The 5 day Uganda Rwanda Safari starts from Kigali crossing into Uganda for Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park, The primates capital in East Africa and then back to Kigali for mountain gorilla trekking. This tour starts and ends in Kigali.
DAY 1: PICK UP – TRANSFER TO KIBALE NATIONAL PARK
Arrival and pick up by our company tour guide at the Kigali International airport or from your hotel early morning driving across into Uganda to Kibale National Park. The drive will take approximately 5 hours driving through the scenic Ugandan country side. Dinner and overnight at Crater Lodge (Luxury) , Primates Lodge Kibale (Mid range) or Chimpanzee Guest House (Basic)
DAY 2: CHIMPANZEE TRACKING – TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Set off early morning after a quick cup of coffee and set off to assemble at the Kibale park headquarters by 7:00 am for briefing on chimps tracking. Enter the forest in search for chimps. The search can go up to 4 hours . Return to your hotel and have lunch and after which head out for a community visit to the Bigodi swamp for bird watching after which transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park. Dinner and Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge(Luxury), Ihamba Lodge (Mid-range) Enganzi Lodge (mid/ Budget)
DAY 3: GAME DRIVE AND BOAT CRUISE
Set off quite early today with packed breakfast for your game drive taking you the Kasenyi plains of the park to catch the early risers before they get back to their hideout. The wildlife to spot include hippos, buffaloes, hartebeests, leopard, lions and a large number of bird species. Return to your lodge for lunch and later head out for a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel. Later return to your lodge for Dinner and overnight at hotel of Day 2.
DAY 4: TRANSFER TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Wake up to a warm breakfast at your hotel and get ready for a long drive to Rwanda and the Volcanoes national park. The drive will take you through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth, where you will view tree climbing lions and continue your journey crossing into Rwanda driving to Volcanoes National Park, Home of the rare endangered mountain gorillas. Dinner and Overnight stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (Mid-range), Muhabura Hotel (Basic)
DAY 5: GORILLA TREKKING – DEPARTURE
Wake up early for a quick cup of coffee at your hotel and with a packed snack from your hotel, drive to the Kinigi park headquarters for briefing about gorilla trekking do’s and don’ts. These are important rules set to protect the health of both visitors and mountain gorillas. You have a chance to decide to go for a hard, medium or simple trek depending on your physical ability.
Trekking for gorilla in Rwanda usually last 2 – 7 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. A head guide will escort you into the forest plus an armed guard in search for your gorilla group. Once you meet the gorillas, you are allowed 1 hour with the gentle giants. After trekking descend back to the park head offices where you will meet your guide to drive you to your hotel and have lunch and departure with drop off at either your hotel or airport
End of Tour
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