This 9 day Uganda Rwanda gorilla tour consists of uganda gorilla trekking at Bwindi impenetrable forest, wildlife viewing and boat cruise at Queen Elizabeth national park, a tour of lake Bunyonyi and later crossing to Rwanda to do gorilla tracking and golden monkey tracking at volcanoes national park Rwanda.
Day 1: arrival at Entebbe international airport.
Following your safari, our company representative will pick you from Entebbe airport, brief you about your Uganda safaris and if time permits, he will take for a brief city tour visiting the museum, Nakasero markets and later in the afternoon go for cultural performances, in the evening retire to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 2: Drive to Queen Elizabeth national park.
Early in the morning after breakfast drive to western part of Uganda stop at Mpambire village in mpigi District where the make local drums and see how the drums are made proceed and make another stop at the equator statue at masaka there taking many photos. Later continue until you reach Mbarara town where you will have your lunch. Proceed to queen Elizabeth and you will arrive in the evening Check at your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay. Queen Elizabeth is also situated at the foothill of mountain Rwenzori there by giving you an advantage of have another spectacular view of the mountains of the moon.
Day 3:game drive and boat cruise.
Early in the morning after your breakfast, you will hope into the vehicle for a game drive following the Kasenyi tracks and you will be able to view multiple animals to mention buffaloes, zebras, lions, giraffes, warthogs, hyenas, antelopes, leopards topped up by some bird species. Retire to your lodge for lunch. Later in the afternoon you will embark on scenic 2 hour boat cruise on kazinga channel viewing hippos, crocodiles and several bird species. Return to lodge for dinners and an overnight stay.
Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.
Early in morning after breakfast, you will move to Bwindi passing having a game drive through Ishasha famously known for the rare tree climbing lions after the game drive you will have your lunch and proceed to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park reaching in the evening , check at your lodge dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 5: gorilla tracking at Bwindi.
Early in morning after breakfast, you meet at the park headquarters for briefing by the ranger guide about the protocol, the dos and don’ts involves in the tracking exercise. You will move with your packed lunch to jungle for 2-8 hour gorilla trekking activity searching for the mountain gorillas as soon as you find them, you will interact with them take many photos and later reunite with your guide who will drive you back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6: drive to Lake Bunyonyi.
After your breakfast, you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi on a scenic drive via kabale also known as the Switzerland of Africa due to the cold weather it experiences. Once you get to Lake Bunyonyi, you will embark on a boat ride exploring most of the small islands on it viewing several bird species. Later return for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 7: Transfer to Rwanda.
Early in the morning after breakfast, the drive will cross with you to Rwanda via the katuna Uganda- Rwanda border and drive to Ruhengeri District, you will have lunch en- route, arrive at Ruhengeri in the evening check at your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 8, Gorilla Trekking.
Early in the morning after breakfast, you will be driven to volcanoes Rwanda national park headquarters, be briefed about the tracking as you are being entertained by the local dancers. You will be assigned arranger and the family of gorillas to track from. Later you will head to the jungle in search for the gorillas, the entire activity is an awesome one has you will come across several other animals on your way. Once you reach the bamboo forest and hear the breaking of branches, you first impression should be seeing the gorillas. Once you see them you will be allowed to spend an hour with them taking photos and interacting with them. Return to your lodge for lunch and later in the evening visit the twin lake of Ruhondo and Bulera. Get back to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 9: Golden monkey trekking and transfer to Kigali.
Early in the morning after your breakfast, you will again return to the park headquarters for yet another awesome feeling of tracking the primate but this time round it will be the golden monkey. receive guidance from the ranger on how to go about golden monkey tracking and off you go to the forest in search for the cute primates, unlike the mountain gorillas, the golden monkeys are easy to find, you will find them eating the bamboo shoots and jumping from one tree to another take many photos with them and later go for lunch. In the afternoon depart for Kigali and arrive in time for your flight.
End of safari.