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10 Days Primates Safari - Great Apes of Uganda Safari

Destination: Uganda
This is one of our special Primate tours. The focus is the eco-tourism activities to encounter primates and Great Lakes of Uganda in particular this itinerary will come close to the chimpanzees of Ngamba Island, Budongo Forest - (the largest rain tropical forest in Uganda with 793SqKms of protected reserve and an estimated number of 800 Chimpanzees), kibale national park and Kyambura gorge. The eco-tourism of the Gorillas will be in Bwindi Impenetrable national park. Another activity is the Ugandan Mangabey (the grey checked mangabey) of Bugoma Forest.

DAY

PLACE

ACTIVITIES

DAY 1

Entebbe


On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred for overnight in BB to the hotel.

Overnight at: Boma Hotel (C) or African Routes Guest House (E). BB

DAY 2

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary



After breakfast, board the boat to Ngamba Island for a day trip. Ngamba Island is located 23 km offshore from Entebbe. In 1998 it became Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary under Jane Goodall Foundation with the objective to provide a safe haven for orphaned chimpanzees that have been rescued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority from poachers or traders, with no chance of survival back to the wild. The day trip allows you to see the island and to view the feeding of the chimpanzees.

However, if you wish to take the care giver chimpanzee experience or the integration experience, you will need to spend the night in the eco-lodge. This is offered with an optional supplement. nIn the afternoon drive to Kampala, for dinner and overnight at Cassia Lodge/Metropole Hotel. Full Board

Overnight at: Cassia Lodge/Metropole Hotel. Full Board

DAY 3

Ziwa Reserve - Budongo Forest


After breakfast your adventure proceeds by driving northwest towards Masindi and Murchison Falls National Park. You will stop over for a nature walk at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, the breeding project which saw the rebirth of the endangered white and black rhinos, which were last seen in Uganda in 1981. After lunch, your journey continues to Budongo Forest in Kaniyo-Pabidi, the eco-tourist site where it is possible to organize chimpanzee trekking activities.

Overnight at: Budongo Eco-Lodge. Full Board

DAY 4

Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo Forest – Hoima / Bugoma


After breakfast, enter the forest for the chimpanzee trekking. Budongo is the largest tropical forest in Uganda with 790 sq km in size and it hosts a population of about 600 chimpanzees plus other primates, such as black and white colobus monkey, red-tailed monkey, blue monkey, vervet monkey and baboons. Lunch. In the afternoon, optional, you can take a cultural activity at Boomu Women group near Budongo. Dinner and overnight in Hoima.

Overnight at: Hoima Cultural Lodge / Bugoma Jungle Lodge. Full Board

DAY 5

Bugoma Forest – Kibale National Park



After breakfast drive to Bugoma Forest south of Hoima. This natural tropical forest with 420 sq km in size is rated among the most important in Uganda for biodiversity. It hosts a population of chimpanzees as well as many primates, including the endemic Ugandan mangabey.

We organize a trekking in the forest to see the Ugandan mangabey.nIn the afternoon after lunch proceed to the region of Fort Portal and Kibale National Park, which lies on the shadow of Rwenzori Mountains, the biggest mountain range in Africa. Dinner and overnight .

Overnight at: Crater Safari Lodge / Primate Lodge (C) or Chimpanzee Forest Guest House (E). Full Board

DAY 6

Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest – Queen Elizabeth N.P



After breakfast, today activity is the nature walk in Kibale National Park for experiencing the rain tropical forest, birding and especially to encounter the chimpanzees in their natural environment. Kibale national park with its 766 sq km of rain tropical forest contains the highest primates’ density in the world.

Among the species which you can see include black and white colobus, red tailed monkey and vervet monkey. Moreover, 325 species of birds are recorded.nIn the afternoon proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park, which lies between Lake George on the East, Lake Edward on the West and the Rwenzori Mountains on the North. Have a game drive as you enter the park.

Overnight at: Overnight and dinner at Mweya/ Park View Lodge (C) or Enganzi Lodge

DAY 7

Kyambura Gorge - Queen Elizabeth National Park



After breakfast, drive to Kyambura Gorge, a deep forested gorge along river Kyambura within Queen Elizabeth National Park. The location is worth a visit and, if you are fit to descend the gorge for a nature walk, you might encounter the chimpanzees. Kyambura has a population of about 50 chimpanzees.

After lunch, in the afternoon take the most exciting safari by boat from Mweya peninsula along Kazinga channel, one of the most popular sites in Uganda for its concentration of wildlife, bird’s life and opportunities for good photographs. Moreover, you will see plenty of hippos, buffaloes and elephants while drinking from the channel.nIn the evening proceed to the Ishasha sector of the park.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight at Ishasha Jungle Lodge. Full Board

DAY 8

Ishasha – Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest



In the morning we organize a game drive along the tracks of the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The best attraction here, with a bit of luck, is to see the tree climbing lions; however, you will enjoy one of the most beautiful spots of savannah. nAfter lunch, proceed to Bwindi National Park, the rain tropical forest which is the natural habitat for the endangered mountain gorillas.

You will reach an altitude of up to 2300 m above sea level.The choice of the area of the “gorilla safari” depends on the availability and allocation of the permits for this activity. nNote: Today transfer is variable, according to the location of the gorilla permits and road conditions. nn

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight, Bwindi Engagi Lodge / Gorilla Mist Lodge / Gorilla Valley Lodge (E). Full Board

DAY 9

Mountain gorilla safari



Early in the morning you enter the rain tropical forest of Bwindi for the gorilla safari. The activity starts at 8am and you will follow the ranger guides in a group of maximum 8 people as you search for the habituated family of mountain gorillas. Bwindi forest in Uganda has a population of about 420 gorillas, which is half the world population according to 2012 gorilla surveys. It is not predictable the time you will spend to encounter the gorillas. You have one hour for observing the primates and their behaviors, while taking photographs.

Ensure you take the packed lunch and water with you in the bag and you might engage for this the support of available porters. Dinner and overnight.

Overnight at: Bwindi Engagi Lodge / Gorilla Mist Lodge / Gorilla Valley Lodge (E). Full Boarder and overnight.

DAY 10

Bwindi - Entebbe

After breakfast, drive back to Kampala with lunch en route. In the evening transfer to Entebbe International Airport or, optional with supplement, spend the night in Entebbe. Half BoardnNOTE: Today journey is long, about 7 hours for 450 km, therefore you consider late flight or adding an extra night in Entebbe. NOTE: n-Chimpanzee Habituation experience might be available from Budongo forest and from Kibale forest at an extra supplement.

This is a day activity in the forest following closely a group of chimpanzee observing their daily life from early morning to late evening.


The price includes:

  • Water on board
  • Entrance fees, taxes
  • Ngamba Island day excursion
  • Nature walk in Bugoma Forest
  • Chimpanzee trekking (Budongo, Kibale and Kyambura)
  • Gorilla permit
  • English speaking Driver/Guide
  • Ground transportation by 4x4 tourist Land Cruiser
  • Full board accommodation
  • Airport transfers

17 Days Uganda Birding Safari

Destination: Uganda
Upon arrival at the Airport you will be met and welcomed by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Entebbe. Depending on your time of arrival you can be able to go birding later on at the Botanical gardens. Visit places like, Mabamba, Budongo, Murchison Falls, Kibale, Semliki, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi, Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mburo

Travel by Road

The price includes:

  • Entrance fees, taxes
  • Safaris and activities included in the program
  • Boat excursions
  • Ziwa Reserve activity
  • Mabamba swamps
  • Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest
  • English speaking Birding Driver/Guide
  • All the transfer in private means 4x4 ordinary Land Cruiser
  • Accommodation in hotels or lodge/bandas, in double room, full board treatment
  • Airport transfer

16 Days Best of Uganda Wild Life

Destination: Uganda

The Best tour is a program that takes enough time and a number if activities in the country. The Best of Uganda is a combination of the Eastern Circuit with the Western Circuit. Travellers will have the cultural experience of the; Karamoja region, the photographic safari in Kidepo, murchison falls, queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Parks; the eco-tourism of primate activities.

In all this is a learning opportunity for those travellers who wish to get deeper knowledge of what Uganda offers in terms of Landsscapes, habitants and culture.

Travel by road - 16 day Itinerary 
DAY PLACE ACTIVITIES
DAY 1 Entebbe / Kampala

On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred for overnight in BB to the hotel at Cassia Lodge / Protea Skyz Hotel.

Overnight at: Cassia Lodge
DAY 2 The Source of the Nile

Full Board. After breakfast, drive eastwards to Jinja, town on the shores of Lake Victoria where you find the source of the Nile, discovered by J. Speke in 1864. Optional recommended: -For lovers of water sports and nature, do not miss the opportunity to go white water rafting along river Nile for Half Day, one of the most exciting and safest in the world. -Afternoon Boat cruise on the Nile, 2 hours cruise. -Mountain bike circuit for 2 hours. Lunch included. Visit the source of the river Nile. Proceed to Mount Elgon at Sipi Falls, for dinner and overnight at Sipi River Lodge (C) or Rafiki Lodge Sipi (E). Note: we advise to book in advance the optional activities above mentioned. Today transfer is about 4 hours along tarmac roads.

Overnight at: Sipi River Lodge
DAY 3 The Sipi Falls trekking - Moroto
Full Board. After an early breakfast, you will trek through the Sipi Falls, characterised by four spectacular falls along river Sipi, flowing down the Mount Elgon. The area is particularly panoramic with view of the Karamoja valley. The activity will take you through the daily life of a typical African village. Lunch and in the afternoon proceed the journey to Moroto the capital town of Karamoja. Dinner and overnight at Kara Tunga Guest House. Note: Today transfer is about 4 hours along murram roads.
DAY 4
Karamoja – Matheniko - Tepeth

Full Board. After breakfast, drive to the communities who inhabit the mountains surrounding Moroto, the Tepeth. These are the original inhabitants of Karamoja, who were raided by other Karimojong tribes and seek refuge on the slopes of the mountains, where are found their traditional manyattas. You will have a direct experience of the daily life in Karamoja and you will bring with you the appreciation gift for the community. Lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon visit the communities of the Matheniko of the plains. These are semi-nomadic people and cattle keepers, also known in the past for their raiding the cattle of the neighboring tribes. Their lifestyle is slowly changing to residential agriculturalists. Visit the typical homestead or “manyatta” to view the style of life. The Matheniko also can perform their traditional dances or “edonja” as they dress on their traditional clothes. If time allows, visit the ancient rock paintings 40 km from Moroto at about 1 hour drive. In the evening back to Moroto and visit the Karamoja Museum and the local market. Dinner and overnight at Kara Tunga Guest House / Moroto Hotel.

Overnight at: Tunga Guest House
DAY 5
Moroto - Kidepo Valley National Park

After breakfast, the trip proceeds northwards to Kidepo Valley National Park. This park is named after the river traversing this region at the border between Sudan and Kenya. This is one of the most unspoilt, pure wild places remaining in Africa. Lunch en route. Dinner and overnight at Adere Lodge Kidepo (C) (supplement for Apoka Safari Lodge) or Kidepo Savannah Lodge (E). Full Board Note: Today transfer is very long through the dirt roads of Karamoja.

Overnight at: Adere Lodge Kidepo
DAY 6 Kidepo Valley National Park

Full Board. After breakfast take a photographic game drives along the trails of the national park and expect to explore the region of the river Narus valley. Kidepo contains one of the most exciting faunas of any Ugandan parks, with over 80 species of mammals several of which restricted only to Kidepo, like cheetah, striped hyena and caracal. The bird list boasts over 465 species. A part from the game drive, on request a visit to the local Karimojong homestead or “manyattas” can be organized. Full board and overnight at Adere Lodge Kidepo (C) (supplement for Apoka Safari Lodge) or Kidepo Savannah Lodge (E).

Overnight at: Adere Lodge Kidepo
DAY 7 Kidepo – Murchison Falls National Park

Full Board. After breakfast, last game drive or activity in Kidepo National Park. Proceed in the direction of Murchison Falls National Park, the biggest national park of Uganda. Lunch en route. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge / Murchison River Lodge (cottage) (C) or Pakuba Lodge / Bwana Tembo Lodge (E). Note: The transfer is about 5 hours along murram roads

Overnight at: Paraa Safari Lodge
DAY 8 Murchison Falls National Park

Full Board. After breakfast, you will embark on an early morning game drive to explore the savannah in the Northern bank of the Nile. Among other animals in the wild, you might find elephants, lions, buffalos, giraffes, waterbucks, oribis, bushbucks, spotted hyenas and leopards. Drive back to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, take another fascinating safari by boat along the magnificent river Nile to the base of the Murchison Falls. It is amazing the concentration of wildlife in the bank of the river Nile, including hippos and many crocodiles, plus a variety of bird’s species. The trip will end with the trekking to the “top of the falls”, where the river Nile creates a narrow canyon of thunderous water large only 7 meters and it drops for over 43 meters. Enjoy this magnificent nature and the rainbow from the water. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge / Murchison River Lodge (cottage) (C) or Pakuba Lodge / Bwana Tembo Lodge (E).

Overnight at: Paraa Safari Lodge
DAY 9 Murchison Falls National Park – Bugoma Forest

Full Board. After breakfast, we organize another game drive in the Murchison Falls National Park. After lunch, the journey proceeds through beautiful landscapes of the Rift Valley, to Hoima the capital town of the Bunyoro region up to Bugoma Forest. Dinner and overnight at Bugoma Jungle Lodge. Note: The transfer is about 3 hours along murram roads

Overnight at: Bugoma Jungle Lodge
DAY 10 Bugoma Forest – Kibale National Park

Full Board. After breakfast, we organize a nature walk in Bugoma Forest. This forest with its size of 410 sq km is the habitat of the chimpanzees and Ugandan mangabeys. It is also the site for a conservation effort by Destination Jungle in support of the Association for the Conservation of Bugoma Forest. In the walk you might be able to see the Ugandan mangabeys and other monkeys. Stop over for the lunch and proceed to Kibale National Park in the afternoon, with dinner and overnight Crater Safari Lodge / Primate Lodge (standard cottage) (C) or Isunga Lodge / Chimpanzee Forest Guest House (E). Note: Today transfer is about 5 hours’ drive, through dirt road and the conditions are variable according to the rains.

Overnight at: Crater Safari Lodge
DAY 11 Kibale National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Full Board. After breakfast, today you go for a nature walk in Kibale Forest National Park for experiencing the rain tropical forest, birding and especially as you encounter the chimpanzees in their natural environment. Other primates you might see include black and white colobus, red tailed monkey and velvet monkey. After lunch, the journey through Uganda proceeds to the “pearl” of the national parks, Queen Elizabeth, which lies between Lake George on the East, Lake Edward on the West and the Rwenzori Mountains on the North. Have a game drive in the evening as you enter the park. Dinner and overnight, Mweya Safari Lodge / Makize Valley Lodge (C) or Ihamba Safari Lodge / Enganzi Lodge (E).

Overnight at: Mweya Safari Lodge
DAY 12 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Full Board. After a cup of coffee, go for a game drive experience along the tracks of the national park, in the Northern side towards Lake George and Kasenyi village. You might see lions, elephants, buffaloes, spotted hyenas, waterbucks, Ugandan kobs, perhaps the leopard though is shy and rare to be seen. Lunch. In the afternoon, take the most exciting safari by boat from Mweya peninsula along Kazinga channel, one of the most popular sites in Uganda for its concentration of wildlife, bird’s life and opportunities for good photographs. Moreover, you will see plenty of hippos, buffaloes and elephants while drinking from the channel. In the evening short transfer to the Ishasha sector of the park. Dinner and overnight at Ishasha Jungle Lodge.

Overnight at: Ishasha Jungle Lodge
DAY 13 Ishasha - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Full Board. After breakfast the exploration of the park continues in the Southern sector of Queen Elizabeth, Ishasha. Take a game drive in search for the “tree climbing lions” which are seen during the hot hours of the day, as they lie resting on top of Figs trees. See also herds of buffaloes, elephants, topi antelopes and more. Lunch. Proceed where you find the rain tropical forests which are the natural habitat for the endangered mountain gorillas. You will reach an altitude of up to 2300 m above sea level in Bwindi. The choice of the area of the “gorilla safari” depends on the availability and allocation of the permits for this activity. Arrive in Bwindi National Park for dinner and overnight, Bwindi Engagi Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge (C) or Bakiga Lodge / Ichumbi Lodge (E). Note: Today transfer is variable, according to the location of the gorilla permits and road conditions.

Overnight at: Gorilla Safari Lodge
DAY 14 Mountain gorilla safari

Full Board. In the morning you enter the rain tropical forest of Bwindi for the gorilla safari. The activity starts at 8am and you will follow the ranger guides in a group of maximum 8 people as you search for the habituated family of mountain gorillas, which was allocated according to the permits. Bwindi forest in Uganda has a population of about 370 gorillas, which is half the world population according to 2007 gorilla population surveys. It is not predictable the time you will spend to encounter the gorillas. You have one hour for observing the primates and their behaviors, while taking photographs. Ensure you take the packed lunch and water with you in the bag and for this you might need the support of available porters. Dinner and overnight, Bwindi Engagi Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge (C) or Bakiga Lodge / Ichumbi Lodge (E).

Overnight at: Bwindi Engagi Lodge
DAY 15 Batwa Trail – Lake Mburo National Park

Full Board. After breakfast, optional, you can enjoy a walk in the nature of Echuya Forest, to encounter the Batwa pigmy’s and to learn about their history, traditions and culture. Lunch. In the afternoon proceed to Lake Mburo National Park, the smallest of Ugandan National Parks. As you enter, go for game drive in search for the beautiful impalas, elands, topi and many antelopes, buffaloes, zebras. Dinner and overnight at Rwakobo Rock Lodge / Mantana Mburo Tented Camp (C) or Arcadia Cottages Mburo / Mpogo Lodge (E).

Overnight at: Rwakobo Rock Lodge
DAY 16 Lake Mburo - Entebbe
Half Board. After the last game drive in the park (or optional nature walk in the park), the journey ends back to Entebbe. Lunch en route. Reserved for departure from Entebbe International airport.

Itinerary Extension Options
OPTIONS PLACE ACTIVITIES
Option 1 Ssese Islands in Lake Victoria
Full Board. After breakfast, drive to the Ssese Islands on Lake Victoria. The road goes via Masaka crossing to Bugala Island and arrival in the afternoon. Lunch en route. Dinner at Brovad Sands Lodge.
Option 2 Explore Ssese Islands
Full Board. After breakfast and briefing from the guide, the resort will organize for you a half day trip by boat to explore other islands of the archipelago. You will stop over to see birds and forested islands. Ensure you have with you sun cream protection, hat and repellent. Return to Bugala for lunch. Afternoon at leisure, dinner and overnight at Brovad Sands Lodge.
Option 3 On the beach at Bugala Island
Full Board. This day you can relax on the sandy beach and swim on the lake or in the swimming pool of the hotel. However, you can also choose among many optional activities offered by the resort, like sport fishing, guided nature walk to explore other areas of the island where is found Stanley fort and the traditional sites of the Baganda, or you can have a guided bicycle tour. Full board at Brovad Sands Lodge.
Option 4 Entebbe
After breakfast you board the ferry boat back to Entebbe. Reserved to the transfer to the International Airport. BB

The price includes:

1. Water on board
2. Boat excursions
3. Entrance fees, taxes
4. Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale NP
5. Gorilla permits USD 600
6. English speaking Driver/Guide
7. Ground transportation by 4x4 tourist Land Cruiser
8. Full board accommodation
9. Airport transfers

14 Days Uganda Safaris - Responsible tourism in Uganda: closer to the people of Uganda and the natural resources

Destination: Uganda

This line of our products is unique as it gives the travelers an opportunity to experience Uganda deeper through the social and cultural background, the people on one side and the aspects of nature and conservation in the other side. By visiting and meeting religious missions with their history and socio-economic projects, the coffee producers, the pastoralists communities with their traditions, the Batwa Pygmies in their villages, the tea producers you will have a chance to learn and to interact. Furthermore, we bring you closer to relevant nature conservation projects like in Bugoma Forest, Budongo Forest, Mabira Forest.

You may choose among 3 options: Option 1 Western Circuit 14 days; Option 2 Western Circuit 11 days; Option 3 Eastern Circuit and Murchison Falls 11 days

Travel by road - 14 day Itinerary
DAY PLACE ACTIVITIES
DAY 1 Entebbe

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred for overnight to the hotel, 2 Friends Beach Hotel / Boma Hotel. BB

Overnight at: Boma Hotel
DAY 2 Murchison Falls National Park

Full Board. After breakfast, proceed to Murchison Falls National Park, arrive in time for lunch. In the afternoon game drive in Murchison Falls, the biggest national park in Uganda and according to many the most rewarding for photographic safari. In the geology, it is found where river Nile meets the graben of the Albertine Rift Valley by creating a canyon in the rock, the so called Murchison Falls. Dinner and overnight at Pakuba Lodge / Bwana Tembo Safari Lodge. Note: Today drive is about 6 hours, 350 km some murram road in the park.

Overnight at: Pakuba Lodge
DAY 3 Pakuba Lodge

Full Board. After breakfast you will embark on an early morning game drive, explore the savannah in the delta of the Nile on Lake Albert, northern bank. As you view and take memorable photographs of the animals in the wild, you might find elephants, lions, buffalos, giraffes, waterbucks, bushbucks, spotted hyenas and, very rarely, the leopards. Lunch. In the afternoon, you take the boat safari along the river Nile to the base of the magnificent Murchison Falls. It is amazing the concentration of wildlife in the bank of the river Nile, including hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird’s species, like African eagles, pelicans, kingfisher, Egyptian geese and much more. Walk to Top of the Murchison Falls. Dinner and overnight at Pakuba Lodge / Bwana Tembo Safari Lodge.

Overnight at: Murchison Falls National Park
DAY 4 Budongo Forest Chimpanzee trekking – Bugoma Forest

Full Board. After breakfast we organize the chimpanzee trekking in the Budongo forest, the largest remaining tropical forest in Uganda with 790 sq km in size and home to a population of endangered chimpanzees. This is a species of Great Apes who is still endemic of the tropical forest habitat along the Albertine Rift Valley. The trekking is an eco-tourist activity which is possible thank to the conservation work done in the past by the Jane Goodall Institute with the National Forestry Authority to protect the forest and the primates. The guide will explain the history of chimpanzee conservation in Uganda and in Budongo. After lunch, proceed to Bugoma Forest. Dinner and overnight in Hoima at Bugoma Jungle Lodge. Note: Today drive is about 3 hour, about 180km.

Overnight at: Bugoma Jungle Lodge
DAY 5 Bugoma Forest

Full Board. After breakfast, nature walk in Bugoma Forest. With its size of 410 sq km is the habitat of the endangered chimpanzees and Ugandan mangabeys. It is also the site for a conservation effort by the Association for the Conservation of Bugoma Forest, which works on the nursery project for indigenous tropical tree species and regeneration of degraded areas; the protection of the forest though the private patrol “Chimp T-rap project” started in 2017; the environmental education in the public schools; the local eco-tourism. In 2016 and in 2019 the Association took a step against the attempt by an investor to turn Bugoma Forest into a sugar cane plantation. Eco-tourism activities in Bugoma directly contribute to the protection of this habitat. Therefore, today we organize a nature walk; the possibility to plant a tree contributing to a better future for this ecosystem; we also organize a village walk in the area to get closer to the people; visit the Kisaru Tea estate, one of the typical products of the area. Dinner and overnight at Bugoma Jungle Lodge

Overnight at: Bugoma Jungle Lodge
DAY 6 Fort Portal - Rwenzori

After breakfast the trip continue further South at the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains in the region of Kasenda Crater Lakes. You arrive at Kluges Farm Guest House in a nice forested environment for lunch time. In the afternoon you can choose among these activities (one is included): first, visit the coffee production and farmers in the Rwenzori region; second, have a cycling tour in the area of Fort Portal and the crater lakes, visiting panoramic points and meet people on the way; third, you can have a short walk in the Rwenzori Mountains, along the forested cover and to see the Bakonjo homesteads. Dinner and overnight at Kluges Farm Guest House / Lodge Bellavista. Note: Today journey is a bit long about 5 hours drive.

Overnight at: Kluges Farm Guest House
DAY 7 Rwenzori - Queen Elizabeth National Park

Full Board. After breakfast, explore the region of the crater lakes as you proceed to Queen Elizabeth NP in time for lunch. In the afternoon, we propose the eco-tourism activity at the Kasoga Experience, where you can have a local canoe trip with local guides on Lake George or / and visiting the cultural village of the Basongora community in Hamukungu Fishing Village Dinner and overnight at Ihamba Lodge.

