Boat Cruise
Day 8: Amabere Caves and Fort-Portal Crater Lakes Area
Day 09 of the 10 Days Primate & Wildlife Tour: Chimpanzee Trekking In Kibale Forest Np, + Bigodi Swamp Walk
Day 10 of the 10 Days Primate & Wildlife Tour: Transfer to Kampala
Activities of the 10 Days Primates & Wildlife Tour
- Chimpanzee trekking
- Gorilla trekking
- Visiting Amabere caves
- Crater viewing
- Game viewing drives
- Boat cruise
- Safari photography
Details of the 10 Days Primates & Wildlife Tour
Day 1 of the 10 days Primates & Wildlife Tour:
Transfer from Kigali to Akagera National Park
10 Days Primates & Wildlife Tour – Have breakfast, meet and greet with Driver/Guide before transferring to Akagera National Park. Akagera is habitat to Rwanda’s vast wildlife species like the elephants, buffaloes, Zebras among others.
Day 2 of the 10 days Primates & Wildlife Tour:
Game Drive & Boat Ride
After breakfast have a morning Game Drive in search of wildlife. For instance; lions, buffaloes, elephants, leopards,warthogs and antelopes. In addition water bucks, bush bucks, Kob, and topi.
Returm to your lodge for lunch before doing an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Ihema. Have opportunity to View wildlife and birds.
Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight,
Day 3 of the 10 days Primates & Wildlife Tour:
Transfer from Akagera National Park to Volcanoes National Park
Have breakfast and transfer to Volcanoes National Park via Kigali with lunch en-route.
Day 4 of the 10 days Primates & Wildlife Tour:
Rwanda Gorilla Trekking
Report to Volcanoes headquarters for briefing about the endangered mountain Gorillas. Trek Gorilla in the dense tropical rain forest while taking photos and videos. The trek will last in between 1-6 hours depending on the location of the gorillas.
Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight, meal plan: FB
Day 5 of the 10 days Primates & Wildlife Tour:
Boat Ride On Lake Mutanda
Have breakfast at your hotel then drive to kyanika border to Kisoro. After lunch, enjoy a sunset cruise on Lake Mutanda. Dinner and overnight at Lake Mutanda Resort.
Meal plan: F/B
Day 6 of the 10 days Primates & Wildlife Tour:
Ishasha Sector +Game Drives
Have breakfast, and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via the Ishasha southern sector. Check out for the tree climbing Lions. And then proceed to checking into your lodge for lunch.
Finally the evening game drive finds you in the crater lakes region.
Dinner and overnight in choice lodge
Day 7 of the Primates & Wildlife Tour:
Game Drive And Boat Cruise
Have breakfast and join the morning Game Drive in search of wildlife that you missed yesterday. Go on game drives in Kasenyi and the mating grounds.
After lunch, transfer to Mweya peninsula for an explicit boat Cruise experience along the Kazinga channel.
During the boat cruise, mark out for countless wildlife species and birds along the banks of the channel.
Return to lodge for dinner and overnight,
Day 8 of the Primates & Wildlife Tour:
Amabere Caves and Fort-Portal Crater Lakes Area
Drive to Kibale forest after breakfast; exit the park with a short game drive. Drive to the Fort Portal crater lakes area. You will basically see breast like features, hanging on the roof of the cave.
Whitish milk-like substance chiefly keeps tickling out. This is markedly a result of a ‘chemical reaction between water and calcium carbonate’. Therefore, in the course of years, forming stalactites and stalagmites.
The combination causes the dripping of milk-like substance similar to breast milk. Therefore the name of Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru is a local word for breasts of Nyinamwiru.
According to an oracle; the daughter to Bukuku would get married and give birth to a son. This boy would surely dethrone his grandfather. Certainly in a fit of rage, Bukuku whose daughter had refuted suitors selected by him resolved to kill her.
He thus cut off her breasts and threw them in the cave. Unknown to him though, Nyinamwiru by the time of her death, already nursed Ndahura.
Furthermore, this boy later dethroned his grandfather, making the prophecy true.A hike down the bottom of the caves is readily made.
However, the terrain is slippery. And without doubt carry hiking shoes, water, light snacks and light rain gear.
The hike definitely leads you to the sight of the hissing waterfalls. And furthermore the refreshing views of birds, monkeys, and squirrels.
Check in to lodge for Dinner and Overnight,
Day 9 of the Primates & Wildlife Tour:
Chimpanzee Trekking In Kibale Forest Np, + Bigodi Swamp Walk
Have breakfast, and then proceed to the park head offices for briefing about the primates and the forest. Track the shy chimpanzees surely in the branches of the trees.
Whilst Chimpanzee trekking, you spot other primates such as the white and black Columbus. Additionally also, the Vervet monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, and mangabey.
At the end of the day you have received a great African experience after interfacing with man’s closest relative. After lunch, join the evening walk in Bigodi wetland.
This certainly is an interesting experience for bird and Nature lovers. The Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is, of course, a fascinating area, with an extensive array of biodiversity.
These include several primate species for instance; the red colobus monkey, baboon, black & white colobus monkey.
Additionally, the blue monkey grey cheeked, mangabey, vervet monkey, red-tailed monkey, and the L’Hoest monkey.
Furthermore, birds such as the Great Blue Turaco also tread the swamp.
Day 10 of the Primates & Wildlife Tour:
Transfer to Kampala
Finally, serve a tasty morning breakfast and check out of your lodge. Thereafter, join the transfer drive to Kampala with a lunch stop over en-route.
• Habituation Permits
• Meals & Drinks
• Air tickets & domestic flight
• Visas & Air Tickets
• Personal Shopping
• Optional activities i.e. primate walks, community walks & horseback riding or even gorilla trekking
• Alcoholic drinks
An optional activities refers to any other activity not catered for by the itinerary but can be done / availed for your consumption at an extra cost.