Pamoja Tours and Travel (Entebbe, UG)

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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Arrival in Kigali and transfer to hotel

Arrival in Kigali and transfer to hotel

On arrival at Kigali International Airport in Rwanda, you will perform clearance and thereafter, proceed (out) to meet the waiting assigned Representative/Tour Driver-guide from Pamoja Tours and Travel. He/she will welcome you to Rwanda and then head to board the car for the transfer to the booked hotel. You will check in and take your rest – recovering from jet lag, adjusting to time difference.

Main Destination:
Kigali (Rwanda)
Accommodation:
Lebanon Hotel
  • Mid-range hotel located in Kigali (Rwanda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Kigali City tour and transfer to Volcanoes NP

Kigali City tour and transfer to Volcanoes NP

Morning pick up (after breakfast) by the assigned Tour Driver-guide who will take you around Kigali City for the city tour. Expect excursion to places like; the national museum, local markets, art and craft shops, genocide memorial ground. Thereafter, you will transfer to Volcanoes NP. Volcanoes National Park lies in northwestern Rwanda and borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla NP in Uganda. You will arrive at the booked accommodation and decide to; either take rest – awaiting next day’s activity or consider some activity. #Optional (extra cost): If interested, you may consider moving out for either; a twin excursion – canoe trek (60$) or a visit to the cultural village (20$) to gain some insight of traditional Rwanda. Otherwise, relax – enjoying the facility.

Accommodation: (La Palme Hotel-Mid range Level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer Time: Approx. 3-4 hours.

Main Destination:
Volcanoes National Park (Gorillas)
Best Time To Visit June to August (It is drier and hiking is easier)
High Season June to September (Permits are scarce)
Best Weather June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)

Wildlife in Volcanoes NP

Accommodation:
La Palme Hotel
  • Mid-range hotelless than 1hr drive from Volcanoes NP (Gorillas, Rwanda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Golden monkey trekking and transfer to Bwindi in Uganda via Cyanika border

Golden monkey trekking and transfer to Bwindi in Uganda via Cyanika border

The activity starts at (7:00 am) just like gorilla trekking. It starts with a short briefing from the park ranger at the RDB Office and thereafter, you will proceed to trek the golden monkeys through the rainforest of the volcanoes NP. After an actual encounter (that lasts an hour), return to the accommodation for some rest and lunch. After lunch, drive off to Cyanika Border Post. From Cyanika, you will be received by our Uganda-based Professional Tour Driver-guide who will take over from his Rwanda-based colleague. You will cross border into Uganda and overnight at a property located at the edge of the Bwindi National Park where you will undertake the gorilla trekking tomorrow.

Accommodation: (Broadbill Forest Camp-Budget Level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer Time: 4-5 hours.

Main Destination:
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)
Best Time To Visit June to August and December to February
High Season June to September (Gorilla permits are scarce)
Best Weather June to July and December to February (Less rainfall)

Wildlife in Bwindi NP

Accommodation:
Broadbill Forest Camp
  • Budget tented campjust outside Bwindi NP (Gorillas, Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Gorilla trekking and relaxation in the afternoon

Gorilla trekking and relaxation in the afternoon

Breakfast and move to the rangers’ post. You will receive some briefing (from a ranger guide) on the dos and don’ts during trekking. Thereafter, you will enter the Bwindi Forest for your adventure. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular! The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. Once you have located a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle but endangered giants is unforgettable. Return to the accommodation and have a good rest after a strenuous trek. #Optional (extra cost 20$): If interested, you can move out to encounter the local Batwa community. Otherwise, continue with your relaxation.

Accommodation: (Broadbill Forest Camp-Budget Level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer Time: n/a.

Main Destination:
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)
Accommodation:
Broadbill Forest Camp
  • Budget tented campjust outside Bwindi NP (Gorillas, Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Ishasha sector for the famous tree climbing lions

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Ishasha sector for the famous tree climbing lions

Be up early, have breakfast and embark on a transfer to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth NP – famously known for its tree-climbing lion population. Once there, undertake a game drive in search of this rare species of lions. Should you get the chance to spot the lions up in the tree, the sight is picturesque and unforgettable. From Ishasha (South), we shall head to the booked accommodation in the North Queen. Check in and take a rest.

Accommodation: (Irungu Forest Safari Lodge-Budget Level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer Time: Approx. 6-7 hours. Exclude time in Ishasha.