Overnight at: Ihamba Lodge.
DAY 8 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Full Board. In the early morning, game drive in Queen Elizabeth NP and. Lunch from the lodge. In the afternoon, take the most exciting safari by boat from Mweya peninsula along Kazinga channel, one of the most popular sites in Uganda for its concentration of wildlife, bird’s life and opportunities for good photographs. Moreover, you will see plenty of hippos, buffaloes and elephants while drinking from the channel. In the evening proceed to Ishasha for dinner and overnight, Ishasha Jungle Lodge. Note: Today transfer is about 2 hours drive, about 100 km of murram road.

Overnight at: Ishasha Jungle Lodge
DAY 9
Ishasha – Bwindi National Park / Buhoma
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Full Board. After breakfast, take a game drive in search for the “tree climbing lions” which are seen during the hot hours of the day, as they lie resting on top of Figs trees. You might also see herds of buffaloes, elephants, topi antelopes and more. After lunch proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Stop over for a visit at Kayonza Growers Tea Factory for an Agro-tourism trail, that includes tea agronomy, production process, demo firms, community impact, and tea support projects. Kayonza has a long and interesting story, as it is a model of successful cooperative of small scale farmers, who supported the tea project and entered into internationally recognized “fair trade” markets. Transfer to Buhoma in Bwindi, to the site of the community project Ride 4 a Woman (see the website: https://www.ride4awoman.org/). Accommodation and meals are provided at Noel’s Cottage or Mwebesa House. Note: Today drive is about 2 hours of murram road.

Overnight at: Noel’s Cottage
DAY 10
Ride 4 a Woman community project

Full Board. Spend the day with the organization Ride 4 a Woman. Set up in 2009 by Evelyn Habasa, the organization is supporting women from 11 villages making a living. Particularly, the community based organization provides working opportunities in pedal sewing and basket weaving; the products of the work are for sell in the community shop where you can find very attractive fabric gift. Visitors can experience and work in the workshop with the women of the community. Also, they can experience the cooking of the traditional Bakiga food and have a typical lunch. The women can also arrange the Kiga dance which is the most interesting cultural expression for the people of the area of Bwindi. Accommodation and meals are provided at the guest area of the project, at Noel’s Cottage or Mwebesa House.

Overnight at: Noel’s Cottage
DAY 11 Mountain gorilla trekking or Nkuringo Walk

Full Board. In the morning OPTIONAL you enter the rain tropical forest of Bwindi for the gorilla safari. The activity starts at 8am and you will follow the ranger guides in a group of maximum 8 people as you search for the habituated family of mountain gorillas, which was allocated according to the permits. You have one hour for observing the primates and their behaviors, while taking photographs. Ensure you take the packed lunch and water with you in the bag and for this you might need the support of available porters. The mountain gorilla trekking is an activity directly benefiting the conservation of the endangered gorillas and also benefiting the local communities around Bwindi National Park, as they receive a percentage of the payment through community projects. From the gorilla population census of 2018, Bwindi is reported to have a population of about 460 gorillas. In alternative, OPTIONAL this day you can do the Nkuringo Walk in the forest between Buhoma and Nkuringo and in this option we change today accommodation to Lake Mutanda Resort. Dinner and overnight, at Noel’s Cottage or Mwebesa House.

Overnight at: Noel’s Cottage
DAY 12
Kitanga Guest House

Full Board. Today’s activity is the Batwa Trail, a walk into a forested site near Bwindi forest. The objective is to know about the rich cultural heritage and traditions of the Batwa Pigmies, the people who inhabited the forest. This project generates incomes to the Batwa community, who become very poor and marginalized after been displaced from the protected areas, helping the education of children and the health of the people. During the walk, you will learn about medicinal plants, visit the traditional hut, experience how they collect honey and also see the traditional dances. Packed lunch. In the afternoon proceed to Kitanga Mission, located between Bwindi and Kabale, a beautiful rural areas surrounded by green hills. Dinner and overnight in Kitanga Guest House.

Overnight at: The Batwa walk - Kitanga
DAY 13
Kitanga Mission

Full Board. Kitanga Mission is a good example of how much can be done to improve on the livelihood of rural people when the efforts are well channeled and well managed. You have a chance to talk to the people of the mission. In Kitanga you have the opportunity to spend time with the local rural community and learn more about crop cultivation, rearing of animals and the traditional life of the Bakiga people. You can also visit the Primary School, the Hospital and the Industrial park. Dinner and overnight in Kitanga Guest House.

Overnight at: Kitanga Guest House
DAY 14
Entebbe
Half Board. After breakfast, drive back to Entebbe. Lunch en route. Reserved for departure from Entebbe International Airport. Note: Today drive is about 7 hours, 390 km on tarmac roads.

Itinerary Extension Options
PLACE ACTIVITIES
Western Circuit 11 days 10 nights 11 Days - See Safari Details
Eastern Circuit & Murchison Falls 11 days 10 nights 11 Days - See Safari Details

The price includes:
1. Water on board
2. Eco-tourist activities and nature walks
3. Boat excursions
4. Entrance fees to national parks and photographic safari
5. Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo
6. English speaking Driver/Guide
7. Ground transportation by 4x4 tourist Land Cruiser (or minivan for 6 pax)
8. Full board accommodation excluding drinks
9. Airport transfers

14 Days Thousand Hills Safari - Rwanda

Destination: Rwanda

This combined cross-country itinerary between Uganda and Rwanda gives you the opportunity to discover the Western Circuit of the Albertine Rift Valley of Uganda, following in Rwanda to Volcanoes National Park, Lake Kivu and Nyungwe Forest National Park. We include in the group program the following activities: eco-tourism trekking of the chimpanzees in Kibale and Nyungwe; the eco-tourism gorilla trekking in Uganda; a choice of walk in Volcanoes National Park. The activities on Lake Kivu are optional.

Travel by road
14 day Itinerary

DAY PLACE ACTIVITIES
DAY 1 Entebbe / Kampala


On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda our representative will welcome you and transfer for overnight in BB in Entebbe.

Overnight at: Hotel No.5 / Boma Guest House / 2Friends Guest House - BB

DAY 2 Murchison Falls National Park


After breakfast your adventure in Uganda will begin driving northwest to Masindi and Murchison Falls National Park. First activity is the nature walk in Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, the rhinos breeding project which has brought back to Uganda the endangered white and black rhinos and you will see them closely while walking freely. Lunch. Proceed to Murchison Falls, the largest national park in Uganda, that offers beautiful sceneries of grassland acacia and palm trees savannah in the north and tropical forests in the south. Before evening you check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight. Note: Today transfer is about 6 hours drive, part of it through dirt road within the park.

Overnight at: Paraa Safari Lodge / Murchison River Lodge Supplement for (Bakers lodges) (C) or Pakuba Lodge (E). Full Board

DAY 3 Murchison Falls National Park


your adventure in Uganda will begin driving northwest to Masindi and Murchison Falls National Park. First activity is the nature walk in Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, the rhinos breeding project which has brought back to Uganda the endangered white and black rhinos and you will see them closely while walking freely. Lunch. Proceed to Murchison Falls, the largest national park in Uganda, that offers beautiful sceneries of grassland acacia and palm trees savannah in the north and tropical forests in the south. Before evening you check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight.After a cup of coffee, you will depart for an early morning game drive using our safari vehicle to explore the savannah, in the region of the delta of the Nile on Lake Albert, Northern bank. Among other animals in the wild, you might find elephants, lions, buffalos, giraffes, waterbucks, bushbucks, spotted hyenas and, very rarely, the leopards. Relax as you drive back to the lodge where you will have lunch. In the afternoon, another safari will be organized by boat along the river Nile to the base of the Murchison Falls. It is amazing the concentration of wildlife in the bank of the river Nile, including hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species, like African eagles, pelicans, kingfisher, Egyptian geese and much more. You conclude the excursion by walking along the Nile to the beautiful Murchison Falls and you will have a view from the top of the falls.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge / Murchison River Lodge Supplement for (Bakers lodges) (C) or Pakuba Lodge (E). Full Board

DAY 4 Albertine Rift Valley and Fort Portal


After breakfast you leave the National Park proceeding southwest along the Lake Albert and Rift Valley escarpment, which offer a lot of sceneries and view points. You pass via Hoima the capital town of Bunyoro kingdom and through sugarcane, tea, banana, coffee and cocoa plantations. Lunch en route. By evening you reach Fort Portal, the capital town of Tooro kingdom on the shadow of Rwenzori Mountains, the biggest mountain range in Africa. Note: Today transfer is about 7 / 8 hours drive, through dirt road and the conditions are variable according to the rains.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge / Crater Safari Lodge (C) (supplement for Papaya Lodge) or Chimpanzee Forest Guest House / Isunga Lodge (E). Full Board

DAY 5
From Fort Portal to Queen Elizabeth National Park


After breakfast, depart heading Southwest to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You have a game drive en route as you are going to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, from Mweya peninsula you take the most exciting safari by boat along Kazinga channel, one of the most popular sites in Uganda for its concentration of wildlife, bird’s life and opportunities for good photographs. Moreover, you will see plenty of hippos, buffaloes and elephants while drinking from the channel. In the evening you go for another short game drive and try out your luck. Return at lush to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at: Mweya Safari Lodge / Mazike Lodge (C) or Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge / Park View Safari (E). Full Board

DAY 6 Queen Elizabeth National Park


In the early morning, after breakfast drive to Kyambura Gorge for the trekking to see the chimpanzees in the wild. The gorge is over 16 km long and 100 meter deep following the river Kyambura and the Albertine Rift Valley Escarpment in the eastern boundary of the park. Lunch from the lodge. In the afternoon, be ready for a long game drive along the tracks of the national park, in the Northern sectors and towards Lake George and Kasenyi village, using our safari vehicle. You might see lions, elephants, buffaloes, spotted hyenas, waterbucks, Ugandan kobs, perhaps the leopard though is shy and rare to be seen. The wildlife population in Queen Elizabeth has much recovered from the dark period of the Seventies, and now the park is a good place to spot animals. Queen Elizabeth enjoys unique landscapes and views of crater lakes and the Albertine Rift Valley, which make this area special and unforgettable. By afternoon, there is a short transfer up to the south of Queen Elizabeth Park in the Ishasha sector.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight at Ishasha Jungle lodge (Supplement for Ishasha Wildness Camp). Full Board

DAY 7 Ishasha – Lake Bunyonyi


After breakfast, you leave the Northern sector of Queen Elizabeth and proceed to the South, where are found the rain tropical forests which are hosting the remaining world population of the endangered mountain gorillas. The choice of the area of the gorilla safari depends on the availability and allocation of permits. According to the road and climatic conditions, you will pass via Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth, the Southern region of the park. You will have a game drive in search for the so called “tree climbing lions”. During the hot hours of the day, lions of this area enjoy resting lying on top of Figs trees and it is exciting to see this spectacular spot. Lunch en route. You reach by evening the Lake Bunyonyi after Kabale town. Note: Today transfer can be long up to 5 hours and depends on roads conditions.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight at Bird Nest Resort / Arcadia Cottages Bunyonyi (C) or Bunyonyi Eco-Resort (E). Full Board

DAY 8 Lake Bunyonyi - Virunga Volcanoes Area


After breakfast, you will enjoy one of the most extraordinary wildlife and birding experience by boat crossing the Lake Bunyonyi. With its forested and green islands, the lake is home to species of endemic birds and the guide will help you to spot many of them. You can visit Kabale town and the bakiga cultural museum. Lunch. By afternoon, the journey proceeds to either Kisoro in the area of Bwindi Forest National Park or Musanze in Volcanoes National park. You have the option to choose the gorilla tracking between Uganda or Rwanda which is in the territory of Virunga conservation area.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight at Five Volcanoes Hotel / Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Da Vinci Lodge / Le Bamboo Gorilla Lodge (E). Full Board

DAY 9 Mountain Gorillas tracking in Virunga conservation region


Optional activity: Gorilla trekking. After breakfast, in the morning starts the trekking in the forest of Virunga in search for one of the habituated families of the mountain gorillas. The tracking can be booked in either the region of Uganda or in the region of Rwanda which must be booked in advance. After the briefing from the park rangers, you follow them as they guide you through the forest’s trails. Bring with you water and packed lunch. It is not predictable the time you will spend to find the gorillas. You have one hour for observing the primates and their behaviors, while taking photographs. By evening, we organize the Iby’lwacu cultural village tour in Kinigi.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Five Volcanoes Hotel (C) or Da Vinci Lodge / Le Bamboo Gorilla Lodge (E). Full Board

DAY 10 On the shores of Lake Kivu Kibuye


This morning breakfast at the lodge: Optional activities in the morning – Dian Fossey visit to the Old Karisimbi tomb site or golden monkey trek in the Volcanoes national park. The journey continues to Kibuye in the direction of South Western Rwanda along the road on the shores of Lake Kivu and you arrive for dinner and overnight . Note: All optional activities ought to be booked in advance

Overnight at: dinner and overnight at Cormoran Lodge (C) or Rwiza Village Hotel (E). Full Board.

DAY 11
On the shores of Lake Kivu and Southern Rwanda


After breakfast, optional activities on Lake Kivu: Kayaking on the Lake, Boat cruise to the Napoleon Island, Half day cycling tour along Lake Kivu. Lunch in Kibuye. By afternoon you leave Kibuye in the direction to Cyangugu, on the Southern cost of the lake. The small town is the gateway to Nyungwe Forest National Park. Note: Gisakura Guest House has no guarantee for self-contained rooms t

Overnight at: Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (C) (Supplement for Nyungwe Forest Lodge) or Emeruade/Gisakura Guest House (E). Full Board

DAY 12
Trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park


After an early with packed breakfast, at 6 am you enter Nyungwe forest for the trekking to see the chimpanzees and other primates like the beautiful Angolan colobus. The park is spread for over 970 sq km of green hills, the largest uncontaminated piece of tropical forest in Eastern Africa. Nyungwe hosts 13 species of primates, including the chimpanzee, the Rwenzori colobus, the Hoest Monkey, the silver monkey, owl faced monkey, red tailed monkey, velvet monkey and olive baboon. Ensure you carry with you water and picnic breakfast. Lunch. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (C) (Supplement for Nyungwe Forest Lodge) or Emeruade/Gisakura Guest House (E). Full Board. Note: Gisakura Guest House has no guarantee for self-contained rooms

Overnight at: . Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (C) (Supplement for Nyungwe Forest Lodge) or Emeruade/Gisakura Guest House (E). Full Board

DAY 13
Trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park


After an early with packed breakfast, at 6 am you enter Nyungwe forest for the trekking to see the chimpanzees and other primates like the beautiful Angolan colobus. The park is spread for over 970 sq km of green hills, the largest uncontaminated piece of tropical forest in Eastern Africa. Nyungwe hosts 13 species of primates, including the chimpanzee, the Rwenzori colobus, the Hoest Monkey, the silver monkey, owl faced monkey, red tailed monkey, velvet monkey and olive baboon. Ensure you carry with you water and picnic breakfast. Lunch. Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (C) (Supplement for Nyungwe Forest Lodge) or Emeruade/Gisakura Guest House (E). Full Board. Note: Gisakura Guest House has no guarantee for self-contained rooms

Overnight at: . Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Top View Hill Hotel (C) (Supplement for Nyungwe Forest Lodge) or Emeruade/Gisakura Guest House (E). Full Board

DAY 14
Butare - Nyanza - Kigali


After breakfast you will drive to Kigali. Lunch in Butare, the second town in Rwanda, considered the cultural capital, hosting the university and the National Museum. Very rewarding are the handicraft shops where are sold typical products made by Rwandan artisans, especially in the weaving and baskets. As you proceed, a stop over is made in Nyanza, that in the past was the political capital and it hosts the antique Royal palace, entirely renovated for the visitors, displaying original items and pieces of history of the Mwami, the king. Arrive in Kigali for your flights at Kigali International airport. Half Board



The price includes:
1. Water on board
2. Eco-tourist activities and nature walks
3. Boat excursions
4. Entrance fees to national parks and photographic safari
5. Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo
6. English speaking Driver/Guide
7. Ground transportation by 4x4 tourist Land Cruiser (or minivan for 6 pax)
8. Full board accommodation excluding drinks
9. Airport transfers

12 Days Northern Rift Valley, Kakamega & Lake Turkana Safari

Destination: Kenya

This is an unusual itinerary to discover a different part of Kenya. The highlights of the tour are; visiting Kakamega Forest which is the only largest intact remaining forest in Kenya; visiting the Kenyan Side of Lake Victoria with opportunities of birding and relaxation; visiting Lake Barengo the most northerly lake of the Rift Valley and home to the Njemps tribes.

The desert Rose lodge is an experience on itself of a remote end pristine region of Lake Turkana.

Travel by road
12 day Itinerary

The price includes:

1. Water on board
2. Game park entrance fees
3. Game park entrance fees
4. Services of an English-speaking driver/tour guide
5. Transport by special safari vehicle 4x4 Land Cruiser
6. Full board accommodation excluding drinks
7. Airport transfers

12 Days Uganda Safari - Nile Adventure Safari

Destination: Uganda
This is the most complete itinerary of the Albertine Rift Valley Circuit of Western Uganda. In this 12 days journey you will discover the beautiful Murchison Falls where river Nile encounters the rift before proceeding with its course to South Sudan, the biggest and the oldest conservation area in Uganda that is famous for photographic safari.

Kibale Forest being the most extended natural forest is home to endemic primates of the rift. Particularly with its highest density of the chimpanzees, it is a good location for the eco-tourism activities in contact with the great apes which is unique to Uganda. Kibale National Park is known as the primate Capital of the World with 13 Primate Species recorded here including the Red Colobus Monkeys, Black and white Colobus, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Olive Baboon, Red-tailed Monkey, and L’Hoest’s and many others.

Travel by road 12 day Itinerary
DAY PLACE ACTIVITIES
DAY 1 Entebbe

On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred for overnight in BB to the hotel.

Overnight at: Cassia Lodge / Boma Guest House. BB
DAY 2 Murchison Falls National Park
After breakfast your adventure begins by driving northwest towards Masindi and Murchison Falls National Park, the largest national park in Uganda, which offers beautiful sceneries of grassland acacia savannah in the north and tropical forests in the south.nYou will stop over for a nature walk at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, the breeding project which saw the rebirth of the endangered white rhinos.

You can see them closely while walking freely in the reserve. Lunch. Proceed to the national park; you reach the river Nile where the beautiful Murchison Falls create a narrow canyon of thunderous water. You will have a view from the top of the falls. Check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight.nNote: Today transfer is about 6 hours drive, part of it through dirt road within the park.

Overnight at: Paraa Safari Lodge/Murchison River Lodge (C) or Pakuba Lodge (E). Full Board
DAY 3 Murchison Falls National Park
After breakfast you will embark on an early morning game drive, explore the savannah in the delta of the Nile on Lake Albert, Northern bank. As you view and take memorable photographs of the animals in the wild, you might find elephants, lions, buffalos, giraffes, waterbucks, bushbucks, spotted hyenas and, very rarely, the leopards.

Drive back to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, you take the boat safari along the river Nile to the base of the magnificent Murchison Falls. It is amazing the concentration of wildlife in the bank of the river Nile, including hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird’s species, like African eagles, pelicans, kingfisher, Egyptian geese and much more. Dinner and overnight .

Overnight at: Paraa Safari Lodge / Murchison River Lodge (C) or Pakuba Lodge (E). Full Board
DAY 4 Albertine Rift Valley and Fort Portal

After breakfast you leave the National Park heading southwest along the Lake Albert and Rift Valley escarpment, with breathtaking panoramic sceneries. Pass via Hoima the capital town of Bunyoro kingdom, one of the oldest in Uganda. Stop over for a cup of coffee and lunch en route.

Drive to Fort Portal the capital town of Tooro kingdom which lies on the shadow of Rwenzori Mountains, the biggest mountain range in Africa. Dinner and overnight.nNote: Today transfer is about 7 / 8 hours drive, through dirt road and the conditions are variable according to the rains.

Overnight at: Primate Lodge (Standard Cottage) / Crater Safari Lodge (Supplement for papaya lodge) (C) or Isunga Lodge / Chimpanzee Forest Guest House (E). Full Board
DAY 5 Kibale National Park – Bigodi – Queen Elizabeth

After breakfast, today you go for a nature walk in Kibale Forest National Park for experiencing the rain tropical forest, birding and especially as you encounter the chimpanzees in their natural environment. Other primates you might see include black and white colobus, red tailed monkey and velvet monkey.

After lunch, visit the eco-tourist site of Bigodi for village walk (you also have the opportunity to taste the Ugandan cuisine for lunch if you prefer). In the evening transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, for dinner and overnight

Overnight at: Mweya Safari Lodge / Park View Safari lodge (C) or Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge / Enganzi Lodge (E). Full Board
DAY 6 Queen Elizabeth National Park


In the early morning, take a game drive along the tracks of the national park, in the Northern sectors and towards Lake George and Kasenyi village. You might see lions, elephants, buffaloes, spotted hyenas, waterbucks, Uganda kobs, perhaps the leopard which is a rare sight. Queen Elizabeth enjoys unique landscapes and views of crater lakes and the Albertine Rift Valley, which make this area special and unforgettable.

Lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, take the most exciting safari by boat from Mweya peninsula along Kazinga channel, one of the most popular sites in Uganda for its concentration of wildlife, bird’s life and opportunities for good photographs. Moreover, you will see plenty of hippos, buffaloes and elephants while drinking from the channel. In the evening you go for another short game drive and try out your luck. Return at lush to your lodge for dinner and overnight .

Overnight at: Mweya Safari Lodge / Park View Safari lodge (C) or Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge / Enganzi Lodge (E). Full Board
DAY 7 Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth

After breakfast, leave the Northern sector of Queen Elizabeth and proceed to the southern sector, Ishasha, a vast savannah between the rivers Ishasha and Ntungwe. After lunch, take a game drive in search for the “tree climbing lions” which are seen during the hot hours of the day, as they lie resting on top of Figs trees. See also herds of buffaloes, elephants, topi antelopes and more.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight at Ishasha Jungle Lodge. Full Board
DAY 8 Ishasha - Bwindi Forest National Park

After breakfast, leave the Queen Elizabeth and head southwards, where you find the rain tropical forests which are the natural habitat for the endangered mountain gorillas. Lunch en route. Reach Bwindi National Park by evening for dinner and overnight.nnNote: Today transfer can be long up to 7 hours and depends on roads conditions and place of allocation of gorilla permits. The choice of the area of the gorilla safari depends on the availability of permits. n

Overnight at: Bwindi Engagi Lodge / Bakiga Lodge / Gorilla Valley Lodge (E) (supplement for upmarket accommodation: Bwindi Volcanoes Lodge / Chameleon Hill Lodge). Full Board
DAY 9 Mountain gorilla safari


In the morning you enter the rain tropical forest of Bwindi for the gorilla safari. The activity starts at 8am and you will follow the ranger guides in a group of maximum 8 people as you search for the habituated family of mountain gorillas, which was allocated according to the permits. Bwindi forest in Uganda has a population of about 370 gorillas, which is half the world population according to 2007 gorilla population surveys.

It is not predictable the time you will spend to encounter the gorillas. You have one hour for observing the primates and their behaviors, while taking photographs. Ensure you take the packed lunch and water with you in the bag and for this you might need the support of available porters.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight, Bwindi Engagi Lodge / Bakiga Lodge / Gorilla Valley Lodge (E) (supplement for upmarket accommodation: Bwindi Volcanoes Lodge / Chameleon Hill Lodge). Full Board.
DAY 10 Batwa Trail Echuya Forest - Lake Bunyonyi


After breakfast, optional, you can enjoy a walk in the nature of Echuya Forest, to encounter the Batwa pigmies and to learn about their history, traditions and culture. nLater drive to Lake Bunyonyi near Kabale in the Kigezi region. Lunch at the lodge.

In the afternoon you have a wonderful experience of nature with a guided canoe excursion along the Lake, for birding, exploration and visiting local places. In the evening relax at the lodge, dinner and overnight

Overnight at: Bird Nest Resort (C) or Arcadia Cottages Bunyonyi (E). Full Board
DAY 11 Lake Bunyonyi - Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, the smallest of Ugandan National Parks. Lunch en route. As you enter, go for game drive in search for the beautiful impalas, elands, topi and many antelopes, buffaloes, zebras. Note: Today transfer is about 4 hours drive, through tarmac roads.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight at Rwakobo Rock Lodge / Mantana Mburo Tented Camp (C) (Supplement for Mihingo Lodge) or Mpogo Safari lodge (E). Full Board
DAY 12
Lake Mburo - Entebbe
After breakfast, game drive (or optional, you can enjoy a nature walk). Lunch and proceed back to Entebbe. Reserved for departure from Entebbe International airport. Lunch en route. Half Board.

