Day 1: Arrival in Rwanda – Africa to start your tour.
On your arrival at Kanombe International Airport, a driver guide from our company shall cordially receive you and transfer you to your accommodation in Kigali. Take dinner and overnight at Hotel Gorillas or Serena Hotel Kigali.
Day 2: Enjoy a Kigali City expedition, transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Morning breakfast is followed by a city tour in Kigali. During this excursion, you will visit Gisozi Genocide Memorial Center, local art and craft shops as well as local markets. After lunch, drive northwards through the rising and falling hills of Rwanda. It is a 2 hours drive from Kigali. Arrive early evening and check in at the lodge. Have your dinner and overnight at La Bambou Gorilla Lodge, Muhabura hotel or Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.
Day 3: Gorilla Tracking Adventure, transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Rise up early from your bed for breakfast and a cup of tea or coffee and pull together at the park head offices for registration and briefing by the ranger about gorilla tracking in Rwanda. After briefing, you will be allocated group and then move to commence your long-awaited gorilla trekking exercise in Rwanda. Mountain Gorilla trekking is a life time experience and entails going through solid and dicey tropical rain forest. Gorilla tracking duration ranges in-between 2-6 hours depending on their movements on that day. The breathtaking meeting with a gorilla family with its family head, a Silverback gorilla is significantly worth visiting. View and hang about with gorillas is an hour for watching and picture-taking. Enjoy your dinner and overnight at La Bambou Gorilla Lodge, Muhabura hotel or Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.
Day 4: Cross-over to Uganda
Wake up at your own pace on this day, have a late breakfast, check out of the lodge and start your journey to Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, another home of Mountain Gorillas in Uganda. You will cross to Uganda via Cyanika boarder to Uganda through Kigezi section, ‘the Switzerland of Africa’. The journey to Bwindi Impenetrable forests National Park will take you about 4-5 hours. Arrive around lunch hours and take lunch at the lodge. Have dinner and overnight at Wagtail Eco camp, Gift of Nature Lodge, Gorilla Mist camp or Mahogany Springs.
Day 5: Trek Gorillas in Uganda in Bwindi National Park
This is the day for a second gorilla tracking escapade in Uganda after visiting them in Rwanda. Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is much tedious and interesting. The awesome come upon into a gorilla family with a Silverback as the head is an appealing experience. Stay with the gorillas in one hour as you observe and photograph these massive apes, which are biologically close to human beings. Retire from Gorilla Trekking at the lodge. You will either relax at the lodge or take a late afternoon area walk to near villages or Cultural entertainment by some local dancing troupes. Have dinner and overnight at Wagtail Eco camp, Gift of Nature Lodge, Gorilla Mist camp or Mahogany Springs.
Day 6: Drive to Queen Elizabeth NP, take an afternoon boat Cruise.
Wake up early enough, take your breakfast, and then set off for Elizabeth National Park where you will arrive in the early afternoon. Check in at the Lodge, take lunch and then after a short moment head for an afternoon boat ride on Kazinga Channel. Kazinga channel found in Queen Elizabeth National Park is a 40 km water channel that joins Lakes George and Edward. Any tourist to this park cannot fail to be overwhelmed by the Channel’s amazing animal diversity. It’s where many buffalos rest in the water while big herds of elephants and different bird species can be seen enjoying themselves along the channel shores. A good number of visitors who take part in the 2 hour launch cruise along the channel regard it as the highlight of their African safari. There are also concentrations of hippos and birds. In short, this water cruise offers an admirable stage for clear photography, extensive bird-watching and an all-embracing game viewing. Retire in the evening to the lodge. Overnight; Mweya Safari Lodge, Kingfisher Kichwamba Lodge, Enganzi Lodge or Bush Lodge.
Day 7: Game Drive, Visit the Crater Lake and Katwe salt lake or do more game viewing.
On this day, you will wake up early enough, take your breakfast and then set off for a morning game drive, during which you will have an opportunity to spot hippos, elephants, spotted hyenas, lions, leopards, stripped jackals, bushbucks, water bucks and warthogs and many wild animals. Over 95 species of mammals and 600 species of birds have been recorded in the park. Retire from the game drive late morning and go back to the lodge for a rest as you admire nature. After the game drive, you will return to the
lodge and take arrest. After lunch, visit Katwe salt lake as see how local communities survive by mining salt. You can also have more game drive in the park to spot more animals that you might have missed in the morning. Overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge, Kingfisher Kichwamba Lodge, Enganzi Lodge or Bush Lodge.
Day 8: Drive back to Kigali
On this last day of the Rwanda-Uganda gorilla trip, you will have your morning reakfast, check-out and commence the journey to Kigali through Katuna boarder this moment in time. It will take approximately 4 to 5 hours. Arrive early afternoon and you will be transferred to you accommodation in Kigali.
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