12 Days Uganda, Rwanda & Congo Primate Safari

Join a 12 Days primate safari to Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo with Engagi Safaris. Trek chimpanzees at Ngamba island, kibale Forest and Nyungwe Forest National parks, Enjoy golden monkey trekking in Volcanoes, gorillas in Bwindi and eastern lowland gorillas in Kahuzi Biega National park Congo.

Trip Summary
Day 1: Transfer to Ngamba Island & Visit UWEC/ZOO
Day 2: Transfer to fort portal, Visit Amabere ga Nyinamwiru
Day 3: Transfer to Semiliki Np, visit hot springs/forest and transfer to Kibale Forest
Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking & Bigodi Wetland
Day 5: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Day 6: Mountain gorilla tracking & return to the lodge
Day 7:Transfer to Mgahinga NP – Golden Monkey Trekking & Transfer to Musanze (Visit Dian Fossey Exhibition centre)
Day 8 : Hike to Dian fossey Grave Yard
Day 9 :Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
Day 10 : Chimpanzee Trekking/ Monkey Trekking/Canopy walk/Waterfall hiking & Transfer to Bukavu
Day 11: Lowland Gorilla Trekking & transfer to Rusizi (Rwanda)
Day 12: Departure

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: pick up and transfer to Ngamba Island
After breakfast, our driver guide will pick you from your hotel and go for a cruise to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee sanctuary.spend time with chimpanzees, take part in feeding them and enjoy their social characters. In the afternoon, cruise back and transfer to UWEC for an encounter with various animals, birds and reptiles. Overnight at Red chill Guest House.

Day 2: Transfer to fort portal, Visit Amabere ga Nyinamwiru

Have breakfast transfer to Fort portal with an en route lunch. If time allows, visit the Amabere Ga Nyinamwiru, learn about their formation and cultural beliefs about Amabere Ga Nyiramwiru. Dinner and overnight at Mountains of the Moon Hotel/ kibale Guest Cottages.

Day 3: Transfer to Semiliki Np, visit hot springs/forest and transfer to Kibale Forest
After breakfast, transfer to Semuliki national park, tour the Sempaya hot springs and go for nature walk to trek primates in Semuliki Valley. Later, transfer to Kibale Forest national park. Dinner and overnight at Kibale Forest Camp.

Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking & Bigodi Wetland
Have breakfast, and transfer to Kanyanchu information center for a pre chimpanzee trekking briefing. Spend an hour with chimpanzees in the jungle as you enjoy their human like characters. Return to the lodge for late lunch and in the evening enjoy a walk to Bigodi wetland for birding and nature walks. Dinner and overnight at Kibale Forest Camp.

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Wake up early, check out of the lodge and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Enjoy the beautiful sceneries of Ankole region and the Kigezi hills reaching in the evening. Overnight at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort.

Day 6: Mountain gorilla tracking
Have breakfast and with packed lunch transfer to the park headquarters for a pre gorilla trekking briefing. You will then hike to trek gorillas, spend an hour in their company and enjoy their lively social interactions. Hike back and return to the lodge for late lunch and refreshment. Dinner and overnight at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort.

Day 7:Transfer to Mgahinga NP – Golden Monkey Trekking & Transfer to Musanze (Visit Dian Fossey Exhibition centre)
Wake up as early as 5:00am, have an early morning breakfast and drive to Mgahinga gorilla national for Golden Monkey trekking. You will spend an hour with the monkeys and later transfer to Musanze through Cyanika Border. If time allows, you will visit the Dian Fossey Exhibition Center to Learn more about Dian Fossey’s works in the Virunga MassiF and her love for mountain gorillas. Dinner and overnight at Muhabura Hotel.

Day 8 : Hike to Dian fossey Grave Yard
Today, gather at the park headquarters with packed lunch for briefing. Hike to the graveyard of Dian Fossey, an American primatologist who lost her life to save the endangered gorillas in Virunga Massif. If you are lucky, you may see some primates but its not a guarantee. Dinner and overnight at Muhabura Hotel.

Day 9 :Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park
Have breakfast, check out and tranfer to Nyungwe Forest National park in South western Rwanda. Enjoy the scenic drives through the rolling hills of Rwanda via Rugengeri and Gisenyi. Dinner and overnight at Gisakura Guset House.

Day 10 : Chimpanzee Trekking/ Monkey Trekking/Canopy walk/Waterfall hiking & Transfer to Bukavu

Today you have a variety of optional activities to do. You may choose to do Chimpanzee trekking, canopy walk, monkey trekking or water fall walk to Kamiranzovu waterfall depending on your choice. All activities are enjoyable. Return to the lodge for lunch and transfer to Bukavu. Overnight at Orchids Safari Lodge.

Day 11: Lowland Gorilla Trekking & transfer to Rusizi (Rwanda)
Wake up early, have breakfast and with packed lunch transfer to Kahuzi Biega National park headquarters for briefing about lowland gorilla trekking. for briefing. Embark on to the hike to trek eastern lowland gorillas in the jungle, meet face to face with the largest gorilla specie and spend an hour in their presence. Return to the lodge, freshen up and transfer to Rusizi. Dinner and overnight at Rubavu Motel.

Day 12: Departure
Have breakfast, check and out and transfer to the airport for your return flight.

End of the Safari
Safari Includes:
 Gorilla permits
 Chimpanzee permits
 Golden monkey permits
 Dian Fossey hike
 Park entrance fees
 Ground transport
 Meals
 Accommodation for 11 nights
 Full time English speaking guide
 Bottled drinking water
 All other activities indicated in the itinerary
Safari Excludes
 Alcoholic drinks
 Personal calls
 Driver/guide tip
 Visa fees
 Air flights
 Porter’s fee
 Personal shopping