The price includes:

1. Water on board
2. Entrance fees, taxes
3. Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park
4. Gorilla permit per person
5. English speaking Driver/Guide
6. Ground transportation by 4x4 tourist Land Cruiser
7. Full board accommodation
8. Airport transfers

12 Days Eden of Africa Safari , Rwanda - Burundi - Congo

Destination: Rwanda
This is a combined cross country tour of Rwanda and Burundi. You discover the tourist attractions of Rwanda, but also the cultural sides of Burundi like the Royal Drums of Gishora and the Agasimbo dancers, lake Tanganyika, the Rusiizi reserve. This tour includes visiting one of the historical sites of the Gorilla eco-tourism which is Kahuzi-Biega National park, a UNESCO world Heritage site where Low-Land Gorillas can be seen in their natural habitant.

Travel by road
12 day Itinerary

DAY PLACE ACTIVITIES
DAY 1 Kigali

On arrival at Kigali International Airport you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to the hotel, Flame Tree Village Hotel / The Quiet Haven Hotel/ The Manor Hotel for the overnight. BB

Overnight at: Flame Tree Village Hotel / The Quiet Haven Hotel/ The Manor Hotel for the overnight. BB
DAY 2 Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast start the Rwanda tour and we can organize for you the city tour of Kigali, for visiting cultural and traditional sites, including the handicraft and local markets, the museum and the memorial centre. After lunch, leave Kigali and head to Ruhengeri (Musanze) at the gate of Volcanoes National Park. Check in at your lodge, dinner and overnight at Five Volcanoes Hotel (C) or Le Bamboo Lodge / Da Vinci lodge (E). Full Board

Overnight at: Five Volcanoes Hotel (C) or Le Bamboo Lodge / Da Vinci lodge (E). Full Board
DAY 3 Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast, (Optional) choose trekking in Volcanoes NP: Gorilla tracking in search for one of the habituated families of the mountain gorillas; or Golden monkeys trekking; or Visoke volcano hike. We arrange packed lunch for the day. Return to the lodge at leisure. Dinner overnight at Five Volcanoes Hotel (C) or Le Bamboo Lodge / Da Vinci (E). Full Board

Overnight at: Five Volcanoes Hotel (C) or Le Bamboo Lodge / Da Vinci lodge (E). Full Board
DAY 4 The South West of Rwanda

After breakfast, leave Ruhengeri (Musanze) to the South Western Rwanda along the shores of Lake Kivu. Stop over for lunch in Kibuye, a pretty town on the lake, where you have stunning sceneries. In the afternoon proceed to Cyangugu, on the Southern coast of the lake. The small town is the gateway to Nyungwe Forest National Park.

Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Top view hotel (C) (Supplement for Nyungwe Forest Lodge) or Emiruade Resort or similar (E). Full BoardnNote: Today journey might take up to 7 hours according to the conditions of the roads.

Overnight at: Nyungwe Top view hotel (C) (Supplement for Nyungwe Forest Lodge) or Emiruade Resort or similar (E). Full Board
DAY 5 The Primates of Nyungwe National Park

After an early breakfast, at 6 am you enter Nyungwe forest for the trekking of the chimpanzee and other primates like the beautiful Angolan colobus. The park is spread for over 970 sq km of green hills, the largest uncontaminated piece of tropical forest in Eastern Africa.

Nyungwe hosts 13 species of primates, including the chimpanzee, the Rwenzori colobus, the Hoest Monkey, the silver monkey, owl faced monkey, red tailed monkey, velvet monkey and olive baboon. After lunch from the lodge, proceed to the border with Democratic Republic of Congo. Dinner and overnight in Bukavu, on the shores of Lake Kivu, at Lodge Coco / Orchids Safari Club. Full Board

Overnight at: Lodge Coco / Orchids Safari Club. Full Board
DAY 6 Kahuzi Biega National Park

After early breakfast, drive to Kahuzi Biega National Park for the trekking of the lowland gorillas. Kahuzi-Biega about 600 sq km, is where the first gorilla tourism was started in the 70th. At the moment in 2012 there are three habituated families of lowland gorillas and the trekking is a real experience of a Congolese jungle.

Bring with you the packed lunch from the hotel as well as be prepared with trekking gear. In the afternoon drive back to Bukavu and explore at leisure the port, the old town and local markets or visit the project for conservation of the chimpanzee (Centre pour la Conservation des Primates). Dinner and overnight in Bukavu, at Lodge Coco / Orchids Safari Club. Full Board

Overnight at: Lodge Coco / Orchids Safari Club. Full Board
DAY 7 Rusizi – Bujumbura

After early breakfast, leave Bukavu in the direction of Burundi and along river Rusizi. The road is panoramic and traverses the highlands before descending to the semi arid savannah near Lake Tanganyika. Arrive in Burundi in Bujumbura for lunch.

In the afternoon you can visit Rusizi reserve, the delta of Rusizi River where, from the view points, you can observe African dwarf crocodiles, hippos, water snakes and many species of water birds including the African white faced duck, kingfisher, black herons, pelikans. Dinner and overnight at Club du Lac Tanganyika Hotel. Full Board

Overnight at: Club du Lac Tanganyika Hotel. Full Board
DAY 8 Gitega – Gishora

After breakfast, your Burundi tour heads to Gitega in the central Burundi. The first stop over is in Bugarama, to discover the life style of the Batwa, the local handicraft and bee culture. Visit the historical site of the Treaty of Kiganda, where you see the walk of the coronation of the traditional king. Lunch in restaurant. Gitega is the second largest town of the country, with its typical colonial architecture.

It hosts the National Museum with its ethnographic and archaeological collections. In the afternoon visit Gishora, the village of the sacred royal drums, where in a special theatre you can assist to the performance of Burundian dancers and musicians. Dinner and overnight in hotel budget, Helena Hotel (E). Full Board

Overnight at: Helena Hotel (E). Full Board
DAY 9
Rutana - Nyanza
After breakfast head to Southern Burundi and the region of Nyanza. You reach the town of Rutana and visit the Southest source of river Nile and the commemorative pyramid. Moreover visit the Muhweza thermal water hot spring. Lunch. In the afternoon you arrive on Lake Tanganyika and at leisure visit the local production of palm oil. Dinner and overnight in hotel budget on the lake, Saganianza Hotel. Full Board
DAY 10 Cultural Dances and transfer to the airport.
After breakfast, visit Makamba for the performance of the Agasimbo dancers. Your tour to Burundi will end with the transfer to Bujumbura International Airport for the evening flight (or you can take the extension for the chimpanzee trekking in Gombe Stream). BB

Itinerary Extension Options
OPTIONS PLACE ACTIVITIES
Option 1 Option 1: Gombe Stream National Park
After breakfast, drive to the border of Tanzania where you board the boat to Gombe Stream National Park, in Tanzania. Prepare your passport for the formalities. Lunch. Gombe Stream is one of the most interesting projects for the conservation of the chimpanzees and there are no roads connecting to these mountains on Lake Tanganyika. Dinner and overnight at Gombe Stream Tanapa Bandas. Full Board Note: It is possible to book at Gombe Forest Luxury Lodge with a corresponding supplement.
Option 2 Option 2: Gombe Stream National Park
After breakfast, the whole day is dedicated to the activities of the chimpanzee trekking in Gombe Stream. Lunch. In the afternoon you might decide to trek through the forest up to the Jane Goodall Mountain. Dinner and overnighit at Gombe Stream Tanapa Bandas. Full Board
Option 3 Option 3: Gombe – Bujumbura
After breakfast, drive back to the border of Burundi by boat. Proceed to Bujumbura. Reserved to the transfer to Bujumbura International Airport for the evening flight. BB

12 Days Best of Kenya Safari

Destination: Kenya

This is the best of Kenya itinerary, a tour that will take you visit most of the natural attractions of Kenya and conservation areas of Kenya starting from Tsavo West national park with its herds of elephants, amboseli national park under its view of mount Kilimanjaro, lake navaisha, masai mara reserve, lake nakuru national park, abardares national park, ending with the top tsavo like lake samburu. This itinerary is well recommended for those who wish to spend 12 Days Holiday and have the most complete experience of nature, landscapes and culture of Kenya. You can choose your accommodation between comfort lodges or simple tented camps.

Travel by road
12 day Itinerary

DAY PLACE ACTIVITIES
DAY 1 Nairobi

On arrival at Nairobi International Airport our representative will transfer you to the hotel for overnight in a bed and breakfast basis, Eka Hotel (C) or Boulevard Hotel (E). BB

Overnight at: Boulevard Hotel
DAY 2 Nairobi – Tsavo West


After breakfast, drive eastwards of Nairobi via the main Nairobi – Mombasa highway to Tsavo West National Reserve to arrive in time for lunch. In the afternoon game you will see Tsavo’s famous elephants. There is also abundant bird life and crocodiles common in the Tsavo River. See the interesting natural features – stark lava fields and Mzima Springs (crystal-clear water discharged daily from below the lava ridge, in sharp contrast to the surrounding valley of arid area).

Dinner and overnight at Ngulia Safari Lodge (C) or camping site (E). Full board

Overnight at: Ngulia Safari Lodge
DAY 3 Tsavo - Amboseli National Park

After breakfast leave for Amboseli National Park arriving in time for lunch. In the afternoon go for game drive and explorations of this park, which is so famous for the numerous herds of elephants as well as the spectacular view of Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania. Other animals present in the park are the giraffes, the zebras, wildebeest, impala, caracal, lions, leopards, cheetah and buffaloes to say some of them. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge (C) or camping (E). Full board

Overnight at: Amboseli Sopa Lodge
DAY 4 Amboseli National Park

Today you enjoy the full day of game drives in the national park, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Full board and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge (C) or camping site (E). Full board

Overnight at: Amboseli Sopa Lodge
DAY 5 Amboseli – Naivasha

Early morning game drives returning to the lodge for breakfast. Leave with lunch boxes and proceed to Lake Naivasha, the only fresh water lake within Africa's Great Rift Valley. The lake is amidst bathing hippo and teams with fresh water both for fishing and sport. Optional: Guided tour, bird watching and boat ride to Crescent Island are available at an extra cost. Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Resort (C) or camping (E). Full board

Overnight at: Lake Naivasha Resort
DAY 6 Naivasha – Mara

Set off after breakfast for Maasai Mara game reserve, stopping at the viewpoint of the Great Rift Valley which is 8000ft above the sea level. Arrive in time for lunch followed by afternoon game drive in this park, which is essentially the northern extension of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park as an artificial border only separates the two.

Upon arrival if we are lucky we shall encounter the big five as they hunt a lot mostly in the early morning late afternoon and in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge (C) or camping site (E). Full board

Overnight at: Mara Sopa Lodge
DAY 7 Maasai Mara National Reserve

A full day in the Mara with game drive early morning and late afternoon, each of about 3 hours. This is where millions of wildebeest cross the Mara River from the Serengeti National Park of Tanzania to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve of Kenya - an annual spectacular event, which brings along thousands of plains game and predators to the Mara.

From June to October the migration is from Kenya to Tanzania, while from November to May is from Serengeti to Masaai Mara. However, the phenomenon is more linket to the actual changes of weather. In the late afternoon optional at an extra cost: go for optional activities like having a nature walk, visiting Maasai villages to see the nomadic lifestyle. All meals and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge (C) or camping site (E). Full board

Overnight at: Mara Sopa Lodge
DAY 8 Maasai Mara - Nakuru

After breakfast, continue the journey past the Maasai town of Narok to Lake Nakuru National Park. Lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in this small game and bird-filled park, famous for its population of flamingoes, rhinos, leopards, lions, giraffes. As you drive to the hills surrounding the park, you can enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the lake. Return to your lodge or camping at dusk for dinner and overnight, Sarova Lion Hill Lodge – Lake Nakuru Lodge (C) or town hotel (E). Full board

Overnight at: Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
DAY 9 Lake Nakuru - Aberdares

After breakfast, leave Nakuru via Thompson Falls and reach the small national park of Aberdares, in the Western region of Mount Kenya. Lunch will be served at the hotel before transferring to Tree Hotel (in the Hotel’s lodge-based transfer vehicle) for the rest of the afternoon and evening viewing game from your Hotel’s balconies as they frequent the floodlit waterholes. Dinner and overnight at The Ark, Treetops Lodge or Mountain Lodge. Full board

Overnight at: Treetops Lodge
DAY 10 Samburu National Reserve

After breakfast, proceed further North across the Equator to the edge of the Northern Frontier district of Samburu – The Samburu National Reserve. Arrival will be in time for lunch and thereafter, enjoy an afternoon game drive in this reserve famous the ‘Big Cats’ – the Leopard, Cheetah and the Lion. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge (C) or Camping site (E). Full board

Overnight at: Samburu Sopa Lodge
DAY 11 Samburu National Reserve

Today you will have game drives viewing along the tracks of Samburu National Reserve, one in the morning and one long in the evening. Return to the lodge for lunch and for dinner, overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge (C) or Camping site (E). Full board

Overnight at: Samburu Sopa Lodge
DAY 12 Samburu - Nairobi
An early morning game drive is followed by breakfast and thereafter, return to Nairobi to arrive by midafternoon. Lunch en-route. Transfer to the airport for your flight connection. Half Board

The price includes:

1. Water on board
2. Game park entrance fees
3. Services of an English-speaking driver/tour guide
4. Transport by special safari vehicle 4x4
5. Full board accommodation excluding drinks
6. Airport transfers

12 Days Great Apes of Uganda & Rwanda Safari

Destination: Uganda
This is one of our Primates special tours and a combined cross country program between Uganda and Rwanda. The focus is the mountain gorilla eco-tourism from one side, with the experience to be taken both in Bwindi Impenetrable NP and in Volcanoes National Park; and the chimpanzee eco-tourism on the other side, whereby you will encounter the chimpanzees in their natural habitat of Kibale Forest National Park and in Nyungwe Forest National Park, the latter being the biggest rain tropical forest in East Africa in size.

Travel by road
12 day Itinerary

DAY PLACE ACTIVITIES
DAY 1 Entebbe - Kampala

On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred for overnight in BB to the hotel, at Cassia Lodge – Hotel Le Bougainviller. BB

Overnight at: Cassia Lodge
DAY 2 Fort Portal – Kibale Forest

After breakfast drive to Fort Portal the capital town of Tooro kingdom which lies on the shadow of Rwenzori Mountains, the biggest mountain range in Africa. Lunch. In the afternoon you have the opportunity to explore the region of the Kasenda Crater lakes with panoramic view points and sceneries. Dinner and overnight at Mountains of the Moon Hotel – Primate Lodge (C) or Nyinabulitwa Country Resort (E). Full Board

Overnight at: Primate Lodge
DAY 3 Chimpanzee trekking – Queen Elizabeth N.P


After breakfast, today activity is the nature walk in Kibale National Park for experiencing the rain tropical forest, birding and especially to encounter the chimpanzees in their natural environment. Kibale national park with its 766 sq km of rain tropical forest contains the highest primates density in the world. Among the species which you can see include black and white colobus, red tailed monkey and vervet monkey.

Moreover, 325 species of birds are recorded.nIn the afternoon proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park, which lies between Lake George on the East, Lake Edward on the West and the Rwenzori Mountains on the North. Have a game drive as you enter the park. Overnight and dinner at Mweya Safari Lodge - Katara Lodge (C) or Hippo Hill Camp (E). Full Boardn

Overnight at: Mweya Safari Lodge
DAY 4 Queen Elizabeth National Park


After a cup of coffee, at 6.30 am go for a game drive along the tracks of the national park, in the Northern side towards Lake George and Kasenyi village. You might see lions, elephants, buffaloes, spotted hyenas, waterbucks, Ugandan kobs, perhaps the leopard though is shy and rare to be seen. Reach up to the Baboon cliffs and the splendid crater lakes region.

Have lunch and in the afternoon take the most exciting safari by boat from Mweya peninsula along Kazinga channel, one of the most popular sites in Uganda for its concentration of wildlife, bird’s life and opportunities for good photographs. Moreover, you will see plenty of hippos, buffaloes and elephants while drinking from the channel. In the evening you go for another short game drive and try out your luck. Return at lush to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge - Katara Lodge (C) or Hippo Hill Camp (E). FB

Overnight at: Mweya Safari Lodge
DAY 5 Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest

After breakfast, drive to Kyambura Gorge, a deep forested gorge along river Kyambura within Queen Elizabeth National Park. The location is worth a visit and, if you are fit to descend the gorge for a nature walk, you might encounter the chimpanzees. Kyambura has a population of about 50 chimpanzees. Lunch. Proceed to Bwindi National Park, where you find the rain tropical forests which are the natural habitat for the endangered mountain gorillas. You will reach an altitude of up to 2300 m above sea level.

The choice of the area of the “gorilla safari” depends on the availability and allocation of the permits for this activity. Dinner and overnight, Gorilla Safari Lodge (C) or Buhoma Community Rest Camp – Travellers Rest Hotel (E). Full BoardnNote: Today transfer is variable, according to the location of the gorilla permits and road conditions. n

Overnight at: Gorilla Safari Lodge
DAY 6 First Mountain gorilla safari (Bwindi)

Early in the morning you enter the rain tropical forest of Bwindi for the gorilla safari. The activity starts at 8am and you will follow the ranger guides in a group of maximum 8 people as you search for the habituated family of mountain gorillas. Bwindi forest in Uganda has a population of about 350 gorillas, which is half the world population according to 2007 gorilla population surveys. It is not predictable the time you will spend to encounter the gorillas. You have one hour for observing the primates and their behaviors, while taking photographs.

Ensure you take the packed lunch and water with you in the bag and you might engage for this the support of available porters. nIn the evening proceed to Lake Bunyonyi, wonderful scenery, for dinner and overnight at Arcadia Cottages – Heritage Lodge (C) or Panorama Jajama Lodge (E). Full Boardn

Overnight at: Heritage Lodge
DAY 7 Volcanoes National Park

After breakfast we can organize the boat trip on Lake Bunyonyi for birding and observation of nature. After lunch, proceed to the border of Rwanda and reach the town of Ruhengeri, the gate of Volcanoes National Park. Check in at your lodge in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (C) or Kinigi Guest House – Hotel Muhavura (E). Full Board

Overnight at: Gorilla View Lodge
DAY 8 Second Mountain Gorilla tracking (Volcanoes)


After breakfast, at 7 in the morning starts the trekking in the forest in search for one of the habituated families of the mountain gorillas. After the briefing from the ORPTN rangers, you will reach the starting point for the trekking. Bring with you water and packed lunch, while wearing trekking boots. It is not predictable the time you will spend to find the gorillas. After you finally reach and see the gorillas, you have right to one hour for observing the primates and their behaviors, while taking photographs.

Return to the lodge at leisure. Dinner overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (C) or Kinigi Guest House – Hotel Muhavura (E). Full Board

Overnight at: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
DAY 9 The South West of Rwanda


After breakfast, you leave Ruhengeri in the direction of South Western Rwanda along the road on the shores of Lake Kivu. The stop over for lunch will be in Kibuye, a pretty town on the lake where you will enjoy stunning sceneries. Proceed in the afternoon to Cyangugu, on the Southern cost of the lake.

The small town is the gateway to Nyungwe Forest National Park. You will have dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (C) or Gisakura Guest House (E). Full BoardnNOTE: Today’s journey might take up to 7 hours according to the conditions of the roadsn

Overnight at: Nyungwe Forest Lodge
DAY 10 The primates of Nyungwe National Park


After an early breakfast, at 6 am you enter Nyungwe forest for the chimpanzees trekking and other primates like the beautiful Angolan colobus. The park is spread for over 970 sq km of green hills, the largest uncontaminated piece of tropical forest in Eastern Africa.

Nyungwe hosts 13 species of primates, including the chimpanzee (more than 1000 individuals are recorded), the Rwenzori colobus, L’Hoest Monkey, the silver monkey, owl faced monkey, red tailed monkey, vervet monkey and olive baboon. Ensure you carry with you packed lunch and water for a picnic lunch. You will have dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Forest Lodge (C) or Gisakura Guest House (E). Full Board

Overnight at: Nyungwe Forest Lodge
DAY 11 Bukavu – Butare – Kigali


After breakfast you will drive back to Rwanda and take the road to Kigali. Lunch in Butare, the second town in Rwanda, considered the cultural capital, hosting the university and the National Museum. Very rewarding are the handicraft shops where are sold typical products made by Rwandan artisans, especially in the weaving and baskets.

As you proceed, a stop over is made in Nyanza, that in the past was the political capital and it hosts the antique Royal palace, entirely renovated for the visitors, displaying original items and pieces of history of the Mwami, the king. Arrive in Kigali for dinner and overnight at Umubano Hotel (C) or Golf Hills Residence Hotel (E). Full

Overnight at: Umubano Hotel
DAY 12 Kigali Kigali city tour and reserved for airport transfer.

The price includes:

1. Water on board
2. Entrance fees, taxes
3. Chimpanzee permits (Kibale, Nyungwe)
4. Two Gorilla permits (Bwindi and Volcanoes)
5. English speaking Driver/Guide
6. Ground transportation by 4x4 tourist Land Cruiser open roof
7. Full board accommodation
8. Airport transfers

11 Days Rwenzori Trekking Uganda

Destination: Uganda

Introduction:

The Rwenzori Mountains are the biggest mountain range in Africa, including six main mountains with peaks exceeding 4.500 m. of altitude: Mt. Stanley, Mt. Speke, Mt. Baker, Mt. Gessi (in the Congolese side), Mt. Emin Pasha. Mt. Luigi di Savoia. They are found along the border between Uganda and Congo for over 120 km and they are UNESCO World Heritage Site. The highest peak is Margherita, 5.109 m. on Mt. Stanley. It is named after the Italian Queen Margherita, who sponsored the first climbing expedition of the Rwenzori in June 1906, led by Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy the Duke of Abruzzi. The name “Rwenzori” in the local language means “mountain of the rain”, for its rainy nature.

The Rwenzori trekking.

We offer the opportunity to experience the Rwenzori Mountains in its vegetation zones and rich biodiversity for both unexperienced trekkers and expert trekkers. We follow the most scenic and organized route currently available, which is the Kilembe Trail, inaugurated in 2009, giving the chance to climb all the main peaks or spending quality time in some of the most beautiful areas of the Rwenzori, thanks to the presence of mountaineering Huts or camps.

In particular, we offer a shorter circuit of 3 days 2 nights covering 24 km of forest cover and some lobelia garden to maximum of 3174 m altitude at Samalia Camp.

Another option is the 5 days 4-night trekking covering 40 km loop to Weiseman Peak (4.620 m). Both these short options can be considered as possible extensions to other programs in Uganda.

The full circuit to Margherita Peak is an 8 days 7 nights trekking, totaling 11 days’ package starting and ending at Entebbe International Airport.

The best period to climb the Rwenzori.

It is clear to all that the climatic seasons are changing characteristics in recent years, however it is still advisable to climb the Rwenzori especially during the dry seasons, between December and March, between June and July, between September and October.

Are you ready for the climbing?

The trekking and climbing of the Rwenzori, though technically not difficult for any trekker or alpinist in the lower stages, however has its great challenges. The trail is long and tiresome as it lasts up to 8 days to make it to the peak. It requires endurance and physical fitness, at least some previous training.

The final ascent to the Margherita Peak presents a glacier area and requires some technical equipment and knowledge like the use of rope and crampons and use of ice axe (with ice sections of 60% steepness due to climatic changes in the glacier). The guides will help you acquire some experience as you climb up especially using crampons, ropes, harnesses, figure 8 and carabiners.

For the full list of the required equipment, please see the technical check list and the detailed technical sheet.

Trekking options:

OPTION 1: Margherita Peak full circuit package 11 days 10 nights

OPTION 2: Rwenzori Extension To Weismanns Peak 5 Days 4 nights

OPTION 3: Rwenzori Extension To Kalamala Camp and Samalia Camp 3 Days 2 nights

NOTE: EXTENSIONS

After the Option 1 of the full circuit we also propose 2 possible extensions: to Bwindi National Park or to Queen Elizabeth National Park (see details at the end of the document)."

