10 Days, Trekking Rwenzoris, Gorillas & Wildlife Safari

Rwenzori Mountains to Margharita Peak, QENP, Bwindi and Sabinyo Volcano Hike

Hiking Rwenzori Mountains, Savannah Wildlife & Uganda Gorillas

Start and end the safari trip from Entebbe.

A challenging Africa safari trip takes you hiking the famously dubbed “Mountains of The Moon,” Mount Stanley to Margherita peak. On this trip, you’ll be taken on a game drive through Uganda’s most famous savannah park to see Africa’s big and small animals that roam the plains, then lazily drive into the mountain rainforest at 7000 feet to meet the elusive mountain gorillas. With more holiday time on your trip, you’ll take a nature walk through the Bwindi jungle and feel the primeval forest’s eirie experience and meet the communities that occupied the forest before it was turned into a park, hike across scenic views that will leave you breathless. Near Bwindi on the border of Uganda and Rwanda are Sabinyo Volcano and Mgahinga National Park. The Walking safari also gives you the opportunity the hike up the extinct volcano at 3,669 m (12,037 ft) elevation. And also, trek the endangered golden monkeys in Mgahinga National Park.

This Uganda safari trip will give you the best of all of Africa, combining the challenging activities and the relaxing wildlife viewing moments. It’s safe and recommended if you want to stay away from the COVID scares of the city.

Highlights:

  • Scale the heights of the legendary Rwenzori Mountains and the majestic Virunga Volcanoes and see the green blanket of central Africa from the skies.
  • An unforgettable encounter with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Golden Monkeys of Mgahinga National Park
  • Search and spend time with Chimpanzee troops of Kyambura Gorge, in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Take Savannah Game Drive and Boat safari in QENP
  • You’ll travel by air between attractions far apart and transfer by 4×4 safari truck
  • Meet, explore and learn from the local communities in the outskirts of Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga National Parks
  • Support sustainable tourism initiatives

Included

  • Transportation, local flights, and 4×4 vehicle transfers
  • Accommodation and Meals as per itinerary
  • English Speaking Guide

We will process the trekking permits on your behalf from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).

Please carry a pack of N95 Facemask and hand sanitizer with you. You’ll be required to have a negative PCR COVID-19 test certificate issued within 72 hours of your arrival in the country, and keep your mask on when with animals and people crowds. You’re are requested to adhere to COVID Operating procedures to keep you safe during your trip.

Your walking safari at a glance



Day 1 — Arrival in Entebbe, Optional Activity

Arrive in Entebbe as per your international flights and transfer to Papyrus Guest House.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY

In the afternoon, depart your hotel at 14.30/15.00 hours by car and then local canoe boat to Mabamba Swamp, one of the best places for spotting the rare shoebill stork. Of course, some luck is needed, but rarely does one leave the swamp without seeing one. Many other water birds have chosen this area as their home, so birding is always exciting. Enjoy a relaxing sundowner on Lake Victoria and then return to the Guest House.

  • Accommodation: Papyrus Guest House (Garden Room)
  • Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast basis; Lunch & Dinner on own’s account



Day 2 — Drive Entebbe to Rwenzori NP

 

Accommodation: Mihunga Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner



Day 3 — Trek Rwenzoris from Nyakalenga Through Mubuku and Muhoma River Trails

 

• You’ll be sleeping at Nyabitaba Hut
• Your meal plan includes: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), and Dinner (D)



Day 4 — Transverse the bamboo zone and giant hearth zones.

 

You’ll spend the night at John Matte Hut
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner



Day 4 — Cross the bog to the Upper Big bog

 

  • You’ll spend the night at Bujuku Hut
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner



Day 6 — Ascend to Scott-Elliot

 

  • You’ll sleep at Elena Hut
  • Meals include Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), and Dinner (D)



Day 7 — Ascend to Margherita peak in 3 hours, then down to Kitandara Hut

 

  • You’ll sleep at Kitandara HuT
  • Meals include Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), and Dinner (D)



Day 8 — A steep climb from the base of Mt Baker

  • You’ll spend a night at Guy Yeoman Hut
  • Meals include Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), and Dinner (D)



Day 9 — Descend to Nyakalenga, Transfer to QENP, Afternoon Boat Safari on Kazinga Channel.

  • You’ll spend a night at Kasenyi Safari Lodge
  • Meals include Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), and Dinner (D)



Day 10 — Chimpanzee Trekking and Game Drive.

 

  • You’ll spend a night at Kasenyi Safari Lodge
  • Meals include Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), and Dinner (D)



Day 11 — Tree Climbing Lions, Transfer to Bwindi, Buhoma Sector

 

  • You’ll spend a night at Mahogany Springs
  • Meals include Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), and Dinner (D)



Day 12 — Hike Across Bwindi, Buhoma to Nkuringo, Kashasha Trail

 

  • You’ll spend a night at Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge
  • Meals include Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), and Dinner (D)



Day 13 — Early Morning Gorilla Trekking

 

  • You’ll spend a night at Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge
  • Meals include Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), and Dinner (D)



Day 14 — Community Walk & Lake Mutanda Canoeing

 

  • You’ll spend a night at Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge
  • Meals include Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), and Dinner (D)



Day 15 — Hiking Mount Sabinyo 3,669 m (12,037 ft)

 

  • You’ll spend a night at Gahinga Lodge
  • Meals include Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), and Dinner (D)



Day 16 — Golden Monkey Tracking, Batwa Community Walk

 

  • You’ll spend a night at Gahinga Lodge
  • Meals include Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), and Dinner (D)

Day 8 — Transfer to Kigali-Rwanda for your flight

 

  • No Accommodation, but depending on your departure flight, the possibility of booking a day-use or overnight room at Papyrus Guest House could be considered. Kindly note that we recommend booking only night flights or overnight in Entebbe to be on the safe side.
  • Meals include Breakfast (B), Lunch (L)

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    Please make sure you have your facemask on when in contact with animals, especially the endangered creatures. Without a negative PCR Covid Test, you’ll not be allowed into the country. You’ll spend most of your time in open spaces away from human crowds, with that there’s minimal to no infections of the COVID virus.


    Flexible booking terms

    Your booking can be extended up to 12 months ahead with no extra fees, in case of any emergency (based on accommodation availability). Reservations are accepted after we receive a 30% deposit on the trip and the full payment for gorilla tracking and chimp tracking permits for each tour participant. For more details on our booking terms, please read our Terms and Conditions.

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