OVERVIEW

The eight days double goriila trekking safari in Uganda and Rwanda allow you explore someof Uganda’s beautiful wildlife in Queen Elizabeth national park, the most visited national park in Uganda because of the vast wildlife species that call it a home.

These eight days in Uganda and Rwanda will then take you to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, the prime home for almost three quarters of the world’s total remaining population of the mountain gorillas. Here you will track the mighty apes in the forest, spend an hour with them and also visit the famous Batwa pygmies of the forest.

Then proceed to Volcanoes national park in Rwanda; the land of a thousand hills. Here you are to track the golden monkeys as well as the Volcano gorillas and also visit the popular Ibyawachu cultural village that displays all the three Rwanda’s Ethnic groups in one center.

HIGHLIGHTS

DAY 1: ARRIVAL AND PICK UP FROM THE AIRPORT

DAY 2: TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

DAY 3: MORNING GAME DRIVE AND BOAT RIDE ON KAZINGA CHANNEL

DAY 4: TRANSFER TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

DAY 5: GORILLA TREKKING AND BATWA COMMUNITY

DAY 6: TRANSFER TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

DAY 7: GORILLA TREKKING

DAY 8: DEPARTURE.

DETAILS

DAY 1: ARRIVAL AND PICK UP FROM THE AIRPORT

On arrival at the airport in Entebbe, be picked by our experienced and knowledgeable guide who brief you about the trip and then transfer you to the hotel where you will spend the overnight as you prepare for the next day.

ACCOMMODATION

LUXURY – Serena Lake Victoria Resort

MIDRANGE – Cassia Lodge

BUDGET – Common Lens hotel / Forest Cottages

DAY 2: TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Early morning, have breakfast and then embark on your journey to the majestic park of Uganda; Queen Elizabeth national park that was named after her majesty Queen Elizabeth of England visited it. It is Uganda’s most visited park with a wide array of wildlife species.

You will have a stopover in Mbarara for lunch at Igongo cultural center. This is Uganda’s biggest exhibiting national museum showcasing almost all the western cultures. The journey also gives you beautiful views of the Kigezi hills.

ACCOMMODATION

LUXURY – Mweya safari Lodge

MIDRANGE –Ihamba safari Lodge

BUDGET – Simba safari camp

DAY 3: MORNING GAME DRIVE AND BOAT RIDE ON KAZINGA CHANNEL

Have a morning game drive through the park to see the beautiful landscape of the park featured with numerous crater lakes curled in the valleys of small hills in the park. The savanna landscape that homes more than 70 mammal species like the elephants, buffaloes, oribis, warthogs, lions, bushbucks, waterbucks, Uganda kobs and many others which can’t be miss to be spotted on a game drive here.

The afternoon will be occupied by a launch cruise at Kazinga channel that connects Lake Edward to Lake George. This is one of the longest water channels in Africa and its shores are populated by several huge hippos, elephants that come over to cool themselves, other wildlife looking for water as well as various bird species. Actually it’s one of the birding spots in Uganda.

ACCOMMODATION

LUXURY – Mweya safari Lodge

MIDRANGE –Ihamba safari Lodge

BUDGET – Simba safari camp

DAY 1: TRANSFER TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

In the morning you will have an early breakfast and immediately start on the journey to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park. The journey goes through the ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park. This sector is a home to the most sought tree climbing lions that most tourist look out for on any trip in Uganda.

ACCOMMODATION

LUXURY – Gorilla Safari Lodge

MIDRANGE – Ichumbi Gorilla lodge

BUDGET – Broadbill Forest Camp

DAY 2: GORILLA TREKKING AND BATWA COMMUNITY

Have an early morning breakfast and head to the park headquarters for a short briefing from the park ranger about the rules and regulations of gorilla trekking and also be grouped.

Start the trek in the jungle to hunt for the mountain gorillas. The trek is quite hectic as it involves a simple hike into the forest and starts as early as 7:30am. Walk in the impenetrable forest, paving your way out with a hand stick till you finally meet the gentle apes. Spend the magical hour with the gorillas, taking photos, watching them play with each other and conducting their normal lives.

Looking straight in the red eyes of a silverback a lifetime memory. After the hour trek back to the lodge for lunch and refreshments and then go for a cultural encounter with the Batwa forest people, the ones believed to be the first inhabitants of the forest. Explore their day to day lives and also taste their local cuisines.

ACCOMMODATION

LUXURY – Gorilla Safari Lodge

MIDRANGE – Ichumbi Gorilla lodge

BUDGET – Broadbill Forest Camp

DAY 3: TRANSFER TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

Having had a delicious breakfast, start your journey to Rwanda’s volcanoes national park the prime destination for gorilla trekking in this country. The park also homes several golden monkeys that can easily be trekked. The journey still gives you clearer views of the Virunga Mountains and the thousand hills of Rwanda

ACCOMMODATION

LUXURY – Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

MIDRANGE – Le’ Bambou Gorilla Lodge

BUDGET – Muhabura Hotel

DAY 4: GOLDEN MONKEY TREKKING AND IBYWACHU CULTURAL VILLAGE

In the morning after an early breakfast, head to the park headquarters for a short briefing from the park guide and then enter the forest for the golden monkey trekking. Just in a few minutes, meet the beautiful golden monkeys and watch them play and jump from one tree branch to another and see how the live daily. It’s simply an experience for life.

Later on after lunch, visit the famous Ibyiwachu cultural village that gathers together all the three ethnic groups of Rwanda in only one stop point. Engage in the traditional dances performed here. A taste of the local cuisine is a guarantee except to those that don’t want.

ACCOMMODATION

LUXURY – Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

MIDRANGE – Le’ Bambou Gorilla Lodge

BUDGET – Muhabura Hotel

DAY 5: TRANSFER TO KIGALI AIRPORT

Have breakfast and then park to set off for Kigali airport to catch up with your flight back home, to end a trip that simply blew almost all your nerves off.

TRIP INCLUSIONS

Park entrance fees

Golden monkey trekking fee

Gorilla trekking permit

Cultural encounters

Vehicle, Fuel, Meals, Guiding fees, Drinking water

EXCLUSSIONS

Any other activity not included in the itinerary, Drinks other than water, Souvenirs and other shopping, Visas and Air tickets.