Travel by road
11 day Itinerary

DAY PLACE ACTIVITIES
DAY 1 Kampala

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport we welcome you and transfer to Kampala for overnight in BB at the hotel, Cassia Lodge. BB
DAY 2 Rwenzori Mountains
After breakfast you leave Kampala and drive Westwards in the direction of Kasese at the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains. Lunch in restaurant. By evening you can meet your guides and start arranging for the next day, while relaxing in the montane atmosphere of the hotel. Dinner and overnight at Trekkers Camp Base or hotel in Kasese. Full Board
DAY 3 From Base Camp (1.450 m) to Sine Camp (2.596m)
From the base camp at 1,450 meters, you have briefing from the guides and start the trekking through the forest zone. The climb is steady for about 6 km, then proceed toward Sine Camp (2596 m). About 200 m walk from the camp you can see the Enock Falls. Distance: 9.5km – Time: approximately 5 to 6 hours of walking
DAY 4 From Sine Camp (2.596 m) to Mutinda Camp (3.588m)
From Sine Camp the trail goes through the Bamboo zone and heather zone, where you experience the giant heather vegetation. You cross various streams and water falls covered by the green moss (Usnea lichen). The Mutinda Camp is set at 3588 meters, giving you a height gain of 992 metres. In the afternoon at Mutinda one may wish to climb up Mutinda look out at 3975 metres which offers breathtaking views. Distance: 6.1km – Time: approximately 6 to 7 hours of walking
DAY 5 From Mutinda Camp (3.588m) to Bugata Camp (4.100m)
From Mutinda Camp the trek today can be hard with steep ridges, boggy areas, high steps but also enjoying rewarding landscapes. The vegetation is unique with typical plant species. The arrival point is Bugata camp at 4100 meters, with a height gain of 512 meters. Distance: 8.6km – Time: approximately 4 to 6 hours of walking
DAY 6 From Bugata Camp (4.100m) to Hunwick’s Camp (4.450m)
From Bugata Camp you proceed the trail to Bamwanjara pass at 4450meters, an excellent point for panoramic view of the peaks. The trail proceeds down the valley where you experience a lot of mountain vegetation like moss, giant groundsel and the lobelias. This is the breeding area for the colourful malachite sunbird. A steep section and final climb over a ridge leads to Hunwick’s camp at 3974 meters, situated on the top of a deep valley with good views of Mt Stanley, Mt Baker, Weismanns Peak and McConnell’s Prong. Distance: 8.3km – Time: approximately 6 to 10 hours of walking.
DAY 7 From Hunwick’s Camp (4.450m) to Margherita Camp (4.485m)
From Hunwick’s camp, the trail passes down and across the valley floor to Lake Kitandara. From here the route climbs to Scott Eliot Pass at 4.372 m and up to Margherita Camp at 4.485 meters situated in a rock shelter where the Duke of Abruzzi in 1906 camped before ascending the peaks in the first scientific expedition of the Rwenzori. This is the point where to prepare the final ascent to Mount Stanley main peaks. Distance: 5.1km – Time: approximately 3 to 5 hours of walking
DAY 8 From Margherita Peak (5.109m) – Hunwick’s Camp (3.974m)
The final climb to Margherita Peak of Mount Stanlay starts after a wake up at 2:00am and an early breakfast to gain strength. The trail meets the glacier and will take about 5 to 7 hours walk to the summit, for a height gain of 624 meters covering 3.8 km. Margherita glacier has suffered with global warming and as the outer edges of the glacier recede the ice is becoming steeper with one section of about 200 meters more than 60% grade. This early climb allows to arrive at the top at the time when weather is expected to be clearer and upon the sunrise (in fact the weather is typically cloudy and stormy all through later morning to evening). The descent back to Hunwicks Camp at 3974 meters will take about 4 to 6 hours covering 8.9 km. Distance: 12.7km – Time: approximately 9 to 12 hours of walking.
DAY 9 From Hunwick’s Camp (3.974m) to Kiharo Camp (3.430m)
From Hunwick’s camp you climb up a ridge towards McConnell’s Prong then you reach Oliver Pass at 4,505meters. The trail follows below Weismann’s Peak to the confluence of Nyamwamba River. Descend down to Kiharo camp at 3430 meters, set in a deep valley with high cliffs and dense vegetation. Distance: 11km – Time: approximately 4 to 7 hours of walking.
DAY 10 Kiharo Camp (3.430m) to Base Camp
Descend downhill along Nyamwamba Valley with its moss covered rocks, waterfalls and deep forest back to the base camp in Kilembe. Debrief and refresh and continue to your hotel for the night. Distance: 14.6km – Time: approximately 7 to 9 hours of walking.
DAY 11 Rwenzori – Entebbe International airport
After breakfast, return back to Kampala in time for connections with the international flights from Entebbe International Airport.

Itinerary Extestion Options
OPTIONS PLACE ACTIVITIES
Option 1 Option 1: OPTION 2: Rwenzori Extension Loop to Weismann’s Peak 5 Days 4 nights

Day 1 - From Base Camp (1.450m) to Sine Camp (2.596m)

Briefing from the guides at the Base Camp 1,450m and start the trek, hike to Sine Camp at 2,596 metres, the hike will take you through the tall forest trees of the Afro montane forest zone. This is a steady climb for about 6 kilometres then along a steep climb towards Sine hut. The hike will offer you lots of plant and flower species to view, birds and a chance of seeing some animal species like Columbus monkeys, crossing the beautiful Enock falls as we hike up to Sine Camp which are only 200metres from Sine.nnOvernight at Sine Camp (2.596m).nnDistance: 9.5km – Time: approximately 5 to 6 hours of walking.

Day 2 – From Sine Camp (2.596 m) to Mutinda Camp (3.588 m)

Hike to Mutinda Camp at 3588 metres, through the Bambo and Heather-Rapanea Zone, following the trail while it meanders up and over several small knolls along a ridge top and drops down the side of the valley crossing several small streams and passing close to moss covered waterfalls with very unique beautiful plant and flower species found above 3000metres like Giant Heather trees whose trunks are covered in green moss with old man beards (Usnea lichen) hanging from the branches, approaching to Mutinda camp which is set near a small river and waterfall. In the afternoon one has an option of summiting Mutinda lookout at 3975 metres.nnDistance: 6.1km – Time: approximately 6 to 8 hours of walking.

Day 3 – From Mutinda Camp (3.588 m) to Bugata Camp (4062 m)

From Mutinda Camp the trek today can be hard with steep ridges, boggy areas, high steps but also enjoying rewarding landscapes. The vegetation is unique with typical plant species. The arrival point is Bugata camp at 4100 meters, with a height gain of 512 meters.nnDistance: 8.6km – Time: approximately 4 to 6 hours of walking.

Day 4 – From Bugata Camp to Weismanns Peak (4.620 m) to Kiharo Camp (3.430 m)

From Bugata Camp you get up early and head for the summit of Weismanns peak at 4620 meters for a distance of about 3.7 km. After the summit you start to descend down the Nyamwamba valley to Kiharo Camp at 3430 meters with a distance of about 9 kmnnDistance: 12.7km – Time: approximately 11 to 13 hours of walking.

Day 5 – Kiharo Camp (3.430m) to Base Camp

Descend downhill along Nyamwamba Valley with its moss covered rocks, waterfalls and deep forest back to the base camp in Kilembe. Debrief and refresh and continue to your hotel for the night.nnDistance: 14.6km – Time: approximately 7 to 9 hours of walking.
Option 2 Option 2: OPTION 3: Rwenzori Extension To Kalamala Camp and Samalia Camp 3 Days 2 nights


Day 1 - From Base Camp (1.450m) to Sine Camp (2.596m)

Briefing from the guides at the Base Camp 1,450m and start the trek, hike to Sine Camp at 2,596 metres, the hike will take you through the tall forest trees of the Afro montane forest zone. This is a steady climb for about 6 kilometres then along a steep climb towards Sine hut. The hike will offer you lots of plant and flower species to view, birds and a chance of seeing some animal species like Columbus monkeys, crossing the beautiful Enock falls as we hike up to Sine Camp which are only 200metres from Sine.nnOvernight at Sine Camp (2.596m).nnDistance: 9.5km – Time: approximately 5 to 6 hours of walking.

Day 2 - From Kalalama camp (3.134m) to Samalira Camp (3.174m)

Hike up through the Bamboo zone to Kalalama camp (3,134m); stop for a short rest, then climb high before crossing a thick forest covered with hanging mosses to a small lobelia garden and descend through a mossy ridge to Samalira Camp at 3174 metres. The distance is approximately 4km with some good steep terrain taking approximately 5 to 6 hours of walkingnnDistance: 4km – Time: approximately 5 to 6 hours of walking.

Day 3 - Samalira Camp (3.174m) - Descend

Descend down from Samalira Camp through the Bamboo zone to a heavily forest ridge home for many primates such as black and white Columbus monkeys and back down to the basecamp.nnDistance: 10.8km – Time: approximately 6 to 7 hours of walking.

The price includes:

1. Rescue fees in case of emergency rescue on Rwenzori Mountains
2. Park Entrance fees
3. Luggage 25kg per person (including food)
4. Guide, porters and cook
5. Transfer with 4x4 land cruiser or minibus
6. Accommodation in huts and hotels
7. Full board and meals during the hike

11 Days Great Rift Valley Safari in Uganda & Kenya

Destination: Kenya
This is one of our combined cross country tours. This program is a combination of a circuit of Kenya national parks with an extension to Uganda for eco-tourism of Gorillas in Bwindi national park.

Travel by road
11 day Itinerary

DAY PLACE ACTIVITIES
DAY 1 Nairobi

On arrival at Nairobi International Airport our representative will transfer you to the hotel for overnight in a bed and breakfast basis, Eka Hotel (C) or Boulevard Hotel (E). BB

Overnight at: Eka Hotel (C) or Boulevard Hotel
DAY 2 Nairobi – Amboseli National Park


After breakfast, you drive through the Athi and Kapiti Plains past the town of Namanga and arrive in time for lunch in Amboseli National Park. In the afternoon you will go for game drive and explorations of this park, which is so famous for the numerous herds of elephants as well as the spectacular view of Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania.

Other animals present in the park are the giraffes, the zebras, wildebeest, impala, caracal, lions, leopards, cheetah and buffaloes to say some of them. You have dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge (C) or Sentrim Amboseli Camp (E). Full Board

Overnight at: Amboseli Sopa Lodge (C) or Sentrim Amboseli Camp (E). Full Board
DAY 3 Amboseli National Park

Today you enjoy the full day of game drives in the national park, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The lunch, dinner and overnight at the same lodge, Amboseli Sopa Lodge (C) or Sentrim Amboseli Camp (E). Full Board

Overnight at: Amboseli Sopa Lodge (C) or Sentrim Amboseli Camp (E). Full Board
DAY 4 Amboseli - Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast leave Amboseli and drive to Lake Nakuru National Park. Lunch from the lodge. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in this small game and bird-filled park, famous for its population of flamingoes, rhinos, leopards, lions, giraffes. As you drive to the hills surrounding the park, you can enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the lake. Return to your lodge or camping at dusk for dinner and overnight, Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge (C) or Chester Hotel in town (E). Full Board

Overnight at: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge (C) or Chester Hotel in town (E).
DAY 5 Nakuru – Maasai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast, the journey starts to the Maasai town of Narok and the legendary Maasai Mara National Reserve – to many, the jewel and highlight of the safari expedition. Lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game drive returning to your lodge or camping for dinner and overnight, Mara Sopa Lodge (C) or camping site Ol Moran Tented Camp (E). Full Board

Overnight at: Mara Sopa Lodge (C) or camping site Ol Moran Tented Camp (E). Full Board
DAY 6 Maasai Mara National Reserve


A full day in the Mara with game drive early morning and late afternoon, each of about 3 hours. This is where millions of wildebeest cross the Mara River from the Serengeti National Park of Tanzania to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve of Kenya - an annual spectacular event, which brings along thousands of plains game and predators to the Mara.

From June to October the migration is from Kenya to Tanzania, while from November to May is from Serengeti to Masaai Mara. However, the phenomenon is more linked to the actual changes of weather. Lunch, dinner and overnight, Mara Sopa Lodge (C) or camping site Ol Moran Tented Camp (E). Full Board

Overnight at: Mara Sopa Lodge (C) or camping site Ol Moran Tented Camp (E). Full Board
DAY 7 Mara - Entebbe

After breakfast, reserved for departure from Mara airfield for the flight Air Kenya at 8.45 to Entebbe via Kisumu. Formalities will be done in Kisumu.nOn arrival at Entebbe International Airport at 11.45 transfer to the hotel on Lake Victoria. Lunch not included. Dinner and overnight in BB, Buvi Lodge / 2Friends Guest House. Half Boardn

Overnight at: Buvi Lodge / 2Friends Guest House. Half Board
DAY 8 Entebbe – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Early morning you leave Entebbe and drive southwards to Bwindi National Park. You will have stopover at the Equator and lunch will be in Mbarara, the capital town of the Ankole region. You will see the typical acacia savannah and the terraced hills, where the people rear the Ankole cattle with long horns. The transfer is long, about 8 hours. Dinner and overnight at Bwindi Engagi Lodge / Lake Mulehe Bwindi Lodge (C) Bakiga Lodge / Gorilla Valley Lodge (E). Full BoardnNote: Today transfer is variable, according to the location of the gorilla permits and road conditions.n

Overnight at: Bwindi Engagi Lodge / Lake Mulehe Bwindi Lodge (C) Bakiga Lodge / Gorilla Valley Lodge (E). Full Board
DAY 9 Gorilla tracking in the Tropical rain forest


After an early breakfast and briefing from the guides of Uganda Wildlife Authority, set off for the gorilla tracking in the forest sanctuary. The activity starts at 8.00am and you join the other members according to the distribution of the gorilla families, only eight per family each day. You need to carry with you the packed lunch, enough drinking water, rain jacket in case of rain and trekking boots while the rangers will provide you with a walking stick. If you are not sure of your fitness you might hire a porter and pay him a tip to help you carrying the bag. It is unpredictable how long will take to find the primates as they freely move into the forest. However the encounter with the gorillas, lasting for about one hour, certainly is a rewarding experience and an unforgettable one.

After the trekking you go back to the lodge at leisure. Dinner and overnight, Bwindi Engagi Lodge / Lake Mulehe Bwindi Lodge (C) or Bakiga Lodge / Gorilla Valley Lodge (E). Full Board.

Overnight at: Bwindi Engagi Lodge / Lake Mulehe Bwindi Lodge (C) Bakiga Lodge / Gorilla Valley Lodge (E). Full Board
DAY 10 Bwindi – Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National Park, a small game national park found in the central region of Uganda, the Ankole. This is the perfect stop over between Bwindi and Entebbe. After lunch, go for game drive in search for the beautiful impalas, elands, topi and many antelopes, buffaloes, zebras. Dinner and overnight at Rwakobo Rock Lodge / Mantana Mburo Tented Camp (C) or Arcadia Cottages Mburo (E). Full Board

Overnight at: Rwakobo Rock Lodge / Mantana Mburo Tented Camp (C) or Arcadia Cottages Mburo (E). Full Board
DAY 11 Lake Mburo - Entebbe
After breakfast, last game drive and lunch. Then drive to Entebbe for your flight out from Entebbe International Airport. Half Board

The price includes:

1. Water on board
2. Water on board
3. Gorilla trekking
4. Game park entrance fees
5. Services of an English-speaking driver/tour guide
6. Transport by special safari vehicle 4x4
7. Full board accommodation excluding drinks
8. Airport transfers

10 Days Southern Circuit Tanzania - Secret Lands Tanzania Safari

Destination: Tanzania
The secret lands Safari of Tanzania is the southern circuit of Tanzania National Parks therefore this is a complete different experience of wilderness, vast and remote areas compared to the most visited northern circuit. Starting and ending from Dar-es-salaam, the main focus of the Program is visiting Selous game reserve - which with 50,000SqKms is the largest in Africa and alone covers 5% of the Tanzanian Land, visiting Ruaha national park and Mikumi national park. With a journey of almost 2000Kms, this is really a tour to discover the secret lands of Tanzania.

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10 day Itinerary

DAY PLACE ACTIVITIES
DAY 1 Dar es Salaam
On arrival at the international airport of Dar Es Salaam, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to the hotel for overnight in BB basis, Holiday Inn Hotel. BB
DAY 2 Dar / Mikumi National Park
After breakfast, you drive to Morogoro Town and proceed to Mikumi National Park. With 3.230 sq km, Mikumi National Park is forming the northern border of Selous Reserve. The main feature is the Mkata plain, open grasslands with the mountain ranges bordering on the two sides. The park is accessible through the all year. Game animals are abundant, including lions, herds of elephants, giraffes, zebras, impalas, buffaloes, Eland and kudu. There have been recorded over 400 species of birds. Dinner and overnight at Mikumi Wildlife Camp (C) or Half Way Campsite (E). Full Board
DAY 3 Mikumi - Ruaha National Park
After breakfast, the journey proceeds to Ruaha National Park. With its 12.950 sq km this national park is the most remote and it is located in central Tanzania. The focal point of the wildlife is the river Ruaha, where you can find a large number of animals, including giraffes, elephants, buffaloes, lions, waterbuck, impalas, kudus, leopards, hyenas and jackal. The area is interesting also for the beautiful landscape and the baobab forests. Game drive en route and packed lunch boxes. Dinner and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge (C) or Tunga Malenga Campsite (E). Full Board Note: the journey can take approximately 5 hours drive.
DAY 4 Ruaha National Park
After breakfast, full day of game drives in the National Park. Pic nic lunch boxes. Another exciting experience is the walk safari, whereby you can see closer species of birds as well as the mammals. In the evening you return to your lodge for relaxing, dinner and overnight, Ruaha River Lodge (C) or Tunga Malenga Campsite (E). Full Board
DAY 5 Ruaha National Park
After breakfast, full day of game drives in the National Park. Pic nic lunch boxes. In the evening you return to your lodge for relaxing, dinner and overnight, Ruaha River Lodge (C) o Tunga Malenga Campsite (E). Full Board
DAY 6 Ruaha National Park - Morogoro
Breakfast is served at the Lodge, drive to Isimila Stone ages for Cultural tourism, short walk across the valley and pillars made by erosion millions of years ago, the walk takes about 2 to 3hours. Thereafter drive to Kitonga inn locate at the foot of the famous Kitonga Mountain for lunch, thereafter proceed to Morogoro Town for Dinner and overnight. Evening relax at your hotel. Dinner and overnight at Morogoro Hotel (C) or Hilux Hotel (E). Full Board
DAY 7 Selous Game Reserve
After breakfast, leave Dar Es Salam in the direction of Selous Game Reserve, the oldest protected area in Africa as well as the largest. Lunch en route. Expect a game drive as you enter the reserve in the direction to your lodge. Selous with 50.000 sq km is the largest game reserve in Africa and covers 5 per cent of Tanzania’s total land. The reserve is a sort of expanded bush, bisected by the Rufiji River, which flows through the area and provides the focal point of much of the game viewing. Selous boasts Tanzania’s largest population of elephants, big numbers of lions, leopards, hunting dogs, buffaloes. There remain few hundreds black rhinos, but sightings are possible. Dinner and overnight at Rufiji River Camp (C) or Selous River Camp (E). Full Board Note: Today transfer can take about 5 hours drive.
DAY 8 Selous Game Reserve
After breakfast, leave the camp for photographic game drives along the trails of the reserve. You have pic nic lunch. In the afternoon we organize the boat trip down the river Rufiji, which offers visitors a chance to see hippos, bird life and crocodiles. There are several hot spings or “Maji Moto” and you might even find lions or other mammals bathing in the surrounding pools down the springs. Selous Reserve will capture your heart with its vastness and unspoilt nature. This reserve is visited the whole year long, however it is advisable to avoid the rainy season between April and May when the road conditions might deteriorate. Dinner and overnight at Rufiji River Camp (C) or Selous River Camp (E). Full Board.
DAY 9 Selous Game Reserve
Wake up very early morning, after a cup of tea/coffee transfer to Mtemere gate for Walking inside the Reserve with the escort of an armed ranger, the journey takes about 2 to 3hours, on arrival to your pick up point you will be transferred back to the Lodge for Breakfast. There after proceed with short game drives till lunch which will be served at the lodge. Boat Safari in the afternoon is another way of game viewing on the Rufiji River; it offers a unique experience as the Selous is the only reserve in Tanzania and East Africa where this option is available. Rufiji River is one of the most dramatic rivers in Tanzania’s Game Reserves and National Parks which is navigable all year round. The chance to get out of the vehicle and view game from a boat is one of the things which make Selous Game Reserve such a great place to visit. Rufiji River Camp (C) or Selous River Camp (E). Full Board
DAY 10 Selous – Dar es salaam
After breakfast, drive back to Dar Es Salam. Lunch en route. Reserved to the departure from the international airport. Half Board Note: we can arrange the extension for beach vacations in the coast, in Zanzibar or other islands.

The price includes:
1. Camping equipment for the camping option
2. Bottles of water on board the vehicle
3. Entrance to Isimila Stones Ages
4. Guided walking excursion to Ruaha
5. Boat excursion on the Rufiji river to the Selous
6. Game drives as indicated in the program
7. Driver service - English speaking guide
8. Entrance to the parks and government taxes
9. Transportation by 4x4 safari Land cruiser vehicle
10. Overnight in BB in Dar
11. Full board excluding drinks
12. Transfers from the airport

10 Days Rwanda Birding Safari

Destination: Rwanda
Rwanda is known as a good birding destination. This itinerary is a tour through the different national parks and interesting sites of Rwanda specifically for doing the activities of bird watching. Expect from this tour the service of a highly experienced birding guide who will make sure that visitors have a life time learning experience.

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10 day Itinerary

DAY PLACE ACTIVITIES
DAY 1 Arrival in Kigali

On arrival at Kigali International Airport we will welcome you and transfer to the hotel, Flame Tree Village Hotel for the overnight in BB. If we still have time, we shall arrange sightseeing in Kigali. BB nn

Overnight at: Flame Tree Village Hotel for the overnight in BB
DAY 2 Kigali – Akagera National Park

After breakfast, depart to Akagera National Park which lies in the east of Rwanda, where the countryside gives way to savannah with clusters of acacia mingled with open grassland. The drive is approximately two and a half hours. Lunch and birding in the afternoon along the lakeside.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight at Akagera Lodge / Ruzizi Tented Lodge. Full Board
DAY 3 Akagera National Park

All day birding in the park and along Lake Ihema. The park records 550 species including unique species such as Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) and the Papyrus Gonolek (Laniarius mufumbiri). Among the endemic species, there are the ibis (Threskiornithinae), jacanas, herons, Plovers (Charadriidae), Sandpipers, Malachite Kingfisher (Alcedo cristata), Hawk and many others. nAfter lunch, in the afternoon take a canoe ride on Lake Ihema to see the large number of hippos, the huge Nile crocodile and birds.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight at Akagera Lodge / Ruzizi Tented Lodge. Full Board
DAY 4 Akagera - Volcanoes National Park


After breakfast, depart to Volcanoes National Park. The journey goes through the beautiful terraced hillsides that characterize much of Rwanda’s landscape, gradually climbing to the base of the awesome volcanoes Virunga, sometimes with as many as five peaks visible. The gorillas’ habitat, in the mountainous north, is the string of magnificent Virunga peaks that range from 2500 to 4500 meters: Karismbi, Bisoke Mikeno, Sabinyo, Gahinga and Muhubura volcanoes.

This stunning backdrop is host to over half the world’s wild mountain gorillas. The exhilarating climb to the gorilla’s natural habitat of shady bamboo forest offers fantastic views in all directions and explores the rich ecosystems of blending evergreen and bamboo forests, open grass lands, swamps and health. Late lunch on arrival at Volcanoes National Park.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Five Volcanoes Hotel (C) or Muhavura Hotel / Le Bamboo Gorilla Lodge (E). Full Board
DAY 5 Volcanoes National Park


In the morning we suggest the activity of the mountain gorilla tracking (optional). It is a privilege to spend an hour watching the gorillas as they go about their daily routine, feeding, playing and resting- as you question your primeval existence and relieve the wonder that kept Dian Fossey living in the forest for almost 18 years. Later return back at the base in time for a late lunch.

Some gorilla families however are more elusive and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is wet and muddy. In alternative (optional), you can take another trekking in Volcanoes National Park like the golden monkeys trekking or Old Karisoke.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Five Volcanoes Hotel (C) or Muhavura Hotel / Le Bamboo Gorilla Lodge (E). Full Board
DAY 6 Volcanoes National Park – Lake Kivu

After breakfast go bird watching in the Volcanoes National Park where you are likely to see species like the rare Kivu Ground Thrush, Rwenzori Turacco, Graur’s Warbler, White Starred Robin, Reagal Sunbird and many others. In the afternoon proceed to Gisenyi on Lake Kivu.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight at Kivu Serena Hotel (C) or Malahide Hotel (E). Full Board
DAY 7 Nyungwe Forest National Park

Early start your journey from Gisenyi for Nyungwe Forest National Park which is located in the South east corner of Rwanda. As you proceed, birding on the road through the forest will increase the chances of seeing the rare and shy Handsome Francolin. Lunch en route.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Top View Hotel (supplement for One and only Nyungwe Forest Lodge) (C) or Emeraude Guest House (E). Full Board
DAY 8 Nyungwe Forest National Park


Go on an escorted walk in search of the large groups of colobus monkeys and birding where you will be able to see the bird species in this forest. Another activity is the canopy bridge for observation and birding.

