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ITINERARY for Tour to Gorillas, Game, Culture and Launch cruises in Burundi, Rwanda, and Uganda.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Depart Nairobi at 0900 hrs and proceed to Amboseli national park to arrive in good time for lunch .Lunch at Amboseli Serena lodge followed by afternoon game drives at the magnificent park at the foothills of Mt.Kilimanjaro. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli kimana safari camp.
Full day in this photogenic park. Morning and afternoon game drives. Meals and overnight at Amboseli kimana . Amboseli National park is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. It is situated close to Kenya. It is situated close to Kenya- Tanzania border, The Park lies at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa (5,896m) whose snow-capped summit presents a splendid view on clear days. Amboseli National Park is often referred to as “The home of Elephants’ some of the largest Elephant herds are found here.
The Game Park also contains vast groups of Zebras, Wildebeests, Giraffes, Buffalos, Hippos and Antelopes. Also to be found in Amboseli are lions, leopards, Cheetahs, Rhinos and many species of plain game.
After breakfast, we drive into Tanzania via the Namanga border. We also pass through Arusha for lunch and proceed to Lake Manyara National park with Regardless of the direction we approach Manyara from, the view is always fantastic. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara wildlife camp or similar.
Lake Manyara is a shallow, alkaline lake that is part of the Rift Valley wall; the lake is at the base of this dramatic western escarpment giving it a beautiful and serene setting. In addition to this peaceful setting, Lake Manyara’s main attractions are its rich bird life, tree climbing lions and its hippos, which you can see at a closer range than many other places. Lake Manyara also hosts thousands of flamingos at certain times of the year and has diverse vegetation ranging from savannah, to marshes and acacia woodland, enabling a variety of wildlife habitats including butterflies.
Breakfast then proceed to Serengeti national park. Game is viewed as we proceed to the Ikoma Bush camp for dinner and overnight stay. Serengeti is Africa’s most famous and Tanzania’s largest park covering 14,736 sq km and is adjoining with the Masai Mara National reserve in Kenya. With a wildebeest population of about 2 million and several other hoofed species (which include zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, impala, topi, Grants gazelle, Kongoni, Eland, Kirk’s dik dik, klipspringer, roan, Oryx, oribi, waterbuck, buffalo, giraffe and warthog), the Serengeti is sure to attract a string of prey such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, golden jackals and bat eared foxes.
Elephants are relatively scarce and the few remaining black rhinoceros are restricted to the Moru Koppies area.Serengeti also offers rewarding bird viewing with ostrich and kori bustard being common, a variety of larks, finches, and raptors can be seen but the most distinctive small bird is the lilac breasted roller.
Breakfast then proceed for a whole day crater tour with packed lunches – ascend the crater for dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Rhino lodge or Ngorongoro forest Lodge. The Ngorongoro crater is the world’s biggest whole volcanic caldera at 8300 sq km and is arguably the most stunning arena. It is frequently described as one of the wonders of the world, not only because of its geological magnificence, but also because it serves as an extraordinary natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s largest populations of large mammals. Ngorongoro and other freestanding mountains are volcanic in origin, formed during the fracturing process that created the Rift valley 15 to 20 million years ago. When it peaked in size 3 million years ago it was a similar height to Mt. Kilimanjaro today
Morning game drive, then drive to Arusha arriving by 15:00hrs later catch a flight to Bunjumbura as there is no train to Bunjumbura from Arusha.
If time allows we have a city tour and after stay relaxing on there.
On this day go on wildlife tour and in the afternoon meet and interact with local for culture tour. Stay at the hotel.
Drive from Bujumbura, on way stopover to visit the Rwanda national museum in Huye and visit again the Nyanza museum and after drive to Kigali for overnight.
Meet on your arrival at the airport or at Hotel in Kigali; Have an introduction of Kigali; visit the Genocide Memorial, see Kigali and Later after lunch we can drive to Gisenyi, stay relaxing a long lake Kivu at Le Paradis Hotel; you will also have a chance to see the night fishing experience and interact with fishermen. If time allows us we can stopover to Musanze half way to Gisenyi and visit the Caves.
