– Gorilla Trekking
– Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale national park Uganda
– 2 Game Dives in Queen Elizabeth National park
– Launch Cruise at the Kazinga Channel
– Golden Monkey Tracking
This 7 Days Uganda Rwanda safari comes with several interesting activities. The package is designed for visitors who are interesting in going for gorilla tracking in either the Volcanoes national park in Rwanda or Bwindi impenetrable forest in Uganda and also taking part in a real wildlife safari in one of the best tourism destinations in Uganda – Queen Elizabeth national park. chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe forest Rwanda is not always reliable because the they tend to migrate away from the forest during some months of the year. Kibale Forest in Uganda is the most reliable place to track chimpanzee in East Africa. It is also the perfect place to go and the experience the chimpanzee habituation process. This tour will depend on the clients flight plans and may begin from either Kampala or Kigali.
Main Activities :
Day 1: Transfer from Kigali to Kibale Forest national park
The journey will take between 6-7 hours and thus requires that you get on the road early. Along the way, enjoy seeing the beautiful countryside of Rwanda and Uganda. Check out the long horned ankole cattle along the road. Lunch will be taken along the way. You should reach early enough so that you have a long rest as you prepare for Chimpanzee tracking the next day. Dinner and overnight stay at Kyaninga Lodge (Luxury), Primates lodge luxury tents (luxury) Primates Lodge Deluxe (Midrange) and Chimpanzee Guest House (budget).
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
Wake up early after yesterdays long rest and take your breakfast. Head for briefing on chimpanzee tracking at the park offices. The briefing is all about how to act around chimpanzee communities and what to expect. chimpanzee trekking usually take between 3 to 5 hours. Afterwards return to your lodge for lunch and rest. Our guide form Mission Africa Safaris will start the 2 hour journey to Queen Elizabeth national park in the evening. Rest early as you will be having an early morning game drive at the park tomorrow. Dinner and overnight will be at Mweya Safari Lodge (luxury), Ihamba Lodge/Park view lodge (mid-range) and Simba safari camp (budget).
Day 3: Game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park – Boat cruise at the Kazinga Channel
You will wake up early and head to the pack with your packed breakfast for the early morning game drive. The early morning game drive is planned to allow you spot the nocturnal animals heading back to their dens after a busy night of hunting. Expect to see Leopard, hippos, hartebeests, lions, primates and early morning risers especially birds. You will be taken back to the lodge to have early lunch then go rest as you wait for the next activity. At 2.00 pm, our guide will transfer you to the Kazinga Channel for a boat cruise. The Kazinga Channel is a collection point for most of the parks wild animals. It is also one of the best spots for bird watching in Africa. You will be extremely impressed with the sightings in this channel that separates Lake George from Lake Edward. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge (luxury), Ihamba Lodge / Park view lodge (mid-range) and Simba safari camp (budget)
Day 4: Game drive at Ishasa sector – Transfer to Volcanoes national park in Rwanda
Wake up to a new day and take your breakfast. The guide will come pick you to take you for another game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park. You will go to see the world famous tree climbing lions at the Ishasa section of the park. After having enough of the game drives, its time to cross back to Rwanda and to the volcanoes national park. Once again marvel at the beautiful countrysides of Rwanda and Uganda along the way. Lunch will be taken during the journey back to Rwanda. Once you reach your lodge near the park, try to rest early to be ready for gorilla trekking the next day. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / The 5 Volcanoes Lodge ( Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / Da Vinci Lodge (Mid-range) and The Garden Place Hotel (budget).
Day 5: Mountain gorilla tracking in Rwanda – Touring the Iby’iwacu cultural village
Wake up early to take breakfast then head to the park office in Musanze for briefing on gorilla trekking at 7:00 am. After the briefing, you will be assigned a gorilla family to track. Use the chance to hire a porter to help with extra luggage. Tracking mountain gorillas can be challenging depending on the location of the family but at the end of the day, its all worth it. The chance to see mountain gorillas in the wild is the ultimate wildlife experience. Follow instructions from the park guides and wardens. You will have one hour with the gorilla family and then head back to the starting point where you will find a driver from Mission Africa Safaris waiting for you. After your silverback gorilla tour, head back to the lodge and take lunch then rest. After the rest, you will picked up by the guide who will take you to visit the Ibyiwacu cultural village in Musanze – just near the park. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / The 5 Volcanoes Lodge ( Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / Da Vinci Lodge (Mid-range) and The Garden Place Hotel (budget).
Day 6: Golden Monkey Tracking – visit the Twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo
After yesterdays rest, wake up early once again, take breakfast and head to the volcanoes national park offices for briefing on golden monkey tracking. You will be assigned a guide and if you wish, hire a porter. After some time tracking, you will see the golden monkeys on top of the trees with some climbing to the ground. Take as many photos of these lovely but endangered primates for your memory. Once done, head back to your lodge for lunch and rest. Our guide will pick you later in the evening to go visit the twin lakes Ruhondo and Burera. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge / The 5 Volcanoes Lodge ( Luxury), Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge / Da Vinci Lodge (Mid-range) and The Garden Place Hotel (budget).
Day 7: Transfer to back Kigali – Tour of Kigali and genocide war memorial site – departure
You will wake up early, take breakfast and hit the road to Kigali. The journey is 3 hours but you will once again be treated to the rolling hills of Rwanda’s countryside as well as the green tea plantations. Lunch will be in Kigali after which you will go for a tour of the city The tour involves visiting the Gisozi Genocide memorial site, the city museum, the city markets and gift shops where you can buy local crafts/arts. After this final tour of Rwanda, you will then be driven to your hotel or to the airport for departure and seperation from us at Mission Africa Safaris.
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International flights, visas, personal costs like beverages and wines.Personal Insurance
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