Visit gorillas in both Rwanda and Uganda in just 7 days. You will go gorilla trekking in Bwindi national park of Uganda and volcanoes national park of Rwanda. Gorilla tracking is indeed the most wonderful wildlife experience in the African bush; search for gorillas in the thick forest/ slippery mountain slopes to get close to these gentle and giant animals. It is very wonderful when you finally close in and watch gorillas go about their life feeding and the acrobatic young seemlessly swing between tree branches! To the size of a mature gorilla, one would expect Gorillas to be violent animals but they are not. This wrong belief was changed by findings of dian fossey a famous gorilla girl who spent years researching about mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda. You may also visit the dian fossey tombs on this tour.
- Day 01: Transfer from Kigali to Kisoro.
- Day 02: Gorilla tracking in Virunga – back to Rwanda
- Day 03: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Day 04: Game Drive – Transfer to Kibale National Park
- Day 05: Chimps Tracking & Bigodi wetland sanctuary tour
- Day 06: Transfer to Kampala
- Day 07: Kampala City Tour – Drop off at airport for departure
Day 1: Morning Kigali city tour and afternoon transfer to Volcanoes National park.
In the morning at 9:00am, you will be picked from the hotel by the guide/driver, who will take you for a city tour. You will visit the genocide memorial museum, the first house, the national museum among others. After lunch in Kigali, you will drive to Volcanoes national park in Ruhengeri. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla view Lodge (Luxury)/La Palme Hotel (Deluxe)/Kinigi guest house (Budget).
Day 2: Gorilla tracking adventure and afternoon transfer to Uganda.
In the morning, you will go to the park headquarters by 8:30am with parked lunch for briefing before you embark on the memorable adventure in the forest. You will be back by mid day-2:00pm. Have refreshments at hotel/lunch and later set off for Uganda, crossing via Chanika boarder. Dinner and overnight at Birdnest/ Bunyonyi Resort.
Day 3: Transfer to queen Elizabeth National park in Uganda.
Early morning, you will have your breakfast and set off to QENP by 7:30am. You will drive slowly via Ruhija reaching Ishasha sector by 11:00am to have game drives where you may be opportune to see the tree climbing lions. Continue to QENP reaching early enough for lunch at Mweya safari Lodge. After lunch, you will enjoy a boat cruise at 4pm along the Kazinga channel where you will see lots of bird species, crocodiles, hippos, buffalos, and elephants among others. Embark to the lodge for refreshment, dinner and overnight stay at Kyambura game lodge (Luxury)/Ihamba Lodge (Deluxe)/Kingfisher lodge (Budget).
Day 4: Morning game drives and transfer to Kibale national park.
In the morning, you will go for game drives, where you will see games like lions, bush bucks, antelopes, elephants, water hogs among others. Go back to the hotel for a late breakfast, and relax at the pool side as you wait for your lunch. After lunch, set off to Kibale national park, home of over 13 primate species. Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge (Luxury)/Mountains of the moon hotel (Deluxe)/Chimps nest lodge (Budget).
Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and afternoon nature walk in Bigodi wetland sanctuary.
In the morning, you will go for chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest National Park, where you will stay until mid day. You will have lunch at Chimps nest lodge and in the afternoon, go for a nature walk in Bigodi wetland sanctuary, where you will encounter a variety of birds and animals. You later drive back to Fort Portal, and if still early and strong, you may visit the “Amabeere ganyina Mwiru” and the king’s palace. Dinner and overnight stay (Day 4).
Day 6: Transfer to Kampala.
In the morning after breakfast, you drive back to Kampala, with en route visit to Nakayima tree in Mubende, a historical tree, stop over for photography, reaching Kampala in the evening for dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel (Luxury)/Cassia Lodge (Deluxe)/Landmark view Hotel (Budget).
Day 7: City Tour and Departure.
In case your departure flight is in the evening, you will have a morning city tour around Kampala, where you will visit the Namugongo Shrines, where the Uganda martyrs were burnt live for refusing to denounce their Christian faith, the National museum, bahai temple, Gadafhi Mosque, the local markets, Kasubi tombs among others. In the afternoon, transfer to Entebbe airport for your departure flight. End of Safari.
Kampala serena hotel
Ideally located at the very heart of Kampala, the hotel stands amidst 72 acres of landscaped grounds and water gardens. An oasis of cool and green, encircled by the seven hills of Kampala, this 152-room world-class hotel is the focal point of national, regional, business, political and social life.
La Palme Hotel
La Palme Hotel counts on its comfortable and intimate atmosphere to make your stay the most enjoyable in safety and tranquility. We offer 48 well-furnished rooms including 4 big suites that have been elegantly designed, featuring great attention to our culture details.
All our Guest rooms are self-contained with: WIFI Internet Access, 24-Hour Room Service, Double bed, Telephone, More than 15 TV Satellite Channels.
Kyambura Lodge, Uganda
Kyambura Lodge is situated at the eastern edge of Queen Elizabeth National Park, in the western part of the great East African Rift valley, with fantastic views over the national park and the Rwenzori Mountains and at a short distance from the Kyambura Gorge.
Cassia Lodge is located on Buziga Hill, one of the highest hills of Kampala, close to Lake Victoria. The environment is cool with few mosquitoes and an astonishing view of the lake as well as the city.
The lodge offers and international cuisine in a serene environment.
In addition, we have conference facilities, a business centre, wireless Internet connection, a large swimming pool and 20 luxurious rooms with satelite television, bar and balcony overlooking the lake.
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