In the morning visit the Rubona scenic view, and later we drive back to Kigali; end of your Rwanda tour; Stay at the Hotel for overnight.
After breakfast, transfer from Kigali to Kabale Uganda by bus. Depending on the arrival time, you can take a walk around Kabale town, along village paths to get the view of the beautiful sunset if the weather allows. Distance from Kigali to Kabale is 100km approx. Time spent clearing at the border is approx. 1 hr. If you arrive early, we shall go straight to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, transfer from Kigali to Kabale Uganda by bus. Depending on the arrival time, you can take a walk around Kabale town, along village paths to get the view of the beautiful sunset if the weather allows. Distance from Kigali to Kabale is 100 km approx. Time spent clearing at the border is approx. 1 hr. If you arrive early, we shall go straight to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
After your breakfast, a game ranger will brief you at 8:00 am then lead you, through the gorilla paths in the thick Bwindi Impenetrable rain forests searching for the giant mountain Gorillas. Once tracked, you shall be given an hour to View and interact with these beautiful primates plus taking photographs. Get back to your lodge for a late lunch but later take a community walk to visit the native Batwa community and have a cultural entertainment at extra cost.
Have breakfast early morning, after get briefed by your guide before driving back to Kampala. You will have lunch en route in Mbarara. You may stop at Equator for shopping and taking photographs if there’s a stopover by public means. Arrive in Kampala late evening for dinner and overnight at lodge.
This is a three day tour that takes you to Murchison Falls National Park. The tour entails game viewing, launch cruise along River Nile, Bird watching, hiking to the top of the falls from the boat landing. Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley. It’s the one of Uganda’s oldest conservation areas and Uganda’s largest national park that protects a portion of wild African savannah separated by the impressive river Nile. It is named for the magnificent Murchison Falls, where the world’s longest river burst out ferociously through a narrow gap in the Rift Valley escarpment to fall into a frothing pool 43m below.
The falls drain the last of the river’s energy, transforming it into a broad, placid stream that flows quietly across the rift valley floor for 55km to Lake Albert. This stretch of river provides one of Uganda’s most memorable wildlife spectacles. Regular visitors include elephant, giraffe and buffalo while hippopotamus and Nile crocodile are permanent residents. The vegetation is characterized by savannah, riverine forest and woodland. Depart from Kampala by road to Murchison Falls National Park. You will stop in Masindi town for lunch then proceed to the magnificent falls. You will drive to the top of the falls where the Nile perfects its beauty. Here you will see the calm Nile forcing its self through a narrow gorge to fall a distance of about 150 ft down producing a thunderous roar of white water- beautiful scenery! Check the series of cascades it forms, which can be viewed at different points up to the culmination. You will then be transferred to your place of accommodation for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, you will go for a morning game drive in the northern circuit of the park with rolling plains where you can view Lions, Giraffe, Hartebeest, Buffalo and Elephant as well as many of the other mammals of the park. For the birders, these areas support the Secretary Bird, Black Chested Snake Eagle, Tawny and Marshal Eagles Carmine and Swallow Tailed Bee-Eaters, to pick just a few. This is a beautiful drive across Borassus Palm Forest and grassland savannah down to Lake Albert where the Albert Nile heads north to the Sudan.
In the afternoon, go for a boat trip to the bottom of Murchison Falls where the Nile thunders through a small 7-meter gap, or down river to the delta where the Nile empties into Lake Albert. This is an experience not to be missed! The banks of the Nile are home to many species. You may see huge Nile Crocodiles, big Pods of Hippos and other wildlife that may come down to drink from the river. Transfer back to your accommodation for diner and overnight.
After breakfast, enjoy morning game drive before you embark on your journey back to Kampala reaching in the evening.
Kampala is the capital city of Uganda well accepted as the city of seven hills. After breakfast, you will meet and greet with our representative/ guide who will take you through the tour. He will brief you all about your safari and you will visit the Uganda museum; the oldest in East Africa to get to know the history of Uganda. And other areas of interest depending on time like crowded/busy shopping malls and National theatre for some shopping. Then will return to the hotel for dinner and overnight
Depending on bus departure time, take breakfast and transfer to Nairobi. Leave Uganda with a hug from Peter and go with fond memories of East Africa adventure.