17-Day Rwenzori and Primate Adventure Safari

ARRIVAL:

This amazing adventure takes us to the Mountains of the moon and ‘Bwindi Impenetrable Forest’ in Uganda’s mountainous far southwestern tip where you will have the opportunity to hike the Rwenzori Mountain and track Mountain Gorillas.

Highlights:

  • Discover and explore the land of 1000 hills and the Pearl of Africa.
  • Unforgettable encounter with the Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkey in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mgahinga National Park.
  • Beautiful hike “across” Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, accompanied by professional guide and armed rangers.
  • Scale the heights of Mt Rwenzori and Virunga Volcanoes.
  • Game drives and boat cruises in the main national parks of the country: Lake Mburo, Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls
  • Meet, explore and learn from the local communities (batwa and Iby Iwachu Cultural Center)
  • Support sustainable tourism initiatives

Specially created for:

  • Nature lovers
  • Safari aficionados
  • Walking enthusiasts
  • Adventure travellers
  • Perfect for those guests who like to take their time to fully enjoy the hike across Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (shorter or longer hike) and get to know also the “other” side of the park.

Your Safari at a Glance

Day Routes/activities Accommodation Meal Plan
Day 1

Arrival in Entebbe and transfer

to the Guest House – Optional

Exc. to Mabamba Swamps

Papyrus Guest House

Bed & Breakfast
Day 2

Drive Entebbe to Rwenzori NP

Mihunga Lodge

Full Board
Day 3

Trek the Rwenzori from

Nyakalenga through Mubuku

and Muhoma river trails

Nyabitaba Hut

Full Board
Day 4

Transverse the bamboo zone

and giant hearth zones.

John Matte Hut

Full Board
Day 5

Cross the bog to the Upper Big

bog

Bujuku Hut

Full Board
Day 6

Ascend to Scott-Elliot Pass

Elena Hut

Full Board
Day 7

Ascend to Margherita peak in 3

hours, then down to Kitandara

Hut

Kitandara HuT

Full Board
Day 8

A steep climb from the base of

Mt Baker

Guy Yeoman Hut

Full Board
Day 9

6 hour climb down to Nyakalenga.

Transfer from Rwenzori N.P to QENP.

Afternoon Boat Cruise in Kazinga

Kasenyi Safari Lodge

Full Board
Day 10

Chimpanzee trekking and

Launch Cruise

Kasenyi Safari Lodge

Full Board
Day 11

QENP, Game drive in Kasenyi

and Ishasha sector

Mahogany Springs

Full Board
Day 12

Hike through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

from Buhoma to Nkuringo through

Ivy trail or Kashasha trail

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla

Lodge

Full Board
Day 13

Gorilla tracking in Nkuringo or

Rushaga

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla

Lodge

Full Board
Day 14

Community walk and hike to

Lake Mutanda canoe excursion

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla

Lodge

Full Board
Day 15

Hike Sabinyo Volcano

Gahinga Lodge

Full Board
Day 16

Golden Monkey tracking at

Mgahinga National Park.

Batwa/Community walk.

Gahinga Lodge

Full Board
Day 17

Transfer to Kigali for Outbound

Flight

 

 

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