The bird list in Nyungwe includes: Great Blue Turaco, Ruwenzori Turaco, Black-billed Turaco, Rosss Turaco, Black and White Casqued Hornbill, Crowned Hornbill, Crowned Eagle, Forest Buzzard, Handsome Francolin, Olive Pigeon, Cinnamon-breasted Bee-eater, White-headed Wood Hoopoes, Blue-Headed Sunbird, Stuhlmanns Sunbird,Black-Beaded Waxbill, Olive Thrush, Slender-billed Chestnut Wing Starling, White-necked Raven, African Saw-wing, Mountain Wagtail, Cape Wagtail, Red-throated Alethe, White-starred Robin, Equatorial Akalata Or go chimp tracking. Lunch at the hotel. Evening birding along the lodge.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Top View Hotel (supplement for One and only Nyungwe Forest Lodge) (C) or Emeraude Guest House (E). Full Board
DAY 9 Nyungwe Forest National Park – Butare / Huye

After breakfast, take the advantage of organizing an extra day activities in the biggest mountain tropical forest in East Africa. In the morning you can go for chimpanzee trekking, which starts very early. In the afternoon, after lunch, proceed to Butare. Stop over can be arranged in Gikongoro at Murambi genocide memorial. Butare is a pretty town where you have the possibility to find the best artisan shops in Rwanda and to visit the national cultural museum.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight at Ibis Hotel. Full Board
DAY 10 Kigali
Drive to Kigali in time for lunch. In the afternoon you might have time to take a city tour including a visit to the market, a pottery project, handicraft shops, the Fashion Museum and a genocide memorial. Reserved for transfer to the airport. BB

The price includes:

1. Trekking and activities in Nyungwe National Park
2. Entrance fees, taxes
3. English speaking Birding Driver/Guide
4. All the transfer in private means 4x4 ordinary Land Cruiser
5. Accommodation in full board treatment
6. Airport transfer

10 Days Uganda Birding Safari

Destination: Uganda

There is no debate about the best birding destination in Africa. Uganda has registered a remarkable increasing population of avian species exceeding 1,008 recorded including residents, endemics and visiting members. We attribute this mouthwatering number to a transitional point and mixed zones from the East African savanna to the West African rain forest and the semi-arid conditions of the north and sub Saharan Africa.

Twitchers and upcoming bird lovers, look no further than Uganda as your next destination owing to the fact that existing variety of habitats as rich savannas, vast wetlands, arid and semi-dessert destinations, volcanoes and an Afro-alpine zone attract huge bird biodiversity around the remarkable Pearl of Africa. Birds not to miss on your birding expedition may include endangered rare Shoe bill, Emerald Cuckoo, Fluf tail, Egrets, Great Blue Turacos and

Travel by road
10 day Itinerary

DAY PLACE ACTIVITIES
DAY 1 Entebbe


Upon arrival at the Airport you will be met and welcomed by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Entebbe. Depending on your time of arrival you can be able to go birding later on at the Botanical gardens.

The most common bird species are Ruff, Wood, Common, Marsh Sandpipers, Common Green Shank, Long-tailed and Great Cormorants, Madagascar Bee-eater, Green Crombec, Orange weaver, Entebbe Weaver (an endemic to Uganda that was recorded at the site only once), White spotted Fluftail .

Overnight at: Overnight in BB at Boma Hotel (C) or African Routes Safaris/Pineapple Guest House (E). BB
DAY 2 Mabamba swamps


After breakfast drive to the Mabamba bay, the only place and site (so far rated as the best in Africa and/or the whole world) where the elusive Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) can be spotted at any one time of the day. Other bird species to watch out for include; Rey-headed Gull, White Winged Terns, Madagascar Bee-eater, Yellow Billed Egret, Long toed Plover.

nHave lunch and in the afternoon you could have a walk along the tracks on the main road in search of more birds then you expect to see the Black Crake, African Fish Eagle, African Jacana, Malachite and Pied Kingfishers, Cape Wagtail, Swamp Flightier, Winding Cisticola, Blue- Breasted Bee- eater, Red Chested Sunbird and many more.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight at Cassia Lodge – Metropole Hotel. Full Board
DAY 3 Kibale Forest National Park

Early morning drive to Fort Portal where you will arrive in time for lunch. In the afternoon go birding in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary that is found 5 km after Kibale Forest National Park on the road to Kamwenge. nBirding is a major activity around the swamp with paths cut and areas of the swamp board walked to give access to areas of the swamp that would be otherwise inaccessible. Specialties for Bigodi include Great Blue Turaco, Black Billed Turaco and White Spotted Crake.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge / Crater Safari Lodge (C) or Chimpanzee Forest Guest House/Isunga lodge (E). Full Board
DAY 4 Kibale Forest – Queen Elizabeth National Park


After breakfast, the activity is the chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest National Park and along the way you will see a number of bird species which include: black-capped apalis, blue-headed sunbird, collared apalis, dusky crimsonwing, purple-breasted sunbird and red-faced woodland warbler.

Other Kibale specials include the African pitta, green breasted pitta, black bee-eater, yellow spotted nicator, yellow rumped tinker bird, little greenbul, black-eared ground thrush, brownchested alethe, blue-breasted kingfisher, Abyssinian groundthrush, and the crowned eagle. nHave lunch and in the afternoon drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park which is home to total of 604 different bird species. Key species: African Skimmer, Black Rumped Button Quail, Verreaux's Eagle Owl, Red Footed Falcon, Lesser Flamingoes, Grey Capped Warbler, White's and Abdim's Storks (in season), Amur Falcon, Ovampo Sparrowhawk, Wooly-necked and Saddle-billed Storks, and numerous classes of Raptors, Vultures and Plovers etc. Birding in the evening and over night and dinner at Mweya Safari Lodge/Mazike lodge (C) or Ihamba Safari Lodge/ Enganzi Lodge (E).Full Board

Overnight at: over night and dinner at Mweya Safari Lodge/Mazike lodge (C) or Ihamba Safari Lodge/ Enganzi Lodge (E).Full Board
DAY 5 Queen Elizabeth National Park


After breakfast you will take off time in specific tracks of the park birding alongside the game drive game drive in which you will may encounter wildlife as lions, hippos, buffaloes, leopard, spotted hyena, elephants and the elusive giant forest hog in this park. All these are regularly sighted around the Mweya Peninsula. nIn the afternoon go for the boat cruise along Kazinga Channel, where the concentration of water birds and photographs is extraordinary.

A variety of birds grace the grasses on the channel’s edge and these may include the Great White and Pink-Backed Pelicans, Great and Long-tailed Cormorants, Open-billed Stork, African Jacana, Malachite and Pied Kingfishers. There is also a Bird Observatory here, which was set up with the aim of studying both migratory and resident birds. Since its inception in 1997 more new species have been identified, including Uganda's first record of the Bar-tailed Godwit.n

Overnight at: Overnight and dinner at Ishasha Jungle Lodge. Full Board
DAY 6 Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest


After breakfast, game drive and birding in the southern region of the park the Ishasha Sector where you will have a chance to see the tree climbing lions that enjoy lying on the top of fig trees during the hot hours of the day. nAfter lunch, proceed to Bwindi National Park. Though the gorillas are its most famous inhabitants, Bwindi is also noted for its biodiversity and the richness of its flora and fauna. The diversity of birds in Bwindi National Park is extremely high, representing one of the forest's avifauna in Africa. The bird list for the park currently totals 334 species, 67 non-forest-dependent species, and 182 forest-dependent species.

Thirteen of these species occur nowhere else in Uganda, seven are not known to occur anywhere else in East Africa, and 17 are known for East Africa only in Bwindi and one or two other East African forests. Rare species include the spectacular globally threatened endemics like the African Green Broadbill and Shelley’s Crimson wing.

Overnight at: Overnight and dinner at Bwindi Engagi Lodge/ Bakiga Lodge/ Gorilla Valley lodge/Buhoma Community Tented Camp (E). Full Board
DAY 7 Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest


On this day you will go, (optional), gorilla tracking in Bwindi Forest National park; perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences. The activity starts with a briefing from the ranger guides after which you proceed with the trekking. Bwindi forest in Uganda has a population of about 420 gorillas, which is half the world population according to 2012 gorilla population surveys. It is not predictable the time you will spend to encounter the gorillas but it normally takes between 2 – 6 hours.

You have an hour to observe the primates and their behaviors, while taking photographs. Do not forget to carry your lunch boxes and water. nIf you are not interested in the gorilla tracking, early morning you can go birding in the forest with your guide.nProceed to Ruhija for dinner and the overnight

Overnight at: Dinner and the overnight at Bakiga Lodge or Cuckooland Lodge (E). Full Board.
DAY 8
Ruhiija Sector – Lake Bunyonyi


Have breakfast go for birding the whole day in the Rujija sector of Bwindi National Park.nRuhiija is likely to be one of the highlights of any trip to Uganda with excellent birding in spectacular surroundings. Birds are both plentiful and easy to see; many species associating in mixed feeding flocks that are active throughout the day.

An early start offers the best chance of finding the striking handsome Francolin, Cinnamon-chested bee-eater, western Green Tinker bird, Mountain and yellow-streaked Greenbuls, Mountain marked and chestnut-throated Apalises, red-faced woodland Warbler, Rwenzori batis, white-tailed crested Flycatcher and many more.

Overnight at: Overnight and dinner in Bird Nest Bunyonyi /Lake Bunyonyi at Arcadia Cottages Bunyonyi (E). Full Board
DAY 9 Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo


In the morning, have a canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi for birding. The lake is one of the most popular destinations for birding and the guide will help you spotting birds by stopping over in different islands. Bird species include: Pied kingfisher, Malachite kingfisher, Cinnamon chested bee eater, Bronzy sun bird, Knobed coot. Very rara, Pied wagtail, Black clake, Common stone chat, Grey shrike, Grey crowned crested crane, Hadada ibis, Swamp fly catcher, Black heron, Great commrant, Fan tailed widow bird, Streaky seed eater, Speckled mouse bird, Pin tailed whyder, Bronze manikin, Black headed weaver.

Have lunch in Kabale and from there proceed to Lake Mburo where you will have a game drive as you enter the park.

Overnight at: Overnight and dinner at Rwakobo Rock Lodge/ Mantana Mburo Lodge (Supplement for Mihingo lodge) (C) or Arcadia Cottages Mburo/Mpogo Safari lodge (E). Full Board
DAY 10 Lake Mburo National Park


Have a morning drive and go birding in the park. The park has about 313 different bird species which include the rare Shoebill stork, White-winged Warblers, Black-billed Barbet, Crested Francolin, Brown Parrot, Red necked Spur, Emerald-spotted Wood Dove, Temminck’s Courser, common Quails, Greenwood Hoopoe, Blue-napped Mouse bird, Barefaced Go-away bird, African-grey Hornbill, Nubian Woodpecker, Trilling Cisticola, Lilac-breasted Roller, Coqui Francolin, Red necked spur fowl, Black Bellied Bustard, African-wattled Plover Rufous napped and Flappet larks, Rufous chested Swallow , Southern Red Bishop and Yellow-throated Long claw among others.

You will check out headed for Entebbe with a brief stop at the equator for photographic moments and lunch en route and later be transferred to the Airport for your flight out. HB

The price includes:

1. Boat excursions
2. Entrance fees, taxes t
3. Safaris and activities included in the program
4. Mabamba swamps
5. Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale forest
6. English speaking Birding Driver/Guide
7. All the transfer in private means 4x4 ordinary Land Cruiser t
8. Accommodation in hotels or lodge/bandas, in double room, full board treatment
9. Airport transfer

10 Days Eastern Circuit of Uganda - Mt.Elgon, Karamoja and Kidepo National Park

Destination: Uganda
The Eastern route of Uganda is a unique, different journey through history, geography, tradition and cultures. Destination Jungle partners with local organisations to guarantee that visitors entering into contact with non-touristic areas like Karamoja, get closer to the people, have a learning in relation to the culture and the people. The tour includes the source of Nile, Sipi falls of Mount Elgon, where the Karamoja plateau starts. You will visit Pian-Upe reserve, Moroto and Mt. Moroto, viewing also ancient rock paintings. Passing the Karimojong villages of the Tepeth, the Matheniko, Jie, the Dodoth you reach the northern end of Uganda, where Kidepo national park is located. Kidepo with 1442 Sq Kms of protected area is considered one of the most remote, intact and real game parks in Africa.

Travel by road
10 day Itinerary

DAY PLACE ACTIVITIES
DAY 1 Entebbe - Kampala

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, our representative will transfer you to the hotel in Kampala for the overnight in BB.

Overnight at: Cassia Lodge/Metropole Hotel. BB
DAY 2 River Nile – Ssezibwa Falls - Mbale

Early morning leave Kampala to Jinja the capital town of the Basoga, where you find the legendary source of the Nile from Lake Victoria.nAmong other activities for the day: visit Busoga Kingdom palace in Bugembe and other historical sites. Stop over can be made at Ssezibwa Falls, where the legend narrates of the presence of the spirits of the traditional religion, including spirit of water (Mukasa), of hunting (Ddungu), of the rainbow (Musoke) and fertility. Lunch. In the evening arrive in Mbale and Sipi for dinner and overnight

Overnight at: Sipi River Lodge or Similar. Full Board
DAY 3 Sipi Falls – Nyero - Soroti

Early morning you go for the trekking through the Sipi Falls from Mount Elgon. The vegetation is superb with banana and coffee plantations and view of the Karamoja valley. The Sipi river creates about four sets of incredible waterfalls as it descends down the valley. Lunch. In the afternoon visit Nyero Rock Paintings and shelter near Kumi, the most ancient site of rock painting in Uganda.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight in Soroti at Soroti Hotel or similar. Full Board
DAY 4 Karamoja – Napak - Moroto


After breakfast drive through Katakwi to the region of the Upe and Bokora people (the Karimojong of South and Central Karamoja), where are found the Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve and Bokora Wildlife Reserve as you enter Karamoja plateau. This is a semi-arid alberated savannah with euphorbia’s and acacias, where still exists a small population of wildlife like ostriches, dik dik, hyenas and buffaloes. Stop overs will be made at the Tepeth communities at Mount Napak, one of the highest peaks of Karamoja, an extinct volcano area of archaeological sites.

You will have packed lunch then proceed to Moroto, the capital town of Karamoja, on the foothills of Mount Moroto. The drive might take about 7 hours according to road conditions. In the evening visit the Karamoja Museum and the local market.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight at Moroto Hotel/ Leslona Hotel. Full Board
DAY 5 Karamoja – Matheniko - Tepeth


After breakfast, drive to the communities who inhabit the mountains surrounding Moroto, the Tepeth. These are the original inhabitants of Karamoja, who were raided by other Karimojong tribes and seek refuge on the slopes of the mountains, where are found their traditional manyattas.

You will have a direct experience of the daily life in Karamoja and you will bring with you the appreciation gift for the community. Lunch at the hotel. nIn the afternoon visit the communities of the Matheniko of the plains. These are semi-nomadic people and cattle keepers, also known in the past for their raiding the cattle of the neighboring tribes. Their lifestyle is slowly changing to residential agriculturalists. Visit the typical homestead or “manyatta” to view the style of life. The Matheniko also can perform their traditional dances or “edonja” as they dress on their traditional clothes. In the evening back to Moroto for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at: Moroto Hotel/ Hotel Leslona. Full Board
DAY 6 Karamoja – Jie - Kotido

After breakfast, leave Moroto to Kotido passing through the areas of herdsmen with their cattle. Near Kotido are found the Jie villages, a small Karamojong ethnic tribe. Very interesting are the traditional Jie dancers. The Jie are well recognized by the marks in their faces according to their culture. It is possible to take photographs of this unique experience. Lunch en route.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight at Kotido Resort Hotel / Kotido Guest House. Full Board
DAY 7 Karamoja – Dodoth – Ik - Kidepo

After breakfast drive to the lowland plains near Loyoro to encounter the Dodoth communities. Pastoralists in the tradition, the Dodoth will explain about the cattle keeping and tell about their history. After lunch, we will ascend the mountains near Morungole to see the remaining communities of the IK. The IK live on sorghum and millet production and bee culture. Their elders are known for reaching a very old age of even 100 years. In the evening proceed to nearby Kidepo National Park, for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at: Kidepo Savanah Lodge /UWA Bandas (supplement for Apoka Safari Lodge). Full Board
DAY 8 Kidepo Valley National Park

After breakfast go for photographic game drives along the trails of the national park. Especially, expect to explore the region of the river Narus valley. Kidepo contains one of the most exciting faunas of any Ugandan parks, with over 80 species of mammals several of which restricted only to Kidepo, like cheetah, striped hyena and caracal. The bird list boasts over 465 species.

Overnight at: Full board and overnight at Kidepo Savannah Lodge /UWA Bandas (supplement for Apoka Safari Lodge)
DAY 9 The Acholi land to Gulu

Go for another game drive in Kidepo and proceed through the Acholi land to Gulu. Dinner and overnight in Gulu.

Overnight at: Bomah Hotel/The Comboni Good Samaritans of Gulu. Full Board
DAY 10 Kampala
End of the program with return back to Kampala and transfer to Entebbe International Airport for afternoon or evening flights. Lunch en route. Half Board

The price includes:

  1. Water on board
  2. Visit to the communities and activities as mentioned
  3. Entrance fees, taxes
  4. English speaking Driver/Guide
  5. Ground transportation by 4x4 tourist Land Cruiser pop up roof
  6. Full board accommodation
  7. Airport transfers

9 Days Best of Rwanda Safari

Destination: Rwanda

This is one of our best tours. The best of Rwanda 9 Days is a journey through all the national parks (Volcanoes NP, Akagera NP, Nyungwe Forest NP and Gishwati-Mukura National park), the cultural sites and landscapes of the country of ""a thousand hills"", like Nyanza, Huye, Kigali, Lake Kivu.

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9 day Itinerary

DAY PLACE ACTIVITIES
DAY 1 Kigali
Upon arrival at Kigali International Airport we will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel in Kigali, for bed and breakfast accommodation, The Manor Hotel / Flame Tree Village Hotel / Cozi Safari Lodge (C) or Quiet Haven Guest House (E). BB
DAY 2 Kigali – Nyanza – Nyungwe in the Southwest of Rwanda
Full Board. After breakfast we depart towards the Nyungwe National Park in the south of the country. You will stop at Nyanza where you can visit the royal palace, entirely rebuilt for visitors but which reproduces original pieces of ancient furnishings belonging to the Mwami, the king of Rwanda. Lunch is scheduled in a restaurant in Huye (Butare), the second largest city in Rwanda and cultural capital, hosting the university and the National Museum. Very characteristic here are the shops of local handicrafts, which display typical local objects such as fabrics, wood and baskets. Arrival in Nyungwe Park for dinner and overnight at Nyungwe Top View Hotel (surcharge for Nyungwe House One & Only) (C) or Emeraude Kivu Resort (E). NOTE: The itinerary of the day can take about 7 hours on paved roads for 250 km
DAY 3 The primates of Nyungwe National Park
Full Board. After breakfast early in the morning, at 6 o'clock you will enter the Nyungwe Forest for the chimpanzee trekking and other primates, among which the Angolan colobus. There are two sites to do this activity: the entrance to Uwinka or the Cyamudongo forest, which is an integral part of the Nyungwe park. The park covers 1020 square kilometers of green hills, the largest pristine mountain tropical forest in East Africa. Nyungwe is home to 13 different species of primates, including chimpanzees (there are about 500), the colobus of Rwenzori, the monkey of Hoest, silver monkey, the face of an owl, red tail, vervet and baboons. Nyungwe is also the most important birdwatching site in Rwanda, with over 310 species of birds. Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, optional activity, including the "canopy walk" to observe the forest and the birds, or another short walk in the forest. Dinner and overnight stay at Nyungwe Top View Hotel (surcharge for Nyungwe House One & Only) (C) or Emeraude Kivu Resort (E).
DAY 4 Along the shores of Lake Kivu to Kibuye
Full Board. After breakfast you will depart from Nyungwe to continue North along Lake Kivu, between the Rwanda hills and the panoramic view of the lake. You get to Kibuye in time for lunch. The town is located on Lake Kivu and is a great site for some relaxation. In the afternoon you are free or, optional, we can organize a boat trip on Lake Kivu. Dinner and overnight at Cormoran Lodge (C) or at Rwiza Village Guest House (E).
DAY 5 The North West of Rwanda: Volcanoes National Park
Full Board. After breakfast, leave Kibuye in the Northwest direction for the Volcanoes National Park. The road passes near the Gishwati forest, which in 2016 became the fourth national park in Rwanda with the name of Gishwati - Mukura National Park, with a total area of ​​about 35 square kilometres. This forest is the habitat of chimpanzees, the golden monkey, monkey The Hoest, blue monkey, black and white colobus. Based on the developments of the activities in the park, we might propose to do a nature walk. In the afternoon or in the evening we reach Musanze (Ruhengeri) at the entrance to the Volcanoes National Park. The Park, with an extension of about 125 square kilometres, takes its name from the Virunga volcanoes that delimit the border with the Congo. Check in at the lodge, dinner and overnight at the Five Volcanoes Hotel / Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (C) or Le Bamboo Gorilla Lodge / Da Vinci Lodge (E). NOTE: The itinerary of the day can take about 4 hours depending on the road conditions. In case the optional activity for the day 6 is the mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda, we will propose an alternative accommodation for one night in Uganda.
DAY 6 Mountain gorilla tracking
Full Board. After breakfast at 8 o'clock, OPTIONAL (see supplement) the trekking begins in the forest in search of one of the mountain gorilla families accustomed to receiving tourists' visits. After the introductory explanation by the park rangers, you will go to the starting point of the trek. Take your backpack with a packed lunch, water, rain jacket, while you are advised to wear mountain hiking shoes. The time it takes to reach the assigned gorilla family is not predictable. From the moment the group arrives near the gorillas, you can stay for about an hour to observe their behavior, take pictures or movies. Today you can take another optional trekking in Volcanoes National Park, to choose between the golden monkeys trekking or visit the Old Karisoke Research Centre and the tombs of Dian Fossey and the mountain gorillas (see supplements). In the afternoon we recommend visiting one of the ecotourism projects in the local communities, including the Iby'Iwacu Cultural Village in Kinigi, a way to see people's lives, traditions and customs more closely and also to be able to attend the Intore dances. Dinner and overnight at the Five Volcanoes Hotel / Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (C) or Le Bamboo Gorilla Lodge / Da Vinci Lodge (E).
DAY 7 Volcanoes National Park / Akagera National Park
Full Board After breakfast transfer to Akagera NP with lunch en route in restaurant. Optional: Early morning it is possible to take another walk in Volcanoes National Park, choosing among the possible activities like the golden monkeys trekking or the Old Karisoke center visit. Akagera NP with 1085 square km of protected area, is named after the river Akagera which marks the border between Rwanda and Tanzania. This is a vast savannah, also characterised by the presence of important lakes, like Lake Ihema the biggest, Lake Hago and Kivumba. From 2010 many developments took place in the park, including the fencing of some areas and the reintroduction of lions. Today Akagera NP has become a positive example in Africa of good management of natural resources, also with attention to benefit local communities out of conservation practices. Dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge (supplement for Ruzizi Tented Lodge) with view on the Lake Ihema. NOTE: The itinerary of the day can take about 6 hours on paved roads for 230 km.
DAY 8 Akagera National Park
Full Board. After breakfast, depart for photographic safari, with a choice between the offered loops like the Rwisirabo Loop or Kitabili Loop. Return by lunch time at the lodge. In the afternoon we propose to take the boat excursion on Lake Ihema, the larger water body of the park, activity that starts not far from the lodge. The 2 hours trip is a worthy experience, not only to spot hippos, Nile crocodiles and water animals, but expecially water birds. Among the common birds you might spot: whisltling duck, African openbill stork, African jacana, squacco heron, goliath heron, grey heron, African darter, great cormorant, African Fish Eagle, pied kingfisher, little bee eater, scarlet chested sunbird. In the evening take a short game drive to Lake Shakani and Lake Birengero. Return to the lodge by 6 pm (permitted time) for dinner and overnight at Akagera Game Lodge (supplement for Ruzizi Tented Lodge) overlooking Lake Ihema.
DAY 9 Akagera National Park - Kigali
Half Board. After early breakfast, at around 6.30 you take a long photographic game viewing from the Southern to Northern sector of Akagera National Park. The main areas for game viewing are the Lake Hago and Kitabili open grasslands, then reach Mohana plains. Due to the increasing numbers of the wildlife in the park, you might spot Maasai giraffes (especially in the Northern acacias savannah), bufaloes, zebras, impalas, antelope roan, oribi, waterbuck, elephants. Lions are also easily seen, while the rare leopard is a rare spot. For today you bring with you the packed lunch prepared by the lodge which can be taken from any pic nic point like on the shores of Lake Hago. In the afternoon, proceed back to Kigali and reserved for departure flights from Kigali International Airport or extend the overnight in Kigali. NOTE: The itinerary of the day can take about 6 hours including the safari for about 200 km.

The price includes:


1. Water on board
2. Entrance fees, taxes
3. Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe
4. Mountain gorilla permits
5. English speaking Driver/Guide
6. All the transfer in private means 4x4 safari Land Cruiser / land rover
7. Full board accommodation
8. Airport transfers

9 Days Panorama of Uganda Safari

Destination: Uganda

The Panorama of Uganda is a tour of the western circuit of Uganda. In other words the Albertine Rift-Valley circuit. This is a good balance of attractions that includes primate tracking experience like forest walks in Budongo, Bugoma and Bwindi forests on one side and the other side, the photographic safari experience of Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth National Parks.

