Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trek & Wildlife SafariStarts: Entebbe - Ends: Kigali | Kibale, QENP, Bwindi, PNV, Kigali
Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trek & Wildlife Safari
9 Days Start: Entebbe - End: Kigali Kibale, QENP, Bwindi, PNV, Kigali
The primate Special Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trek & wildlife adventure will start in Kampala Uganda’s capital city and will end in Kigali Rwanda’s capital city with two gorilla tracking experiences, one in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable national park and volcanoes national park of Rwanda respectively.
There are only 880 mountain gorillas remaining on earth. The majority live in the Virunga Mountains that straddle Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, while a smaller number live in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest of Uganda. Hunted and pushed out of their dwindling habitat, the montane forest is now heavily protected. Most of the 880 gorillas live a wild existence, far from human reach. However, a handful of groups have been habituated and can be tracked and observed by small numbers of visitors under the watchful eyes of park scouts.Before the Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trek safari trail takes you for the big gorilla trekking adventure, we will prepare you for the big adventure with wildlife viewing including chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest. So, its going to be very interesting 9 days.
- Kigali city tour with visit to genocide memorial
- Golden monkey tracking in volcanoes national park
- Community walks in both Uganda and Rwanda for pygmies and entertainments
- Gorilla tracking in Bwindi forest national park Uganda
- Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes national park in Rwanda
- Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale national park Uganda
- Game drive in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth national park in search of savannah animals Elephants, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, waterbucks and tree climbing lions
- Boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth national park with chances to see hippopotamus crocodiles and birds in Uganda
Day 1: Transfer to Kibale national park
First day after an early breakfast, your private Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trek guide/driver will transfer you and your team to kibale forest national park, this is the primate haven of Uganda with 13 primate species recorded including chimpanzees, red Colobus monkeys, grey cheeked mangabeys red tailed monkeys and pottos of different types in evening relax overnight stay at Luxury: KYANINGA LODGE/ Mid-range: PRIMATE LODGE/ Budget: KIBALE FOREST CAMP
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
On this day after breakfast report to the ranger station for the briefing before you enter the forest to track our closest relative chimpanzees the tracking here takes 3-5 hours then later after tracking, you will be transferred to Queen Elizabeth national park this is the day you will cross the equator and go for evening game drive. Here you have chances to see savannah game like Buffalos Elephants Uganda kobs, water bucks lions and leopards later check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Luxury: MWEYA SAFARI LODGE/ Mid-range,: ENGANZI LODGE/ Budget: BUSH LODGE
Day 3: Full day Queen Elizabeth national park, morning game drive and Afternoon boat cruise
We continue on the Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trek safari trail with after your breakfast and head out for game drive in the plain savannah of kasenyi in Queen Elizabeth national park search for Elephant, buffalos, Uganda kobs bushbucks, warthogs, lions, leopards, waterbucks as well as savannah birds then later return to the lodge for lunch break. In the afternoon go for the boat ride along kazinga channel that connects two rift valley lakes George and Edward found with the park. This will reward you with lots hippopotamus, crocodiles, water birds and possibly Elephants and buffalos coming to drink water at DAY 2
Day 4: Game drive and Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
On this day after morning breakfast, you will transfer to bwindi forest national park home to the endangered mountain Gorillas passing through ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park, here you will do a game drive in search of tree climbing lions thereafter proceed to Bwindi forest relax for dinner and overnight stay in preparation for the 1st Gorilla tracking. You will stay at Luxury: MAHOGANY SPRINGS, Mid-range: BUHOMA HAVEN LODGE, Budget: BUHOMA COMMUNITY REST CAMP.
Day 5: Full day in Bwindi forest, Gorilla tracking adventure and evening community walk
After an early morning breakfast with packed lunch the Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trek safari excitement builds up. This is when you experince your first gorilla trek adventure. Your guide will take you to the head quoters of the park for a Gorilla tracking briefing about the do’s and don’ts. The gorilla tracking will take you between 3 -10 hours depending on the movements therefore go prepared for either short walk or long walk, after finding them, spend approximate 1 hour with them learning their behavior and later return back for community walk and relaxation then dinner and overnight stay at DAY 4.
Day 6: Transfer to Volcanoes national park in Rwanda
Wake up and take relaxed breakfast, then transfer to Volcanoes national park in Rwanda via cyanika boarder post with en route visit to the pygmies of Kisoro. Pygmies are the short people from the word pygmoids who used to be the forest dwellers and fruit gatherers before they were evicted from the forest for conservation purposes they live as scoters and it’s interesting to visit them. Proceed to the lodge for your overnight stay Luxury: FIVE VOLCANOES BOUTIQUE HOTEL, Mid-range Le BAMBOU GORILLA LODGE, and Budget: HOTEL MUHABURA.
Day 7: 2nd Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes national park
Another exiting Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trek day, after early breakfast head to the park offices in Kinigi ready for tracking Gorilla the 2nd time, here you will be briefed about the tracking formalities, be split into small group get allocated to the gorilla family and head to the park for your memorable gorilla adventure. Later when you return back
Depending on the time and fitness, go for cultural entertainment in Iby’Iwacu cultural village and meet the Banyarwanda people as you feel their unique culture return back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at DAY 6.
Day 8: Golden monkey tracking and transfer to Kigali
Wake for early breakfast and report to the ranger station, you will be briefed and head to the park to track the endangered species called golden monkey, the tracking will take approximate half a day and later on return, transfer to Kigali the capital city of Rwanda a 3 hour drive and check in to your hotel for an overnight stay at Luxury KIGALI SERENA HOTEL, Mid-range: FRAME TREE VILLAGE Budget FIVE TO FIVE HOTEL.
Day 9: Kigali city tour and departure
On this day have your relaxed breakfast, and thereafter you will be taken to Kigali city tour with a visit to Gisozi genocide memorial and museum, craft village, Nyamata church, Hotel Rwanda and other local markets later you will be transferred to the Airport for your departure back home.
Note that accommodation will be in either budget: mid- range: or luxury; according to your choice as selected above
End of the Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trek Safari
Included on above are:-
- Airport transfers
- Chimpanzee tracking permit
- Park entry fees
- Game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park
- Boat cruise on Kazinga channel
- Kigali city tour
- Golden Monkey permit
- Cultural visit fees
- Transport costs in a 4wd vehicle
- Full time English speaking and knowledgeable Driver/guide and his allowance
- Accommodation and meals
- Drinking water during the tour
- Government local tax on Accommodation
However the tour excludes:-
- Any domestic or International flights
- Visa fees
- All optional activities
- Medical and travel Insurance
- Tips and gratuities to the guide/driver and hotel staffs.
- Any item not mentioned in the itinerary of personal nature like laundry and beverages, souvenirs and telephone bills.