This safari will begin in Kigali- Rwanda and ends in Kampala- Uganda. It will enable you do double gorilla tracking both in Uganda and Rwanda and tracking these few remaining mountain gorillas in the world is regarded as the most exciting and unforgettable moment on earth. Not only that you will also track the golden monkeys in volcanoes national park –Rwanda the most elusive monkey in east and central Africa, trek the chimpanzee our most closest relative of man in Kibale forest national park, enjoy game drives where you will be in position to spot a number of wildlife such as elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopard, various species of antelopes among others in the most gifted national parks in both Uganda and Rwanda. Don’t forget the launch cruise to explore more games such as hippos, crocodile. This safari will leave you with memories that you will never forget in entire life.
Day 1: Transfer to Volcanoes National Park:
You will be picked up by your tour guide who will transfer you to Volcanoes National park in Ruhengeri for gorilla tracking one of the most fascinating activities carried out at the park. Volcanoes national park is one of the few countries that host the few surviving mountain gorillas in the world. On your way to the park you will be amazed by the natural beauty of Rwanda characterized by a thousand hills, have a look on the scenic view and the gorgeous foot hills of the Volcanoes that make up Volcanoes National Park. En rout stopover will be made at the genocide memorial centre at Gisozi, museums, hand craft shops, and other historical sites to experience Rwanda’s culture life style. Enjoy lunch en route and then after continue to the park. Dinner and an overnight stay at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge for luxury/Le Bombou Lodge for midrange/ Kinigi Guest House for budget
Day2: gorilla tracking
Have breakfast to give you the energy needed for gorilla tracking. Before 8:00am, report to the park Headquarter to get briefed about gorilla tracking and also to meet your park rangers/ escort. Tracking these giant apes is regarded as the most thrilling and the most memorable moment on earth. The time you take to meet the gorillas is unpredictable because it depends on their movements, so some levels of physical fitness is required. And it’s also recommended to carry with you packed lunch and bottled water, Light rain gear, strong boots, long khaki or jean trouser, non flash cameras among other. Sit in the forest among the gorillas listen to them grumble to each other, and marvel at the cheer size of the dominant the silverback. You are strictly allowed to spend only one hour with them. After this wonderful moment come back to the Lodge for leisure.
If you have the evening free why not Ibyiwacu community walk. Dinner and an overnight stay at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge for luxury /Le bombou Lodge for midrange/Kinigi Guest House budget
Day 3: Golden monkey tracking
After breakfast you will again report to the park headquarters to get briefed by the park rangers about golden monkey tracking, after you will be lead to the forest to track these rare golden monkeys and in Rwanda are found in volcanoes national park. Tracking is unpredictable as it can take between 1-7 hours depending on their movements. So packed lunch and bottled water is necessary. After this wonderful moment, walk back to the lodge for full lunch. In The evening if time allows visit the Dianne Fossey tombs; this was a prominent researcher who studied the behaviors of gorillas for a period of about 18 years. Visit her research centre at karisoke where the ranger guides will give you more information about her murder and the effect of her research in relation to the gorillas. Dinner and an overnight stay at. Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge for luxury /Le bombou Lodge for midrange/Kinigi Guest House budget
Day 4: Cross the boarder to Uganda- Bwindi
Walk up early in the morning for breakfast and then after head to Kigali for a city tour visit places such as the Kigali genocide memorial site where most of the people where buried after the genocide, visit the national museum, cultural sites, and other interesting places in Kigali city. Have lunch in the city and then after cross the boarder with a beautiful scenic drive to Uganda up to Bwindi Impenetrable forest for a second gorilla tracking. Dinner and an overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp/Mahogany springs for luxury/Lake Kitandara Tented Comp/ Silver Back lodge for midrange/ Buhoma Community Bandas for budget
Day 5: Second day gorilla tracking in Bwindi
Have breakfast and then get set for Gorilla tracking but first report to the park headquarters for a short briefing about gorilla tracking. After you will be lead by a guide to the forest to begin the activity which is regarded as the most unforgettable experience on earth. Tracking time is unpredictable as it depends on their movements; a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes, packed lunch and bottled water plus other necessary tracking gears. Sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them grumble to each other, and marvel at the cheer size of the dominant male; the silverback. It is such an amazing feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas in the world. But you are only allowed to spend one hour with these giant apes ounce found. After transfer back to the lodge for a rest. OR if you have the energy why not go for a guided village walks. Dinner and an overnight stay at Gorilla Forest Camp/Mahogany springs for luxury/Lake Kitandara Tented Comp/ Silver Back lodge for midrange/ Buhoma Community Bandas for budget
Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Have breakfast and then after transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park with packed lunch. You will be driven through the Southern sector of Queen Elizabeth known as Ishasha, this place is commonly known for its tree climbing lions, try to spot lions before proceeding QENP one of the few parks with a wide variety of animals species such as buffaloes, lion, elephants, buffaloes and various species of antelopes species and birds some of which are rare to other national parks. The evening is reserved for leisure. Dinner and an Overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge/ Katara Lodge for luxury/ Kyambura game Lodge /Simba Safari Camp for midrange/ Enganzi for budget
Day 7: Chimp trekking and launch cruise
Have a cup of tea /coffee, after go to the Kyambura Gorge to track the chimpanzee the most closest relative of man trekking time is unpredictable as it depends on their movements so you can go with packed lunch and bottled water plus strong shoes. The guide will provide with information not only to chimps but also to other flora and fauna that live in the forest. After trekking came back to the lodge for leisure. In the afternoon, go for a unique 2 hour’s boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward, where you may spot hippos, crocodiles, along side other species of animals that feed along the water shores such as elephants, buffaloes, water buck among other. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/ Katara Lodge for luxury/ Kyambura game Lodge /Simba Safari Camp for midrange/ Enganzi for budget
Day 8: Transfer to Kibale forest National Park
Have breakfast to catch up with an early morning game drive towards Kasenyi area of the park. Expect to see lions, Hyenas, Leopards, warthogs, Buffalos, Elephants. Uganda kobs, water bucks, plus various species of birds. A slow drive will be made back to the lodge for lunch, after lunch drive to Kibale forest national park, pass through Fortportal to arrive in time at the park for dinner and an overnight stay atNdali Lodge/ Kyaninga lodge for luxury/Kibale Forest Camp for midrange/ Rwenzori View Guest House for budget
Day 9: chimpanzee trekking and bigodiAfter breakfast you will be lead by your guide to the park headquarters to get briefed about the tracking process. After, head to the forest to begin the activity of chimpanzee tracking. It is such a wonderful moment to meet our closest relative the chimps. It is advised to pack lunch and bottled water because tracking time is unpredictable, it depends on their movements. And ounce chimps are found you are strictly allowed to stay with them for only one hour. The guide will not only give you information on chimpanzees but also to other flora and fauna that live in the forest. You will not only encounter chimps but also other primates such as, vervet monkeys, the rare L’Hoest, bush baby, baboons, and black and white colobuses. Come back to the lodge for leisure, after in the late afternoon go for a guided walk in Bigodi Swamp, this place is famously known to host a variety of bird species like the Shining Blue Kingfisher, Blue Throated Roller, Pied Hornbill, Yellow Spotted, Hairy Breasted and Yellow-Billed Barbets plus various species of primates such as colobus monkeys, baboons to mention but a few. Dinner and an overnight at.
Ndali Lodge/ Kyaninga lodge for luxury/Kibale Forest Camp for midrange/ Rwenzori View Guest House for budget.
Day 10: departure
Have a morning breakfast and then after depart to Kampala/ hotel depending on your departure flight