The Panorama of Uganda is open to small groups of visitors to Uganda all throughout the year (Please check your preferred dates of dates)."

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9 day Itinerary

DAY PLACE ACTIVITIES
DAY 1 Entebbe Kampala

On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred for overnight in BB to the hotel.

Overnight at: Cassia Lodge / Boma Guest House
DAY 2 Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast your adventure in Uganda begins by driving northwest towards Masindi and Murchison Falls conservation area, the largest conservation area in Uganda, which offers beautiful sceneries of grassland acacia savannah in the north and tropical forests in the south.nYou will stop over for a nature walk at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, the breeding project which saw the rebirth of the endangered white rhinos in Uganda. You can see them closely while walking freely in the reserve which is their natural habitat. Lunch at the restaurant. Proceed to the national park. Check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at: Murchison River Lodge / Paraa Safari Lodge (Supplement for Bakers lodge) (C) or Pakuba Lodge (E). Full Board
DAY 3 Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast you will embark on an early morning game drive, explore the savannah in the delta of the Nile on Lake Albert, Northern bank. As you view and take memorable photographs of the animals in the wild, you might find elephants, lions, buffalos, giraffes, waterbucks, bushbucks, spotted hyenas and, very rarely, the leopards. Drive back to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, you take the boat excursion along the river Nile to the base of the magnificent Murchison Falls. It is amazing the concentration of wildlife in the bank of the river Nile, including hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird’s species, like African eagles, pelicans, kingfisher, Egyptian geese and much more. You proceed from the excursion with the walk to the “top of the falls, where the river Nile creates a narrow canyon of thunderous water as it lowers down the Albertine Rift Valley. You will have a view from the top of the falls.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight at Murchison River Lodge / Paraa Safari Lodge (Supplement for Bakers Lodge) (C) Pakuba Lodge (E). Full Board
DAY 4 Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo Forest

Early morning after breakfast you drive to Budongo Forest, in Kaniyo-Pabidi eco-tourist site, for the tropical forest trekking to meet the Great Apes, the chimpanzees in their natural habitat. The forest also is home to many other primates such as black and white colobus monkey, red-tailed monkey, blue monkey, vervet monkey and baboons. The chimpanzee trekking is possible due to the conservation efforts by Jane Goodall Institute and the park authorities to protect the forest and the endangered chimpanzees.nLunch or packed lunch. In the afternoon, you can take a cultural activity with Boomu Women Group eco-tourist site or the Kapega Association made by local guides who have been working in the forest. This is a moment for you to interact with the people living near the forest, to see how they live. nNotes: The chimpanzee trekking activity in Uganda is done according to the rules and regulations of the park and can be reserved both in the morning hours and in the afternoon hours.nn

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight at Hoima Cultural Lodge / Bugoma Jungle Lodge. Full Board
DAY 5 Hoima / Bugoma Forest to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, you leave Hoima heading southwest along the Lake Albert and Rift Valley escarpment, with breathtaking panoramic sceneries as you drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Stop over is made in Bugoma Forest South of Hoima.nBugoma Forest: This forest with its size of 410 sq km is the habitat of the chimpanzees and Ugandan mangabeys. It is also the site for a conservation effort by Destination Jungle in support of the Association for the Conservation of Bugoma Forest. You can support the initiative of the “Chimpanzee go!”, a fund raising initiative having the objective to collect funds for reforestation projects of degraded areas; for the protection of the forest though a private patrol Chimp T-RAP project against illegal logging; to maintain a public nursery or tropical trees available in the area.nAccording to the time available, we suggest to take a nature walk in the forest or to plant a tree.Lunch en route in a restaurant. The road follows along the Rwenzori mountain range to Kasese town. nNote: Today transfer is about 6 / 8 hours drive, through dirt road and the conditions are variable according to the rains.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight Mweya Safari Lodge/ Park View Safari lodge (C) or Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge / Enganzi Lodge (E) Full Board
DAY 6 Queen Elizabeth National Park

In the early morning, take a game drive along the tracks of the national park, in the Northern sectors and towards Lake George and Kasenyi village. You might see lions, elephants, buffaloes, spotted hyenas, waterbucks, Ugandan kobs, perhaps the leopard which is a rare sight. Queen Elizabeth enjoys unique landscapes and views of crater lakes and the Albertine Rift Valley, which make this area special and unforgettable. Lunch. nIn the afternoon, take the most exciting safari by boat from Mweya peninsula along Kazinga channel, one of the most popular sites in Uganda for its concentration of wildlife, bird’s life and opportunities for good photographs. Moreover, you will see plenty of hippos, buffaloes and elephants while drinking from the channel. In the evening short transfer to the Ishasha sector of the park, for dinner and overnight at Ishasha Jungle Lodge. Full Board n

Overnight at: Ishasha Jungle Lodge
DAY 7 Ishasha - Bwindi Forest National Park

After breakfast, photographic safari in the Ishasha sector, the southern region of Queen Elizabeth NP, in search for the “tree climbing lions” which are seen during the hot hours of the day, as they lie resting on top of Figs trees. See also herds of buffaloes, elephants, topi antelopes and many species of birds. Lunch en route. Reach Bwindi National Park by evening for dinner and overnightnNote: Today transfer can be very long up to 7 hours and depends on roads conditions and place of allocation of gorilla permits. The choice of the area of the gorilla safari depends on the availability of permits.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight at Bwindi Engagi Lodge (C) Or Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge (C) / Bakiga Lodge (E). Full Board
DAY 8 Mountain gorilla safari

In the morning you enter the rain tropical forest of Bwindi for the gorilla safari. The activity starts at 8am and you will follow the ranger guides in a group of maximum 8 people as you search for the habituated family of mountain gorillas, which was allocated according to the permits. Bwindi forest in Uganda has a population of about 420 gorillas, which is half the world population according to 2012 gorilla population surveys. It is not predictable the time you will spend to encounter the gorillas. You have one hour for observing the primates and their behaviors, while taking photographs. Ensure you take the packed lunch and water with you in the bag and for this you might need the support of available porters.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight at Bwindi Engagi Lodge (C) Or Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge / Bakiga Lodge (E). Full Board
DAY 9 Bwindi - Entebbe
After breakfast, drive to Entebbe for your flight out. Lunch en-route. Half BoardnNote: Today transfer is about 7 / 8 hours drive, through tarmac road, therefore we advise to book late flights from Entebbe International Airport or to add an extra night or to add an extension as listed below.

Itinerary Extension Options
OPTIONS PLACE ACTIVITIES
Option 1 Option 1: 1 extra day / night Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Day 1 or Day 10

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary was the first chimpanzee conservation project open in Uganda in the ’90 and it remains an important conservation site where chimpanzees are rescued and can have a home. The island is found on Lake Victoria, about half an hour speed boat from Entebbe pier. Tourists can have the Half Day excursion (at 8.30 am or at 1 pm) or the Overnight Experience staying at Ngamba Lodge, also with the possibility to choose an activity in contact with the chimpanzees.
Option 2 Option 2: 1 extra day/ night in Mgahinga National Park


Day 9 – Mgahinga National Park / Echuya Forest

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is a small reserve found at the border with Rwanda. The park is protecting the Virunga volcanoes which are located on the Ugandan side, the Muhavura (4.127 m), Gahinga (3.474 m) and Sabinyo (3.669 m). The park offers the possibility to do the mountain gorilla trekkiong (with a supplement); to climb one of the volcanoes for a day trekking of about 6 to 8 hours trekking, particularly the Muhavura; to take the trekking in search of the golden monkeys, an endangered species endemic of the Virunga eco-system. nIn alternative, today you can have the Batwa Trail, a well design circuit in the nearby Echuya Forest to encounter the Batwa pygmeos in what was their original habitat which today they are regaining thanks to the eco-tourist activities. nIn the evening short transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for dinner and overnight at Bird Nest Resort (C) or Arcadia Cottages Bunyonyi (E). Full Board

Day 10 – Lake Bunyonyi - Entebbe

After breakfast, drive back to Entebbe. Lunch en route. In the afternoon / evening reserved for the transfer to Entebbe International Airport for your flight. Half Boardn
Option 3 Option 3: 1 extra day/night in Lake Mburo National Park


Day 9 – Bwindi – Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National Park, a small game national park found in the central region of Uganda, the Ankole. This is the perfect stop over between Bwindi and Entebbe. After lunch, go for game drive in search for the beautiful impalas, elands, topi and many antelopes, buffaloes, zebras. Dinner and overnight at Rwakobo Rock Lodge / Mantana Mburo Tented Camp (C) or Arcadia Cottages Mburo / Mpogo Lodge (E). Full Board

Day 10 – Lake Mburo - Entebbe

After breakfast, last game drive (optional: nature walk) and lunch. Then drive to Entebbe for your flight out from Entebbe International Airport. Half Boardn

The price includes:

  1. Water on board
  2. Entrance fees and game drives
  3. Ziwa rhino’s sanctuary nature walk
  4. Shared boat excursions in Murchison Falls and Kazinga Channel
  5. Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo Forest
  6. Gorilla permit
  7. English speaking Driver/Guide
  8. Ground transportation by 4x4 tourist Land Cruiser
  9. Full board accommodation excluding drinks
  10. Airport transfers

8 Days North Tanzania Safari

Destination: Tanzania

This tour is the northern circuit of Tanzanian National parks which we offer with group departures open throughout the year. In 8 Days you will visit the most legendary attractions that made Tanzania one of the Top safari Destinations in Africa (Serengeti, Ngorongoro Carter, lake Manyara, Lake Natron).

This is a real African safari experience and your accommodation will be the typical tented camps, simple but comfortable which is another story in itself.

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8 day Itinerary

The price includes:

1. Bottles of water on board the vehicle
2. Tour of the Ngorongoro crater
3. Game drives as indicated in the program
4. Driver service - English speaking guide
5. Entrance to the parks and government taxes
6. Transportation by 4x4 safari Land cruiser vehicle
7. Full board excluding drinks
8. Transfer from the airport

8 Days Kenya - Amboseli Mara

Destination: Kenya

This tour is one of a classic great rift-valley itineraries of Kenya. The 8 Days tour is a discovery of some the top game reserves for photographic safari experience, including the Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru NP and Amboseli National Park. We offer this program with an option of comfort lodges or tented camps .

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8 day Itinerary
DAY PLACE ACTIVITIES
DAY 1
Nairobi

On arrival at Nairobi International Airport our representative will transfer you to the hotel for overnight in a bed and breakfast basis

Overnight at: Eka Hotel (C) or Boulevard Hotel (E). BB
DAY 2 Nairobi – Maasai Mara

After breakfast, the journey starts to the Maasai town of Narok and the legendary Maasai Mara National Reserve – to many, the jewel and highlight of the safari expedition. Lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game drive returning to your lodge or camping for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at: Mara Sopa Lodge (C) or camping site Ol Moran Tented Camp (E). Full Board
DAY 3 Maasai Mara National Reserve

A full day in the Mara with game drive early morning and late afternoon, each of about 3 hours. This is where millions of wildebeest cross the Mara River from the Serengeti National Park of Tanzania to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve of Kenya - an annual spectacular event, which brings along thousands of plains game and predators to the Mara. From June to October the migration is from Kenya to Tanzania, while from November to May is from Serengeti to Masaai Mara. However, the phenomenon is more linked to the actual changes of weather.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge (C) or camping site Ol Moran Tented Camp (E). Full Board
DAY 4 Mara - Lake Nakuru

Leave after breakfast and drive to Lake Nakuru National Park. Lunch from the lodge. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in this small game and bird-filled park, rhinos, leopards, lions, giraffes. As you drive to the hills surrounding the park, you can enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the lake. Return to your lodge or camping at dusk for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnigaLake Nakuru Sopa Lodge (C) or Chester Hotel or similar in town (E). Full Board ht at Mara Sopa Lodge (C) or camping site Ol Moran Tented Camp (E). Full Board
DAY 5 Lake Nakuru – Naivasha

Drive leisurely to Lake Naivasha, the only fresh water lake within Africa's Great Rift Valley. The lake is amidst bathing hippos and teems with fresh water fish. The Lake is the focus of activity on abundant birdlife and several activities. Here the avid bird watcher sees paradise in a vast array of exotic bird life. The lake region is host to distinctive herds of plains game and the elusive, black faced colobus monkey - it is one of the few places in the world where one can wander on foot amongst wild animals. After lunch, spend the rest of the day relaxing at the lodge enjoying its amenities.

Overnight at: All meals and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort (C) or Fish Eagle Inn or similar (E) Full Board
DAY 6 Naivasha – Amboseli

After breakfast, you drive through the Athi and Kapiti Plains past the town of Namanga and arrive in time for lunch in Amboseli National Park. In the afternoon you will go for game drive and explorations of this park, which is so famous for the numerous herds of elephants as well as the spectacular view of Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania. Other animals present in the park are the giraffes, the zebras, wildebeest, impala, caracal, lions, leopards, cheetah and buffaloes to say some of them. You have dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa Lodge (C) or Sentrim Amboseli Camp (E). Full Board

Overnight at: Amboseli Sopa Lodge (C) or Sentrim Amboseli Camp (E). Full Board
DAY 7 Amboseli National Park

Today you enjoy the full day of game drives in the national park, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The lunch, dinner and overnight at the same lodge

Overnight at: Amboseli Sopa Lodge (C) or Sentrim Amboseli Camp (E). Full Board
DAY 8 Amboseli - Nairobi
An early morning game drive is followed by breakfast and thereafter, return to Nairobi to arrive by mid-afternoon. Light lunch enroute. Transfer to the airport for your flight connection. Half Board

The price includes:

1. Water on board
2. Park fees
3. Flying Doctors insurance
4. Full time English speaking driver guide
5. Car hire and fuel
6. All ground transportation
7. All ground transportation
8. Accommodation indicated or similar are subject to availability
9. Full board accommodation
10. Airport transfers

8 days Kenya - Samburu & Mara Safari

Destination: Kenya
This tour is one of itineraries of the great Rift-Valley circuit of Kenya apart from visiting the ""must-go"" Masai Mara reserve, the tour proceeds further north to one of the most interesting and wild game reserves - the Samburu. The reserve is rich in wildlife with an abundance of rare northern specialist species such as the Grevy's zebra, Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk and the beisa oryx (also referred to as Samburu Special Five).

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8 day Itinerary

The price includes:
1. Bottles of water
2. Game park entrance fees
3. Services of an English-speaking driver/tour guide
4. Transport by special safari 4x4 vehicle
5. Full board accommodation excluding drinks
6. Airport transfers

7 Days Primates of Uganda Safari

Destination: Uganda
This is one of our primate tours. In 7 days, you will experience the chimpanzee eco-tourism in Kibale National park and the Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National park. The itinerary also includes photographic safari in Queen Elizabeth National park and after the main program we offer optional extensions of a 1 day to Mgahinga National park, Lake Mburo National park or Ngamba Island chimpanzee sanctuary.

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7 day Itinerary

DAY PLACE ACTIVITIES
DAY 1 Entebbe / Kampala

On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred for overnight in BB to the hotel,

Overnight at: Cassia Lodge / Boma Hotel. BB
DAY 2 Fort Portal

After breakfast drive to Fort Portal the capital town of Tooro kingdom which lies on the shadow of Rwenzori Mountains, the biggest mountain range in Africa. Lunch en route. In the afternoon you can spend the afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge (standard cottage) / Crater Safari Lodge (C) or Chimpanzee Forest Guest House / Isunga Lodge (E). Full Board
DAY 3 Kibale - Queen Elizabeth N.P

After breakfast, today activity is the nature walk in Kibale National Park for experiencing the rain tropical forest, birding and especially to encounter the chimpanzees in their natural environment. Kibale national park with its 766 sq km of rain tropical forest contains the highest primates’ density in the world. Among the species which you can see include black and white colobus, red tailed monkey and vervet monkey. Moreover, 325 species of birds are recorded.nIn the afternoon proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park, which lies between Lake George on the East, Lake Edward on the West and the Rwenzori Mountains on the North. Have a game drive as you enter the park.

Overnight at: Overnight and dinner at Mweya Safari Lodge / Park view Safari Lodge (C) or Ihamba Safari Lodge / Enganzi Lodge (E). Full Board
DAY 4 Queen Elizabeth National Park - Ishasha Sector

After a cup of coffee, at 6.30 am go for a game drive along the tracks of the national park, in the Northern side towards Lake George and Kasenyi village. You might see lions, elephants, buffaloes, spotted hyenas, waterbucks, Ugandan kobs, perhaps the leopard though is shy and rare to be seen. Reach up to the Baboon cliffs and the splendid crater lakes region. Have lunch and in the afternoon take the most exciting safari by boat from Mweya peninsula along Kazinga channel, one of the most popular sites in Uganda for its concentration of wildlife, bird’s life and opportunities for good photographs. Moreover, you will see plenty of hippos, buffaloes and elephants while drinking from the channel. nIn the evening, you continue your journey to the southern part of the park in Ishasha sector, a vast savannah between the rivers Ishasha and Ntungwe.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight at Ishasha Jungle Lodge. Full Board
DAY 5 Ishasha - Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest

After breakfast, morning game drive in Ishasha, where you might have a chance to see the “tree climbing lions” which are seen during the hot hours of the day, as they lie resting on top of Figs trees. See also herds of buffaloes, elephants, topi antelopes and more. After lunch, drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is the natural habitat for the endangered mountain gorillas and it is a Heritage Site under Unesco for the biodiversity importance. You will reach an altitude of up to 2300 m above sea level. The choice of the area of the “gorilla safari” depends on the availability and allocation of the permits for this activity. Note: Today transfer is variable, according to the location of the gorilla permits and road conditions.

Overnight at: Dinner and overnight at Bwindi Engagi Lodge / Bakiga Lodge / Gorilla Valley Lodge (E). Full Board
DAY 6 Mountain gorilla safari

Early in the morning you enter the rain tropical forest of Bwindi for the gorilla safari. The activity starts at 8am and you will follow the ranger guides in a group of maximum 8 people as you search for the habituated family of mountain gorillas. Bwindi forest in Uganda has a population of about 370 gorillas, which is half the world population according to 2007 gorilla population surveys. It is not predictable the time you will spend to encounter the gorillas. You have one hour for observing the primates and their behaviors, while taking photographs. Ensure you take the packed lunch and water with you in the bag and you might engage for this the support of available porters. In the evening proceed to Lake Bunyonyi, wonderful scenery, for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at: Bwindi Engagi Lodge / Bakiga Lodge / Gorilla Valley Lodge (E). Full Board
DAY 7 Bwindi – Entebbe/Kampala
After breakfast, drive to Entebbe for your flight out. Lunch enroute HBnn

The price includes:
1. Water on board
2. Entrance fees, taxes
3. Boat excursion on Kazinga Channel
4. Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park
5. Gorilla permits at USD 600
6. English speaking Driver/Guide
7. Ground transportation by 4x4 tourist Land Cruiser
8. Full board accommodation
9. Airport transfers

7 Days North Tanzania - Legend of Wilderness Safari

Destination: Tanzania
This is our best itinerary for the Northern circuit of Tanzania. The program includes visiting the top 4 destinations: the legendary Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Crater of the seven wonders. In fact, this is really a ""legend of wilderness"" safari, a ""must visit"" of the safari experiences and a life time dream coming true.

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7 day Itinerary

DAY PLACE ACTIVITIES
DAY 1 Arusha
On arrival at Arusha Kilimanjaro Airport, our representative will welcome you to Tanzania and transfer to the hotel, where you spend the night in BB basis, Lake Duluti Serena (C) or Planet Lodge / Karama Lodge (E). BB
DAY 2 From Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, your journey starts to Lake Manyara National Park. Visit Mto Wa Mbu village on the way. After lunch, go for photographic game through the ground water jungle forest home to large families of baboons, blue and velvet monkeys down to the lake. This small park covers only 330 sq km of which 220 sq km is the lake. On the shores of the soda lake and its swamps and woodlands live large mammals, including giraffe, herds of elephants, impalas, zebras, buffaloes as well as water birds like flamingoes, pelicans, Egyptian gees, species of storks, crested cranes. Sometimes visitors can spot tree climbing lions in the acacia woodland, however it is not frequent. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight, Lake Manyara Serena Lodge / Lake Manyara Hotel (C) or Migunga Tented Camp (E). Full Board Note: The transfer is about 75 km, 1 hour and half drive.
DAY 3 From Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park
After breakfast leave Lake Manyara and drive to Serengeti National Park. Covering 14.763 sq km the park is the largest in Tanzania; it is part of the Serengeti ecosystem with Ngorongoro Crater Area and Masai Mara in Kenya. Stop over will be made for lunch and for the first panoramic views of Ngorongoro Crater from the top. Along the road you see the typical Maasai “bomas” – villages and their cattle. Proceed through the grass plains and semi arid area after entering the gate of the National Park. The first game drive is on route to your lodge, Serena Serengeti Lodge / Sopa Serengeti Lodge (C) or Serengeti Halisi Camp / Kati Kati Tented Camp (E) for dinner and overnight. Full Board Note: The transfer is about 200 km, 4 hour and half drive.
DAY 4 Serengeti National Park the legend of wilderness
After early breakfast, depart for long game drive. You can choose if you wish to come back for lunch and rest at the lodge or if you wish to leave with packed lunch and spend more time in game drive. The Seronera Valley is a transitional area between the open grassland in the South and the wooded grassland in the North - West, criss-crossed by rivers like Seronera and Orangi which end into Grumeti River and provide water reserve all year long. For this reason you will find in this area a very high concentration of wildlife. Among the resident mammals are included giraffes, buffaloes, impalas, Thompson’s gazelles, bushbucks, leopards, lions, spotted hyenas and the endangered black rhino. The number of animals is higher when the migration is back from the Northern plains to the South, between December and May, which is normally a rainy period. It is amazing to see the long columns of the animals move in one direction in search for water until the next dry season. Return to your lodge, Serena Serengeti Lodge / Sopa Serengeti Lodge (C) or Serengeti Halisi Camp / Kati Kati Tented Camp (E) for dinner and overnight. Full Board
DAY 5 From Serengeti to Ngorongoro
After breakfast, leave your lodge for morning game drive. After lunch, head to Ngorongoro and Oldupai Gorge (this is the original name of the so called “Olduvai Gorge”). This is found to the North West of the Ngorongoro crater. You can visit the Oldupai Gorge museum and ask questions concerning the importance of the site for the history of the humanity. Proceed to the ridge of the Ngorongoro Crater for dinner and overnight at your lodge, Serena Ngorongoro Lodge / Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge (C) or at Rhino Lodge (E), and enjoy the evening view of the crater. Full Board Note: The transfer is about 150 km, 3 hours and half drive.
DAY 6 Ngorongoro Crater, one of the wonders on Earth
After breakfast, descend into the caldera of Ngorongoro Crater for an unforgettable experience of wildlife. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area covers an area of 8.292 sq km, ranges in altitude from 1020 to 3.587 meters. The crater itself is only a small part of this; the caldera is large 19.2 km, is 610 meters deep and covers 304 sq km. The permanent presence of water in the floor of the crater supports a large resident population of wildlife. This includes wildebeests, zebras, impalas, dikdik, elephants, buffaloes. Large predators are easily seen, with families of lions, cheetah, spotted hyenas, leopard. The lunch with pic nic boxes can be taken from the hippo pool point. In the evening transfer to Tarangire National Park, with dinner and overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge / Maromboi Tented Camp (C) or Sangaiwe Tented Camp (E). Full Board Note: The transfer is about 190 km, 3 hours drive.
DAY 7 Tarangire National Park
After breakfast game drive in Tarangire National Park. The park is home to more elephants per square kilometer than anywhere else in the world. It covers 2.850 sq kilometers and its ecosystem is based on the Tarangire river and large swamps. These provide water reserves all year round and therefore animals are abundant also during the dry season generally from July to November. The concentration of wildlife is the largest outside the Serengeti system and includes the migratory wildebeests, zebras, buffaloes, impalas, elands, as well as the orix and gerenuk, only found in this area. Return for lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, drive to Arusha and reserved for transfer to the Airport. Half Board Note: The transfer is about 190 km, 3 hour’s drive.

The price includes:
1. Bottles of water on board the vehicle
2. Tour of the Ngorongoro crater
3. Game drives as indicated in the program
4. Driver service - English speaking guide
5. Entrance to the parks and government taxes
6. Transportation by 4x4 safari Land cruiser vehicle
7. Full board excluding drinks
8. Transfer from the airport

7 Days Mount Elgon Trekking

Destination: Uganda

Mount Elgon is an extinct volcano with the largest surface area in the world (50 km by 80km) and a caldera which covers over 40km at the top of the mountain. The highest peak is Wagagai, 4.321 m. It lies at the border with Kenya in Eastern Uganda and is protected within the Mount Elgon National Park boundaries shared with Kenya. It is home to the Bagisu and the Sabiny people and the area is well known for the high cultivation of good Arabic coffee. While ascending the peaks, you meet four different vegetation zones: the montane forest, the bamboo forest, the heath zone and moorland zone, where you can find some endemic species of plants like giant Lobelia Elgonensis, particular groundsels and everlasting flowers. At the moment there are not huts available in the mountains, but nice designated camping sites.

