Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Safaris

Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Safaris

Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Safaris features amazing gorilla trekking Uganda as well as gorilla tracking in Rwanda, impressive wildlife safari holiday in both Uganda and Rwanda with abundant primates tracking both mountain gorilla in Rwanda Volcanoes national park and Uganda in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park gives you amazing gorilla tracking experience and primate safaris in Uganda to the top big five safaris destination within Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Safaris, Queen Elizabeth national Park famous and known for it tree climbing lion, Boat trip along Kazinga Channel, Murchison falls national park a home to a thousand Rothschild Giraffes, elephants, hippos, crocodile along the Nile river. Primate holiday will give a deep breath and everlasting memories while you are in Kibale forest national park.

Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Safaris Summary

  • Day 1, Arrival and pick up at Entebbe International Airport
  • Day 2: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 3: Game drive and launch cruise
  • Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
  • Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi
  • Day 6: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
  • Day 7: Transfer to Rwanda
  • Day 8: Gorilla Trekking
  • Day 9: Golden Monkey Trekking and transfer to Kigali

Day 1, Arrival and pick up at Entebbe Airport

Depending on arrival time, you will have a brief Kampala city tour. You will tour the Uganda museum, the Nakasero market and in the afternoon have a cultural presentation and later have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Lake Heights Hotel | Boma Hotel | Protea Hotel Entebbe

Mid-range: Mission Guest House | 2 Friend Hotel

Best Budget: African Root Guest House

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

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After breakfast, you will drive to western Uganda along the western part of the Rift Valley. En route to the Park stopover at the Equator for water experiment and photographs; also stop over at Mpigi (Mpambire drum village) where you can be able to watch the ceremonial drums made out of local materials. Proceed and have lunch in Mbarara town and then proceed and reach Queen Elizabeth National Park in the evening. The Park is also located on the foothills of Rwenzori  Mountain also known as the Mountains of the Moon.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mweya Lodge | Katara Lodge | Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Mid-range: Enganzi Game Lodge | Park View | Ihamba Lakeside Safaris Lodge

Best Budget: Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinners

Day 3: Game drive and launch cruise

Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Safaris

Early morning after breakfast, you will set out for the game drive along the Kasenyi track for game viewing including the Buffalo, Elephant, Warthog and Lion. After this, return to the lodge for lunch and later depart for the 2 hours launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel. Here you will encounter a close look at the Hippos, crocodiles and other bird species.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mweya Lodge | Katara Lodge | Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Mid-range: Enganzi Game Lodge | Park View | Ihamba Lakeside Safaris Lodge

Best Budget: Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinners


Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

After breakfast, you will drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via the Ishasha sector an area commonly known for the rare tree climbing lions. After the game drive in Ishasha, have lunch and later proceed with your journey to Bwindi reaching in the evening.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge | Chameleon Hill Lodge | Gorilla forest camp

Mid-range: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge | Haven Lodge | Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge

Best Budget: Rushaga Gorilla Lodge | Buhoma Community forest Camp | Ruhija Gorilla friend camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinners

Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

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After an early morning breakfast, gather at Buhoma the Park headquarters for a briefing from the Ranger Guide of Uganda Wildlife Authority. You will be briefed about the Gorilla tracking protocol and once this is done, you will set out with your packed lunch and penetrate the Jungle forest to search for the rare Mountain Gorillas. The time taken to track gorillas is unpredictable and it can take 2- 10 hours.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge | Chameleon Hill Lodge | Gorilla forest camp

Mid-range: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge | Haven Lodge | Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge

Best Budget: Rushaga Gorilla Lodge | Buhoma Community forest Camp | Ruhija Gorilla friend camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinners

Day 6: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast, you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi via Kabale the place commonly known as the Switzerland of Africa. Enjoy the boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi to the most Islands on the Lake. Each Island is characterized by different bird species.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Arcadia Cottages | Bird nest

Mid-range: Bunyonyi Overland resort

Best Budget: Bunyonyi Overland resort

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinners

Day 7: Transfer to Rwanda

After breakfast, drive across the Uganda -Rwanda- Kyanika Border and connect to Ruhengeri. You will have your lunch en route and arrive at your Lodge for relaxation.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Sabyinyo Silver back Lodge | Five Volcanoes Hotel

Mid-range: Davince Hotel | Le la bamboo hotel | Mountain Gorilla view | Lapalme Hotel

Best Budget: Kinigi Guest house | Muhavura Hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinners

Day 8: Gorilla Trekking

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After breakfast, you will set out of your lodge with your packed lunch to the ORTPN Offices for briefing and gorilla tracking escorts and Rangers. You will then start your trek of the Gorillas. Once you come across the bamboo forest logs and also your first perception of the sound the breaking of bamboo indicating that the gorillas are nearer. Prepare yourself for the en joyful encounter with the Gorillas and wonderful experience. Stay with the gorillas for 1 hour and then and trek back to your lodge or lunch and in the afternoon, visit the twin lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Sabyinyo Silver back Lodge | Five Volcanoes Hotel | Virunga Hotel

Mid-range: Davince Hotel | Le la bamboo hotel | Mountain Gorilla view | Lapalme Hotel

Best Budget: Kinigi Guest house | Muhavura Hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinners

Day 9: Golden Monkey Trekking and transfer to Kigali

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After a morning breakfast, you will again assemble at the ORTPN Offices for another briefing from the rangers as you prepare you for Golden monkey trekking.  Golden monkeys are very rare and so in Rwanda are only found here. Return back to the Lodge for lunch and in the afternoon you will transfer to Kigali for your evening departure flight back home.