Day 1 – Arrival in Bujumbura
After arrival in Burundi, there is a short drive to the hotel in central town. Bujumbura lies at the north-eastern corner of Lake Tanganyika and grew from a small village to become the capital of Burundi. Its centre is a colonial town with a large market, the national stadium, a large mosque, and a cathedral. During the day we climb to the “Belvedere” on the top of the hill, a dominating point of the town offering a unique view onto Lake Tanganyika, visit the mausoleum of Prince Louis Rwagasore, a hero of the independence of Burundi, drive ten kilometers south to stop at a historical spot, the commemorating stone of the place where the famous explorers Stanley and Livingstone rested during their attempt to find the source of the Nile. Overnight: Hotel Novotel.

Day 2 – Bujumbura – Rusizi Natural Reserve – Nia-Ngezi Escarpment – Bukavu
Leave early morning for the Nature Reserve of the Rusizi River. Its delta extends over 500 ha of vegetation made of Phragmites Mauritianus. It is a natural shelter for a few families of antelopes and hippopotami that come here in quest of grazing land.
At the end of the track if you are lucky enough you may meet with a few crocodiles fast asleep on the golden sand of the river banks. At Gatumba we cross into Congo and drive through the grass plains where the Banyamulenge herders graze the longhorn cattle. A steep track escalades the Nya-Ngezi escarpment with fantastic views on the Risizi River. Via several colourful villages we drive toward Bukavu, the administrative centre of Sud-Kivu province and reach the southern shores of Lake Kivu. Overnight: Orchids’ Safari Club.

Day 3 – Kahuzi-Biega NP – Eastern Lowland Gorillas (Gorilla gorilla graueri)
The Kahuzi-Biega National Park is a World Heritage Site encompassing a vast area of primary tropical forest dominated by two spectacular extinct volcanoes, Kahuzi and Biega, the park has a diverse and abundant fauna. Some of the last groups of eastern lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla graueri) consisting of some few 250 individuals living here at between 2,100 and 2,400 m above sea-level. Eastern lowland gorillas have black coats, and the males develop silver backs as they mature. With the help of a ranger and trackers, we approach these rare primates. The walk can take several hours, but coming across the group in its particular habitat is an inspiring moment. Overnight: Orchids’ Safari Club

Day 4 – Bukavu – Lake Kivu – Goma
In the morning, we transfer to the busy port of Bukavu to have a boat ride on Lake Kivu to Goma. En route to the north, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the calm and pristine waters and the ragged shore of Africa’s highest lake, an extraordinarily beautiful inland sea enclosed by steep green terraced hills, lush plantain fields and remaining relics of misty rainforest to offer sweeping views over hundreds of small islands. Overnight: Hotel Ihusi

Day 5 – Parc National Des Virunga - Mountain Gorillas (Gorilla gorilla beringei)
Leave Goma early toward Bukima, one of the outposts of the Parc National des Virunga, to track the mountain Gorilla, first light of dawn breaks through the curtain of mist clinging to the summits of Karisimbi, Bisoke, Sabinyio, Gahinga and Muhabura, we make our way into the Parc National des Virunga. Tracking the gorillas through the unique vegetation can take several hours of challenging walking in wet and muddy conditions. To see a gorilla, the trek will have been worth the hardship. Overnight: Hotel Ihusi

Day 6: parc National des Virunga – Ruhengeri (Kinigi)
Parc des Volcans, the lushly forested slopes of the Virunga form appropriately dramatic natural settings for what is arguably the most poignant and most memorable wildlife safari experience in the vast African wilderness – Gorilla or golden monkey safari. Overnight at Palm Hotel or Muhabura.

Day 7 Parc de volcan - Bunyonyi.
Today in an exhilarating trek through the cultivated foothills of the Virungas offers stirring views in all directions. The immersing trekking in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colourful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, and littered with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive populations of buffalo and elephant. Through gaps in the forest canopy, the magnificent peaks are glimpsed, easily accessible and among the highest in Africa. Afternoon, transfer to Lake Bunyonyi; Overnight at Acardia or Overland Resort.

Day 8:– Lake Bunyonyi
In the morning, a boat rides on Lake Bunyonyi to the punishment, Nature Islands. Afternoon, cultural tour on the Island.

Day 9: Lake Bunyonyi – Ishasha Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, drive through the beautiful Kabale highlands popular known as the “Switzerland of Africa, Bwindi forest. Overnight: Ishasha Wilderness Camp or Savanah hotel.

Days10: – Ishasha - Queen Elisabeth NP
Morning game viewing, southern sector of Ishasha is famous for its tree-climbing lions. The concentration of game, with large herds of Uganda cobs, topi and buffalo, is found in the savannah highlands and at the Lake Edward flats, where the number of elephants is on the rise. After lunch, transfer to Mweya sector. Overnight at Mweya safari lodge / Institute of Ecology.

Day11: Queen Elizabeth
Early morning, proceed for a game drives and after lunch, a 2 hours boat ride on Kazinga channel. Overnight at Mweya safari lodge / Institute of Ecology.

Day 12– Queen Elizabeth - Kibale NP
After break fast, short visit to Katwe salt and fishing village. After lunch, cross the Equator. The landscape becomes more tortuous as we reach the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, whose snow-capped peaks we can see in the distance. Overnight: Mountain of the Moon / Rwenzori Traveller Inn or any other hotel depending on the budget.

Day 13 – Kibale National Park
Kibale Forest offers very good Chimpanzee tracking, top bird watching and great scenery. Its total of 13 species of primate is the highest in Uganda and provides haven for the Red Columbus. As with Gorilla tracking, following chimpanzee’s is hard work– the terrain is often up or down steep slopes through thick vegetation. Chimps are extremely mobile and agile. The Bigodi Swamp is a papyrus and tree filled swamp that is home to several species of monkey including the monkey and an abundance of birds such as the Great Blue Turaco, Grey Parrots, and Papyrus Gonolek. Overnight at Mountain of the Moon / Rwenzori Travellers Inn or Tented Camp.

Day14: Kibale Forest National Park – Murchison Falls National Park
All day drive North via Hoima to Murchison through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms, Paraa rest in the shadow of the fabled Savannah, dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge or Red chillis Camp.

Day15: Murchison Falls National Park
Will include early morning game drive enabling you to see the Giraffe, lions Elephants, Oribi, Bushbuck, hyena and if your lucky, the leopard and a three hours launch trip in the afternoon, allows you more bird watching of species like the shoebill and animals like: - crocodiles, hippos and elephants. You will be served lunch, have a short rest then proceed to enjoy a game drive for the rest of the afternoon before retiring to your camp for dinner and overnight night rest.

Day16: Murchison Falls National Park – Kampala
Return back to Kampala depending on where your accommodation is located.
Day 17: Kampala city tour / Entebbe tour

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