The trekking

There are several trekking trails around Mount Elgon. The full trekking circuit to the peaks takes 4 to 5 days to complete, following Sipi or Sasa Trails. From Kapkway Exploration Centre (UWA quarter) you can take at least three different one - day hikes, the Chebanet Falls, Mountain Bamboo trail and Ridge view trail. The one day trail to see the four Sipi Falls is a popular activity and it starts from the village of Sipi.

Period for the trekking

The best time to visit Mount Elgon is May and September, November and December. Are you ready for the trekking? This trekking does not require any technical equipment and it is considered an easy activity. Physical fitness and training however is recommended before undertaking the adventure. It is unlikely to experience altitude sickness in Mount Elgon. You will enjoy the peace and the stunning panoramic views from the summit and the caldera. Itinerary: Sipi Trail down Sasa Trail 7 days 6 nights This is the most recommended trail. It is gradual in terms of difficulty and it reaches the best places and view point from the mountain."

Travel by road
7 day Itinerary
DAY PLACE ACTIVITIES
DAY 1 Kampala - Sipi

Late morning you leave Kampala in the direction of Jinja and Mbale. You arrive by evening at Sipi Falls, where you will have dinner and overnight at Sipi River Lodge or similar, while enjoying the beautiful scenery.

Overnight at: Sipi River Lodge or similar
DAY 2 From Kapkway to Tutum Camp (2667m)


In the morning after breakfast you drive the short distance to Kapkway Exploration Center, UWA headquarter. You meet the appointed guide and arrange the luggage, porters and camping gear, ready for departure.

The trail passes through montane and bamboo forest up to Tutum Cave Camp (2.667 m), named after the spectacular cave which you can see in the forest. Prepare for dinner and overnight in pitched tent.Distance of the day: 11 km. Time: 4 hours. Altitude of the day: 1000m.

Overnight at: Tutum Cave Camp
DAY 3 From Tutum Camp to Kajeri Camp (3.383m)

After breakfast you proceed the trekking through the groundsel vegetation zone. The arrival point is Kajeri Camp (3.383m) where you will have dinner overnight in tent. nDistance of the day: 17 km. Time: 5 hours. Altitude of the day: 800m.

Overnight at: Kajeri Camp
DAY 4 From Tutum Camp to Kajeri Camp (3.383m)

After breakfast you proceed the trekking through the groundsel vegetation zone. The arrival point is Kajeri Camp (3.383m) where you will have dinner overnight in tent. nDistance of the day: 17 km. Time: 5 hours. Altitude of the day: 800m.

Overnight at: Kajeri Camp
DAY 5 From Tutum Camp to Kajeri Camp (3.383m)

After breakfast you proceed the trekking through the groundsel vegetation zone. The arrival point is Kajeri Camp (3.383m) where you will have dinner overnight in tent. nDistance of the day: 17 km. Time: 5 hours. Altitude of the day: 800m.

Overnight at: Kajeri Camp
DAY 6 From Kajery Camp to Mude Camp (3.500m)

After breakfast you walk sloping down after Muyembe camp to Mude cave Camp (3.500m), where you join the Sasa Trial. Dinner and overnight in tent.nDistance of the day: 25 km. Time: 9 hours. Altitude of the day: 120 m. tn

Overnight at: Muyembe camp to Mude cave Camp
DAY 7 From Mude Camp to Wagagay Peak (4321 m) and return to Mude

After breakfast at 7am you walk through the moorland zone, you will pass via Jackson Pick and see Jackson pool. As you reach on top of the ridge you will see down the caldera and walk up to the main peak, Wagagai by 11 am for best visibility. After break for lunch, return to the Mude campsite for dinner and overnight. Distance of the day: 18 km. Time: 7/8 hours. Altitude of the day: - 820m. n

Overnight at: Mude campsite
DAY 8 From Mude Camp descend to Budadiri


After breakfast at 7am you walk through the moorland zone, you will pass via Jackson Pick and see Jackson pool. As you reach on top of the ridge you will see down the caldera and walk up to the main peak, Wagagai by 11 am for best visibility. After break for lunch, return to the Mude campsite for dinner and overnight.

The trekking ends descending to Bumasola through Budadiri Gate of the park, stop over at Sasa River Camp. In Bumasola you get the vehicle to Budadiri. Rest and overnight at Rose’s place The Last Chance (E) or proceed to hotel in Mbale. FBnTime: 4 hours.

Overnight at: Mbale.

The price includes:
1. Park Entrance fees
2. Cook (Chef)
3. Guide and one porter, carrying max 18kg
4. Camping tents and camping gear
5. Full board and meals during the hike
6. Transportation to the Park

6 Days Tanzania, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Safari

Destination: Tanzania
This safari program concentrates in visiting the top destination of Northern Tanzania, which is the Serengeti ecosystem. Serengeti National Park with 14.763 sq km is the largest in Tanzania. The Ngorongoro Crater with a caldera 19.2 km large and 610 meters deep, covers 304 sq km of total 8.292 sq km of the overall Ngorongoro Conservation Area. In terms of biodiversity, geological history, scientific research, history of photography and documentaries of wildlife, this area of Tanzania and of Africa in general is a must visit site."

Travel by road
6 day Itinerary
DAY PLACE ACTIVITIES
DAY 1
Arusha
On arrival at Arusha Kilimanjaro Airport, our representative will welcome you to Tanzania and transfer to the hotel, where you spend the night in BB basis, Planet Lodge / Karama Lodge. BB
DAY 2 Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast we drive to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. On the way you cross the small villages of Mto wa Mbu and Karatu with unique views of the high altitude rain forest surrounding the ring. Lunch en route. Dinner and overnight at Serena Ngorongoro Lodge / Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge (C) or at Rhino Lodge (E). Full Board
DAY 3 Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, depart for a full day of game viewing of Ngorongoro crater, discovering the beauty and abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor. Picnic lunch. In the afternoon return to the lodge. Dinner and overnight at the Serena Ngorongoro Lodge / Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge (C) or at Rhino Lodge (E). Full Board
DAY 4 Ngorongoro - Serengeti National Parks
Distance: 145 km (3 hrs 30 min.) After breakfast, depart to Serengeti National Park stopping on the way at Olduvai Gorge, the archaeological site made famous by Louis & Mary Leakey. Lunch and afternoon game drive in the most famous of all the sanctuaries and one of the last great strongholds of wildlife in the world, the Serengeti. Dinner and overnight at Serena Serengeti Lodge / Sopa Serengeti Lodge (C) or Serengeti Halisi Camp / Kati Kati Tented Camp (E). Full Board
DAY 5 Serengeti National Parks
Morning and afternoon game drive in the park, with its huge concentration of plain game. All meals and overnight at Serena Serengeti Lodge / Sopa Serengeti Lodge (C) or Serengeti Halisi Camp / Kati Kati Tented Camp (E). Full Board
DAY 6 Serengeti / Arusha After breakfast drive back to Arusha. BB

The price includes:

1. Complimentary bottled water whilst on safari
2. Crater Tour
3. All game drives as detailed in the itinerary
4. Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
5. All park entrance fees to include local government taxes
6. All ground transport whilst on safari in a comfortable 4x4 safari Land cruiser
7. Full board accommodation excluding drinks
8. Airport transfers
9. Airport transfers

6 Days Nyiragongo volcano & Virunga gorilla trekking

Destination: Congo

Virunga National Park

Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo is a world heritage site which is made by four main sectors, the Nyiragongo and Nyamulagira volcanoes; the Mikeno sector of the Virunga Volcanoes Mountains; the Lulimbi savannah along Lake Edward; and the Rwenzori Mountains.

You will visit the Mikeno sector, named after one of the Virunga volcanoes, a mountaineering area where today there are 8 gorilla groups open for tourism activity, making up a total of 120 gorillas (of a total population in Virunga of about 480). These 8 groups are found in four trekking points, which are: Bukima, Kibumba, Katovu and Jomba. The Mikeno sector of the park enjoys stunning view over the Albertine Rift Valley, which comes from Uganda and proceeds down to Lake Kivu. The roads along the park are currently very dirt and the transportation is made with good land rovers.

Nyiragongo Volcano

Nyiragongo is an active volcano, with a biggest lava dam in the world, visible from its edge at an altitude of 3.470 meters. With the Nyamulagira volcano, they are the last of the Virunga volcanoes, located near the Lake Kivu and overlooking Goma Town, making the area to be separated from the Mikeno sector of the park. Nyiragongo erupted last time in January 2002. The volcano can be climbed in a 2 days trekking with an overnight on top along the edge, where a number of wooden cabins are available as dormitories, plus the common latrines and kitchen area where the cooks of the organization prepare hot meals for the tourists. The trekking follows the vegetation of the mountain and you will have four stopping points with available latrine along the way.

Organization of the trekking of the Nyiragongo

Climbing the Nyiragongo is not a difficult activity and it can take about 5 to 6 hours to reach on top. You will need your trekking gear including: rucksack, sleeping bag (the mattress is provided in the cabins), torch, light and worm rain jacket, warm hat, trekking boots, rain gear for your own protection (rain is a bit frequent in this area). You will carry with you a full change of clothes in case of having found the rain on the way (socks, t-shirts, trousers, shirt and sweater). At night the temperature goes down to minus zero degrees, so it is advisable to have layers of clothes to spend the night on the edge and for sleeping.

The park will give you as part of the service: rucksack, sleeping bag, poncho, warm jacket. You might go with it or prefer your own personal gear.

Travel by road
6 day Itinerary
DAY PLACE ACTIVITIES
DAY 1 Arrival in Kigali / Goma

Arrival in Kigali international airport or in Goma International Airport, pick up and transfer to the hotel for the overnight in BB at The Manor / The Quiet Haven Hotel in Kigali or Lake Kivu Lodge in Goma. BB

Overnight at: The Manor / The Quiet Haven Hotel in Kigali or Lake Kivu Lodge in Goma. BB
DAY 2 Goma – Virunga National Park

After breakfast, drive to Virunga National Park precisely in the southern sector of Mikeno, which is the area of the Virunga volcanoes, home to about 400 mountain gorillas. Lunch en route. Dinner and overnight at Bukima Tented Camp / Kibumba Lodge, found at an altitude of about 2200 meters at the foothills of the Mikeno volcano. Full Board nNote: the transfer of today takes about 3 hours from Kigali. The road from Goma to the park is dirt.n

Overnight at: Bukima Tented Camp / Kibumba Lodge
DAY 3 Gorilla trekking in Virunga National Park


After a very early morning breakfast, go to the park rangers post for the registration and briefing for the mountain gorilla trekking. The area of the tracking will be decided by the park among the current four areas open for this activity.nPacked lunch served for the day out or late lunch at the lodge. nIn the afternoon you drive to Rumangabo village, where there is the national park head quarters.

You can visit Senkwekwe center, started in 2007 hosting 3 gorillas (Ndeze, Matabishi and Ndakasi) and from 2017 also a baby gorilla called Muzuka. Next to the center also the gorilla cemetery with the tombs of about 15 gorillas, many of them killed by poachers in the past, like the Semkwekwe who died in 2007. Dinner and overnight at Mikeno lodge at an altitude of 1800 meters. Full BoardnNote: the transfer of today takes about 2 hours from Kibumba or 1 hour from Bukima along a dirt road.n

Overnight at: Mikeno lodge at an altitude of 1800 meters. Full Board
DAY 4 Mikeno lodge – Nyiragongo volcano hike


After an early morning breakfast, drive to Kibati where the Nyiragongo volcano mountain hike starts at an altitude of about 2.000 metres. The summit is at an altitude of 3,470m where you will see the lava lake in the largest crater. The trekking is not difficult and follows a well demarcated route. Along the route there are also stopping points with benches, latrines and to rest with some snacks.

Dinner and overnight at the summit in the wooden cabins of the park. The Nyiragongo is a continuous experience all through the night as it keeps changing colours and sound. From the top you will also have a stunning view of Lake Kivu, Goma town and the Rift Valley where across continues the Virunga National Park on the North. Overnight at the tents at the summit.nNote: the transfer of today takes about 2 hours from Mikeno to Nyiragongo.

Overnight at: Mikeno lodge at an altitude of 1800 meters. Full Board
DAY 5 Mikeno lodge – Nyiragongo volcano hike


After an early morning breakfast, drive to Kibati where the Nyiragongo volcano mountain hike starts at an altitude of about 2.000 metres. The summit is at an altitude of 3,470m where you will see the lava lake in the largest crater. The trekking is not difficult and follows a well demarcated route. Along the route there are also stopping points with benches, latrines and to rest with some snacks. Dinner and overnight at the summit in the wooden cabins of the park.

The Nyiragongo is a continuous experience all through the night as it keeps changing colours and sound. From the top you will also have a stunning view of Lake Kivu, Goma town and the Rift Valley where across continues the Virunga National Park on the North. Overnight at the tents at the summit.nNote: the transfer of today takes about 2 hours from Mikeno to Nyiragongo.

Overnight at: Mikeno lodge at an altitude of 1800 meters. Full Board
DAY 6 Nyiragongo volcano – Goma

After the last visit to the lava lake, have your breakfast then descend the volcanic mountain going back to the starting point. After writing comments, drive back to Goma. Lunch in the hotel. In the afternoon visit some of the most interesting handicraft shops of Goma and the take a tour of this town of more than 1 million people. Dinner and overnight in Goma at Lake Kivu lodge. Full Board

Overnight at: Lake Kivu lodge
DAY 7 Departure
After breakfast, reserved to departure from Goma International Airport or from Kigali International Airport with a transfer back to Kigali. BB

Itinerary Extension Options

OPTIONS PLACE ACTIVITIES
Option 1 Option 1: Extension 1 - TCHEGERA 1 DAY 1 NIGHT


Day 6 – Tchegera on Lake Kivu

After breakfast, take the boat on Lake Kivu to Tchegera Island, which will take a short trip. In the island you will enjoy the beauty of the nature, the beach, the abundant birding life and you can also take activities like paddle board to other parts of the island.nnFull board at Tchegera Island Camp. Full Board.

Day 7 – Tchegera – Departure

After breakfast, take the boat back to Goma and complete your journey with the departure or transfer back to Kigali. BB
Option 2 Option 2: Extension 2 – KAHUZI BIEGA NATIONAL PARK 3 DAYS 3 NIGHTS


Day 6 - Explore Lake Kivu - Bukavu

After breakfast the journey continues on board the ferry boat on Lake Kivu, for the crossing to the south to Bukavu. Lunch. In the afternoon you can visit the local markets, the harbor and the long lake or visit the orphanage of chimpanzees (Primary Rehabilitation Center). Dinner and overnight stay, Lodge Coco. Full board.

Day 7 - Low land gorilla trekking in Kahuzi - Biega National Park

After breakfast early in the morning, depart for the Kahuzi Biega National Park. With 600 square miles of forest, the park offers the opportunity to experience the true Congolese jungle. The main activity is definitely trekking to see gorillas on the plains or Gorilla Gorilla Graueri, chosen among the familiar families for this tourist program. Take your packed lunch with you from the hotel and keep ready for a walk in the forest. Dinner and overnight stay, Lodge Coco. Full board.

Day 8 – Bukavu - Kigali

After breakfast I move to the border of Rwanda from Bakavu heading to Kigali. Lunch break at Butare. Visit the royal palace of Mwami at Nyanza. Dinner and overnight in Kigali, Flame Tree Village Hotel / The Manor Hotel / The Quiet Haven Hotel. Full board

Day 9 - Kigali

Reserved for the city tour of Rwanda's capital and transfer to Kigali International Airport. BB

The price includes:
1. Visa fee to Congo DRC
2. Package for the Nyiragongo gear
3. Cook and an English speaking guide
4. Porter for the Nyiragongo
5. Nyiragongo trekking
6. Gorilla permit
7. Accommodations based on full board
8. The driver guide
9. Transportations (4wd vehicle) and fuel

5 Days Zanzibar Beach Vacations

Destination: Tanzania
Enjoy your relaxation tour and beach holiday with this safari.

Travel by road
5 day Itinerary
DAY PLACE ACTIVITIES
DAY 1 Zanzibar Stone Town

On arrival at Zanzibar Stone Town from the airport or from your location in the island, you will check in at Zanzibar Coffee House. Constructed in 1885 by Sir Tharia Topan, Wazir to Sultan Said Bargash, this house was one of the first buildings in Stonetown. Now is owned by the Zanzibar Coffee Company Ltd., and maintains the Arab style. This is a unique, unusual place, well positioned for walking through the old town and also enjoying very special coffee.

Zanzibar stonetown tour includes visiting the central market, the Anglican church, the house of wonders, the Arab fort and National Museum. In addition, you can take the spicy tour, visiting some gardens containing exotic spices and fruit trees.

Overnight at: Zanzibar Coffee House – Tembo Hotel
DAY 2 Zanzibar Beach

You take the shuttle from Stone Town and you reach the Northern coast of the Island, Nungwi.

Overnight at: Ras Nungwi / The Royal Zanzibar (C) or My Blue / Langi Langi (E). Half Board / Full Board
DAY 3 Zanzibar Beach

During your stay, there are many activities you can take in the island. You can have deep sea fishing and dhow cruises as well as scuba diving and snorkeling. If you like diving, you can find among the best sites with stunning coral gardens. The best site for snorkeling is Kendwa Reef and Kendwa Gardens.

Overnight at: Ras Nungwi / The Royal Zanzibar (C) or My Blue / Langi Langi (E). Half Board / Full Board
DAY 4 Zanzibar Beach

During your stay, there are many activities you can take in the island. You can have deep sea fishing and dhow cruises as well as scuba diving and snorkeling. If you like diving, you can find among the best sites with stunning coral gardens. The best site for snorkeling is Kendwa Reef and Kendwa Gardens.

Overnight at: Ras Nungwi / The Royal Zanzibar (C) or My Blue / Langi Langi (E). Half Board / Full Board
DAY 5 Departure from Zanzibar Beach - Airport
After breakfast, board the shuttle for Zanzibar airport.

The price includes:

1. All taxes
2. Tuition in snorkelling, if required
3. Use of snorkelling Equipment
4. Guidance on the reef and the Forest trials
5. Boat transfers to the reef for snorkelling
6. Sodas, water, coffee, tea and snacks
7. Full-board meals
8. Accommodation
9. Boat transport to and from the island on the morning transfer
10. Full board accommodation
11. Airport transfers

5 Days Rwanda Lake Rumira, Rulima, Akagera National park

Destination: Rwanda
Visit places like Akagera National park, Rulima and many more."

Travel by road
5 day Itinerary

The price includes:

1. Water on board
2. Water on board
3. Safari and boat excursion on Lake Ihema
4. Safari and boat excursion on Lake Ihema
5. English speaking driver / guide
6. Transport with 4x4 Land Cruiser/land rover
7. Full Board and overnight
8. Full Board and overnight
9. Full Board and overnight
10. Airport transfers

4 Days Volcanoes Gorilla Trekking Safari

Destination: Rwanda
Volcanoes National Park is the Rwanda section of the more extended Virunga conservation area shared between Uganda, Rwanda and Congo DRC. It is named after the chain of eight volcanoes which make its territory, including Karisimbi, Mikeno, Muhabura/Muhavura, Visoke, Sabinyo, Gahinga, Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira. This trek offers is packaged in special way that clients are able to choose an activity of their choice and this includes tracking the endangered Golden monkeys, visiting the Dian Fossey Museum the American primatologist whose work has lead to the present conservation of Mountain Gorillas, the Ultimate Mountain Gorilla tracking Experience and an adventurous hike to one the volcanoes.

Travel by road
4 day Itinerary

DAY PLACE ACTIVITIES
DAY 1 Kigali
On arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by the representative and transferred to the hotel for the overnight in BB, Flame Tree Village Hotel / The Manor Hotel. (Supplement for Hotel Des Milles Collines / Kigali Serena Hotel) BB
DAY 2 Kigali – Volcanoes National park
Full Board After breakfast, we organise a short city tour of the capital town of Rwanda. After lunch, in the afternoon leave in the direction of Volcanoes National Park. It takes about 3 hours drive. Dinner and overnight at Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel / Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (C) or Le Bamboo Gorilla Lodge / Da Vinci Lodge (E). Supplement for Bisate Wilderness Camp / Virunga Lodge.
DAY 3 Gorilla tracking / other activity in the Park of the Volcanoes (optional)
Full Board Early in the morning after breakfast there will be a briefing by the RDB rangers to start a trek in the Park of the Volcanoes. The activity is chosen from (see supplements): 1. Trekking of mountain gorillas inside the tropical mountain forest of the Volcanoes National Park. You reach the starting point of the walk depending on the gorilla family that is assigned by the park authority in the redistribution of the available gorilla permits. You will bring a packed lunch with you, a light rain jacket and a trekking scarped jacket. 2. Trekking of endemic golden monkeys. 3. Visit the Old Karisoke Research Center to see the tombs of Dian Fossey and the gorillas. 4. Trekking on Mount Visoke. This walk is quite more challenging, being the peak of Mount Visoke at 3,711 meters. The walk lasts until late afternoon and brings with it a packed lunch. The Visoke is an extinct volcano that is part of the Virunga chain. In the afternoon (if time is left) we recommend visiting one of the ecotourism projects in the local communities, including the Gorilla Guardian village Iby'Iwacu Cultural Village in Kinigi, a way to get a closer look at people's lives, traditions and customs and also for to be able to attend the Intore dances. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / Five Volcanoes Hotel (C) or Le Bamboo Gorilla Lodge / Da Vinci Lodge (E). Supplement for Bisate Wilderness Camp / Virunga Lodge.
DAY 4 Other activity in the Park of the Volcanoes (optional)
Half Board After breakfast optional trekking activity (see the options and prices). Packed lunch. In the afternoon drive back to Kigali. Possible transfer to Kigali International Airport.

The price includes:
1. Entrance fees, taxes
2. Eco-tourism activity in Volcanoes National Park
3. Gorilla permits each at USD 1.500
4. English speaking Driver/Guide
5. All the transfer in private means 4x4 Land Cruiser
6. Full board accommodation

4 Days Bwindi Gorilla Tracking Safari

Destination: Uganda
Bwindi is located in southwestern Uganda a magnificent verdant swathe across the steep ridges of the Albertine Rift Valley. This ancient rainforest is one of the few in Africa to have flourished and a home to half of the world’s endangered population of mountain gorillas. Looking into the expressive brown eyes of these giants is surely the most exciting and poignant wildlife encounter Uganda has to offer This adventurous trekking and encounter with the Gorillas has two options, one by road and the other by road. Please see both options.

Travel by road
4 day Itinerary

DAY PLACE ACTIVITIES
DAY 1 Arrival - Entebbe

Arrival at Entebbe International Airport and transfer to the hotel for the overnight on BB

Overnight at: Boma Guest House / 2Friends Guest House. BB
DAY 2 Entebbe – Bwindi Impenetrable

Early morning you leave Entebbe and drive southwards to Bwindi National Park. You will have stopover at the Equator and lunch will be in Mbarara, the capital town of the Ankole region. You will see the typical acacia savannah and the terraced hills, where the people rear the Ankole cattle with long horns. The transfer is long, about 8 hours.

Overnight at: Bwindi Engagi Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge (C) Bakiga Lodge / Ichumbi Lodge / Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge (E). Supplement for Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Lodge / Mahogany Spring Lodge.
DAY 3 Gorilla tracking in the rain tropical forest

After an early breakfast and briefing from the guides of Uganda Wildlife Authority, set off for the gorilla tracking in the forest sanctuary. The activity starts at 8.00am and you join the other members according to the distribution of the gorilla families, only eight per family each day. You need to carry with you the packed lunch, enough drinking water, rain jacket in case of rain and trekking boots while the rangers will provide you with a walking stick. If you are not sure of your fitness you might hire a porter and pay him a tip to help you carrying the bag. It is unpredictable how long will take to find the primates as they freely move into the forest. However the encounter with the gorillas, lasting for about one hour, certainly is a rewarding experience and an unforgettable one. After the trekking you go back to the lodge at leisure.

Overnight at: Bwindi Engagi Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge (C) or Bakiga Lodge / Ichumbi Lodge / Lake Mulehe Gorilla Safari Lodge (E). Supplement for Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Lodge / Mahogany Spring Lodge.
DAY 4 Bwindi - Entebbe
After breakfast, return to Kampala at leisure. Lunch en-route. Reserved for evening flights from Entebbe International Airport.

