7 Days Gorilla Safari – Rwanda Uganda

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Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Trekking Adventure – 7 Days Tour

Safari Overview
Fantastic wildlife safari in Uganda and Rwanda starting in Kigali taking you to trek both Uganda gorillas and Rwanda gorillas as well as wildlife viewing in queen Elizabeth national park. This safari can either end in Kampala or drive back to Kigali for departure.

Safari Summary
Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes national park
Day 2: First Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes
Day 3: Golden Monkey Tracking / Dian Fossey Hike
Day 4: Second Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi national park
Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth – Afternoon Launch Cruise
Day 6: Game drive – Chimps Tracking
Day 7: Drive back to Kigali or Kampala for departure

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Our company drive will pick you up from your hotel in Kigali or from the airport. Our guide will brief you about your safari and drive northwards to Volcanoes national park in Musanze district – a home to 360 Mountain Gorillas. Dinner and overnight
Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge ( Luxury)
Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / La Palme (Mid-range)
Muhabura Hotel (Basic).
Meal Plan: Full Board
Travel time: About: 2 Hours.

Day 2: First Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes
Early breakfast and by 7:30am, assemble at the park headquarters for a briefing about conduct when you see the gorillas from one of the ranger guides together with your trekking gear and drinking water and packed lunch. Later enter the forest to track the gorillas, an activity that will take you 2-8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas – it highly depends on where last the gorillas where seen. After meeting and staying in the presence of the gorillas for a maximum of one hour, descend back to your hotel for relaxation. In the evening, you may go for community walk. Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel

Day 3: Golden Monkey tracking / Dian Fossey Hike
Wake up early for breakfast and head out to assemble at the park headquarters for briefing, and later Either go for golden monkey tracking or hike up to Karisoke research centre, established by Dian Fossey, an American primatologist who dedicated all her life conserving the lives of mountain gorillas until she was killed and is buried there next to Digit, a mountain gorilla. You will learn more about the lives of the mountain gorillas at the research centre. On return, you will cross over to Uganda and drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park, home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Dinner and overnight

Accommodation: Gorilla Forest Camp or Mahogany Springs ( Luxury)
Gorilla Mist Camp (Mid-range)
Buhoma Homestead (Basic).
Meal Plan: Full Board
Travel time: About: 2 Hours.

Day 4: Second Gorilla Tracking
Have breakfast early and should assemble at the park headquarters for briefing from the park rangers about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas. Proceed for the memorable adventure in the forest, an activity that may take 2-6 hours depending on the movement of the animals. Meet and stay with the animals for a maximum of one hour, then descend to the park headquarters and then to your Lodge for lunch and relaxation. In the evening, if your up for it, go for community walk in the nearby Batwa community, where you will be entertained by the tales of their beautiful culture. Dinner and overnight at your hotel (Day 3)

Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
In the morning, you will set off to Queen Elizabeth NP driving via Ishasha sector where you will have game drives to view tree climbing lions, variety of bird species. Arriving in time for lunch and resting at hotel. In the afternoon, you will have a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel where you will be rewarded with view of game as Hippos, crocodiles, buffalos, elephants as well as a variety of birds. Dinner and overnight
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge (luxury)
Enganzi lodge (mid range)
Kingfisher Lodge (Budget).

Day 6: Game drive and Chimpanzee Tracking
Early morning, you will wake up to go for game drives to catch up with early risers before returning to their hiding places. You will encounter game as lions, hyenas, bush bucks, elephants among others. Return to the lodge for a late breakfast, and lunch. In the afternoon, you will go for chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge where you will encounter other primates as Colobus monkeys, Vervet monkeys, baboons among others. Dinner and overnight at your hotel

Day 7: Transfer to Kigali/Kampala
In the morning after a relaxed breakfast, you will transfer back to Kigali, with stop over on the way to admire the beautiful topography, and shopping. Have city tour in Kigali where you will visit the local market, museum, genocide memorial center. Alternatively, you may transfer to Kampala and depart from Entebbe Uganda. Dinner and over night at your chosen hotel or transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
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