7 Days Rwanda and Uganda Gorilla Trekking Wildlife Safari to Parc Nationale Des Volcanoes and Bwindi; Wildlife Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park

     

    Safari Overview
    4 Days Gorilla Trekking Parc Nationale Des VolcanoesThis 7 day Rwanda-Uganda gorilla tracking  and wildlife safari offers you the opportunity to trek mountain gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda Volcanoes National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park respectively; enjoy BIG 5 savannah wildlife safari - tree-climbing lions, elephants, leopard, hippo, buffalo, hyena, over 600 bird species, crocodiles, in Queen Elizabeth National Park. This is the best safari for 1 week in Africa!

     

     

     

     

    Day 1: Parc Nationale Des Volcanoes.
    You will be picked from your hotel or place of residence and transferred to Parc Nationale des Volcanoes,. Overnight at:
     Luxury lodge (Up-market): Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Gorillas Nest Lodge
     Moderate: La Palme Hotel or Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge
     Low Budget: Kinigi Guest House or Muhavura Lodge
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     Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

    Day 2:  Gorilla trekking in Pac des Volcanoes 

    Have breakfast and go to ORTPN offices for briefing after that set off in the forest for Gorilla trekking. A thrilling trek through the refined foothills of the Virungas provides inspiring views in all directions. Then, suddenly, the trail enters the national park, engrossing trekkers in the strange closeness of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colorful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, and besieged with fresh spoor of the mountains' elusive populations of buffalo and elephant. Through gaps in the forest canopy, the marvelous peaks are sighted, easily easy to get to and among the uppermost in Africa, indicating an ascent. Gorilla trekking is quite strenuous but a worthwhile on encounter of these gentle giants. The enthusiasm of your coming across with these apes will wipe away your intricacy of the strenuous trek. Spend time watching gorillas, watch the adults feeding their young ones, brushing and resting as the youngsters play from vines in a pleasurably playful display.

     Overnight at: Luxury lodge (Up-market): Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Gorillas Nest Lodge
     Moderate: La Palme Hotel or Volcanoes Gorilla Lodge
     Low Budget: Kinigi Guest House or Muhavura Lodge
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    Day 3. Drive to Uganda, Visit Lake Burela

    After your breakfast, you will be driven to Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will cross the border via Kisoro then clear at the boarder - Uganda is 1 hour ahead of Rwanda. Along the way you visit Lake Burela.
    Overnight at Gorilla Valley Lodge/ Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro (lower budget)
    Moderate: Gorilla Safari Lodge/ Chameleon Hill Resort/ Mutanda Lake Resort
    Up-market: Volcanoes Mgahinga Lodge/ Rushaga Gorillas Safari Lodge.

    Day 4: Gorilla Tracking Adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    Today enjoy surely. After breakfast, proceed for the morning briefing before enjoying the highlight of the trip- Gorilla trekking, which may last the entire day. We trek through the rainforest and bamboo covered slopes, accompanied by a guide and trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla family. The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be quickly forgotten. When sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6 metres from the gorillas, sit around them for a whole hour while gazing into their big round eyes.

    Gorilla trekking is unpredictable. It's difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike. The gorilla excursion can take from 2 up to 8 hours. Expect to walk along distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. A good physical condition is recommended. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. A ranger will brief you on how to behave with the gorillas.

    Gorilla Valley Lodge/ Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro (lower budget)
    Moderate: Gorilla Safari Lodge/ Chameleon Hill Resort/ Mutanda Lake Resort
    Up-market: Volcanoes Mgahinga Lodge/ Rushaga Gorillas Safari Lodg
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    Day 5: Bwindi-Queen Elizabeth National Park
    After early breakfast head for Ishasha, which is the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, carry out a game drive where you may sight tree-climbing lions. Ishasha is dominated by acacia woodland and scrubland and features the meandering Ishasha River, banked by a riparian forest. After picnic lunch drive all the way to the northern sector of the park.

    Overnight and dinner at Mweya Safari  Lodge/ Katara Lodge/ Jacana Lodge  (Luxury Lodge facility) or
    Bush Lodge (in rooms)/ Simba Safari Camp in rooms/ Buffalo Safari Resort/ Enganzi Lodge/ Ihamba Safari Lodge (mid-range moderate facility) or
    or Kazinga Channel View Lodge/ Simba Safari Camp in tents/ Bush Lodge in tents   (Budget facility)
    Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park
    Early morning game drives to see more animals that habit this park, that include predators’ lion. Leopard and other game. Over 500 bird species have been identified here, making it a Mecca for bird-watchers. They include the black bee-eater, 11 different species of kingfisher and several falcons, eagles and other raptors. Queen Elizabeth National is one of the most outstanding treasures of Uganda, and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve for Humanity under UNESCO auspices. It borders on Lake George and Lake Edward as well as Kazinga Channel in the western area of the Great Rift Valley escarpment. After lunch take a 2-hour launch cruise on the Kazinga channel. This waterway joins Lakes Edward and George and it is filled with schools of hippos, buffaloes with elephants at the banks. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing.  The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. 
    Overnight and dinner at Mweya Safari  Lodge/ Katara Lodge/ Jacana Lodge  (Luxury Lodge facility) or
    Bush Lodge (in rooms)/ Simba Safari Camp in rooms/ Buffalo Safari Resort/ Enganzi Lodge/ Ihamba Safari Lodge (mid-range moderate facility) or
    or Kazinga Channel View Lodge/ Simba Safari Camp in tents/ Bush Lodge in tents   (Budget facility)
    Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


    Day 7
    Return to Kigali, visit Gisozi Genocide Memorial and museum, transfer to airport

    Following breakfast, you will leave for Kigali. You have the opportunity to visit the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Museum. The memorial is very moving – the tour takes a couple of hours - and will be of interest to anyone who has spent some time in this enchanting country. It is in memory of the multitudes murdered in Rwanda´s genocide 1994. The Memorial sites and centres are places of dignified remembrance for loved ones lost. It is also a place of reflection and learning for the wider community, both in Rwanda and internationally. Afterwards, you will be transferred to the airport.


    The safari package includes
    Transportation by 4 WD safari van, Fuel expenses
    Accommodation while on safari as per the itinerary
    The costs also cover the services of English speaking driver/guide
    Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) while on safari,
    Park entrance fees
    One Gorilla permit trekking Parc Volcanoes, One gorilla trek permit for Bwindi- Uganda  
    Ranger fees
    Kigali City Tour

    Excludes:
    Local and international flights,  Personal Travel insurance, Visa Fees to Uganda, drinks, cigarettes, tips, souvenirs and any other items of personal nature.