Main Destination:
Queen Elizabeth National Park (Uganda)
Best Time To Visit January to February and June to July (Dry seasons)
High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather June to July and January to February (Less rainfall)

Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth NP

ChimpanzeeOccasional
ElephantCommon
LionCommon
BuffaloCommon
HippoAbundant
LeopardOccasional
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ZebraNone
Accommodation:
Irungu Forest Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP (Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6

Morning game drive and afternoon boat trip along Kazinga channel

Morning game drive and afternoon boat trip along Kazinga channel

Be up early and have your breakfast. Proceed for a morning game drive/safari in the Kasenyi plains and be on the look for Cape buffalos, herds of elephants plus lions, leopards (though hard to spot) among others. Return to the accommodation for some rest time and lunch. After lunch, you will go for a 2-hour boat trip on the Kazinga Channel that connects Lakes George and Edward. During the trip, the sight of wildlife including giant hippos, elephants and crocodiles among others will fascinate you. You will also see many varieties of birds at the water shores. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: (Irungu Forest Safari Lodge-Budget Level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer Time: Approx. n/a.

Main Destination:
Queen Elizabeth National Park (Uganda)
Accommodation:
Irungu Forest Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP (Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7

Chimp tracking in Kyambura gorge and transfer to Hoima enroute Murchison

Chimp tracking in Kyambura gorge and transfer to Hoima enroute Murchison

We shall have breakfast and proceed for the Chimpanzee tracking in the Kyambura gorge. The gorge is home to habituated Chimpanzees plus other primates including baboons, monkeys and also bird species. Today, you will spend the early part of the day tracking chimpanzees here. Thereafter, return to the accommodation and check out. To help shorten the transfer time from Queen to Murchison Falls NP, we shall embark on a transfer that will see us overnight in Hoima City (that is en route Murchison).

Accommodation: (Kontiki Hotel Hoima-Budget Level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer Time: Approx. 5-6 hours.

Main Destination:
Hoima (Town, Uganda)
Accommodation:
Kontiki Hotel
  • Mid-range hotelin Hoima (Town, Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park for late afternoon game drive

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park for late afternoon game drive

We will enjoy a relaxed breakfast at the Hotel and thereafter, embark on a transfer to the Murchison Falls National Park. The highlights of this park include the roaring rapids of the Murchison Falls, the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park where you will have the chance of viewing lions, leopards, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo, and elephants. Then surely, the concentration of hippos and the Nile crocodiles here will fascinate you. At about 2 or 3pm, we can move out for wildlife sightings till about 6:30/7pm. #Optional (extra cost 40$): You may consider a breathtaking night game drive to have a rare encounter of the night life in the wild.

Accommodation: (Fort Murchison-TENT-Budget Level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer Time: Approx. 4 hours.

Main Destination:
Murchison Falls National Park (Uganda)
Best Time To Visit December to February (Easier to spot animals)
High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather June and July (Less rain and lower temperatures)

Wildlife in Murchison Falls NP

ChimpanzeeOccasional
ElephantCommon
GiraffeCommon
BuffaloCommon
HippoAbundant
LionOccasional
Show more
ZebraNone
Accommodation:
Fort Murchison (Tent)
  • Budget tented camp located just outside Murchison Falls NP (Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9

Early morning game drive and afternoon boat trip

Early morning game drive and afternoon boat trip

Have your breakfast, depart for an early morning game drive across the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park and be on the look for wildlife including: lions, leopards (though hard to spot) among others. For any birder, there are quite a number of birds to sight too during the drive. Return to the accommodation for some rest time and lunch. After lunch, you will head out for the boat trip to the base of Murchison Falls where you will also be able to catch sight of more animals including Hippos and Crocodiles and several water birds.

Accommodation: (Fort Murchison-TENT-Budget Level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Transfer Time: n/a.

Main Destination:
Murchison Falls National Park (Uganda)
Accommodation:
Fort Murchison (Tent)
  • Budget tented camp located just outside Murchison Falls NP (Uganda)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 10

Visit the top of the falls, head to Ziwa rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking and to Entebbe

Visit the top of the falls, head to Ziwa rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking and to Entebbe

We will have breakfast and then drive to the top of the falls to truly appreciate the beauty and magnificence of the Murchison Falls. From the top, we shall embark on a transfer (not so long) to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Once in Zziwa, you will proceed for an hour of on-foot rhino tracking. From the rhino tracking, we shall enjoy lunch and then continue with the drive to Entebbe Airport. (recommended for 18:00hr or later).

Accommodation: Recommended on request | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch | Transfer Time: Approx. 6-7 hours.

Main Destination:
Entebbe International Airport (Entebbe, Uganda)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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  • This tour is offered by Pamoja Tours and Travel (Entebbe, UG), not SafariBookings.
  • This operator reserves the right to change rates advertised on SafariBookings.
  • If you request changes to this tour, the advertised rates will likely change.
  • The exact order, contents and rates of this tour are subject to availability.
  • If an accommodation is fully booked, the operator will suggest a comparable alternative.
  • Gorilla tracking permits are subject to availability.
  • This tour is subject to the terms & conditions of Pamoja Tours and Travel (Entebbe, UG).