Go Gorilla Tracking on this safari to Uganda & Rwanda for an adventure including wildlife viewing, primate watching & mountain gorilla trek. This wonderful tour starts from Kampala and ends in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda.
Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura George and launch cruise along the Kazinga channel
Savannah Game drive
gorilla tracking in Bwindi national park, transfer to Kigali
gorillas tracking in Volcanoes national park
Golden monkey tracking, Transfer to Kigali, and departure
Day 1: Early morning transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, evening game drive.
Day 2: Chimp tracking and boat cruise along the Kazinga channel.
Day 3: morning Game Drive and Transfer to Bwindi national park
Day 4: 1st Gorilla tracking and transfer to Volcanoes National Park
Day 5: 2nd Gorilla trekking and evening community walk
Day 6: morning Golden monkey tracking and later transfer to Kigali, city tour and then after departure
Day 1: Depart to Queen Elizabeth National park
After a morning breakfast at the lodge, our Maranatha safari guide/driver will pick you up and
drive you to Queen Elizabeth National park in the south western park Uganda with a scenic drive all through. You will have a stopover at equator crossing for photography and informative talks and also at Mbarara for an hour lunch break. After, continue with the drive to the park arriving in the afternoon for relaxation at your lodge or alongside the pool. Then in the evening, you will enjoy a game drive along the Kasenyi area of the park for an opportunity to spot various species of animals including Elephants, buffalos, Bush bucks, water buck, and lion among others plus many various species of birds. Come back at the lodge for relaxation dinner and an overnight at (Luxury) Mweya safari Lodge /Katara Lodge/(Mid-range)Kyambura Game Lodge(budget)Enganzi Lodge/bush Lodge
Day 2: Chimp tracking and evening boat cruise
Have a morning breakfast to give you energy for chimp tracking, and after you will be briefed by the park warden about chimp tracking and also get you assigned to the ranger guide. After, set to the Kyambura Gorge to begin the search of our relatives who shares almost 98% of human genes. Chimps are fabulous fun to watch as they jump from one tree to another, you will find them doing their daily activities including feeding, making nest, mother feeding their young ones among others, learn their behaviors as well as taking photos. You will encounter other primate species such as Vervet Monkeys, Blue, Hoest Monkeys, Black and white colobus Monkeys, grey checked mangabay among others. After this wonderful activity return to the lodge for lunch and after lunch, set off to Kazinga channel at 4pm for an afternoon boat cruise which takes about 2 hours and here you will be rewarded with view of animals as crocodiles, Hippos just meters from the boat while Elephants, Buffalo can be seen along the shoreline plus various species of birds among others. Dinner and an overnight at (Luxury) Mweya safari Lodge /Katara Lodge/ (Mid-range) Kyambura Game Lodge (budget)Enganzi Lodge/bush Lodge
Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi national park
After breakfast, embark on a transfer to Bwindi national park a home to the endangered mountain gorillas via Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park a famous place for the tree climbing lions. You will have game drive in search of tree climbing lions and may other games that live here. Enjoy lunch at the Isahasha River later proceed to the park, arriving in the evening for relaxation as you wait for tomorrow’s breathtaking activity gorilla tracking. Dinner and overnight at (Luxury) Buhoma Lodge, (Midrange) Mahogany Lodge/ Engagi Lodge, (Budget) Buhoma Community Campground
Day 4: 1st Gorilla tracking and transfer to Volcanoes NP
Wake up early for a morning breakfast to give you energy for gorilla tracking, after with packed lunch and battled water, you will be driven to the park headquarters to receive short briefings about the dos and don’ts while with gorillas and also get you assigned to the gorilla family to trek and also the ranger guide. After, enter the forest to begin the search of mountain gorillas, tracking time is unpredictable, however, it can last from 2-8 hours since meeting them depends on where they last spent their night from and once they are met, you strictly allowed only one hour with them while studding as well as taking photography. On return, drive to Volcanoes National Park (Rwanda) crossing via Chanika border with remarkable view of the escarpments reaching at the park in the late evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge(Luxury)/La Palme Hotel(Deluxe)/Muhabura Hotel(Budget).
Day 5: 2nd Gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park
After breakfast, you will head to the park headquarters to receive short briefing from the park wardens about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas as well as get you assigned to the ranger guide and the gorilla family. After, head to the forest to begin the search of mountain gorillas. it’s a breathtaking moment to be among the 8 members allowed per group to trek the gorillas, sit among them listen to them grumble and marvel at the cheer full male silver buck, it’s a wonderful moment in life very difficult to forget. Return to the lodge for relaxation, and then in the evening, you will go for a cultural walk to Iby’wachu for cultural visit and learn more about the Banyarwanda culture. After the activity, return back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Luxury)/La Palme Hotel (Deluxe)/Muhabura Hotel (Budget).
Day 6: Trek golden monkey and then transfer to Kigali, and departure.
In the morning after breakfast, drive again to the park headquarters to receive briefings about golden monkey tracking. Like mountain gorillas, golden monkeys are regarded as endangered species and they are fabulous fun to watch, they like jumping from one tree to another so a first camera is needed. After trekking, on return transfer back to Kigali, if you still have time visit the Kigali genocide memorial site and lunch in Kigali and then after, transfer to the airport to check in for your departure flight if it is scheduled on this day
End of the safari