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Uganda and Rwanda

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volcanoes NATIONAL PARK
queen elizabeth national park
bwindi national park

Gorillas, Chimps and Ancient Forests

This unique sojourn to Uganda and Rwanda takes in the most iconic areas of these two beautiful countries. From the chimp trekking in Kibale Forest to the bird, hippo and big 5 game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park to the unique and awe inspiring gorilla trekking and golden monkey tracking in both the Bwindi National Park and Volcanoes National Park, this trip brings together the best of these two countries.

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1 night in Entebbe

2 nights at Kibale Forest National Park

2 nights at Southern Queen Elizabeth NP

2 nights at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

3 nights in Volcanoes National Park 

1 night in Kigali

safari itinerary: 1 night

Protea Hotel by Marriott Entebbe, Entebbe

This 73-roomed hotel is ideally located on the glistening shores of Lake Victoria and a convenient 1km from the airport. Protea Hotel by Marriott Entebbe has a restaurant that offers an exciting and truly inviting a la carte menu seven days of the week. Specialities include Tilapia and Nile Perch, while guests can also relax on the terrace and bar. It’s a hotel that complements your travel style. With elegant furnishings and a warm, inviting feel, the hotel’s decor and rooms create a luxurious atmosphere. The outside terrace, with its own special ambience and superb lake views is the perfect place to take it all in.

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1 night, bed and breakfast

safari itinerary: 2 nights

Ndali Lodge, Kibale Forest National Park

Known as the ‘Cradle of the Nile’, Uganda is one of Africa’s best kept secrets. Few countries can boast the infinite variety of flora and fauna and such diverse and spectacular scenery. Uganda has much to offer the first time visitor to Africa as well as veteran travellers. Ndali Lodge is set stunningly amidst the Bunyaruguru crater lake region of Western Uganda, 26 kilometres south of Fort Portal, and lies at the centre of 1000 acres of privately owned fertile farmland still cultivated in a traditional style. A visit to Uganda would not be complete without experiencing the wonders Ndali has to offer.

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2 Nights, Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

safari itinerary: 2 nights

Kyambura Gorge Lodge, Southern Queen Elizabeth NP

The lodge is the ideal location for tracking the lost chimps in the sunken forest of Kyambura Gorge nearby and seeing the amazing game in one of Africa’s most beautiful and varied parks, centred around the waterway of the Kazinga Channel where animals come to bathe. The park has six hundred amazing bird species, the most in an African park.

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2 Nights, Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Special Interests: Adventure, Birding, Fishing, Flora, Hiking, Indigenous Culture / Art, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife
safari itinerary: 2 nights

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Once-in-a-lifetime encounters with Uganda’s endangered gorillas await when you stay in one of these ten private luxury tents in the heart of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Ecologically respectful, contemporary-yet-classic in style, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp blends in sensitively with the dramatic African mountain landscape and, situated uniquely inside the national park, you are only minutes away from the start of your gorilla trekking adventure.

Located in one of the remotest areas of Africa, these comfortable canvas spaces are dressed with indigenous prints and furniture made from natural materials. Beds are draped in neutral-toned linens, and local artefacts set a scene that ensures memorable moments both inside and out the accommodation. Each tent has a spacious, stone-walled bathroom with private sections, and a free-standing bath for a relaxing soak after a day’s trekking. The trees around the camp light up in the morning when the sun starts shining, and thanks to there being so few tents, the camp retains an intimate, exclusive feel, enabling you to experience Africa’s magic with the lightest of footprints yet with practically every mod con.

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2 Nights, Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Special Interests: Adventure, Birding, Flora, Hiking, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Wildlife
safari itinerary: 3 nights

Bisate Lodge, Volcanoes National Park

Bisate Lodge is located in the natural amphitheatre of an eroded volcanic cone and has dramatic views of the peaks of the volcanoes, Bisoke and Karisimbi, rearing up through the Afro-alpine forests of nearby Volcanoes National Park. Six luxurious en-suite Forest Villas maximise comfort and views, while retaining environmental principles and reflecting the culture of rural Rwanda. Each guest contributes to Bisate’s biodiversity conservation and local community projects – making a far-reaching impact on an iconic Critically Endangered species: the mountain gorilla.

Aside from tracking one of the several habituated gorilla groups, activities include visiting nearby natural attractions, hiking to Dian Fossey’s burial site, and observing the Park’s group of endangered endemic golden monkey. Walks on Bisate’s property offer birding and participation in the reforestation programme.

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3 Nights, Fully Inclusive – Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities. All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

Special Interests: Adventure, Birding, Flora, Hiking, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Wildlife
safari itinerary: 1 night

Kigali Serena Hotel, Kigali

Ideally located on one of Kigali’s most charming boulevards, the five-star Kigali Serena Hotel is built around a polished granite atrium, which showcases the very best of Rwandese cultural art. Relaxed yet elegant, the hotel centres on the Executive Lounge and Bar, which opens onto a wide sundeck overlooking the newly refurbished swimming pool. Also overlooking the pool, the popular Milima Restaurant offers a wide range of all-day buffet choices, while the relaxed Sokoni Café offers inside and outside poolside seating. The capital’s natural business hub, the hotel also boasts its own extensive conference centre, 500-seater auditorium and lavish ballroom.

The hotel features 148 rooms. Guests can choose from a selection of 60 Standard Rooms, 37 Superior Rooms, 19 Deluxe Rooms, 18 Junior Suites, 7 Prime Rooms, 6 Executive Suites and a luxury Presidential Suite. In-room facilities include 24 hour room service, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, tea/coffee making facilities, mini fridge, hair dryer, private safe and a flat screen satellite TV.

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1 night, Bed and Breakfast

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