Day1: ARRIVE AT ENTEBBE AIRPORT AND CITY TOUR
Get to the airport and our company driver will be ready to welcome you and transfer you to Kampala city. Enjoy a city tour where you will visit places like Nagalabi coronation site, mengo palace, the Uganda martyrs’ shrine, the Uganda museum, crafts shops and so many other sites. Enjoy your dinner and overnight at:
Luxury accommodation: Serena hotel/ Imperial royale Hotel/Sheraton hotel
Mid range accommodation: Hotel Africana/ hotel triangle/ Hotel Shangri-La
Budget accommodation: Holiday express Hotel/Namirembe guest house
Day 2: TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Rise up early and a driver guide from AA SAFARIS AND TOURS will be ready to pick you up and transfer you to Queen Elizabeth national Park. Enroute you will stop at the equator to take the water experiment and stand in the north and southern part of the earth at the same time. Visit the Mpambire drum village too where the ancient drum making methods have been used since the olden days. Enjoy your lunch enroute and continue to Queen Elizabeth national park. You will be welcomed by enchanting baboons that display there acrobatics. On the way, you may spot some animals like the warthogs, huge elephant, buffalos, waterbucks and several others that you may come across. Prepare for dinner and overnight at:
Luxury accommodation: Mweya safari lodge/Jacana lodge
Mid range accommodation: Ihamba/Albertine camp
Budge accommodation: Mweya hostels/Simba safari camp
Day 4: GAME DRIVE AND LAUNCH CRUISE
Wake up early in the morning and go for a game drive at in the southern sector of the park. During your drive, you may have the chance of seeing predators like lions, the rare leopard, hyenas and many more. Other animals you may come across include elephants, buffalos, antelopes, warthogs, spot some snakes, birds to mention but a few. Return to the park for lunch and afterwards head for the afternoon launch cruise at the Kazinga channel. This channel joins Lake Edward to Lake George. You will spot the hippos, crocodile and water birds quenching there thirst while others are playing in the water. Come back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: DRIVE TO RWANDA
After the mesmerizing wildlife tour, drive to Rwanda passing via the Gatuna boarder. Move into Virunga Volcanoes National Park. This is the home of the great giants the gorillas. Dinner and overnight at:
Luxury accommodation: Volcanoes Lodge / Sabinyo Silver Back lodge
Standard accommodation: Mountain Gorilla Nest Lodge / Mountain gorilla View Lodge/ Hotel Gorillas
Budget accommodation: Kinigi Guest House
Day 7: GORILLA TRACKING IN VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
After break fast, trek to the park headquarters for briefing from the guide. You will later move into the park for the great search. One of the most enduring activities that needs a lot of patience but too exciting and memorable. Once you find them spend an hour with the gorillas observing and taking there pictures. Return to the lodge for lunch. In case you are not so tired, move on for optional half day Volcano climbing at Bisoke volcano and enjoy the steep slope fun on the land. Return for dinner and overnight at your booked lodge.
Day 7: TOUR THE RWANDA TRADITIONAL KINGS’ PALACE AND BUTARE
Rise up early in the morning for breakfast then drive to Kigali (Nyanza) the historical seat of the earliest Rwandan kings. Walk, see the beautiful traditional left overs inside and around the Palace. There is an chance of seeing green fields of tea plantations scattered across the hillsides and the small wooden houses unique in the areas surrounding the forest. Have lunch and in the afternoon head to Butare the finest ethnographic collection in East Africa that displays advanced traditional artifacts that are illuminated by attractive selection of turn-of-the-century colorless photographs providing insight not only into pre-colonial lifestyles but also Rwanda’s culture lifestyle. Move on to the National Museum for an additional sighting of genocide fact displays that were designed out of experience. Come back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 8: DIAN FOSSEY TREK AND BOAT RIDE
Wake up early in the morning for breakfast and get prepared to visit the gorilla heroin’s grave. It is one of the amazing places in Rwanda with a great and touching history. Listen to the stories that surround this traditional home and the tight bond this mesmerizing lady created with the gorillas. Have your lunch and drive to Gisenyi to enjoy the great view of the environment around the lake. Come back for dinner and overnight at your booked lodge.
Day 9: CITY TOUR AND COMMUNITY WALK
After breakfast, get ready for the city tour in Kigali. You will get the chance to visit the Kigali genocide memorial, orphanages and local communities. In case you are lucky, you will be entertained by the members of a Batwa Pottery Project early evening with an introduction to the life of the first Rwandans. Receive great entertainment like never before and participation involvement is part of unity so don’t hesitate. Other dancers you may get a chance to see are the intore dancers. Dinner and overnight at:
Luxury accommodation: Serena Kigali/Manor hotel/Hotel Gorillas
Mid range accommodation: Hotel des Mille collines/ Hotel Novotel Kigali
Budget accommodation: Hotel Isimbi/Bethanie Guest house
Day 10: DEPARTURE FLIGHT:
Following your breakfast, our company driver will take you to the airport to catch up with your departure flight.