The price includes:

1. Entrance fees, taxes
2. Eco-tourism activity in Bwindi Impentrable National Park
3. Gorilla permits each at USD 600
4. English speaking Driver/Guide
5. All the transfer in private means 4x4 Land Cruiser
6. Full board accommodation

4 Days Ssese Islands on Lake Victoria

Destination: Uganda
Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa and the second largest freshwater lake in the world (after Lake Superior of North America) with 68,800 sq km of area and 1100m above sea level. It is shared by Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. With its number of islands, green pristine tropical vegetation, traditional fishing villages and fish preparation, traditional transportation by local canoes with engine, Lake Victoria is a world on its own worthy to be experienced. The Ssese Islands are an archipelago of about 80 islands on the side of Uganda. A regular daily ferry boat connects Entebbe to Bugala Island (the main island) at Lutoboka Bay. The hotel Brovad Sands provides a complete experience of relax with its beach, the swimming pool, good restaurant and SPA.

Travel by road
4 day Itinerary

DAY PLACE ACTIVITIES
DAY 1 Ssese Islands in Lake Victoria

From your hotel in Entebbe you will be picked and transferred aboard the MV Kalangala ferry boat to the Ssese Islands on Lake Victoria. The ferry leaves at 1 pm and the journey takes about 3/4 hours. On arrival at Bugala Island and Lutoboka bay, the representative of the hotel will be there to welcome you

Overnight at: Brovad Sands Lodge
DAY 2
Explore Ssese Island
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After breakfast and briefing from the guide, the resort will organize for you a half day trip by boat to explore other islands of the archipelago. You will stop over to see birds and forested islands. Ensure you have with you sun cream protection, hat and repellent. Return to Bugala for lunch. Afternoon at leisure

Overnight at: Brovad Sands Lodge
DAY 3 on the beach at Bugala Island

This day you can relax on the sandy beach and swim on the lake or in the swimming pool of the hotel. However, you can also choose among many optional activities offered by the resort, like sport fishing, guided nature walk to explore other areas of the island where is found Stanley fort and the traditional sites of the Baganda or you can have a guided bicycle tour.

Overnight at: Brovad Sands Lodge
DAY 4 Entebbe
After breakfast you board the ferry boat back to Entebbe pier in Nakiwogo about 1130hrs. Reserved to the transfer to the International Airport.

The price includes:

1. Full board accommodation and overnight
2. Transportation from Kampala / Entebbe and Ferry boat

4 Days Uganda Safari - Kidepo Valley National Park - Flight Package

Destination: Uganda
Kidepo Valley National Park. This is Uganda’s conservation area believed to be isolated in the semi-arid zone of the Karamoja region with sprawling rolling plains extending beyond the gazzated areas mixed up with scattered trees bounded by the horizon backcrops of distant Highlands. The magnificent park is one of Africa’s finest wildness according to testimonies of travelers to this conservation Area "

Travel by road
4 day Itinerary
DAY PLACE ACTIVITIES
DAY 1 Entebbe

Arrival at the airport, meet with the company representative and transfer to the hotel in Entebbe

Overnight at: Hotel No. 5 - Entebbe (U) / Boma Hotel / 2Friends Beach Hotel (C). BB
DAY 2 Entebbe - Kidepo Valley National Park

Early morning transfer to Entebbe airport by the local guide to connect to the local flights in Entebbe to Kidepo Valley National Park at 1230hr arriving at 1445hr. This park is named after the river traversing this region at the border between Sudan and Kenya. This is one of the most unspoilt, pure wild places remaining in Africa. Lunch at the lodge and evening game drive before dinner and overnight

Overnight at: Apoka Safari Lodge (U) or Adere Safari Lodge (C) or Kidepo Savannah Lodge (E)
DAY 3 Kidepo Valley National Park

After breakfast take a photographic game drives along the trails of the national park and expect to explore the region of the river Narus valley. Kidepo contains one of the most exciting faunas of any Ugandan parks, with over 80 species of mammals several of which restricted only to Kidepo, like cheetah, striped hyena and caracal. The bird list boasts over 465 species. A part from the game drive, on request a visit to the local Karimojong homestead or “manyattas” can be organized.

Overnight at: Apoka Safari Lodge (U) or Adere Safari Lodge (C) or Kidepo Savannah Lodge (E)
DAY 4 Kidepo - Entebbe Airport
After breakfast, last game drive in Kidepo National Park. Lunch at the lodge. Proceed to the local airstrip of Kidepo for the return flight to Entebbe Aerolink at 1500hr arrive at 1630hr and thereafter connect to the next flight out of Entebbe.

The price includes:

1. Nature walk in Kidepo and visit to Manyattas
2. Entrance fees, taxes
3. English speaking Driver/Guide
4. Ground transportation by 4x4 tourist Land Cruiser
5. Full board accommodation
6. Airport transfers and domestic flights

4 Days Kenya Nakuru - Masaai Mara Safari

Destination: Kenya
Mara Serena Safari Lodge set on the saddle of a hill, overlooks the 1800 square km of the rolling plains, woodlands and rivers that make-up the Maasai Mara triangle – one of the worlds’ richest wildlife sanctuaries. No other lodge can boast such a spectacular of the surrounding landscape, game and birdlife. It is on this very much terrain stretching endlessly before the lodge where the annual migrations take place, when millions of Wildebeest, Zebra and gazelle transverse the landscape to feed on the rich new grass and give birth to their young.

Accommodation is in 71 rooms all overlooking the plains below. Additional features include a floodlit swimming pool, poolside barbeque massage and beauty treatment, a water hole (where animals come to salt-lick), hippo pool breakfasts, musical Evenings, Maasai dances, wildlife films, resident naturalist lectures and game drives among others.

Mara Sarova Lodge is Located on the Eastern side of the famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve, close to the Sekenani Gate. The camp is set on an elevation surrounded by two streams. The grounds are beautifully laid out with trees and plants, and electrical fences surround the lodge. Accommodation is in 75 bed rooms (72 twin rooms and 3 triples), each of which is a luxurious tent. Each room has a permanent shower and WC, and permanent roof and zip-up front.

Facilities here include Isokon Restaurant (with two sections, one internal and one external with a canopy) where guests are served with meals, Oloip Bar (with a cosy log fire place), and a swimming pool surrounded by comfortable sun-loungers. Guests are welcomed to this cool and clean camp with a glass of chilled fruit juice, and entertained in the evenings by traditional dancers.

Mara Sopa Lodge: Located on the South Eastern edge of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, this lodge has 200 beds by way of 77 rooms, 12 suites and 1 Presidential suite, all of which are 'rondavel' style and have en-suite bathroom facilities which provide shaving sockets and hairdryers.

Every room and suite has a private, elevated verandah with splendid views across the valley and on which guests can relax, sunbathe and watch resident birds and wildlife. Mini-bars are also available in each room. The lodge has direct-dial telephone facilities as well as satellite television and video options. Lodge generators provide 240volts, 50 cycles 24 hours a day. Our water supply comes from nearby springs but guests are advised not to drink from the taps.

Instead, filtered water is provided in flasks in every room and bottled water is available for sale. The lodge has a freeform, fresh-water pool, which offers spectacular views over the valley.

Travel by road
4 day Itinerary

The price includes:

1. Meals and route
2. Full board accommodation while on safari.
3. Game park entrance fees
4. Services of an English-speaking driver/tour guide
5. Transport by special safari vehicle

4 Days Congo Primates Low land gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega NP


Destination: Congo

This is one of our primate tours. Kahuzi Biega National Park located 50Kms West of Bukavu town near the Rwandan Border. Listed as UNESCO world Heritage site, the park is home to the endangered eastern Low Land gorillas or gorilla gorilla graueri. Eco-Tourism activities started in 1973 as the first gorilla tracking in the world.

Travel by road
4 day Itinerary

DAY PLACE ACTIVITIES
DAY 1 Kigali
On arrival at Kigali International Airport you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to the hotel for overnight, Flame Tree Village Hotel / The Manor Hotel / Cozy Safari Lodge. BB
DAY 2 Kigali - Bukavu
After breakfast drive to the South Western side of Rwanda, on the shores of Lake Kivu. Lunch en route in a restaurant. Stop overs can be made in Butare and other panoramic sites. Arrive in the late afternoon to the border between Rwanda and Congo Democratic Republic near Cyangugu. You pass the border and have the dinner and overnight in Bukavu at Lodge Coco. Full Board
DAY 3 Low land gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega National Park
After early breakfast, drive to Kahuzi Biega National Park for the Eastern Low land gorillas trekking. This park, about 600 sq km, is where the first gorilla tourism was started in the 70th. At the moment there are three habituated families of gorillas and the trekking is a real experience of a Congolese jungle. Bring with you the packed lunch from the hotel as well as be prepared with trekking gear. In the afternoon drive back to Bukavu and proceed to Rwanda, fir dinner and overnight at Emeraude Kivu Resort. Full Board
DAY 4 Kigali
After breakfast you will drive back to Kigali. As you proceed, a stopover is made in Nyanza, that in the past was the political capital and it hosts the antique Royal palace, entirely renovated for the visitors, displaying original items and pieces of history of the Mwami, the king. Lunch en route. Arrive in Kigali for transfer to Kigali International Airport. Half Board

The price includes:

1. Entrance fees
2. Low land gorilla permits in Kahuzi Biega National Park
3. Ground transportation 4x4 land cruiser
4. Full board accommodation
5. Airport transfers

These are not included in the cost

1. Uganda Entry Visa fee
2. PCR COVID TEST
3. International air flights
4. Any optional activity not indicated in the itinerary.
5. Laundry Services
6. Gratuities and Tips
7. Local Airfare to and from destination
8. Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
9. Alcoholic beverages

Any Additional Safari Fees are communicated via email or telephone correspondence due to unique personal preferences.
Note that this cost can increase or decrease after receiving your booking depending on personal preferences.
This date will help us find you an appropriate Group Safari

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Deadline of this Job: 26 September 2022
JOB DETAILS:
Camp Boss
Reporting to : General Manager Director Supervisor: General Manager
Profile:
• At least 7 years of previous experience in camp
• management, project management and customer services
• Mature, Professional attitude with interpersonal skills
• Able to work independently yet excellent team player

Duties and Responsibilities
• Ensures Quality and Profitability targets are met.
• Ensure that menu specifications/recipes are adhered to all the time
• To provide timely and quality meals to the clients
• Ensure proper system of replenishment of orders made
• Ensure client satisfaction
• Liaises with QHSE to maintain HACCP, food safety and hygiene requirements throughout all the food operations.

Deadline of this Job: 20 September 2022
JOB DETAILS:
Job Title: Workshop Administrator
Position Ref No: EUL/OPS/08
Department: Operations
Closing Date: 20 September 2022
Location: Kampala
Direct Manager: Maintenance Manager
Job Purpose
To ensure the efficient management and control of the administrative functions of the Maintenance department. Personal Assistance, general secretarial and administrative assistance for the National Maintenance Manager and the Workshop Manager.

Qualifications
• A-Level Certificate
• Relevant Administrative qualification.

Experience Requirements
• 3 - 5 years of experience as an administrator in a similar environment.

Key Job Responsibilities
• Liaison with maintenance suppliers.
• Compilation of all data and monthly reports
• Ensure that internal customers are given a service level that they expect.
• Schedule all COF’s.
• Monitoring and applying for all licensing in accordance with all COF requirements.
• Planning and booking of services with outsourced and in-house service providers for all fleets.
• Weekly capturing of vehicle hours and kilometres and submitting reports to relevant department heads.
• Daily reporting of breakdowns nationally.
• Monitoring of all maintenance and tyre costs.
• Responsible for generating job cards, work orders and purchase requisitions of all service providers and spares.
• Checking month-end expense variances and cost allocations
• Providing administrative support to the Maintenance manager.
• Management and upkeep of filing system.
• Diary management and scheduling of meetings
• Screening of calls.
• Typing of confidential correspondence, reports, proposals, presentations and minutes of meetings.
• Stationery purchases.

Key Competencies
• Initiative
• Customer Orientation
• Self Confidence
• Information seeking
• Analytical thinking
• Administrative skills
• Budgetary skills
• Communication skills
• Computer skills
• Interpersonal skills
• Numeracy skills
• Planning and organising skills
• Reporting skills
JOB DETAILS:
The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority is established under the
PPDA Act 2003 to regulate procurement and disposal practices in all government procuring and disposing entities.
PPDA is seeking to recruit a qualified, competent and highly motivated Ugandans to fill the following vacant positions:

Job Title: Manager Administration (1Vacancy)
. Reports to: Senior manager HR and Administration
Supervises:
i. Senior Administration Officer
ii. Registry Officer
c. Department: HR and Administration
Department Head: Senior Manager HR and Administration

Job Purpose
To promote a sustainable and efficient administration of the Authority by offering logistical support and maintenance of a conducive working environment which leads to the accomplishment of various PPDA activities and realization of PPDA’s Strategic Plan.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Develop, implement and review Administrative Systems, policies and procedures.
• Lead in the development and effective implementation of the Annual Administration Work plan.
• Oversee the facilities operation and maintenance.
• Supervise the multi-disciplinary administrative staff and ancillary service providers including cleaning, security, operation and maintenance
• Monitor the inventory of office supplies and services including timely payment for utilities.
• Oversee estate management and manage service contracts.
• Ensure for safe custody of all PPDA’s assets.
• Identify key risks in Administration and propose their mitigation.
• Take charge of people management responsibilities including performance management, training and development, leave, disciplinary matters in the Unit.
• Undertake any other assignments as may be directed from time to time.

Person Specifications
Educational Qualifications
• Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Organizational Development or Organizational Psychology, or Social Work and Social Administration, Law, Business Administration, Commerce, or any other related qualification.
• Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Organisational Development, Organizational Psychology, Business Administration (with a specialization in Human Resources Management or related courses).
• Professional qualification in human resource such as CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) OR a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management or Administration.

• Experience
• A minimum of 7 years of working experience of which 3 must be in Human Resources Management or Administration at Senior Human Resources Officer level or Administration in a comparable entity.

• Skills and Competencies
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
• Ability to adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.
• Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Deadline of this Job: 30 September 2022
JOB DETAILS:
The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority is established under the
PPDA Act 2003 to regulate procurement and disposal practices in all government procuring and disposing entities.
PPDA is seeking to recruit a qualified, competent and highly motivated Ugandans to fill the following vacant positions:

Title: Administrative Assistant (1 Vacancy)
Reports to: Senior Manager Strategy and Planning
Department: Strategy
Department Head: Senior Manager Strategy and Planning

Job Purpose
To provide Administrative support to the Department to ensure that the Authority’s Strategic Plan is effectively implemented.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Greet and direct visitors, answer phone inquiries and handle complaints in a courteous and professional manner,
• Ensure office supplies are maintained, including checking inventory and working with vendors to ensure adequate levels of necessary supplies at all times,
• Deliver documents internally from the Department to others and ensure a smooth exchange of information from one Department to another,
• Maintain safe custody and storage of Department Documentation,
• Coordinate schedules, arrange meetings, distribute memos and reports an ensure that everyone is kept current of necessary company news and information,
• Operate the photocopier, fax machines, printers or other equipment necessary
• Undertake any other assignments as may be directed from time to time.

Person Specifications Education
• Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, Social sciences, development studies, SWASA, Business Admin, Organisational psychology, or other related courses

Skills and competences
• Customer Service Skills,
• Good communication skills,
• Attention to detail,
• Self-initiative/ self-drive, and
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Deadline of this Job: 30 September 2022
JOB DETAILS:

The facility/store supervisor will be responsible for maintenance of the stores and facility at large.

Requirements:
• Ability to direct the day to day operations of the store and facility.
• Ability to develop, implement store& facility safety programs.
• Knowledge of systems repairs and performance.
• Knowledge of stock in stock out.
• Knowledge of industrial safety protocols.
• 2 to 3 years' experience in an industrial setting, Diploma from a recognized institution.
Deadline of this Job: 20 September 2022
JOB DETAILS:

JOB PURPOSE
Responsible for planning, developing, implementation, monitoring and managing of compliance risk in line with written laws, Bank of Uganda Regulations and internal policies and procedures and ensure that the bank is insulated against the risks of legal, regulatory sanctions, financial losses, and loss to reputation amidst meeting the expectations of all key business stakeholders. The Jobholder shall also act as the Bank’s Money Laundering Control O¬icer.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES /KEY DELIVERABLES
Strategy

• Developing, implementing, and monitoring of the Compliance Agenda of the Bank in line with Laws, Regulations and Internal Policies and Procedures.
• Advising management and sta¬ on compliance risk management through compliance engagements, compliance reviews, trainings and other formal communications.
• Documentation and Reporting of compliance risk management activities to management and Board of Directors
• Ensure periodic tests are performed to confirm compliance with regulatory requirements and ensure that the Bank’s standards continue to be monitored resp¬ectively by Line Management.

Financial
• Closure of revenue leakages by ensuring total Compliance with system account codes, processes, and tariff¬ guide.

Compliance Management
• Ensure compliance with Know Your Customer, Anti Money laundering policy, Compliance with the FIA among other regulatory laws.
• Review and identify gaps in organizational policies and procedures and make possible recommendations
• Implementation of Internal and External Audit Recommendations, Bank of Uganda Directives and Board of Directors Resolutions

Monitoring and Reporting of the Business
• Ensure follow up and tracking of branch and audit issues raised with relevant branches and head o¬ice departments for resolution.
• Spearheads the development and review of operational policies and procedures
• Ensure closure of all open issues concerning noncompliance that are highlighted in Internal and external Audit reports.
• Conduct Branch Visits to ensure compliance at branch level and make reports of the findings.
• Ensure AML and KYC compliance monitoring including western Union compliance and suspicious transaction reporting to the regulator in case of any breaches.
• Provide Monthly progress reports on bank compliance issues
• Ensures the Operations Manual is regularly updated
• Monitors service quality and makes recommendations aimed at improving the quality of service
• Ensure compliance of ICT security

Training and awareness

• Sensitize sta¬ on AML, KYC and the consumer protection guidelines
• Support the product knowledge drives across the branches

Documentation
• Maintain a file and data for all compliance related matters.
• Ensure all Bank Manuals are in place.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING
• Master’s Degree in relevant field is an added advantage.
• Bachelor's degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Statistics or

Economics
• Possession of diploma in Law or professional qualification in accounting, compliance, auditing or related fields is an added advantage.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
• The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 8 years’ experience in the banking sector with at least four (4) of which in Compliance, Risk or Audit at a managerial level in a Commercial Bank.
• Experience in Anti Money Laundering activities is essential
• Skills in strategic management, Planning and organisation, Resilience, and ability to comprehend complex compliance issues.

BUSINESS BEHAVIOURS & SKILLS
• The ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in written form in a professional manner is deemed essential.
• Ability to demonstrate positive image and role model PBU’s values and leadership behaviors.
• A sense of ownership and pride in performance and its impact on the company’s success
• Must be a person of impeccable integrity

The Following Documents Should Accompany The Application Strictly Online:
• Detailed CV
• Certified copies of academic documents
• Applicants address and day time telephone contacts
• Postal/email address and daytime telephone contact of three referees of good standing in society one of which should be your current Supervisor.

Deadline of this Job: 20 September 2022
JOB DETAILS:

Job Purpose
• Oversee the Business Technology (BT) function and projects, in line with the Bank’s BT strategy, to ensure a robust systems and IT infrastructure.
• Delivery of production technology to the Bank and supporting all technology solutions and assuring the stability and health of the technology services to enhance service delivery and ultimately customer experience.
• Advise on technology strategy, technology security and standards, technology architecture, Core Banking Systems, Infrastructure management, as well as implementation and maintenance of these systems in a client-centric manner.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES /KEY DELIVERABLES
• Interpret and execute the Business and digital strategies of PostBank, and ensure that the BT Operations work plans, technology deployments are aligned to the Business objectives.
• Coordinate all BT bank projects and ensure that specified objectives are accomplished in accordance with priorities, time limitations, funding limitations or other specifications
• Plan, coordinate and implement security measures to safeguard information in computer files against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification, or disclosure.
• Monitor and maintain database security and database so¬ftware, in cooperation with IT Security and Compliance administrators.
• Initiate, facilitate, and promote activities to foster information security awareness within the bank
• Report on all the technology changes in place and work out a mechanism of updating the platforms to enable the bank to keep a competitive position through appropriate technology platforms.
• Administer service contracts with ISPs to maintain the highest level of service to the Branches and minimize any network downtime due to technical difficulties; coordinates with ISPs for maintenance and installation; oversee maintenance and management of critical network elements
• Oversees Bank’s vendor management program to ensure all third-party vendors and service providers are providing reliable and flexible solutions and cost controls that are consistent with strategic plans and business objectives.
• Coordinate the processes of updating the intranet to ensure standard procedures in the department
• Coordinate the business improvement processes to ensure that the bank keeps operating efficiently through automation
• Evaluate all ICT updates/upgrades and advise management on all changes in the technology platform bearing in mind the costs and benefits.
• Prepare and test the bank's disaster recovery plans for information systems
• Regularly prepare Management reports on the departmental activities.
• Prepare ad-hoc reports as and when required by other stakeholders
• Overall Supervisory responsibility involving staring, conducting performance appraisals, training, and developing subordinates.

FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
• Ensure High availability of services for Business continuity
• Identifies opportunities for the appropriate and cost-effective investment of financial resources in IT systems.
• Contributes to the overall profitability of the Bank by budgeting, measuring and controlling costs associated with areas of responsibility

KEY PERFORMANCE MEASURES
• All documents received to be verified within the agreed turnaround time.
• KYC process to be maintained within agreed measures
• Performance aligned to agreed service level
• Exceed daily, weekly, and monthly agreed performance standards
• Comply with relevant policies, procedures, and regulations
• Minimize error rates on applications (within agreed error rate)
• Reduce operational loss

EDUCATION AND TRAINING
• Possession of a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Technology.
• A relevant advanced (Master’s or Postgraduate) University degree is an added advantage
• Professional Certification in technology governance and/or leadership – eg ITIL, CGEIT, CISM, or other relevant professional certification(s) in any other IT field

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
• At least 10 years of demonstrable working experience in a busy IT environment, 5 years of which attained at a Supervisory or managerial level in the enterprise IT space
• Experience with one or more IT engineering disciplines: e.g., Storage, databases (SQL Server), Virtualization/Server Hardware, Networking, Systems Development, IT Service Management.

BUSINESS BEHAVIOURS & SKILLS

• Implementation within the Budget and delivery of Business Technology projects on time.
• Ability to take decisions and progress towards goals in conditions of uncertainty.
• The ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in written form in a professional manner is deemed essential.
• Ability to demonstrate positive image and role model PBU’s values and leadership behaviours.
• A sense of ownership and pride in performance and its impact on the company’s success
• Must be a person of impeccable integrity

The Following Documents Should Accompany The Application Strictly Online:
• Detailed CV
• Certified copies of academic documents
• Applicants address and day time telephone contacts
• Postal/email address and daytime telephone contact of three referees of good standing in society one of which should be your current Supervisor.

Deadline of this Job: 30 September 2022
JOB DETAILS:
• Uganda Cancer Society is seeking to recruit a dynamic person who will bereporting to, and working closely with, the Board of Directors (BOD). TheExecutive Director (ED) shall at all-times act in accordance with UCS’ currentpolicies. The ED is the key management leader of UCS. The ED is responsible foroverseeing the finance, administration, human resources and operations at thesecretariat. In addition, she/he will be in charge of programs, monitoring andevaluating the organization’s strategic plan. Other key duties includefundraising, marketing, and community outreach.

Location: Kampala
Type of Employment: Contract
Reports To: Board of Directors


Responsibilities And Tasks
Actual roles:

• Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek theirinvolvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overallvisibility of the organisation.
• Serve as the primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, themedia and the general public.
• Lead fundraising/resource mobilisation efforts of the organisation
• Establish employment and administrative policies and procedures for allfunctions and for the day-to-day operation of UCS.
Upper Mulago Hill Road, Old Mulago
P.O. Box 3935 Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 392 178 067
Email: info@ugandacancersocity.org 
• Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations throughoutthe state and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance UCS’sMission.
• Recruit, train and mentor staff
• Monitor operationalization of the strategic plan and its attendant policiesand strategies.
• Oversee organization Board and committee meetings.
• Review and approve contracts for services.
• Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.
• Plan and operate organizational budgets.
• Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Board ofDirectors.

Qualification
• A relevant masters’ degree including but not limited to; Public Health,Business Administration, Social Sciences, Public Administration andManagement, or any other related humanities. A PhD is of added advantage.
• Five or more years of senior nonprofit management experience

Experience
• Five or more years of senior non-profit management experience indirectorship or similar position in a reputable organisation.
Desired Competencies
• Transparent and high integrity leadership
• Ability to convey a vision of UCS’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteersand donors
• Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofitsector
• Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, programdevelopment and task facilitation
• Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation,analysis, decision-making and reporting
• Strong public speaking ability
• www.ugandacancersociety.org
• Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups
• Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff