- City tour in Kigali
- Mountain Gorilla tracking
- Optional activities
- Community walk around the lodge
- Game viewing in Queen Elizabeth national park and Lake Mburo National Park
- Boat ride in Queen Elizabeth National park
- Visit the Source of the Nile
- City tour in Kampala
DAY 1: ARRIVAL RWANDA -KIGALI
Meet and greet at Kinobe Airport by your Guide who will warmly welcome you and transfer you to a hotel in Kigali. Depending on the time of arrival e.g. if your flight arrives in the morning, you are advised to have money changed this day. To get to know Kigali, you can visit some of the landmarks in town with the help of our driver/guide. Places may include; the genocide Memorial site, the markets, Franco-Rwanda Cultural centre. Overnight at your lodge BB
DAY 2: KIGALI – RUHENGERI
After breakfast take a two hours’ drive North of Kigali to Kinigi through the beautifully terraced hillside and the spectacular Virunga volcanoes. Proceed to Kinigi Park Headquarters to track gorillas in Pac Des National Volcan. Tracking through the dense forest is great adventure and thrill of observing the gorilla is rare, moving and exciting, though tough and tiresome. Once the gorillas are sighted it’s worth the input of time and effort. Overnight at your lodge FB
DAY 3: KINIGI
Today you have different options; you can choose to Gorilla track again which is subject to payment of supplement at the time of booking, or track the Golden monkeys, or climb the muhavura Volcanoes, or take a walk to Lake Bulera or drive to Gisenyi and visit Ross Carr’s orphanage and visit the local community or simply stay resting at the camp. Overnight at your lodge FB
DAY 4: KINIGI – BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast our destination is Bwindi Impenetrable Forest driving through the Kigezi Highlands a place formally known as the ‘Switzerland of Africa’ and catching your eye again are the beautifully terraced hillsides with the winding roads and the distant view of the volcanoes and lakes. Time permitting you can take a guided nature walk in the thick and dense forest which is a habitat for many types of game, several bird species and beautifully colored butterflies. Overnight at Gorilla Safari Lodge.(www.crystallodgesuganda.com)FB
Gorilla Safari Lodge offers its guests luxury accommodation in eleven spacious cottages, each providing the perfect setting to relax after an exciting day of trekking. The well-appointed cottages all have solar-powered lighting, en-suite bathroom with hot and cold water and flush toilets and individual verandahs offering excellent views of the unspoiled tropical rainforest. Two of the cottages have two rooms (both en-suite and featuring a cosy fireplace) with an inter-joining door making them the ideal choice for families or larger groups of people traveling together. The main lodge includes a restaurant, bar, lounge and campfire area overlooking the forest.
DAY 5: GORILLA TREKKING
After an early morning breakfast proceed to the starting point to embark on your Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in such of the awesome Gorillas – an unforgettable experience of your lifetime. Don’t forget to carry your rain gear, packed lunch and plenty of water. Once you find the gorillas, you will spend with them an hour before returning to your lodge. Time allowing; take a community walk around the lodge. Overnight at your lodge FB
DAY 6: BWINDI NATIONAL PARK – QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park via Ishasha to view the famous tree climbing lions. Overnight at your lodge FB
DAY 7 : QUEEN ELIZABETH
Today we have an early morning game. Queen Elizabeth National Park is a home of abundant wildlife with grassy plains, and volcanic craters. You will have an excellent opportunity to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, cape buffalo, elephants, defassa waterbuck, Uganda kob, topi and bushbuck. After lunch enjoy the unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. It is a 42kms channel that joins Lake Edward and Lake George. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos. It offers and excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colourful and stupendous, with well over 550 resident species. Overnight at your lodge FB
DAY 8: QUEEN ELIZABETH
Go for an exciting nature walk to Maramagambo Forest to catch a glimpse of a variety of primates including chimpanzee. Visit the bat caves and the ‘Blue Lake’. Or visit Kyambura Gorge to track one of man’s closest relatives “chimpanzees” which are unpredictable to see because they are quite mobile but the walk is enchanting. Overnight at your lodge FB
DAY 9: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK – LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. Enter through the Nshara Gate. Afternoon game drive along the lakeshore track. With its own system of game trails and cleared walkways, the “Kigambara Loop” offers interesting guided lakeside walks.
Herds of Zebra, Cape buffalo and eland. Pribi and topi are easily approached. Along the game drive, many visitors enjoy a boat trip on Lake Mburo. Self-guided nature trails are also available. Birdwatchers will enjoy more than 250 species of birds found in Lake Mburo including papyrus Gonolek, Brown-faced Lapwing, Carruther’s Cisticola, the extraordinary White winged warbler and bare-faced go-away bird. Overnight at your lodge FB
DAY 10: LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK – JINJA
After an early morning game drive to Jinja; en-route stand on the Equator, bargain at the roadside markets and see the royal drum makers. Overnight at your lodge FB
DAY 11: JINJA
You can either indulge yourself in a whole day White water rafting or visit the source of the Nile and relax at the Bujagali falls in the afternoon. Transfer to Kampala in the evening. Overnight at your lodge FB
DAY 12: DEPARTURE
Depending on your time of departure, get to know Kampala, you can visit some of the landmarks in town with the help of our driver/guide. Places may include; Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, Museums, craft markets and many others. Transport to Entebbe Airport ready to catch your flight back home.
Accommodation facilities vary including up market accommodation, medium range accommodation and Low budget accommodation. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your choice of accommodation so that we can send you our best quotation for this safari.
- All ground transportation in A 4×4 safari vehicle with all fuel
- Full time driver/guide with all his associated expenses
- Full board accommodation as per above itinerary a part from Kigali and Jinja where it bed and breakfast.
- Game drive as per itinerary
- Boat cruise as per itinerary
- Visit the source of the Nile
- City tours
- Any other items included in the above itinerary
- International Air tickets and airport taxes
- Personal insurance
- Optional Gorilla trekking, Golden monkey trekking, Muhavura Hiking
- White Water Rafting
- Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, telephone calls, etc.
- Any other items which are not included in the above itinerary