8 Days Uganda- Rwanda Gorilla Wildlife Safari
Day 1: ARRIVE AT THE AIRPORT
When you get to the airport, our safari guide will be ready to transfer you to your booked hotel.
Enjoy your dinner and overnight at:Luxury accommodation: Serena hotel/ Sheraton hotel/ Imperial royal hotel
Mid range accommodation: Hotel Africana/ Hotel Triangle/ cassia lodge
Budget accommodation: Namirembe guest house/holiday express hotel
Day2: TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Early in the morning, our safari driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you westwards. Enroute you will have a stopover at the equator, stand in both hemispheres of the earth, perform the water experiment and take some photographs. Carry on to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will have a game drive and then check in. Enjoy your dinner and overnight at:
Luxury accommodation: Mwea safari lodge/ Jacana Lodge
Mid range accommodation: Ihamba safari Lodge/Hippo Hill Camp
Budget accommodation; Albertine River camp/Mweya Hostels/ Simba safari camp
Day 3: GAME DRIVE AND LAUNCH CRUISE
Rise up early in the morning and then proceed to the northern part of the park for a game drive. This park is at times called a biosphere reserve because of the types of wildlife that it habours. On the way you may have the chance of seeing some interesting animals like the African Lion, herds of Buffaloes, Elephants, Antelopes and many more. Following the eye captivating drive, you will have lunch and prepare for the breathtaking boat cruise along the Kazinga channel. The lake shore is decorated with birds like the fish eagles, cattle egrets, goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee- eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. This lake is famous for the highest concentration of Hippos in Africa. Expect an encounter with huge Nile crocodiles. Dinner and overnight at the hotel of your budget.
Day 4: GAME DRIVE AND TRANFER TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
Early in the morning, you will have your breakfast then head for a game drive in the Ishasha sector of the park. Transfer to Bwindi Gorilla Park with enroute game drive through the Ishasha sector. This part of the park has more chances of viewing the famous tree climbing lions. Dinner and overnight at
Budget accommodation package- Buhoma Community bandas or Bwindi View bandas or Nkuringo campsite tents or Virunga Hotel or Nkuringo safari centre
Moderate- accommodation package- Lake Kitandara camp or Nkuringo camp site or Wagtail Eco lodge or similar
Up market accommodation package- Engagi lodge or Buhoma lodge or Gorilla Resort camp or Traveler’s rest camp or Silver back lodge
Luxury accommodation package- Gorilla Forest Camp or Clouds Lodge or Gahinga Volcanoes Lodge, or Volcanoes Bwindi safari Lodge
Day 5: GORILLA TREKKING
Get up early in the morning and take your breakfast. Carrying your tracking gears and packed food, move to the pack headquarters for briefing. You will then go into the thick green forest to search for the prehistoric endangered mountain gorillas. You are advised to wear jungle shoes because the terrine is quite boggy and there are some beetles. The ground is quite slippery and the environment is always dump. Your patience is very important because meeting the gorillas depends on there movement and the proximity of there food. When you meet the gentle eyed apes, you feel the excitement and loose the fatigue. Spend an hour with them taking there photographs and watch the young stars playing from the vines. Return and relax after the tiresome expedition or enjoy a village walk in the Batwa land. Return for dinner and overnight at the accommodation of your budget.
Day 6: CROSS TO RWANDA
After breakfast early in the morning, you will get back to the car to cross to Rwanda though the Ruhengeri boarder. Drive to Parc National Des Volcans the land that is famously known for bearing mountain gorillas. Dinner and overnight at
Luxury: Volcanoes Virunga Lodge/ sabinyo silver back lodge.
Standard: Mountain gorilla view lodge/ Mountain Gorilla Nest Lodge/ Hotel Gorillas in Kinigi
Budget: Kinigi guest house/ Hotel Muhabura
Day7: GORILLA TRACKING
Rise up very early for breakfast, carry your tracking gears and head to the ORTPN. A ranger guide will brief you about your proceeding expedition. The forest has luxuriant trees that are ever green. Begin the trek searching for gorillas tracking in Parc National des Volcans. Your way involves passing via the light mountain forest on the slopes of the Virungas. This is an unforgettable experience. You have high chances of seeing gorillas but the time you take to meet them is unpredictable. This is because they keep moving searching for food. It is quite strenuous but your patience is needed. When you meet them you will be excited to the extent of forgetting the fatigue. Spend an hour with them, take there photographs and return to the lodge. Have dinner and overnight at your budgeted accommodation.
Day 8: DEPART AT KIGALI AIRPORT
After your breakfast, our company driver will drive you to the airport for your home bound flight.