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7 Days Gorilla Safari Adventure

Join a 7 Days Gorilla safari Adventure in Rwanda and Uganda for gorilla watching in Volcanoes Rwanda, game viewing in Queen Elizabeth, chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest and bigodi wetland tour. The tour starts in Rwanda ending in Uganda.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 01: Transfer from Kigali to Volcanoes Park.
  • Day 02: Gorilla tracking in Volcanoes – 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

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Morning Kigali city tour and afternoon transfer to Volcanoes National park
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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.

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In the morning, you will go to the park headquarters by 8:30 am 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.

ishasha tree climbing lionsEarly morning, you will have your breakfast and set off to QENP by 7:30am. You will drive slowly via Ruhija reaching Ishasha sector by 11:00 am 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).

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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, bushbucks, antelopes, elephants, water hogs among others. Go back to the hotel for a late breakfast, and relax at the poolside 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
chimps trackingIn the morning, you will go for chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest National Park, where you will stay until midday. 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
equator Uganda 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 alive 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.
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