7 Days Rwanda Uganda Safari 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 at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge ( Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / La Palme (Mid-range), Muhabura Hotel (Basic).
Day 2: First Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes
Early breakfast at your accommodation and by 7:30am, assemble at the park headquarters for a briefing about conduct when you see the gorillas. Later enter the forest to track the gorillas, an activity that will take you 2-8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. 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 at Gorilla Forest Camp or Gorilla Mist Camp (Mid-range), Buhoma Homestead (Basic).
Day 4: Second Gorilla Tracking
Wake up early for your 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 at 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.
End of Tour
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